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April 2014 Arrivals

MacArthur and Halsey’s “Pacific Island Hoppers”: The Forgotten Fleet of World War II. David Bruhn. The islands hoppers worked mostly with amphibious forces, but also supported PT boat squadrons, and as “maids of all duties” engaged in a variety of operations. Significant numbers of the island hoppers earned battle stars, and crewmen awards for valor. 2014, 6x9, paper, index, 398 pp 9780788455414 101-B5541 - $33.50

 

The History of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1865: A Journal of Patriotism, Duty and Bravery. Richard J. Staats. Through the power of their personal letters and diaries, over one hundred voices tell their stories from beyond the grave. Also, troopers, relatives, and some commanders relate their experiences in a composite journal.   2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 1038 pp  9780788436529 101-S3652 - $80.00

 

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March 2014 Arrivals

 

Maine Pioneer Settlements, Old York. Herbert M. Sylvester. The author takes readers on a guided tour of the old houses that includes detailed, vivid descriptions of the dwellings, significant figures and the surrounding geography, woven together in a fascinating historical account.  (1906, 1909), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 426 pp  9780788426056 101-S2605 - $35.00

 

Alexandria, Virginia, Alexandria Hustings Court Deeds, 1783-1797. James D. Munson. Abstracts Deed Books A through H. (1990), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 278 pp 9781556133299 101-M0329 - $23.00

 

Taken from the Ground: Leeds Maine in the Twentieth Century. Elizabeth Mitchell Lynn. Follow the evolution of Leeds. “Part One: The Lay of the Land,” examines geography, transportation and neighborhoods. “Part Two: The Ways of the People,” discusses work and community. A chronology of Leeds history (1779–1981) and a map of Leeds augment the text. (1989), 2014, 8½x11, paper, 184 pp 9780788455377 101-L5537 - $27.00

 

Patronymica Britannica: A Dictionary of the Family Names of The United Kingdom. Mark Antony Lower. Containing several thousand surnames; mainly English, but also Scots, Welsh and Irish; lays out the history and classification of family nomenclatures. (1860), reprint, 5½x8½, paper, 443 pp  9780788404566 101-L0456 - $38.50

 

Records Of The Evangelical Reformed Church In Frederick, Maryland 1746—1800. William J. Hinke and E. W. Reinecke. Translations by William J. Hinke and E. W. Reinecke. Over 8000 names (1986, 1988), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 182 pp 9781585490950 101-H0095 - $21.50

 

Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts, Volume 4. Sherida K. Eddlemon. Volume four contains the earliest records yet compiled by the author in this valuable series.  Many records have been obtained from the Missouri State Archives’ “Capitol Documents”, which were the only State Auditors’s Office records to survive the devastating Capitol fire in 1911. Anyone seeking Missouri ancestors will quickly find himself tangled in the history of the region, which changed hands between France, Spain, and the U. S. and whose boundaries often included the neighboring territories of Orleans and Indiana.  Straying ancestors also tended to spill into Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The author has simplified the search by including many records from these areas.  The researcher will find the usual birth, marriage, and death records as well as tax lists, wills, letters at the post office, jury lists, loan reports, and other information from forty-nine counties.  Some of the specific county sections include more recent records, such as the Webster County Poor Farm records of 1883.  Also featured is a section on statewide / territorial documents containing French and Spanish prisoners on the U. S. “Connecticut” and the U. S. “Constellation” in 1799 and 1800, passengers arriving at New Orleans from January 3, 1820 to May 29, 1821, and appointments by the Governor, 1810-1811.  The Missourians out-of-state section includes the 1860 Jeffersonville, Indiana, penitentiary census; Missouri war veterans  in Iowa from the War of 1812, Mexican War, and Revolutionary War; and obituaries and tax lists from Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee, just to name a few.  French “dit” names (aliases) are included in the vast surname index. This volume covers the following counties:  Andew, Audrain, Barry, Bates, Boone, Buchannan, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cass, Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Dade, Franklin, Gasconade, Henry, Hickory, Howard, Iron, Jasper, Johnson, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Maries, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Nodaway, Osage, Perry, Platte, Pulaski, Ralls, Ray, Reynolds, Saline, Scotland, Stoddard, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Washington and Webster  9781556136542 101-E3654 - $28.00

 

The German-American Soldier in the Wars of the U.S.: J. G. Rosegarten’s History. Don Heinrich Tolzmann. The second edition of J.G. Rosengarten’s The German Soldier in the Wars of the United States was published in 1890, and it was considered a major source of information on the German-American contributions to U.S. military campaigns from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. Based on a series of journal articles, Rosengarten’s book incorporated history, biography, and first hand accounts from the veternas. A surname index was included as well. Dr. Tolzmann has made may helpful additions in this new version, including a table of contents, an appendix about General Washington’s German bodyguard, and new chapters covering the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, the space age, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the Gulf War. 1996  9780788404160 101-T0416 - $31.00

 

The Friendly Virginians America's First Quakers. Jay Worrall. This well-written history follows Quakers from their arrival in Virginia in 1655 up to the 1990s. Quakers “have stood for peace and against violence, for religious freedom, civil rights and women’s rights. They have striven to end war, change the penal system and aid Native Americans.” (1994), 2013, 6x9, cloth, index, 624 pp 9780788455124 101-W5512 - $72.50

 

History of the Ancient Ryedales . G.T. Ridlon. History of the Ancient Ryedales and Their Descendants in Normandy, Great Britain, Ireland, and America from 860 to 1884. Comprising the Genealogy and Biography, for about One Thousand Years, of The Families of Riddell, Riddle, Ridlon, Ridley, Etc. - G.T. Ridlon. Undertaken in 1872 and requiring twelve years to complete, this book includes much more biographical information than most genealogies, and is a descriptive anthology of family history. It traces the family lines from the ancient Scandinavian Northmen to those who eventually settled in Scotland, Ireland, England, America and Canada.  (1884, 1994), 2012, 2 Vols., illus., appendix, index, paper,  801 pp 9780788400117 101-R0011 - $66.00

 

Hawley, Halley, Holley and Families of Similar Surnames Found in the Early Records of England, Maryland and Virginia. A Resource Book. Laura Hawley. The purpose of this volume is to help individuals researching these and similar surnames to identify target individuals easily, regardless of the surname changes. A total of 248 family units are presented in this new edition, including updates and corrections on the 138 original family units described in the first edition of this work. Also includes descendants of female Hawleys, a list of sources. (2003), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 362 pp  9780788423727 101-H2372 - $31.50

 

Henry Mowat: Voyage of the Canceaux 1764-1776: Abridged Logs of H. M. Armed Ship Canceaux. Andrew J. Wahll. In 1764, the Canceaux began a voyage of 12 years during which the officers and men performed survey work used in the creation of one of the most important and magnificent coastal marine atlases ever produced covering 3,000 miles of New England coastline. The Canceaux's logs were kept by commander Lieut. Henry Mowat, R.N. and sailing master Ensign William Hogg, R.N., aboard the sloop of war, while surveying for the Atlantic Neptune along the coast of the District of Maine, and undertaking the Falmouth Expedition. The log contains details on supplies, presence and movements of ships nearby, ship routine including discipline, court martials, weaponry, significant weather events and activities of the surveyors. (2003), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 398 pp  9780788423499 101-W2349 - $40.00

 

History of Scranton, Pennsylvania. David Craft. A valuable resource for anyone interested in the Wyoming Valley area of northeastern Pennsylvania, this book begins with a description of Scranton’s natural advantages: location in the great northern anthracite coal field of Pennsylvania (the largest then known in the world); proximity to the cities of New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh; elevation and geography; geology and mineral resources apart from coal; flora and fauna (including fossils); and a scenic and healthful setting. Next the book describes the Indian history of the region, in which figured the Iroquois, Delawares, Shawnese, Minsis, and Pontiacs. There follows a discussion of the pre-Revolutionary controversy over whether the Wyoming Valley should be part of Connecticut or Pennsylvania (apparently rooted in conflicting charters granted by England). From there the book proceeds through descriptions of the region’s early settlements and surveys; growth, development and improvement (including the discovery of the value of anthracite coal); municipal and military histories; mining interests; manufacturing industries; banks, building associations and insurance; transportation; the press; education; church history; public institutions, societies  and associations; medical history; and finally, bench and bar. The presentation is augmented by engravings of about a dozen prominent figures, as well as an everyname index which also includes topics. One author, David Craft, was known for having previously written History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Readers who enjoyed Charles Miner’s History of Wyoming will find History of Scranton more up-to-date and more detailed in regard to Scranton. (1891, 1996), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 606 pp  9780788405884 101-C0588 - $45.00

 

Vital Records of Gray, Maine to the Year of 1930. Howard G. Black, Jr. This alphabetically arranged index contains births, marriages and deaths from the early 1800s to 1930. Births include date of birth, gender, number of children and father's occupation are given when possible. The marriages are cross-referenced by brides' and grooms' surnames and gives date and place of marriage. The deaths supply the date and place of death, and place of birth if known. These records, more than 6000 entries in all, were acquired from town records and town reports. (2004), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 236 pp 9781585498864 101-B0886 - $23.50

 

Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812, Detached from the Militia of North Carolina in 1812 and 1814. Maurice S. Toler. Arranged by company and by county regiment, this book is, in fact, a complete muster roll of North Carolina’s 12,000 active wartime participants and constitutes an important source book in the literature of North Carolina genealogy. The lists, of which there are hundreds, contain the names of both officers and men and are presented in two separate sections: one covering the detachments of 1812, the other the detachments of 1814. A new full-name index has been added as an aid to researchers.  (1851), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 220 pp  9780788442643 101-T4264 - $22.00

 

Naturalization Records in Sonoma County, California, Volume II: 1906-1930. Sonoma County Genealogical Society, Inc.. This volume contains information gleaned from approx. 3,400 naturalization documents.   (2001), 2010, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 612 pp  9780788419683 101-S1968 - $65.00

 

The Story of an Old Farm: or Life in New Jersey in the 18th Century. Andrew D. Mellick. The bulk of this large volume covers the history of the Bedminster Township, Somerset County area in which the farm (the inspiration for this work) was located. Covers the Moelich-Malick-Melick-Mellick family. (1889, 1993), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 778 pp 9781556138638 101-M3863 - $55.00

 

Through Colonial Doorways. Anne Hollingsworth Wharton. Gain insight into the social and domestic life of American colonial days as revealed by correspondence, journal entries, and anecdotes.  (1893), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 248 pp 9780788416194 101-W1619 - $24.00

 

Memorials of Methodism in New Jersey, from the Foundation of the First Society in the State in 1770, to the Completion of the first Twenty Years of its History. Containing Sketches of the Ministerial Laborers, Distinguished Laymen, and Prominent Societies of that Period. Rev. John Atkinson. Complete with important facts and incidents connected with the rise and progress of Methodism in NJ within the first 20 years of its history, along with sketches of most of the ministers of this period, and several of the more prominent laymen. John Early, a native of Ireland that immigrated to this country in 1764, and the zealous Capt. Thomas Webb (preaching as early as 1770) are discussed.  (1860), 2001, 5½x8½, paper, index, 433 pp  9780788417368 101-A1736 - $35.50

 

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February 2014 Arrivals

 

Wright Family Census, Land Grants, Land Tax, Deed, Death, and Probate Records, Montgomery County, Virginia. Robert N. Grant.  2014, 8½x11, paper, index, 274 pp 978078845535 last digit 101-G5535 - $33.50

 

First Congregational Church of Preston, Connecticut 1698-1898: Together With Statistics Of The Church Taken From The Church Records.  Rev. R. H. Gidman. Statistics of the church are grouped by ministry. (1900, 2000), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 240 pp  9780788415869 101-G1586 - $24.50

 

A History of Prince Edward Island. A. B. Warburton. This book is the history of Prince Edward Island from its discovery in 1534 until the departure of Lieutenant-Governor Ready in A.D. 1831. The work also contains information on the “French Regime,” the deportation, and the annexation to Nova Scotia; it also discusses the government, with chapters devoted to key governmental officials; Governor Patterson and Lieutenant-Governors Fanning, Desbarres, Smith and Ready; churches; St. Paul’s Church and the Parish of Charlotte, the Roman Catholic Church, the Presbyterian Church, the Methodist Church and the Baptist Church; and early chief justices, the first seven being Duport, Stewart, Cochran, Thorpe, Colclough, Tremlett and Archibald. An appendix includes Patterson’s commission as governor, his instructions and his commission as lieutenant-governor. A bibliography, the original full-name plus subject index, and illustrations complete this work. (1923, 1998), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 534 pp  9780788409936 101-W0993 - $41.00

 

The De Forests and the Walloon Founding of New Amsterdam. Lucy Garrison Green. A study of the first families who colonized New Amsterdam at the southern tip of Manhattan Island; a group of Belgian-French Protestant refugees called Walloons, under the leadership of Jesse De Forest who were there before the Dutch.  (1916) reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 99 pp  9780788423369 101-G2336 - $14.50

 

History of Franklin County, Kentucky . L. F. Johnson, B.A., M.A. An extensive compilation of the history of Franklin County from its formation in 1794 to 1912. A representative cross-section of pertinent information encompasses: Franklin County muster rolls from the War of 1812 and Civil War (both Federal and Confederate); members of local, state and federal government; census and tax records; famous firsts of the county (e.g., first hospital, first school, etc.); and many more sections which feature the many individuals integral to county history.  (1912) reprint, 286 pp., original fullname plus subject index.  9780788408830 101-J0883 - $28.00

 

Jolly Old England. Armand Francis Lucier. A  collection of news items, stories, commentaries and depositions that were published under English datelines 1720-1730.  (1996), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 292 pp  9780788403842 101-L0384 - $26.50

 

Rockingham County, New Hampshire Paupers. Pauline Johnson Oesterlin. This work serves as an index to records found in the New Hampshire State Archives pertaining to paupers seeking support by Rockingham County the name, date, jurisdiction, and a citation to the source document which can be used to order a copy of the original record. The original documents consist of: records of warnings-out; applications for assistance; town records of support; burial records; etc.  1992, 5½x8½, paper, 139 pp 9781556135613 101-O3561 - $19.50

 

Cemetery Inscriptions of Dennis, Massachusetts. Burton Nathaniel Derick. The cemeteries that are included in this book are: Howes, Dennis Village (Map), Hall, Scargo Indian, Paddock, Worden, Quivet, Sears (Map), Quaker, Ancient South Dennis, South Dennis Congregational Church (Map), West Dennis (Maps of Parish Ground and Methodist Church sections), Baker, Wixon, Swan Lake (Map), and West Harwich Baptist Church. (1993), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 586 pp 9781556139017 101-D9901 - $43.00

 

Elizabeth City County, Virginia Wills, 1800-1859. Joan Charles. Taken from the original wills, not the recorded wills. There are five volumes of wills housed in the Hampton Circuit Courthouse in Hampton, Virginia. (2002), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 202 pp  9780788420894 101-C2089 - $22.50

 

The Role of Native Americans in Military Engagements From the 17th Century to the 19th Century. Karen L. T. Ackermann, Series Editor. This volume explores the Indian-non-Indian interactions from the 17th through the 19th centuries, with a focus on military encounters. The essays are arranged in a roughly chronological order, beginning with early contacts in 1609 between the Lenape and Dutch in the Delaware region, and the Mohawks and French in New France. The final essay looks at the St. Albert Mounted Rifles, a corps of the Canadian Militia, in 1885, which was composed mostly of Metis men. In these essays, the Native Americans, whether working with the whites or against them, are active participants in constructing their lives under the impact of the early European arrivals and their descendants. (2003), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 254 pp  9780788423604 101-H2360 - $25.00

 

The Stanley Families of America, As Descended from John, Timothy and Thomas Stanley of Hartford, Connecticut, 1636. Israel P. Warren. This volume begins with some account of the family in England and then proceeds to give the descendants of the three Hartford immigrants. The male lines are frequently traced down to the late 1800s. The children of the Stanley daughters are frequently given, but the non-Stanley lines are not carried down beyond that point. There are about two dozen portrait illustrations, and a complete index. The author was a native of Connecticut, a Congregational minister, editor of the Christian Mirror, and author of several biographical works in addition to the present work. (1887, 1990), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 420 pp 9781556133480 101-W3348 - $35.00

 

Recollections of the Civil War. William S. Tyler. Mason Whiting Tyler was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, 17 June 1840. This well-written work concerns his enlistment and service in the war, covering the three years immediately following his graduation from Amherst College in July 1862. He served with the Sixth Corps of the Army of the Potomac. At the time of his death in 1907, he was nearing the completion of the first draft of his recollections and studies of the Civil War. “While not a history as a whole, events so selected and so related have a peculiar historical value of their own. There are many histories of the war and autobiographies of great generals, but autobiographies of the soldier in the camp and in the ranks are few. The life of the nation has overshadowed for the time the lives of the men who saved the nation; but it is the men for whom the nation is worth saving, and whose lives in the war are mere incidents of histories, who are the subject of this unfinished story by one of the soldiers.” William S. Tyler edited his father’s draft manuscript and continued his story using letters written by his father during the war “in the midst of the scenes which they relate, on the march and on the battle-field.” Chapters include: Early Recollections, and the First Weeks of Civil War; First Fifteen Months of War, April, 1861–July, 1862; Going to War, July–October, 1862; With the Army of the Potomac under McClellan and Burnside, October, 1862–January, 1863; The Army of the Potomac under Gen. Hooker, January 26–June 27, 1863; Gettysburg, July 1, 2, and 3, 1863; The Thirty-Seventh Helps to Enforce the Draft in New York City, July 30–October 14, 1863; from Fairfax Court-House to Brandy Station, October 16, 1863–March 10, 1864; The Wilderness, May 4, 5, and 6, 1864; The Sixth Corps at Spottsylvania, May 7–20, 1864; The Significance of the Battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania; After Spottsylvnia, North Anna and Cold Harbor, May 13–June 12, 1864; From Cold Harbor to Petersburg, June 12–17, 1864; The Richmond Campaign, Petersburg, June 17–July 7, 1864; To the Defense of Washington; From Washington to Halltown, to Frederick and Back to Halltown, July 25–September 18, 1864; The Battle of Winchester, September 19, 1864; At Winchester, September 20–December 12, 1864; Petersburg, December 7, 1864–July 2, 1865; and Conclusion. An appendix concerning the Sixth Corps at the Bloody Angle, several portraits, maps, and an index to full names, places and subjects add to the value of this work. (1912), 2012, 5½ x8½, paper, index, 412 pp  9780788428258 101-T2825 - $34.50

 

Wright Family Birth, Marriage, and Personal Property Tax Records, Montgomery County, Virginia. Robert N. Grant.  2014, 8½x11, paper, index, 340 pp 978078845534 last digit 101-G5534 - $38.50

 

Southside Virgina Wright Families, 1755-1820. Lucius F. Wright, M.D..  2014, 5½x8½, paper, index,  978078845536 last digit 101-W5536 - $32.50

 

Dysert-Diarmada; or Irish Place-Names Their Beauty & Their Degradation. An Irish C.C..  This is a fascinating and detailed examination of Dysert-Diarmada (Castledermot) in County Kildare, Ireland. “Much of the glory of the past, suggested by the original name, is obscured and hidden away by barbarous modern un-Irish terms.” (1919), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 168 pp  9780788425868 101-I2586 - $21.00

 

Historical Sketch of the Town of Pawtucket [RI]. Rev. Massena Goodrich. The word “Pawtucket” signified in the dialect of the aborigines “falls of water.” The town of Pawtucket, one of the chief manufacturing towns of Rhode Island during 1876, lies on both sides of the Blackstone River, a river whose name commemorates the first settlers of Boston. This river begins near Worcester, Massachusetts, and seeks the waters of Narragansett Bay. Most of the Blackstone is rapids, thus the name Pawtucket originally applied to the entire stream, but now designates the river below the falls, which conveys the waters of the Blackstone to the bay. The town council of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, selected Rev. Goodrich to record the history of the town at the request of Congress, who recommended the writing of local histories during the centennial year of 1876, as a means to benchmark the progress and preserve a record of growth made during the first century in the various towns throughout the United States. In preparing these sketches, the author employed the following resources: the Rhode Island Colonial Records, Judge Staples’s Annals, Arnold History of Rhode Island, Bliss’s History of Rehoboth, Bishop’s History of Manufactures, the Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family, and ‘Reminiscences’ published prior to 1856 by Dr. Benedict in the Pawtucket Gazette and Chronicle. An attempt has been made to give an account of the various branches of manufacturing industry in the town at this time. A new full-name index and a picture of the town seal of Pawtucket further enhance this work. (1876, 2002), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 196 pp  9780788421273 101-G2127 - $22.00

 

Ohio County (West Virginia) Index, Volume 5: Index to the County Court Order Books (Part 5) 1777-1881. Kenneth Fischer Craft, Jr..   (2000). 2012, 8½x11, paper, indices, 388 pp  9780788414695 101-C1469 - $40.00

 

The Friendly Virginians America's First Quakers. Jay Worrall. This well-written history follows Quakers from their arrival in Virginia in 1655 up to the 1990s. Quakers “have stood for peace and against violence, for religious freedom, civil rights and women’s rights. They have striven to end war, change the penal system and aid Native Americans.” (1994), 2013, 6x9, paper, index, 624 pp 9780788455131 101-W5513 - $51.00

 

The Battle of New Orleans, Including Previous Engagements between the Americans and the British. Zachary F. Smith. An account of the final and decisive battle of the War of 1812, with brief biographies of Gen. Jackson, Gen. John Adair, Col. Gabriel Slaughter, and Gov. Isaac Shelby of Kentucky.  (1904, 1988), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 242 PP 9781556131332101-S0133 - $25.00

 

Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Boston. Boston City Council. “As there are many interesting unprinted records of our early town meetings and other municipal transactions, most valuable as illustrating the political and social history of Boston, it has been suggested that it would be a proper time to secure some of them from the dangers incident to manuscript by their publication in a memorial, as a part of the celebration….Boston in all her history has been conspicuous for her patriotism, for her devotion to the cause of civil and religious liberty, and for the sacrifices she has made on its behalf.”—from Mayor Prince’s inaugural address to the City Council, on the 5th of January, 1880. Chapters are arranged within the following categories: Preliminary Arrangements, which include the mayor’s inaugural address, a list of invited guests and much more; Winthrop Statue, with a description of the statue and pedestal; Reception in Faneuil Hall which includes the addresses of several significant figures; Exercises in the Old South Church which includes an anniversary ode; The Civic, Military, and Trades Processions which provides numerous lists of names; Evening Procession with descriptions of the many tableux; Evening Concert; and, Final Proceedings. A map showing the growth of Boston, a facsimile reprint of the order naming Boston, and several illustrations augment the text. (1880), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 192 pp  9780788430176 101-B3017 - $22.00

 

Annals of St. Louis in its Territorial Days From 1804 to 1821. Frederic L. Billon. This volume is presented in three main parts: "historical," "business notices" and "biographical." The historical section, comprising approximately 100 pages, begins with the establishment of the governing body after the Louisiana Purchase. It then moves on to the survey and establishment of St. Louis, legislative sessions, first post office, Daniel Boone, the Missouri Gazette, churches, the Yellowstone Expedition and more. The 50-page "Business Notices" from the files of the Missouri Gazette reveals the names and occupations of the early residents of St. Louis, 1808-1820. The biographical section, making up approximately half of this volume, is a series of short sketches, each of which ends with a list of descendants. This volume also contains a 70-page "appendix" which includes a collection of miscellaneous material, for example, the treaty by which France ceded Louisiana to the United States, and several more biographical sketches, including Gov. Meriwether Lewis, Gen. William Clark, Gen. Zebulon Pike and others. There is a "historical index" as well as an everyname index. (1888) reprint, 465 pp., illus., indices  9780788406911 101-B0691 - $38.00

 

1798 Direct Tax New Hampshire District #13, Consisting of the Towns of Alton, Brookfield, Effingham, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. John S. Fipphen. This transcription is of special importance because it covers the towns for which the 1800 federal census schedules are missing. Names both the occupant and the owner of each tract. 1989, 8½x11, paper, index, 106 pp 9781556132599 101-F0259 - $17.50

 

Notabel Men of Tennessee for 1833 to 1875: Their Times and Their Contemporaries. Oliver P. Temple. This well-written book is devoted to the men whose lives influenced the history of Tennessee during a pivotal time in this nation’s history. The detailed accounts of these notable military, political, and judicial leaders, who made significant contributions to the development of Tennessee, are inextricably woven with the history of Tennessee and their country before, during and after the Civil War. (1912, 2008, 1990), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, 488 pp  9780788447037 101-T4702 - $38.50

 

Four Mile Run Land Grants. Charles W. Stetson. History of the Northern Neck grants for the present-day counties of Alexandria, Loudoun, and Fairfax; includes some genealogies of early landholders.  (1935, 2001), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 152 pp 9781585493654 101-S9365 - $19.00

 

A History of Christmas in Four Centuries at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Virginia. Hugh M. Van Horn. The way Christmas is observed—at least in the Presbyterian Church—has changed dramatically since America was settled. This book sketches those changes from the perspective of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Va. 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 68 pp 9780788455230 101-V5523 - $15.50

 

Upper Midwest German Biographical Index. Don H. Tolzmann. From the Preface: “The purpose of the Upper Midwest German Biographical Index (UMGBI) is to provide access to German-American historical sources which focus on the Upper Midwest. This includes coverage of several states, including Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It complements the Ohio Valley German Biographical Index and its Supplement, which provide coverage of other Midwestern states. Altogether almost 6,000 names are indexed in the UMGBI. “This index is arranged alphabetically, and after each name a symbol will be found which refers to the work, or works, where that particular name is listed. The amount of information varies from extensive biographical articles, biographical notices, obituaries, to brief references. The UMGBI facilitates access to these sources, and provides biographical indexing on a geographical scale to the German element in the area which is nowhere else available. Non-German names in the sources, it should be noted, were excluded from this index…. It is hoped that this work will be of assistance to all those who are interested in locating biographical references to German-Americans in the Upper Midwest.” (1993), 2013, 8½x11, paper, 138 pp 9781556138843 101-T3884 - $24.00

 

Epitaphs From Graveyards in Wellesley (Formerly West Needham), North Natick, and Saint Mary’s Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts. George Kuhn Clarke. With genealogical and biographical notes.  (1909, 1990), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 236 pp 9781556130212 101-C0021 - $24.00

 

The Mayflower Descendant, Volume 15, 1913. Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.   (1913), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 320 pp 9780788448706 101-M4870 - $27.00

 

 

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