For the first time in a long time, there will be a Dulaney Family Reunion held this summer in Itawamba County. You do not want to miss it. Obviously, if you are a Dulaney descendant you are invited to attend. If you are not a direct Dulaney descendant but have a connection to the Senter, Wilemon, Chilcoat, Johnson, Moxley, Brown, Hood, Tucker, Robinson, Works, Digby, McNeece families (among others!) then you are most likely an indirect descendant of the Dulaney family and are invited to attend. If you live east of the Tombigbee River, chances are that you have a Dulaney connection somewhere in your ancestry. When you get right down to it, everyone is invited to attend!
There will be dinner on the ground at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on Saturday, August 29th, across from the cemetery where generations of Dulaneys are buried. Come about 11 o'clock for fellowship, we'll eat at noon. Price of admission will be a covered dish and your favorite beverage; ice will be provided by Dulaney's Grocery. You also will want to bring your lawn chairs.
Don Dulaney has arranged to have computers, scanners and copiers on hand to make copies of any old documents or photographs that folks may have. There are plans to publish a family history of the Itawamba Dulaneys so it is important to collect as much of the history as we can before it disappears altogether.
The photograph above depicts some of the grandchildren of Thomas and Rhoda Dulaney. Rhoda, along with sons John, Alfred and Gilbert and daughters Elizabeth and Nancy, came to Itawamba County about 1833 and were among the first white families to settle in the area following the removal of the Chickasaw Indians. Today, there are hundreds of Itawambians who descend from Thomas and Rhoda.
Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Don Dulaney at 662-322-0466.