National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1850


This volume, twenty-fourth in the series, contains abstracts of the people and events of this period: the death of President Zachary Taylor; an arctic expedition; steamboat disasters; claims against Mexico; appointments by the President; promotions in the army and navy; marriage and death notices; murders and accidents; criminal cases; all petitions to Congress relating to a person or persons; real estate sales; legal notices; chancery and equity records; letters in the post office; and much more. Where there is information about something or someone that might be of interest, an abstract was created.

The newspaper reveals a personal side of the lives of many people. During the author’s twenty-four years of research on her own family genealogy, she always wanted to read the National Intelligencer and bring to print the many stories found there. They can be found in this series. These abstracts are a great aid to finding locations, ages or relationships of ancestors in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas, and elsewhere. Names of people in the news in these locales, as well as items or events which might provide a clue to an individual’s location, age or relationship to others, are included. The author has organized the abstracts chronologically to make finding specific dates easier. All surnames, land tracts and vessels are in the index.

Joan M. Dixon

2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 590 pp.

ISBN: 9780788441837