Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1974. First edition, limited to 1,000 of which this is #184. Black and white illustrations from photographs. Hardcover. Octavo. xxii, 657 pages. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Prior owner name and addressed penned on front pastedown, small old clipping related to the book pasted to front free endpaper. Jacket has a few slight extremity rubs.
A meticulous genealogy that began as research into Col. Wilson's own family but expanded to also include the following families: Adams, Boston, Bedsworth-Betsworth, Chelton, Conner (Stanley), Conner (William), Coulbourn, Cullen, Dixon, Garrison, Green, Gunby, Hall, Handy, Horsey, Johnson, Kellam, Lankford, Lawson, Maddox, Miles, Nelson, Peyton, Powell, Roach, Sterling, Stevenson, Tawes, Taylor, Tull, Ward, Whittington, and Williams.
There were 1,000 copies of this first edition printed, of which this is #184, signed by Wilson and date-stamped August 20, 1974. There is a photocopy of a letter from Wilson to possible prior owner laid in.