Still trying to iron out the lineage of certain Pine Ridge residents, Lum talks with constable Ben Withers. In talking about some inconsistencies in the family trees, Ben Withers tells his own scandalous memories of family trees.
Ben goes on at length to show how a family tree caused the marriage and divorce of one of his acquaintences. Interesting, but still not much help in figuring out who the real Hamstead heirs are.
To add to the number of heirs, Abner now claims to be part of the family along with grandpap and Squire. Cousin Abner and cousin grandpap soon realize that Cedric is Lum’s grandson. How is all this happening?