The 64th Roark-Conner Virtual Reunion is open through March 31.
To participate, just go to the Roark-Conner.org home page and sign in until March 31. The Roark-Conner Association has hosted a virtual reunion on its website to maintain the 64-year tradition of Roark and Conner descendants meeting in Hamilton County to honor the ancestors.
“Featured Presentations” highlight: Dock Conners, Nell Margaret Roark, and The Swafford Family. There is a tribute to Peggy Ann Defries McCallie, along with her memories of Birchwood/Salem area, Birchwood history written by Edith Bare McCallie, Newsletter articles on Birchwood written from 1994-2022, and Salem Community Ancestry by John J. Roark.
The tradition began in the summer of 1959, when the Roark-Conner family held its first reunion in Birchwood, Tennessee. The annual Reunion has become an important gathering of Roark and Conner descendants of local pioneer families who settled, during the 1830’s, in eastern Hamilton County. In 2020, in response to COVID, the Vvrtual reunion concept was initiated.
Plans call for the 65th Reunion to be held in person this year from Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. More information will be available on the website or call 202 669-1802. Questions or journalistic interest is welcome.