National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, Jan 1, 1869 thru Jan 8, 1870


The final issue of the National Intelligencer was published January 8, 1870. This volume, which concludes the series, contains abstracts about the people of this period, including: Dr. Mudd, Mrs. Sally Eliz Lincoln (step-mother of the late President Lincoln), John Wilkes Booth, and many others; steamer disasters; Washington jurors; the Oldest Inhabitants Association; the death of ex-President Franklin Pierce; the murder of Nicholas McComas; nominations by the President; nominations confirmed by the Senate; marriage and death notices; criminal cases; all petitions to Congress relating to a person or persons; legal notices; funerals; wills; 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 Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and many other places. 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 included in the index.

Joan M. Dixon

2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 582 pp.

ISBN: 9780788447877