Typical of the gentlefolk who came to the Kentucky frontier in the last thirty years of the Eighteenth century are the twelve families grouped in this series, known as Louisville's First Families. An effort has been made to picture the early social life of Louisville as inaugurated by the twelve families included and by similar families of culture and refinement that emigrated from Virginia, Mary¬land and Pennsylvania to the wilderness in the late seventeen hundreds. From family records and traditions that have come down, verbally, through the several genera¬tions, material was obtained with which to illustrate the permanency of these families in the city, listing the descendants of the pioneers, to link the Eighteenth century with the Twentieth, and to in-dicate the shaping influence of such people upon the growth of a community. The twelve families documented in this work are: The Bullitt family, Prather family, Clark family, Churchill family, Pope family, Speed family, Joyes family, Veech family, Thruston family, Taylor family, Bate family, and the Floyd family. Paperback, ((1920), repr. 2011, Illus., 176 pp.