2016 Reunion

The 2016 Taylor Association reunion is now history.  Everyone reports having had a great time. A big THANK YOU to all who helped make it a success.  A special thank you to Jan (our president & froufrou expert) & Jim (our treasurer & expert froufrou transporter,  photographer, etc.) Pifer who have hosted the 2015 & 2016 reunions.

The crew that made this reunion happen (apologies to anyone I have omitted):

Jan & Jim Pifer, Liz McBee,  Eula M. Jeter, Gladys Hutchins, Marcy Patterson, Jill Trotter, Russ Thomas, Bev Holiday, Mayor Jerry Peluso, Annie Brown, Bobbi & Ed Newell, Spence Houlihan, Pete & Lora Hessing, John & Karis Pumphrey, Heather Hurley, Huyett Hurley-Bugbee, Helen Marie Taylor, Dr.William & Barbara Gist, Dr. Maynard & Nancy Stetten, E. H. Taylor & Joanna Hay, & Richard L. Taylor.

Hover your cursor over the photos in the collages to see credits.  Click the picture to enlarge it.


photo by Steve Taylor

Jan & Jim Pifer (Taylor Garden B & B, Newport, KY)

The reunion picnic & general meeting of the Taylor Association, Gen. James Taylor V Park, Newport, KY

The registration table


photo by Leonard Thiltgen

a side of Taylors-the entertainment (& were they good!!!)
[cousins???    I’m working on it]



photo by Leonard Thiltgen

A view of Cincinnati from the park (where the Licking & Ohio Rivers meet)



photo by Leonard Thiltgen

Pres. Jan, Frank Peluso-Vice Mayor & Mayor of Newport, Jerry Peluso



photo by Leonard Thiltgen

Jim showing one of his many talents (supporting the mic speaker so those in the back could hear)


Taylor cousins

The food tent


Helen Marie Taylor in story mode.


Newport Tour

Thank you to Russ Thomas–tour coordinator

 The mansion

 The Party at Jan & Jim’s

Thank you to Jim & Jan, Eula, Gladys, Marcy

Before the party


The party

Winchester Tour

Thank you to Bobbi & Ed Newell & Annie Brown–tour & lunch coordinators

Thank you to Nan (Taylor) Palmer for letting us visit your farm.

Basin Spring Farm


photo by Heather Hurley

Spring Hill Farm

Thank you to John & Karis Pumpfrey & family for sharing your house & farm & for rescheduling your vacation to be there for us.

Louisville Tour

Thank you to Heather Hurley & Huyett Hurley-Bugbee & Helen Marie Taylor–tour coordinators

Thank you to Dr. William Gist, Jr. & wife Barbara for opening your home & for the great tour!

Springfield  (outside)

Springfield (inside)                                             photos by several; click picture for credits


Springfield group shot (composite)

Photos by Jim Pifer

Springfield on the back porch (composite photo)

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville


photo by Steve Taylor

Zachary Taylor Mausoleum


Zachary & Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor


Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort

Thank you to E. H. Taylor Hay, Jr. & wife Joanna–tour coordinators and wonderful tour guides.

Thank you to Bob Gates (folklorist), our tour guide at Buffalo Trace Distillery.


Commodore Richard Taylor’s home in the middle of Buffalo Trace Distillery

(Col. George Taylor & Rachel Gibson’s son–one of 10 in the Revolutionary War)

The Distillery



watch the website for more pictures


2016 reunion flier 3




James V Mansion composite2016 Reunion, June 17-22, Newport, KY, Reunion/picnic June 18.


jdpifer at gmail dot com (Jan Pifer)
steve.taylor at JTIAssociation dot org


Friday 17th – folks can arrive
Sat. 18th— reunion & picnic / Newport highlights / dinner at Jan & Jim’s
Sun. 19th— Winchester highlights
Mon. 20th— Louisville highlights
Tues. 21st— Frankfort, Buffalo Trace Distillery


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