Delvee Family Association
The Descendants of Peter and Lucy (Town) Delva meeting together since 1886
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Founded in 1886, the Delvee Family Association includes all descendants of Peter Delva (c1745-1803) who settled in Warwick, Massachusetts. We meet yearly in the Delvey Grove on the site of the original Delvee homestead. We are divided into Clans and Tribes.

Lucy Maria (Fuller) Delvee, the wife of Calvin Wilder Delvee was visiting her niece, Louise Maria (Delvy) Hale in 1886, and the conversation got around to the Delvee homestead. It was about to be sold to settle the estate of Calvin. They decided that the families of Calvin and Peter should get together one more time. Soon they changed that to include all available descendants of the first Peter. The first reunion was held on Wednesday, 2 June 1886, and was attended by 126 people. It was such as success, that it was decided to meet each year. By the time of the second reunion, the farm had been sold to Mr. William Shepardson. The Delvee Grove was then purchased from Mr. Shepardson for $60.00. Each year, since 1886, the Delvees have been meeting in the grove.

For years the Delvee Family Association has maintained a small fund for the reunions and for paying the taxes for the Delvee Grove. With the downturn in the economy, and the current low interest rates, there is now a shortage. We are holding an auction at each reunion to help. We are also in need to replace tables and repair the roof. If you would like to help build this fund up, please send any donations to: Patricia Buck 567 Pleasant St., Athol, MA 01331

Please make the checks out to Peter Delvee Family Fund instead of the Delvee Family Association.

2016 Delvee Reunion
2016 Delvee Reunion

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Annual Delvee Reunion

25 June 2017 - in Warwick, Massachusetts.

Come all you Delvees Rally Rally
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The Peter Delvee Family Association Reunion is held on the 4th Sunday in June, which this coming year is June 23, 2019. It is really an old fashioned country picnic started in 1886, by the descendants of Peter and Lucy Delva. Bring a dish to share, but remember there is no electricity. Lunch will be served about 12:30. Arriving early allows time to socialize. We have benches; however folding chairs are more comfortable. Bring bug spray!

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Address of Patsy Buck, our new Treasurer is at the bottom of the Welcome section if you wish to make a donation.

Vitals: - Each year at the Delvee Reunion, the names of family of those who, since the last reunion, were born, married, or passed away are read, and a moment of silence is held for those who have passed. Please keep us updated. The following reports show the past few years:

Births since the beginning of 2016
Marriages since the beginning of 2016
Deaths since the beginning of 2016

Reviews: We are performing a review and reformatting all records in semi-numerical order. There are over 8,000 records, so this is a long task. Currently we have reviewed 547 records.

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