Centennial Family Reunion Lodging

Virnelda Lewis
Mar 11 2013 18:02

FAMILY REUNION…..100 years

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


                  Jefferson, Texas

                 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.                  



 Hotel                         Rooms                          

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                     



Campground Facility

"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;;<dcooper@primewayfcu.com>;

To make reservations,

Call "What's Up Retreat" directly.


RV hook-ups





Contact me for additional information:

   Vern Cooper,

   Houston Area McIntosh-Ruffin Family President

    281 236 7639

   Vern Cooper <vcooper@slb.com>





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