The first white settlers of Louisiana were French, usually the second born sons of aristocrats who left France to seek adventure in the New World. They brought their traditional style of cooking from the continent, and being rich aristocrats, they also brought along their chefs as well! These Frenchmen came to be called Creoles, and
This collection on the History of Douglas County Illinois currently contains 114 biographies on important people in the history of the county. The open prairie country of Douglas county greatly retarded the settlement of this section of Coles county. A few came here previous to 1850, but the great bulk of the public lands was occupied by actual owners subsequent to that date. The original pioneer of Douglas county was John Richman, who, in 1829, settled in Camargo township.
Illustrated History of the State of Idaho was written in 1899 by the Lewis Publishing Company and comprised one of many large collections of state biography and history books published by the Lewis company. Our collection provides the entire manuscript including the histories and all 480 published biographies.
Accounts the attack and defense of Stonington Connecticut during the War of 1812. Included will be found a muster-roll of the Borough company of militia, the official account furnished for publication by the magistrates, warden and burgesses; and a letter from Capt. Amos Palmer, chairman of the citizens’ committee of defense, to Mr. Crawford, secretary of war, containing a concise narrative of the action.
San Mateo County’s History with its exposition of contemporary local conditions, resources and advantages, would be incomplete without the following 140 biographical sketches of pioneers and leading business and professional men.
The information contained in this 1840 Pensioners Census database is a compilation of the data on the Revolutionary War pensioners gathered from the 1840 census returns. The information is organized by place – state, county, then township. It also lists the name and age of the veteran, and the name of the head of household with whom the pensioner resided on the census date.
Famous American Belles of the Nineteenth Century provides 19 biographies of some of the leading ladies in the 18th and 19th century who resided in the US. These 19 biographies portray ladies who were considered by the author to be women of preeminent beauty, dazzling wit, and powerful magnetism.
The 1867 Plymouth County Massachusetts Directory is abstracted from the Plymouth County Directory and Historical Register of 1867 and contains a brief history of Plymouth County, MA and each town within it, along with various notes of historical and genealogical importance, such as a list of men from each town who died in the Revolutionary War.
The first settlement in Sac County Iowa was made by Otho Williams, who came from Michigan in the autumn of 1854, with his family, and took up a claim in the timber near Grant City, in the southeastern part of the county. He and his family were the first white inhabitants of Sac county, but
The Allen Family is among the forty-nine “best families” selected by the American Historical-Genealogical Society for whom the Society has published family histories during the past few years. The Allen Family has been prominent in the British Empire and in the United States, its members having played important roles in war and in peace. Family