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The Sweet Springs of Western Virginia: a Bittersweet Legacy

By: Agnes Evans Gish

Price: $69.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2009

Seller ID: G5005

ISBN: 0788450050

Condition: 262 pages, 8.5x11, 2009, 8.5x11, cloth, index, 262 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


In The Sweet Springs of Western Virginia: A Bittersweet Legacy, Dr. Gish leads readers on another early nineteenth-century stage journey, this time to the Sweet Springs of Monroe County, West Virginia. An outgrowth of her previous publication, Virginia Taverns, Ordinaries and Coffee Houses: 18th-Early 19th Century Houses of Entertainment Along the Buckingham Road, research on the Sweet Springs uncovered a story so compelling as to deserve a publication of its own. This s... View more info

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Chronicles of Border Warfare, or A History of the Settlement by the Whites, of North-western Virginia: and of the Indian Wars and Massacres in that Section of the State; with Reflections, Anecdotes, &c.

By: Alexander S. Withers

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1831)

Seller ID: W0781

ISBN: 1556137818

Condition: 332 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1831), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 332 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A treasure trove of descriptions of events from the perspective of the early settlers of the border regions beyond the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains (and extending as far as Cincinnati and parts of KY). Focuses mainly on the last half of the 18th century, when Williamsburg was the bustling capital of the Virginia Colony, and Patrick Henry resided in the Governor's Mansion. Grand plantations were flourishing along the James River, while in the wilderness, pioneers st... View more info

West Virginia: Research in the States, 2nd edition

By: Barbara Vines Little, CG

Price: $17.00

Publisher: National Genealogical Society: 2017

Seller ID: NGS-WV

Condition: 52 pages, 8.5x11, Softcover, National Genealogical Society


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History Of The Great Kanawha Valley [West Virginia] With Family History And Biographical Sketches. A Statement Of Its Natural Resources, Industrial Growth And Commercial Advantages [2 volumes]

By: Brant, Fuller & Co

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1891)

Seller ID: B1609

ISBN: 0078841609X

Condition: 666 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1891), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 2 vols. , 666 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The picturesque Kanawha valley spans Fayette, Kanawha, Putnam, and Mason counties in West Virginia with Charleston resting in its mid-section. The valley's Kanawha river runs 98 miles to its junction with the Ohio river at Point Pleasant. Volume I opens with the early history of the valley, from pre-historic mound builders, to the Cherokees, to the early settlers including the Ingles-Draper settlement. Notable historic spots and events, plantation life, Daniel Boone, Lor... View more info

Image for Miscellaneous Cabell County, West Virginia, Records, Order Book Overseers of the Poor 1814-1861, Fee Book 1826-1839, 1857-1859 (Rule Book), Cabell Land for Tax Purposes 1861-1865

Miscellaneous Cabell County, West Virginia, Records, Order Book Overseers of the Poor 1814-1861, Fee Book 1826-1839, 1857-1859 (Rule Book), Cabell Land for Tax Purposes 1861-1865

By: Carrie Eldridge

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2001

Seller ID: E0658

ISBN: 1585496588

Condition: 242 pages, 8.5x11, 2001, 8.5x11, paper, index, viii+234 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The Overseers of the Poor were gentlemen and property owners selected by the county court to protect the poor and indigent of the county. They were responsible for setting the Poor Rate and seeing that it was collected. From that Rage, they received a payment for their services and allotted monies to assist persons in need. This book covers most of the first fifty years of Cabell County’s existence (the period under Virginia control). 242 pages, 8.5x11, 20... View more info

Cabell County's Empire for Freedom

By: Carrie Eldridge

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999)

Seller ID: E0884

ISBN: 158549884X

Condition: 182 pages, 8.5x11, (1999), 2004, 8.5x11, paper, index, xviii+164 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Sampson Sanders was the wealthiest landowner in Cabell County, [West] Virginia during the Anti-bellum Period, and the owner of fifty-one slaves that came to him through inheritance. Sanders never purchased or sold a slave, and upon his death, he manumitted all his slaves and provided them with the means and land to start a new life as free men and women in Michigan. This remarkable man taught his slaves to run his holdings rather than hire an overseer, and in defiance of... View more info

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Minute Books: Cabell County, [West] Virginia Minute Book 1, 1809-1815

By: Carrie Eldridge

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997, 2005)

Seller ID: E0875

ISBN: 1585498750

Condition: 60 pages, 8.5x11, (1997, 2005), 2010, 8.5x11, index, 60 pp , Heritage Books, Inc


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Image for A History of Seventh Day Baptists in West Virginia, Including the Woodbridgetown and Salemville Churches in Pennsylvania and the Shrewsbury Church in New Jersey

A History of Seventh Day Baptists in West Virginia, Including the Woodbridgetown and Salemville Churches in Pennsylvania and the Shrewsbury Church in New Jersey

By: Corliss Fitz Randolph

Price: $43.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1905)

Seller ID: R0778

ISBN: 0788407783

Condition: 722 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1905), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 722 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This mammoth compilation of information, based on records extant at the time of the original writing, covers the histories of sixteen churches; biographies (with basic genealogical data) of twelve ministers and several other notable men including William Davis, considered the father of the Shrewsbury Church; sketches of several schools and lists of students; a selection of tombstone inscriptions; rosters of soldiers from the Revolution through the Civil War; lists of lan... View more info

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Wills Of Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1801-1899

By: Dale and Deborah Morrow

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1992, 1994)

Seller ID: M0247

ISBN: 1585492477

Condition: 22 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992, 1994), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 22 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An index of wills and estate documents held in the County Clerk's Office. 22 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992, 1994), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, 22 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Wills of Berkeley County, West Virginia 1744-1880

By: Dale Walton Morrow and Deborah Jensen Morrow

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1992)

Seller ID: M0246

ISBN: 1585492469

Condition: 30 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, alphabetical, 30 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This book contains an index of wills and other estate documents of Berkeley County, West Virginia for 1744-1880.30 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, alphabetical, 30 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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History of Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory

By: David E. Johnston

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1906)

Seller ID: J0145

ISBN: 1556131453

Condition: 562 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1906), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 562 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This regional history concerns the area in southern WV and southwestern VA along the New River. The focus of attention is Mercer County, WV, and Tazewell and Giles Counties in VA. The text consists of three major segments: the first presents a detailed history of settlements in the area prior to the Civil War; the second concerns events in the area during the Civil War era; and the third consists of several appendices. The latter is mainly a long section of genealogies a... View more info

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Uphill Both Ways - Barefooted

By: David H. Halsey

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: H4549

ISBN: 0788445499

Condition: 130 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 130 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


130 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 130 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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The Memorialists: An Antebellum History of Alleghany, Craig, and Monroe Counties of Western Virginia 1812-60

By: David Scott Turk

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1997)

Seller ID: T0687

ISBN: 0788406876

Condition: 186 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1997), 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 186 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Alleghany, Craig, and Monroe Counties are located northwest of Roanoke, Virginia, and Monroe County is now part of West Virginia. As the title suggests, this book is a study of life in this region in the decades before the Civil War. It reveals "a fascinating time of carriages, turnpikes, temperance societies and political awakening. To understand the American Civil War, a good study of what caused it is required. Actually, western Virginia started to break away from... View more info

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The Union Hole: Unionist Activity and Local Conflict in Western Virginia

By: David Scott Turk

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1994)

Seller ID: T0029

ISBN: 0788400290

Condition: 154 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1994), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 154 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Paint Bank, in Craig County, was the core of what local citizen George A. Linton called the "Union Hole"-an area with mixed loyalties that sometimes swayed heavily to the north, in this traditionally southern state. This study of Civil War Unionism in western Virginia focuses on the dilemmas confronted by the people of Craig, Alleghany and Monroe Counties (the last presently in West Virginia), and contains an abundance of names and biographical information valued... View more info

Image for David Lewis (1750-1798) and Joannah Trundle (1754-1810) from Frederick County, Maryland to Harrison County, (West) Virginia: Some Ancestors and Descendants

David Lewis (1750-1798) and Joannah Trundle (1754-1810) from Frederick County, Maryland to Harrison County, (West) Virginia: Some Ancestors and Descendants

By: Doris Jean Post Poinsett

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: P2214

ISBN: 0788422146

Condition: 146 pages, 8.5x11, 2002, 8.5x11, cloth, index, 146 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


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 limi... View more info

Image for History of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, West Virginia. From the origin of the Indians, embracing their Settlement, Wars and Depredations, to the first White Settlement of the Valley; also including the Wars between the Settlers and their mode and manner of living. Besides a variety of valuable information, consisting of the past and present History of the County, including a complete sketch of the late Wars, Strikes, early Residents, Organizations, etc., accompanied by personal sketches and interesting facts of the present day.

History of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, West Virginia. From the origin of the Indians, embracing their Settlement, Wars and Depredations, to the first White Settlement of the Valley; also including the Wars between the Settlers and their mode and manner of living. Besides a variety of valuable information, consisting of the past and present History of the County, including a complete sketch of the late Wars, Strikes, early Residents, Organizations, etc., accompanied by personal sketches and interesting facts of the present day.

By: F. Vernon Aler

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: A0979

ISBN: 158549979X

Condition: -1888, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Aler's History of Martinsburg and Berkeley County, West Virginia; from the Origin of the Indians, Embracing Their Settlement, Wars and Depredations, to the First White Settlement of the Valley; also Including the Wars between the Settlers and Their Mode and Manner of Living. Besides a Variety of Valuable Information, Consisting of the Past and Present History of the County, Including a Complete Sketch of the Late Wars, Strikes, Early Residents, Organizations, etc., Accom... View more info

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Pinnick Kinnick Hill: An American Story

By: G. W. González

Price: $37.50

Publisher: West Virginia University Press:

Seller ID: 058629

ISBN: 0-937058-62-9

Condition: 246 pages, hardback, West Virginia University Press


Nearly a century ago, hundreds of families journeyed from Spain to the United States, to search for a better life in the growing zinc-industry towns of Harrison County, West Virginia. As they created a new culture and a new home in this strange land, they added another thread to the rich fabric of our nation.Writing from his perspective as a first-generation son of this immigrant community, González recounts his childhood memories of his neighborhood, where these ... View more info

History and Progress of the County of Marion, West Virginia

By: George A. Dunnington

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1880)

Seller ID: D0021

ISBN: 1888265213

Condition: 175 pages, (1880), 1997, index, 175 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Covers the history of the county until 1880 and includes biographical sketches of prominent citizens.175 pages, (1880), 1997, index, 175 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Marriages of Jefferson County, [West] Virginia, 1801 through 1890

By: J. Lester Link

Price: $49.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1973)

Seller ID: L0670

ISBN: 1585496707

Condition: 656 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1973), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, alphabetical, 656 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An alphabetical arrangement of the marriage information found in Record of Marriages - No. 1 - 1801-1853; An Alphabetical transcript of the marriage records of Jefferson County from 1801 to 1853 arranged by husbands (Shugert transcription); Register of Marriage Licenses issued by the Clerk of the County Court of Jefferson County, Virginia (covering the period 1850 to 1865); and Record of Marriages - No. 3 - 1865 - 1890.656 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1973), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper... View more info

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History of Wetzel County, West Virginia

By: John C. McEldowney, Jr.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: M0749

ISBN: 1585497495

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This history begins in 1772 and carries forward to 1900. It discusses early settlement, towns, churches, and history. Biographies of several residents are included.Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info