Our ORIGINS ~~&~~ Our REUNION
THEN (19th Century)
Owen and Jane Roberts arrived in America from Wales in 1841 to settle in Central New York State in Westernville, in Oneida County, north of Rome.
In about 1866, they moved west to Wyoming County, first to Gainesville or Pike, NY and soon after to near Bliss, NY to creek-side land on Wing Street and built a homestead (above).
NOW (21st Century) with 23 Years of Reunions
Descendants of David, Tom and John are main participants so far in this Reunion -- the focus of this website. Other descendants of Owen and Jane are invited and welcome to join our adventure.
Our First Modern-day Reunion at Wellsville, NY July 1994.
The age of modern-day Roberts Family NY reunions began in July 1994 up on the hill above Wellsville, NY on a Great Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend. Funerals for Ted and Kate Urbanczyk (Katherine Roberts) had brought the family together twice in sorrow. Then, talk led to desires for more frequent family fun gatherings. So a reunion every year was initiated.
2014 reunion Youth in 2004
Earl Roberts' 3 daughters, Polly Findlay, Ed Zack ^
Sue Urb on balloon ride at Balloon Rally 1994 (below)
Kids and Candy 2008
The GREAT WELLSVILLE (NY) BALLOON RALLY
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