I thought I’d make a list of the nine families and the generations within them in order to create a context for the stories and songs. Eventually I plan on expanding this list into a narrative for each family line and ultimately merge them into a coherent book.
Under each family there will be their settlements in America, and the prominent members of the family. Generally these will be successive generations, i.e. parent > child, etc. However, in some cases there will be a brother and sister notated if that is important for a story or song.
Next to each name is the birth date and sometimes a death date.