In compiling all the information in this book I have tried to be as accurate as possible. Many times during this research there have been discrepancies in spellings and dates. Sometimes records of name spelling varied due to pronunciation or handwriting errors. For the spellings in this book I tried to use signatures, as they were available. When there were not signatures spelling was taken first from recorded documents and then from bibles, newspapers and family genealogies. The same is true for dates. Parents or children may have given more recent dates.
I am very grateful to all who have helped me in this research. I have made some special friends. It was a great experience! I would also like to thank Larry, my husband for making it possible for my creativity to flourish , to my brother Michael for his computer support and to my Dad for all his help.