Articles and the like

“John L. James,” in The Heritage of Buchanan County, Missouri, pp. 281-82 (Missouri River Heritage Association: 1984)

“Court Records,” The Genealogical Helper, vol. 40 (1986), p. 11

“Ancestor Table #292,” The American Genealogist, vol. 66, no. 4 (Oct. 1991), pp. 220-22

“Charity May, a Wife for John2 Curtis of Plymouth and Plympton, Mass.,” The American Genealogist, vol. 67, no. 1 (Jan. 1992), pp. 2-7

“Eastern Shore Debtors of Christopher Vansant and John Vansant,” Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 1 (Winter 1992), pp. 87-97

“Christopher Disher,” Mason County Genealogical Society Newsletter, vol. X (1992), no. 3, pp. 74-76

“A Barmore Family Record,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 123, no. 3 (July 1992), pp. 157-60

“Update on Christopher Disher,” Mason County Genealogical Society Newsletter, vol. XI (1993), no. 1, p. 2

“The Ancestry of Richard Rue and His Holman and Vansant Connections: Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania,” The American Genealogist, vol. 69, no. 4 (Oct. 1994), pp. 234-45

“A Comment on Ages in the Staten Island Census,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 142, no. 4 (Oct. 2011), pp. 313-14

“The Rue Family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania,” The Genealogist, vol. 29, no. 2 (Fall 2015), pp. 131-64; continued vol. 30, no. 1 (Spring 2016), pp. 50-89; vol. 30, no. 2 (Fall 2016), pp. 201-25; vol. 31, no. 1 (Spring 2017), pp. 100-28

“The Family Of Hans And Ilsabe Utermöhlen: Using Godparent Records To Reconstruct A Family,” Germanic Genealogy Journal (pending)


Ruth Anna Hicks and William Jerome Utermohlen, Descendants of John Cox of Abington, Indiana and Joseph Cox of Hampton, Illinois (Penobscot Press: 2007)


Edited the Cox Newsletter beginning May 2006, issues 30-43, copies of 1-42 at  Originally semi-annual, now intermittent.  Articles include Cox DNA, Cull family, Jacob Darst of the Alamo, supplementation of Cox Book



These are mostly working research summaries, some of which have been disseminated.  The early ones were mostly undocumented, although not necessarily inaccurate.

“Descendants of Nathaniel and Roxina Barmore” (Jan. 1986) 88 p., plus an appendix addressing other Barmore families; a correspondent donated a copy to the FHL and a digital version is now available

“The Utermohlen and Jorn Families of Nebraska and Kansas” (Jul. 1986), 74 pp., will be superseded by an Utermohlen book currently in preparation

“The Family Of Robert Fowler Of Garrard County, Kentucky” (Jun. 1991), 30 pp., supplemented by the “Furr/Hinds Family), 13 pp.; both available at:

“The Descendants of Christopher Disher of Mason or Bracken County, Kentucky by 1793” (Jan. 1992), 138 pp., indexed  (confuses two different Willis Cheeks)

  • With notes on the family of Samuel Fullen (1766-c1842) of Wythe Co., Virginia, Fayette Co., Indiana, etc.
  • Copies were distributed to FHL, DAR, LOC etc.; available at

“The Holman Family of Kent County, Maryland and Woodford County, Kentucky: A Preliminary Study” (Apr. 1993) 118 pp.; early generations build on the research of Alice May Cutler

“Vansant Summary” (Jul. 1994), 60 pp., with note appendix; first generations superseded by Barbara Barth’s article in NYGBR, focuses mostly on Maryland branches

“James Research Summary” (May 2003), summarizes research on the John L. James family of Buchanan County, Missouri, White County, Tennessee, and North Carolina, see

 “Descendants of Richard Rue” (2007), 29 pp., published as Appendix H to the Cox Book, includes citations; Rue was of Wayne County, Indiana and had daughters who married Joseph Cox, John Kelly, David Carson, James Fisher, William Watson, Edward Holman, and Henry Collins Ransford

Summaries for the Lynch and McGrath families of Sullivan County, New York are available at

“Descendants of Thomas Blunden (c1760-1850) of Burnham, Essex”

“Pistor Family Summary” (2012), 65 pp.; family of London and Lincolnshire, includes clockmakers