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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Pittsylvania County'''
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Guide to '''Pittsylvania County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Pittsylvania County, Virginia Courthouse  ==
  
 
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[http://www.pittgov.org/ Pittsylvania County Courthouse]<br>1 South Main Street<br>Chatham, Virginia 24531<br>Phone: 804-432-2041<br>
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[http://www.pittgov.org/ Pittsylvania County Courthouse]<br>1 South Main Street<br>Chatham, Virginia 24531<br>Phone: 804-432-2041<br>  
  
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1767<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Patrick County, Virginia. Page 719 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1767<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Patrick County, Virginia. Page 719 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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== History  ==
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== Pittsylvania County, Virginia History  ==
 
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Pittsylvania County, Virginia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources  ==
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== Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Vapittsylvania.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Vapittsylvania.jpg]]
  
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pittsylvania County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).  
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pittsylvania County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
*Boisseau, Mary Leigh. "Research Opportunities in Danville and Pittsylvania County," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 18, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1992):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org/oldnewsl.htm Virginia Genealogical Society] website.  
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*Boisseau, Mary Leigh. "Research Opportunities in Danville and Pittsylvania County," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 18, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1992):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.  
*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org/newsletter.htm Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
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*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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In 1860, Pittsylvania County had one of the largest slave population in the state (14,340 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (16,084) - the town of Danville in particular.<ref name="no">''Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/ninthcensusunit00offigoog#page/n73/mode/1up Internet Archive]; {{FHL|281281|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pcu}}.</ref>
  
 
*Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}  
 
*Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}  
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*Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Incomplete citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
 
*Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Incomplete citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
{{VABible}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vapittsy/bible.htm Pittsylvania County, Virginia Bible Records Online]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vapittsy/bible.htm Pittsylvania County, Virginia Bible Records Online]
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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 ====
  
 
===== General  =====
 
===== General  =====
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
  
#Bennett's (1790)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Bennett's''' (1790)<ref name="baptist" />  
#Birch Creek (1787)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Birch Creek''' (by 1769).<ref name="baptist" /><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,3 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,20 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 24. Edwards states many of these families had moved to Pittsylvania County from Fauquier County.
#County Line (1771)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Black Water''' (by 1768).<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:233. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref><ref name="mat" />
#Double Creek (1803)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''County Line''' (1771)<ref name="baptist" />  
#Lower Banister (1798)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Dan River''' (by 1767).<ref name="mat" /> Edwards published a list of early members in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,41 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 52.
#Mill Church (1770)<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), 303-304. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
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#'''Double Creek''' (1803)<ref name="baptist" />  
#Shockhoe (1803)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Fall Creek''' (1771).<ref name="mat" /> Edwards published a membership list dated 1770 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,45 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 56-57.
#Stewart's Creek<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Lower Banister''' (1798)<ref name="baptist" />  
#Stinking River (1800)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Mill Church''' (1770)<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), 303-304. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>  
#Union (1789)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Shockhoe '''(1803)<ref name="baptist" />  
#Upper Banister (1773)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Stanton''' (1761).<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,83 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref>
#White Thorn (1791)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Stewart's Creek'''<ref name="baptist" />  
#Zion's Hill (1807)<ref name="baptist"/>
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#'''Stinking River''' (1800).<ref name="baptist" /> Records of Stinking Creek Baptist Church (beginning in 1816) were published in ''VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1982) and Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1982): {{FHL|330803|item|disp=FHL Film 1697410 Items 1-12}}.
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#'''Union '''(1789)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Upper Banister''' (1773)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''White Thorn''' (1791)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Winns Creek''' (by 1771)<ref name="mat" />
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#'''Zion's Hill''' (1807)<ref name="baptist" />
  
Pittsylvania County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.
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*Leek, Charles F. and Pittsylvania Baptist Association. ''The History of Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1788-1963''. Danville, Virginia: Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1963. Available at {{FHL|1137528|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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Pittsylvania County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.
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*Leek, Charles F. and Pittsylvania Baptist Association. ''The History of Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1788-1963''. Danville, Va.: Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1963. {{FHL|1137528|title-id|disp=FHL Book 975.5665 K2L}}.  
 
*Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society. ''Abstracts of Mt. Ararat Primitive Baptist Church near Whitmell, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Includes Biographies of Area Primitive Baptist Ministers''. Danville, Virginia&nbsp;: Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1981. Available at {{FHL|120741|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society. ''Abstracts of Mt. Ararat Primitive Baptist Church near Whitmell, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Includes Biographies of Area Primitive Baptist Ministers''. Danville, Virginia&nbsp;: Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1981. Available at {{FHL|120741|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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An article on Primitive Baptist Churches in Pittsylvania County was published in:<br>
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*''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 21, No. 4 (Nov. 1999). {{FHL|405412|item|disp=FHL Book 975 D25b v. 21 (1999)}}.<br>
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===== Church of England  =====
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*Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Colonial Churches in Pittsylvania County,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr. 1914):173-176. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
 
*Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Colonial Churches in Pittsylvania County,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr. 1914):173-176. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
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Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):
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*'''Reedy Island Monthly Meeting''' (1792-1812)<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref>
  
 
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==== Court <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265937132437_442" />  ====
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==== Immigration  ====
 
==== Immigration  ====
  
*[http://immigrantservants.com/search/advancedResults.php?surname=&givenName=&varientSurnameSpellings=&gender=&dateOfBirthDay=&dateOfBirthMonth=&dateOfBirthQuantifier=&dateOfBirthYear=&placeOfBirthParish=&placeOfBirthTown=&placeOfBirthCity=&placeOfBirthCounty=&placeOfBirthColony=&placeOfBirthNation=&occupations=&religions=&orphan=&familyPosition=&immigrationYearQualifier=&immigrationYear=&portOfDepartureTown=&portOfDepartureCity=&portOfDepartureCounty=&portOfDepartureNation=&placeOfArrivalTown=&placeOfArrivalCounty=&placeOfArrivalColony=&shipName=&convict=&yearOfIndentureQualifier=&yearOfIndenture=&lengthOfIndentureYears=&lengthOfIndentureMonths=&yearOfFreedomQualifier=&yearOfFreedom=&placeOfIndentureTown=&placeOfIndentureCity=&placeOfIndentureCounty=Pittsylvania&placeOfIndentureColony=Virginia&agentSurname=&agentGivenName=&agentTitle=&masterSurname=&masterGivenName=&masterTitle=&residenceParish=&residenceTown=&residenceCity=&residenceCounty=&residenceColony=&residenceNation=&landowner=&literate=&spouseSurname=&spouseGivenName=&spouseMarriageDateDay=&spouseMarriageDateMonth=&spouseMarriageDateQualifier=&spouseMarriageDateYear=&spouseMarriageLocationParish=&spouseMarriageLocationCounty=&spouseMarriageLocationColony=&spouseMarriageLocationNation=&deathDateDay=&deathDateMonth=&deathDateQualifier=&deathDateYear=&deathLocality=&deathCounty=&deathColony=&deathState=&testate=&proofServantStatus=&proofConvictStatus=&headright=&preServitudeSources=&postServitudeSources=&comments=&family=&sourceCitations=&interestedResearchers= List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe] who served labor terms in Colonial Pittsylvania County, Virginia (work in progress), courtesy: [http://immigrantservants.com/ Immigrant Servants Database].
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{{ImmigrantServants|Pittsylvania}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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*Hudgins, [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 1440 patents dated 1738-1819 in what is now Pittsylvania County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2004.&nbsp;[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]&nbsp;product.]
 
*Hudgins, [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 1440 patents dated 1738-1819 in what is now Pittsylvania County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2004.&nbsp;[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]&nbsp;product.]
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Clement, Maud Carter. ''History of Pittsylvania County Virginia''. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital book at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1010 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806379898_maudcarterclement World Vital Records] ($). Reviewed in ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. 1930):280-281. Review available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
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*Clement, Maud Carter. ''History of Pittsylvania County Virginia''. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1010 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806379898_maudcarterclement World Vital Records] ($). Reviewed in ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. 1930):280-281. Review available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''Colonial Militia''''' =====
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===== Colonial Militia  =====
  
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County militia officers (1767-1774); see place name index.]
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County militia officers (1767-1774); see place name index.]
  
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===== French and Indian War  =====
  
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County veterans; see place name index.]
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County veterans; see place name index.]
  
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Pittsylvania County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Pittsylvania County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Pittsylvania County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Pittsylvania County supplied soldiers for the:  
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*Hurt, Frances Hallam. ''An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1976. Available at {{FHL|112589|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*Hurt, Frances Hallam. ''An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1976. Available at {{FHL|112589|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*"Revolutionary Pension Declarations from Pittsylvania County, Va.,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 16, No. 2 (Oct. 1908):174-183; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. 1909):73-80; Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul. 1912):259-266; Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr. 1917):149-160. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
 
*"Revolutionary Pension Declarations from Pittsylvania County, Va.,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 16, No. 2 (Oct. 1908):174-183; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. 1909):73-80; Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul. 1912):259-266; Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr. 1917):149-160. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
*Watts, Dorothy Chambers. "Some Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Militia Officers," [1775] ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):225-226. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).  
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*Watts, Dorothy Chambers. "Some Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Militia Officers," [1775] ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):225-226. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
 
*White, Elizabeth Tunstall and VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society. ''Military Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1783: Taken from Judgment Books, 1-2-and 4 and Deed, Book 4''. VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1983.  
 
*White, Elizabeth Tunstall and VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society. ''Military Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1783: Taken from Judgment Books, 1-2-and 4 and Deed, Book 4''. VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1983.  
 
*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Pittsylvania County on page 132.]  
 
*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Pittsylvania County on page 132.]  
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
 
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:- [[5th_Regiment,_Virginia_Cavalry_(12_months,_1861-62)_(Mullins')_(Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)]]. Company C (Danville Cavalry).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''5th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|677483|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127}}.</ref>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)]]. Company C (Danville Cavalry).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''5th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|677483|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127}}.</ref>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]].<ref>Michael P. Musick, ''6th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|607455|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66}}.</ref>
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:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Danville Blues), Company B (Danville Grays), and Company I (Spring Garden Blues).<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 H (Chalk Level Grays) and Company I (Turkey Cock 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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:- [[38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)]]. Company A, Company B (Pittsylvania Vindicators), Company C (Laurel Grove Riflemen), Company D (Whitmell Guards), Company E (Cabell Guards), Company H (Secession Guards), and Company K (The Cascade Rifles).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''38th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370008|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46}}.</ref>
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:- [[46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Liberty Guards).<ref>Darrell L. Collins, ''46th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|135277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85}}.</ref>
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Chatham Grays).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''53rd Virginia Infantry and 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). {{FHL|836519|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 132}}.</ref>
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:- [[57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies D (The Galveston Tigers), E (Pigg River Greys), F (Henry and Pittsylvania Rifles), G (Ladies Guard), and I (Pittsylvania Life Guards).<ref>Charles W. Sublett, ''57th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|430148|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 21}}.</ref>
  
Records and histories are available, including:
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Records and histories are available, including:  
  
 
*Virginia, Civil War Service [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]  
 
*Virginia, Civil War Service [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]  
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*Williams, Mike K. ''Confederate Soldiers of Pittsylvania County &amp; Danville''. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. Available at {{FHL|366611|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Williams, Mike K. ''Confederate Soldiers of Pittsylvania County &amp; Danville''. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. Available at {{FHL|366611|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
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===== World War I =====
  
 
*Williams, Hugh T. and Samuel Gardner Walker. ''Why Soldiers Do Not Talk About the War: Or, Danville and Pittsylvania County's Part. A History of Company "C", 116th Infantry; Battery "E", 111th Field Artillery; Sixth Company, Coast Artillery; Together with Complete Alphabetical Rosters of Officers and Men. Rosters of Danville and Pittsylvania ...'' J.T. Townes Print. Co., 1919.
 
*Williams, Hugh T. and Samuel Gardner Walker. ''Why Soldiers Do Not Talk About the War: Or, Danville and Pittsylvania County's Part. A History of Company "C", 116th Infantry; Battery "E", 111th Field Artillery; Sixth Company, Coast Artillery; Together with Complete Alphabetical Rosters of Officers and Men. Rosters of Danville and Pittsylvania ...'' J.T. Townes Print. Co., 1919.
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{VAnews}}
  
 
Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg ]website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
 
Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg ]website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
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==== Private Papers  ====
 
==== Private Papers  ====
  
Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510 Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}  
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Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510|Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}  
  
 
*'''[Coles]''' Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
 
*'''[Coles]''' Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
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*'''[Shelton] '''Shelton, William Christopher and&nbsp;R.D. Ricketts. ''A Diary Kept by William C. Shelton for the Year 1850: The Daily Journal of a School Master and Farmer of Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. n.p.: n.p., 199-?. {{FHL|1232276|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
 
*'''[Shelton] '''Shelton, William Christopher and&nbsp;R.D. Ricketts. ''A Diary Kept by William C. Shelton for the Year 1850: The Daily Journal of a School Master and Farmer of Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. n.p.: n.p., 199-?. {{FHL|1232276|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
  
Tithe lists for 1773, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1781, and 1782 are kept at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]].<ref>Alberta Marjorie Dennstedt, "The Hendrick Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,''Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):278. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;amp;Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}.</ref>  
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Tithe lists for 1773, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1781, and 1782 are kept at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]].<ref>Alberta Marjorie Dennstedt, "The Hendrick Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,''Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):278. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993)}}.</ref>  
  
 
*'''[1767] '''"First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, Year 1767,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):79-80; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul. 1915):303-304; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct. 1915):371-380; Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. 1916):180-192; Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jun. 1916):271-274. Available at {{FHL|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).  
 
*'''[1767] '''"First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, Year 1767,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):79-80; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul. 1915):303-304; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct. 1915):371-380; Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. 1916):180-192; Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jun. 1916):271-274. Available at {{FHL|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).  
*'''[1767] '''Clement, Maud Carter, ''The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1010 Ancestry] [Includes 1767 tithe list.]  
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*'''[1767] '''Clement, Maud Carter, ''The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1010 Ancestry] [Includes 1767 tithe list.]  
 
*'''[1770]&nbsp;'''Tithables, 1770,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 3&nbsp;(Apr. 1986); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr. 1987);&nbsp;Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1987); Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr. 1988); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1989).&nbsp;  
 
*'''[1770]&nbsp;'''Tithables, 1770,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 3&nbsp;(Apr. 1986); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr. 1987);&nbsp;Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1987); Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr. 1988); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1989).&nbsp;  
 
*'''[1770-1774]''' Tithables List, 1770-1774,&nbsp;''Piedmont Lineages''. Danville VA: May 2005. Vol. 27 Iss. 2.  
 
*'''[1770-1774]''' Tithables List, 1770-1774,&nbsp;''Piedmont Lineages''. Danville VA: May 2005. Vol. 27 Iss. 2.  
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
*Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Births, 1853-96'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Library of Virginia, Richmond VA. Available at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4791 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1853-1896''' - Pittsylvania County Birth Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|C868642}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Births, 1853-96'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Library of Virginia, Richmond VA. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4791 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. ''Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1805. ''Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1956. {{FHL|119149|title-id|disp=1956 edition}} and {{FHL|40259|title-id|disp=1982 reprint }}available at FHL.  
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
**Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1957):46. Review available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*'''1700-1799''' - [http://www.magiclink.com/web/sinatra/ Pittsylvania County, VA Marriages 1700-1799] - free.
*James, Edward W. et al.&nbsp;"Marriage Bonds, Pittsylvania County,"&nbsp;[1760s-1780] ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (Oct. 1897):86-87; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Apr. 1898):220-221; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jul. 1898):55-56; Vol. 20, No. 2, (Labeled issue 1) (Oct., 1911):143-144. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
*Williams, Kathleen Booth. ''Marriages of Pittsylvania County, 1806-1830''. Danville, Virginia, 1965.  
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*'''1767-1900''' - Pittsylvania County Marriage Index 1767-1900. Batch {{IGI|M868637}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
**Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 10, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1966):83. Review available at&nbsp;[http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors]&nbsp;($).
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*'''1767-1805''' - Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. ''Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1805. ''Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1956. {{FHL|119149|title-id|disp=1956 edition}} and {{FHL|40259|title-id|disp=1982 reprint }}available at FHL.  
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*'''1760s-1780''' - James, Edward W. et al.&nbsp;"Marriage Bonds, Pittsylvania County,"&nbsp;[1760s-1780] ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (Oct. 1897):86-87; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Apr. 1898):220-221; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jul. 1898):55-56; Vol. 20, No. 2, (Labeled issue 1) (Oct., 1911):143-144. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
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*'''1806-1830''' - Williams, Kathleen Booth. ''Marriages of Pittsylvania County, 1806-1830''. Danville, Virginia, 1965.  
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*'''1853-1896''' - Pittsylvania County Marriage Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|M868639}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1862-1875''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1862-1875] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1853-1859''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vapittsy/ Death Records of Pittsylvania County 1853-1859] (VAGenWeb) - free.
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*'''1853-1896''' - Pittsylvania County Death Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|B868639}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Bassett Historical Center], Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.<ref>Alice J. Sweeney, "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org/vgsn2804.pdf.</ref>  
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*[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Bassett Historical Center], Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.<ref>Alice J. Sweeney, "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org</ref>  
 
*[[VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society|VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society]]
 
*[[VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society|VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society]]
  
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Guide to Pittsylvania County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Pittsylvania County, Virginia Courthouse

Pittsylvania County Courthouse, Chatham, Va.

 

Pittsylvania County Courthouse
1 South Main Street
Chatham, Virginia 24531
Phone: 804-432-2041

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1767[1]


Beginning Dates for Pittsylvania County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1767 1853 1820 1767 1767

Pittsylvania County, Virginia History

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778)

The county was named after the 1st Earl of Chatham, William Pitt (1708-1778). Pitt was serving as Great Britain's Prime Minister at the time Pittsylvania County was organized.

Parent County

1766--Pittsylvania County was created 6 November 1766 from Halifax County.
County seat: Chatham [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

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Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pittsylvania County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. Available at American Ancestors ($).
  • Boisseau, Mary Leigh. "Research Opportunities in Danville and Pittsylvania County," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1992):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.
  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

African American

In 1860, Pittsylvania County had one of the largest slave population in the state (14,340 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (16,084) - the town of Danville in particular.[3]

  • Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872
  • Griffith, Alva H. Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Related Documentation. Maryland: Heritage Books, 2001.
  • Heinegg, Paul. "Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Incomplete citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

  • Tombstone Transcription Project Pittsylvania County - Cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
  • Bennett, Harold B. "Siloam Methodist Church Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1981):83-87. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • Bennett, Harold B. "Walker Cemetery, Climax, Pittsylvania Co., Va.," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981):248. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • Sutherlin, Elijah T. "Beck Family Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1964):148. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 11,579
1800 12,697 9.7%
1810 17,172 35.2%
1820 21,323 24.2%
1830 26,034 22.1%
1840 26,398 1.4%
1850 28,796 9.1%
1860 32,104 11.5%
1870 31,343 −2.4%
1880 52,589 67.8%
1890 59,941 14.0%
1900 46,894 −21.8%
1910 50,709 8.1%
1920 56,493 11.4%
1930 61,424 8.7%
1940 61,697 0.4%
1950 66,096 7.1%
1960 58,296 −11.8%
1970 58,789 0.8%
1980 66,147 12.5%
1990 55,655 −15.9%
2000 61,745 10.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1782 Enumeration

1785 Enumeration

1790 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1800 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1810 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1820 - Exists, but the National Archives microfilm copy of Pittsylvania County, Virginia omits page 63. The missing names have been published in The Virginia Genealogist:

  • Petty, Gerald M. "Virginia 1820 Federal Census: Names Not on the Microfilm Copy," The Virginia Genealogist 18, no 2 (April-June 1974):136-139.
The list is also available online at the Shenandoah County GenWeb Project.

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

General
  • Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Ministers Bonds of Pittsylvania Co.," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Apr. 1912):292-294. Available at JSTOR ($). [Identifies the names and religions of Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian ministers from bonds dated 1785 to 1843.]
  • Wood, Candace Mattox. The Restoration Movement in Pittsylvania, Henry, and Franklin Counties, Virginia. Dissertation. [Incomplete citation from Google Books.]
Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Bennett's (1790)[4]
  2. Birch Creek (by 1769).[4][5] Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 24. Edwards states many of these families had moved to Pittsylvania County from Fauquier County.
  3. Black Water (by 1768).[6][5]
  4. County Line (1771)[4]
  5. Dan River (by 1767).[5] Edwards published a list of early members in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 52.
  6. Double Creek (1803)[4]
  7. Fall Creek (1771).[5] Edwards published a membership list dated 1770 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 56-57.
  8. Lower Banister (1798)[4]
  9. Mill Church (1770)[4]
  10. Shockhoe (1803)[4]
  11. Stanton (1761).[5]
  12. Stewart's Creek[4]
  13. Stinking River (1800).[4] Records of Stinking Creek Baptist Church (beginning in 1816) were published in VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1982) and Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1982): FHL Film 1697410 Items 1-12.
  14. Union (1789)[4]
  15. Upper Banister (1773)[4]
  16. White Thorn (1791)[4]
  17. Winns Creek (by 1771)[5]
  18. Zion's Hill (1807)[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.

Pittsylvania County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.

  • Leek, Charles F. and Pittsylvania Baptist Association. The History of Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1788-1963. Danville, Va.: Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1963. FHL Book 975.5665 K2L.
  • Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society. Abstracts of Mt. Ararat Primitive Baptist Church near Whitmell, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Includes Biographies of Area Primitive Baptist Ministers. Danville, Virginia : Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1981. Available at FHL.

An article on Primitive Baptist Churches in Pittsylvania County was published in:


Church of England

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  • Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Colonial Churches in Pittsylvania County," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr. 1914):173-176. Available at JSTOR ($).
Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Reedy Island Monthly Meeting (1792-1812)[7]

Court

General

  • Melton, Herman. Pittsylvania County's Historic Courthouse: The Story Behind ExParte Virginia and the Making of a National Landmark. Central Virginia Printing, Inc., 1999.

Chancery

  • Azariah Bailey (complainant.), George W. Hall (vegetarian.), William H. Shields (respondent.), Nathaniel E. Witcher (respondent.), Virginia. Circuit Court. Record of a Suit in Chancery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Azariah Bailey vs. George W. Hall, Wm. H. Shields & Nathaniel N. Witcher. 1858. [Citation from Google Books.]

Genealogy

More than 100 genealogies have been published about Pittsylvania County families. To view a list, visit Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy.

Historic Residences

  • Fitzgerald, Madelene Vaden. Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1974. Available at FHL.

Immigration

Land and Property

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.

Record Book

  • Stith, Drury. Entries from an Old Record Book of Drury Stith Concerning Land and Property in Pittsylvania County, 1737-1770. Microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.

Tracts

  • Tucker, George. To the Freeholders of the Counties of Campbell, Pittsylvania and Halifax. Printed at the Virginian Office, 1824.

Local Histories

  • Clement, Maud Carter. History of Pittsylvania County Virginia. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital book at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($). Reviewed in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. 1930):280-281. Review available at JSTOR ($).

Maps

Migration

Bell published records of Pittsylvania County residents who migrated to South Carolina:

  • Bell, Mary McCampbell. "Some Migrations from Virginia to South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Summer 1985):127-129. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 13

Elliott has also created a list of migrants who left the area:

  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at FHL; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at FHL; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at FHL. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Pittsylvania County to other parts of the country.]

Military

Colonial Militia
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County militia officers (1767-1774); see place name index.]
French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County veterans; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 6th Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

Pittsylvania County, Virginia residents' participation in the Revolutionary War.[8]

  • Daughters of the American Colonists. Texas Society. The Rose Window of San Jose Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. San Antonio De Bexar Chapter (San Antonio, Tex.), Lucy Alice Posey. Patriots Who Took the Oath of Allegiance, 1777, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Notarized by Pittsylvania County Clerk. The Chapter, 1977.
  • Hurt, Frances Hallam. An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1976. Available at FHL.
  • "Revolutionary Pension Declarations from Pittsylvania County, Va.," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Oct. 1908):174-183; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. 1909):73-80; Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul. 1912):259-266; Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr. 1917):149-160. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Watts, Dorothy Chambers. "Some Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Militia Officers," [1775] The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):225-226. Available at American Ancestors ($).
  • White, Elizabeth Tunstall and VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society. Military Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1783: Taken from Judgment Books, 1-2-and 4 and Deed, Book 4. VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1983.
  • 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 Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Pittsylvania County on page 132.]
  • 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

Pittsylvania county History.com War of 1812 Soldiers Graves

Pittsylvania County men served in the 42nd and 101st Regiment.[9]

  • 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 Pittsylvania 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, Pittsylvania County, p. 98. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania County, Virginia:

- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate). Company C (Danville Cavalry).[10]
- 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate).[11]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Danville Blues), Company B (Danville Grays), and Company I (Spring Garden Blues).[12]
- 21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company H (Chalk Level Grays) and Company I (Turkey Cock Grays).[13]
- 38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate). Company A, Company B (Pittsylvania Vindicators), Company C (Laurel Grove Riflemen), Company D (Whitmell Guards), Company E (Cabell Guards), Company H (Secession Guards), and Company K (The Cascade Rifles).[14]
- 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Liberty Guards).[15]
- 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Chatham Grays).[16]
- 57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies D (The Galveston Tigers), E (Pigg River Greys), F (Henry and Pittsylvania Rifles), G (Ladies Guard), and I (Pittsylvania Life Guards).[17]

Records and histories are available, including:

  • Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
  • Virginia, Civil War ServiceRecords of Union Soldiers 1861-1865
  • Clement, Maud Carter. War Recollections of the Confederate Veterans of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1861-1865. Chatham, Virginia: The Rawley Martin Chapter, Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1961. Reviewed by Mildred K. Bushong in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 70, No. 2 (Apr. 1962):215-217. Review available at JSTOR ($).
  • McClurken, Jeffrey W. After the Battle: Reconstructing the Confederate Veteran Family in Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia, 1860-1900. Johns Hopkins University, 2002.
  • Williams, Mike K. Confederate Soldiers of Pittsylvania County & Danville. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. Available at FHL.
World War I
  • Williams, Hugh T. and Samuel Gardner Walker. Why Soldiers Do Not Talk About the War: Or, Danville and Pittsylvania County's Part. A History of Company "C", 116th Infantry; Battery "E", 111th Field Artillery; Sixth Company, Coast Artillery; Together with Complete Alphabetical Rosters of Officers and Men. Rosters of Danville and Pittsylvania ... J.T. Townes Print. Co., 1919.

Naturalization

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}

Newspapers

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

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Danville silversmiths.]
  • Melton, Herman. Picks, Tracks and Bateaux: Industry in Pittsylvania County 1750-1950. Chatham, Virginia: H. Melton, 1993. Available at FHL.
  • Melton, Herman. Pittsylvania's Eighteenth Century Grist Mills. [Chatham, Virginia?: H. Melton?], 1989. Available at FHL. 1991 edition is also available at FHL.
  • Pittsylvania Historical Society. Visitor's Guide to Early Industry in Pittsylvania County, 1998.

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

  • [Coles] Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
  • [Shelton] Shelton, William Christopher and R.D. Ricketts. A Diary Kept by William C. Shelton for the Year 1850: The Daily Journal of a School Master and Farmer of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. n.p.: n.p., 199-?. FHL Collection.

Probate Records

A free index to Pittsylvania County, Virginia wills and administrations (being indexed) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

Tithe lists for 1773, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1781, and 1782 are kept at the Library of Virginia.[18]

  • [1767] "First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, Year 1767," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):79-80; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul. 1915):303-304; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct. 1915):371-380; Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. 1916):180-192; Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jun. 1916):271-274. Available at FHL; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [1767] Clement, Maud Carter, The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital version at Ancestry [Includes 1767 tithe list.]
  • [1770] Tithables, 1770, Southside Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Apr. 1986); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr. 1987); Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1987); Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr. 1988); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1989). 
  • [1770-1774] Tithables List, 1770-1774, Piedmont Lineages. Danville VA: May 2005. Vol. 27 Iss. 2.
  • [1773] Tithables, 1773, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1991); Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1991); Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1991); Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1991); Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1992).
  • [1782] 1782 Land Taxes Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Available online, courtesy: VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project.
  • [1782-1802] Austin, Gayle. The Land Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1782-1802. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 2006. Available at FHL.
  • [1782-1823] Heinegg, Paul. "Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1783] 1783 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax. Available online, courtesy: VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project.
  • [1784] 1784 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax. Available online, courtesy: VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project.
  • [1785] 1785 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax. Available online, courtesy: VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project.
  • [1785] Insolvents Tax List, 1785, Virginia Appalachian Notes, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1981).
  • [1785] Tax List, 1785, Non-residents/Insolvents, VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1981).
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Pittsylvania County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1788-1806] Select abstracts from Personal Property Tax Lists, 1788-1806, Piedmont Lineages. Danville VA: Aug 2004. Vol. 26 Iss. 3.
  • [1789, 1800] Indexed images of the 1789 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1793] Top Land Owners from Tax List, 1793, Piedmont Lineages. Danville VA: Feb 2007. Vol. 29 Iss. 1.
  • [1797] Land Tax List, 1797, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Aug. 1998); Vol. 20, No. 4 (Nov. 1998); Vol. 21, No. 1 (Feb. 1999); Vol. 21, No. 2 (May 1999); Vol. 21, No. 3 (Aug. 1999); Vol. 21, No. 4 (Nov. 1999);
  • [1800] County tax list, 1800, Virginia Genealogist. Falmouth VA: Oct 2004. Vol. 48 Iss. 4; Jan 2005. Vol. 49 Iss. 1.
  • [1810] Schreiner-Yates, Netti. A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Pittsylvania County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]
  • [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. Pittsylvania County is included in Vol. 2.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Pittsylvania 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

Birth
  • 1853-1896 - Pittsylvania County Birth Index 1853-1896. Batch C868642 at FamilySearch - free.[19]
  • 1853-1896 - Fridley, Beth, comp. Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Library of Virginia, Richmond VA. Available at Ancestry ($).
Marriage
  • 1660-1800 - Virginia Marriages 1660-1800 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1700-1799 - Pittsylvania County, VA Marriages 1700-1799 - free.
  • 1740-1850 - Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1767-1900 - Pittsylvania County Marriage Index 1767-1900. Batch M868637 at FamilySearch - free.[19]
  • 1767-1805 - Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1805. Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1956. 1956 edition and 1982 reprintavailable at FHL.
  • 1760s-1780 - James, Edward W. et al. "Marriage Bonds, Pittsylvania County," [1760s-1780] The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Oct. 1897):86-87; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Apr. 1898):220-221; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jul. 1898):55-56; Vol. 20, No. 2, (Labeled issue 1) (Oct., 1911):143-144. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • 1806-1830 - Williams, Kathleen Booth. Marriages of Pittsylvania County, 1806-1830. Danville, Virginia, 1965.
  • 1853-1896 - Pittsylvania County Marriage Index 1853-1896. Batch M868639 at FamilySearch - free.[19]
  • 1862-1875 - Virginia Marriages 1862-1875 (Ancestry) ($).
Death
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.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

  • Bassett Historical Center, Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.[20]
  • VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Patrick County, Virginia. Page 719 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. Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Book 973 X2pcu.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 303-304. Digital version at Google Books.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 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.
  6. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:233. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  7. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  8. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 39. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  9. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 170. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  10. Robert J. Driver, 5th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127.
  11. Michael P. Musick, 6th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66.
  12. James I. Robertson, 18th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 12.
  13. Susan A. Riggs, 21st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72.
  14. G. Howard Gregory, 38th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46.
  15. Darrell L. Collins, 46th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85.
  16. G. Howard Gregory, 53rd Virginia Infantry and 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 132.
  17. Charles W. Sublett, 57th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 21.
  18. Alberta Marjorie Dennstedt, "The Hendrick Family of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist,Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):278. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.
  20. Alice J. Sweeney, "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org