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Updated 19 August 2014


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August 2014 Arrivals


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Old Kanawha Baptist Church Minutes--Indexed, Plus Unpublished County Court Records of West Virginia.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W.Va.; Jul. 1796–Aug. 1845), which include date and location of church meetings, baptisms, and member dismissals; and unpublished county records.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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June 2014 Arrivals

Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America from 1639 to 1899. Delmar R. Lowell. Descendants of Percival Lowell (Lowle), who came with his family to Newbury, Mass., from Bristol, England, in 1639.  (1899), 2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 1006 pp  9780788415678 101-L1567 - $78.00


Butterfield Overland Mail Route: History of Early Settlers Along Boonville Rd in Northern Greene County. Helen Murray White. This book is a search for the origins of the Boonville Road and to learn why the name changed to Bolivar Road. It traces the Butterfield Overland Mail Route as it traveled through northern Greene County, Missouri. 2014, 6x9, paper, index, 148 pp 9780788455612 101-W5561 - $20.00


The Ancestry of Mayor Harold Washington (1922-1987). Curtis G. Brasfield. Chicago’s first African-American mayor. Also serves as a guide to others interested in researching Black family history; the second half is devoted to an explanation of the author’s research and methodology. (1993), 2014, 8½x11, paper, index, 124 pp 9781556137501 101-B0750 - $22.00


CD: Fairfax County, Virginia Minute/Order Books, 1749-1808. Patricia Duncan.  2013, CD, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 2190 pp 978078845500 101-CD5500 - $29.95




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May 2014 Arrivals

East Hartford: Its History and Traditions. Joseph O. Goodwin. A wealth of information for anyone interested in Colonial history and lifestyles. It describes local Indian tribes, early settlers, voting, the care of the poor, the pest house and inoculation, public houses and sale of liquors, burying grounds, church history, industries, schools, forts, whipping posts, roads, bridges and ferries, military affairs, old houses, and customs and laws.  (1879), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 250 pp  9780788433207 101-G3320 - $27.00


The Forgotten Revolution: When History Forgets: Revisiting Critical Places of the American Revolution That Have Been Neglected by History. Robert A. Mayers. Revives forsaken locations with fresh research from original military records and onsite visits; places that are unmarked, shrouded in mystery, distorted by mythology and unknown even to local people. 2014, 6x9, paper, index, 298 pp 9780788455599 101-M5559 - $33.00


Forgotten Black Soldiers Who Served in White Regiments During The Civil War: Volume II. Juanita Patience Moss. The author’s research began after being told that black soldiers only served with segregated units; however, they served in white regiments, too. This volume includes contributions of several Black soldiers and directions to discover more. 2014, 5½x8½, paper, 94 pp 9780788455407 101-M5540 - $21.50


A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston, Perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March, 1770, by Soldiers of the 29th Regiment, which with the 14th Regiment were then Quartered there, with some Observations on the State of Things Prior to that Catastrophe. John Doggett.  (1770, 1849), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 128 pp  9780788431050 101-D3105 - $18.00


History of the Town of Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Solomon Lincoln, Jr. Includes the town's physical features, its businesses and many lists of the people who lived there. There are census figures, an ecclesiastical history, court cases, civil affairs and descriptions of societies, militia, libraries, schools, town expenses and biographical sketches. (1827, 1996), 2014, 5½x8½, paper, index, 184 pp  9780788404344 101-L0434 - $22.00