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MAP: Kentucky and Tennessee: 1865

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S25


Our reissue of A.J. Johnson's 1865 map of these two states will be helpful to those researching in this region. Towns and settlements, rivers, creeks and county lines are shown in both states, in addition to roads and railways. View more info

MAP: Kentucky and Tennessee: 1890

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S49


Originally issued by Geo. Cram & Co., this map shows county divisions, towns, villages, rail lines and natural features in both states. Identifies many small settlements not usually found on later maps of this size. View more info

Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky

By: Anderson Chenault Quisenberry

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: Q1818


In no state in the Union are there so many descendants of Revolutionary soldiers, in proportion to population, as in KY. Nearly all of the original male settlers of the state saw service in the Revolutionary War and their names can be found in this valuable compilation of lists. Lists include: KY citizens who were granted Revolutionary pensions up to the year 1835, Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of “The Illinois Regiment,” who, under the command of ... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF PIONEER LEXINGTON, 1779-1806

By: Charles R. Staples

Price: $19.96

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1996 [©1939]

Seller ID: 119138


Reviews"Far surpasses any early history of any other Kentucky town yet published."—The Filson Club History Quarterly"It almost seemed as though Staples had been on hand at Postlethwait's Tavern to greet the foreign travelers who came by stage coach down the Limestone-Lexington Road."—Thomas D. Clark View more info

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Kentucky’s German Pioneers: H.A. Rattermann’s History

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1735


By 1790 Kentucky’s population was 14% German, and by 1990 the population of German ancestry had risen to 22%. This work consists of a collection of articles translated from German, which originally appeared in the well-known 19th century German-American historical journal, Der Deutsche Pionier, published in Cincinnati by the German Pioneer Society, and which was edited for the greater part of its existence by H.A. Rattermann. This work concentrates on the pre-1848, or ... View more info

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Covington's German Heritage

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1059


Covington, Kentucky, is one of the three major centers in German-American heritage and is located directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. This book provides a survey history of the area's German heritage. Chapter topics include: the German Pioneers before 1810; the German immigration and settlement from 1810-1850; accomplishments of the German Pioneers; immigration, nativism and the Civil War; the German Pioneer Society of Covington; the German-American alliance;... View more info

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Kentucky Families: A Bibliographic Listing of Books About Kentucky Families

By: Donald M. Hehir

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: H0869


With over 1,500 Kentuckian surnames referenced in this major new work. Mr. Hehir provides in one source a comprehensive listing of all printed Kentuckian genealogies and family histories that have made their way into major library collections across the United States. The author researched library listings and catalogs covering many genealogical libraries including the Library of Congress, the National Genealogical Society Library and the Library of the Daughters of the... View more info

The Buzzel About Kentuck: Settling the Promised Land

By: edited by Craig Thompson Friend.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1998

Edition: 1981

Seller ID: 120853


Touted as an American Eden, Kentucky provides one of the most dramatic social histories of early America.In this collection, ten contributors trace the evolution of Kentucky from First West to Early Republic. The authors tell the stories of the state's remarkable settlers and inhabitants: Indians, African Americans, working-class men and women, wealthy planters and struggling farmers. Eager settlers built defensive forts across the countryside, while women and slaves... View more info

A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky: The Diary of Frances Peter

By: edited by John David Smith and William Cooper, Jr.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c2000 [1976]

Seller ID: 121442


Frances Peter was one of the eleven children of Dr. Robert Peter, a surgeon for the Union army. The Peter family lived on Gratz Park near downtown Lexington, where nineteen-year-old Frances began recording her impressions of the Civil War. Because of illness, she did not often venture outside her home but was able to gather a remarkable amount of information from friends, neighbors, and newspapers.Peter's candid diary chronicles Kentucky's invasion by Confederates un... View more info

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RUNNING MAD FOR KENTUCKY: Frontier Travel Accounts

By: Ellen Eslinger, Editor

Price: $34.95

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 2044

Seller ID: 123135


The crossing of America's first great divide-the Appalachian Mountains-has been a source of much fascination but has received little attention from modern historians. In the eighteenth century, the Wilderness Road and Ohio River routes into Kentucky presented daunting natural barriers and the threat of Indian attack.Running Mad for Kentucky brings this adventure to life. Primarily a collection of travel diaries, it includes day-to-day accounts that illustrate the dan... View more info

Ghost Railroads of Kentucky

By: Elmer G. Sulzer

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 334845


The essential reference work for those interested in railroading in Kentucky. Fans may be surprised to learn that Kentucky boasted 28 narrow guage railroads and that Louisville had a narrow guage commuter line. Sulzer tells these and all the other wonderful Kentucky railroad stories with sparkling anecdotes. based on thousands of interviews and meticulous original scholarship, this beautifully illustrated book is essential reading for the historian, hobbyist, and railroa... View more info

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Old Episcopal Burying Ground

By: Frances Keller Swinford Barr

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2238


This book has been written out of an appreciation of history and a wish to preserve for posterity the names of those persons who are, or at one time were, buried in the Old Episcopal Burying Ground in Lexington, Kentucky. Over the years, some 600 burials took place and many of the stones are still there. This is the oldest cemetery still extant in Lexington, and has long been known as Lexington’s Westminster Abbey because of the prominence of those buried there. Geneal... View more info

Kentucky Cavaliers in Dixie: Reminiscences of a Confederate Cavalryman

By: George Dallas Mosgrove, introduced by James A. Ramage

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books: 1999

Seller ID: 282532


George Dallas Mosgrove was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1844, and enlisted in the Fourth Kentucky Cavalry Regiment as a private on September 10, 1862. Through service as a clerk and orderly in both regimental and brigade headquarters, he became familiar with the environment of officers and command. His eyewitness account illuminates the western theater of the Civil War in Kentucky, east Tennessee, and southwest Virginia.Mosgrove admits to a romanticism influenced... View more info

CD: Kentucky, Volume 1

By: HB Archives

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD1374


This CD-ROM contains electronic image reprints of the following four books of Kentucky history: Lee County, Kentucky Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1874-1878 and 1900-1910 - Margaret Millar Hayes (1992). Birth data includes the name of the child, date and place of birth, sex and color, as well as the names and residence of parents. Death data include name of the deceased with sex, color, marital status, age, occupation, residence, date and cause of death, place of death a... View more info

CD: Kentucky: Volume 2

By: HB Archives

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD1424


This CD-ROM contains electronic image reprints of the following six books of Kentucky history and genealogy: Greenup County, Kentucky: Naturalizations, Revolutionary War Pensions, Lunacy Inquests, 1804-1902 - Patricia Porter Philips (1995). A word-for-word transcription covering Almost 100 years of naturalizations from the court records of Greenup Co.3/4an essential research tool for anyone with ancestral ties to this area of Kentucky. Revolutionary War Pensions sets ou... View more info

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Marylanders to Kentucky, 1775-1825

By: Henry C. Peden, Jr

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P0018


Significant numbers of Marylanders migrated to Kentucky after 1775, and played an important role in the settlement of Kentucky during its first fifty years (1775-1825). This book was compiled as an aid to genealogists searching for Kentuckians of Maryland descent. A variety of primary and secondary resources were used to compile this volume: Revolutionary War pension abstracts, land records, marriage records, cemetery records, newspaper advertisements, queries from desce... View more info

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Stage-Coach Days in the Bluegrass: Being An Account of Stage-Coach Travel and Tavern Days in Lexington and Central Kentucky, 1800-1900

By: J. Winston Coleman, Jr.; foreword by Thomas D. Clark.

Price: $19.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: [1995], c1935

Seller ID: 119146


Along with his focus on the development of stage-coach travel, Coleman covers details such as pioneer roads, taverns, travelers' experiences, mail carriers, and the coming of the railroad. This fascinating look at an age gone by is truly a work of regional culture. View more info

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A HISTORY OF THE HEMP INDUSTRY IN KENTUCKY

By: James F. Hopkins

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1998 [©1951]

Seller ID: 109302


Revisits the hemp issue from a historical perspective, showing how the crop was at one time vital to the trade and development of the Bluegrass state.ReviewsThe reprinting of the Hopkins history over a half-century after he researched it comes at a relevant moment in Kentucky political and agrarian debate."—Southern Seen"The contention is well-founded that 'an accurate portrait of this controversial resource' is essential to inform th... View more info

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RELIGION IN ANTEBELLUM KENTUCKY

By: John B. Boles

Price: $14.95

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1995 [©1976]

Seller ID: 108446


An excellent survey of religion and its significance in the first eighty-five years of Kentucky's history. About AuthorJohn B. Boles is professor of History at Rice University and managing editor of the Journal of Southern History. He is the author and editor of several books, including Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord, Black Southerners, and The Great Revival. He edits the series "Religion in the South" for the University Press of K... View more info

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George Rogers Clark’s Fort Jefferson 1780-1781, Kentucky’s Outpost on the Western Frontier

By: Kenneth C Carstens

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: C3322


George Rogers Clark's fort at the mouth of the Ohio River represented Virginia's physical claim to her western eighteenth century border. It was also the only eighteenth century military and civilian settlement in Kentucky constructed at the command of the Virginia government. First sanctioned by Patrick Henry, then reaffirmed by Thomas Jefferson in 1780, George Rogers Clark built Fort Jefferson as his economic hub and military stronghold for the Illinois Battalion. Cont... View more info