US Clan Gatherings

Clan Marjoribanks Society tent at the Greater Greenville Scottish Games

The Clan Marjoribanks Society usually hosts a tent at the Greater Greenville Scottish Games & Highland Festival (Gallabrae), South Carolina in May of each year.  This is a particularly special event for our clan, since the location is adjacent to the Marchbanks family lands.

For example, at the 2014 Games there was a Clan Reception on Friday 23rd May evening and at the Clan Marjoribanks Society tent was manned by volunteers on the Saturday.  You may find more information about the Greater Greenville Scottish Games & Highland Festival here.

Marjoribanks Stand, Greenville Games - volunteers

Marjoribanks stand, Greenville Games – volunteers

For more information on future events, to participate (if you’re a Marchbanks, we know you have talent), or to suggest program content, contact Carol Hightower Leake at 864-233-4092 or click here to access her email. More information on the Marchbanks, Marshbanks and Banks reunions can also be found on Facebook. Click here.

Annual US Clan Marjoribanks Society gathering, Greenville, South Carolina

The annual US Marjoribanks Clan Gathering normally takes place at Reedy River Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
For example on August 11th, 2013. Carol Hightower Leake, US Treasurer and her mother, Frankie Hightower hosted the meeting for 40 clan members.  One lady, Kay Macdonald had flown all the way from Texas to attend. Caroline Morris, Secretary of the Clan, extended a welcome from the Chief and President and encouraged those in attendance to join the Clan Marjoribanks Society. The US branch of the Clan Marjoribanks announced that they were forming an association which would publish a quarterly newsletter featuring news of the cemetery conditions and requirements as well as biographical vignettes of the families buried in the cemetery.  This would prove useful to genealogists and generate interest in the maintenance of the grounds.  After lunch, the meeting finished with a medley of songs from the World War II era.
Marjoribanks family gathering SC

Marjoribanks Clan Gathering SC

Marshbanks Family Reunion, Mars Hill University, North Carolina, October 2010

The Francis Marion and Martha Sammons Marshbanks Family had their annual reunion on October 10, 2010 at 11:30 am at the Bentley Fellowship Hall on the campus of Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, North Carolina. Francis Marion is the oldest son of Stephen Perry Marchbanks of Travelers Rest, South Carolina. For more information on future events, please contact Nancy Randolph Silvers on Facebook. Click here.

Marchbanks Family Homecoming, Greenville, South Carolina, July 2010

The Marchbanks family held a homecoming on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from                     09:00 – 15:00 at the  Travelers Rest, 871 North Highway 25 Bypass, Greenville, SC, USA All descendants and their families of Stephen and Rebecca Marchbanks were invited to attend this gathering at Reedy River Baptist Church. At 9:00 AM the Assembly Room was opened to display pictures, books and relics. At 10:00 AM there was the Registration and Reception and the Adult Assembly Room  was opened at 12:00 PM Lunch was served in the Family Life Center at 1:30 PM and there was a program in Church Sanctuary, featuring historian Mann Batson at 2:30 PM. This was followed by a walk down the Swamp Rabbit Trail to the home of Stephen and Rebecca Marshbanks.  The current owners gave a tour and shared how they were using the home.