"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future." - Alex Haley

The Cromartie Family Reunion

Reunion date is May 4-5th, 2019


The 2019 Cromartie Family Reunion will be the weekend of May 4th & 5th, 2019. Unfortunately, two of the last three years, our October scheduled event was canceled due to tropical storms and flooding. We hope that the May timeslot will provide us with better weather and ensure our annual Reunion tradition. We will hold our Saturday evening dinner social on May 4th at a to-be-announced location in Wilmington. Our Annual Meeting and catered lunch will be held at South River Presbyterian Church in Bladen County on Sunday May 5th. Registration will begin at 10:30 am. Please save the date and plan to join us!

We will send out more details soon including:

  • Saturday’s dinner social location
  • Our guest speaker for Sunday May 5th
  • RSVP instructions
  • Directions to locations for the weekend
  • Hotel information

Saturday Evening Event: 6:00-9:00

CROMARTIE WELCOME SOCIAL (Wilmington venue to be announced)

Location for Saturday social and dinner:
Little Pond Caterers
2010 Princess Place Dr
Wilmington NC 28405

RSVP for the Saturday fellowship dinner to Len Clark at glc3123@gmail.com

Sunday Lunch (following the program)

CATERED ON THE CHURCH GROUNDS - Reservations by Thursday, May 2nd.
RSVP for Sunday's Reunion and buffet lunch to Ann Butler at 910-617-0199


Cromartie Family Reunion Est. 1929 The Cromartie Family Reunion was first observed on August 29, 1929 and was attended by various descendants of William Cromartie, an immigrant from Orkney, Scotland. "William of Orkney" settled the Cape Fear River area of North Carolina in 1750 and became the patriarch of the Cromartie Family in America. That first meeting of Cromartie descendants was held at White Lake, North Carolina to form a family organization for the preservation of Cromartie Family history, its genealogy, and to honor their family patriarch. A granite marker in memory of William Cromartie was unveiled in a commemorative program at the South River Presbyterian Church on August 18, 1932.

This marker was installed and can still be viewed near the site of his Revolutionary period home near the intersection of Highway 701 and 210 which have the following coordinates:

34*44'53.53" North, 78*25'18.05" West.


Cromarite Reunion News



In 2014 the Cromartie Family Reunion will be held at South River Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 12th. Registration begins at 10:00am. We look forward to seeing you there.

Reunion Site Directions

1899 NC 210 Highway East
Harrells, NC. 28444

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The 83rd Cromartie Family Reunion

October 6, 2012
Attendance: 65

The 83rd Reunion of the Cromartie Clan was called to order by President Bob Cromartie.  The clan sang “Scotland the Brave” accompanied by Andy Simpson, Bagpiper.  The Urquhart banner was presented by Olivia Layton, Quinn Pollock and Collin Layton.

Announcements and Occasions
-Election of officers for 2013 – 2014
            President – Taylor Cromartie
            Vice-President – Amanda Gilbert
            Recording Secretary – Ann MacDuffie
            Corresponding Secretary – Sandra L. Ludden
            Treasurer – Scott Cromartie
-Amanda Gilbert requested pictures to be placed in the Cromartie History books she is publishing.  Subscriptions for the books are available on Amanda’s website. 
-Len Clark announced that there are 50+ members in the association. The treasury balance is $2600.00 Len was presented a picture of the South River Church in recognition of his 10 years of service as Association Treasurer.

Silver Dollar recognition in attendance:
            -Oldest Member – Harriett Robinson
            -Youngest Member – Collin Layton
            - Traveled Longest Distance – Amanda Gilbert

Building Report – Scott Cromartie
            - The South River Presbyterian Church is a monument to our heritage.
            - The structure is in excellent condition.
            - Tents have been purchased for family association.

Memorial and Silent Prayer

Families were recognized and a time of sharing was enjoyed.

The speaker was Dr. Walter H. Conser, Jr., Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Conser spoke about “The Place of South River Church in the Religious Climate of America During the Colonial and Post-Revolution Eras.”

An offering was taken to benefit the clan, followed by the closing hymn “Bless Be The Tie That Binds” and Recessional of the Tartans while singing “Urquhart Clan Returns to Cromarty.”

Respectfully submitted,
Jane H. Ross

Next year’s reunion date will be announced at a later date.