2013 marks the 100th year of family gatherings for the descendants of Josiah McIntosh, Sr.
In June 1913, Josiah McIntosh, Jr., known as Joe, caring for his 102 year old Father, Josiah McIntosh, Sr., conceived the idea of a "family gathering". Josiah Sr., being a former slave, had seen families destroyed, split up and denied the opportunity of being together. He constantly emphasized to Joe Jr., the importance of family knowing and supporting one another. This emphasis encouraged Joe Jr,. and his wife, Mattie Ruffin McIntosh to call his and her siblings, their families; 14 of their children (some grown-up) and their families to their home in Jefferson, Texas to share in a feast and fellowship. This feast and fellowship began a celebration that has continued for 100 years for the Joe Jr., clan and some of the clan of his siblings.
This year, 2013, the Joe Jr., clan, as our ancestors did that first gathering in 1913, is calling together as "one big family" all descendants of Josiah McIntosh, Sr.
Our family will commemorate the 100th celebration
August 30, 2013
August 31, 2013
September 1, 2013.
For Lodging we have made the following arrangements:
Name: Hampton Inn
Location: 5100 E End Blvd S
Marshall, Texas 75672
Phone# 903 927 0079
Rate: $69.00+ tax=total cost of $77.97 per room
Doubles/queen/King ((30 rooms are reserved: 20 doubles / queen / 10 King))
Reserved for two nights: Friday, August 30
Saturday, August 31
(((additional nights may be reserved at same rate
depending on availability)))
Reserved for: McIntosh Family Reunion
confirmation # 82574684
Check in: 3:00 p.m.; out: 11:00 a.m.
Reservation deadline: July 15, 2013
To make reservations, Call Hotel directly.
Deluxe Hot breakfast Free wireless internet
Exercise room Microwave/refrigerator
Business center/ Hair dryer/ coffee maker
Internet access Iron/ironing board
37 inch LCD/HDTV
2 phone lines
"What's Up Retreat"
6534 Highway 43
Jefferson, Texas 75657
903 824 7106
$100.00 @ day …large
Specific information re: cabins,
Please call/e-mail Dorothy Cooper
@832 6898681;; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
To make reservations,
Call "What's Up Retreat" directly.
Contact me for additional information:
Houston Area McIntosh-Ruffin Family President
281 236 7639
Vern Cooper <email@example.com>