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Updated 20 January 2016

 

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January 2016 Arrivals

West Jersey, New Jersey Deed Records, 1721-1776. John David Davis. Abstracts includes date of transaction; name, occupation and place of residence of grantor(s); name, occupation and place of residence of grantee(s); sales price; area of land involved; neighbors; chain of deed; signature of grantor(s); and signature of witnesses. 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 458 pp 9780788456879 101-D5687 - $37.00

 

American Prisoners of War Paroled at Dartmouth, Halifax, Jamaica and Odiham during the War of 1812. Eric Eugene Johnson. This is a transcription of prisoner of war records of American officers, warrant officers and senior mates from the U.S. Navy, privateers and merchant vessels (plus some civilians) who were paroled by the British Empire at parole stations located at Dartmouth and Oliham in England, at Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, and in Jamaica, West Indies, during the War of 1812. There are also some U.S. Army, volunteers and militia officers included in these transcriptions. 2016, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 146 pp 9780788456886 101-J5688 - $24.00

 

The Pritchard/Pritchett Family History: The Virginia Line from Thomas, Jamestown Immigrant, with related families Tichenell, Nestor, and Meredith. Fourth Edition. Emily P. Cary. New details about the immigrant Thomas Pritchard allow the reader to disregard conjectures found in past editions and consolidate the known facts into the true biography. 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 746 pp 9780788456763 101-C5676 - $53.00

 

Blackberry Winter. Olivia Dee Clancy. Leta Oesch’s journey from northern Saskatchewan, Canada, to southern California, through the Great Depression and World War II is written in a charming narrative style, touches on five generations, and includes photographs of the homestead, friends, and family. (2004), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 388 pp  9780788425691 101-C2569 - $33.00

 

A New Look at the Early Gwin and Gilbert Families and Kin: The Gilbert, Everett, Gwin, Atkinson, Lundy, Bryants, Everitt, Parker, Clark, Harvey, McDonald, Byrd, Finley, Treadway, McClure and a Host of Their Neighbors and Associates, from Spartanburg SC, Orange County NC, Sumner, Robertson Counties TN to the Communities of Hico, Macedonia and Christmasville in Carroll County TN. Thomas Graves Gilbert, Jr.. This detailed family history is a must for anyone researching these lines. 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 320 pp 9780788456909 101-G5690 - $37.00

 

Recollections of the Civil War. Charles A. Dana. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Charles Dana was a respected journalist at Horace Greeley's New York Tribune. Greeley objected to Dana's pro-war sentiment and requested his resignation in 1862. Dana was approached by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton with an offer to work for the War Department. Dana served the department in various capacities until he was appointed special commissioner, and sent to the front to investigate the paymasters of the Western Army in March, 1863. By April, Dana was operating out of the headquarters of Gen. Grant and was reporting to the department about events at the front. This text is drawn mainly from these field reports and from his personal collection of papers and memoirs, enriched by numerous character sketches. Dana's experiences at Chickamauga, Chattanooga and the Wilderness in particular are vividly recounted. (1898, 2001), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 310 pp  9780788417863 101-D1786 - $25.50

 

Materials for a History of the Sessions Family in America: the Descendants of Alexander Sessions of Andover, Massachusetts, 1669. Francis C. Sessions. Covers Sessions of Essex County, MA, found in a variety of records from the late 17th to the early 19th centuries; biographical sketches and listings of the descendants of Nathaniel Sessions (b.1680 in CT), Robert Sessions Jr. of South Wilbraham, MA, Francis C. Sessions, and John Sessions (b.1741); and a genealogy of the family of George Sessions and Eunice Mather. (1890, 1998), 2012, 5½x8½, paper,  fullname Sessions index, 280 pp  9780788408472 101-S0847 - $27.00

 

History of the Town of Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Ellen M. Raynor and Emma L. Petitclerc. This is a well-written and colorful history of Cheshire, Massachusetts, from approximately 1767 through 1884, with a wealth of personal data on residents. (1885, 2002), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 220 pp  9780788421051 101-R2105  - $23.50

 

Biographical and Historical Sketches of Early Indiana. William Wesley Woollen. “The dead Governors of Indiana—both Territorial and State—are sketched, and monographs of other distinguished men are given. The book contains other papers, of a historical character... which necessarily develops much of the early political history of the State...” (1883), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 588 pp 9780788456435 101-W5643 - $44.00

 

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December 2015 Arrivals

Marriages and Related Items Abstracted from Clayton Enterprise Newspaper of Clayton, Adams County, Illinois, 1879-1900. Mrs. Joseph J. Beals Sr. and Mrs. Sandra Kirchner. The marriage and related entries were abstracted from The Clayton Enterprise newspaper. Any items mentioning a family name, such as jury lists, have been abstracted.  (1997), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 206 pp  9780788407666 101-B0766 - $23.00

 

Fauquier County, Virginia, Deeds, 1778-1785. John K. Gott. In addition to deed abstracts, this volume includes a variety of records such as: leases, bonds, contracts of sale, commissions, mortgages, and apprenticeships. Each abstract gives the names of the grantor(s) and grantee(s) as well as other individuals mentioned; slaves (when named) are included, as well as spouses’ names. (1993), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, 120 pp 9781556137327 101-G0732 - $18.00

 

A Documentary History of Yonkers, New York, Volume Two, Part One: The Unsettled Years, 1853-1860. Joseph P. Madden. Discusses the demographic, economic and political influences of the specified time period, while providing information obtained from the Town Record Book, other documents, newspapers, and other sources. 1994, index, 342 pp 9781556139307 101-M0930 - $30.50

 

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, paper, 102 pp  9780788456305 101-B5630 - $32.50

 

Abraham Willett (c1735-c1805) of Onondaga County, New York. Albert James Willett, Jr. Traces the family to the present.  2000, cloth, index, 233 pp  9780788415425 101-W1542 - $32.50

 

Wright Family Records: Botetourt County, Virginia: Birth, Marriage, and Personal Property Tax Records. Robert N. Grant. These appendices present source records for persons named Wright by county and by type of record: Birth Records, 1853 to 1896; Marriage Records, 1769 to 1913; and, Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782 to 1850. 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 436 pp 9780788456459 101-G5645 - $45.50

 

History of Marshall County, West Virginia. Scott Powell. This book covers the first settlement to the close of 1923. Discussions span early history through the Spanish-American War, plus rosters of soldiers in the War of 1812 and the Civil War. This county is the home of Lewis Wetzel and other celebrated scouts and warriors of border warfare. (1925), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 368 pp  9780788409202 101-P0920 - $26.00

 

Alexandria, Virginia, Alexandria Hustings Court Deeds, Volume 2: 1797-1801. James D. Munson, Ph.D. Detailed abstracts with all data of historical and genealogical value.  (1991), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 298 pp 9781556134487 101-M0448 - $26.50

 

Tracts And Other Papers, Relating Principally To The Origin, Settlement, And Progress Of The Colonies [Virginia] In North America: Volume III. Peter Force. This collection of transcribed documents focuses on colonial Virginia (1610–1688), providing unique perspectives on colonization, settlement, and development, both political and economic. (1844, 1999), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, 424 pp  9780788413407 101-F1340 - $35.00

 

The Great Historic Families of Scotland, Volume 2. James Taylor. This two-volume series gives historical and biographical “...sketches of the representatives and leading members of the great historical families of Scotland, [including] their personal character, and ... national manners and customs, as well as warlike exploits and court intrigues.” (1889, 1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 438 pp  9780788401497 101-T0149 - $35.50

 

The Narragansett Historical Register, A Magazine Devoted to the Antiquities, Genealogy and Historical Matter Illustrating the History of the Narra-gansett Country, or Southern Rhode Island. A Record of Measures and of Men for Twelve Full Score Years and Ten, Vol. 1. James N. Arnold, Editor. The object and aim of this “magazine” (originally published in 1882-3) was to collect into one publication the history of the Narragansett Country or Southern Rhode Island, and preserve all information of any historical value. (1882-3, 1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 342 pp 9781556139673 101-A0967 - $30.00

 

Fryeburg, Maine: An Historical Sketch. John Stuart Barrows. A wealth of names augments every topic. Excerpts from a variety of historical documents, an illustration of the Moses Ames house, half a dozen photographs, a list of sources, a subject index and a fullname index enhance the text.  (1938, 2000), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 326 pp  9780788415098 101-B1509 - $29.50

 

Pioneers on Maine Rivers, with Lists to 1651, Compiled from the Original Sources. Wilbur D. Spencer. Details on the initial settlements on all the Maine rivers from the Piscataqua to the Machias. For each settlement there are lists of the settlers who had arrived prior to 1651 with brief genealogical data. (1930, 1990), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 414 pp 9781556133640 101-S0364 - $26.50

 

Kemp, Sparrow and Greenwood Families of Norfolk, Virginia: Their Ancestors and Descendants. Rev. C. Bernard Ruffin, III. This book traces the history of an ‘African-American’ family through the marriage of Benjamin Franklin Kemp and Mary Louisa (Dodie) Sparrow, from several very different strains: African slaves and Scots aristocrats...free people of color...native American Indians...and German burghers.” (2000), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 250 pp  9780788414664 101-R1466 - $25.50

 

Slavery, Slaveholding, and the Free Black Population of Antebellum Baltimore. Ralph Clayton. This book promises to become the standard work of the history of the slaves, slaveholders, and the free black population of Antebellum Baltimore — a comprehensive, fascinating, and sometimes painful view of an important period in the history of Charm City. (1993), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 364 pp 9781556138683 101-C0868 - $31.50

 

Proceedings of the Orphan’s Court, Washington County, District of Columbia, 1801-1808. Wesley E. Pippenger. A series of minutes for the Orphan’s Court of the City and the County of Washington, D.C.; full transcripts. (1998), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 98 pp 9781888265651 101-P0065 - $16.00

 

History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire, England. Samuel Bagshaw. An alphabetical arrangement of the parishes in their respective Hundreds, and of the towns, townships, and villages. (1851, 1995), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 720 pp  9780788402722 101-B0272 - $51.50

 

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November 2015 Arrivals

Genealogical Abstracts From The Autauga Citizen, 1854, In Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama. Charlene Vinson. Shifting county lines make this volume of interest to genealogists researching Autauga, Elmore or Chilton Co. ancestors. Researchers searching for slave information will also find entries advertising the sale of slaves.  2000, 5½x8½, paper, 237 pp 9780788416873 101-V1687 - $22.00

 

Marriages and Related Items Abstracted from the Mendon Dispatch of Mendon, Adams County, Illinois, 1877-1905. Mrs. Joseph J. Beals Sr. and Mrs. Sandra Kirchner. Entries are listed alphabetically by the grooms’ surnames. Data varies widely but usually includes the names of bride and groom with their place of origin and the wedding date. (1997), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical 238 pp  9780788407499 101-B0749 - $20.00

 

A History of Lewis County, West Virginia. Edward C. Smith. This book traces the economic, social and political life of the people of Lewis County from the first settlers of the Hacker’s Creek Valley in the 1700s up to the early 1900s. Also described herein are pioneer life, the extension of settlements and economic beginnings. (1920, 1996), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 456 pp  9780788405877 101-S0587 - $36.50

 

The History of Guilford, Connecticut, from its first settlement in 1639. Hon. Ralph D. Smith. This history places emphasis on the early settlers and the ecclesiastical history of the town. There are numerous biographical sketches of the early settlers, ministers, and noteworthy citizens. (1877, 2000), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 224 pp 9781556133237 101-S3323 - $23.00

 

National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1840. Joan M. Dixon.   2003, paper, index, 478 pp  9780788417337 101-D1733 - $36.00

 

Descendants of Lorenz and Anna M. Hoff/Hooff. Ronald L. and Barbara M. Hooff. Brief genealogical/biographical sketches of Hoff/Hooff descendants. A variety of maps, family charts, photographs, copies of original documents, cemetery inscriptions, and a full-name index augment this work. (2000), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 228 pp  9780788415784 101-H1578 - $30.50

 

Hewitt Family of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and Allied Families: Cochran, Davis, Durham, Edwards, Fisher, Gulick, Hall, Hull, Jacks, Kennedy, Kenny, Kyle, Morrison, Piersol, Schmidt, Terhune, Williamson and Wood. Marilyn Schmidt. Documents the journey of seven generations of the Hewitt family from the 1600s in Md. to the early 1900s in Ohio. 2005, 6x9, paper, index, 418 pp 9780788441240 101-S4124 - $48.00

 

The Particular Assessment Lists For Baltimore And Carroll Counties, 1798. George J. Horvath, Jr. Lists occupants, owners, types and dimensions of buildings, tract names, acreage, number of slaves. Helps replace nonexistent 1800 census of Baltimore County. Includes 1804 tax list for precincts surrounding Baltimore City. (1986, 2001), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 186 pp 9781585490929   101-H0092 - $20.50

 

Frederick County, Virginia, Deed Book Series, Volume 11, Deed Books 25 and 26  1796-1800. Amelia C. Gilreath.  These abstracts contain information from deeds, leases, releases, mortgages and other agreements that reveal family relationships. These abstracts also contain hundreds of names of witnesses and neighbors. (1996), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 208 pp 9781585497317 101-G0731 - $27.00

 

Clarke County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: Volume 1, 1836-1853. Marty Hiatt. Since 1782, names of free adult men and single women who owned taxable items were collected. This book presents abstracts of information found on the original lists. The heads of households, slaves, and horses are indicated. 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, index, 204 pp 9780788456701 101-H5670 - $23.00

 

Clarke County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: Volume 2, 1854-1870. Mary Hiatt. Since 1782, names of free adult men and single women who owned taxable items were collected. This book presents abstracts of information found on the original lists. The heads of households, slaves, and horses are indicated. 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, index, 250 pp 9780788456732 101-H5673 - $25.50

 

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