There are at least two, if not more, groups of Alabama Killoughs who have annual reunions.  They will be written up on this web site if information is sent to the editor, Zora Cunningham.

This copy of a 1933 article from an Alabama newspaper, probably Birmingham, is among our Killough history papers.


The Killough Family Association held its tenth annual reunion Sunday, June 4, at the “Nabers Place” on Turkey Creek, near Pinson, Ala.

Approximately 130 were present, of which 50 were direct descendants of the original Killough family, which came from Ireland about 1790.  James Killough came from Ireland to New Jersey thence to Tennessee, and in to what is now the center of Birmingham.

Robert L. Killough, of Siluria, is the oldest member of the family now living.  He fought and was injured in the War Between the States, as a Confederate soldier.  He is 90 years old and hopes to return again next year.  A basket dinner was served and a very interesting talk on “Abner Killough and His Branch of the Family Tree,” was given by Judge Edwin S. Lyman, of Montevallo.”  A talk by Charles Killough, of Alpine, was also given.

The reunion will be held again the first Sunday of June 1934.  Joe Killough, Jr. is president and Jimmy Hardwick, Jr., secretary-treasurer for the next year.

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The Robert L. Killough spoken of above died in 1942, living to be 99 years of age.  He joined the Confederate States Army when he was 18 years old.  Two years later at Gettysburg in 1863, he lost an eye and injured an arm and hand.  After being sent home, he helped organize a boy company and went to defend Fort Blakely in Mobile.  He was still in the fort at the time of its surrender.


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