Genealogy book available to preorder

After years of research, author Charles R. Leary, formerly of Valley Head and Mingo, is pleased to announce that a new edition of his genealogy book is ready for print.

“John Leary Sr. Revolutionary War Veteran: Ancestor of Learys in Randolph & Roane Counties WV” is an expanded work, offering more than 300 pages of descriptive genealogy in narrative style and 60 pages of images and photos.

New items include copies of original documents, such as Revolutionary War Muster & Pay Rolls 1777-1781; a pension application and certificate from 1832; tax records from 1790, 1817 and 1830; marriage bonds from 1803, 1806, 1811, 1815 and 1825; James Leary burial notes from 1850; Klemm estate listings, with sisters who married Leary brothers; and much more.

This book documents the line of Leary from Prince William, Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties, with Learys who have migrated to West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa.

Anyone interested in purchasing the book must preorder by May 15. More information is available by calling Charles Leary at 937-849-9114 or emailing