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Updated 12 July 2016


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July 2016 Arrivals

South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1773-1778, Books F-4 through X-4. Brent H. Holcomb.  Until the establishment of county courts in 1785, all deeds were recorded in Charleston. While the deeds in these deed books (F-4 through X-4) were recorded between 1773 and 1778, within these deed books are instruments dating from a much earlier time, some as early as 1706. (1993), 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 306 pp 9780917890123 101-H9012 - $28.50


South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1776-1783, Books Y-4 through H-5. Brent H. Holcomb. Until the establishment of county courts in 1785, all deeds were recorded in Charleston. While the deeds in these deed books (Y-4 through H-5) were recorded between 1776 and 1783, within these deed books are instruments dating from a much earlier time, some as early as 1722. (1994), 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 310 pp 9780917890727 101-H9072 - $29.00


Old Abbeville: Scenes of the Past of a Town Where Old Time Things Are Not Forgotten. Lowry Ware. This narrative history of the town of Abbeville, South Carolina, from its beginnings until the early twentieth century, includes: names of residences from the census, church records, and other sources as well as businesses and institutions.  (1992). 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 280 pp 9780917890055 101-W9005 - $27.00


Delaware River: America’s Historic, Scenic, and Working Waterway. John Bernardo. This book will educate readers on the Delaware River as an important natural resource, show how it provides many recreational opportunities, explicate its critical impact on the local and national economy, and explain how the river represents a huge part of America’s history. 2016, 6x9, paper, 196 pp 9780788457128 101-B5712 - $21.00


William King’s Mortality Books, Volume 2, 1833-1863. Jane Donovan and Carlton Fletcher. This is the second part of a two-volume transcription, from the originals, of all the burials in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., for which William King built coffins. This volume completes King's records, with listings from 1833 to the firm's close in 1863.  (2004), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 140 pp  9780788425226 101-D2522 - $20.00


The History, Principles, and Practice of Heraldry. Edward Hulme.  (1897), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 288 pp  9780788418655 101-H2640 - $27.50


Annals of Fort Lee. Roy Bird Cook. Fort Lee was built in 1788 on the site of what is now Charleston, West Virginia.  (1935, 1998), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 132 pp  9780788409561 101-C0956 - $19.00


Virginia Antiquary, Volume 1: Princess Anne County Loose Papers, 1700-1789. John Harvie Creecy. Includes Chancery notes, personal letters and tax vouchers, among other types of documents.  The papers provide important information, including familial relationships, family heirs, names of slaves, and land boundaries and road petitions showing the names of the owners through whose land the proposed road was to pass.  Of additional interest are records of various crimes, misdemeanors and scandals in families of high and low degree.   Also included is a list of surnames found in the Princess Anne County Deed Index between 1691 and 1798. (1954, 1997), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 238 pp  9780788406140 101-C0614 - $24.50


Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Henry Edwards Scott, ed.. This two-volume series of births (Volume I), and, marriages and deaths (Volume II) was compiled from town records, church records, cemetery inscriptions, returns to the County Court, and some Bible and other private records. (1914, 1991), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 318 pp 9781556134890 101-S0489 - $29.00


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June 2016 Arrivals

Chapters in the History of Abbeville County: The "Banner County" of South Carolina. Lowry Ware. This is a narrative history of Abbeville County, South Carolina, from the nineteenth century to modern times, with particular attention given to slavery and race relations. “Most of the very lengthy index deals with Federal census records.” (2012), 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 254 pp 9780788457234 101-W5723 - $26.00


Patrick County, Virginia Death Records 1868, 1869, & 1871-1896. Barbara C. Baughan & Betty A. Pilson. Taken from records of the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Includes glossary of causes of death. Name, ages, parents, cause of death, date, informant. (1997, 1999), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 270 pp 9781888265965 101-B0096 - $26.00


The Military History of Medway, Massachusetts. E.O. Jameson.  (1886), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 124 pp  9780788430084 101-J3008 - $18.50


The Fedual Barons of Powys. Morris Charles Jones. In the early fourteenth century, King Edward II of England granted John de Cherleton and his wife the inheritance of “certain lands in Powys.” This text tells the tale of Powys, and tracks its barons from that early account of Cherleton to 1422 through the nineteenth century. (1868, 1994), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 184 pp  9780788401213 101-J0121 - $22.00


From D'Aubigny of Normandy, France to Robert Durbin of England and Thomas Christoper Durbin of Baltimore, Maryland. Betty Jewell Durbin Carson.  2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 196 pp 978078845719 last digit 101-C5719 - $22.50


The Janes Family: A Genealogy and Brief History. Frederic Janes. Follows the descendents of William Janes through 9 generations, 1610 to 1865.  (1868, ), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 428 pp  9780788417382 101-J1738  - $35.00


History of the Barclay/Barkley Clan. Betty Jewel Durbin Carson. The Barclays formed important alliances, held land throughout the northeast of Scotland, and played important roles in national affairs. This volume contains: Register Report of David Barclay of Urie and Outline Descendant Tree of David Barclay of Urie. 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 112 pp 9780788457180 101-C5718 - $21.50


The Dangers and Sufferings of Robert Eastburn, and His Deliverance from Indian Capitivity. John R. Spears. Robert Eastburn’s capture by French soldiers and Indians, “Together with some Remarks upon the Country of Canada, and the Religion, and Policy of Its Inhabitants; the whole intermixed with devout Reflections.” (1904), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 76 pp  9780788440816 101-S4081 - $15.00


A Narrative of The Captivity of Nehemiah How in 1745-1747. Victor Hugo Paltsits. On October 11, 1745, Nehemiah How left the safety of the Great Meadow Fort (now Putney, Windham Co., Vt.) and was captured by Abenakis of St. Francis. How gives an account of his journey to Canada, and his imprisonment there. How died in a prison in Quebec on May 25, 1747. (1904), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 72 pp  9780788440823 101-P4082 - $15.00


Angels in the Gate: New York City and the General Slocum Disaster. Karen T. Lamberton. This book contains personal recollections of the survivors, their families, and others involved in the tragic fire aboard the steamboat, General Slocum, and its aftermath. Appendices include the most complete listing of victims, survivors, and their families ever compiled. (2006), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 404 pp  9780788438271 101-L3827 - $36.00


The Brothers Bequest: Germans in Charleston, South Carolina. Robert Alston Jones. The story of three immigrant German brothers, Bernhard Heinrich, Johann Ludwig, and Carsten August Bequest, reveals how members of an ethnic community were transformed by this unique Southern city, how their struggles paralleled Charleston’s as it moved into the twentieth century. 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 294 pp 978078845708 last digit 101-J5708 - $28.00


South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1783-1788, Books I-5 through Z-5. Brent H. Holcomb.  Until the establishment of county courts in 1785, all deeds were recorded in Charleston. While the deeds in these deed books (I-5 through Z-5) were recorded between 1783 and 1788, within these deed books are instruments dating from a much earlier time, some as early as 1703. (1996), 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 560 pp 9780917890048 101-H9004 - $42.00


Our Western Border in Early Pioneer Days. Charles McKnight. “Thrilling Narratives of daring deeds and marvelous adventures of American pioneer more than a century ago, embracing desperate conflicts with Indians, tales of captivity, stories of massacre, miraculous escapes, adventures of famous scouts, hunters, trappers, pioneer women, brave boys, and Indian chiefs of the early days of American history”. This large work covers many aspects of pioneer life, everything from the manners and customs of the time to sieges and conflicts between white families and Indian families. An entire chapter (close to 100 pages), is devoted to Daniel Boone and his life as a pioneer in Kentucky. Contributions of the Zane family of Wheeling, and General George Rogers Clark are discussed. This book also focuses on the Massacre of Wyoming, Two Sieges of Fort Henry, and Pontiac’s role in frontier affairs. (1902, 1993), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 800 pp 9781556138430 101-M3843 - $56.00


The History of Truro Parish in Virginia. Rev. Philip Slaughter. Established in 1732, Truro Parish comprised the area between the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers, and west as far as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The old Pohick Church was located near the present city of Fairfax, Virginia.  This copiously annotated history brims with names. A later history of Pohick Church and surrounding churches, and the original plan of Pohick Church showing the ownership of pews is included. (1907, 1908, 2001), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 186 pp  9780788419836 101-S1983 - $22.00



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May 2016 Arrivals

Old Cemetery Burials of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin: Volume 1. Elizabeth Doherty Herzfeld. This is an alphabetical listing of burials in seventeen of the older Milwaukee County cemeteries in Wisconsin. The information is taken from various sources, including burial records and physical listing of tombstones. (1995), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 332 pp  9780788402685 101-H0268 - $30.00


Upshur County, West Virginia, Births, 1853-1897. Billie Faye Drost and Karon Janel King. From Birth Book 1 (1853-1890), Birth Book 2 (1887-1897), and selected entries from Birth Book 3 and the Delayed Birth Book, which fall within the time frame.  (1993), 2016, 8½x11, alphabetical, 222 pp 9781556138775 101-D0877 - $33.00


Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939. Elaine N. Bay and Henrietta Welch. The compilers have grouped the names of children by year; within each year’s listing, the names are grouped by school district. Names are listed in family groups with the children listed in the order they were listed on the Family Census Blanks. A cumulative every-name index for all twenty-six school districts is included. (1993), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp  9780788408465 101-B0846 - $25.50


The Annals of Binghamton [NY], and the Country Connected with it, From the Earliest Settlement. J. B. Wilkinson. This detailed and extremely well-written history of the town (down to the 1870s) describes the history and hardships of the early settlers to this region and the American Colonies in general. Contains a Civil War roster. (1872, 2002) 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 336 pp  9780788421792 101-W2179 - $28.00


Puritan Roots. Winston Phelps. Leave the Twentieth Century behind and return to the 1600’s with this fascinating and sometimes irreverent look at their lives, their fancies and foibles, their successes and their failures — a light-hearted, entertaining, and informative view of a sect that made an indelible impression on American life. (1987), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 110 pp 9781556130779 101-P3077 - $18.00


Village Life in America. Caroline Cowles Richards. This is the diary of a young school-girl from Canandaigua, New York, beginning in 1852 and continuing until 1872. According to Margaret Sangster, who wrote the introduction in 1912, "Her Diary is a faithful record of impressions of that stormy time in which the nation underwent a baptism of fire. The realism of her paragraphs is unsurpassed." The author was ten years old when she began the diary; thus one gets a unique picture, both innocent and honest, of Northern life during the Civil War. The characters, though actual people, are like any found in classic literature. This is a rare opportunity and a wonderful observation of 19th century life; altogether a pleasant little book. (1912, 1998), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 228 pp  9780788409790 101-R0979 - $24.00


Visitation of England and Wales Notes: Volume 12, 1917. Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp.  Contains: Deeds of the Marshall Family. Bible entries for the Bendall family. Grants of arms to Sir George Hayter, 1843; Humphrey Lowe of Bromsgrove, 1657; Grant of augmentation of arms to Sir John Moore, 1683. Pedigrees of Amhurst, Bendall, Bicknell, Boothby, Burroughes, Byron, Cunliffe, Fellowes, Goddard, Hayter, Hovenden, Knight, Ladds, Lambert, Leigh, Lowe, Marshall, Mason, Moore, Newman, Player, Porter, Walker, Wilberforce and others. (1917), reprint, 8½x11, paper, index, illus., 214 pp  9780788408267 101-H0826 - $31.00


East Tennessee Tax Records Index Volume I: Washington County, 1778-1821. Geoffrey D. Rasmussen. Volume I covers forty-four years and contains 23,479 individuals. Records prior to 1830 are especially important because very few Tennessee federal census returns survived before then. (2005). 2016, 8½x11, paper, alpha., 242 pp  9780788438073 101-R3807 - $40.00


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