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Daniel G. Beckett, Jr.
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Forward

Here is the original forward in the book my great great uncle, Irving Pierce Beckett, presented to my great grandfather, Russell Gordon Beckett, on March 15, 1949.

    "In preparing this family history I have taken such effort in historical research to find our racial origins and find that the blood line has not at any time departed from the North European races viz.: Nordic, Germanic, Norman, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic. That branch of the human race that has predominated all other races in the last 1500 years in every mode of human activity; religion, art, science, invention, literature, colonization, industrialization, government, politics, exploration, education, agriculture and war.

    A friend once told me, as we were discussing family histories, that one should be careful in tracing back their ancestry and not look too closely, for in so doing one might discover a horse thief somewhere upon the boughs of the family tree.

    Irving P. Beckett

    "The pictures presented in this volume are not many in number. However, they go back to the time when tin-types were the only kind of photograph available and were being made available to the general public.

    "They include such as I could find among the possessions of my father and mother and carry us back to our grandfather on our father's side of the family, and our great grandmother on our mother's side of the family.

    "I have prepared this book in extension form so that each of you may carry the history of your own immediate family forward in words and pictures as you may so desire.

    "A friend once told me, as we were discussing family histories, that one should be careful in tracing back their ancestry and not look too closely, for in so doing one might discover a horse thief somewhere upon the boughs of the family tree.

    "I have heeded his advice so haven't turned up a horse thief yet. However, I have unearthed plenty of preachers on both sides of the house which should offset one or two horse thieves should they have eluded my search.

    "Sincerely and in love, your brother,"