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Announcing HERRICK Family Association Reunion in Albany

This message was recently received from Richard L. Herrick with the request to pass it on.

So to the readers of the New UNYG Blog, here it is:


The Herrick Family Association (HFA) is pleased to announce that the Herrick Family Association Annual meeting is being held September 23 to September 27, 2009, in Albany, New York. Richard L. Herrick, President of the HFA and compiler of the third edition of the Herrick Genealogical Register (HGR) will be available to consult with anyone interested in their Herrick family connection.

Mr. Herrick graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S.M.E and later became interested in genealogy in the early 1960s. After retirement in 1994 Mr. Herrick began in earnest to update the 1846 & 1885 editions of the Herrick Genealogical Register [HGR] which now has a database of 50,000 individuals for Herrick’s and allied families connected to the Herrick family.

Volume I of HGR3 was published in 2008; Volume II in 2009 and Volume III will be published in 2010.  Publishing the HGR3 is a team effort of Richard L. Herrick, Kenneth Roy Herrick, Sharon Herrick, Joann Nichols and Dale!
EllenYoe who will also attend the Herrick Family Meeting.

The Herrick Family Association is a national non-profit organization formed in 2001 to provide a central focus for family tree information for all individuals with an ancestor or spouse named Herrick and those who descended from Henry Herrick who arrived in Salem, MA from England during July 1629.  The Herrick Family Association also supports a DNA project and genealogy research ongoing in several countries.

The meetings will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites-Albany, located at 25 Chapel St., Albany, NY 12210.  Further information on reservations and activities at:

Note: If any of you are interested  a capsule format genealogy of my connection to the HERRICK line is shown on the main UNYG website at:

Reunion for Pownal Revolutionary war Patriot Planned – JOHN DOWNER

As Pownal is very close to my favorite research area of the Old Cambridge District in Washington County, NY I am pleased to pass this announcement to the readers of the Upstate New York Genealogy Blog.

My name is Julie Bright ( 30 Weathervane Lane, East Sandwich, MA 02537
Phone 774-413-9567

Would it be possible for you to post the following information on an upcoming DOWNER-DUNHAM REUNION, Descendants of John DOWNER (1744-1815) of Pownal and his wife Lydia DUNHAM (1785-1861). They are both buried in Morgan-Towslee

We would love to have one or more descendants of their children attend:

William (1773-1859) married Charlotte RICHMOND
Obadiah L. (1774-1815) married Rachel YELVERTON
Amy (1776-1840) married John AUSTIN
John (1777-1850) married Rence (Amy) FINCH married 2nd Lydia JOSSELYN
Joel (1780-1865) married Lovina RISLEY
Sarah (1782-1861) married Ichabod PROSSER
Lydia D. (1785-1861) married Dr. Thomas BANNISTER of Pownal
Mary (1789-1820) married Timothy BELKNAP
Lucy (1791-before 1850) married John HUNT
Abner (1793-1856) married Harriet HAMBLIN married 2nd Rachel HARRINGTON

Downer-Dunham Reunion Scheduled

We now have the date and place set for the DOWNER-DUNHAM REUNION. It will be October 19th through the 22nd at the Williams Inn in Williamstown, MA. This is about five miles south of Pownal, VT and fourteen miles south of Bennington, VT. We have ten rooms reserved, at a discounted rate at the Williams Inn. If you want to stay there, you will need to call them and reserve a room for the “Downer Reunion” All rooms at the Williams Inn are non-smoking. There info is:
Their site is

Contact Info:
Williams Inn 800-828-0133 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              800-828-0133      end_of_the_skype_highlighting They have October 19, 20, 21 & 22
Williamstown, MA
Rates: Mon, Tues, Wed & Thu nights — $139/room/night
Free Wireless

You can stay all four nights or less at this rate.

Purpose of this reunion:

a.. It would give us all an opportunity to meet & share information and memories.
b.. We will see the area where our ancestors lived.
a.. John Downer served in the Revolutionary War along with his father-in-law Obediah Dunham and brother-in-law Benjamin Morgan.
b.. John & Lydia Dunham Downer lived their adult lives in Pownal, VT and are buried at the Morgan-Towslee Cemetery.
c.. Bennington, VT has a monument for the Battle of Bennington. The battle took place on August 16, 1777.
a.. The actual battle field is a few miles away and located in New Your State.
c.. Williamstown MA, is home of the much respected Clark Art Institute and North Adams, MA which is now home to MOCA the Modern Art Museum.

We are looking forward to hearing from you. Even if you are not interested in attending or can not make the reunion. All thoughts are welcome and encouraged.

Julie bright
30 Weathervane Lane
East Sandwich MA 02537

bill downer

Jan Wadoski

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