The 2018 Lillibridge Family Reunion is almost here!

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 21st – Sunday June 24th 2018 and make your way to the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, Texas.  Whether you stay on-site or in area hotels, you’ll find the accommodations charming and the activities plentiful.  Silver Spur Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive venue.

For more information and to register for the 2018 Lillibridge Reunion, please contact Janis Maynard at wmaynard@prodigy.net or Ina Schafer at inaschafer@gmail.com; include information on how many will be attending with you or your group.

Space at the ranch is filling fast. Rates for on-site and off-site reunion registration vary and meals are included during the reunion time period – please inquire.   There is no online registration via the ranch, so please contact Janis or Ina directly via their email addresses above.

Numerous hotels are also available in the surrounding area, such as in Bandera, Boerne and Kerrville, as well as RV parks.

As for events, Janis has this for Thursday evening:  “Kickoff for the reunion will begin on Thursday, June 21st at 3 p.m. with registration in the main lodge of the ranch.  Registration will continue until 6 p.m. when a “Welcome To Texas” bar-b-que dinner will be served.  After dinner and some Texas Trivia fun, at approximately 7:45-8:00 we will hop aboard a hayride to view the beautiful Hill Country sunset.  We will then return to the lodge to enjoy smores around the campfire.”

For more details, please see the events schedule on this website.

As Janis Maynard says, “Texas is a big state, so there is a lot to see.”  Here is a brief list she has provided for area attractions, highly recommended if you have extra time in the area:

Travel Texas
Tour Texas Travel Guides
Austin, TX
Visit San Antonio
Bandera – Cowboy Capital
Kerrville, TX
Fredericksburg, TX
Visit Boerne, TX

Janis continues, “There is the Capitol, Bob Bullock State History Museum, LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, and San Antonio has the Alamo, Sea World, Fiesta Texas, the Riverwalk and much more.”

So, if you have Lillibridge heritage directly or through family ties, you are hereby invited to attend.  We hope to see you at the 2018 Lillibridge Family Reunion!

Genealogy Wall Chart

Lillibridge Genealogy

2015 Reunion Update by John Lillibridge: A cornerstone of our family gatherings is genealogical research and publications, along with an extensive database created over the past 30 years, by our primary historians John Lillibridge and Lu Knutson.  Though Lu couldn’t make it, John regaled reunion attendees with stories of the very early days. The “founding … Continue reading Lillibridge Genealogy

Lillibridge Ancestral Cemetery

Ancestral Cemetery

2015 Reunion Update by Dick Hutchins: One of the true highlights of this reunion, and the primary reason for its location, was the tour of the Lillibridge historical cemetery in the town of Richmond.  It contains 15 grave sites for Thomas the First and his immediate family in a rock-fenced yard about the area of … Continue reading Ancestral Cemetery

Savannah Mausoleum

Savannah Mausoleum

2015 Reunion Update with Dave Dick: Continuing the theme of ancestral resting places was Dave Dick, who presented a detailed update on the Lillibridge/Farrell mausoleum in Savannah, Georgia. Early genealogical records show that many Lillibridges moved from the northeastern colonies to the south, including Savannah, during the Revolutionary War.  This included Hampton Lillibridge, one of … Continue reading Savannah Mausoleum

Hosea Lillibridge homestead 1891

Family Stories

The following stories are excerpted from The Lillibridges of the World genealogy, compiled by Donna E. Lillibridge and John L. Lillibridge, and published in 1994.  It’s a 2-1/2 inch bound book accompanied by at least two supplements and features a rich history of the Lillibridge family in full genealogical detail with photographs.  John is currently requesting … Continue reading Family Stories

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