|The following is the editor's note in the
original 1959 publication.
This book is a compilation of some of the
family lines and genealogies collected from the books listed in
The book is organized by "family"
rather than by direct descent from some prominent individual. It
has been arranged alphabetically for ease in cross reference.
The youngest member of the family has been listed at the top,
followed by the parents, grandparents, etc.
It is suggested that the reader use this book
with pen or pencil and mark those lines that belong to his
Start with a known ancestor and trace your
family through the family lines contained herein together with
their wives and the maternal lines of those new families.
Many interesting genealogies are contained in
this book. There are probably many errors in these ancient lines
and undoubtedly many false and fictitious lines reported. This
is due to the fact that many of the very early genealogists
wanted the favor of the king or prince and would
"uncover" or conceive new connections to tie their
lord into the Biblical genealogies or have His Majesty descend
from the mythological gods of old.
These questionable lines have been included
from a historical and human interest standpoint and it is hoped
that the reader will enjoy these interesting glimpses into the
past as much as the Editor has in compiling them.
The reference sources for the family lines
have been included at the end of most family groups. In some
cases, the original reference notes were lost and are not
If you enjoy this book, I hope that you will
feel the same sense of appreciation that I do for Miss Carol
Hughes who has patiently and persistently typed, edited,
revised, retyped and retyped this lengthy and confusing
compilation. My sincere thanks to Miss Hughes for her wonderful
CARR P. COLLINS, JR.