The History of Several Towns, Manors and Patents of the County of Westchester from the First Settlement to the Present Time - Rev. Robert Bolton. After the first publication of this history in 1848, the author received a mass of new information and corrections. He spent 29 years revising it, rewriting more than two-thirds of the original book, adding many old documents, and bringing the work up to date. He was working on it up to the day of his death, after which his brother published this revised edition. This massive work holds a vast amount of historical and genealogical material relating to Westchester County, New York. Broken down into individual town histories, the information dates to the early 1600s and contains many family histories, pedigree charts, Revolutionary War rosters, lists of civil officials, illustrations and town maps, census information, Indian history, treaties, deeds, histories of schools and churches, some tombstone inscriptions and town anecdotes. The original two volumes have been split into four volumes by Heritage Books, Inc., and include a new surname index. This set is an essential resource for anyone interested in the early history or genealogy of this region in New York. (1881, 1996, 2011), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 4 vols., 1882 pp.