MARTHA NELSON PARKER BARNES 2013 REUNION - HOUSTON, TEXAS 2010 Reunion Committee Reflections 2010 Feedback and Comments About our Ancestors 2010 PHOTO GALLERY Memories are Forever Memory Lane Yesterday 2006 Roots in Louisville 2006 Roots in Louisville, page 2 2006 Roots in Louisville, page 3 REUNION 2006 2006 Photos HONORARY AWARDS 2007 Planning Committee for the 2007 REUNION Various Photos (including 2007 & 2010 Reunions) Reunion 2008 REUNION 2009 IN MISSOURI CITY TEXAS Reunion 2009, continued FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES SEARCHING FOR OUR FAMILY MEMBERS 2007 REUNION IN SOUTH BEND Gravesite Information of Deceased Loved Ones IN LOVING MEMORY 2008 Family in the News 2009 & 2010 Reunion and Family News 2011 2012 Family News 2010 Brownsville, Tennessee-Labor Day 2012 Ripley, Tennessee-Labor Day 2015 Brownsville, Tennessee-Labor Day Blog Guest Book Reunion History What's New Reunion 2013 Roots 2012 Reunion - Louisville, KY 2012 Reunion- Louisville, KY 2013 Houston, Texas 2013 Houston, Texas 2014 Saint Louis, Missouri Contact Nelson Family Reunion 2016 Nelson Family Reunion 2016 Nelson Family Reunion 2016 In Loving Memory contd'



Reunion History 

The Barnes Family Reunion started in 1981 at Potawatomi Park Zoo in South Bend, Indiana and was founded by Joseph Gause, the oldest son of Rosa Lee (Barnes) Outlaw.  He started the reunion with the instructions of his mother “to keep the family together.”The Reunion continued as the Barnes Family Reunion until 2006.  

In order to include descendants of the union of Martha Nelson and Daley Parker, which was Martha Nelson’s first husband in 2006 the first Martha Nelson Parker Barnes Union was held in Louisville, Kentucky at the home of Tamara Tarver, the youngest daughter of Anna Lou Taylor who was the oldest daughter of Martha Nelson Parker Barnes. 

We have found other family members of Martha Nelson’s siblings. Descendants of Lollie Nelson, Martha Nelson's sister (Beard Family).  The Beard Family attends yearly and we continue to grow. The reunion was changed again in 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky to the Nelson Family Reunion to reflect the entirety of our family.