Excerpt from Makemieland Memorials: With Eastern Shore Wild Flowers and Other Wild Things Through his masterpiece and best monument, The Days of Makemie, published by the Presbyterian Board of Publication in 1885, Dr. Bowen created a new interest in Rev. Francis Makemie, the chief founder of the Presbyterian Church in America, and thereby started the movement which resulted in the erection twenty-three years later (1903)of the splendid granite monument to Makemie, in Accomac County, Virginia. Material for this book was gathered through much labor and skill from many original sources in this country and abroad, and much of it was obtained from the ancient court records of the lower Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Bowen thus acquired at first hands an intimate kwledge of much of the history of these parts of the Eastern Shore during the days thereon of Makemie (1683-1708), and so greatly did it interest him and seem worth while that he also then gathered from these old Eastern Shore records and elsewhere much further data concerning the late Colonial and Revolutionary War period (1708-1815) which he has effectively used in other publications and more of which is already in manuscript and could yet be published under some title as The Blue Bell of Rehoboth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.