pages may be seen as a first attempt to systematize the genealogical data
on Robert E. Howard.
As will be evident,
some of the information found in Lyon Sprague de Camp's Dark Valley
Destiny appears to be faulty. While de Camp is to be credited for tracking
down family Bibles for his genealogical researches, it appears that he
took at face-value everything Howard wrote concerning his ancestry, hence
the flawed conclusions.
pages in no way represent a complete "Robert E. Howard genealogical tree":
I have focused on the Walser line only, more precisely on Howard's paternal
grandmother Louisa Elizabeth Henry's ancestry. For clarity's sake, succinct
details on her husband William Benjamin Howard - Howard's grandfather -
and son Isaac Mordecai Howard - Howard's father - have been added. Also
interpolated are several comments, notes and extracts from Howard's letters,
as well as external links.
I would also
like to thank the following people, who supplied me with the results of
their research: Leaton Clark (THE Walser specialist), Carolyn Walser, Eugenia
Woods Weathersby and Bobby Walser. Without their enthusiastic cooperation,
this genealogical tree wouldn't be what it is.