Begun in 1918 and not completed until 1932, Notable Southern Families has been until now the best known yet least accessible work on Southern genealogy ever published. Out of print for many years, we are delighted to reproduce the original six-volume set in individual paperback volumes priced substantially below the used-book price of each volume.
Notable Southern Families is a collection of family histories touching upon many thousands of individuals of Cavalier, Scotch-Irish, and Huguenot stock, the one common denominator being the milieu of the South. In almost every instance family lines are brought down to the present day from the earliest settler in America, the lines convincingly developed after careful consideration of court records, histories, family bibles, and miscellaneous family documents. The Colonial, Revolutionary, War of 1812, and Civil War record of each family is set forth succinctly. Although the primary aim of the work is to show the Colonial or Revolutionary settler and his posterity, treatment is given, in some cases, to the progenitors of the original settler. Each genealogy is meticulously developed, giving all names in both collateral and direct lines of descent, dates and places of birth, marriage and death, places of residence, and all other particulars of genealogical significance.
In the preparation of this work Miss Armstrong drew on the services of a large group of specialists, in some instances publishing their findings in their entirety and in the case of Volume V actually collaborating with Janie Preston Collup French (who incidentally contributed the entire contents of Volume VI). The net result is a product of enduring reference value, a work boasting so many families and names that it is, in effect, the spine of Southern genealogy.
This volume includes genealogies of the families of Armstrong, Banning, Blount, Brownlow, Calhoun, Deaderick, Gaines, Howard, Key, Luttrell, Lyle, McAdoo, McMillan, Phinizy, Polk, Sevier, Shields, Stone, Turnley, and Van Dyke.