Babb Family Reunion Agenda

Here is the finalized agenda for this year’s reunion. Please arrive at the park on Sunday by  11:30to make sure you don’t miss anything. I’ve provided links, so you can either bookmark my blog and follow the links or print this attached PDF (Babb Family Reunion Agenda) for your own records. I’ll have some extra copies on hand, if you need one while onsite.

Babb Family Reunion Agenda
July 2nd, 3rd & 4th 2016
Reedsburg, WI


Saturday July 2nd (Optional)

4-6 pm               Opening mixer from 4-6pm in the Lobby Bar of the Voyageur Inn and Conference Center
(200 Viking Drive, Reedsburg, WI 53959)

6:30 pm              Informal dinner in the Hotel Restaurant


Sunday July 3rd

Founders Day11:30                   Arrival at Webb Park (425 N Webb Ave, Reedsburg, WI 53959)

Noon                  Old Fashioned Picnic Lunch

1pm-4pm           VFW Reverie, honoring the founding families (including James W. Babb)
                              •  Welcome by the Mayor. Introduction of families. Music by Spare Change Trio
• Family Photographs

5 pm                     Tour of original ranch of James Wilson Babb land, monuments & cemeteries
(E5624A Old Ironton Rd, Reedsburg, WI 53959)

7:30 pm              Informal dinner in the Hotel Restaurant


Monday July 4th 

11am-2pm         Tours of Reedsburg Area Historical Society Pioneer Log Village
(Hwy 33 & 23, Reedsburg, WI). Open for walking tours and visiting

3:00 pm              Arrive by 3pm for a 4pm Ceremony honoring of Founding Families at Nishan Park
(Near 1701 8th St, Reedsburg, WI 53959 and 2 blocks north of the Voyageur Inn) as our
family will be honored at Freedomfest prior to the beginning of the fireworks.
Freedomfest includes a stage, 4 different bands and concessions. The fireworks also
happen here about 9:30pm

6pm                    If you want to escape for a little while, a great place to each dinner is at the Reedsburg
(Optional)          Country Club (3003 E Main St, Reedsburg, WI 53959)

Which Volume of Babb Unabriged is right for you?

Someone asked me last week, which of my book series might apply to them. I can’t find their message and there has been so much enthusiasm here that I’m struggling to keep up and can’t find their message. Here is a brief synopsis of the series so far:
Vol 1: Babb’s Rock (Phillip of the Isles of Shoals (aka 1) and his contemporaries)
Vol 2: The Tale of Thomas (1-2)
Vol 3: Finding Philip (1-3)
Vol 4: Seeking Sampson (1-4)


Coming Soon(ish):

Vol 9: Made in England (In this volume I plan to outline 6 distinct lineages of Babbs from England).

The entire tree is available on ancestry:
If you aren’t already an Ancestry subscriber, they have a 14 day free trial, which will give you a good chance to look through the tree.