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Virginia county in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_Valley">Shenandoah Valley</a> region.  
 
Virginia county in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_Valley">Shenandoah Valley</a> region.  
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<img src="ef=" _fck_mw_filename="{{VAAugustacourthouse}}" alt="Augusta County Courthouse" /> <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="224" _fck_mw_template="true">  
 
<img src="ef=" _fck_mw_filename="{{VAAugustacourthouse}}" alt="Augusta County Courthouse" /> <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="224" _fck_mw_template="true">  
  
&lt;a href="http://www.co.augusta.va.us/"&gt;Augusta County, Virginia&lt;/a&gt;<br>6 East Johnson Street<br>Staunton, Virginia 24401-4303 <br>Phone:540-245-5321  
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[http://www.co.augusta.va.us/ Augusta County, Virginia]<br>6 East Johnson Street<br>Staunton, Virginia 24401-4303 <br>Phone:540-245-5321  
  
<br>Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896<br>marriage records from 1785, probate and land records from 1745,<br>property tax records 1800-1851, land tax records from 1786 and court claims 1782-1785<ref>&amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Augusta County, Virginia. Page 710 &amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="222" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;gt;; &amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="221" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
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<br>Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896<br>marriage records from 1785, probate and land records from 1745,<br>property tax records 1800-1851, land tax records from 1786 and court claims 1782-1785<ref>&amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;gt;Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Augusta County, Virginia. Page 710 &amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="222" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;gt;; &amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="221" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1738'''--Augusta County was created 1 August 1738 from &lt;a href="Orange County, Virginia"&gt;Orange&lt;/a&gt; County. <br>'''County seat:''' Staunton <ref>&amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1738'''--Augusta County was created 1 August 1738 from &lt;a href="Orange County, Virginia"&gt;Orange&lt;/a&gt; County. <br>'''County seat:''' Staunton <ref>&amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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For a more detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Augusta County, Virginia Cemeteries"&gt;Augusta County, Virginia Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt;''. &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="198" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;  
 
For a more detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Augusta County, Virginia Cemeteries"&gt;Augusta County, Virginia Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt;''. &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="198" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;  
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in Augusta County:<ref>&amp;amp;lt;a href="http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Augusta;feature=Cemetery" _fcksavedurl="http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Augusta;feature=Cemetery"&amp;amp;gt;USGS Map&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;, Topozone.com</ref>  
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The following is a list of cemeteries in Augusta County:<ref>&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Augusta;feature=Cemetery" _fcksavedurl="http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Augusta;feature=Cemetery"&amp;amp;amp;gt;USGS Map&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;, Topozone.com</ref>  
  
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Early Presbyterian Churches (with years constituted):  
 
Early Presbyterian Churches (with years constituted):  
  
*'''Augusta Stone''' (1740)<ref>&amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;Augusta County, Virginia Heritage Book&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Walworth Publishing Co., 1998), 43-45. FHL Book 975.5916 H2a.</ref>  
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*'''Augusta Stone''' (1740)<ref>&amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;gt;Augusta County, Virginia Heritage Book&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt; (Walworth Publishing Co., 1998), 43-45. FHL Book 975.5916 H2a.</ref>  
 
*'''Bethel''' (1746)<ref />  
 
*'''Bethel''' (1746)<ref />  
 
*'''First Presbyterian Church''' (1818), Staunton, Va.<ref />  
 
*'''First Presbyterian Church''' (1818), Staunton, Va.<ref />  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Augusta County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Augusta County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Augusta County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Augusta County supplied soldiers for the:  
  
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::- &lt;a href="8th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)"&gt;8th Virginia Regiment&lt;/a&gt;  
 
::- &lt;a href="8th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)"&gt;8th Virginia Regiment&lt;/a&gt;  
 
::- &lt;a href="9th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)"&gt;9th Virginia Regiment&lt;/a&gt;  
 
::- &lt;a href="9th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)"&gt;9th Virginia Regiment&lt;/a&gt;  
 
::- &lt;a href="10th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)"&gt;10th Virginia Regiment&lt;/a&gt;  
 
::- &lt;a href="10th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)"&gt;10th Virginia Regiment&lt;/a&gt;  
::- &lt;a href="12th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)"&gt;12th Virginia Regiment&lt;/a&gt; (1st and 8th Companies)<ref>E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 67-68. &amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="85" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;gt;.</ref>
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::- &lt;a href="12th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)"&gt;12th Virginia Regiment&lt;/a&gt; (1st and 8th Companies)<ref>E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, &amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;gt;A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt; (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 67-68. &amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="85" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>
  
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Writing in 1889, local historian Waddell wrote "It is impossible to obtain any list or particular account of troops furnished by Augusta county during the Revolutionary war, and the names of only a few comparatively of the soldiers have escaped oblivion."<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;Annals of Augusta County, Virginia&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 155.</ref> Has this conclusion held true or been disproven?  
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Writing in 1889, local historian Waddell wrote "It is impossible to obtain any list or particular account of troops furnished by Augusta county during the Revolutionary war, and the names of only a few comparatively of the soldiers have escaped oblivion."<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, &amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;gt;Annals of Augusta County, Virginia&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt; (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 155.</ref> Has this conclusion held true or been disproven?  
  
 
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&lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/18/mode/1up"&gt;Augusta residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War&lt;/a&gt;.<ref>J.T. McAllister, &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 18-23. Digitized by &amp;amp;lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal" _fcksavedurl="http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal"&amp;amp;gt;Internet Archive&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
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&lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/18/mode/1up"&gt;Augusta residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War&lt;/a&gt;.<ref>J.T. McAllister, &amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;gt;Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt; (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 18-23. Digitized by &amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal" _fcksavedurl="http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal"&amp;amp;amp;gt;Internet Archive&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
  
 
*Boogher, William F. ''Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources.'' Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="81" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;; digital version at &lt;a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ"&gt;Google Books&lt;/a&gt;. [Includes a chapter titled "List of Militiamen in Captain John Given's Company, Augusta County, Virginia, from October 16, 1777, to March 15, 1782, inclusive, with transcript of the bible of Robert Givens, of Lincoln county, Ky., 1759-1802, and his declaration of services rendered." See pp. 223-226.]  
 
*Boogher, William F. ''Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources.'' Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="81" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt;; digital version at &lt;a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ"&gt;Google Books&lt;/a&gt;. [Includes a chapter titled "List of Militiamen in Captain John Given's Company, Augusta County, Virginia, from October 16, 1777, to March 15, 1782, inclusive, with transcript of the bible of Robert Givens, of Lincoln county, Ky., 1759-1802, and his declaration of services rendered." See pp. 223-226.]  
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Augusta County men served in the 32nd and 93rd Regiments.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 48. &amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="69" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
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Augusta County men served in the 32nd and 93rd Regiments.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, &amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;gt;A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt; (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 48. &amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="69" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
  
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="67" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt; 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at &lt;a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ"&gt;Google Books&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog"&gt;Internet Archive&lt;/a&gt;. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Augusta County, pp. 62-63.]
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. &lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="67" _fck_mw_template="true"&gt; 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at &lt;a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ"&gt;Google Books&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog"&gt;Internet Archive&lt;/a&gt;. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Augusta County, pp. 62-63.]
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:- &lt;a href="1st Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Local Defense (Confederate)"&gt;1st Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Local Defense (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. Company E (Valley Rangers)  
 
:- &lt;a href="1st Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Local Defense (Confederate)"&gt;1st Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Local Defense (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. Company E (Valley Rangers)  
 
:- &lt;a href="1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)"&gt;1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;.  
 
:- &lt;a href="1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)"&gt;1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;.  
:- &lt;a href="5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)"&gt;5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. '''Company C''' (Mountain Guard), '''Company D''' (Southern Guard), '''Company E''' (Augusta Greys), '''Company F''' (West View Infantry), '''Company G''' (Staunton Rifles), '''Company H''' (Augusta Rifles), '''Company I''' (Ready Rifles), '''Company L''' (West Augusta Guard).<ref>Lee A. Wallace, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;5th Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.:H.E. Howard, 1988). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="63" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
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:- &lt;a href="5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)"&gt;5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. '''Company C''' (Mountain Guard), '''Company D''' (Southern Guard), '''Company E''' (Augusta Greys), '''Company F''' (West View Infantry), '''Company G''' (Staunton Rifles), '''Company H''' (Augusta Rifles), '''Company I''' (Ready Rifles), '''Company L''' (West Augusta Guard).<ref>Lee A. Wallace, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;5th Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.:H.E. Howard, 1988). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="63" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
:- &lt;a href="7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)"&gt;7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. Company D.<ref>David F. Riggs, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;7th Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="61" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
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:- &lt;a href="7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)"&gt;7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. Company D.<ref>David F. Riggs, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;7th Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="61" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
:- &lt;a href="14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)"&gt;14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. Company C (Valley Cavalry or Rangers) and Company I (Churchville Cavalry).<ref>Robert J. Driver, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;14th Virginia Cavalry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="59" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
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:- &lt;a href="23rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)"&gt;23rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. Company F.<ref>Richard B. Kleese, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;23rd Virginia Cavalry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="57" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
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:- &lt;a href="25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)"&gt;25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. Company C (Augusta Lee Rifles).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="55" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>
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:- &lt;a href="25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)"&gt;25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)&lt;/a&gt;. Company C (Augusta Lee Rifles).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="55" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>
  
 
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Virginia county in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_Valley">Shenandoah Valley</a> region.

Contents

County Courthouse

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Augusta County, Virginia
6 East Johnson Street
Staunton, Virginia 24401-4303
Phone:540-245-5321


Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1896
marriage records from 1785, probate and land records from 1745,
property tax records 1800-1851, land tax records from 1786 and court claims 1782-1785[1]


Beginning Dates for <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="219" _fck_mw_template="true"> Government Records
<a href="Augusta County, Virginia#Vital_Records">Birth</a> <a href="Augusta County, Virginia#Vital_Records">Marriage</a> <a href="Augusta County, Virginia#Vital_Records">Death</a> <a href="Augusta County, Virginia#Census">Census</a> <a href="Augusta County, Virginia#Land">Land</a> <a href="Augusta County, Virginia#Probate">Probate</a>
1853 1748 1853 1810 1745 1745

History

The county was named after <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Augusta_of_Saxe-Gotha">Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Alternburg</a> (1719-1772), who through marriage to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick,_Prince_of_Wales">Frederick, Prince of Wales</a> (1707-1751), became the Princess of Wales in 1736.

Parent County

1738--Augusta County was created 1 August 1738 from <a href="Orange County, Virginia">Orange</a> County.
County seat: Staunton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

<a href="Albemarle County, Virginia">Albemarle</a> | <a href="Bath County, Virginia">Bath</a> | <a href="Highland County, Virginia">Highland</a> | <a href="Nelson County, Virginia">Nelson</a> | <a href="Pendleton County, West Virginia">Pendleton County, West Virginia</a> | <a href="Rockbridge County, Virginia">Rockbridge</a> | <a href="Rockingham County, Virginia">Rockingham</a>

Resources

Research Guides

African American

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Registers of free African Americans who lived in Augusta County, Virginia before the Civil War have been published in book form and online:

Additional resources about Augusta County's free African Americans include:

  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware. 2005-present. - <a href="http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Virginia_NC.htm">free online book</a>. Ailstock, Anderson, Barnett, Battles, Bush, Cauther, Cooper, Fields, Jenkins, Kinney, Knox, McCoy, Mason, Maxfield, Nickens, Parr, Pryor, Redcross, Road, Roberts, Scot, Simpson, Tyre, Vena, Viers, Walden, Young families in pre-1820 Augusta County, Virginia.
  • Heinegg, Paul. <a href="http://freeafricanamericans.com/augusta.htm">"Augusta County Personal Property Tax List 1796-1820,"</a> Free African Americans.com, available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • Kegley, Mary B. Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="210" _fck_mw_template="true">; digital version at <a href="http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH42,53652">Family History Archives</a>. [Includes information from Augusta County.]

Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: <a href="http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/">The Geography of Slavery in Virginia</a>.

Freedmen's Bureau<a href="https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147">Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872</a>

Bible Records

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Biography

Cemeteries

For a more detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Augusta County, Virginia Cemeteries">Augusta County, Virginia Cemeteries</a>. <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="198" _fck_mw_template="true">

The following is a list of cemeteries in Augusta County:[3]

  • Allen Cemetery
  • Augusta Memorial Gardens
  • Bazzrea Family Cemetery
  • Bells Cemetery
  • Belmont Cemetery
  • Cash Cemetery
  • Click Cemetery
  • Cline Cemetery
  • Community Memorial Cemetery
  • Craigsville Memorial Cemetery
  • Croft Cemetery
  • Crosby Cemetery
  • Deerfield Community Cemetery
  • Edgewood Cemetery
  • Glebe Cemetery
  • Green Hill Cemetery
  • Greenville Cemetery
  • Hildebrand Cemetery
  • Hunters Cemetery
  • Jerusalem United Brethren Church Cemetery
  • Landes Cemetery
  • Melanchthon Lutheran Chapel Cemetery
  • Miller Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Moscow Church of the Brethren Cemetery
  • Mount Chapel Cemetery
  • Mount Herman Cemetery
  • Mount Lebanon Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Naked Creek Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Oak Lawn Memory Gardens
  • Old Cemetery
  • Old Forge Cemetery
  • Old Salem Cemetery
  • Rocky Springs Cemetery
  • Saint Paul Cemetery
  • Schutterie Cemetery
  • Sellers Cemetery
  • Staunton National Cemetery
  • Thornrose Cemetery
  • West Augusta Cemetery

The Genealogy Center at <a href="http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/">Allen County Public Library</a> (Indiana) has <a href="http://www.genealogycenter.info/otherdb.php">searchable databases</a> for a number of Augusta County cemeteries.

Census


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1810

1840

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Baptist

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Church of England

<img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="go to" /> See also <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Augusta Parish, Virginia">Augusta Parish, Virginia</a>

German Reformed
Lutheran
Presbyterian

Early Presbyterian Churches (with years constituted):

  • Augusta Stone (1740)[4]
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  • First Presbyterian Church (1818), Staunton, Va.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag;

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  • Hebron (1746)Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag;

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  • Mount Carmel, Steele's Tavern, Va.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag;

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  • South Mountain (1743)Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag;

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  • Stone Meeting House (1793), Old Providence, Spottswood, Va.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag;

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  • Craig, John. List of Baptisms by Rev. John Craig, Augusta County, Virginia, 1740-1749. 193-?; reprint, Staunton, Va.: L.B. Hatke, 1979. Original edition available at <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="165" _fck_mw_template="true">; digital version of reprint at <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10552">Ancestry</a> ($).
  • Craig, Lillian Kennerly. Reverend John Craig 1709-1774: His Descendants and Allied Families. New Orleans, Louisiana: Accurate Letter Co., 1963. Available at <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="163" _fck_mw_template="true">. [Founder of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church.]
  • Hoge, Arista. The First Presbyterian Church, Staunton, Virginia. Staunton, Va.: Caldwell-Sites, 1908. Available at <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="161" _fck_mw_template="true">; digital version at <a href="http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH38,43751">BYU Family History Archives</a>.
  • Houston, Florence Wilson, Laura Cowan Blaine, and Ella Dunn Mellette. Maxwell History and Genealogy: Including the Allied Families of Alexander, Allen, Bachiler, Batterton, Beveridge, Blaine, Brewster, Brown, Callender, Campbell, Carey, Clark, Cowan, Fox, Dinwiddie, Dunn, Eylar, Garretson, Gentry, Guthrie, Houston, Howard, Howe, Hughes, Hussey, Irvine, Johnson, Kimes, McCullough, Moore, Pemberton, Rosenmuller, Smith, Stap, Teter, Tilford, Uzzell, Vawter, Ver Planck, Walker, Wiley, Wilson; Also Baptismal Record of the Rev. John Craig, D.D., of Augusta County, Virignia, 1740-1749, Containing One Thousand Four Hundred and Seventy-four Names (First Publication of the Original Record). Indianapolis, Indiana: Press of C.E. Pauley, Indianapolis Engraving Co., 1916. Digital version at <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=9aU0AAAAMAAJ">Google Books</a> (full-view).

Court

County Court

  • Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia. 3 vols. Rosslyn, Va.: The Commonwealth Printing Co., 1912. Digital versions of all three volumes and comprehensive index at <a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chalkley/">RootsWeb</a>; digital version of Volume 1 at <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=VzUPAAAAYAAJ">Google Books</a> (full-view). [Volume 1 includes abstracts of Court Order Books 1-24 (1745-1799) and Court Judgments, which continues in Volume 2.]

Pennsylvania Courts

  • Crumrine, Boyd and Washington County Historical Society, Washington, Pa. The County Court for the District of West Augusta, Virginia: Held at Augusta Town, Near Washington, Pennsylvania, 1776-1777. Printed by the Observer Job Rooms, for the Washington County Historical Society, 1905. Digital version at <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=Cp0MAAAAYAAJ">Google Books</a> (full-view).
  • Crumrine, Boyd and Inez Raney Waldenmaier. Virginia Court Records in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Records of the District of West Augusta and Ohio and Yohogania Counties, Virginia, 1775-1780. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974. Available at <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="159" _fck_mw_template="true">.

Directories

DNA

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  • [McClure] Multiple descendants of Halbert McClure, b. 1685 Raphoe Parish, County Donegal, Ireland, d. 1754 near Timber Ridge, Augusta (now Rockbridge) County, Virginia. Y-DNA 12, 25, and 67 Marker Tests, FTDNA (Kits 25104, 33804, 62193, 137959). Genetic signatures available <a href="http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/mcclure/results">online</a> (labelled Lineage 1 Halbert McClure (son of James) 1685 N. Ire-1754 Va Branch: MA-1, M-9, M-22, M-29, M-33), courtesy: The McClure DNA Project, <a href="http://www.worldfamilies.net">World Families Network</a>.

Genealogy

More than 700 genealogies have been published about Augusta County families. To view a list, visit <a href="Augusta County, Virginia Genealogy">Augusta County, Virginia Genealogy</a>.

Immigration

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Land and Property

An early settlers map is available for Beverley Manor in Augusta County. The cartographer plots the locations of pioneers. The Family History Library has a copy: <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="147" _fck_mw_template="true">. An alphabetical listing is available: <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="145" _fck_mw_template="true">. For another version, see: <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="143" _fck_mw_template="true">.

An early settlers map showing the purchasers of the 92,100 acre grant to Benjamin Borden on the west side of the Blue Ridge Mountains (1739) is available. The Family History Library has a copy: <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="141" _fck_mw_template="true">.

Augusta County Property Book 1876 (digital image) <a href="http://www.virginiapioneers.net">Virginia Pioneers</a> ($)

Deeds

Grants and Patents

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1975):248-254; Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):113-118; Vol. 22, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1978):194-202; Vol. 22, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1978):279-286; Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1979):31-38; Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1979):113-119; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):195-198. Available at <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="105" _fck_mw_template="true">; digital version at <a href="http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285">New England Ancestors</a> ($). [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Augusta County's 1782-1785 [sic] Delinquent Lists appear on 22:194-202; 1786-1787 Delinquent Lists appear on 22:279-286 and 23:31-37; additional 1787 Delinquent List appears on 21:113-114; additional 1787 Delinquent List appears on 23:113-119; 1788 Delinquent List appears on 19:248-250 and 23:195-198.]

Military

Colonial Militia
French and Indian War
Dunmore's War
Revolutionary War

Regiments. Service men in Augusta County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Augusta County supplied soldiers for the:


- <a href="8th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)">8th Virginia Regiment</a>
- <a href="9th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)">9th Virginia Regiment</a>
- <a href="10th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)">10th Virginia Regiment</a>
- <a href="12th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)">12th Virginia Regiment</a> (1st and 8th Companies)[5]


Writing in 1889, local historian Waddell wrote "It is impossible to obtain any list or particular account of troops furnished by Augusta county during the Revolutionary war, and the names of only a few comparatively of the soldiers have escaped oblivion."[6] Has this conclusion held true or been disproven?

Additional resources:

<a href="http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/18/mode/1up">Augusta residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War</a>.[7]

War of 1812

Augusta County men served in the 32nd and 93rd Regiments.[8]

Civil War

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- <a href="1st Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Local Defense (Confederate)">1st Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Local Defense (Confederate)</a>. Company E (Valley Rangers)
- <a href="1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)">1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)</a>.
- <a href="5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)">5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)</a>. Company C (Mountain Guard), Company D (Southern Guard), Company E (Augusta Greys), Company F (West View Infantry), Company G (Staunton Rifles), Company H (Augusta Rifles), Company I (Ready Rifles), Company L (West Augusta Guard).[9]
- <a href="7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)">7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)</a>. Company D.[10]
- <a href="14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)">14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)</a>. Company C (Valley Cavalry or Rangers) and Company I (Churchville Cavalry).[11]
- <a href="23rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)">23rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)</a>. Company F.[12]
- <a href="25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)">25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)</a>. Company C (Augusta Lee Rifles).[13]


Many records and histories are available, including:

An interesting study, called the <a href="http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu">Valley of the Shadow Project</a>, has collected military and private papers detailing the experience of the Civil War in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Augusta County, Virginia.

  • Cleek, George Washington. Early Western Augusta Pioneers. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001. digital version at <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49137">Ancestry</a> ($). [Includes section on "Soldiers of the Various Early Wars."]
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Augusta County.

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Native Americans

  • Chester County Historical Society (West Chester, Pennsylvania). Genealogical Manuscripts Up to 1968. MSS., microfilmed in 1968, available at <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="49" _fck_mw_template="true">. [Includes: Copy of the deed from the six united nations of Indians to the American colonies, as recorded in deed book 22 in the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Augusta County, Virginia, in the courthouse at Staunton, Va.]

Newspapers

Indexed images of the <a href="http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm">Virginia Gazette </a>(1736-1780) are available online through the <a href="http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/">Colonial Williamsburg </a>website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: <a href="http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/">The Geography of Slavery in Virginia</a>. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Occupations

Periodicals

The Blount Journal

Genealogical articles with abstracts of Augusta County, Virginia records have been published in The Blount Journal, the publication of the <a href="http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/">Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society</a>. Began in 1985, still in print. Tables of contents are available <a href="http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/images/Back_issues_update.pdf">online</a>. Purchase <a href="http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/images/Back_issues_update.pdf">back issues</a> through the society. The Family History Library has acquired most volumes <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="43" _fck_mw_template="true">.

Petitions

  • Eckenrode, H.J. Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=9VUVAAAAYAAJ">Google Books</a> (full-view). [Augusta County petitions (1776-1864) are described on pp. 135-185.]

Probate Records

  • Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia. 3 vols. Rosslyn, Va.: The Commonwealth Printing Co., 1912. Digital version of all three volumes and comprehensive index at <a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~chalkley/">RootsWeb</a>; digital version of Volume 1 at <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=VzUPAAAAYAAJ">Google Books</a> (full-view). [Volume 3 includes abstracts of Will Books 1-12; Volume 2 includes abstracts of administrator's bonds and guardian's bonds.]
  • Rudolph, Frances Lee Wilson. Copies of Wills of Early Settlers in Augusta County, Virginia. MSS., 1950, deposited at the Daughters of the American Revolution National Library in Washington, D.C., copy available at <img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="41" _fck_mw_template="true">.
  • Digital Images of Augusta County Wills 1745-1753. See names of Testators. Virginia Pioneers

Taxation

<a href="Virginia Tax Lists">How can Virginia tax lists help me?</a> 

Vital Records


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Birth

Beth Fridley has published the following databases online at Ancestry:

Marriage

<a href="http://usgwarchives.net/va/augusta.htm">Augusta County, VAGenWeb</a> includes abstracts of marriage book 1, marriages 1700-1799, and marriages from Chalkley's Chronicles.

Vital Record Substitutes

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Societies and Libraries

  • <a href="http://www.hrl.lib.state.va.us/">Handley Regional Library</a>, Winchester, Virginia
  • <a href="Augusta County Genealogical Society">Augusta County Genealogical Society</a>
  • <a href="http://www.augustacountyhs.org/">Augusta County Virginia Historical Society</a>
  • <a href="Central Virginia Genealogical Association">Central Virginia Genealogical Association</a>

Family History Centers

  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Waynesboro Virginia Family History Center">Waynesboro Virginia Family History Center</a>

Websites

 Learning <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help">How to Edit our Wiki Sites</a>
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<a href="http://www.virginiapioneers.net Virginia">Pioneers</a> ($)

References

  1. &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Augusta County, Virginia. Page 710 &amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="222" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;gt;; &amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="221" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;gt;.
  2. &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. &amp;amp;lt;a href="http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Augusta;feature=Cemetery" _fcksavedurl="http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Augusta;feature=Cemetery"&amp;amp;gt;USGS Map&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;, Topozone.com
  4. &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;Augusta County, Virginia Heritage Book&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Walworth Publishing Co., 1998), 43-45. FHL Book 975.5916 H2a.
  5. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 67-68. &amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="85" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;gt;.
  6. Joseph A. Waddell, &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;Annals of Augusta County, Virginia&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 155.
  7. J.T. McAllister, &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 18-23. Digitized by &amp;amp;lt;a href="http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal" _fcksavedurl="http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal"&amp;amp;gt;Internet Archive&amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;gt;.
  8. Stuart Lee Butler, &amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;gt;A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812&amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;gt; (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 48. &amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="69" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;gt;.
  9. Lee A. Wallace, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;5th Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.:H.E. Howard, 1988). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="63" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.
  10. David F. Riggs, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;7th Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="61" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.
  11. Robert J. Driver, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;14th Virginia Cavalry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="59" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.
  12. Richard B. Kleese, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;23rd Virginia Cavalry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="57" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.
  13. Richard L. Armstrong, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width="1" height="1" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="55" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.
  14. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).

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