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It is with considerable diffidence that the family annals which compose the following pages are offered to the public. Beginning, about four years ago, with an attempt to trace, for his own satisfaction, a single branch of the family, the author has been induced, by his own increasing interest and the encouragement of others, to extend his labors to their present form. Although he has spared no efforts to secure accuracy and completeness, he has, nevertheless, labored under the disadvantages of limited time, entire inexperience in such matters, and negligence on the part of too many of those to whom he has applied for information.
To the gentlemen who have furnished portraits for this volume, and to all who have given their assistance in collecting the necessary statistics, the author respectfully presents his grateful acknowledgments.
43 PINCKNEY STREET, BOSTON,
November 1, 1866.
The families are arranged according to their respective numbers, and the number of each family is found directly before the name of its head. The same number is also printed in BOLD figures after the name of the head of the family, as it occurs in the list of his father's children.
As the numbers, in both cases, are arranged consecutively, any family or name, whose number is known, can easily be found.
The principal Abbreviations are:- ., born ; m., married ; d., died ; unm., unmarried ; s. p. (sine prole), without issue ; dau., daughter; chil., children ; rem., removed; res., resides or resided.
Those towns whose location is not indicated by the context, will be understood to be in Massachusetts.