Gardner Family to Celebrate 77th Annual Family Reunion

On August 20th through 21st the Gardner family will celebrate their 77th annual family reunion in Springfield, Tennessee.  The Gardners have held a reunion on the same date each year since 1935.  The Gardner family is one of the largest African American families in Robertson County, Tennessee.  I am currently working on a family tree for the reunion which includes nearly 800 direct descendants from Aaron and Betty Gardner.  Aaron and Betty along with their three sons, Daniel, George and Jackson were enslaved on the Wessyngton Plantation from 1839 to 1865.  The reunion will include a tour of the Wessyngton Plantation.

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