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Genealogical manuscripts up to 1968

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968
on 104 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

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Microfilm of records (hand and typewritten and published) at the Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

The manuscript records contain a variety of loose papers, ledgers, various bound books of manuscripts, etc. Most of them are indexed in the Master index. Some records were distinctive in title, author, and content; they are listed below in Contents.

Contents: 151-229 Soldiers mustered into service -- 252 Minute book and muster rolls of Chester County Blues -- 253? National Union League of Chester County no. 1 -- 254 Ledger, 1786 255 Ledger -- 351 23-page letter to Francis James of West Chester in 1867 -- 359-360 Darlington receipts and expenditures, 1825-1827 -- 406 Downingtown to Lancaster County line / compiled by Louis A. Holton in 1935 for Sara A. Townsley; 12 p.; typed -- 407 History of Lionville (and vicinity) by John Temple; typed in 1927; 5 p. -- 408 50th anniversary of Brandywine Grange no. 60; 8 p.; typed -- 416 Descendants of Thomas Taylor and Francis Yardley / presented by Dorothy B Lapp and Marwood Darlington in 1937; 5 p.; type -- 429 Abraham Corl's Bible; 2 p.; typed -- 430 Joseph Davis's book, 1802; copied from original Bible by Marwood Darlington; 1 p.; typed -- 431 William Gregg family; 1 p.; typed -- 432 Joel Wolfe Bible records by L.E. Daniel; 1 p.; typed -- 433-440 Parrish family of Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties; 8 p.; typed -- 441-448 A glossary on the surname Moore; handwritten; 8 p. -- 458-464 Excerpts from the journal of Hannah Greaves Peirce, 1769-1790 /by [Florence Polk Holsing?] in 1937; 6 p.,typed -- 467-485 History of Berwyn by Franklin L. Burns; 18 p.; typed -- 496 History of Birmingham Monthly and West Chester Preparative meetings ... -- 500 Proceedings in the U.S. Senate in relation to the deaths of David C. Broderick of Cal., 1860 -- 677 Records and dockets of the transactions and judgments of Moses Marshall ... commissioned 1796 -- 678 Diehl family record -- 679 A branch of the Taylor family, 1909; 6 p.; typed -- 680 The Cloud family; 8 p.; typed -- 683 Marriage book of Justice John Graves, 1795-1832 -- 905 Marriage book of Justice James McFarlan, 1811-1838 -- 906 List of male students at Westtown School, 1799-? (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 1171 Births, marriages, deaths, etc. as recorded by Caleb Taylor; 49 p.; typed -- 1426 Biography of Henry Lewis? by George W. Lewis? 1903; 10 p.; handwritten -- 1445 Honeybrook Township account book, 1789-1889 -- 1446 Account book, 1774-1832 -- 1447 "A relic of the Revolution" [a notebook] -- 1450 Memoir of the family of Ap.Thomas of Whitford Garden, Flintshire, North Wales, Great Britain; 15 p.; hand. -- 1469 Pedigree of the Ashbridge family; handwritten; 4 p. -- 1599 Orr family bible; 1 p.; typewritten -- 1782 Isaac G. Gilpins day book, 1804-1838 (includes deaths) -- 1977 Amos Brinton's day book, 1779-1822 -- 1980 Jesse Jones day book, 1788-1792 -- 2035 Thomas Henry day book, 1797-1804 -- 2082 Charles Dilworth's day book, 1802 -- 2228 Thos. Darlington book concerning Susanna Brinton money -- 2534-2538 Marriages copied from ledger owned by Mr. Clyde Dorland near Brandywine Manor Pres. Church, 1861-1879; 5 p.; typed -- 2539-2567 Evans Ledger, 1845-1873 copied in 1936 by Mrs. C.M. Steinmetz and Mrs. J.V.R. Hunter; 27 p.; typed -- 2568-2580 Loose leaf "The author's life", p. 61 in possession of Mrs. Paul Jefferis, Greenwich St., Reading, Pa. (17 p.; handwritten. Bible records for Hollingsworth, Chambers, Jefferis, Maddock, Hope/Hopff, Kerr, and Geiger surnames -- 2581-2597 Bull, Rettew, and Pyle bible records; constitution of the Chester County Athenaeum -- 2598-2601 Chambers family miscellaneous records --2610 Minutes of Copeland Literary Association, 1873 -- 2977 Genealogical memorials of the Darlington Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania / compiled by William Darlington, 1850 -- 2979 Materials for Annals of Chester County by William Darlington, 1858; 218 p. -- 2992 Chester County artisans 1796-1815; data prepared by Harry Wilson, 1934-1935 (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 2993 Index to the marriages performed by John Graves, Justice of the Peace in West Chester, Chester Co., 1795-1832; includes marriages of William Worthington, Justice, 1793-1796 -- 3010-3013 List of men to be drafted in Chester Co. with age, occupation, residence and indication when entered military; by locality -- 3027 South and Walnut Wards water rents, 1821 -- 3037 Orderly book, 2nd regiment Penn. Vol. Light Infantry, Army of the Centre, 1814; kept by William Darlington -- 3059-3064 Docket B-G, July 1798-Aug. 1811; John Graves (J.P.) -- 3065-3067 Docket I-K, Mar. 1815-Aug. 1819; John Graves (J.P.) -- 3068-3070 Docket M-O, Dec. 1820-Dec. 1828; John Graves (J.P.) -- 3071 Docket Q, 1832; John Graves (J.P.) -- 3072 Marriage docket, 1852-1899 -- 3073 Docket of Squire William Worthington, 1792-1796 (includes marriages), (J.P.) -- 3074 Docket, 1908-1916 (J.P.) -- 3075 Docket, 1902-1921 (J.P.) -- 3076 Docket, 1895-1902 (J.P.) -- 3077 Docket, 1881-1891 (J.P.) -- 3078 Docket, 1891-1895 (J.P.) -- 3079 Criminal docket, 1837-1852, Henry Fleming; marriages also -- 3080 C.E. Griffith docket, 1892-1908 (J.P.) -- 3081 Docket (of sorts), 1812-1816 -- 3082 No. 2 sessions docket, 1852-1859, Henry Fleming (J.P.) -- 3085 Day book, 1842-1846 -- 3088 Account book, 1834-1847 -- 3107 Judgement and settlement docket, 1834-1854 -- 3143-3145 School book; a list of children returned by the assessors of the different townships, 1834-1835; includes names and ages of children whose parents are unable to pay for schooling, 1835; 1826-1829, 1830-1831 -- 3149 Account book, 1848-1850; Memorandum by G. Hervey Wills for 1861-1880, 1890, 1895 -- 3164 Goshen Monthly Meeting Committee on Schools, 1770, 1782; 1784-1830 -- 3191 Ennion Cook's ledger, 1809-1836; his sexton records of Birmingham graveyard, 1809-1836 -- 3195 Company orders, 1861-1862, Brig. Gen. Geo. A. McCall -- 3196 Company morning reports, Co. F, 124th regiment P.V., 1862 (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 3197 Company clothing, Co. A, 1st regiment infantry, 1861-1864 -- 3207 Docket 1871-1881, Wm. Whitehead (J.P.); unidentified J.P. -- 3219 Day book of the Railroad forwarding business conducted by Dr. Charles Huston and George W.P. Coates, 1852-1854 -- 3220 Ledger kept by O. Jesse Coates, 1835-1852 -- 3223-3274 Federal census, 1850 -- 3275-3289 Federal census, 1860 -- 3304 David Finger's docket (J.P.), 1820-1864 -- 3444 Marriages (transcripts) by John Graves of West Chester 1795-1832, Moses Marshall of Marshaltown 1796-1813, Townsend Lamborn of W. Bradford 1815-1837, Thomas W.Cheyney docket 1779-1780 and 1784-1797, St. John's Church at Pequea 1828-1845, Christ Church at Leacock 1828-1850, William Rogers of Philadelphia 1779-1809, James Waltonk docket 1809-1814 (York Co.) and 1821-1832, John W. Thomas of N. Garden 1822 and 1828-1866 -- 3504 Minutes of Preparative Meeting of Society of Friends at Nantmeal, 1781-1786 -- 3511 Kennett Square Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888-1915 -- 3565 Minutes of Preparative meeting of Society of Friends held at Uwchlan, 1775-1783 -- 3587 Extract of marriages from dockets (handwritten; 144 p.) from many records: taxables from East and West Bradford (1726, 1763, 1729, 1740); marriages by Moses Marshall 1796-1813; marriages by John Graves West Chester 1795-1827; families of Harlan, William Taylor, Woodward, Marshall, Martin, Ford, Lewis, Bailey, Leonard, Pennock, McFarlan, Entrikin, Miller; 1790 census of Pennsbury, E. and W. Bradford, Newlin, E. and W. Marlborough, Goshen, E. Caln, Kennett, E. Fallowfield, Birmingham; Buffington family includes selected marriages from Old Swedes Church in Wilmington, Del. and at various Friends meetings; list of magistrates 1791-1838; marriages by Henry Fleming in West Chester 1838-1859, by William Whitehead in West Chester 1860-1885, by James McFarlan 1811-1837 -- 3588 Marriages (Village Record) 1811-1862; 91 p.; handwritten (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 3589 Marriages (AR) 1817-1845: Records of marriages from the American Republic; extract; 1894 -- 3590 Great Valley Baptist graves (difficult to read, faded) -- 3591 Kennett Monthly Meeting marriages (extract) -- 3592 Marriages 1809-1827 from unknown source (extract) -- 3593 List of stones in Hephzibah Graveyard copied by Jacob Martin in 1896; also the Grove M.E., Old Doe Run, Hopewell Methodist, and Brandywine Baptist graveyards -- 3594 Lower Brandywine graveyard -- 3595-3596 Marriages, 1870-1872, from an unknown source (extract) -- 3597 Marriages, 1845-1852, from an unknown source (extract) -- 3598 Marriages (Village Rec.), 1845-1866, from Friends (extract) -- 3599-3600 Marriages, 1866-1870 (extract) -- 3601 Deaths, various wills from unknown sources (extract) -- 3602 Marriages, ca.1833-1828; deaths from unknown sources (extract) -- 3603 Chester Co. wills in Philadelphia (extract); selected 1799 taxables -- 3605 Index to marriages from the Village Record 1845-1866 and American Republic 1817-1845 -- 3606 Marriages 1839-1849; extract from unknown source -- 3607 Marshallton in 1830, deeds, Boone family -- 3608 Deeds (extract) -- 3609 Deaths 1849-1851 (extract) -- 3610 Bible records: Buffington family; Burials at Bradford -- 3611 Will extracts; deaths -- 3612 Deaths 1852-1853; deeds, etc. (extract) -- 3613 Deed extracts -- 3614-3615 Account book -- 3616 Railroad route; various mail routes giving names of people along routes -- 3639 Benjamin Hickman, Jr., his book [day book], 1801-1851 -- 3649-3675 Septennial census for 1857: list of taxables in 1856 -- 3715-3719 West Chester dup. for county poor and dog taxes, 1835-1839 -- 3720 Ridley Tp., now in Delaware Co., taxes, 1788 -- 3749-3750 Ephraim Stratton Dunlap letters 1858-1863, 1869-1883 -- 3753 Certificates of removal 1816-1919, marriages 1828-1938, deaths 1819-1861, births and deaths 1788-1861 from the Birmingham MM by Dorothy B. Lapp -- 3890-4061 Bailey papers (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 4062-4063 Taylor (John Taylor md 1836 Mahitable Garrett) -- 4064 Rodeback-- 4065 Jefferis -- 4149 Minutes, Provincial taxes 1758-1779; index -- 4160 Record of exempts from military 1800-1812 -- 4335 Mather family book probably by Lavinia M. Passmore Yeatman; (Mather family left Ireland ca. 1720; 26 p.; handwritten) -- 4490 List of members belonging to Kennett Monthly Meeting, 1897-1898 (Kennett Sq., Kennett, Marlborough, Unionville); includes list of taxables in Kennett Square Preparative Meeting, 1897 -- 4500 Marriages at St. Gabriels P.E. Church, Doylesville, Berks Co.; 1763-1777 -- 4505 John W. Thomas docket, 1822-1866 -- 4535 Title papers of Bradford Meeting -- 4559 West Bradford list of voters 1810 -- 4560 Copy of the deed from the six united nations of Indians to the American colonies, as recorded in deed book 22 in the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Augusta County, Virginia, in the courthouse at Staunton, Va.; 9 p.; typed -- 4579 Enrollment of citizens liable for military duty 1862; also Equalization Bounty, 1866 -- 4581 William M. Hayes address book, 1875; giving name, township, PO -- 4582 Genealogical data on the Ricks-Hayes-Nichols families / Anna M. Grisez -- 4621 Charter of incorporation: Grove Methodist Episcopal Church -- 5216 Diary of J.C. Shortlidge, Mediterranean cruise, S.S. Republic January 21 to March 12, 1926; 25 p.; typed -- 5304 Rebecca Budd's diary while at Westtown School in 1799 -- 5391 Death roll of 97th P.V. Inf. since publication of regimental history -- 7280 History of First Church of Christ Scientist in West Chester -- 7290 Reltew data -- 7527 Frame family genealogy by Carrie Gillman Carey, 1939; 17 p.; typed (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 7577 Autobiography of Rebecca W. Lukens written about 1825; presented by J. Stewart Huston 1939; 13 p.; typed -- 7645 Minutes of Chester Quarterly Meeting, 1690-1800; 44 p.; handwritten transcript -- 7646 Educational Association of West Chester Normal School; minutes 1907-1929 -- 7652? Inscriptions from the Friends Meeting at Marshallton, West Bradford Twp.; copied 1939 by Sylvia Weinberg; 11 p. -- 8487 Copy of Brandywine Township School subscription book, 1811-1812; transcript made in 1939; 5 p.; typed -- 8488 Copy of marriage record and baptismal record of Rev. John N.C. Grier, pastor Forks of Brandywine Presbyterian Church, 1814-1875; transcript made in 1939; 17, 9 p.; typed -- 8590 Pequea Presbyterian Church, South Hermitage, Salisbury Twp., Lancaster County, Pa.; marriage record of Rev. John Wallace 1833-1866; copied by Elbert W. Lapp from transcript of Mrs. C.M. Steinmetz; 46 p.; typed -- 8713 Enrollment of children residing in London Britain 1902 -- 8801-8808 St. Gabriel's church (P.E.), Douglasville, Berks Co.; only Chester Co. baptisms 1829-1835, marriages 1753-1852, burials 1818, 1849; transcript; 7 p.; handwritten -- 8809-8817 Register of marriages and baptisms kept by the Rev. Traugott Frederick Illing in connection with the Church of St. Peter's (Lutheran) Middletown and Caenarvon (Episcopal) in Lancaster County, Penna., 1780-1786, 1795-1799; 18 p.; transcript; handwritten -- 10148 Abstracts of marriage certificates of Little Britain MM, Lancaster Co.; Marriages 1878-1940 in Lancaster and Chester counties -- 10373 Graveyard at East Sadsbury; 6 p.; typed -- 10375 Civil War letter written on Christmas Day 1863 by Joseph B. Darlington to his mother, Charlotte (Brinton) Darlington -- 10376 From a letter written by Solomon Lukens to Daniel Lovett Brown, 7.8.1860 -- 10377 Thomas Conard by Rachel W. Conard -- 10378 West Grove Friends' Meeting House, 1789-1939 by Wm. B. Harvey (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 10379 Transcribed from the journal and piece book of Gulielma Brinton, the original being in possession of her granddaughter, Gulielma Smith of Parkesburg, Pa, 1939 / transcribed by Lucy I. Smedley -- 10443 Chester County, Pennsylvania, Historical Records Survey; records of marriages and baptisms 1854-1876; copied from Methodist Episcopal Church records of Nantmeal Village (books of Northern Circuit) in 1936; typed; 8, 7 p. -- 10936 An account of expences incurred in the County of Chester for which pay orders were granted ... 1790-1803 -- 13222? West Fallowfield Township Poor book -- 14095 Two hundred fifty years of Quakerism at Birmingham -- 14099 Uriah Hunt Painter -- 14660 Organization and proceedings of the East Whiteland Baptist Church, 1833 -- 14811 Quakers then and now, 1690-1940 prepared and read by George Walton at Birmingham anniversary -- 14816-14817 History of the Birmingham meeting -- 29182 Autographed libraries with special reference to the libraries of James Carleton Young and Dr. George Morris Philips / Ethel M. Sauer; 1934 -- 29555-29569 Oaths of allegiance and fidelity, 1785, 1777-1779 / lists by Justices of the Peace -- 29622-29638 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1781 -- 29679-29694 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1782 -- 29728-29799 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1783 -- 29941-29993 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1785 -- 30248-30290 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1786 -- 30322-30394 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1787 -- 30526-30563 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1788 -- 30664-30720 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1789 -- 31049-31056 Taxes for Delaware Co., 1785 -- 31478-31523 Septennial census, 1842 -- 31524-31525 Court of Private Sessions, 1718-1826; Appointments of Overseers of the Poor, Supervisors of Roads, Constables -- 32732 An account of sheep damage drawn on Co. Treas., 1845-82 -- 33162 Letters pertaining to Ruston property in Virginia (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 34071 Copies of Civil War letters of William Henry Darlington, July 1861-April 1862 / presented by Marwood Darlington, 1936; typed -- 34072 Copies of letters made from the original letters written by Joseph Darlington while in the Civil War / Marwood Darlington, 1940; typed -- 34073 Copy of 1862 Civil War diary of Joseph B. Darlington / Marwood Darlington, 1940; typed; 44 p. -- 35973 East Nantmeal Baptist Church, 1841-1856 -- 36004 Index to v. 3 of Old Bible records from Delaware DAR -- 36005 Graveyard of Newtown Square Friends Meeting -- 36017 Marriages performed by Jos. S. Evans, 1898-1910 -- 36019 Marriages by William Newlin, 1813-1839 -- 36032 Record of tombstone inscriptions, old Mennonite Cemetery of the Hereford Congregation of Mennonites, Bally, Pa. -- 36034 Index to death notices in "The Friend", 1827-1891 -- 36036 Tamar H. Conner book -- 37172 War veterans buried in Chester County, Pa. cemeteries -- 76201 Record of children whose parents are unable to pay for their schooling, 1811-1818 -- 76208 Thomas Woodward deed book, 1714-1768 -- 76209 East Bradford Township account book, 1793-1858 -- 76211 East Bradford Township records, 1856-1911 -- 76212 Chester Co. Treasurer records, 1699-1749 -- 76213 Surveys of lands, 1710-1718 by Isaac Taylor -- 76214 West Bradford Township records, 1740-1800 -- 76307 Aaron B. Thompson, J.P., Phoenixville; marriages 1863-64 -- 76331-76332 Marriage license book no. 2-3, 1895-1934 -- 76333-76334 Deaths, 1904-1908 -- 76335 Charles H. Howell, J.P.; Deputy Coroner; deaths 1909-1910 -- 76339 Reading Fire Insurance Co. ledger, 1899-1913, 1918 -- 76346-76348 Deaths, Phoenixville; 1902-1906 -- 76486-76487 Marriage records of Chester Co., 1852-1855; typed; 75 p. -- 76519 Military pensions in Berks Co.; also Bible records coll. by Mary Owen Steinmetz [198 p.] -- 76524 Robert P. Stroud letter to his children, 1891, 1895 (continued)

Contents (continued) -- 76569 A register of the damages sustained by the inhabitants of the County of Chester in Pennsylvania from the troops and adherents of the King of Great Britain during the present [Revolutionary] War -- 76574 George P. Stebbins; family history; Painter, Brinton -- 76615a Descriptive roll, Co. C of 124 regiment, U.S. Volunteers -- 76617 Clothing account of Co. H, 124th regiment -- 76620 Descriptive roll of Co. H, 124th regiment -- 76664 Scrapbook "to Ida Conner Darlington ... on her 72st birthday; Aug. 7, 1937 -- 76665 Joel C. Darlington, 1937; scrapbook -- 76666 Diary 1882-1884; marriages 1883-1891 -- 76825 Title book; wills -- 76826 Deeds -- 76827 Deeds -- 76891 Company book; Enlistment and descriptive for National Guard of Pennsylvania, 1898 -- 76892 Edgmont 1860 transcript; taxes -- 77002 Administration book of Christian Fritz dec'd. and others 1821; inventory 7 -- 7005 Miller; a family record prepared for Elisabeth Elliott Miller by her father, Morris Booth Miller, in 1903 -- 77029 Diary of a journey to Ohio kept by [?] Hoopes of Milltown, Chester Co. -- 77054 Minute book; West Marlborough docket -- 77061 Swayne and allied families; A. Carova Swayne, 1922 -- 77062 Genealogical records of the Barnard and allied families; A sketch of the family of Barnard or Bernard by Joseph W. Barnard

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