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Excerpt from Record of the Family of Levi Kimball and Some of His DescendantsIn the Introduction to the original edition of the Record of the Family of Levi Kimball and Some of His Descendants, published in 1861, the compiler barely mentioned hisMoreExcerpt from Record of the Family of Levi Kimball and Some of His DescendantsIn the Introduction to the original edition of the Record of the Family of Levi Kimball and Some of His Descendants, published in 1861, the compiler barely mentioned his paternal ancestors and, it may be assumed, at that time he knew almost nothing about them. At a later period he received a communication from his cousin, John Cleveland Darbee, a native of Groton, Conn., but then residing in Erie Co., N. Y., who rendered valuable assistance in gathering data which was published in 1866 in a little volume entitled Record of the Family of Jedediah Darbee. After the lapse of a few years the entire work was revised, and the two volumes were bound together.The arrangement of the new edition is the same as that of the original. I have followed that plan in order to carry out the idea that this is not a new Record, but merely an old one with additions and a few corrections. It is offered in memory of my Grandfather, Levi Darbee - an imperfect memorial, perhaps, with missing links here and there throughout the work, and possibly errors in dates and names, a not uncommon fault of genealogical records in general.That the names of many family connections are not recorded is much regretted, yet it may be considered pardonable in view of the fact that it was found to be impossible to get into communication with persons who could give information concerning them. Correspondence failing, there is but one other way to obtain desired information, and that would entail heavy expense and be the work of years- necessitating travel from place to place and the inspection of old town and church records, in many instances the only sources of information. Such thorough research falls within the sphere of work of the professional genealogist, and is too ambitious an undertaking for a mere amateur.Any information relating to families with abbreviated records will be welcomed, and may be made use of in a future revision, should some family connection of another generation see fit to take up the work.To those who have so kindly and courteously assisted me I wish to express my grateful appreciation and thanks. Their willing co-operation has made pleasant what otherwise would have been a burdensome task.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.