Anson Research Bibliography -- Alphabetical by Author

Note: Many of these sources are available for check-out from any local LDS Family History Library or from the main LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about the LDS Family History Library (including their online catalog and an index of LDS Family History Library branches worldwide), please follow this link to their website at www.familysearch.com.

Another excellent source for Anson genealogy and the history of Wolverhampton, England - George Anson's birthplace - is the Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies. Among other resources, their website has made available a transcription of the parish records for St. Peter's Collegiate Church.


  1. Buchanan County Genealogical Society. Buchanan County, Iowa, Cemeteries. 1979; p. 95.

  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Peerage, 1938 Coronation Honors Edition. Shaw Publishing Company, Ltd., London, 1938; p. 130-131, 1550-1551.

  3. Church, Harry, and Chappell, Katharyn Joella. History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and Its People. S. J. Clark Publishing Co., Chicago, 1914; p. 236.

  4. Medina County Genealogical Society, Whispers from the Past: Tombstone Inscriptions from the Cemeteries in Medina County, 1983; p 296.

  5. Medina County Probate Court Records, Will and Probate records for William Granville, October 16, 1856. Microfilm #314.

  6. Owen, Thomas McAdory, LLD, A History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. IV. S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1921; p. 1668-1669.

  7. Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England -- Baptisms. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040892 through 1040895.

  8. Parish Registers 1603-1876, Church of England, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England -- Marriages. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 1040898 and 1040901.

  9. Percival, C. S., and Percival, E. History of Buchanan County Iowa 1842-1881. Williams Bros, Cleveland, 1881; p. 424, 428-429. An online version of this book is available at www.archive.org.

  10. Probasco, George Anson. "Joseph Anson, Sr., of Grande Ronde Valley, Oregon." Written for the 1979 Anson Family Reunion in La Grande, Oregon. In the personal collection of Regina Hunter.

  11. Schapiro, Eleanor Her, editor. Historical Highlights of Medina. Alfred Meyers Lithographers, Inc., Medina, OH, 1966; p. 129.

  12. Thorington, Jack. Letters to Margaret Dinning Anson from 1850-1858. In the personal collection of Regina Hunter.

  13. Thorington, Robert. Excerpts from untitled Thorington Family History, 2000. Publication pending.

  14. 1841 Great Britain Census, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Western Subdistrict, District 2, p. 37. From microfilm in the collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family History Library, Salt Lake City. Microfilm FHL 0474627.

  15. 1850 U. S. Census, Medina, Medina County, Ohio, p. 215A, house 883 and house 887.

  16. 1860 U. S. Census, Quasqueton P. O., Cono Twp., Buchanan County, Iowa, p. 553, house 522.

  17. 1870 U. S. Census, Quasqueton P. O., Cono Twp., Buchanan County, Iowa, p. 383, house 10.

  18. 1880 U. S. Census, Cono Twp., Buchanan County, Iowa, p. 419, house 109.

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