Are You Related to John Chapman, a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed?

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, to celebrate today being National Arbor Day, Mary explores the family tree—and some of the stories—of the legendary Johnny Appleseed.

In honor of today being National Arbor Day, let’s explore the life, legacy and ancestry of John Chapman, who is more widely known by his nickname “Johnny Appleseed” (26 September 1774 – 18 March 1845). Although the famous American arborist never had children of his own, his New England ancestry has several items of interest.

drawing of Johnny Appleseed

Illustration: Johnny Appleseed, from H. S. Knapp’s 1862 book “A History of the Pioneer and Modern Times of Ashland County.” Source: Wikipedia.

Johnny Appleseed’s Family

Born as John Chapman in Leominster, Massachusetts, Johnny was the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Simonds) Chapman, who married on 8 February 1770. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Appleseed.)

He had one older sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother named Nathaniel (or Nathanael), both named after their parents. Johnny shares a name with his grandfather John Chapman (1714 – 1761), who passed away about 13 years prior to his birth.

Johnny’s life with his mother was short-lived. She died in 1776 shortly after giving birth to his brother Nathaniel.

Familysearch.org has several references to Johnny Appleseed’s family tree in their databases:

Within the context of history, several events framed the circumstances in the family’s life—most notably the American Revolution and the settling of Ohio.

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Johnny’s father Nathaniel was a Minuteman who fought at the Battle of Concord on 19 April 1775, and later served in a more official capacity.

Four years after his mother died, Johnny’s father remarried. On 24 July 1780 Nathaniel Chapman married his second wife: Lucy Cooley, daughter of George and Martha (Hancock) Cooley. Lucy became the maternal figure in Johnny’s life, but since she bore an additional 10 children, her focus may not have been on Johnny. (See https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC8R-64G.)

Johnny’s Younger Life & First Plantings

No documents chronicle the facts of Johnny’s younger life, despite much having been written speculating about his passion for apple trees. Some theories are that his father, a farmer, instilled a love of trees in his son—resulting in Johnny becoming the nation’s premier nurseryman/arborist on the frontier.

Johnny lived a life of devout faith and considered himself a missionary of Swedish native Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772). (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emanuel_Swedenborg.)

Some accounts report that Johnny used apple seeds from Potomac cider mills for his first plantings, located in the Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania. He may have lived in Pittsburgh around 1794 during the time of the Whiskey Rebellion—a farmers’ uprising against paying taxes on the whiskey they made from grain and corn.

As land opened up the family ventured west to the frontier of Ohio, settling in Monroe Township. Johnny is thought to have joined them by 1805, although he may have gone there earlier, planting apple trees. Some trees he gave away, or bartered to pioneer settlers for useful implements. When he sold trees, it was reportedly for the sum of a “fippenny” or “fip-penny-bit,” the equivalent of about six cents a tree—as explained in this newspaper article.

Money of the Past, Kalamazoo Gazette newspaper article  27 April 1898

Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Michigan), 27 April 1898, page 8

Fact or Fiction: Was Johnny Appleseed Truly an Eccentric?

After his death, newspapers described Johnny as an eccentric with shabby dress. Some accounts report that he used a tin pot as a hat, and these descriptions are colorful, if somewhat exaggerated. For example, this 1891 newspaper article states:

One of the quaintest, queerest and most original characters that ever trod the trackless wastes of the western wilderness was Jonathan Chapman, known as old Johnny Appleseed…His pinched and grizzled features were covered by a growth of very shaggy beard. His hair was quite long and very much faded by constant exposure to wind and weather…But old Johnny’s crowning glory was an old tin mush pot that had a long handle. This battered old culinary utensil he wore for a hat.

article about Johnny Appleseed, People newspaper article 23 August 1891

People (New York, New York), 23 August 1891, page 6

This 1857 newspaper article describes how Johnny purchased his seeds in large quantities from nurseries near the Ohio River.

article about Johnny Appleseed, Sandusky Register newspaper article 17 September 1857

Sandusky Register (Sandusky, Ohio), 17 September 1857, page 1

Johnny’s Death

Johnny Appleseed died on 18 March 1845, at the age of 70. A transcription of his obituary from the Fort Wayne Sentinel of 22 March 1845 was located at the Obit of the day website. It seems to confirm that the old adage from Benjamin Franklin was really true: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

Appleseed’s obituary states:

In the most inclement weather he might be seen barefooted and almost naked except when he chanced to pick up articles of old clothing. Notwithstanding the privations and exposure he endured, he lived to an extreme old age, not less than 80 [70] years at the time of his death—though no person would have judged from his appearance that he was 60.

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If you’re a plant lover or self-described arborist, I’d like to plant some seeds about kinship to Johnny Appleseed. He has ancestral connections to many early American settlers of the Northeast. According to numerous online family trees, the surnames in Johnny’s extended family include:

  • Barker
  • Blodgett
  • Carter
  • Chandler
  • Chapman
  • Davis
  • Dresser
  • Eggleton
  • Fowle
  • Green
  • Jasper
  • King
  • Lawrence
  • Morse
  • Perley
  • Phippen or Phipping
  • Richardson
  • Simonds or Symonds
  • Smith
  • Stearns
  • Stone
  • Tarbell
  • Thorley
  • Trumbull
  • Walter

And if you explore reports of his famous cousins, Johnny Appleseed is connected to many former residents of our nation’s White House, including: First Lady Abigail (Smith) Adams, John Quincy Adams, Barbara (Pierce) Bush, George H. W. Bush, George Bush, Calvin Coolidge, Lucretia (Randolph) Garfield, Richard Nixon and William Howard Taft.

In addition, Famouskin.com reports a kinship relationship with suffragette Susan B. Anthony, nurse Clara Barton, Wild Bill Hickok, actress Raquel Welch, and Walt Disney, among others.

For more information on John Chapman’s life, see:

Johnny Appleseed’s Last Surviving Tree

Since Johnny had no progeny of his own, it seems appropriate to commemorate his last surviving tree. This 1961 newspaper article has a long feature on Johnny which I recommend reading, including a picture of “the last surviving apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed.”

a photo of the last surviving apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed, Plain Dealer newspaper article 30 May 1961

Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 30 May 1961, page 1

I hope you’ll celebrate National Arbor Day by eating an apple or drinking cider. Who knows—the fruit may be a descendant from one of Johnny Appleseed’s famous trees!

If you’re related to John Chapman, please tell us how your family is connected in the comments section.

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Shipwreck of the ‘Essex’ Whaleship: A Real-Life Moby Dick

Introduction: Scott Phillips is a genealogical historian and owner of Onward To Our Past® genealogy services. In this guest blog post, Scott searches through old newspapers and other sources to learn about the incredible story of the whaleship “Essex,” which was sunk by a huge sperm whale in 1820!

Longer ago than I care to admit, my English teacher suggested (OK, it was actually required) that I read the classic American novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. While I found this book to be a better adventure story than most of my required reading, I must admit that as a youth I was not the biggest fan of Mr. Melville’s style. Then a few days ago a friend of mine mentioned that November 20th is the 193rd anniversary of the sinking of the whaleship Essex by a giant whale, and that I might find that shipwreck story interesting.

I took up that suggestion, and first I decided to check the newspapers of GenealogyBank.com to see what might have been reported regarding the Essex. My first discovery was a tremendous article in an 1822 New Hampshire newspaper.

The Essex Whale-Ship, New Hampshire Observer newspaper article 18 March 1822

New Hampshire Observer (Concord, New Hampshire), 18 March 1822, page 2

This article is amazing and I was immediately captivated by this truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story. It seems that the Essex, a whaleship out of Nantucket, Massachusetts, was “stove” or rammed in the South Pacific by, believe it or not, a huge sperm whale!

The tragic story of the few crew members (only 8 of 20) who survived the sinking of the Essex is almost beyond comprehension. They had to sail thousands of miles of open water in three small boats in a desperate attempt to reach South America, with short supplies of food and water that soon gave out—forcing the men to rely on cannibalism and drinking their own urine in order to stay barely alive. Their ordeal lasted three months and over 4,000 miles.

The ship’s captain, George Pollard, Jr., had left two letters on a deserted island in a tin box, fearing he would not survive the ordeal (he eventually did). I found his public letter that was later reprinted in the newspaper (the other was for his wife) to be truly heartrending.

letter from Captain George Pollard Jr., New Hampshire Observer newspaper article 18 March 1822

New Hampshire Observer (Concord, New Hampshire), 18 March 1822, page 4

I looked further and my next discovery was far more recent, having been published by a Georgia newspaper in 2000.

book review of Nathaniel Philbric's book "In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex," Augusta Chronicle newspaper article 4 June 2000

Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Georgia), 4 June 2000, page 53

I was curious to see what was being reported in 2000 about a shipwreck that happened way back in 1820. It turns out the article was a book review of a new book by noted history author Nathaniel Philbrick, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Although the review got the date of the disaster wrong (the Essex was sunk in 1820, not 1821), it explained that the Essex tragedy may well have been an inspiration for Melville’s classic. Given my love of history, I immediately bought Philbrick’s book and began reading a truly fascinating account of this period in American history, as well as the details of the Essex and her crew’s ordeal.

As I read Philbrick’s book, which I highly recommend, I discovered that he based much of his book on something that each of us as genealogists can hope for and relate to: a long-lost family notebook. It seems that one of the few shipwreck survivors, Thomas Nickerson—who was a cabin boy on the Essex—was encouraged to write down his recollections of this tragedy, and did so in 1876. However, for more than a century his notebook lay undetected, until it was discovered in an attic by Ann Finch of Hamden, Connecticut.

I found the story of Ann Finch’s amazing notebook discovery in a 1981 Texas newspaper.

Woman Finds [Thomas Nickerson's] Manuscript; One Whale of a Discovery, Dallas Morning News newspaper article 19 February 1981

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 19 February 1981, page 2

Edouard Stackpole, an expert from the Nantucket Historical Association, verified the notebook’s authenticity and historical value.

Author Philbrick does a tremendous job of introducing the readers of his book to the crew of the Essex, and it was her crew that began to captivate me. Soon the genealogist in me took over and I decided to do some genealogical investigating.

The genealogy detail was there to be found. On the free website FamilySearch.org, I found the 1850 United States Census for Nantucket, listing Thomas Nickerson as a “mariner.” The 15-year-old cabin boy was now a 45-year-old married man.

listing for Thomas Nickerson of Nantucket in the 1850 U.S. Census

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He was still listed as a mariner in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Nantucket.

listing for Thomas Nickerson of Nantucket in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census

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I even found his listing on the 1883 Nantucket Death Register; the ancient mariner died of “old age.”

listing for Thomas Nickerson in the 1883 Nantucket Death Register

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Further investigation of the life of Thomas Nickerson led me to an article published in an 1879 Michigan newspaper.

article about the sinking of the whaling ship "Essex," Kalamazoo Gazette newspaper article 24 October 1879

Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Michigan), 24 October 1879, page 2

Here I learned that cabin boy Nickerson ultimately became a captain later in his life, and I enjoyed this account  of the story of the great whale that did in the Essex and, as a consequence, so many of Nickerson’s crew mates.

This account of the whale attack contained the following exciting description. After the whale first struck the ship, it rushed back for a second attack.

article about the sinking of the whaling ship "Essex," Kalamazoo Gazette newspaper article 24 October 1879

Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Michigan), 24 October 1879, page 2

The old news article concludes with this description of the then 74-year-old Nickerson, who by that time had been living with the horrible memories of the Essex ordeal for almost 59 years.

article about the sinking of the whaling ship "Essex," Kalamazoo Gazette newspaper article 24 October 1879

Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Michigan), 24 October 1879, page 2

Now I am off to continue my genealogical investigations into the surviving crew members of the ill-fated Essex. I think my next crewmember is going to be boatsteerer Benjamin Lawrence.

But before I begin learning about Mr. Lawrence, I need to look further into a certain “Mocha Dick”! You see I also happened to discover an article published in an 1839 New York newspaper, which tells the story of another fearsome sperm whale, this one an albino who was “white as wool” and supposedly had over 100 fights with whalers before he was finally killed.

"Mocha Dick," of the Pacific, Auburn Journal and Advertiser newspaper article 12 June 1839

Auburn Journal and Advertiser (Auburn, New York), 12 June 1839, page 1

I suspect the story of Mocha Dick was another influence on Melville’s imagination when he wrote his great epic Moby-Dick, which was published in 1851.

What a tremendous shipwreck story with so much more to learn! It’s time to dig deeper into these historical newspapers and find out more about the rest of the survivors.

This Day in History, 10 September 1813: U.S. Wins Battle of Lake Erie

“We have met the enemy and they are ours.”—O.H. Perry

A collection of old newspapers, like GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives, is an essential resource for genealogists trying to find their family stories and capture the details of their ancestors’ lives. Old newspapers also help us better understand the times our ancestors lived in, and the events they were probably thinking about and discussing with their family and friends.

On this day in history, 10 September 1813: the tiny U.S. Navy defeated the mighty British Navy in a hard-fought battle on the waters of Lake Erie. Right after the fighting ended, American Commodore Oliver Perry wrote on the back of an old envelope his famous message to General William Harrison: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”

article about the U.S. winning the Battle of Lake Erie over the British during the War of 1812, American and Commercial Daily Advertiser newspaper 23 September 1813

American and Commercial Daily Advertiser (Baltimore, Maryland), 23 September 1813, page 2

During the 19th century the powerful British Royal Navy ruled the waves. However, during the War of 1812 one of the key clashes, the Battle of Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio, was a naval engagement in which the fledgling U.S. Navy completely defeated its British counterpart. On 10 September 1813 American Commodore Perry’s nine warships with 54 guns captured the entire British squadron of six warships with 61 guns led by Commodore Robert Barclay.

The nearly 3½ hour battle was hard-fought with similar casualties on both sides: the British lost 134 killed and wounded, the Americans 123. The battle did not start off well for the Americans, as Perry’s flagship Lawrence was badly damaged and most of its crew killed. He and his personal flag were rowed a half mile, while guns were roaring all around them, to take over the other large U.S. vessel, the Niagara. Perry dispatched the Niagara’s captain, Jesse Elliot, to command the smaller gunboats while he carried on the fight from the Niagara’s deck. Through sheer tenacity the Americans outfought the British, capturing all six ships and 306 men.

The American press quickly realized the significance of the morale-boosting victory.

Commodore Perry, American and Commercial Daily Advertiser newspaper article 25 September 1813

American and Commercial Daily Advertiser (Baltimore, Maryland), 25 September 1813, page 3

The British had controlled Lake Erie since the outset of the war, and used this advantage to capture Detroit. However, after the Battle of Lake Erie the U.S. controlled the lake for the rest of the war, enabling them to recapture Detroit and prevail at the crucial Battle of the Thames.

Were any of your ancestors or relatives involved in the Battle of Lake Erie 200 years ago? If so, please share with us in the comments.

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AK
Juneau
Daily Record-Miner. 1911-01-05 to 1911-05-04

AL
Birmingham
Wide-Awake*. 1900-01-24
AL
Mobile
Mobile Register. 1970-01-04 to 1978-11-30

AR
Garden City
Jonesboro Evening Sun. 1905-12-02 to 1921-08-18
AR
Little Rock
Arkansas Gazette. 1846-11-02 to 1872-05-19

AZ
San Manuel
San Manuel Miner, The. 03/27/2010 to Current
AZ
Tucson
Amigos. 1976-08-03
AZ
Tucson
Tucsonense. 1917-01-03 to 1922-12-23

CA
Benicia
California Gazette. 1851-08-23 to 1852-01-24
CA
Los Angeles
Prensa. 1932-04-03
CA
Los Angeles
Regeneracion. 1913-01-25 to 1914-02-14
CA
Oakland
Oakland Sunshine*. 1915-03-20 to 1922-02-25
CA
Sacramento
Sacramento Weekly Union. 1851-10-31 to 1853-04-15
CA
San Francisco
Grafico Internacional*. 1937-02-01 to 1937-04-01
CA
San Francisco
Hispano America. 1923-08-25 to 1925-10-10
CA
San Francisco
San Francisco Vindicator*. 1887-05-02 to 1889-02-16
CA
San Francisco
Weekly Pacific News. 1849-12-31 to 1851-04-01

CO
Colorado Springs
Gazette-Telegraph. 1904-09-29 to 1907-08-02

CT
Hartford
Hartford Daily Courant. 1868-04-07 to 1876-12-30
CT
Hartford
Hartford Daily Courant. 1852-02-20 to 1866-05-29
CT
New London
New London Daily Chronicle. 1850-09-03 to 1852-06-23

DC
Washington
Leader*. 1888-12-08 to 1889-12-21
DC
Washington
Washington Bee. 1882-06-10 to 1920-06-26

FL
Jasper
Jasper News, The. 03/27/2010 to Current
FL
Mayo
Mayo Free Press, The. 03/17/2010 to Current
FL
Tampa
Internacional. 1941-02-27
FL
Tampa
Traduccion Prensa. 1946-05-06

GA
Americus
Americus Times-Recorder. 2010-05-06 to Current
GA
Augusta
Augusta Chronicle. 1841-10-19 to 1860-12-30
GA
Augusta
Loyal Georgian*. 1866-01-20 to 1868-02-15
GA
Savannah
Savannah Weekly Echo*. 1883-08-26 to 1884-02-10

HI
Homolulu
Afro-Hawaii News*. 1987-06-01 to 1991-12-31

IA
Des Moines
Iowa State Bystander*. 1896-11-13 to 1900-12-28
IA
Des Moines
Weekly Avalanche*. 1893-01-20
IA
Oskaloosa
Oskaloosa Herald. 2010-03-24 to Current
IA
Ottumwa
Ottumwa Courier, The. 2010-03-05 to Current

IL
Chicago
Latin Times. 1958-10-04 to 1972-05-05
IL
Chicago
Sunday Times. 1874-07-19
IL
Effingham
Effingham Daily News. 2010-01-29 to Current

IN
Indianapolis
Freeman. 1899-08-17 to 1916-11-25
IN
Indianapolis
Recorder*. 1899-01-07 to 1900-12-29
IN
New Albany
Weekly Review*. 1881-04-16

KS
Baxter Springs
Southern Argus*. 1891-06-18 to 1892-02-04
KS
Coffeyville
Afro-American Advocate. 1891-09-02 to 1893-09-01
KS
Coffeyville
American*. 1898-04-23 t0 1899-04-23
KS
Coffeyville
Kansas Blackman*. 1894-04-20 to 1894-06-29
KS
Lawrence
Historic Times*. 1891-07-11 to 1891-11-14
KS
Leavenworth
Leavenworth Advocate. 1888-08-18 to 1891-08-22
KS
Leavenworth
Leavenworth Herald*. 1894-02-07 to 1896-12-26
KS
Nicodemus
Nicodemus Cyclone*. 1887-12-30 to 1888-09-07
KS
Nicodemus
Nicodemus Enterprise*. 1887-08-17 to 1887-12-23
KS
Parsons
Parsons Weekly Blade*. 1892-09-24 to 1900-12-28
KS
Topeka
American Citizen. 1897-01-29 to 1902-05-23
KS
Topeka
American Citizen. 1889-01-11 to 1889-06-21
KS
Topeka
Benevolent Banner*. 1887-05-21 to 1887-10-22
KS
Topeka
Colored Patriot*. 1882-04-20 to 1882-06-22
KS
Topeka
Evening Call*. 1893-06-13 to 1893-07-08
KS
Topeka
Herald of Kansas*. 1880-01-30 to 1880-06-11
KS
Topeka
Plaindealer. 1900-01-26
KS
Wichita
National Baptist World*. 1894-08-31 to 1894-11-23
KS
Wichita
People’s Friend*. 1894-05-24 to 1894-05-24
KS
Wichita
Wichita Times*. 1972-01-11 to 1977-09-22

LA
New Orleans
L’Union*. 1862-09-27 to 1864-07-19
LA
New Orleans
Times-Picayune. 1940-06-22 to 1975-07-28
LA
New Orleans
Times-Picayune. 1866-02-13 to 1879-12-16
LA
New Orleans
Weekly Louisianian. 1882-01-14
LA
New Orleans
Weekly Pelican. 1887-01-29 to 1889-08-31
LA
St. Martinville
Echo*. 1873-03-15

MA
Amherst
Amherst Bulletin. 2009-10-02 to Current
MA
Boston
Boston Daily Advertiser. 1874-01-01 to 1874-04-30
MA
Lawrence
Eagle-Tribune, The. 2010-05-12 to Current
MA
Provincetown
Provincetown Banner. 2009-10-02 to Current
MA
Springfield
Springfield Republican. 1925-02-01 to 1946-09-26
MA
Springfield
Springfield Republican. 1886-12-02
MA
Springfield
Springfield Union. 1947-04-01 to 1963-02-15
MA
Worcester
National Aegis. 1825-01-12 to 1827-12-12

MD
Baltimore
Afro-American*. 1893-04-29 to 1898-03-26
MD
Baltimore
Baltimore American. 1905-06-18 to 1910-04-24
MD
Baltimore
Race Standard*. 1897-01-02 to 1897-01-16

MI
Detroit
Plaindealer. 1889-09-27 to 1892-11-18
MI
Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Press, The. 2010-05-12 to Current
MI
Holland
Holland Sentinel, The. 2009-10-02 to Current

MN
Minneapolis
Afro-American Advance*. 1899-05-27 to 1900-11-17
MN
Sleepy Eye
Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch. 2009-10-02 to Current
MN
St. Paul
Broad Axe. 1894-02-01 to 1902-06-12
MN
St. Paul
Negro World*. 1900-03-10 to 1900-06-09
MN
St. Paul
St. Paul Daily Pioneer. 1855-11-01 to 1855-12-22
MN
St. Paul
Western Appeal*. 1885-06-13 to 1888-12-29

MO
Kansas City
Cosmopolita. 1917-12-08 to 1919-11-15
MO
Kansas City
Kansas City Times. 1891-12-23 to 1895-10-16
MO
Kansas City
Rising Son*. 1903-01-16 to 1907-12-28
MO
Sedalia
Sedalia Times*. 1901-08-31 to 1903-12-19
MO
St. James
St. James Leader Journal. 2009-10-02 to Current
MO
St. Louis
St. Louis Palladium*. 1903-01-10 to 1907-10-05

NC
Asheboro
Courier-Tribune, The. 2010-04-06 to Current
NC
Boone
Watauga Democrat, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NC
Littleton
True Reformer*. 1900-07-25
NC
Nashville
Nashville Graphic, The. 2010-01-28 to Current
NC
Raleigh
Gazette*. 1893-12-16 to 1898-02-19

NE
Omaha
Afro-American Sentinel. 1896-04-25 to 1899-03-25
NE
Omaha
Enterprise*. 1895-08-10 to 1897-07-03
NE
Omaha
Progress*. 1890-03-22 to 1891-03-07

NH
Concord
New Hampshire Patriot. 1879-06-26 to 1881-02-17
NH
Exeter
Freeman’s Oracle. 1786-07-01 to 1789-07-28

NJ
Flemington
Hunterdon County Democrat. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ
Wayne
Wayne Today. 2009-10-14 to Current

NM
Albuquerque
Bandera Americana. 1903-10-01 to 1903-11-06
NM
Albuquerque
Daily Citizen. 1887-03-16 to 1892-12-31
NM
Albuquerque
Daily Times*. 1893-06-14
NM
Albuquerque
Evening Citizen. 1893-06-29 to 1893-06-29
NM
Las Cruces
Labrador. 1904-12-30
NM
Las Cruces
Tiempo. 1885-04-30 to 1902-04-02
NM
Las Vegas
Misionero Bautista: Organo Oficial de la Convencion Bautista Hispano-Americana de Nuevo Mexico. 1943-12-21 to 1951-08-21
NM
Mesilla
Mesilla News. 1879-04-19 to 1884-02-09
NM
Mountainair
Independent. 1918-02-02 to 1920-09-25
NM
Santa Fe
Daily New Mexican. 1871-04-15 to 1875-06-30
NM
Santa Fe
Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican and Livestock Journal. 1888-05-31 to 1895-09-26
NM
Socorro
Defensor del Pueblo. 1924-12-19 to 1938-02-11
NM
Springer
Colfax County Stockman. 1910-07-23 to 1911-06-10

NY
Albany
Albany Evening Journal. 1857-07-23 to 1876-12-13
NY
Brooklyn
Colonia Latina*. 1938-01-08
NY
Garden City
Eco. 1930-11-15
NY
New York
Morning Telegraph. 1877-12-09
NY
New York
New York Herald-Tribune. 1874-11-02 to 1888-11-02
NY
New York
Cosas*. 1931-12-03
NY
New York
Doctrina de Marti. 1897-04-30 to 1897-08-31
NY
New York
Ecos de Nueva York. 1954-10-10
NY
New York
New York Age*. 1889-11-02 to 1892-11-19
NY
New York
New York Freeman*. 1886-01-02 to 1887-10-08
NY
New York
Western Star*. 1900-01-27

OH
Cincinnati
Cincinnati Daily Gazette. 1867-04-13 to 1881-02-03
OH
Cleveland
Cleveland Gazette*. 1883-12-01 to 1941-08-09
OH
Cleveland
Plain Dealer. 1947-11-23 to 1975-12-10
OH
Cleveland
Plain Dealer. 1846-02-27 to 1858-10-30

OR
Portand
Oregonian. 1917-07-03 to 1918-08-12
OR
Portland
New Age*. 1900-01-27 to 1902-09-20
OR
Portland
Oregonian. 1925-08-22 to 1971-11-20
OR
Portland
Portland New Age*. 1905-12-23 to 1907-03-30

PA
Harrisburg
State Journal*. 1883-12-13 to 1885-01-24
PA
Philadelphia
Aurora General Advertiser. 1796-03-24
PA
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer. 1830-01-08 to 1831-12-28

SC
Charleston
South Carolina Leader*. 1865-10-07 to 1866-05-12
SC
Columbia
Southern Indicator*. 1921-02-21 to 1923-02-03

TN
Knoxville
Negro World*. 1887-10-15 to 1887-11-26

TX
Beaumont
Beaumont Enterprise and Journal. 1906-04-11 to 1911-09-23
TX
Brownsville
Cronista del Valle. 1925-01-23 to 1929-09-06
TX
Brownsville
Daily Cosmopolitan. 1884-09-10 to 1885-07-11
TX
Brownsville
Heraldo de Brownsville. 1937-12-30 to 1940-02-28
TX
Brownsville
Puerto. 1959-03-21
TX
Dallas
Dallas Morning News. 1979-11-11 to 1980-07-20
TX
Edinburg
Defensor. 1931-07-10
TX
El Paso
Clarin del Norte. 1906-08-11 to 1906-10-06
TX
El Paso
Continental. 1935-12-31 to 1960-03-08
TX
El Paso
Defensor*. 1894-09-24 to 1895-03-03
TX
El Paso
Sunday Herald. 1888-10-28 to 1889-05-18
TX
Fort Worth
Torchlight Appeal*. 1890-01-17 to 1890-02-22
TX
Houston
Gaceta Mexicana. 1928-05-15
TX
Kingsville
Notas de Kingsville*. 1957-05-16 to 1960-08-18
TX
Kingsville
Tex. Mex. Reflector. 1922-04-21 to 1939-01-21
TX
Laredo
Evolucion. 1917-06-30 to 1918-08-11
TX
San Antonio
Epoca. 1919-03-23 to 1927-05-08
TX
San Antonio
Pan American Labor Express. 1918-08-28 to 1918-11-13
TX
San Antonio
Regidor. 1913-08-14 to 1915-06-30

UT
Salt Lake City
Broad Ax. 1897-02-06 to 1899-12-23
UT
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Telegram. 1907-10-04 to 1922-11-12

VA
Richmond
Reformer*. 1900-01-27
VA
Richmond
Richmond Planet*. 1895-03-02 to 1900-01-13

WA
Seattle
Seattle Daily Times. 1936-10-20 to 1984-12-31
WA
Seattle
Seattle Republican*. 1900-01-19
WA
Seattle
World*. 1899-01-04

WI
Milwaukee
Guardia. 1969-10-21 to 1975-08-01
WI
Milwaukee
Wisconsin Afro-American*. 1892-08-13 to 1892-11-19

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AL. Huntsville. Huntsville Gazette*. 1881-06-18 to 1894-12-29
CA. San Francisco. Elevator*. 1872-11-16 to 1898-06-11
CT. Mystic. Mystic Journal. 1859-03-12 to 1862-12-27
CT. New Canaan. New Canaan News-Review. 2009-11-05 to Current
CT. New London. New London Gazette and General Advertiser. 1825-01-05 to 1826-12-27
CT. Middletown. American Sentinel. 1826-04-05 to 1833-03-06
CT. Middletown. Middlesex Gazette. 1829-01-07 to 1834-01-23
DC. Washington. Colored American*. 1898-03-12 to 1904-02-27
DC. Washington. Daily National Intelligencer. 1850-10-16 to 1852-12-31
DC. Washington. Grit*. 1883-12-21 to 1884-10-18
DC. Washington. Washington Bee. 1893-01-07 to 1910-06-25
IA. Fort Madison. Daily Democrat, The. 2009-12-19 to Current
IL. Quincy. Quincy Whig. 1868-05-03 to 1876-12-30
IN. Indianapolis. Freeman. 1895-09-21 to 1911-02-11
KS. Fort Scott. Fair Play*. 1898-04-22 to 1899-06-16
KS. Hutchinson. Blade*. 1919-12-20 to 1922-04-01
KS. Kansas City. Advocate. 1916-01-07 to 1921-12-30
KS. Lawrence. Western Recorder*. 1883-03-17 to 1884-11-06
KS. Topeka. Capital Plaindealer*. 1936-09-20 to 1938-08-06
KS. Topeka. Kansas Whip*. 1934-12-21 to 1955-09-30
KS. Wichita. Wichita Post-Observer*. 1953-01-23 to 1953-12-25
KY. Frankfort. Palladium. 1802-07-01 to 1803-12-24
LA. New Orleans. Times-Picayune. 1950-04-05 to 1961-05-15
MA. Boston. Boston Daily Advertiser. 1860-01-03 to 1889-12-31
MA. Boston. Boston Journal. 1884-07-01 to 1884-12-31
MA. Cape Cod. Cape Cod Chronicle, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
MA. Gloucester. Gloucester Telegraph. 1842-01-01 to 1842-12-31
MA. Springfield. Hampden Federalist. 1821-01-03 to 1823-03-05
MD. Baltimore. American and Commercial Daily Advertiser. 1801-01-31 to 1809-4-24
MD. Baltimore. Maryland Journal. 1785-06-28 to 1794-11-28
MI. Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo Gazette. 1915-08-03 to 1921-02-23
MI. Shelby, Utica. Shelby-Utica News. 2009-10-07 to Current
MN. St. Paul. Appeal*. 1908-09-05 to 1923-11-24
NC. Albemarle. Stanly News and Press, The. 2009-10-10 to Current
NC. Newbern. Newbern Sentinel. 1826-01-07 to 1828-06-12
NC. Yadkinville. Yadkin Ripple, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
NJ. Trenton. New Jersey State Gazette. 1796-10-18 to 1799-02-19
NY. Brighton, Pittsford. Brighton-Pittsford Post. 2009-10-04 to Current
NY. Goshen. Orange County Gazette. 1806-05-20 to 1814-09-20
NY. New York. Irish World. 1893-09-02 to 1905-04-08
NY. New York. New York Herald. 1869-05-21 to 1869-07-21
NY. New York. New York Herald. 1895-07-14 to 1895-08-08
NY. New York. New York Herald-Tribune. 1856-07-01 to 1877-06-15
NY. New York. Spectator. 1823-11-18 to 1824-10-26
NY. Poughkeepsie. Dutchess Observer. 1820-11-01 to 1821-12-26
NY. Dover. New-Hampshire Republican. 1825-01-03 to 1825-09-27
OH. Chillicothe. Scioto Gazette. 1801-08-02 to 1814-04-28
OH. Cleveland. Plain Dealer. 1967-12-01 to 1970-09-10
OH. Logan. Logan Daily News, The. 2010-01-10 to Current
OH. Marrietta. Ohio Gazette. 1806-04-24 to 1811-12-09
OH. Sandusky. Sandusky Register. 1849-10-02 to 1850-02-15
OH. St. Clairsville. Ohio Federalist. 1816-08-15 to 1816-12-05
OR. Ontario. Argus Observer. 2009-10-02 to Current
OR. Portland. Oregonian. 1948-12-20 to 1962-12-15
PA. Philadelphia. Democratic Press. 1808-03-28 to 1818-06-30
PA. Williamsburg. Virginia Gazette. 1766-03-16 to 1774-12-29
PA. Williamsburg. Virginia Gazette. 1775-02-03 to 1776-07-26
RI. Warren. Herald of the United States. 1796-01-02 to 1812-12-12
SC. Charleston. City Gazette. 1825-05-02 to 1825-08-31
TN. Nashville. Nashville Gazette. 1819-05-26 to 1827-02-14
TN. Sevierville. Mountain Press, The. 2009-10-02 to Current
TX. Big Spring. Big Spring Herald. 2009-10-02 to Current
TX. Brownwood. Brownwood Bulletin. 2009-12-03 to Current
TX. Dallas. Dallas Morning News. 1979-02-01 to 1979-05-31
UT. Salt Lake City. Broad Ax*. 1895-08-31 to 1897-01-30
VA. Amherst. Amherst New Era Progress. 2009-10-02 to Current
VA. Amherst. Nelson County Times. 2009-10-02 to Current
WA. Seattle. Seattle Daily Times. 1953-01-01 to 1969-09-30

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108 COLE
109 WEST
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117 MCDONALD
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119 MARSHALL
120 ORTIZ
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122 MURRAY
123 FREEMAN
124 WELLS
125 WEBB
126 SIMPSON
127 STEVENS
128 TUCKER
129 PORTER
130 HUNTER
131 HICKS
132 CRAWFORD
133 HENRY
134 BOYD
135 MASON
136 MORALES
137 KENNEDY
138 WARREN
139 DIXON
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141 REYES
142 BURNS
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144 SHAW
145 HOLMES
146 RICE
147 ROBERTSON
148 HUNT
149 BLACK
150 DANIELS
151 PALMER
152 MILLS
153 NICHOLS
154 GRANT
155 KNIGHT
156 FERGUSON
157 ROSE
158 STONE
159 HAWKINS
160 DUNN
161 PERKINS
162 HUDSON
163 SPENCER
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165 STEPHENS
166 PAYNE
167 PIERCE
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171 WAGNER
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179 HART
180 CUNNINGHAM
181 BRADLEY
182 LANE
183 ANDREWS
184 RUIZ
185 HARPER
186 FOX
187 RILEY
188 ARMSTRONG
189 CARPENTER
190 WEAVER
191 GREENE
192 LAWRENCE
193 ELLIOTT
194 CHAVEZ
195 SIMS
196 AUSTIN
197 PETERS
198 KELLEY
199 FRANKLIN
200 LAWSON
201 FIELDS
202 GUTIERREZ
203 RYAN
204 SCHMIDT
205 CARR
206 VASQUEZ
207 CASTILLO
208 WHEELER
209 CHAPMAN
210 OLIVER
211 MONTGOMERY
212 RICHARDS
213 WILLIAMSON
214 JOHNSTON
215 BANKS
216 MEYER
217 BISHOP
218 MCCOY
219 HOWELL
220 ALVAREZ
221 MORRISON
222 HANSEN
223 FERNANDEZ
224 GARZA
225 HARVEY
226 LITTLE
227 BURTON
228 STANLEY
229 NGUYEN
230 GEORGE
231 JACOBS
232 REID
233 KIM
234 FULLER
235 LYNCH
236 DEAN
237 GILBERT
238 GARRETT
239 ROMERO
240 WELCH
241 LARSON
242 FRAZIER
243 BURKE
244 HANSON
245 DAY
246 MENDOZA
247 MORENO
248 BOWMAN
249 MEDINA
250 FOWLER
251 BREWER
252 HOFFMAN
253 CARLSON
254 SILVA
255 PEARSON
256 HOLLAND
257 DOUGLAS
258 FLEMING
259 JENSEN
260 VARGAS
261 BYRD
262 DAVIDSON
263 HOPKINS
264 MAY
265 TERRY
266 HERRERA
267 WADE
268 SOTO
269 WALTERS
270 CURTIS
271 NEAL
272 CALDWELL
273 LOWE
274 JENNINGS
275 BARNETT
276 GRAVES
277 JIMENEZ
278 HORTON
279 SHELTON
280 BARRETT
281 OBRIEN
282 CASTRO
283 SUTTON
284 GREGORY
285 MCKINNEY
286 LUCAS
287 MILES
288 CRAIG
289 RODRIQUEZ
290 CHAMBERS
291 HOLT
292 LAMBERT
293 FLETCHER
294 WATTS
295 BATES
296 HALE
297 RHODES
298 PENA
299 BECK
300 NEWMAN
301 HAYNES
302 MCDANIEL
303 MENDEZ
304 BUSH
305 VAUGHN
306 PARKS
307 DAWSON
308 SANTIAGO
309 NORRIS
310 HARDY
311 LOVE
312 STEELE
313 CURRY
314 POWERS
315 SCHULTZ
316 BARKER
317 GUZMAN
318 PAGE
319 MUNOZ
320 BALL
321 KELLER
322 CHANDLER
323 WEBER
324 LEONARD
325 WALSH
326 LYONS
327 RAMSEY
328 WOLFE
329 SCHNEIDER
330 MULLINS
331 BENSON
332 SHARP
333 BOWEN
334 DANIEL
335 BARBER
336 CUMMINGS
337 HINES
338 BALDWIN
339 GRIFFITH
340 VALDEZ
341 HUBBARD
342 SALAZAR
343 REEVES
344 WARNER
345 STEVENSON
346 BURGESS
347 SANTOS
348 TATE
349 CROSS
350 GARNER
351 MANN
352 MACK
353 MOSS
354 THORNTON
355 DENNIS
356 MCGEE
357 FARMER
358 DELGADO
359 AGUILAR
360 VEGA
361 GLOVER
362 MANNING
363 COHEN
364 HARMON
365 RODGERS
366 ROBBINS
367 NEWTON
368 TODD
369 BLAIR
370 HIGGINS
371 INGRAM
372 REESE
373 CANNON
374 STRICKLAND
375 TOWNSEND
376 POTTER
377 GOODWIN
378 WALTON
379 ROWE
380 HAMPTON
381 ORTEGA
382 PATTON
383 SWANSON
384 JOSEPH
385 FRANCIS
386 GOODMAN
387 MALDONADO
388 YATES
389 BECKER
390 ERICKSON
391 HODGES
392 RIOS
393 CONNER
394 ADKINS
395 WEBSTER
396 NORMAN
397 MALONE
398 HAMMOND
399 FLOWERS
400 COBB
401 MOODY
402 QUINN
403 BLAKE
404 MAXWELL
405 POPE
406 FLOYD
407 OSBORNE
408 PAUL
409 MCCARTHY
410 GUERRERO
411 LINDSEY
412 ESTRADA
413 SANDOVAL
414 GIBBS
415 TYLER
416 GROSS
417 FITZGERALD
418 STOKES
419 DOYLE
420 SHERMAN
421 SAUNDERS
422 WISE
423 COLON
424 GILL
425 ALVARADO
426 GREER
427 PADILLA
428 SIMON
429 WATERS
430 NUNEZ
431 BALLARD
432 SCHWARTZ
433 MCBRIDE
434 HOUSTON
435 CHRISTENSEN
436 KLEIN
437 PRATT
438 BRIGGS
439 PARSONS
440 MCLAUGHLIN
441 ZIMMERMAN
442 FRENCH
443 BUCHANAN
444 MORAN
445 COPELAND
446 ROY
447 PITTMAN
448 BRADY
449 MCCORMICK
450 HOLLOWAY
451 BROCK
452 POOLE
453 FRANK
454 LOGAN
455 OWEN
456 BASS
457 MARSH
458 DRAKE
459 WONG
460 JEFFERSON
461 PARK
462 MORTON
463 ABBOTT
464 SPARKS
465 PATRICK
466 NORTON
467 HUFF
468 CLAYTON
469 MASSEY
470 LLOYD
471 FIGUEROA
472 CARSON
473 BOWERS
474 ROBERSON
475 BARTON
476 TRAN
477 LAMB
478 HARRINGTON
479 CASEY
480 BOONE
481 CORTEZ
482 CLARKE
483 MATHIS
484 SINGLETON
485 WILKINS
486 CAIN
487 BRYAN
488 UNDERWOOD
489 HOGAN
490 MCKENZIE
491 COLLIER
492 LUNA
493 PHELPS
494 MCGUIRE
495 ALLISON
496 BRIDGES
497 WILKERSON
498 NASH
499 SUMMERS
500 ATKINS
501 WILCOX
502 PITTS
503 CONLEY
504 MARQUEZ
505 BURNETT
506 RICHARD
507 COCHRAN
508 CHASE
509 DAVENPORT
510 HOOD
511 GATES
512 CLAY
513 AYALA
514 SAWYER
515 ROMAN
516 VAZQUEZ
517 DICKERSON
518 HODGE
519 ACOSTA
520 FLYNN
521 ESPINOZA
522 NICHOLSON
523 MONROE
524 WOLF
525 MORROW
526 KIRK
527 RANDALL
528 ANTHONY
529 WHITAKER
530 OCONNOR
531 SKINNER
532 WARE
533 MOLINA
534 KIRBY
535 HUFFMAN
536 BRADFORD
537 CHARLES
538 GILMORE
539 DOMINGUEZ
540 ONEAL
541 BRUCE
542 LANG
543 COMBS
544 KRAMER
545 HEATH
546 HANCOCK
547 GALLAGHER
548 GAINES
549 SHAFFER
550 SHORT
551 WIGGINS
552 MATHEWS
553 MCCLAIN
554 FISCHER
555 WALL
556 SMALL
557 MELTON
558 HENSLEY
559 BOND
560 DYER
561 CAMERON
562 GRIMES
563 CONTRERAS
564 CHRISTIAN
565 WYATT
566 BAXTER
567 SNOW
568 MOSLEY
569 SHEPHERD
570 LARSEN
571 HOOVER
572 BEASLEY
573 GLENN
574 PETERSEN
575 WHITEHEAD
576 MEYERS
577 KEITH
578 GARRISON
579 VINCENT
580 SHIELDS
581 HORN
582 SAVAGE
583 OLSEN
584 SCHROEDER
585 HARTMAN
586 WOODARD
587 MUELLER
588 KEMP
589 DELEON
590 BOOTH
591 PATEL
592 CALHOUN
593 WILEY
594 EATON
595 CLINE
596 NAVARRO
597 HARRELL
598 LESTER
599 HUMPHREY
600 PARRISH
601 DURAN
602 HUTCHINSON
603 HESS
604 DORSEY
605 BULLOCK
606 ROBLES
607 BEARD
608 DALTON
609 AVILA
610 VANCE
611 RICH
612 BLACKWELL
613 YORK
614 JOHNS
615 BLANKENSHIP
616 TREVINO
617 SALINAS
618 CAMPOS
619 PRUITT
620 MOSES
621 CALLAHAN
622 GOLDEN
623 MONTOYA
624 HARDIN
625 GUERRA
626 MCDOWELL
627 AREY
628 STAFFORD
629 GALLEGOS
630 HENSON
631 WILKINSON
632 BOOKER
633 MERRITT
634 MIRANDA
635 ATKINSON
636 ORR
637 DECKER
638 HOBBS
639 PRESTON
640 TANNER
641 KNOX
642 PACHECO
643 STEPHENSON
644 GLASS
645 ROJAS
646 SERRANO
647 MARKS
648 HICKMAN
649 ENGLISH
650 SWEENEY
651 STRONG
652 PRINCE
653 MCCLURE
654 CONWAY
655 WALTER
656 ROTH
657 MAYNARD
658 FARRELL
659 LOWERY
660 HURST
661 NIXON
662 WEISS
663 TRUJILLO
664 ELLISON
665 SLOAN
666 JUAREZ
667 WINTERS
668 MCLEAN
669 RANDOLPH
670 LEON
671 BOYER
672 VILLARREAL
673 MCCALL
674 GENTRY
675 CARRILLO
676 KENT
677 AYERS
678 LARA
679 SHANNON
680 SEXTON
681 PACE
682 HULL
683 LEBLANC
684 BROWNING
685 VELASQUEZ
686 LEACH
687 CHANG
688 HOUSE
689 SELLERS
690 HERRING
691 NOBLE
692 FOLEY
693 BARTLETT
694 MERCADO
695 LANDRY
696 DURHAM
697 WALLS
698 BARR
699 MCKEE
700 BAUER
701 RIVERS
702 EVERETT
703 BRADSHAW
704 PUGH
705 VELEZ
706 RUSH
707 ESTES
708 DODSON
709 MORSE
710 SHEPPARD
711 WEEKS
712 CAMACHO
713 BEAN
714 BARRON
715 LIVINGSTON
716 MIDDLETON
717 SPEARS
718 BRANCH
719 BLEVINS
720 CHEN
721 KERR
722 MCCONNELL
723 HATFIELD
724 HARDING
725 ASHLEY
726 SOLIS
727 HERMAN
728 FROST
729 GILES
730 BLACKBURN
731 WILLIAM
732 PENNINGTON
733 WOODWARD
734 FINLEY
735 MCINTOSH
736 KOCH
737 BEST
738 SOLOMON
739 MCCULLOUGH
740 DUDLEY
741 NOLAN
742 BLANCHARD
743 RIVAS
744 BRENNAN
745 MEJIA
746 KANE
747 BENTON
748 JOYCE
749 BUCKLEY
750 HALEY
751 VALENTINE
752 MADDOX
753 RUSSO
754 MCKNIGHT
755 BUCK
756 MOON
757 MCMILLAN
758 CROSBY
759 BERG
760 DOTSON
761 MAYS
762 ROACH
763 CHURCH
764 CHAN
765 RICHMOND
766 MEADOWS
767 FAULKNER
768 ONEILL
769 KNAPP
770 KLINE
771 BARRY
772 OCHOA
773 JACOBSON
774 GAY
775 AVERY
776 HENDRICKS
777 HORNE
778 SHEPARD
779 HEBERT
780 CHERRY
781 CARDENAS
782 MCINTYRE
783 WHITNEY
784 WALLER
785 HOLMAN
786 DONALDSON
787 CANTU
788 TERRELL
789 MORIN
790 GILLESPIE
791 FUENTES
792 TILLMAN
793 SANFORD
794 BENTLEY
795 PECK
796 KEY
797 SALAS
798 ROLLINS
799 GAMBLE
800 DICKSON
801 BATTLE
802 SANTANA
803 CABRERA
804 CERVANTES
805 HOWE
806 HINTON
807 HURLEY
808 SPENCE
809 ZAMORA
810 YANG
811 MCNEIL
812 SUAREZ
813 CASE
814 PETTY
815 GOULD
816 MCFARLAND
817 SAMPSON
818 CARVER
819 BRAY
820 ROSARIO
821 MACDONALD
822 STOUT
823 HESTER
824 MELENDEZ
825 DILLON
826 FARLEY
827 HOPPER
828 GALLOWAY
829 POTTS
830 BERNARD
831 JOYNER
832 STEIN
833 AGUIRRE
834 OSBORN
835 MERCER
836 BENDER
837 FRANCO
838 ROWLAND
839 SYKES
840 BENJAMIN
841 TRAVIS
842 PICKETT
843 CRANE
844 SEARS
845 MAYO
846 DUNLAP
847 HAYDEN
848 WILDER
849 MCKAY
850 COFFEY
851 MCCARTY
852 EWING
853 COOLEY
854 VAUGHAN
855 BONNER
856 COTTON
857 HOLDER
858 STARK
859 FERRELL
860 CANTRELL
861 FULTON
862 LYNN
863 LOTT
864 CALDERON
865 ROSA
866 POLLARD
867 HOOPER
868 BURCH
869 MULLEN
870 FRY
871 RIDDLE
872 LEVY
873 DAVID
874 DUKE
875 ODONNELL
876 GUY
877 MICHAEL
878 BRITT
879 FREDERICK
880 DAUGHERTY
881 BERGER
882 DILLARD
883 ALSTON
884 JARVIS
885 FRYE
886 RIGGS
887 CHANEY
888 ODOM
889 DUFFY
890 FITZPATRICK
891 VALENZUELA
892 MERRILL
893 MAYER
894 ALFORD
895 MCPHERSON
896 ACEVEDO
897 DONOVAN
898 BARRERA
899 ALBERT
900 COTE
901 REILLY
902 COMPTON
903 RAYMOND
904 MOONEY
905 MCGOWAN
906 CRAFT
907 CLEVELAND
908 CLEMONS
909 WYNN
910 NIELSEN
911 BAIRD
912 STANTON
913 SNIDER
914 ROSALES
915 BRIGHT
916 WITT
917 STUART
918 HAYS
919 HOLDEN
920 RUTLEDGE
921 KINNEY
922 CLEMENTS
923 CASTANEDA
924 SLATER
925 HAHN
926 EMERSON
927 CONRAD
928 BURKS
929 DELANEY
930 PATE
931 LANCASTER
932 SWEET
933 JUSTICE
934 TYSON
935 SHARPE
936 WHITFIELD
937 TALLEY
938 MACIAS
939 IRWIN
940 BURRIS
941 RATLIFF
942 MCCRAY
943 MADDEN
944 KAUFMAN
945 BEACH
946 GOFF
947 CASH
948 BOLTON
949 MCFADDEN
950 LEVINE
951 GOOD
952 BYERS
953 KIRKLAND
954 KIDD
955 WORKMAN
956 CARNEY
957 DALE
958 MCLEOD
959 HOLCOMB
960 ENGLAND
961 FINCH
962 HEAD
963 BURT
964 HENDRIX
965 SOSA
966 HANEY
967 FRANKS
968 SARGENT
969 NIEVES
970 DOWNS
971 RASMUSSEN
972 BIRD
973 HEWITT
974 LINDSAY
975 LE
976 FOREMAN
977 VALENCIA
978 ONEIL
979 DELACRUZ
980 VINSON
981 DEJESUS
982 HYDE
983 FORBES
984 GILLIAM
985 GUTHRIE
986 WOOTEN
987 HUBER
988 BARLOW
989 BOYLE
990 MCMAHON
991 BUCKNER
992 ROCHA
993 PUCKETT
994 LANGLEY
995 KNOWLES
996 COOKE
997 VELAZQUEZ
998 WHITLEY
999 NOEL
1000 VANG