Hampshire County, West Virginia

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*'''[Adams]''' "The Adams Family of Frederick and Hampshire Counties, Virginia," ''Frederick Findings,'' Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 1991):39-48; Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1991):91-100; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Summer 1991):143-152; Vol. 4, No. 4 (Fall 1991):213-222; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Winter 1992):3-12; Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 1992):73-82; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Summer 1992):145-154; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Fall 1992):215-224; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter 1993):3-12; Vol. 6, No. 2 (Spring 1993):75-84; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Summer 1993):149-158; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 1993):217-226; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1994):1-10; Vol. 7, No. 2 (Summer 1994):73-82; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1994):147-156; Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1994):213-222; Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 1995):3-12; Vol. 8, No. 2 (Summer 1995):73-82; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 1995):145-154; Vol. 8, No. 4 (Winter 1995):217-226; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1996):1-10; Vol. 9, No. 2 (Summer 1996):71-80; Vol. 9, No. 3 (Fall 1996):141-150; Vol. 9, No. 4 (Winter 1996):211-220; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Winter 1998):1-10; Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring 1998):71-81 ... {{FHL|650162|item|disp=FHL Book 975.59 D25f}}.  
 
*'''[Adams]''' "The Adams Family of Frederick and Hampshire Counties, Virginia," ''Frederick Findings,'' Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 1991):39-48; Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1991):91-100; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Summer 1991):143-152; Vol. 4, No. 4 (Fall 1991):213-222; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Winter 1992):3-12; Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 1992):73-82; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Summer 1992):145-154; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Fall 1992):215-224; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter 1993):3-12; Vol. 6, No. 2 (Spring 1993):75-84; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Summer 1993):149-158; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 1993):217-226; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1994):1-10; Vol. 7, No. 2 (Summer 1994):73-82; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1994):147-156; Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1994):213-222; Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 1995):3-12; Vol. 8, No. 2 (Summer 1995):73-82; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 1995):145-154; Vol. 8, No. 4 (Winter 1995):217-226; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1996):1-10; Vol. 9, No. 2 (Summer 1996):71-80; Vol. 9, No. 3 (Fall 1996):141-150; Vol. 9, No. 4 (Winter 1996):211-220; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Winter 1998):1-10; Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring 1998):71-81 ... {{FHL|650162|item|disp=FHL Book 975.59 D25f}}.  
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*'''[Alt]''' Ross, Clara Mae Alt. ''Alt/Ault Public Records in Grant and Pendleton counties of West Virginia.'' Colfax, N.C.: C.M. Ross, 2003. Digital version at {{FSbook|229012}} - free.
 
*'''[Arnold]''' Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. ''Abstracts of Virginia Families: Vol. 1''. MSS. Microfilmed 1990: {{FHL|543271|item|disp=FHL Film 1597677 Item 12}}  
 
*'''[Arnold]''' Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. ''Abstracts of Virginia Families: Vol. 1''. MSS. Microfilmed 1990: {{FHL|543271|item|disp=FHL Film 1597677 Item 12}}  
 
*'''[Asbury]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*'''[Asbury]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''[Beeler]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler's Second Wife," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 49, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2005):156-157. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Beeler]''' Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler's Second Wife," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 49, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2005):156-157. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Beyser]''' Lebherz, Margaret G. ''Jacob Beyser and Family, 1746-1986.'' 1987. Digital version at {{FSbook|972940}} - free. 1989 supplement has also been digitized: {{FSbook|191755}} - free.  
 
*'''[Beyser]''' Lebherz, Margaret G. ''Jacob Beyser and Family, 1746-1986.'' 1987. Digital version at {{FSbook|972940}} - free. 1989 supplement has also been digitized: {{FSbook|191755}} - free.  
*'''[Bowell]''' Bowell, Lillian and William Bowell. ''A Bowell Family History.'' St. Paul, Minn.  
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*'''[Bowell]''' Bowell, Lillian and William Bowell. ''A Bowell Family History.'' St. Paul, Minn.
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*'''[Brenton]''' Brenton, Chester F. ''The Life and Times of James Brenton, Major, Virginia Militia.'' 1976. {{FHL|110047|item|disp=FHL Book 921.73 B753b}}.  
 
*'''[Brown]''' Bell, Raymond Martin. ''The Ancestry of Richard Milhouse Nixon''. 3rd ed. Washington, Pa., 1971. {{FHL|17536|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 N654b}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Brown]''' Bell, Raymond Martin. ''The Ancestry of Richard Milhouse Nixon''. 3rd ed. Washington, Pa., 1971. {{FHL|17536|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 N654b}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Brown]''' Jones, Gerald Edward. "The Benjamin Brown Family of Laurens, S.C., and Colonial Virginia," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy'', Vol. 47, No. 3 (Aug. 2009):192-212. {{FHL|478773|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs}}.  
 
*'''[Brown]''' Jones, Gerald Edward. "The Benjamin Brown Family of Laurens, S.C., and Colonial Virginia," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy'', Vol. 47, No. 3 (Aug. 2009):192-212. {{FHL|478773|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vs}}.  
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*'''[Enochson]''' McCracken, George E. "Enochsons of Virginia and Pennsylvania," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct. 1970):255. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 46}}.  
 
*'''[Enochson]''' McCracken, George E. "Enochsons of Virginia and Pennsylvania," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct. 1970):255. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 46}}.  
 
*'''[Haines]''' ''The Descendants of John Newton &amp; Nellie Lee Simmons Haines.''  
 
*'''[Haines]''' ''The Descendants of John Newton &amp; Nellie Lee Simmons Haines.''  
*'''[Hite]''' Dillon, Ruth Wilson Van Deusen and Marguerite Relyea Lewis. ''The Chinn Book''. Cottonport, La.: Polyanthos, 1972. {{FHL|571418|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C441d}}.<br>  
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*'''[Hite]''' Dillon, Ruth Wilson Van Deusen and Marguerite Relyea Lewis. ''The Chinn Book''. Cottonport, La.: Polyanthos, 1972. {{FHL|571418|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C441d}}.<br>
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*'''[House]''' Obetz, Francis H. ''The House - Houz Family of Germany, Hampshire County, West Virginia and Allegheny County, Maryland.'' n.d. Microfilmed 1971: {{FHL|314962|item|disp=FHL Film 824070 Item 9}}.
 
*'''[Jacob]''' Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. ''The Clay Family.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/clayfamily00smit Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Jacob]''' Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. ''The Clay Family.'' Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/clayfamily00smit Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Kercheval]''' Dillon, Ruth Wilson Van Deusen and Marguerite Relyea Lewis. ''The Chinn Book''. Cottonport, La.: Polyanthos, 1972. {{FHL|571418|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C441d}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Kercheval]''' Dillon, Ruth Wilson Van Deusen and Marguerite Relyea Lewis. ''The Chinn Book''. Cottonport, La.: Polyanthos, 1972. {{FHL|571418|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C441d}}.<br>  
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*'''[Locke]''' Tiller, Linda Locke, Ardith H. Johnson, Jeanne R. Stanis, and Stella Locke. "Locke Families of Southwest Virginia," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 1, No. 4 (1978):25-33. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978)}}.  
 
*'''[Locke]''' Tiller, Linda Locke, Ardith H. Johnson, Jeanne R. Stanis, and Stella Locke. "Locke Families of Southwest Virginia," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 1, No. 4 (1978):25-33. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978)}}.  
 
*'''[Means]''' Newton, John Lee. ''The Means Family of Paris, Edgar County, Illinois: This is a Year 2002 Update of the 1972 "The Means Family of America";, Chapter 2, Edited by Elizabeth Cissel Foglesong''. Dallas, Texas: J.L. Newton, 2002. {{FHL|1050208|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M462n}}.  
 
*'''[Means]''' Newton, John Lee. ''The Means Family of Paris, Edgar County, Illinois: This is a Year 2002 Update of the 1972 "The Means Family of America";, Chapter 2, Edited by Elizabeth Cissel Foglesong''. Dallas, Texas: J.L. Newton, 2002. {{FHL|1050208|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M462n}}.  
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*'''[Milleson]''' Heller, W. Ralph. ''The Milleson Family of West Virginia: Presented to Members of the Family at the Seventh Annual Family Reunion, June 26-28, 1981, Fort Ashby, Mineral County, West Virginia.'' Bound Brook, N.J.: W.R. Heller, Jr., 1981. Digital version at {{FSbook|1080584}} - free.
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*'''[Nixon]''' Nixon, George Darrell. ''The Lineage of George D. Nixon from George Nixon and Elizabeth Arnold, Hampshire County, Virginia, circa 1740.'' Walnut Creek, Calif.: G.D. Nixon, 1985? Digital version at {{FSbook|982266}} - free.
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*'''[Parker]''' Campbell, Kathryn Hutcherson. ''John Parker, the Virginian, and His Descendants, 1749-1980: Johannas (John) Peters (1675-1766), Hampshire Co., Va. (now W. Va.).'' Dallas, Tex.: K.H. Campbell, 1980. Digital version at {{FSbook|923817}} - free.
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*'''[Peters]''' Campbell, Kathryn Hutcherson. ''John Parker, the Virginian, and His Descendants, 1749-1980: Johannas (John) Peters (1675-1766), Hampshire Co., Va. (now W. Va.).'' Dallas, Tex.: K.H. Campbell, 1980. Digital version at {{FSbook|923817}} - free.
 
*'''[Pierpoint]''' Stickney, A.B. "The American Ancestry of John Pierpoint of (West) Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1958):51-61. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
 
*'''[Pierpoint]''' Stickney, A.B. "The American Ancestry of John Pierpoint of (West) Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1958):51-61. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
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*'''[Plum]''' Fauskee, L.P. ''The Descendants of John Plum from West Virginia.'' Santa Barbara, Calif.: L.P. Fauskee, 1992? {{FHL|532131|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P73f}}.
 
*'''[Post]''' Poinsett, Doris Jean Post. ''Valentin Pfost/Post, 1740-1800, of Hardy County (West) Virginia and Some of His Descendants''. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1989. Digital version at Family History Archives; {{FHL|349095|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P845p}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Post]''' Poinsett, Doris Jean Post. ''Valentin Pfost/Post, 1740-1800, of Hardy County (West) Virginia and Some of His Descendants''. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1989. Digital version at Family History Archives; {{FHL|349095|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P845p}}.<br>  
*'''[Pursell]''' Winchester, Warren. "Thomas Pursell of New York New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware: Early Descendants in Maryland, Virginia (now West Virginia), and Kentucky," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 81, No. 2 (Apr. 2006):110-120. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 81}}  
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*'''[Pursell]''' Winchester, Warren. "Thomas Pursell of New York New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware: Early Descendants in Maryland, Virginia (now West Virginia), and Kentucky," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 81, No. 2 (Apr. 2006):110-120. {{FHL|973 D25aga v. 81}}.
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*'''[Ravenscroft]''' Smith, Perry Ravenscroft. ''John Ravenscroft, Sr., of Hampshire County, Va., and His Descendants.'' State College, Pa.: P.R. Smith, 1975. {{FHL|779739|item|disp=FHL Film 2055413 Item 3}}.
 
*'''[Renick]''' Renick, E.I. "The Renick Family of Virginia," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul. 1899): 221-227. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou01merigoog#page/n228/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Renick]''' Renick, E.I. "The Renick Family of Virginia," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul. 1899): 221-227. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou01merigoog#page/n228/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*'''[Rogers]''' Rogers, Lon B. "Colonel James Rogers (1742--1828) Nelson County Pioneer," ''The Kentucky Genealogist,'' Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1961):3-6.  
 
*'''[Rogers]''' Rogers, Lon B. "Colonel James Rogers (1742--1828) Nelson County Pioneer," ''The Kentucky Genealogist,'' Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1961):3-6.  
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*'''[Seaton]''' Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Seaton]''' Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
 
*'''[Stone]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*'''[Stone]''' Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''[Stump]''' Stump, Joseph and Jacob Milton Stump. ''History or record of the descendants of Peter Stump, of Hampshire County, West Virginia whose exact date, and place of birth, is unknown : with a biographical sketch of some of the descendants, who number up in the thousands which has continued through 3 centuries.'' 1956. {{FHL|29557|item|disp=FHL Film 1321317 Item 2}}.
 
*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons, Fact and Fiction''. Hanson, Ky., 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons, Fact and Fiction''. Hanson, Ky., 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Waggoner]''' Wagoner, Crystal V. ''John Waggoner (1751-1842) and Margaret (Bonnet) Waggoner: Ancestors, Families, and Descendants.'' Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 1995. {{FHL|733855|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W124wc}}.
 
*'''[Waggoner]''' Wagoner, Crystal V. ''John Waggoner (1751-1842) and Margaret (Bonnet) Waggoner: Ancestors, Families, and Descendants.'' Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 1995. {{FHL|733855|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W124wc}}.

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United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Hampshire County

Guide to Hampshire County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Hampshire County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Hampshire County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1753
County Seat Romney
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

OLd Hampshire County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Hampshire County Courthouse
Main Street
Romney, WV 26757-1696
Phone: 304-822-5112

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records from 1865
Probate from 1780
Court Records from 1831 and Land Records[1]

History

Parent County

1753--Hampshire County was created 13 December 1753 from Frederick and Augusta Counties (Virginia).
County seat: Romney[2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Hampshire County boundary changes.

Record Loss

  • Lost court orders and minute books 1753-1787

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Research Guides

  • Good, Rebecca H. and Rebecca A. Ebert. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1998. 4th ed. FHL Book 975 D27e 1998

African American

In 1860, census takers uncharacteristically recorded slaves' names on slave schedules in Hampshire County.[3]

Cemeteries

Census

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

1782 Enumeration
1784 Enumeration

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Crooked Run (1790)[4]
  2. North River (1787)[4]
  3. Patterson's Creek (1808)[4]

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.


Hampshire County fell within the bounds of the Ketocton Association.

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Bear Garden Monthly Meeting (1767-1809)[5]
  • Dillon's Run Monthly Meeting (1795-1822) aka Great Cacapon[5]
  • Howard's Lick Monthly Meeting, Petersburg, W.Va. (1750-1767) aka North Fork[5]. This area is currently located in Grant County.
  • Little Cacapon Monthly Meeting (1748-1755)[5]

Court

  • Horton, Vicki Bidinger. Hampshire County, Virginia: Minute Book Abstracts. Green Spring, WV: V.B. Horton, 1993-1994. Volume 1: 1788-1802 and Volume 2: 1817-1823 are available at FHL. Digital versions are available at World Vital Records ($) Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
General
  • Cartmell, T. K. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County, Virginia (Illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908, Compiled Mainly from Original Records of Old Frederick County, Now Hampshire, Berkeley, Shenandoah, Jefferson, Hardy, Clarke, Warren, Morgan and Frederick. c1909. FHL Book 975.59 H2c 1963; FHL Film 1000634 Item 1; digital versions at Ancestry ($); FamilySearch Books Online and World Vital Records ($). [3 copies at FHL.]
  • O'Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. FHL Collection. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarely. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."[6]
Bibliography
  • [Adams] "The Adams Family of Frederick and Hampshire Counties, Virginia," Frederick Findings, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 1991):39-48; Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1991):91-100; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Summer 1991):143-152; Vol. 4, No. 4 (Fall 1991):213-222; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Winter 1992):3-12; Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring 1992):73-82; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Summer 1992):145-154; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Fall 1992):215-224; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter 1993):3-12; Vol. 6, No. 2 (Spring 1993):75-84; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Summer 1993):149-158; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 1993):217-226; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1994):1-10; Vol. 7, No. 2 (Summer 1994):73-82; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1994):147-156; Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1994):213-222; Vol. 8, No. 1 (Spring 1995):3-12; Vol. 8, No. 2 (Summer 1995):73-82; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 1995):145-154; Vol. 8, No. 4 (Winter 1995):217-226; Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1996):1-10; Vol. 9, No. 2 (Summer 1996):71-80; Vol. 9, No. 3 (Fall 1996):141-150; Vol. 9, No. 4 (Winter 1996):211-220; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Winter 1998):1-10; Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring 1998):71-81 ... FHL Book 975.59 D25f.
  • [Alt] Ross, Clara Mae Alt. Alt/Ault Public Records in Grant and Pendleton counties of West Virginia. Colfax, N.C.: C.M. Ross, 2003. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Arnold] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. Abstracts of Virginia Families: Vol. 1. MSS. Microfilmed 1990: FHL Film 1597677 Item 12
  • [Asbury] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler's Second Wife," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2005):156-157. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Beyser] Lebherz, Margaret G. Jacob Beyser and Family, 1746-1986. 1987. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. 1989 supplement has also been digitized: FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Bowell] Bowell, Lillian and William Bowell. A Bowell Family History. St. Paul, Minn.
  • [Brenton] Brenton, Chester F. The Life and Times of James Brenton, Major, Virginia Militia. 1976. FHL Book 921.73 B753b.
  • [Brown] Bell, Raymond Martin. The Ancestry of Richard Milhouse Nixon. 3rd ed. Washington, Pa., 1971. FHL Book 929.273 N654b.
  • [Brown] Jones, Gerald Edward. "The Benjamin Brown Family of Laurens, S.C., and Colonial Virginia," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Aug. 2009):192-212. FHL Book 975.5 B2vs.
  • [Camby] Morriso, Patricia Hewitt. From the Potomac to the Columbia; The Camby or Cambe Family. Yorba Linda, Calif., 1994. FHL Book 929.273 C144m.
  • [Carter] Katheder, Thomas. "Origins of James Carter, Sr. (ca.1741-1812) of Loudoun County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 47, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2003):295-310. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Coberly] Arthaud, John Bradley. "Dr. James Stell Coberly 18th Century Migrant from New Jersey to Virginia and Revolutionary Patriot," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1982):112-117; Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1982):183-189. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 26 (1982).
  • [Coberly] Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985).
  • [Coberly] Arthaud, John Bradley. A Coberley/Coberly/Cuberly Genealogy 1690-1985. 1985.
  • [Collins] Cresap, Joseph Ord and Bernarr Cresap. The History of the Cresaps. Revised edition. Gallatin, Tenn.: Cresap Society, 1987. FHL Book 929.273 C863c 1987.
  • [Cresap] Cresap, J. Ord et al. The History of the Cresaps. McComb, Miss.: The Cresap Society, 1937. FHL Film 897292 Item 1.
  • [Cresap] Cresap, Joseph Ord and Bernarr Cresap. The History of the Cresaps. Revised edition. Gallatin, Tenn.: Cresap Society, 1987. FHL Book 929.273 C863c 1987.
  • [Enoch] Keith, Arthur L. "The Enoch (Enochs) Family," Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 4 (1923):442-445. Reprinted in Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Volume I: Albidgton-Gerlache. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1981. Free Name Search[7]; publisher's bookstore: Genealogical.com; FHL Book 975.5 D2gvf v. 1.
  • [Enochson] The American Genealogist, Vol. 37:104-110; Vol. 37, 219-228. FHL 973 D25aga v. 37
  • [Enochson] McCracken, George E. "Enochsons of Virginia and Pennsylvania," The American Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct. 1970):255. FHL 973 D25aga v. 46.
  • [Haines] The Descendants of John Newton & Nellie Lee Simmons Haines.
  • [Hite] Dillon, Ruth Wilson Van Deusen and Marguerite Relyea Lewis. The Chinn Book. Cottonport, La.: Polyanthos, 1972. FHL Book 929.273 C441d.
  • [House] Obetz, Francis H. The House - Houz Family of Germany, Hampshire County, West Virginia and Allegheny County, Maryland. n.d. Microfilmed 1971: FHL Film 824070 Item 9.
  • [Jacob] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Kercheval] Dillon, Ruth Wilson Van Deusen and Marguerite Relyea Lewis. The Chinn Book. Cottonport, La.: Polyanthos, 1972. FHL Book 929.273 C441d.
  • [Kiger] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Lander] Lander, David and Peggy Roberta Brown Chapman. History of the Lander Family of Virginia and Kentucky. Chicago, Illinois: Regan Printing House, 1926. 1993 reprint available at FHL.
  • [Lewis] Long, Daniel Reid. John Lewis "The Lost Pioneer", His Ancestors and Descendents (1670-1970). Baltimore, Md.: D.R. Long, 1971. FHL Book 929.273 L585Lo
  • [Locke] Tiller, Linda Locke, Ardith H. Johnson, Jeanne R. Stanis, and Stella Locke. "Locke Families of Southwest Virginia," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1978):25-33. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978).
  • [Means] Newton, John Lee. The Means Family of Paris, Edgar County, Illinois: This is a Year 2002 Update of the 1972 "The Means Family of America";, Chapter 2, Edited by Elizabeth Cissel Foglesong. Dallas, Texas: J.L. Newton, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 M462n.
  • [Milleson] Heller, W. Ralph. The Milleson Family of West Virginia: Presented to Members of the Family at the Seventh Annual Family Reunion, June 26-28, 1981, Fort Ashby, Mineral County, West Virginia. Bound Brook, N.J.: W.R. Heller, Jr., 1981. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Nixon] Nixon, George Darrell. The Lineage of George D. Nixon from George Nixon and Elizabeth Arnold, Hampshire County, Virginia, circa 1740. Walnut Creek, Calif.: G.D. Nixon, 1985? Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Parker] Campbell, Kathryn Hutcherson. John Parker, the Virginian, and His Descendants, 1749-1980: Johannas (John) Peters (1675-1766), Hampshire Co., Va. (now W. Va.). Dallas, Tex.: K.H. Campbell, 1980. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Peters] Campbell, Kathryn Hutcherson. John Parker, the Virginian, and His Descendants, 1749-1980: Johannas (John) Peters (1675-1766), Hampshire Co., Va. (now W. Va.). Dallas, Tex.: K.H. Campbell, 1980. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Pierpoint] Stickney, A.B. "The American Ancestry of John Pierpoint of (West) Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1958):51-61. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Plum] Fauskee, L.P. The Descendants of John Plum from West Virginia. Santa Barbara, Calif.: L.P. Fauskee, 1992? FHL Book 929.273 P73f.
  • [Post] Poinsett, Doris Jean Post. Valentin Pfost/Post, 1740-1800, of Hardy County (West) Virginia and Some of His Descendants. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1989. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 P845p.
  • [Pursell] Winchester, Warren. "Thomas Pursell of New York New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware: Early Descendants in Maryland, Virginia (now West Virginia), and Kentucky," The American Genealogist, Vol. 81, No. 2 (Apr. 2006):110-120. FHL 973 D25aga v. 81.
  • [Ravenscroft] Smith, Perry Ravenscroft. John Ravenscroft, Sr., of Hampshire County, Va., and His Descendants. State College, Pa.: P.R. Smith, 1975. FHL Film 2055413 Item 3.
  • [Renick] Renick, E.I. "The Renick Family of Virginia," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul. 1899): 221-227. Digitized by Internet Archive - free.
  • [Rogers] Rogers, Lon B. "Colonel James Rogers (1742--1828) Nelson County Pioneer," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1961):3-6.
  • [Ross] Jobson, Robert C. "The Ross Family of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 2 (April/June 1983):69-71. FHL Book 976.9 B2kg v. 25 (1983).
  • [Royse] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Seaton] Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Stone] Holtzclaw, B.C. "Asbury of Westmoreland County, Virginia," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jul. 1967):55-65; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1967):77-87; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan. 1968):10-26. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Stump] Stump, Joseph and Jacob Milton Stump. History or record of the descendants of Peter Stump, of Hampshire County, West Virginia whose exact date, and place of birth, is unknown : with a biographical sketch of some of the descendants, who number up in the thousands which has continued through 3 centuries. 1956. FHL Film 1321317 Item 2.
  • [Timmons] Corum, Frank. Captain George Timmons, Fact and Fiction. Hanson, Ky., 1990. FHL Book 929.273 T484c.
  • [Waggoner] Wagoner, Crystal V. John Waggoner (1751-1842) and Margaret (Bonnet) Waggoner: Ancestors, Families, and Descendants. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, Inc., 1995. FHL Book 929.273 W124wc.

Land

Grants and Patents
  • Gray, Gertrude E. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775. Vol. II. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Hampshire County.]
  • Gray, Gertrude E. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1775-1800. Vol. III. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1993. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Hampshire County.]

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1977):287-292. FHL Book 975.5 B2vg; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Hampshire County's 1786 Delinquent List appears on p. 289.]

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. FHL Book 975.5 M2bL. [Identifies some Westmoreland 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, D.C.: n.p., 1903. Digital version at Google Books; 1965 reprint: FHL Book 975.5 H2bw 1965. [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 Hampshire County, see pp. 85-86.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 8th Virginia Regiment
- 12th Virginia Regiment (2nd and 3rd Companies)[8]

Additional resources:

Hampshire residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[9]

  • 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 versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Hampshire County on page 134.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." Digital version at Ancestry ($); FHL Book 973 M24ur. [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  • West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
War of 1812

Hampshire County men served in the 77th and 114th Regiments.[10]

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Hampshire County, West 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 Hampshire County, West Virginia:


- 7th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate). Company F (Hampshire Riflemen aka New Creek Riflemen).[11]
- 11th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry. Company D.[12]
- 13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company I (The Frontier Rifles) and Company K (The Hampshire Guard).[13]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies B, C, F, I, and K.[14]
- 23rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[15]
- 62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate). Company H.[16]

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Hampshire County, West Virginia Wills 1809-1969

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • [1782-1814] Heinegg, Paul. "Hampshire County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1814," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1786] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1977):287-292. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg. [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Hampshire County's 1786 Delinquent List appears on p. 289.]
  • [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. FHL Book 975.5 R4sn v. 1. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Hampshire County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1800-1814] Horton, Vicki Bidinger. Hampshire County, Virginia (WV) Personal Property Tax Lists, 1800-1814. Romney, W. Va.: Hampshire Review, 1995. FHL Book 975.495 R28ho.
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL Book 975 E4w v. 6. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Hampshire County is included in Vol. 6.]

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.. Includes marriages 1824-1828, 1863, 1865-1970 - free.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Learning How toEdit our Wiki Sites

Hampshire County, West Virginia Microfilms at the Library of Virginia

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hampshire County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Tony Burroughs, "African American Research," in The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. Digital version at Ancestry Wiki - free.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 386-387. Digital version at Google Books.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  6. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.
  7. Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com
  8. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 67-68. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.
  9. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 34. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  10. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 100. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  11. Richard L. Armstrong, 7th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 88.
  12. Richard L. Armstrong, 11th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 52.
  13. David F. Riggs, 13th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 49.
  14. Roger U. Delauter, 18th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18.
  15. Richard B. Kleese, 23rd Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 118.
  16. Roger U. Delauter, 62nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41.