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Guide to Stafford County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Founded 1666
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Stafford County, Virginia Courthouse

Stafford County Courthouse
P O Box 339
Stafford, Virginia 22554-0339
Phone: 540-658-8750

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1854,
divorce and court records from 1664, probate and
land records from 1699[1]

Beginning Dates for Stafford County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1854 1853 1810 1699 1699

Stafford County, Virginia History

Stafford County, Virginia takes its name from the English county of Staffordshire.

The county is named after the English county of Staffordshire.[2]

The port of Falmouth, just opposite of Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock River, is situated in Stafford County.

Parent County

1666--Stafford County was created 5 June 1666 from Westmoreland County.
County seat: Stafford [1]

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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Sometime during the American Civil War 1861-1865 Union troops vandalized the courthouse records. However, a few volumes of deeds, orders, and wills still exist.[3]

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

George Harrison Sanford King's Card File is especially valuable for reconstructing Stafford County families. His papers are available online, see Virginia Genealogy.[4]

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:

Stafford County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

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Getting Started

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

If you are researching families who lived in Stafford County, Virginia between the 1660s and 1820s, 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

  • King, George H.S. "A Survey of Stafford County Records [1792]," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 53, No. 3 (Jul. 1945):215-218. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Stafford County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1979):55-57. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

African Americans

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 9,588
1800 9,971 4.0%
1810 9,830 −1.4%
1820 9,517 −3.2%
1830 9,362 −1.6%
1840 8,454 −9.7%
1850 8,044 −4.8%
1860 8,555 6.4%
1870 6,420 −25.0%
1880 7,211 12.3%
1890 7,362 2.1%
1900 8,097 10.0%
1910 8,070 −0.3%
1920 8,104 0.4%
1930 8,050 −0.7%
1940 9,548 18.6%
1950 11,902 24.7%
1960 16,876 41.8%
1970 24,587 45.7%
1980 40,470 64.6%
1990 61,236 51.3%
2000 117,874 92.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1785 Enumeration

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Chappawamsick (1767)[5]. Original records held at the Virginia Historical Society; digitized by FamilySearch - free. Church records from 1766 to 1844 were also published and indexed in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 27 (1989), which is available online at Ancestry ($).[6] Edwards published a membership list dated 1766 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 28.
  2. Hartwood (1771).[5] Church records from 1771 to 1791 were published in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 28 (1990), which is available online at Ancestry ($).[7]
  3. Horsepen (by 1771)[8]
  4. Potowmack (by 1768)[8] Edwards published a membership list dated 1771 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 33.
  5. White Oak (1791)[5]

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

Stafford County fell within the bounds of the Ketocton Association.

Catholic
  • Downing, Margaret Brent. "The Old Catholic Chapel and Graveyard near Aquia, Stafford County, Va.," The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jan. 1925):561-563. Available at JSTOR ($).
Church of England

Visit the following Church of England parish pages to learn about resources available for Anglican residents of Stafford County:

Gotoarrow.png See also Brunswick Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Chotank Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Hamilton Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Lower Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Overwharton Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Potomac Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. Paul's Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Stafford Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Upper Parish

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Stafford Monthly Meeting (1769-1807) aka Potomac Creek[9]

Court

In 2011, a transcript of missing Stafford County Order Book 1749-1755 was located. Read more at NJ.com.

General

  • Waterman, Thomas T. "The Old Court House Buildings, Stafford County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Apr. 1936):247. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Waterman, Thomas T. "The Old Buildings at Stafford Court House," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct. 1936):587-588. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Happel, Ralph. "Stafford and King George Courthouses and the Fate of Marlborough, Port of Entry," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 66, No. 2 (Apr. 1958):183-194. Available at JSTOR ($).

County Court

  • "Notes from the Records of Stafford County, Virginia, Order Books," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul. 1936):191-206; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct. 1936):296-311; Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan. 1937):11-28; Vol. 45, No. 2 (Apr. 1937):171-188; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Jul. 1937):243-259; Vol. 45, No. 4 (Oct. 1937):367-382; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan. 1938):20-33; Vol. 46, No. 2 (Apr. 1938):126-134; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul. 1938):222-230; Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct. 1938):316-320; Vol. 47, No. 1 (Jan. 1939):22-26; Vol. 47, No. 2 (Apr. 1939):126-132; Vol. 47, No. 3 (Jul. 1939):248-252; Vol. 47, No. 4 (Oct. 1939):335-348. Available at JSTOR ($).

District Court of Fredericksburg

The District Court of Fredericksburg and later the Superior Court of Chancery had jurisdiction over certain Stafford 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., microfilmed reproduction: 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.]
  • See also Historic Court Records for indexes of Apprentice Records, Clerk's Order Books, Court Records, Free Negro / Slave records, Inquests, Marriage Records, Mayor's Court, Military Records & Wills
    Superior Court of Chancery

See District Court of Fredericksburg 

Genealogy

More than 350 genealogies have been published about Stafford County families. To view a list, visit Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy.

Historic Residences

  • Goolrick, John T. Old Homes and History Around Fredericksburg: The Northern Neck and the Southside, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties and Battle Sketches. Richmond: Garrett & Massie, c1929. FHL Collection; digital versions at Ancestry ($) and FamilySearch Books Online

Immigration

Falmouth, along the Rappahannock River, has been a port since colonial times. No official passenger lists survive for the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries.

Headright grants identify many Stafford County, Virginia immigrants who arrived before 1720.[10] The Virginia Immigration article provides tips about using this source.

Additional resources include:

  • 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. [List of immigrants, 1707, sailed to Virginia under Capt. James Gaugh on the Ship Joseph and Thomas from Bristol, England, see p. 8.]
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Stafford County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
  • O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Stafford County, Overwharton Parish - Extracts from the Registers of the Protestant Episcopal Church of, from 1720 to 1758, Transcribed by Mr. Powhattan Moncure, Custodian of the Records," The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. 12 (1913):156-161. FHL Collection; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this Church of England parish register.]

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 4 British aliens, some of whom had families, living in Falmouth.[11]

Land and Property

Grants and Patents

  • Davey. 253 patents dated 1651-1911 in what is now Fairfax, Fauquier, Northumberland, Prince William, Stafford, and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia placed on a map. DeedMapper. [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, which is "Nova" in this instance); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's DeedMapper product.]
  • Gray, Gertrude E. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1694-1742. Vol. I. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987. FHL Collection; digital version at Ancestry. [Includes Stafford County.]
  • Gray, Gertrude E. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775. Vol. II. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. FHL Collection; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Stafford County.]
  • Nugent, Nell Marion. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666. Vol. I (1934; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991). FHL Collection; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Stafford County. N.B. If Ancestry's search engine fails, try checking the printed index at the end of the book.]

Local Histories

  • Goolrick, John T. Old Homes and History Around Fredericksburg: The Northern Neck and the Southside, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties and Battle Sketches. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online

Maps

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1977):49-53. FHL Collection; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Stafford County's 1787 Delinquent List appears on p. 53.]

Military

Colonial Militia
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. FHL Collection [Identifies some Stafford County militia officers and/or soldiers; see place name index.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. FHL Collection; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Stafford County militia officers; see place name index.]
French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. FHL Collection [Identifies some Stafford County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. FHL Collection; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Stafford County, see pp. 101-102.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. FHL Collection; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Stafford County militia officers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 3rd Virginia Regiment
- 10th 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 Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Stafford 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.]
War of 1812

Stafford County men served in the 45th Regiment.[12]

  • 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, Stafford County, p. 105. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Stafford 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 Stafford County, Virginia:

- 9th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Stafford Rangers).[13]
- 30th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company I.[14]
- 47th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A and Company B.[15]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Stafford County.

May 29-June 1, 1861 = Aquia Creek[16]
Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Native Americans

  • Deyo, William L. A Brief Outline of Recorded History of the Patawomeck [Potomac] Tribe. Colonial Beach, Va.: DeJoux Publications, 2000. FHL Book 970.3 P849d

Naturalization


Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Stafford 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. FHL Collection [Includes sections on Falmouth and Stafford County silversmiths.]

Two iron making facilities operated in colonial Stafford County:

  1. Accokeek Furnace
  2. Rappahannock Forge[17]

Private Papers


Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

  • King, George Harrison Sanford. "Notes from the Journal of John Mercer, Esquire, (1704/5-1768) of Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1960):99-110; Vol. 4, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1960):153-162. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Probate Records

Local Court

  • 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 Stafford County.]
  • King, George Harrison Sanford. "Will of Andrew Edwards, Stafford County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):307-310. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • Nicklen, John Bailey Calvert. "A Missing Will Book of Stafford County and Its Contents," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 57, No. 1 (Jan. 1949):67-75. Available at JSTOR ($).

London Courts

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

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1723-1790] Vogt, John and T. William Kethley. Stafford County, Virginia Tithables: Quit Rent, Personal Property Taxes and Related Lists and Petitions, 1723-1790 in Two Volumes. 2 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. FHL Collection
  • [1742] Vogt, John. "A Stafford County, Virginia Quit Roll, circa 1742," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Nov. 1989):239-245. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [1746-1749] A List of the Rents Belonging to the Estate of Capt. William Brent, Dece[ase]d Virginia, y[ea]rs 1746-1749, in Milnor Ljungstedt, "Some Stafford Records," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jul. 1922):183. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [1758-1759, 1764] Reynolds, William W. "Rent Rolls of 1758-1759 and 1764, Stafford County," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981):137-139. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [1768, 1773] Woodson, Robert F. and Isobel B. Woodson. Virginia Tithables from Burned Record Counties: Buckingham, 1773-1774; Gloucester, 1770-1771, 1774-1775; Hanover, 1763 and 1770; James City, 1768-1769; Stafford, 1768 and 1773. Richmond, Virginia: I.B. Woodson, 1970. FHL Collection
  • [1782-1813] Heinegg, Paul. "Stafford County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1813," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. FHL Collection [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Stafford County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1787] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1977):49-53. FHL Collection; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Stafford County's 1787 Delinquent List appears on p. 53.]
  • [1789, 1798] Images of the 1789 and 1798 Personal Property Tax Lists of Stafford County, Virginia  are available to browse online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [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 1815 land tax. Stafford County is included in Vol. 4.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Stafford 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

  • Boogher, William F. Old Stafford County, Virginia: Overwharton Parish Register, 1720 - 1760. Washington, D.C.: Saxton Printing Co., 1899. FHL Collection; digital version at World Vital Records ($). Contains births, deaths and marriages 1720-1760.

Gotoarrow.png See also Overwharton Parish, Virginia

Birth
  • 1853-1871 - Stafford County Birth Index 1853-1871. Batch C868670 at FamilySearch - free.[18]
Marriage
  • 1854-1927 - Stafford County Marriage Index 1854-1927. Batch M868670 at FamilySearch - free.[18]
Death

Stafford 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.

  • 1853-1871 - Stafford County Death Index 1853-1871. Batch B868670 at FamilySearch - free.[18]
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.

Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Central Rappahannock Library
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540/372-1144 or 540/371-9165

Stafford County collections are also held at the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society.

Family History Centers

Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stafford County, Virginia. Page 721 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Stafford County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_County,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.
  3. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 4, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  4. Susan Chiarello, "George Harrison Sanford King's Card File," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 45, No. 1 (Feb. 2007):5. FHL Book 975.5 B2vs. Explanation by Barbara Vines Little.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 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.
  6. Richard Slatten, "Early Records of Chappawamsic Baptist Church, Stafford County, 1799-1844," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Feb. 1989):38-40; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Aug. 1989):191-197. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  7. Richard Slatten, "Hartwood Baptist Church Records, Stafford County, 1771-1791," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Nov. 1990):317-320. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  8. 8.0 8.1 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.
  9. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  10. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Cavaliers and Pioneers," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1980):221. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 24 (1980)
  11. Kenneth Scott, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. FHL Book 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  12. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 200. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  13. Robert K. Krick, 9th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1982). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 2.
  14. Robert K. Krick, 30th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1983). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 4.
  15. Homer D. Musselman, 47th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 73.
  16. Heritage Preservation Services,Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)
  17. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Laying the Hoe, A Century of Iron Manufacturing in Stafford County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2003):238. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 47 (2003).
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 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.