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Guide to '''Jefferson County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_Valley Shenandoah Valley] region.
  
 
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| building address = Jefferson County Courthouse<br> P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 208<br>Charles Town, WV 25414<br>Phone: 304-728-3215 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Jefferson-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm '''Jefferson County Website''']
 
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West Virginia county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_Valley Shenandoah Valley] region.
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Jefferson County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
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<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death from 1853<br>Military records from 1918 (except Civil War years)<br>Marriage, Probate and Land Records 1801<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Jefferson-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm Jefferson County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 208<br>Charles Town, WV 25414<br>Phone: 304-728-3215 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, death from 1853<br>Military records from 1918 (except Civil War years)<br>Marriage, Probate and Land Records 1801<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/56864?availability=Family%20History%20Library A history of Jefferson County, West Virginia]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30047 A history of Jefferson County, West Virginia] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
See an interactive map of Jefferson County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-counties/#courthouse West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
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*'''[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 [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, 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 [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg}}.  
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*'''[Dandridge]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|96908}};[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
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*'''[Daniel]''' Woods, Dorothy J. and Michael E. Pollock. "The Daniel/Daniels Family in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties," ''Frederick Findings,'' Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 1988):19-24; Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 1988):80-87; Vol. 1, No. 3 (Summer 1988):139-145; Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1988):219-222; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1989):41-49; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 1989):157-167; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Fall 1989):251-258; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter 1990):1-10; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 1990):79-88; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 1990):175-188; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Fall 1990):207-212. {{FHL|650162|item|disp=FHL Book 975.59 D25f}}.
 
*'''[Hefflebower]''' Rohrbach, Lewis Bunker. ''Hoffelbauer Genealogy, 1585-1993, The American Families Hefelbower, Heffelbower, Heflebower, Hefflebower, Heflybower, Hefflibauer, Heflibauer and Heffelbauer Together with Their German and Austrian Ancestry.'' Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1993. {{FHL|557377|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H675rL}}.  
 
*'''[Hefflebower]''' Rohrbach, Lewis Bunker. ''Hoffelbauer Genealogy, 1585-1993, The American Families Hefelbower, Heffelbower, Heflebower, Hefflebower, Heflybower, Hefflibauer, Heflibauer and Heffelbauer Together with Their German and Austrian Ancestry.'' Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1993. {{FHL|557377|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H675rL}}.  
 
*'''[Hieronymus]''' Gentry, Veronica J. ''Descendants of Conrad Hironimus (Heironimus) Whose Will Was Probated in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1816''. MSS., available at {{FHL|534477|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[Hieronymus]''' Gentry, Veronica J. ''Descendants of Conrad Hironimus (Heironimus) Whose Will Was Probated in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1816''. MSS., available at {{FHL|534477|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[Hieronymus]''' Chenault, Louise Ryan, John P. Hieronymus, Dorothy Hieronymus, and George P. Unseld. ''The Hieronymus Story''. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1959.  
 
*'''[Hieronymus]''' Chenault, Louise Ryan, John P. Hieronymus, Dorothy Hieronymus, and George P. Unseld. ''The Hieronymus Story''. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1959.  
 
*'''[Hieronymus]''' Hieronymus Family in America. ''The Hieronymus Story, 1985''. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1985. Available at {{FHL|630881|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[Hieronymus]''' Hieronymus Family in America. ''The Hieronymus Story, 1985''. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1985. Available at {{FHL|630881|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*'''[Hite]''' The Colonial Dames of America. ''Ancestral Records and Portraits,'' 2 vols. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, 1910. Digitized by Internet Archive: [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092885304 Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092885312 Vol. II] - both free.
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*'''[Kennedy]''' Kennedy, Mary Selden. ''Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families''. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X6xRAAAAMAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini01kenn Internet Archive] | Vol. 2 at {{FSbook|96908}};[http://www.archive.org/details/seldensofvirgini00kenn Internet Archive]; {{FHL|29009|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Se48k}}.
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*'''[Little]''' Horner, Frederick. ''The History of the Blair, Banister and Braxton Families Before and After the Revolution: With a Brief Sketch of Their Descendants''. Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1898. {{FHL|227057|item|disp=FHL Film 1550788 Item 7}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=zXA2AAAAMAAJ Google Books] - free and [http://archive.org/details/historyblairban00horngoog Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''[Lowndes]''' The Colonial Dames of America. ''Ancestral Records and Portraits,'' 2 vols. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, 1910. Digitized by Internet Archive: [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092885304 Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092885312 Vol. II] - both free.
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*'''[Motter]''' Russell, Donna Valley. "Valentine Motter of Middletown," ''Western Maryland Genealogy,'' Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1987):3-9; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Apr. 1987):51-56.
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*'''[Ranson]''' The Colonial Dames of America. ''Ancestral Records and Portraits,'' 2 vols. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, 1910. Digitized by Internet Archive: [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092885304 Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092885312 Vol. II] - both free.
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*'''[Rutherford]''' The Colonial Dames of America. ''Ancestral Records and Portraits,'' 2 vols. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, 1910. Digitized by Internet Archive: [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092885304 Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092885312 Vol. II] - both free.
 
*'''[Sinclair]''' Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989)}}.  
 
*'''[Sinclair]''' Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989)}}.  
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*'''[Snyder]''' Lowe, Elizabeth Snyder. ''Roots and Branches of the Jacob Snyder Family Tree.'' 1997. Digital version at {{FSbook|1037931}} - free.
 
*'''[Strother]''' Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou15assogoog#page/n152/mode/2up Internet Archive].  
 
*'''[Strother]''' Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou15assogoog#page/n152/mode/2up Internet Archive].  
*'''[Turner]''' Tyler, Lyon G. "The Blackburns, of 'Ripon Lodge,'" ''The William and Mary Quarterly,'' Vol. 4, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):266-269. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915464 JSTOR] - free.
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*'''[Turner]''' Tyler, Lyon G. "The Blackburns, of 'Ripon Lodge,'" ''The William and Mary Quarterly,'' Vol. 4, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):266-269. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915464 JSTOR] - free.
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*'''[Vanswearingen]''' Daniels, Frances C.T. ''Some Descendants of Garrett Vanswearingen of St. Mary's, Maryland.'' Georgetown, Del.: A.B. and R.P. Thompson, 1983. Digital version at {{FSbook|90816}} - free.
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*'''[Yates]''' Roberts, Gary Boyd. ''The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States: Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History.'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008. {{FHL|1462474|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2rrd 2008}}; [http://www.genealogical.com/products/The%20Royal%20Descents%20of%20600%20Immigrants/4963.html online bookstore]; 2004 digital edition at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=49324 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''[1802-1820]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Jeffersontax.htm "Jefferson County Personal Property Tax List, 1802-1820,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
*'''[1802-1820]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Jeffersontax.htm "Jefferson County Personal Property Tax List, 1802-1820,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 6.]
 
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 6.]
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1802-1970 - free.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/623545?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index of names appearing in the birth records of Jefferson County, Virginia - West Virginia] 1853 through 1890
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/623554?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index of names appearing in the death records of Jefferson County, Virgi nia - West Virginia, 1853 through 1910]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/623537?availability=Family%20History%20Library Marriages, Jefferson County, Virginia - West Virginia, 1801 through 1890]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/822613?availability=Family%20History%20Library Burials in Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1978-1997 : supplemental to tombstone inscriptions to 1980]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/jefferson-county/ Jefferson County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Bible Records]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvjeffer/ Jefferson County, West Virginia Bible Records]  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
  
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Latest revision as of 04:19, 19 July 2014

Guide to Jefferson County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Shenandoah Valley region.

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

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/West Virginia_Online_Genealogy_Records West Virginia
Online Records


Jefferson County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Jefferson 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 January 8, 1801
County Seat Charles Town
Courthouse
Jefferson County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
P O Box 208
Charles Town, WV 25414
Phone: 304-728-3215
Jefferson County Website

Contents

County Courthouse



County Clerk has birth, death from 1853
Military records from 1918 (except Civil War years)
Marriage, Probate and Land Records 1801[1]


History

Parent County

1801--Jefferson County was created 8 January 1801 from Berkeley County.
County seat: Charles Town [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvjefferson.jpg

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

Cemeteries

Census

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

 Jefferson County, West Virginia GenWeb Census

Church

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Zoar (1799)[3]

Jefferson County fell within the bounds of the Ketocton Association.

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Berkeley Monthly Meeting (1778-1832) formerly Bullskin[4]

Court

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

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Jefferson County families include:

  • 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."[5]
Bibliography
  • [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.
  • [Dandridge] Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at Google Books; Internet Archive | Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online;Internet Archive; FHL Book 929.273 Se48k.
  • [Daniel] Woods, Dorothy J. and Michael E. Pollock. "The Daniel/Daniels Family in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties," Frederick Findings, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 1988):19-24; Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 1988):80-87; Vol. 1, No. 3 (Summer 1988):139-145; Vol. 1, No. 4 (Fall 1988):219-222; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1989):41-49; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 1989):157-167; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Fall 1989):251-258; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter 1990):1-10; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring 1990):79-88; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 1990):175-188; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Fall 1990):207-212. FHL Book 975.59 D25f.
  • [Hefflebower] Rohrbach, Lewis Bunker. Hoffelbauer Genealogy, 1585-1993, The American Families Hefelbower, Heffelbower, Heflebower, Hefflebower, Heflybower, Hefflibauer, Heflibauer and Heffelbauer Together with Their German and Austrian Ancestry. Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 H675rL.
  • [Hieronymus] Gentry, Veronica J. Descendants of Conrad Hironimus (Heironimus) Whose Will Was Probated in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1816. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Hieronymus] Chenault, Louise Ryan, John P. Hieronymus, Dorothy Hieronymus, and George P. Unseld. The Hieronymus Story. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1959.
  • [Hieronymus] Hieronymus Family in America. The Hieronymus Story, 1985. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1985. Available at FHL.
  • [Hite] The Colonial Dames of America. Ancestral Records and Portraits, 2 vols. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, 1910. Digitized by Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II - both free.
  • [Kennedy] Kennedy, Mary Selden. Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families. New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Co., c1911. Digital versions of Vol. 1 at Google Books; Internet Archive | Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Books Online;Internet Archive; FHL Book 929.273 Se48k.
  • [Little] Horner, Frederick. The History of the Blair, Banister and Braxton Families Before and After the Revolution: With a Brief Sketch of Their Descendants. Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1898. FHL Film 1550788 Item 7; digital versions at Google Books - free and Internet Archive - free.
  • [Lowndes] The Colonial Dames of America. Ancestral Records and Portraits, 2 vols. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, 1910. Digitized by Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II - both free.
  • [Motter] Russell, Donna Valley. "Valentine Motter of Middletown," Western Maryland Genealogy, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1987):3-9; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Apr. 1987):51-56.
  • [Ranson] The Colonial Dames of America. Ancestral Records and Portraits, 2 vols. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, 1910. Digitized by Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II - both free.
  • [Rutherford] The Colonial Dames of America. Ancestral Records and Portraits, 2 vols. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, 1910. Digitized by Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II - both free.
  • [Sinclair] Hall, Newman Arnold. "Allerton of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):83-92; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):171-178; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):287-296; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):13-18; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):94-102; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):175-180. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [Snyder] Lowe, Elizabeth Snyder. Roots and Branches of the Jacob Snyder Family Tree. 1997. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Strother] Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  • [Turner] Tyler, Lyon G. "The Blackburns, of 'Ripon Lodge,'" The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):266-269. Digital version at JSTOR - free.
  • [Vanswearingen] Daniels, Frances C.T. Some Descendants of Garrett Vanswearingen of St. Mary's, Maryland. Georgetown, Del.: A.B. and R.P. Thompson, 1983. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Yates] Roberts, Gary Boyd. The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States: Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008. FHL Book 973 D2rrd 2008; online bookstore; 2004 digital edition at Ancestry ($).

Land

Local Histories

  • 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. n.p.: n.p., c1909. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.59 H2c 1963; FHL US/CAN Film 1000634 Item 1; digital version at Ancestry ($); Digital view FamilySearch Books Online and World Vital Records ($). [3 copies at FHL.]
  • Norris, J. E.. History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke: Their Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time, Geological Features, a Description of Their Historic and Interesting Localities, Cities, Towns and Villages, Portraits of Some of the Prominent Men, and Biographies of Many of the Representative Citizens. Chicago: A. Warner, 1890. Original edition available at FHL; 1972 reprint available at FHL; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • 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, Jefferson 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." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Jefferson County men served in the 55th Regiment.[6]

Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate).
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Jefferson Guards), Company B (Hamtramck Guards), Company G (Botts Greys), Company H (Letcher Riflemen), and Company K (Floyd Guards).
- 11th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry. Company A (The Wildcat Company).[7]
- 12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B (Baylor Light Horse) and Company D.[8]

Records and histories are available, including:


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County.



Map showing Civil War battles in West Virginia.

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (Together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. FHL Collection. [Includes sections on Charles Town, Harper's Ferry, and Shepherdstown silversmiths.]

Probate

Jefferson County, West Virginia Will Books 1832-1970

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1802-1820] Heinegg, Paul. "Jefferson County Personal Property Tax List, 1802-1820," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [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. Jefferson County is included in Vol. 6.]
Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, West Virginia. Page 744 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. 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.
  4. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  5. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.
  6. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 114. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  7. Richard L. Armstrong, 11th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 52.
  8. Dennis E. Frye, 12th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42.
  9. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 20 September 2012)
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 20 September 2012)
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 25 September 2012)
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 25 September 2012)


 

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