Here's some info that I got from my cousin written in the early 1900"s; Written By my Aunt Lena and with parts "copied form the Lawrence County history 1877"
Under Alva F. Book 1908, Second history of Lawrence County.
His parents were Ferdinand and Sarah R. (Showers) Book. The Book family was a pioneer in this section and it's members have been indentfied weth the development of Mahoning Township for many years. Ferdinand Book was a son of Jacob Book and was a lifeling resident of this township where he died June 14, 1894. He married Sarah Showers and they had seven childern. The three who survive being Frank G., residing Pulaske, PA. and Alva F. and Sarah Idella, the latter of whom is the wife of Charles Cowden of Youngstown, OH. Alva F. Book married Anna Isabella Wallace, daughter of John and Mancy Wallace of Union Township, Lawrence Co., and they have three childern Ferdenand W., Nancy R. and John A.
Mr. Book is an active member of the M.E.Church of Edinburg, Pa. Frank G. Book of Pulaski Township born in Mahoning Township, Lawrence Co., Mar. 26, 1869 and is a son of Ferdinand Book were lifelong residents of that Township. Frank Book had two childern Raymond F. and Irma R.
I'm not sure how that relates, but is was in the information fowarded to me by my cousin, but so you might ahve some idea here is what my Aunt wrote as it relates to my family history: "William Stewart Book is my father and William Rowland Book was my grandfather. His father was Jacob Book and Jacobs father was Michael Book." This was written by Lena Appeline Smith (Book) around the 1920's.
Jacob Book my gr-gr-grandfather was married to Martha McCombs and they had three sons, George, Ferdinand and William Stewart (my gr-grandfather0, six daughters, three of whome are, Agnes, married to John N Downey of Cleveland, Ohio, Elizabeth, married to David Steele and Margaret, wife to Alex McFarland, the other three unknown. My gr-grandfather came to Pulaski from the neighborhood called "Books Woods" in Mahoning Township, Lawrence County, Pa. where there was quite a settlement of Book families. My gr-grandfather William Rowland Book had a cousin named Lyman Book.
My gr-grandfather William Book's mother was Margaret McFarland, and her mother was Glenn.
Children of William Rowland Book and Margaret McFarland Book: 1) Roseta, wife of William E Shaner of Elwood. Their childern are Scott, of New Castle, married to Bulah Price (daughter of Mr and Mrs S.M. Price of New Wilmington, Pa. Earl, of Kospel, marrid to Alice Drake (decd 1916)
2) Hanna Appaline, married to Charles Sewell Tirrill of Dalhart, TX. they ahd one daughter Rena Amber, marreid to Roy Graig Raycer of New Castle. Roy and Rena had two children Charles Henry and Lillian Edill born in Pulaski, Pa. 3) Nettie, married to Lewis N Houlette of Pulaski. They ahd two children, Laura May, marrid to Charles Mitcheltree of West Middlesex. 4) Charles, decd at 11.
5) William Stewart, married Jessie Brown, had fourteen kids
6) Eva (Sara Eva Jane), wife of Charles McBride of Ellwood City , two children Earl and Vera.
7)Edith ( Luella May) wife of Oliver Clark, three children, Clark, others unkn.
8) Lois Dela, wife of R. Edward Clark of Ellwood City, Pa.three children, Milton (married to Rose McClintock), Amber and Joseph.
9 and 10) Twins Clair and Clyde. Clair married Emma Root of Hubbard Ohio, two children Walter and Mildred. Clyde married Maude Crowl of East Brook, one son John Arden.
11) James, unmarried.
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