Genealogical (and other) Publications
Pertaining to Madison County
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Individual copies of back issues of Echoes of Madison
(the Way it Was)
As the cover says this is "an autobiography written by Mary Lovada (Shelton) Chandley in collaboration with her sons, James and William and other members of her family." Mary Lovada's father (Rev. Melvin H. Shelton) was born in Spillcorn and her mother's family lived in the Allegheny community. Three members of her grandfather's family were killed in the infamous Shelton Laurel Massacre. In addition to Mary Lovada's personal memories, each member of her family (three brothers and three sisters) was asked for stories that occurred while they lived in Madison County, NC and Greene County, TN.
Very graphics intensive (more than 100, some more than 100 years old), many of the stories and events cover the years immediately before and during the Great Depression. This book is an unvarnished, accurate description of life during this time. It will be of particular interest to descendants of the Sheltons and Chandleys who originally lived in Madison County. This book has 128 pages, printed from electronic postscript files on 24 lb paper with a beautiful cover in color.
Mary Lovada's son, James D. Chandley, actually wrote, compiled, edited, and typeset all of the material. James was born in 1934 at White Rock, NC. He spent 25 years as a corporate technical writer and consultant retiring in 1997. His previously published works were copyrighted and became the property of the corporations for which he worked. "Remembering" can be ordered from: James D. Chandley, 828 Clear Springs Rd., Limestone, TN 37681. The price is $15 plus $4 for handling and shipping.
WAY THINGS WERE by Willie Lewis
Coates 2003 "All the stories in this
book are true. It was our way of life as we grew up. We went by the sings and
still do today. I used the recipes shared in this book and still do today. I
don’t believe in the superstitions too much but I am careful if I walk under a
ladder for fear that it may fall on me.
I hope everyone who reads this book
enjoys it and learns more about our way of living during the 30’s –40’s – 50’s."
This 94 page book has wonderful stories of day to day living, loads of family photographs and genealogy. It includes Grapevine School groups. Willie has included a big section on recipes, gardening by the signs, songs of the era, etc, Cost is $15 plus 3 shipping/handling – available from: Jan C. Plemmons, 4996 1st Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; soon to be at Penland’s Store in Marshall
3) KIRK’S RAIDERS by Matthew Bumgarner $25 + tax & PH
4) MOUNTAIN MASTERPEACES - DIRECTORY of FAIRVIEW METHODIST CHURCH & CEMETERY in MADISON COUNTY - by James Lee Harmon $20 +tax &PH
5) ARRINGTON BRANCH BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORY founded July 1932 - by Willie Coats $12 + tax & PH
6) UNTIL HE IS DEAD by Tom Rusher - a story of capital punishment in Western NC – includes the story of the hanging of Peter Smith in Madison County $29.95 + tax&PH
7) MADISON COUNTY 1900 CENSUS transcribed by Shirley Crowder $50 +tax&PH (Madison County 1930 Census by same transcriber available soon!)
8) New!!MADISON COUNTY 1910 CENSUS transcribed by Shirley Crowder $50 +tax&PH (Madison County 1930 Census by same transcriber available soon!)
9) New!!MADISON COUNTY 1920 CENSUS transcribed by Shirley Crowder $50 +tax&PH (Madison County 1930 Census by same transcriber available soon!)
10) MADISON COUNTY, NC DELAYED BIRTHS - VOLUME I from County Books 1- 10 Compiled by Winston A Riddle $20 + tax&PH
11) MADISON COUNTY, NC DELAYED BIRTHS - VOLUME 2, from County Books 11 - 20, Compiled by Winston Riddle. $20 + tax&PH
12) MADISON COUNTY, NC DELAYED BIRTHS VOLUME 3 Compiled by Winston Riddle. $20 + tax&PH
13) New!!MADISON COUNTY, NC DELAYED BIRTHS VOLUME 1, 2, & 3 on CD Compiled by Winston Riddle. Details
14) MADISON COUNTY, NC EARLY MARRIAGES 1851-1869 by Winston Riddle
15) MADISON COUNTY MARRIAGES 1869 –1910 compiled by Jan Plemmons
16) MADISON COUNTY INDEX OF DEATH CERTIFICATES Vol I -County Books 1-5; Vol II Books 610; Vol III Books 11-15; Vol IV Books16–20 --$10ea + tax&PH
17) MADISON COUNTY INDEX OF DEATH CERTIFICATES County Books 21-40 $25 + tax&PH
18) MADISON COUNTY INDEX OF DEATH CERTIFICATES County Books 41-60 65 pages $25 +tax&PH
19) MADISON COUNTY INDEX OF DEATH CERTIFICATES County Books 61-77 $25 + tax&PH
20) CEMETERIES OF MADISON COUNTY, NC VOLS I-V (priced each)- Jan Plemmons - $20 + tax&PH
21) Madison County, NC Obits 1904 - 1935 Reprinted just as they appeared in Madison County newspapers - compiled by Jan Plemmons - 225 pages Indexed - $25 + tax&PH
22) Madison County, NC 1998 OBITUARIES - $10 + tax&PH
23) Madison County, NC 1999 OBITUARIES - $10 + tax&PH
24) 2000 Madison County, NC OBITUARIES - $10 + tax&PH
25) 2001 Madison County, NC OBITUARIES - $10 + tax&PH
#16, 17, 18 & 19 are taken from Madison Co New Record & Sentinel. Also has an index of historical events that occurred in each year – compiled by Jan Plemmons
26) Heritage of Madison County –Vol I – available from the Madison County Library
|#2||available from Jan C. Plemmons, 4996 1st Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or contact Jan at email@example.com|
|available from the Jackson County Genealogical Society PO Box 2108 Cullowhee, NC 28723|
available from Old Buncombe County Genealogy Society (OBCGS, P. O. Box
2122, Asheville, NC 28802-2122 or visit the website http://www.obcgs.com/book.htm). Old Buncombe also has gift certificates available if you’d like to drop a hint to your family or give someone a certificate and let them take their pick!
|#7-#9||available from Lisa Bass, 17 Rice Cove Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787 (or e-mail Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|#10–#14||available from Winston Riddle, P. O. Box 1086, Bryson City, NC 28713 (or e-mail Winston at email@example.com)|
|#10-#16||also available at Penland’s Store in Marshall|
|#15-#25||available from Jan C. Plemmons, 4996 1st Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|#26||available from the Madison County Library 1335 North Main Street or P.O. Box 236, Marshall, NC 28753 Phone (828) 649-3741|
Add tax (7%) only if in NC and purchasing in NC – authors will advise on shipping cost
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