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Guide to Charles City County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Charles City County, Virginia
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Facts
Founded 1634
County Seat Charles City
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Contents

Charles City County Virginia Courthouse

Charles City County Courthouse
P O Box 128
Charles City, Virginia 23030
Phone: 804-829-9211

Clerk Circuit Court has birth, marriage, death and probate and land records[1]

Beginning Dates for Charles City County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1762 1853 1810 1689 1689

Charles City County Virginia History

Charles I, King of England, from Three Angles, the Triple Portrait. Artist: Anthony van Dyck

The county was named after King Charles I of England (1600-1649).

Parent County

1634--Charles City County was created in 1634 and was an original shire or county.
County seat: Charles City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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Charles City County has suffered heavy record loss.
  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources.

Weisiger abstracted a valuable source that includes deed, will, and marriage information about Charles City County, Virginia residents:

  • Weisiger, Benjamin B. Burned County Data 1809-1848 As Found in the Virginia Contested Election Files. Richmond, Va., 1986. FHL Book 975.5 P2w.[2]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Charles City County Virginia Genealogy Resources

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Research Guides

  • Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson. "Records of Tidewater Virginia Counties," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May-June 1992):53-66. FHL Collection 975.51 D25t [For Charles City County, see pp. 55-56]
  • Dorman, John Frederick. "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Charles City County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun.1963):75-77. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

African American

Paul Heinegg has determined that in 1790, Charles City County, Virginia had the highest percentage of free African Americans in its population, per capita, where that statistic can be measured, of all Virginia counties (14.8% of the population or 363 free blacks).[3]

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:


Cemeteries

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Charles City County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Charles City County:[4]

  • Chapel Cemetery
  • Eiam Cemetery
  • Grace Chapel Cemetery
  • Mapsico Cemetery
  • Menoah Cemetery
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery

References:

Census


For tips on accessing Charles City County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.



Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 5,588
1800 5,365 −4.0%
1810 5,186 −3.3%
1820 5,255 1.3%
1830 5,500 4.7%
1840 4,774 −13.2%
1850 5,200 8.9%
1860 5,609 7.9%
1870 4,975 −11.3%
1880 5,512 10.8%
1890 5,066 −8.1%
1900 5,040 −0.5%
1910 5,253 4.2%
1920 4,793 −8.8%
1930 4,881 1.8%
1940 4,275 −12.4%
1950 4,676 9.4%
1960 5,492 17.5%
1970 6,158 12.1%
1980 6,692 8.7%
1990 6,282 −6.1%
2000 6,926 10.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Charles City (1776)[5]

The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.


Charles City County fell within the bounds of the Dover Association.

  • History of Elam Baptist Church [1810-1910], Charles City Co., VA. Reformer Electric Print, 1910.
  • Downs, L. McCarthy. History of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Charles City County, Virginia. 1976.
Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also Bristol Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Charles City Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Chickahominy Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Jordan's Journey Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Martin's Brandon Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Smith's Hundred Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Southampton Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Wallingford Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also West and Shirley Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Westover Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Weyanoke Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Wilmington Parish

  • "The Colonial Churches of Charles City County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr. 1942):114-135. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Mason, George Carrington. Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1945. Available at FHL; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online . [Includes Charles City County.]
Methodist
  • Ledbetter, Judith F. In This Place I Delivered My Soul: The Methodists of Charles City, Virginia. Charles City, Virginia: Memorial United Methodist Church, 1995.
Presbyterian
  • Walls, Louise Adams, William Elmer Cropper, and Robert Lee Marston. A History of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Charles City County, Virginia. n.p.: Committee for the Preparation of a Church History, 1990.
Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Weyanoke Monthly Meeting (1699-1841) aka James Howard's aka Old Man's Neck[6]

In the 1700s and 1800s, Friends from Charles City County, Virginia also attended the Cedar Creek Meeting House in Hanover County, Virginia.[7]

  • "Excerpts from the Charles City County Records (1665-1666)," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 42, No. 4 (Oct. 1934):341-344; Vol. 43, No. 2 (Apr. 1935):144-149; Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct. 1935):347-354. Available at JSTOR.
  • Wright, F. Edward. Quaker Records of Henrico Monthly Meeting and Other Church Records of Henrico, New Kent and Charles City Counties, Virginia. Lewes, Delaware: Colonial Roots, 2002.
  • A religious petition (1793) from Quaker residents of Charles City County, Virginia is available online in Early Virginia Religious Petitions, courtesy: The Library of Congress: American Memory.

Court

General

  • Cope, Robert S. "The Court of Charles City County, Virginia, 1688-1695," Thesis/dissertation, Ohio State University, 1947.

County Court

  • Fleet, Beverley. Charles City County Court Orders, 1655-1658. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1961. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Fleet, Beverley. Charles City County Court Orders, 1658-1661. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1961. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Fleet, Beverley. Charles City County Court Orders, 1661-1664. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1961. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Fleet, Beverley. Charles City County Court Orders, 1664-1665: Fragments, 1650-1696. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1961. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Ayres, Margaret McNeill. Charles City County, Virginia, Order Book 1676-1679. Memphis, Tennessee, 1968.
  • Anderson, Russell H. "Charles City County Court Record, 1762-4, Wills, Deed and Bond," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1951):103-107. Available at JSTOR ($). [Copy of lost records found in the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.]
  • "Charles City County, Virginia, Miscellaneous Records," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):178-184. Available at New England Ancestors ($). [Includes remnants of court, guardianship, land, and probate found in the Earl Gregg Swem Library of the College of William and Mary.]
  • Clay, Robert Y. "Charles City County, Virginia, Reports of the County Clerk to the Auditor, 1784, 1799-1800," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):83-88. Available at New England Ancestors ($).

Record Book

  • "Excerpts from the Charles City County Records (1665-1666)," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct. 1935):347-354. Available at JSTOR ($).

Genealogy 

More than 200 genealogies have been published about Charles City County families. To view a list, visit Charles City County, Virginia Genealogy.

Historic Residences

  • Berkeley--1619, 1726: A James River Plantation, Ancestral Home of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Two United States Presidents, Charles City County, Virginia. 197-?.
  • "Charles City Houses," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. 1937):90. Available at JSTOR.
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Library. Shirley Plantation Collection, 1650-1888, Charles City County, Virginia, also Maryland. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1993.
  • Downing, Charles M., Donald W. Linebaugh, Dennis B. Blanton, Harrison Tyler, William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research. The Origins of Milton Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia. Williamsburg, Virginia: William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research, 1994.
  • Downing, Charles M., Donald W. Linebaugh, Dennis B. Blanton, Harrison Tyler, William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research. The Origins of Sherwood Forest, Charles City County, Virginia. Williamsburg, Virginia: William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research, 1992.
  • McClane, Patrick Wade, K Edward Lay, University of Virginia. School of Architecture. Berkeley Plantation, 1726, Charles City County, Virginia. Charlottesville, Va.: School of Architecture, University of Virginia, 1989.
  • O'Neill, Patrick L. "Kittiewan Plantation (44CC0404), Charles City County, Virginia," Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 63, No. 2 (June 2008):81-107.
  • "Old Houses in Charles City, New Kent, Warwick, and Elizabeth City Counties," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr. 1938). Available at JSTOR.
  • Street, Elwood. Historic Charles City County: Many of More Famous Homes Found Too, in this One of Eight Original Shrines. Richmond, Virginia: Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1942.
  • University of Virginia, Library. Berkeley Plantation Journal and Account Book, 1839-1877, Charles City County, Virginia, accession number 11260. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 2001.

Immigration

Headright grants identify many Charles City County, Virginia immigrants who arrived before 1720.[8] The Virginia Immigration article provides tips about using this source.

Additional resources include:


  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Charles City County, St. Martin Brandon [Martin's Brandon Parish], and West and Shirley Hundred proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
  • List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Charles City County, Virginia (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database.
  • "Parkers of Browsholme, Yorkshire, England," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Apr. 1898):442-444. Available at JSTOR ($). See also Sally Moore Koestler, "Dr. Richard Parker of Charles City," accessed 1 February 2010.

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 1 British alien living in Charles City County.[9]

Land and Property

Deeds

  • Anderson, Russell H. "Charles City County Court Record, 1762-4, Wills, Deed and Bond," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1951):103-107. Available at JSTOR ($). [Copy of lost records found in the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.]
  • Deeds, Wills and Bonds: From Charles City County (Va.), 1724/5-1731, 1762-1769, MSS., available at University of Virginia Library.
  • Articles of Agreement Between William Byrd, Esq. of Charles City and John Caldwell of Brunswick County, Virginia [17 Jan 1743], MSS., Carmen Finley Papers, available at Sonoma State University.
  • "Charles City County, Virginia, Miscellaneous Records," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):178-184. Available at New England Ancestors ($). [Includes remnants of court, guardianship, land, and probate found in the Earl Gregg Swem Library of the College of William and Mary.]

Grants and Patents

Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.

  • Nugent, Nell Marion. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666. Vol. I (1934; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991). Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Charles City County. N.B. If Ancestry's search engine fails, try checking the printed index at the end of the book.]

Local Histories

  • Dreyer, Mark A.; Ragsdale, Judith R.; Walker, Edward R.; Walker, Elaine V.; College of William and Mary. Dept. of Religion. An Historical Analysis of Charles City County, Va. 1979. Available at the College of William and Mary.

Maps

Military

Colonial Militia
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Charles City County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Charles City County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Charles City County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 6th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

  • Tyler, D. Gardner and Charles City County Historical Bicentennial Committee. Charles City County, Virginia During the Period of the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783. 1976.
War of 1812

Charles City County men served in the 52nd Regiment.[10]

  • 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. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Charles City County, p. 67.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Charles City County, Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Charles City County, Virginia:


- 3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D (Charles City Troop or Light Dragoons).[11]

Records and histories are available, including:

  • Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
  • Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865
  • Charles City County (Va.). Monument to Confederate Soldiers. Addresses Delivered at the Unveiling of the Monument to Confederate Soldiers of Charles City County, Virginia, at Charles City Courthouse, November 21, 1900. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet and Shepperson, Printers, 1901.
  • Copland, Mary Ruffin, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Virginia Division. Harrison-Harwood Chapter, Charles City. Confederate History of Charles City County, Virginia. Richmond?, 1957.
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Charles City County.

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

Native Americans

The Men Heyricks Tribe, Nottoways Tribe, and Appamattox Tribe lived in the area in the late 1600s.[14]

  • "Excerpts from the Charles City County Records (1665-1666)," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct. 1935):347-354. Available at JSTOR($).

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Charles City County, Virginia newspapers.


Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg 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: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Private Papers

  • University of Virginia, Library. Berkeley Plantation Journal and Account Book, 1839-1877, Charles City County, Virginia, accession number 11260. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 2001.
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Library. Shirley Plantation Collection, 1650-1888, Charles City County, Virginia, also Maryland. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1993.
  • [Byrd] Virginia Historical Society. MSS1B9963b, Byrd Family Papers, 1757-1860, Charles City County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1995.
  • [Byrd] Virginia Historical Society. MSS1B9963c, Byrd Family Papers, 1791-1867, Charles City County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1995.
  • [Douthat] Virginia Historical Society. MSS1D7495a, Douthat Family Papers, 1795-1922, Charles City County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1995.
  • [Jerdone] College of William and Mary, Swem Library. Jerdone Family Papers, 1623-1957, Charles City, Hanover, Louisa, New Kent, and York Counties, Virginia, also Great Britain. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1994.
  • [Selden] Selden Family, John Armistead Selden. Papers, 1811-1868, of the Selden Family of Charles City County, Va., MSS., available at the Virginia Historical Society Library.
  • [Selden] Virginia Historical Society. Mss1Se487a, Selden Family Papers, 1811-1868, Charles City and Charlotte Counties, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1995.
  • [Willcox] Willcox, James M. and Duke University. Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. James M. Willcox Papers, 1831-1871, Buckland, Charles City County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 2001.
  • [Wills] Wills, Henry, Virginia Historical Society. Mss5:3W6857, Henry Wills Account Book, 1782-1795, Charles City County, Virginia. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1995.

Petitions

Petitions are valuable to genealogical research because they were often signed by residents of the locality and provide researchers with a glimpse of who lived in the area at the time. Some lists include hundreds of names.

  • "Charles City County Grievances 1676," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Oct. 1895):132-160. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Grundset, Eric. "Petition of Inhabitants of Charles City County 16 November 1710," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol.47, No.3 (Aug. 2009):213-214.
  • A religious petition (1793) from Quaker residents of Charles City County, Virginia is available online in Early Virginia Religious Petitions, courtesy: The Library of Congress: American Memory.

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

Probate Records

Remnants of Charles City County, Virginia Court

  • "Excerpts from the Charles City County Records (1665-1666)," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Apr. 1935):144-149. Available at JSTOR ($). [Probate Inventory of Captain Richard Tye, Deceased, 1663.]
  • Anderson, Russell H. "Charles City County Court Record, 1762-4, Wills, Deed and Bond," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. 1951):103-107. Available at JSTOR ($). [Copy of lost records found in the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.]
  • Deeds, Wills and Bonds: From Charles City County (Va.), 1724/5-1731, 1762-1769, MSS., available at University of Virginia Library.
  • "Charles City County, Virginia, Miscellaneous Records," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):178-184. Available at New England Ancestors ($). [Includes remnants of court, guardianship, land, and probate found in the Earl Gregg Swem Library of the College of William and Mary.]

Original Wills

  • Charles City County, Virginia Will: 1772 December 12 [Will of Ellyson Crew], MSS., available at Library of Virginia.
  • Berkeley, Charles City County, Virginia, Will: 1780 January 3 [Will of Benjamin Harrison], MSS., available at Library of Virginia.
  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. Available at FHL. [Includes Charles City County.]
  • Digital Images of Charles City County Will Book 1789-1808 Virginia Pioneers
  • Digital Images of Charles City County Will Book 1808-1824 Virginia Pioneers
  • Index to Charles City County Inventories and Guardians Accounts 1789-1808 Virginia Pioneers
  • Index to Charles City County Wills and Inventories 1808-1824 Virginia Pioneers

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Charles City County, St. Martin Brandon [Martin's Brandon Parish],  and West and Shirley Hundred proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1704] "Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 1704," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 28 (1920):207-218, 328-339; Vol. 29 (1921):18-28, 337-343, 402-412; Vol. 30 (1922):21-30, 280-285, 341-347; Vol. 31 (1923):70-75, 153-163, 215-231, 314-318; Vol. 32 (1924):69-75, 144-158, 281-287, 338-343; Vol. 33 (1925):47-50, 359-370; Vol. 34 (1926):113-119, 252-258, 313, 321. Available at FHL; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL; digital version of VMHB at JSTOR ($). [Charles City County appears in 31:314-318.]
  • [1783] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at FHL. [1783 personal property tax list of Charles City County.]
  • [1784-1814] Heinegg, Paul. "Charles City County Personal Property Tax List 1784-1814," Free African Americans.com, available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Charles City County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1790, 1800] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Charles City County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1790, 1800] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1800 Land Tax Lists of Charles City County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] "Charles City County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar.1971):42-47. Available at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Charles City County is included in Vol. 1.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Charles City County, Virginia births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records


Birth
  • 1865-1896 - Charles City County Marriage Index 1865-1896. Batch C868735 at FamilySearch - free.[15]
Marriage

Though the records of Charles City County, Virginia were largely destroyed, Mr. James A. Leachy found a number of marriage bonds in loose papers in the Charles City Clerk's Office covering a range of years (1762-1849). They are abstracted in "Marriage Bonds in Charles City County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jan. 1900):193-196. Available at JSTOR - free. Republished by Crozier and online:

  1. 1762-1954 - Charles City County Marriages Database - free.
  2. 1660, 1760s-1840s - Crozier, William Armstrong. Early Virginia Marriages. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1953. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Charles City County marriages 1660, 1760s-1840s.

Additional online resources:

Death
  • 1865-1896 - Charles City County Death Index 1865-1896. Batch B868735 at FamilySearch - free.[15]
  • Tyler, Sherry Brown and Charles City County Historical Society. 80% Heaven Bound: Deaths & Burials in Charles City County, Virginia. Virginia: The Society, 2000.
  • "Charles City County, VA: Marriages & Deaths," Virginia Tidewater Genealogy, Vol.39, No.2 (June 2008):34-38.
Vital Record Substitutes

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available for free online. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.


Charles City County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Charles City County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Charles City County Virginia Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charles City County, Virginia. Page 711 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Burned County Data 1809-1848," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):60-61.
  3. Paul Heinegg, "Introduction," in Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware, http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/introduction.htm.
  4. USGS Map, Topozone.com
  5. Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 118-119. Digital version at Google Books.
  6. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  7. Mary Marshall Brewer, Quaker Records of Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, Virginia, 1739-1793 (Lewes, De.: Colonial Roots, 2002), Introduction. FHL Book 975.5462 K2b.
  8. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Cavaliers and Pioneers," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1980):221. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 24 (1980)
  9. Kenneth Scott, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. FHL Book 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  10. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 66, 150. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  11. Thomas P. Nanzig, 3rd Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61.
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).
  13. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).
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