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site relating to the Dameron-Damron Family Association
Maintained by Charles C. Chaney
An organization studying the genealogy of the Dameron and Damron family of
the United States of America.
The Dameron-Damron Family Association (DDFA) was founded in 1981 for the
purpose of researching the history and ancestry of the family as well as
disbursing information through a family newsletter. The Dameron-Damron
Family Association is a non profit organization with all dues and income
above the cost of publishing and distribution of the Family newsletter going
toward family research.
Most who carry the name, whether
spelled "Dameron" or "Damron," descend from
Dameron who received a land grant in Northumberland County, Virginia, in
1652. Lawrence and his wife, Dorothy, along with their children, were the
first documented Damerons to come from England to settle in Virginia.
Lawrence (1615-1657) married Dorothy (?) (????-c1691) before 1644.
Children: Bartholomew, George, Thomas, Lawrence, Dorothy
(Note: Most Dameron-Damron families in the United
States descend from Lawrence who apparently came from Suffolk County,
England. There are some Dammerons who came from Germany.)
Dameron-Damron Family Association Reunion
800 3rd Avenue
The reunion dates
are July 10, 11, 12 and checking out on the
13th. Saturday, July 12, the annual DDFA
banquet from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.
This includes a complete meal with beverage
and desserts, door prizes, DNA demo and
plenty of conversation. DDFA t-shirts
will be for sale, as well as the DDFA
newsletters on CD. Come and bring any old
photos and family history you wish to share.
The cost is
$25.00 per person payable by June 20, 2014.
Please make checks payable to DDFA and mail
278 Kaiulani Lane,
Andrews, NC 28901.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
is located in the heart of the downtown.
The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
(formerly Civic Center) and Pullman Square
are nearby. The hotel offers a
complimentary breakfast, free parking, free
airport shuttle (15 minutes between airport
and hotel), indoor heated pool and exercise
room. A block of rooms have been reserved at
discount rates. When making
reservations mention the DDFA to
receive the discount rate. Deadline for
these room rates is June 15, 2014. You
are responsible for your own reservations.
For those interested in research, Huntington
is located 15 miles from Boyd County,
Kentucky; 27 miles from Greenup County,
Kentucky; 31 miles from Lawrence County,
Kentucky; 98 miles from Pike County,
Kentucky; 20 miles from Lawrence County,
Ohio; 45 miles from Portsmouth, Ohio; 18
miles from Wayne County, West Virginia; 77
miles from Mingo County, West Virginia and
50 miles from Charleston, West Virginia.
All of these places have excellent libraries
and courthouses for research. For those
researching in Huntington, City Hall, Cabell
County Courthouse, and the library are
within walking distance of the hotel.
Attractions in the area
North west corner at 3rd
Avenue & 8th Street (just west of the Holiday
Inn) in One Center Plaza, it is the area’s
largest entertainment and convention venue.
220 9th Street. Numerous
restaurants, shopping, ten screen Marque Cinema,
Funny Bone Comedy Club, and seasonal live
David Harris Riverfront Park:
94 3rd Street.
Harris Riverfront Park stretches along the Ohio
River bordering the downtown area. The park
provides a tranquil setting and beautiful
scenery for family outings, picnics, peaceful or
romantic walks along the River walk, fishing, or
boating. The Park includes a playground, picnic
shelter, amphitheater, floating stage, a river
walk as well as a boat dock and boat ramp.
Heritage Farm Museum & Village:
3250 Harvey Road.
Appalachian pioneer community – 17 restored
buildings including school, general store,
church, and homes. Farm zoo, Craft & gift shop.
Open 10am-3pm. (304)-696-5954
Waverly Road. A
26 acre amusement park
primarily a family park with many small children
as guests that can be
enjoyed by all.
Rides, games, fireworks, concerts and special
New River Train: 1323 8th Avenue.
The Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical
Society (CPH) is one of 160 National Railway
Historical Societies in the United States.
Huntington Railroad Museum:
and 14th Street West, in Ritter Park.
This outdoor museum, owned and operated entirely
by the C. P. Huntington RR Historical Society, a
chapter of the NRHS, is open free every Sunday
from 2-5 P.M., from Memorial Day to September
Street West, Huntington.
"Antique Capital" of the Tri-State (Ohio,
Kentucky and West Virginia). You can enjoy
shopping, eating, and experience our rich
history at nearby museums. Old Central City is a
good place to shop while touring the city,
seeing the Quilt Trail and attending our special
events. Each year we have Old Central City Days,
which is a festive time of outdoor antique
displays, crafts, good food and musical
Huntington Museum of
McCoy Road. Nationally acclaimed,
featuring 19th & 20th century American and
European art, glass, antique firearms, plant
of Radio & Technology:
1640 Florence Avenue. The
largest radio museum in the United States. 304-
Ritter Park: Between
8th & 12th Streets and 13th Avenue.
70 acres of recreation, walking, hiking &
jogging trails, playground, tennis, picnic
areas, Rose Garden, amphitheater.
(304)-696-5954. The Huntington Railroad
Museum is located here.
If you have Dameron or Damron related
information please contribute to the newsletter
for possible inclusion submissions can be made
to the editor of the newsletter:. Family
stories, ancestors' photographs, documents, etc
are welcome. Generally, it is preferred
that information be pre-1935 or so.
Note: This site is notfinanced by the
DDFA! It is a personal effort that must be accepted as such.
Thanks.--Charles C. Chaney.