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Descendants of Leonard Wolf Sr. and Catharine Cripe
by Ardelta Delores Wolfe Baker

This book starts with Leonard Wolf Sr., born about 1755, and his wife Catharine Cripe, born about 1764 and traces through eight generations of descendants. Some of the surnames include: BLICKENSTAFF, CRIPE, KUNS, METZGER, MUSSELMAN, REPLOGLE, SENSENBAUGH, SHIVELY, SPIDEL, ULRICH, WAGONER, WISE, and WOLF. I have found this book to be very helpful in researching by father's side of the family. It contains not just birth and death dates but for many also includes spouse, spouse's parents, children, marriage date, cemetery where buried, occupation, where they lived, where and when they moved and religion. The original book is now sold out but Delores does have photocopies that include two addendums. You may e-mail Delores at: or write to her at: Mrs. Ardelta Delores Wolfe Baker, 1001 E. MacArthur Rd. #321, Wichita, KS, 67216.

Goad and Webb Family of Southwest Virginia with Allied Families,
Volume I: The Webb Family and Volume II: The Goad Family
by Janice Kinsler Smith
These books contain information on many of the families of Carroll County, VA including: ALDERMAN, BOBBITT, BRANSCOME, COLLIER, DALTON, GOAD, JENNINGS, PHILLIPS, QUESENBERRY, SUTPHIN, WEBB and WORRELL. I have found this book to be very helpful in researching by mother's side of the family. It contains photographs, old personal letters and documents. It contains hundreds of Notes and References that can direct the reader to more sources. These books may be ordered by writing to Janice Kinsler Smith, 8948 Colesbury Place, Fairfax, VA 22031-3206.

The Brethren Encyclopedia, Volumes I, II and III
2,126 pages, Brethren Encyclopedia Inc., 1983-1984, with indexed. A three-volume encyclopedia of Brethren life, belief, practice, and history. This comprehensive work of reference with more than 230 articles on family history, exhaustive compilation of German pietism and anabaptism which has resulted in the growth of the Church of the Brethren, Brethren in Christ, and Mennonites. There are listings, indexes, biographies, illustrations, and even brief histories of local churches. It contains the most up-to-date information ever assembled on all Brethren groups, with many illustrations never before published. May be order through: Brethren Press, 1451, Dundee Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120 e-mail:

The Journal of the Dalton Genealogical Society
The Journal provides the medium for achieving the goals of the Dalton Genealogical Society, that is to promote research and investigation into the name Dalton. More information about the Journal may be obtained at:

Sensebach Heritage Newsletter
Publisher and Editor Steven L. Sinsabaugh
Sensebach Heritage is a focal point for genealogists, family members and others interested in the history of the Sensabach families, with all spelling variants. The newsletter provides a forum for articles, genealogies, source information, research status and current family news. You may contact Steve by writing to Steven L. Sinsabaugh, POBox 141, Hartville, OH, 44632, e-mail: or on the web at:

Brethren Roots
The Quarterly Journal Published by Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists
The Newsletter provides family history articles, genealogical data concerning Brethren families, information on location of genealogical archives related to Brethren family history, timely tips and aids of Brethren genealogical research. The newsletter editor may be contacted by e-mail at:

Ogling for Ogles and The Ogle Genealogist
The Ogle/Ogles Family Association
Ogling for Ogles is a periodic newsletter containing convention and meeting details, information about new members, reunion notices, features and queries. The Ogle Genealogist is an in-depth, fact-filled, annual publication averaging 124 pages of family news, historical features and charts of members' Ogle ancestries. The Ogle/Ogles Family Assoiciation may be contacted through their web site:

Carroll County Genealogy Club Newsletter
published by The Carroll County (VA) Genealogy Club
Quarterly newsletter with information concerning the families of Carroll County, Virginia. The Genealogy Club may be contacted through their web site at:

Ancestors on the Frontier - A Genealogical Narrative spanning 3 Centuries
by Justin Replogle
Uses many sources to establish where the families are and what they are doing during a 3 century time span. Also examines what is going on in America at the time. Families include: Miller, Cripe, Ulrich, Replogle, Shively and Metzger. Justin may be reached by writing to: Justin Replogle, 7925 Kaehlers Mill Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012 or by e-mail:

Carroll 1765-1815 The Settlements - A History of the First Fifty Years of Carroll County, Virginia
by John Perry Alderman
This book is comprised of 12 chapters detailing the early settlements in Carroll County, Virginia. Includes maps showing where each settlement was located and owners of the plots of land. Gives detailed information on the owners of the land including where they came from, where they went to if they left, parents and children. May be ordered through Alderman Books, Box 1255, Hillsville, VA 24343

The Bobbitt Family in America
by John W. Bobbitt
Photos, documents and much family information concerning William Bobbitt of Wales and his descendants. Book is no longer available in hard copies but is being published on the web and may be viewed at:

Cemetery Records of Carroll County, Virginia (revised and updated)
Compiled by The Carroll County Historical Society
Edited by Suzanne Burow
Contains every known cemetery in Carroll County, VA with maps showing how to get to them. 724 pages. Price is $45 plus $3 for postage and handling. Order from: Carroll County Historical Society, POB 937, Hillsville, VA 24343.

Carroll County (VA) Heritage Volumes I and II
by Carroll County Genealogy Club
Contains Topical History including a short local history, articles on churches, schools and other topics. Family Stories written by family members and individuals with roots in Carroll County, VA based on their research, family tradition and folklore. Many pictures of places and individuals. The cost of each volume is $58 plus $4 for postage and handling and can be ordered from: Carroll County Genealogy Club, POB 395, Hillsville, VA 24343

Historic Societies, Genealogy Clubs and General Genealogy Sites
Carroll County, Virginia GenWeb Project

Carroll County, Virginia Genealogy Club

Cyndi's List - The site for searching for genealogy information on the internet.

The Dalton Genealogical Society

Darke County, Ohio Genealogy

Family Search - The Latter Day Saints' (LDS) genealogy site. Excellent source of family records and search engine for reference material available through the Family History Centers.

Frederick County, Maryland GenWeb Project

Indiana Historic Society

Rootsweb - Free site with lots of genealogy records, message boards, message lists and free web site hosting (includes help starting your new site).

Tippecanoe, Indiana Historic Society

WorldConnect - Rootsweb GenCom site. Over 200 million user contributed family tree records.

Message Boards
Bobbitt GenForum

Brandt GenForum

Carroll GenForum

Dalton GenForum

Darke County, Ohio GenForum

Fleming GenForum

Kuns GenForum

Myers GenForum

Ogle GenForum

Prottsman GenForum

Sensibaugh GenForum

Shivley GenForum

Slaybaugh GenForum

Speidel GenForum



Related Family Sites
Speidel Family Genealogy - Speidel Family Genealogy Research including Speidel, Speitel, Spidal, Spidel, Spidell, Spidle and other similar surnames.

Zion Cemetery, Monitor, IN - Transcripts and photos of tombstones.

Calvin Kyle Bobbitt's Welcome Home Page - Bobbitt info with lots of links to other Bobbitt sites.

Bobbitt Tombstones - Bobbitt Tombstone page by Ray and Sheila Hodge.

Bobbittville - Chird Bobbitt's site.

KeithBobbitt - Keith Bobbitt's site with Bobbitt info and an online reprint of The Bobbitt Family in America book.

The Bobbitt Family - Excerpts from deeds in the Clerk's Office of Pittsylvania County, Virginia..

The Dalton Databank - Dalton records from all over the world.

Dalton Family History - Mary Miller's site with links to other Dalton sites.

Cox and Dalton Genealogy Page - Cox and Dalton families of western Virginia and Tennessee.

D'Alton Family Tree - Nice photos of coats of arms.

The Dalton Gang - Info on the famous gang.

Doolin-Dalton Gang - Even more on the Dalton Gang.

The Late Don Spidell's Speidel Site Don researched the Speidel family for 36 years. This is one of his excellent sites with links to others.