2014 Annual MFA Meeting

Annual Middlebrooks Family Association, Inc. Meeting
October 30-November 1, Columbus, GA



Columbus, Georgia


Meeting Registration: $10/family (members) or $20/person (non-members)

Help us to plan in advance! Send in your registration as early as possible.



Fairfield Inn & Suites, 4510 Armour Road


Please make your hotel reservations as early as possible!
Hotel: Fairfield Inn and Suites, 4510 East Armour Road, Columbus, GA 31904
Phone: 706-317-3600 for hotel reservations
Name of Organization Group: Middlebrooks Family Association
Rates: with 2 double is $89.00, an Executive King room is $99.00 per night.

If you have questions about the meeting, feel free to e-mail Charles Middlebrooks


The events and activities will focus on exploring “Isaac from Kent County, Maryland to Harris County, Georgia“.   This is the first time for the MFA to feature this Middlebrooks line.   Meet your extended family, learn more about our ancestors, share family histories, stories and, of course, those old photographs and documents.


Chattahoochee River walk


Columbus is affectionately known as “The biggest small town in Georgia”, due to the Ft. Benning folks being part of our town. It is the largest infantry training center in the world, now with the Army’s Artillery Center from Fort Knox added in. Columbus is the corporate headquarters of many of the United States’ leading companies such as Aflac Insurance, Carmike Cinemas, Char-Broil, TSYS, and Lance Snack Foods.  Columbus is the county seat of Muscogee County and the Chattahoochee River separates Columbus and it neighbor Phenix City, Alabama.

Join us for any one day or all three days. Some of the meeting highlights to expect:


The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center


Whitewater – rapids

Thursday October 30th

  • Columbus Public Library – MFA meeting, Research and National Infantry Museum
  • Updates on the Middlebrooks Family Register, Cemetery Project, & MFA website
  • DNA project details and update … BOB Middlebrooks
  • Cater lunch at the library, trays of sandwiches, chips, Fruit, tea/coffee and dessert
  • England – Leonard Middlebrooks or Neal Middlebrook
  • Tour – Fort Benning Infantry Museum
  • Walk the river bridge and talk Civil War/Creek Indian/Chattahoochee River/Mills and see the rapids.
  • Group dinner at Country’s Bus Station Restaurant

Linwood Cemetery, began functioning in 1828

Friday October 31st:

  • Lummus Chapel (9:00 a.m. – 12:00) and Linwood Cemetery
  • A visit to cousin Hiram Middlebrooks (1800-1888)
  • Welcome from our Host Charles & Jo Middlebrooks
  • Jane Brady, Historic Linwood Cemetery
  • Hiram’s story – Leonard Middlebrooks
  • Jo Middlebrooks will read Little Giffin by Dr. Oray Tichnor, and Hiram Middlebrooks obituary and comments in the Enquirer Sun.
  • A visit to Hiram’s grave site.
  • Lunch: Minnie’s Uptown Restaurant (Classic Country Cooking)
  • Dinner: Ezell’s Catfish Cabin – Private Dining Room

Saturday November 31st

  • Pine Mountain and Isaac Family cemeteries
    • Drive to Bethany Church near Pine Mountain
    • Isaacs and on to Harris County, Leonard Middlebrooks and Jean Shroyer
    • Isaac of Harris County, Jo Brooks McGlamery and Melinda Brooks
  • Lunch: Catered in (picked up) from Moore’s Whistlin’ Pig
  • An opportunity to share your own family history and stories.
  • Group Pictures
  • MFA meeting, officer elections and vote on location for MFA 2016 meeting
  • Visit Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson Cemetery and Middlebrooks/Davis Cemetery
  • Make drive home on HWY 27 – Stop at Pine Mountain Overlook and Callaway Country Store
  • Family Social and Dinner – Henry’s Taste of Louisiana

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