KANSAS CITY - 2005
2005 Annual PACE Family Reunion at Kansas City
42nd Annual Reunion; Kansas City, MO

Respect was paid to the memory of Ruth Keys Clark,

one of the original planners of this year's Reunion, along with Dianne Hinshaw and Rebecca Christensen. The ladies did a fine job making us welcome and a pleasant time to enjoy.

THURSDAY June 9th through SATURDAY June 11th.
Many folks came to enjoy this year's Reunion at Independence, Missouri, adjacent to Kansas City.

FRIDAY
was a day of meeting - socializing - sharing family information - and records,

in the Hospitality Room.

Video was shown of several English churches
in Shropshire and Worcestershire, in England,
from videos Gord Pace had taken on trips to these counties in England, of our ancestral heritage.

WHERE PACES, and RELATED families,
were Christened and married - back to the 1540's
such as PERSHORE, Worchestershire

Also shown
was Saint Peter's Church, Wrockwardine Shropshire, where a JOHN PACE was Christened 22 Sep 1665.

Jane Shelton awards Rebecca Christensen

PSA President
Jane Shelton of La Fayette, Georgia
presents
Rebecca Christensen of Lawrence,Kansas
with PSA Award

Recent DNA tests results indicate
descendents of JOHN PACE of Middlesex match that of
Gordon Pace of Ontario Canada
who was born in England.

His PACE family history of SHROPSHIRE and STAFFORDSHIRE in England
is known and documented back to the year 1600.

and connects with
Other Shropshire surnames show up in colonial Virginia where the PACE name is found,
and later in Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas - these Shropshire surnames -
DNA TEST RESULTS, and other facts, now allow us to assume a connection exists.
Prominent clues to support DNA results also are evident.

GROOM HARRISON MADDOX PALMER-BLADEN WRIGHT for examples.

ELIZABETH PACE Spouse WILLIAM HARRISON Marriage 08 FEB 1776 Shawbury, Shropshire ... MARTHA MADDOX Spouse: THOMAS HARRISON Marriage: 19 MAY 1789 Shawbury

Hard documentation is elusive yet but evidence is gradually being uncovered to support the DNA results. Some web pages are being set up to record and illustrate these supportive facts.

ALSO VIDEO Shown in the Hospitality Room:
Annual Memorial meet, at SCOTT County, Virginia, descendents of WILLIAM HENRY PACE, a Member of GEORGE WASHINGTON's Life Guards. Interesting Commentary by Bill & Martha Bellomy of Garland, Texas. BILL is a descendent of WILLIAM HENRY PACE 1745-1815. BILL and WILLIAM HENRY PACE are descendent of JOHN PACE of Middlesex Co. Virginia. see BILL's web site

- Distinguished Military Career -
descendent WILLIAM BELLOMY's site

SATURDAY