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Allegany County Bookshelf

Books About, For and By Alleganians

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TITLE OF PUBLICATION

AUTHOR

COMMENTS

PUBLISHER

 

A History --Commemorating the Centennial of the Incorporation of the Village of Canaseraga, NY 1892-1992

Compiled by Renee Coombs & Marjorie Dieter Mastin

 

The Amity Press - Belmont, NY - November 1992 --

 

Availability Unknown as of 2016.

 

A History of Cuba Cheese

Edwin & Velma Moses

Dated 1977

Cuba Cheese Company, 1980, 1982

 

A Moment in Railroad History; Theodore Roosevelt's Presidential Special to Chautauqua, NY in 1905

Richard Palmer

Mr. Palmer's articles and research appears often on the ACHS website.

Click here for page of information (PDF)  

Alfred, History of the Town of

C. R. Clawson

1-Jan-26

Alfred Sun

 

Allegany Beckons

   

Allegany County Officeof Economic Development; Belmont, NY

 

Allegany County and Its People: A Centennial Memorial HISTORY OF ALLEGANY COUNTY,NY

John S. Minard

County History

W.A.Fergusson & Co., Alfred,NY, 1896

 

Allegany County in The 20th Century: Stories of Change

Compiled by Craig R. Braack, County Historian

 

 

 

 

 

Allegany's Uncommon Folk

Helene C. Phelan

1978

Sun Publishing Company; Alfred, NY

 

Alma Story, The - 1795-1850

Hazel M. Shear

1959 (Originally published by the author.)

Republished-by Benson Smythe Publishing

OUT OF PRINT

 
 
 

Alma Story, The - PART II - 1850-1900

Hazel M. Shear

1960

Republished-by Benson Smythe Publishing --

OUT OF PRINT

 
 
 

Almond Story, The

Reynolds

reprinted 2006

Available online from the website of Almond Historical Society

 

An Indian Parliament House and Its Last Council-Fire

John Stearns Minard

 

unknown

 

And Why Not Every Man?

Helene C. Phelan- 1987

 "It's a book on the Underground Railroad through the southern tier area and there are several detailed stories of Allegany County residents who assisted fugitive slaves….Ted Seeley"

Heart of the Lakes Publishing; Interlaken, NY 14847

 
   

Andover SesquiCentennial

Committee

1-Jun-74

Andover News

 

Angelica at 200

Angelica Bicentennial Book Committee

2005. 90 pages + appendices (obits, alumni lists, etc.) Soft cover, spiral bound. $10 + $5 Shipping/Handling.

(Note-2016; Limited Quantities available from Angelica Booster Citizens, Inc., P.O.Box 173, Angelica, NY 14709 )

 

Angelica Collectanea

L.L.Stillwell

Now available.

1955; Reprinted 2006-Sun Publishing; Alfred,NY

 

Belfast Sesqui Centennial

       

Bolivar, NY: Pioneer Oil Town

John P. Herrick

Original Copyright 1952

Printed by Ward Ritchie Press in Los Angeles

 
   

Reprints available from Pioneer Oil Museum of New York-Bolivar,NY

 

Bolivar, Town of -Sesquecentennial Book - 1825-1975

Committee

 

$7.00; Shipping & Handling +$2.50; Mail checks to: “B.R.A.G. Historical Preservation Society” - address: c/o Bolivar Free Library -- 390 Main Street --Bolivar, New York 14715

 

Caneadea Council House and its Last Council Fire, The

Henry R. Howland

Reprinted 1932

Comfort Craftsmen; Perry, NY

 

Cars Made in Upstate NY

James Bellamy

An Allentown Graduate

Squire Hill Publishing Co. Red Creek, NY 13143.

 

Centennial History of the Town of Nunda

   

Committee

 

Centerville NY Diamond Centennial

   

Committee

 

Ceres, History of

Miss Maria King

1896; 150 pages; "Sketches of Pioneer Life"

Gillet & Weston; Olean, NY

 

Civic History and Illustrated Progress of Cuba, Allegany Co., N.Y.

John Stearns Minard

1822-1910

   

Civil War History and Roster of the First New York Dragoons

Compiled by Deanna Bedgood

Rare out of print 1865 Civil War Book Resurrected and up-dated to include historical documents and pictures.

Outskirts Press;

 
   

Order from:

 
   

First New York Dragoons

 

Civil War Veterans in and Around Allegany County, New York

Calvin Matteson

2000

Morris Publishing; Kearney, NE 68847

 

Country Aires - A Visitor's Guide to Allegany County

William Heaney, Molly Euken, & James Hopkins

 

Amity Press - Belmont,NY

 

Country Salt

Howard F. Drake

1951

Dorrance & Company

 
 
 

Country Towns of New York

Bill Kauffman

1994

Country Roads Press - Castine, Maine

 

Cuba Sesquicentennial

   

Committee

 

Directory of Allegany County, NY with Map

George Hanford

1905

Advertiser Associ. Press - Elmira

 

Dumbest Kid in the 3rd Grade, The

Robert V. Broughton

Autobigography

Published by Benson Smythe Publishing 

Check: www.amazon.com 

 

Empire Oil

Herrick, John P.

 

Reprints available from Pioneer Oil Museum of New York - Bolviar, NY

 
Original Copyright - 1949 Dodd, Mead & Company  

 

 

Executions in Allegany County, NY

Compiled by Robert Dorsey

Email: ROBERT DORSEY

ISBN 1-888911-24-7 --Publised by Benson Smythe

 

 

Fifty Year History of the Yorks Corners Mennonite Church

Christina Wightman

 

Published by Benson Smythe Publishing 

Availability Unknown

 

First Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church membership records : Alfred, NY

Ilou M. Sanford

1995-Church records and registers -- New York -- Allegany County

Heritage Books

 

Registers of births, etc. -- New York -- Alfred

 

Frank, The Cows are Out

Frank O'Brien

Reminiscences of a Countryman as recorded by Frank O'Brien of Scio Township, Allegany County, NY

The Amity Press; Belmont, NY; 2nd print, 1994

 

From a Local Historian's Notebook

Collected by Hazel M. Shear

Formerly Allegany County Historian; 1969

DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County, Inc.; Ithaca, NY 14850

 

GABBY HAYES, King of the Cowboy Comics

Bobby Copeland & Richard B. Smith III

A book Gabby would be Proud Of!!

Empire Publishing, Inc. 2008

 
     

Addendum - COVER PAGES OF BOOK

www.amazon.com or

 
     
 

www.empirepublishinginc.com

 

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Allegany County, NY for 1875

Hamilton Childs

1875

Syracsue-Journal Office

 

Genealogies of African American Families in South Western New York State, 1830-1955.  (Addendum Page.htm#African-American Families....)

Thomas A. Entzminger

2002

Thaaron Publications, 182 p. Aurora, CO

 

Genesee, Town of  - Sesquicentennial Book 1830-1980

Committee

 

$7.00; Shipping & Handling +$2.50; Mail checks to: “B.R.A.G. Historical Preservation Society” - address: c/o Bolivar Free Library -- 390 Main Street --Bolivar, New York 14715

 

Genesee Country Senecas

Irene A. Beale

1992

Chestnut Hill Press; Geneseo, NY

 

Genesee Echoes; The Upper Gorge and Falls Area from the Days of the Pioneers

Mildred Lee Hills Anderson

1956; Castile,NY

F. A. Owen Publishing Co., Dansville, NY

 

Genesee Memories and The Flood of '72

Mildred Lee Hills Anderson

A Companion Story to Genesee Echoes

Burt's Printing Service, Inc.; Dalton, NY

 

Genesee Trail, The

Dr. F. M. Crocker

1922

Perry, NY- Perry Herald Print

 

Genesee Valley Events 1668-1986

Irene A. Beale

 

Chestnut Hill Press; Geneseo, NY

 

Genesee Valley People -- 1743-1962

Irene A. Beale

1983

Chestnut Hill Press; 5320 Groveland Road-Geneseo, NY 14454

 

God Has Been Good to Me

Ward M. Hopkins

1968

privately published

 

Hard Times in the Country; Ramblings of a Hayseed

Timothy L. Wahl

2009

Publisher: iUniverse.com (January 29, 2009)

 
     

Click Here for more....

312 Pages-Softcover; also Hardcover; Amazon.com

 
     
 

ISBN-10: 0595492533

 
 

ISBN-13: 978-0595492534

 

Henry Hendryx Murder Case, The; A true happening in Cuba,NY

Louise Hendryx

1876 Murder Mystery -Trial Records and more.

Van Mark Printing-Wellsville,NY  1990

 

Historic Annals of Southwestern New York, The

Allegany County Section Editor, Lewis Henry Thornton

1940

Lewis Historical Publishing Co.

 

History At A Glance

Town of Independence Historical Society

3 Volumes: 2008, 2011, 2014

Click Her for Ordering Information & Details

 

History & Memories of West Almond

Virginia Hargraves Burdick

     

History of Alfred New York - 1990

       

HISTORY OF ALLEGANY COUNTY,NY"; 1806-1879

F.W. Beers & Co., NY

1879 History

Geo. MacNamara, Printer, 36 Vesey St., NY 1879; reprint, Morrison Co-Ovid,NY 1978.

 

History of Alleg. Co., NY - NAMES  INDEX

French

Transcribed by Ron Taylor

CLICK HERE FOR INDEX ON THIS WEBSITE

 

History of Allegany County, A - Part I - to 1906

Edited by Oak Duke

Wellsville Daily Reporter

Available from Wellsville Daily Reporter; website: www.wellsvilledaily.com

 

"History of Ceres and its near vicinity from its early settlement."

The early part written by M.W. Mann of Coudersport, and the latter part by Maria King, of Ceres.

Copyright 1982 Robert Hugg. First copyrighted by Maria King 1896.

Maria King, a descendent of Francis King, the (1798) pioneer settler of Ceres, was killed crossing the street in Ceres, NY by a train.

 
     

(Submitted by Don Adams)

Mary Williams King Mann, was a descendant of Francis King. She and John Mann, an attorney, ran a stop on the Underground Railroad out of their home n Coudersport, PA.

 
     
     

History of Friendship 

   

Friendship Sesquicentennial Corporation

 

History of Our Lady of The Angels Church 1850-1994

by David H. Crowley

1994

Ferguson Printing, Inc.- Salamanca, NY

 

History of the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth

Rev. William A. Rogers, Chaplain

1865

New York:  John A Gray & Green Printers,   

 
   

            Regiment of New-York Volunteers

 

History of the Town of Wellsville

Martha Howe

 

ISBN 1-888911-21-2 --Published by Benson Smythe Publishing -- OUT OF PRINT

 

If Our Earthly House Dissolve

edited by Helene C. Phelan

Story of Wetherby-Hagadorn Family of Almond, NY; Told from their Diaries and Papers; 1973

Sun Publishing Company; Alfred, NY

 

In His Steps

Charles M. Sheldon

1896; Wellsville NY Author; CLICK FOR MORE INFO

http://www.amazon.com/In-His-Steps-Charles-Sheldon/dp/1453832866 (AMAZON.COM)

 

In Memory of Abijah Joslyn Wellman 1836-1889

Landmark Society

Dedication of Wellman Homestead to People of Friendship,NY (Booklet)

Committee

 

Indian Captive -- The Story of Mary Jemison

Lois Lenski

1941, 1969, 1995

Harper Collins Children's Books

 

James Baxter

Frederick Fay Swift

     

John the Great -- The Times and Life of a Remarkable American, John L. Sullivan

Donald Barr Chidsey

1942

Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.

 

Linked Arms -- A Rural Community Resists Nuclear Waste

Thomas V. Peterson

2002

State University of NY Press

 

Man Who Owned the Pistols, The

Helene Phelan

1981; John Barker Church And His Family

Heart of the Lakes Publishing; Interlaken, NY 14847

 

Many fiction books

Grace Livingston Hill

     

Mary Jemison -- White Woman of the Seneca

Rayna M. Gangi; Epilogue by Peter Jemison

 

unknown

 

Mother & Her 19 Children

John Elmer Lawton

2000

Morris Publishing

 

Nuggets of Truth

Compiled by Frank O'Brien

1997

Community Services; Andover,NY

 

Our Chamberlain cousins: includes descendants of Elijah Chamberlain and Hannah Morrill and some other related Chamberlain families, who lived in Allegany County, New York

Elene Wagner

1987

World Printers; Wakeeney, Kansas

 

Our House

Gertrude Burdick 1870-1961

A Family Story of a Home at Alfred,NY-BURDICK, CLARKE, TAYLOR, MERRILL, WINGATE, RASE.

Privately Printed; 

 

Ox Cart to Automobile; Social Change in Western New York

Thomas Rasmussen

Aug-09

University Press of America, Inc.

 
     

Click Here for more....

or, CONTACT THE AUTHOR

 

Peaks of Allegany

Hubert D. Bliss

     

Pumpkin Hollow--A Tale of a Developing Nation

Frederic D. Morris; Born Ischua,NY 1915; Educated in one-room, one-teacher school; Cornell University Bachelor & Masters; Taught 33 years at Rushford Central School.

Fictional work of the Courageous people from turn of century-centered on patriotic individuals who remained true to their ideals despite onslaught of modernism and big industry--old timers, farmers, preachers, school teachers, working men.

Carlton Press, Inc--New York, NY; A Geneva Book; 1988.  Submitted by Florence Fuller, Houghton.

 

Red Jacket - Seneca Chief

Arthur Caswell Parker

1998

University of Nebraska Press

 

Rise and Demise of the Genesee Valley Canal

David L. Kipp

     

River Ramble, A

Arch Merrill

Saga of the Genesee Valley "EVEN my best friends laughed when I said I was going to walk the entire length of the Genesee River on my vacation."

Originally published 1943, Gannett Company, copyright.  Printed by Louis Heindl  Son-Rochester,NY.  Reprints available at bookstores. The complete book is Online: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nymonroe/book/river-ramble-1.htm#forward#forward

 

Rural Churches of Allegany County

William G Mather Jr.

     

Rushford and Rushford People

Helen J. White Gilbert

     

Rushford Centennial

       

Sesquicennial Town of Amity

Committee

 

The Amity Press; Belmont, NY; 1980

 

Shawmut Railroad; Shawmut Historical Society has 2006 Commemorative calendars

   

$7 postpaid.  Checks payable to: P.S.& N. RR Historical Society;  Mail order address: John M.Muchler – 88 South Main Street-Avoca, NY 14809-9771

 

Sketches of Border Adventures and The Life and Times of Major Moses VanCampen

by his grandson, J. Niles Hubbard, Edited by John S. Minard

1893

Published by John S. Minard

 

Some Early Church History of Western NY

Hazel M. Shear; Allegany County Historian 1967

 

Published by the Author

 

Some Smiles & Some Serious Thoughts

Frank O'Brien

1999

-Published by Benson Smythe Publishing --Christina Case Wightman-3052 Palmer Road-Wellsville, NY 14895; Phone: 585-593-6145

 

Southern Tier, The (2v.)  Rochester, NY

Arch Merrill

1953 - 12th in the Series of "Arch Merrill's New York"

Creek Books; Now out in paperback

 
 
 

Spirit of Rushford

 

1908-1958

   

The Waif of the Wreck and Joe Gains

C. M. Van Curen

 

Van Publishing Company, Bolivar, NY and printed by George W. King Printing Company, Baltimore, MD.  Copyright 1919 by C. M. Van Curen

 

Tales from Allegany County

Hazel M. Shear

 

Published by the Author

 

Tales of Belmont

Compiled by Frank O'Brien

 

Morris Publishing; Kearney, NE

 

The White

A Novel by Deborah Larsen

2002

Vintage Books/Random House

 

Three Journeys to the Genesee: The Life of Moses Van Campen -- A Frontier Biography

Molly Beer

2009 - 75 pages. Soft cover. $15 + $5 Shipping/Handling.

(Note-2016; Limited Quantities available from Angelica Booster Citizens, Inc., P.O.Box 173, Angelica, NY 14709 )

 
 
 
 
 

"To Save The Union - Volunteers in the Civil War from Centerville, Hume and Granger Townships Allegany County New York"

Robert N. Colombo

2007

Published 2007 by Heritage Books, Inc., Publishing Division, 65 East Main Street, Westminister, Maryland 21157-5026. E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Town of West Almond 150th

Pamphlet

     

Town Called Angelica, A

Committee of Booster Citizens

Photos by Donna Jane Hall - 1974

Availability Unknown

 

Tramping Out the Vintage

edited by Helene Phelan

1983; 1861-1864 Civil War Diaries & Letters of Eugene Kingman

Heart of the Lakes Publishing; Interlaken, NY 14847

 

Valley of the Ghosts

Shirley Cox Husted

1982;"Folklore and Legends from the Storied Genesee Valley Region of NYS

The Lift Bridge Book Shop

 

Weeds On The Towpath; An Autobiography of a V.I.B. (Very Important Building)

DeEtte M. Chamberlain

Belfast Canal Warehouse Story

Privately Printed 1981

 

Wellsville Story, The

Hazel Shear

     

White Vest for Sam'l", "--And A

Helene Phelan

1-Jun-76

Alfred Sun

 

Who Only Stand And Wait

Helene Phelan

1990; Civil War Letters of David and Ann Smith 1863-5

Heart of the Lakes Publishing; Interlaken, NY 14847

 

Who's Who in Allegany County? 1937-1938

Editor, Sidney A. Hixson-Cuba,NY

 

Unknown

 

Who's Who in Allegany County? 1959-1960

unknown

Copy owned by Cuba Historian, Dave Crowley

unknown

 

 Ye Olde Log School House Tymes

John Minard

1905

Free Press Print, Cuba, NY

 
         
         

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