Book Order Information

The TORIAN Family History book is now available for order

with a publication date of  July 2010. After many years of research

and contributions from many Torian family members, I have

identified over 3300 descendants of the Torian family from Soglio,

Switzerland to Virginia and beyond. The book is dedicated to

Peggy Chapman who was the original researcher of the Torian

family. The Torian name is unusual and up through about 1900

nearly all Torians in the USA were related.


The book contains 20 chapters of your Torian families,  830

pages of stories, maps, marriage & death records, deeds, wills,

military records, a name index and 480 photos contributed by

many Torian relatives. Up to 12 generations are included in the



This is your opportunity to preserve your family history, and read about your extended family in the book. The book is 8 ½ by 11 inches and is professionally published and bound. You will be pleased. Please share this with other relatives. To learn more, visit the Torian website created by a cousin, Tim Torian at:


Price is $65.00  including packaging and mailing within the USA.


Send a check to:

Marian Brune McCreary

26 Birchwood Lane Court

Maryland Heights, MO 63043 


Questions?  Write or email      [email protected]





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Chapter 1 starts with the earliest known Torians who lived in the 1700s in Soglio, Switzerland including old Scher Torian who immigrated to Virginia. His children are found in chapters 2, 10, 19, and 20. Chapter 2 is Peter Torian, son of old Scher and chapters 3-9 are about Peter’s children and their descendants. Chapter 3 is Elizabeth Torian who married Hampton Wade. Chapter 4 is Andrew Torian who married Anne Blackwell and their many, many descendants. Chapter 5 is Peter Torian who married Susanna Palmer. Chapter 6 is George Torian who married Sarah Ragland, Nancy (Roberts) Hall, & Martha/Patsy Palmer. Chapter 7 is Mary/Polly Torian who married Thomas Torian Sr. Chapter 8 is Scare Torian Sr. who married Mary/Polly Wade, Mary (Morgan) Cobb, & Anna Eliza Mackey. Chapter 9 is Jacob Torian Sr. who married Mary/Polly Owen. Chapter 10 is Andrew Torian another son of old Scher. Andrew married Sarah Comer and chapters 11-18 are Andrew and Sarah’s children and their descendants. Chapter 11 is Nancy Torian and her descendants. Chapter 12 is Thomas Torian Sr. who married Mary/Polly Torian, Elizabeth “Betsy” Baker, & Margaret Baker. Chapter 13 is Scare Torian who married Nancy Owen & Jane Bailey. Chapter 14 is Sally Torian who married John McCarty & Mathew Boyer/Bowyer. Chapter 15 is Polly Torian who married William King. Chapter 16 is Peter Torian who had a child with Elizabeth Comer. Chapter 17 is Elizabeth Torian who married William Owen. Chapter 18 is Nathaniel Torian who married Margaret “Peggy”Wade and Martha “Patsy” Wade. Chapter 19 is Mary Torian, a daughter of old Scher Torian. Chapter 20 is Scare Torian a son of old Scher Torian who immigrated with him.


Lastly, I have nearly 600 photos and documents. Many of these I could not fit into the book but I have put all on a CD and every photo is labeled by name and chapter. If you would like a CD the cost is $10.00. This is optional.


The cost for the book only represents the cost of printing, binding, adding the photos, packaging, and mailing. All research costs such as copy machines, postage, travel to research facilities, paper, envelopes, ink cartridges, microfilm rental, photos, printing draft copies of the book, etc., I have absorbed. This book is a labor of love, not profit.


Torian Family members have purchased extra copies of this book for local libraries so books will also be available in the following places later in 2010.


Christian County Library, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Kentucky

New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana

Dupont Library, Sewanee The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana

Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Halifax County Library, Halifax, Virginia

Southlake Historical Society, Southlake, Texas

Grapevine Public Library, Grapevine, Texas

DAR, Washington, D.C.

Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

Museum – Old Independence Regional, Batesville, Arkansas

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

St. Louis County Library Headquarters, St. Louis, Missouri


I only ordered a few more books to be printed than I had actual orders for as of April 15, 2010 so additional books are available only until the extras are sold.


Comments from purchasers of three other books I’ve written, The Brueseke Family History, the Hecht Family History, and the Bremer & Brune Family History---


First I’d like to congratulate you on your outstanding book! I picked up my copies from my parents and was impressed with the size and quality of the work. Well Done!  HO


We got the book a couple weeks ago and are really impressed. We didn’t expect anything like this. It’s almost like a novel. GGO


You did a wonderful job on the Brueseke book! I am learning a lot about my extended family that I never knew. The book is really nice and makes me proud. BB


The book arrived yesterday. Bravo. You did a great job. I especially appreciate the old German writing and word translations in the back.


The book is AMAZING! I can’t tell you how excited I am to have this information about our family and to know I will be able to allow my children and on and on to learn about their family. Thanks for your hard work on this, it is a great gift!   MB


My son was over the other night and couldn’t put it down. His three boys were so pleased to be in a real bound book.   FBD


May God richly bless you for the masterpiece you have compiled. Our children are more responsive to it than we have anticipated so enclosed is a check for another copy. We planned one for each of our four children but now we will have one for a grandchild.  DH


This month while taking care of my two grandchildren at their house, I read your family history book. I wanted to congratulate you on such a magnificent work. You are a very special person and I thank you for such persistence in your work. Gratefully,    GH