Kings of Durin's Folk
The Kings of the Dwarves descended from Durin I, the first dwarf ever. Durin's Folk was the only dwarf clan that was very civilized. They were also the only clan that was not so greedy. The other dwarves became greedy for gold and mithril. Durin's Folk originated in Khazad-Dum. Durin I ruled them until his death at the end of the First age. Every King who was named "Durin" was said to have resembled him greatly, and these kings were greatly worshipped. Durin III received one of the seven Rings of the Dwarves from the Elven Smiths of Eregion. This Ring was eventually destroyed. During the reign of Durin IV, the Dwarves awoke a Balrog that killed most of them. The survivors travelled to the Lonely Mountain in 1981 of the Third Age. Smaug attacked in 2770 and the dwarves became wanderers in Dunland. Thrain II tried to reclaim the Lonely Mountain but he failed and was captured by Sauron. This was when the last of the seven Rings was captured. The remaining Dwarves settled in the Grey Mountains. Thorin, son of Thrain II, led a company to Bilbo's house at Bag End. The company set out to reclaim their gold from Smaug. They did, and Smaug was later slain by Bard of Dale. Later, Balin, a member of Thorin and company, attempted to reclaim Moria. He failed, and was killed. Durin VII built a great realm in Moria. He ruled there for the rest of the line of Durin's days.
Line made by "The Thain's Book," see www.tuckborough.net