Abbey - Ashman: Two Colonial and Pioneering Families of North America, Volume 1 The American Colonists
Margaret Abbey Ashman Shannon, author
Abbey-Ashman is both the author's genealogy and family history. Beginning in 1475 England it take the reader through The American Revolution. It's pages are filled with captivating accounts of brave immigrants, those who worked the land, and landed gentry descended from royalty. The stories are quietly heroic with a few scoundrels for good measure. The ancestry and stories of the women who married the author's Abbe/Abbey male ancestors follow more than twenty Colonial families. Extensive research and references are given along with nearly 200 color images and a detailed index. Sections titled "History and Inventions" and "The Lives and Role of Women" round out each chapter.