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Rockbridge County Heritage Book

This book is currently available. Orders are being taken and filled now! These books contain lots of family history, histories of churches, towns, organizations, schools, and more! Order while supplies last to be assured to own this family heirloom!

The price of the book is: if out of state and mailed to you $80.00; if in state and mailed to you $83.38; if you can pick the book up in Lexington $78.38. All prices include VA State sales tax and shipping and handling where applicable.

Orders, accompanied by payment, should be mailed to:

The Root Cellar
87 Tally Ho Lane
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

If you prefer to place an order now click here. Please include your postal mailing address. You will be invoiced for the book. Orders are filled upon receipt of payment.

Revolutionary Pension Applications, Rockbridge County, VA. Transcribed by Angela M. Ruley, 1998.

Rockbridge Researcher's Handbook by Angela M. Ruley.

A History of Rockbridge County, VA. by Oren F. Morton.

Civil War Books

Rockbridge County, VA is fortunate indeed to have such a noted Civil War historian among our midst! Robert J. Driver. Jr. has written the following books!

1st Virginia Cavalry, $19.95 if ordered from author.

2nd Virginia Cavalry, $25.00

New!5th Virginia Cavalry, $25.00

New!1st and 2nd Maryland Cavalry, CSA $34.95.

10th Virginia Cavalry, $19.95

14th Virginia Cavalry, $19.95 if ordered from author.

58th Virginia Infantry, $19.95 if ordered from author.

1st Virginia Battalion Infantry (Irish), 39th Battalion Cavalry and 24th Battalion Partisan Rangers, $25.00

1st and 2nd Rockbridge Artillery, $19.95 if ordered from author.

Staunton Artillery and McClanahan's Battery, $19.95 if ordered form author.

Lexington and Rockbridge County In The Civil War, $19.95 if ordered from author.

The Story of A Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson, in Which IS Told the Part Taken by the Rockbridge Artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia by Edward Alexander Moore. Not available from Robert J. Driver, please follow the link.

Virginia residents add 4 1/2 % sales tax.
All orders, add $3.00 postage and handling for first book, $1.00 for each additional book.

Order from:
Robert J. Driver, Jr.
P. O. Box 7
Brownsburg, VA 24415

Payment must accompany your order.

Please note that Robert J. Driver, Jr. has records for all Confederate soldiers from Augusta, Rockbridge and Rockingham Counties. He also collects pictures of these soldiers for use in his books, and to preserve them for the future.

Blue Ridge Mountaineers: The Tolley Family of Rockbridge County, VA and Beyond

Rockbridge County, VA Death Register 1853-1870; Death Certificates, 1912-1917 by Angela M. Ruley is available from Iberian Publishing Company.

Rockbridge County Marriages, 1778-1850 by Dorthie Kirkpatrick, and Rockbridge County Births 1853-1877 by Dorthie Kirkpatrick are also available.

Glasgow, Virginia: 100 Years of Dreams

Growing Up, By George! by Mary Sutton Skutt. Written in Celebration of the Marshall Plan, this work was developed for middle readers (grades 3-6). However, it is delightful reading for all ages. Anyone with an interest in George C. Marshall and his life will enjoy the wonderful writing style of Mary as she takes you through his childhood years.

A guide to published sources is now available!

Rockbridge Historical Society
101 E. Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 464-1058

A Journey in Faith: The History of Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church 1746-1996 by Dr. I. Taylor Sanders, II Washington and Lee University Historian, is in the editing stage. It's expected publication date is October, 1997. Contact Bobbie Sue Henry to be placed on the registration list (notice of cost will be sent as soon as it is known). This church is located near Lexington, VA, in Rockbridge County. Coming Soon, still being printed.

New Providence Church: A History, 1746-1996 by Katherine L. Brown. This is a very nice hardbound book of over 250 pages. To order, write: Mary Kathryn Blackwell, HCR 32, Box 30, Middlebrook, VA 24459. The price of the book is $20.00, please add $5.00 postage and handling.

Thy Faithfulness Is Unto All Generations: Collierstown Presbyterian Church, 1842-1992 by Carmen E. Clark is available. This is a wonderful hardbound book and contains about 200 pages. It is available from: Carmen E. Clark, Rt 2, Box 270, Lexington, VA 24450. The price is $25.00, plus $2.75. postage and handling.

Goodbars I Found by Carmen E. Clark is available for $20.00, plus $2.75 from Carmen E. Clark, Rt 2, Box 270, Lexington, VA 24450. This is a very nice hardbound book of over 250 pages.

Now Let the Gospel Trumpet Blow: A History of New Monmouth Church, 1746-1980 by I. Taylor Sanders, II is available. The price is $15.00, plus $5.00 postage and handling. Order from: Mary (Morrison) Livesay, Rt #1, Box 365, Lexington, VA 24450-9628. This is a very nice hardbound book.

"Following the McClures - Donegal to Botetourt" sells for $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping. It can be ordered from - George E. Honts, III, P.O.Box 110, Fincastle, Va 24090.

William Knick and His Descendants: (1758-1993) by Ottie Marie (Knick) Canady. Hardback $33.45. Soft cover $29.95, shipping, postage, etc. included in both prices. Order from: Ottie Marie (Knick) Canady, 908 Riverside Drive, Tarpan Springs, FL 34689.

Higgins Family Genealogy Published A genealogy of the Higgins family of Rockbridge County has been published. The book was compiled and prepared for printing by Ottie Marie Knick Canady of Tarpon Springs, Fl. The publication is entitled Higgins Ancestors and Decendants of Rockbridge County, Va.(1796-1997) and is dedicated to the memory of her mother, Ottie Moses Higgins Knick (1903-1969) of Rockbridge County,Va. Her research led her to conclude that all the Higgins are decendants of Joseph and Mary Higgins whose record show he was born in New York and moved to this county in the late 1700Ős. Her introduction includes information on Josephs four children (there may be more). This is followed by genealogy records that form the main body of the book and spans 9 generations.
Included are family photos, copies of marriage bonds,pedigree charts,a bibligraphy and an index of 60 pages.
She also published a genealogy on her fathers Knick family entitled William Knick and His Decendants (1758-1993) of Rockbridge County,Va. This was printed by The News-Gazette Print Shop in Lexington,Va in December 1993. Corrections and addditional updated information is also in the Higgins book on a lot of related families.
Included are John Marion and (1)Martha Ann (Higgins) Wilhelm and ( 2) Nancy J (Hostetter) Wilhelm family and James Wilhelm and Susanne(Higgins) decendants.
Both books are available by contacting:
Lexington, VA: Marjorie Plogger 540-463-5751 Marie Canady, 908 Riverside Drive, Tarpon Springs, Fl. 34689 Phone: 813-938-8120

A genealogy of the Zollman/Zollman family has been published. The book was compiled by Art Reierson. It includes descendants of Adam Zollman of Maryland and Henry of Rockbridge. I have the families going back to Joannes Zullmann of Mensfelden Germany 1662. I have been lucky to have found some Zollmann relatives living in Mensfelden to help me with the church records and the Zollmann's living there today. The book is 470 pages of our relatives both in Germany and the United States.

Books are available for $60.00 includes shipping - contact:

Art Reierson
1922 Cedarbrook Dr.
Columbia SC 29212-2031
E Mail Address:

Rockbridge County Artists and Artisans by Barbara Crawford and Royster Lyle. This book has 272 pages in a very nice hardbound cover, with lots of pictures and illustations. It shows many of the works by local artisans and gives information accounts of the indivdual and his/her trade.

Roads of Rockbridge just reprinted and revised. Order from Rockbridge Historical Society.

Rockbridge County, VA Self-Guided Driving Tours

Country Roads: Rockbridge County.

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