Dedication and Thanks
“It is a revered thing to see an ancient castle not in decay; how much more to behold an ancient family which has stood against the waves and weathers of time!” – Sir Francis Bacon.
Special dedication to my aunt, Annie Lou Bond Dodd. She inspired me to research my family background.
“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton. My personal giants whose previous efforts greatly eased my task:
Mary Louise Atkins, author of Bouzage Bosarge Family.
Nap L. Cassibry II, author of The Ladner Odessy.
Charles Owen Johnson, author of The Genealogy of Several Allied Families.
Brother Jerome Lepre, whose numerous articles covered multiple related families.