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A Hillhouse Clan's Migrations: South Carolina to Kentucky and Tennessee By Robert Callaham
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George H. Hillhouse’s clan descended from Scotch-Irish pioneering, migratory stock. His ancestors settled in Camden Co., SC, and later migrated to Pendleton Dist., SC. Some relatives migrated... More > to Crooked Creek, Crittenden Co.,KY. After visiting there, George Hillhouse returned to SC to claim his bride, Elizabeth Dobbins, and they trekked to KY. Elizabeth Dobbins, second daughter of James and Eliz. (Stephenson) Dobbins, lived with her family, 1780s to 1800s, on James Dobbins’ Varennes plantation four miles SE of where Anderson, SC, was established, 1826. At age 25-plus (1807) Elizabeth married George H. Hillhouse. They immediately migrated about 600 hundred miles to Crooked Creek, KY, seeking land ceded by Indians. By 1810, they had migrated farther west and southward to Giles and Lawrence Counties, Tenn. There they raised ten children. Probate, Bible, and land records are presented for Hillhouse men in Camden (York) and Pendleton Dist., SC, Livingston Co., KY, Giles and Lawrence Counties, TN.< Less
The Mercers of Cartwright Creek, Pioneers of the Blue Grass State By Susan Mercer Hunter, William P. Currie
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This book is the story of the Mercer family, early pioneers of central Kentucky starting in 1790 and following their migration west until about 1900. Many affiliated families are included as well... More > from intermarriage.< Less
The Pioneer Heritage of the Miller/Lewis Family By James Rodney Lundwall
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This book explores the roots of the Miller/Lewis family. From colonial America, the formation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the expultions and forced migrations of the early... More > Mormon saints, to the settlement and development of the state of Utah, we learn who we are by seeing who we were. We also learn what great potential we have, for we have been blessed with a heritage rich in sacrifice, hard work and vision.< Less
The Pioneer Ancestors of Royal Shields Reid and Marcia Esther Porter By Ken Snyder
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There were 18 Reid/Porter Mormon pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains between 1852 and 1868 – six families, each consisting of two parents and one child. Not a single pioneer ancestor wrote... More > a journal. The idea behind this book is to use the journals of others in their companies to re-create their pioneer journeys. This book has been aided significantly by two websites: 1) The Pioneer Overland Travel website operated by the LDS Church that contains all of the known journals for people in each pioneer company that crossed the plains. 2) The Mormon Migration website by BYU that contains all of the known journals for people in each Mormon Ship that crossed the ocean. Much of this book contains excerpts from journals found on these websites. Also included stories about the lives of these pioneers before they migrated to Utah, and stories of their lives living in the Rocky Mountains.< Less
The Pioneer Ancestors of Royal Shields Reid and Marcia Esther Porter By Ken Snyder
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There were 18 Reid/Porter Mormon pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains between 1852 and 1868 – six families, each consisting of two parents and one child. Not a single pioneer ancestor wrote... More > a journal. The idea behind this book is to use the journals of others in their companies to re-create their pioneer journeys. This book has been aided significantly by two websites: 1) The Pioneer Overland Travel website operated by the LDS Church that contains all of the known journals for people in each pioneer company that crossed the plains. 2) The Mormon Migration website by BYU that contains all of the known journals for people in each Mormon Ship that crossed the ocean. Much of this book contains excerpts from journals found on these websites. Also included stories about the lives of these pioneers before they migrated to Utah, and stories of their lives living in the Rocky Mountains.< Less
The Life and Ministry of George Washington Mefford: A Pioneer Preacher In The Christian Church By Stanley A. Mefford
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George Washington Mefford (1818-1898) was a circuit-riding pioneer preacher for what was known as “The Christian Church”, affiliated with the Christian Connection/Connexion movement,... More > during the mid- to late-nineteenth century. George Washington Mefford was based near Levanna, Brown County, Ohio, just steps from the Ohio River. His ministry consisted of preaching in small churches, in small towns, up and down the banks of the Ohio River valley. This book offers information about The Christian Connection/Connexion movement, The Stone-Campbell movement, The Christian Church, and The Disciples of Christ. This book contains George Washington Mefford's writings from his personal journals, pictures, letters, and other documents that verify who he was and his connection to the early pioneer Christian Church as families migrated west across the United States into what was once known as the Northwest Territory.< Less
The Life and Ministry of George Washington Mefford: A Pioneer Preacher In The Christian Church By Stanley A. Mefford
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George Washington Mefford (1818-1898) was a circuit-riding pioneer preacher for what was known as “The Christian Church”, affiliated with the Christian Connection/Connexion movement,... More > during the mid- to late-nineteenth century. George Washington Mefford was based near Levanna, Brown County, Ohio, just steps from the Ohio River. His ministry consisted of preaching in small churches, in small towns, up and down the banks of the Ohio River valley. This book offers information about The Christian Connection/Connexion movement, The Stone-Campbell movement, The Christian Church, and The Disciples of Christ. This book contains George Washington Mefford's writings from his personal journals, pictures, letters, and other documents that verify who he was and his connection to the early pioneer Christian Church as families migrated west across the United States into what was once known as the Northwest Territory.< Less
Whispers of a Turbulent Past - Memoirs of a Pioneer Family in Africa - Volume 2 By Daniel G. van Wyk
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Continuing on from Volume 1, we describe the Boer War then head up to German East Africa. At this period of time, at the beginning of the 19th century, there were no roads, no wheels and horses... More > wouldn't live there. All goods were transported on top of your head, until Donkey transport and Ox wagons were introduced. There were no hospitals, no doctors, very few missionaries, and the government officials were confined to coastal towns and selected stations in the Highlands, where there was no malaria because of the lower temperatures at higher altitudes. In Kenya, unlike in German East Africa, land was parceled out to Ex-India Civil Servants. Large families who migrated, mostly from South Africa, survived because they had already learnt to cope with a similar situation in South Africa, including having to cope with hostile tribes and Arab slavers. The scorge of Africa are the locust swarms. Having passed through, leave a wake of death and silence and still do.< Less
The Glaser Family Story By Ronald W. Glaser
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This is the story of the Glaser Family quest for land and a place they could just call “Home.” From Charlie Glaser (my grandfather) from Orting, Washington to Martin T. Glaser (my Great... More > Great Grandfather) from Bayern (Baveria) Germany and spans our family history as a family for over one hundred and fifty years. While this story and the genealogical information is specifically written around the Glaser family, it is really the story of the millions of German immigrants that came to the United States, always looking for the “American Dream.”< Less
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions By Randolph B. Marcy
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Originally Published by the War Department in 1859, The Prairie Traveler is an extremely rare and unique piece of literary history. Essentially a how-to guide for the early western pioneer, the... More > handbook contains detailed information on numerous topics - from the methods of repairing broken wagons and the types of items to pack for the journey to tracking Indians and dealing with rattlesnake bites. The book also includes 29 step-by-step itineraries for westward travel and over two dozen illustrations, as well.< Less