Burgess, Locke, McCants 2016 Family Reunion

Theme: Not Easily Broken

June 17th - 19th

Hampton Inn & Suites
510 Saw Mill Road
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 203-932-0404

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Our Founders

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Jerry Burgess

The research on Jerry should be very inspirational to this family. Here are the facts:

  • In 1870 Jerry is listed as a Labourer.
  • In 1880 Jerry is listed as a Farmer and is renting a farm.
  • In the 1900 census Jerry owns his farm free and clear - no mortgage.

In short Jerry shows us what it means to work hard to own something that's yours. Jerry did exactly what the institution of slavery said that we were unable and incapable of doing.

This is what we must do from Jerry's standpoint: Work hard to overcome the oppression, opposition, and limitations that others place upon you. Be all that you can be!

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Archie Locke, Sr

Archie Locke, Sr.

Archie is still being researched.

Reason McCants

Reason McCants

The research of Reason McCants is also inspirational. Here are the facts:

  • In 1870 Reason is listed as a Labourer.
  • In 1880 Reason is listed as a Farmer and owns 90 acres of farmland valued at $650.

Reason like Jerry demonstrates what it means to work hard to become an owner.

Our family founders all demonstrate that we can achieve our dreams and goals no matter how tough the road is. We are here because Reason, Jerry, and Archie made it through tough times.

We can do the same!

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