Books about the Mabry family

These books on the Maybury family
have been published

The Mayburys (Mayberry, Maberry, Mabery, Mabrey, Mabray, Mabry) by Donald E. Collins was published by Otter Bay Books in 2011. Cloth bound, 654 pages plus an additional 1,095 pages on compact disk (included). The book covers the wider Maybury family beginning about 1575 in Sussex, England. It begins with our earliest known Maybury ancestor, John Maybury, who with his sons spread the family to the west midlands, Lancashire and Wales. Additional chapters detail the migration of the Mayburys to Londonderry and County Kerry in Ireland; Francis Maybury, the first of the family in America; then the early iron worker Mayburys in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. There are also chapters on the Mayberrys of Bedford County, Virginia and the Mayburys of Australia and New Zealand, The compact disk contains additional information about early descendants of most of these major branches of the family. The disk also contains John Tanner's wonderful compilation of "Early Maybury records in England". The book is available directly from the author.

Copies of The Mayburys are available at the following libraries:

  • Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, AL
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, AUST
  • Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA
  • Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
  • Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Atlanta, GA
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Kentucky Historical Society Library, Frankfort, KY
  • New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, LA
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA
  • Saint Louis Public Library, Saint Louis, MO
  • State Library of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ
  • North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC
  • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • Berks County, Pennsylvania Historical Society, Reading, PA
  • Historical Society of Bucks County, PA
  • Historical Society of Bucks County, PA
  • Historical Society of Montgomery County, PA
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Knox County Public Library, Knoxville, TN
  • Memphis Public Library, Memphis, TN
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, TN
  • Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston, TX
  • Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
  • Ft. Worth Public Library, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Roanoke Public Library, Roanoke, VA
  • Wisconsin State Historical Society Library, Madison, WI
  • Copies will be deposited in other important Genealogical libraries in the future.
The Mabry Family: Descendants of Francis Maybury and Elizabeth Gilliam of Surry County, Virginia was published by Donald E. Collins in 1987. It is a 603 page cloth bound volume, covering all branches of the family. The book is completely indexed. A reprint edition was published in 1997 and again in 1999. The reprint edition does not update previous information but does contain about 75 pages of new information about: the descendants of Seth Maybury of Jackson County, Tennessee; the Mabrys of Union and Abbeville Counties in South Carolina; and John Mabry of Rutherford County, Tennessee. Both editions are now out of print.

The following libraries have copies of either the first edition (1987) or the reprint edition (1997):
  • Atlanta Public Library, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Carlsbad California Public Library, Carlsbad, California
  • Clayton Library, Houston, Texas
  • Cobb County Public Library, Marietta, Georgia
  • Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas
  • Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
  • Fort Worth Public Library, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Gwinett Historical Society, Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Kentucky State Historical Society Library, Frankfort
  • Knox County Public Library, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
  • LDS Genealogical Library, Salt Lake City
  • Los Angeles Public Library. Los Angeles, California
  • Memphis Public Library, Memphis Tennessee
  • New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York, New York
  • New York Public Library, New York City, New York
  • North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Putnam County Library, Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Quitman Public Library, Quitman, Texas
  • Roanoke Public Library, Roanoke, Virginia
  • San Diego Public Library, San Diego, California
  • St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Statesboro Regional Library, Statesboro, Georgia
  • Stone County Arkansas Genealogical Society, Mountain View, Arkansas
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville
  • Tennessee Technological University Library, Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Texas State Library, Austin, Texas
  • Wisconsin State Historical Society Library, Madison, Wisconsin
America: The Mabr(e)y Experience was published in 1983 by Cletis R. Ellinghouse. It is a 261 page cloth bound volume with a focus on the descendants of Charles2 (Francis1) Mabry who migrated to southeastern Missouri. The author has done an excellent job of setting the Mabr(e)y story in the context of historical events. Copies of the book may be ordered from the Wayne County Journal-Banner, Post Office Box 97, Piedmont, MO (573-223-7122). The price is $29.95 including shipping and handling.

The book may also be found at:
  • Missouri State Historical Society, Columbia, Missouri
  • The Riverside Libarary in Jackson, Missouri
  • The Cape Girardeau Public Library
  • The Poplar Bluff, Missouri Public Library
  • The Piedmont, Missouri Public Library
  • and at a number of other libraries around the country.
Wayne County's Lost River Settlements: The H.Y. Mabrey Papers, also by Cletis R. Ellinghouse, is a new book to be published in mid 2007 by the Xlibris Corporation of Philadelphia. It is a book about the people in the communities along the St. Francis River that were destroyed by the government in the late 1930s to clear the landscape for development of Wappapello Lake. The original Mabrey homes in Wayne County were along this river. This book will be avalable at Barnes and Noble and several other on-line web sites.

A Few of the descendants of Charles Mayberry/Mabry of Grayson (Carroll) Co. VA is a two volume softbound book published in 1987 by Ora Belle McColman. Its 800+ pages are devoted to the descendants of Charles4 (Isaac3, George, Francis) Mabry. The volumes are very well illustrated with family photos and documents. Now out of print. (Family History Center: FHL 929.273/M451mx).The book is also available at the following and other libraries:
  • Arkansas River Valley Regional Library
  • Allen County Public Library, Allen County, Indiana
  • Kentucky Historical Society Library
  • Blue Ridge Regional Library
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Roanoke, Virginia City Public Library
  • Wytheville Community College Library
  • State Historical Library of Wisconsin
Where It All Began is a 250 page soft cover volume published in 1988 by Roy M. And Ola H. Mayberry. It traces the lines of many descendants of Charles2 (Francis1) Mabry, including historical settings and many personal stories. Now out of print.
The Mabrys of Stanly Co., N.C. is a 78 page soft cover book compiled by James Byron Mabry in 1974. It examines the line of Francis2 (Francis1) Mabry with emphasis on those who settled in and around Stanly County, North Carolina. Now out of print.
Blue Ridge Heritage was published in 1987 by Dorothy Burnett Peterson. It is devoted to the Burnett, Branscome, Hylton, Cox, Slaughter, Mabry, and other families of Grayson and Carroll Counties in Virginia. It is available from Mrs. Jean Peterson Lesesne, 607 Longleaf Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Yesterday: The Hampton, McCracken, Longwith, Mabry & Wells Families was published in 1995 by Diana Mellen. It presents her Mabry line along with other families in an historical context, enriched with photographs, letters, articles and documents. It is available from Heritage Books Inc., 1540-E Pointer Ridge PL, Bowie MD 20716. (Family History Center: FHL 1697637/item 9).
William Spark Mabry: His Life, His Home, His Ancestors by Martha H. Tyson, presents the story of William Spark6 Mabry ( 1849-1941), his father, Dr. Albert Gallatin5 Mabry (Richard4, Nathaniel, Hinchia, Francis) and related families. It contains numerous interesting photographs and documents. Contact Martha H. Tyson, 3526 Blue Bonnet, Houston, TX 77025. (Family History Center: FHL 929.273/M115t)
Jennifer Smith aka Claire Constable has written a trilogy on the Constable family of Horley Mill in England. Her third volume, The Constable Connections: Stories from Hertfordshire, Surrey and the Ottawa River, includes the story of the Maybury family from Frimley in Surrey, England. The patriarch of this family, William Augustus Maybury MD, was born at Cleady Cottage,Kenmare and later married Clara Constable of Storrington, Sussex. Dr. Maybury was a descendant of William Maybury, the progenitor of the Mayburys of County Kerry. More about this trilogy can be found at: The Constable Family of Horley Mill.

August 2014