The Bland Clan
"We are Family"
The Bland Clan calls Texarkana, Tx. home
The family can trace it's roots back to Booker Bland.  Born a slave in 1848.  Booker would marry Becca and have 10 children together. 

The 4th child of Booker and Becca was John, born in 1877.
John married Dolly Alexander and together they had six children.

John and Dolly's children, are the foundation of today's Bland Clan.  The offspring of John, Alice and Arbrie are the heart of the Bland Clan today. 
The first Bland Clan reunion was held in Texarkana in 1980.
It consisted of about 50 of John's children and grandchildren. 
The reunion has grown over the last 34 years and now there are more than 130 people that attend each year. 
This year's reunion will be July 10,11 and 12th in Dallas, Tx.

 John Bland
1909 - 1998

Clara Matthews Bland
1914 - 1984

Alice Bland Griffie
1914 - 2012

Earlie Griffie
1914 - 2008

Arbrie Bland
1907 - 2011

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