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PEELE CHRONICLES
Available for purchase soon!   
Contact Author: Horace Peele
5 Champion Trail
San Antonio, TX 78258
HISTORY/GENEALOGY
The First Peelle Family In America, with a short title of "Peele Chronicles" was expressly prepared for the interrelated
Peal/Peel/Peele/Peelle families, descendents of Lawrence Peelle. It documents a small portion of the rich ancestral lineage 
of this English family from the 1620 arrival of the first ancestor, while tracking the family movements from Virginia, into 
North Carolina, and beyond. It concentrates upon the history of the earlier families and their hardships.

The book contains detailed analysis of family genealogy, old letters, extracts of deeds, full text wills, and many stories 
on personalities. Dr. William K. "Bill" Quick, B.A., M. Div, and D.D., Duke University Visiting Professor, stated upon review 
of the book "What a marvelous contribution you have made... in this 'OPUS MAGNUM'. Copies should go to the University of North 
Carolina and to Duke... Your Historical and Genealogy gifts are noteworthy...."

Horace Peele was born in North Carolina and received his Bachelor's Degree from Texas State. He served in the United States Air
Force and the Army Reserves. His primary job was that of a civil servant working with United States intelligence organizations.
While in the Air Force in England, he married Patricia Ann Harritt, whose Swiss-born mother was a Scheuber and a descendent of St.
Niklaus von Fle of Switzerland. He became interested in genealogy as a hobby and began researching his wife's and his family trees.

This book was completed with the help of other family members and contributors of information. Hopefully, it will remain as intended 
-- a research tool for history-genealogy libraries and for future generations to use for their Peal/Peel/Peele/Peelle research.

Table of Contents

Title Page
Introduction.................................................................................... iii
The Family Name....................................................................................1
The Virginia Company of London....................................................................11
The Trauma of The Quakers.........................................................................31
The Growth of Early America ......................................................................49
Virginia..........................................................................................67
North Carolina...................................................................................111
Ohio ............................................................................................169
Indiana..........................................................................................183
Other States.....................................................................................209
Georgia..........................................................................................209
Alabama..........................................................................................212
Mississippi......................................................................................217
Kentucky.........................................................................................218
Family Demographics..............................................................................220
The Notables and The Military ...................................................................223
The Notables.....................................................................................223
The Military.....................................................................................264
Events...........................................................................................274
Wills............................................................................................353
The Index of the wills is located in the first pages of the chapter.
References.......................................................................................495
Index ...........................................................................................499
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FINAL WORDS - 772 Original Wills by Richmond County North Carolina Testators 1779-1915
Available for purchase soon! May 2005   
Author: Myrtle Bridges 4093 NC 55W, Angier, N.C. 27501.
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John D. McLean – Scottish Immigrant to Rocky Fork Creek Richmond County, N.C.
1760-1846 and His Descendants

Author and Copyright 2001 by R. Carol McLean
Contact: R. Carol McLean —— December 9, 2001

This is a copyrighted, hardback book of 212 pages printed on acid free paper.

Text about John D. McLean, the immigrant, appears in the chapter titled "Generation One". The lands purchased and conveyed by him are described. In the year 1800, the first log meeting house of the Harmony Presbyterian Church was built on his land. Today, following three site changes and two name changes, the church is now First Presbyterian Church, Ellerbe, N.C. John D. McLean provided for his own "Social Security" in 1845. See photograph on page 13 of a loan made by him to a grandson to provide this security. At this time he was infirm and not able to write his name. Copies of his signature appear in the book.

Text written about, and photos of many descendants of John D. McLean appear in chapters "Generation Two" through "Generation Six".

Another chapter, "Preachers" has text about and photos of six ordained ministers who are descendants of John D. McLean.

In the 1970's, the writer interviewed four descendants of John D. McLean who shared family information. A short summary of these interviews begin on page 103 in the chapter named "Recollections".

On page 107 the chapter "Miscellanea" begins. Photos of many documents pertaining to the McLeans appear in "Miscellanea". Several of the original documents are in the possession of the writer. In addition, there are 25 photos of persons in this chapter.

End sheets of the book show portions of an official 1886 map of Richmond County, N.C. The residences of many rural residents are shown on this map. The residences of "Mrs. McLean", (widow of Duncan McLean, Jr.), and "S. McLean", (Solomon McLean), are indicated by inserted arrows. Ellerbe was not in existence as a town in 1886. The area named "Fair Ground" was where the early Scottish settlers of Richmond County held fairs and is now the site of Ellerbe, N.C.

A computer generated list of the descendants of John D. McLean begins on page 121 and ends on page 186. This list contains the names of over 900 descendants of John D. McLean. This list will enable any descendant whose name appears in the list to trace his or her lineage back to John D. McLean.

An index of all persons listed in the book begins on page 187 and ends on page 203.

Photos of special interest include the following:
-pages from Bibles of Peter McLean, John Currie McLean, and Captain Hugh McLean
-a Confederate States Army railroad pass
-letters written in 1859 and 1862 by Hugh C. McLean and Solomon McLean
-Solomon McLean in his Confederate uniform
-Solomon McLean's grave marker before and after changes were made
-Confederate Soldiers reunion circa 1910 at Ellerbe Springs, Richmond County NC
-John Alexander McAskill in Confederate Soldier's uniform
-map showing site of McLean Presbyterian Church -burial site of John D. McLean
-students and teacher, Mazie McLean, at Paradise (McLean) School in 1911
-MacLean postage stamps issued by Summer Isles post office in Scotland

Cost: $29.00 + $2.50 postage & handling. NC Residents add $1.89 per book sales tax. Attach Check or Money Order payable to R. Carol McLean 1329 Carolina Drive, Rockingham, NC 28379-3159

No Ordinary Lives: A History of Richmond County , North Carolina 1750-1900.
Author and Copyright 1998 by John Hutchinson
Contact: Neal Cadieu on behalf of the Historical Society.
Library of Congress Catalog, ISBN 1-57864-025-3
Richmond County Historical Society
PO Box 1763
Rockingham, NC 28380
(Titled No Ordinary Lives the book is for those who are curious about the lively history of that part of the Carolina Sandhills located in Richmond County. It is a result of a desire to share the flavor of Richmond County people, their times and their conflicts, all of which stir imaginations.  It was published by the Richmond County Historical Society, written by their Historian John Hutchinson with the help of many others.
The book is 8 1/2" x 11", limited edition hardcover volume, 320 pages, 150 photographs, many never before published, with a fill color dust jacket for the low price of only $45.00 (price includes sales tax and shipping). A leather bound version is available for $60.00. Orders with a check may be sent directly to the society at the above address or call 910-895-3950 for more information.)

Scotland County Emerging - 1750-1900
Author: Joyce M. Gibson
Library of Congress Catalog No. 95-076044
Copyright 1995 by Joyce M. Gibson
4101 City of Oaks Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612
This is a hardback book of 253 pages with end notes and index. ---Scotland County was taken from Richmond County in February 1899.

Richmond County Heritage
LC#95-61412 published in 1995 by Don Mills, Inc. and the Richmond County Heritage Book Committee.
This is a large hard back book 12.25" X 9.25", blue with seal of Richmond County appearing on cover in gold color. Contains 377 pages with index of all names and families in book. This book consists primarily of family histories and photo written by members of families. Several hundred family histories appear in this book. The remaining books have been purchased by the Richmond County Historical Society, PO Box 1763, Rockingham, N.C. 28379, and may be purchased from the Society. Cost: $45.00 including shipping.

Historical Sketch of the PEE DEE GUARDS (Co. D, 23d N.C. Regiment From 1861 to 1865)
Author: H.C. Wall - was originally published in 1876 by Edwards, Broughton & Company, printers and binders of Raleigh, N.C. This is a hardback book of 100 pages. It would be of interest to anyone from Richmond County who had ancestors in the Civil War. The book was reprinted in recent years by the Butternut Press, 12137 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. Copies of the reprinted book were available several years ago at Visitors Centers at Civil War Battlegrounds.

State Troops & Volunteers
Author: Greg Mast
Copyright 1995 by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. Contains approximately 600 photographs of Confederate Soldiers of North Carolina in their uniforms. This is a large hardback book of 381 pages. A short biography of each pictured soldier is included. Cost approx. $50.00 plus postage. Large libraries in N.C. now have a copy of this book.

The First 175 Years At Ellerbe Springs
Author: J. Neal Cadieu
P.O. Box 1688
Rockingham, NC 28380
Winner of the Willie Parker Peace history book award given by the North Carolina Society of Historians, this 60-page book features many old photographs and the history of Ellerbe Springs from 1820 to 1995. The index contains several hundred names. It is available for $15, including tax and postage.

Richmond County Estate Records, Vols. I, II & III  A Transcription of 69 boxes of original, unbound estate settlement records at North Carolina Archives.
Author: Myrtle Bridges  4093 NC 55W, Angier, N.C. 27501.
Part of the Catherine McNair estate record is posted to this page.  Many relatives in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas are named.  Estate Records - Richmond County is in 3 volumes.  Order forms are online.

Richmond County Grave Records of 1937.   Contact Carol E. H. Benton, 1859 Hardman Lane, Woodstock, GA 30188
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:  978/745-7170
SUBJECT:  Republication of Richmond County Records: Journal of the Society of Richmond County Descendants, Vols. 1-28 (1988-97).

Richmond County Records: Journal of the Society of Richmond County Descendants, compiled by Joe M. McLaurin, has been reprinted by Higginson Book Company, a publisher of American local histories.  These 28 issues of the journal were originally published from November 1988 - December 1997, and are now available for the first time in one volume.

Richmond County Records: Journal of the Society of Richmond County Descendants is a completely indexed journal, with nearly 40 years of research compiled by Rockingham, NC resident Joe M. McLaurin. This publication contains material both beneficial and interesting to the researcher, with details and records of Richmond County, including marriage records and bonds, death and cemetery records, Civil War records, county court minutes, genealogical file sheets and adoption sheets, land entries and transfer records, census records, records of early schools and churches, and more.  Also included are maps descriptive of the area and anecdotes of interest.

This new 665-page reprint is a facsimile edition, available in softcover for $59.00, or hardbound in high-quality buckram with the title stamped on the spine in gold for $69.00.  It is available by mail from Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, Dept. P, Salem MA, 01970.  Include $6.50 each for shipping.

The PEE DEE CHAPTER of the SOUTH CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Is pleased to announce the publication of three important new books for the 
Pee Dee area. 
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1800 CENSUS
MARION District (Liberty County), South Carolina 
Transcribed and compiled by Marty Grant. All categories, including "Other 
Free" and Slaves are included. Full name index. 44 pages, softbound with comb 
binding.  $15.00 ppd.

1810 CENSUS 
MARION District, South Carolina 
Transcribed and compiled by Jo Church Dickerson. All categories, including 
"Other Free" and Slaves are included. Full name index. 59 pages, softbound 
with comb binding.  $15.00 ppd.

ABSTRACTS OF CONVEYANCES [Deeds]
MARLBOROUGH County, SC  Volumes A1 - AA 
Abstracted and compiled by Gwen DeBerry Hendrix.  Includes documents that 
were recorded from 1786 to 1796, but many deeds are dated much earlier.  Many 
references to other counties, districts, and states reflect the migration 
patterns of the period.  Full name index, includes slave names and place 
names.  128 pages.   Laminate cover with comb binding.  $25.00 ppd.
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OTHER Pee Dee Chapter publications still available:
 
~ A History of Marion County, S.C. by W.W. Sellers $50.00 (plus $4.00 S&H).
~ Genealogical Abstracts from Marion, S.C. Newspapers 1858-1886 by Gloria 
Calhoun $20.00.
~ Abstracts of Early Marlboro Co., SC Newspapers by Gloria Calhoun $15.00.
~ Descendants of Rev. David Owens by Daniel K. Owens $15.00.
~ Index of Names from Issues of the Pee Dee Queue, 1977 - 1988 by Jerri S. 
White $15.00.
~ Pee Dee Queue Index, 1989-1999 by Cheryl Williams Crowder $20.00.
~ Back issues of Pee Dee Queue $1.00 each.

All prices include cost of postage (except for Sellers' History). 

Publications may be ordered from 
Pee Dee Chapter SCGS
P.O. Box 1428
Marion, SC 29571


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