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The first county courthouse was located near Pridesville and was in operation until it was destroyed by fire in 1766. A later courthouse was built at Dennisville. The present location was chosen in 1849. This is on a two-acre square in the center of what is known as the village of Amelia Court House, Virginia, also known simply as the Village. The currently used courthouse building was built in 1924.  
 
The first county courthouse was located near Pridesville and was in operation until it was destroyed by fire in 1766. A later courthouse was built at Dennisville. The present location was chosen in 1849. This is on a two-acre square in the center of what is known as the village of Amelia Court House, Virginia, also known simply as the Village. The currently used courthouse building was built in 1924.  

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Amelia County, Virginia
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Boundary map of Amelia County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Amelia County
Location in the state of Virginia
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Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1734
County Seat Amelia
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Amelia County Courthouse, Amelia, Va.

Amelia County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Amelia, VA 23002
Phone: 804-561-2128

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

The first county courthouse was located near Pridesville and was in operation until it was destroyed by fire in 1766. A later courthouse was built at Dennisville. The present location was chosen in 1849. This is on a two-acre square in the center of what is known as the village of Amelia Court House, Virginia, also known simply as the Village. The currently used courthouse building was built in 1924.

Beginning Dates for Amelia County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1735 1853 1810 1734 1734

History

Princess Amelia of Great Britain (1711-1786) on the right

The county was named after Amelia Sophia Eleanora, Princess Amelia of Great Britain (1711-1786), daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland (1683-1760).[2]

Parent County

1734--Amelia County was created 1 February 1734 from Brunswick and Prince George Counties.
County seat: Amelia [3]

Boundary Changes

Prince Edward County was formed from Amelia County in 1754. Nottoway County was formed from Amelia County in 1789.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

African American

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872

  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware. 2005-present. - free online book. Ashby, Blake, Brannum, Byrd, Chandler, Chavis, Church, Faggott, Flood, Freeman, Gallimore, Gibson, Harris, Howell, Jackson, Kenney, Lawrence, Moss, Pettiford, Pierce, Richardson, Rowe, Silva, Silver, Toney, and Valentine families of pre-1820 Amelia County, Virginia.

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

  • Amelia County Bible records (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Amelia County Photographs (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Gray Family Bible [Records, ca. 1745-1956], Bible records / Governor Leonard Calvert Chapter, no. 29, California State Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists. Available on microfilm at FHL.

Cemeteries

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

The following is a list of some of the cemeteries in Amelia County. Note that this is not a complete list.[4]

  • Amelia Cemetery
  • Arbor Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Big Oak Cemetery
  • Bollins Cemetery
  • Coleman Cemetery
  • Craddock Cemetery
  • Dutch Reformed Cemetery
  • Farley Cemetery
  • Flower Hill Cemetery
  • Gills Cemetery
  • Good Hope Cemetery
  • Grub Hill Cemetery
  • Hamner Cemetery
  • Moore’s Cemetery
  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Oliver Cemetery
  • Phillips Cemetery
  • Piedmont Cemetery
  • Pilgrim Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Rennie Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
  • Sandy Creek Cemetery
  • Southall Cemetery
  • Tucker Cemetery
  • Turner Cemetery

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 18,097
1800 9,432 −47.9%
1810 10,594 12.3%
1820 11,104 4.8%
1830 11,036 −0.6%
1840 10,320 −6.5%
1850 9,770 −5.3%
1860 10,741 9.9%
1870 9,878 −8.0%
1880 10,377 5.1%
1890 9,068 −12.6%
1900 9,037 −0.3%
1910 8,720 −3.5%
1920 9,800 12.4%
1930 8,799 −10.2%
1940 8,495 −3.5%
1950 7,908 −6.9%
1960 7,815 −1.2%
1970 7,592 −2.9%
1980 8,405 10.7%
1990 8,787 4.5%
2000 11,400 29.7%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1782 Enumeration
1785 Enumeration
1810 Census
1850 Census
1860 Census
1890 Veterans

Church

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Sandy Creek[5]

Amelia County fell within the bounds of the Appomattox Association.

Quaker
  • Bell, James Pinkney Pleasant. Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time: Being in Part a Transcript of the Minute Books of Cedar Creek Meeting, Hanover County, and the South River Meeting, Campbell County, Va. Lynchburg, Va.: J.P. Bell Company, 1905. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 K2bj and FHL US/CAN Film 1313476 Item 2; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [Includes Quakers from Amelia County.]

Court

Genealogy 

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

Historic Residences

The histories of the following old houses, including identification of some owners, are available at the website of the Amelia Historical Society:

  • The Glebe
  • Haw Branch
  • Hardaway House
  • Edgewood
  • Dykeland
  • Hotel Amelia

Other Amelia County house histories include:

  • Hadfield, Kathleen Joy Halverson. Amelia County, Virginia, Buildings Survey: Sites and Survivors of the Colonial and Federal Periods. Amelia, Virginia: K.H. Hadfield, 1979. FHL 975.5634 E6h.
  • Jefferson, Mary Armstrong. Old Homes and Buildings in Amelia County, Virginia, Vol. 1. Amelia, Virginia, 1964. FHL 975.5634 H2j.

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. FHL 942 P27c 2007 (British Book). [Includes will of a resident of Raleigh, Amelia County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Land

Deeds
Grants and Patents

Local Histories

  • Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Virginia, 1845 (excerpt in USGenWeb Archives)

Maps

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Removals from Amelia County Insolvents Lists, 1750, The Southside Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Apr. 1983):126. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 D25s.
  • 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. Amelia County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on 19:193-194.]
  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e v. 1; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e 1983; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e 1990-1992. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Amelia County to other parts of the country.]
  • Kolbe, J.C. "Removals from Insolvent Lists of Amelia County," [1763-1812] The Southside Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Jan. 1983):76-77. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 D25s.
  • Nance, Joanne Lovelace. "Handle with Care: From Our County Loose Papers, Amelia County, Virginia, List of Insolvants," [1749-50], Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Fall 1997):309-313. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vs.

Military

French and Indian War
  • Amelia County, Virginia, Military - French & Indian War: Providers of Provisions for Militia (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2bL. [Identifies some Amelia 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 Amelia County, see pp. 28-30.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c and FHL US/CAN Fiche 6048997; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Amelia County militia officers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 11th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

  • Amelia County Militia, 1758 (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Amelia County Revolutionary War pension records (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Amelia residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[6]
  • Jones, W. Mac. "Some Revolutionary Soldiers as Shown by the Order Book of Amelia County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr., 1928), pp. 111-115. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Morton, W.S. "Revolutionary Soldiers of Amelia County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct., 1935), pp. 397-402. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • 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, Amelia 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

Amelia County men served in the 1st Regiment.[7]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Amelia County.]
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Amelia County, pp. 60-61.]
Civil War

Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865

Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865

Amelia County Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows (USGenWeb Archives)

  • Historical Notes on Amelia County, Virginia, Hadfield, Kathleen Halverson (ed.), Walsworth, Don Mills, Inc., 1982. List of Civil War units including roster of members on pages 514-530. FHL book 975.5634 H2h

Naturalization

Virginia [Petitions, 1906-1929]

Newspapers

Amelia County Obituaries (USGenWeb Archives)

  • Virginia Gazette: 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.

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). [Amelia County petitions (1778-1842) are described on pp. 96-107.]
  • "Petition of Amelia County Baptists, 27 October 1768," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1962):74. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg. Digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Probate

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

Local Court

SamPubCo has created a free online resource that serves as a good starting place to search for Amelia County wills:

Other Amelia County probate resources include:

  • "Amelia County, Virginia, Will Book 1 with Inventories and Accounts, 1734-1761," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1971):83-90; Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1971):183-190; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):265-272; Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1972):50-62; Vol. 16, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1972):109-118; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1972):292-300; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1973):53-62; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1973):139-148; Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1973):175-180; Vol. 17, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1973):304-309; Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1974):17-22; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):105-119. FHL Collection 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • Amelia County Wills (USGenWeb Archives)
  • Wise, Ben. Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 3: 1780 to 1786. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Includes "wills, appraisals, and inventories and also includes additional deaths and heirs from Order Books 15 and 17."]
  • Wise, Ben. Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 4: 1786 to 1792. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Includes "wills, appraisals, and inventories and also includes additional deaths and heirs from Order Books 18 and 19."]
  • Wise, Ben. Amelia County, Virginia Will Book 5: 1792 to 1799. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Includes "wills, appraisals, and inventories and also includes additional deaths and heirs from Order Books 18 and 19."]

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. FHL Collection 942 P27c 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Raleigh, Amelia County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • The original Amelia County, Virginia Lists of Tithables, 1736-1782 [missing years 1772-1777], and Miscellaneous Documents, ca. 1740-1795 are kept at the Amelia County Courthouse, Amelia, Va. Microfilm copies: FHL 1902616 - FHL 1902617
  • Amelia County Census and Tax Records (USGenWeb Archives)

The following Amelia tax lists have been abstracted:

  • [1736-1771] Amelia County - the Colonial Tithe Lists 1736-1771, CD, available for purchase at Binns Genealogy.
  • [1736] Light, Steve. "A List of all the Titheables Below Deep Creek in 1736." Available online, courtesy: Amelia County, Virginia VAGenWeb Project.
  • [1736] Nance, Joanne Lovelace. "Amelia County, Virginia Tithables, 1736," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Winter 1998):74-84. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1737] Pritchett, John W. Southside Virginia Genealogies. CD. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2007. FHL CD-ROM no. 3887; digital version at Virginians - The Family History of John W. Pritchett. [Includes annotated 1737 tithe list of Amelia County.]
  • [1737] Clay, Robert Young. "Amelia County, Virginia Tithables, 1737," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Fall 1996):345-354. Digital version at Ancestry ($); FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1737] Kolbe, J.C. "Amelia County Tithable List for 1737," The Southside Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Oct. 1982):15-22. FHL 975.5 D25s.
  • [1738] Clay, Robert Young. "Amelia County, Virginia Tithables, 1738," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No. 1 (Winter 1997):66-74. Digital version at Ancestry ($); FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1739] Nance, Joanne Lovelace, "Amelia County, Virginia Tithables, 1739," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Spring 1997):125-133. Digital version at Ancestry ($); FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1740] Kolbe, J.C. "Amelia County Tithables 1740," The Southside Virginian, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1990):17-22; Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr. 1990):71-74; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1990):103-104. FHL 975.5 D25s.
  • [1741] Nance, Joanne Lovelace, "Amelia County, Virginia Tithables, 1741," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Summer 1998):203-211. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1742] Hudgins, Dennis Ray, "Amelia County Tithables, 1742," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 38, No. 2 (May 2000):98-104. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1743] Hudgins, Dennis. "Amelia County Tithables, 1743," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Aug. 2000); Vol. 38, No. 4 (Nov. 2000):241-252. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1744] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. "Amelia County Tithables, 1744," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 39, No. 4 (Nov. 2001):292-306. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1745] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. "Amelia County Tithables, 1745," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Aug. 2002):235-238. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1746] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. "Amelia County Tithables for 1746," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Feb. 2003):69-85. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1747] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. "Amelia County Tithables, 1747," [Omitted Pages] Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Feb. 2005):15-17. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1747] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. "Amelia County Tithables, 1747," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 42, No. 4 (Nov. 2004):319-332. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1748] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. "Amelia County Tithables, 1748," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Feb. 2005):18-36. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1748] "Amelia County Tobacco Lists, 1748," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Feb. 2005):37-40. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1749] "Amelia County, 1749 Tobacco List," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 2 (May 2005):125-127. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1749] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. "Amelia County Tithables, 1749," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 2 (May 2005):103-124. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1749-1750] Nance, Joanne Lovelace. "Handle with Care: From Our County Loose Papers, Amelia County, Virginia, List of Insolvants," [1749-50], Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Fall 1997):309-313. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1750] Hudgins, Dennis Ray. "Amelia County Tithables, 1750," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Nov. 2005):291-308. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1750] Clay, Robert Y. "Removals from Amelia County Insolvent Lists, 1750," The Southside Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Apr. 1983):126. FHL 975.5 D25s.
  • [1763-1812] Kolbe, J.C. "Removals from Insolvent Lists of Amelia County," [1763-1812] The Southside Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Jan. 1983):76-77. FHL 975.5 D25s.
  • [1765] Kidd, Reiley. "1765 Personal Property Tax Lists." Available online, courtesy: Amelia County, Virginia VAGenWeb Project.
  • [1766] Kidd, Reiley. "1766 Personal Property Tax Lists." Available online, courtesy: Amelia County, Virginia VAGenWeb Project.
  • [1768] Southall, S.O. "Poll of Amelia County, Va., 1768," Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 33 (1951):54-69. FHL 975.5 R4v; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL: FHL 973 B2t 1967.
  • [1769] Kidd, Reiley. "1769 Personal Property Tax Lists." Available online, courtesy: Amelia County, Virginia VAGenWeb Project.
  • [1770] Kidd, Reiley. "1770 Personal Property Tax Lists." Available online, courtesy: Amelia County, Virginia VAGenWeb Project.
  • [1771] Kidd, Reiley. "1771 Personal Property Tax Lists." Available online, courtesy: Amelia County, Virginia VAGenWeb Project.
  • [1778] Kidd, Reiley. "1778 Personal Property Tax Lists." Available online, courtesy: Amelia County, Virginia VAGenWeb Project.
  • [1778-1782] Amelia County - 1778-1782 Tithable Lists; 1736-1813 Misc Accounts, Lists, Tithables, CD, available for purchase at Binns Genealogy.
  • [1782] 1782 tax lists (USGenWeb Archives)
  • [1782-1786] Douthat, James L. 1790 Amelia County, Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Reconstructed using 1782 through 1786 tax lists.]
  • [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 v. 1. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Amelia County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1788] 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. Amelia County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on 19:193-194.]
  • [1790, 1800] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Amelia County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1791, 1800] Indexed images of the 1791 and 1800 Land Tax Lists of Amelia County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] "Amelia County, Virginia 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Jan. 1961):18-27. FHL 975.5 B2vg; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL 975 E4w v. 1. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Amelia County is included in Vol. 1.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Amelia 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. Amelia County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Available at Ancestry ($).
Marriage
  • "Amelia County Marriage Bonds," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Apr., 1907), pp. 255-264; Vol. 16, No. 2 (Oct., 1907), pp. 81-95; Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jan., 1908), pp. 199-214; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Apr., 1908), pp. 269-283; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jul., 1908), pp. 34-49. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Amelia County Vital Records (marriage bonds; marriage records) (USGenWeb Archives)
  • De Krafft, H.W. "Amelia County Marriage Bonds--1735-1755," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jan., 1911), pp. 174-176. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Williams, Kathleen Booth. Marriages of Amelia County, Virginia, 1735-1815. 1961.
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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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amhelia County, Virginia. Page 710 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Amelia County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_County,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. USGS Map, www.trails.com
  5. Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 272. Digital version at Google Books.
  6. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 15-16. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  7. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 46. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.