Paper based publications that are available for sale

This author has previously published four family history books and three of these publications are still available for sale.  These publications have been greatly expanded and updates are now available at this web site.  These books have many photographs and other source images not available at this Internet site and unlike their electronic counterparts require no personal computer view and enjoy.   These publications include:

Casey Family History, 1980, 195 pages (out of print)

Brooks Family History, 1982, 382 pages

Shelton, Wininger and Pace Families, 1988, 864 pages (out of print)

Olliff Family History, 1992, 416 pages

Other Future Paper-based Publications

Casey Family History, 1980, 195 pages (out of print)

This publication sold out several years ago and unfortunately is no longer available for sale.  This 1980 book included over 1,000 individuals and is available at many libraries across the United States.  Since the publication of this book, many individuals have been added and this publication now includes over 4,000 individuals with over 1,600 individuals with the surname of Casey.  This new version covers many Casey lines that are not known to be related to this author that resided in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri.  The goal of this author is to connect some these Casey lines to the Casey line that is related to the author.  A second edition of this publication may be possible in the future and this author is looking for others to share in the printing, storage and distribution expenses associated with such a project.  If interested, contact the author to find out more information.

The first edition of “Casey Family History” included several generations prior to the author’s oldest proven ancestor, Ambler Casey (born ca. 1790).  This ancestry was based on the 1964 manuscript by George and Abner Casey which has been widely distributed and included in many genealogical databases.  Unfortunately, these older generations are extremely unlikely to ever be verified and this author’s research has lead to the conclusion that this earlier research should not be included in this author’s future publications.  Where primary documentation has been uncovered for these older generations, the vast majority of time, the 1964 manuscript has been not matched information found in primary source material.  These descrepencies were so widespread, that this author decided to omit the earlier generations presented in this 1964 manuscript which is a major departure from what most Casey researchers are showing in their genealogical databases.  This author has instead concentrated on Casey individuals that could be related to the author’s oldest proven ancestor, Ambler Casey (born ca. 1790).  This research has proven more productive as it was surprising how many present day Casey descendants descend from just a few possible relatives of Ambler Casey.  Additionally, this new focus allowed many more discoveries about Ambler Casey’s descendants, specially those of Moses and Ellison Casey, sons of Ambler Casey.  This author will continue to expand his research on Casey families of Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri and will leave the research of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to other Casey researchers.

“Brooks Family History,” 1982, 382 pages

This book includes over 4,500 individuals and has over 50 photographs and illustrations.  This hardback book is 8 ½ inches x 11 inches is size and uses Ph balanced paper for longevity.  This book has a high quality hardback cover, uses Ph balanced quality paper and was typeset on a laser printer.   This book is still available for sale for $30.00 postage paid and may be ordered from Robert Casey, 4705 Eby Lane, Austin, TX 78731-4507.

The father of this author, Harold Casey, married Bernice Brooks which establishes the author’s Brooks line. In 1982, Robert Brooks Casey and his mother, Bernice (Brooks) Casey, published a book on this line which was titled “Brooks Family History.”  This book was a result of six years of extensive research by two experienced genealogists.  Included in this book are excerpts from the 1885 diary of Francis Asberry Brooks, a letter from Daniel Baugh Brooks to his father in Georgia written in 1836 only two months prior to his death in the Texas Revolution and several other interesting legal documents.

At the time of the 1982 publication, Jordan Brooks was the oldest proven Brooks ancestor of the authors.  Jordan was born around 1765 and originated from Mecklenburg County, Virginia, later lived in Edgefield County, South Carolina and died in Talbot County, Georgia.  The descendants of Jordan Brooks are very Southern people and primarily lived in Georgia and Texas. Many others lived in Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, New Mexico, California, Oklahoma and Tennessee.  Since the publication of “Brooks Family History” in 1982, it has been determined that Jordan Brooks (born 1765) is the son of Robert Brooks who died in Mecklenburg County, Virginia around 1806.  Most of Robert Brooks’ children followed Jordan Brooks and lived in Edgefield County, South Carolina and newly discovered related lines include: Baugh, Butler, Lambert, Thomas and Jones families.

Over 100 pages of the 1982 book, “Brooks Family History,” are devoted to Jordan’s son, Williamson Brooks (1800 - 1879) whose descendants settled along a line between Houston and Austin, Texas.  Another 100 pages of this book are devoted to Jordan’s son, Isham Brooks (1786 - 1852) whose descendants settled in a line between Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia.  Related families that married into this Brooks family include: Adkins, Battley, Boland, Bridges, Cooper, Crew, Daniel, Dimon, Fair, Ferguson, Frazier, Freeman, Gibson, Gilbert, Goolsby, Harvey, Hollingsworth, Kelly, King, Lackey, Lumpkin, Maddox, Massey, Mathis, Mosby, Nelson, Newman, Perkins, Phears, Pipes, Robertson, Shelburne, Slaughter, Smith, Turner, Walker, Waller, Whittington, Worthington and many others.  It is estimated that the latest electronic version of “Brooks Family History” contains one additional generation and includes around forty percent more descendants and now has over 6,500 names.   It now includes the author’s Brooks related line, the Hill family, which adds another 500 names.  The new version includes all supporting census records and many new census records have been added since the 1982 publication.   The authors do not intend to publish an updated paper based version of “Brooks Family History” for many years, if ever.  The author still has an ample supply of this paper based publication for sale.

“Shelton, Pace and Wininger Families,” 1988, 864 pages (out of print)

The book “Shelton, Wininger and Pace Families” is still available for sale from the authors.  This 864 page book was the result of ten years of extensive research by two experienced genealogists.  Over 16,300 individuals are listed in the index, with latest electronic versions being expanded to over 21,000 individuals (and separated into three publications).  Over 110 photographs and illustrations are included and each sketch has references listed.  This book is six inches by nine inches, has a high quality hardback cover, uses archival quality paper and was typeset using the latest desktop publishing technology.  This book is still available for $35.00 postage paid.  Order from Robert Casey, 4705 Eby Lane, Austin, TX 78731-4507.

John Shelton, Sr. is the oldest proven Shelton ancestor of the authors. John was born around 1780 in Virginia and lived in Hawkins County, Tennessee, Scott County, Virginia and Jackson County, Alabama. John Shelton married Catherine Messer, daughter of Christian Messer and Sally Messer. Over 1,000 Shelton’s are mentioned. The authors decided to include two additional lines (Wininger and Pace) due to the numerous intermarriages between these lines (over 130 intermarriages within these three lines). Just under half of the people included under these three lines are descendants of John Shelton, Sr.

Andrew Wininger is the oldest proven Wininger ancestor of the authors. David Wininger, Sr. is the only known child of Andrew Wininger and his wife, Polly Wininger. David was born around 1770 in Augusta County, Virginia and lived most of his life in Scott County, Virginia. David’s daughter, Elizabeth Wininger, married William Pace, Jr., son of William Pace, Sr. Over three-quarters of the people included under these three lines are descendants of David Wininger, Sr.  Over 900 Wininger’s (and variants of the spelling) are mentioned.

William Pace, Sr. is the oldest proven Pace ancestor of the authors. William was born around 1750 in Virginia. William Pace’s son, William Pace, Jr. married Elizabeth Wininger and their daughter, Martha Pace, married John Shelton’s son, William Shelton. Over two-thirds of the people included under these three lines are descendants of William Pace, Sr. Also included are brief sections on other ancestral lines that married into the Shelton line, Harper and Messer.

Many of the descendants of John Shelton, David Wininger and William Pace remained in or near Scott County, Virginia and Jackson County, Alabama. Thousands of descendants remained in these two counties and their neighboring counties.  Many of their descendants remained in Virginia and Alabama while others migrated to Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Florida and Indiana.  Related lines include: Bellamy, Bellomy, Brotherton, Bynum, Casey, Caswell, Cox, Davidson, Davis, Duncan, Evans, Foster, Frazier, Gentle, Gold, Grimm, Hall, Haynes, Hensley, Jones, Latture, Lusk, Manning, McKenzie, Mitchell, Moore, Posey, Potter, Rogers, Sandidge, Sellers, Simmons, Sims, Smith, Tate, Taylor, Tinney, Tolbert, Watkins, West, Winegar, Wineinger, Wolfe and Woosley.

“Olliff Family History,” 1992, 416 pages

This book focuses on the descendants of the author’s oldest proven Olliff ancestor, John Shears Olliff of Bulloch County, Georgia.  John’s daughter, Susannah Olliff, married Williamson Brooks, both direct ancestors of the authors. Around 1,500 descendants of Williamson Brooks and Susannah (Olliff) Brooks are included in the book “Brooks Family History” published in 1982.  Over one-third of this 400 page book is devoted to the descendants of Williamson Brooks and Susannah (Olliff) Brooks.  The paper based publication, “Olliff Family History”, contains an additional 5,000 descendants of John Shears Olliff not found in “Brooks Family History.”  This paper based book, “Olliff Family History,” is still available for sale for $25.00 postage paid. Order from Robert Casey, 4705 Eby Lane, Austin, TX 78731-4507.

This publication is the second book covering the descendants of John Shears Olliff as a 100 page book was previously published in 1971 and contained around 1,500 descendants.  This previous publication, “A History and Genealogy of a Portion of the Olliff Family,” was published by Martin T. Olliff, Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama and has been out of print for many years.  This previous book, with the permission of the author, Martin T. Olliff, Jr., was incorporated into this publication.  Related families that married into this Olliff family include:  Akins, Alderman, Bass, Bowen, Brannen, Cannady, Constable, Floyd, Folsom, Foy, Gornto, Holloway, Jones, Lanier, Mallard, McRae, Mendheim, Mercer, Morse, Parrish, Patrick, Riggs, Robertson, Rowe, Stanford, Treadaway, Turner, Walls, Waters, Weems, Williams and Winskie.

Research of the Olliff surname was a real treat for this author as the surname of Olliff is very uncommon and about half every person that ever lived in the United States with the surname of Olliff is included in this publication.  In fact, the vast majority of those who use this spelling variation of Olliff are related to the authors.  Future research will continue to run down as many present day Olliff relatives that use the surname of Olliff and to expand several major lines of daughers of this line that married into other lines with a different surname.  Future research will also expand other spelling variations of the Olliff surname that originated in early Virginia.  There is evidence that the Jackson family that married into the author’s Olliff line lived in Virginia and some migrated to Georgia where our early Olliff families resided.  This suggests that our line may be connected to the early Oliff lines found in Virginia.  It should be noted that another possible ancestry could be that this Olliff line immigrated from England where many Olliff lines reside today.

Possible Future paper based family histories

This author currently has electronic publications that include over 55,000 individuals and around half the information has never been published in paper based books to date.  “Casey Family History” has been out of print for several years and now has over four times as many individuals as the original publication and warrants a possible second edition to be printed.  There are many copies of the original publication of “Brooks Family History,” therefore, a second edition is not likely in the near future.  This family history has been expanded by another 2,500 individuals which represents a candidate for a part 2 publication.

“Olliff Family History” is still available for sale, but there are not many remaining copies left and could represent a candidate for a second edition publication.  This publication will last approximately one to three years at the current rate of sales.  The storage and sales of this book was shared by other contributors who may have more inventory of this publication.  “Shelton, Wininger and Pace Families” has a reasonable supply of books still available for sale but continues to sell very well.  It is anticipated that this publication will be out of print in three to five years at the current rate of book sales.   This book has now been split into three family histories and  continues to grow at rapid pace.  It currently includes over 21,000 individuals and is another candidate for a part 2 publication.  In three to five years, this publication will probably sell out and would be a candidate for a three volume book which could be difficult sell as three large books that are highly related would have to sell for $90 to $120 for a set.

“Stevenson, Arrington and Tucker Families” is now sizable publication and would normally be an excellent paper based publication project.  However, this family history was compiled with contributions from less than twenty serious genealogists and only about a dozen other family members have been involved.  Publishing a first edition paper based publication would be very challenging without the assistance of others.  “Bryan Family History” is another sizable publication and would normally be another excellent paper based publication project.  This family history was actively researched in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Recent massive expansion of this family history was compiled with contributions of around another twenty serious genealogists and less than twenty family historians in the last ten years.

“Thede, Steeby, Aubil and Garver Families” is another family history that is large enough for an economical publication but still not comprehensive enough for a high quality hard back book.  Additionally, around half of the information in this book was derived from about ten previously published books that have been sold to relatives in the recent years.  Again, this family history has been compiled with less than twenty avid genealogists contributing (primarily authors of previously published family histories) and would be very difficult to recover printing costs.  This publication is by far the smallest publication compiled by the author and needs to be expanded to warrant printing a high quality hard back book.