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· Excerpts from the Union Mills Homestead Foundation Newsletter. The Newsletter has been published continuously since 1975, and reports on current events at the Homestead, and frequent articles on the history of the Homestead and Mill. (Members receive the current newsletter.)
Lovelace, The Shrivers:
Under Two Flags, published by the Foundation in June,
2003. Now reprinted.
· Samuel S. Shriver, The Green Books of Shriver History, 1888. Project begun March 2002; completed, March 2003. (Includes 1826 Narrative of Judge Shriver as included in the 1888 issue of the Green Book and Alsenborn church records, 1721.) Click here for painting of the Alsenborn church.
· "The Shriver Family of Little Conewago" by Kenneth K. Kroh, June, 1950. A brief (5-page) history of the early Shrivers in America (1700s); drawn from other Shriver sources. Link to Kroh's cover letter, and from there to the paper itself. Added October, 2001.
· Excerpts from The History of the Shriver Family. Added October, 2001.
The building of the Shriver Homestead in 1797
(excerpt from the "Red Book").
· The Shriver Coat of Arms. Other sites have other Shriver Coats of Arms; this one is from the cover of the Green Book; history of the Shriver family.
· Description of the Shriver Family Papers in the collection of the Maryland Historical Society. According to the MHS, "overall, the Shriver Family Papers are an essential collection for the political, economic and social history of Maryland in the Middle Period. Moreover, the richness and size of the collections provide an excellent opportunity for the study of family history."
· In memory of James McSherry Shriver, Jr. - 2/19/1928-8/27/2010; Obituaries
· In memory of Charles P. (Chuck) Ives, III - October 22, 2012 Obituary in the Baltimore Sun
memory of R. Sargent Shriver, Jr.
R. Sargent Shriver, Jr., b. 1915
son of R. Sargent Shriver, b. 1878 and Hilda Shriver, b. 1882 (2nd cousins)
Hilda was daughter of Thomas H. Shriver, b. 1846
son of William Shriver, b. 1796
son of Andrew Shriver, b. 1762
R. Sargent Shriver was son of Henry Shriver, b. 1841
son of Joseph Shriver, b. 1806
Union Mills Correspondence and Diaries
· Images and transcripts of Shriver letters from Union Mills. (This will be a long project; begun October, 2000)
· Picture postcards to and from residents of Union Mills, 1900-1910; featuring poetry by H. Wirt Shriver to his grandsons and to his son-in-law. (added February 2000)
· Diary of Mary Winifred Shriver at age 13 and 14, describing the everyday life of a child at Union Mills in 1889.
Shriver letters of the Civil War, in the collection of
the University of Notre Dame Rare Books and Special Collections.
Union Mills and Shriver Photos
Other Links (please report broken links)
· Union Mills Homestead featured on the Heart of the Civil War web site.
· More information about Carroll County History can be found at: Historical Society of Carroll County.
· Civil War Blacksmith. Joseph C. Staup III (aka "Reb"). Living History re-enactor demonstrates his craft at Union Mills.
· In 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg nearly happened at Union Mills, and actions in Carroll County played a key role in the run-up to that battle. See the discussion by Ronald A. Church of the Pipe Creek Line. See also Approaches to Gettysburg.
· General Meade's Pipe Creek Circular (Part 1) by John Allen Miller.
· Just South of Gettysburg: Carroll County, Maryland in the Civil War, Personal Accounts and Descriptions of a Maryland Border County, 1861-1865, by Dr. Frederic Shriver Klein.
Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, St. Martin's
Press, (June, 2003). Fictional account of the battle, set along the
Pipe Creek Line at Union Mills. See especially the photo
gallery for pictures of Newt at Union Mills. Click here for details of the August 9,
2003 book signing at the Homestead.
· History of Littlestown, PA. Several mentions of the Shriver family, including Herbert Shriver's role as a guide to the Confederate troops prior to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 , and the B.F. Shriver canning plant in Littlestown.
· Looks like Union Mills is part of the Geocaching sport - GIS hide-and-seek game -- Summer 2005.
· Small Museum Association - an all volunteer organization serving small museums in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
· Open Hearth Cooking at Union Mills
· Congratulations Jessica and Kevin!
· Union Mills cast iron firebacks featured as "Picture of the Month" at www.hearthcook.com
Other Genealogy Links
· Shriver (Schriver) House Museum in Gettysburg, PA.
· Schultz genealogy page. Elizabeth Schultz m. Andrew Shriver in 1786. This site traces Elizabeth's line back to Gabriel and Anna Margaretta Schultz of the Pfaltz, Alsace, Germany in the late 1600s.
· History and Genealogy of the Stonesifer Family of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Includes many references to the Bankert and the Shriver families.
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