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December 2016 Arrivals

 

Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama, Being a List of Names Compiled from Authentic Sources, of Soldiers of the American Revolution, Who Resided in the State of Alabama. Thomas M. Owen. This compilation of biographical notices of Revolutionary War soldiers who resided in Alabama was assembled by the Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History from: obituaries in old newspapers, the Revolutionary Pension Roll compiled by the Federal Government, the 1840 census, tombstone inscriptions, published genealogies, the manuscript Pension Book kept by the State Branch Bank in Mobile, and the personal papers of Mrs. P.H. Mell, former State Historian of the Alabama Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The notices vary in length from a paragraph to several pages and provide essential data on age, residence, military service, and other particulars along with citations to the sources. This report was originally published in limited quantity as the department’s Bulletin No. 5 and is now scarce. (1911, 1988), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 132 pp 9781556131165 101-O3116 - $19.00

 

Ancestors, Descendants & Allied Lines of Dr. Jacob George Bruckman 1800-1885 & Dr. Philip Bruckman 1797-1874 German Jewish Immigrant Physicians and Brothers from Böhmen, Austria (now Czech Republic). Raymond C. Lantz.  2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 184 pp 978078845675 last digit 101-L5675 - $27.00

 

Pierce Genealogy, Being The Record Of The Posterity Of Thomas Pierce, An Early Inhabitant Of Charlestown, And Afterwards Charlestown Village (Woburn), In New England, With Wills, Inventories, Biographical Sketches, Etc. . Frederic Beech Pierce. English-born Thomas Pierce (c1583-1666) is the emigrant ancestor. (1882, 2001), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 392 pp  9780788417207 101-P1720 - $31.00

 

Biographical Dictionary of The Youngs (Born circa 1600-1870): From Essex and Old Norfolk Counties, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Which Once Contained Parts of Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Louise Rider Young. A wealth of data on Young families from northeastern Massachusetts as drawn from a wide variety of documented sources. (1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 432 pp 9781556139499 101-Y3949 - $35.00

 

Gazetteer of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1654-1887. W. B. Gay. Contains several biographical accounts of founding fathers and their descendants, as well as a detailed historical background of the state, a business directory, listing proprietors' names alphabetically within each town, and a classified business directory. (1887, 1993) , 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 906 pp 9781556138096 101-G3809 - $68.00

 

A Grassroots History of the American Civil War, Volume III: Captain Cotter’s Battery. Richard J. Staats. This is a history of the war as told by citizens and soldiers from the Portage County, Ohio, area. Active prior to the war, Cotter’s Battery became the nucleus for Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. (2002), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 270 pp  9780788422379 101-S2237 - $30.00

 

Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Volume IX: Acts of the Commissioners of the United Colonies of New England, 1643-1651. David Pulsifer. Continuing the body of work begun by Nathaniel Shurtleff, the majority of the text is concerned with the resolution of land disputes between the neighboring colonies, and the maintenance of royal authority in the region. (1859, ), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 258 pp  9780788410512 101-P1051 - $26.00

 

Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey. Cornelius Burnham Harvey. A treasure-trove of genealogical information! The subjects appear to have been born in the early to mid-1800s but commentary on their ancestries may cover several generations and reach into the early 1700s. Contains a roster of earliest landowners and settlers. (1900, 1996), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 668 pp  9780788404245 101-H0424 - $48.00

 

Biographical Sketches of the Leading Citizens of Otsego County, New York. Biographical Review Staff. When reflecting on the importance of collections of this type the editor of this present volume aptly quoted the Hebrew proverb “children’s children the crown of old men, and the glory of children their fathers.” Originally published in 1893 this volume contains within its covers an enormous amount of information on the former citizens of Otsego County in the form of biographical and genealogical sketches often augmented with the inclusion of sketches of the subjects. Anyone who had ancestors in Otsego County during the late 1800’s should be interested in the contents of this book. Now with a new every-name index, this collection is more accessible than when it was first published. (1893, 1995), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 880 pp  9780788402586 101-B0258 - $71.00

 

Historical Papers on Shelter Island (New York) and Its Presbyterian ChurchWith Genealogical Tables. Jacob E. Mallmann. Shelter Island is a relatively large island at the northeast end of Long Island. It was first purchased from the Indians in 1652 and passed through several hands before coming into the sole ownership of the Sylvester family who held it for several decades. Gradually, through bequest and sale, it was subdivided until 1730 when it was owned by twenty men who organized it into a town. The Presbyterians first established a meeting house there three years later, but the church of which the author was pastor was not established until 1808. This volume presents a detailed history of the town and of the latter church. Of particular interest are the genealogical tables which occupy about half of the volume, and present the ancestry and descendants of the founders of the town in 1730 and of the town had strong connections with Southold, L.I., Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, one of the founders (Samuel Hopkins) being of Mayflower descent.  (1899, 1990), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 348 pp 9781556133350 101-M3335 - $31.00

 

Directory to Collections of New York Vital Records, 1726-1989, with Rare Gazetteer. Fred Q. Bowman and Thomas J. Lynch. Identifies several hundred collections of newspaper-published vital records, 1726–1989: statewide and regional collections with date spans, an alphabetical list of 6,710 New York cities, villages and hamlets, and details concerning the formation, origin, and other information pertaining to each of New York’s present-day sixty-two counties.   (1995), 2015, 8½x11, cloth, 102 pp  9780788402753 101-B0275 - $32.50

 

Ancient Long Island Epitaphs From The Towns Of Southold, Shelter Island And Easthampton, New York. Edward Doubleday Harris. “During the period between the years 1877 and 1890, nearly all of the burial places on Long Island that had been in general and parish use prior to 1800 were visited by the writer, and careful transcripts made by him of such inscriptions as could then be found.” Various private family grounds were also visited. Southold, Shelter Island and Easthampton form a portion of Suffolk Co. in eastern Long Island. Epitaphs, along with any related information, are grouped by these 3 locations. Genealogical notes and abstracts from wills add to the wealth of genealogical data drawn from these transcriptions. Many early settlers in this area were of English birth or extraction. Contains an appendix with Southold Hashamomack epitaphs, and two indices.  (1903, 2001), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 112 pp  9780788418129 101-H1812 - $24.50

 

Personal and Family Names: A Popular Monograph on the Origin and History of the Nomenclature of the Present and Former Times. Harry A. Long. About the year 1856 my attention was specially directed to the study of personal names, and circumstances at that time led me to concentrate attention upon this field of literature. Having laboured therein for the period of about fourteen years, the result was produced in a work entitled “The Names We Bear.” So little did I expect my book to take the market that it was brought out privately. Howbeit, the edition of two thousand copies was not long in the hands of readers when a succession of complimentary critiques and encouraging notices began to flow in from both sides of the Atlantic. Frequent applications for the work from far and near induced me to put forth extra exertions to produce a work yet more worthy of the subject and of out times. After thirteen years additional labour threat, I venture to come before the public again as an author and to ask the patronage of the general community. This may be regarded as an entirely new work, being rewritten throughout, and in extent exceeding the previous volume by about one-half. (1883, 1988), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 366 pp 9781556131516 101-L3151 - $32.00

 

History of Middle Tennessee Baptists: With References to Salem, New Salem, Enon and Wiseman Associations. J.H. Grime. Contains sketches of associations, churches, deceased ministers and deacons, with a ministerial directory; it also contains chapters on separate Baptists, Christian Baptists, and feet washing. Numerous illustrations. (1902, 2000), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 584 pp 9781585496433 101-G0643 - $44.00

 

Executive Documents 2d S 16th Congress Library House of Representatives, Doc. 10. Linda L. Green.  Originally published in 1820. (1820), 2016, 8½x11, paper, 180 pp 9780788457142 101-G5714 - $26.50

 

Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book Liber D, 1738-1740. June Whitehurst Johnson. Abstract of land records from the county. (1984), 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 54 pp 9781585495214 101-J0521 - $17.00

 

Winchester, Virginia, Register of Deaths, 1871-1891. Dola S. Tylor. This volume contains abstracts of the death records kept by the city of Winchester (distinct from records kept by Frederick County). Data typically includes: date and cause of death, age at death, parents, place of birth, and informant. Records for 1884, 1885, and 1889 are missing. (1991). 2016, 8½x11, index, 210 pp 9781556133909 101-T0390 - $29.00

 

Lewis County, Missouri, Volume 1 and 2: Index to Circuit Court Records. Sherida K. Eddlemon. Our ancestors went to court often; they petitioned to foreclose mortgages, garnish debts, partition land, file conveyances, free slaves, dispute wills, and were charged with gambling, slander, manslaughter, grand larceny and lesser crimes. (1994), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 136 pp 9781556139840 101-E3984 - $19.00

 

A History of Lawrence, Kansas, from the First Settlement to the Close of the Rebellion. Richard Cordley. A history of the town during its turbulent first decade through the close of the Civil War; a period of violent controversy over the slavery issue; with over 100 portraits of pioneer settlers, civic leaders, businessmen, and other men and women. (1895, 1991), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 350 pp 9781556134342 101-C3434 - $31.50

 

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November 2016 Arrivals

Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Volume 5, May 1996—Feb 1997. Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis.  Continues the series. (1996), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 276 pp 9781585496655 101-D0665 - $26.50

 

Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Volume 4, May 1995—Feb 1996. Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis.   (1995), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 268 pp 9781585496648 101-D0664 - $26.00

 

History of the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island, from Its Organization in 1730-31 to Its Division in 1871. Thomas Steere. This book covers the growth and early development of Smithfield, Rhode Island, by looking at prominent men and early events that shaped the city. (c1876, 1992), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 262 pp 9781556136559 101-S3655 - $26.00

 

Ohio Valley German Biographical Index. Don H. Tolzmann. This compilation provides access to several major German-American works, heretofore unindexed, covering the German element in the Ohio Valley from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Altogether, 3,754 names are indexed here; non-German names in the sources are excluded. (1992), 2016, 8½x11, paper, 88 pp 9781556135873 101-T3587 - $20.00

 

Wampanoag Families of Martha's Vineyard: The Wampanoag Genealogy History of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Volume II. Richard Andrew Pierce and Dr. Jerome D. Segel.  2016, 6x9, paper, index, 2 vols., 1344 pp 978078845730 last digit 101-P5730 - $97.00

 

Three Strikes In The War Of 1812: Three American Victories in the War of 1812 that Permanently Ejected the British, and Ultimately Their Native American Allies From What is Now the Midwestern United States East of the Mississippi. William R. Miller. Miller’s analytic approach sheds new light on, and offer insights into, what transpired in three critical, interrelated victories in the War of 1812.  2016, 5½x8½, paper, 128 pp 9780788457371 101-M5737 - $18.50

 

American Prisoners of War held at Dartmoor during the War of 1812. Eric Eugene Johnson. This transcription of American prisoner of war records contains information on 6,553 American prisoners of war who were interned between 2 April 1813 and 26 March 1815 at the Dartmoor Depot in England. 2016, 8½x11, paper, 500 pp 9780788457203 101-J5720 - $43.00

 

What is Your Heritage and the State of its Preservation?: Volume 2, Collaborations with Storyboard America. Edited By Barry L. Stiefel. Essays contributed within this volume are by Meagan Pickens, Kaylee Lass, Christa Kearns, Kyra Rooney, Evan Rubel, and Katherine Schofield, with a faculty guest contribution from Marian Mazzone. 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 282 pp 978078845734 0 101-S5734 - $27.00

 

Lives and Exploits of the Daring Frank and Jesse James: Thaddeus Thorndike's Graphic and Realistic Description of their Many Deeds of Unparalleled Daring in the Robbing of Banks and Railroad Trains. Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Originally published in 1909, this work is augmented by information about the James brothers and the legends surrounding them. (1909, 1992), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 242 pp 9781556135934 101-T0593 - $25.00

 

Mr. Jay of Bedford: John Jay the Retirement Years 1801-1829. Carol Brier. John Jay’s retirement to his farm in Bedford, New York, his family, the Village of Bedford, his religious beliefs, his political views, and the republic he helped to create are discussed, often in the words of John Jay, his family, friends and compatriots. Illustrated. 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index,  9780788457111 101-B5711 - $26.00

 

Poquoson Families: The Forrest Family of the Poquoson District, York County, Virginia. Albert James Willett, Jr.. This text comprises the expanded second edition of the Poquoson Watermen (orig. published in 1988), presenting a single surname study of the Forrest family of Messick, Poquoson, York Co., VA. Numerous illustrations enhance the text. (2001), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 270 pp  9780788457395 101-W5739 - $26.50

 

Stafford County, Virginia, Court Record Book, 1749 – 1755. Jerrilynn Eby. This volume is a splendid source of genealogical material, which also provides fascinating insights into slavery, indentured servants, and law and criminal justice in the mid-eighteenth century. During this period, the courthouse was burned, rebuilt, and burned again — all recorded in the minutes. 2016, 6x9, paper, index,  9780788456893 101-E5689 - $34.00

 

History of Barnstead [New Hampshire], from its First Settlement in 1727 to 1872. Jeremiah P. Jewett, M.D. Includes biographical and genealogical sketches of the first settlers and first families of the region, as well as lists of legislators, selectmen, town clerks, post masters, and justices of the peace. (1871, 1998), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 286 pp  9780788410406 101-J1040 - $24.50

 

South Carolina Deed Abstracts 1719-1772 [1770-1862]. Brent H. Holcomb. Chapters include: Will Book A, 1787–1799; Will Book A-1, 1800–1813; Estates Records Book D, 1814–1820; Will Book or Estates Records Book G, 1819–1837; Estates Records Book 2, 1837–1840; and, Will Book 3, 1840–1862; followed by: Testator Index, Personal Name Index, Slave Index, and Place Index. (2002), 2016, 6x9, paper, 472 pp 9780788457333 101-H5733 - $38.00

 

 

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October 2016 Arrivals

The Pilgrim Fathers of New England: A History. W. Carlos Martyn. The book depicts features of European life during the early to mid-1600s (mostly in Holland), and the forces that pushed these Pilgrim fathers to the New World. It sails with them on the "Mayflower" over a stormy sea, recites incidents that accompanied their settlement at Plymouth and other colonies throughout New England. Facts about the emigration, which had as its purpose to "win the wilderness of God" are discussed. Various friendly encounters with Indians Massasoit, Samoset, and Squanto are also described. The First Thanksgiving is celebrated while a look is taken of the hardships of pilgrim life.  (1867, 1992), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 442 pp 9781556136733 101-M0673 - $28.00

 

Memorialized Records of Lexington District, South Carolina, 1814-1825. Brent H. Holcomb. These lists of probates and deeds, known as memorialized records, cover the years 1814 to 1825, but the lists of deeds contain many instruments executed much earlier, some prior to the Revolutionary War. Lists are as close to verbatim as possible. (1978), 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 170 pp 9780788457388 101-H5738 - $25.00

 

The Welborn Families of the Old Granville Region of North Carolina: A Study of the Multiple Welborns living in the Northern North Carolina Counties before 1850. Paul Rowland Julian. This work distinguishes the multiple Welborns arriving in the Old Granville District of North Carolina before 1800 and assigns the Christian-named descendants to their proper families.  2016, 6x9, paper, index, 228 pp 9780788457159 101-J5715 - $24.00

 

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