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Growing Up in the 1850s : The Journal of Agnes Lee, Agnes Lee, edited with a Foreword by Mary Custis Lee deButts, introduction by Robert E. Lee deButts, Jr. Historical Note by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek


1 Growing Up in the 1850s : The Journal of Agnes Lee
Agnes Lee, edited with a Foreword by Mary Custis Lee deButts, introduction by Robert E. Lee deButts, Jr. Historical Note by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek
171 pages, paperback, University of North Carolina Press
Eleanor Agnes Lee, Robert E. Lee's fifth child, began her journal in December 1852 at the early age of twelve. An articulate young woman, her stated ambitions were modest: "The everyday life of a little school girl of twelve years is not startling," she observed in April 1853; but in fact, her five-year record of a southern girl's life is lively, unpredictable, and full of interesting detail.
The journal opens with a description of the Lee family life in their beloved home, Arlington. Like many military families, the Lees moved often, but Agnes and her family always thought of Arlington -- "with its commanding view, fine old trees, and the soft wild luxuriance of its woods" -- as home. When Lee was appointed the superintendent of West Point, the family reluctantly moved with him to the military academy, but wherever she happened to be, Agnes engagingly described weddings, lavish dinners, concerts, and fancy dress balls.
No mere social butterfly, she also recounted hours teaching slaves (an illegal act at that time) and struggling with her conscience. Often she questioned her own spiritual worthiness; in fact, Agnes expressed herself most openly and ardently when examining her religious commitment and reflecting on death. As pious as whe was eager to improve herself, Agnes prayed that "He would satisfy that longing within me to do something to be something."
In 1855 General Lee went to Texas, while his young daughter was enrolled in the elite Virginia Female Institute in Staunton. Agnes' letters to her parents complete the picture that she has given us of herself -- an appealingly conscientious young girl who had a sense of humor, who strove to live up to her parents' expectations, and who returned fully the love so abundantly given to her.
Agnes' last journal entry was made in January 1858, only three years before the Civil War began. In 1873 she died at Lexington at the young age of thirty-two.
The volume continues with recollections by Mildred Lee, the youngest of the Lee children, about her sister Agnes' death and the garden at Arlington. "I wish I could paint that dear old garden!" she writes. "I have seen others, adorned and beautified by Kings and princes, but none ever seemed so fair to me, as the Kingdom of my childhood."
Growing Up in the 1850s includes an introduction by Robert Edward Lee deButts, Jr., great-great-grandson of General Lee, and a historical note about Arlington House by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek, Director for Virginia of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association. The editor, Mary Custis Lee deButts, is Agnes Lee's niece.
842435 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
My Silent Friend: A Church Hill Journal. 1882-1884 Richmond [VA] Diary of Mary Pollard Darracott Herring. Edited by her great-grandson, Alfred Sumner Winston, III., Alfred Sumner Winston, III


2 My Silent Friend: A Church Hill Journal. 1882-1884 Richmond [VA] Diary of Mary Pollard Darracott Herring. Edited by her great-grandson, Alfred Sumner Winston, III.
Alfred Sumner Winston, III
2003, 6x9, paper, index, 447 pp, Heritage Books
At the time she began keeping this journal, Mary was 62 years old and was living with her husband, George, age 61, and four daughters, Sue, age 19, Fannie, 24, Carrie, 25, and Mary (Mollie), 32. Their fifth daughter, Nannie, had died in May 1882. George was a grocer and a liquor broker. They lived in the Church Hill area of Richmond, among neighbors who "though not wealthy, were eminently substantial." Mary died in Richmond in 1903. Mr. Winston has painstakingly transcribed Mary Herring's diary, adding explanatory notes, identifying neighbors, relatives and places, elucidating events, and documenting the whole. He has presented to the reader a time long gone - and preserved close family life and values as they are seldom seen today. One is made humbly aware of the dependence upon God's will in Mary's forbearance in adversity. It is of interest to note the advances in conveniences in the home, in medicine, travel, and communication. Not only is My Silent Friend an account of a family, but also of their neighbors and their city; a way of life in Richmond gone by. Had Mary Pollard Darracott Herring not been so handicapped with her hearing loss, she may never have kept such an extensive conversation with her 'silent friend.' It is a diary to be read and enjoyed, and in which to find one's own family heritage."
W0853 
Price: 39.50 USD

 
 

 

3 The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays, in August Mearns with Notices of Alyth and Meigle
Andrew Jarvise and James Gammack
(1882), reprint, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 468 pp, Heritage Books
The Lindsays are a venerable Scottish family whose lineage can be reliably traced back as far as the 1307, to Sir Alexander Lindsay of Crawford. This text, part gazetteer, part family history, provides a detailed historical and genealogical survey of the family and it's many manors and estates throughout Scotland. Each chapter focuses on a different manor, discussing etymology, architectural development, and the evolution of the landscape from one generation of inhabitants to the next, as related to the expansion and movement of the various family branches. Social and ecclesiastical history are combined with a diverse collection of local customs and family traditions to provide a stimulating portrait of both the Lindsay family and the Scottish national character. An appendix, compiled by James Gammack, offers extracts from the old rental-book Edzell and Lethnot, several fascinating notices describing depredations committed by the Marquis of Montrose in Forfarshire and a selection of correspondence, estate inventories, petitions, and assorted legal documents dating primarily from the seventeen- and eighteen-hundreds. The text is enhanced by a number of engravings, illustrating notable architectural and geographic features, a Lindsay family tree and an extensive "List of Authors," providing a rudimentary but thorough enumeration of related research materials dated as early as the Tenth Century. A must for Lindsay family historians and those with an interest in all things Scottish!
J1386 
Price: 35.00 USD

 

 

4 CD: A Genealogy Of The Lake Family Of Great Egg Harbor, In Old Gloucester County, In New Jersey, Descended From John Lake Of Gravesend, Long Island: With Notes on the Gravesend and Staten Island Branches of the Family
Arthur Adams & Sarah A. Risley
(1915), 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 430 pp, Heritage Books
This work provides genealogical records for male and female Lakes spanning nine generations. Individual records contain (where available) birth, death and marriage dates, plus lists of children with supplemental genealogical information and comments. Biographical sketches are included for most entries. Generous appendices include three Lake wills, excerpts from Cumberland County Lake Bible records, a letter written by the Hon. Simon Lake during the Civil War, some reminiscences of the Rev. James E. Lake, D.D., miscellaneous notes on the family by Ezra A. Lake, an excerpt from Daniel Lake Collins's 1830 diary, and more.
CD3521 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 
A History and Genealogy of Captain John Locke (1627-1696) of Portsmouth and Rye, New Hampshire, and His Descendants, also of Nathaniel Locke of Portsmouth, and a short account of the History of the Lockes in England, Arthur H. Locke, A.M


5 A History and Genealogy of Captain John Locke (1627-1696) of Portsmouth and Rye, New Hampshire, and His Descendants, also of Nathaniel Locke of Portsmouth, and a short account of the History of the Lockes in England
Arthur H. Locke, A.M
(c.1916), 2003, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 2 vols., 720 pp, Heritage Books
The bulk of this volume concerns John Locke and his descendants. Female lines are frequently carried forward for several generations, so this work also has much valuable information on many other families of southeastern New Hampshire (Batchelder, Lamprey, Marden, Moulton, Perkins, Philbrick, Sanborn, Trefethern, and many others).
L0889 
Price: 51.00 USD

 
John Lewis of Berkshire, Vermont, And Other Descendants of William Lewis (Who Came to Boston on the Ship “The Lion” in 1632) Through His Grandson James Lewis of Jamaica, Long Island, Charles H Lewis


6 John Lewis of Berkshire, Vermont, And Other Descendants of William Lewis (Who Came to Boston on the Ship “The Lion” in 1632) Through His Grandson James Lewis of Jamaica, Long Island
Charles H Lewis
(2004), 2009, 8˝x11, paper, index, 244 pp, Heritage Books
Over time, memories of their family histories and ancestral homes tended to fade for New Englanders pioneering new territories to the north and west after the close of the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars. In the author's case, his family settled the little northern border town of Berkshire, Vermont, about 1800, and all that remained of its history prior to that time was a cryptic reference to its "colonial family strains." The fact that the family in question had the common surname "Lewis," further added to the difficulty of tracing them prior to the settlement of Berkshire. However, after ten years of research, the author has been able to establish that this family was among the descendants of William Lewis who came to Boston on the ship "The Lion" in 1632. The author was able to connect eleven generations, and hundreds of individuals of formerly uncertain ancestry, to this Lewis line, all ordered in the accepted NGSQ numbering system with extensive "in-line" notes. Extended family members were among the early settlers of Hartford and Farmington, CT, Jamaica, LI, Dutchess County, NY, Berkshire and Hampshire County, MA, Bennington, Addison, and Franklin Counties in Vermont, Northern New York State, and other states spreading out along the northern frontier of America during the early 1800's. Collateral family names also receiving attention include Meekins, Denton, Cross, Fuller, Williamson, Barton, Benson, Blowers, Frost, Ingraham, Cook, Pettibone, Huntington, Ellsworth, Haynes, Brackett, and others. The book contains an extensive bibliography, an every-name index with over 1,300 names, appendices, photographs, maps, and lengthy histories of many of the Lewis descendants. Appendix "B" contains an analysis of early settlement patterns in the towns of Weybridge and Cornwall, VT. The author is a retired manager with the Connecticut State Department of Correction, and former 1st Selectman (Chief Elected Official) of the Town of Canaan (Falls Village), Connecticut. In retirement he has become an avid amateur historian and genealogist, and is the self-published author of the history of The Lewis Family of Berkshire, VT. He is currently assisting with a project to publish the memoirs of his grandfather, Robert E. Lewis, entitled Search of Far Horizons. The author was given invaluable assistance by his contributing editor, Richard Alan Stowe, Ed.D, a retired educator who held positions at Indiana University, the State University of New York, and most recently Ball State University. In retirement, Richard has become a meticulous genealogical researcher and amateur historian.
L0915 
Price: 38.00 USD

 
 

 

7 Holloways of the South and Allied Families
CJ Stevens editor, Frances Wynne, Edith Stevens, Peggy Brown, Thomas Brown
1977, 6x9, cloth, index, 1021 pp, Heritage Books

B9999 
Price: 50.00 USD

 

 

8 History of the Lauderdales in America, 1714-1850
Clint A. Lauderdale
(1998), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 238 pp
This book traces the Lauderdale name across America from the years 1714-1850 and includes about 720 Lauderdale first names and 530 other surnames. The history starts with James the Emigrant and traces through his descendants, referred to as the southern Lauderdales, who from 1780 to 1850, migrated from Virginia to Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, Missouri and Illinois. The book details the family history and activities of the Major William Lauderdale, for whom Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is named and Lt. Colonel James Lauderdale, from whom counties in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama are named. A chapter is included on the Northern Lauderdales, which include Lauderdales from New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, for whom Lauderdale Lakes and a suburb in Minneapolis were named. Also mentioned is a Lauderdale family in South Carolina and another in Lunenburg County, Virginia. Also included is a chapter on Black Lauderdales, which provides information on slaves owned by or associated with a Lauderdale family. Some of the slaves adopted the Lauderdale name. The appendix includes the Earls of Lauderdale; the identity of Lauderdales in the Botetourt County, Virginia, enumerations of the 1780’s; James Shelby Lauderdale’s letter; and the Lauderdales in the War of 1812. The appendix also includes the children of Jeremiah, John, Jr., Mary, and William Henry. This book contains illustrations and a full name index of about 720 Lauderdale first names and 530 other surnames.
L0952 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
 

 

9 CD: Halsey Genealogy Since 1395 A.D.
David Halsey
2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobie Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 479 pp, Heritage Books
An excellent companion volume to Book One and an easy to follow introduction to Halsey family genealogy, this second volume broadens the scope of David Halsey’s research on the Halsey family to include more new information on the immigrant Thomas Halsey (d. 1678). The male line of descent is followed through eighteen generations up to the present day.
CD3881 
Price: 15.95 USD

 

 

10 1988 Supplement To The Link Family, Antecedents and Descendants of John Jacob Link, 1417-1951. Compiled by the Descendants of John Jacob Link
Descendants of John Jacob Link
2001, 8˝x11, paper, index, 428 pp, Heritage Books
Contains a history of John Jacob Link and his family, their immigration to America in 1733, their antecedents in Germany, and all known American descendants. This supplemental volume extends the family data through 11 generations, and provides additions and corrections to the original work. Genealogical records have been updated, and new descendants have been added-more than a 1,000 descendants listed in the 10th generation, and over a 100 listed in the 11th generation.
L1817 
Price: 49.50 USD

 
 

 

11 Yesterday: The Hampton, McCracken, Longwith, Mabry, and Wells Families
Diana L. Mellen
1991, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 392 pp, Heritage Books
Provides genealogical information about the Hampton, Longwith, Mabry, McCracken, and Wells families; the Liner and Griffith families, though not mentioned separately, are touched upon when their lines cross those of the major families. In addition to the usual genealogical information, the families are placed in an historical context. Extensively documented. The volume is enriched with photographs, copies of letters, articles, and documents.
M3505 
Price: 33.50 USD

 

 

12 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
2002, 8˝x11, cloth, index, 146 pp, Heritage Books
Two early settlers living in the Province of Maryland around 1700 were Jonathan Lewis and John Trundle I. This is an attempt to provide information about some of their descendants. The title contains the name of one descendant of each settler. This work is divided into two parts to cover descendants of the two settlers and their known wives. The first part is limited to the first four generations of descendants of Jonathan and Mary (---) Lewis and the second part is limited to the first four generations of descendants of John I and Mary (---) Thorley Trundle. Female lines have been extended for only one generation out of the surname. Within those limitations descendants through great-great-grandchildren for whom records were found have been included. Those interested in a probable connection to this Lewis family or thisTrundle family should be able to determine whether there is a connection byresearching more recent generations back to the period covered in this work.Some other related surnames are: Barber, Beall, Beckett, Belt, Browning,Burdette, Davis, Dawson, Fitzgerald, Harvey, Howard, Jenkins, King, Lazenby, Lovelace, Millhouse, Moxley, Mullican, Perine, Spires, Thawley, Thorley, Trunnell, Veatch, Warfield, Watkins, Wilcoxen, Wilson, Windsor, and Wood. Doris Jean Post Poinsett is the author of "Valentin Pfost/Post 1740-1800 of Hardy County, (West) Virginia and Some of His Descendants," which in 1991 received the American Society of Genealogists' Donald Lines Jacobus Award for excellence. Includes a fullname index, early maps, facsimiles of some wills, and numerous transcriptions of wills, deeds, and other court documents.
P2214 
Price: 34.00 USD

 
 
Susquehanna Squire: The Story of William Lloyd, Dufour Woolfley


13 Susquehanna Squire: The Story of William Lloyd
Dufour Woolfley
2005, 6x9, paper, index, 188 pp, Heritage Books
William Ambrose Lloyd (1772-1848) was a pretentious and boastful Welsh horse-trader, of humble origin but glib tongue, who came to America in middle age and soon attained wealth and status beyond the usual immigrant's wildest hope. Along the way he charmed or angered many, including a varied array of formidable and intriguing women. Within months of landing in America the energetic and imaginative William Lloyd had made himself a leading merchant in the growing town of Frederick, Maryland, where he eagerly sought to rub shoulders with the town's elite. Upon the death of his unlettered English wife, he promptly wooed and wed a wealthy Pennsylvania widow, Sarah Bull, much to the distress of her prestigious family. Forsaking Frederick, Lloyd moved to Sarah's hometown of Northumberland in the upper Susquehanna Valley. There his entrepreneurial talents blossomed and his prosperity grew, amidst intense rancor with in-laws that would endure for a quarter century. Those relationships were not enhanced when soon after Sarah's death Lloyd married Elizabeth Arndt Swaine, a strong-minded Pennsylvania Dutch woman whose two prior husbands had left her exceedingly well to do. Susquehanna Squire reads like a well-written novel, but in fact, is a studied reconstruction of a colorful and unusual life and other lives it touched. As events unfold, the reader meets a succession of early American personalities now little remembered: the flinty and controversial General John Bull and his equally feisty wife; their five remarkable daughters who each married prominent Revolutionary War participants; the pious, meticulous Joseph Nourse who has been called "America's First Civil Servant;" and members of the erudite Haines and Wistar families of Quaker Philadelphia. A biographic appendix adds detail on several of these and others, including the dedicated and selfless circuit rider, Reverend James Kay, and the warm-hearted but financially-inept country doctor, Benjamin Young.
W3593 
Price: 28.00 USD

 
The Life of Thomas Johnson: Member of the Continental Congress, First Governor of Maryland, and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Edward S. Delaplaine


14 The Life of Thomas Johnson: Member of the Continental Congress, First Governor of Maryland, and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Edward S. Delaplaine
(1927), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 548 pp, Heritage Books
A leader of the patriotic movement that resulted in our independence, a friend of Washington, Johnson stands as a leading and impressive figure in our history. It was Johnson who nominated Washington for Commander-in-Chief.
D0687 
Price: 35.00 USD

 
 
Cheseldine and Gerard Families of Maryland, Edwin W. Beitzell


15 Cheseldine and Gerard Families of Maryland
Edwin W. Beitzell
2000, 51/2x81/2, paper, index, illus., maps, 395 pp, Heritage Books

B1650 
Price: 32.00 USD

 

 

16 CD: Descendants of Joseph Greene of Westerly, Rhode Island, also Other Branches of Greenes of Quidnesset or Kingston, Rhode Island, and Other Lines of Greenes in America
Frank L. Greene
(1894), 2004, CD, index, 500 pp, Heritage Books
This genealogy is primarily concerned with the male-line descendants of a John Greene who settled in the Kingston, Rhode Island area about 1639. The Joseph Greene of Westerly was his grandson, and about half the book deals with descendants of Joseph while the balance concerns other descendants of John Greene. About thirty pages are devoted to other Green(e) immigrants.
CD2414 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 

 

17 CD: Descendants of Joseph Greene, of Westerly, R.I.
Frank L. Greene
2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC & MAC, Heritage Books
This work is primarily a male line genealogy of the descendants of a John Greene who settled in the Kingston, R.I. area about 1639. The Joseph mentioned in the title was a grandson of John; Joseph’s descendants occupy about half the book. About thirty pages are devoted to other, or unconnected Green(e) families. The primary allied families are: Babcock, Brown, Burdick, Clark(e), Coon, Crandall, Davis, Green(e), Jones, Lewis, Maxson, Potter, Saunders, Smith, Spencer, Stillman, Sweet, and Witter.
CD3852 
Price: 15.95 USD

 

 

18 The Janes Family: A Genealogy and Brief History
Frederic Janes
(1868) reprint, index, 419 pp, Heritage Books
Follows the descendents of William Janes through 9 generations. This comprehensive genealogy covers the historical aspects of the name and follows the family from 1610 to 1865. The Janes family coat of arms is included.
J1738 
Price: 32.50 USD

 
 

 

19 CD: History and Genealogy of the Jewetts of America
Frederick C. Jewett, M.D
2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 1243 pp, Heritage Books
Eleven generations are traced from Edward Jewett of Bradford, England, including his two emigrant sons, Deacon Maximilian and Joseph Jewett, settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, c1639. Also included are Abraham and John Jewett, early settlers of Rowley (who probably were nephews of Maximilian and Joseph), Jewetts who have settled in the United States since the year 1800, and Jewetts in the Army or Navy. More than 11,000 Jewetts are chronicled in this massive work, which includes several portrait illustrations and a comprehensive index. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent.
CD3873 
Price: 29.95 USD

 
The Biography and Genealogy of Captain John Johnson from Roxbury, Massachusetts: An Uncommon Man in the Commonwealth of The Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630-1659, Gerald Garth Johnson


20 The Biography and Genealogy of Captain John Johnson from Roxbury, Massachusetts: An Uncommon Man in the Commonwealth of The Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630-1659
Gerald Garth Johnson
(2000), 2008, 5˝x8˝, paper, indices, 260 pp, Heritage Books
Captain John Johnson was an "uncommon man" because he devoted his life to the benefit of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the town of Roxbury. Johnson was about forty years old when he and his family immigrated to America aboard the Winthrop Fleet in 1630. An educated man, he supported the building of a school for the children of Roxbury, was elected as a selectman, was a constable, and was also "Surveyor-General of the Arms," which meant that he was entrusted with storing the gun powder and arms used in the defense of the colony. A staunch Puritan and family man, he eventually accumulated a large estate. He was a farmer, husbandman and tavern owner. This comprehensive biography also contains a wealth of historical and sociological information relating to the Puritans. The author discusses motivations for migration, religious dynamics, and the organization and voyage of the Winthrop Fleet. Biographical material covers the towns and villages where Johnson lived; his marriages; churches, ancestry, genealogy, education, civil responsibilities, and military history. Records, documents and letters relating to Johnson and his civil, legal and religious life, the description of real property he owned, and the transcription of his complete will and inventory give us a well-rounded portrait of this exceptional man. The book includes a general index, a full name index and a place index, and is illustrated with several maps and photos.
J1678 
Price: 25.50 USD

 
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