Harrison County Publications for Sale
Wes Cochran's publications: Includes the census and marriage records.
Harrison County Genealogical Society publications: Including cemetery readings, births, obituaries, and the federal census.
"Early English History of Roby, Robey, Robie (etc), Ancestrial Families of American Immigrants" by Billy F. Roby. The documents in this 123 page book provide all the necessary court record facts that identify the basic makeup of the early English Roby ancestry through the year 1672. There is a thorough ilsting of all Roby birth, death and marriage records from the church registry, as well as abstracts from old Roby history books. (Note: These are the English ancestors of the Harrison County Robeys). The cost of the book is $20.00 ($15.00 for book; $5.00 for shipping). Mail check or money order to :
Billy F. Roby
5105 Thousand Palms Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89130
For more information, you can contact Mariana (email@example.com)
Salem Davis genealogy available again!
Davis: The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia by Susie Davis Nicholson (Bicentennial Edition, 1992) has been reprinted. The cost is $75.00 plus $4.00 postage and handling. (All the $60.00 preprinting orders have been filled.) Send check for $79.00 to the Salem & Greenbrier SDB Cemetery Assn, PO Box 72, Salem WV 26426. (For more information contact Janet Thorngate, same address; or (304) 782-1727; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susie (Davis) Nicholson granted permission to the Salem and Greenbrier Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery Association to reprint the book because it has been is continual demand. Proceeds go to the Cemetery Association, which maintains the two historic cemeteries where most of the original settlers and many of their descendants are buried. This printing is clothbound, 930 pages, 7 x 10 inches, including index.
Out of print for over ten years, this third edition is basically a genealogy of the family of Rev. William Davis (1664-1745), born in Wales, settled in Pennsylvania in 1684, died in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., New Jersey. Several of his descendants formed the core group that settled the town of Salem, West Virginia (formerly New Salem, Virginia) in 1792. Included are biographies of William Davis (updated 1992) and his children and grandchildren who founded Salem and including considerable information on Seventh Day Baptists, the religious group of which they were a part first in Philadelphia, then Stonington, Conn., then Shrewsbury, New Jersey until the church migrated as a body to form the church and then the town in Salem, West Virginia.
There are genealogical entries for 37,000 of their descendants (down to 1992), 2,017 of them primary entries (i.e., assigned a number as head of a family as opposed to all the listings under those heads.) Included also is information on 35 colonial families of England and New England who were ancestors of the Davis families. Maps, photographs, and manuscript copies are also included as well as the complete name index, all in one volume.
Allied family names include Ash, Babcock, Bee, Bond, Cox, FitzRandolph, Ford, Hall, Hutson, Maxson, Nicholson, Randolph, Smith, Sutton, Tharp, Williams, and many others.)
Please send me a copy of Davis: The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia (2005 reprint of the 3rd edition, 1992). Enclosed is a check or money order for & $79.00 ($75.00 plus $4.00 postage & handling) or for $75.00 if I plan to pick up the book in Salem.
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"The Descendants of Nicholas Cain 1736-1986" is a nice hard bound book of 331 pages on acid free paper.
It has the name CAIN in gold leaf on the front cover and spine of the book, and is fully indexed. There are copies
of land records, wills and many photos. The book mainly traces Nicholas' 9 children in America, three of whom came to Harrison County in about 1770. Many of those descendants still live in the same areas from Clarksburg to Parkersburg.
The cost is $36.50 including $3.50 shipping. Send check or money order to:
Shirley J. Evans
4318 Hampton Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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HARRISON COUNTY HERITAGE 1784-1995: This beautiful red treasure is a hardbound book accented by gold gild lettering and design, printed on acid-free paper and consists of 447 pages, replete with histories of over 825 families, in addition to histories of churches, schools, communities, businesses and more. There are hundreds of old photos including some never before published, a surname index, and contains the unique and informative Lake's Atlas of Magisterial District Maps (1886) which are worth far more to the genealogist than the price of the book since they reveal residences, cemeteries, schools, churches and more for that time period.
Sure to become a family heirloom, this classic publication makes an ideal gift. However, with only about 200 books available, it's wise to order now.
To order, send your check or money order for $64.00 made payable to "History Book" to:
Mrs. Patti Hickman
Corbin Branch Rd.
Rt. 3 Box 239-E
Bridgeport, WV 26330-9438
Please indicate a return address on your envelope. Those without return addresses will be discarded.
The Clarksburg Telegram 1900:
Obituaries, Death Notices, Reminiscences, Wills, and Marriages
A 126 page book, which also includes several pages of local 1900 history. This book is name-indexed and sells for $10.95 prepaid, which includes postage. The book can be ordered from:
Nanci L. Kotowski
PO Box 534
Parkersburg, WV 26102-0534
Frankie Carlin Meyer has written a 170 page book entitled "Maria Carlin and Her Historic Gifford and Waldo Ancestors." The book includes footnotes and a bibliography. The cost is $ 15 with $ 5 for shipping. You can contact Frankie at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Frankie Meyer
2235 S. Fallen Oak
Joplin, MO 64801
Tim Eastom has co-published "The Nutters of Nutter Fort, Y2K". This book expands Jeanne Forney's book from 400 pages to over 900 pages. Tim has donated 2 copies to the Nutter Fort Library and 1 copy to Waldamore in Clarksburg. According to Tim, he has 200 more pages of info people have sent him on their family lines for the next book. "John P. Duvall And His Descendants," Vol. 1, Descendants of his son, Lewis Duvall. 560 pages, hardbound, fully indexed, fully documented. $45.00.
John P. Duvall was the first lieutenant when Harrison county was formed. His land, Indian Carrying Place, became part of Lewis Co., WV. The descendants of his son, Lewis, lived in Harrison and Lewis counties.
Order from: Diane Dieterle
141 Second Ave.,#601
Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
In an effort to preserve his writings, Pauline and Lola Smith have compiled and published a book, "The Memories and Writings of Harold David Somerville, Volume I." Harold Somerville often wrote under the name of Tommie Sewell. The book is 8 1/2 x 11 with 12 point font, wrap-around cover, and 250 pages including the introduction and index. The cost is $29.50, which includes shipping.
Rt. 1 Box 135
Ravenswood, WV 26164
Volume I contains:
The Red Men Organize and The Veiled Tragedy (This is about a vigilante group after the Civil War), Fairview - Jackson County (The George W. Smith family is included in this), James W. Smith Family, History of the Depue Family, The Deserted Homestead, The Holleron Family, The Full Family,The Somerville Family (the Hayward and Bumgarner family is included in this), Sandyville and Vicinity, The Slaven Family, The Burdette Family, The Gum Family, The Wooddell Family, The Crow Family,The Morehead Family, The Conrad Family, The Thomas Family , The Ott Family , and The Fauna and Flora of Wirt and Jackson Counties.
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