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COLLETON COUNTY | DORCHESTER COUNTY | ORANGEBURG COUNTY | GENERAL
Colleton County Museum in Walterboro has the following books in stock available by mail order
(price list given to me in March 2001 by the director of the museum).
Be sure to call or e-mail in advance to check availability and price!
Backward Glances Colleton County
Colleton Artists Guild, May 1976
$5.00 Backward Glances, Colleton County, Vol. 2
Colleton Artists Guild, January 1978
$5.00 Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, South Carolina
Evelyn McDaniel Frazier Bryan, 1974
$50.00 Colleton County South Carolina: A Pictorial History
Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society 1994
$47.00 Colleton County, S.C., A History of the First 160 Years, 1670-1830
Evelyn McDaniel Frazier Bryan
$50.00 Walterboro People and Places Before 1900
Mary Beulah Glover, 1986
$16.95 Around Walterboro, South Carolina: The Postcard History Series
Sherry J. Crawley, 1998
$16.95 Edisto Island, A Family Affair
Amy Sadler Connor & Shelia Lane Beardsley for the Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society, 1998
$16.99 Indian People of the Edisto River
$ 5.00 Tales of Edisto
Nell S. Graydon, 1955
SHIPPING AND HANDLING PER ORDER IS $5.00. ADD 6% SALES TAX IF YOU ARE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO THE COLLETON MUSEUM, 239 NORTH JEFFRIES BOULEVARD, WALTERBORO, SOUTH CAROLINA, 29488. PHONE: 843-549-2303. FAX: 843-549-7215. EMAIL: MUSEUM@LOWCOUNTRY.COM
New Book Featuring many Colleton County families - Information on surnames and how to reserve a copy of:
Our Family Story: 1500 – 2000 A.D.
Dr. Asbury Hilliard Williams and Harriet Viola Fulmore
Rev. Wright Oscar Wilson and Sara Ida McElveen
and Their Allied Families Who Came Together In
Lake City, South Carolina.
Byrd Family of South Carolina and Mississippi
Principal areas covered are Colleton Co., SC and Simpson Co., Miss. Some major lines covered are: BYRD, DAMPEER, (DAMPIER), BURNS, SMITH, SLATER, MOFFETT, GRIFFITH, FELDER, BEASLEY, WESTBURY, RUMPH and WALKER. 7-21-03: Book should be available soon and will be $35.00 (includes $5.00 for shipping and handling). Contact Charles Byrd for more information.
OLD ST. BARTHOLOMEW GENEALOGY CHAPTER
Has information for ordering the new book, Cemetery Inscriptions of Lower Colleton County and Live Oak Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, SCcontains
668 pages, indexed, with over 12, 000 names, six map sections and many
pictures involving 89 cemeteries of upper Colleton County - one of the
original three counties in South Carolina.
In addition to church histories, there are genealogies of and genealogical information on the following families: Benton, Bryan, Black, Breland, Carter, Fisk, Garris, Goodwin, Hiers, Johnston/Johnson, Kicklighter, Kinsey, May, Murdaugh, Padgett, Risher, Rizer, Smith, Smyly, Smoak, Stokes, Ulmer, Varn, Walker and Williams, as well as hundreds of allied families.
Included also are excerpts from the Reverand Richard Bryan's unpublished Journal (1795-1825).
The book carries the endorsement of the SC Genealogical Society and bears the seal of the SC American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.
668 pp, 6 x 9, 1993 $50.00
Colleton County, South Carolina - A
of the First 160 Years (1670-1830) is the only history ever
written of Colleton County.
This book begins in 1670 with the first settlement in that area and ends with events leading up to the War Between the States. Over 270 pages contain heretofore unpublished material, such as the petition and signers for the incorporation of the village of "Walterborough", a 1780 plat of the village of "Jacksonborough", a tax list for 1733-1742, and jury lists for 1788-89 for Colleton County.
272 pp, 6 x 9, 1993 $50.00
All three books are still available from:
THE FLORENTINE PRESS
P. O. Box 705
Jacksonville, Florida 32201
Bibliofind lists for booksellers all over the country, often including rare books. Dealers ship very promptly (although Bibliofind's computer may be a day behind and your first choice may already have been sold). I've found it best to search one key word at a time, ie: "South Carolina" or "Walterboro" . Get comfortable, because you'll be browsing for hours! UNFORTUNATELY, Bibliofind has been "eaten" by Amazon and is not the same level of availibility. :-(
S-K PUBLICATIONS. Census records on CD and in book form. These are scans of the handwritten, original documents. Not every county and year is available, but many are available at a very reasonable cost. Colleton is available!
eBay Auction is a great resource and it's a lot of fun! Again, you might want to run several searches on different key words and/or categories. If you're not sure of market value, you can check Bibliofind for the same book and compare prices. Dealers and individuals offer their materials on eBay, so the delivery experience varies a lot. Also, many prefer money orders and will hold a check for ten days...then delay delivery after that!
GEN-MAT-L and GEN-BOOK-L@rootsweb.com are free mailing lists to which you can subscribe. The vendors are mostly retail booksellers, but individuals can post items for sale, also. The general protocol is to list one item at a time, with a description in the subject line, so it's easy to scroll through the titles and delete if you're not interested. Be warned...you'll get about 25 messages a day from either of these lists! To join, send your request to GEN-MAT-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org or GEN-BOOK-Lemail@example.com with only the word "subscribe" (no quotation marks) in the body of the message.
Family Tree Maker's GenealogyLibrary.Com has some fantastic books online now. It offers a monthly membership at a reasonable cost or an annual membership.
Higginson Book Company offers a mind-boggling list of reprints of history and genealogy books. You will have to wait while they print and bind the book...in most cases about 4-5 months. Although the books are nicely bound (I've only purchased hard cover books), there are some printing problems, with crooked pages, margins varying, and ink smudges. You decide.
Books currently in print, plus a "wish list" for books no longer in print.
Barnes and Noble
New and previously owned books.
If you have a great source for used books that you'd like to share, please let me know and I'll add it to the list! Pat Sabin