This genealogy of the Southern branch of the Longstreet family with it related lines by Edward Mayes provides a unique view of the relationships which produced such prominent figures like William Longstreet, the inventor, Confederate General James Longstreet, Lee's Old Warhorse, and the Rev. A. B. Longstreet, judge, legislator, author and educator. There are also a few lesser kwn names like Daniel Longstreet the Continental Marine, Gilbert Longstreet, a Son of Texas, and James C. Longstreet, Judge and Chancellor of the Univ. of Mississippi. While the text reveals an interesting lineup of table related individuals like Thomas Blossom, who came over on the Mayflower, and Supreme Court Justice L.Q.C. Lamar, the story's main focus is on the Longstreet line as it passes from the immigrant ancestor through Judge Longstreet and the events which center on his family and life. Along the way, Mayes expounds in great detail on early Dutch life in New York and New Jersey. The Longstreet manuscript contains numerous foottes (converted to endtes), several interesting appendices, and a very convenient index. If you are just starting your research and think you may be related to someone in this family, or if you are a more advanced researcher taking a more detailed look at the interrelated families, this book is a simple and convenient place to research your line.