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Charles C. Chaney

3 April 2014

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Dameron-Dameron Family Association

An unofficial 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 Lawrence 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.)

The 2014 Dameron-Damron Family Association Reunion

800 3rd Avenue
Huntington, WV

July 10-11-12, 2014

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 to
Cindora Creasman
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

Big Sandy Superstore Arena:  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.
Pullman Square:  220 9th Street.  Numerous restaurants, shopping, ten screen Marque Cinema, Funny Bone Comedy Club, and seasonal live entertainment.
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
Camden Park:  
5000 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 events. 1-866-8camden
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. 1-866-639-7487.
Huntington Railroad Museum:  
Memorial Boulevard 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 30th.

Old Central City:  
14th Street West, Huntington.  
The "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 entertainment.
Huntington Museum of Art:  2033 McCoy Road.  Nationally acclaimed, featuring 19th & 20th century American and European art, glass, antique firearms, plant conservatory. (304)-529-2701
Museum of Radio & Technology:  1640 Florence Avenue.  The largest radio museum in the United States. 304- 525-8890
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.
Steve Shaw
        7380 Penrith Drive
        Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Email:  steveshaw49@aol.com

Damron DNA Project

A Damron DNA Project has been initiated at Family Tree DNA.
This includes the name Dameron and Damron as well as various other versions.

Click here to visit the Damron DNA Project website

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Thanks.--Charles C. Chaney.