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History of Schoharie County and Border Wars of New York, Containing also a Sketch of the Causes Which led to the American Revolution and Interesting Memoranda of the Mohawk Valley. Together with much other historical and miscellaneous matter never before published, Jeptha R. Simms


1 History of Schoharie County and Border Wars of New York, Containing also a Sketch of the Causes Which led to the American Revolution and Interesting Memoranda of the Mohawk Valley. Together with much other historical and miscellaneous matter never before published
Jeptha R. Simms
(1845), 2005, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 2 vols., 692 pp, Heritage Books
The author began collecting material, “with the view of making it public”, in 1837. He endeavored to “present incidents which have escaped the knowledge of previous writers, or transactions to which I could add new facts, generally noticing in their place, however, the most important events published by other authors.” To this end, he interviewed “many hoary-headed persons of intelligence”, seeking “individuals sustaining a character of conscientious regard for the truth.” This highly readable and informative work covers the typical general history material, with much information on interaction with the Indians and the Revolutionary War, and many esoteric items as well. The following is a brief sampling of the contents: Origin and signification of Schoharie, Poverty of Schoharie Germans, Ancient apple trees, Groat family settle in the Mohawk Valley, Strength of the Vrooman family, Burning of the Gaspee, Indian treaty in Schoharie, A female spy and Maj. Tallmadge, Murder of Durham and his wife, An Indian attempts to surprise a sentinel at the Upper Schoharie Fort. A new every-name index has been added to aid researchers in using this book. Thirty engravings.
S0393 
Price: 57.00 USD

 
History of Schoharie County, New York, 1713-1882, William E. Roscoe


2 History of Schoharie County, New York, 1713-1882
William E. Roscoe
(1882), 2007, 8˝x11, paper, index, 560 pp, Heritage Books
Twenty-three chapters draw from official documents, personal scribblings, and public records to expound everything from Schoharie County's first immigrants to its settlement and government, to its geography and population, to its industry and amusements. Histories of every town in the county are included, and biographical sketches of notable citizens are scattered throughout the text. An appendix contains transcripts of historical speeches and writings, a new surname index has been merged with an a "facts and places" index compiled some time earlier, and the book closes with an alphabetical listing of prominent persons that includes biographical data.
R9060 
Price: 82.00 USD

 


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