St. Marks Parish, Virginia

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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
St. Mark's Parish has served [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]], [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]], and [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]] counties. During the colonial period, Little Fork Church served parishioners as a chapel of ease.<ref>Wikipedia Contributors, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Fork_Church "Little Fork Church,"] ''Wikipedia,'' accessed 28 February 2011.</ref>  
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St. Mark's Parish has served [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]], [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]], and [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]] counties.&nbsp;Little Fork Church, which had originally been&nbsp;a chapel of ease, became the parish church.<ref>Wikipedia Contributors, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Fork_Church "Little Fork Church,"] ''Wikipedia,'' accessed 28 February 2011.</ref>  
  
 
==== Founded  ====
 
==== Founded  ====
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemetery  ====
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Many of the graves at Little Fork Church are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2142250&CScntry=4&CSst=48&CScnty=2826&CSsr=41& Find A Grave]. Includes transcripts and select photographs.
  
 
==== Parish History  ====
 
==== Parish History  ====
  
*Slaughter, Philip. ''A History of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia: With Notes of Old Churches and Old Families, and Illustrations of the Manners and Customs of the Olden Time''. Baltimore, Md.: Innes &amp; Co., Printers, 1877. Original edition: {{FHL|429604|title-id|disp=FHL Collection}}; digital versions at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25519 Ancestry]&nbsp;($) and [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH28,94262 Family History Archives]. 1990 reprint: {{FHL|588661|title-id|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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Meade's 1861 history of St. Mark's Parish is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/74/mode/2up online.]<ref name="meade">William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
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*Boyle, Andrew J. ''The Church in the Fork, a History of Historic Little Fork Church''. Culpeper, Va.: Little Fork Preservation Committee, 1983. {{FHL|456587|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.5392 K2b}}
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*Slaughter, Philip. ''A History of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia: With Notes of Old Churches and Old Families, and Illustrations of the Manners and Customs of the Olden Time''. Baltimore, Md.: Innes &amp; Co., Printers, 1877. Original edition: {{FHL|429604|title-id|disp=FHL Collection}}; digital versions at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25519 Ancestry]&nbsp;($) and {{FSbook|84929}} - free.
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*Thomas, Arthur Dicken and Angus McDonald Green. ''Early Churches of Culpeper County, Virginia: Colonial and Ante-bellum Congregations''. Culpeper, Va.: Culpeper Historical Society, 1987. {{FHL|647462|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.5392 K2e}}
  
 
==== Parish Records  ====
 
==== Parish Records  ====
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===== Parish Registers  =====
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The original parish registers (christenings and marriages 1794-1797) are kept at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]]. Copies: {{FHL|365256|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 33856 Item 1}}. The christenings have been abstracted:<br>
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*Somerville, Mary Lee. "Saint Mark's Parish Register Baptisms, 1794-1796," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1959):99-102. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 3 (1959)}}.
  
 
===== Vestry Books  =====
 
===== Vestry Books  =====
  
The original St. Mark's Parish Vestry Books (1730-1843) are kept at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]].  
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The original St. Mark's Parish Vestry Books (1730-1843) are kept at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]]. Copies of vestry book (1730-1753) and treasurer's levies (1731-1785): {{FHL|365256|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Film 33856 Item 2}}. Abstracts:
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*Davis, Rosalie Edith Rogers. ''Saint Mark Parish Vestry Book &amp; Levies, 1730-1785: Spotsylvania, Orange and Culpeper Counties, Virginia''. Manchester, Mo.: Heritage Trails, 1983. {{FHL|134591|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5392 K2d}} Contains records about the organization of the parish, elections of church officers, hiring of ministers, payments of fees and wages, upkeep of the "gleeb" house and church, care of the poor and orphans, and the raising of levies from the parish tithables.
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
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{{Wikipedia|Little Fork Church}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Little Fork Church}}  
  
*[http://www.littleforkchurch.net/ Little Fork Church] (official site). History, photographs.
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*[http://www.littleforkchurch.net/ Little Fork Church] (official site). History, photographs.  
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=2683 Little Fork Church], The Historical Marker Database
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Contents

History

St. Mark's Parish has served Spotsylvania, Orange, and Culpeper counties. Little Fork Church, which had originally been a chapel of ease, became the parish church.[1]

Founded

Boundary

Resources

Cemetery

Many of the graves at Little Fork Church are described at Find A Grave. Includes transcripts and select photographs.

Parish History

Meade's 1861 history of St. Mark's Parish is available online.[3]

  • Boyle, Andrew J. The Church in the Fork, a History of Historic Little Fork Church. Culpeper, Va.: Little Fork Preservation Committee, 1983. FHL Book 975.5392 K2b
  • Slaughter, Philip. A History of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia: With Notes of Old Churches and Old Families, and Illustrations of the Manners and Customs of the Olden Time. Baltimore, Md.: Innes & Co., Printers, 1877. Original edition: FHL Collection; digital versions at Ancestry ($) and FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Thomas, Arthur Dicken and Angus McDonald Green. Early Churches of Culpeper County, Virginia: Colonial and Ante-bellum Congregations. Culpeper, Va.: Culpeper Historical Society, 1987. FHL Book 975.5392 K2e

Parish Records

Parish Registers

The original parish registers (christenings and marriages 1794-1797) are kept at the Library of Virginia. Copies: FHL Film 33856 Item 1. The christenings have been abstracted:

Vestry Books

The original St. Mark's Parish Vestry Books (1730-1843) are kept at the Library of Virginia. Copies of vestry book (1730-1753) and treasurer's levies (1731-1785): FHL Film 33856 Item 2. Abstracts:

  • Davis, Rosalie Edith Rogers. Saint Mark Parish Vestry Book & Levies, 1730-1785: Spotsylvania, Orange and Culpeper Counties, Virginia. Manchester, Mo.: Heritage Trails, 1983. FHL Book 975.5392 K2d Contains records about the organization of the parish, elections of church officers, hiring of ministers, payments of fees and wages, upkeep of the "gleeb" house and church, care of the poor and orphans, and the raising of levies from the parish tithables.

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Little Fork Church

References

  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Little Fork Church," Wikipedia, accessed 28 February 2011.
  2. Freddie Spradlin, "Parishes of Virginia," VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; Hening's Statutes at Large; Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).
  3. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.