Books of Interest

 

ALBEMARLE PARTISH VESTRY BOOK, 1742-1786: SURRY AND SUSSEX COUNTIES, VIRGINIA by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Andrew Wilburn Hogwood. Baltimore, MD; Clearfield, 2005. 266 pages.

 

BIRTHS, DEATHS AND SPONSORS 1717-1778 FROM THE ALBEMARLE PARISH REGISTER OF SURRY AND SUSSEX COUNTIES, VIRGINIA, by John Bennett Boddie, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.

 

BLANDFORD CEMETERY-LIFE AND DEATH AT PETERSBURG VIRGINIA by John O. Peters.

A visual treat, this lavishly illustrated book, tells the story of Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia, a Virginia Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic places. The book, traces the history of this beautiful and extraordinary site that has survived since the 18th cemetery and remains an active cemetery today, while featuring its outstanding collection of historic funerary art, sculpture and ironwork. Photographs both contemporary and historical, postcards, drawings, and memorabilia are used to illustrate the Cemetery's story. Throughout the text, the author discusses Americans' changing attitudes toward death and artistic taste, describes developments in the funeral business and burial customs, and related events in the history of the Petersburg area to Blandford Cemetery. The book shows that Blandford is important not by reason of its association with anyone period or event, but because it lends insight into the panoply of life at the falls of the Appomattox River over the past three hundred years. The book includes 160 photographs and illustrations and an illustrated map of the Old Burial Ground." The book is $45.00 tax included and is available from the Historic Blandford Cemetery Foundation, 250 South Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803. A BLESSED COMPANY; Parishes, Parsons, and Parishioners in Anglican Virginia, 1690-1776 by John K. Nelson. UNC Press, 2002, 477 pages.

PETERSBURG WAR ON THE DOORSTEPS; A Historical Novel where all the History is True by Henry Kidd

SUSSEX C OUNTY, A TALE OF THREE CENTURIES compioled by workers of the Virginia Writers' program of the Work projects administartion in the state of Virginia...sponsored by the Sussex County school Board. Whittet & Shepperson, 1942. 324 pages.

VIRGINIA IMMIGRANTS AND ADVENTURERS, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary by Martha W. McCartney. Baltimore, MD; Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007. 833 pages.

YE OLDE SUSSEX SAMPLER: DELICIOUS FOODS PREPARED IN SUSSEX COUNTY by Sussex County Extension Homemakers Club. Lawrence, Va.; Sussex County Extension Homemakers Club Edmonds Printing Company, 1983. 195 pages.

 

 

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