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1 Architecture and Rural Life in Central Delaware, 1700–1900

296 pages, Illustrations, paperback / softcover, University of Tennessee Press

About Author
Bernard L. Herman teaches at the University of Delaware, where is a professor of art history and senior research fellow at the Center for Historic Architecture and Design. Among his many publications are Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes (co-author with Gabrielle M. Lanier) and Historical Architectural and the Study of American Culture (co-editor with Lu Ann De Cunzo).

"A pioneering account of mid-Atlantic folk architecture and of the nineteenth-century transformation of traditional agriculture. . . . A major study of American vernacular architecture."—Dell Upton, University of California, Berkeley

"Bernard L. Herman has provided us with a model study in the interdisciplinary interpretation of a common landscape."—Robert Blair St. George, Journal of American Folklore

"An impressive study that adds an important dimension to our understanding of the built environment."—Clifford E. Clark Jr., American Historical Review

"A wide range of reader expectations will be met by this book. Herman provides a focused community study as well as an interpretation of vernacular architecture in the Mid-Atlantic region."—John Michael Vlach, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

"Scholars will be impressed by Herman's ability to marshal different kinds of evidence to buttress his contention that architecture reveals not just how people materially ordered their lives but helped 'to create and maintain order, to project images of self and community, and to control meaning in social discourse.'"—Choice
Price: 28.00 USD



2 MAP: Maryland and Delaware: 1885-87

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
This large scale map, first issued between 1885 and 1887, locates small settlements, creeks and other features not found on smaller maps. Railways, rivers, streams and county boundaries are shown. Because of the great detail, ideal for use with 19th century census records.
Price: 7.95 USD



3 MAP: Special Map Group for Maryland and Delaware

Reproduction map of original
Includes maps [T 16] (see map above) and 2 small maps [F 4] and [F 13] All 3 maps
Price: 9.95 USD



4 MAP: Virginia with Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia: 1864

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Useful to anyone studying the Civil War and showing the newly created state of West Virginia, this 1864 A.J. Johnson map locates counties, roads, towns and railways in all four states. Rivers and creeks are also identified.
Price: 7.95 USD

Delaware: A Trivia Guide to the First State, Alexander Shalk

5 Delaware: A Trivia Guide to the First State
Alexander Shalk
1995, 5½x8½, paper, 214 pp, Heritage Books
“What's so special about Delaware?--everything!” With these words, this book invites readers to test their knowledge of the First State. Want to know the Delaware state bug, or what happens in Georgetown on Return Day? Or where in Delaware lies the Nylon Capital of the World? Or what is served at a Leipsic marsh rabbit dinner? Read this book! Written as a celebration of Delaware's rich cultural and historical heritage, the book is set up as a sequence of quizzes, with multiple-choice questions grouped by subject. Topics range from geography to history to government to famous Delawareans. From the past to the present, from simple to challenging, the questions leave no Delaware stone unturned.
Price: 22.50 USD



6 Christiana Methodist Episcopal Church: Its History, Its People
Barbara Bryant White
1994, 8½x11, paper, index, 159 pp, Heritage Books
Compiled and Edited by the Church Historian. Trustee, Mite Society, Social, Circuit Register, individual Charge records and Cemetery records 1827-1932 (one book of each) are the only surviving written history of Christiana Methodist Episcopal Church, now Christiana United Methodist in Christiana, Delaware. A majority of the records abstracted here are not available elsewhere, no previous records of Christiana having been published.
Price: 27.50 USD



7 Genealogical Abstracts from Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware
Bill and Martha Reamy
(1998), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 630 pp, Heritage Books
The compilers have extracted data of interest to genealogists and arranged in lineages. The original was published by J. M. Runk and Company in two volumes (1,547 pp.) without a complete index. The Reamys have made Runk's work more accessible with an easier-to-use format and a complete index, and at a major savings of your genealogy dollar.
Price: 62.50 USD

Colonial Delaware Records: 1681-1713, Bruce Bendler

8 Colonial Delaware Records: 1681-1713
Bruce Bendler
(1992, 1997), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 86 pp, Heritage Books
Contains rent rolls for Kent County, 1681-1688, Sussex County, 1681-1688; 1693 Tax Assessment list for all three counties; Kent County Quit Rents, circa 1701-1713 & Sussex County Quit Rents, 1702-1713.
Price: 13.00 USD



9 CD: Records of The Court of New Castle on Delaware, 1676-1681
Colonial Society of Pennsylvania
(1904), 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 547 pp, Heritage Books
"The following records are printed from volumes 68 and 69 of the Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, which were copied from the original manuscript in the Office of the Prothonotary of the Superior Court for New Castle County at Wilmington, Delaware. They begin October 10, 1676, and end December 12, 1681, the original manuscript consisting of two books, called Liber A and Liber B respectively, and cover the period embraced in the Record of the sister Court at Upland published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1860." An everyname index provides easy access for the researcher.
Price: 19.95 USD



10 Colonial Delaware Wills and Estates to 1800: An Index
Donald O. Virdin
(1994), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 200 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This book is an index to colonial Delaware wills and estates to 1800 and includes the wills and estates that could be located in published works concerning Kent County, Sussex County, and New Castle County. Most of these wills and estates date from the mid-1700s, but a few date back to the late 1600s. Provides the date of probate, the name of the deceased, the county, and the book and page number of the estate.
Price: 20.50 USD



11 Delaware Bible Records, Volume 5
Donald O. Virdin and Lu Verne V. Hall
1998, 5½x8½, paper, index, 344 pp, Heritage Books
These Bibles date mainly from the late 1700s through the early 1900s, and frequently cover three or more generations. In addition to the usual marriage, birth, and death information, newspaper clippings, hand-written notes attached to or written on the pages, and personal letters found in the Bibles are also transcribed. Some entries are supplemented by data from the author's personal files.
Price: 30.50 USD

Some Pioneer Delaware Families, Donald Odell Virdin

12 Some Pioneer Delaware Families
Donald Odell Virdin
(1992), 2007, 8½x11, paper, indices, 272 pp, Heritage Books
This work, originally printed by the author, presents information discovered after the publication of The Virdins of Delaware and Related Families. Information on the Virdins makes up about one-half of Some Pioneer Delaware Families. The genealogical data covers the lives of principal members of several branches and lists known descendants, some of whom are then discussed in greater detail. Although most of the Virdins named are from Delaware, there are many accounts of the family in other eastern states, such as Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Georgia. Virdins found in Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois are touched upon as well. The author used numerous sources to compile this section including: city directories, newspaper clippings, census records, letters, records compiled by family members and cemetery listings. A chronology of marriages of Delaware Virdins from 1752 to 1912, some miscellaneous marriage records and a chronology of wills and administrations provide a quick reference to the family's past. The second half of the book discusses the early Delaware families of Broadway, Carter, Gilder, Lowber, Marvel, Register, Reynolds and Rodney in varying detail. Limited genealogical information is provided for these families, supplemented by numerous accounts of wills and estate. This work includes a name index and an index of the places and records cited.
Price: 51.00 USD

A Journey Through the West: Thomas Rodney's 1803 Journal From Delaware To the Mississippi Territory, edited by Dwight L. Smith and Ray Swick.

13 A Journey Through the West: Thomas Rodney's 1803 Journal From Delaware To the Mississippi Territory
edited by Dwight L. Smith and Ray Swick.
280 pages, 294 pages, illus., maps, bibliog., index, 1997, hardback, Ohio University Press
In A Journey through the West, Thomas Rodney writes vividly about flea-infested taverns, bad roads, drunken crew members, squatters, Indians sodden berths, food from the wild and treacherous waters. His is one of the most detailed early-nineteenth-century travel accounts.

Rodney, a Revolutionary War patriot and veteran, had been active in Delaware politics and had served in the Continental Congress. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson appointed him as a land commissioner and a territorial judge in the newly formed Mississippi Territory. To assume his duties, Rodney and a small party traveled overland from Delaware across the length of southern Pennsylvania to Wheeling, (West) Virginia. From there, they boarded their newly constructed boat on the Ohio River and rowed, sailed, and drifted along the borders of (West) Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.

Finally they left the clear rapids of the Ohio and entered the muddy yet majestic Mississippi. They traveled southwesterly into a vast, exotic wilderness valley. The western shore of the Mississippi was still owned by Spain, and foreign soldiers were spotted. Under pressure to meet Rodney’s deadline for arrival in Mississippi Territory, the travelers were grateful for the Mississippi’s fast current. Yet in the journey’s last days they were faced with adventures and with near disaster when their boat struck a snag and partially sank.

Rodney kept a precise journal and sent letters to President Jefferson documenting his trek from the settled East through the barely chartered paths of the western wilderness. He hobnobbed with Meriwether Lewis, enjoyed the hospitality of Harman Blennerhassett, and received a tour of Cincinnati from Arthur St. Clair.

Dwight Smith and Ray Swick have compiled, edited and annotated Rodney’s story to present it in complete form for the first time. A Journey through the West is both a travel adventure and a colorful glimpse into the life of his day.

Price: 44.95 USD



14 CD: Delaware and Pennsylvania
HB Archives
2000, CD, Graphic, Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 2039 pp, Heritage Books
Contains:*Calendar of Sussex County, Delaware, Probate Records, 1680-1800 - Leon de Valinger, Jr. (1964). These abstracts, arranged in chronological order, generally contain name of the deceased, type of record, date of the record, heirs, officials such as executor and administrator, witnesses, and location of the complete record. *Original Land Titles in Delaware Commonly Known as The Duke of York Record - General Assembly of Delaware (c1903). Records cover the Dutch grant of lands (1646-1657), and the Duke of York's grant of lands in Delaware (1657-1680). *Some of the First Settlers of "The Forks of the Delaware" and Their Descendants - Rev. Henry Martyn Kieffer, D.D. (1902). The translation from the German of the record books of the First Reformed Church of Easton, PA, 1760-1852. Records are presented chronologically, grouped into baptisms, deaths and burials, and marriages.*Some Records of Sussex County, Delaware - C. H. B. Turner (1909). Site of the first Dutch settlement in the area in 1631. Some Kent Co. records are also included. *Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania - Hiram H. Shenk (1932). Biographical sketches make up half of the volume; dates span the 17th-19th centuries.
Price: 30.00 USD

Colonial Delaware Soldiers and Sailors, 1638-1776, Henry C. Peden, Jr

15 Colonial Delaware Soldiers and Sailors, 1638-1776
Henry C. Peden, Jr
(1995), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 242 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Soldiers and sailors from the area that became Delaware, from colonists arriving in New Sweden, to July 4, 1776. Names taken from many sources.
Price: 22.00 USD

Revolutionary Patriots of Delaware, 1775-1783, Henry C. Peden, Jr

16 Revolutionary Patriots of Delaware, 1775-1783
Henry C. Peden, Jr
1996, 8½x11, cloth, alphabetical, 299 pp, Heritage Books
Henry Peden has greatly simplified the task of finding Delaware ancestors who served in various capacities in the Revolutionary cause. Because the entries are arranged in alphabetical order, the reader is able to quickly verify the individual's service. There are over 5000 entries, many of which reveal personal and vital information about the patriot and his (or her) family. Peden has drawn from 20 major publications, beginning with the published series, Delaware Archives, Military (3 volumes). He has also included information from the unpublished "Volume 6" of the Delaware Archives. This book will be a significant aid to those seeking membership in lineage societies (DAR, SAR, SR, etc.).
Price: 42.00 USD

Reconstructed 1790 Census of Delaware, Leon de Valinger, Jr

17 Reconstructed 1790 Census of Delaware
Leon de Valinger, Jr
Paper, map, 83 pp, Heritage Books
Contains names of property owners of each Hundred. Helps remedy loss of 1790 census by use of tax lists.
Price: 9.50 USD

Delaware 1850-1860 Agricultural Census: Volume 1, Linda L. Green

18 Delaware 1850-1860 Agricultural Census: Volume 1
Linda L. Green
(2004), 2006, 8½x11, paper, index, 288 pp, Heritage Books
This census names only the head of the household. Often times when an individual was missed on the regular U.S. Census, he would appear on this agricultural census. There are forty-eight columns of information in the agricultural census, six of which are listed here. They include name of owner, improved acreage, unimproved acreage, cash value of the farm, value of farm implements and machinery, and value of livestock. This volume includes the counties of Kent, New Castle, and Sussex.
Price: 44.00 USD

Delaware 1870-1880 Agricultural Census: Volume 2, Linda L. Green

19 Delaware 1870-1880 Agricultural Census: Volume 2
Linda L. Green
(2005), 2006, 8½x11, paper, index, 438 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This census names only the head of the household. Often times when an individual was missed on the regular U.S. Census, he would appear on this agricultural census. There are forty-eight columns of information in the agricultural census, six of which are listed here. They include name of owner, improved acreage, unimproved acreage, cash value of the farm, value of farm implements and machinery, and value of livestock. This volume includes the counties of Kent, New Castle, and Sussex.
Price: 63.00 USD

Delaware Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880, Delaware Insanity Schedule, 1880 only, Linda L. Green

20 Delaware Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880, Delaware Insanity Schedule, 1880 only
Linda L. Green
2006, 8½x11, paper, index, 292 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The mortality schedules provide the names of those who passed away in Kent, New Castle and Sussex Counties, Delaware, between 1850 and 1880. These names are not shown on the U.S. Federal Census; thus, the mortality schedules may be of particular importance to researchers. Entries typically contain the deceased person's full name, age, sex, color (White, Black or Mulatto), whether married or widowed, place of birth, month in which person died, occupation, and cause of death. Entry information varies somewhat between schedules and some entries may also contain Chinese or Indian color designations, indicate whether Free or slave, specify single or divorced, give the place of father's birth, give the place of mother's birth, list the number of days ill, or length of residence in the given county.Entries within "The Delaware 1880 Insanity Schedule: Supplemental Schedules, Nos. 1-7 for the Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes, June 1880" provide the person's full name, classification and county. This section includes persons that were determined to be insane, idiots, deaf-mutes, blind, paupers and indigents, homeless children, and inhabitants of prisons. An index is provided at the conclusion of each section.
Price: 48.00 USD

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