THE DAMON FAMILY OF WAYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS. Richard A. Damon, Jr.
Softcover, (1997), 2009, 6" x 9", Index, viii + 439 pp.
This work includes 11 generations of the descendants of the
immigrant Thomas Damon, from England. Research
indicates that there are potentially three separate lines of the
Damon family in the United States, founded by settlers who arrived
here in the early 1600s, two of them definitely from Kent County, in
England and, in all likelihood, the third also from there. An
extensive correspondence between D. Bradford Damon and the author
was carried on for many years with a full exchange of data. D.
Bradford concentrated on the Scituate line, by far the largest of
the three, and the author concentrated on the other two, the Reading
line and the Wayland line
The sources of information are many, starting with published and
vital records of towns, cities, counties, and states. Census
records from 1790 to 1920 have
yielded family data of great value.
Additional sources are the town
histories, many of which include family
histories. Registries of deeds
and probate records have yielded a great deal
of data not available elsewhere,
as have the many cemeteries visited around the country. A very
valuable source has been published family genealogies,
one of which is the Damon
Memorial written by the Rev. Samuel Chenery
Damon. One of the most valuable
sources of information has been
correspondence with family
members. Many of these people have had a strong interest in the
family history and have sent a great deal of information.
While all of these people cannot be recognized here, deep
appreciation is expressed to all.
ISBN 10: 1-59641-181-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-59641-181-4
viii + 439 pp., Index