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June 14-15 2019 Mobile, Alabama

The 2019 Darwin Family Reunion will be held Friday and Saturday, June 14 - 15, 2019 in Mobile, AL. Alabama's oldest city was founded in 1702 by French Canadian brothers Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, and Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, who established the settlement of Fort Louis de la Louisiane to establish control over France's claims to La Louisiane.

The Admiral Hotel Mobile, Curio Collection by Hilton, will serve as Reunion headquarters. This four-star hotel is located in the heart of Mobile?s historical and cultural district and within walking distance of the restaurants and shops of famed Dauphin Street. After the hotel underwent a multi-million dollar, full property renovation in 2015, it reopened as The Admiral Hotel, one of the South's finest historic landmark hotels since the original opening of The Admiral Semmes Hotel in 1940. Each of the 156-rooms features a mini fridge, walk-in shower, flat screen TV, complimentary Internet access, and a Keurig Coffee Maker. The hotel has two restaurants, concierge services, outdoor pool, and 24-hr. fitness center. Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), located 18-miles from the hotel, has a drive time of 20-minutes. Pensacola International Airport (PNS), located 57-miles from the hotel, has a drive time of approximately 1-hour.

A special group rate, based upon single/double occupancy, is offered for $129/night plus applicable taxes and fees, for a King or 2-Double Bed Deluxe guestroom and includes breakfast for two people per room. The rate runs from Wednesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 16 for any who wish to arrive early or stay through the weekend. Covered parking is available in the adjacent County Parking Garage for a fee of $15/day (Self-parking) or $20/day (Valet parking). These fees cover complimentary in/out privileges for hotel guests. The hotel is a smoke-free facility. Cut-Off date for room reservations is Sunday, May 12, 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Hotel Check-In time is 3:00 PM, CST; Check-Out time is 11:00 AM. Make your hotel reservation by calling the National Hilton Reservation Line: 1-800-774-1500. Do NOT call the hotel directly to make your reservation; your call would be re-routed to the Hilton Reservation Line. When making your reservation, be sure to mention The Admiral Hotel Mobile and the DARWIN code to obtain the group rate.

You're encouraged to arrive on Thursday, June 13, in order to take part in Friday?s planned group activity. On Friday, we have a 10:30 AM arrival time at Battleship Memorial Park, home of Mobile's two National Historic Landmarks, the WWII battleship USS ALABAMA and the submarine USS DRUM, in addition to Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials and a variety of historical military equipment. Tours are self-guided, and it is recommended that you allow two and a half hours to tour the park. While the USS Alabama is easily accessible to all, some may opt to skip touring the USS Drum submarine, as it requires climbing ladders between levels. If driving your private vehicle to the park, there will be a $4 parking fee.

During the Reunion, the Hospitality Room will be open late Thursday afternoon through Saturday for visiting and sharing Darwin family information. Check in with us when you arrive to say "hello" and to receive final instructions for Friday morning's tour of Battleship Memorial Park. Then, feel free to come and go as you please in the Hospitality Room, stopping by to visit with your Darwin family members or to grab a cool drink and a snack.

Saturday evening events begin at 5 PM with a cash bar gathering to be followed by the Darwin Family Banquet at 6 PM and then the Annual Meeting of the Darwin Family Association. Dressy-casual attire is considered appropriate for the Saturday night Banquet, (i.e., no shorts or jeans, please).

I hope that you plan to join us for the Reunion again this year -- or for the first time. Make your travel plans and book your hotel reservation. If you have any questions or need further information, please email Kathryn Jackson . Diana and I look forward to seeing each of you and to another wonderful weekend of fellowship with our Darwin family.

Warm Regards,

Robert L. Darwin, President

Darwin Family Association

Email: Robert L. Darwin

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 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
WORD, Margaret 
b. Abt 1792  Virginia, USA  21 Jan 2020
HENDERSON, Thomas Jr. 
b. Abt 1740  Louisa County, Virginia, USA  21 Jan 2020
b. 1768  Louisa County, Virginia, USA  21 Jan 2020
HALL, Annie Elizabeth 
b. Sep 1871  Louisa County, Virginia, USA  18 Jan 2020
WORD, Jane 
   17 Jan 2020
WORD, Nancy 
b. Abt 1784   17 Jan 2020
b. 1762  Louisa County, Virginia, USA  17 Jan 2020
WORD, John L. 
b. 1841  Union County, South Carolina, USA  17 Jan 2020
WORD, James H. 
b. 1850  Union County, South Carolina, USA  17 Jan 2020
WORD, Robert Madison 
b. 1846  Union County, South Carolina, USA  17 Jan 2020

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 I2946  William DARWIN  I2947  Jane  26 Sep 1734  20 Jan 2020
 I5581  Thomas WORD  I5574  Frances HENDERSON  11 May 1783  17 Jan 2020
 I5568  Thomas HENDERSON, Jr.  I1795  Jane DARWIN  Abt 1756  17 Jan 2020
 I5542  John Durvin WORD  I7878  Marcia D. BURNS    17 Jan 2020
 I5113  Thomas Henderson WORD  I7196  unknown    17 Jan 2020
 I7031  Thomas Jenkins  I7032  Jemima WILLIAMS    17 Jan 2020
         Abt 1814  17 Jan 2020
 I5575  Nathaniel HENDERSON  I5948  Sarah    17 Jan 2020
 I3897  James HENDERSON  I4502  Jane KING  19 Mar 1714  15 Jan 2020
 I3867  Morrison Brown  I12497  Helena Jane Miller    14 Jan 2020