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MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS

The following is a list of meetings or conventions held between June 1979 and June 2005. It was my pleasure to travel to these places meeting Shirleys, researching, photographing old Shirley homesteads and cemeteries, including Shirley headstones. Below the list you will find a few stories about my experiences on some of these trips. I hope you will enjoy them.

 

June 1979 Shirley Plantation in Virginia 1st Shirley Convention

July 1980 San Jose, California 2nd Shirley Convention

June 1981 Lexington, Kentucky 3rd Shirley Convention

July 1983 Anderson, South Carolina 4th Shirley Convention

July 1984 Winchester, Virginia Shirley Meeting

May 1985 England Trip

June 1985 Indianapolis, Marion Co. Indiana, 5th Shirley Convention,   plus...

Shirley Meetings in Anderson South Carolina, Northport Alabama, Meridan Mississippi, Jackson Mississippi, Memphis Tennessee, Hartsburg Illinois

Oct 1985 Shirley meetings in Fresno California, Brentwood California, Ontario California, Orange California, San Jose California

June 1986 England tour with 100+ American Shirley's

Oct 1986 Shirley Meetings in Houston Texas, Dallas Texas, Oklahoma City Oklahoma

June 1987 Shirley Convention in Williamsburg Virginia.

Plus... Organized historical tour to New England with 30+ Shirley's, and a meeting in Boston Massachusetts. The group visited NH, NY, PA & made several stops in Virginia. We attended services in the Broad Run Baptist church in Prince William County VA and visited St. Stephens church in Northumberland Co. VA.

Oct 1987 Anaheim, California

Mar 1988 Honea Path, South Carolina

May 1988 Honea Path, South Carolina (work week/meeting)

May 1989 England, International Shirley Convention/ tour. Ireland meeting

June 1989 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Oct 1989 Australia, New Zealand

June 1990 Cave City, Kentucky. Meetings in Georgia, Tennessee & South Carolina.

Nov 1990 Phoenix, Arizona

June 1991 Manassas in Prince William County Virginia, Harpers Ferry Virginia, Laurens South Carolina, Lavonia Georgia, Clarkesville Georgia.

Oct 1991 Little Rock Arkansas, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Dallas Texas, Sacramento California.

June 1992 Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon

July 1992 Ettington Park in England, and Dublin Ireland

June 1993 St. Louis, Missouri

Sept 1993 Syracuse, New York and visit to Prince Edward Island in Canada to the home of Anne Shirley of Green Gables fame

June 1994 San Jose, California

June 1995 Richmond, Virginia and Shirley Plantation, site of the last Shirley Convention. After the convention, our family went on a cruise. I visited Antiqua, and Barbados and ...did some research too! (Gov Wm. Shirley's son, Thomas, had been here).

April 2000 Jackson Mississippi

July 2000 England tour

May 2001 Seattle Washington

June 2004 Richmond VA

October 2004 Houston TX

June 2005 Ringgold, GA

June 2006 England (multiple meetings) NEW


MAJOR JOHN SHIRLEY GREETING BETTY SHIRLEY AND 102 AMERICAN SHIRLEYS AT THE 900th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT ETTINGTON IN 1986
   
   


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