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Newsletter Subtitle: A MIXED BAG - VA, TN, MO, ARK.MS AND FAMILY CRAZY  CRATES 5-10 REMAINDERS (AND lEFTOVERS AND REPLACEMENTS) FROM PREVIOUS CRATES OF TWO-THREE YEARS AGO (in stock now}.
Month Day Year: January 12, 2010
SUBSCRIBERS NEWSLETTER:  PART 2 - CRAZY CRATES 5 THROUGH 10.
 
YOGS05:  All books sold out.  Thank you.
 
YOGS06:  We have not visited the fine state of Tennessee in a while.  This crate, and perhaps some more, will be devoted to the VOLUNTEER STATE.  We have marriage records, census records, will and land records to visit among others.  First a review of pertinent books for the first step in research -- an overview of any state in which you have research to do.  An excellent book for reviewing the genealogy of the state is always a good start and there are several on the market.  Two of my favorites come to mind right away.
 
CRAZY CRATE YOGS06:  BOOK 1:  TENNESSEE GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.  By Dr. George K. Schweitzer.  ©1999.  146 pages, 5 by 8 inches with maps,  softbound, plastic-coated covers, contains 1,073 sources for tracing your Tennessee ancestor along with detailed instructions for finding and using those sources.
Dr. Schweitzer's books follow the same basic outline.  First there is a general overview of the geography and the history of the state.  Chapter One is a broad overview which serves the purpose of making us aware of certain broad ramifications caused by the geographical and historical background of the state.
Chapter Two lists the types of records as these vary from state to state.  No sense looking for a source that does not exist because that particular type of record was not required to be kept to start with!  Tennessee records, 31 of them, are identified and hints are given as to where to find them and how to use them.
Chapter Three is an overview of many of the localities where genealogical records are located covering in detail the Courthouses; the Tennessee State Library and Archives; the Family History Library and their branch Family History Centers; the Internet; Regional Libraries; Large Genealogical Libraries and many Local Libraries. 
Chapter Four is the most important section for me, as I consider it my first job in researching an ancestor to be locating the surname AND a specific location in the county wherein he lived. 
His section on recommended approaches is one every genealogist should read.  It is full of logical deductions as to the order in which research should be done.  Then, county-by-county, he goes through the state of Tennessee identifying for you the pertinent data that can be assembled from each county in Tennessee. We always carry multiple copies of all his books and they are all new. This book is the best Tennessee value in the shop for PRICE:   $12!   Multiple copies are available.
 
CRAZY CRATE YOGS06:  BOOK 2:  TENNESSEE GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH TIPS.  By Fran Carter-Walker.  ©2002, 113 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, cardstock cover, stapled and taped, $16.  Reprinted 2006.  This book is the result of years of planning and research.  The author has conducted multiple research trips into both Kentucky and Tennessee.  She has worked extensively in the Tennessee State Archives.
Tennessee became a state in 1796, just four years after Kentucky became a state.  Carved from land belonging to North Carolina, today it has 96 counties, all developed over time from making smaller and smaller divisions of the same land.  It was easier to come into this land from the North, the mountains forming a huge barrier to the East, but the rivers presented a broad open roadway to Tennessee.  This makes sense - would you rather climb a mountain or sit in a boat and float down a river?  This book explains many of the facets of Tennessee's development with several maps explaining the development of its current size and the Indian Cessions of land that made it possible.
The second section of this volume explains the development of Tennessee Vital Records and the books that have been collected for each county.  Many of these bear a close scrutiny.  For instance marriage records were recorded since 1778 and the law requiring their collection was the first law passed in 1815.  Several following chapters list in detail the "Where" of the county records, books, microfilm, fiche are to be found and what dates are covered by that source.  Most of us know that the material for which we are looking could be found if we just knew where it was now located and this book does a great job of telling us where to look and, in a nutshell, what we can find there! 
The author does the same thing with military records telling us which depository has the records and which records each depository holds.  This is information for the researcher - what research has been done, what compilations have been done and who has them?  All of these are questions researchers need answered and here are a lot of the answers.  The DAR [Daughters of the American Revolution] Chapters have many cemetery records books available and [special tip:  Most of these books done by this organization are filed under DAR as the author.  Never go to a library that you do not check the resources filed under DAR in the card file.  That may be the best definitive way to find the records researchers need!]
The next section headed Records Available by County does exactly that - it lists each county, year it became a county, parent county, county seat and zip code. Then the author lists the offices of the county that have the records and other places that have copies.  The last chapters are a listing of ways you can research Tennessee records on computer, e-mail, mailing lists and newsgroups.  This book has just been reprinted and all copies are new.  PRICE:  $16  Multiple copies are available.
 
CRAZY CRATE YOGS06:  BOOK 5:  SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE INVENTORIES, SETTLEMENTS, AND GUARDIAN ACCOUNTS VOLUME A  MARCH 1808-FEBRUARY 1821.
Abstracted from a microfilm copy of the original by Mrs. Gale Williams Bamman  C. G. and Mrs. Debbie Williams Spero.  ©1984.  USED copy.  79 pages , nicely indexed. Some yellow highlighting of certain surnames.  11 by 17 inches folded in cardstock cover, stapled.  Nice condition.  These abstracts let you know if any of your Sumner Co., TN,  people were able to leave papers upon their death that would give you a better understanding of their lives and are highly rated with genealogists as primary evidence.  Please check the guide to the index because important notes help you avoid pitfalls in using this book.  Only surnames in the index with five or more than five first names are listed here:  Adams 8, Alderson 5, Anderson 15, Armstrong 7, Barr 7, Beard 7, Bledsoe 5, Bloodworth 11, Boyce 8, Boykin 7, Boyle/s 6, Bradford 5, Briggance 15, Brown10, Carr 5, Carroll 7, Caruthers 10, Chapman 6, Cloar 5, Cochran 7, Cowden 5, Cryer 5, Dodson 8, Douglass 11, Dowell 7, Duty 8, Edwards 10, Elliott 8, Ellis 8, Gardner 12, George 6, Giles 8, Gillespie 8, Gourley 7, Green 7,  Gwin 7, Hall 10, Harper 5, Harris 12, Hart 13, Hassell 7, Haw 5, Henderson 6, Henry 5, Henson 5, Herndon 10, House 9, Hunter 5, Jones 9, King 11, Kirkpatrick 10, Latimer 5, Leggett 6, Linds(a/e)y 5, Markham 5, Martin 8, McDaniel 7, Mitchell 6, Moore 5, Motheral 5, Neale 5, Neele 7, Nesbitt 5, Norris 11, Norvell/Norvil 5, Parker 12, Patton 5, Payne 5, Peairs 8, Perry 6, Pitt 8, Reddett 8, Reed 7, Roberts 7, Robertson 5, Rogers 10, Sanders 11, Sanford 6, Simpson 10, Smith 5, Stovall 8, Tennin 5, Trigg 8, Walton 5, White 13, Williams 5, Wilson 28, Winn 12, Withers 5, Yance/Yancey/Yancy 6, Young 6 and Youree 7.  PRICE: $15
 
CRAZY CRATE YOGS06:  BOOK 6:  THE TENNESSEE LOCATOR, THE RESEARCHERS.  Compiled by Joan Colbert Gioe and her daughter, Jennifer B. Rau. 52 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches.  Cardstock cover. Stapled and taped.  These are new and sell as new for $10.  These have the state maps at the front, but this book is full of maps!  Eastern TN is on page 1, western TN is on page 2.  These are both county outline maps within the state and in each outline is the year of creation of that county and the name of that county.  The fourth page begins with the individual drawings of each county with the placement of many of the towns as they actually appear on the map plus the county name is given, the date it was created, the parent county and the name and zip code of the county seat.  Most counties have 20 to 30 towns located and typed on the map.
For old towns and extinct towns, gazetteers were checked and each town for that state is identified as being on, or not being on, the map she typed.  But the part that warms my heart as a genealogist is every town, whether current or extinct, has been identified as to which county has its genealogical records!  A sample pulled from the book looks like this:  
NAME OF TOWN  COUNTY   NAME OF TOWN  COUNTY
Farmington    Marshall     Farragut               Knox
Faxon             Benton       Fernvale        Williamson
Five Points     Lawrence   Fullens                 Greene
Five Points     Madison     Gnat Hill              Coffee
Five Points     Rhea          Gooseneck           Blount
50 names per column, 3 columns per page=150 names per page of these towns.  24 pages + 95 on each page+25 on last page = 3,695 towns in Tennessee.  This bears fruit when you find out there is more than one town with the same name as another town in a different county.  If you are looking for Five Points, you need more information to find the right county!  Are you looking for Anderson in Franklin County or Anderson Heights in Sullivan or Andersonville in Anderson County?  You could waste a lot of time looking in the wrong place without this book!  There are 4 Concord(s).  Do you want the one in Carroll or Gibson or Knox?  Or do you want the one in Rutherford?  Do you need Crossroads?  There are three!  Or do you want Crosstown?  There are two! Or was it Crossville?  Well, there is only one of that one!  That is alright, they made up for it with Fairview -- there are 18 of that one!  With my luck, my ancestor would live in Smith County in a town named Difficult!  Isn't this fun?  Maps are painless learning!  New. PRICE:  $10.
 
 
SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE - CRAZY CRATE YOGS06:  BOOK 9:  SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, WILL BOOKS, 1 AND 2.  ABSTRACTS 1779-1823 AND 1823-1842.  Compiled and published by Edythe Whitley, Genealogist and Historian, 1956.  $2.  Pages are photocopied and are only the ones relating to the Gillam/Ellis/Taylor family (various spellings) names.  p. 10 Ellis, Gilliham, Hart; p. 20, Gillam; p. 25, Taylor, Ellace/Ellis; p. 27, Ellace/Ellis; p. 29, Ellis, Taylor, Elliss, Hart; p. 32, Barry, Gillam;  p. 33, Gillam; p. 52, Gilliam; p. 57, Bennett, Gilliam; p. 69, Taylor, Gilman; plus the complete index to the entire book.  This is all in a report cover with an acetate sheet so title page can be read.  What a wonderful way to do a research report!  All surnames listed above are marked with a red pencil. PRICE: $2
 
SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE - CRAZY CRATE YOGS06:  BOOK 10:  MARRIAGES 1839-1875.  Compiled and Edited by Era W. Stinson and Eliza Sue Spurlock.  ©1985.   The book begins with a short history of the development of Sumner County.  221 pages, 8.5 by 11 inches, cardstock cover, velo-bind, black plastic binding.  The names have been placed in alphabetical order according to the groom's surname.  The numbers refer to the number of brides whose maiden names were the same surname.  Those surnames with four or more than four groom's names are listed here with brides by the same surname listed after the /:   Abbott 4/3, Absher 5/8, Abston 2/6, Adams 9/8, Alderson 4/5, Aldridge 4/2, Alexander 11/9, Allen 20/24, Al/l/sup 4/3, Anderson 27/19, Andrew/s 9/4, Angelea 9/12, Anthony 15/10, Armstrong 13/9, Atcherson 7/7, Ausbrooks 9/6,  Austin 18/32, Averett 6/2, Ayres 5/4, Baber 4/6, Bailey 5/4, Baker 17/18, Baldridge 5/3, Bandy 11/7, Banks 6/2, Barber 11/10, Barker 7/4, Barnard 6/6, Barnes 7/13, Barnett 6/4, Barr 11/6, Barrett 3/4, Barry 6/5, Baskerville 5/4, Bass 5/5, Bate/s 5/8, Beard 4/8, Beasley 11/7, Bell 18/37, Bennett 13/15, Benson 5/3, Bentley 5/9, Bernard 5/1, Biggs 10/5, Black 8/9, Blackburn 7/3, Blackmore 7/9, Blakemore 7/3, Boddie 4/6, Bond 4/3, Borders 7/9, Boren 7/3, Bostick 4/2, Bowlin 3/0, Bowling 6/2, Bowman 5/6, Boyd 4/5, Boyles 4/2, Bracken 8/7, Brackin 10/11, Bradley 42/35, Branch 4/2, Branham 8/9, Brazel 4/3, Brewer 4/1, Brigance 6/1, Briggance 4/3, Briggs 4/4, Briley 9/13, Brinckley 6/9, Brizendine 14/17, Brooks 7/5, Brown 65/75, Browning 4/5, Bruce 19/18, Bryant 9/7, Buck 9/2, Buckley 4/1, Bugg 5/6, Bullock 6/8, Buntin 16/6, Burney 4/0, Burnley 4/2, Busby 4/4, Bush 11/5, Butler 8/7, Butt 11/5, Byrum 6/2, Cage 8/12, Caldwell 4/8, Campbell 13/6, Cantrell 19/20, Cardwell 9/7, Carman 4/0, Carney 6/6, Carpenter 4/4, Carr 12/15, Carson 4/2, Carter 41/32, Cartwright 8/2, Chan/e/y 5/7, Chapman 7/11, Charlton 4/6, Chenault 4/9, Clark 27/25, Clay 4/3, Clendening 7/17, Cline 14/12, Coker 5/2, Colbert 4/1, Cole 15/7, Coleman 5/5, Collier 11/6, Conner 4/2, Conyers 6/4, Cook 22/11, Cooper 5/8, Cornwell 5/1, Cotton 9/17, Covington 6/5, Cox 4/10, Crafton 6/0, Crank 4/2, Crenshaw 20/21, Cron 4/3, Crump 10/1, Cuffman 5/1, Cummings 10/10, Cummins 4/3, Cunningham 5/6, Dalton 8/8, Darks 4/0, Darna/ell 45, Daugherty 6/8, Davis 33/23, Day 8/14, Debow 8/2,  Defrees 4/5, Dempsey 6/11, Denning 7/6, Dickenson 4/4, Dickerson 9/21, Dillon 6/4, Dinning 7/6, Dismukes 9/4, Dobbins 8/12, Dobbs 4/8, Dodd 6/8, Dolton 5/4, Donelson 4/9, Donnell 6/6, Dorris 32/40, Douglass 43/55, Dowel 4/5, Downs 5/8, Drake 4/1, Duffer 9/7, Duffy 4/2, Duke 6/6, Duncan 16/15, Dunn 11/9, Durham 29/26, Dye 5/3, Edwards 15/17, Elliott 12/20, Ellis 19/11, Embry 4/0, Escue 10/13, Evans 5/9.  Because of space considerations, I need to stop here, but I did have both the groom's and the bride' numbers on this list.  You can add them to see how many of your surname married there. Found a few yellow high-lighting marks through the former owner's book.  Used.  PRICE:  $35  [NOTE: I am only on page 42 of the 211 pages for this county!   You can see there would be many more marriages in this county than you see here.  There must have been a lot of inner relatedness among these branches of these lines. PRICE: $35
 
SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE - CRAZY CRATE Y0GS06:  Book 12:  THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF RAWLINGS FUNERAL HOME IN SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE 1911-1995.  Transcribed by Larry D. Fox for Smoky Mountain Historical Society, Sevierville, TN.  231 pages, hardbound, beautiful gold title screened on the front. The names in this book are found in the undertakers' books of the Rawlings Funeral Home.  These Undertakers' Books were account books for the services rendered.  The times indicated may not tell the actual exact time of death, but are probably when the services were delivered and were descriptions of business transactions.  Services may, or may not, include coffins, embalming, hearse and funerals.  Listings may, or may not, include clothing.  One thing in common for almost all funerals was a bill for flowers.  This is in contrast with today's funerals where flowers are usually provided by friends and family members.  Vaults appear to have been voluntary then also.  This funeral received bodies brought home from other places in Middle TN, most all counties in East TN and from Ohio and Virginia.  Age may be in an actual date of birth and death or day-month-years form.  Names listed after the deceased are those of possible relatives or someone who provided information about the deceased.  The records often showed that the funeral debt was quite often paid by contributions of friends, churches, businesses, as well as survivors. 231 names are provided, in alphabetical order, with the information available.  Each page gives details on approximately 35-45 people for a total of approximately 8,000 to 9,000 people.  Typical entries are:  1. Abbott, Rushia d(ied). May 24, 1915 d(aughter)/o(f) Dave Abbott by Jim Vance.
2. Allen, Eva Ruth 78  d. Feb 16, 1987 1731 Jackson Ave  b. June 14, 1908 TN h(usband) R. C. Allen, f(ather) Benjamin Calvin Thomas m(other) Martha J. Wardell, Buried Boyd's Creek, informant Jane Payne, Dau(ghter), same address.
3. Zobitne, Stanley 66 d. Jun 6, 1983, 2071 W Harrisburg Pike, Middle Town, PA.  PRICE:  $30

CRAZY CRATE 07: MORE TENNESSEE:

SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE - CRAZY CRATE YOGS07:  BOOK 3:  MARRIAGES OF SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1820-1858.  Compiled by Edythe Rucker Whitely, with an index by Deborah G. Sherr. 139 pages, 5 by 8 inches, hardbound. New.  Shelby County, TN, was erected on November 24, 1819, from Hardin County and was named in honor of Isaac Shelby, governor of Kentucky.  A large part of the land now comprising the city of Memphis was granted by the State of North Carolina to John Rice, who was killed in 1791 by Indians.  Some three years later, Judge John Overton bought 5,000 acres of the Rice tract and on the next day transferred a half interest in it to Andrew Jackson, a close friend, who later sold his interest to Gen. James Winchester.  It is believed the original Shelby County marriage records were destroyed.  Those that are given here were copied from a register maintained at the courthouse in Memphis.  This work does include all the marriages recorded in the register.  First date is date of issue of bond or license, second date is date of actual marriage.  There are 4,952 marriages listed.  No wonder the index runs for 40 pages of very small type.  Surnames with more than 10 first names are listed here:  Abernathy, Adams, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Arnold, Baker, Bass, Bell, Bettie, Black, Bland, Bolton, Bond, Brooks, Brown, Bryan, Burke, Butler, Campbell, Carr, Carter, Clark, Cole, Coleman, Collins, Cook, Corbitt, Cox, Crenshaw, Crouch, Daniel, Davidson, Davis, Douglas/s, Duncan, Dunn, Edwards, Elliott, Ellis, Evans, Fisher, Fleming, Fletcher, Ford, Furguson, Garrett, Gibson, Gillespie, Graham, Gray, Gregory, Griffin, Hall, Houston, Howard, Jackson, James, Johnson, Jones, Kelly, Kennedy, Kimbrough, King, Lane, Lawrence, Lee, Leonard, Lewis, Long and Lynch.  New.  PRICE:  $25
 
CRAZY CRATE YOGS07:  BOOK 9:  MACON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1850 CENSUS.  Transcribed by Deane Porch, 1975.  137 pages, cardstock covers, stapled and taped.  Used.  Macon County was taken from Smith and Sumner Counties, TN on January 18, 1842.  The county seat is Lafayette.  Please read the preface before trying to use this book.  NOT JUST AN INDEX.  Columns have names, age, sex, color, profession/trade, value of real estate, state or country where born, married within the year, attended school within the year, persons over 20 who cannot read or write, deaf & dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.  Number of pages on which this surname appears if over 3:  Adams 15, Alexander 4, Alvis, Andrews, Baily, Ball 6, Bandy 4, Barbee 5, Bean, Blankenship 4, Borden 4, Brandon 4, Bratton 6, Brawner, Bridgeman, Brown 7, Barnley, Carmon 4, Carr 11, Carter 10, Chamberlain, Claibourn 13, Coker 4, Cook 10, Cooper 6, Cornw(a/e)ll 5, Cothran, Cox 4, Crabtree, Cresy, Crofford 4, Dalton 4, Davis 5, Dixon 8, Dodson 6, Donoho 4, Doss 4, Draper, Driver 6, Epperson, Fergusson 8, Fishbourn, Freeman 7, Galbraith, Galdeny 4,Gammon 12, Gent, Gifford 5, Goad 6, Gregory, Gresham, Griggs 5, Ha(i)nes 7, Hall 6, Hammock, Hardy, Hargis 4, Harris, Harwood, Hawkins 4, Holland 9, Horn, Hoskins 4, Hutchinson/Hutcherson/Hutchonson, Jenkins 9, Johnson 7, Jones 25, Kearly/Kerly 13, Kemp, King 5, Kelly, Law 9, Lawrence 5, Linville, Luck, Marsh, Marshall 7, Massey 4, Meadow 23, Mitchell 4, McDaniel 4, McKinnis 4, Newel, Owen, Parker 12, P(a/u)rsley 4, Patterson 4, Payne, Pedigo, Pipkin 6, Ragland 5, Reed 4, Reese 4, Rhoads 5, Roark 5, Robinson 5, Sample, Sanders, Shaver, Shrum 5, Sicgroves, Simmons 8, Sloan 6, Smith 12, Smothers 6, Springer, Step, Steward 6, Stinson 6, Story, Stubblefield,
Sullivan 6, Sutton 8, Swindle, Thomas 4, Thomason 5, Thompson/ Tompson, Turner 4, Uhls 5, Vance, Vaughan 9, Wakefield 5, Wallace 5, Warner, Weeks, Weems 8, White 12, Williams 5, Willis 4, Wilmore 4, Witcher 4, Wood, Woodcock 5, Wright 7, York 4, and Young 4.  Some yellow high-lighting. PRICE:  $17
 
CRAZY CRATE YOGS07:  BOOK 10:  1860 CENSUS OF TENNESSEE, CARTER COUNTY.  1985, 48 pages, colored stock, punched plastic binding. By Brenda C. Bishop.  This lady has using space efficiently down to a science.  She has boiled this entire county down onto 37 pages by using a lot of abbreviations, which she lists at the front of the book.  Carter County was founded in 1796 from Washington County with a county seat located in Elizabethton.  It takes some time to figure out the index, because the head of households are filed in alphabetical order by the first letter of the last name only.  I am not going to attempt to list them here.  Book has been well used and is somewhat more than slightly worn.  Would have been $14 if in better shape, now is priced at only $10.  Includes 48 pages of material, quite usable. PRICE: $10
 
CRAZY CRATE 08 -
GENERAL & MISSOURI
 
YOGS CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08:  U.S. CENSUS 1790-1900--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08/2A, 08/2B, 08/2C:  A CENTURY OF POPULATION GROWTH FROM THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE TWELFTH 1790-1900. GPC, Printed in 1970 in Baltimore, MD, Originally published in Washington by the Government Printing Office in 1909.  304 pages, 9 x 12 inches, hardbound. Its 15 chapters cover the following general topics concerning the census and what we can learn from it. 
Chapter I covers Population in the Colonial and Continental Periods. 
Chapter II goes into details concerning The United States in 1790. 
Chapter III covers The First Census of the United States. 
Chapter IV gives details about the Area and Total Population. 
Chapter V explains the Population of Counties and Their Subdivisions. 
Chapter VI compares the White and Negro Populations. 
Chapter VII gives details on the Sex and Age of the White Population. 
Chapter VIII is an Analysis of the Family.  Chapter IX is information about the Proportion of Children in the White Population. 
Chapter X gives interesting information on Surnames of the White Population in 1790.  
Chapter XI tackles Nationality as Indicated by Names of Heads of Families Reported at the First Census. 
[NOTE:  Did you know that of the 2,810,248 persons in the U.S. in 1790 defined by their surnames, 2,345,844 were English?  188,589 were Scotch and 156,457 were German?  English names graced 83.5% of all households!  If you add the Scotch and Irish names, it rises to over 90%.  This book, every section of it, is full of little known facts that, once known, will change your perceptions of the world your ancestors lived in.  Figures are also given for the Dutch, French, Hebrews and All others (grouped in one category) of only 3,835 of which almost 1,400 lived in N.Y.]

Chapter XII  This chapter is an analysis of Interstate Migration. 
Chapter XIII contributes more information on the Foreign Born Population. 
Chapter XIV lists Statistics of Slaves Information. 
Chapter XV gives information on Occupations and Wealth for several different census years 1790, 1850 and 1900.  There are 115 different tables helping you discover exactly what all these numbers mean.  Very interesting findings and enlightening.  I have used data from this book in several of these crates now.  Multiple copies are available.  08/2A and 08/2B: Hardbound copies, $30 each.  08/2C: Softbound Copy $25.

 
MISSOURI--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 08:  BOOK 15:  BIOGRAPHY OF A CHURCH:  THE EARLY ST. LOUIS BAPTIST COMMUNITY.  1817-1877 AND DELMAR CHURCH WHICH EMERGED FROM IT 1877-1977.  By Elva Kuykendall Norman.  $12.  The first Meeting House, a line drawing of it, dated 1818, graces the cover of this 7-by-9-inch book.  Small snag in front cover on open side has been repaired with clear "magic" tape.  Slick finish cover in color.  Hand-drawn map of early St. Louis showing locations of landmarks covers the inside front cover.  ©1978.  A Centennial Tribute.  Name index, Copy 912 of a limited edition.  Lavishly illustrated with sketches and portraits and pictures.  167 pages plus index.  Surnames listed include Anderson, Armstrong, Babington, Beecher, Boyd, Brigham, Brown, Bush, Cart, Chouteau, Coles, Cox, Craft, Crandall, Dahlberg, Davis, Dillard, Dutton, Eliot, Ettinger, Evans, Finlay, Forbes, Fuller, Gerhard, Giddings, Graham, Greve, Grimsley, Hale  Hail, Harkins, Harmon,  Harris, Haynes, Herget, Hinton, Hope, Houston, Hufford, Humphrey, Jacoby, Johnson, Johnston, Knight, Lane, Laughlin, Lee, Loughhead, Luther, Mahaney, Maple, Maysville, Meachum, NcCarthy, McClelland, McElroy, McNair, McOherson, Monks, Morgan, Patton, Peck, Peel, Pratte, Pritchard, Radford, Ramset, Rearick, Rice, Riggs, Robins, Roblee, Rubelmann, Smith, Staughton, Stillwell, Teasdale, Thompson, Truex, Turner, Welch, Willingham, Wingfield and Yeaman.  PRICE:  $15.
 
CRAZY CRATE YOGS 09 -
SOUTHERN STATES-ARKANSAS AND MISSISSIPPI
 
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Hi, there!  Welcome back to another crate of books from our shelves.  These books come from our southern states collection.
 
MISSISSIPPI--CRAZY CRATE CG 09:  BOOK 4:  MISSISSIPPI 1820 CENSUS INDEX.  ©1976.  FIRST PRINTING. 124 pages, hardbound.  Accelerated Indexing Systems. ©1976.  One of the originals with information included, not just an index!  Sorry, I overlooked this one  when I did the other CG books, but I want to put it in now while you remember that this census year contains all the numbers for the age divisions on the original census schedule.  The closest thing I could find to Van Treese for the Sample Entry was VENTREE--, LORICK in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, page 131,  011101-01001-0 which indicates:  0 males under 10; 1 male 10-16; 1 male 16-18, 1 male16-26; 0 males 26-45; 1 male 45 and over.  The second set of numbers indicates: 0 females under 10; 1 female 10-16; 0 females 16-26; 0 females 26-45; and 1 female 45 and over.  No slaves.  This is valuable information for I do not have this family in my records.  book is in excellent condition.  PRICE: $30.
 
MISSISSIPPI--CRAZY CRATE YOGS09:  BOOK 5:  THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY HISTORICAL REVIEW.  50 YEAR INDEX 1914-1964.  442 pages, hardbound, Thomas D. Clark, General Editor.  Pamela J. Bennett, Editor, Frances J. Krauskopf, Compiler.  Copyrighted and published by the Organization of American Historians in 1973
in the hope that it would serve as an introduction, review and source for information on the works of all major and many minor historical books.  Almost every major and many minor historical books published during this time are included in the Review.  One of the principal journals in American History is the Mississippi Valley Historical Review and this book is an index to this journal!  The book indexes a remarkable fifty years of this journal and gives historians, genealogists and scholars a thorough reference to the quantity and quality of historical books whose reviews are published herein.  Indispensable to librarians and genealogists who are looking for articles and books published about history during these years.  Many libraries have these journals, but few have this index.  You would want to check this complete index, because the small print (used to cram as many available cross-references to help you find the place, the occasion or the people you are searching for as possible) has produced a four column index with complete bibliographical information to help you locate each book review!  Once you find the citation, you find the review of the book [photocopies of the Review found at most large libraries will enable you to choose whether this book covers the material you need.]  New Book PRICE:  $35. 
 
ARKANSAS--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 09:  BOOK 10:  1850 U. S. CENSUS, HOT SPRINGS COUNTY, ARKANSAS.  Dr. John F. Schunk, Editor.  ©1989.  S-K Publications.  From Census page 273 through page 311, each census page takes two whole pages(2 sheets front & back) to cover, laminated covers, map, etc.  Used.  One whole county-every page of its census photocopied directly from the microfilm.  Indexed.  Have you ever wished you could hold an entire census book in your hands, so you could see everything that was written there?  This print-out from the census microfilm is as close as you can get without a trip to the National Archives in Washington, D. C.  On the 1850 census you will see at the top of the page the city or township, the county, the state, the number of the day for the month, the name of the month and the year (usually printed) when the census was taken and the name of the Asst. Marshall who did the work.  Down below on some of the 42 lines given you can read the dwelling/house number (sequentially as assigned by the census taker); the family number (in the order of visitation); the first name or initial; the middle name or initial (if given); the surname of everyone in the household ( ditto (") marks or 'do', if the same as the surname on the previous line; their age; their sex (m or f); their color (white, black or mulatto); profession, occupation or trade of each male person over 16; value of real estate (land) owned; place of birth (state or country), there is a column to be marked if married within the year; column marked if attended school within the year; a column marked if persons over 20 years of age cannot read & write; and a column where it was noted if person was deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.  What a lot of knowledge about 3,248 people! PRICE: $18. 
 
ARKANSAS--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 09:  BOOK 13:  THE HISTORY OF CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS (INDEXED).  By Harry Lee Williams.  This is a facsimile reprint of a book published in 1930 with an index by Mrs. Doris T. Thurman.  737 pages, 5.5-by-8.75 inches, hardbound.  Originally $75.  Now half-price! .The book appears to have some water damage which has resulted in some staining and mildew stains on the inside back cover.  Binding is good and all contents are easily read.  Interior of book is somewhat out of alignment because it was not dried flat.  Published by Southern Historical Press in 1977.  This is a book about people-from the first to travel to this county to nearly everyone who stopped for a while to visit.  The index begins on page 651 and ends on page 737.  There are nearly 60 lines in each of the two columns on each page, so there are approximately 10,000 names in this index.  Sample entry:  J. W. Hazelwood was a son of John A. and Sallie (Crook) Hazlewood, natives of Tennessee and Mississippi, who came to Arkansas at an early date.  They reared a family of five children: 1) J. A., 2) Alice who married W. W. Nelms of Bay Village,3) J. W., 4) Leonidas who died, and 5) H. W.  Their mother was a relative of the famous General Crook.  John W. Hazlewood and brother were early druggists of Harrisburg and J. W. later removed to Jonesboro, where he is now recognized as one of the leading real estate men of the city.  Wow!  Look what you learned in this one small paragraph about this family!  This entire sketch fit on ten lines of this book!  It may not be as pretty as some books are, but it is filled with detailed information on lots of ancestors of somebody!  PRICE:  $37.50  What a value!

 CRAZY CRATE YOGS 10 -FAMILY HISTORY BOOKS
 
We are back with a list of family genealogies.  These may, or may not, be any families of yours, but if your family is anything like my Van Treeses or my Wades, they had no one to marry but those with some other surname!  Therefore, I am doing a lot of indexes which let you know if some of your other surnames married into these families.  Scan the indexes for your families.  You may find two or more of your lines that married into one of these!
 
Have you noticed when talking to beginning genealogists that they do not seem to be able to identify the WHERE [the location] of their ancestors as well as more experienced genealogists can do?
 
My first question to genealogists has always been, what counties were your ancestors living in and in which years were they living there?  Books are generally written by and filed by location -- generally county by county, state by state.  So I can help you more efficiently if you can tell me from what county and state you need some information.  I could never find Ray's William Hall, somewhere in North Carolina, because there were too many of the William Halls in North Carolina.  Then I found a deed in Wayne County, Indiana, which said he came from Guilford County, N.C.  From that moment, it was less than two days and one trip to the Indiana State Library to get the family back to England in 1641.  You might not look in a Missouri book for every Smith, Brown or Jones, but if you know what first name and what county they came from, you have a real chance of finding information in a local county history book.
 
STOVALL FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 1:  DESCENDANTS OF BARTHOLOMEW STOVALL (1655-1722) (FIRST FIVE AMERICAN GENERATIONS). Compiled by Donald E. Bishop and published by The Stovall Family Association, Inc.  ©1999.  397 pages, softcover, tan, wrappers.  8.5-by-11 inches. Bottom binding has been reinforced with clear tape to prevent damage to the bottom edge of binding.  Sales tag residue on upper front cover is only sign book is not brand new.    Bartholomew Stovall was born on 24 August 1665, in Albury Parish, Surrey County, England.  The name of his wife is unknown, but they had one child named Hagar.  Next he married Anne Burton, and they may have had as many as seven children, including George, Bartholomew, Hannah, William, John (who was a Revolutionary War Veteran), Thomas and Margaret.  They have had a lot of descendants!  Hopefully one of your ancestors might be among them.  Surnames in the index include the following with five or more first names:  Note: 55 names minimum per column.  One entire page, two columns, plus one half of a third column are listings of women whose maiden surnames have not been determined as yet.] [A lot of work for someone to do!] plus these:  Adderhold/Aderhold, Albea, Allen, Alvis, Austin, Avants, Aycock, Baccus, Bagwell, Baker, Ball, Barnett, Bass, Bassett, Bennett, Blackwell, Boatman, Bostick, Boswell, Braden, Bradley, Brazelton, Britton, Brown-[column+], Brumfield, Bryant, Burton-[column+], Calloway, Candler, Carothers, Carruth, Chamblee, Chandler-almost 2 columns, Cheatham, Christian, Clark, Clevenger, Coleman, Collins, Corn, Cowan, Crowder, Cunningham, Currington, Dalton, Davis, Davison, Devine, Dickerson, Dillard, Dobson, Drake, Durham, Early, Estill, Ferguson, Ferris, Fields, Foster, Franklin, Frans, Frick, Fuller, Gaddie, Gaddy-column, Gardner, Garland, Garner, Gatch-column, George, Gest, Gibson, Gillentine, Goldston, Graves, Greenlee, Griffin, Hairston-column+, Hale, Harman, Harris, Harry, Harvey, Heard, Heiskell, Henry, Hester, Hight, Holmes-almost 2 columns, Howard, Hudspeth, Hughes, Inman, Jackson, Jamison, Jessee, Johnson, Jones-1 column, Keesee, Kendricks, Kennon, Kerr, Key, King, Kissee, Larkin, Learwood, Lee, Leftwich, Lewis, Ligon, Loving, Mabry, Maley, Markham, Mashburn, Mason, Mathis, Matson, McBride, McCollum, McDaniel, McDowell, McElliott, McGown, McNiel, Milam, Miller, Milner, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Moore, Mosely, Monroe, Necessary, Nichols, O'Kelley, Oliver, Omohundro, Orr, Osburn, Overbey, Owen, Padgett, Parish, Pearson, Penn-column+, Perkins, Pettit-column, Pinson-3 columns, Pittman, Pitts, Poole-column+, Prosser, Pullen, Puryear, Ramsey, Ratliff-column+, Ray, Reesor, Rentfro, Rice, Rich, Rickerson, Rickman, Riggle, Roberts, Rogers, Rowland, Royster, Russell, Shackleford, Shank, Shelton, Simpson, Smith-column+, Smylie, Spencer, Spivey, Staples-column, Stemmons, Stone, Stovall-34 columns+, Sugg, Swing, Tabor-2½ columns, Tatom, Tatum, Terry, Thomas, Thompson, Thurman, Tullos, Turley, Turner-column+, Uncil, Usry. Viers, Wade, Walker, Ware, Watkins, Watson, Weaver, Wells, White, Whitehead, Whitworth, Wills, Wilkins, Willard, Williams, Wilson, Wisdom, Wise, Wood, Woodall, Woods-almost a column, and Wright.  PRICE:  $45
 
Much of the documentation should be found right with the item in question.  Usually it is safe to move information with documentation to a holding bin, folder or file with the full documentation given in the book until you can verify it with the original source.  When asked about documentation, an Internet site is never an adequate response.  You may quote the Internet site as to where you first found it, but always document everything back to the original location of the primary record and have a copy of that original in your own records if you want anyone to take your work seriously.  A genealogy book filled with copies of the documentation for the births, marriages, deaths and wills is more valuable that one with only a couple of lineage charts in it!
 
In an effort to be the quickest one to load documents and increase the number of responses to any question, much harm is being done to genealogical lineages.  If you cannot verify what someone has said/written with information that is authentic and from original primary sources, please do not pass it along to me!!
 
Also, PLEASE do not pass it along to some hapless soul who, in all good faith in your integrity and research, will just download it into his or her program and pass along those errors to anyone who takes a quick look at that lineage. 
 
This is not a new problem.  Some mistakes were made in early lineages of the 17th and 18th centuries that we are still having trouble with straightening out because so many people have copied the wrong information from someone who did not document where he found what he said he found.  And the error has been needlessly compounded by well meaning genealogists who thought to themselves, "Well I have found that in four different places, so it must be right." and they copied it again and passed it around to all their family!
 
The Internet is a great tool, but just adding names to your lineage does not prove the persons are related and, if they are not related, why do you want them on your family tree taking up space that may belong to someone you would be proud to include if you were not busy barking up the wrong family tree!!!  This cannot be said often enough.  Take the time to check your work, to prove your work with original documentation, so you, and your descendants, can rely on what you have done.
 
WHITE FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 3:  WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THOUSANDS ENOUGH!  A COMPILATION OF WHITE AND ALLIED FAMILIES.  By Adelaide M. and Eugenia W. Lore.  ©1967, 192 6-by-9-inch pages, hardbound.  $25.  This sounds like the frustrated call of an exasperated genealogist who is trying very hard to discriminate between the inheritors of a very common surname.
Wisely, these ladies have attempted not to do all the lines of the multitudinous White Family.  If you are descended from the following progenitors then this is the book for you!   Family of Archibald White, William White, Descendants of Margaret (White) White, Samuel White, Rachel (White) Walker, Mary (White) White, Joseph Andrew White, Archibald White Jr. and John White. Followed in the book by the index to this section.  Next are articles about the "Cabarrus Black Boys," Descendants of Hames White, Court records from Mecklenburg County, NC, and Cabarrus County, NC, Confederate Soldiers, World War I and II followed by an index for this part only.  If you have a White on your line, this book may help you sort them out.  PRICE:   $25       
 
NANCE SURNAME: - PERSONAL--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 4:  THE RAGGED REBEL -- A COMMON SOLDIER IN W. H. PARSONS' TEXAS CAVALRY 1861-1865.  By B. P. Gallaway.  186 pages, 6 by 9 inches, wrappers, New.  Here is the adventurous, eloquent true story of David Carey Nance - a young Texas farmer caught up in the carnage of the Civil War as a soldier.  The author provides you with not only the history of a Confederate soldier but also a personal treatise of a young man who, fired by unexpected experiences, becomes vehemently antiwar.  He also presents a vivid picture of the Civil War as fought west of the Mississippi.  Galloway's study of Nance enhances our understanding of how the war affected the thinking of the men who fought it.  Indexed, lots of names.  PRICE: $10
 
CALVERT, GREEN, ALVEY FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 5:  HERITAGE OF FAITH - THE CALVERT, GREEN, AND ALVEY FAMILY HISTORIES.  By James H. Moseby.  Ex-lib.  Unigraphic, 1976. 405 pages, hardbound. Used, but in good condition. This appears to be a genealogists' kind of book.  Replete with all the documentation you could want, there are records and more records.  This is the story of Elizabeth and Joseph Alvey.  Of noble birth, they were willing to give up all his material wealth and his current life for his new-found faith, selling themselves into service for seven years for transportation to America, in search of freedom with hope and faith for a new life.  There are lineages, complete with most birth, marriage and death dates.  Stories and court records, census transcriptions and facsimiles of original documents, wills and deeds, war records and marriage records, newspaper accounts and obituaries, pictures of ancestors and gravestones.  Many of these are from Indiana.  The only drawback to this compilation is that it has no every-name index included. What a find! PRICE:  $30
 
FORSYTH FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE YOGS 10:  BOOK 6:  HISTORY OF THE FORSYTH FAMILY.  Compiled by Jennie Forsyth Jeffries.  340 pages, hardbound.  New.  Fold-out, expandable lineage charts.    Published in Indianapolis by Wm. B. Bradford Printing, 1920. Reprint by Evansville Bindery.  This fine example of a family genealogy starts with the early origin of the name Forsyth, information on the first Forsyth of the Castle of Fronsac, the ancestral race in Scotland, Forsyths in Canada and New Zealand, and other Forsyths in Scotland and America.  Part Two covers the story of David and Margaret McGibbon Forsyth and their emigration to Indiana.  Subsequent chapters cover the families of Thomas Forsyth; James Forsyth, his children and some of their descendants; Nancy Forsyth Daniels and family; Elizabeth Forsyth Bridges, her children and some of their descendants; David Forsyth II and Family; Letitia Forsyth Featherngill; John Forsyth and family; Margaret Forsyth Tucker; Mary Forsyth Featherngill and her children and Robert Forsyth and his family.  The index is a wonderful help to sort the grandchildren.  Look for Branigin, Bridges, Core, Cutsinger, Daniels, Deer, Duckworth, Flinn, Forman, French, Graves, Hamilton, Hollandbeck, Hunt, Jefferies, Kingsbury, Lyman, McQuinn, Mullendore, Nullikin, Nowells, Payne, Pendleton, Pritchard, Richardson, Selch, Shepherd, Sturgeon, Talbott, Thompson, Utterback, Vandivier, Voris, Ward, and Wilson among many others in the Indiana area.  Lots of illustrations.  Appears new.  PRI(CE:  $35
 
DENSON FAMIL--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 8:  THE FAMILY HERITAGE BOOK FOR THE DENSON FAMILY. BOOK CERTIFICATE NUMBER 001.  No date.  Pages not numbered as they were routinely mass produced in sections and would not have the same sequential numbers in each book.  This is the famous and infamous Beatrice Bayley's approach to family genealogy. Unlike some other critics, I feel there is much to9 be gained from these books.  They are a textbook for genealogy from which most could gain a few ideas and are worth this price.  The names and addresses are dated because these are over 20 years old, at least, but there are few places where you will find such a helpful list of people of this surname alive in the 1970-1990.  Some of them may be yours!   
Now out of business because of the prosecution conducted by the government for mail fraud. She promised, in her advertising, a genealogy book, but she does not attach people of this surname into family groups, so technically these are not genealogies.  These books have become rare on the market.  There is a mix of general genealogy hints and tips at the beginning of this book.  There are some blank forms to expedite record keeping for your correspondence.  A major portion of the book consists of a surname run of names and addresses from a large database.  There are some personal history sheet forms and some lineage forms.  There are sample letters to give the novice some idea of what and to whom to write to gather information.  There are state-by-state addresses for societies and archives.  All in all, not a bad book, but now dated.  Price reflects current value. PRICE: $5.
 
NC FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 9:  [PHOTOCOPY OF] ONE DOZEN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY FAMILIES OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND SOME OF THEIR DESCENDANTS.  By P. W. Fisher.  Published in 1958 by New Bern Historical Society Foundation, Inc.  The Family of Dudleys, particularly Thomas who married Elizabeth, daughter of John Jarratt, and left children.  This booklet mainly concerns Christopher Dudley, born in VA, in the 1630s, died in Onslow County, NC, in 1746.  6 children, including Thomas.  This photocopy, 2-pages-up, covers several connected families; acetate covers and metal binding.  $2
 
HAUSZ FAMILY--CRAZY CRATE  YOGS 10:  BOOK 10:  MY FAMILY HISTORY. By Faye E. Hausz.  This appears to be a photocopy of a high school? term report. Written April 19, 1968, for English VI-6-166.  Family history?  School paper.  Received a grade of A!  10 pages. Photocopy of list of births & deaths; notes written on notepaper concerning relationships, names, addresses; three sheets of decendants for John Piersall and four sheets of narrative.  $2
 
Thank you for checking out the books on this newsletter.  We hope you will find something that opens doors for you to new research skills or new avenues to pursue.  Genealogy may be frustrating [much of life seems to be more that than anything else these days] but it is so rewarding to be a genealogist.  Hope is what keeps life fun and exciting and every walk to the mailbox, every telephone call, every day a genealogist lives in hope that we may at last nail down the location of that great-great-grandfather that moved to ??? in 1850, or find just the tombstonewe have been looking for in that old graveyard the historical society just heard about.  That adrenaline rush when you find a surname of yours in an index list, or a new source to look for a document that might fill in some blanks reminds us of how much fun the pursuit of this history-mystery our family tree searching can be!  I will be back with some more books on Friday! Pat from YOGS!
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