The Boone family: a genealogical history of the descendants of George and Mary Boone, who came to America in 1717. Containing many unpublished bits of early Kentucky history. Also a biografical sketch of Daniel Boone, the Pioneer by one of his descendant.
George Boone IV (1690-1753), a Quaker, emigrated from England to Abington, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, married Deborah Howell in 1713, and moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania. Descendants lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, California and elsewhere.
Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from this book the extent of Iowa's distinguished literary past---the many prizes and praise received by her authors. To those already familiar with Iowa's credits, A Literary History of Iowa will be a nostalgic and informative delight. During the 1920s and 1930s, Iowa had good claim to recognition as the literary capital of the country. Clarence And...
Dwight David Eisenhower was born in 1890 in Denison, Texas. His parents were David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover. Ancestors, descendants and relatives lived mainly in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas and Colorado.
After the arrival of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad in 1852, Whitewater became a regional shipping center that blossomed into a powerful industrial town. The Esterly Harvesting Machine Company and the Winchester and Partridge Wagon Works established their first factories in Whitewater after the coming of the Milwaukee and Mississippi. Their manufactured goods were known around the country for exceptional quality. A myriad of new inventions and patents came from Whitewater’s business population, and Whitewater’s farmers and dairymen consistently won prizes for their produce, while its factories produced reapers and wagons that won national competitions. In the 1890s, however, development suddenly stopped and Whitewater lost its economic clout in a few short years. This book explains what happened to Whitewater.