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"The Ewing Reading Room"

The Ewing Family Association archives are being moved from their long-time home at the Historical Society of Cecil County (Md) to their new location at the Allen County Public Library (Ft Wayne, Indiana). Some of the following references to Cecil County may be out of date. We will correct and update them as soon as possible. (2/2014)

Many of the older books described below are also available at books.google.com and www.archive.org, among other places. Copies of books also appear for sale from time to time on the Internet and may be found through Google or other searches.

Barnett, John M., Meloy, John C. and Finley, Ebenezer
History of the Presbytery of Redstone

Observer Book and Job Print, Washington, Pennsylvania. 1889.

This is a transcription of pages in this book that concern Ewings. The book was prepared in "obedience to a resolution of the General Assembly of 1886, that Presbyteries be requested to send two copies of their Histories to the ... Clerk of the General Assembly and to the Presbyterian Historical Society, respectively'." In addition to general historical information, the book contains "[a] history of woman's work in the Presbytery, a list of candidates, licentiates and administers, and the dates of their connection with the Presbytery as far as could be ascertained, and a few personal sketches." In the transcribed material there is particular attention to Hon. Nathanial Ewing, a scion of the Uniontown area in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, area.

A partial transcription is available through the link above. Virginia Ewing Okie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , has (as of July 2008) an original, bound copy of this book inscribed "Samuel Evans Ewing April 1889" on the inside cover. She prepared this transcription of selected, Ewing-related pages from her copy.  The full text is available at archive.org.

Brown, Donald Ewing
Our Ewings in Early America 1740 to 1966
Self Published. n.d.

A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archives maintained by the Ewing Family Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings.

Busch, Udell Ewing
Ewing Family Chronicles 1629 - 1979 350 Years Revisited
Self Published. 1984.

This book concerns the family and descendants of William Ewing of Rockingham County, Virginia.

A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archive maintained by the Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings.

Du Bois, Robert Paterson
Record of the Family of Thomas Ewing, Who Emigrated from Ireland to America in 1718.
Self Published, Press of James H. Bryson. 1858.

"Thomas Ewing (1695-1748), son of Findley and Jane Ewing, was born in Londonderry, Ireland. Thomas immigrated to America in 1718 and settled in Long Island, New York. He married Mary Maskell (died 1784 ..." A footnote on pages 6-7 refers to four sons of James Ewing of Inch–John, Alexander, Henry and Samuel–who immigrated to America "[a]bout the year 1700" and gives an argument that they "were the brothers above alluded to" in the text of the manuscript.

An electronic copy may be viewed and downloaded from the BYU Family History Archives. To access this copy, click here and then do a Search All for Thomas Ewing. A copy of this book is also in the library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. A softcover reprint is available from Higginson Book Company for approximately $7.50 (9/2011).

Dye, Shirley Tharp
William Ewing of Frederick County, VA (link)
Self Published. n.d.

"William Ewing came to Frederick County, Virginia in April of 1733 .... William Ewing [married] Elizabeth Tharp (Thorp) who had moved from Chester County, Pa. to Frederick Co. (near Winchester). Wm. Sr. died there Dec 27, 1781, at the age of 70. Elizabeth [is] supposed to have died in Grayson County, KY, in May, 1816. (Elizabeth Ewing's will was probated in Frederick County, Va. ...)". Their children were John b. 1754, William b. 1758, Robert b. 1761, Elizabeth b. 1763, Mary b. 1765, Samuel b. 1767, Jane b. 1770 and Thomas b. 1773.

Available on-line on this web site; click on the link above.

Ewing, Donald C.
Samuel Ewing and Jane Davis
Self Published. n.d.

A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archives maintained by the Ewing Family Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings. There are no known on-line sources, free or otherwise, for this book.

Ewing, Elbert William Robinson (E.W.R.)
Clan Ewing of Scotland (link)
Cobden Publishing Co., Ballston, Virginia. 1922.

"This sketch treats ... some of the American Ewing families which are descended from ancient Clan Ewing of Scotland. Bearing a similar name, there were other early clans of that country in no way connected with or related to our clan, such as the McEwens, the Ewens; and probably in later times some of their descendants came to spell the name Ewing, though not related to or descended from the clan from which I trace the families of which I here specially write."

Available online on this web site; click on the link to the right of the title. A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archives maintained by the Ewing Family Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings. Printed copies are available from Higginson Book Company for approximately $69 (9/2011). A (23 mb) PDF electronic copy may be downloaded, for free, from American Libraries.

Ewing, Evelyn and Jim
The Ewings of Frederick County, Virginia (link)
Self Published. 1986.

This book focuses on: "John Ewing, the first ancestor known of this family, [who] was of [Carnashannagh], parish of Fahan, Donegal County, Ireland.;" "William Ewing ([son of] John) was born 1711 in Carnshanagh, Ireland, to John and Janet McElvaney Ewing. With his family, William came to Pennsylvania in 1729, and in April 1737, William moved down from Pennsylvania just six years after settlement began.;" and "Samuel Ewing ([son of] William, [son of] John) was born February 28, 1767 to William and Elizabeth Ewing. Samuel ... was the sixth child and the fourth son. Samuel married Barbara Shipe November 10, 1789."

Available on-line on this web site; click on the link above.

Ewing, George D.
George D. Ewing Memoirs (link)
Pattonsburg Call, Pattonsburg, Missouri. 1922.

A narrative description of the life and times of the paternal and maternal ancestors of George Douglas Ewing who was born in 1842. The coverage extends back two generations. On the paternal side, this leads to James Ewing (ca 1777-1833/34).

Available on-line on this web site; click on the link above.

Ewing, Joseph Lyons
Sketches of the Families of Thomas Ewing and Mary Maskell ... (link)
The Stratford Commercial Job Printery, Stratford, New Jersey. 1910.

"The chief object of our effort is to compile a trustworthy record of so much of the Ewing family or families since early in the eighteenth century, as will disclose to those among whom our book may circulate, an intelligent account of those ancestral lines which trace back to the original Scotch-Irish stock. To accomplish our purpose we shall be obliged to come down from two starting points, the one in the union of Findley Ewing and Jane Porter of Londonderry, Ireland, in the year 1690, the other in the union of William Ewing and Eleanor Thompson of Pennsylvania, prior to the Revolutionary War, or about 1765. The reason for tracing these two particular family lines is their meeting in the marriage of James Henry Ewing of the second part of this volume to Eleanor Jane Rhea of the first in the year 1852."

Available on-line on this web site; click on the link above. Printed copies are available from Higginson Book Company for approximately $37 (9/2011).

Ewing, Milam Myrl
Edley Ewing, The Texas Pioneer and His Descendants
Self Published. 1979.

A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archive maintained by the Ewing Family Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings. There are no known on-line sources, free or otherwise, for this book.

Ewing, Nancy Hanks (ed. Barbara Ewing Powell)
James Ewing - Pioneer (link)
Self Published. 1994.

James Ewing of Pocahontas was one of the Immigrants who came to America before 1776. It is believed that he was born circa 1721, possibly in the Scottish Highlands but more likely in the Ulster region of Ireland. He emigrated to American prior to 1747, entering either through a Pennsylvania/Maryland port or a port in North Carolina. He died in 1801 near Warm Springs, Bath County, Virginia.

Available on-line on this web site; click on the link above.

Ewing, Prestley Kittredge Ewing and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing
Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches
Self Published. 1919.

This book concerns the origin and early history of the Ewings and their different branches America. The coverage includes Thomas and Finley Ewing, James Ewin, Nathaniel Ewing, William Ewing, and Charles and Robert Ewing.

A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archives maintained by the Ewing Family Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings. Printed copies are available from Higginson Book Company for approximately $48 (9/2011). On-line copies are available free at Google Books or  American Libraries.

Ewing, Robert Herman
Some Ancestors and Descendants of William and Joanna Thurston Family, Crawford Co., Pa
Self Published. n.d.

A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archives maintained by the Ewing Family Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings. There are no known on-line sources, free or otherwise, for this book.

Ewing, Vernon
Historical Notes on the Ewing Family
Self Published. n.d.

A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archives maintained by the Ewing Family Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings. There are no known on-line sources, free or otherwise, for this book.

Ewing, Vernon T.
From Whence We Came: Ancestors and Descendants of Gustavus H. Ewing, with Kindred Branches of the Ewing Families
Self Published (Mustang, Oklahoma) 1985

Alexander Ewing (1679/1680-1728) immigrated from Scotland to Ireland, where most of his family were born, and then to Cecil County, Maryland. Gustavus H. Ewing (1853-1894), direct descendant, married Irene Samantha Williams in 1873, and moved from Tennessee to DeKalb County, Texas. Descendants and relatives of Alexander lived in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere. Includes some family history in Scotland. Also includes information about Barkley, Byrd, Kincaid, McNeil, Porter, Rice and related families.

Printed copies are available at Family History Libraries; the book's call number is 929.273 Ew54. There are no known on-line sources, free or otherwise, for this book.

Ewing, Col. Wm. A.
The Ewing Family (link)
Self Published. ~1897. (Edited, arranged and indexed by F. N. Trevor in ~1901.)

"The Ewings, who were Scotch, are said to have been divided some time in the Twelfth Century into two Clans, one attaching themselves to the fortunes of the Gordons and the other to those of the Campbells. The former espoused the cause of King James, and on his accession to the throne of England in 1605 followed him when he finally went to London, and, of course, having been with him in adversity, shared his prosperity. The latter, on the contrary, suffered persecution and adversity, being compelled finally to flee from their old home near Stirling Castle. They sought refuge for a time on the Isle of Bute, and from there drifted over to [the] North of Ireland, settling in the neighborhood of Coleraine and Londonderry, in Londonderry County. It is of this latter branch or clan that I wish principally to speak; for from them sprang the major portion of the Ewings, now scattered from one end [to] the other of the United States of America ..."

Available on-line on this web site; click on the link above.

Ewing, W. Francis
From Edentown to Bethlehem
Self Published. n.d.

A printed copy is available in the Ewing Family Archives maintained by the Ewing Family Association at The Historical Society of Cecil County in Elkton, Maryland, as well as at all Ewing Family gatherings. There are no known on-line sources, free or otherwise, for this book.

Fife, Margaret Ewing (James R. McMichael ed.)
Ewing in Early America (link)
Family History Publishers, Bountiful, Utah. 2003.

"This Manuscript is a Work or Study whereby I [Margaret Ewing Fife] present a few early EWINGs out of all those who have not, heretofore, been documented. I also present changes to some Genealogies already in print which are indicated by additional findings."

Available on-line on this web site; click on the link above.

McMichael, James R.
Alexander Ewing (1676/7-1738) and Descendants (link)
Family History Publishers, Bountiful, Utah. 1999.

"The Robert Ewing family is the first family discussed. ... three children have been identified for him [the third being Alexander b. 1676/7.] A daughter Margaret Ewing married Josiah Porter. Their daughter Rachel Porter married Nathaniel Ewing. A son, James Porter, of Margaret and Josiah came to the colonies and married here. Three of his daughters married into the Ewing family. Although the book is primarily about the descendants of Alexander Ewing, a chapter is devoted to William Ewing, the father of Nathaniel."

Available on-line on this web site; click on the link above. Printed copies are available from Higginson Book Company for approximately $107 (9/2011).

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