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Albemarle County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Albemarle County, Virginia
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Location in the state of Virginia
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Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 6, 1744
County Seat Charlottesville
Courthouse
United States  go to  Virginia  go to  Albemarle County

Albemarle County, Virginia is a county, established in 1744, in the Piedmont region.

Contents

County Courthouse

Albemarle County, Virginia
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone: 804-972-4084

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1870
Land records from 1748
Divorce, Probate and Court Records[1]

Beginning Dates for Albemarle County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1780 1853 1810 1748 1748

History

Gen. Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle (1702-1754)

The county is named after Lieutenant-General Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle (1702-1754), a British diplomat and American colonist.[2]

Parent County

1744--Albemarle County was created 6 May 1744 from Goochland and Louisa Counties.
County seat: Charlottesville [3]

Variant Spellings

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns: Scottsville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Getting Started

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

If you are researching families who lived in Albemarle County, Virginia between the 1750s 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.

Research Guides

African American

  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware. 2005-present. - free online book. Ailstock, Arnold, Baine, Banks, Barnett, Battles, Bell, Bowles, Brooks, Brown, Burnett, Chapman, Chavis, Farrar, Farrow, Gibson, Going, Hartless, Hill, Mann, Martin, Mason, Mayo, Moss, Smothers, and Tyre families of pre-1820 Albemarle County, Virginia.

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

  • [Brown] Edwards, Bessie Z. "Brown Family Bible, Hanover and Albemarle Counties, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1969):77-78. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Gilmer] Gilmer, George and Virginia Historical Society. Papers, Military and Political, 1775-1778, of George Gilmer, M.D., of "Pen Park," Albemarle County, Va. Richmond, Va.: n.p., 1887. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6078134.

Cemeteries

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Albemarle County, Virginia Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in Albemarle County:[5]

  • Ash Lawn Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Buck Mountain Cemetery
  • Chapman Grove Cemetery
  • Chestnut Grove Cemetery
  • Christ Church Cemetery
  • Church of the Good Shepherd Cemetery
  • Coles Cemetery
  • Cove Cemetery
  • Emmanuel Cemetery
  • Estes Cemetery
  • Free Union Cemetery
  • Garrison Cemetery
  • Gentry Cemetery
  • Goss Cemetery
  • Grace Cemetery
  • Griffin Cemetery
  • Hardware Cemetery
  • Hildebrand Cemetery
  • Hillsboro Cemetery
  • Holly Memorial Gardens
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Ivy Creek Cemetery
  • Jefferson Tomb
  • John’s Cemetery
  • Knight’s Chapel Cemetery
  • Lebanon Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
  • Lincoln Cemetery
  • Long Cemetery
  • Magruder Cemetery
  • Mission Home Cemetery
  • Monticello Graveyard
  • Monticello Memorial Park
  • Moon Cemetery
  • Mooreland Cemetery
  • Mount Calvary Cemetery
  • Mount Carmel Cemetery
  • Mount Eagle Cemetery
  • Mount Moriah Cemetery
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Mount Plains Cemetery
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
  • Mount Salem Cemetery
  • Mount Zion Cemetery
  • Munday Cemetery
  • New Bethel Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
  • Oak Union Cemetery
  • Olivet Cemetery
  • Pine Ridge Cemetery
  • Prize Hill Cemetery
  • Rising Sun Cemetery
  • Rock Gate Cemetery
  • Saint George’s Cemetery
  • Saint John the Baptist Cemetery
  • Saint John’s Cemetery
  • Saint Paul’s Cemetery
  • Saint Stephen’s Cemetery
  • Sandridge Cemetery
  • Scottsville Cemetery
  • Shackelford Cemetery
  • Sinai Cemetery
  • Slate Hill Cemetery
  • South Plains Cemetery
  • Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Thomas Cemetery
  • Thompson Cemetery
  • Trinity Cemetery
  • Van Clief Family Cemetery
  • Wake Forest Cemetery
  • Wesley Cemetery
  • Wild Rose Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 12,585
1800 16,439 30.6%
1810 18,268 11.1%
1820 19,750 8.1%
1830 22,618 14.5%
1840 22,294 −1.4%
1850 25,800 15.7%
1860 26,625 3.2%
1870 27,544 3.5%
1880 32,618 18.4%
1890 32,379 −0.7%
1900 28,473 −12.1%
1910 29,871 4.9%
1920 26,005 −12.9%
1930 26,981 3.8%
1940 24,652 −8.6%
1950 26,662 8.2%
1960 30,969 16.2%
1970 37,780 22.0%
1980 55,683 47.4%
1990 68,040 22.2%
2000 79,236 16.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1785 Enumeration

1810

  • Vogt, John. Albemarle County Virginia Federal Census of 1810. New Papyrus, 2008.

1890 Union Veterans

Church

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Albemarle (1773)[6]
  2. Hephzibah (1802)[6]
  3. Prethis Creek (1784)[6]
  4. Totier (1773)[6]
  5. Whitesides (1788)[6]

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.

Albemarle County fell within the bounds of the Albemarle Association.

Church of England

go to See also Fredericksville Parish
go to See also St. Anne's Parish
go to See also Tillotson Parish

According to one authority, Buck Mountain Parish was one of Albemarle County's original parishes.[7]

Presbyterian
  • Woods, Edgar, Rev. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company Printers, 1901. Original edition available at FHL US/CAN Film 924674 Item 2; 1964 reprint at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6145978; 1991 reprint at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5482 H2w; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); digital version at Google Books. [Includes family histories of many residents of the county. Also identifies some Presbyterians (1747), some French and Indian War soldiers, Revolutionary War soldiers, county militia (1794-1802), government representatives, some migrants who left Albemarle County, and some death records (1744-1890).][8] [Alternative title: History of Albemarle County, Virginia.]

Court

Guardianship

  • Murphy, Guardians' Bonds of Albemarle County.

Genealogy

More than 250 genealogies have been published about Albemarle County families. To view a list, visit Albemarle County, Virginia Genealogy.

Over 350 genealogies. See List. Virginia Pioneers

Historic Residences

  • Boggan, Linda Gail, K. Edward Lay, and University of Virginia. School of Architecture. "The Olde Poorhouse Farm of Keswick, Va: The Second Poorhouse of Albemarle County," Architecture in Virginia, Issue 143 [Citation from Google Books.]
  • Castle Hill, Albemarle County, Virginia: Home of Prince and Princess Troubetzkoy and Miss Landon Rives. 193?.
  • Coons, F.H. Boyd, K. Edward Lay, Eugenia Bibb, and University of Virginia. School of Architecture. "Benjamin Brown, Sr. of Brown's Cove, Albemarle Co., Va: A Brief Survey of Some of His Descendants and Their Buildings," Architecture in Virginia, Issue 24.
  • Craig, Claudia, K. Edward Lay, and University of Virginia. School of Architecture. "Springdale Farm: Simeon Area, Near Buck Island Creek, Albemarle County, Virginia," Studies in Vernacular Architecture, Issue 58.
  • Ye Greenwood House (On Dinwiddie Estate): Greenwood, Albemarle County, Va. 190?. [Incomplete citation from Google Books.]

Immigration

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

Land and Property

Deeds

  Index to Albemarle County Deeds 1748-1752  Virginia Pioneers

Grants and Patents

Local Histories

  • Dabney, William Minor. "Jefferson's Albemarle, 1717-1819," University of Virginia, Dissertation, 1950 or 1951.
  • Jones, Newton Bond. "Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, 1819-1865," University of Virginia, Dissertation, 1950 or 1951.
  • Watts, Charles Wilder. Colonial Albemarle: The Social and Economic History of a Piedmont Virginia Country, 1727-1775. University of Virginia, 1948.
  • Woods, Edgar, Rev. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company Printers, 1901. Original edition available at FHL US/CAN Film 924674 Item 2; 1964 reprint at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6145978; 1991 reprint at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5482 H2w; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); digital version at Google Books; and World Vital Records ($). [Includes family histories of many residents of the county. Also identifies some Presbyterians (1747), some French and Indian War soldiers, Revolutionary War soldiers, county militia (1794-1802), government representatives, some migrants who left Albemarle County, and some death records (1744-1890).][8] [Alternative title: History of Albemarle County, Virginia.]

Maps

  • Murphy, Mary Catharine, Moses Green Peyton, Anne Freudenburg, John Thomas Casteen, and Albemarle County Historical Society. Index to Green Peyton's A Map of Albemarle County, Virginia, 1875. [Charlottesville, Virginia]: Albemarle County Historical Society, 1987. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5482 E72m.
  • Peyton, Moses Green. A Map of Albemarle County, Virginia. 1875; reprint, [Charlottesville, Virginia]: Albemarle County Historical Society, 1971. Available at FHL US/CAN Map Case 975.5482 E7p.

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1975):190-194. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Albemarle County's 1787 Delinquent Lists appear on 19:190-192.]

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2bL. [Identifies some Albemarle 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. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 H2bw 1965; 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 Albemarle County, see pp. 25-28, 104.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c and US/CAN Fiche 6048997; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Albemarle County militia officers; see place name index.]
  • Woods, Edgar, Rev. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company Printers, 1901. Original edition available at FHL US/CAN Film 924674 Item 2; 1964 reprint at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6145978; 1991 reprint at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5482 H2w 1991; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); digital version at Google Books. [Includes family histories of many residents of the county. Also identifies some Presbyterians (1747), some French and Indian War soldiers, Revolutionary War soldiers, county militia (1794-1802), government representatives, some migrants who left Albemarle County, and some death records (1744-1890).][8] [Alternative title: History of Albemarle County, Virginia.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 7th Virginia Regiment
- 9th Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

Albemarle residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[9]

  • Thornley, Grayson Jennie. Jack Jouett of Albemarle: The Paul Revere of Virginia. BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2009.
  • Woods, Edgar, Rev. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company Printers, 1901. Original edition available at FHL US/CAN Filim 924674 Item 2; 1964 reprint at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6145978; 1991 reprint at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5482 H2w 1991; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); digital version at Google Books. [Includes family histories of many residents of the county. Also identifies some Presbyterians (1747), some French and Indian War soldiers, Revolutionary War soldiers, county militia (1794-1802), government representatives, some migrants who left Albemarle County, and some death records (1744-1890).][8] [Alternative title: History of Albemarle County, Virginia.]
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Albemarle County on page 128.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Albemarle County men served in the 47th and 88th Regiments.[10]

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Albemarle 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 Albemarle County, Virginia:

- 7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate). Company I (The Holcombe Guards).[11]
- 10th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (1st Cavalry Regiment, Wise Legion (Confederate). Company F (Albermarle Rangers).[12]

Records and histories are available, including:

  • Hall, Henry Seymour. Personal Experience of a Staff Officer at Mine Run and Albemarle County Raid, and as Commander of the 43rd Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, through the Wilderness Campaign, and at the Mine Before Petersburg, Virginia. From November 7, 1863, to July 30, 1864: A Paper Prepared and Read Before the ... 1894. [Citation from Google Books.]
  • Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
  • Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865
World War II
  • Parlier, Gertrude Dana. Pursuits of War: The People of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, in the Second World War. Charlottesville, Virginia: Albemarle County Historical Society, 1948. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.548 M2p.

Native American

  • Bushnell, David I. "'The Indian Grave'--A Monacan Site in Albemarle County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 106-112. Available at JSTOR ($).

Naturalization

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.

  • Murphy, Mary Catherine and Albemarle County Historical Society. A Collection of Abstracts of Obituaries from Charlottesville, Va., Newspapers 1820-1869 and Abstracts of Marriages from Charlottesville, Va., Newspapers 1820-1859. Charlottesville, Virginia: n.p., 1994.

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 US/CAN Book 975.5 U23c. [Includes a section on Charlottesville silversmiths.]
  • Macfarlane, Mrs. Senner Higginbotham. "Albemarle County, 1746," [Liquor Rates for 1746] The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr., 1927), p. 136. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 973 H25w; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Officials

  • Woods, Edgar, Rev. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company Printers, 1901. Original edition available at FHL US/CAN Film 924674 Item 2; 1964 reprint at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6145978; 1991 reprint at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5482 H2w 1991; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); digital version at Google Books. [Includes family histories of many residents of the county. Also identifies some Presbyterians (1747), some French and Indian War soldiers, Revolutionary War soldiers, county militia (1794-1802), government representatives, some migrants who left Albemarle County, and some death records (1744-1890).][8] [Alternative title: History of Albemarle County, Virginia.]

Petitions

  • Eckenrode, H.J. Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at Google Books (full-view). [Albemarle County petitions are described on pp. 23-61.]

Probate

A free index to Albemarle County, Virginia wills and administrations (1748-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.  

Albemarle County Wills, Inventories and Estates, 1748-1752 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers

  Index to Albemarle County Wills and Estates 1748-1752  Virginia Pioneers

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. Available at FHL BRITISH Book 942 P27c 2007. [Includes wills of residents of King William County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • [1742-1787] "Names of Families Living on on Priddy's Creek, Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle County, VA., 1742-87," Virginia Settlers (Fall 1989):84. FHL 975.5 D2c
  • [1782] Cappon, Lester J. "Personal Property Tax List of Albemarle County, 1782," Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol. 5 (1944):47-73. FHL 975.548 B2m
  • [1782-1790] Douthat, James L. 1790 Albemarle County, Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Reconstructed from tax lists ranging in years from 1782 to 1790.]
  • [1783] Hammer, N. Sheriff's Ledger: For Assessment of Taxes in Albemarle County, Va. [1783]. [Incomplete citation from Google Books, which provides the following description: "Concerns collection of parish and county levies, taxes on land, livestock, heads of household, and slaves. Also includes list of court records saved from destruction."]
  • [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 975.5 R4sn see also US/CAN Census Area. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Albemarle County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1787] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1975):190-194. FHL 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records often identify migrants who left the county and their intended destinations. Albemarle County's 1787 Delinquent Lists appear on 19:190-192.]
  • [1789] Indexed images of the 1789 Personal Property Tax List of Albemarle County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] "Albemarle County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1959):3-8; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1959):71-76; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul-Sep. 1959):113-120; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1959):162-166. FHL 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [1802] Images of the 1802 Personal Property Tax List of Albemarle County, Virginia are available 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 975 E4w. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Albemarle County is included in Vol. 1.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Albemarle 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
  • Fridley, Beth. Albemarle County, Virginia Births, 1886-89 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Fridley, Beth. Albemarle County, Virginia Births, 1890-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).
Marriage

  Albemarle County Marriages 1780 to 1868  Virginia Pioneers

  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 H2bw 1965; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Marriages solemnized in Albemarle County, Virginia, by the Rev. John Gibson, from 1800 to 1846, with his declaration of military services," see pp. 384-396.]
  • Godfrey, C.E. "Albemarle County Marriages," [1800-] The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct., 1923), pp. 333-338; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct., 1924), pp. 365-369. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2v; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Murphy, Mary Catherine and Albemarle County Historical Society. A Collection of Abstracts of Obituaries from Charlottesville, Va., Newspapers 1820-1869 and Abstracts of Marriages from Charlottesville, Va., Newspapers 1820-1859. Charlottesville, Virginia: n.p., 1994.
  • Vogt, John and T. William Kethley, Jr.  Albemarle County Marriages, 1780-1853, in 3 volumes.  Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co. 1991.  Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5482 V2.  [An excellent transcription of marriage bonds, licenses and loose papers, including parental permissions.]
Death

Albemarle 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.

  • Murphy, Mary Catherine and Albemarle County Historical Society. A Collection of Abstracts of Obituaries from Charlottesville, Va., Newspapers 1820-1869 and Abstracts of Marriages from Charlottesville, Va., Newspapers 1820-1859. Charlottesville, Virginia: n.p., 1994.
  • Woods, Edgar, Rev. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company Printers, 1901. Original edition available at FHL US/CAN Film 924674 Item 2; 1964 reprint at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6145978; 1991 reprint at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5482 H2w 1991; digital version of original edition at Ancestry ($); digital version at Google Books. [Includes family histories of many residents of the county. Also identifies some Presbyterians (1747), some French and Indian War soldiers, Revolutionary War soldiers, county militia (1794-1802), government representatives, some migrants who left Albemarle County, and some death records (1744-1890).][8] [Alternative title: History of Albemarle County, Virginia.]
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.

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Societies and Libraries

Albemarle County Historical Society
220 Court Square
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Central Virginia Genealogical Association

Family History Centers

 

Websites


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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Albemarle County, Virginia. Page 710 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Willem van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_van_Keppel,_2nd_Earl_of_Albemarle, accessed 13 January 2012.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Many compiled genealogies in the Family History Library use this variant spelling.
  5. USGS Map, Trails.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 221. Digital version at Google Books.
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  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Albemarle, Virginia Record of Families, 1744-1890, Ancestry, http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3809.
  9. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 14-15. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  10. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 44. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  11. David F. Riggs, 7th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3.
  12. Robert J. Driver, 10th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 87.