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September 2014 Arrivals

 

Newspaper Extracts from “The Hoosier State”, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, January 1, 1874 to December 30, 1875. Carolyn Schwab. These abstracts of newspaper articles welcome you into the Newport community and introduce you to the people that lived there, along with an interesting glimpse into the area and the era. (2005), 2012, 8½x11, paper, index, 292 pp 9781585499656 101-S0965 - $50.00

 

South County Studies of Some Eighteenth Century Persons, Places and Conditions In that Portion of Rhode Island called Narraganset . Esther Carpenter. Letters by Oliver Wendell Holmes precede this thoughtful account of early Rhode Island life. Covers Huguenot influence, John Saffin, slavery, servitude, household medicine, and much more. (1924), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 316 pp  9780788430213 101-C3021 - $29.00

 

The Assassination of Lincoln: A History of the Great Conspiracy: Trial of the Conspirators by a Military Commission. T. M. Harris. Surely the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln ranks near the top of any list of traumatic events in American history, yet most Americans today know little about it. There is some indication that it was part of a conspiracy to throw the North into confusion by eliminating the entire line of succession to the Presidency with one swift blow by simultaneously assassinating President Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State William H. Seward, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, and General Ulysses S.  Grant. Lewis Payne did in fact attack and severely wound Secretary Seward at his home in Washington just as John Wilkes Booth was killing Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre; the man assigned to kill Johnson lost his nerve at the last minute, and Grant (who was to have attended the theater with Lincoln that evening) was miraculously spared by being suddenly called away to Baltimore on business on the afternoon of that fateful April 14th. The author of this volume was a member of the military commission which conducted the trial of the conspirators (except for John H. Surrat who was later tried in a civil court). Thus he heard the evidence first hand in addition to having ready access to the printed report of the proceedings. This work also includes an account of the trial of John H. Surratt, and several appendices with supplemental materials. (1892, 1989), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, 450 pp 9781556132308 101-H3230 - $36.50

 

Dickson County Tennessee, County and Circuit Court Minutes, 1816-1828 and Witness Docket. Carol Wells. “The County and Circuit Court Minutes abstracted in this book are new to family historians. So untouched for the last 170 years that the pages have never been numbered, these minutes open to us new insights on life in Dickson County in the early 1800s.” Court minutes may provide the missing link in some family histories. Questions about family relationships may be answered by paternity suits; relatives may be found when orphans are given guardians or impoverished folk are provided with care-givers. For example: “Richd M Jones allowed $36 each for maintaining for one year Jno, Robt, & Mary Jordan minor orphans of Seth B Jordan decd.” These minutes contain all of the county court business for the years 1816–1828, including divorces, administration of estates, deeds of conveyance, debts, and more. Presiding officials, names of jurors, and names of parties involved in the court proceedings are also included. The witness docket names the principal parties in each case, the witness, and the number of days and miles they spent travelling to court. (Sometimes witnesses were called from other counties or even other states.) These minutes were abstracted from microfilm and appear in chronological order. Every name written in the original minutes is in this book, which includes a handy index.  (1993), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, 228 pp 9781556138355 101-W3835 - $28.00

 

Queen Anne's County, Maryland Land Records. Book 4: 1743-1755. R. Bernice Leonard. Entry contains grantor, grantee, tract name, sometimes gives spouse's name, neighbors, former owners, price, acreage.  1994, paper, index,138 pp 9781585493739 101-L0373 - $19.50

 

Cast Off the British Yoke: The Old Dominion and American Independence, 1763-1776. Michael Cecere. This book highlights Virginia’s path to independence by exploring the key events that occurred in the 1760s and 1770s, events that ultimately led to the 5th Virginia Convention’s fateful vote for independence in May 1776. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 352 pp 9780788455681 101-C5568 - $31.00

 

Battle Stars for the "Cactus Navy": America's Fishing Vessels and Yachts in World War II. David Bruhn. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy obtained approx. 700 vessels from private owners, designated them as patrol yachts/craft, armed them, and sent them to sea. All of the vessels served when called, some heroically, and were mustered out when no longer needed. 2014, 6x9, paper, index, 404 pp 9780788455735 101-B5573 - $32.00

 

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August 2014 Arrivals

 

Early Cemetery Inscriptions and Early Pastors: Fairfield Reformed Church (Gansegat Reformed Dutch Church) Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey. Carol Personette Comfort. This collection includes inscriptions from unpublished reports dated 1895 and 1904 as well as other sources. Interments are listed in alphabetical order by last name. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 436 pp 9780788455728 101-C5572 - $35.50

 

Harrison County, West Virginia, Death Records, 1853-1903. Patricia B. Hickman. This is a compilation of the county’s earliest death records taken from Book 1, 1853-1904, which despite the dates in the title, actually has records only to 1903. Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), was formed in 1784 and was a “crossroads county”, yet virtually nothing has been published from its vital records. This volume helps to correct that situation. Harrison County death records began with the year 1853. West Virginia became a state June 20, 1863; therefore, all its counties listed in this work prior to the formation of the state were named as Virginia counties. Included in this volume are the data most pertinent to the genealogist, excluding the cause of death. Information includes names of parents and/ or spouses and the birthplace. Where parents’ or spouses’ names are not available are given. Surname index included. (1991), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 198 pp 9781556135279 101-H3527 - $22.50

 

Local History and Genealogical Abstracts from the Fairmount News, 1901-1905. Ralph D. Kirkpatrick. The town of Fairmount is located on the Back Creek in Fairmount Township, Grant County, Indiana. Included in this wonderfully informative work are abstracts of births, marriages and deaths which took place in the community. The information has been gleaned from Fairmount newspapers published during the years 1901 through 1905. The alphabetically arranged name entries may include: marriages, anniversaries, birth and death dates, occupation, location of funeral, age, organizations, names of schools and churches, and more.  (1997), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 182 pp  9780788408601 101-K0860 - $21.50

 

Queen Anne's County, Maryland, Land Records. Book 3: 1738-1747. R. Bernice Leonard. Entry contains grantor, grantee, tract name, sometimes gives spouse's name, neighbors, former owners, price, acreage. 1994, 5½x8½, paper, index, 129 pp 9781585492930 101-L0293 - $19.00

 

How Ordinary Russians Clobbered Communism: An Insider's View. Lincoln Landis. Lincoln Landis, a U.S.-Russian liaison during key periods of the Cold War, offers a simple explanation: communism in the Soviet Union began to collapse the moment Premier Joseph Stalin brought the U.S.S.R. into the United Nations in 1945. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, 60 pp 9780788455605 101-L5560 - $14.50

 

History of the Huguenot Emigration to America: Volume 1. Charles W. Baird. Volume I includes: Attempted Settlements in Brazil and Florida, Under the Edict: Acadia and Canada, New Netherland, The Antilles, Approach of the Revocation, and The Revocation: Flight from La Rochelle and Aunis. Illustrations, maps, and an appendix enhance the text. (1885), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, 372 pp 978078845236 101-B5236 - $33.50

 

History of the Huguenot Emigration to America: Volume 2. Charles W. Baird. Volume II includes: The Revocation: Flight from Saintonge, the Northern, Eastern and Southern Provinces; The Refuge: England; The Emigration: On the High Seas; The Settlements: Boston, Oxford, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Illustrated. Index to both volumes. (1885), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, 466 pp 9780788452376 101-B5237 - $37.50

 

Patrick County, Virginia Birth Records 1881-1889, Volume III. Barbara C. Baughan and Betty A. Pilson . Volume three of the Patrick County, Virginia Birth Records, from the Patrick County Clerk’s Office.The listings include name, race, sex, parents’ name, and birth date. (1997, 1999), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 306 pp 9781888265729 101-B0072 - $26.50

 

History of Malden, Massachusetts, 1633-1785. Deloraine Pendre Corey.  (1899) reprint, paper, 2 vols., index, 870 pp 9781556135620 101-C0562 - $69.00

 

New Hampshire Civil War Death and Burial Locations. Phyllis O. Longver. More than two million men answered the call of the Union cause between 1861 and 1865. The final resting places of over 10,000 New Hampshire residents who played a part in the "War Between the States" are listed in this ambitious work. Arranged alphabetically by surname, this book is extremely easy to use. The author has endeavored to include the following information, wherever known, for each entry: first name and initial, regiment and company, death date and location, burial location and source citation. (2000), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 682 pp  9780788415340 101-L1534 - $52.00

 

A Crocker Genealogy, Volume 2. Andrea Leonard. A companion or supplement to Vol. 1; readers will need to refer to Vol. 1. Each addition or correction is headed with the relevant page number in Vol. 1, followed by a source code, followed by the Henry system identification number for the individual in question, followed by the new information. In addition to the main line of descendants from Deacon William Crocker who traveled from England to Boston in 1634, two other lines are presented in the hope that a missing link will be found as a result of this publication. The book presents 14 generations of descendants as well as a thorough discussion of William Crocker's family origins in England. Other additions for this volume include the will of Deacon William Crocker and excerpts from the 1861-1867 diary of Charles Wilson Crocker.  1997, 5½x8½, paper, index, append., biblio, 244 pp  9780788407765 101-L0776 - $25.50

 

Methodist Records of Baltimore City, Volume 1, 1799-1829. Henry C. Peden, Jr. This volume contains abstracts of marriages, births, and deaths, and information on deaths and removals from the membership and class lists. Marriages and baptisms begin in 1799; deaths in 1800. (1994, 2001), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 278 pp 9781585493609 101-P0360 - $25.00

 

Sword and Scalpel: The Life of Edward Hand of Lancaster. William W. Betts, Jr. Edward Hand of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was a fervent patriot; a distinguished and heroic, high-level officer of the American Revolution, whose contribution to the birth of the country was immense. He will also be remembered as a celebrated physician and a dedicated farmer. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 386 pp 9780788455711 101-B5571 - $33.00

 

Maryland Naturalization Abstracts, Volume 2: The County Court of Maryland 1779-1851, The US Circuit Court for Maryland 1790-1851. Robert A. Oszakiewski. Each entry gives the immigrant’s name and country of origin and the type of instrument; some include name of the spouse, children, former village/town, or profession. (1996, 2001), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 394 pp 9781585493432 101-O0343 - $33.00

 

Old Kanawha Baptist Church Minutes--Indexed, Plus Unpublished County Court Records of West Virginia. Eugene Lincoln Peck and Regina Peck Andrus. Transcription of the Old Kanawha Baptist Church minutes (Pratt, W.Va.; Jul. 1796–Aug. 1845), which include date and location of church meetings, baptisms, and member dismissals; and unpublished county records. (1997), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 100 pp  9780788407352 101-P0735 - $17.00

 

St. Thomas' Parish Register, 1732-1850. Bill and Martha Reamy. Records of Anglican parish created from St. Paul's in Baltimore Co. in 1742, located northwest of Baltimore City, overlooking Reisterstown Rd. Includes births, marriages, deaths, tombstone inscriptions, vestry proceedings and tax lists. (1987), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, index, 92 pp 9781585491056 101-R0105 - $17.00

 

Distinguished German-Americans. Charles R. Haller. A broad selection of over 2,300 prominent Americans who descended from German origins.  1995, 5½x8½, paper, index, append., biblio., glossary, 303 pp  9780788401930 101-H0193 - $28.50

 

Queen Anne's County, Maryland Land Records. Book 1: 1701-1725. R. Bernice Leonard. Entry contains grantor, grantee, tract name, sometimes gives spouse's name, neighbors, former owners, price, acreage. 1994, 5½xc8½, paper, index, 155 pp 9781585492770 101-L0277 - $20.50

 

Revolutionary Patriots of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1776-1783. Henry C. Peden Jr. This book is a research tool for locating the men and women of Montgomery County who contributed and supported the fight for freedom during the Revolutionary War. Approx. 5,000 persons named herein include genealogical data with their respective entries. (1996, 2001), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 380 pp 9781585493388 101-P0338 - $32.50

 

Deaths in Central Texas, 1925-1934. Monyene Stearns and Pat Fehler.  Material has been gathered from local records, newspaper obituaries, cemetery records, funeral home records, and tombstone inscriptions. Typical entries include name, age, date and place of birth, date of death, names of spouse and children, and source of information. (2003), 2014, 8½x11, paper, index, 184 pp  9780788423529 101-S2352 - $24.50

 

Guide to Manuscript Collections, Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma. Donald L. Dewitt. This guide, for the first time, opens the Western History Collections' 11,000 linear feet of multi-disciplinary manuscript holdings to researchers.  (1994), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 328 pp  9780788401176 101-D0117 - $30.00

 

Templeton Family History: Records and Descendents of the Templetons Who First Settled in What is Now Laurens County, South Carolina Together with Brief Sketches of Other Templetons Who Settled in Other Parts of South Carolina and Other States. L. B. Templeton, Jr.. “In addition to the first Templeton (David Templeton) in Laurens County, L. B. also provides information on the Templetons who arrived in November 1772 from Ireland.”   (1953), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 202 pp 978078845563 101-T5563 - $22.50

 

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July 2014 Arrivals

 

Historical Collections of Virginia: Containing a Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c . Henry Howe. Relating to its History and Antiquities, together with Geographical and Statistical Descriptions. To Which is Appended, an Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the District of Columbia . This text is comprised of three parts. The first part, a general history, surveys events from the discovery of America and first settlement of Virginia until 1845. The second part presents a geographical and statistical description of Virginia, containing results of the 1840 government census. The book's third and principal part is arranged by county, in alphabetical order; each is successively treated, touching on local history and geography as well as prominent citizens. Includes more than 100 illustrations of notable persons and places. (1846, 1997), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 616 pp  9780788408113 101-H2811 - $39.50

 

Western Pilgrims: The Hill, Stockwell and Allied Families. Ancestors and Descendants of George J. Hill and Jessie Fidelia Stockwell, Who Were Married in Wright County, Iowa, in 1882. George J. Hill, M.D., M.A., D.Litt.. More than 150 ancestral branches of George J. Hill and Jessie F. Stockwell are traced from northern Europe to the heartland of America. 2014, 8½x11, paper, index. 101-H5555 - $79.00

 

Index to Ohio Pensioners of 1883. W. Louis Phillips. A list of all federal pensioners on the rolls was compiled by the Secretary of the Interior in 1883 and published in five large volumes. The persons listed were predominantly Civil War veterans or their widows, but there were also numerous entries for the War of 1812. While these volumes will be found in many large libraries, and are still in print in a reprint edition, they are very difficult to use because the data was arranged geographically rather than alphabetically. The present work resolves this difficulty for Ohio researchers by providing an index, arranged alphabetically by surname, to all the persons listed with an Ohio residence. The index citations give the person’s full name, the Ohio county of residence, and the page number where the entry can be found in the original listing. Armed with this information, the researcher can then consult the original listing for other data including the post office address, basis for the pension, monthly rate, and the certificate number for persons of interest. Directions on how to order copies of the original pension files from the National Archives are given in the introduction. (1987), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 376 pp 9781556130564 101-P0056 - $32.50

 

The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland [1652-1660], Third Edition. John P. Prendergast. . “The Cromwellian Settlement is…the history of the dealings of the Commonwealth of England with the lands and habitations of the people of Ireland after their conquest of the country in the year 1652.” (1922, 2005), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 568 pp  9780788451119 101-P5111 - $43.00

 

Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Court Orders, Volume III: 1651-1661. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff. A concise compilation of day-to-day judicial records of New Plymouth, Massachusetts. (1855, 1998), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 260 pp  9780788409110 101-S0911 - $25.00

 

Queen Anne's County, Maryland Land Records. Book 2: 1725-1741. R. Bernice Leonard. Entry contains grantor, grantee, tract name, sometimes gives spouse's name, neighbors, former owners, price, acreage.  1994, 5½x8½, paper, index, 1994. 160 pp 9781585492787 101-L0278 - $21.00

 

Marriages, Deaths, Accidents, Duels and Runaways, Etc., Compiled from The Weekly Georgia Telegraph, Macon, Georgia, 1858-1860. R. Newton Wilcox. This volume includes abstracts of articles gleaned from issues of The Weekly Georgia Telegraph from Jan. 5, 1858 to Dec. 11, 1860. (2003), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 360 pp  9780788423697 101-W2369 - $33.00

 

The Vestry Book of Kingston Parish, Mathews County, Virginia, 1679-1796. C. G. Chamberlayne. This volume contains the earliest records of Kingston Parish, Mathews County, Virginia, known to be in existence. Mr. Chamberlayne transcribed, annotated and indexed the original manuscript housed at the Library of the Theological Seminary of Virginia, in Alexandria. This exact reproduction of the original has left any errors or omissions unaltered. Brief lists of ministers (1680-1796), Clerks of the Vestry (1679-1796), physicians (1742-1776), and subscribers are also included.  (1929, 1999), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 188 pp  9780788413230 101-C1323 - $21.50

 

Digest Of Claims And The Action Thereon By The Legislature And The Canal Board, Together With The Awards Made By The Board Of Canal Appraisers; Also A Supplement Showing The Claims Presented, Determined And Pending Before The Canal Board And The Canal Appraisers, From 1866 To 1870, Inclusive. Hiram Calkins. What first appears to be a rather boring title is in actuality quite an interesting collection of genealogical material regarding claims made for damages caused by the canals in the New York state canal system. The second half of the book, the "supplement," is actually two alphabetical lists of claimants and claims. A surprising source of information.  (1870, 1999), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 240 pp  9780788412356 101-C1235 - $26.50

 

Escape from the “Maple Leaf”, Including a roster of Confederate Officers on the “Maple Leaf” and a discussion of the System of Exchanges and Paroles. Jerry V. Witt. The Confederate officers involved in the Maple Leaf escape thought they were on their way to City Point, Virginia, to be exchanged for Union prisoners. Soon after their arrival at Fort Norfolk, however, the prisoners were told exchanges and paroles had been suspended, and that they would be transported to Fort Delaware. Once at sea, they began plotting their escape. Off the coast of Virginia, they were able to overwhelm their captors, and went ashore in North Carolina a few miles south of Cape Henry. Country folk risked their lives assisting the escapees as they fled across the Great Dismal Swamp with the Yankees close behind. (1993), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 150 pp 9781556138461 101-W0846 - $19.50

 

Fauquier County [Virginia] Tombstone Inscriptions, Volumes 1 and 2. Nancy Baird, Carol Jordan and Joseph Scherer. These two volumes cover over 400 cemeteries. Inscriptions are just as they appear on the tombstone. Directions to each cemetery are given, including distinctive features to aid in locating it. A special list has been included in Volume 2 of known Civil War soldiers buried in Fauquier County cemeteries. (2000, 2004), 2014, 8½x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 540 pp 9780788416262 101-B1626 - $60.00

New Hampshire Militia Officers, 1820-1850: Division, Brigade, and Regimental Field and Staff Officers. Scott Lanzendorf. Include the name, rank, dates of commission and discharge (when given), and the unit of each officer. Many also include the place of residence of the officer.  (1995), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical,  232 pp  9780788402999 101-L0299 - $24.50

A. B. Amis' "The Amis, Brewer, Pettey, Landford and Wilson Families of Newton County, Mississippi". Lucius F. Wright, M.D.. Dr. Wright has greatly expanded the scope of A. B. Amis’ original genealogical work, while retaining the original information and spirit. He also made minor grammatical corrections and presented the data in Register format. 2014, 5½x8½, paper. index, 518 pp 9780788455667 101-W5566 - $40.00

 

Loudoun County, Virginia Marriages After 1850: Volume II, 1881-1900. Patricia B. Duncan and Elizabeth R. Frain. This volume contains transcribed data for marriages reported between 1881 and 1900, with a wealth of additional information added to the transcription by the authors. An index to brides’ names completes this work. 2014, 6x9, paper, alphabetical, index, 300 pp 9780788455629 101-D5561 - $28.00

 

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