In the course of our genealogy research, we have discovered many interesting books and resources about our family, and the places and times in which they lived. Enjoy!
- Dr. Harry Butowsky, Appomattox Manor—City Point: A History (Washington D.C.: National Park Service, 1978).
A detailed history focusing on its use as the Headquarters of the Armies of the United States during the American Civil War. Also includes a history of the Eppes family, and the chain of title for City Point lands and Appomattox Manor through to its donation to the National Park Service in 1978. Has an excellent bibliography.
- Donald C. Pfanz, The Petersburg Campaign—Abraham Lincoln at City Point, March 20 – April 9, 1865, 2nd edition (H. E. Howard Inc., 1989).
A day-by-day, detailed history of Abraham Lincoln’s visit to City Point, where he spent two of the last three weeks of his life.
- Peter F. Owen, To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War (C. A. Brannen Series) (Texas A&M University Press, 2014).
A chapter entitled “Sending Men to Hell: The 80th Company, June 8” tells the story of Grover Cleveland O’Kelley at the Battle of Balleau (Bois-de-Balleau) in France during World War I.
- A descendant, The Children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor (1901).
A short genealogy reference on the children of Robert White.
- Elizabeth F. Ellet, The Women of the American Revolution, Volume I, Chapter XXI (Baker and Scribner, 1850).
Chapter XXI, “Elisabeth, Grace, and Rachel Martin”, tells the daring exploit of “sisters-in-law Grace and Rachel Martin disguised in their husbands’ clothing successfully intercepting at gunpoint a dispatch intended for British troops near their South Carolina home.”
- Stephen E. Ambrose, Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (Simon & Schuster, 1996).
[Ambrose] not only captures the romance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in Undaunted Courage … he also superbly delineates the cultural and political context out of which it arose … Ambrose brilliantly reconstructs the expedition from Lewis’s point of view.San Francisco Chronicle
- Frank Warren Coburn, The Battle of April 19, 1775, in Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville and Charlestown, Massachusetts (Author, 1912).
The name alone informs us that we probably learned the abridged version in high school history class. Provides “a more extensive view of the operations of that day.” Also provides muster rolls of the participating companies of American militia and minutemen.
- Lucie Caroline Hager, Boxborough: A New England Town and Its People (J. W. Lewis & Co., 1891).
Boxborough was incorporated in 1783 from parts of Stow, Harvard, and Littleton, in order to provide a more convenient house of worship for the local residents. The Wetherbees and Whitcombs feature prominently among those who funded the purchase of the building that would serve as the house of worship and meeting house, and Silas Wetherbee contributed the land upon which it was erected. Many of the minutemen and militia who marched from the area that became Boxborough on the alarm of 19 Apr 1775 are family by blood or marriage.
- John R. Galvin, The Minute Men: The First Fight: Myths and Realities of the American Revolution (History of War) (Potomac Books, 15 Nov 2006).
The concept of the farmer and shopkeeper pulling rifles off pegs on the wall to fight the British has been the typical image of the American minuteman. The fact that he may have had military training and drilled―and that April 19, 1775 was not his first battle―usually goes unmentioned. Winner of the American Revolution Round Table Award, The Minute Men will be of keen interest to those curious about the true history of some of America’s first soldiers.
- D. W. Carter, Unholy Rebellion: The Civil War Diary of Charles Adam Wetherbee (Lulu Publishing Services, 2017).
The Civil War diary of Charles Adam Wetherbee, Union infantryman with the Thirty-Fourth Illinois Volunteer Regiment, he survived the battles of Shiloh, Stones River, Liberty Gap, Atlanta, and others.
A newsletter focused on the descendants of several immigrants to America: John Wetherbee of Marlboro, Massachusetts; Thomas Wetherbee who also settled in Massachusetts; Bartholomew Wetherbee who settled in the early 1600’s in Virginia; Edmund and Whitehead Weatherby of Southern New Jersey. No relationship between these four immigrants has been established. Unfortunately this newsletter is not available on-line. The link lists 23 libraries where it can be found.
- John Carroll, Case and His Contempories: Or, The Canadian Itinerant’s Memorial: Constituting a Biographical History of Methodism in Canada, From Its Introduction Into the Province, Till the Death of the Rev. Wm. Case in 1855, 5 vols. [I, II, III, IV, V] (Toronto: Samuel Rose, at the Wesleyan Printing Establishment, 1867-1877).
A biography of Rev. William Case, general superintendent of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, colleague of Rev. Ezra Adams and Rev. Thomas Hurlburt, and namesake of William Case Adams.
- A Descendant, The Children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor (1901).
A short genealogy reference on the children of Robert White.
- krassoc, blogger, “Ezra Adams — Canada Methodist Minister, Acton, Esquesing Township, Halton County,” Fadedgenes, 2 Sep 2012.
A short biography of Rev. Ezra Adams.
- James B. Finley, “The Online Books Page, Online Books by James B. Finley.”
A list of on-line books authored by Rev. James Bradley Finley.
- Andrew N. Adams, compiler and editor, A Genealogical History of Robert Adams of Newbury, Mass., and His Descendants, 1635-1900 (1900).
An extensive genealogy reference—11 generations—on the children of Robert Adams.
- George F. Playter, The History of Methodism in Canada: With an Account of the Rise and Progress of the Work of God Among the Canadian Indian Tribes, and Occasional Notices of the Civil Affairs of the Province (Toronto: Anson Green, at the Wesleyan Printing Establishment, 1862).
A history of the Church with numerous references to Rev. Ezra Adams.
- Sidney Henry Babcock and John Y. Bryce, History of Methodism in Oklahoma; Story of the Indian Mission Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, volume 1 (1935).
A history of the Indian Mission Conference where Rev. Thomas Hurlburt, and his wife Elizabeth Almira Adams were assigned from from 1844–1851.
- Peni Jo Renner, Puritan Witch: The Redemption of Rebeckah Emes (Lulu Publishing Services, 2016).
A novel based on the true story of Rebecca Blake Eames (Ames).