More New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

The following new small databases have been added at Family Tree Connection.

CALIFORNIA

The California Club 1907 – California Club, Los Angeles, California, By-Laws and House Rules with List of Members, July 1907, Fifth and Hill Street, Los Angeles.

Oriental Chapter, No. 258, O. E. S., 1923 Roster – Roster, April 1923, Oriental Chapter, No 258, Order of the Easter Star, Masonic Temple, Corner Pico and Figueroa Streets, Los Angeles, California.

CONNECTICUT

American Asylum at Hartford 1829 Report – The Thirteenth Annual Report of the Directors of the American Asylum at Hartford, For the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. Exhibited to the Asylum May 16, 1829. Includes a list of pupils, past and present, with their residence.

Seymour Congregational Church 1883 Manual – Manual of the Congregational Church ni Seymour, including a List of the Present and Past Membership with Other Matters of Interest pertaining to The Church and The Society, Seymour, Conn.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

U. S. Army 1863 Invalid Corps Transfers, September 7th – General Orders No. 302, War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, September 7, 1863. Non-commissioned officers and privates, having been duly examined and declared unfit for further field service, but fit for duty in the Invalid Corps, are hereby transferred from their respective Regiments and Companies to the Invalid Corps, to take effect September 1, 1863.

U. S. Army 1863 Invalid Corps Transfers, September 12th – General Orders No. 307, War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, September 12, 1863. Non-commissioned officers and privates, having been duly examined and declared unfit for further field service, but fit for duty in the Invalid Corps, are hereby transferred from their respective Regiments and Companies to the Invalid Corps, to take effect September 1, 1863.

U. S. Army 1863 Invalid Corps Transfers, September 3rd – General Orders No. 296, War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, September 3, 1863. Non-commissioned officers and privates, having been duly examined and declared unfit for further field service, but fit for duty in the Invalid Corps, are hereby transferred from their respective Regiments and Companies to the Invalid Corps, to take effect September 1, 1863.

U. S. Army 1863 Invalid Corps Transfers, August 11th – General Orders No. 283, War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, August 11, 1863. Non-commissioned officers and privates, having been duly examined and declared unfit for further field service, but fit for duty in the Invalid Corps, are hereby transferred from their respective Regiments and Companies to the Invalid Corps, to take effect August 1, 1863.

GEORGIA

Emory College 1906-1907 Catalogue – Catalogue of Emory College, Oxford, Georgia, 1906-1907. Includes listing of Alumni, 1841 to 1905.

ILLINOIS

Kewanee Woman’s Club 1916-1917 Program – Woman’s Club of Kewanee, Illinois, Fifth Annual Program, Nineteen Hundred Sixteen and Seventeen.

MASSACHUSETTS

Windsor Grange, No. 77, 1908 Program – 1908 Program of Windsor Grange, No. 77, Patrons of Husbandry. Organized at Windsor, Nov. 1903. Meetings Nights, First and Third Wednesday of each month at A. O. U. W. Hall. [State assumed to be Massachusetts. Other towns mentioned include Ashfield, Savoy, Worthington and Plainfield]

Plymouth Congregational Church 1870 Members – History and Articles of Faith and Covenant of the Plymouth Congregational Church, Worcester, Mass. with Names of Officers and Members, and Standing Rules. Organized in 1869.

Charlestown Fire Department 1857 Report – Annual Report of the Chief Engineer, of the Charlestown Fire Department, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Includes Rosters and List of Fires and Alarms.

Boston Fifth Universalist Church 1837 Members – The Confession of Faith, and Form of Church Government, of the Fifth Universalist Church, in Boston.

Boston and Worcester Railroad 1864 Report – Thirty-Fifth Annual Report of the Directors of the Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation, for the Year Ending November 30, 1864. Includes accidents during the year and list of officers.

Boston and Worcester Railroad 1862 Report – Thirty-Third Annual Report of the Directors of the Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation, for the Year Ending November 30, 1862. Includes list of officers.

Boston and Worcester Railroad 1860 Report – Thirty-First Annual Report of the Directors of the Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation, for the Year Ending November 30, 1860. Includes accidents during the year and list of officers.

Boston and Worcester Railroad 1856 Report – Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the Directors of the Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation, for the Year Ending November 30, 1856. Includes names of president and auditor.

Boston and Worcester Railroad 1855 Report – Twenty-Sixth Annual Report of the Directors of the Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation, for the Year Ending November 30, 1855. Includes list of officers.

Boston and Worcester Railroad 1852 Report – Twenty-Third Annual Report of the Directors of the Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation, for the Year Ending November 30, 1852. Includes statement of casualties, list of officers and [senior] employees.

Boston and Worcester Railroad 1850 Report – Twenty-First Annual Report of the Directors of the Boston and Worcester Railroad Corporation, for the Year Ending November 30, 1850. Includes detail of single accident, and list of officers and [senior] employees.

MINNESOTA

St. Paul Informal Club 1904-1914 Reports – Ten years more of the Informal Club of St. Paul, Minn.

MISSOURI

Railway Carmen’s Journal, 1919, August – Railway Carmen’s Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 8, August, 1919, Official Organ of the Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America, Published at Kansas City, Mo. Includes Death Benefit Department and Obituary sections.

NEW JERSEY

The Christian Remembrancer – The Christian Remembrancer, or Short Reflections upon the Faith, Life and Conduct, of A Real Christian. Published Newark (N. J.). Includes a List of Subscribers [individuals who prepaid for copies of this book] by county and town.

NEW YORK

The Author’s Club 1889 Year Book – The Author’s Club, 19 West 24th Street, New York, February 1st, 1889. Organized October 21st, 1882. Incorporated Feb. 18th, 1887.

Delaware and Hudson Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 23 – The Delaware and Hudson Company Bulletin, December 1, 1931. Delaware and Hudson Building, Albany, N. Y. Includes listings of Group Insurance Policy claims.

Delaware and Hudson Bulletin, Vol. 10, No. 5 – The Delaware and Hudson Company Bulletin, March 1, 1930. Delaware and Hudson Building, Albany, N. Y. Includes listings of Group Insurance Policy claims.

Yates County Coroner and Supt. of Poor 1898 Reports – Extracted from Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, of the County of Yates, New York. For the Year 1898. Includes some orphanage records, along with limited inquest details.

Yates County Coroner and Supt. of Poor 1890 Reports – Extracted from Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, of the County of Yates, New York. For the Year 1890. Includes some orphanage and asylum records, along with inquest details.

Yates County Coroner and Supt. of Poor 1889 Reports – Extracted from Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, of the County of Yates, New York. For the Year 1889. Includes some orphanage and asylum records, along with inquest details.

OHIO

Oberlin College 1857 Catalogue – Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Oberlin College, for the College Year 1857-58.

OKLAHOMA

Railway Carmen’s Journal, 1926, September – Railway Carmen’s Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 9, September, 1926, Official Organ of the Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America, Published at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Editorial office, Kansas City, Mo. Includes Death Benefit Department section.

PENNSYLVANIA

Shenango Chapter, No. 333, OES 1922 By-Laws – By-Laws and Roster of Members of Shenango Chapter, No. 333, Order of the Eastern Star, New Castle, Pennsylvania. Instituted March 15th, 1921. Includes list of members [names only].

Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Trinity 1892 Directory – Directory of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Trinity, Eighteenth and Wolf Streets, Philadelphia. Rev. S. A. K. Francis, Pastor. Presented on the Occasion of the Semi-Centennial Anniversary of the Organization of the Church, November 6th, 1892.

Lone Rock Lodge No. 222 K. of P. 1899 By-Laws and Roster – By-Laws and Roster of Lone Rock Lodge No. 222, Knights of Pythias, Beaver Falls, Penn’a. Approved Sept. 27, 1899.

CANADA – ONTARIO

Canadian Camp Club 1916 Report – Canadian Camp Club, Ltd., Organized 1905, Annual Report, March 1, 1916. [Note inserted in report states North Shore of Lake Wahquekobing, Ontario, 552 acres]

UNKNOWN STATE

Carroll County Commissioners 1884 Report – Annual Report of the Commissioners of the County of Carroll, Together with the Reports of the Superintendent, Treasurer, Auditors, Clerk of Court, Sheriff, Register of Deeds, Jailor, Physician and Solicitor, for the Year Ending May 1, 1884. Includes listing of the Names of Paupers supported.

Licensed Tugmen’s Protective Association 1907 Directory – Directory and Manual of the Licensed Tugmen’s Protective Association of America(LTPA), Affiliated with International Longshoremen, Marine and Transport Workers’ Association.

American Phonetic Association 1857 Catalogue – Annual Report and Catalogue of Members of the American Phonetic Association, for the Year 1857. The object of the APA is the union and co-operation of the friends of Phonetic writing and printing in the United States, the Territories and Canada, for the encouragement and spread of Phonetic writing and printing.

The Linking Ring, Vol. VI, No. II, Cincinnati Special – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). April, 1927. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Includes list of New Members. Cover Photo: Leslie P. Guest. [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

The Linking Ring, Vol. V, No. III, Ontario Number – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). November, 1926. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Includes list of New Members. Cover Photo: M. A. Sumner. [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

The Linking Ring, Vol. V, No. I, Vancouver Number – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). September, 1926. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Cover Photo: H. G. A. Lambie. [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

The Linking Ring, Vol. IV, No. VI, Fall Number – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). August, 1926. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Cover Photo: George Schulte. [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

The Linking Ring, Vol. IV, No. V, Convention Number – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). July, 1926. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Cover Photo: Sid. Johnson (Lorraine) [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

The Linking Ring, Vol. IV, No. III, Card Number – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). May, 1926. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Cover Photo: McDonald Birch. [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

The Linking Ring, Vol. IV, No. II, Membership Number – The Linking Ring, Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). April, 1926. Publication Office, 156 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, Canada. Publication Staff, 12 Irving St., Hartford, Conn. Includes Membership List – 1926. Cover photo: Ernest K. Schieldge. [It is unclear if names listed are stage or birth names]

Trans-Continental Railway 1915 Commissioners Report – Eleventh Annual Report of the Commissioners of the Trans-Continental Railway being for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 1915. Includes a list of Casualties for the year.

Mt. Top Horse Thief Detecting Society 1919 By-Laws – Constitution and By-Laws of the Mt. Top Horse Thief Detecting Society For the Recovery of Stolen Horses, Mules, Etc. and the Detection of Thieves.

North American Sheep Shearers’ Union 1916 By-Laws – Constitution and By-Laws as Amended by Convention 1916, Sheep Shearers’ Union of North America, Number One (Incorporated). Includes listing of Members in Good Standing.

Huge Genealogy Library of 705 Books – all on CD-ROM

CD-ROM Announcement: Genealogy Books on CD-ROM – Volume 1; Compiled by Stemmons Publishing, See: www.stemmonspublishing.com

cd-rombooklibraryThis set of 10 CD-ROMs makes up a massive genealogy library of 705 books. Altogether, there are over 60,000 images, making up 230,643 pages. According to the compiler, the value of the book collection is over $7000.00. The following listings are first, a Contents by Subject listing, followed by a CD-ROM by CD-ROM listing of the titles found on each disk. Note that the title is followed by the year of publication of the original volume. To speed your search, check out the Contents by Subject listing first. Note that since these are made up of PDF files, they will run on most any computer, PC or Mac.

Following is the Contents by Subject of each CD-ROM

  • CD #1: United States: (84 books)
  • CD #2: United States continued: (15 books); Regional: (32 books); Alabama: (1 book); Connecticut: (22 books)
  • CD #3: Connecticut continued: (9 books); Delaware: (1 book); Georgia: (2 books); Illinois: (1 book); Indiana: (1 book); Kentucky: (1 book); Maine: (23 books); Maryland: (15 books); Massachusetts: (19 books)
  • CD #4: Massachusetts continued: (72 books); Michigan: (1 book); Minnesota: (1 book); Missouri: (2 books)
  • CD #5: New Hampshire: (20 books); New Jersey: (28 books)
  • CD #6: New York: (55 books)
  • CD #7: New York continued: (26 books); North Carolina: (9 books); Ohio: (9 books); Pennsylvania: (22 books)
  • CD #8: Pennsylvania continued: (29 books); Rhode Island: (6 books); South Carolina: (26 books); Vermont: (2 books); Virginia: (20 books)
  • CD #9: Virginia continued: (27 books); West Virginia: (1 book); Family Histories: (62 books)
  • CD #10: England: (39 books); Ireland: (10 books); Scotland: (7 books); Canada: (5 books)

Continue Reading “Huge Genealogy Library of 705 Books – all on CD-ROM”

More New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

Again, more new databases have recently been added to the many other “small databases” located at Family Tree Connection. The following databases are now available to search:

ALABAMA

Ensley High School 1946 Graduation – Birmingham Public Schools, Graduation Exercises of the Ensley High School, Forty-Fifth Commencement, May Thirtieth, Nineteen Hundred Forty-Six.

COLORADO

Washington County High School 1914 Commencement – Washington County High School, Commencement Exercises, Friday Evening, May 22nd at eight o’clock, Clark Opera House. [Location not clearly specified. Washington County, Colorado based on 1910 U. S. Census]

CONNECTICUT

John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Comp. 18?? Claims Paid #2 – Post card from The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Boston, Mass. Prudential Insurance as Practise by the John Hancock Company. Lists a few Claims Lately Paid in Connecticut. [This item is undated]

GEORGIA

Emory University 1929 Graduating Exercises – Program of the Graduating Exercises of Emory University, University Auditorium, June the Second, Third, Fourth, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Nine.

ILLINOIS

Illinois Society SAR 1924 Membship – Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Officers, Constitution and By-Laws, List of Members, General Information. Library and Office, Room 1333 Stock Exchange Building, 30 North LaSalle Street, Chicago. Nineteen Hundred Twnety-four.

INDIANA

Kendallville Lodge No. 109 K. of P. 1910 By-Laws – Constitution and By-Laws of Kendallville Lodge No. 109, Knights of Pythias, Kendallville, Indiana. Instituted July 24, 1883. Revised and Adopted November 22, 1910. Approved Jan. 30, 1911.

Leavenworth High School 1912 Commencement – Leavenworth High School, Commencement Exercises, Wednesday, May first, Nineteen hundred and twelve, at eight o’clock, Presbyterian Church. [Location not specified. Possibly Jennings, Indiana based on 1910 U. S. Census]

IOWA

Our Lady of Victory Academy 1900 Commencement – Twenty-Eighth Annual Commencement of Our Lady of Victory Academy at Brown’s Opera House, Friday Evening, June Twenty-Two, Nineteen Hundred. [Location not specified, East Waterloo, Iowa based on 1900 Census records]

Marion First Presbyterian Church 1918 Manual – Manual of the First Presbyterian Church, Marion, Iowa. Rev. Harry Glenn Finney, Pastor. Corner Twelfth Street and Eighth Avenue. November 10, 1918.

KENTUCKY

State Center School 1909 Souvenir – Souvenir for State Center School, District No. 75, 1909. Lists names of teacher and pupils. [Location not specified. Barton County, KY based on 1910 U. S. Census]

MAINE

Bucksport Lodge No. 14 A. O. U. W. Deaths – Assessment No. 233, Bucksport Lodge, No. 13, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Bucksport, Maine, March 1, 1900. Details include Age, State, Date and Cause of Death.

Bangor High School 1915-16 Catalog – Bangor High School, Catalog 1915-1916, Bangor, Maine.

MASSACHUSETTS

Mt. Holyoke College 1923-24 Directory – Directory of Mount Holyoke College, 1923-1924, South Hadley, Mass. Published by the Debating Society. Series 7, No. 1, December 1923.

MICHIGAN

Morley Public Schools 1901 Graduation – Graduating Exercises, Morley Public Schools, Class of 1901, at the M. E. Church, Wednesday, June 12, 1901, at eight o’clock. C. E. Manigold, Principal. [Location not specified, Michigan based on 1900 U. S. Census]

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Public School 1916 Souvenir – Souvenir for Public School, District No. 25, Minnesota, 1916. Lists names of teacher and pupils. [Location not clearly specified.]

MISSOURI

Lincoln Township Rural Schools 1910 Commencement – Third Annual Commencement of the Rural Schools of Lincoln Township at South Dale School House, Thursday, May 26, ’10, 1:30 O’clock P. M. [Location not clearly specified. Lincoln, MO based on 1910 U. S. Census]

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Conference Seminary 1901-02 Catalogue – Fifty-Seventh Annual Catalogue of the New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College, Tilton, N. H. 1901-1902.

NEW JERSEY

Scotch Plains Baptist Church 1922 Anniversary – The Scotch Plains Baptist Church, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, One Hundred Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Organization of the Church (1747-1922), October Fifteenth to Twenty-second, 1922.

Vineland YMCA 1887 Calendar – 1887, July, August, September, Young Men’s Christian Association, Vineland, N. J., Rooms over the Post Office. Lists names associated with each weekly meeting.

South Eighth St. School 1915 Commencement – Commencement Exercises, South Eighth St. School, Friday Evening, Jan. 29th, 1915, At. 8 O’clock, W. B. Hoenemann, Principal. [Location not specified. Newark, N. J., based on 1910 U.S. Census]

NEW YORK

Milford Fish and Game Club 1904 Roster – Milford Fish and Game Club, Milford, N. Y. Organized and Incorporated 1904. Covering Milford, Middlefield, and Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y.

Brooklyn Central School 1890 Girls’ Department Commencement – Commencement Exercises, Girls’ Department, Brooklyn Central School, 1890, February Classes.

Telephone Society of New York 1909-1910 Annual – Annual of The Telephone Society of New York, Fourteenth Year, 1909-1910. March 1, 1910.

New England Society of NYC 1865 Report – Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of New York at Delmonico’s, Dec. 22, 1864. Constitution, By-Laws, Charities, List of Members, Etc., Etc.

St. Mary’s Guild 1925 Report – Annual Report, St. Mary’s Guild, Tuxedo Park, New York, Year Ending June 10th, 1925. List officers and Subscribers.

National Freedman’s Relief Association 1862 Organization – Organization of the National Freedman’s Relief Association, In the City of New York, February 22, 1862. Lists Officers and Members of the Association.

Naval Lodge, F. & A. M. 1928 Summons – Naval Lodge, Number Sixty Nine, Free and Accepted Masons, First Masonic District of Manhattan, Gothic Room, Masonic Hall, Twenty Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue, New York City, Wednesday Evening, April 11, 1928, Summons.

Grammar School 1912 Commencement – Grammar School Commencement, 1912. [Location not specified. Gloversville Ward, NY, based on 1910 U. S. Census] Includes names of students.

Portlandville Graded School 1888 Exhibition – Exhibition by the Pupils of Portlandville Graded School, Friday Evening, March 23, 1888. [Location not clearly specified. Possible Milford, N. Y. based on 1880 U. S. Census]

Division 3a, Girls’ High School, 1910 Daffodil Dance – Daffodil Dance of Division 3a of the Girls’ High School, Friday, April Fifteenth, nineteen hundred ten. [Location not specified. Possibly Brooklyn Ward 23, NY based on 1910 U. S. Census] Lists names of the class officers.

Elmira Business Men’s Association 1909 Banquet Menu – Fourth Annual Banquet of the Business Men’s Association of Elmira at the Hotel Rathbun, Thursday Evenine, January 21, 1909. Lists officers and speakers.

Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Society 1896 Directory – Names and Addresses of the Officers and Members of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 12 West 31st Street, New York. July 1st, 1896.

OHIO

Glendale Lyceum 1886 Report – Annual Report of the Board of Directors of The Glendale Lyceum, of Glendale, Ohio, November 7, 1885, to December 31, 1886. Includes a list of Officers.

Lambda Deuteron Chapter, Phi Gamma Delta, 1893 Report – Annual Report, Lambda Deuteron Chapter, Phi Gamma Delta, Denison University, July 1, 1893. Lists personnel of the chapter by class.

Etna Rural High School 1916 Commencement – Annual Commencemnet, The Etna Rural High School, May 25, 1916, The M. E. Church. [Location not clearly specified. Etna, Ohio based on 1910 U. S. Census]

PENNSYLVANIA

Redner School Souvenir (Undated) – Souvenir for Redner School, District No. 1, Hector Twp., Potter Co., Pa. Includes names of teacher (with photo) and pupils.

PA Soldiers’ Orphan Schools 1903 Annual Report – Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Commission Soldiers’ Orphan Schools, for the year May 31, 1903. Includes a complete Roster of Children.

TEXAS

A. A. S. R. Galveston Flood Relief Notice 1900 – Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, Office of Sol. Gr. Insp. Genl. in Texas, Galveston, November 5, 1900. Relates to ‘the great calamity that befell the City of Galveston, Texas, on September 8th.’ Includes listing of AASR members that died, or who lost family members.

VERMONT

Vermont State Normal Schools 1906-07 Catalogue – Catalogue for 1906-07, State Normal School at Johnson. Normal School Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2, July, 1907.

History of the Baptist Church of Ira, Vt. – History of the Baptist Church of Ira, Vermont. A.D. 1783 – June 1925, Inclusive. Containing a Complete List of More Than 1000 Members who have belonged to this Church since its oganization in chronological orders as nearly as can be determined by the records of the times, giving the date and mannder of reception and dismission so far as recorded. Reputed to be the Third Oldest Baptist Church in the State of Vermont.

WEST VIRGINIA

Salem High School 1922 Commencement – Salem High School, Commencement Exercises, Thursday evening, May the twenty-fifth, Nineteen hundred twenty-two, at eight o’clock, College Auditorium. [Location not specified. Salem, West Virginia based on 1920 U. S. Census]

UNKNOWN LOCATION

U. S. C. E. 1900 Prayer-Meeting Topics – Christian Endeavor Prayer Meeting Topics For Christ and the Church. Copyrighted, 1899, by the United Society of Christian Endeavor [Location not specified] Lists names of Officers and Committees.

Philomath 1898 Banquet – Philomath, Fourth Annual Banquet, Baptist Church, Moravia, Friday Evening, February 18, 1898.

31 Named Slaves Included in Document from Estate of Thomas W. Riviere, Upson County, Georgia – 1859

31slavelistI ran across an interesting document today – being offered for auction online. The Estate document includes a list of 31 named slaves being rented out by the estate of Thomas W. Riviere of Upson County, Georgia. It is dated December 14, 1859.

The following description is posted at the auction website:

December 13-14, 1859, Manuscript Document, Being an Accounting of the Sale of a Large Estate in Upson County, Georgia, Including the Hiring Out of 31 Named Slaves, Extremely Fine.
This marvelous, original, handwritten, estate sale listing, fills 12 pages (352 entries), on 12″ x 8″ blue, lined paper, recording the estate of Thomas W. Riviere, deceased. The last 2 pages of this document contain a listing of rented lands and 31 named slaves, who were rented out along with their families. This document is sharp and clean, with almost no toning except on the outside (back) page, which is blank aside from some court docketing. A fantastic document, possibly of great value in genealogical research. (6 sheets)

The above illustration is the first page listing slaves, of two being offered for sale. I transcribed the data dealing with the slaves from both pages as best I could. I have replaced ditto marks with the word or name found above those marks. I am assuming that the name found after that of the slave is the party to whom the slave is being rented, with the amount of the rent being the last item on the line.

Following is the list:

  • Man – Elias & his family – Mrs. C. Reviere – $25.00
  • Man – Albert – Mrs. C. Reviere – $125.00
  • Woman – Lydia & 7 Children – Mrs. C. Reviere – $25.00
  • Woman – Louisa & 3 Children – Mrs. C. Reviere – $5.00
  • Woman – Amanda & 3 Children – Mrs. C. Reviere – $5.00
  • Woman – Mourning & 5 Children – Mrs. C. Reviere – 50.00
  • Girl – Ellen – Mrs. C. Reviere – $75.00
  • Girl – Clarissa – Mrs. C. Reviere – $50.00
  • Harriet & Thomas – Mrs. C. Reviere – $100.00
  • Caroline & Children – Mrs. C. Reviere – $25.00
  • Man – Ben – D.R. Beall – $119.50
  • Man – Nelson – IF Riviere – $130.00
  • Man – Burrill – Jno W Beall – 85.00
  • Man – John – Wm Carnaway (sp) $131.00
  • Man- Buck & wife Amanda – JWF Hightower – $205.00
  • Man- Will & Harriet – James F Lewis – $230.00
  • Man – Turner – George W. Ray – 141.00
  • Man – Isaac – Abner Abercrombie (sp?) 143.00
  • Man – Aaron – BW Jackson – 106.00
  • Man – Neely – Thos R. Reviere – 138.00
  • Man – Howard – Nissian (sp?) Barrett – $139.00
  • Man- Irwin – John N Howell – 120.00
  • Boy – Greene – Geo W Lanford – $52.00
  • Girl – Martha – JW Bellah (sp?) 48.00
  • Girl – Miranda – John Thompson – $80.00
  • Girl – Jane – Wm P. King – $110.50
  • Girl – Susan – IW Suggs – 101.00
  • Girl – Adeline – Jos F Lewis – $80.00

Francis & Thomas Reviere signed the document as the administrators of the estate.

The auction is at liveauctioneers.com, and will be held at 9 a.m. on February 15, 2009. You may register at the site, and bid at any time. The documents are expected to sell for $300 to $400 dollars, but bidding starts at only $1. No bids have been placed as of the moment I’m writing this.

Morgan County, Georgia Historic Photos Wanted

MADISON, GEORGIA: The Morgan County Landmarks Society (see the Morgan County Landmarks Society YouTube Video) will be scanning your historic photographs this Sunday afternoon, January 18, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Barnett Parish House next to the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Madison, at the corner of Academy and Kolb Streets.

“We are excited and proud to be carrying on the vision of our founder Miss Carroll Hart,” says Landmarks President Richard A. Simpson. “As the director of The Georgia State Archives she created the ‘Vanishing Georgia’ program to copy, document and save historic photos of life in Georgia, through which current and future citizens can revisit the past.”

“Our focus is Morgan County,” Simpson continues. “We would like photographs about 50 years old or older, that show people, places, events or artifacts of Morgan County. All old photos, with subjects ranging from the grand to the everyday are a valuable record of our history and deserve to be preserved.”

Read the full article in the January 15, 2009 Morgan County Citizen.