There will be a Robbins Reunion on July 22nd, 2023, at Feyrer County Park just outside of Molalla, Oregon. This is a one-off event, not part of a resumption of the previous yearly reunions, but will give those of us who attended the bicentennial reunion in Decatur County, Indiana, last year a chance to report on that reunion and allow Northwest family members – as well as any others who happen to be in the area – to come and visit and share family history.
Feyrer Park was the location of many of the Jacob Robbins descendants reunions over the years. Jacob and Sarah (Spilman) Robbins, Oregon Trail pioneers of 1852, settled in Molalla, as did some of their children and further descendants. It will be nice to return for a brief visit to the community where so many of our ancestors and relatives lived.
The park is located about 3 miles east of Molalla on S. Feyrer Park Road. From downtown Molalla take E. Main Street to E. Mathias Road, travel south on that road a couple of blocks, and then turn left, east, on S. Feyrer. That road takes you to the park. Picnic area #2 is where the reunion will be held. Be aware that there is an $8 parking fee.
Molalla is about 15 miles east of I-5 at Woodburn or 16 miles south of 99E at Oregon City.
Molalla is also the site of the Adams Cemetery, where Jacob and Sarah, many of their children, and other relatives are buried. Located between Molalla and Feyrer Park it will make an easy side trip. From S. Feyrer Park Road, almost halfway between Molalla and the park, turn right, south, on S. Adams Cemetery Road and follow that road south to the cemetery. I’ll have a post about Adams Cemetery and some of the prominent family burials there in the future.
For more information about the reunion feel free to email me at “mittge @ yahoo.com” or contact me through the comments on this blog.