Marion County, West Virginia

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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp;&gt; Marion County'' <br>
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| state = West Virginia
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion County]]''
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Marion County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|300px]]
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[[Image:Marion County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|300px]]  
  
Marion County<br>217 Adams Street<br>Fairmont, WV 26554<br>304-367-5440  
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[http://www.marioncountywv.com/index.html Marion County Courthouse]<br>217 Adams Street<br>Fairmont, WV 26554<br>Phone: 304-367-5440  
  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872  
*Clerk Circuit Court probate and land records
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*Clerk Circuit Court probate and land<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Preston County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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See an interactive map of Marion County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
See an interactive map of Marion County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Census  ====
 
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Join us in [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census indexing the 1940 Census]  
 
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<br>LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Church Records ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Fairmont
 
*Fairmont
  
==== Court ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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*'''[Brand]''' Brand, Franklin Marion. ''The Brand Family of Monongalia County, Virginia (Now West Virginia)''. Morgantown, W. Va.: F.M. Brand, 1922. {{FHL|336952|item|disp=FHL Film 1033725 Item 7}}; digital version at {{FSbook|74663}} - free.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
<br>'''Military'''
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==== Military ====
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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===== Civil War =====
  
==== '''NATURALIZATION''' ====
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'''West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]'''
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:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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:- [[20th_Regiment,_Virginia_Cavalry_(Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies A and B.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>.
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:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Marion Guards).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
  
'''<br>Newspapers'''
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932429|Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
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*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
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==== Newspapers ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}Church <br>
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{{WVvital}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
'''Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.'''
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*'''1851-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1851-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
  
Marion County Library, Monroe Street
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554
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[[Marion County Genealogical Club|'''Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.''']]<br>Marion County Library, Monroe Street<br>Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554  
  
'''Marion County Family History Hall of Fame<br>'''"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"
 
  
Please add biography of historians and genealogist
 
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Marion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WV/Marion/ Linkpendium]
  
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 19:58, 18 December 2012

Marion County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Marion 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 1842
County Seat Fairmont
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Marion County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Marion County Courthouse
217 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-367-5440

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872
  • Clerk Circuit Court probate and land[1]

History

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1842--Marion County was created 14 January 1842 from Monongalia and Harrison Counties.  County seat: Fairmont [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fairmont

Court

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Civil War

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


- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[4]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies A and B.[5].
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Marion Guards).[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Marion County West Virginia Will Books 1842 - 1970
West Virginia Will Books

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.
Marion County Library, Monroe Street
Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554


Family History Centers

Web Sites

Marion County, West Virginia Various Records on Microfilm at the Library of Virginia
 Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites
Hands on keyboard.png Genealogy courses: Learn how to research from an expert in Fun Five Minute Genealogy Videos.


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Preston County, West Virginia. Page 744 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  6. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.