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Marriages and Deaths of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1685-1800, Charlotte Meldrum

1 Marriages and Deaths of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1685-1800
Charlotte Meldrum
(1999), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 242 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The vital records of birth, marriage and death were not kept by civil authorities until after 1800. This collection of vital records kept by churches in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania beginning in 1685, in most cases the only surviving record. Includes Quaker, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Reformed church records. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was formed in 1784 from Philadelphia County. A large number of Quakers arrived in 1682, around the time of William Penn’s arrival. Abington Monthly Meeting was established in 1683. From 1687 to 1710, it was known as Dublin Monthly Meeting. Gwynedd Monthly Meeting was formed in 1714 from Radnor. Horsham was formed in 1782 from Abington. The Baptist records of Pennypack Church began in 1689. By 1776, there were are least ten Lutheran and eight Reformed congregations in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Churches included in the book are Abington, Gwynedd, Horsham, Abington Presbyterian, Augustus Lutheran at Trappe, New Goshenhoppen Reformed and Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, Great Swamp, Indian Field or Indian Creek and Faulkner Swamp.
Price: 21.50 USD



2 Historical Collections Relating To Gwynedd: A Township of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Howard M. Jenkins
(1884), 2008, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 430 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Gwynedd, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, is named for that region of North Wales-the stronghold of the Welsh. In contrast to the usual slow growth of most settlements, the Welsh settlers arrived in a body, purchased and immediately occupied their township-their new stronghold. Documents show a dozen plots of land deeded to the settlers by William Penn and Thomas Evan in 1699. A brief physical description and history is followed by a chronological list of notable events. Geology, traces of Native Americans, Welsh settlers and William Penn, Edward Foulk's removal, the first homes, establishment of the Friends' meeting, John Humphrey of Merion, records of marriages (1701-1853) and deaths from Monthly Meetings, early roads, Montgomery settlers, taxables, St. Peter's Church, brief biographical sketches of significant citizens, and much more are touched on. Genealogical chapters are devoted to the families of: Evans, Roberts, and Foulke. Other early families are covered by brief sketches and include: Morgan, Cleaver, Jones-Lewis, Spencer, Jenkins, Hoxworth, Castner, Roberts, and Jones. A full name and subject index is included; however, it does not cover the genealogy chapters. Excerpts from Sally Wister's journal (1777-1778), and several excellent illustrations augment the text.
Price: 34.50 USD



3 CD: Historical Sketches. A Collection of Papers Prepared for the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Montgomery County Historical Society
(1895), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 431 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
“The objects of a county historical society are to perpetuate a record of important events occurring within the county, or in any way affecting its welfare, and also to preserve the memory of eminent persons who have lived within its borders, or who have advanced its interests.” This volume is a collection of papers and sketches about Montgomery County arranged as a permanent record for “the study and preservation of the county’s history.” Some of these papers and sketches deal with the county itself: Whitemarsh, Norriton Township, Old “Harriton,” Near Bryn Mawr. Others deal with the history of the area: Fries’ Rebellion, A British Capture, Local History. Many deal with the people of the area: Col. Theodore W. Bean, The Story of Lydia Darrah, Women of Montgomery County. All of the papers and sketches are designed to present the facts gathered by careful investigation in order to preserve historical research. A subject and fullname index make access to information simple and efficient.
Price: 15.95 USD

Descendants of John Michael Kreider of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee, Rebecca L. Blackwell

4 Descendants of John Michael Kreider of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee
Rebecca L. Blackwell
(1999), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 188 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This book follows the descendants of John Michael Kreider (1712-1761), who sailed from Germany to Philadelphia in 1732. He became a blacksmith and the owner of a grist mill in Hatfield Township in Philadelphia County, which later became Montgomery County. The author traces nine generations and follows the families as they settle in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The family surname had changed from Krider/Kreider/Krauter to Crider in the second generation once Daniel (1744-1836) moved to Pittsylvania County, Virginia. His many children scattered as they moved westward. Many present-day Criders can trace their lineage to this family. The entries include dates of birth, death and marriage along with many interesting anecdotes and family histories. A map of Montgomery County in 1769 and a fullname index are also included.
Price: 20.00 USD



5 Basil Williams of South Wales, and Seneca Hundred, Montgomery County, Maryland by 1748, with some notes on his distinquished kinfolk in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky and elsewhere
Warren Skidmore
2004, 8˝x11, paper, index, 86 pp, Heritage Books

Price: 18.50 USD


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