For the past several years, the descendants of James and Isabel Hovis Clubb have been meeting at the Engler Park, south of Farmington on the Memorial Day weekend. This year the date is Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Engler Park is off Highway 67. Turn at the Waste Water Plant, south of the Farmington southern exit and continue for about two miles; watch for signs.
James and Isabel raised their family of 11 children in the Cascade-Buckhorn-Gravelton area of Madison and northern Wayne counties. The children were Fanny, married Richard Johnson, Moses married Sara Gray, Jacob married Mary Ann Huffman, Elizabeth married George Huffman. Martin married Jane Cloninger, George married Mary E. Burks, Nancy married Lawson Hovis, Isabel married John Johnson, Sherman married Margaret Hovis, David married Louisa Hovis, Grant married Maggie Punch, Crissie Cox and Amanda Montgomery, James Clubb died in 1870 and was the first person to be buried in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery at Gravelton, MO.
We have had descendants of Jacob, Martin, George and David present so far. We hope others will join us. The reunion gets better each year. Bring a covered dish, lawn chairs and eating utensils. If you play a stringed instrument, bring it also. Remember the date, Saturday May 27 at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.