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Our Tate Family Reunion
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Tate Family Reunion
Our Tate Family used to get together every other year for Our Tate Family Reunion. This began in 2000 and each year we held the reunion in a different location and each year our family reunion has been very enjoyable. We have met in Athens, Ga; Chattanooga, Tenn; Helen, Ga; Charleston SC; and Nashville, Tenn. Our 2010 Tate Family Reunion was in Pendleton South Carolina and we enjoyed being "Together Again In 2010"!
NOTE to Reunion Attendees: Unfortunately, the Reunion Committee has had to announce that there will not be a Tate Family Reunion in 2012. Hopefully, some of our young folks will re-organize and get our reunions going again. Thanks. It's been wonderful and we sure made lots of great memories! The best to you and yours! I sure miss our reunions and hope we will be able to do it again soon. The grandkids are all still talking about them so maybe that is the generation to plan the next one.
NOTE To Visitors to Our Tate Family Reunion Official Webpage - Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoy seeing how our family plans our Reunions. Please sign our guestbook below and tell us about your Reunions.Photo Credit: Tate Family Reunion 2010 logo created by OhMe. The photos on this page are not to be copied without permission from a member of the AB Tate Family.
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Together Again In 2010 - We had a Grand Time in Pendleton SC for the Tate Family Reunion
We love having our Fun Family Parade and it gets more colorful each year. Our family really knows how to have a fun time.
Group Photo by Greg Ammons of Ammons Portrait Studio - Book Ammons Portrait Studio for your next family gathering. You will be glad you did.
The Oldest Tates at the Reunion Enjoyed it too!
Our Family Needs to Write a Book - Because we think we do it right
Of course, our granddad was always on the right side of every issue so we get it honest
Until we get our book written, maybe you can learn something from this one.
Who Is Our Tate Family?
Descendants of AB and Minnie Tate
Amaziah Byrd and Minnie Fisher Tate
Amaziah Byrd Tate was born in November 1872 (d Sept 1931) in East Armuchee, Walker County, Georgia. On February 17, 1897 he married Minnie Minerva Fisher (born Nov 22, 1874-died Aug 21, 1930), daughter of Francis Marion and Mary Ann Elizabeth Fisher of Lumpkin Co., Georgia.Amaziah or AB as he was called ran a General Store in LaFayette, Georgia for many years. They were members of the Methodist Church in LaFayette and were loved by all who knew them.
Children of AB and Minnie Tate:Virgil RobbinsLillie BlancheBertieMary BerniceMilledge FrancisRuby BelleConnie GordonMelvin GreysonMarvin Mize
We are the grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren of AB and Minnie Tate.Note: Our Tate Family is Color Coded in everything we do. The names of Minnie's Kids above are in each designated color.
Photos of The AB Tate Family - Click smaller picture to enlargeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Where is Pendleton South Carolina - Pendleton is 4 miles from Clemson SC
Group Photos from Past Tate Family Reunions - Click smaller picture to enlargeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Friday April 23, 2010
Everyone arrived safely in Clemson SC for the 2010 Tate Family Reunion
Friday we began our Tate Family Reunion with a Welcome by our Master of Ceremonies, Matt Day and our Director in Name Only (DINO) Betty Delorme. Announcements and a briefing followed as well as the traditional visit from the Welcome Lady and her son, Billy Bob Bubba Joe Forrester III. This year Billy Bob Bubba Jo Forrester IV joined in the Welcome Skit which was Clemson Cheers.We had supper at Rockhoppers Restaurant right down the hall from our Hospitality Room at the Ramada Inn. Everyone ordered what they wanted from the menu and were in charge of their own bill. Rockhoppers offers a wide variety to choose from. The Ramada Inn Clemson website describes Rockhoppers:"Rockhopper's is a family restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere and great food, quick and friendly service and affordable prices. All meals are homemade and guaranteed fresh."After supper we returned to the Hospitality Room for the Traditional Tate Talk, Tate Trivia, Tate Family Bingo and of course the Chicken Dance and singing "All My Life's A Circle".12 Noon - Hospitality Room OpensRegister, Visit, Snack, view Scrapbooks, Posters, Displays, Sing, Dance, Learn More About Sights5:00 - Session OneWelcome, Overview, Opening Prayer - Matt DayIntros by Lineage - Betty DeLormeBlessing - Tate Giles5:30 Dutch Dinner - "Rockhoppers"7:00 Session TwoShaw Street Bingo - Connie and ShirleySinging and Dancin' - led by The Adams FamilyNight Owls Hoot
2010 Friday Night PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Singing our Special Song - All My Life's A CircleClick thumbnail to view full-size
Saturday April 24, 2010
Saturday's Tentative Schedule
A more detailed schedule will be posted closer to time.
Saturday MorningContinental Breakfast at Ramada Inn in the Atrium9:00 a.m.Session ThreeAnnouncements - MattFamily History - EmilySurprise - EmilyLet's Play! - MonicaFavorite Funny Memories - JeanRemembering - Scott and DeniseReview of Sights - Nancy and Jim11:30 Parade on Village Green in PendletonGroup Photo12:30 Picnic at the ParkBlessing - Jim TateAfternoon Free for Playing Sightseeing, Shopping, Visiting2:00 Group leaves for Cemetery at Flat Rock Community5:30 Acknowledgments, Directions/Car Pools - NancyBlessing - Jean6:00 Dutch Dinner and Dancing - Just More Barbecue8:30 Session FourBusiness Session - JoanClosing Ceremony - The CommitteeThe Clemson Area Transit (CAT) buses run just about all day in and around Clemson, Pendleton and Central. It is a free service.CAT Bus Website
Important Links for Saturday at Tate Family Reunion - Check out these links for more information
- Town of Pendleton SC
Our short parade will be down Exchange Street on the square in Pendleton
- Friends of the Park
This link is for our organization of Friends of the Park and you can learn more about our Veterans Park in Pendleton
- Clemson University Website
Take a tour of Clemson University.
- Clemson Area Transit
CAT buses run from Clemson to Pendleton to Central all day long. This is a free service. Check out this website.
The Children Led The Tate Family Parade - Everyone carried their family flag with pride and dressed according to their family color
I love this picture!
Getting Ready for our Fun 2010 Parade - On the Village Green in Pendleton SCClick thumbnail to view full-size
Saturday Afternoon Trip To Visit Ancestor's Graves at Flat Rock Community - Emily Davis Robinson poses at the headstone of her Great, Great, Great, Great Grandm
The rain did not keep 8 of the Tate Family away from exploring around the Flat Rock Presbyterian/Baptist Cemetery looking for Emily Davis Tate's marker.Emily Davis was born July 31, 1779 in Newberry Co.SC and died on May 25, 1847. She is buried on Row 28 at Flat Rock Cemetery. She and William David Tate were married in 1801 and settled in the Flat Rock Community of Anderson Co., SC (Old Pendleton District). Their eldest son, John Andrew Tate left Flat Rock and was one of the original settlers of East Armuchee, Walker Co., Ga. John Andrew and Sarah Manson Duncan had 11 children. Their son Emeziah Milton was the father of A.B. (Amaziah Byrd) Tate.
Monica's Musical Chairs - A Big Hit with the Kids and Adults - Thanks, Monica!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Fun at Just More Barbecue in Pendleton SC - Great Food and MusicClick thumbnail to view full-size
Sunday - Clean Up and Pack Up, Hugs and Goodbyes
Kate Loving Shenk aka Mukunda22 Joined The Tate Family Reunion - Joan4 and Mukunda22 have been online friends for a couple of years and enjoyed meeting face to
Kate was given the title of an "UnTate". An UnTate is an invited Guest of the Tate Family. Kate flew in from Pennsylvania and enjoyed her first trip to the South. We had made a SquidLou for her to take along with her on her adventures. SquidLou represented all of our Squidoo friends and joined right in all of the festivities.Kate, Joan, and Betty arrived in Pendleton early enough to enjoy a special Tates and Kate lunch at 1826 On The Green.
Family Reunion Planning for Dummies
Our family needs to write a book about reunions
We are a creative bunch of people, if I do say so myself and our reunions were always such fun and very informative, too. We learned more about our ancestors and got to know each other better, too. I sure hope the younger generation will pick up this tradition of a reunion and carry it forward.
Great Games for Families
This book has 175 games for families of all ages with many variations of each.