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 1.  Fitch Gazetteer of Washington County, New York, Volume 2
Kenneth A. Perry
1999, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 534 pp, Heritage Books
Over three decades, from 1847 to 1878, Dr. Asa Fitch of New York state collected a series of articles towards a history and genealogy of Washington County and the surrounding region, intended to discern "the date of the first settlement of the towns and from whence the settlers came." This manuscript, part of the collection of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, has previously been available only on microfilm, but its contents have now been indexed and compiled here into an annotated, alphabetical list by subject, using the chronological form of the original manuscript. In collecting his data, Dr. Fitch combined personal interviews with the oldest settlers of the region and their descendants with primary source material including family records, unrecorded deeds, wills, cemetery records, early court proceedings and newspapers, and unpublished manuscripts, most of these prior to 1850. His initial articles represent some of the earliest ethnographic documentation of events relating to the first settlement of this region by the Scots-Irish and settlers from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Included in these personal interviews were eyewitness accounts from individuals who were the participants, or descendants of participants, in the border disputes with the Hampshire grant lands that became the state of Vermont, and the pivotal events of the Burgoyne Campaign during the Revolutionary War. The numerous genealogical entries and family records featured in this manuscript trace the growth of the original families who arrived in the 1760s and the New England settlers who arrived just prior to the Revolutionary War, attempting to locate their places of origin, and carrying their descent into the 3rd, 4th and sometimes 5th generations. The complete contents of Dr. Fitch's manuscript are currently available only on microfilm, with a separate name index. Just short of a complete transcription of its contents, Kenneth Perry's The Fitch Gazetteer organizes the manuscript's contents by surnames, topics and geographic location, in alphabetical order. Entries are annotated, citing the original location of the article in the manuscript, frequently paired with direct quotes from the original. Entries are also cross-referenced to related topics. Dr. Fitch's original manuscript was divided into seven volumes, which Kenneth Perry's indexing has compiled into four. Volume Two contains the following: the Burgoyne Campaign; the War of 1812 (both continued from Volume 1); counterfeiting 1772; elections 1777-1815, 1852-54; the epidemics of 1812 and 1832; forfeitures; Revolutionary War pensioners; Washinton County publications 1799-1825; accounts of the assaults on Quebec and St Johns 1775; weather descritions 1777-1860; committees of correspondence; Charlotte County courts 1773-1786; coroner’s inquests 1787-1810; criminal offenders 1772-1825; Shay’s Rebellion; songs of the Revolutionary War; early Washtington County recruits and participants in the Cival War; and the 1861 journal of Lambert Martin of Company C, 14th Iowa.
P1113 
Price: 40.50 USD

 

 

 2.  Fitch Gazetteer of Washington County, New York, Volume 3
Kenneth A. Perry
1999, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 592 pp, Heritage Books
Over three decades, from 1847 to 1878, Dr. Asa Fitch of New York state collected a series of articles towards a history and genealogy of Washington County and the surrounding region, intended to discern "the date of the first settlement of the towns and from whence the settlers came." This manuscript, part of the collection of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, has previously been available only on microfilm, but its contents have now been indexed and compiled here into an annotated, alphabetical list by subject, using the chronological form of the original manuscript. In collecting his data, Dr. Fitch combined personal interviews with the oldest settlers of the region and their descendants with primary source material including family records, unrecorded deeds, wills, cemetery records, early court proceedings and newspapers, and unpublished manuscripts, most of these prior to 1850. His initial articles represent some of the earliest ethnographic documentation of events relating to the first settlement of this region by the Scots-Irish and settlers from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Included in these personal interviews were eyewitness accounts from individuals who were the participants, or descendants of participants, in the border disputes with the Hampshire grant lands that became the state of Vermont, and the pivotal events of the Burgoyne Campaign during the Revolutionary War. The numerous genealogical entries and family records featured in this manuscript trace the growth of the original families who arrived in the 1760s and the New England settlers who arrived just prior to the Revolutionary War, attempting to locate their places of origin, and carrying their descent into the 3rd, 4th and sometimes 5th generations. The complete contents of Dr. Fitch's manuscript are currently available only on microfilm, with a separate name index. Just short of a complete transcription of its contents, Kenneth Perry's The Fitch Gazetteer organizes the manuscript's contents by surnames, topics and geographic location, in alphabetical order. Entries are annotated, citing the original location of the article in the manuscript, frequently paired with direct quotes from the original. Entries are also cross-referenced to related topics. Dr. Fitch's original manuscript was divided into seven volumes, which Kenneth Perry's indexing has compiled into four. Volume Three contains the following special features: two Civil War diaries, Company H, 123rd New York Infantry, 1863-65 and Company K, 16th New York Heavy Artillery, 1864; accounts of Washington County units in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, 2nd Bull Run, the Wilderness, Cassville and Dallas, Georgia; sieges of Atlanta, Petersburg and Richmond; assault of Fort Fisher, North Carolina; garrison life in the enlistment site at Elmira, New York, and at Forts Munroe and Yorktown, Virginia; and 1863 draft riot in Troy, New York; notices of Civil War units from New York, Vermont, Illinois, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maryland; the Chicago fire and fires in the northwestern forests of Wisconsin and Michigan; county court records 1815-21, 1832; ecclesiastical court minutes, 1815-26, 1828, 1830-38; US immigration 1865; Pennsylvania Insurgency, 1790s-1800s; history of Presbyterian sects; Civil War Prisoners; and printers, 1794-96 and 1803-24.
P1143 
Price: 47.00 USD

 
 

 

 3.  Fitch Gazetteer of Washington County, New York, Volume 4
Kenneth A. Perry
(1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 656 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Over three decades, from 1847 to 1878, Dr. Asa Fitch of New York State collected a series of articles towards a history and genealogy of Washington County and the surrounding region, intended to discern "the date of the first settlement of the towns and from whence the settlers came." This manuscript, part of the collection of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, has previously been available only on microfilm, but its contents have now been indexed and compiled here into an annotated, alphabetical list by subject, using the chronological form of the original manuscript. In collecting his data, Dr. Fitch combined personal interviews with the oldest settlers of the region and their descendants with primary source material including family records, unrecorded deeds, wills, cemetery records, early court proceedings and newspapers, and unpublished manuscripts, most of these prior to 1850. His initial articles represent some of the earliest ethnographic documentation of events relating to the first settlement of this region by the Scots-Irish and settlers from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Included in these personal interviews were eyewitness accounts from individuals who were the participants, or descendants of participants, in the border disputes with the Hampshire grant lands that became the state of Vermont, and the pivotal events of the Burgoyne Campaign during the Revolutionary War. The numerous genealogical entries and family records featured in this manuscript trace the growth of the original families who arrived in the 1760s and the New England settlers who arrived just prior to the Revolutionary War, attempting to locate their places of origin, and carrying their descent into the 3rd, 4th and sometimes 5th generations. The complete contents of Dr. Fitch's manuscript are currently available only on microfilm, with a separate name index. Just short of a complete transcription of its contents, Kenneth Perry's The Fitch Gazetteer organizes the manuscript's contents by surnames, topics and geographic location, in alphabetical order. Entries are annotated, citing the original location of the article in the manuscript, frequently paired with direct quotes from the original. Entries are also cross-referenced to related topics. Dr. Fitch's original manuscript was divided into seven volumes, which Kenneth Perry's indexing has compiled into four. Volume Four contains the following: Washington County town enlistment records for the civil war; Reconstruction incidents, including assassinations and attempted murders of Arkansas government officials and the murder of a Washington County Union veteran in Texas; manufacturers in Washington County; travelogue of a loyalist, 1792, seeking a grant of land in Canada; election, 1860-62, 1864-71; epidemics, 1798, 1858, 1868, 1872, 1874, and 1875; manufacturers, 1860s vital records from 1870-74; and Presbyterians (continued from Volume 3).
P1182 
Price: 49.00 USD

 


 4.  We Are In A Fight Today: The Civil War Diaries of Horace P. Mathews and King S. Hammond
Kenneth A. Perry
2000, 5½x8½, paper, index, 234 pp, Heritage Books
Over 900 men left Washington County, New York in September 1862 in response to President Lincoln's request for new troops. These men were organized into the 123rd NY Volunteer Infantry, which saw action at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and along the Alabama-Tennessee border, before being transferred to the command of General Sherman in 1864. Under Sherman's command the regiment participated in the captures of Atlanta and Savannah, the infamous March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign. Among the records left by soldiers of this regiment, the diary of Horace P. Mathews, of Co. H, covers the period from February 1863, when his unit was in winter quarters at Stafford Court House, Virginia, until his discharge in June 1865. The 16th NY Heavy Artillery was recruited in the latter part of 1863 and formally organized at Elmira, New York in January 1864. Transported to Fortress Monroe, Virginia to finish training and perform garrison duty, by mid-July the 16th was serving in the trenches at the Siege of Petersburg, and would later participate in the capture of Ft. Fisher, North Carolina. The diary of Washington County resident King S. Hammond, of Co. K, provides a meticulous account of his regiment's daily activities at Elmira, its garrison duty, and its baptism by fire at Petersburg, concluding the account of his year of service with a period of hospitalization, a furlough home to New York and duty on the Richmond Front. At the conclusion of each diary is a locator list, identifying those individuals mentioned in the diaries using civil, genealogical and military records. A chapter follows outlining each soldier's ancestry, including sketches of associated families. Appendices include rosters for Mathew's and Hammond's companies, historical sketches of the principle regiments mentioned, anecdotes and related accounts of engagements involving the 123rd NY Volunteer Infantry and the 16th NY Heavy Artillery, identification of deserters executed, generals and surgeons, and other related material.
P1539 
Price: 23.50 USD

 
 

 


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