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BATES, John, IV  (1715/6 - 1766)  VA

American Genealogical Research Institute. The Bates Family. Washington, DC: Heritage Press, 1975.

Bates, Edward Everett. Bates: Descendants of Bates Ancestors Who Lived in Virginia / [by] Edward E. Lanphere.  Rev. ed. Chapel Hill, NC: 1973.

Browning, Charles Henry. Americans of Royal Descent. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1894.

Burke, Bernard, Sir. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time. London: Harrison & Sons, 1884; Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1969. Other reprints as well.

________________. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Founded 1836 by John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke. 18th ed. London: Burke's Peerage, 1965-1972.

Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988.

Currer-Briggs, Noel. Virginia Settlers and English Adventurers; Abstracts of Wills, 1484-1798, and Legal Proceedings, 1560-1700, Relating to Early Virginia Families. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1970. Also pub. in 1969 under title: English Adventurers and Virginia Settlers.

Du Bin, Alexander. Five Hundred First Families of America. 4th ed. New York: Historical Publication Society, 1972-1973.

Hinshaw, William Wade. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Bros., 1936-1950; Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co.,1969-1977.

Kingsbury, Susan M. The Records of the Virginia Company of London. Washington: GPO, 1906-1935.

Lanphere, Edward Everett. The Bates Family in America, and Corrections and Additions to the Lanphere and Related Families. 1970 rev. ed. [Chapel Hill, NC] 1972.

Leonard, Cynthia Miller, comp. The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619-January 11, 1978: a Bicentennial Register of Members. Richmond, VA: Published for the general Assembly of Virginia by the Virginia State Library, c1978. P. 84, 86.

Meyer, Virginia M. and John Frederick Dorman, eds.  Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1625. 3rd ed. Richmond, VA: Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624, c1987.

Rietstap, J.B. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965, c1950.

Samford, Patricia. The Bates Site: Investigation of a Quaker Merchant. [Williamsburg, VA]: Dept. of Archaeological Research, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1990, 2001.

Sanders, Margaret M., et al. The Bates Family of Old Virginia and Beyond. 1st ed. M.M. Sanders, 1991.

Valentine, Edward Pleasants, and Clayton Torrence. The Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers. Richmond, VA: Valentine Museum, 1927; Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979.

Virkus, Frederick Adams. The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy. Chicago: A.N. Marquis, 1925-1942; Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1968.  Return to index

BATTAILLE / BATTLE,  John  (1656-1708)  VA

            Stanard, William G. and Mary Newton Stanard.  The Colonial Virginia
                    Register: a list of governors, councilors and other higher officials..
                    Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965.  [Originally published,
                    Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1902.]  Return to index

BATTE, Henry  (1640-1703)  VA

Leonard, Cynthia Miller, comp. The General Assembly of Virginia, 1619-1978: a Bicentennial Register of Names. Richmond: Published for the General Assembly of Virginia by the Virginia State Library, 1978. P. 48, 50.

Stratton, Harriet Russell. A Book of Strattons: Being a Collection of Stratton Records from England and Scotland, and a Genealogical History of the Early Colonial Strattons in America, with Five Generations of Their Descendants. New York: The Grafton Press, 1908-1918.  2 vols.
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BATTEY,  Samson  (before 1675 - after 1716)  RI

            Battey, Herbert Verner.  Samson Battey of Rhode Island; the immigrant
                     ancestor and his descendants. 
Council Bluffs, IA: Printed and bound
                     by Ainsworth Printing Co, 1932.  Return to index

BATTLE,  Elisha  (1723-1799)  NC

Acklen, Jeannette Tillotson. Tennessee Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1933, 1967. Vol. 2: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds.

            Ashe, Samuel A.(ed). Biographical History of North Carolina, Vol 6. 
                    Greensboro, NC:  C. L. Van Noppen, 1905.  8v.

            Battle, Herbert Bemerton, et. al.  The Battle Book: a genealogy of the Battle
                    family in America
.  Montgomery, AL:  The Paragon Press, 1930. P.199.

            Burkitt, Lemuel and Jesse Read.  A Concise History of the Kehukee Baptist
                    Association, from its original rise down to 1803.
  1803.  Revised and
                    improved by Henry L. Burkett.  New York: Arno Press, 1980.

Cooper, Albert L. Ancestors and Descendants of John and Isabel Holt, Williamson County, Tennessee. Shelbyville, TN: Albert L. Cooper, 1971.

McMurray, William Josiah; Roberts, Deering H.; Neal, Ralph J. History of the Twentieth Tennessee Regiment Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. Nashville, TN: The Publication Committee, consisting of W.J. McMurray, DJ. Roberts, and R.J. Neal, 1904.  (

            Powell, William S. (ed.). Dictionary of North Carolina Biography.
                    Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1971. Vol. 1.

            Saunders, William L. and Walter Clark (eds.).  The Colonial Records of
                    North Carolina.
   Raleigh:  P. M. Hale (and others), Printer
                    to the State, 1886-1890. Vol. 10, p. 500; vol. 23, p. 993.        

            Turner, J. Kelly and J. L. Bridgers, Jr.  History of Edgecombe County,
                    North Carolina.
  Raleigh:  Edwards and Broughton Printing Co., 1920.

Wheeler, John H. Historical Sketches of North Carolina: from 1584-1851. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1851; New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1925; Baltimore: Regional Pub. Co., 1964, 1970.  Vol. 1, p. 78; vol. 2, p. 146. (

Williams, Ruth Smith, and Margarette Glenn Griffin. Abstracts of the Wills of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1733-1856.  Rocky Mount, NC: Joseph Watson, 1980, Dixie Letter Service, 1956; Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, 2005.

__________________________________________. Bible Records of Early Edgecombe. Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1958.
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BATTLE, William  (1728-1785)  NC

            Battle, Herbert Bemerton.  The Battle Book:  A genealogy of the Battle
                    Family in America.
  Montgomery, AL: The Paragon Press, 1930.          

Jordan, Lynwood Deal, and Opal Battle Smith. The Descendants of Mathew Battle, England to Virginia 1647. Spartanburg, SC: Published for the descendants of Mathew Battle by the Reprint Co., 1992.

            Smith, J. Frazer.  Plantation houses and mansions of the Old South.
                    White Pillars.
  New York: Dover, 1993.

            Sterling, Ada.  A Belle of the Fifties.  Memoirs of Mrs. Clay of
                    Alabama,  covering social and political life in Washington and the
                    South, 1853-66,  gathered and edited by Ada Sterling.  Illustrated
                    from contemporary portraits.  New York: Doubleday, Page &
                    Company, 1904.   Return to index

BEALE, Colonel Thomas   (1610-1700)  VA

            Hardy, Stella Pickett.  Colonial Families of the Southern States of
   Baltimore:  Southern Book Co., 1958.

            Hodges, Frances Beal.  The Genealogy of The Beale Family
  Ann Arbor, Michigan:  Edward Brothers Inc., 1956.

            King, George H. S.  Marriages of Richmond County, Virginia,
  Fredericksburg, VA:  Compiled and published by
                    George Harrison Sanford King, 1964.

            Stanard, William G. and Mary Newton Stanard.  The Colonial Virginia
                    Register: a list of governors, councilors and other higher officials..
                    Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965.  [Originally published,
                    Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1902.]  Return to index

BEALE,  Thomas  (c.1630-1708)  MA

            History of the Town of Hingham Massachusetts.  Hingham, MA: The Town,
                    1893.  Return to index

BEALL, Josias  (1725-1803)  MD

             Jourdan, Elise Greenup.  Early Families of Southern Maryland.  Westminster,
MD: Family Line Publications, 1992-2000. Vol. 6.  1998.  The author
                    traces the descendants of five Beall immigrants: Ninian, Robert, James,
                    Alexander and Thomas.

Keddie, Leslie, and Neil Keddie. Prince George's County, Maryland Wills: Liber T no.#1. [Salisbury, MD]: Family Tree Bookshop, 2001. Orphan's Court. Folio 376. Will of Josias Beall.

------------. Prince George's County Wills, No. #1. [Salisbury, MD]: Family Tree Bookshop, 2001. Vol. [3] 1732-1740, folios 202-311.  7 June 1739.  Will of Robert Bradley.

Papenfuse, Edward C. A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1979-1985.
Vol. 1 (A-H), p. 123-124.

Register, King George's Parish, 1689-1801. Hall of Records, Annapolis, MD.    P.321.  Return to index

BEALL, Colonel Ninian  (1625-1717)  MD

            Beall, Frederick Carroll.  Robert Beall (Bell), His Ancestors and
.  Pub 1970.
                           (Copy in DAR Library, Washington, D.C.)

            Beall, F.M.M.  Beall and Bell Families.  Chas. 11.  Potter Publisher, 
                    1929.  Return to index

BEARD,  Richard  (1620-1681)  MD

            Richardson, Hester Dorsey.  Side Lights on Maryland History with sketches
                    of early Maryland families
.  1913.

            Warfield, J. D.  The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties,
Baltimore: Regional Publishing, 1973.  Originally published,

            Whitelaw, Ralph T.  Virginia's Eastern Shore.  Richmond, VA: Virginia
                    Historical Society, 1951.  Return to index

BELL,  Francis  (c.1615-1690)  CT

            Hoyt, David W.  History of Hoyt, Haight, Hight Families.  Providence,
                    RI:  Providence Press, 1871.  Return to index

BELLINGER, Sir Edmund  (1658-1706)  SC          

            Bulloch, Joseph G., MD.  History and Genealogy of the Families of Bulloch,
                   Stobo, Deveaux, Irvine... 
Savannah, GA:  Hutton, Fine Printers, 1892.

            Bulloch, Joseph Gaston Baillie.  A History and Genealogy of the Families
                    of Bellinger and De Veaux and Other Families. 
Savannah, GA:
                    The Morning New Print, 1895.

            History and Genealogy of Bellinger and Deveaux and Other Families.
Savannah, GA:  The Morning News Print, 1895.  Return to index

BENBURY, General Thomas  (1736-1793)  NC

            Hathaway, James Robert Bent.  The North Carolina Historical and 
                    Genealogical Register
. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.,
                    1970-1971.  Also Edenton, NC: Hathaway, 1900-1903.

            Wheeler, John Hill.  Historical Sketches of North Carolina, 1584-1851.
                    (1851)  Reprinted New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1925. 2v.
                     Return to index.

BENEDICT, Thomas  (1617-1690)  CT

            Benedict, Henry Marvin. Genealogy of the Benedicts in America.
                    Albany: Joel Munsell, 1870.   Return to index.

BENNETT,  Edward  (1577/78-1664)  VA

Boddie, John Bennett. Historical Southern Families. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1957, 1967.  Vol. 1, p. 343-4.

Boddie, John Thomas. Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia: a History of the County of Isle of Wight, Virginia, During the Seventeenth Century, Including Abstracts of the County Records. Chicago: Chicago Law Print. Co., 1938; Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973, 1980. Other reprints.  P. 363.

__________. Boddie and Allied Families. [Chicago?] 1918. P. 23, 145-6.

Jester, Annie Lash, and Martha Woodroof Hiden. Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1625. 2nd. ed. Richmond, VA: Order of First Families of Virginia, 1964.

Leonard, Cynthia Miller. The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619-January 11, 1978: a Bicentennial Register of Members. Richmond, VA: Published for the General Assembly of Virginia by the Virginia State Library, 1978. p. 7.

Owen, Thomas McAdory, and Marie Bankhead Owen. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1921; Spartanburg, SC: Reprint CO., 1978. Vol. 3 and 4.

Smith & De Land (Firm). Northern Alabama: Historical and Biographical. Brimingham, 1888; Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Co., 1976; La Crosse, WI: Brookhaven Press, 2004. Return to index.

BENNETT, Governor Richard  (1608-c.1675)  MD and VA

            Andrews, Matthew P.  History of Maryland: Province and State.
                    Hatboro, PA: Tradition Press, 1965.

            Andrews, Matthew P.  Tercentenary History of Maryland.  Baltimore:
                    S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925.

            Bozman, John Leeds.  History of Maryland, Vol II.  Baltimore:  Lucas
                    & Deaver, 1837.

            Brugger, Robert J.  Maryland, A Middle Temperament.  Baltimore:
                    Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988.

            Dozer, Donald M.  Portrait of the Free State.  Cambridge, MD:
                    Tidewater  Publishers, 1976.

            Earle, Swepson.  The Chesapeake Bay Country.  Baltimore:
                    Remington-Putnam, 1938.

            Emory, Frederick.  Queen Anne's County, Its Early History and
.  Queenstown, MD:  Queen Anne Press, 1981.

            Jester, Annie Lash.  Compiled and edited by Annie Lash Jester in 
                    collaboration with Martha Woodroof Hiden.  Adventurers of Purse
                    and Person, Virginia, 1607-1625. 
Richmond?:  Published by 
                    The Order  of the First Families of Virginia, 1964.
                    (1st edition 1956).  Return to index

            Randall, Daniel R.  A Puritan Colony in Maryland.  Baltimore: 
                    Johns Hopkins University Press, 1886.

            Ross, D. Reid.  The Bennett Family in Early 17th Century Virginia
                     and Maryland.
  Monograph, 1993.
                           (Maryland Historical Society.  Baltimore, MD)

            Stanard, William G. and Mary N.  The Colonial Virginia Register. 
                    Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965.  (Reprint) 
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BERKELEY, Edmund II  (c1674-1718)  VA

Hardy, Stella Pickett. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America.
New York: Wright, 1911; Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1968.
Other reprints.

Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York:
Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., 1911; [Boston: New England Historic
Genealogical Society, 1986]; Salem. MA: Higginson Book Co., 1999.
Vol. 1, p. 595-602.

McIlwaine, H. R., Wilmer Lee Hall, and Benjamin J. Hillman. Executive
Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia.
Richmond, VA:
Virginia State Library, 1925-1956, 1966-1978.  Vol. 3 (May 1, 1705-
Oct. 23, 1721), p. 417-418.

Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800.
Naugatuck, CT: D.F. Wulfeck, 1961-1967; Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co.,
1986.  Vol. 1.

Young, Frances Campbell Berkeley. The Berkeleys of Barn Elms. [
Hamden, CT] Archon Books, 1964.  Return to index.

BERNARD,  William  (1598-1665)  VA

              Meyer, Virginia M. and John Frederick Dorman, (eds).  Adventurers of
                    Purse and Person, Virginia (1607-1624/5)
.  Third Edition. 
                    Alexandria:  Order of First Families of Virginia, 1987. P. 118.

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth
of Virginia. Register of Ancestors. Richmond, VA: The Society, 1996.
P. 10.   Return to index.

BERRIEN, John  (1711-1772)  NJ

             Nelson, William. New Jersey Civil List, 1664-1800; Compiled from Volumes
                   of  Commissions, Leaming & Spicer, New Jersey Archives and Journals
                   of the Joint Meetings
. [S.l.: s.n., 1800]. Liber C2, p. 268.
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BERRYHILL, Lieutenant William  (1739-1799)  NC

            Brooks, Roy and Mrs. Ernest Newton.  Bridges to the Past. Vol. 1 (Bound
                    compilation of weekly column in Forest City, NC.)  This Week.  Copy 
                    of column "On the Baxter Family Cemetery" published Wednesday,
                    April 26, 1971.

            Haynes, Mrs. Grover C., Sr.  Raleigh Rutherford Haynes: A History of His
                    Life and Achievements
.  Asheville, NC: Haynes, 1954.   Return to index.

BETTS,  Richard  (c.1618-c.1713)   NY

            Hartness, George Bowman.  By Ship, Wagon and Foot to York County, SC.
                    Columbia, SC:  privately published by the author, 1966.  Return to index.


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