For King or Country

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Volume I - Preface

For King Or Country is an unique collection of genealogical information featuring the ancestors, of some of the members of the Orange County California Genealogical Society, who contributed to America's heritage as King George Loyalists, innocent bystanders, soldiers, or supporters of the American Revolution in other ways.

A basic format was followed but each member compiled and submitted his own ancestor chapters so some are more detailed than others. In order to present a cleaner and more readable text some punctuation of abreviations has been omitted.

The reader will be pleased to find that specific and general sources are given when known, that all the children of each generation are listed as well as the spouses and places of residence, and that many interesting and informative stories are included.

Featured is a collection of maps created to show the areas of military importance from 1763 until 1783. One can see where certain battles and events took place. The maps were researched and prepared by Zona Gale and Walter Forbes. Edgar R. Barton compiled the historical sketches about some of the places and people known by the For King Or Country ancestors.

In the section, DESCENDANTS AND ANCESTORS, the OCCGS Member's name and address is listed, the main line ancestor's name, and also the allied surnames that are featured in this book.

A special word of thanks goes to the following members who made For King Or Country a reality. The assistant editors were: Benjamin C. Clark, Martha Fuller, Syd Gardner, Cecil J. Marks and Robert w. Moodie. The typists included: Doris Buys, Nina Cash, Dorothy Ferrin, Claudia Bell and Syd Gardner. Everyone will appreciate the index. Thanks go to Trudy Gaddess and these assistants: Elynore Barton, Wini Beames, Ruth Betow, Ruth Bilderback, Lillian and Burnell Blanchard, Agnes Brooks, Nina Cash, Ben J. Clark, Ann Fritz, Maurine Jagger, Mary Limebrook, Cecil J. Marks, Betty Martin, Dorothy Moore, Gwen.Platt, Ida Pruitt, Carl Schuholz, Catherine E. Smith, Violet Snow, Gloria Sorenson, Ted Rischard , Billie LeBlanc and Caroline Vosskuhler.

Inspired by the U.S.A. Bicentennial Celebration, the forty-nine members who wrote the one hundred thirty-four chapters thank the Society for making For King Or Country possible.

Enthusiasm continues as Volume II is planned for publication in 1976.

Maureen Mcclintock Rischard, Editor

Contact OCCGS:

Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

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