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Enos Jones 2011 Edition By Jim Schneider
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Enos Jones of Augusta County, Virginia, was the son of Robert Jones & Anne Coulston of the Welsh settlement of Gwyndd in what is today Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. They were Friends or... More > Quakers if you prefer, as were the majority of the first settlers of Gwyndd, fleeing from the religious intolerance of 17th Century England. These early Quakers were soon joined by a host of 18th Century settlers from Germany, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England who also contributed their unique heritage to the growth of our country’s culture. They were quickly followed by others from almost every corner of the world. Around the time of the American Revolution, Enos Jones and his wife Lydia, daughter of Palatine Germans, packed up their family and, along with Lydia’s brothers, made their way west into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The following generations moved on west in search of new lands to farm stopping in Ross County, Ohio, then Linn County, Iowa, and finally in Page County, Iowa where the tale ends.< Less
The Pennsylvania State College 1853-1932: Interpretation and Record By Erwin W. Runkle
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Although Dr. Erwin Runkle wrote this history of Penn State during the 1930s, only now is it widely available through The Nittany Valley Society’s first-time publication. His meticulous... More > reconstruction of the University’s birth and growth—from the revolution in American education that sparked its founding to its establishment as Pennsylvania’s land-grant college—brings the Penn State story to life with a rare blending of keen attention to detail and uncommon warmth. Runkle’s opinionated, but affectionate narration offers a revealing vision of the Nittany Valley’s rich past. Virtually every page holds a new treasure for any heart that truly loves the name of Dear Old State. Captured directly from Runkle’s type-written manuscript and presented for a contemporary audience with an original introduction by former University trustee and renowned collector of Penn State historical artifacts George Henning, this book will make a rare and special addition to the library of any Penn Stater.< Less
Burke County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol 3 (1840-1897 & Undated) By Stewart Dunaway
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Burke County was formed in 1777 from part of Rowan County. It was named in honor of Dr. Thomas Burke (for all of his work in the Continental Congress representing NC) who later became the third... More > Governor of the State - during the American Revolution. Because Burke County was one of the “western frontiers” it will be constantly divided (reduced in size) into other counties. Buncombe (1791), Yancey (1833), Caldwell (1841), and Mitchell (1861) will all take pieces (along with other adjoining counties) except Buncombe which takes the largest portion of Burke’s western extremity. Burke County has a very nice (above average) collection of records, which will certainly become an asset in researching genealogy, historical migration routes, and other infrastructure history. This book contains the last two of the five boxes for this county. Box 4 contains records from (1840-1897) and one box of nothing but undated records. Burke and Stokes County are the only two counties that contain one fibred box of undated records.< Less
Burke County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol 2 (1820-1839) By Stewart Dunaway
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Burke County was formed in 1777 from part of Rowan County. It was named in honor of Dr. Thomas Burke (for all of his work in the Continental Congress representing NC) who later became the third... More > Governor of the State - during the American Revolution. Because Burke County was one of the “western frontiers” it will be constantly divided (reduced in size) into other counties. Buncombe (1791), Yancey (1833), Caldwell (1841), and Mitchell (1861) will all take pieces except Buncombe which takes the largest portion of Burke’s western extremity. Burke County has a very nice (above average) collection of records, which will certainly become an asset in researching genealogy, historical migration routes, and other infrastructure history. This book (Volume 2) contain records from Box 2 (1820-1829) and Box 3 (1830-1839). This county has preserved records in sealed shiny plastic sleeves which cause photography issues – as well as many soiled and damaged documents. Therefore the images are difficult to read and transcribe.< Less
Watford to Woolloomooloo By John Moxley
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Born in São Paulo, 1953 and raised in Watford, John Moxley left school at 16, joined the Merchant Navy and went to sea in the late 1960’s to escape his criminal past. His adventures led... More > him into numerous hotspots where he crossed swords with, among others, American bikers, manic seamen, the forces of law and order, and a psychotic Maori. He explains how the naivety of youth took him within a hair’s breadth of being jailed for drug smuggling, how his first trip as an officer found him in the Vietnam warzone, and how his rebellious nature brought him close to blows with his Captain before jumping ship. He fled two days before a court appearance and worked his way around Australia and New Zealand, from a dockside bar as a bouncer to a sugar plantation in far north Queensland. He returned to London at the forefront of the punk revolution of ’77 before eventually settling down to become an honest financier. This is an authentic tale told at a reckless pace without gloss or sentimentality but with plenty of humour.< Less
Watford to Woolloomooloo By John Moxley
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Born in São Paulo, 1953 and raised in Watford, John Moxley left school at 16, joined the Merchant Navy and went to sea in the late 1960’s to escape his criminal past. His adventures led... More > him into numerous hotspots where he crossed swords with, among others, American bikers, manic seamen, the forces of law and order, and a psychotic Maori. He explains how the naivety of youth took him within a hair’s breadth of being jailed for drug smuggling, how his first trip as an officer found him in the Vietnam warzone, and how his rebellious nature brought him close to blows with his Captain before jumping ship. He fled two days before a court appearance and worked his way around Australia and New Zealand, from a dockside bar as a bouncer to a sugar plantation in far north Queensland. He returned to London at the forefront of the punk revolution of ’77 before eventually settling down to become an honest financier. This is an authentic tale told at a reckless pace without gloss or sentimentality but with plenty of humour.< Less
Edward & Alice Dennis Family History Vol I - Edward and Alice raise a family By L. Paul Dennis
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This document represents the first volume of a series on the Edward and Alice Dennis family as they raised their children. It is an interesting history, starting with Edward as a child in England and... More > subsequently immigrating to Ontario, Canada as a young man. In 1887 he married Alice Smuck, whose relatives had come to Canada from the USA after the American Revolution. Edward and Alice had five children in Ontario before moving out West to homestead in south eastern Saskatchewan in 1900. Another child was born while they farmed the homestead and raised a family. Three of the sons saw action overseas in WWI. After the war, the parents helped the sons start farming. Edward and Alice retired to a fruit farm in B.C. in 1920. They continued to help their family back in Saskatchewan during the depression and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1937. Edward passed away in 1944 (80 years), Alice died in 1947 (78 years), and both are buried at IOOF cemetery in Chilliwack, B.C..< Less
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FAMILY LEGACY: HAMILTON, Haynes, Hyder, Taylor, McInturff, Bachman, Titsworth, Owen, Schnebelli, Swart, DeLint/Vanderlinde, Hicks, Price and Hout Family Lines By William A. Hamilton
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This book follows the Hamilton family of Scottish descent that came to Virginia from Ireland in 1715, then on to Tennessee. The Hains/Haynes family came from England in 1740 and produced... More > Revolutionary War patriot, George Garrison Hains. Hyder family records that date back to 1612 show that this family came to Pennsylvania from England in 1729 and later produced Revolutionary War patriot, Michael Hyder. The Taylor family came to Virginia from England about 1740 and produced Revolutionary War patriots, Andrew Taylor and Isaac Taylor. We also descend from the Bachman and Schnebelli families who came to America from Switzerland in 1717, the McInturff’s from Germany in 1729 and the Owen’s from Wales in 1682. The Swart family came from the Netherlands in 1649 and were among the founders of Schenectady, N.Y. The Price family can be found in Maryland as early as 1785 and the Haudt/Hout family came from Germany in 1752. Immigrant Johann Haudt was another of our family who fought in the American Revolution.< Less
The Rigged Race of Life By Mark Romel
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It takes a fool to participate in a race which he is guaranteed to lose. The race of life is designed to ensure you fail ... unless you belong to the privileged elite. This is a race in which it is... More > not the fastest runners who win, but those who, thanks to inheritance, are brazenly placed right in front of the finishing line. They could fall over and still win. It takes a fool to support this mad game, and that's exactly what the system produces: fools in their legions. They are the foot soldiers of the Dumbocracy, the Idiocracy, the Moronarchy. They are all slavish followers of Freedumb. The 1% have done an astounding job of controlling the 99% and making the masses serve them at all times. The 99% dream of being the 1%. That's the "American Dream". Those who dream of being part of the rich elite will never revolt against the rich elite, even when that's the only way to free themselves. Herbert Marcuse wrote, "At the highest stage of capitalism, the most necessary revolution appears as the most unlikely one."< Less