Ancestry.com. Encyclopedia of American Biography, 1800-1902 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 1997.Original data: Herringshaw, Thomas William. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century. Chicago, IL, USA: American Publishers Association, 1902.
This large collection of accurate and succinct biographies includes information regarding hundreds of famous men and women from all walks of life. Each person was important to the life and history of the United States, and include persons of literature, science, history, politics and commerce. For researchers of important U.S. residents, this can be a helpful collection.