Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: The Stephen Hopkins Family. Volume Six. by John D. Austin. Third Edition. General Society of Mayflower Descendants. 2001. Third Printing. ISBN 10: 0930270037. Hardcover with no dust jacket. 669 pages plus 9. Light cover edge wear. Light bumping to cover corners. Very small gouges on top of page block. A pin-point gouge on the back cover. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. FD10a
"Herein the reader will find many, many people. Among them are individuals who composed popular songs and wrote books, kept the first public school in the New World, signed the Declaration of Independence, fought over wales, discovered the Columbia River, and founded Cleveland, Ohio. One man left the priesthood, took a wife, then murdered her. A woman complained about the settlement of her father's estate 26 years after his death, then died at the hands of her husband. One will find a man who married two women with the same given name and surname. In another case, a woman and her four daughters all married men with the same surname. some family groups stayed for generations in the same community. Others moved frequently and far from home. To track these people and discover their fortune has been an enjoyable undertaking." from 'To the reader' in the book.