I just happen to have seen that same letter in the Union City library last week. I can confirm that the Siler family reunion is still held annually and to my knowledge is the longest continuing annual family reunion in the US. It is primarily for the descendants of Weimer Siler, 1755-1831, who settled in Macon County near Franklin, NC but all are made very welcome. Weimer did have sons William, Jesse, Jacob, Thomas and John. All of these sons are buried in Franklin NC. They are related to but not descendants of the Siler's on western TN. All of these sons are buried in Franklin NC except Thomas. I have found no evidence other than family lore that the Thomas from Franklin is the Thomas buried between Fulton and Martin, TN. That family had just settled near Franklin, NC about 5 years earlier and I don't know why they would have been looking for new land so soon. The Porter book is one of the older out of date Siler books. The newest was published in 1982 but all are out of print. The tomb stone has been damaged and replaced several times and is not original. The first time I saw the tombstone over 40 years ago it was only about 4 feet from the side of the road. The road was widened and the stone was moved to a nearby cemetery at that time. Any other questions about the Siler family can be directed to me.
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