Surnames - C
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Cagle, Caldwell, Callicott, Callis, Calvin, Canary/Cannary, Cannaday, Cannon, Capron, Carroll, Carruth, Carter, Cashell, Castle, Cazier, Chamberlin, Chapman, Chappelear, Charbonneau, Chastain, Cheney, Chesebrough, Chiles, Christian, Church, Churchill, Cilley, Claiborne, Clarke, Claxton, Clemens, Clements, Cleveland, Clift, Clopton, Cloyd, Coats, Coe, Coffin, Condit, Cook, Cooke, Cooper, Copeland, Corlew, Corry, Corson, Countryman, Counts, Couper, Covey, Cowles, Crabtree, Crafts, Crandall, Crane, Cranfill, Crawford, Crider, Crites, Crockett, Crook, Cross, Crouse, Culbertson, Cunningham, Cupp, Currier, Curry, Curtice, Curtis, Cushing, Cutter
See also under Georgia.
"What in the World Was Happening In the Life of Thelma Sigurdson Cagle? Vol. 2: 1947-1973." Thelma Sigurdson Cagle. Families Forever Publishing, Seattle; 2005. The author's ancestors lived in Skkylven, Norway. This is the second of three books relating her life chronologically according to the homes in which she lived (this book contains her life in Seattle, WA USA). Black and white photos and illustrations, descendant charts, bibliography, indexed. 383 pages, not including the index. BLL
"The Genealogy of James Caldwell and his descendants 1750-1968." Ray Von Caldwell. With the intermarried families of Campbell, Drum, Grice, Reep, Setzer, Styles, and Williams. GCN
"Callicott Connections." John T. Callicotte. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1984. First of four volumes on Callicott and affiliated families in United States. This and volumes III and IV are by John Truman Callicotte, II is by Jewel Callicoat Cabana. This 984 page volume may offer the most general overview of the family in America. In addition to a straightforward presentation of family lineage it contains, in appendices, parish and courthouse documents and indexes, cemetery burial listings, unconnected people of same or similar surname, and a chronology of pre-Civil War events involving the family. The index to this volume lists members of affiliated families only by surname. MPR
"Callicott Connections II." Jewel Maxine Callicoat Cabana. St. Petersburg, FL: Genealogy Computer Service, 1986. Expands and continues John T. Callicotte's Callicott Connections (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1984)in the direction of descendants of William Callicott and Elizabeth Ashworth, Virginians of the late 18th century. Particular emphasis on those descendants who migrated to Lawrence Co., OH and beyond, with some discussion of history of associated Burcham, Corn, Dillon, Harmon, Kingery, Null, Rapp-Elcessor, Roach, Sowards, Stumbo and Tagg families and listings for eight Lawrence Co. cemeteries (Callicoat cemeteries in Mason and Windsor Twps; Rapp-Elcessor Cem.; New Zion Utd. Baptist Cem.; Locust Grove M.E. Church Cem.; Okey Christian Chapel Cem.; Palestine Church Cem.; and Mt. Pleasant Old Baptist Church--the last six all in Mason Twp.) Author an aunt of volunteer. MPR
"The Callis Family in England and the USA -- 1086-1998." Helena Callis McGinnis; McNaughton & Gunn; 1998. This 700+ page book is the result of the life-long work of Helena Callis McGinnis and multiple Callis family descendants. Similar names and spellings are also contained: Callys, Calais, Colles, Collys, Collis, etc. Many family lines are traced back to original immigrants and even back to Barbados, England, and so forth. Request lineage by giving a specific name plus birth date or approximate date, and location when possible. KWD
"The Calvin Families." Claude W. Calvin, Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1945. YC
"Calamity's in Town." Written by Bill and Doris Whithorn, Undated. Excerpted newspaper articles about Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Cannary/Canary] from newspapers in Livingston, Bozeman, and Park County, Montana, from 1884 to 1960; 48 pages with 16 black and white photos. BLL
"CANNADAY." Frieda Clark Cannaday, 1988. (No publisher listed). Cannaday family of Southside and Southwest Virginia and those that emigrated to West Virginia. JC5
"The Descendants of Samuel (Carnahan) Cannon of Ulster." Ireland & Blandford, Mass. Almon Brown Cannon; Higginson Book Co., 1997. Descendents of Samuel Cannon, including Sarah Cannon. LL2
"Genealogy of the descendants of Banfield Capron, from AD 1660 to AD 1850." Frederic A Holden, Geo. C. Rand & Avery, 1859. 263 pages, originally un-indexed. I created an index of 6,928 entries in 1999, and am willing to do lookups in this book. Please include name of spouse, and dates, if known, to help separate the many duplicate names. MI
"Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland. A Carroll Saga, 1500-1782." Ronald Hoffman in Collab. w/ Sally D. Mason. Charles Carroll of Carrollton - signer of Declaration of Independance - covers years 1500-1782. Deep family stories from diaries and the like. Complete Genealogical map. RFH
"Carruth Family." Harold B. Carruth, Higginson Book Company, 1953. This book is a family history of many branches of the Carruth family which have emigrated to Massachusetts since 1730 from Ireland and Scotland. Descendants and their spouses are included up to those born in the early 1950s. The book has the largest section on John Carruth and Jemima Russell descendants, but there are other sections for the Carruth families that descend from William, Adam, Alexander, Walter, John of Dippany, etc. LP3
"Carruth Family or The Descendants of James Carruth of Phillipston." Arthur Jay Carruth, Crane & Co., 1926. This book lists the descendants of the James Carruth family. He was born 1737 in Mass. The books covers descendants until the early 1920s. LP3
See also under Lancaster Co., Virginia.
"Carter Genealogy, Some decendents of Rev. Thomas Carter of Woburn, Mass." Compiled by Howard Williston Carter, C.B. Fiske & Co., Palmer, MA 1909. Book contains information of the family in both Mass. and Conn. DC5
"Catching Shadows: Ancestors from North and South--Who They Were, Where They Lived." Whittier, Katharine Brooke. Boston, MA: Newbury Street Press, 1999. Autobiography of daughter of a Northern father and Southern mother, accompanied by biographical sketches of some notable ancestors and geealogical charts, with particular emphasis on Hamlin family of MA and ME and Carter and Brooke families influential in VA. Some genealogical or historical assertions may be debatable. Nonagenarian author and her close family, like some of her forbears, have had interesting political connections which help to spice up a sunny work of research and reminiscence. Author is both a fourth cousin once removed and a half second cousin once removed of contributor. MPR
See also under Maryland.
"A History of the Castle Family from 1635 to 1900." William Wallace Ingraham, E. J. Decker, Chicago, 1899. RPK
"Descendants of William Cazier & Pleasant Drake, 1794 - 1988." by Gail Cazier, 1988. CID
"The Wright-Chamberlin Genealogies." Eunice Miena Barber, 1914. Genealogical data about two families, the Wrights (beginning with Deacon Samuel Wright in Northampton, MA) and the Chamberlin/Chamberlain family (beginning with Richard Chamberline of Northfield, MA and the state of Vermont), and their descendants. Eunice Abigail Wright married Abiel Chamberlain. [This book is freely available from Google Books.]
"Descendants of Ralph Chapman." Charles B. Gerard, E.M. Ruttenber & Son, 1876. Follows the descendants of Ralph Chapman, who was born in England in 1615 and died in Marshfield, Mass in 1671. His descendants lived primarily in Massachusetts and New York. Latest entry is about 1871. J24
"Chappelear Family and Connecting Lines, Vol II of Families of Virginia." George W. Chappelear, 1932. Well indexed. Gives an early discussion of the possible family line in France before starting in 1672 with the birth of a son in the second generation. PSC
"The Chappelear Family." Nancy Chappelear, 1963. Nancy, daughter of George, Prepared this supplement and repeated most information in his book and added the next thirty years. PSC
"Dictionnaire Des Mariages Des Charbonneau." Dominique M. Charbonneau, Roger et Jean Bergeron, Montreal 1973. The dictionary contains approx 5,700 marriages of Charbonneau men and women in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and about 500 marriages in the United States. The time period is from 1671 to 1925. In most cases the entry would list the Groom, Groom's parents, Bride's name, Bride's parents, date and place of marriage. Sample of entry: 2668. OLIVIER GARNIER, MARIE-MARGUERITE Vf de Marguerite Roy Jean & Merie Renaudeau Vers 1654 Marans, France. (Olivier Charbonneau is the original ancestor of most of the Charbonneau's now in North America. The above indicates that Olivier was a widower of Marguerite Roy and married Marie-Marguerite Garnier in Marans, France before they came to New France aboard the St-Andre in 1659.) D30
"Pierre Chastain and His Descendants, Volume I, First Five Generations." Robert Leishman (compiler); Loyce Coolidge (editor), 1995. This is the history of Pierre Chastain, a Huguenot, and his descendants to the 5th generation. It was compiled for the Pierre Chastain Family Association. It will not include every descendant, but only the ones that the association knows are connected with the immigrant, Pierre Chastain. RL3
"Pierre Chastain and His Descendants, Volume II, the Sixth Generation." Robert W. Leishman, compiler; Geraldine "Gere" Buland, confirmer; Loyce Coolidge, editor, published in 2002. This book contains information on the 6th generation of the Pierre Chastain Family. Again, it only contains the descendants of whom we know. It does not include all descendants of Pierre Chastain, the immigrant Huguenot. RL3
"Cheney Genealogy. Decendants of William Cheney of Roxbury, Mass., and John Cheney of Newbury, Mass." Charles Henry Pope, 1897. 582pp. index. HWC
"Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Mass." "The founder and first white settler of Stonington, Conn., born 1594, in or near Boston, England, and died 1667, Stonington, Conn. He sailed from Cowes, England, in Good Ship "Arbella" (of Gov. John Winthrop's Massachusetts Bay Colony), March 29, 1630, and arrived in Salem, Mass., New England, America, June 14, 1630." by Anna Chesebrough Wildey (Member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution). New York: Press of T. A. Wright - 1903, 689 pages. Extensive, indexed genealogy of the descendants of William Chesebrough and wife Anne Stevenson (dau. of Peter) through the date of pubication. Variant spellings of this surname are: Chesbrough, Chesboro, Chesborough, Chesebrooke, Chesebro, Cheseborough, Cheseboro', Chesebrugh, Cheesbrough, Cheesbro', Cheesboro', Chees Bro, Cheesbrook, Cheesbroggh, Cheesebro', Cheeseborough, Cheesebrow, Cheasbrough, Chessbruck, Cheasebro, Chesbro and Cheesborough. JSM1
See under Texas.
See under Isle of Man.
"Descendants of Richard Church of Plymouth, Mass." John A. Church. Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Co., 1913. Church brings enthusiasm and engineer's training to orderly presentation of lineage of one of five pioneer Church families, likely unrelated, that reached New England between 1630 and 1709. Extensive but not comprehensive discussion of deeds, whereabouts, character, etc. of some individuals. 354 pp. We also have recent Higginson Book Co. reprint of this title. Author a gg father of volunteer. MPR
"The Churchill Family in America." Compiled by Gardner Asaph Churchill and Nathaniel Wiley Churchill, 1904. EN
"Cilley Family." J.P. Cilley (no publication date on manuscript). This is a very small volume, with information on the Cilley family, mainly in New Hampshire. [This book is feely available from the Internet Archives.]
"Claiborne of Virginia" is also relatively new, 1995, and probably still available. Descendants of Colonel William Claiborne, The First Eight Generations. Compiled by John Frederick Dorman. Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, Md. RE
"Genealogy of the Descendants of Nathaniel Clarke of Newbury Mass." George K. Clarke Press of T. R. Marvin & Son Boston 1883. Genealogy of Nathaniel Clarke and Elizabeth Somerby following male lines to about 1850. JM11
"Henry Claxton and Descendants 1790-1980." George W. Norris, Mcdowell Publications, 1982. JA1
"The CLEMENS Family Chronology 1610-1912." (not indexed, but in process of making one. NOTE: This book lists only CLEMENS, CLEMANS, CLEMMONS (no t's)) William M. CLEMENS. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive.]
"Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts." Percival Wood Clement, Patterson and White Co. Philadelphia, 1927. This genealogy covers many of the early New England settlers. There are many beautiful illustrations of hand written documents, historical buildings and landscapes. In the authors preface he states this genealogy was started by his father and that he began extending it in 1890. This 2 volumn set is about 1,000 pages of Clement family history. G10
"Cleveland Family 1899 Vol. 1-2-3." copyright 1899. By Edmund Janes Cleveland, Hartford. Conn. Origin of the Cleveland Family. Moses Cleveland of Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and His Descendants. Three volume set. TB5
"A Genealogy of Benjamin Cleveland, a great-grandson of Moses Cleveland, of Woburn, MA and a native of Canterbury, Windham County, Conn." by Horace Gillette Cleveland, Chicago, 1879. ELA
"Clift-Penland Family, with some of the allied families." Essie Gladys Gaston, self published, August 1949. Mostly a list of names, with dates of births, marriages and deaths, with some biographical data. (Beginning in 1774, and ending around 1949). These families lived in the Southern MO area. Family groups listed in this book are: Clift, Penland, Gardner, Chandler, Gaston, John Alexander, Worthy, & Thomas Alexander. KB5
"The Ancestry of William Clopton of Virginia." Lucy Lane Erwin, Tuttle Publishing (privately), 1939. William Clopton was born in England in 1655, migrated to Virginia, and died there about 1730. The first part of this book traces his European ancestry in all known lines, including numerous royal and magna carta descents. The second part of the book deals with his descendants in America. The book is well documented, illustrated and indexed. MJS
"Genealogy of the Cloyd, Basye and Tapp Families in America." By A.D. CLOYD, M.D., Omaha, Nebraska, 1912. "With brief sketches referring to the families of Ingels, Jones, Marshall and Smith." [This book is available as a free download from the Internet Archives.]
"My Coats Family." Neva Maxene Coats Staples, self-published, c. 1991. This is my grandmother's book on our ancestor's: Coats, Jones, Stewart, Mallicoat, McEntaffer, Kelley, Rook, Whittenberg, Earnest, Harrison, Bradshaw. Many photographs of ancestors included in this book. A17
"Genealogy of the Early Generations of the Coffin Family in New England." S. J. Macy, New England Historical and Genealogical Register for 1870 Desendents of Tristram Coffin until the early 1700s only. Book not indexed, please allow extra time. JM11
"Condits and Their Cousins in America." Norman I. Condit; Cook & McDowell Publications, 719 E. 6th St., Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; pub 1980. A revision of "The Genealogical Record of the Condit Family: Descendants of John Cunditt... 1678-1885" by Jotham H. Condit and Eben Condit and a subsequent revision in 1916. Adds more current generations and corrects mistakes. MM15
"Jemima Condict: Her Book." Pub. 1930 by The Carteret Book Club, Newark, NJ. A transcript of the diary of an Essex County maid during the Revolutionary War. MM15
"Genealogy of My Great Grandparents Daniel Cook and Mary M. Fuller." Elsie Geneva Cook Pace, Private Printing, Nov. 1958. Descendants of Daniel Cook (b 1798, Canada, d 1875, Utah) & Mary Maria Fuller (b 1798, Canada, d 1868, Utah) Lydia Cook Mann family; Lydia Cook Gallup family; David Cook branch; James Nathaniel Cook family; Hannah Elizabeth Cook Hoyt Branch; Isaac Cook branch; others. CID
"The Family of Elisha Cooke." Florence Cooke Newberry 1934. Detailed Family History reference of the well known elisha Cooke family. Born in 1716, he was a direct descendant of Francis Cooke who was a passenger on the Mayflower, one of the pilgrims landing at Plymouth. the book also contains significant detail about the Aaron Hazen family, early settlers in Crawford County Wisconsin. This book does not have an index so research is difficult, but possiible with some starting help. TS6
"Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol. 12, FRANCIS COOKE." Ralph V. Woods, Picton Press, 1999. MB5
"Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island." A genealogy of Thomas Cooke, alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643. V1 and V2. Compiled and published by Jane Fletcher Fiske, Boxford, Massachusetts, 1987. Copyright 1987, Jane Fletcher Fiske. P1
"The Cooper Family History and Genealogy 1681-1931." Published 1931. JK6
"The Copeland Family." Warren Turner Copeland, Tuttle Publishing Co, 1937. EV
"Corlew Family Genealogy Descendants of Edward Corlew of York Co., VA." Gary L. Corlew, Self-published, 2005. The descendants of Edward Corlew and Katherine Curtis. They lived in York Co., Virginia in the late 1600's and early 1700's. One descendant, Amanda Malvina Corlew married into the Boone family, her line is not part of this book but I do have information regarding portions of it. I am descendant from her and Thomas Moody Grubbs. J32
"The History of the CORRY Family of Castlecoole." The Earl of Belmore, Alex. Thom & Co., Dublin, 1891. Limited to Northern Ireland. EPC
"300 years of the Corson Families in America Vols. I & II." Orville Corson, Free Press Interstate Print. Corp.. 1989. Family histories of the Corson and Courson families, including the Staten Island-Pennsylvania Corsons, the Sussex County, New Jersey Corsons, the Cape May or South Jersey Corsons, the Corsons of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, the Corsons of Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, the New England Corson families, the Canadian Corson family. [Editor's note: reprints of this book are available for purchase through Higginson Books.] J20
"Countryman Genealogy." Alvin & John E Countryman, Lux Bros. & Heath, 1925. Description: Countryman family that settled in the Mohawk Valley of New York prior to the Revolution. This book has no index. ARE
"Some Descendents of John Counts of Glade Hollow (Southwest Virginia) 1722-1977." Hetty S. Sutherland , Private, 1978. Includes the families of Artrip, Carter, Colley, Counts, Deel, Dyer, Edwards, Fuller, Grizzel, Jessee, Kiser,long, Mattox,Owens, Rasnick, Skeen, Smith, Stinson, Sutherland, Willard, Yates and others. H1
"Gold: James Hamilton Couper and Plantation Life on the Georgia Coast." James Bagwell. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2000. 193 page scholarly study of the life of James Hamilton Couper (1794-1866), a brilliant agriculturalist, slave manager, paleontologist, geologist, architect, entrepreneur, and literary connoisseur who was the leading light of Georgia low coast plantation life in the first half of the nineteenth century,and a passenger and hero in the sinking of the Pulaski. Some Couper genealogy. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. MPR
"Ancestors and Descendents of Walter Covey, Vol I and II." Compiled by Mary Lancaster Quist, 1971. Genealogy of Walter Covey, b. 1750 in Dutchess County, New York, his ancestors, siblings and descendents. Has been used to document lineage for membership in Colonial Dames. E9
"Genealogy of the COWLES Families in America," Vols. 1 & 2. Col. Calvin D. Cowles, Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co. 1929. ML1
"Crabtree's of America Book." by Ruth Cromwell Crabtree. This is a complete book of Crabtree family lines through out America. it has many many diffrent family lines with a complete index. This book was privatly published and is no longer avaliable. It is 766 pages. DD4
"The Crafts Family, A Genealogical and Biographical History of the Descendants of Griffin and Alice Craft, of Roxbury, Mass. 1630-1890." William Francis Crafts. General Books LLC, Memphis, 2012. Reprint of 1894 book. Optical character recognition software use caused many typos and missing text. Complied genealogy. 337 pages with index. BLL
See under Rhode Island.
"Genealogy of the Crane Family." E. B. Crane, Press of Charles Hamilton, 1910. Crane Family Genealogy for 4 families beginning 1624, ending 1905. 11,000 entries with full descendants. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive: Volume 1, Volume 2]
"The Cranfill Family." J. B. Cranfill, M.D., LL.D., Arrow Press, 8/4/1938. A Brief Record of Hezekiah Cranfill, The First Known American Cranfill and All His Descendants That Are Known to the Writer. W3
"Laurus Crawfurdiana Memorials of that branch of the Crawford Family which comprises descendants of the John Crawford of VA 1660-1883." Robert Leighton Crawford, Edward O Jenkins printer 1883. John Crawford of Virginia and his descendants. Allied families of Everett, Hand, Anderson, Yancey, Vanderbilt, Perkins, Scales, Lake, Harding and Giles families. M34
"Descendants of Daniel Crider, Sr. The House of Crider." House of Crider - William G. Crider, 1988. This book has 732 pages of information on the Crider Families. CRS
See under Cunningham.
"Volume V Notable Southern Families-The Crockett Family and Connecting Lines." Janie Preston Collup French and Zella Armstrong, 1928. JMC2
"Crook-An American Family unknown," The Recorder Printing and Publishing Company, 1956. Family history of the Crook family. Dating back to Thomas Crook 1698. All descendents possible.Some names that appear several times: Bailey, Weeks, Ordway. Seperate section on Piper. Includes small write ups on each person, diary excerpts, court records, letters etc. when they were found. This is a photo copy and a few pages are missing. VW2
See under Greene.
"Crouse Family History, The Descendants of Philip and Sarah Crouse." by Roguer Crouse, Rogue Publishing, copyright 1995. RO3
"CULBERTSON, Alexander, Sr. of Delaware - Pennsylvania - Wayne Couny, Ohio." by Margaret R. Fish, 1992. Descendants and some ancestors of Alexander Culbertson. SKD
"Cunningham's Across America." Published by Mary Whitney, Inc. LDR
See under Shultz surname.
"Richard Curtice, Master Mariner. A Genealogy of Richard Curtice of Salem, Massachusetts and Southold, Long Island, whose Father Appears to Have Been the Master Mariner Harlow Dunham Curtis." Published by Mrs. William Dowd Scranton, 1955. Various branches of the lineage used both Curtice and Curtis. There are no records of when the first Curtice arrived in America, but they started out in Salem (MA), moving to Southold on Long Island in 1663. Later descendants settled in Southampton and Huntington, Long Island. Others located in Staten Island (NY), Rhode Island, the New York towns of New Windsor, Wayne,Kinderhook, New Lebanon, Urbana and the Connecticut Towns of Canaan, FallsVillage, Hebron, and Falls Village, plus Lanesboro in Massachusetts. BF1
"Genealogical History of the Currier Family." Compiled by Richard Sawyer Currier Capitol City Press 1935. Richard Sawyer Currier Line as follows (Ezelial, Ezekial, Samuel, Samuel, Thomas, Richard Currier) of Washington Co., Vermont contains many photographs as well for this family genealogy. [This book can be viewed via the HathiTrust Digital Library.]
"Kinfolks, a genealogical and biographical record of Thomas and Elizabeth (Stuart) Harllee, Andrew and Agnes (Cade) Fulmore, Benjamin and Mary Curry, Samuel and Amelia (Russell) Kemp, John and Hannah (Walker) Bethea, Sterling Clack and Frances (King) Robertson, Samuel and Sophia Ann (Parker) Dickey, their antecedents, descendents, and collateral relatives." By William Curry Harllee in Collaboration with others, Volume II (2 Fulmore, 3, Curry, and 4 Kemp Sections). Copyright 1935 by William Curry Harlee. pages 969 - 1819. LS7
See also under Curtice.
"Otis Freeman Curtis, His Story and Ours." by C. Burnell Olds, 1943. Details the descendants of Otis Freeman Curtis, born in New Hampshire in 1804. (this book is not copyrighted) CW
"The Genealogy of the Cushing Family. Ancestors and Descendants of Matthew Cushing who came to America in 1638." Cushing, James S. 1905. Over 1300 families listed, plus children. Many similar given names, please be specific. BC7
"The CUTTER Family." by Dr. Benjamin Cutter and revised and enlarged by William Richard Cutter. Starts from Castle-Upon-Tyne to New England in 1640 with many families through to 1871 when the book was published. Too many surnames to put in but I have 350+ pages of genealogy and an index. PW