You are cordially invited to the 100th Heckadon family reunion, a celebration of 155 years in the United States. Thanks to Ancestry.com and FACEBOOK, descendents of Philip and Margaret Heckadon have the opportuntity to join together and share our common heritage.
Please bring photos, stories, and dish (or two).
Philip Heckadon was born in 1835, the son of Ontario Mennonites. Although his parents were born in PA and traveled with other Brethren groups on the "Trail of the Black Walnut" to Ontario, their identities are unknown. Margaret McDowell was born in Stranraer, Scotland in 1842, immigrating to Canada with her parents. In 1859, Philip Heckadon and Margaret McDowell were married in Kansas. Philip enlisted in the Kansas 12th Infantry Regiment (Union-Company C), serving in the American Civil War. The Old Settlers' History of Bates County, Missiouri (1897) indicates that Philip Heckadon settled in Bates County in 1867.
August 12th, 2012, Noon
American Legion Building
Rich Hill, MO
Exit Highway 71
West on Walnut to 6th Street (2nd Street After the Railroad Tracks)
[Heckadon] Apache Motel
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