This reunion was first held in 1974 at the Madisonville home of the late Jessie Thomas Coleman and Kate Coleman. It has been held every other year since, except in 1978 when no reunion was held. The reunion has for many years been at Fort Loudoun State Park, except for a couple years, when it was moved to the Vonore Community Center.
This reunion is held for the descendants of Jessie Coleman and Laura Ellen Self Coleman. Laura was the daughter of Rev. John S. Self and Mary Ann Barbara Tucker Self.