Our Books

The following Alleghany County related items (except the Marriages book) are available for sale directly from the Society. (All but the Alleghany Co. Marriages book may also be purchased in Sparta at the Alleghany County Public Library or Star Route Books on Main Street. Books can also be ordered online from Star Route Books.)

For items ordered from the Society, please send your check, payable to Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society, to:

Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 817
Sparta, NC 28675

[Please note that the tax rate for NC residents is presently 6.75%]

HISTORY OF ALLEGHANY COUNTY, NC 1859-1976
This 272-page book, which had been out of print for many years, was re-published by the Society in August 1999. It was originally published in 1976 during the Nation’s Bicentennial. This book is not indexed. The book may be purchased from the Society for $45, plus $3 for shipping & handling, plus (for NC residents only) $3.04 tax.
ALLEGHANY COUNTY HERITAGE
This 555-page book was published by the Society in October 1983 and is broken down into three sections: county, township, and community histories; over 700 family histories; and a 13-page pictorial heritage. This book is completely indexed. The book may be purchased from the Society for $48, plus $3 s&h, plus (for NC residents only) $3.24 tax.
AllegCem
ALLEGHANY COUNTY CEMETERIES THROUGH 1986
270-page reprint edition of the book originally published by the Alleghany Historical – Genealogical Society in October 1988. Contains burial data from nearly 300 family, church and community burial plots through 1986. The names are in alphabetical order with a code showing the location of the cemetery.
The book may be purchased from the Society for $27, plus $4.75 s&h, plus (for NC residents only) $1.82 tax.
ALLEGHANY ARCHITECTURE: A PICTORIAL SURVEY
This 101-page book was originally published in 1983 by the Alleghany County Historical Properties Commission. The book was re-published in May 2004 by the Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society. Jean Sizemore was the principal investigator and photos were taken by Brant Burgiss and Tammy Blevins. The communities covered are: Cherry Lane, Cranberry, Gap Civil, Glade Creek, Glade Valley, Piney Creek, Prathers Creek, Roaring Gap, Sparta, and Whitehead. Although architecture is the principal focus of the book, it contains much information useful to the family historian. This book is not indexed. The book may be purchased from the Society for $30.00, plus $3.00 s&h, plus (for NC residents only) $2.03 tax.
ALLEGHANY COUNTY COURTHOUSE ORNAMENT
This attractive, gold-colored metal ornament depicts the county courthouse, which was re-built following the fire of 1933. Profits from the sale of this ornament fund various activities of the Society. The ornament is available from the Society for $11.21 plus (for NC residents only) $0.76 tax; no shipping & handling is charged for this light item.
MARY’S MEMORIES
This 74-page book was published by Mary Lyon Harless in 2000 on the occasion of her 100th birthday. The book is a collection of stories and reminiscences about her long life in Alleghany County. It contains many photographs as well as illustrations by Arzetta Mimbs. The first printing quickly sold out and Mrs. Harless permitted the Society to re-publish the book. The book may be purchased from the Society for $16.00, plus $4.75 s&h and (for NC residents only) $1.08 tax.
FOOT PRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME
This 75-page book, subtitled “A History of Southwestern Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina,” was first published in Sparta, NC in 1900 by Dr. Aras B. Cox. Dr. Cox was a physician and Methodist preacher who was born in Floyd Co., VA and later lived in Alleghany and Ashe Counties, NC. The book consists of historical and biographical sketches of the following counties: Carroll, Floyd and Grayson, VA; and Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Watauga and Wilkes, NC. One chapter recounts the Battle of King’s Mountain. Our Society reprinted this book in 2002, and it now includes an every-name index. The book may be purchased from the Society for $15.00, plus $2.00 s&h and (for NC residents only) $1.01 tax.
1938 VIDEO OF SPARTA, NORTH CAROLINA
This 20-minute DVD, mostly in black and white (but some scenes in color), was filmed by Ben Reeves in downtown Sparta, at the Roaring Gap Fish Hatchery, and at the Alleghany Co. Agricultural Fair. Identified persons include Edwin Duncan, Alton Thompson, Glenn Nichols, Coy Richardson, Eltie Richardson, Preachers R. L. Berry and Howard Ford, Troy Irwin, Will Reeves, Virginia Reeves and son Bennie, C. R. Roe, F. H. Jackson, Floyd Crouse, Guy Duncan, Dr. Thompson, Duke Bledsoe, R. L. Doughton, Walter Irwin, Kyle Nichols, Lester Waddell, Jay Hardin, Sam Brown, Porter Collins, Rufus Doughton, and Ross and Earl Richardson. The tape begins with Ben Reeves’ trip to the 1939 Worlds Fair in New York, which makes an interesting contrast with 1938 Sparta. The tape includes a musical background. This DVD may be purchased from the Society for $20.00, plus $1.50 s&h and (for NC residents only) $1.35 tax.

RECIPES THAT RAISED US
This 230-page book is a memorial cookbook featuring photographs, stories and favorite recipes of friends and family who have passed away. Proceeds from this book go to the building project of the Alleghany County Public Library. These books may be purchased from the Society for $20, plus $3.00 s&h, plus (for NC residents only) $1.35 tax or (3) books for $45.00, plus $7.00 s&h, plus (for NC residents only) $3.04 tax.

2008 Winner
of the
Paul Green Multimedia Award

from
North Carolina Society of Historians

ALLEGHANY CO., NC MARRIAGES: 1849-1900
This 354-page book was published in 1996 by local resident George Henry Latham. These marriage records are arranged alphabetically by the groom’s surname, typically showing for each marriage the day, month, and year it took place; the groom’s name, age, residence and the names of his parents; and the bride’s name, age, residence and the names of her parents. An index of brides is also included. Their website is www.heritagebooks.com. The book can be purchased online.
One copy of each below available: Contact AHGS if you’re interested.Grave Sights of Cabarrus County, NC, Book 8 and 9
Bernard W. Cruse, Jr., Concord, NC
$35/setCabarrus County Tax Assessments 1860 and 1863
Bernard W. Cruse, Jr., Concord, NC
$19

Cabarrus County, North Carolina, 1890 Tax Scroll
Kathryn L. Bridges, Bernard W. Cruse, Jr., Larry W. Hayer, Rock Hill, SC/Concord/Kannapolis
$17

1900 Burke County Census
$30

Some Descendants of Wendel Miller, 1724-1805, Born in Germany, Died in Rowan County, NC, Revolutionary War Patriot, Volumes 1 through 4
Bernard W. Cruse, Jr., Concord, NC
$100/set

The Johnathon “John” Lewis Lowder & Emma Virginia Transou Lowder Family of Forsyth North Carolina

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Estate Records Volume 1 Aaron-Ayres

The Hannion Family of Polk County, North Carolina With Allied Families Henderson and Carruth

In Honor of Duplin County’s Vietnam War Dead

The Ties that Bind…The John E. Topdd and Rosa Lee Matthews Family Story

Memorials & Tributes Obituaries from The Amity Hill Spirit 2007-2009 Volume 1

Haywood County, North Carolina Marriage Records 1808-1903 Transcribed from Microfilm

Haywood County, North Carolina Marriage Records 1904-1936 Transcribed from Microfilm

Abstracts of Deed Books 24-28 & Books 1-3, Second Series Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 1831-1850

Abstracts of Deed Books 15-23 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 1794-1830

Genealogical Deed Abstracts Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Books 10-14

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1774-1780

Mecklenburg & Cabbarrus Counties, North Carolina Decednts from Whom Loose Esatate Papers are Extant

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1791-1868, Books A-J AND Tax Lists 1797, 1798, 1799, 1806, & 1807

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions 1780-1800

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions Volume II: 1801-1820

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions Volume III: 1821-1830

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions Volume IV: 1831-1840

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions Volume V: 1841-1850

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions Volume VI: 1851-1860

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions Volume VII: 1861-1868

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina A Petitio, 1792 AND Tax Lists 1797, 1798, 1799, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1810, 1811, 1815, 1823, & 1824

AUTHOR

TITLE

PUBLISHER & COPYRIGHT DATE

ISBN NO.

ORIGINAL PRICE

TYPE

Lamm, Carl

SIXTY-THREE YEARS ON THE AIR

Edwards Brothers, Inc,, 2010

978-0-615-36320-2

17.95

PB

McAllister, Ray

OCRACOKE: THE PEAR OF THE OUTER BANKS

Beach Glass Books, 2013

978-0-615-71678-7

19.95

HB

Dowing, Sarah

HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE OUTER BANKS

The History Press, 2013

978-1-60949-914-3

19.99

PB

Perkinson, Jr., Seth J.

THE CLEAN LIFE CLUB

Seth J. Perkinson, Jr., 2008

TXU 1-577-026

Spiral bound

Brown, Bobby

“GUY BROWN IS BACK!”

2012

978-0-9850544-1-0

PB

Brown, Bobby

LAUGHIN’, LIVING’ & LEARNIN’

2012

978-0-9850544-0-3

PB

Sain, Leanna

GATE TO NOWHERE

Twilight Times Books, 2008

978-1-933353-01-2

16.95

PB

Myers, Erik Lars

NORTH CAROLINA CRAFT BEER & BREWERIES

John F Blair, 2012

978-0-89587-571-6

16.95

PB

Thomas, Jack

TREAVELING TO MARSHALL

Grateful Steps, Inc., 2011

978-1-935130-43-7

23.95

PB

White, III, James E.

PARADISE LOST: AN ORAL HISTORY OF PORTSMOUTH ISLAND

Mount Truxton Publishing Co., 2012

978-0-9837223-2-8

21.95

PB 2copy

Swann, Anne Landis

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE MCDOWELL COUNTY FRONTIER

Morris Publishing, 2010

Sparrow, Joy W. , ed.

SPARROWS NEST OF LETTERS

Scuppernong Press, 2011

978-0-9845529-4-8

24.99

PB

Idol, Jr., John L.

DEEP GAP DAYS: A CRAZY-QUILT NARRATIVE OF MY BOYHOOD IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

Parkway Publishers, Inc., 2012

978-1-933251-77-6

19.95

PB

Cash, Bo

WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE: A JOURNEY THROUGH A LIFE IN THE OUTDOORS

Brushy Mountain Publishing, 2011

978-0-9827379-2-7

PB

Meuhlen, Ellen von zur

IN GOD’S HANDS: A NOBLEWOMAN’S STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL IN WAR AND REVOLUTION

Warren Publishing, Inc, 2007.

1-886057-37-1

26.95

HB w/cover

Downing, Sarah

VINTAGE OUTER BANKS: SHIFTING SANDS & BYGONE BEACHES

History Press 2008

978-1-5629-508

19.99

PB

Brown, Sara Queen

ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF SAM LOVE QUEEN AND GLEE CLARK QUEEN

Haven Bound Publishing, 2009

HB 138p

King, Nancy Tripp

BETWEEN GLASS AND CARDBOARD

Pure Heart Press, 2009

978-1-59948-182-1

15.00

PB 167p

Nodine, Marie

EMMA’S SECRET, A BETHABARA TALE

978-146756744-9

13.95

PB unp

Bahti, Tom

SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS

K C Publications, 1966

L.C.No.65-449

PB 32p

AMERICA: AN ILLUSTRATED DIARY OF ITS MOST EXCITING YEARS

Ameereican Family Enterprises, Inc, 1972

LC No 72-94255

HB 141p

Jackson, Marta

THE ILLUSTRATIONS OF FREDERIC REMINGTON

Bounty Books, 1970

L C No. 70-75095

PB 192p

Plemmons, Jan C.

UPPER TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. REMEMBERED

2011

Spiral Bound197p.

Plemmons, Jan C

AMAZING MAY: A COUNTRY GIRL’S STORY

June 2012

Spiral Bound 115p.

THE HAYWOOD SNAPSHOT PROJECT

Spiral Boundunp.

WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE: CEDAR FALLS MEMORIES VOL. III

2011

Spiral Bound 105p

KANNAPOLIS: A PICTORIAL HISTORY

Jostens, 2008

978-0-615-25778-5

HB 298p

Sadler, Lynn Veach, ED.

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 2007 CENTENNIAL OF LEE COUNTY: A COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL ARTICLES AND CREATIVE WORKS

The Lee County Centennial Committee, 2008

978-0-9647954-2-6

PB 394p

Lattimore, Robin Spencer

HALLS OF HISTORY: THE STORY OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY’S COURT HOUSE

Hilltop Publications, 2012

PB 30p.

Norman, Helen & Page, Patricia

GLIMPSES OF FONTA FLORA

October 2011

PB 142p.

Graves, Jonathan

ISABELLA PROPELLER AND THE MAGIC BEANIE

Parkway Publkishers, Inc.,2011

978-1-933251-74-5

15.95

HB w/ cover

unp.

Ssadler, Lynn Veach, ed.

THE DUPLIN STORY: AN HISTORICAL PLAY WITH MUSIC BY SAM BYRD

PB 92p.

Lattimore, Robin Spencer

FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA: A STORY OF PROGRESS & PRIDE

Hilltop Publications, 2011

0-9770566-8-3

HB w/ cover 268p

Conley, Eddie

JUNE BUG ON A STRING: THE HISTORY OF DERITA, NORTH CAROLINA AS EXPERIENCED THROUGH THE EYES OF A TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY GROWING UP IN THE 1950’S

Warren Publishing, Inc.

978-1-886057-47-0

39.95

HB w/ cover 221p.

Oppenheim, Michael & Hope-Gill, Laura

LOOK UP ASHEVILLE II

Grateful Steps Publishing House, 2012

978-1-935130-49-9

39.95

HB w/ cover 122p

Hunter, Robert & Beckerdite, Luke, ed.

CERAMICS IN AMERICA 2010

Chipstone Foundation, 2010

0-9767344-6-8

HB w/ cover 259p.

Hunter, Robert & Beckerdite, Luke, ed.

CERAMICS IN AMERICA 2009

Chipstone Foundation, 2009

0-9767344-4-3

HB w/ cover 232p.

Fearnbach, Heather, ed.

THE BETHANIA FREEDMEN’S COMMUNITY: AN ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF THE BETHANIA-RURAL HALL ROAD STUDY AREA

Fearnbach History Services, 2012

Spiral Bound 81p.& appendix

Fearnbach, Heather, ed.

FORSYTH COUNTY’S AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE

Fearnbach History Services

Spiral Bound 86 p. & apprendix

Medlin, Jr., Claude Vernon

AVERA AND ALLIED FOUNDING FAMILIES OF AVERASBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

Third edition March 8, 2012

Spiral Bound 286p.

Friends of Portsmouth Island

Henry Pigott House Project 2010-2013

Notebook

Barefoot, Daniel W. ed.

Hark the Sound of Tar Heel Voices: 220 years of UNC History

John F. Blair, 2008

13:978-0-89587-365-1

$16.95

pb

Pressley, Jim

Forks of the Pigeon

Fletcher Books, 2011

978-1-4507-8549-5

19.95

pb

Latrtimore, Robin S.

Advenure of a lifetime: Grover H. Bradley’s travels to the Yukon and Beyond – 1957-2007

Hilltop Publications, 2008

hb

Holleman, Warren Lee & Holleman, Jr., C. P. “Toby”

Pluck, Perseverance, and Paint: Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941

Halcyon Press, Ltd., 2010

978-1-931823-45-6

39.95

hb

Harpe, Jason & Dedmond, Brian

Valley Ablaze: Pottery Tradition in the Catawba Valley

Lincoln County Historical Association by Goosepen Studio & Press, 2012

978-0-9793631-7-7

49.95

hb

Loudermilk, Anna Barker

Little Brown Feet: Reflection on Life in Rural North Carolina

Loudermilk, Anna Barker. 2001

pb

Pemberton, Patricia T.

Sanford City of Clay: A Child’s Book of Puzzles, Learning Activities, Facts and Pages to Color

2002

pb

Messer, Brenda H.

Granny’s Kitchen

Brenda and Gene Messer, 2007

pb

Lattimore, Robin Spencer

Treasure of State: Reflection of North Carolina’s Executive Mansion`

Hilltop Publications, 2013

pb

Alexander County Treasures: A History of Remarkable People And Precious Gems

Donning Company, 2012

978-1-57864-788-0

hb

Fox, Dewey E., Ed.

Glen Alpine High School Class of 1960

2012

pb

Chapman, Anne Eggers

Snapshots. . . a Memoir: Giving Voice to the Life and Times of Glen Alpine, NC in the 40’s and 50’s

2014

Pb

Flick, Dr. Donald P. & Hamilton, Dr. Thomas R.

Churches Related

Western North Carolina Association, 2008

Book #615

Hb

Dixson, Sr.., C. E. “Buddy” , Ed.

The Crosley Legacy: Past-Present-Future

Jostens,

19.95

Hb

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