Hamilton family holds 53rd reunion
The 53rd annual family reunion of the descendants of James Meriwether Hamilton, and wife, Julia Calhoun Hamilton, was held on Sunday, in the Fellowship Hall of the Downsville United Methodist Church with 49 members and guests attending.
After the blessing of the food by Wesley Lynch and the singing of “Blessed be the tie that binds,” a covered dish meal was enjoyed by all.
Five family members were gained by birth: Koltyn Jon Beasley, son of Jon and Kourtney Beasley, of West Monroe; Emily Katherine Hannon, daughter of Patrick and Lauren McGehee Hannon, of Shreveport; Gavin Jordan Stokes, son of Trent and Brittany Stokes, of Ottawa, Ill.; Lily Brittain McGehee, daughter of Ben and Alisa McGehee, of St. Francisville; Jackson McGehee Flournoy, son of Curt and Karen Flournoy, of Jackson, Miss.; and Cooper Dylan Barkley, son of Jonathan Barkley and Brooke Antley, of Downsville.