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This is the third PK03 CRAZY CRATE PK03:  This crate has four books on it.  But they can't be beat for what they contain.  The three states covered in this crate are Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia!  Most of us have, at least one of these states in which we are interested in searching for more genealogical information.  Some of us may have two, or like me, you may have had ancestors resident in all three of these states.   


My Dad, a very wise man, always said, "Wherever you go, buy your land if you can!  Our ancestors always bought land if they could possibly afford it. 

They braved the perils of that treacherous ocean voyage to get here, because they couldn't buy land back home. The Rich People had already bought all the land in European countries--so somebody else already owned it all.  Only the ones who owned land were rich, and they got that way by owning the land, renting it out to others to do the work of farming and taking a 50% share, or sometimes more, of what was grown on that land.


One of my favorite treasures was a mortgage one of my ancestors made that was registered in the courthouse.  He mortgaged a bureau dresser, a large cast iron fry pan and a brindle pregnant cow.  He was entitled to receive $8 for seed to plant in the spring.  After harvest, he was to pay back the $8 and he was to receive the bureau dresser, the cast iron fry pan and the brindle cow back.  The gentleman who gave him the $8 for the spring seed was to keep the calf as payment for the interest on the loan.  Sure enough, great-great-great-grandpa paid him back on time and took his bureau dresser, his large cast iron fry pan and his brindle cow back home.


I wasn't sure what a brindle cow looked like, but according to my favorite genealogical dictionary by Barbara Jean Evans: -A TO ZAX- -BRINDLE:  This term is usually used when referring to an animal with dark spots on a gray or tan background." If you did not know that before, you do now.


Every day you learn something new is a day worth enjoying and cherishing! Learning is what keeps you young, and we genealogists, or at least some of us, are the youngest senior citizens in the country!  we are also full of curiosity, and you never know, the mail brings genealogy stuff, invitations to seminars, filled-in family group sheets, books with your information in them if you chose wisely.  Someone drives in to talk and becomes a friend or family.

The phone rings and it is a long lost aunt, niece or nephew, or a cousin you never ever, even knew about before. The phone rings and it is someone you were going to call when you got around to it, and she got around to it before you did!   


Dad always told us, "When you can sell what you have bought, paid for, worked and improved for what money you need to buy twice as much land as you already have; DO IT.  I asked Dad why it was important to own land.  He replied, "Because God isn't making any more of it here!"  Stories like these are apparent in some of the books on today's list. 


PK03  BOOK 1 & 2:  SIDE LIGHTS ON MARYLAND HISTORY.  With Sketches of Early Maryland Families, Volume 1.  By Hester Dorsey

Richardson; an author whose credentials are very impressive, starting with Special Executive Historian to represent Maryland in Historic Work at the Jamestown Exposition, 1907; President Public Records Commission of Maryland 1904-1906; Vice-President of the Maryland Original Research Society; Member of the American Historical Association; The Maryland Historical Society; President of the Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America and a Fellow of the Manorial Society of England.  482 pages, indexed, illustrations, book contains 75 chapters, or articles, on a variety of subjects, among them the passengers on The Ark and The Dove, the first Maryland Settlers, Muster Rolls of Colonial Militia, Original members of the Society of the Cincinnati in Maryland, the names of 1,000 early settlers in Maryland with their land surveys, Scots exiles in Maryland, plus many, mny more, etc.,


Originally published in 1913.  Reprinted by GPC, in 1967 and 1995.  This book is intended to share the gleanings of the author from the manuscript records of the state [MD], and the Original Calvert papers, many of which were unknown, or not easily accessible to the earlier students of Maryland history.  These articles are now collected under the same title as when [they were] published serially in the Baltimore Sunday "Sun" from May 17, 1903, to December 25, 1904.  [They] were written principally from the data collected during many years devoted to the daily study of the un-indexed manuscript records of the State, as a purely antiquarian fad, without any thought of preparing the information for publication.  These articles add luster and facts to this early history of Maryland.   


From Chapter 1 titled the Ark and the Dove, a ship of renown, to Christmas on the Ark, A.D. 1633, A Glimpse Through Colonial Doorways, Maryland Not a Penal Colony, Leisurely Ways of the County Court, The Puritans from Virginia, Mail Service in Provincial Times, The Birthplace of Religious Liberty, The Palace of Lord Baltimore, Somerset County and the Presbyterians, A Colonial Lending Library, Colonial Currency, The Dutch on the Delaware, Witchcraft in Maryland, The First Theatre in America, A Colonial Businesswoman, Coming of the Swedes, The Scotch Rebels, Early Divorce Law, Life on Colonial Plantations, Old Towns of the Eastern Shore, Maryland Colonial Militia, Names of 2,000 early settlers, with their Earliest Land Surveys, The Sons of Liberty, the Burning of the Peggy Stewart, The Ride of Lieutenant-Colonel Tench Tilghman, there's a total of 75 chapters in all.  Lots of illustrations - 40! An index in small print, two columns runs from page 431 to page 460.  This book will change the way you think about your early Maryland ancestors.  This book is just Volume 1 of a two-volume set.  Sold as a Set of Two.  $51 for the set.  I can get more of these sets if anyone would like me to order them for you.


PK03  BOOK 1 & 2:  SIDE LIGHTS ON MARYLAND HISTORY.  With Sketches of Early Maryland Families, Volume 2.  By Hester Dorsey

Richardson;  Originally published in 1913, GPC republished these two volumes in 1967, 1995.  498 pages, hardbound in dark green matching covers with gold script on the covers and spines.  A beautiful set! This set does not contain the numerous connections of these families back in England.  These sketches of the Maryland Families begin with the first of the family in Maryland.  The writer recognizing the importance of documentation has, in this volume, included every reference to liber and folio in the public records, in support of each link in the chain of descent.  This Volume II consists entirely of genealogical sketches which trace over 100 Maryland families back to the emigrant ancestor.  Profusely illustrated, 67 with coats of arms, photographs, and rare portraits.  The following families have family sketches of varying lengths in this book:  Part I of two:  Addison 1-5, Beale 5-10, Belt 11-13, Bennett 13-16, Bladen 16-18, Blackiston 18-21, Brent 21-28, Briscoe 28-31, Brooke 32-36, Burgess 36-39, Calvert 39-54, Carroll 54-61, Chapline 61-64, Chew65-67, Claggett 67-71, Contee 71-73, Cromwell 73-75 , Darnall 75-77, Davis 77-81, De Courcy 81-84, Digges 84-86, Darcy-Dorsey 86-87, Dorseys of Hockley 87-94, Duvall 94-98, Fenwick 98-102, Gale 102-103, Gerard 103-105, Gist 105-109, Goldsborough 109-112, Hall 112-115, Hammond 115-117, Hanson 117-121, Harwood 121-125, Hatton 125-127, Henry 127-131, Herman 131-137, Hynson 137-140, Holland 140-142, Hooper 143-145, Howard 145-149, Key 149-154, King 154-157, Lake 157-160, Lee 160-163, Lloyd 163-173, Lowe 174-178, Ma(c)gruder 178-181, Maynard 181-183, Mercer 183-184, Neale 184-187, Nicholson 187-190, Ogle 190-194, Paca 194-200, Plater 200-203, Plowden 203-204, Polk 204-207, Porter 207-209, Pryor 210-211, Ridgely of Baltimore County 211-213, Rousby 214-219, Sewall 219-222, Spencer 222-225, Steuart 225-228, Thomas of Kent 229-235, T(i/y)lden 235-236, Tilghman 236-240, Van Sweringen 240-246 [Pat's Note: DNA testing has recently proven that, in spite of the long-lasting legend, the Indian "Blue Jacket" was not of white heritage.] Warfield 246-253, Williamson 253-255, Worthington 256-258.   

Part II of two.  In this part these sketches also have the documentation, names, dates, relationships, and places where information was found.  Boardley 261-264, Bo(s/z)man 264-267, Boyd 267-276, Brandt 276-283, Brasseur-Brashears 283-286, Browne Families of Anne Arundel County 286-302, Abell Browne 302-307, Robert Browne "of Wrighton" 307-309, Covington 309-311, Denwood 311-312, Fairfax of Charles County 313-316, Gasaway 317- 329, Greenberry 330-339, Greene 339-346, Hammond 346-356, Hanslap 356-359, Hemsley 359-362, Humphreys 362-373 More Humphreys-Collateral Branches 373-376, Jackson 376-382, Knott 382-386, Mc Atee- originally Macketee 386-391, Maddox of Virginia and Maryland 391-396, Moore 397-403, Powell 403-413, Nicholas Powell of Virginia 413-416, Old Thomas and "Goodie" Powell 416-418, Randall 418-425, Richardson 426-431, The Rider Family of Somerset County 431-437, Ridgely of Anne Arundel County 437-441, Stevens 441-443, Thomas of Talbot County 443-447, Tillman-Tilghman of Somerset County 448-453, Toadvin 453-459, Walker 459-465.  Followed by an index 467- 492.  A General index of place names 493-498.  

Sold as a Set of Two.  $51 for the set.  I can get more of these if anyone would like me to order the entire set for them.  .


PK03 CRAZY CRATE PK03 BOOK 3:  NORTH CAROLINA COUNTYM APS.  BY COUNTY MAPS, PUETZ PLACE, LONDON STATION, WI.  Beautiful maps for each county in NC.  Lovely scenic views of a waterfall, and flowers in bloom in a scenic setting grace the front cover and the scenic back cover, too.  Because of their large size, this atlas shows use.  The front cover has several creases and bends where the cover was used as a push/pull point.  Maps are flat and clean and the binding is clean with three staples.  Inside Cover is a county outline map of this entire state, followed by 156 pages of maps of all NC counties with their county seats, welcome centers, lighthouses, state parks, national parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife areas, ski areas, historic sites, ferries, museums or memorials all neatly shown on each county map. Plus a physical map of each county showing many of the features that will help you identify exactly where your ancestor lived and the roads you need to drive to get you there.  All Rights Reserved.  Every-name index is six pages long in this large size book.   Descriptive reviews of each county with a smaller statewide county outline map and a short review of items and places of many sporting, fishing, wildlife and historical sites are included on each page.  These were, I think, about $19, when they were new around the 1990s and I carried all of them.  Few of these are left.  Current price:  $16 includes a large envelope that will bring it safely to you.  PRICE: $16.


PK03 BOOK 4:  HISTORY OF HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA.  By Wirt Johnson Carrington, Original edition 1924, reprinted in 1994 by Southern Historical Press.  520 pages plus the 37-page every name index.  All very nicely bound, sewn binding, cloth bound, the book measures  5 " wide and 8 " tall,  and is two inches in depth.  Very imposing!  Very distinguished and in absolutely brand new condition.  For his sources he used primarily the following:  William and Mary Quarterly, Virginia Historical Magazine, Campbell's History of Virginia, Summer's History of Southwest Virginia, Meade's Old Families and Churches in Virginia, Morrison's Hand Book of Halifax County, Cabell's and Their Kin [Brown], Slaughter's Colonial Churches, Library Report of Revolutionary Soldier's of Virginia, Letters of James Bruce (through the kindness of Mr. Malcolm Bruce), Mrs. Garland Faulkner, Mrs. Thomas Leigh, Honorable S. L. Adams, Mrs. R. E. Jordan, Sr., and the Hon. H. F. Hutchinson.  Chapter 1 covers the origin and formation of the county.  HalifaxCounty was named for the Earl of Halifax of the distinguished family of Montague. It was formed from territory first found in the original shire of CharlesCity in 1634.  It was a part of Prince George's County by 1703, then became a part of Brunswick in 1734.  Brunswick lost the county of Lunenburg in 1748 and Halifax was created from land that was previously in Lunenburg in 1752.   Later,Halifax lost property first to Pittsylvania in 1767, which lost property to Henry in 1777, then to Patrick in 1791.  So all the people who lived in Patrick after 1791, Henry after 1777, and Pittsylvania after 1767 may have left some of their past records in Halifax before the formation of their counties.  And as you move back in time from Halifax before 1752, you will need to check Lunenburg before 1752, Brunswick before 1746, Prince George's before 1732 and Charles City, before 1703.  Halifax lies along the border with North Carolina, Pittsylvania was on its western border.  The top western portion of Halifax when it was created touched Bedford on the Northwest and Charlotte on the Northeast, and touched Mecklenburg on the East.  By 1854, it held 960 square miles, the Staunton or Roanoke River forms its entire boundary on the north and east.

The Rivers Dan, Banister and Hycootee drain the land.  The surface is moderately hilly, and the soil is good.  Halifax is one of the most populous and wealthy of Virginia's counties.  They grow tobacco, Indian corn, wheat, oats, cattle and swine there.  The Census of 1850 said Halifax Co. produced more tobacco and oats than any other.  In 1850 it contained 51 churches, 252 pupils attending school, 36 in academies, capital is Banister.  It had 11,510 free people and 14,452 slaves in 1850.  Chapter II contains extracts from Court Records, Deeds, first marriage bond, Chapter III concerns the town of Halifax, Chapter IV concerns the town of South Boston, Chapter V describes The Road Through the Wilderness, Chapter VI The Visit of John Randolph, Chapter VII concerns traditional stories of the Visit of Washington, Kilpatrick's School, and Old Landmarks.  Chapter VIII concerns the classes, Chapter IX lists prominent families in detail from page 98 to 260.  Chapter X has Will Abstracts, Chapter XI holds information on the Churches, Chapter XII contains Marriage Records.  Eight appendices hold further information on Colonial Soldiers, Burgesses Nov. 1, 1753 to June 1775, Delegates to General Assembly 1778-1830, Captains and other Officers involved in

(Revolutionary Service), Justices, May 8, 1767, Pensioned Soldiers in Virginia Militia, 1835, Confederate Officers, Hiram Masonic Lodge, 1828, With seventeen Illustrations. 

For this Index, we will list any surname that has thre(3) or more first names listed.  I will put an asterisk by those with four to ten total *, just because I won't have time to count them! I will put two asterisks by those with a column (over 50) or more(**).  There are four columns per page, 56 lines per column, and 30?  pages.  INDEX: Abbot/t*,Adams*, Adkins, Adkis(s)on, Akin, Alderson, Allen*, Anderson*, Anderton, Andrews, Armstrong, Arn(a/e)tt/e, Arnold, Arkendal/e, Arrington, pg.1. Ashby, Ashlock, Askew, Atkins, Atkinson*, Atkisson*, Austin, Averet/t, Ayers, Bacon, Bagby, Bailey*, Baker*, Ball, Ballou, Ballow, Banks, Barber, Barksdale**, Barley, Barnes, Bartlett, Baskerville, Bass, Bates*, p.2 Bayne/s, Baynham*, Beal/e, Bedford*, Bell, Belt*, Bennett*, Bentley, Betterton, Betts, Biggs, Birchfield, Bird, Black, Blackstock, Blackwell*, Blane, Blankenship, Blanks*, Blanton, Blevins Bolling, Bomar, Bomer, Bond, Bonner, Booker*, Booth, Burroum, pg. 3, Borum*, Bostick*,Bottom, Bouldin, Bowen, Bowman, Bowmar, Boxley*, Boyd**, Bradley, Bradshaw, Brady, Brame, Branch, Brandon*, Bray, Brewer, Britton, Brooks*, Browder, Brown*, p. 4, Bruce*, Bryan*, Bryant, Buckner, Buntin, Burchet/t, Burgess, Burke, Burks, Burton*, Bush, Butler, Byrd, Byrn/e/s, Cab(e/i)ss, Cabell, Caldwell *, Calloway,Camp, Canada, Cardeen, Cardwell*, Carlton*, p, 5, Carmical, Carr, Carrington**, Carter *, Cary, Casaday, Chaf(f)in, Chalkley, Chalmer/s, Chandler*, Chaney, Chapman*,

*,Chappel/l *, p. 6., Chastain*, Cheatham, Childress*, Ckildrey, Chiles, Chilton, Chisom, Christian, Chumley, Chumney, Church, Claiborne,  Clark/e**, Clardy*, Clay*, Claybrook, Clement/s *, Clowd(a/e)s, Coates*, Coats, Cobb/s*, Cock/e*, p.7, Cody, Cole*, Coleman**, Coles*, Colley, Collins*, Colquett, Colquit/t, Combs, Cower*, Compton*, Conner*, Cook*, Cooper, Cosb(ie/y), Cousins, Covington*, Cox*, p.8. Craddock*, Cralle/y, Crank, Craw(l)ey, Crenshaw*, Crews**, Cross, Crowder/s*, Crump, Crute, Cumbee, Combo, Cumby, Cunningham, Currie, Dabbas, Damron, Dance, Daniel*, Davenport*, p. 9. Davidson, Davis*, Day, Degraffebr(ea/ee/ei)d, Dejarnett, Dejarnette*, Dennis, Denton, Dewberry, Dickerson Dickie, Dickson *, Dillard, Dillon, Dismukes*, Dixon *, Dobson, Dodson*, Donaho*, Doss, Dotson, Douglas/s*, Dowell, Drinkard, Drummond, Dudgeon, Dudley, Dunkley Dunman, Dunmore, Dunn* p. 10. Dupr(e/ie/y), Durham, Easley**, East*, Eastes, Eastham, Ec.hol(d)s*, Edmondson*, Edmunds*, Edmundson*, Edwards*, Elam, Elkins, Elliott, p. 11. Epperson*, Eppes, Epps, Estes*, Estis, Evans*, Fag/g, Fambrough, Farguson, Faris, Farley Farmer*, Fqulkner*, erguson*, Ferrell*, Ferril/l, Finch*, Firesheets, Fisher, Fitts, Fitzgerald, p. 12.Flem(m)in/g*, Fletcher, Flora, Flournoy, Floyd, Follis, Fontaine*, Ford, Fore, Forrest, FosterFoulks, Four1qurean*, Fowlkes, Franc(e/i)s*, Framklin*, Fr(as/si/az)er, Freeman, French*, Fry, Fulkerson, Fuqua, Gaines, Garner, Garrett, Gayle, Gee,George, p. 11.  Ghols(t)on, Dibson, Gill, Gilmer, Glass*, Glenn, Glidewell, Goare, Godby*, Good, Goode, Goodw(i/y)n, Gordon, Grady, Grammer, Grant*, Graves, Grav(e/i)t/t, Gray*, Green**, Greenwood, Gregg, Gregory, Greshaw*, Griffin*, p. 12. Guill, Gunn, Gunter, Guthery, Guthrey*,  Guthrie, Gutr(e)y, Gwin/n. 


I had intended to finish this list on Monday, but Indiana weather decided to keep me up all night late Sunday with a horrible thunderstorm with large hail pounding on the roof, and I woke up not feeling well at all.  A visit to the doctor reassured me that a long afternoon's nap would help set me right.  If this book doesn't sell this Tuesday, I will finish the index next week. PRICE: $58


[PAT'S   NOTE:]  If I am feeling better by Thursday, John Palmer and I will be attending, on Friday, a huge bookstore sale. I hope to pick up some true bargains to put on the next Crazy Crates, which will come out next Friday rather than this Friday.  The Shoppe will be closed on this coming Friday because no one will be here to answer the phones or open the doors!  Pat from YOGS.

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