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Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. -4 CIA S2 The interest of people in their kindred is one of the measures of the distances between the races of men. The cultivation of family history is one of the essentials to the welfare of society. The continued existence and prosperity of every nation depends upon the love of country and pride of race, which is true patriotism. We are commanded to honor our forefathers, that our days may be long. Our religion, civilization, and patriotism, alike require us to rescue their memory from oblivion, so that they may not perish forever as though they had never been born. And it is our sacred duty to gather up the fragments that remain before their past history has been obliterated by the effacing fingers of destruction and decay. I will give something of the Cabells and their kin in England as an introduction ;but my especial object will be to give an outline history of an American family in its various branches, showing the contribution of the various members to the history and advancement of their section and of their country. And as Americans are a mixed race, I shall sometimes trace back to emigrant ancestors, and will give the Seize Quartiers sufficiently often to convey a fairly approximate idea of the actual percentage of English, Scotch, Huguenot, and other blood flowing in the veins of the kindred, especially of this section, which sent out so many emigrants to other sections of our country.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful atten