Items for Purchase from the Library


Below are the titles of available works about the Fontaine and Maury families that are available for sale from the Society.


To order, please send a check or money order made payable to “The Fontaine Maury Society” to:


Brian H. Nilsson, Librarian
969-B South Rolfe Street; Arlington, VA 22204-4538
BHNilsson@aol.com


All prices including shipping. We cannot process credit or debit cards. Most items are available as bound photocopies or in PDF on CD or via e-mail. Please specify what format you would like; provide your e-mail address if you would like an item via e-mail, if available.


Items for Purchase: Books/Booklets


Allied Families of the Missouri Fountains (Fontaines): Joseph Fontaine 1748-1813 m. 1773 Mary (Polly) Good 1754-1812; The Ancestors of Mary Goode and Especially the History of the Goode Family, by Vida Leola Vance. History of descendants of Joseph Fontaine (1748-1813) who married Mary Goode. Published in 1988. 116 pages, not indexed.

Photocopy Price: $ 22 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail

 

Ancestors and Descendants of the Reverend Peter Fontaine (1691-1759) of Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia, by Charles J. Ragland. Part I has 315 pages containing 213 biographical sketches of ancestors and descendants bearing the Fontaine name. Sketches vary in content and depth, all include a bibliography. Part II is 188 pages of genealogical charts listing known descendants and includes basic data such as birth, marriage, death, places of residents, & occupations. Well-organized, documented, and indexed. Self-published in Winston-Salem, NC.

Part I photocopy: $ 33 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail

Part II photocopy: $ 22 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail

Both photocopies: $ 50 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail


Biographies of the Fontaine Family in Beaverdam Cemetery in Hanover County, Virginia, by Brian H. Nilsson. The booklet includes a brief biography for each person buried in Beaverdam Cemetery, a photograph of each gravestone, photographs of persons or of portraits if available, and some documents pertaining to these people. It includes biographies on 28 people, five of whom served in or provided leadership in the Civil War. Self-published by the author in 2016 in Arlington Virginia. 41 pages, footnotes, and an appendix with a family tree of the people in the cemetery.

Photocopy Price: $10 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Description of Honors Awarded to Matthew Fontaine Maury, L.L.D.-U.S.N.-C.S.W., and Corresponding Relating Thereto, by Sallie Anne Werth Hicks in 1991. Based on information compiled by Richard L. Maury in 1897 and Mary Maury Werth in December 1909. 82 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 13 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via email: $ 5

 

First Lessons in Geography, by Matthew Fontaine Maury, includes comments by Sallie Anne Werth Hicks. 1st published in 1889 by University Publishing Co. in New York. 66 pages.

Photocopy Price: $12 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Fontaine Crest. This 8½x11 crest is in bright colors (gold, silver, red, and purple), suitable for framing. Courtesy of the late James Hicks, Jr.

Photocopy Price: $ 5 PDF Price on CD: $ 5 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Fontaine Maury Grand Reunion at La Rochelle, France, September 2003. A 24 page album of the visit of Society members to Fontaine family sites in France. 2 page summary of trip.

PDF Price for CD or e-mail: $ 8


Fontaine Maury Society Newsletters. Early issues from 1972, consecutive from August 1984 to the present.

Photocopy Price: $ 30 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail.

Price for single paper copy or e-mail: $ 1 Not available on CD.

 

Fontaine Maury Society T-Shirts. These are 100% cotton dark blue T-shirts, with the Society’s name and the Huguenot cross as pictured here.
We have four sizes – Medium, Large, X-Large, and X-X-Large. Sorry, we do not have Small or children’s sizes.

T-Shirt Price: $ 15


Fontaine Trail, by John May. Detailed directions for self-guided tours of sites in France, England, and Ireland where Jaques Fontaine lived, worked, and traveled. 10 pages. 1999.

Photocopy Price: $ 5 PDF Price on CD: $ 5 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Francis Fontaine the Builder 1721-1785: His Ancestors and Descendants and Their Connections, by Hubert McAlexander, Richard Douglas McCrum, and Dan Morse Woodliff. A definitive history of Francis Fontaine, Jr., and his descendants, correcting mistakes in this line of the Fontaine family from Ann Maury’s misreading of a letter from the Fontaine family of Columbus, GA and added incorrectly to her 1853 Fontaine/Maury chart. Published for the authors by Otter Bay Books in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2009. Sources woven into the text, fully indexed. 278 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 30 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail


Genealogical Chart of the Fontaine and Maury Families, by Ann Maury. Excellent circular family tree, 30x36, suitable for framing. Jean de la Fontaine (d. 1563) is in the center of the chart, followed by eight generations each in a circle. There are missing lines and some errors, most notably the children of Francis Fontaine (1721-1785).

Photocopy Price: $ 15 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail.

Please note that you will need to take the CD to a printer as it is too large to print at home.


Genealogical Chart of the Winston Family, by Marie Rauschenberg Rice. Excellent circular family tree, 25x25, suitable for framing. Isaac Winston (b. 1620) is in the center of the chart, with 12 circles of generations. The chart includes the family of Mary Anne Fontaine (1718-1780s), daughter of Rev. Peter Fontaine (1691-1759), who married Isaac Winston, and other allied families, including the Armisteads and Dabneys. Courtesy of Marie Rauschenberg Rice.

Photocopy Price: $ 15 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail


Genealogies of Fontaines, by Mercedes Brown Cattle. Descendants of Rev. Peter Fontaine through son Aaron (1753-1823) and grandson James Terrell Fontaine (1776-1840). Thoroughly researched and documented. Published 1967 by Edwards Brothers Inc. of Ann Arbor, MI. 228 pages, no index.

Photocopy Price: $ 30 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail



Here’s Lamar Fontaine and Clarksdale, by Miriam Dobbs. A brief 13 page summary of Lamar Fontaine’s book, My Life and My Lectures. His writing was colorful so his books may not be completely historically accurate. Self-published by the author in 1974. 7 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 8 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


History of a Fontaine Family and Kinfolks: Boursiquot, Maury, Glannison, Jasper, Bruton, Beall, Cox, Penick, Vickers, from 1099 to 1987, From Riches to Rags to Respectability, by Winston Fontaine. Provides summary of early family and brief histories of allied families Maury, Glanisson, Jasper, Bruton, Beall, Cox, Penick, and Vickers. Focus is on the family of Rev. Francis Fontaine (1697-1749). Published in 1987 by Alabama Ancestors in Mobile; reprinted with corrections and additions in 1999. 273 pages, indexed.

Photocopy Price: $ 30 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail

 

Huguenot Cemetery Memorial Dedication Program/Presentations in Dublin, Ireland, on May 15, 1999, by Dianne W. Ressinger, Compiler. Includes photograph of the Fontaine plaque in Dublin’s Huguenot Cemetery on Merrion Row; address by Professor Ruth Whelan of National University of Ireland, Maynooth, at the dedication ceremony; and lecture by Dianne Ressinger on the life of Jaques Fontaine. Courtesy of the late Dianne Ressinger. 16 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 10 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Huguenot Cemetery Memorial Dedication Video, Dublin, Ireland, May 15, 1999. Includes ceremony, lecture by Dianne W. Ressinger, and after-dinner remarks. VCR tape. Courtesy of the late Ray Kessler.

Video Price: $ 12 Not available on CD or e-mail


Huguenot Martyrs of Meaux, Commonly Called The Fourteen at Meaux - A Speech to the Huguenot Society, by Colonel Richard L. Maury, son of Matthew Fontaine Maury, and delivered on the 7 October 1546 event in 1899 to the Huguenot Society. 16 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 8 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Jacques de la Fontaine 8½ x 11 Portrait (1549-1633). Grandfather of Jaques, the refugee. Not historically accurate, likely a late 1800s drawing. Courtesy of the late James Hicks, Jr.

Photocopy Price: $ 5 PDF Price on CD: $ 5 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, U.S.N. and C.S.N., Author of ‘Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology, a biography by Diana Fontaine Maury Corbin, Fontaine’s daughter. Published in 1888 by Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Ltd., in London. 320 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 25 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail


Lineage of George Peter Cosby Fontaine, by Elizabeth Fontaine Waite Jackson. Genealogy of a grandson of Aaron Fontaine. Self-published in 1991 in Grove Hill, AL. 11 pages, not indexed.

Photocopy Price: $ 8 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Maury Family Tree: Descendants of Mary Anne Fontaine (1690-1755) and Matthew Maury (1686-1752), by Sue Crabtree West-Teague. This book is an update of Sue Teague’s 1979 and 1983 book on the Maury family and is the definitive history of the Maury family. Mrs. Teague kindly offered her book for sale through our Society. Self-published in 2004 in Birmingham, Alabama, by the author. Hardback book, 569 pages, indexed.

Price for Hardback Book: $ 53 Not available on CD or via e-mail


Memories of the British Fontaines: The Album of Kathleen Nancy Fontaine Busfield, by Kathleen Fontaine Busfield, covering the early family history of Jaques Fontaine and his family in England, Ireland, Wales, and colonial America, as well as her more recent British family members descending from Jaques’ son John Fontaine. Available on the Society’s webpage for free courtesy of Alec Fontaine. Completed in April 2000, it includes handwritten notes, pictures, and copies of various family documents, including excerpts from Jaques’ memoirs. 19 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 10 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Missouri Fountains and their Descendants: A Study of the Ancestry and Posterity of Reverend Peter Fontaine of Westover Parish, a Virginia Huguenot Colonist of the Eighteen Century, with Pertinent Data on the Related Families from ca 1480 to 1967, by Vida Leola Vance. Family of Joseph Fontaine (1748-1813), son of Rev. Peter Fontaine. Joseph migrated to Kentucky and Missouri (MO). Self-published in 1967 in MO. 236 pages, indexed.

Photocopy Price: $ 30 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail


My Life and My Lectures, by Lamar Fontaine, C.E., Ph.D. Fact and fiction on the Civil War, China, India, the Russian Army, and his last years in Mississippi. Published in 1908 by The Neale Publishing Co. in New York and Washington. 186 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 27 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail


Prison Life of One of The Immortal Six Hundred, by Lamar Fontaine. 60-page account of Fontaine’s captivity from August 1864 to June 1865 on the prison ship, Crescent City, on Morris Island, Ft. Pulaski, and Hilton Head. Lamar Fontaine was a colorful writer so the book may not be historically accurate. Published 1910 by Daily Register Print in Clarksdale, MS. Available for free on the Society’s webpage courtesy of F. J. (“Rocky”) Stewart.


Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian and Civil Wars, by General Dabney Herndon Maury, USA, CSA. Autobiography describing his war adventures and his service as U.S. Minister to Colombia. Courtesy of Sallie Anne Werth Hicks. Published 1894 by Charles Scribner’s Sons in New York. 279 pages, not indexed.

Photocopy Price: $ 25 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail


Reverend Peter Fontaine 8½ x 11 Portrait / One Page Biography; or as Notecard. Color portrait of Peter at age 24 upon his graduation from Trinity College and his ordination into the ministry. Reproduced from a miniature painting which, according to family tradition, Peter gave to his parents prior to departing to America. The miniature was last seen in 1840 in Hanover Co., VA. It was probably destroyed either during the Civil War or when the family home at “Beaverdam” burned in 1869. Courtesy of Charles Ragland.

Photocopy Price: $ 5 Not available on CD PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Sévilly Postcard Drawing of Jean de la Fontaine’s Home. Postcard drawing of the house of Jean de la Fontaine (ca. 1500-1563) and his family, still standing outside Ste.-Sabine-sur-Longeve near Le Mans, France. The house was identified through meticulous research by Paul Mason of West Sussex, England. Postcard courtesy of Joe Fontaine.

Photocopy Price: $ 1 Not available on CD PDF Price via e-mail: $ 1


New! “Sir Fontaine’s Ride; or The Knight of the Golden Horse-shoe”, by Aldine Silliman Kieffer. A poem within the book, Hours of Fancy or Vigil and Vision, published in 1881 in Drayton, Virginia, by Ruebush, Kieffer & Co., Printers. This is one of the most elaborate poems about the expedition of Governor Spotswood and his companions including John Fontaine across the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1716 and foretells of the Civil War and John Fontaine’s return to that war. 9 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 10 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5


Structure of the Fontaine Family from 1658 as Reflected Through the Lineage of Active Members of the Fontaine/Maury Society, by Charles J. Ragland, Compiler. Lineages of active members of the Fontaine/Maury Society. Essential for continuing research. Self-published in 1993 in Winston-Salem, NC. 92 pages, indexed. Sample pages on the Society’s webpage.

Photocopy Price: $ 17 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail


Tale of the Huguenots, or Memoirs of a French Refugee Family, by Jaques Fontaine. 1st publication in English. Does not include the family letters in appendix of Ann Maury’s edition. Published 1838 by John S. Taylor, Theological & Sunday School Bookseller, in N.Y. 266 pages.

Photocopy Price: $ 23 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 Not available via e-mail

 

New! Ten Subjects from the Designs of the Carracci, and Frontspiece, Title Page and Vignettes, also from the Works of These Painters, selected and executed by Sarah Mytton Maury. Reproduction of lithographs selected by Maury, the subjects are three by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609) who is considered the most admired painter of his time and a key founder of the Baroque style, three by his older brother Agostino Carracci (1557-1602), and three by their cousin Ludovico Carracci (1555-1619), three from Agostino Carracci, and three from Annibale Carracci. Published 1843 by George Smith & Co. in Liverpool. Courtesy of Sheila and Bob Maury.

Photocopy Price: $ 10 PDF Price on CD: $ 8 PDF Price via e-mail: $ 5

 


Items for Look-Up Service

These are items available in our small library holdings

that are NOT available for sale. Please contact the librarian

for look-up service


3000 Years in the Life of an American Family (1240 B.C. to 2002 A.D.), by Walter Evans and John Humphrey Evans, IV


History of Evans, Fontaine, Vernon, Hutchinson, Marbury, Pierce, and Terrell families, as well as others.

Published in 2002 by Gateway Press in Baltimore, MD. 560 pages.

Copy in Society collection courtesy of Walter Evans.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


The Anderson-Fountain Descendents [sic] of Edward Power & Abigail Coker of Edgecombe County, North Carolina Containing the Diary of J. H. Parker of Cross County, Arkansas, July 1, 1874 - February 25, 1877, and the Ancestry of Francis Cassie (Catt) Anderson of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, by W. Cary Anderson.

This history focuses primarily on the Andersons of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, but contains 22 pages on the Fountains of Edgecombe County, including Fountain census records from 1790 to 1850, Fountain marriages 1733 to 1868, Cary Fountain Bible records, and brief histories on Solomon Fountain, Loderick Fountain, Cary Fountain and Sarah McComb Power, Spencer Fountain, and William M. “Buck” Fountain. The book lists that the earliest family member, Solomon Fountain, was a son of John Fontaine/Fountain and grandson of the Reverend Francis Fontaine, but from the Fountain DNA study, this has been disproved – Solomon Fountain is not a member of the extended Jaques Fontaine family. This book remains helpful to Solomon Fountain family researchers.

Other parts of the book include Coker history, the J. H. Parker diary, a brief history of the Spiers of Edgecombe County, and ancestors of Charlotte Temple Shaver and Francis Cassie Catt. The book includes end-notes and an index. Self-published by the author in Holyoke, Colorado, in 1970. 186 pages.


The Confederate Diary of Betty Herndon Maury.”

There are two published versions of this diary by the daughter of Matthew Fontaine Maury, first is by Alice Maury Parmalee, Author. Self-published in 1938 in Washington, D.C., by the author. 56 pages. The second is a new version annotated by Carolyn Carpenter and accompanied by a Who’s Who identifying people mentioned by Betty in her diary was published in 2010 in Volume 9 of Fredericksburg History and Biography, pp. 9-121, and available from the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust.


The Descendants of James Heap 1740-2001, by Roland G. Heap, Editor.

History of the descendants of James Heap (born about 1740) of Keighley Yorkshire, England, and his wife Ann Ellis, with whom he married in 1769. This booklet has a particular focus on the descendants of Fred Heap, fifth generation from James Heap, and his wife Anne Elizabeth Fontaine, the youngest daughter of John Fontaine (1809-1889) and descendants of Jaques Fontaine. James and Anne Elizabeth Heap immigrated to Australia in 1911.

Self-published by the editor and his family in March 2002 in Toowoon Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Copy in Society collection courtesy of Roland Heap.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


Intimate Virginiana: A Century of Maury Travels by Land and Sea, by Anne Fontaine Maury, Editor. One of the best accounts of the early Maury family. Published in 1941 in Richmond, VA, by the Dietz Press, Publishers. 336 pages. Includes bibliographic notes, no index.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


James Maury Esq., First American Consul to the Port of Liverpool 1790-1829: A Social History of an American Consul in Liverpool, by Derek Lunt.

Self-published in 2014 based on an interest in Maury, this wonderful 236-page book is full of details of Maury’s life in Liverpool from his arrival in 1790 as the first consul of the new United States Government, appointed by George Washington, until his return in 1829. The book includes many color photos and details of Maury’s work as consul, as Virginia tobacco merchant, and as founder of the American Chamber of Commerce in Liverpool. Copies of the book are available for purchase directly from the author for the price of £ 34 (this includes international shipping). Contact the Society’s librarian [BHNilsson then the “at” symbol .com] for contact information.

The Journal of John Fontaine, An Irish Huguenot Son in Spain and Virginia 1710-1719.

Edward Porter Alexander, Editor. John Fontaine was a son of Jaques Fontaine. He was the first to go to Virginia, where some of his siblings followed. He did not stay in Virginia, eventually settling in Wales. Published in 1972 in Williamsburg, VA, by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 99 pages.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography: A Biography 1806-1873.

John Grady. This new book includes details of Maury’s life growing up in Tennessee. Published in 2015 in Jefferson, North Carolina, by McFarland & Co. 354 pages, includes a biography and index.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


Matthew Fontaine Maury, Pathfinder of the Seas, by Charles Lee Lewis.

This biography was written by an associate professor at the United States Naval Academy and was endorsed by the Maury Association when it was first published. Published in 1927 by the United States Naval Institute in Annapolis, Maryland. 264 pages, indexed.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


Matthew Fontaine Maury: Trail Maker of the Seas, by Hildegarde Hawthorne.

Biography of Matthew F. Maury. Published in 1943 by Longmans, Green and Co., Inc., of New York. 226 pages, no index.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


One American Family: Some Maury Memories, Legends and Records, by Lydia Lowndes Maury Skeels. A history of the Maurys from the original emigrants, Matthew Maury and Mary Anne Fontaine, through a number of their descendants, including Matthew Fontaine Maury the oceanographer, his brother John Minor Maury, and nephew Dabney Herndon Maury, the impact of the Civil War, and twentieth century family members including Ellen Maury Slayden, Elizabeth Maury Coombs, Maury Maverick, and Henry Lowndes Maury. Self-published by the author by Parousia Press in Storrs, Connecticut, in 1981, as a limited edition with 200 copies. 299 pages, references, and a pull-out genealogical chart. No index. This signed copy was donated to the Society by Andrée Elmary Pelletier in memory of her friend Lydia Lowndes Maury Skeels.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


Our Fontaines: A Line of Aaron Fontaine, by Diane Thys and Horry Frost Prioleau

A history of Diane Thys Prioleau’s direct line from the early Fontaine Jean de la Fontaine through the Reverend Peter Fontaine’s son, Aaron Fontaine (b. 1753) who settled in Louisville, Kentucky. Self-published in September 2016 via Lulu.com which is an on-demand publisher in Piedmont, California. Paperback, 93 pages, with photos and an index. Courtesy of Diane Thys and Horry Frost Prioleau

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only


Seeker of the Seaways: A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, Pioneer Oceanographer, by Janice F. Beaty.

This biography was published in 1966 and draws on Frances Leigh Williams’ extensive bibliography and Diana Maury Corbin’s work. The book includes a short bibliography but has no footnotes, end-notes, or index. Published by Pantheon Books of New York in 1966. 163 pages.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only.


Second Family of Rev. Peter Fontaine, compiled by Randolph Newell Currie.

This 15 page booklet provides details on the family of the Reverend Peter Fontaine with his second wife, Sarah Wade, providing details of each of their six children: Moses; Sarah; Elizabeth; Joseph; Aaron; and Abraham. It also itemizes the books mentioned in the will of the Reverend Peter Fontaine. This short booklet has been incorporated into the Charles Ragland publications listed above. Self-published by the author in Sylvania, Ohio, date not listed. Copy donated to the Society by the author in 1990.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only.


Tracks in the Sea: Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Mapping of the Oceans, by Chester G. Hearn.

The most recent comprehensive history of Maury. Published in 2002 by International Marine/McGraw-Hill in Camden, Maine. 278 pages, with photographs and fully indexed.

Not available for purchase, available for look-up service only

 

Ordering Information:


To order, please send a check or money order made payable to “The Fontaine Maury Society” to:


Brian H. Nilsson, Librarian

969-B South Rolfe Street; Arlington, VA 22204-4538

Email: BHNilsson [then the “at” symbol].com


Please note that all prices including shipping. Unfortunately we are unable to process credit or debit cards.


Most items are available as bound photocopies or in PDF on CD or via e-mail. Please specify what format you would like; provide your e-mail address if you would like an item via e-mail, if it is available via e-mail.



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Updated October 2018