Beside the many members of the various branches of the family who have contributed valuable material to the work, the following antiquarians are entitled to my thanks for their kind assistance in matters relating to the colonial and revolutionary periods: Hon. Berthold Fern-ow, Keeper of State Historical Records at Albany; James Riker of Waverly, N. Y., au thor of Annals of N ewtown Van Brunt Bergen, of Bay Ridge, L. I., who has given access to the valuable unpublished notes of his father, the well known genealogist Tennis G. Bergen; J. 0. Austin of Providence, the Rhode Island genealogist; William S. Stryker, Adjt. Gen. Of N. J the compiler of the Rolls of N. J. Soldiers in the Revolution; William H. Stillwell of Brooklyn, the historian of Gravesend; Dr. Henry Race of Pittstown, N. (j., an untiring student of old Hunterdon history; Andrew D. Mellick, Jr., of Plainfielgl, a most successful collector of accurate in formation regarding colonial -life in New Jersey; Mr. O'gorman, the anti quarian Town Clerk of N ewtown, L. I.; Hon. Charles D. Deshler of New Brunswick, N. J. And William F. Wyckoff of Jamaica, L. I.