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[http://www.pwcgov.org/Pages/default.aspx Prince William County Courthouse]<br>9311 Lee Avenue<br>Manassas, Virginia 22110<br>Phone: 703-792-6015<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1856<br>divorce and court records from 1823, probate records<br>from 1734 and land records from 1731<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prince William County, Virginia. Page 719 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.pwcgov.org/Pages/default.aspx Prince William County Courthouse]<br>9311 Lee Avenue<br>Manassas, Virginia 22110<br>Phone: 703-792-6015<br><br>Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1856<br>divorce and court records from 1823, probate records<br>from 1734 and land records from 1731<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prince William 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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Guide to Prince William County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Contents

Prince William County, Virginia Courthouse

Old Prince William County Courthouse, Manassas, Va.
 

Prince William County Courthouse
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, Virginia 22110
Phone: 703-792-6015

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1856
divorce and court records from 1823, probate records
from 1734 and land records from 1731[1]

Beginning Dates for Prince William County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1854 1853 1810 1731 1734

Prince William County, Virginia History

Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765)

The county is named after Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), a son of King George II of Great Britain.

Parent County

1727--Prince William County was created 1 February 1727 from King George and Stafford Counties.
County seat: Manassas [2]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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1863. Many courthouse records were destroyed by Union troops during the American Civil War. Sixteen volumes of deeds, and five volumes of wills are missing.[3]

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

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.

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

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Prince William County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Prince William County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

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Getting Started

Compiled genealogies are a good place to start research for this area, see Prince William County, Virginia Genealogy.

If you are researching families who lived in Prince William County, Virginia between the 1740s and 1790s, the Sparacios' books are a great time saver. They comprehensively index several publications covering that period:

  • Sparacio, Ruth Trickey and Sam Sparacio. Surname Index of Antient Press Publications. 14+ vols. McLean, Va.: R. & S. Sparacio, Antient Press, 1993-. FHL Collection 975.5 P22s v. 1-2; publisher's website: Antient Press. (Some of the index volumes have not been printed and it is necessary to contact the publishers to search them.)

Research Guides

African American

Ronald Ray Turner has abstracted a variety of records pertaining to slavery in Prince William County, Virginia:

Additional African American resources include:

Auctions

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Ronald Ray Turner's Prince William County Virginia website contains an amazing amount of information about the county's cemeteries. For abstracts of the tombstones, see:

Other cemetery records include:

  • "Bell Family Tombstone Found in Manassas," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 9 (Mar. 1992):70. FHL Collection
  • "Confederate Burials in the Small Confederate Cemetery Located on the Manassas Battlefield, Prince William County," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 8, No. 10 (Apr. 1990):77-78. FHL Collection
  • "Keys Family Cemetery," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Oct. 1983). FHL Collection
  • "Nash Family Cemetery," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 9, No. 6 (Dec. 1990):46. FHL Collection
  • Wilson, Donald L. "The Cemeteries of Prince William County," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 11 (May 1992):84-85; Vol. 10, No. 12 (Jun. 1992):94-95; Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jul. 1992):6-7. FHL Collection

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900 11,112
1910 12,026 8.2%
1920 13,660 13.6%
1930 13,951 2.1%
1940 17,738 27.1%
1950 22,612 27.5%
1960 50,164 121.8%
1970 111,102 121.5%
1980 144,636 30.2%
1990 215,686 49.1%
2000 280,813 30.2%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1790 - Lost.

1800 - Lost.

1810

1820

1830

  • Turner, Ronald Ray. Prince William County Virginia 1830 Census Alphabetically Arranged. Surnames A-D, and E-K. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1998. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.

1840

1850

1860

1870

1880

1890 Union Veterans

1900

1910

1920

1930

Church Records

Ronald Ray Turner's Prince William County Virginia website contains an amazing amount of information about the county's historic church sites and structures.

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Occoquan (1776).[4] Original church records (1794-1842) are held at the Virginia Historical Society and have been digitized by FamilySearch - free. Membership lists from the 1790s were published in Northern Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1997). FHL Book 975.52 D25n v. 2 (1997).

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.

Prince William County fell within the bounds of the Ketocton Association.

A Baptist petition dated 1776 was published in Seattle Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Mar. 1973). FHL Book 979.777 B2b v. 22 (1972-1973).

Church of England

go to See also Dettingen Parish
go to See also Hamilton Parish
go to See also Leeds Parish
go to See also Truro Parish

Presbyterian

For a photograph of this church, see Ron Turner's website.

  • "The First 93 Members of the Manassas Presbyterian Church, Manassas, Virginia," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 1, No. 9 (Jan. 1983). FHL Collection
  • "Roll of Members of the Manassas Presbyterian Church from the Date of Its Organization July 7th, 1867," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 1, No. 10 (Feb. 1983); Vol. 1, No. 11 (Mar. 1983); Vol. 1, No. 12 (Apr. 1983); Vol. 1, No. 13 (May 1983); Vol. 1, No. 14 (Jun. 1983). FHL Collection

Court

General

  • Lounsbury, Carl R. "'An Elegant and Commodious Building': William Buckland and the Design of the Prince William County Courthouse," The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Sep. 1987):228-240. Available at JSTOR.

Bonds

British Claims

  • "British Mercantile Claims, 1775-1803 Indexed from The Virginia Genealogist, Vols. 8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23 and 24," available online at RELIC. RELIC's index serves as a very helpful guide to this serialized article. These issues of The Virginia Genealogist are accessible online through American Ancestors ($).
  • Turner, Ronald Ray. Prince William County Virginia Mixed Commission on British and American Claims: Thomas Pringle vs United States & Arthur C. & Frances Evans vs United States [1860s-1870s]. 2000. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Prince William County, Virginia Chancery Records 1804-1951 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Civil and Criminal Cases

County Court

  • Durst, Mariona. "Early Prince William Court Order Books," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jul. 1987):7. FHL Collection [In this article, Mariona Durst, Prince William County Archivist, identifies which court order books survive and which have been lost.]
  • "Old Prince William Document Found in Kentucky," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 9, No. 9 (Mar. 1991):69. FHL Collection [Dated 1760, surnames: Roland, Gibson, and Graham.]
  • "Prince William County, Virginia, Order Book 1759-1761," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1975):214-226; Vol. 19, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1975):291-308; Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1976):35-44; Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):133-144; Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):188-198; Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):280-288; Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1977):59-66; Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):129-140; Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):207-216; Vol. 21, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1977):293-306; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):58-64; Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1978):137-142; Vol. 22, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1978):221-226; Vol. 22, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1978):304-311; Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1979):47-54; Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1979):130-138; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):201-216; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1979):292-304; Vol. 24, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1980):31-40; Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1979):99-109. Available at American Ancestors ($).
  • Turner, Ronald Ray. Prince William County Court Docket for Commonwealth's Causes. [1833-1869] Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.
  • Turner, Ronald Ray. Prince William County Court Minutes 1833-1838. 2006. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.
  • Turner, Ronald Ray. Prince William County Court Minutes 1843-1848. Gainesville, Va.: R.R. Turner, 2008. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.
  • Turner, Ronald Ray. Prince William County Court Minutes 1890-1891. 2003. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.

Dumfries District Court and Superior Court of Law

  • Dumfries District Court Order Books, 1793-1817. Original records, Prince William County Courthouse, Manassas, Va.; microfilm: FHL Collection [Dumfries District Court encompassed Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.]

Loose Papers

Public Accounts

Superior Court of Chancery

The Superior Court of Chancery of Fredericksburg (1802-1831) had jurisdiction over certain Prince William County court cases. An index has been compiled:

  • Indexes of Court Records in the Clerk's Office, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1782-1904. Original records, Fredericksburg City Courthouse, Fredericksburg, Va., microfilm: FHL Collection [Indexes the following records: District Court law book v. 8, 1782-1792; District Court law books 1790-1793, v. A-F 1789-1811; Superior Court of Law law order books v. G-H 1812-1831; Superior Court of Chancery chancery order books 1814-1831; Hustings Court orders v. A-O 1782-1871; Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery law order books v. A-E 1831-1875; Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery chancery order books v. A-D 1831-1872; Circuit Court chancery order books v. A2, B-C 1875-1904; Fredericksburg District Court (1789-1808) had jurisdiction over the following counties: Spotsylvania (including Fredericksburg), Caroline, King George, Stafford, Orange, and Culpeper; Superior Court of Chancery (1802-1831) had jurisdiction over the following localities: city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fairfax, Lancaster, Northumberland, Madison, King George, Orange, Prince William, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Essex, and Westmoreland.]

DNA

DNA has been collected for purported descendants of the following Prince William County, Virginia residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.

  • [Harrison] Descendant of Burr Harrison, b. 1637 St. Margaret's Parish, Westminster, Middlesex, England, d. 1697 Westmoreland County, Virginia. Y-DNA 37 Marker Test, FTDNA (labelled H-63, Lineage 22). Genetic signature available online, courtesy: The Harrison DNA Project, World Families Network. [Ancestor of many Harrison families of Northern Neck and neighboring counties, including: Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford.]

Genealogy

More than 225 genealogies have been published about Prince William County families. To view a list, visit Prince William County, Virginia Genealogy.

Historic Residences

  • Lion, Florence S. "White House, Brentsville, Virginia," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 7 (Jan. 1992):51-52. FHL Collection [Includes a discussion of the owners, the Williams family.]

RELIC offers several online databases about historic sites in Prince William County:

  • Historic Sites Documentation Index
  • Historic Sites Records Index
  • Historic Sites Records Report
  • Historic Sites Records Title & Source Notes

Ronald Ray Turner's Prince William County Virginia website contains an amazing amount of information about the county's historic residences, sites and structures, including images. Turner's site also includes his book:

Immigration

Dumfries was an important port in the colonial period. Only a few official passenger lists survive for the eighteenth century.

  • Cantwell, John A. "Imported Indentured White Servitude in Fairfax and Prince William Counties, 1750-1800," unpub. M.A. Thesis, George Mason University, 1986.
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Prince William County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
  • Harrison, Fairfax. "When the Convicts Came: A Chapter from 'Land Marks of Old Prince William,'" The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul. 1922):250-260. Available at JSTOR.
  • List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Prince Edward, Prince George, and Prince William Counties, Virginia (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database.
  • Stickel, Iris Robey. "Eighteenth Century Passenger Lists Found in Prince William County Records," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 4, No. 4-6 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):6-13. FHL Collection 975.52732 D25n v. 4-6 (1985-1988). [Source of data: Prince William County, Va., manuscripts in the Huntington Library [Loose Papers], Reference: Microfilm VA 975.527 Pri., Huntington Library, San Marino, California.]

Insurance

  • Wilson, Donald L. "Prince William County Fire Insurance Policies, 1796-1846," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 4, No. 8 (Feb. 1986):3-5; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1986):5-8; Vol. 5, No. 9 (Mar. 1987):6-8; Vol. 7, No. 9 (Mar. 1989):41. FHL Collection

Land and Property

Deeds

Many of Prince William County's early deed books have been lost, as described in this article:

  • Wilson, Donald L. "Prince William County's Missing Land Records," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 4, No. 4-6 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):3-5. FHL Collection [Identifies which deed books have been lost; includes index references to some lost deeds from Deed Books A and C.]

One early deed has been found in private hands:

  • Wilson, Donald L. "Early Prince William County Deed Found," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jul. 1987):6-7. FHL Collection

A manuscript index to several of the lost deed books, created in 1827, provides some relief to genealogists searching for ancestors during this time period. Donald Wilson and Judith Mays published these indexes in The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society FHL Collection:

  • 1741-1743 - Wilson, Donald L. "An Index to Lost Deed Book F, 1741-1743," Vol. 4, No. 12 (Jun. 1986):9. [Taken from a manuscript deed index for letters M through W, made in 1827.]
  • 1743-1744 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book G, 1743-1744," Vol. 8, No. 11 (May 1990):85-86.
  • 1744-1745 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book H, 1744-1745," Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jul. 1990):4-5.
  • 1746-1748 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book K, 1746-1748," Vol. 9, No. 2 (Aug. 1990):12-13.
  • 1751-1754 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book N, 1751-1754," Vol. 9, No. 3 (Sep. 1990):20-21.
  • 1754-1760 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book O, 1754-1760," Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct. 1990):28-29; Vol. 9, No. 5 (Nov. 1990):38-39.
  • 1771-1774 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book S, 1771-1774," Vol. 9, No. 6 (Dec. 1990):47; Vol. 9, No. 7 (Jan. 1991):54-55.
  • 1791-1796 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book Y, 1791-1796," Vol. 9, No. 8 (Feb. 1991):62-63; Vol. 9, No. 9 (Mar. 1991):70-71; Vol. 9, No. 10 (Apr. 1991):78-79.
  • 1813-1816 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book 5, 1813-1816," Vol. 10, No. 2 (Aug. 1991):12-13; Vol. 10, No. 3 (Sep. 1991):22-23.
  • 1816-1818 - Mays, Judith A. "An Index to Lost Deed Book 6, 1816-1818," Vol. 10, No. 10 (Apr. 1992):78-79; Vol. 10, No. 11 (May 1992):86-87.

Grants and Patents

Land Causes

  • Sparacio, Ruth Trickey, Sam Sparacio, and Dumfries, Va. District Court. Abstracts of Land Causes, Prince William County, Virginia. [1789-1793] 2 vols. McLean, Va.: Antient Press, 1992. FHL Collection
  • Wilson, Donald L. "Prince William County Land Causes," [1789-1793] The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Aug. 1984):5-7; Vol. 3, No. 7 (Jan. 1985):3-6; Vol. 3, No. 10 (Apr. 1985):6-7; Vol. 3, No. 12 (Jun. 1985):6-7; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1985):4-6; Vol. 4, No. 2 (Aug. 1985):3-4; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Sep. 1985):5-7; Vol. 4, No. 7 (Jan. 1986):4-6; Vol. 4, No. 9 (Mar. 1986):3-4; Vol. 4, No. 10 (Apr. 1986):5-7; Vol. 4, No. 12 (Jun. 1986):5-7; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Jul. 1986):5-7; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Sep. 1986):6-9; Vol. 5, No. 6 (Dec. 1986):5-6; Vol. 5, No. 10 (Apr. 1987):5-7. FHL Collection

Surveyor's Plat Book

  • Jeffries, Janice. "An Index to Prince William County Surveyor's Plat Book," [1789-1858] The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 1, No. 9 (Jan. 1983). FHL Collection

Local Histories

  • Berkley, Henry J. "The Port of Dumfries, Prince William Co., Va.," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr. 1924):99-116. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Ewell, Alice Maude. A Virginia Scene, or, Life in Old Prince William. Lynchburg, Virginia: J.P. Bell Co., 1931. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Prince William: The Story of its People and its Places. Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1941. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Curtis, Donald E. and Prince William County Historical Commission. The Curtis Collection: A Personal View of Prince William County History. Prince William, Virginia: Prince William County Historical Commission, 1988. FHL Collection

Maps

  • African American Heritage Map by Eugene Scheel. Available through RELIC
  • Index to Historic Prince William County Map by Eugene M. Scheel (1992). The map can be purchased at Historic Prince William.
  • [1730s] "Old Prince William County," [Boundaries in 1730s showing some waterways] The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug. 1986):4. FHL Collection
  • [1759] 1759 Bertrand Ewell's Survey of the Fauquier-Prince William Boundary Line April 14, 1759. [Includes names of residents.] Available through RELIC.
  • [1834] 1834 Sperryville and Rappahannock Turnpike, Map 634, Parts 1 & 2, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, available online. Margaret Binning created an index available through RELIC.
  • [1901] 1901 Prince William County by William H. Brown, available online, courtesy: American Memory, Library of Congress.
  • [1933] 1933 Highway Map with Grids available through RELIC.

Migration

When British merchants returned to collect unpaid accounts in Prince William County, Virginia after the Revolution, these records, which are now housed in The National Archives in Kew, England, were created. The merchants' records identify individuals who had accounts and reveal if the person had died in the interval (1770s-early 1800s) or migrated to another part of the country. Americans of all social levels were interested in purchasing British imported goods through debt fincancing, making these records a valuable genealogical source. RELIC has created an online index:

  • "British Mercantile Claims, 1775-1803 Indexed from The Virginia Genealogist, Vols. 8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23 and 24," available online at RELIC. This index serves as a very useful guide to help researchers find the original abstracts in The Virginia Genealogist. These issues of The Virginia Genealogist are accessible online through American Ancestors ($).

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Prince William County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. FHL Collection; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Prince William County, see pp. 97-100, 112.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. FHL Collection; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Prince William County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
  • Mayo, Sandra. "Fairfax and Prince William Counties in the French and Indian War," Northern Virginia Heritage, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Feb. 1987). Digital version at Historic Prince William.
Revolutionary War

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

- 3rd Virginia Regiment
- 11th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Prince William County on page 133.]
  • 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.]
  • Pierce, Alycon Trubey. "Wringing Northern Virginians Out of Final Pension Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864," Northern Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):73-77. FHL Collection. [Identifies married daughters and granddaughters of Revolutionary War Pensioners, and other persons mentioned in these records. Pierce abstracted entries for residents of Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.]
War of 1812

Prince William County men served in the 36th and 89th Regiments.[5]

  • 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, Prince William County, pp. 99-100. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Prince William 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 Prince William County, Virginia:

- 4th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
- 8th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Evergreen Guards).[6]
- 17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company F (Prince William Rifles).[7]
- 49th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company F (Ewell Guards) and Company G (Quantico Guards).[8]

Records and histories are available, including:

  • "Civil War Claims from Prince William County," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 6, No. 6 (Dec. 1987):54-55. FHL Collection.
  • "First Roster of Prince William Co. Organized Dec 1859," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1983). FHL Collection
  • "Last Roll Call, Company A, Fourth Va Cavalry," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 2, No. 11 (May 1984). FHL Collection
Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Prince William County.

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865
World War I
  • Olson, Ann. "World War I Memorial," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 6, No. 7 (Jan. 1988):59. FHL Collection [Identifies 26 county residents who died in the conflict.]
World War II

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Prince William 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.

  • "Obituary and Estate of John Hooe of 'Mayfield' (1790?-1873)," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 8, No. 8 (Feb. 1990):62-63. FHL Collection
  • Phillips, Carol Thompson. Death Notices, Obituaries & Memoriams: From the Prince William County, Va., Manassas Gazette and Manassas Journal, 1885-1910. [Westminster, Maryland]: Willow Bend Books, 1998. FHL Collection
  • Phillips, Carol Thompson. Engagements and Marriages from the Prince William County Gazette & Manassas Journal, 1885-1910. Westminster, Maryland: Willow Bend Books, 1998. FHL Collection
  • "Prince William Gleanings," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 9 (Mar. 1992):70. FHL Collection [Abstract from Maryland Gazette, 1755. Concerns Anne Perrell who states she had been an indentured servant to John Morehead of Prince William County, Virginia.]
  • Turner, Ronald Ray. Prince William County Newspaper Transcripts 1861-1864. 2006. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.
  • Turner, Ronald Ray. Prince William County Virginia 1900-1930 Obituaries. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1996. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website.

Occupations

Officials

Private Papers

Ronald Ray Turner has abstracted papers relating to Prince William County, Virginia from each of Virginia's governors from 1779 through 1878, see: Prince William County Virginia Miscellaneous.

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

  • [Akers] See Manuel.
  • [Cocke] "Family bible of William Cocke, Dumfries, Virginia, 1802," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1989):30-31. FHL Collection
  • [Foley] Gott, John K. "Foley Bible, 'Mt. Atlas,' Prince William Co., Va.," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1975):118-120. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Gray] "Thomas L. Gray of Prince William County," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 12 (Jun. 1992):91, 93. FHL Collection
  • [Huntt] "Huntt Family Bible: Fairfax County, Virginia," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 3, No. 12 (Jun. 1985):3-5. FHL Collection
  • [Leaman] Durham, Karen. "Leaman-Metz Family Bible Record," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 5 (Nov. 1991):35-37. FHL Collection
  • [Lynn] Stickel, Iris Robey. "Lynn - Russell Bible," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 8, No. 12 (Jun. 1990):93-94. FHL Collection
  • [McCuin] "McCuin Bible," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 2, No. 5 (Nov. 1983). FHL Collection
  • [Manuel] "Manuel-Akers Bible Record," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 9, No. 11 (May 1991):87. FHL Collection
  • [Metz] See Leaman.
  • [Norman] "Norman Family Bible Record," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 7, No. 12 (Jun. 1989):64-65. FHL Collection
  • [Rector] "Our Rector Line," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 3, No. 9 (Mar. 1985). FHL Collection
  • [Russell] See Lynn.
  • [Tolson] "Bible of Daniel W. Tolson and Elizabeth Scott Botts," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1983). FHL Collection

Probate Records

A free index to Prince William County, Virginia wills and administrations (1734-1744 - 1778-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

Local Court

  • Clemens, William M. Virginia Wills Before 1799: A Complete Abstract Register of All Names Mentioned in Over Six Hundred Recorded Wills, ... Copied from the Court House Records of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Loudoun, Prince William and Rockbridge Counties. Pompton Lakes, N.J.: Biblio Co., 1924. FHL Collection Fiche 6015628-6015629; digital versions at Access Genealogy; Ancestry ($); and Heritage Quest Online ($). Free online surname index and 2004 reprint purchase details at Mountain Press website.
  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. FHL Collection [Includes Prince William County.]
  • Prince William County, Virginia: Index to Probate Records, 1731-1951, available online, courtesy: RELIC.
  • Prince William County, Virginia Wills, Part 1, 1734-1951. Database at Ancestry ($).
  • Prince William County, Virginia Wills, Part 2, 1734-1920. Database at Ancestry ($).
  • "Will of John Owens," [1794] The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 8, No. 9 (Mar. 1990):69-70. FHL Collection [Original will, then in the possession of Miss Louise Booton, Maysville, Kentucky.]

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Prince William County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

The Brock Collection contains many rent rolls for eighteenth-century Prince William County residents. Edward D.C. Campbell Jr. describes the Library of Virginia's accessions of the Brock Collection in "Library of Virginia and Huntington Library Join to Microfilm Brock Collection," The Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Feb. 2003):1-3, which is available as FHL Collection; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

  • [1723, 1724] King, G. Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Va., 1723-1758. 1961. [1723 Rent Roll of Stafford County, 1724 list of tobacco tenders between Acquia Creek and Quantico Creek; includes area that later became Prince William County.]
  • [1735/1736] Wilson, Donald L. "An Early Rent Roll for Prince William County," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 5, No. 8 (Feb. 1987):5-11. FHL Collection [Original record held at Huntington Library, San Marino, California; microfilm copy at Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia and Prince William Library (Central and Potomac Branches). Labeled Prince William County, Virginia, Manuscripts in the Huntington Library.]
  • [1736] "Rent Roll, Prince William County, Va. - 1736," in Junie Estelle Stewart King, Abstracts of Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia, 1759-1800. 1939; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland, 2001. Available at Ancestry ($). [King made numerous errors in reading this rental according to local expert Jim W. Tackitt.]
  • [1737] Wilson, Donald L. "The Brent Town Survey of 1737," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 2, No. 6 (Dec. 1983). FHL Collection
  • [1738] "Rent Roll of Prince William County 1738," in County Collections: Prince William County at the College of William and Mary, Earl Gregg Swem Library. Copy: FHL Film 1955385 Item 10.
  • [1738-1739] 1738-1739 Quit Rental List of Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 13 pages.[16]
  • [1741] Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. FHL Collection; digital version at Google Books. [Poll List for the Election of Burgesses for Prince William County, Va, 1741, see pp. 116-125.]
  • [1741] "1741 Prince William County Poll ...," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 3, No. 6 (Dec. 1984):2-4; Vol. 3, No. 7 (Jan. 1985):6-8. FHL Collection
  • [1747] A List of Tithables [sic] Between Sedderrun [sic] and Boolrun [sic] in Ditingin [sic] Parish in Prince William County for 1747. Photocopy of original records, Prince William County Courthouse, Manassas, Virginia; microfilm: FHL Collection [The original records are held at the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.]
  • [1747] "Residents of Western Dettingen Parish, 1747," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 3, No. 8 (Feb. 1985):4-7. FHL Collection
  • [1747] List, Tithables, Dettinger Parish, 1747, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Journal. Washington DC: Spring 1985. Vol. 6 Iss. 1.
  • [1751] "A List of Taxpayers for Hamilton Parish, 1751," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 10, No. 6 (Dec. 1991):43-45. FHL Collection [Taken from the Account Book of Captain John Crump, Sheriff of Prince William County. "The original book was presented to the Fauquier Historical Society in 1922, by Col. Malcolm H. Crump, Bowling Green, Kentucky," but has since been misplaced.]
  • [1751-1752] 1751-1752 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 20 pages.[16]
  • [1751-1779] Jackson, R. Early Virginia. Vol. 1. [Includes 1751-1779 rent rolls, but expert Jim W. Tackitt states Jackson omitted many names and made numerous errors.]
  • [1753] 1753 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 28 pages. [16]
  • [1753] Rent Roll, 1753, Kindred Spirits. Manassas VA: Mar 1993. Vol. 11 Iss. 9; Apr 1993. Vol. 11 Iss. 10; May 1993. Vol. 11 Iss. 11; Jun 1993. Vol. 11 Iss. 12; Jul 1993. Vol. 12 Iss. 1.
  • [1754] 1754 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 18 pages. [16]
  • [1760] 1760 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 15 pages. [16]
  • [1760] 1760 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 24 pages. [16]
  • [1761] 1761 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 17 pages. [16]
  • [1762] 1762 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 4 pages. [16]
  • [1765] Tithable Lists, 1765, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. Richmond VA: May 1992. Vol. 30 Iss. 2; Aug 1992. Vol. 30 Iss. 3.
  • [1767] 1767 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 16 pages. [16]
  • [1773] 1773 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 21 pages. [16]
  • [1777] 1777 Rental of Prince William County, Virginia, in "The Brock Collection," Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 19 pages. [16]
  • [1782] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. FHL Collection [1782 personal property tax list of Prince William County.]
  • [1784] Tax list, 1784, Researcher. Chillicothe MO: Mar 1981. Vol. - Iss. 92; Vol. 2 Iss. 1.
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. FHL Collection [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Prince William County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1788, 1799] Images of the 1788 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Prince William County, Virginia  are available to browse online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, Virginia Genealogist. Falmouth VA: Apr 2006. Vol. 50 Iss. 2; Jul 2006. Vol. 50 Iss. 3.
  • [1800] Personal Property Tax List, 1800, Northern Virginia Genealogy. Lovettsville VA: Spring 1999. Vol. 4 Iss. 2; Summer 1999. Vol. 4 Iss. 3.
  • [1800-1899] Merchants License Tax List and Business List, 1800-1899, Kindred Spirits. Oct 1998. Vol. 17 Iss. 4; Jan 1999. Vol. 17 Iss. 7; Feb 1999. Vol. 17 Iss. 8.
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL Collection [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Prince William County is included in Vol. 4.]
  • [1865-1866] Personal Property Tax List, 1865-1866, Colored Inhabitants, Prince William Reliquary
  • [1921-1923] Women Who Paid State Poll Tax, List, 1921-1923, Prince William Reliquary. Manassas VA: Oct 2004. Vol. 3 Iss. 4.
  • [1924] Lands and Lots, Delinquent Taxes, 1924, Prince William Reliquary. Manassas VA: Jul 2002. Vol. 1 Iss. 3.
  • [1940s] Poll Tax, 1940s, Prince William Reliquary. Manassas VA: Apr 2002. Vol. 1 Iss. 2; Jul 2002. Vol. 1 Iss. 3; Jan 2003. Vol. 2 Iss. 1; Apr 2003. Vol. 2 Iss. 2; Jul 2003. Vol. 2 Iss. 3; Oct 2003. Vol. 2 Iss. 4.
  • [1941-1949] Poll Tax List, 1941-49, Dumfries & Quantico, Prince William Reliquary. Manassas VA: Oct 2002. Vol. 1 Iss. 4.

Vital Records

Indexes to Prince William 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

Civil officials began recording births in 1853. They have been indexed multiple times:

There there are a variety of other types of records that may reveal births, including:

  • Birth Records of Prince William County, Virginia (From Various Sources except the Official Register), available online through RELIC.
Marriage
Death

Civil officials began recording deaths in 1853.

Prince William County, Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

There are a variety of other types of records that may reveal deaths, including:

When British merchants returned to collect unpaid accounts in Prince William County, Virginia after the Revolution, these records, which are now housed in The National Archives in Kew, England, were created. The merchants' records identify individuals who had accounts and reveal if the person had died in the interval (1770s-early 1800s) or migrated to another part of the country. Americans of all social levels were interested in purchasing British imported goods through debt financing, making these records a valuable genealogical source. RELIC has created an online index:

  • "British Mercantile Claims, 1775-1803 Indexed from The Virginia Genealogist, Vols. 8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23 and 24," available online through RELIC. This index serves as a very useful guide to help researchers find the original abstracts in The Virginia Genealogist. These issues of The Virginia Genealogist are accessible online through American Ancestors ($).
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.

Prince William County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

The following list was taken from "Prince William County Genealogy: A Guide to Sources," The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 7, No. 8 (Feb. 1989):34-35. Available at FHL.

  • Prince William County Genealogical Society, Manassas, Virginia
  • Prince William County Historical Commission, Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center (RELIC), Bull Run Regional Library, . Contains a wealth of genealogical material, including online records.
  • Manassas Historical Committee/Manassas Museum, Manassas, Virginia
  • Historic Dumfries Inc./Weems-Botts Museum, Dumfries, Virginia
  • Historic Occoquan/Mill House Museum, Occoquan, Virginia
  • Prince William Library, Virginiana Collection, Manassas, Virginia

Family History Centers

Prince William County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prince William 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. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  4. Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 386-387. Digital version at Google Books.
  5. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 180. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  6. John E. Divine, 8th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1983). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 6.
  7. Lee A. Wallace, 17th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 67.
  8. Richard B. Kleese, 49th Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 2002). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 138.
  9. Heritage Preservation Services,[www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).
  13. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  14. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August 2012).
  15. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August, 2012)
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 "Letter from Jim W. Tackitt, CGRS to Mark Bateman, Editor, 29 April 1984," published in The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1984), FHL 975.52732 D25n v. 1-3.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 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.