The 2020 Cromartie Reunion has been cancelled due to the Wuhan virus. It will be replaced with a Zoom meeting on Sunday October 11, 2020. I will post the details when they become available.
The 90th Cromartie Reunion has been scheduled for Columbus Day weekend this year. On Saturday, October 10, there will be a supper gathering, probably in Wilmington, NC and on Sunday, October 11, the program and lunch will take place at South River Presbyterian Church on hwy 210 near Garland, NC.
The 2019 reunion will be held the weekend of May 4-5th, 2019. In previous years, we have scheduled the reunion in October. Unfortunately, two of the last 3 years we were forced to cancel the reunion due to tropical weather.
Dinner Saturday evening May 4th will be at Little Pond Caterers.
Their address is: 2010 Princess Place Drive Wilmington NC 28405
Time: 6-9 PM
RSVP Instructions: Please RSVP for Saturday’s dinner by emailing Len Clarke – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual meeting at South River Presbyterian Church in Bladen County with a catered lunch on Sunday May 5th:
The church address is: 1899 NC 210 Highway East Harrells, NC. 28444
Guest Speaker: Our guest speaker (and piper) for Sunday is Bill Caudill (Director, The Scottish Heritage Center and Instructor, St. Andrews University Pipe Band).
Program: Bill Caudill will present an Educational program on the Scottish Heritage Center.
Registration opens at 10:15 am. Our program starts at 11 AM.
RSVP Instructions: Please RSVP for Sunday’s attendance and meals by calling Ann Butler at 910-617-0199.
Stephen Hopkins, Ruhamah Doane’s ancestor who came to Jamestown in 1610 and emigrated to Massachusetts on the Mayflower in 1620, lived a fascinating life. His biography, Here Shall I Die Ashore, was published in 2003 by Xlibris. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Vol Six chronicles his descendants. It was published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants in 2001.
For those of you interested in Cromartie family genealogy, I published a book entitled The Cromartie Legacy in 2001. It is out of print but is available free in digital form on line. It can be found on my website www.samcromartie.com under the tab entitled The Author.
The Cromartie Reunion in Bladen County, North Carolina for 2018 has been cancelled due to the hurricane that hit the state.
I just received a query regarding Mary Cromartie (daughter of William Cromartie and Ruhamah Doane) and Archibald McNabb. Mary was born in Bladen County, NC on April 7, 1778 and died in Tattnall County, Georgia in March 1860. Archibald McNabb was born in NC about 1770 and died in Tattnall County, Georgia prior to February 27, 1858. They had six children: Daniel McNabb, John McNabb, Hannah McNabb, James Glenn McNabb, Amy McNabb, and Mary McNabb. James Glen McNabb was born in North Carolina on June 17, 1802 and died in Putnam County, Florida on December 5, 1868. I am attaching three documents concerning Mary and Archibald McNabb. First is photo of the Cromartie Family Monument that lists Mary as born in 1778. Second is a page from the William Cromartie Bible which does not list Mary. third is the US Federal Census Mortality Schedules 1850-1885 listing Mary McNabb age 85 at time of her death in March of the year ending in June of 1860 with birth in North Carolina.
My mother, May Hunter (Cookie) Cromartie celebrated her one hundredth birthday on Nov 17. She is the first centenarian recorded in my family to my knowledge. Does any one else know of other Cromarties to reach 100?
The Cromartie family is a sept of Clan Urquhart. The chief of that clan is Colonel Wilkins Fisk Urquhart, an American who was born in New Orleans. He holds a degree in International Studies from the US Air Force Academy and a masters degree in Management from Webster University. After twenty-eight years in the Air Force, he retired as a colonel. More information about the clan is available at its web site. http://www.clanurquhart.com
The Cromartie Reunion will begin on Saturday Oct 7 at 1:00 with a driving tour of Cromartie Heritage Sites near Elizabethtown, NC. Participants will meet in the Bladen County Public Library parking lot. For details contact Amanda Gilbert at email@example.com or 936 671 9680.
That night at 6:00 there will be a Gathering and Dinner at the Elizabethtown Inn. To RSVP contact Fred Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 910 617 2048.
The Reunion itself will begin Sunday October 8 at 11:00 followed by lunch at South River Presbyterian Church, Highway 210, Harrells, NC. RSVP to Ann Butler at email@example.com or 910 617 0199.