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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]''Nottoway County'''<br>'''
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<br>'''Nottoway County, Virginia''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Nottoway County''' (established 1788) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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=== Nottoway County Courthouse  ===
 
=== Nottoway County Courthouse  ===
  
County Courthouse<br>328 West Courthouse Road<br>Nottoway, VA 23955  
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[http://www.nottoway.org/ Nottaway County Courthouse]<br>328 West Courthouse Road<br>Nottoway, VA 23955<br>Phone: 804-645-9043
  
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Some records were destroyed during the civil war<br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage divorce and court records from 1865, <br>land, probate and miliary records from 1789<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nottaway County, Virginia. Page 718 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, div and court  
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*records from 1865, land probate and  
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*military records from 1789
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=== History  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Nottoway County, Virginia}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Nottoway County, Virginia}}  
  
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'''22 December 1788:''' Nottoway County was created 22 December 1788 from [[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia County]].  
 
'''22 December 1788:''' Nottoway County was created 22 December 1788 from [[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia County]].  
  
'''County seat: '''Nottoway <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002).</ref>  
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'''County seat: '''Nottoway <ref name="Handybook">{{WorldCat|50140092}} {{FHL|1049485|item}}''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Records of the field offices for the state of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands&nbsp;: NARA, RG105, M1913, 1865-1872 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1368338 Freedmen's Bureau Marriages 1815-1869]
 
*Records of the field offices for the state of Virginia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands&nbsp;: NARA, RG105, M1913, 1865-1872 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1368338 Freedmen's Bureau Marriages 1815-1869]
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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*'''Featherston''' "Bible Record of William Featherston (Nottoway Co., Va. - Robertson Co., Tenn.)," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Bulletin'', Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 1963):20.
 
*'''Featherston''' "Bible Record of William Featherston (Nottoway Co., Va. - Robertson Co., Tenn.)," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Bulletin'', Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 1963):20.
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==== 1850  ====
 
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. Includes residents of this county.
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. Includes residents of this county.
  
=== Church  ===
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=== Church Records ===
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
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#'''Nottoway '''(1765).<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 254. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref><ref name="mat">Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,56 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,57 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 68-69.<ref>Edwards states this church was situated in Amelia County. Were there two Baptist churches called Nottoway, or do they refer to the same congregation?</ref>
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Nottoway County fell within the bounds of the Middle District Association.
  
 
==== Episcopal  ====
 
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=== Historic Residences  ===
 
=== Historic Residences  ===
  
*Turner, W. R. ''Old Homes and Families in Nottoway''. Blackstone, Va.: Nottoway Pub. Co., 1950, c1932. Available at {{FHL|261379|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30028 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva10107_nottoway World Vital Records] ($). For the index compiled by Colonel R. Bolling Batte and the Projects Committee of the [http://www.vgs.org/ Virginia Genealogical Society] available at FHL {{FHL|261053|title-id|disp=click here}}.
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*Turner, W. R. ''Old Homes and Families in Nottoway''. Blackstone, Va.: Nottoway Pub. Co., 1950, c1932. Available at {{FHL|261379|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30028 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva10107_nottoway World Vital Records] ($). For the index compiled by Colonel R. Bolling Batte and the Projects Committee of the [http://www.vgs.org/ Virginia Genealogical Society] available at FHL {{FHL|261053|title-id|disp=click here}}.
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Nottoway County, Virginia#Biography|Biography]] <br>[[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Nottoway County, Virginia#Civil_War|Civil War]]  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Nottoway County, Virginia#Biography|Biography]] <br>[[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Nottoway County, Virginia#Civil_War|Civil War]]  
  
=== Land  ===
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=== Land and Property ===
  
 
*Amelia County, Virginia deeds. Prince Edward County, Va. was not cut off of Amelia County until 1754, and Nottoway County was not cut off until 1789, so this book contains deeds for both of these present-day counties. -- Foreword, v. 1<br>v. 1. Deed book 1, 1735-1743, and bonds, 1735-1741<br>v. 2. Deed book 2, 1742-1747<br>v. 3. Deed books 3-4, 1747-1753<br>v. 4. Deed book 5-6, 1753-1759<br>v. 5. Deed books 7-8, 1759-1765<br>v. 6. Deed books 9-11, 1766-1773<br>v. 7. Deed books 12-14, 1773-1778<br>v. 8. Deed books 15-17, 1778-1786. {{FHL|449744|item}}  
 
*Amelia County, Virginia deeds. Prince Edward County, Va. was not cut off of Amelia County until 1754, and Nottoway County was not cut off until 1789, so this book contains deeds for both of these present-day counties. -- Foreword, v. 1<br>v. 1. Deed book 1, 1735-1743, and bonds, 1735-1741<br>v. 2. Deed book 2, 1742-1747<br>v. 3. Deed books 3-4, 1747-1753<br>v. 4. Deed book 5-6, 1753-1759<br>v. 5. Deed books 7-8, 1759-1765<br>v. 6. Deed books 9-11, 1766-1773<br>v. 7. Deed books 12-14, 1773-1778<br>v. 8. Deed books 15-17, 1778-1786. {{FHL|449744|item}}  
 
*Deed records, 1789-1900; general indexes, 1866-1974. Some of the deed books may have been lost during the Civil War. After the war, the numbering of volumes started over with v. 1. {{FHL|370534|item}}  
 
*Deed records, 1789-1900; general indexes, 1866-1974. Some of the deed books may have been lost during the Civil War. After the war, the numbering of volumes started over with v. 1. {{FHL|370534|item}}  
*Returns of processioners, 1795-1824. Contains land processioning records recorded with the County Court which include the land description and who was present at the processioning. {FHL|1040518|item}}  
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*Returns of processioners, 1795-1824. Contains land processioning records recorded with the County Court which include the land description and who was present at the processioning. {{FHL|1040518|item}}  
 
*Some early landowners in southern Nottoway and northern Lunenburg counties, Virginia and the Cocke (Coke) family who once lived there. Contains maps with tract codes and a list of landowners giving the names of grantor and grantee, tract code, year, number of acres, source, and other information. Includes a list of streams and other landmarks and the Cocke (Coke) family genealogy. {{FHL|731274|item}}
 
*Some early landowners in southern Nottoway and northern Lunenburg counties, Virginia and the Cocke (Coke) family who once lived there. Contains maps with tract codes and a list of landowners giving the names of grantor and grantee, tract code, year, number of acres, source, and other information. Includes a list of streams and other landmarks and the Cocke (Coke) family genealogy. {{FHL|731274|item}}
  
 
==== Grants and Patents  ====
 
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*Hudgins and Sullivan. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 901 patents dated 1717-1779 in what is now Amelia and Nottoway Counties, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2003. Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper] product.
 
*Hudgins and Sullivan. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 901 patents dated 1717-1779 in what is now Amelia and Nottoway Counties, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2003. Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper] product.
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==== War of 1812  ====
 
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Nottoway County men served in the 49th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 162. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Nottoway County.]  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Nottoway County.]  
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==== Civil War  ====
 
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E (Nottoway Troop).<ref>Thomas P. Nanzig, ''3rd Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). {{FHL|540335|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61}}.</ref>
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:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Nottoway Rifle Guards) and Company G (Nottoway Grays).<ref>James I. Robertson, ''18th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). {{FHL|488660|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 12}}.</ref>
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:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Meherrin Grays).<ref>Susan A. Riggs, ''21st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). {{FHL|413420|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
 
*The Nottoway Artillery and Barr's Battery, Virginia Light Artillery {{FHL|696557|item}}  
 
*The Nottoway Artillery and Barr's Battery, Virginia Light Artillery {{FHL|696557|item}}  
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*Minute book for the Pension Board 1902-1917. The Pension Board handled the approval process and dispersion of pensions for the Confederate veterans of the Civil War. {{FHL|1040440|item}}  
 
*Minute book for the Pension Board 1902-1917. The Pension Board handled the approval process and dispersion of pensions for the Confederate veterans of the Civil War. {{FHL|1040440|item}}  
 
*The Captain remembers: the papers of Captain Richard Irby. Historical sketch of the Nottaway Grays, afterwards Company G, Eighteenth Virginia Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. {{FHL|86215|item}}
 
*The Captain remembers: the papers of Captain Richard Irby. Historical sketch of the Nottaway Grays, afterwards Company G, Eighteenth Virginia Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. {{FHL|86215|item}}
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Nottoway County.
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*April 6, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va093.htm Sailor's Creek], also known as Hillsman Farm or Lockett Farm<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va093.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>
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:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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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 the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia].  
 
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 the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia].  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*The Farmville Herald: index to births, deaths and marriages. Contents: v. 1. 1893-1912, also includes 1873-1876 of The Farmville Mercury and The Farmville Commonwealth. {{FHL|825769|item}}
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*''The Farmville Herald'': index to births, deaths and marriages. Contents: v. 1. 1893-1912, also includes 1873-1876 of ''The Farmville Mercury'' and ''The Farmville Commonwealth''. {{FHL|825769|item}}
  
 
=== Occupations  ===
 
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*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/va/vanottoway01.htm SAMPUBCO] free online index resource that serves as a good starting place to search for Nottoway County wills.  
 
*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/va/vanottoway01.htm SAMPUBCO] free online index resource that serves as a good starting place to search for Nottoway County wills.  
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==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
  
*Marriage register, 1865-1942; general indexes, 1866-1958, 1969-1975 {{FHL|361725|item}}
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1865-1975''' - Marriage register, 1865-1942; general indexes, 1866-1958, 1969-1975 {{FHL|361725|item}}
  
 
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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Nottoway County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Nottoway County (established 1788) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Contents

Nottoway County Courthouse

Nottaway County Courthouse
328 West Courthouse Road
Nottoway, VA 23955
Phone: 804-645-9043

Some records were destroyed during the civil war
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage divorce and court records from 1865,
land, probate and miliary records from 1789[1]

Beginning Dates for Nottoway County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1853 1853 1810 1789 1789

History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Nottoway County, Virginia

Parent County

22 December 1788: Nottoway County was created 22 December 1788 from Amelia County.

County seat: Nottoway [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

  • Featherston "Bible Record of William Featherston (Nottoway Co., Va. - Robertson Co., Tenn.)," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 1963):20.

Biography

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  • Cummins, A. B. Nottoway County, Virginia: Founding and Development with Biographical Sketches. Richmond, Va.: W.M. Brown and Son, Printers, 1970. FHL Collection

Business

  • Contract book of the Richmond Cooperative Milk Producers Association, 1930-1931 FHL Collection

Cemeteries

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18009,401
18109,278−1.3%
18209,6584.1%
183010,1304.9%
18409,719−4.1%
18508,437−13.2%
18608,8364.7%
18709,2915.1%
188011,15620.1%
189011,5823.8%
190012,3666.8%
191013,4628.9%
192014,1615.2%
193014,8665.0%
194015,5564.6%
195015,479−0.5%
196015,141−2.2%
197014,260−5.8%
198014,6662.8%
199014,9932.2%
200015,7254.9%

1850

1860

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Nottoway (1765).[3][4] Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 68-69.[5]

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

Nottoway County fell within the bounds of the Middle District Association.

Episcopal

  • Rev. John Cameron's marriage register of Bristol, Cumberland and Nottoway parishes, Virginia, 1784-1815 and other more recent records, mainly of Nottoway Parish FHL Collection

Presbyterian

  • A brief history of the Blackstone Presbyterian Church 1823-1961. This church was formed in 1824 as a branch of the Nottoway Presbyterian Church. In 1911 it became a separate church. FHL Collection

Court Records

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Nottoway County, Virginia Chancery Records 1818-1968 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Correctional Institutions

  • A register of persons convicted of felony, etc., 1931-1966 FHL Collection

Genealogy

More than 15 genealogies have been published about Nottoway County families. To view a list, visit Nottoway County, Virginia Genealogy.

Historic Residences

History

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Land and Property

  • Amelia County, Virginia deeds. Prince Edward County, Va. was not cut off of Amelia County until 1754, and Nottoway County was not cut off until 1789, so this book contains deeds for both of these present-day counties. -- Foreword, v. 1
    v. 1. Deed book 1, 1735-1743, and bonds, 1735-1741
    v. 2. Deed book 2, 1742-1747
    v. 3. Deed books 3-4, 1747-1753
    v. 4. Deed book 5-6, 1753-1759
    v. 5. Deed books 7-8, 1759-1765
    v. 6. Deed books 9-11, 1766-1773
    v. 7. Deed books 12-14, 1773-1778
    v. 8. Deed books 15-17, 1778-1786. FHL Collection
  • Deed records, 1789-1900; general indexes, 1866-1974. Some of the deed books may have been lost during the Civil War. After the war, the numbering of volumes started over with v. 1. FHL Collection
  • Returns of processioners, 1795-1824. Contains land processioning records recorded with the County Court which include the land description and who was present at the processioning. FHL Collection
  • Some early landowners in southern Nottoway and northern Lunenburg counties, Virginia and the Cocke (Coke) family who once lived there. Contains maps with tract codes and a list of landowners giving the names of grantor and grantee, tract code, year, number of acres, source, and other information. Includes a list of streams and other landmarks and the Cocke (Coke) family genealogy. FHL Collection

Grants and Patents

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

Maps

Migration

  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K. B. Elliott, 1966. Includes individuals who migrated out of Nottoway County to other parts of the country. FHL Collections

Military

Revolutionary War

Nottoway County, Virginia residents' participation in the Revolutionary War.[6]

War of 1812

Nottoway County men served in the 49th Regiment.[7]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Nottoway County.]
  • 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, Nottoway County, p. 96. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Civil War

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

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E (Nottoway Troop).[8]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Nottoway Rifle Guards) and Company G (Nottoway Grays).[9]
- 21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company K (Meherrin Grays).[10]

Records and histories are available, including:

  • The Nottoway Artillery and Barr's Battery, Virginia Light Artillery FHL Collection
  • Southside Virginia in the Civil War : Amelia, Brunswick, Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, & Prince Edward counties FHL Collection
  • Minute book for the Pension Board 1902-1917. The Pension Board handled the approval process and dispersion of pensions for the Confederate veterans of the Civil War. FHL Collection
  • The Captain remembers: the papers of Captain Richard Irby. Historical sketch of the Nottaway Grays, afterwards Company G, Eighteenth Virginia Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. FHL Collection
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Nottoway County.

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

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Nottoway County, Virginia newspapers.

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 the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia.

Vital Records

Indexes to Nottoway 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

  • The Farmville Herald: index to births, deaths and marriages. Contents: v. 1. 1893-1912, also includes 1873-1876 of The Farmville Mercury and The Farmville Commonwealth. FHL Collection

Occupations

  • Medical register, 1917-1975. Contains copies of medical licenses for physical therapists, surgeons, dentists, optometrists, general practioners ("regular doctors"), and "allopathic" doctors. FHL Collection
  • Register of physicians, surgeons and dentists, 1894-1950 FHL Collection

Officials

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Probate Records

A free index to Nottoway County, Virginia wills and administrations (1789-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

  • SAMPUBCO free online index resource that serves as a good starting place to search for Nottoway County wills.
  • Will records, 1789-1964; general indexes, 1865-1975 FHL Collection
  • Accounts current records, 1867-1915; general index to fiduciary settlements, 1867-1915 FHL Collection
  • Fiduciary order books, 1942-1972 FHL Collection
  • Record of fiduciaries, 1901-1902 FHL Collection
  • Bond and guarantee companies books, 1923-1974. A bond is a legal document wherein a person commits himself, his heirs, executors and administrators to pay a required amount of money to another if certain duties are not performed. These were paid by people elected or appointed to public offices or to act as guardians, executors or administrators of a person's estate. FHL Collection
  • Bond books, 1852-1865, 1891-1917; general index to bond books, 1866-1917 FHL Collection
  • Bond books, 1899-1914, 1972-1975 FHL Collection

Public Records

  • Minute book for the Board of Blendon Township 1871-1875 and the Pension Board 1902-1917. FHL Collection
  • Minute book for the Finance Board, 1932-1940 FHL Collection

Taxation

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Vital Records

Indexes to Nottoway 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

Marriage

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.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

  • Account book, 1875-1877. This is the account book for Council no. 124, F. of T, which is a temperance society. FHL Collection

Websites


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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nottaway County, Virginia. Page 718 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092 FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002).
  3. Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 254. Digital version at Google Books.
  4. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772). Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
  5. Edwards states this church was situated in Amelia County. Were there two Baptist churches called Nottoway, or do they refer to the same congregation?
  6. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 38-39. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  7. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 162. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  8. Thomas P. Nanzig, 3rd Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61.
  9. James I. Robertson, 18th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 12.
  10. Susan A. Riggs, 21st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72.
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).