Editor's Note: Each month we feature books and other projects completed by readers of The Kentucky Explorer. These materials are for sale. Please contact the address given with each book or item. (Again, we truly thank all who have sent additions for our Kentucky Explorer library.) Review copies are appreciated.
Captain Bill Strong (TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT!)
At Rest Among Thorns: The Story Of Captain Bill Strong As Told By Strong Family Descendants, by Sam Strong, Jr., and David W. Strong, is now available from Lightning Books. This first book by the father and son team has been many years in the making and chronicles the life of William Strong (1825-1897), better known in Eastern Kentucky Civil War and feudal history as "Captain Bill." Though much has already been written of his exploits, the authors introduce new information through family history stories handed down through generations of the Strong family. This book contains many photos and illustrations, as well as the transcribed text of many historical documents, including military pension file entries and old newspaper accounts from the late 1800s. This book has 200 pages with soft cover. A limited quantity is available. Price of this book is $20.00 each (includes shipping and handling). For more information or to order, contact: David W. Strong, 76 Beattyville Road, Lot #6, Jackson, KY 41339; or e-mail: [email protected]
Jackson County Census Books
The Jackson County Public Library has several books for sale, some of which are: 1860-1870-1880 Census Book, price $25 + $2 postage; 1900 Census Book, $30 + $2 postage; 1920 Census Book, $27 + $2 postage; Cemetery Book, $50 + $5 postage; marriages available. For more information, or to order, contact the Jackson County Public Library, P.O. Box 160, McKee, KY 40477.
The Strode Family
A book on the Strode family is going to be published soon, hopefully in early 1997. A tentative title is "Martha Strode (1697-1762), Huguenot, Her Brothers: Edward, Samuel, Jeremiah-Their English Heritage And American Legacy." The book will cover the ancient Strode Pedigree from Warinus de Strode in the 11th century to the Strodes of Shepton Mallet, county Somerset, England, in the 17th century. The book will follow the Strodes to America and include descendancy charts showing how each person is descended from one of four immigrant ancestors. The book will be available by pre-publication subscription and will cost $25-$30. For more information or to reserve your copy contact Dr. David C. McMurtry, 303 Zandale Dr., Lexington, KY 40503-2646.
Settlers Of Maryland 1751-1765
The fourth volume in this series contains an alphabetical listing of all 8,500 Maryland Land Grants issued between 1751 and 1765. Based on land records at the Hall of Records in Annapolis, it identifies all grants of land made by purchase, a process involving the issuing of warrants, certificates of survey, and patents. From these sources, Mr. Coldham has assembled a unique record of virtually every land grant made between 1751 and 1765, a period that ushered in the French and Indian War and ended with the imposition of the infamous Stamp Act. Entries in the book are arranged by family name, county, name of tract granted, acreage, date, and reference to original source(s). Altogether several thousand landowners are named along with their numerous and vast tracts of land. 367 pp., index of tract names, hardbound. To order, request #1120 and send $32.50 + $3.50 S/H to Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202-3897.
Genealogical & Local History Books In Print
The fifth edition of this Family History Volume contains a listing of family histories in print, individual works as well as family history compilations. It also includes listings of pedigrees, biographies, and family newsletters in print, with a total of 4,634 entries. In addition, it contains the names and addresses of all vendors (authors, publishers, etc.), a surname index, space advertisements, and an index to advertisers. With this volume, researchers will know instantly what family histories are available for sale and where they can be bought. 477 pp., indexed, paperback. To order, request #2166 and send $25.00 + $3.50 S/H to Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202-3897.
The Caldwell Family Genealogy Book is available. It includes information back to the early 1800's. For price, contact Archie Caldwell, 1547 Stewart Creek Rd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129, or call (615) 890-4244.
North And South
This is a 60 page book filled with the names of men who fought during the Civil War. It includes the location of many grave sites, lists of both Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War, the Company the soldiers fought in, where they were mustered in, date and place of death (if known), and the 1890 Floyd County Special Census Of Union Veterans and their widows. It also includes the names of men who fought during the War of 1812 and the Revolutionary War. This book is a real asset to anyone who has ancestors from Eastern Kentucky, $10. Also available are: Floyd County, Kentucky, Marriages 1808-1865, $14; Index To Survey Books A, B, C, & D, Floyd County, Kentucky, 1804-1911, $15; and East Kentucky Cemeteries, Vol. XI, $14. All prices include postage. Contact Joe R. Skeens, 212 Sally Stephens Br., Prestonsburg, KY 41653. Phone (606) 886-1241.
The Gabbard and Herrington Cookbook is ready. It includes not only tasty recipes, but also some family history and tidbits of humor. It sells for $13.00 plus $2.00 postage and handling. To order, send check to Virginia Threet, 1875 S. Custer Ln., Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Klaiber Cemetery Book
This new book compiled and edited by James and Teresa Klaiber is being sold to benefit the Klaiber Cemetery Fund, Boyd County, Kentucky, and help maintain and protect the future of the cemetery. This cemetery was originally known as the William Hood Cemetery, located on Long Branch, Garner, Boyd County. The earliest marked grave is dated 1871. Families buried here include Enyart, Gallion, Hood, Howe, Klaiber, Lucas, Mayhew, Sexton, and others. The softbound book includes a detailed history of the cemetery, deed abstracts, a plat map, the inscriptions from every stone, obituaries, and research notes. This book also includes several black and white photographs. 164 pp., every name index, row and stone index, spiral, softbound. All proceeds from the book go to the Klaiber Cemetery Fund based at Kentucky Farmer's Bank in Catlettsburg, Kentucky. They request a minimum donation of $15.00. To order, make check payable to Klaiber Cemetery Fund, request Item # 96PS, and send it to FLI, 160 Fairfield Dr., New Concord, OH 43762-9682.
Pearl Bryan's Murder Story
The Pearl Bryan Murder Story is a book that will be of interest to all. It tells about the murder of Pearl Bryan, the investigation, trial, and execution of the accused. There are twelve pages of pictures, maps and sketches pertaining to the crime. The fact that Pearl Bryan was beheaded and her head never found is perhaps why it is sometimes called the "crime of the century." The author is Anthony W. "Tony" Kuhnheim, a senior at Northern Kentucky University. Proceeds from the sales of this book benefit the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society. To order, send $7.00 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling to: Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society, 19 East Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001.
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