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Previously, the genealogy pages on this site were generated based on descendants from progenitors William Veazie (of Braintree, Massachusetts, circa 1640) and James Barkley, who arrived in America aboard the ship George and Ann. In the process of researching those families, information was gathered for many other individuals and families, many of whom were not direct descendants of those men.

In order to include information that may be helpful or of interest but would otherwise not appear in a "descendant" format, the organization of genealogy information herein, a work in progress, is based on families, rather than individuals of a particular "line." That is, the index entry for an individual is a hyper-link to the family (husband, wife and their children, if any) in which that individual appears as a child. The information for each child on that page includes links to family pages (one for each marriage) on which the individual appears as a spouse. Note, then: an individual may appear on multiple pages, one as the child of his/her parents, and one for each marriage. Noted, that's a bit more inconvenient than a "descendant" format which lists biographical information and all of an individual's children, even if by multiple marriages, on one page.

NOTE: Without apology, surnames herein are standardized to simplify indexing and searches. For example, "Veazie" is used for any individual found with the surname Vesey, Veasey, or any of the variations and misspellings of that name. Similarly, "Barkley" is the surname in use for Barclay, Barkly, etc.

References, sources and citations

Genealogy is primarily about determining relationships among people, dates and places - relating a child to his/her parents, an individual to a spouse, an individual to his/her birthplace, etc. The information that relates a child to a parent may be quite independent of information that establishes the birthdate or birthplace of that child, or the existence of, the date of, or the place of a marriage of that individual to a spouse. All (well, perhaps 99.9%) such relationships are circumstantial. A record that states that "James was the son of William" provides no guarantee that a record that states "James, the son of William, married Jane" necessarily relates the first James to the second James. I.e., it may be (and such cases are easily cited) that there are several Williams with sons James, even in the same vicinity at similar times. At best, a genealogist can only evaluate the likelihood that the first James is the second James. As a result, in this author's opinion, a genealogy without references or citations is "just for fun," a source of hints about family relationships. It represents little more than relating one name with another name without basis. Certainly some genealogy compilers, such as Sprague and Moffat, though they provide few references, are more accomplished than others and they have been cited without further explanation.

However, this author does not place himself among those accomplished compilers. The footnoted references found on this site are intended to provide information for interested parties to evaluate the relationships noted or implied. This author's database, from which these genealogy pages are generated, is structured to allow separate references for relating an individual to each parent, a birthdate, a birth place, a deathdate, a death place, a burial place, the existence of a marriage, the date of a marriage and the place of a marriage. By no means have all such references been determined, and those interested will have to decide for themselves whether those references which are cited provide sufficient corroboration of a relationship. In addition, there are references to unsourced "genealogies," e.g., information obtained by or provided to this author in the form of a letter or email. Those references often comprise an excellent starting point from which to search for corroborating information, and such research has not all been completed.