Genealogies of some of the families who settled Concord in the 1600s, and their descendants, can be found in this comprehensive text, which spans some two hundred and fifty years. The first part of the book lays out the genealogical information in tabular form, making fact-checking quick and easy. These tables include thousands of names plus the dates for births, marriages, and deaths, as well as listing the places where births and deaths occurred. The second half of the book contains more than 150 biographical sketches, which offer more 'meaty' genealogical information: ancestry, family details, occupations and avocations, land and other possessions, personal qualities, and the occasional anecdote. Just some of the early family names included are Adams, Ames, Austin, Blake, Blodgett, Barrett, Blood, Brown, Brooks, Bulkeley, Buttrick, Campbell, Capron, Casey, Churchill, Cleveland, Cogswell, Crosby, Conant, Dakin, Damon, Davis, Dodge, Dole, Eaton, Edwards, Emerson, Fairbanks, Farmer, Farnsworth, Farrar, Fletcher, Flint, French, Fuller, Garfield, Gates, Giles, Gilmore, Goddard, Green(e), Hartwell, Hayward, Heal, Heard, Holden, Houghton, Hosmer, Howard, Howe, Hubbard, Hunt, Jarvis, Jewett, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Keeler, Kelly, Kendall, Kimball, Kirkpatrick, Ladd, Lane, Lawrence, Lee, Leete, Lewis, Lincoln, Longley, Lord, Lyman, Mansfield, Marion, Mead, Meriam, Mitt, Montgomery, Moore, Morse, Morton, Nash, Nay, Newcomb, Nichols, Nourse, Nutting, Oddie, Oliver, Orcott, Osborn(e), Osgood, Page, Palmer, Parker, Phillips, Potter, Prescott, Proctor, Putnam, Reed, Rice, Richardson, Robbins, Roberts, Robinson, Roullanrd, Russell, Safford, Sanders, Sargent, Savage, Sawyer, Schuster, Scovil, Shapley, Shattuck, Sherman, Slocomb, Smith, Spaulding, Staples, Stone, Stow, Stowell, Strong, Swain, Sweet, Symonds, Taylor, Thayer, Todd, Tolman, Tower, Turner, Tuttle, Tyler, Vale, Van Dorn, Van Vorris, Wait, Walker, Wallace, Warren, Webber, Wells, Weston, Wetherbee, Wheeler, White, Whitney, Wilson, Willard, Wood, Wright, Wyman and Young. Excerpts from both public and private documents complete the thoroughness of these sketches, and numerous portraits of sketch subjects round out the volume. Fantastic reference for Massachusetts, specifically Concord, researchers! Softcover, (1887), repr. 2006, 2011, Illus., Index, 150 pp.