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Image of CS 71 .R284 2005 - From the NHGS website

Thomas Read was in Salem by 1636. His life and the lives of five generations of his descendants surnamed Read and Reed are covered, including the families of the Read daughters. The book is meticulously researched with every fact documented using vital records, deeds, probate records, court records and church records. It corrects errors in early genealogies caused by the fact that there were two Thomas Reads in early Salem. Thomas’s first several years were difficult. He experienced a violent earthquake in 1637, severe snow in the winter of 1637/8 followed by a dry summer, an extremely cold winter in 1642, food shortages in 1643, an invasion of caterpillars in 1646, an influenza epidemic in 1647 and smallpox in 1649. Early court records add human interest to the stories, demonstrating that not all “Puritans” were pure. Court records for 1668, one year after Thomas died, show that teenage son Isaac and friends were charged with “dancing and singing in the streets to the disturbance of several neighbors.” Daughter Mary became pregnant and was brought to court for fornication. Daughter Susanna claimed that Ephraim Herrick assaulted her “when his wife was in Salem.” One grandson moved to Rhode Island, became a Quaker and had a large family. Quaker records provide interesting details and stories that supplement the genealogical data, particularly in subsequent generations when some family members strayed temporarily from or left the Society of Friends. Other branches of the family moved to southern Maine and eventually Upstate New York. A chapter on the Sheridan, New York, line includes six Reeds who were ship captains on the Great Lakes as early as the 1820s. Daniel Alden Reed of Sheridan who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1919 to his death in 1959 was part of this family.

Contents:

Illustrations
Preface
Thomas Read of Salem
The Second Generation
The Third Generation
The Fourth Generation
The Fifth Generation
The Sheridan New York, Line
Daniel Alden Reed
Another Read Family of Salem
William Reed of Sedwick, Maine
The Author
Index

CS 71 .R284 2005 - From the NHGS website Thomas Read was in Salem by 1636. His life and the lives of five generations of his descendants surnamed Read and Reed are covered, including the families of the Read daughters. The book is meticulously researched with every fact documented using vital records, deeds, probate records, court records and church records. It corrects errors in early genealogies caused by the fact that there were two Thomas Reads in early Salem. Thomas’s first several years were difficult. He experienced a violent earthquake in 1637, severe snow in the winter of 1637/8 followed by a dry summer, an extremely cold winter in 1642, food shortages in 1643, an invasion of caterpillars in 1646, an influenza epidemic in 1647 and smallpox in 1649. Early court records add human interest to the stories, demonstrating that not all “Puritans” were pure. Court records for 1668, one year after Thomas died, show that teenage son Isaac and friends were charged with “dancing and singing in the streets to the disturbance of several neighbors.” Daughter Mary became pregnant and was brought to court for fornication. Daughter Susanna claimed that Ephraim Herrick assaulted her “when his wife was in Salem.” One grandson moved to Rhode Island, became a Quaker and had a large family. Quaker records provide interesting details and stories that supplement the genealogical data, particularly in subsequent generations when some family members strayed temporarily from or left the Society of Friends. Other branches of the family moved to southern Maine and eventually Upstate New York. A chapter on the Sheridan, New York, line includes six Reeds who were ship captains on the Great Lakes as early as the 1820s. Daniel Alden Reed of Sheridan who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1919 to his death in 1959 was part of this family. Contents: Illustrations Preface Thomas Read of Salem The Second Generation The Third Generation The Fourth Generation The Fifth Generation The Sheridan New York, Line Daniel Alden Reed Another Read Family of Salem William Reed of Sedwick, Maine The Author Index

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Image of HV28.P4 V26 2000 - The book "A life divided : George Peabody, pivotal figure in Anglo-American finance, philanthropy and diplomacy," by Robert Van Riper. 

From the back cover:

George Peabody's career was tightly woven into the context of major 19th century events in both the U.S. and Great Britain, including America's Civil War and its aftermath. An obvious division in his life was between active American patriotism and determination to live in England for his last 32 years. He declined Queen Victoria's offer of a baronetcy because it would require him to give up American citizenship, but he also turned down appointment as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury because he wanted to remain in London.

He was the leader in attracting badly needed British and European capital to the U.S. and was the major financier of America's railroad industry, mechanized farm equipment industry, and first-ever Transatlantic telegraph cable. The firm of George Peabody & Co. eventually became J.P. Morgan & Co.

Peabody also divided his life between business and philanthropy. He invented the now-familiar permanent foundation as a way of financing charitable activities, as distinct from one-time bequests for specific projects. In his lifetime he was recognized as the greatest philanthropist in history, with dramatic undertakings on both sides of the Atlantic that are still important today.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Ending and The Beginning
Chapter 2: Adapting the Change: Transition from Merchant to Banker
Chapter 3: From Dry Goods to Iron Rails - And Beyond
Chapter 4: Transition Complete, Other, Concerns Come to the Fore
Chapter 5: Patriot Abroad: Pleasures and Pains of a Bi-National Careet
Chapter 6: Horizons are Broadended
Chapter 7. Crisis and Oppertunity, Risk and Reward
Chapter 8: The War Between The States Reaches Overseas
Chapter 9: Honors at Home - And A Brush with Presidential Politics
Chapter 10: Philanthropy on an Unprecedented Scale
Chapter 11: The Dimensions of a Life
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

HV28.P4 V26 2000 - The book "A life divided : George Peabody, pivotal figure in Anglo-American finance, philanthropy and diplomacy," by Robert Van Riper. From the back cover: George Peabody's career was tightly woven into the context of major 19th century events in both the U.S. and Great Britain, including America's Civil War and its aftermath. An obvious division in his life was between active American patriotism and determination to live in England for his last 32 years. He declined Queen Victoria's offer of a baronetcy because it would require him to give up American citizenship, but he also turned down appointment as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury because he wanted to remain in London. He was the leader in attracting badly needed British and European capital to the U.S. and was the major financier of America's railroad industry, mechanized farm equipment industry, and first-ever Transatlantic telegraph cable. The firm of George Peabody & Co. eventually became J.P. Morgan & Co. Peabody also divided his life between business and philanthropy. He invented the now-familiar permanent foundation as a way of financing charitable activities, as distinct from one-time bequests for specific projects. In his lifetime he was recognized as the greatest philanthropist in history, with dramatic undertakings on both sides of the Atlantic that are still important today. Table of Contents Chapter 1: The Ending and The Beginning Chapter 2: Adapting the Change: Transition from Merchant to Banker Chapter 3: From Dry Goods to Iron Rails - And Beyond Chapter 4: Transition Complete, Other, Concerns Come to the Fore Chapter 5: Patriot Abroad: Pleasures and Pains of a Bi-National Careet Chapter 6: Horizons are Broadended Chapter 7. Crisis and Oppertunity, Risk and Reward Chapter 8: The War Between The States Reaches Overseas Chapter 9: Honors at Home - And A Brush with Presidential Politics Chapter 10: Philanthropy on an Unprecedented Scale Chapter 11: The Dimensions of a Life Bibliography Index About the Author

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Image of BV 4070 A56

BV 4070 A56

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Image of F258 .N92 2001 - The book "State Census of North Carolina 1784-1787" that was transcribed and indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan, Register. The book was publised by the genealogical Publishing Company in 2001. This is the second edition. 

Compiled from original records in the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, this work lists 14,000 heads of households and provides an enumeration of individuals in each household by age, sex, and race. In addition, individuals named are listed under a reference to the original census page, thus furnishing the researcher with a key to the manuscript records. Based on a special state enumeration, this 1784-87 census names many individuals who had left North Carolina by the time of the first federal census of 1790.

Table of Contents:

Identification of Microfilm
Laws of North Carolina, 1784
List of Retunrs by County
Certificate of Authenticity
State-wide Abstract Containing the Agrigate (sic) Amount of Persons
Return of the Number of Persons in Capt, Carson's District
Bertie County, Heads of Family
Burke County
Camden County
Carteret County
Casell County
Chatham County
Chowan County
Currituck County
Duplin County
Gates County
Granville County
Halifax County
Hyde Coundy
Johnston County
Jones County
Martin County
Montgomery County
New Hanover County
Northampton County
Onslow County
Pasquotank County
Perquimans County
Pitt COunty
Richmond County
Sullivan County (Tenn.)
Surry County
Tyrrell County
Warren County
Wilkes County
Index of Names

F258 .N92 2001 - The book "State Census of North Carolina 1784-1787" that was transcribed and indexed by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan, Register. The book was publised by the genealogical Publishing Company in 2001. This is the second edition. Compiled from original records in the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, this work lists 14,000 heads of households and provides an enumeration of individuals in each household by age, sex, and race. In addition, individuals named are listed under a reference to the original census page, thus furnishing the researcher with a key to the manuscript records. Based on a special state enumeration, this 1784-87 census names many individuals who had left North Carolina by the time of the first federal census of 1790. Table of Contents: Identification of Microfilm Laws of North Carolina, 1784 List of Retunrs by County Certificate of Authenticity State-wide Abstract Containing the Agrigate (sic) Amount of Persons Return of the Number of Persons in Capt, Carson's District Bertie County, Heads of Family Burke County Camden County Carteret County Casell County Chatham County Chowan County Currituck County Duplin County Gates County Granville County Halifax County Hyde Coundy Johnston County Jones County Martin County Montgomery County New Hanover County Northampton County Onslow County Pasquotank County Perquimans County Pitt COunty Richmond County Sullivan County (Tenn.) Surry County Tyrrell County Warren County Wilkes County Index of Names

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