My Adventure Through Our Family Tree Branches

For over 50 years my Dad researched both his and my Mom's family tree branches - and loved every minute of it! Trying to fulfill the promise I made him the last month of his life, I have spent the past four years continuing where he left off - finding out about all the many family members who came before us, from the many branches of our family trees. The histories will still be published as my Dad always wanted. But what he wanted most was to share the stories of the people who came before us - the places they lived, the cultures of the times, the families they created, and the circumstances - good and bad - that would one day lead to us, their descendants. These are the stories of my Mom's families. . . .

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY'S PHOTOS - 1993 Flemming Family Reunion

Descendants of Charles and Elizabeth Flemming
Oak Mountain State Park, Birmingham, Alabama - June 1993

On the last weekend of June in 1993, family from all over the country gathered together for the first reunion in over a decade of the descendants of Charles Clinton Flemming (1854-1932) and Elizabeth Agnes McCaffrey (1858-1922).  Over 200 family members, five generations, came to Birmingham, Alabama - from 4-month old twins (my niece and nephew) to my 97-year-old great-great-great-aunt. They came from at least 10 states, from all over the country - from as far away as Illinois, Colorado and California. One family even flew in from the Philippines.

Charlie and Lizzie Flemming, my great-great-grandparents, had eleven children. Of the eleven, only four children had children of their own. Their children, Charlie & Lizzie's grandchildren, totaled twenty-one. When the 1993 Flemming Family Reunion was held there were twelve grandchildren still living, ages 69 to 83 years old. Of those twelve grandchildren, 11 attended the reunion. Everyone else were great grandchildren & their spouses, great-great-grandchildren & their spouses, and great-great-great-grandchildren.

When the next Flemming Family Reunion is held - next Summer? - there will be a completely new generation of descendants of Charlie & Lizzie Flemming. Will you be there?


  1. Do you have any ancestors from Kentucky?

    1. Our Flemming ancestors came from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Now, if you're asking about O'Donnell or Huber ancestors, the answer is yes.

  2. Lisa Westberry BurkeOctober 24, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Susan do you have a date for the Flemming Family Reunion in the Summer of 2014? I want to put it on my calendar and see if my brother from Singapore can plan on being here. Lisa Westberry Burke

  3. No date set yet but I'll let you know ASAP!

  4. I was there at that reunion! I was about 12.
    Do you know of an Esther M. Flemming?
    I came across a used book and opened it to find that name written inside. Wonder if it has made it's way back into the family?!

  5. I wonder if Lizzie had a sister named Ada? I have been trying to locate my GG Grandmother's maiden name. My GG Grandmother was Ada and had a sister Lizzie who married a Flemming. My family is from Georgia.