Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks is a collection of genealogical and historical information pertaining to the first settlers of the upper part of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Separate chapters are assigned to each family, and approximately 12,000 persons are named and identified. Whole chapters are devoted to genealogies of the following families: Adamson, Ashton, Ball, Blackledge, Burson, Carr, Custard, Dennis, Edwards, Foulke, Green, Griffith, Hallowell, Heacock, Hicks, Iden, Jamison, Johnson, Kinsey, Lancaster, Lester, Levick, Lewis, Lott, McCarty, Miller, Morgan, Morris, Nixon, Penrose, Phillips, Rawlings, Roberts, Shaw, Strawn, Thomas, Thomson, Walton, and Zorns.
The genealogies commence with the first of the Bucks County line (usually during the period of the eighteenth century, but also earlier) and proceed, on average, through about eight generations. Marriages, births, deaths, places of residence and removal, and references to wills, deeds, and meeting records–in short, the nuts and bolts of family history–are amply set forth and documented. In addition to the abundant genealogical data, considerable biographical detail is made available to the researcher. The work is wonderfully designed throughout and is handsomely embellished with portraits, drawings, maps, and facsimile signatures.
“An unusually well conceived and brought forth volume . . . All biographical and genealogical libraries should secure a copy.”–The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (Jan. 1926).