Genealogy Festival

Mark Your Calendar and Join us on April 9, 2022

Thanks to all who participated in our 2021 Genealogy Festival. 

Watch our Website and Facebook Page for Details about the 2022 Event.

Genealogy Festival Schedule

Saturday, April 10, 2021

9:00 am to 3:00 pm


2021 Theme:  Contributions of Women - Featured Speakers


Historic Granville is pleased to announce the program theme for 2021, "Contributions of Women" featuring women of Jackson County, Granville, and Mayberry, along with more recognizable national and regional ladies.

Festival Schedule

Genealogy Festival – Recognizing Huff and Myers Families – Located at Granville Museum Exhibition Room and Granville United Methodist Church


9:00 am to 10:00 am - Set up Family Genealogy Tables at Granville Museum Exhibition Room

10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Learn about family genealogy and how to conduct research about your own family at Granville Museum Exhibition Room.  This year’s event features the Huff and Myers families.

10:00 am – “Historical Fiction Storytelling:  The Pioneer Travels of the First Families Founding Granville."  Liz Huff Bennett, Speaker.  Granville United Methodist Church.


10:00 am to 12:00 pm - "Sharing Huff Family Research" - Informal discussion with James Clemons, Office Granville Museum.


10:30 am - Granville United Methodist Church.  Aunt Polly Williams, First Lady of the Cumberland River.  Polly was born to a hard life when Jackson County was young,. The prime of her life coincided with the heyday of the Cumberland River in which she played a significant role.  by Vonda Dixon

11:00 am – “Validating Your Genealogy Research with Tips for Success” - Anna Stout Stephenson, Speaker, at Granville United Methodist Church.


1:00 pm – “Genealogical Manhunt:  Finding Scattered Clues, Funny Stories, and Chasing Illusive Ancestors” – Karen Hall Sarraga, Speaker, at Granville United Methodist Church.

2:00 pm - Presbyterian Church.  Memaw's Maxims: Southern Wit and Wisdom. Speaker/Author James K. Turner keeps alive the century old sayings and advice given to generations of students by his grandmother, Minnie Ada Holliman, a teacher from Granville.  A book signing will follow the presentation.  by James Kenneth Turner.


Get Involved!


Visit Booths at Granville Museum

  • Find a Grave - Carver Moore

  • Family History Research - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Take advantage of designated spaces at the Granville Museum and the Granville Event Center for family chats.

Many visitors come to the Granville Museum seeking genealogical information about their ancestors. You can help and get reacquainted by sharing your genealogical research.


Reserve a Family Genealogy Booth where you can share your research with others on April 10th.  Complete the registration and mail to the address shown on the form or email the information listed on the form to


Huff-Myers Family Reunion Plans


Reunion - Saturday, August 28, 2021 

Reunion Lunch - Sunday, August 29, 2021 -12:30 pm.  Cost $12.

For Reservations call 931-653-4544

or email

The Legacy of Granville, Tennessee:  A Riverboat Town”. Purchase this 375 page book at Granville Museum or Sutton General Store for $22.00

Genealogy Festival Reservation - Please send to Granville Museum, P. O. Box 26, Granville, TN  38564

Call 931-653-4151 to Reserve a Booth

Name:  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address:  _______________________________________  City:    _______________________    State:  ______    Zip:  ___________

Phone:  _________________________________________  Email:  ______________________________________________________

Yes _______   Reserve a Genealogy Booth for me at the Genealogy Festival

Surnames in my genealogy:  ____________________________________________________________________________________