Saturday, October 22, 2016

Wiley J. Morris Family Reunion, 2017

It's time to get together again!  In 2015 at the Omaha, NE family reunion we voted to take a Reunion Trip to the Wiley J. Morris homefront in Rutherfordton, NC., (Rutherford County) for our 2017 Reunion.  The goal was to take a tour to see the family land and plantations of our ancestors and the land where Wiley Morris, 1807 and sons worked as blacksmiths.  We will be visiting FoxRun (the original Morris plantation), Sydney Villa (the Cox(e) plantation, Green River (the Carson plantation). We acknowledged this reunion would be a bit different but we could see the beautiful landscape of our North Carolina ancestors. And of course, we could hang out with each other.

We hope all will join us, the more the merrier and better pricing for all!

Contact: Kathleen Brandt @ 816-729-5995
P.O. Box 414640
Kansas City, MO.  64141

Reunion Dates
Friday June 23 - Sunday June 25
Charlotte, N.C.

Why Charlotte? We chose Charlotte as our Morris reunion headquarters because it has the international airport closest to Rutherfordton, NC. and Charlotte has great activities.  Plus we needed a "real hotel." Transportation to Rutherfordton, NC. will be provided by a private tour bus and driver.

Registration Packet
1 Adult $85.00
1 child (under age of 15) $40.00
2 Adults $170.00
Toddlers (up to 4 years old) $20.00 for bus seat must provide own carseat as required by law.

All registration must be received by May 31, 2017. Please provide names of attendees and age of all children and toddlers. Please also be sure to include your correct address, telephone number and email. No refunds after May 22, 2017.

Friday Evening - Charlotte, NC 
  • Meet and Greet Hors d'oeuvres (menu based on number of attendees).

Saturday Day - Rutherfordton, NC
  • Walking with the Ancestors.  Tour Bus to Rutherfordton, NC. with driver - we can bring food and drinks on trip. The driver is ours for the day. We will be able to see and take photos of the Morris, Carson, Coxe and Mills plantations. 
  • Plantation Luncheon. Full meal luncheon banquet at Carson - Green River Plantation (it's a B&B and beautiful)
  • Tour of the Green River Plantation.  Did you know Wiley Morris, Tobe Morris and David Morris worked on this plantations?
  • Photo stops. We will have opportunities to take pics of the Morris (Fox Haven) plantation and Sydney Villa plantations (these are privately owned, but we will have street views). And I'm still working to see if we can at least walk the land of the Morris ancestral home. 
  • Shopping. Short shopping stop in downtown Rutherfordton. Wiley, Tobe and David worked in Rutherford as Blacksmiths
  • Happy Hour. Return to Charlotte in time for Embassy Suites happy hour (included in room rate)
We will be on the bus together, so we can have a short family meeting on our return trip.  

Room Reservation
Rooms are limited: Embassy Suites Uptown is in the best area of Charlotte for sightseeing and walking and we got an EXCELLENT rate:
 Embassy Suites by Hilton, Charlotte Uptown
401 E. MLK
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: +1-704-940-2517
group: a3G
 Reservations are easily made online or by telephone.

Check in time: 3:00pm

Single or double suites - yes suites include free full made-to-order buffet breakfast and free nightly reception (light snacks): 

This rate is good only until 23 May 2017. Again, these rooms are limited, so secure your reservation early. Credit Cards are required at check-in!

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Attendee Registration Form
Forward with your check or money order:

Please list all family members or friends that will be attending the union.  Be sure to include ages of all children (as of June 23, 2017).  I am able to accept registration by all major credit card
(2.75% fee apply). Please call Kathleen directly for this option: 816-729-5995.

(include age of children)

Payable to: Wiley J. Morris Family Reunion
Mail registration to:
Kathleen Brandt
P.O. Box 414640
Kansas City, MO.  64141