MILES & FARROW FAMILY REUNION WEEKEND

June 10 - 14, 2015
Clinton, South Carolina


 

Meeting of the Miles June 2012 - Musgrove's Mill
Meeting of the Miles June 2012 - Musgrove's Mill
The Hampton Inn & Suites in Clinton, SC will serve as Headquarters for the Meeting of the Miles & Farrow Families:  The Second Reunion.  

Two large genealogy descendant wall charts will be raffled off on our final evening, at Walnut Grove Plantation, Saturday, June 13, 2015.  Raffle tickets available at the door.  Help us by submitting an RSVP for each event.  Next, register and purchase your Reunion Voucher, one per person.  (See the Reunion Vouchers tab)  Vouchers cover all activities:







 
Welcome Reception
When: 06/10/2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: Hospitality Room - Hampton Inn

Welcome to South Carolina!  Meet us in the Hospitality Room for coffee and dessert after your complimentry dinner provided by the Hampton Inn & Suites.  We'll have a casual evening becoming reaquainted with our cousins and distant relatives!  Bring your family history and stories!  The Thomas & Sarah Miles and John Thomas Farrow & Rosanna Waters descendent wall charts will be on display.  These one of a kind genealogy treasures will be raffled off at the close of our festivities Saturday evening!  Raffle tickets available at the door. 
Viewing of Samuel Farrow's Portait
Samuel Farrow
Samuel Farrow

When: 06/11/2015 at 11:00 AM
Where: South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC
United States
29201

scmuseum.org
Lt. Governor and Congressman Samuel Farrow's official portait is normally not on disply at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. Please join us for this unique opportunity to visit with Uncle Samuel at the museum on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM.  The museum charges a small entrance fee for all other exhibits. RSVP requested.

(Lunch on your own.)
Farrow Cemetery Tours
Thomas Farrow Headstone, Laurens County, SC.
Thomas Farrow Headstone, Laurens County, SC.

When: 06/11/2015 at 4:30 pm
Where: Hotel Lobby

Farrow Cemetery Tours led by Mike Becknell (weather permitting.)  Meet in the hotel lobby.  Mike will take us to forgotten and lost Farrow cemeteries.  Hat, suncreen and bug spray optional!

(Dinner on your own.)
Victory of the Common Man
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When: 06/12/2015 at 9:30 AM
Where: Hospitality Room

Today is all about Cowpens!  Join us in the Hospitality Room for a screening of "Victory of the Common Man", the American Ride Season 1 episode on King's Mountain, Cowpens and the Revolutionary War in the South. 
Cowpens National Battlefield
Monument at the Cowpens Visitor Center.
Monument at the Cowpens Visitor Center.

When: 06/12/2015 at 12:30 PM
Where: Gaffney, SC
4001 Chesnee Highway
Gaffney, SC
United States
29341

www.nps.gov/cowp/index.htm
Picnic lunch, speaker and private tour of the Battlefield loop by Cowpens Park Ranger and author John Roberts.  Meet at the Cowpens picnic shelter at 12:30 p.m.  Plan to leave the hotel no later than 11:30 a.m. and carpool if possible.  RSVP required.

(Dinner on your own tonight.  Spartanburg offers a larger variety of restaurants.  TripAdvisors recommendations:  http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g54448-Spartanburg_South_Carolina.html
John Farrow DAR/SAR Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony
John Farrow, New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
John Farrow, New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery

When: 06/13/2015 at 10:00 AM
Where: New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery
Hwy 49 & New Hope Church Road
Cross Anchor, SC
United States
29331

Contact: Tracy Suarez
tracy.suarez78@yahoo.com
www.google.com/maps/@34.633715,-81.871319,3a,75y,189.49h,76.03t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sUDtIEY0deXcR8we1sp16iw!2e0
Today we honor John Farrow's Revolutionary War service with a DAR/SAR Double Patriot Grave Marking Ceremony hosted by The Orlando Chapter NSDAR, Orlando, FL, The Col. William Bratton Chapter SCSSAR, The William Day Chapter NSDAR, Duluth GA, The James Blair Chapter NSDAR, Corsicana, TX, The Kate Barry Chapter NSDAR, Spartanburg, SC and The SCSSAR Color Guard.  Refreshments served immediately following the ceremony at New Hope Baptist Church, 154 Burnt Factory Rd, Cross Anchor.  RSVP requested.  

(Take I-26 to exit 44.  Turn toward Cross Anchor/Union on SC-49 North.  Cemetery is 2.1 miles on the right.  Parking areas will be marked and are available in the cemetery, New Hope Church Rd. and Cox Rd., the small field below cemetery or on the shoulder of Hwy. 49.  John Farrow's grave is located in the far back left hand corner of the cemetery.)


 
Miles Family Cemetery Tour
Miles Family Cemetery, Cross Anchor, SC
Miles Family Cemetery, Cross Anchor, SC

When: 06/13/2015 at following the reception at New Hope Baptist Church
Where: Cross Anchor, SC
United States

The perfect time to visit the Miles family cemetery is immediately following the reception for all those honoring John Farrow’s Revolutionary War service at New Hope Baptist Church on Saturday, June 13th (weather permitting.)  After the reception, change into your going-to-a-cemetery-in-the-woods clothes.  The cemetery is located fairly close to the road but it is overgrown and in a wooded area.  It's a quick drive from the church with only roadside parking.  We’ll carpool from New Hope’s parking lot, returning back at the church in under an hour.   Also, if time allows, and there is interest, we can stop at Cedar Shoals Baptist Church in Enoree.  Several Miles descendants are buried here.  We’ll be back at the hotel in plenty of time to rest and refresh before we close the reunion at Walnut Grove Plantation.
 
Dinner at Walnut Grove Plantation
Walnut Grove Plantation
Walnut Grove Plantation

When: 06/13/2015 at 5:00 PM
Where: Roebuck, South Carolina
1200 Otts Shoals Rd.
Roebuck, SC
United States
29376

www.spartanburghistory.org/walnut-grove-plantation/
We end our day and our reunion at Walnut Grove Plantation with dinner and private tours of the Moore's family home, grounds, outbuildings and cemetery.  The festivites conclude with door prizes and special raffles for two desecendant genealogy wall charts; one for Thomas and Sarah Miles, the other for John Thomas Farrow and Rosanna Waters.  Raffle tickets available at the door.  RSVP required.