Author: John H. Gwathmey Format: Paper ISBN-10: 0806305576 ISBN-13: 978-0806305578 Check Availability
The definitive work on Virginians in the Revolution, this compilation of over 65,000 names supersedes even the great researches of Eckenrode and McAllister. All data that could be found in the files of the War and Navy Departments, the State Archives and Land Office, the County Court order books of the period, early and accredited histories, and scores of miscellaneous sources are included. The men are listed alphabetically by surname, with references to the documents in which evidence of service is found. In the case of officers, for example, the material is remarkably complete. It has been possible to establish the dates of their commissions, when they took their oaths of allegiance, their promotions, citations for gallantry, deaths, and amounts of bounty land awarded them. Even with privates, for whom data is notoriously limited, Gwathmey was able to find men who were receiving pensions long after the war and, thus, establish their post-war residences. For persons interested in tracing the descendants of Virginia soldiers, and who wish to understand the magnitude of Virginia's contribution to the American cause, this volume is invaluable.
Author: H. J. Eckenrode Format: Paper ISBN-10: 080630099X ISBN-13: 978-0806300993 Check Availability
This is a basic list of the colonial soldiers of Virginia known to have been engaged in active service, including names of those who participated in the French and Indian War, the Indian Wars, Lord Dunmore's War, and various engagements and campaigns prior to the Revolution. The list was drawn from company rolls, bounty applications, the Washington Papers in the Library of Congress, Hening's Statutes at Large, and Journals of the House of Burgesses, and it is believed to represent a large proportion of the entire Virginia militia, particularly after the year 1754, when muster rolls were more carefully kept. It is believed that few members of the Virginia regiment under George Washington are unaccounted for. In all some 6,700 soldiers are identified in this work, each with references to the exact source of information.
Author: William Armstrong Crozier Format: Paper ISBN-10: 0806305665 ISBN-13: 978-0806305660 Check Availability
It is owing to the indefatigable labors of William Armstrong Crozier that we have one of the most exhaustive lists of colonial soldiers ever published. Virginia Colonial Militia originally appeared as Volume II of Crozier's famous series Virginia County Records but has since earned a distinction that has set it apart. Certainly anyone looking for colonial Virginia origins would do well to look here first.
The work is divided into several sections and includes (1) Land Bounty Certificates for Service in the French and Indian War; (2) Military Rosters in Hening's Statutes at Large; (3) Muster Rolls of Companies Defending the Frontier in Lord Dunmore's War; (4) Partial List of Officers Killed and Wounded at the Battle of Point Pleasant, Oct. 10, 1774; (5) Augusta County Militia in 1742; (6) Miscellaneous County Rosters of Militia Officers; (7) List of Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Regiment Commanded by George Washington; and (8) List of the Officers of the Colonial Militia of Spotsylvania County, 1729-1780.
Author: Connecticut Society Daughters of the American Revolution Format: Paper ISBN-10: 0806309865 ISBN-13: 978-0806309866 Check Availability
The overriding importance of this list of 11,000 Connecticut Revolutionary pensioners--apart from supplying us with the names of the pensioners--is that it often gives the names of pensioners' widows and the pensioners' places of residence at the time of the various Pension Acts. In addition, it sometimes provides the age of the pensioner (or his widow) and a brief description of his military service. Occasionally there is a reference to his date and place of death or a notation indicating that he was pensioned from another state. In all cases the source of the pension record is identified: survivor's file, widow's file, rejected file, or bounty land warrant.
Author: Drew Smith Format: Paper ISBN-10: 1440345031 ISBN-13: 978-1440345036 Check Availability
Stop struggling to manage all your genealogy facts, files, and data--make a plan of attack to maximize your progress. Organize Your Genealogy will show you how to use tried-and-true methods and the latest tech tools and genealogy software to organize your research plan, workspace, and family-history finds. In this book, you'll learn how to organize your time and resources, including how to set goals and objectives, determine workable research questions, sort paper and digital documents, keep track of physical and online correspondence, prepare for a research trip, and follow a skill-building plan. With this comprehensive guide, you'll make the most of your research time and energy and put yourself on a road to genealogy success.
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Author: David Dobson Format: Paper ISBN-10: 0806358203 ISBN-13: 978-0806358208 Check Availability
As early as 1575, a number of Scottish scholars and merchants gravitated to the cities of Holland, Zealand, and Flanders because of the educational and commercial opportunities they offered. For example, Antwerp and Rotterdam were the great emporiums of northern Europe where colonial products from America, Africa, and Asia were distributed. For their part, Scottish Covenanters went to the Netherlands to flee persecution under the Stuarts and to live among their Calvinist brethren. Probably the majority of Scots in the Netherlands were soldiers fighting in the service of the United Provinces in its 80-year struggle for independence against the Spanish Habsburgs and later France. The Scottish presence in the Netherlands was such that by 1700 about a thousand Scots lived in the city of Rotterdam alone, many of them members of the famous Scots Brigade. Over the course of the 17th and 18th centuries, some of these Scots or their descendants participated in the Dutch immigration to America.
In 2004 and again in 2011, Scottish emigration expert Dr. David Dobson combed primary and secondary sources on both sides of the Atlantic in order to document these links between Scotland, the Netherlands, and America. The result, Scots-Dutch Links in Europe and America, 1575-1825, Volumes I and II, provides over several thousand references to this traffic. Dr. Dobson here has assembled a third collection of Scots-Dutch links from primary and secondary sources. In each case he states the individual’s name, occupation (soldier, merchant, student, etc.), date of the reference, and the source. Volume III contains a significant number of marriages of Scottish immigrants that occurred in Rotterdam, often with local residents. Most occurred in the Scots Kirk or church there but others were held in other Protestant churches. There are also entries based on 17th-century Dutch wills or deeds of Scots, some of whom were bound for the Dutch colonies. Another source was the Court Book of the Scottish Staple at Veere, which identified Scots resident or trading there.