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Colonial Bertie introduces the family of John and Rebecka Dickinson, the couple from whom the story begins, either directly or tangentially. The Dickinsons and allied families began their trek across the frontiers of the southeast while still colonists under the rule of British Empire.

Across the Pond introduces the landed gentry of Gloucester, through Dorothea Poyntz, wife of Rev. John Owlsey, Rector of Glooston Parish. Their son Thomas settled in colonial Virginia, just off the Potomac River.

Connecticut Yankees introduces the families of the Great Migration of 1630 including Gov. John Winthrop and Gov. Thomas Dudley.

Old Alabama introduces the early settlers of the Tensaw, many who were caught up in the Fort Mims Massacre of 1813.

Old Dominion introduces Katherine Banks, her husbands Joseph Royall and Henry Isham, and the "Tidewater Aristocracy." Representative families include the Randolphs, Eppes, Jeffersons, Meriwethers, Lees, and Marshalls.

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