“The descendants of Colonel John A. Zachary, who settled in Cashiers Valley about the year 1833, met at the old graveyard Saturday, August 28, for the purpose of erecting a monument to the memory of Alfred Zachary and wife who was one of the original fourteen children, sons and daughters, of Col. John A. Zachary.
“There was a good large crowd present from many parts of the country, some traveling hundreds of miles for the purpose of being at the reunion. It’s needless to say that we all thoroughly enjoyed coming together for the third meet of the reunion.
We met for the first time in 1909 and placed a monument to the memory of our grandfather and mother, who had been lying in unmarked graves for about forty-five years. We met again in August, 1910 and placed a monument marking the resting place of our Uncle Thos. J. Zachary [Thomas Jefferson], who died in 1864.
“The last Saturday in 1912, we will meet for the fourth time and mark the resting place of Uncle Logan Allison and Aunt Betsy, and propose to meet annually the last Saturday in August until we mark the grave of each of that historic family who are sleeping in an unmarked grave. That duty being accomplished, we will then turn our attention to other relatives whose people are not able to erect monuments to their memory. We are trying to get the names of all the descendants but have not succeeded yet and would like for the head of each family to send in a list of the names and birth dates of their household to Mrs. R. H. Zachary, Brevard, N. C. and let us see how many thousand kinsmen there are in this prolific Zachary family.”
Contributed by Jane Gibson Nardy, Historian, Cashiers Historical Society