It’s that time again to gather the troops. I have set up the date for the Alexander Right and Mary Ella (Hess) White families to gather July 23, 2016 at Paradise Park, Paradise, PA. It is just off Route 30. Pavilion #2. Further details will be coming in the New Year.
Please mark your calendars so you can be plan to be there.
It was a wonderful celebration of Romaine Myers Roberts life at the Glenvale Church of God this past Saturday (Oct. 31, 2015) as she was laid to rest. The children of Romaine and Jim Roberts offered memories that made you smile and shed a tear.
Romaine and Jim were married 66 years and as long as I’ve known them, were residents of Kings Highway in Marysville, PA. It is another wonderful wife, mother, grandmother gone now.
For the White’s who don’t know Jim and Romaine, Jim is descended from James McMaster White, whose daughter, Sarah White married a Roberts. Jim took care of the Gailey-White Cemetery along with Harold Branyan for many years. Many of the older generations of Roberts are also buried there.
Some time ago Cousin Mark Myers was in to PA for a visit and asked if we had any White’s who fought in the Revolutionary War. I answered that I thought they came to late, but then questioned if I ever looked. I set out to look for an ancestor and with little effort found Thomas White. Actually, Thomas was not a soldier, but pay the Pennsylvania Supply Tax that helped fund the war. So Mark, yes we do have an ancestor that makes you eligible for Sons of the American Revolution or Sons of the Revolution. Two separate organizations.
Well, it finally was approved. My two submissions for Revolutionary War Patriot, Thomas White, was approved adding two more bars to my NSDAR chest of pins. Because Thomas’ great grandchildren married, I can apply for two lines for the same patriot. I recently was approved for a second line of Adam Shafer.
So, all of you White’s who want to join NSDAR, I have paved the way for this line. Just let me know if you are interested in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution and I can help with your application.
While I’m on the subject of White Descendants, we will be having a White Reunion next July 2016. I am looking for a place to hold the picnic, but hope to have a Lancaster County, PA site soon. So stand by and keep checking my blog. With this much lead time, I’m hoping the Westcoast cousins will try to make it in for the occasion.