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Let's welcome baby
Jerry Allen Smith,
a descendant of Rev. Alexander Allen! Little Jerry is the
son of Kevin "Jerry" Smith and the grandson of the late Monica
Allen Smith of Daytona Beach. This little cutie pie was
born September 23, 2007. His dad was the assistant
coordinator of the 2004 Allen Family Reunion held in Daytona
Beach. We know he's a proud parent, along with mom Capris
Congrats go out to our
Daytona cousins on the new addition to the family!
Willie Butcher's branch of the family
tree has a new leaf! Welcome baby
Jedidiah Marcus Jarret,
the son of Marco & Marcie Jarret and the grandson of Linda
Jarret of Nassau. He was born this past autumn and is a
descendant of Willie Butcher Allen of the Bahamas.
Both Sheldon Y. Allen
and his wife Tanisha Allen, will both graduate this June from Phoenix
University. Sheldon will receive his Business Degree. He is now a
Facilitator for the Publix Company, based in Georgia. And Tee (his
wife) will receive her Bachelor's degree in Education and is now working
on her Master's degree in the same field.
Sheldon is the son of 2008 reunion organizer Yvette Allen. They
are descendants of Rev. Alexander Allen. Congratulations to both
Sheldon and his wife on the great accomplishment!
has successfully completed the MBA/Financial Analysis program at NJIT,
New Jersey. He graduated magna cum laude on May 17, and the whole
family was there to celebrate! He has just begun a career as a
financial analyst in New York with Lord and Taylor. Lamont is the
son of Linda Jarret of Nassau, and a descendant of Willie Butcher Allen.
Congratulations, Lamont, and many wishes for a bright and successful
Megan McCartney, who
graduated this spring from the University of Central Florida with a
Bachelor's degree in Biology! She is not letting any grass grow
under her feet - she began graduate studies May 12 at the same
university. Megan is the daughter of Garvin McCartney and
granddaughter of Arnold and Mary McCartney, and a descendant of Willie
Butcher Allen of the Bahamas. Excellent job, Megan!
We are SO PROUD of
Leggett, who has just been named a Vice President at General Mills, Inc.
He has leadership responsibility for Pillsbury USA and Yoplait
manufacturing facilities. Prior to his promotion, Donzel led his
team to record levels of productivity and created strategies for
expanding his division's capacity while dramatically lowering costs.
He continues to play an important part in recruiting, mentoring and
diversity initiatives. Donzel has been with General Mills since
1996. He has earned Bachelor and Masters degrees in Industrial
Technology from Purdue, and has earned an MBA from Nova Southeastern.
He is the son of Joan Allen
Leggett, and a descendant of Mary Allen Carey. Outstanding
accomplishment, Donzel. We wish you the very best!
of Miami, son of Glendina Carey Cartwright, is beginning a new career with the Social
Security Administration in one of the South Florida Teleservice Centers!
His position will entail fielding calls to the agency's 800 number,
which requires knowledge of the variety of Social Security programs and
benefits administered by this federal agency. With his background
and expertise in computer matters, he will be a strong addition.
His mom is a supervisor with the same agency in one of the Miami
district offices, so he's continuing quite a legacy. Derrick is a
descendant of Rev. George W. Allen of Key West. Congratulations,
has been invited to attend Grammy Camp, a two-week music related summer
camp for high school students who excel in their given craft.
Daniel, of course, is a drummer and has been playing drums since he was
three years old. Grammy Camp is held in Los Angeles, CA, and is a
branch of the Grammy Foundation which houses the Grammy Awards. The camp
selects only 75 students from around the country and it's highly
competitive. Daniel was required to submit an audition DVD showing his
skills in three genres of music. He choose Jazz, R & B and Rock, in
addition to an essay explaining why he should be considered.
He is the son of Adrienne Lynne
Leggett-Clark and grandson of Joan Allen Leggett, making him a
descendant of Mary Allen Carey. Fantastic job, Daniel - you make
your family proud!
Congratulations to the Willie & Phillippa Delancy family.
Willie is the great-grandson of Willie Butcher Allen of the Bahmas.
They are pleased to announce:
will be doing a research internship in fluid mechanics at Harvard
for 2 months beginning June 15.
will be participating in an immersion program at Universidad
Internacional in Cuernavaca, Mexico, through The College of The
Bahamas for 6 weeks beginning June 1.
a high school student, completed a three-week Spanish course in
Costa Rica during the month of March.
the entire family!
was recently selected
into the Davidson College Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa. This honor
society recognizes excellence in leadership, service, and scholarship in
the Davidson community. He has also been selected for an internship
with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC. The FBI
chooses two students from each state; Emanuel will represent Georgia.
just completed the spring semester at Barton College in Barcelona,
Spain! He was there from January 7 through April 25 when several
family members, including mom Lynn (pictured with Emanuel at left) and
grandmother Joan, decided to join him for an exciting European
vacation. He is an Anthropology major in his junior year, minoring in
Spanish at Davidson College in North Carolina.
This young man has a bright future and we are so proud of him! He
son of Denny and Adrienne Lynne Leggett-Clark, grandson of Joan Allen
Leggett, and a descendant of Mary Allen Carey.
Weddings & Anniversaries
Gus Moncur of
Nassau, son of Dorothy McCartney Moncur, on his recent
engagement! He and his fiancée, Conra Missick, are
planning a late spring/early summer wedding in 2009.
Wonderful news, Gus! He is a descendant of Willie Butcher
Allen of the Bahamas.
Pause and Remember...
Our sincere sympathy to the family of
daughter of the late Addie Allen McCartney and granddaughter of
Willie Butcher Allen of the Bahamas. She is pictured at left
with her devoted son Willie, organizer of the 2006 Allen Family
Reunion in Nassau. Cousin Ruth had been ill for an
extended period of time, and was sadly followed shortly by her
husband. Godspeed, and prayers to her family.
Our sympathy is also extended to the
family of Ruth Allen Brooks,
youngest of James A. Allen's daughters and granddaughter of
William & Addie Allen. She passed on March 8, having
suffered a massive stroke 10 days earlier from which she never
recovered. Her daughter Meka reports she would've been 80
years old in October. Please continue to keep the family
in your thoughts and prayers.
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