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, handwriting errors or personal preference. 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. You will see that I have started the ancestor chapter with my mother. Finally, I hope my sketches help you see places and objects that relate to our family clearly.
I am very grateful to all who have helped me in this research. I have made some special friends. It was a great experience!