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The Doss, Dry, Thompson reunion was held Saturday, July 24, with 58 people attending.
Douglas Glenn and Floyd Vernon Dry had guest that flew up from Corpus Christi and Jasper Texas for the reunion. They were 1st cousins 6 times removed.
Johan (Hans) Georg (Durr) Dry (1674-1741) Baden, Germany and Margaret Clara Augenstein
(1687-1771) Baden, Germany had two son’s that came to the U.S.A., Johan George Dry (1725-1795), descendents took the Northern route. The Dry’s around Ava are descended from him.
The other son, Charles (Door) Dry (1735-1797), descendents took the Southern route these are the ones we have made contact with in Texas.
Those attending the reunion were;
Aubrey J. Sr. and Earlene (Albright) Dry, Renee (Dry) Waggener from Jasper, Texas; Laura (Dry) Berry from Corpus Christi, Texas; Eddie Dry from Cotter, Arkansas;
Missouri people, not from Douglas County were;
Bill Grills, Winnifred “Freddie” (Dry) Robertson from Blue Springs; Koby Watterson from Fordland; Barb Hoeflin from Mansfield; Loyd Thompson, Sheri Thompson, Charles Dry, Scotty Dry from Rogersville; Nate Helm from Seymour; Douglas Glenn Dry, Floyd Vernon Dry from Springfield;
People from Douglas County;
Chance and Kayla (Mitchel) Dry and Taylor, Terry and Delayna (Brashears) Dry, Glenn and Louise (Muzingo) Simpson, Melvin Eastland, Brandon Eastland, Rachel (Downs) Willis and Jade, Siler, Braelyn, Eddie and Missie (Cantrell) Downs and Brittney, Derick, Keeley Deal, Chance Deal, Kayla Marrs, Karry Davis, Ashton Davis, Robert and Robin (Downs) Lambert and Braydon, Brandon, Brett from Ava; Leroy Dry, John and Sue (Dry) Erter, Danny and Jamie (Frye) Dry, Jon and Sherri (Clayton) Doane and Justin, Kevin and Vickie (Clayton) Kazen, Donald Downs, Janette Downs, Dakota Hicks from Squires; Sybil (Porter) Gheer, Freeman Porter from Wasola.
We had picking and singing by Dewey Glenn Simpson.
Then Earlene (Albright) Dry and Laura (Dry) Berry sang some songs.
We had plenty to eat. Aubrey J. Dry Sr. asked the blessing.
The next reunion will be July 2011.