updated 6 March 2010
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(#1)  EASTEP / ESTEP(P) FAMILIES by Estep Family Association -- NEW DISCOUNTED PRICE!!!  Limited supply.
The 451-page book contains informative pedigree charts and family group sheets with some records and photos submitted by Eastep / Estep(p) descendants in 1994-95.  A full name index is included.  Limited copies are available for $40.00 ppd.  TX residents add $3.30 sales tax.  Contact Nova A. Lemons for ordering information.  Now discounted to $15.00 ppd.  TX residents add $1.24 sales tax.  Book can be ordered via PayPal (with credit card) if preferred.  Contact me for PayPal information.

(#2)  ESTEP FAMILY JOURNAL, editor - Nova A. Lemons
Limited copies of 1990 to 1998 (8) volume sets of EFJ are available for $10.00 per set.  These newsletters contain a wealth of Estep data and family histories.  Contact Nova A. Lemons for ordering information.  OUT OF COPIES at this time for Vols. 1 to 7.  Still have Vol. 8 sets available.  Contact me if you're interested in purchasing the sets of Vols. 1 to 7 and I will place you on a waiting list and when enough requests are submitted, several copies will be made.  SPECIAL PRICE for Vol. 8 set is $8.00 and can be ordered via PayPal (with credit card) if preferred.  Contact me for PayPal information. 

(#3)  *** your best buy ***   ESTEP, THOMAS, SR. (c1709 - c1772) OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND AND HIS DESCENDANTS compiled by Margaret E. Vidal, Mary Mellichampe, Linnaria Wheland and Martin F. Hanson, M.D.  (1994).  Second edition (2000) with enhanced full-name index is now available.  Please see Thomas Estep, Sr. website for order information.  If you already have the older edition and would like to purchase the revised index, a separate book is available for $15.00.  Contact Nova A. Lemons to order the revised index.

(#4) THE FAMILY OF SIMON ESTEP OF SUPINLICK RIDGE, SHENANDOAH COUNTY, VIRGINIA compiled by Debra Estep Turner (1992) is a hardbound 8-1/2" x 11" genealogy that contains 75 photos, is 144 pages long, and includes an 11 page index with approximately 1200 names.  Available for $20.00 plus $3.95 shipping from Debbie Estep Turner, Rose Hill, 3358 Willow Run Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

[Book review by Nova Lemons]
This fine hardback 8-1/2 x 11 book by Gwen Bohlen traces the ancestry of her two lines, the Penfields and Esteps.  The Penfield family genealogy covers pages 1 to 55 and the Estep genealogy on pages 59 to 103.  Genealogy charts are featured on pages 104 to 110 with the Charles Estep chart on page 109.  The Appendix has several pages covering the descendants of James Estep, born 1734 and died circa 1814-1815, and his wife Anna Maria.  Bibliography and additional resources pages are included at the end.
This informative book is easy to read.  The years of research has provided the author a rich family history along with numerous and fascinating old photos, color photos of homes, and documents.
The Estep line began with the earliest possible ancestors in England and continued with those who came to America.  The author provided what information she was able to locate on the early generations and noted that her book was already almost at the printer before she received the Thomas Estep, Sr. of Frederick County, Maryland and His Descendants as a Christmas gift.  While she was not able to incorporate the additional information into her book, she recommended that the Thomas Estep, Sr. book be researched for more information.  This new book will serve as a wonderful companion with the Thomas Estep, Sr. book, especially for those who descend from the family of William Estep, son of Thomas Sr.
Here is a summary of the book's Estep line:  Thomas Estep, Sr. and Mary; William Estep and Sarah; James Estep and Anna Maria; Henry Estep and Abigail Anderson; Isaiah Estep and Sevilla Smith; Edwin Wallace Estep and Luella L. Moody; Charles Estep and Anna Caroline Penfield; Ezra Estep and Mary Ann Hills; Harvey Cullen Estep and Gertrude H. McClausland; Arthur Hayes Estep and Maude Leona Frank; Eugene Chandler Estep and Kathryn Roberts; and Bertha Lydia Estep and Joseph R. McCann.  The family's path took them through Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois where Charles Estep married Anna Caroline Penfield 1872 in Champaign Co., Illinois.  Their path continued on to Kansas, back to Illinois (Chicago), and then spread out with some to Washington.  The author reminded us that while our descendants and old settlements are gone, "what remains is the spirit that these first settlers brought to these lands."  She has done an excellent job in preserving her ancestors' history in her book.
Mrs. Gwen Bohlen has a limited supply available for purchase.  Contact her for additional information if you would like to purchase one.  She may be reached at


The following books are other known Estep publications.  For some of the books, I do not have the author's permission to print their ordering information and will only list the book title and information.  Contact me for the author's mailing address.  Other books are probably out of print and no longer available, but you might be able to find a microfilmed copy through LDS' Family History Library.  Your BEST buy would be the Estep book (#3) by Vidal, et al, which contains what is in the other books listed below and much more!

ESTEP GENEALOGY & FAMILY HISTORY compiled by Russell Adin Estep (1944 and added to in 1958).  59 pages.  Contact LDS Family History Library to see if they have a microfilmed copy of this book.  According to Pamela D. Estep, a great-niece, Russell Adin Estep was born 26 Oct 1903 in Oak Run, Shasta Co., CA and died 18 Dec 1994 in Redwood City, San Mateo Co., CA.  He had lived in Belmont, CA for many years and was a licensed building contractor and realtor there for over 46 years.  He owned and operated Estep Realty.  He was the official Belmont historian and columnist for the San Carols, Belmont and Redwood Shores Enquirer-Bulletin for many years.  He served as President of the Belmont Chamber of Commerce and was named citizen of the year in 1984 and 1987.  He was the inventor of a liquid metering device in widespread use today.  Uncle Russel was vice president of the California Genealogical Society and the Board of Realtors.  Over the years he received more than 65 plaques and awards.  He was very involved in his community, work, family, and life!

THE ESTEP / EASTEP GENEALOGY compiled by Jane Farrell Burgess, Vol. 1 - 1988 (105 pages) and Vol. 2 - 1989 (68 pages).  Not known if Mrs. Burgess is still selling these volumes. 

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