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 time 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 grand kids 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 Web page - 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.
Together Again In 2010
Group Photo by Greg Ammons of Ammons Portrait Studio
The Oldest Tates at the Reunion Enjoyed it too!
Amaziah Byrd and Minnie Fisher Tate
We are Descendants of AB and Minnie 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 Robbins
- Lillie Blanche
- Mary Bernice
- Milledge Francis
- Ruby Belle
- Connie Gordon
- Melvin Greyson
- Marvin 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 and each family is assigned a special color. Families wear their color and carry a family flag..
Photos of The AB Tate FamilyClick thumbnail to view full-size
Where is Pendleton South Carolina - Pendleton is 4 miles from Clemson SC
Group Photos from Past Tate Family ReunionsClick thumbnail to view full-size
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 Opens
Register, Visit, Snack, view Scrapbooks, Posters, Displays, Sing, Dance, Learn More About Sights
5:00 - Session One
Welcome, Overview, Opening Prayer - Matt Day
Intros by Lineage - Betty DeLorme Blessing - Tate Giles
5:30 Dutch Dinner - "Rockhoppers"7:00
Session Two Shaw Street Bingo - Connie and Shirley
Singing and Dancin' - led by The Adams Family
Night 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 Schedule
Continental Breakfast at Ramada Inn in the Atrium
9:00 a.m.Session Three
Announcements - Matt
Family History - Emily
Surprise - Emily
Let's Play! - Monica
Favorite Funny Memories - Jean
Remembering - Scott and Denise
Review of Sights - Nancy and Jim
11:30 Parade on Village Green in Pendleton
12:30 Picnic at the Park
Blessing - Jim Tate
Afternoon Free for Playing Sightseeing, Shopping, Visiting
2:00 Group leaves for Cemetery at Flat Rock Community
5:30 Acknowledgments, Directions/Car Pools - Nancy
Blessing - Jean
6:00 Dutch Dinner and Dancing - Just More Barbecue
8:30 Session Four
Business Session - Joan
Closing Ceremony - The Committee
The Clemson Area Transit (CAT) buses run just about all day in and around Clemson, Pendleton and Central. It is a free service.
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.
Tate Family Reunion Parade
Getting Ready for our Fun 2010 ParadeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Saturday Afternoon Trip To Visit Ancestor's Graves at Flat Rock Community
Monica's Musical ChairsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Fun at Just More Barbecue in Pendleton SCClick thumbnail to view full-size
Kate Loving Shenk Joined The Tate Family Reunion
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.