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HAVE YOU HEARD? GOSSIP & NEWS FROM NORTH TEXAS
1879 – 1918

Births, Marriage, Deaths and News items from counties along the Red River in North Texas as reported in local newspapers. Indexed. By Beth Wilson, 2015.

$18.00

1850 FORTS OF TEXAS

The federal government began building a chain of forts in the new state of Texas in 1846 to protect settlers against Indians & borderland bandits. This book contains information on the forts existing in 1850 and soldiers serving at the forts. Indexed. By Beth Wilson, 2013.

$18.00

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN THE TWIN TERRITORIES
February 1877 – February 1893

Newspaper abstracts from Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory as well as nearby Texas counties along the Red River which contained births, marriages and deaths for the territories. Oklahoma did not record births or deaths until after statehood in 1907; therefore, newspapers provided important information. Indexed. By Beth Wilson, 2013.

$20.00

HARDCASES AND HORSE THIEVES, FROM THE "DALLAS DAILY HERALD”
May 1, 1880 – September 30, 1880

This daily newspaper reported on the activity of persons involved in other than lawful endeavor, both locally, in surrounding areas, and often, distant locales. The information is interesting historically, as well as providing a look at the day-to-day challenges facing citizens in the late nineteenth century time period. Indexed. By George W. Wilson, 2013.

$20.00

WHISKY, WEAPONS AND DASTARDLY DEEDS, FROM THE "DALLAS DAILY HERALD"

This prominent newspaper in the North Texas area reported on the lawless activity confronting the citizens of the area and surroundings. There were many instances of burglaries, assaults, robberies, shootings, and, quite often, bank and train hold-ups. Outlaw gangs were prevalent, the most notable being the Sam Bass Gang, whose activities were constantly being reported in the paper. Also, other desperadoes mentioned included John Wesley Hardin, Brown Bowen and Bill Longley. The newspaper provided information for its local citizens regarding the outlaw activity and the subsequent response from law enforcement, and is, today, historically interesting and entertaining reading. Indexed. By George W. Wilson, 2013.

$20.00

THE MURDER TRIAL OF JAMES WASSON, INDIAN TERRITORY BAD MAN

Along with the transcript of the 1885 trial held at Fort Smith, Arkansas under Judge Isaac C. Parker, this book contains relevant information on trial witnesses and other area people. The illegal introduction of whisky into the Indian Territory, along with easy access to firearms, made violence and bloodshed inevitable and this murder trial a result. By George W. Wilson, 2012.

$20.00

FORT RINGGOLD, STARR COUNTY, TEXAS POST RETURNS
Volume I: October 1848 – December 1855

Ft. Ringgold was located about one hundred miles northwest of Brownsville on the North bank of the Rio Grande River. Post Returns were filed monthly giving activities of troops, names of officers, non-commissioned officers and privates at the post. Indexed. By Beth Wilson, 2012.

$30.00

FORT RINGGOLD, STARR COUNTY, TEXAS POST RETURNS
Volume II January 1856 – March 1861
& EXISTING RETURNS OF THE POST AT ROMA, TEXAS
January 1852, February 1852

Volume II is a continuation of Returns for Ft. Ringgold Volume I. Also included are the Returns of the Post at Roma, also located in Starr Co. Troops were sometimes transferred from Ft. Ringgold to Roma beginning in 1851. Activities of troops and soldiers are given in the returns and occasionally names of civilian employees. By Beth Wilson, 2012.

$25.00

OUTLAW ESCAPADES, OKLAHOMA AND INDIAN TERRITORIES, 1872 to 1899

Collected from newspapers across the United States, herein are various accounts of outlaw activity in the territories of pre-statehood Oklahoma. Included are criminal documents and related area pictures. Indexed. By George W. Wilson, 2012.

$20.00

MISCHIEF, MAYHEM AND MISCREANTS, FROM THE “QUANAH TRIBUNE CHIEF”
September 29, 1898 – May 18, 1899 and June 13, 1907 – May 27, 1909

The Quanah, Texas Tribune-Chief was an excellent source of information regarding illegal activity in its Panhandle plains area as well as nearby Oklahoma and various other locales. Indexed. Abstracted by George W. Wilson, 2012.

$20.00

A GUIDE TO THE CHEROKEE NATIONAL MUSEUM NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
AWARD-WINNING

"This newspaper collection is a valuable resource. Cherokee articles were abstracted and indexed from papers dated 1760-1900's. Lowe's guide is a powerful time-saving tool for the researcher" Tom Mooney, Archivist CNHS. Compiled & edited by Marjorie J. Lowe. Published by Cherokee National Press, Tahlequah, OK, 2011.

$20.00

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS - LAW AND DISORDER IN INDIAN TERRITORY AND NEARBY STATES
Volume I July 4 1891 – June 30, 1892

“The Indian Citizen”, an Atoka, Indian Territory newspaper, chronicled illegal activity as well as providing information on local and area court cases, including Fort Smith, Arkansas. Included are names of individuals on both sides of the law. Information is included for nearby states of Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Indexed. Abstracted by George W. Wilson, 2010.

$20.00

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS - LAW AND DISORDER IN INDIAN TERRITORY AND NEARBY STATES
Volume II July 7, 1892 – June 29, 1893

“The Indian Citizen”, an Atoka, Indian Territory newspaper, chronicled illegal activity as well as providing information on local and area court cases, including Fort Smith, Arkansas. Included are names of individuals on both sides of the law. Information is included for nearby states of Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Indexed. Abstracted by George W. Wilson, 2011.

$20.00

EVERY NAME INDEX TO GUARDIAN RECORD BOOK A October 22, 1890 – October 1905,
GUARDIAN RECORD BOOK B July 20, 1904 – October 19, 1907,
ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE BOOK A September 9, 1890 – August 15, 1906
United States District Court Central Division South McAlester, Indian Territory

By Beth Wilson, 2010.

$18.00

TABERNACLE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, CHICAGO ILLINOIS 1898 – 1901

The records of the church cover Reception of Members, Infant Baptisms, Adult Baptisms, Marriages and Funeral Records. The Church was located at the corner of Morgan & Grand in the 17th Ward, which was a working-class area. Indexed. Transcribed by Beth Wilson, 2009.

$18.00

SCALAWAGS, SIX-SHOOTERS AND SHENANIGANS FROM "THE FORT GRIFFIN ECHO"
January 4, 1879 - November 13, 1880

The town of Fort Griffin, in Shackelford County, Texas, was wide open, and, in its short history, frequented by buffalo hunters, cavalry troopers, Indians, cowboys, outlaws and ladies of the evening. The newspaper’s era is of genealogical interest as well as containing humorous tidbits and being a romp through late nineteenth century history. Along with local and surrounding area news, the paper included items from many United States locales. Indexed. Abstracted by George W. Wilson, 2009.

$20.00

"TALK OF THE TOWN" NEWS AND GOSSIP FROM "THE JACKSBORO FRONTIER ECHO"
June 30, 1875 – December 6, 1878

Abstracts from the “Echo” give a picture of the times and the settlers of the area and nearby counties. Lawmen & Outlaws, upstanding citizens, Soldiers, Indians, Cowboys, and ladies of the evening were all a part of the colorful history of the area. Travelers from out of state, Letter list, Land Tax sales are included. Name index. 134 pages. Abstracted by Beth Wilson, 2009.

$20.00

FORT RENO, INDIAN TERRITORY POST RETURNS
August 1874 – December 1884

Fort Reno, first known as the camp near Cheyenne Agency, was established in 1874. After the Cheyenne uprising, Fort Reno was established by Lieut. Col. Thomas H. Neill in 1875 to protect the Darlington (Cheyenne – Arapaho) Agency. Officers and soldiers spent much of their time on escorting and patrolling duties. Records of events and official communications gave information on transfers, court-martials, deaths etc. By 1881 patrols were sent out on a regular basis to find & arrest intruders found on Indian lands. Fort Reno is located near current day El Reno, Oklahoma. 350 pages. Surname index. Abstracted by Beth Wilson, 2008.

$45.00

"THE CHICKASHA STAR" GRADY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
January 4, 1940
December 25, 1941 Abstracts of Births, Marriages, Divorces & Deaths

The 1940-41 publication of the Chickasha Star included obituaries of many of the original land run settlers, giving much valuable genealogical information. It was also at this time that many Oklahoma residents were moving to California. The approaching World War II saw many young men enlisting or being drafted, and names from soldiers from nearby Ft. Sill appear on marriage records. Notice of soldiers' deaths was often given. 322 pages. Indexed. By Beth Wilson.

$40.00

WALNUT GROVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Lyerly, Chattooga County, Georgia Session Record Book 1927-1948

The record book contains Session Minutes, Congregational meeting notes, Registers of Deacons, Elders and members. The earliest member date is 1859. Church letters indicated places members moved to or from. Marriage & Baptismal records were included. Death dates were recorded for some in the member lists. Indexed. Transcribed by Beth Wilson.

$18.00

1889 RESIDENTS OF GUTHRIE, INDIAN TERRITORY

The unassigned lands, those not designated for Indian tribes, were opened by run at 12 noon on April 22, 1889. Guthrie was a “boom” city. One day an open prairie, the next a tented city of 15,000 people. Eager for homes in the “Land of Promise”, thousands crowded the borders of the unassigned lands. At the sound of a gun and a blast from the train whistle, people rushed to claim land, staking out their claims. People came by wagon, horse and train. Trainload after trainload arrived at the depot. The citizens listed in this book were business owners and persons who worked in the stores. Transcribed by Beth Wilson.

$15.00

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS ABSTRACTED FROM “THE ALEX TRIBUNE” GRADY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Volume 1 July 5, 1912 – July 3, 1914

“The Alex Tribune” was published in Grady County, however the items covered events in many other eastern & southeastern counties as well. Indexed. By Beth Wilson.

$15.00

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS ABSTRACTED FROM “THE ALEX TRIBUNE” GRADY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Volume II July 10, 1914 – October 13, 1916

“The Alex Tribune” was published in Grady County, however the items covered events in many other eastern & southeastern counties as well. Indexed. By Beth Wilson.

$15.00

MISCELLANEOUS ABSTRACTS FROM “THE ALEX TRIBUNE” GRADY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Volume 1 July 5, 1912 – June 27, 1913

Provides important research information regarding movement of families in and out of the state, visits from out of state/town relatives, occupations and daily happenings. Fully indexed. By Beth Wilson.

$15.00

“HIGH PLAINS JUSTICE?”

A true tale of murder and mystery in the Texas panhandle of the old West. After much travel and research, we are proud to present an interesting story of two late nineteenth century killings in Collingsworth County, Texas and their aftermath. Totally factual, the tale involves the infamous hired killer James Brown Miller and is a fascinating look at turn-of-the-century events in the Texas panhandle. Includes genealogical information on families. By George W. Wilson.

$15.00

BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES ABSTRACTED FROM THE “QUANAH TRIBUNE CHIEF”
Sept.. 29, 1898 - May 27, 1909

The “Quanah Tribune Chief” was published in Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas. The paper covered more than the local area. Columns such as “State Doings”, “Lone Star Liners”, “Texanettes” and “Texas Condensed” covered the entire state. “Military Matters” gave news from many other states on men who were in the military as did “Country’s Defenders”. Many people from Oklahoma came across the state line to be married. Indexed. Also indexed are the Oct. 15, 1908 Booster Edition Pictures. By Beth Wilson.

$20.00

CAROLINA CHURCH, COOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA 1837 – 1845

Maps, membership lists, also includes 1812/13 membership list for Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Moore County, North Carolina, parent church for Carolina Church members. By Beth Wilson.

$15.00

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DIVORCES AND DEATHS ABSTRACTED FROM “THE KINGFISHER DAILY TIMES” (1892-1898, 1917) AND “THE KINGFISHER TIMES” (1892-1895)

The papers published news of local events, as well as from Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and eastern states. 1892 newspapers reported the outbreak of cholera in Europe and the quarantine of ships into eastern ports, names of immigrant sick and dead were sometimes given. Also includes some Native American records and 1917 draft information. Indexed. By Beth Wilson.

$30.00

FORT TOWSON, ARKANSAS TERRITORY, POST RETURNS 1824 – 1840

Fort Towson was located in old Miller County Arkansas, which would become part of Oklahoma, Indian Territory. The Returns give information on retirements, re-enlistment, court-martials and deaths. Towson was abandoned between July 1829 – Nov. 1830. Returns are included for Camp Pine Wood, near Natchitoches, La., where the Garrison of troops from Cantonment Towson were removed. 229 pages. Indexed. By Beth Wilson.

$30.00

CARR HUSE HIS JOURNAL BOOK 1760

A day to day journal of a journeyman soldier in Captain Stickney’s company during the French & Indian War. The Journal covers the time period March 18 to December 30, 1760. The company marched from Massachusetts to Lake George, New York to work on Fort Ticonderoga. A list of the soldiers in the company was given and death dates for some. Later notes were added to the journal as space permitted. 56 pages. Name index. By Beth Wilson.

$15.00

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