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9369. The Trueblood Family of England and North Carolina

I don’t know if this is Gordon’s first book, but I’m sure it is his largest.  He has traveled and worked around the world: Morocco, Switzerland, Yukon and Northwest Territories, Philippines, etc. before settling down in Ottawa – a long way from Elizabeth City where he was born. As he states on the back cover of his book the “Truebloods were typical of the times: one found favor with the King; one was murdered in the streets; one was beheaded in the Tower of London” and we all know that one, John Trueblood of Beckingham, England and his wife Agnes, came to North Carolina and were the progenitors of the Truebloods in the US starting in Pasquotank County, NC.

This book combines Gordon’s search for his roots with his passion for history.  He explains in detail items too many people take for granted, such as life in England in the Middle Ages, what people ate, how young they died, how houses were typically constructed for the common man, etc. as well as obvious items which researchers fail to notice because they don’t want to see it, such as the fact that John Trueblood came into NC as an indentured servant like so many of our ancestors from across the pond did. The Truebloods were normal people – not poor, not rich, just normal people looking to start a fresh life and bringing their faith with them to NC.

Over 650 pages including index in a hardback book by R. Gordon Trueblood (2021), $50, Include $3.50 shipping with the price of the book, plus 7% NC sales tax if shipped to an NC address.

9368. On the Precipice – Barcos and Related Barkers (1851-1860)

David continues with his saga of the Barco family of NE NC tracking them through another decade as they moved and expanded.  Details about enslaved people the Barco’s owned are included as well.  He found 33 Barco/Barker households in 12 counties of 6 states in producing this volume and gives you a one-page synopsis of that data.  He shows enslaved people as a percentage of the population in 1860 for our coastal counties.  This book also has district-level statistical analysis of 1860 Currituck County families as well as charts showing the population growth of Camden and Currituck Counties from 1790 to 1860.  His brother’s examination of the Currituck County individuals in 1860 shows that literacy was the highest in Indian Ridge and lowest in Gibbs Woods.  Although something like this painstaking work is not normally found in genealogical family histories, it really adds to the understanding of the families.

As with his previous books, he provides great explanations and loads of footnotes explaining where the information came from and how he used it to build the story of this family.  Like all his books it is well punctuated with graphs, pictures, and maps bringing all his conclusions into focus with accurate references. The index he created for enslaved people is unique and took a lot of work.  He not only indexed them by their given name but also by the year and county/state of residence, which really helps if you are looking for an enslaved woman named Harriet owned by the family as there are 5 of them.

David is offering the book to FRS for the price of $28 which is a sizeable discount over the Amazon price, and again he’s working on the next volume.

279 pages including index by David G. Leatherwood (2021), $28, Include $3.50 shipping with the price of the book, plus 7% NC sales tax if shipped to an NC address.

9367. Norfolk City Order Book 3 (1783-1785)

This is the third of a series of books on the Hustings Court in the city of Norfolk which was Norfolk Borough at the time as noted above. 

179 pages plus index by Kristina Deluise (2021) $40  Include $3.50 shipping with the price of the book, plus 7% NC sales tax if shipped to a NC address.

9366. Norfolk City Order Book 2 (1770-1782)

This is the second of a series of books on the Hustings Court in the city of Norfolk which was Norfolk Borough at the time.  You will find lot of unfamiliar people in these books, not just residents, since Norfolk was a big port for overseas and east coast travel which handled passengers and shipping both in and out for merchandise and food stuff.  As with all her books, this is a transcription not an abstract.  She plans to continue this series through 1795 and plans to release the next several volumes in the next few months.

238 pages plus index by Kristina Deluise (2021) $40  Include $3.50 shipping with the price of the book, plus 7% NC sales tax if shipped to a NC address.

9365. Norfolk City Order Book 1 (1761-1769)

An order book in the Virginia court system is typically a more detailed account of the court sessions than a minute book, but both books should include details of the events of what happened during the session. Each city or county puts its own unique twist to these minutes. This order book is based on the proceedings of the Hustings Court in Norfolk Borough (which later became the city) and seems to have a more detail on individual court cases. Court cases involve a variety of crimes and the author includes a list of definitions to explain some of them such as the 1700s term of enfeoff and some that are still in use in the 1800s such as fieri facias, escheat or next friend. Typical entries include debt, trespass assault & battery, rates in an ordinary, ordinary licenses, breach of promise, etc. It also contains lists of who served on the juries. As with all her books, this is a transcription not an abstract. She plans to continue this series through 1795 and plans to release the next several volumes in the next couple of months.


305 pages plus index by Kristina Deluise (2021) $40 Include $3.50 shipping with the price of the book, plus 7% NC sales tax if shipped to a NC address.

9363. Abstracts of Norfolk County VA Deed Book 6 1695-1703

Abstracts of Norfolk County VA Deed Book 6

Yet another book of abstracts by Michael Schoettle. This time he tackled the late 1695 through 1703 time period when so many Virginia residents were finding land and new homes in our section of North Carolina. This book is more like what we would think of for a Minute Book or Order Book along with deeds as it is loaded with information. You will see early settlers owning land in Norfolk County selling the land because they now live in Currituck or “County of Albemarle” as in the Albemarle Precinct – people like Henry Slade a well-known name in what became Hyde County. You have children who have been imported into Virginia without signed indentures being shown in court to have their age adjudged by the court for tax purposes and to determine their length of indenture. You have carry over cases which started in Lower Norfolk County and are now being completed – these may be Norfolk County or Princess Anne County folks. You have people in NC using men in Norfolk County as Power of Attorney to recover what is still due them in the home county/state they have since left and more. As with all of Mike’s books, it is well documented and well indexed. By the way, his next book might take a while, but it will be tracing early land in Princess Anne County and should be a good one.

374 pages including index by Michael Schoettle (2021) $55 Include $3.50 shipping with the price of the book, plus 7% NC sales tax if shipped to a NC address.

9364. An Expanding Frontier – Barcos and Related Barkers (1830-1850)

An Expanding Frontier

David continues with his saga of the Barco family of NE NC tracking them through another couple of decades as they move around Camden and Currituck Counties and to places further afield such as north to Princess Anne County VA and south to Craven County then on into Georgia, Texas and Florida as well as west into Illinois. As with the previous two books he provides great explanations and loads of footnotes explaining where the information came from and how he used it to build the story of this family. He tracks white and non-white families in his story telling …. And that’s what it is – he tells a story. This volume contains more information on the Barker portion of the family which has been proven with DNA to be Barcos – the enunciation changing with the different dialects, but science tying them all together. Like all his books this one is well punctuated with graphs, pictures and maps bringing all his conclusions into focus with accurate references. The index he created for the slaves is unique and took a lot of work. He not only indexed them by their given name (the only name they were known by) but also by the year and county/state of residence, such as Harriett 1842 Camden Co. NC to Leon Co. FL. David is offering the book to FRS for the price of $35 which is a sizeable discount over the Amazon price, and again he’s working on the next volume.

332 pages including index by David G. Leatherwood (2021) $35 Include $3.50 shipping with the price of the book, plus 7% NC sales tax if shipped to a NC address.

9362. Moving On – Barcos and Related Barkers (1783-1829)

After the success of his first Barco book, David continues tracking the Barco line with this second volume covering the years 1783 through 1829 when the Barco line started moving out of Camden County. He also blends in the Barker line where the Barkers were Barcos based on DNA evidence. The families are traced through multiple North Carolina counties (Perquimans, Currituck, Beaufort, Craven, and Carteret) and other states (Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, and even into New Jersey). As with the previous volume, David weaves history into the story as history helps explain a lot of genealogy – all documented with maps, references to other books, images of original documents, and pictures while including his family graphics to keep pointing you back to interconnecting threads in Camden County. David is offering the book to FRS for the price of $30 which is almost a 25% discount over the Amazon price, and he’s working on the next volume.

309 pages including index by David G. Leatherwood (2020) $30 – Include $3.50 shipping with the
price of the book, plus 7% NC sales tax if shipped to a NC address.

9361. The White Family Chronicle

This book is well researched and well documented with end notes after every chapter. The index has people and places; it also has generational notations included in the 5 generations named John White. Donna has researched 9 generations of White families to track Cousin Willard’s Perquimans County family back to Isle of Wight County, VA. The Whites are documented both inside and outside of the Quaker faith, as happens with so many Quaker families, using sound conclusions and staying true to BCG proof standards. Of course, there have been several previous books/papers doing this. Unfortunately, they had nothing supporting their assumptions, and each one had a different originating ancestor. The book examines assertions, assumptions, and theories in several undocumented family trees both in print and on the internet. She even includes the possible source of the family in England found using DNA, which she is still working on. The appendices include both deeds and land grants, which she examined concerning the generations of Johns, and which she hopes will be of use in tracking the line further back or tracking other John White lines.

167 pages including index by Donna M. Shumate & Willard E. White (2020) $25

9360. Lives Along the Water: The Barcock/Barco Family of Carolina (1666-1782) (The Barcock/ Barco/ Barker Family)

Lives Along the Water

This is a new author (and FRS member) for us. This covers the Barco/Barcock family of
Currituck County from 1666-1782 and ties in a Barker family as one leg of the family changed to Barker. Since spelling was phonetic, Barco could easily be spelled all 3 ways (or more). The Barker variant of the Barco surname appears intermittently in Camden County, but took permanent hold in Craven County NC when a branch of the family led by Adrian Barco arrived there around 1800.  The transition from Barco to Barker is evident in Craven County records. Family members were initially referred to as Barcos, soon thereafter interchangeably as Barcos or Barkers, and ultimately the Barco version of the name was totally eclipsed and fell into disuse.  DNA testing supports this analysis.
The book is well researched and well documented with plenty of footnotes. David plans several more volumes of this tome exploring the family as they moved out of Currituck County. Also note that Barco/Barcock is listed in the group Order of First Families of NC. Also noted that it was #1 on Amazon’s list of New Releases in U.S. Colonial Period History (but purchase from us, not Amazon to support the society).

226 pages including index by David Leatherwood (2020) $29.53

9359. Lower Norfolk County VA Deed Book 5 1686-1695

This latest book by Mike Schoettle could be considered a “transitional” book as Norfolk County and Princess Anne County were formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691 so this book covers both Lower Norfolk and Norfolk County. He has already produced the Princess Ann County ones separately starting 1691. From here he plans to move into the Norfolk County records.

302 pages by Michael Schoettle (2020) $50

9353. Abstracts of Lower Norfolk County Virginia Deed Book 4 1675-1686

This is a continuation of the books by Michael Schoettle taking Lower Norfolk County closer to the formation of Norfolk County and Princess Anne County in 1691. He started with Will and Deed Book E in 1666, following the works of John Anderson and this is the next deed book. In case you have interest in this area, he also has Deed Book 5 in the works to complete the records of Lower Norfolk County. Since Lower Norfolk County was a jumping off point for northeastern NC, there are a lot of references to Currituck – wills, trading transactions, powers of attorney for those venturing into the eastern shores of Carolina, merchants, traders, etc. There are also references to Nansemond County – all indexed as Mike does a great job in indexing his books. As we all know a lot of our ancestors (including mine) came into the Tidewater area of Virginia and moved south into our counties in northeastern NC, so this might have some good links for your family.

404 pages including index by Michael Schoettle (2019) $55

9354. Norfolk (City) Virginia Tax Book 1 1783-1787

This is a new series by Kristina Deluise starting with the first extant tax records of the Borough of Norfolk. The borough later grew into the City of Norfolk. The early tax records (through 1786) give not only info on your ancestor but also on the slaves they owned by name and age (under 16 and over 16). These taxes are broken into 3 books (plus a supplement) due to the changing laws which required different items to be collected. Like Elizabeth Wingo’s tax books on Norfolk County, this insight is valuable to tracking ancestors prior to the start of US census records.

33 pages plus 25 pages of index tracking people across years by Kristina Deluise (2020) $25

9355. Norfolk (City) Virginia Supplemental Tax Book 1 1801-1812

The second book of this series tracks records on tavern keepers, hawkers & peddlers, wholesalers, retailers and more along with the taxes/licenses they paid.

36 pages plus 23 pages of index tracking people across years by Kristina Deluise (2020) $25

9356. Norfolk (City) Virginia Tax Book 2 1788-1802

The third book of this series includes items like vacant lots, improved lots, yearly rents, etc while still showing numbers of blacks under 16 and above 16, yearly rent and yearly taxes.

192 pages plus 67 pages of index tracking people across years by Kristina Deluise (2020) $45

9357. Norfolk (City) Virginia Tax Book 3 1803-1812

The fourth book of this series includes the placement of the people in the wards which the city had set up in addition to items like vacant lots, improved lots, yearly rents, etc while still showing numbers of slaves under 16, slaves 12 to 16 and free people of color.

179 pages plus 60 pages of index tracking people across years by Kristina Deluise (2020) $35

9358. Camden Co. NC and Its People in 1860

This book is from the rough draft of the 1860 Camden County census by Jesse C. Bell found in the NC archives. The book lists slaves by name and age. Often it includes who employed the slaves. Other gems in the book: corrections of names comparing what was collected with what ended up in the official census, free blacks who failed to appear on the official census, place or birth which differed from the official census, etc. One example, birth place of Northampton County NC rather than Camden, provided the proof tying two family lines together for our webmaster.

196 pages including index by Sharon Gable (2020) $30

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