- An Index of Pioneers from Massachusetts to the West, Especially
the State of Michigan
This work consists of an alphabetical list of more than 5,000 persons
who moved from Massachusetts to New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the
Midwest. The purpose throughout is to supply name, date and town of
birth, date of removal, and state in which the pioneer settled. Additional
information given includes name of spouse and date of marriage.
- Detroit River Connections: Historical and Biographical Sketches
of the Eastern Great Lakes Border Region
Here the author examines the history of the area along Lake Erie encompassed
by Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Genealogists will find most
valuable the collection of sketches spanning the 18th and 19th centuries
on the following border families: Askins, Barthe, Baudry, Bondy, Brush,
Burns, Campeau, Cassidy, Chapoton, Donovan, Elliott, Fields, Jacob,
Landon, McKee, May, Navarre, Pattinson, Reddick, Richardson, Robertson,
- Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Illinois
This work contains notices of about 700 Revolutionary War soldiers who
were buried in Illinois. Most of the patriots are identified according
to where and when they served, date and place of birth, place of residence
in Illinois, date of death, whether pensioned or not, and miscellaneous
biographical information. The soldiers' names are arranged by county
and alphabetically thereunder. A complete alphabetical list of all the
Revolutionary veterans follows at the end of the volume.
- Illinois Census Returns, 1810 and 1818
The 1818 census makes up the bulk of this work, listing over 4,000 heads
of families. For each household is shown the number of free white males
over the age of 21, all other white inhabitants, free persons of color,
and servants or slaves. What has survived from the 1810 census is given
here in full some 1,310 heads of families, with similar particulars
on their households. In all this work touches on 27,000 inhabitants
of the Illinois Territory.
- Illinois Census Returns, 1820
This work is devoted principally to the 1820 state census of Illinois.
It contains notes comparing all discrepancies between names in the 1818
territorial, the 1820 state, and the 1820 federal censuses. The arrangement
of the text is by counties, and there are 11,547 heads of families listed,
representing over 50,000 individuals.
- Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Indiana (with Supplement)
The basic sourcebook on Revolutionary veterans provides service records
and extensive genealogical and biographical data for approximately 785
soldiers who were buried in Indiana, but were not residents. It also
contains information on a further 352 soldiers who had lived in Indiana
and either moved to or died in other states. Published as two volumes
in one, both the original volume and the 1954 supplement are arranged
alphabetically, and each is followed by a full index at the back. Mrs.
Waters' compilation augments Roster of Soldiers and Patriots Buried
in Indiana, edited by Mrs. Roscoe C. O'Byrne and published under the
auspices of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution in 1938.
Among the sources consulted by Mrs. Waters was the Veterans' Graves
Registration, an Indiana American Legion project which attempted to
list the burial place of every veteran in Indiana as of 1940 as derived
from soldiers' burial claims, section lists, cemetery record books,
county rosters, undertakers' records, flags, and government markers.
- Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried
This publication contains the records of Revolutionary service of 1,394
soldiers and patriots who were buried in Indiana. The roster is arranged
alphabetically, and after the soldier's full name appears his place
of residence, date and place of birth, record of service (with reference
made to the source), and if pensioned, the number of the claim, date
and place of death, name of wife or wives, date of marriage, names of
children, their dates of birth, and so on. In addition, the roster contains
a list of 54 Revolutionary Soldiers Who Were Pensioned in Indiana
and Later Transferred to Other States and a List of Indiana Pensioners
in Other Wars, identifying 78 soldiers of the War of 1812 and the
Indian Wars, and showing the name of the Indiana county where they were
"This is one of the most substantial, thorough and useful of these
collections..." The New York Genealogical and Biographical
Record, Vol. LXX, No. 2.
- Kansas Territorial Settlers of 1860
If your ancestor migrated westward from one of the aforementioned states
prior to the Civil War, this may be the book you've been looking for.
Based on a unique W.P.A. index to the 1860 Kansas territorial census,
it lists 9,358 Kansans identified as having been born in Tennessee,
Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina. Information given on each
person includes name, age, sex, occupation, and the volume and page
number of the original census schedule, as well as an indication of
the county, township, and post office of residence in Kansas.
- Michigan Military Records
The major portion of this valuable source is devoted to a listing of
Revolutionary soldiers buried in Michigan, giving for each soldier:
his full name, date of birth, and date and place of death and burial;
parents' names; names of wife and her parents and the wife's date and
place of birth and death; names of children and their dates of birth;
a record of Revolutionary War service; and a variety of biographical
information. The section devoted to Michigan pensioners includes such
information as the pensioner's rank, when placed on the pension roll,
service, commencement of pension, allowances and sums received, applicable
pension act, important editorial notes referring to biographical and
genealogical data, and so on.
- A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri
Besides the narrative sketches and anecdotes devoted to the settlement
of Missouri, over half of this volume consists of genealogical histories
of more than 800 families from the five early Missouri counties of St.
Charles, Montgomery, Warren, Audrain, and Callaway. The genealogies
typically commence with the parents or grandparents of the original
Missouri settler and continue in lineal progression through several
- Missouri Marriages Before 1840
This compilation contains the records of 16,000 marriages from fifty-one
Missouri counties formed before 1840. It is now the chief means of identifying
settlers who were in Missouri prior to the first and second censuses
of 1830 and 1840. All Missouri counties with marriage records before
1840 are included except St. Louis County and City, which have been
adequately covered elsewhere. Most of the marriage records came from
the original marriage books on file in the various county courthouses,
and these are identified in the "List of Sources" at the beginning
of the book. Other records came from previously published compilations,
some from both. The marriages listed are arranged alphabetically by
grooms' surnames, and each includes the name of the bride, the marriage
date, and the name of the county in which the full record is located.
The researcher can write to the county recorder's office to obtain a
copy of the record needed. The book ends with an index of brides' names
that includes all of the 16,000 women mentioned in the text.
- Pioneer Families of the Midwest
This important, albeit scarce, three-volume collection of family histories
pertaining to persons who migrated to the Midwest during the last quarter
of the eighteenth or first quarter of the nineteenth century is now
available in a consolidated edition. Mrs. Walden, who privately published
these genealogies between 1939 and 1941, has here bridged the earliest
known records pertaining to each family so that future researchers might
be able to trace their lines with less difficulty. Although the Clearfield
edition lacks an index to the work as a whole, a complete name index
to Volumes 1 and 2 can be found at the end of the second volume. In
all, the reader will find about 150 allied families and some 7,500 Midwestern
pioneers treated within these pages. Listed below are the main families
covered by Mrs. Walden together with the states in which they settled:
Harper of OH, PA, MO, and MI; Rainey of OH, IN, IL, MI, MO, KS; Boal
of OH, IA, MI, MN, IN, IL, and WI; Hope of VA, OH, MO, WI, OR, WV, and
IN; Dewees of DE, PA, OH, IN, IL, and IA; Francis of OH, NY, IA, and
OK; Smith of NJ, OH, IN, IL, IA, and CA; Dorr of CT, OH, IN, IL, KS,
NE, and CA; Coe of CT, OH, IN, and IA; Fuller of CT, OH, IN, and MO;
Allen of CT, OH, KS, and IL; Pratt of CT and OH; Davis of NH, ME, OH,
IN, and IA; True of NH, OH, IA, and MO; Argo of DE, OH, IL, and IA;
and Plumly of PA, OH, and IA.