Gloucester County, Virginia

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::*James, Edward Wilson. "Census Gloucester County, 1782-83, Free and Slave, Gloucester County," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jul. 1904):14-16; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Oct. 1904):185-187; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jan. 1905):269-271; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Apr. 1905):414-416. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).
 
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*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf Amelia County Heads of Families - 1784] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 68.
 
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf Amelia County Heads of Families - 1784] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 68.

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Gloucester County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Gloucester County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Gloucester County
Location in the state of Virginia
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Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1651
County Seat Gloucester
Courthouse
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Gloucester County

Tidewater county in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Contents

County Courthouse

 

Gloucester County, Virginia
6489 Main Street
P O Box N
Gloucester, Virginia 23061

  • Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1863-1890 and 1912-1916, death records 1865-1890, marriage records from 1853, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1865[1]
Beginning Dates for Gloucester County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1810

History

Henry Stuart, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1640-1660)

The county is named after Henry Stuart, 1st Duke of Gloucester (1640-1660), third son of King Charles I of England.

Parent County

1651--Gloucester County was created in 1651 from York County.
County seat: Gloucester [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Gloucester County has suffered heavy record loss.

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Weisiger abstracted a valuable source that includes deed, will, and marriage information about Gloucester 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]
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Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

  • A Guide to Gloucester County, Virginia Historical Manuscripts, 1651-1865, Archives Division, Virginia State Library, Richmond, September 1976. FHL US/CAN Book 975.532 A3b.
  • 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 Gloucester County, see pp. 57-58]

African American

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721

  • Johnson, Martha C. Black Families of Elizabeth City Co., VA, 1800-1990: Research of Families of Callis, Davis, Simpson, Radcliff, Originating from Gloucester Co., Mathews Co., York and James Counties and Elizabeth Co., Hampton, Virginia. FHL Collection 1728886 Item 2.
  • Smith, Gloria L. Solemn Ceremonies: Index of Civil War Marriages, Virginia: Marriage Records of African-American Families of Gloucester County, Virginia Area: From Record Group 105 Received at Camp Hamilton, Virginia. Tucson, Arizona: G.L. Smith, 1990. FHL Collection

Cemeteries

 

Cemeteries of Lower Gloucester County, Virginia, by Harry R. Jordan. Available at FHL.
Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater Virginia through 1865, 1959, The Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia. FHL US/CAN Book 975.53 V3e.
More Cemeteries of Gloucester County, Virginia, by Harry R. Jordan.
Tyler, Lyon G. "Old Tombstones in Gloucester County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1894):219-229; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):28-43; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):115-120; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):182-189; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):253-255. Available at JSTOR ($). [Alternate title: "Inscriptions on Old Tombs in Gloucester Co., Virginia."]

Census

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 13,498
1800 8,181 −39.4%
1810 10,427 27.5%
1820 9,678 −7.2%
1830 10,608 9.6%
1840 10,715 1.0%
1850 10,527 −1.8%
1860 10,956 4.1%
1870 10,211 −6.8%
1880 11,876 16.3%
1890 11,653 −1.9%
1900 12,832 10.1%
1910 12,477 −2.8%
1920 11,894 −4.7%
1930 11,019 −7.4%
1940 9,548 −13.3%
1950 10,343 8.3%
1960 11,919 15.2%
1970 14,059 18.0%
1980 20,107 43.0%
1990 30,131 49.9%
2000 38,293 27.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1782-1783 Enumeration
  • James, Edward Wilson. "Census Gloucester County, 1782-83, Free and Slave, Gloucester County," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jul. 1904):14-16; Vol. 12, No. 2 (Oct. 1904):185-187; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jan. 1905):269-271; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Apr. 1905):414-416. Available at JSTOR ($).

'1784 Enumeration

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

A Guide to Church Records in the Library of Virginia

Anglican

(Also known as Church of England and Episcopal Church)
Gotoarrow.png See also Abingdon Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Kingston Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Petsworth Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Ware Parish

Axelson, Edith F. A Guide to Episcopal Church in Virginia. Iberian Publishing Company, Athens, Georgia, ISBN 0-935931-45-7.
Mason, George Carrington. "The Colonial Churches of Gloucester County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jul. 1939):325-346; Vol. 19, No. 4 (Oct. 1939). Available at JSTOR ($).
Mason, George Carrington. Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1945. Available at FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives. [Includes Gloucester County.]


Abingdon Parish
The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1677-1780, Compiled by Robert W. Robins, Honford House, Arlington, Virginia, (c)1981, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 80-85448
Abingdon Church: A Chronology of its History, 1650-1970. (c)1972, Gloucester County, Virginia.
Kingston Parish
Matheny, Emma R. and Helen K. Yates. Kingston Parish Register, Gloucester and Mathews Counties, Virginia, 1749-1827, Richmond [Virginia]: E.R. Matheny and H.K. Yates, c1963. Reprinted 2004. Original is available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).
Mason, George Carrington. "The Colonial Churches of Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr. 1940):261-264. Available at JSTOR ($).
The Vestry Book of Kingston Parish, Mathews County, Virginia (until May 1, 1791, Gloucester County), 1679-1796. Transcribed, annotated, and indexed by C.G. Chamberlayne. Originally published Richmond, Virginia, 1929. ISBN 0-8063-4842-9; available at FHL; digital versions at Ancestry ($) and BYU Family History Archives.
Petsworth Parish
Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. The Vestry Book of Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1677-1793 Richmond [Virginia]: Library Board, Division of Purchase and Printing, 1933. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.532 K2c and US/CAN Film 1425712 Item 7; Reprint US/CAN Book 975.532 K2c 1979. Digital version at Google Books (full-view); and World Vital Records ($).
Ware Parish
The World of Ware Parish in Gloucester County, Virginia, by Spotswood Hunnicutt Jones, The Dietz Press, Richmond, Virginia, (1991). ISBN 0-87517-063-3. Library of Congress Number: 91-91176

Baptist Church

Dover Association
The Baptists of Virginia, 1699-1926, by Garnett Ryland, The Virginia Baptist Board of Missions and Education, Richmond, Virginia, 1955
A Chronicle of Christian Heritage, Dover Baptist Association: 1783-1983. by William L. Lumpkin. Skipworth Press, Inc. Richmond, Virginia. (c) 1983, ISBN 0-931804-11-6
A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia, by Robert B. Simple. Revised and extended by Rev. G. W. Beale, Pitt and Dickinson, Publishers, Richmond, Virginia, 1894.

Methodist Church

Gloucester County, Virginia, Methodist Records, by Michael Pollock, New Papyrus Publishing, Athens, Georgia, (c)2007.

Court

Chancery Court

Indexed images of Gloucester County, Virginia Chancery Records 1866-1931 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Genealogy 

More than 300 genealogies have been published about Gloucester County families. To view a list, visit Gloucester County, Virginia Genealogy.

Immigration

Headright grants identify many Gloucester County, Virginia immigrants who arrived before 1720.[3] 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 Abingdon Parish, Ware Parish, and Gloucester County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Land

Grants and Patents

  • Mason, Polly Cary. Records of Colonial Gloucester County Virginia. 2 vols. 1946-1948; reprint, Baltimore: Clearfield, 2003. Original edition and 1965 reprintavailable at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($). [Includes land patent abstracts, 1704/05 rent roll, Gloucester County tax lists 1770-1782, Mathews County tax lists 1774-1791, burgesses, council, and court, county officials, etc.]
  • 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 Gloucester County. N.B. If Ancestry's search engine fails, try checking the printed index at the end of the book.]

Local Histories

A Guide to Gloucester County, Virginia Historical Manuscripts, 1651-1865. Compiled by Charles A, Bodie and William H. Steriner. Archives Divisionn, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, September 1976. Available at FHL.
Gray, Mary Wiatt. Gloucester County, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Cottrell & Cooke Inc., 1936. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). Reviewed by M.W. Hiden in The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan. 1938):135-136. Review available at JSTOR ($).
Mason, Polly Cary. "The Story of Elmington: Gloucester County, Virginia," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 55, No. 3 (Jul. 1947):247-258. Available at JSTOR ($).
"...past is prologue", Gloucester County, Virginia, A publication of Gloucester County and The Gloucester Historical and Bicentennial Committee, (c)1973, Library of Congress Card Catalog Number 73-87-914. Reviewed by William M.E. Rachal in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 83, No. 2 (Apr. 1975):214. Review available at JSTOR ($).
Sinclair, Caroline Baytop. Gloucester's Past in Pictures. Reviewed by David C. Holly in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 100, No. 3, The Home Front and Beyond: Virginians in the World War 2 Era (Jul. 1992):462-463. Review available at JSTOR ($).
Six Periods in the History of Gloucester County. DeHardit Press.
Swem, E.G. "Views of Yorktown and Gloucester Town, 1755," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 54, No. 2 (Apr. 1946):99-105. Available at JSTOR ($).
With Reverence for the Past: Gloucester County, Virginia. by Martha W. McCarthney, The Dietz Press, Richmond, Virginia.(c)2001.ISBN 0-9710690-0-X. Reviewed by Emily Salmon in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 109, No. 4 (2001):419-420. Review available at JSTOR ($).

Maps

Military

Colonial Militia
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Gloucester County militia officers and/or 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 Gloucester County militia officers; 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 Gloucester County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Gloucester County, see p. 82.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 7th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Gloucester County on page 130.]
  • Clayton, Jasper. "Officers Appointed by the Gloucester Co. (Va.) Committee of Safety in 1775," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Oct. 1906):123-124. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Hatch, Charles E. "Gloucester Point in the Siege of Yorktown 1781," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr. 1940):265-284. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • The Governors' Island, Gwynn's Island, Virginia, During the Revolution. By Peter Jennings Wrike.(c) 1993, The Gwynn's Island Museum, Gwynn, Virginia. ISBN 1-883911-00-1 (pbk.). ISBN 1-883911-01-X (cloth).
Revolutionary War - Gloucester District Battalion
  • A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787, Compiled by E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra, Willow Bend Books, Westminster, Maryland, ISBN 1-58549-652-9.
War of 1812
  • 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, Gloucester County, p. 81. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War


Virginia, Civil War ServiceRecords of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865


Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865


Andrews, Andrew Jackson. A Sketch of the Boyhood Days of Andrew J. Andrews of Gloucester County, Virginia, and His Experience as a Soldier in the Late War Between the States. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1990. Available at FHL.

  • Gloucester County In The Civil War, by Ludwell Lee Montague, The DeHardit Press, Gloucester, Virginia. Reviewed by Ludwell H. Johnson III in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 74, No. 4 (Oct. 1966):497-498. Review available at JSTOR ($).
  • Reminiscences, Confederate Soldiers of Gloucester County, Virginia and Other matter pertaining to local history during the War betweeen the States, 1861-1865, written by notable Richmond and Gloucester women of the Confederancy. Collected and compiled by Nellie Shackleford Smith.
  • 26th Virginia Infantry, by Alex L. Wiatt, (c)1984, H. E. Howard, Inc.


Naturalization

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

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.

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (Together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Abingdon silversmiths.]

Officials

  • Mason, Polly Cary. Records of Colonial Gloucester County Virginia. 2 vols. 1946-1948; reprint, Baltimore: Clearfield, 2003. Original edition and 1965 reprintavailable at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes land patent abstracts, 1704/05 rent roll, Gloucester County tax lists 1770-1782, Mathews County tax lists 1774-1791, burgesses, council, and court, county officials, etc.]

Periodicals

The Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia publishes a journal. Most volumes are available for free in PDF format on their website.

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

"Family Account of Mrs. Lucy Ann Page, Dec'd, Late of Gloucester County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Apr. 1903):251-260. Available at JSTOR ($).

Probate

Local Court
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 Gloucester County.]
King, George H.S. "Will of Robert Singleton of Gloucester County," [1725] The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 64, No. 1 (Jan. 1956):103-104. Available at JSTOR ($).
London Courts
Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Abingdon Parish, Ware Parish and Gloucester County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Schools

Bagby, George F. "William G. Price and the Gloucester Agricultural and Industrial School," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 108, No. 1 (2000):45-84. Available at JSTOR ($).

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 ($). [Gloucester County appears in 32:281-287, 338-343.]
  • [1704] Hansford, Thelma. Tax Lists York County 1782, 1783, 1784; Rent Roll York County 1704, Gloucester 1704, Warwick 1704; James City County Taxes 1768. Virginia?: T.I. Hansford?, 1950. Available at FHL.
  • [1704/05, 1770-1782] Mason, Polly Cary. Records of Colonial Gloucester County Virginia. 2 vols. 1946-1948; reprint, Baltimore: Clearfield, 2003. Original edition and 1965 reprintavailable at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($). [Includes land patent abstracts, 1704/05 rent roll, Gloucester County tax lists 1770-1782, Mathews County tax lists 1774-1791, burgesses, council, and court, county officials, etc.]
  • [1770-1771, 1774-1775] Woodson, Robert F. and Isobel B. Woodson. Virginia Tithables from Burned Record Counties: Buckingham, 1773-1774; Gloucester, 1770-1771, 1774-1775; Hanover, 1763 and 1770; James City, 1768-1769; Stafford, 1768 and 1773. Richmond, Virginia: I.B. Woodson, 1970. Available at FHL. ISBN 0-89308-306-2.
  • [1774-1775] Billups, John R. Tithables, 1774-1775, of Kingston Parish, also Billups' Accounts, 1787-1842. MSS., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; also available at FHL. [Kingston Parish was located in Gloucester County at the time, but later fell within the bounds of Mathews County.]
  • [1782] Land Tax Records, 1782, Tidewater Virginia Families, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Feb. 1993); Vol. 2, No. 1 (May 1993).
  • [1782-1820] Land Tax Lists, 1782-1820, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Spring 1997).
  • [1782-1815] Heinegg, Paul. "Gloucester County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1815," 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. Gloucester County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1789, 1799] Indexed images of the 1789 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Gloucester County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1790, 1800] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1800 Land Tax Lists of Gloucester County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1794] James, Edward Wilson. "Carriage Owners, Gloucester County, 1784," [or 1794] The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Jan. 1906):313-314. Available at JSTOR ($). [Abstracted from 1794 Personal Property Tax Lists.]
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul. 1980); Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct. 1980).
  • [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. Gloucester County is included in Vol. 3.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Gloucester 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


Death
Hunt, L. Roane and Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia. Death Records of Gloucester County, Virginia, 1865-1890: Special Project of the Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia. Gloucester, Virginia: Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia, 2000. Available at FHL.
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.


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 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. 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)