[The following was submitted by Mary Kay Felton on behalf of the Felton Family Association.]
The Felton Family Association would like to extend an invitation to all Feltons, Felton descendants and others interested in the history of this prominent Peabody family, to attend the annual Felton Family reunion in the at the Historic Felton-Smith sites, 38 Felton St., Peabody, beginning Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. and concluding Saturday, July 28, in the afternoon.
Each year, Felton descendants gather at the historic site to celebrate the history of the Feltons who lived at Felton Hill from 1635 through the 1920s, when the last remaining Felton sold the property to the Smith family.
The property was later turned over to its present owners, the , currently under the direction of Bill Power. The society maintains the homes for the beneﬁt of the public, holding public tours on a weekly basis and special events throughout the year. The Smith Barn and the grounds of the Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House, also serve as popular venues for Peabody weddings, social and corporate events.
This yearʼs Felton reunion will kick off with coffee and donuts at 10 a.m., a welcome from the association president and the historianʼs presentation of Felton history from the 1500s to today, with reference to noteworthy Feltons from each century.
At 11 a.m. Friday, and again at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Bill Power, director of the Peabody Historical Society and Museum, will conduct a tour of the historic Felton-Smith properties -- the homes of Nathaniel Felton, Sr. and Nathaniel Felton, Jr., the former being the oldest home in Peabody. The tours will also include a visit to the Felton cemetery.
Professional genealogist Richard Herbert Tivey, a Felton descendant, will be on hand each day to discuss research data sources available for Felton research, as well as research into other New England family lines. Mr. Tivey, as Governor General of the Society of Descendants of the Founding Fathers of New England, will also be available to assist Felton descendants with membership applications in the society.
Priscilla Theberge, also a Felton descendant, and Mary Kay Felton will be available to assist interested women with membership applications for the Daughters of the American Revolution, through their Felton and related lines.
For more information, or to view a complete schedule of reunion events please visit our website, feltonfamilyassociation.org (Events and Products page) or contact the Association President Mary Kay Felton at 207-230-7141 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.