History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches - J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope. Officially created by William Penn on November 25, 1682, along with Philadelphia and Bucks County, Chester County was one of the first established counties in the Pennsylvania Province. The first section of the book is a general history of the county dealing with such topics as: religion, education, agriculture, masons, mills, banks, judges, county officials, lawyers, doctors, etc. The second section of the book provides over three hundred pages of brief genealogical and biographical sketches of county residents. Includes a CD. (1881), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 2 vols., plus CD, 1082 pp.