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The publisher is Heritage Books, Inc. , which is also the sole sales outlet. You can order the book online at the Heritage Books web site, or by phone at 800-398-7709. The order number is WICK. You can also contact Heritage by email at info@heritagebooks.com.

The following description is taken from the Heritage Books printed catalog:

The Wickersham Family in America - compiled and edited by Gay Wickersham Davis, Ph. D.; Helen Sheldon, M.A; Patricia Escalante, B. A. with Historical Introduction by Dr. Don Yoder. Thomas Wickersham was born c1660 in Sussex, England and was an early settler of Chester County, PA in 1700. This prominent Quaker family played an important role in the settlement of America from Pennsylvania to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, making major contributions in the fields of education, law, religion, politics, banking, diplomacy, manufacturing, agriculture, and medicine. Wickershams were also active in the causes of antislavery and civil rights, women's suffrage and women's rights, temperance and education.
      The work begins with a fascinating historical essay by Dr. Yoder providing an early history of the Wickershams in England and interesting Wickersham history in America. This impressive family history records over 12,000 individuals beginning with Thomas in 1660 and continuing by generations down to the present. Information has been gleaned from biographical sketches, obituaries, family bibles, birth baptismal, marriage and death records, will and intestate proceedings, cemetery inscriptions, war service records, and written and oral histories.
      Many photographs are included. An outstanding feature of this book is the care and thoroughness with which the information provided has been researched and documented. Detailed sources for all of the information contained in the book are referenced and the bibliography provides full citations for published and online sources. A fullname index completes this massive work. 2001, 907 pp., appends., bibl., fullname index, cloth, $147.00 #WICK

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