Research Books
This is a complete list of titles we have availabe, feel free to browse the list and e-mail us if you have any questions. Because so many are titled with a family name we have put them in alphabetical order by title for your convenience.

    A list of families in our files, B. Bailey, Baker, Barbour, Barnes, Barton, Basham, Beard, Becklehammer, Beckner, Belcher, Beheler, Bell,Bernard, Bennett, Berger/Burger, Bird, Bishop, Blair/Rush, Blankenship, Board, Bobbitt, Bohon, Boitnott, Bolin/Bolling/Bowling, Bondurant, Boone, Booth, Bousman, Bower, Bowles/Boles, Bowman, Boyd, Bradford, Bradley, Bradshaw, Bradwell, Brammer, Buchanan, Bright, Bristow, Brock, Brooks, Brown, Brubaker, Bryant, Buck, Buckland, Buckner, Burgess, Burnette/Burnett, Burroughs, Burwell, Busbee, Bussey, Byrd.
     
    A list of families in our files, C. Callaway, Campbell, Cannaday, Carmidue, Carter, Cassell, Caylor, Chaffin, Chaney, Childress, Chitwood, Chowning, Claiborne, Clapps, Clark, Clarkson, Claytor, Clemens/Clemons/Clements, Cobbs, Cochran, Cokendolpher, Coleman, Conant, Conley, Cook, Cooper, Copeland, Corn, Cox, Craig/Craighead, Crum, Crump, Crook, Culp, Cundiff, Custer.
     
    A list of families in our files, D. Dacon, Dalton, Daniels, Davis, Day, DeJoin, Delaney/Dulaney, DeLong, Dent, Dewitt, Deyerle, Dickerson/Blaydes, Dillard, Dillon, Dillingham, Divers, Dickenson/Dixon, Dodson, Donahue, Doss, Dowdy, Drewry, Duxton/Duckson, Dudley, Duncan, Durham.
     
    A list of families in our files, E-F. Eames, Early, Easter, Edwards, Ellis, English, Erickson. Falls, Feazell, Ferguson, Finney, Firebaugh, Fishburn, Fisher, Flora, Flowers, Foglesong, Foley, Forbes, Forry, Foster, Fralin, France, Frazier, Fuller.
     
    A list of families in our files, G. Gadd, Garrett, Garst, Gay, Gearhart, Gibson, Gilbert, Giles, Gill, Gillispie/Glaspy, Gilmer, Goggin, Goode, Gordon, Graham/Grimes, Grammer, Greer/Grierson, Greene, Griffith, Grimmett, Grindstaff, Grisso, Gilbert, Guthrie.
     
    A list of families in our files, H-J. Haile/Hale/Hayle/Haley, Hairston, Hall, Hambrick, Handy, Hannabass, Hare, Harless, Harmon, Harris, Harrison, Harry, Harter, Hartman, Hartwell, Hatcher, Haynes, Heckman, Heptinstall, Helm/Helms, Hill, Hobbs, Hodges, Holland, Holley, Hollandsworth, Hook, Hopkins, Housman, Howell, Hubbard, Hudson, Huff, Hughes, Hunt, Hurt, Hutcherson, Hutts. Inge,Ingles, Innis. Jamerson/Jamison, James, Jarrell, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Jordon.
     
    A list of Family Files in our collection K - Z: Kelley, Kemplin, Kennon, King, Kingery, Kinset, Kitterman, Kittinger, Kuntzy/Kinzey/Kinzie/Kinsee. LaPrade, Lavender, Law, Layman, Lee, Leftwich, Lemon, Lincoln, Lindsey, Linus, Livesay, Locher/Lockey, Long/Simpson, Luke, Lumsden, Lynch. McAllister/Brown, McBride, McDaniel(s), McGhee, McGriffins, McGuire, McKinley, McMullen, McVey, Mann, Marcum, Martin, Mason, Massey, Matthews, Mattox, Mavity, Maxey, Mays, Meador, Meeks, Menefee, Miles, Miller, Milliron, Mills, Minnix, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moody, Morgan, Moore, Moorman, Morris, Mullins/Mullens, Munsey, Murphy, Murray. Naff, Napier, Nash, Nelson, Nichols, Nimmo/Nemmo, Nolen/Nowlin. O'Bryan, Oakes, Odineal, Osborne/Osburn, Oyler/Oiler. Pagan, Patisel, Palmer, Parcell, Parker, Parrott, Pasley, Patton, Payne, eak, Pedigo, Pendleton, Perdue, Perkins, Philpott, Pickering, Pigg, Pinckard/Pinkard, Plunkett, Plybon, Poff, Poindexter, Poole, Poteet, Powell, Preston, Price, Prillaman, Prunty, Pugh, Price, Puckett. Queery, Quinn. Rakes, Ramsey, Redding, Reed, Renfroe/Rentfroe, Renick, Reynolds, Richards/Richardson, Rierson, Rigney, Ritter, Rives, Roberts, Robertson, Robeson, Roer, Rooks, Ross, Rowlette, Rutrough, Ryan. Salyer, Sample, Sanders, Scholtz, Scott, Scruggs, Shaon, Shaver/Shaffer, Shay, Shearer, Shelton, Shepherd, Shewman, Shively, Sigmon, SimmsSimons/Semmes/Syms, Simpson, Sink, Skinnell,Sloan/Slone, Smith, Smithers/Smothers, Southall, Southhard, Spangler, Spencer, Spradlin, Standeford, Stanley, Staples, Starkey, Stewart, Stinnette, Stone, Stovall, Stump, Sumvell/Sumrell/Sward. Taliaferro, Tate, Taylor, Tench, Terry, Thomas, Thomasson, Thompson, Thorton, Thurman, Totaro, Trail, Trout, Tuck, Tucker, Tudor, Turner, Turpin, Tyree. Underwood, Ulman. Vier, Vincent. Wade/Waid, Walker, Waller, Ward, Ware, Washington, Watkins, Watson, Webb, Webster, Welch, Whitlow, Wilder, Wilks, Willard, Williams, Willis, Wilson, Wimmer, Wingfield, Winesett, Winston, Witcher, Wood/Woods, Woodford, Woody, WorleyWhorley, Wray, Wright. Young. Zeigler. Other family names available in loose papers, books, on our shelves and available for research purposes altho' not in a collection. COPIES: individual sheets 25 cents each. Lookups at your request. Research on a donation basis ($20 per hour requested). Courthouse documents 50 cents per page.
     
    A list of Surnames in our files courtesy Reseacher Billie Redding Lewis: Angle, Atwood, Bagley, Barker, Basham, Basset, Batchelder, Beckwith, Bice, Bill, Blount, Bolling, Bond, Boone, Bray, Brinton, Buell, Bullocks, Burden, Byrnside, Calendar, Cady, Carrow, Caylor, Cannaday, Chapman, Cochran, Collins, Coon, Crocker, Davis, Day, Chittenden, Churchill, Clark, Claypool, Cocke, Cox, Deem, Delano, DeWolf, Dillon, Dodd, Draper, East, Edmondson, Ellenwood, Emerson-Hill, Epperly, Ewing, Farley, Field-Jones,Fleming, Fletcher, Fontaine, Freame, French, Fuller, Garner, Geyer, Gossage, Greer, Griffen, Hale, Harless, Harman, Harry, Haughton, Hill, Hodges, Hoffman, Hollingsworth, Holstein, Holstine, Holstinee, Howard,Howell, Howland, Howse, Huffman, Hughes, Hulins-Bliss, Humphrsoil, Hurd, Hutchinson, Irwin, Irwin-Patterson, Jackson, James, Jarrell, Jones, Jones-Corrs, Joyner, Justice, Kaylor, Kennon, Knox, LaGrand, Lee, LeGrand, Lewis, Linger, Lothrop, Looney, Lumdsen, Martin, Mathey, Maupin, Mays, McCormack, McCutheon, McGhee, McKinley, Meadows, Miller, Moore, Morton, Nelson, Nunn, Odom, Obryan, Palmer, Patterson, Pennoyer, Picket, Plantz, Pocahontas, Pratt, Price, Prothro, Rainsford, Randolph, Ratcliffe, Redding, Renfro, Robertson, Robinson, Rowley, Sigmon, Scott, Sheaffe, Shively, Shull/Schell/Schollete, Snodgrass, Smith, Stanley, Staton, Stephens, Stevens, Stone, Strahan, Strong, Sumner, Sumpter, Thomas, Thaxton, Tilly, TraBue, Travilla, Tuttle, Underwood, VanBebber, Vanhook, Venable, Waite, Ward, Weeks/Wickes, Whiteside, Wilcox, Wilkinson, Willey, Williams, Wilson, Wolcott, Worsham, Worthington, Wray. COPIES 25 cents per page. Lookups/research on a donation basis ($20 per hour requested)
     
    A partial list of families in our files. Call for more information. A. Abshire, Adams, Adkins, Adney, Agee, Aker/Akers, Albright, Alebaugh, Alexander, Allen, Allman, Altice, Amos, Anderson, Andrews, Angle, Angell, Anthony, Argabright, Armstrong, Arrington, Arthur, Ashworth, Atkins, Austin, Ayers.
     
    Allman, John Allman Family ($25 plus $6 s/h)
     
    Angle, Peter Angle ($25 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Arthur Saga 1923 - 1983 with miscellaneous info including John Arthur Sr. (1770-1835) and descendants of Gideon Turner. Compiled by Claude C. Arthur. $15 plus $5 s/h
     
    Blankenship, Descendants of Abraham Abram Blankenship ($20 plus $6 s/h)
     
    Bondurant - a novel "The Wettest County in the World" by Matt Bondurant. Parallel history - names, places, events are straight from news headlines. $15 for paperback plus $5 s/h.
     
    Bowman, Standeford, Watkins, Hill, Ferguson, Linus - Collection ($20 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Bridges Family ($30 plus $6 s/h)
     
    Brooks Family ($25 plus $5 s/h). Second offering, smaller collection $12 plus $3.50 s/h
     
    Cavendar, Ancestry John Edward Cavendar ($20 plus $6 s/h)
     
    Eichenburg, Peter Eichenburg ($30 plus $6 s/h)
     
    Fisher, Joel Fisher - 2-inches thick ($20 [plus $6 s/h)
     
    Flora, Jacob Flora ($35 plus $6 s/h)
     
    Greer, Smith, Holland, Perdue, Wingo, Ward - Collection($20 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Hale Family & Others: Roots in Virginia. Spiral bound reprint. $60 plus $7 s/h Valuable resource for "old" Franklin County families. Inc. Taliaferro, Saunders, Hale, more.
     
    Hill, Descendants of Swinfield Hill ($12 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Holland: "Recollections of a Private" - by William Preston Holland, Co. G. 11th VA Infantry CSA. Transcribed from the original by Linda Nezbeth with detailed notes on the subjects/places mentioned by Pvt. Holland. $15 plus $5 s/h. Softcover. Humor mixed with stories of war. A must-have for collectors and those interested in the War.
     
    Holland: John Henry Holland Family $15 plus $3.50 s/h
     
    Holland: John M. Holland Plantation $6 plus $2 s/h
     
    Holland: Letters from War - $10 plus $2.50 s/h
     
    Holland: Miscellaneous No. 1 - collected by Claude Holland. $10 plus $3 s/h
     
    Holland: Miscellaneous No. 2. Collected by Claude Holland. $20 plus $5 s/h
     
    Holland: Rebellion - letters 1800s - $10 plus $2.50 s/h
     
    Holland: Set of indexes Vol. 1-7 mailed $13. Detailed index, identifying each entry in each book.
     
    Holland: Thomas J. Holland $18 plus $2.50 s/h
     
    Holland: Vol. 1 - 125 pages $30 plus $5 s/h. Collected by Claude Holland, indexed by Martha Young. Index available $2 complete. Index includes descripton of each entry.
     
    Holland: Vol. 2 - 55 pages. Indexed $12 plus $3.50 s/h. Collected by Claude Holland, indexed by Martha Young. Index only available $2 mailed. Index describes each entry.
     
    Holland: Vol. 3 - 140 pages $32 plus $5 s/h. Collected by Claude Holland, indexed by Martha Young. Index available $2 copy mailed.
     
    Holland: Vol. 4 - $15 plus $3.50- s/h (55 pages Part I, 18 pages Part 2. Collected by Claude Holland, indexed by Martha Young. Index includes description of each entry - index $2 per copy mailed.
     
    Holland: Vol. 5 - $18 plus $5 s/h (77 pages Part 1; 66 pages Part 2). Collected by Claude Holland, indexed by Martha Young. Index alone $2 mailed. Index includes description of entries.
     
    Holland: Vol. 6 - 120 pages $20 plus $5 s/h. Collected by Claude Holland.
     
    Holland: Vol. 7 - $25 plus $5 s/h. Collected by Claude Holland
     
    Jamison, Descendants of John Jamison ($20 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Jamison, James Jamison ($30 plus $6 s/h)
     
    Jones, Aaron Jones ($15 plus $3 s/h)
     
    Joyce ($8 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Linus, Hill, Bernard Family Letters $12 plus $3.50 s/h
     
    Lumsden Family ($25 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Mann Collection Index ($15 spiral bound, $5 stapled sheets) Add $2 s/h for sheets/$5 booklet
     
    Mann, Gertrude Mann Collection Vol. 1 $30 plus $6 s/h; Vol. 2 $45 plus $7 s/h. Index to either $5 each. New collections of Mrs. Mann's papers donated by her daughter Karen Comet. Letters, research papers, notes. Valuable resource to reseachers.
     
    McDaniel & Jordan - Collection ($15 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Menefee through the Generations ($8 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Minnix, Charles Minnix Sr. ($50 plus $6 s/h) Scholarly work on the Minnix family. Sources carefully documented including German resources.
     
    Nowlan, Descendants of Hugh Donough Nowlan ($15, $5 s/h)
     
    Nowlin, John ($15 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Nowlin, Rakes, Radford - Collection ($8 plus $3 s/h)
     
    Perdue, Twigs of the Tree ($12 plus $3 s/h) Research by Maxey Perdue
     
    Poff (George) - Furrow (Jacob), Luke-Stone-Waldron: Collection ($20 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Prillaman, Mason Prillaman Family ($15 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Pugh, Patrick Morris Pugh ($10 plus $4 s/h)
     
    Raney Collection Index ($5)Add $2 s/h
     
    Saunder Family – Dry Fork, Bland, Franklin County ($15 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Shaon Family $20 plus $3.50 s/h
     
    Sloan ($8 plus $2 s/h)
     
    Speery Family ($10 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Stone/Parker Family ($10 plus $3 s/h)
     
    Tucker, James Andrew Tucker ($6 plus $3 s/h)
     
    Walker ($12 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Weddle ($12 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Willis ($10 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Wimmer, Jacob Mark Wimmer ($12 plus $2.50 s/h)
     


    Contact us for information on other families in published form. Add $3 s/h each to books priced up to $15. For works priced over $15, please add $5 per book.



    Other valuable research publications include:

    Algoma – A 20th Century Legacy ($12 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Along the Right of Way – N&W history including small towns along the tracks ($10 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    American History Book – reprint from antique school book, history you’d forgotten ($15 plus $3 s/h)
     
    An Address by Abram Hancock Hopkins – rousing patriotism ($6 plus $2 s/h.
     
    Augusta County Baptismal Records – Rev. John Craig 1740-1749 ($10 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Bicentennial Monographs. Published for Franklin County's Bicentennial year 1986. $6 each plus $2.50 s/h. Choose: 1. Railroading in Rocky Mount by A.D. Ramsey & Old Court Day by Mrs. John Washburn 2. Msuic of Franklin County & Southern Blue Ridge by Raymond Sloan 3. Jubal Early by Kermit Sloan & Booker T. Washington by Minnie Moorman 4. Early Missions in Franklin County by Frank Hurt. Reprinted in sprial bound form from the original stapled, memographed versions.
     
    Brooks Brothers Death Records ($8 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Brown Marriages in Virginia ($8 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Caboose Facts and coloring sheet ($2 add $1 s/h)
     
    Cemeteries of Franklin County Vol. 2 - individuals listed alphabetically with tombstone information, directions to cemeteries. $35 plus $6 s/h.
     
    Census Index 1850, Franklin County, full names ($18 plus $3 s/h) Time saving research tool. Original book indexed by last name only. Prepared by Martha Young for FCoHS.
     
    Census Index 1860, Franklin County, full names ($25 plus $5 s/h) Original book indexed by last names only. This is a time saver. Prepared by Martha Young for FCoHS.
     
    Census, Early Marriages Connected to 1850 Census for Franklin County ($20 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Census, Franklin County 1930 ($25 plus $5 s/h). Compiled for FCoHS by Ashley Nuckols.
     
    Church, Snow Creek & Pigg River Records ($8 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Franklin County Bicentennial History by John & Emily Salmons. Only the 2nd official history of Franklin County. Hardback. Limited number signed by authors. $35 plus $5 s/h
     
    Franklin County First 200 Years published by Franklin News-Post, index only. Compiled by Martha Young for FCoHS ($15 plus $3 s/h). Are the facts you need listed in this out of print publication? Find out with this index, then visit the Research Library or ask FCoHS to print copies of pertinent articles for you.
     
    Franklin County Heritage 2000. Full name indexed. Families, sites, photos. Family tree charts for paternal and maternal sides. Sewn, glued, hardbound, large size volume. $45 plus $6 s/hm (Limited number available)
     
    Free Negroes ($12 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Genesis of a Virginia Frontier: Franklin County, Virginia by T. Keister Greer. Early Franklin County. Early settlers, pioneers associated with the beginning of the county. A must-have resource book. $20 plus $4 s/h.
     
    German Baptists: The Old German Baptist Brethren - Faith, Farming & Change in the Virginia Blue Ridge by Charles D. Thompson Jr. Written 2006. Photos, stories of this tightly knit group, members of which arrived in Franklin County nearly 250 years ago. $22 plus $5 s/h. Soft cover, perfect binding.
     
    High Street Cemetery, est. 1837. History of this historic burial ground plus scripts from "Characters in the Cemetery" event - choose 2003 or 2005 - by FCoHS. Scripts are historically accurate and portray movers and shakers who lie beneath the soil of this cemetery, now owned by the Town of Rocky Mount. $10 plus $3 s/h. Photos, documents, facts.
     



    Civil War Research

    Civil War Letters collected by Franklin County Historical Society ($18 plus $3.50 s/h)
     
    Civil War Pensioners VA Counties 1917 ($15 plus $3.50 s/h)
     
    Civil War Pensioners VA Counties 1919, 1920, 1921 ($20 plus $5 s/h) Learn who was wounded, blinded, etc. by the amount of money they were granted. Find out who died during the year, whose widow received the pension and more.
     
    Civil War Pensioners VA Counties 1922, 1923, 1926 ($20 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Civil War, Company A of Franklin County ($15 plus $2.50 s/h) Diary of this company's war service. Read of the fun, trials, horrors soldiers witnessed and more from those who made the history. Spiral bound copy from the original hardback.
     
    Civil War, Jackson’s Campaign Against Pope ($6 plus $2 s/h)
     
    Minutes of the Jubal Early Chapter UDC - the early years when money was being raised to erect a Confederate Monument on the Franklin County Courthouse lawn. Stories of the ladies' meetings, disagreements, member list, more. Lots of history from the day. $15 plus $5 s/h. Compiled by Linda Nezbeth from the original handwritten books kept by Miss Essie Smith.
     
    Roster of Bedford County Confederate Soldiers - name, rank, regiment, designated as wounded, POW, died, etc. $15 plus $4 s/h. Compiled by Linda Nezbeth
     
    Roster of Franklin County Confederate Soldiers - names, reigment, company, rank, designated as wounded, prisoner, died. Compiled by Linda Nezbeth. $15 plus $4 s/h.
     
    University of Virginia Soldier's Cemetery - complied by Linda Nezbeth. Cemetery began during a typhoid epidemic in 1828. In summer 1861, CSA soldiers began to be buried here - 1,097 soldiers are interred. Spiral bound. $15 plus $5 s/h.
     
    Windows of Time - Indexed. Pictures with information on Franklin County Confederate soldiers. Compiled by Linda Nezbeth. More than 200 listed in current edition. Updated on regular basis. $15 plus $5 s/h
     



    Interesting Reading

    Clement-Witcher Feud by A.D. Ramsey ($8 plus $2 s/h)
     
    Clement-Witcher Feud indexed. Includes depositions more. ($26 plus $5 s/h)
     
    Dickinson Letters ($5 plus $2 s/h)
     
    Dunkards ($6 plus $2 s/h)
     
    Franklin County Post Offices, indexed by postmaster name and post office, some maps, reprints other documents ($30 plus $6 s/h)
     
    Franklin County School Report 1940 & Other Years ($10 plus $3 s/h)
     
    Franklin County Schools & Such - information shared by retired teacher Virginia Kelley. $8 plus $2.50 s/h
     
    Franklin County Schools ($10 plus $2.50 s/h) Photos, info on long-gone schools. Compiled by Martha Young for FCoHS.
     
    Franklin County Schools Insurance Report - photos and information about one-room and other now-gone county schools. Locaton and description of buildings, value 1903-05. $15 plus $3.50 s/h
     
    Franklin County Teachers I Have Known by Harold Ramsey ($12 plus $2.50 s/h)
     
    Ghosts & More - scripts from annual event sponsored by FCoHS. Historically accurate scripts for a variety of characters stationed on a tour route in the Town of Rocky Mount. Photos, history. The 2006/'07/'08/'09 booklets $12 plus $3 s/h. Also available script books from '05, '04 and '03 - $10 each plus $3 s/h. A fun way to learn history. The event is produced each October.
     
    Glossary of Terms from long-ago($4) Assists in understanding antique documents, especially wills, deeds and court records.Add $2 s/h
     
    Goode, Virgil Sr. address on staying Democratic ($5 plus $2.50 s/h) Thoughts on patriotism,immigrants, more. Many subjects under consideration by today's lawmakers.
     
    Moonshine Liquor Franklin County style - Recipe on parchment paper ($1 plus $1.50 s/h)
     
    Moonshine: The Great Moonshine Conspiracy of 1935 - by T. Keister Greer. Details of the longest criminal trial in Virginia history. Hardback, pictures. $80 plus $8 s/h. 3 1/3 inches thick. The story as only the day to day testimony can tell it. Limited number available. BEST PRICE ON THE INTERNET!
     
    Old Handwriting Chart ($2 plus $1 s/h)
     
    Peak & Angle Abstracted Records of Black Family Burials - compiled by Diane Hayes. Names, death dates, funeral information, parents, other information. $12 plus $3.50 s/h. Valuable resource as many of those listed either were slaves or descendants of slaves.
     
    Veterans Memorial Day includes history of Franklin County Courthouse and lawn monuments, wars, etc. ($10 plus $3 s/h) Good resource for local history and that of various wars and conflicts.
     
    Virginia, A Hornbook of History - spiral bound copy of original shared by Ed West ($15 plus $3.50 s/h) Hornbooks take their name from the fact that early "books" were carved on animal horns. This one contains the Commonwealth's history, much of which is no longer found in school chilldren's textbooks but it's history just the same. Old and young alike will enjoy this book.
     
    Voter Registration Records, White & Colored ($10)Add $3 s/h. Indexed by Linda Stanley. Copies of scraps of paper wtih registration requests and info found in registration books.
     
    Yesterday & Today index by Martha Young ($15 plus $5 s/h) An index of ads, photographs, articles in annual booklets published by Franklin County Retail Merchants Assn. Ask about copies of actual books we may have on hand.