My maternal grandmother was born Zura Mae Gooch (1905-1997), daughter of “Wash” and Julie, great granddaughter of the local legend Tillman Gooch (1798-~1860?)
My post about attending last year’s 84h Annual Gooch Reunion received attention from at least three relatives who have never attended. I’m expecting at least two of them there this year!
As is tradition, the reunion is the 4th Sunday in July, starting about 11am. It is held at the old Mt. Airy Church, 619 Mt Airy Rd, Suches, GA 30572 (map link)
This year, I will have a table with info (and my scanner!).
I will be re-connecting with some family and meeting lots more for the first time.
If you are descended from Tillman’s son Jim (or from Tillman himself!), you are welcome! Come join us!