The descendants of Revolutionary War Col. Jonathan Latimer held the annual reunion on Sept. 27 and 28 at the Ocana Community Center in Gallatin

Over 40 descendants attended the reunion coming from Connecticut, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Michigan, Iowa, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Tennessee.

After fighting in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, 66-year-old Col. Latimer moved his wife, Lucretia Griswold and nine adult children from Connecticut to Tennessee. 

He bought 640 acres on Station Camp Creek, adding to that until he owned 840 acres. Before his death, he gave or sold all his Tennessee property to children or grandchildren. Later, some of his descendants moved farther west; some as far as the west coast. He and his wife along with five of their children lived the rest of their lives in Sumner County.

Descendent John Francis Wilson of California has written a historical fiction book titled Col. Jonathan Latimer: An American Story. The book tells the story of Col. Latimer and is historically accurate. It is available at online bookstores.

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