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2017 HFFA Reunion

Hannibal, MO

At the Kansas City Reunion in 2013 we learned of the migration of Isaac Frye (1765-1840) son of Benjamin, b 1723, who is the son of Benjamin, (1696-1763), of Frye Fort.  He married Catherine Frye, daughter of Jacob (1726-1808), also a son of Frye Fort Benjamin.  It is our duty to not forget any of the Frye family who migrated to Missouri and made the state their final resting place. 

We are now beginning to prepare for our HFFA Reunion for 2017.  One of Abraham's (B 1722) sons, James  (B 1759) was in Pike County, Missouri as early as 1819, a few years before Missouri became a state.  Shortly after that time one of William's (b 1735)daughters, Rachel (b 1778) and her husband, Aaron Foreman, came into Ralls County.  Rachel's sister Catherine married Abraham Bird and they lived in Hannibal where Abraham had a part in Hannibal history.

Guess who happened to be born only a few years after our Frys came into the adjacent counties of Pike, Ralls, Marion and Monroe?  It was our good friend and author Mark Twain.  His earliest home is just down the road from where some of our Frys lived so let's travel back in time to about 1840 and then travel forward until about the turn of the century.  Did the Frys and the Clemens family know each other?  Maybe there will be some clues as we visit the museums and travel down the back roads to various cemeteries where gravel roads still exist.

We hope that you will come along on this adventure to honor all of the Frys that made the tough  journey to Missouri with a great deal of bravery.

Each day of the reunion will be filled with activities that are related to both Mark Twain and the Frys.  What better place to explore than Hannibal, Missouri, the location of our hotel, where Mark Twain as a teenager fell in love with the "Mighty Mississippi".

The reunion will take place June 15 - 18, 2017 in the Palmyra/Hannibal, Missouri area.  We have a block of rooms at the Quality Inn and Suites, 120 Lindsey Drive, Highway 36, Hannibal, MO  63401.  (573) 221-4001.  Rooms have two queen beds with a refrigerator and microwave.  Our negotiated rate is only $89.00 per room, plus tax.  Breakfast is included.  $10 additional for the 3rd and 4th person in the room.  (They have agreed to the same rate for one night before and one night after our reunion.)  Book your room soon by phoning the hotel as our contracted rate will expire on May 12, 2017.

Check back frequently as we will keep you posted as more details are available.  

Last updated June 24, 2017

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