Description: Free online genealogy book based on: A history and genealogy of the families of Bayard, Houstoun of Georgia, and the descent of the Bolton family, by Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch. Published by J. H. Dony, Washington D.C., 1919
In presenting the history and genealogy as contained in the following pages the author does not for one moment claim to have included the issue of each line or of each marriage, nor of all those descended from each family, but rather to carry out the descent of the direct line of the family to the first American ancestor, from whence those descended can arrive to that position where they can conveniently trace their lineage from the first ancestor arriving in America.
In the forthcoming pages many who have no record or who have not become members of any patriotic bodies or who have failed to avail themselves at a critical period of the requisite information, will find much aid in being enabled to trace to some ancestor their lineage as contained herein.
It may be very difficult in time to trace the lineage of those who, living in a country filled with an admixture of various races, to prove their pure blood from American ancestors who settled in this country, unless we keep a true record.
Although there are many references to the distinguished Bayard family, there appears to be no connected line of descent from the three brothers, Balthazer, Petrus and Colonel Nicholas Bayard, the sons of Samuel Bayard and Ann Stuyvesant, which can be found together in one book. The author does not pretend to give all the lines and issues of the different branches, nor of all the children of each marriage, nor is any claim made that perfection of the genealogy of this family has been attained. Those descended from Nicholas Bayard and Catherine Livingston will find by consultation of the House of Alexander that they have a Royal lineage.