Hargis Reunion 1888

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
June 1, 1888, Page 8
Transcribed by 2006

“Over The County.”

Cass Station.

Every year there is a reunion of the Hargis family at the old homestead, now owned by R. R. Hargis, half a mile from Cass, and Saturday, May 26th, was the day set apart for this year’s reunion.  A large number of friends of the family are always invited to participate in these reunions, and at an early hour quite a number had gathered.  These were soon augmented by large crowds from Kingston and Cartersville whom the trains brought in.  When the hour of twelve arrived there was a table thirty yards long literally groaning under a load of the most substantial eatables that human skill can get up, and to use the language of “Scribbler,” we never went back on our record.  In the afternoon we were highly entertained, and I trust benefited by some short speeches from different ones.  Gen. Young was the first one called upon and he responded by giving us a most eloquent speech.  He paid a high tribute to that spirit of love, of patriotism, and of honor, which has always characterized the Hargis family, spoke of the many other virtues which have ever been taught and practiced by them in their various walks of life.  I would like to give a full synopsis of this excellent speech, but am fearful that were I to attempt I would do it injustice.  Mr. R. L. Rogers followed Gen. Young with a good talk. He has been acquainted with the Hargis family and the surrounding country for forty-five years.  Said there was a vast difference between the affairs of the present day and those of forty-five years ago.  Everything is decidedly better politically, morally and religiously.  We get along harmoniously, and we love one another more.  The gospel has come among us, “and you know,” said he, “that makes us love one another,”  Rev. B. B. Quillian, Mr. W. A. Chunn and others, gave very interesting talks, but space forbids me enlarging any more on this line.  One of the most enjoyable features of the day was the music.  It was a source of great pleasure to all.  These occasions afford an incalculable amount of enjoyment to all who attend, and especially the members of the Hargis family.  They enjoy the sweet privilege of re-visiting the scenes of their childhood, and as they come in contact with the associations of their youth they revive tender recollections, recollections which all ought to love and cherish.  Their children are beginning to love the old place, and in coming years that old hill will be a consecrated spot in each one of their memories.  May they all enjoy many such reunions as Saturday’s proved to be.  There’s long life and happiness to the present and coming generations of this noble family.


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