††††† After a week of cloudy wet weather, we awoke Saturday May 24th to a beautiful sunny pristine Alabama day, We had 83 cousins in attendance.The ages ranged from Alexandra Byrne, age 4 to Mrs. Bonnie age 91 !! We had one cousin from Australia, [Al. transplant] seven from Ca. two from New Mexico, two from Idaho, one from Texas & Oklahoma, two from Tennessee, abt. Nineteen from Georgia, two from Mississippi, one from Pennsylvania, and the balance from Alabama!!††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††† It was a joy to have Mrs. Bonnie share her memories of her mother Sara Alis Robershaw & Family [ 14 children, Mrs. Bonnie is youngest and last surviving ] she is indeed a remarkable Lady!! We also were treated to have Mrs. Joanne Robershaw Matthews share how after a call from Hal asking about George W. Robershaw ,got her interested in her family genealogy, she has supplied us with most of information abt, George W. Robershaw. I gave and overview of research by Edna Stephens, and Harvey Davidson and their discoveries in the 1870 census, locating our Great G.Father Monday Robershaw! Also I told how Hal and his wife Dora had pinned down our Grandmotherís Father Wesley Galbreath, and how working with Betty Adkisson, a descendant of Harvey Galbreath we were able to trace our lineage back to 1590!!†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
†††† After prayer by Bedford Robertson, we were treated to a wonderful catered lunch by Glenda Cochran Robershaw and her Family of helpers! It was bar-b-que pork, chicken, beans, coleslaw, pickled okra etc. for only $ 5.00. There were so many desserts brought that they filled a picnic table full!!††††††††††
After lunch we had a time of picture taking, including groups representing, Sara Aliss Robershaw, George W. Robershaw & William W. Robershaw and various Family groups!!†
†††††††† Billy Ray Robershaw shared about his Dad, William Zelton, Robershaw, and their family and how hard it was to move away from the farm where they grew up! Then Hal Robershaw shared about his Dad, Lester Robershaw and how they were only living about one mile from the Falls, when he had a stroke. Then Lura Robershaw Martin, shared about her Dad.A G Robershaw, that he was a Freewill Baptist Minister and was very strict with them, but her parents were very generous! Last was Reginald Robershaw to share about O B Robershaw, how that he was very persistence & determined to improve the quality of life for the Family!††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
††††††To those of you who wanted to come and could not because of school and other commitments please accept my regrets, we missed you &† we look forward to seeing you in 2005!!!!!
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Best Wishes, Ron & Hal Robershaw