The Cromartie Family Reunion
Reunion date is May 4-5th, 2019
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.
34*44'53.53" North, 78*25'18.05" West.
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.
The 83rd Cromartie Family Reunion
October 6, 2012
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
- Anthony A. Miller – passed away on December 11, 2011.
- James Robertson – passed away on August 10, 2011.
- Layton Ross – passed away on March 4, 2012.
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.”
Jane H. Ross
Next year’s reunion date will be announced at a later date.