Fellows Family Reunion - 1889
The Fellows Family Reunion. To the Editor of the Democrat asd Chronicuc. Sir: The reunion of the Fellows family, which took place on the 20th inst. , in the town of Penfield, calls up many pleasant reminiscences of the early days in the history history of the village among the older resi dents there. Many of the representatives, even of the older generation, are scattered over different portions of the United States, and this is the first time in many years that they have had the opportunity of a general meeting. This latter was arranged, and most admirably carried to a successful issue, by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Parmenter, Mrs. Parmenter being the third daughter of the late Henry Fellows, Sr. , who died in 1858, at the age of 76, and who was one of the pioneers of the town, and a contemporary contemporary and brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law of the late D. Pen- Pen- field, after whom the town was named. The gathering was at the Parmenter residence. residence. Upon the spacious lawn was pitched a largo tent, under which three generations generations of Fellows, with their 11 sisters, their cousins and their aunts, ' to the number of thirty-six, thirty-six, thirty-six, sat down to a most bountiful dinner, which was only a fitting preamble to the ' ' feast of reason and flow of soul, ' ' which for several hours held sway amid geneological reminiscences and wit that scintillated like sparks from an anvil. As an interesting historical fact, in connection with the Fellows family, it may be mentioned that the above mentioned Henry Fellows, Sr. , was a son of General John Fellows, of Revolutionary fame, who assisted General Gates as commander of the troops at the capture of Burgoyne at Saratoga Saratoga in 1777.