The compiling of this booklet is with no query as a result curiosity within the heritage of the Lake relatives of Southern New Jersey aroused via the once a year Reunions which have been held at Pleasantville for the earlier ten or extra years. In 1912 the compilers released a pamphlet family tree facing the early generations. The favorable reception of this enterprise inspired them to hold at the paintings with a purpose to comprise a few newly found facts of value and to incorporate later generations.
Only those that have performed comparable paintings can delight in the exertions and trouble curious about such an project, however the result's the following provided to the indulgence of the relatives. whether it is now not the sufficient list of the lives and accomplishments of the kinfolk that the compilers was hoping may possibly end result from the pamphlet sooner than alluded to, it a minimum of contains a lot information and lots of proof of curiosity that might in a different way quickly fade from reminiscence and so be without end misplaced. nobody might be so keenly conscious of the incompleteness and inadequacy of the paintings because the compilers. however the paintings has been with them a exertions of affection, and so they have performed what they can. They belief that no different apology or defence may be needed.
It continues to be for them to specific their appreciation to all who've helped by way of their exertions and suggestions within the work.
First, may be remembered these males to whom is due the credits for the foundation and the continuance of the once a year reunions. The Rev. Dr. S. Wesley Lake has been President from the start; the Rev. Dr. James E. Lake, Historian, and Mr. William Lake, Secretary. The paintings of the Rev. James E. Lake, in particular in tracing the road again to William Lake, shouldn't be forgotten. His number of facts has been of no small counsel within the work.
Those whose labors were of maximum assist in accumulating facts were Mrs. flowers Lake Ryon, who, regrettably, used to be no longer spared to work out the of completion of the paintings; Mrs. vegetation (Risley) Champion, Mrs. Mary Bell (Lake) Gardiner, the Rev. W. Elwell Lake, Mrs. Ann C. Fleming, leave out Mattie Collins, and Mrs. Sophia
(Lake) Martin. along with those there have been others, actually too various to say, who've helped in higher or much less measure, and to whom is due the gratitude of all who locate the e-book useful.
To Mr. Simon Lake, greater than to the other one individual, might be, is due the credits for the current type of the book. The compilers consider below the best legal responsibility to him for innumerable important feedback. He by myself made it attainable to incorporate the attractive replica of the coat of palms. He additionally prompt the plan permitting the compilers to incorporate the illustrations, and ready the original chart that exhibits not just his personal ancestry, however the ancestry of many different participants of the family.
The compilers belief that this booklet will stimulate nonetheless extra curiosity within the starting place and historical past of the family—an curiosity that would bring about the invention of the English ancestry, to the of completion of the documents of these branches of the kinfolk that the plan of this paintings forbade us to track intimately, and to the understanding of a number of the ''lost" strains of descendants of William Lake.
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A genealogy of the Lake family of Great Egg Harbour in Old Gloucester County in New Jersey : descended from John Lade of Gravesend, Long Island