Reprints of The Haviland Genealogy by JOSEPHINE C. FROST are available at Higginson Book Company www.higginsonbooks.com The book contains 551 pages and is an excellent resource for all Haviland descendants in the U.S. This is information about the author and the introduction to her book. I would like to post this as well as her chapter “Parentage and Ancestry of William Haviland of Newport, RI And Flushing, Long Island, NY.” I will divide this in parts. _ The Haviland Genealogy by JOSEPHINE C. FROST, Compiler of Frost, Haviland and Strange Genealogies; Life Member New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; Member Long IslandHistorical Society; Member Kings County Historical Society; Member, Daughters of the Revolution; Chairman of Membership, National Society New England Women, Brooklyn Colony; Genealogist of Membership Committee, National Society New England Women; Editor of three volumes Of Town Records of Jamaica, L.I., 1656-1751. Published by The Lyons Genealogical Company, New York – 1914.
INTRODUCTION During my investigation and study of the Frost family prior to its publication I found many connections with those by the name of Haviland which aroused my interest in the present book and it was suggested to me by Mr. Frank Haviland that I endeavor to secure the data on this family in the possession of the son ofthe late Mr. Frederick Haviland; consequently I was given a letter to Mr. Lindsley Haviland who very cheerfully and considerately turned over to me the vast accumulation of his father’s genealogical matter and later Mr. John J. Haviland, son of the late Mr. Henry J. Haviland, brought me his father’s life work and I have labored diligently and faithfully for over two years in piecing together these notes both genealogical and biographical, research on which was commenced some seventy years ago by Mr. Daniel G. Haviland of Brooklyn, N.Y.; worked on independently for over fifty years by Mr. Henry J. Haviland of Hyde Park, N.Y.; taken up in about 1891 by Mr. Frederick HAVILAND OF New Rochelle, N.Y., and to whom is due the greatest credit, for although he had access to the papers of the two before mentioned, he exhausted nearly every resource to secure accuracy of detail and that he exerted himself earnestly and honestly to prepare a most complete and exhaustive family history is plainly shown by his voluminous correspondence. To him the family is indebted for the early letters of William Haviland the pioneer and for the early marriage certificates of the Friends, which he secured for a book he never lived to see brought out. After his death the work was continued by Mr. Frank Haviland, of Brooklyn, N.Y., now of Holliston, Mass., and out of what seemed chaos (owning to the thousands of notes) he brought some order and to him I am obligated for the foundation work of the following pages. Mr. Eduardo Haviland Hillman of London, England, for many years interested in his family history has given his personal attention to the coat-of-arms that it might be correct in every detail and he has also supplied the link connecting the American family with the one across the Atlantic to its home in England. I cannot claim that this work is free from errors for it has been an impossibility to verify the thousands of minutes I have perused and absolute accuracy in a work of this kind would be a novelty indeed but I have endeavored to make it correct and such as it is I respectfully submit it to the charitable and discriminating consideration of those who may be interested in its contents. Very truly yours, JOSEPHINE C. FROST Mrs. Samuel Knapp Frost, 254 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1914