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Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: A Contribution to the History and Genealogy of Colonial Families of Rockingham County, Virginia. Some Pioneers to Old Augusta County, Virginia, and Their Descendants, of the Family of Harrison and Allied Lines, J. Houston Harrison


1 Settlers by the Long Grey Trail: A Contribution to the History and Genealogy of Colonial Families of Rockingham County, Virginia. Some Pioneers to Old Augusta County, Virginia, and Their Descendants, of the Family of Harrison and Allied Lines
J. Houston Harrison
(1935), 2008, paper, index, 712 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The title of this work is taken from a poem describing the old Valley Turnpike, which cuts through the Shenandoah Valley. The pioneers followed it as an old Indian trail. According to tradition, it was first merely a beaten path of the buffalo. The author starts by sketching a general overview of the beginnings of the Valley settlements, focusing primarily on that part of Augusta County that was later formed into Rockingham. An account of the origin of many of the early Harrison families of Colonial times is included, and many English lines have been touched on. In tracing the Augusta or Rockingham families, the maternal lines have been handled as fully as the paternal ones. Among the lines traced (other than Harrisons) are: Bears, Bowmans, Browns, Byrds, Campbells, Conrads, Cravens, Davises, Davidsons, Deckers, Ewings, Gaines, Gordons, Hannas, Henkels, Hentons, Herrings, Hollingsworths, Hoppers, Houstons, Howards, Jordans, Keezells, Kennerlys, Koontzs, Lincolns, Logans, Mauzys, Monroes, Moores, Newmans, Otts, Pickerings, Prices, Smiths, Watsons, Williamses, Williamsons, Woodleys, Yanceys, and many more. Approximately 1,000 families and 2,000 names are covered. Roughly 7,200 names of individuals other than Harrison have been included. This work also contains examples of signatures and an original fullname index.
H1975 
Price: 51.00 USD

 
Augusta County [Virginia] Road Orders, 1745-1769. Published With Permission from the Virginia Transportation Research Council (A Cooperative Organization Sponsored Jointly by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia), Virginia Genealogical Society


2 Augusta County [Virginia] Road Orders, 1745-1769. Published With Permission from the Virginia Transportation Research Council (A Cooperative Organization Sponsored Jointly by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia)
Virginia Genealogical Society
(1998, 2003), 2008, 8½x11, paper, index, 282 pp, Heritage Books
The establishment and maintenance of public roads were among the most important functions of the county court during the colonial period in Virginia. Each road was opened and maintained by an overseer (or surveyor) of the highways, who was appointed each year by the Gentlemen Justices. The overseer was usually assigned all the able-bodied men (the “Labouring Male Tithables”) living on or near the road. These laborers then furnished their own tools, wagons, and teams and were required to work on the roads for six days each year. County court records relating to roads and transportation are collectively know as “road orders.” The Virginia Transportation Research Council’s published volumes of road orders and related materials contain not only information on early roads, but also the names of inhabitants who lived and worked along the roadways, plantations, farms, landmarks, landforms, and bodies of water. Much of this information is found nowhere else in early records, making these publications invaluable not only to historical and cultural resources research, but also to other disciplines, including social history, preservation planning, environmental science, and genealogy.
V3668 
Price: 49.00 USD

 


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