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Below are listed some of my reference books I have gathered in my research of my family.  I finally realized that most of these are posted on line, hence I have kept two subscriptions since the beginning of this quest, Ancestry.com & Geneology.com. I may still buy some research books from time to time, but that is for the love of books.

  1. 1.. Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, Volume II. By Bishop Meade.  Philadelphia, J.B. Lippencott Company.
  2. 2.  Lee of Virginia 1642-1892 Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of The Descendants of Colonel Richard Lee.  1895, Philadelphia. Edited and Published by Edmund Jennings Lee, M.D.  Reprinted with Additions and Corrections for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Cenealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD 1999, 2000.
  3. 3.  Adventurers of Purse and Person VIRGINIA 1607-1624/5, 1987 Third Edition. Revised and Edited by Virginia M. Myer (1974-1981) & John Frederick Dorman, F.A.S.G. (1981-1987) Published by Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5. Richmond, Virginia.
  4. 4.  Virginia Wills and Administrations 1682-1800. Compiled by Clayton Torrence, 1930. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 2000.
  5. 5.  Northumberland County Virginia - Wills and Aministrations 1713-1749.  Compiled and Published by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, M.D., 1967.
  6. 6.  Northumberland County Virginia - Wills  1770-1793 and Aministrations 1770-1790.  Compiled and Published by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, M.D., 1964.
  7. 7.  Northumberland County Virginia - Wills 1793-1816 and Aministrations 1790-1816.  Compiled and Published by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, M.D., 1964.
  8. 8.  INDEX, The Northumberland County Historical Society Bulletin 1964-1993.  Compiled by Bernard A. Schwartz. 1994. The Northumberland County Historical Society, Heathsville, Virginia.
  9. 9.  The Bulletin of the Northumberland County Historical Society - Vol. 1-No. 1. July 1964, The Northumberland County Historical Society, Heathsville, Virginia.
  10. 10.  The Bulletin of the Northumberland County Historical Society - Vol. II -No. 1 - 1965.   The Northumberland County Historical Society, Heathsville, Virginia.
  11. 11.  The Bulletin of the Northumberland County Historical Society - Vol. XIII - 1976. 1977, The Northumberland County Historical Society, Heathsville, Virginia.
  12. 12.  The Bulletin of the Northumberland County Historical Society - Vol. XXXVII - 2000. 2001, The Northumberland County Historical Society, P.O. Box 221, Heathsville, Virginia 22473.
  13. 13.  1815 DIRECTORY of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer) Volume Three Eastern Region. abstracted by Roger G. Ward, 1998, Iberian Publishing Company, Athens, GA.
  14. 14.  The Leland Magazine or a Genealogical Record of HENRY LELAND and his Descendants, containing an account of nine thousand six hundred and twenty-four persons in ten generations, and embracing nearly every person of the NAME OF LELAND IN AMERICA from 1653-1850. by Sherman Leland, 1850, Boston.  Original Edition
  15. 15.  The  NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY of Distinguished Americans: with Biographical Sketches. In Four Volumes. 1854, Philadelphia, D.Rice & A.N. Hart.  Volumes I-IV.
  16. 16.  LEE CHRONICLE, Studies of the Early Generations of the Lees of Virginia. by Cazenove Gardner Lee, Jr., Compiled and Edited by Dorothy Mills Parker. 1957, New York University Press, Washington Square, New York.
  17. 17.  THE LEES OF VIRGINIA, Biography of a Family.  by Burton J. Hendrick, 1935, Boston, Little, Brown, and Company.
  18. 18.  THE LEES OF VIRGINIA, Seven Generations of an American Family. by Paul C. Nagle, 1990, Oxford University Press, New York.
  19. 19.  The HISTORY and PRESENT STATE of  VIRGINIA.   by Robert Beverley.  Edited with an Introduction by Louis B. Wright. 1947. for The Institute og Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, Virginia by The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.
  20. 20.  TIDEWATER DYNASTY, A Biographical Novel of the Lees of Stratford Hall. by Carey Roberts and Rebecca Seely.  1981 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York and London.
  21. 21.  The Great Plantation, A Profile of Berkeley Hundred and Plantation Virginia from Jemestown to Appomattox. by Clifford Dowdey  1957. Berkeley Plantation, Charles City, Virginia.
  22. 22.  THE COLONIAL CLERGY OF MARYLAND, DELAWARE AND GEORGIA. by Frederick Lewis Weiss, Th. D., 1950 Lancaster, Massachusetts for The Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy.
  23. 23.  THE COLONIAL CLERGY OF VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA. by The Reverend Frederick Lewis Weiss, Th. D., 1955. Boston Massachusetts for The Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy.
  24. 24.  THE REGISTERS OF NORTH FARNHAM PARISH 1663-1814 AND LUNENBURG PARISH 1783-1800 RICHMOND COUNTY VIRGINIA. Compiled and Published by George Harrison Sanford King, Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, 1966, Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Southern Historical Press, Inc., P.O. Box 738, Easley, South Carolina 29641-0738.
  25. 25.  INDEX TO PRINTED VIRGINIA GENEALOGIES INCLUDING KEY and BIBLIORAPHY.  Compiled by Robert Armistead Stewart. 1930 Richmond.  Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, MD 1991.
  26. 26.  The MARRIAGE LICENSE BONDS of WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA From 1786 to 1850.  Listed and Indexed by Stratton Nottingham, 1928, Onancock, Virginia.  Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD 1995.
  27. 27.  NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY VIRGINIA APPRENTICESHIPS 1650-1750.  Compiled by W. Preston Haynie 1993. Heritage Books Inc. 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD 20716.
  28. 28.  Records of Northumberland County, Virginia, abstracts from earliest extant records, 1647-1652, Index and will abstracts from Record Book 1710-1713, and selected records from Order Book 1737-1743.  Carolyn H. Jett, 1994.  Heritage Books Inc. 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD 20716.
  29. 29.  WILLS of Westmoreland County Virginia 1654-1800.  By Augusta B. Fothergill, 1925. Appeals Press.
  30. 30.  MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES FROM RALEIGH, N.C. NEWSPAPERS 1796-1826.  By The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. 1977.  Reprinted 1979, Southern Historical Press, P.O. Box 738, Easley, South Carolina 29640.
  31. 31.  Guilford County, North Carolina Will Abstracts - 1771-1841.  by Irene B. Webster 1979.  Reprinted 1992, Southern Historical Press, P.O. Box 1267, Greenville, South Carolina 29602-1267.
  32. 32.  TIDEWATER MARYLAND by Paul Wilstach 1931. The BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, Indianapolis.
  33. 33.  TIDEWATER VIRGINIA by Paul Wilstach 1929. BLUE RIBBON BOOKS, INC, New York City.
  34. 34.  LEGENDS OF LOUDOUN By Harrison Williams 1938. GARRETT & MASSIE, INCORPORATED, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Reprinted by Loudoun Museum
  35. 35.  The Heritage of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.  Published by Heritage Publishing Consultants, Inc.,  P.O.Box 67, Clanton, AL 35046.
  36. 36.  The 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment Confederate States of America, A Narrative History of a Civil War Regiment from West Central Alabama.  By Colonel William R. Morales, USAF (ret), 2001.  The Gregath Publishing Company, P.O.Box 505, Wyandotte, OK 74370.
  37. 37.  ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN QUAKER GENEALOGY. By William Wade Hinshaw.  Volume I, 1936, Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Supplement to Volume 1, 1948, Washington, compiled by Thomas Worth Marshall.  Reprinted 1969, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore.
  38. 38.  HISTORY OF SHELBY COUNTY INDIANA by Edward H. Chadwick, B.A. (1895). Reproduction by Shelby County Historical Society, Shelbyville, Indiana, McDowell Publications, 11129 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Utica, KY 42376.
  39. 39.  Thrilling Legends of Virginia, Collected and interpreted by Robert F. Nelson, 1971.  Richmond, Virginia
  40. 40.  UP FROM SLAVERY  by Booker T. Washington 1900,1901.  School Edition Houghton Mifflin Company.
  41. 41.  Francis Scott Key by Helen Dixon Bates 1936. Whittlesey House, New York.
  42. 42.  NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY, America's Inspired Birth by Gary Amos and Richard Gardiner 1998.  Foundation for Thought and Ethics, Richardson, Texas.
  43. And more to come......