Q1 Who are the Wagners?

A1 We are the descendants of Mr. Martin Wagner (Adair County, KY) and Elizabeth "Betsy" King Wagner (Campbellsville, KY) who were born into slavery between 1838 and 1840. They had ten children all of whom were born in Adair County, KY. The children were:

1. Mary Jane (Wagner) Butler
2. Richard Wagner
3. Lucy (Wagner) Johnson
4. Robert Ed Wagner
5. Magaret (Wagner) Jones
6. George Bud Wagner
7. Ervin Wagner
8. Mattie (Wagner) Anderson
9. Laura (Wagner) Henderson
10. Quinn O. Wagner (died as a child)


Q2 How did the Wagner Family Reunion begin?

A2 The Wagner Family reunion was originally thought of by Cora Wagner Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio, while attending the funeral of her brother, James H. Hunter in Danville, Kentucky on May 22, 1969. During the year 1969, Cora discussed with her sister Hattie Wagner Jones of Louisville, Kentucky, that the family never got together unless it was on a sad occasion and suggested that the family should have a reunion. The two (Cora and Hattie) then talked this over with their brother, Rev. Clarence Wagner of Cincinnati, Ohio and he too agreed that a family reunion should be held. The three agreed that the first Wagner Family Reunion be held in Campbellsville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in the month of August of 1970. Thus, the beginning of the Wagner Family Reunions.