Braxton County, West Virginia

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Braxton County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Braxton County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG]]  
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'''Braxton County'''<br>300 Main Street<br>P O&nbsp;Box 486<br>Sutton, WV 26601<br>304-765-2833 <br>
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[http://www.braxtoncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Braxton County Courthouse]<br>300 Main Street<br>P O&nbsp;Box 486<br>Sutton, WV 26601<br>Phone: 304-765-2833 <br>
  
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death indexes 1853-1886  
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death indexes 1853-1886<br>Probate and Land Records<br>Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Braxton County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*Probate and Land Records  
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*Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce and Court Records<ref name="Handybook" />  
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*[http://www.braxtoncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Braxton County West Virginia Government]
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[http://www.braxtonwv.org/ Braxton County Convention and Visitor's Bureau]
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<br>[http://www.braxtoncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx &nbsp;]&nbsp;
 
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[http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/ch/braxton.html Braxton County Courthouse Main Street, Sutton]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/braxton/cemetery.htm USGENWEB Archives Project Cemtery Listing]  
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[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/braxton/cemetery.htm USGENWEB Archives Project Cemtery Listing]<br>[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/braxton.htm Braxton County Tombstone Transcription Braxton County]<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3067 Find a Grave - Braxton County, West Virginia]<br>[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/braxton/obits.htm USGENWEB Archives Project Obituaries]<br>[http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/wv-braxton-obits2.htm Obituaries Braxton County, West Virginia]<br>[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/BX-buried.html Political Graveyard Braxton County, West Virginia]<br>[http://wvcpaweb.org/cemeteryregister/Braxton/BraxtonCoCemetery.html#L West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association]<br>[http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/wv-braxton-obits10.htm Miscellaneous Braxton County, West Virginia Obituaries]
 
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/braxton.htm Braxton County Tombstone Transcription Braxton County]  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3067 Find a Grave - Braxton County, West Virginia]  
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[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/braxton/fisher/fisher.htm Internment.net Braxton County, West Virginia]
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[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/braxton/obits.htm USGENWEB Archives Project Obituaries]  
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[http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/wv-braxton-obits2.htm Obituaries Braxton County, West Virginia]  
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[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/BX-buried.html Political Graveyard Braxton County, West Virginia]  
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[http://wvcpaweb.org/cemeteryregister/Braxton/BraxtonCoCemetery.html#L West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association]
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[http://www.genealogybuff.com/wv/wv-braxton-obits10.htm Miscellaneous Braxton County, West Virginia Obituaries]
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==== Census  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Braxton+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884bdbe017911223:0x3fe5b3bb84553c18,Braxton,+WV&gl=us&ei=7XqhT-3QKamO2QXzocHnCQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CB4Q8gEwAA Braxton County, West Virginia Map]<br>[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/braxton.htm Braxton County West Virginia 1895]
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Braxton+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884bdbe017911223:0x3fe5b3bb84553c18,Braxton,+WV&gl=us&ei=7XqhT-3QKamO2QXzocHnCQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CB4Q8gEwAA Braxton County, West Virginia Map]
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==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/braxton.htm Braxton County West Virginia 1895]
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/braxton-a.html TrailsRus - West Virginia - Braxton County]  
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*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Braxton County on page 134.]
  
[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/Braxton-County-map.htm Braxton County, West Virginia map 2]
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===== Civil War  =====
  
==== Military  ====
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.
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:- [[9th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Hansbrough's) (Confederate)|9th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Hansbrough's) (Confederate)]]. Company B (Capt. William H. Mollohan's Company) and Company C (Braxton Blues).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|406595|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71}}.</ref>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company L and Company M (Braxton Dragoons).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Braxton County Volunteers).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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:- [[36th_Battalion,_Virginia_Cavalry_(Confederate)|36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|576978|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24}}.</ref>
  
*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Braxton County on page 134.]
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
  
 
==== Naturalization Records  ====
 
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*Braxton County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/braxton.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]  
 
*Braxton County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/braxton.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/braxton/firstfamilies/index.htm First Families of Braxton County Families]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/braxton/firstfamilies/index.htm First Families of Braxton County Families]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braxton_County,_West_Virginia Braxton County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Braxton/state.html National Register of Historic Places]
 
*[http://bridgehunter.com/wv/braxton/ Bridges Braxton County, West Virginia]
 
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/braxton/bios.html Braxton County, WV&nbsp;Biographies]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/braxton/bios.html Braxton County, WV&nbsp;Biographies]
  
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Revision as of 20:24, 9 July 2012


Braxton County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Braxton County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1836
County Seat Sutton
Courthouse

United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Braxton County

Contents

County Courthouse

Braxton County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Braxton County Courthouse
300 Main Street
P O Box 486
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: 304-765-2833

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death indexes 1853-1886
Probate and Land Records
Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce and Court Records[1]


  

History

Parent County

1836--Braxton County was created 15 January 1836 from Lewis, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties.
County seat: Sutton [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Braxton County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

USGENWEB Archives Project Cemtery Listing
Braxton County Tombstone Transcription Braxton County
Find a Grave - Braxton County, West Virginia
USGENWEB Archives Project Obituaries
Obituaries Braxton County, West Virginia
Political Graveyard Braxton County, West Virginia
West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association
Miscellaneous Braxton County, West Virginia Obituaries

Census

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

 Braxton, West Virginia Federal Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Braxton County

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
Braxton County, West Virginia Map
Braxton County West Virginia 1895

Military

Revolutionary War
  • 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, Western District, Braxton County on page 134.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Braxton County, West 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 Braxton County, West Virginia:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company B.
- 9th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Hansbrough's) (Confederate). Company B (Capt. William H. Mollohan's Company) and Company C (Braxton Blues).[3]
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company L and Company M (Braxton Dragoons).[4]
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B (Braxton County Volunteers).[5]
- 36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization Records

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Braxton Citizens' News

Probate

Braxton County, West Virginia Wills 1835-1959

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Vital Records


West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Burnsville Public Library

Braxton County Libraries

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Braxton County, West Virginia. Page 743 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. Richard L. Armstrong, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.
  4. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  6. J.L. Scott, 36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24.