Eileen Peters, Compiler, Genealogy, 1887-1995 A&M.3281

Eileen Peters, Compiler, Genealogy, 1887-1995 A&M.3281


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.3281
Title
Eileen Peters, Compiler, Genealogy1887-1995
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/868
Quantity
7.5 Linear Feet Summary: 7 ft. 6 in. (6 records cartons, 15 in. each)
Creator
Peters, Eileen
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

A&M 3281, Eileen Peters, Compiler, Genealogy, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Scope and Contents

Genealogy research papers of Eileen Peters. Includes genealogies, research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, photographs, books, and other publications documenting primarily Preston County, West Virginia families, as well as families of the tri-state region of West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. Also includes histories of Preston County, West Virginia (18th through 20th centuries), and general information on how to conduct genealogical research.

Separated Material

Separations--Microfilm
One reel of the 1850 Preston County Census to the duplicate microfilm collection.

Separations--Books:
"Campbell Family Records," J. Montgomery Seaver, undated
"The Dramatic Story of Early American Methodism," Frederick E. Maser, 1965.
"The Fortineux-Fortinet Family (Fortney, Fortna, Fordney, Furtney) in America," Fortney-Fortna Genealogy Family, Inc., 1989.
"Genealogy of Some Early Families in Grant and Pleasant Districts, Preston County, West Virginia," Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1977.
"Great Gunfighters of the Kansas Cowtowns, 1867-1886," Nyle H. Miller and Joseph W. Snell, 1963.
"Historical Address Delivered by General David Hunter Strother at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia at the Centennial Celebration July 4, 1876," Frederick T. Newbraugh, 1973.
"A History of Pendleton County, West Virginia," Oren F. Morton, 1974.
"History of St. John's Methodist Church," The Methodist Youth Fellowship, 1965.
"Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor," James C. and Lila Lee Neagles, 1975.
"The Peters Family," The American Genealogical Research Institute, 1972.
"Virginia Valley Records," John W. Wayland, 1973.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Apke, Johann Henrich.
  • Born, Dutch Henry.
  • Bourne family
  • Campbell family
  • Coburn family
  • Connelly family
  • Fairfax family
  • Field family
  • Fortney family
  • Fowler family
  • Genealogy
  • Grogg family
  • Hartman family
  • Linger, Bernard L.
  • Lowther family
  • Martin family.
  • McKinney family
  • Menear family
  • Miller family
  • Minear family
  • Moats family
  • Morgan family
  • Nichols family
  • Orr family
  • Patton family
  • Peters family
  • Peters, Eileen
  • Pierpont family
  • Preston County (W. Va.)
  • Preston County - families.
  • Ray family
  • Shaffer family
  • Spencer family
  • Squire family
  • Stevens family
  • Stough, John.
  • Strawbridge, Robert.
  • Taylor family
  • Waggy family
  • Watson family
  • Wells family

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Apke, Johann Henrich.
  • Born, Dutch Henry.
  • Linger, Bernard L.
  • Peters, Eileen
  • Stough, John.
  • Strawbridge, Robert.

Container List

Archival Resource Key
Series 1. Families
mixed materials Box: 1mixed materials Box: 2mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 1-141887–1992
Scope and Contents

This series includes mostly genealogies and research notes on 39 familiesof the tri-state region of West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. Records date from 1887 to 1992. The date span of the genealogical information on each family is recorded in the Dates field of each folder.

Archival Resource Key
Series 2. Correspondence
mixed materials Box: 3 Folder: 15-175mixed materials Box: 4 Folder: 1-126, 128-2141971-1993
Scope and Contents

This series includes correspondence between Eileen Peters and 375 individuals regarding personal and genealogical information. Material is arranged alphabetically by last name. Peters recorded related family names and personal comments onto the front of some of her correspondence folders. These notes were copied verbatim upon folder replacement. This series also includes some photographs.

Archival Resource Key
Series 3. Genealogical Research Information
mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 1-91970-1977
Scope and Contents

This series includes Eileen Peters's address book and genealogical research resources such as catalogs, pamphlets, notes, and blank forms.

Archival Resource Key
Series 4. Maps
mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 10-111976–1980
Scope and Contents

This series consists of mostly hand-drawn and photocopied 1976-1980 maps of the Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland regions from the 1600s to the 1900s. Also includes a 1976 highway map of Preston County, West Virginia.

Archival Resource Key
Series 5. Preston County History
mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 12-32ca. late 1700s-late 1900s, 1971-1984
Scope and Contents

This series includes notes, newspaper clippings and photocopies from books regarding the history of Preston County, West Virginia from the late 1700s to the late 1900s.

Archival Resource Key
Series 6. Publications
mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 33-401931, 1951-1957, 1982
Scope and Contents

This series includes regional journals and photocopies of books relating to regional history.

  • mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 33 Archival Resource Key
    "The Aurora Documents: An Accurate and Complete Translation and Transcription of Books I and II of the Original Records of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Aurora, Preston County, West Virginia" (photocopy) by Karl K. Gower
    1957
  • mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 34 Archival Resource Key
    "The Baltimore and Ohio: The Story of the Railroad that Grew up with the United States" (photocopy) by Carroll Bateman
    1951
  • mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
    "Country Roads West Virginia" (pictoral booklet)
    undated
  • mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 36 Archival Resource Key
    "Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants." Hacker's Creek Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 2.
    October 1982
  • mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 37-40 Archival Resource Key
    "Trans-Allegheny Pioneers: Historical Sketches of the First White Settlers West of the Alleghenies, 1748 and After" (photocopy) by John P. Hale
    1931
Archival Resource Key
Series 7. West Virginia History
mixed materials Box: 5 Folder: 41-47ca. 1971-1981
Scope and Contents

This series consists of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, post cards, and photocopies of books relating to West Virginia history from the late 1700s to the late 1900s.

Archival Resource Key
Series 8. Books
mixed materials Box: 61927, 1959-1982
Scope and Contents

This series includes books on West Virginia history and genealogical research.

  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "Abstracts from the Preston County Journal, 1866-1868" by Joy L. Gilchrist
    1982
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "The Badman of the West" by George Hendricks
    1970
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "Bicentennial Biographies: Gilmer County, West Virginia" by The Gilmer County Historical Society
    1976
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "Canaan Valley and the Black Bear" by Ruth Cooper Allman
    1976
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
    1970
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "Genealogy and Local History" by Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc.
    undated
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "Genealogy, Local History, and Heraldry" by Genealogical Publishing Company
    Spring 1979
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "Genealogical Research, Methods, and Sources" by The American Society of Genealogists
    1960
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "Handy Book for Genealogists" by George B. Everton, Sr.
    1971
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "History and Government of West Virginia" by Virgil A. Lewis, A.M.
    1973
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "The March of Civilization in Maps and Pictures" by C.S. Hammond & Company
    1959
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "The Monongalia Story: A Bicentennial History, I. Prelude" by Earl L. Core
    1974
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "The Monongalia Story: A Bicentennial History, II. The Pioneers" by Earl L. Core
    1974
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "West Virginia by Rail and by Trail" by Ross B. Johnston
    1927
  • mixed materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
    "West Virginia Estate Settlements (1753-1850)" by Ross B. Johnston
    1969