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     If some of your ancestors came from the Old Dominion, you may be interested in two reprints that are now available. Both were written by authors whose names will be familiar to experienced genealogists.

     Originally published in 1877, HISTORY OF ST. MARK’S PARISH, CULPEPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA, WITH NOTES OF OLD CHURCHES AND OLD FAMILIES by Rev. Philip Slaughter presents the story of St. Mark’s Parish, which was established in 1730—eighteen years prior to the creation of Culpeper County in 1748. During the colonial era, the Church of England (Episcopal) parish and the county had the same boundaries.

     Background material makes up approximately half of Slaughter’s book. Naturally, he discusses the history of St. Mark’s from its formation to 1876. Included is information concerning St. Thomas and Bromfield parishes, which were cut off from St. Mark’s. In the narrative, Slaughter incorporates details from the vestry minutes and furnishes data about some of the pastors.

     In addition, he furnishes several historical “excursions.” The topics pertain to the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, a tale that refers to Governor Alexander Spotswood’s expedition over the mountains, and John Fontaine’s journal about the “adventure”; the Germanna settlement and the early German colonists who lived in the area; the diary of Captain Philip Slaughter; Lewis Littlepage; and the tobacco plant.

     Genealogies of some of the early vestrymen and communicants of St. Mark’s compose the second part of the work. Families discussed are BARBOUR, BROADUS, BROWN, CARTER, CAVE, CLAYTON, COLEMAN, CONWAY, FIELD, FRY, GARNETT, GLASSELL, GREEN, HILL, LIGHTFOOT, MADISON, PENDLETON, SLAUGHTER, SPOTSWOOD, STEVENSON, STROTHER, TAYLOR, THOMPSON, WILLIAMS, WINSTON-HENRY, and WOODVILLE. Family articles range in length from a partial page to several pages.

     HISTORY OF ST. MARK’S PARISH, CULPEPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA is chocked full of fascinating information that extends over several important eras. Because it consists of both genealogical and historical data, Slaughter’s book will appeal to a wide variety of researchers.

     The 200-page soft-cover volume has a preface, several maps, and errata page but no index. To the book's price of $25.00, buyers should add the cost for postage and handling charges. For U. S. postal mail, the cost is $5.50 for one book and $2.50 for each additional copy; for FedEx ground service, the cost is $7.50 for one copy and $2.50 for each additional book. The volume (item order 9559) may be purchased by check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa from Clearfield Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, Maryland 21211-1953. For phone orders, call toll free 1-800-296-6687; fax 1-410-752-8492; website www.genealogical.com.


     Originally published in 1964, PIONEER FAMILIES OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA by Marshall Wingfield is a compilation of genealogies of sixty ancestral lines with early ties to Franklin County. Wingfield furnishes data about the families of AKERS, BERNARD, BOONE, BOOTH, BOWMAN, BRODIE, BROWN, CAHILL, CALLAWAY, CARPER, CLAIBORNE, COOPER, CRAGHEAD, DAVIS, DILLARD, DILLON, DUDLEY, EARLY, FERGUSON, FINNEY, FISHBURN, GLASS, GOODE, GREER, HANCOCK, Thomas HANCOCK (not related to the other Hancock line), HARPER, HILL, HOOK, HOPKINS, Charles HOPKINS (not related to the other Hopkins line), JAMES, JAMISON, LAPRADE, LAVINDER, LEE, MCNIEL, MARSHALL, MARTIN, MITCHELL, MONTGOMERY, MOTLEY-MARTIN, NAFF/NAEFF/KNAFF, NELSON, PETERS, PINKARD, POWELL-PAYNE, PRICE, PRILLAMAN, PRUNTY, ROSS, SAUNDERS, SWANSON-MUSE, TALIAFERRO, TATE, TINSLEY, TURNER, WALKER, WEBSTER, and WINGFIELD.

     Although the length of material varies from family to family, most of the genealogies provide details about several generations. A few of the sketches include information about immigrant ancestors. Needless to say, PIONEER FAMILIES OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA contains a wealth of data that will be of interest to researchers with roots in that area of the state.

     The 373-page soft-cover book has a preface and a full name index. To the book's price of $35.00, buyers should add the cost for postage and handling charges. For U. S. postal mail, the cost is $5.50 for one book and $2.50 for each additional copy; for FedEx ground service, the cost is $7.50 for one copy and $2.50 for each additional book. The volume (item order 9491) may be purchased by check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa from Clearfield Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd., Suite 260, Baltimore, Maryland 21211-1953. For phone orders, call toll free 1-800-296-6687; fax 1-410-752-8492; website www.genealogical.com.


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