The Collin County Digital Image Collection has opened a new collection on the Junior Thursday Study Club and the Thursday Study Club. Their year books and minutes were donated to the Archives at the Haggard Library. The time period they cover ranges from 1940s to 1980s.
At this time the first few years of the year books and minutes are online of the Junior Thursday Study Club. This club consisted of girls in Plano High School. Lists of the members, officers, and their meetings are included in the year books. The minutes give us an idea of what happened during the meetings.
Eventually we will add the other year books and minutes for the Junior Thursday Study Club. We will also add the Thursday Study Club (women’s version of the club) year books and minutes. You can view these items at http://glhtadigital.contentdm.oclc.org/
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The Bison 1914 and 1915, McKinney Yearbooks, have been added to the Collin County Digital Collection, http://glhtadigital.contentdm.oclc.org/. You can find them under the Collin County Yearbooks Collection. The editors loved to write. The yearbooks are mostly stories about the sports, entertainment, and club events. The stories were always encouraging even if the football or baseball team did not win that year.
The Plano Mayoral Docket 1901-1910 is also available under Collin County Documents Collection at http://glhtadigital.contentdm.oclc.org/. It’s lots of fun to read through the early misdemeanor charges and fines. The City of Plano did not like it if a person sold anything on a Sunday.
Coming soon–we will be adding the Thursday Study Club and the Junior Thursday Study Club yearbooks and minutes.
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- A War of 1812 Death Register “Whispers in the Dark”
- A Newspaper History and Genealogy of Dodge County, GA, v.6 1901-1903
- Oglethorpe County, GA, Newspaper Clippings, v. 6 1883, v.7 1884-1885
- Frederick County, MD Marriage References and Family Relationships, 1748-1800
- North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster v.1 – Artillery, v. 2 – Cavalry, v. 3 thru 15 – 1st thru 68th Infantry Regiments, v. 16 – Thomas’ s Legion, v. 17 – Junior Reserves, v. 18 – Senior Reserves & Detailed Men
- North Carolina Regiments, 1861-1865
- Akron (OH) Family Album
- Defending Their Homes – The Role of John’s Island and the Stono Scouts in the War Between the States (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- Hampton Legion Infantry C.S.A. (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- A History of the Second SC Infantry: 1861-65 (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- A History of the 3rd SC Regiment: Lee’s Reliables (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- A History of the 3rd SC Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- The 7th SC Cavalry To the Defense of Richmond (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- The 13th SC Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- The 14th SC Infantry Regiment, of the Gregg-McGowan Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- A History of the 15th SC Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1861-1865 (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- No Prouder Fate The Story of the 11th SC Volunteer Infantry (SC Regt-Roster Set)
- As A Farm Woman Thinks – Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890-1960 (TX)
- Clear Springs and Limestone Ledges – A History of San Marcos and Hays County (TX)
- Hopkins County (TX) Pictorial History, v. 1-2
- Ancestor Biographies Stone Fort Chapter Nacogdoches, TX (Daughters of the Republic of Texas)
- Frederick County, VA Deed Book Series vols. 1, 3-9, 11 1743-1800
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My FUGATE ancestors settled in southern Virginia prior to moving to Missouri. As a result, whenever I am shelving books from either Virginia or Missouri I glance at the index to see if I can find any new information.
The other day I was shelving The History of Wise County Virginia and BINGO! Boy did I hit the jackpot.
In the biography section there is an article on Patrick Hagan. He was a prominent lawyer who was leading counsel for the defendant Daniel Dean. Dean was charged with the murder of Henry E. Fugate.
Here was a story that I had not heard before. Henry E. Fugate is a 2d cousin.
The story and trial transcripts verify that Henry was shot in the back the morning of 25 Jun 1877 as he was plowing. His wife heard the shot, saw the plow horse run off and then ran to her husband. She managed to get some neighbors to go for the doctor. The doctor was unsuccessful at removing the bullet and Henry died two days later.
Henry and his father had testified against a neighbor (and Henry’s Uncle) Daniel Dean in a previous trial where Dean was found guilty.
Daniel Dean was brought to trial three times for the murder of Henry E. Fugate. The first two trials both ended in a hung jury/mistrial. The third trial was held with folks from a neighboring county being the jury. Daniel was convicted on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to be hung. He and his lawyers appealed the conviction and sentence. A transcript of the appellate courts decision includes a review of all three trials where the conviction and sentence were upheld. Daniel Dean’s sentence was carried out in Estillville, Virginia in 1879.
So here I have a cousin and uncle testifying against a brother-in-law/uncle; who then kills the nephew by shooting him in the back; resulting in his conviction by trial and sentence of death being passed upon him.
Now that is a “skeleton” in the family closet that had been hidden for almost 150 years!
Come on by the GLHTA and let us help you see what “skeletons” you can find.
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GLHTA is adding three new Civil War collections – two for North Carolina and one for South Carolina. North Carolina Regiments 1861-1865 (5 volumes), North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster (18 volumes) and The South Carolina Regimental-Roster set (10 volumes have arrived). All three sets cover units who participated in the War Between the States.
These collections contain histories of the regiments, their various commanders, and staff officers assigned throughout the war. There are lists of soldiers by unit. (Each volume has an index for quick reference.)
In two collections – the South Carolina Regimental-Roster set and the North Carolina Troops A Roster, the soldier entries are actually mini-biographies. The entries include the dates and places of enlistments, promotions, battles that the individual participated, wounds received, hospitalizations, if they were a prisoner of war and often post war information.
Looking in volume 3 of the North Carolina Troop collection I found two cousins – T. B. Cowan and Thomas Cowan. I learned that T. B. Cowan enlisted in the “Charlotte Greys” (that became the 1st Infantry Regiment) in early 1861 and died in October of 1861. Thomas enlisted later in the same unit as a private, after several promotions became a Lieutenant and was wounded and captured at Gettysburg.
In the South Carolina volume Hampton’s Legion, Wade Hampton III, the Colonel of the Legion, has a biography that is several paragraphs. The biography covers both his wartime exploits and his post-war activities.
For those of you who have a relative from either North or South Carolina during the Civil War, the new additions to GLHTA will provide wonderful information on your relative’s participation both in the unit and in the war and perhaps their post-war activities as well.
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- The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
- Female Index to Genealogical Dictionary of the first settlers of New England
- The Expansion of New England: the spread of New England settlement and institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620-1865
- North Carolina Eastern Cherokee Indian Census, 1898-1899, 1904, 1906, 1909-1912, 1914
- An Alphabetical Index to Ulster Emigration to Philadelphia, 1803-1850
- Smith’s Canadian Gazetteer Canada West (Ontario), 1846
- The History of the County of Welland, Ontario, Its Past and Present (1887)
- Haldimand County (Ontario) Marriage & Burial Register, 1851-1865
- Many Voices A Collective History of Greater Fort Erie (Ontario)
- The French in the Americas, 1620-1820
- Encyclopedia of German-American Genealogical Research
- The Wuertemberg Emigration Index, v.6
- North America’s Maritime Funnel: The Ships that Brought the Irish, 1749-1852
- The Surnames of North West Ireland – Concise Histories of the Major Surnames of Gaelic and Planter Origin
- Your Irish Ancestors
- The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places, v. 1-5
- Kent County, DE Marriage References and Family Relationships, 1680-1800
- Finding Your Chicago Ancestors – A Beginner’s Guide to Family History in the City and Cook County (IL)
- Hutchinson A Prairie City in Kansas
- South Louisiana Vital Family Records, 1902-1941, v.1-13
- History of Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church and Cemetery Inscriptions (LA)
- Assumption Parrish (LA) Marriages 1826-1926 – Courthouse marriages and missing years
- Church History and Cemetery Listing, Napoleonville, LA
- St. Philomena Catholic Church Cemetery, Assumption Parish, LA
- Marriages & Deaths from “The Caucasian”, Shreveport, LA, 1903-1913
- Cemeteries of Houma, LA (Terrebonne Parrish)
- Cemeteries of Lower Terrebonne Parish, LA
- Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of MD, v. 38-42, 1771 – 1777
- St. Ann’s Catholic Church Baltimore, MD – Baptisms 1873-1907, Marriages, 1873-1907
- St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Baltimore, MD – Baptisms, 1882-1915
- St. Mary’s Govans Catholic Church Baltimore, MD – Baptisms 1850-1882, Marriages 1850-1912, Cemetery Records
- St. George’s (Old Spesutia) Parish Harford County, MD Church and Cemetery Records, 1820-1920
- Monocacy Cemetery Beallsville Montgomery County, MD
- Talbot County, MD Land Records, v. 1-2 1662-1691, v. 4-14 1702-1784
- Lauderdale County (MS) Education
- The Old Burying Ground: cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church, Orange, Essex County, NJ
- Marriages of Monmouth County, NJ, 1795-1843
- Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: NY & NJ, v.1-5
- Currituck County, NC 18th Century Tax and Militia Records
- Records of Old Macon County, NC, 1829-1850
- Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786
- Lancaster County, PA Church Records of the 18th Century, v. 1-6
- Free Negros of Charleston, SC, 1843-1844
- Marriages of Claiborne County, TN 1838-1850 & Campbell County, TN, 1838-1853
- Marriages of Roane County, TN, 1801-1838
- Land of Bright Promise: Advertising the TX Panhandle and South Plains, 1870-1917
- Line of Battle: Sul Ross’ Brigade (CSA, TX)
- Collin County, TX Marriages Book, v. 7-11, 1888-1900
- Houston County (TX) in the Civil War
- Supplement to Houston County, TX Cemeteries
- First Settlers of Milam County, TX
- First Settlers of Washington County, TX
- The Records of the Virginia Company of London The Court Book, 1619-1622 v. 1
- The Records of the Virginia Company of London Documents, I & II 1607- 1626
- Accomack County, VA Court Order Abstracts, v. 1-23, 1663-1769
- Brooke County, VA/WV licenses and marriages, 1797-1874
- Caroline County, VA: marriage references and family relationships, 1728-1800
- Elizabeth City County, VA deed abstracts, 1787-1800
- Lancaster County, VA – Abstracts of Wills, Administrations, Deeds, Inventories, Etc., 1743-1750
- Northampton County, VA: marriage references and family relationships, 1634-1800
- Patrick County, VA Deed Index abstracts, 1791-1850
- Stafford County, VA marriage references and family relationships, 1664-1800
- Stafford County, VA Order Book Abstracts, 1664-1668, 1689-1693
- Stafford County, VA Deed & Will Book Abstract 1780-1786, Scheme Book, 1790-1793
- York County, VA: Marriage References and family relationships, 1636-1800
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Don’t forget on April 3rd, “Creation of Collin County”, the class will be presented by Randy Farmer. He is the author of “From Blackland Prairie to Blacktop : a History of Collin County” and “Curly Bill: Horse Thief, Cattle Rustler, Murderer, Lawman 1858-1909″.
Come hear Randy Farmer tell how it all began and how the cattle industry was involved. The class is from 10:30-12 in the lower level of the Haggard Library in the Bland Meeting Room.
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