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February 2017 Arrivals

 

Barber/Barbour Genealogy: Thomas Barber, The Immigrant 1614-1662. Betty Jewell Durbin Carson . While there has not been any definite proof that Thomas Barber and Samuel Barber are related, available records would indicate a close connection. This connection is supported by DNA evidence. 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 250 pp 9780788457227 101-C5722 - $31.00

 

Pasquotank County, North Carolina Record of Deed, 1700-1751. Gwen Boyer Bjorkman. This useful volume contains detailed abstracts of all the deeds recorded in Pasquotank County between 1700 and 1751. It includes all the material from Books A and B, and that part of Book C which pertains to this time period. There is a complete index to all the names of people and places, as well as some topical headings. (1990), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 502 pp 9781556133084 101-B0308 - $39.50

 

A Genealogical Record of the Descendants in the Male Line of Thomas Gawthrop- An Early Traveling Friend (Quaker), Volume 1 (through the 8th Generation). Philip Evan Gawthrop. Thomas Gawthrop (1709–1780) of Gatebeck, England and three generations of descendants. (1995), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp  9780788403996 101-G0399 - $25.50

 

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January 2017 Arrivals

 

Ohio Valley German Biographical Index: A Supplement. Don H. Tolzmann. This volume provides additional coverage of German-American sources in the Ohio Valley. This index lists, alphabetically, the names of German Americans found in a total of eleven sources ranging from “extensive biographical articles, biographical notices, obituaries, and brief references.” (1993), 2016, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 100 pp 9781556138300 101-T3830 - $21.00

 

Seventy-Five Years of German Immigration to Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri: 1800-1875, Volume 1, A-E. Barbara A. McClurkin. This series focuses on the immigration of Germanic people into Ste. Genevieve County between 1800 and 1875, and examines their European origins, what routes they followed to get to Ste. Genevieve County, and identifies the family members who came with them. 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 368 pp 9780788457494 101-M5749 - $40.00

 

David Lewis (1750-1798) and Joannah Trundle (1754-1810) from Frederick County, Maryland to Harrison County, (West) Virginia: Some Ancestors and Descendants. Doris Jean Post Poinsett. Two early settlers living in the Province of Maryland around 1700 were Jonathan Lewis and John Trundle I. Provides information about some of their descendants, a full-name index, early maps, facsimiles of some wills, and numerous transcriptions of wills, deeds, and other court documents. (2002), 2016, 8½x11, cloth, index, 166 pp  9780788422140 101-P2214 - $47.00

 

Connecticut in Transition, 1775-1818. Richard J. Purcell, Ph.D. Sparked by the social upheaval of the American Revolution, the period from 1775 to 1818 saw great changes taking place with regard to religious tolerance and political thinking in traditionally Puritan Connecticut. This history was originally compiled as a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Graduate School of Yale University, and was first published in a revised and abridged edition in 1918. (1918, ?), 2016, 5½x/½, paper, index, 482 pp  9780788417443 (1918, ?), 2016, 5½x/½, paper, index, 482 pp  9780788417443 101-P1744 - 38.00

 

Early New England People Some Account of the Ellis, Pemberton, Willard, Prescott, Titcomb, Sewall, and Longfellow, and Allied Families. Sara E. Titcomb. Chapters include: Ayer, Bartlett, Bradley, Chase, Dean, Dow, Dunster, Ellis, Fuller, Hope, Kilby, Martine and de Les Dernier, Maverick, Mills, Montague, Pemberton, Pepperrell, Poore, Prescott, Sewall and Longfellow, Spofford, Titcomb, Watmough, and Willard. (1882, 1986). 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 312 pp 9781556130243 101-T3024 - $29.00

 

The History of Bethel, Maine. Nathaniel T. True. True’s The History of Bethel, Maine originally appeared in the pages of the town’s first newspaper, The Bethel Courier, between 1859 and 1861. Now presented with editorial revisions and corrections by Randall H. Bennett, Curator of Collections at the Bethel Historical Society, Inc. (1994), 2016 5½x8½, paper, index, 256 pp 9781556139321 101-T3932 - $25.50

 

A Boggs/Garringer Family History. David Vern Addington. Covers the family and ancestors of Samuel Plummer Boggs (1893–1965) and his wife Hilda Irene Garringer (1898–1983), residents of Randolph County, Indiana. The Boggs family is of Scotch-Irish ancestry and arrived in America in 1724. The Garringer family has been traced back to Germany, and migrated to America before 1770. (2001), 2016, paper, 5½x8½, index, 310 pp  9780788417252 101-A1725 - $29.00

 

Memorial of John Slafter, with a Genealogical Account of His Descendants Including Eight Generations. Rev. Edmund F. Slafter. . John Slafter emigrated from Wales around 1680, settled in Lynn, Mass., then Conn. in 1716. This genealogy follows his male line of descent through eight generations, comprising some 4,597 names. (1869, 2000), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 174 pp  9780788415708 101-S1570 - $21.00

 

Poquoson Families, Volume IV: The Amory, Insley, Firman, and Firth Families. Albert James Willett, Jr.. This volume is a surname study of the Amory, Insley, Firman and Firth families of Messick, Poquoson, York County, Virginia. Many female lines have been followed for one or more generations. The text is well illustrated with early photographs and includes a bibliography and an index of every individual known to be related by birth or marriage to the families studied in this volume.  (2003), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 392 pp 9780788450389 101-W5038 - $33.00

 

Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Volume 2, May 1993—Feb 1994. Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis.   (1997), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 262 pp 9781585496624 101-D0662 - $26.00

 

 

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December 2016 Arrivals

 

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 53, 1899. New England Historic Genealogical Society.  Genealogies, biographical sketches, family records, other records, and church records. (1899, 1998), 2015, 5½x8½, paper index, 540 pp  9780788409172 101-N0917 - $41.00

 

Revolutionary Soldiers: Resident or Dying in Onondaga County, New York; with a Supplementary List of Possible Veterans. Reverend W. M. Beauchamp. This work is based on a pension list compiled by Franklin H. Chase in 1895 from the county records of 1820 and after. That work was supplemented by visits to 175 cemeteries and comparisons with various rolls, family histories and other sources. 1990, 5½x8½, paper, index, 307 pp 9781556132759 101-B3275 - $22.00

 

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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