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Guide to '''Charlotte County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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== Charlotte County Virginia Courthouse  ==
  
 
[http://www.charlotteva.com/ Charlotte County Courthouse]<br>125 David Bruce Avenue<br>P.O. Box 38<br>Charlotte Court House, VA 23923-0038<br>  
 
[http://www.charlotteva.com/ Charlotte County Courthouse]<br>125 David Bruce Avenue<br>P.O. Box 38<br>Charlotte Court House, VA 23923-0038<br>  
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*[http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Library of Virginia, Chancery Records Index (and images)]. Fully indexed. Allows searching by county, plaintiff, defendant, and surname. Search is exact spelling only. The Chancery Court records for Charlotte County have been scanned and are viewable as .pdf files.
 
*[http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Library of Virginia, Chancery Records Index (and images)]. Fully indexed. Allows searching by county, plaintiff, defendant, and surname. Search is exact spelling only. The Chancery Court records for Charlotte County have been scanned and are viewable as .pdf files.
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*'''1786-1809''' - [http://www.vagenweb.org/charlotte/ordbks.htm Charlotte County Virginia Order Book Extracts Books 7 to 16] (VAGenWeb)
  
 
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Keysville Guards).<ref>Thomas M. Rankin, ''23rd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|257443|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 14}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Keysville Guards).<ref>Thomas M. Rankin, ''23rd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|257443|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 14}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Randolph Guard) - Page 227 of&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|530356|item|disp=FHL book 975.565 H2a}} only casually mentions this regiment. Therefore, it is possible that only its commander was from Charlotte County.&nbsp; <br>  
 
:- [[44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Randolph Guard) - Page 227 of&nbsp;&nbsp;{{FHL|530356|item|disp=FHL book 975.565 H2a}} only casually mentions this regiment. Therefore, it is possible that only its commander was from Charlotte County.&nbsp; <br>  
:- [[56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]<br>  
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:- [[56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies G (Charlotte Defenders) and I (Charlotte Grays).<ref>William A. Young Jr. and Patricia C. Young, ''56th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|598323|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 63}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[Virginia's Staunton Hill Light Artillery|Staunton Hill, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)]], was formed, equipped and initially commanded by Captain Charles Bruce and later commanded by Captain A. B. Paris. This company is reported as having been composed of three sections, 1st, 2nd, 3rd with the 3rd section serving in North Carolina while the other two served in Savannah, Georgia. Further into the war, possibly became Co. B, 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery and much later possibly Company B, 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.<br>
 
:- [[Virginia's Staunton Hill Light Artillery|Staunton Hill, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)]], was formed, equipped and initially commanded by Captain Charles Bruce and later commanded by Captain A. B. Paris. This company is reported as having been composed of three sections, 1st, 2nd, 3rd with the 3rd section serving in North Carolina while the other two served in Savannah, Georgia. Further into the war, possibly became Co. B, 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery and much later possibly Company B, 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.<br>
  
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Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ 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: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
 
Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ 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: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
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*Macdonald, Margaret T. "Beware of the Charlotte County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds: The Featherston Family," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1979):3-7. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/VA_Genealogist.asp New England Ancestors] ($).
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1782-1900''' - Charlotte County Marriage Index 1782-1900. Batch {{IGI|M868736}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
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*Macdonald, Margaret T. "Beware of the Charlotte County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds: The Featherston Family," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1979):3-7. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/ American Ancestors] ($).
  
 
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*[http://www.vagenweb.org/charlotte/indexcha.htm Charlotte Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
 
*[http://www.vagenweb.org/charlotte/indexcha.htm Charlotte Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
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*Virginia Pioneers [http://www.virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Virginia Pioneers [http://www.virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
  
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Guide to Charlotte County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Charlotte County, Virginia
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Boundary map of Charlotte 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 1764
County Seat Charlotte
Courthouse

Contents

Charlotte County Virginia Courthouse

Charlotte County Courthouse
125 David Bruce Avenue
P.O. Box 38
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923-0038

County Clerk has birth and death records 1853-1870
Marriage, probate court and land records from 1765 and divorce records[1]

Beginning Dates for Charlotte County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1764 1853 1810 1765 1765

Charlotte County Virginia History

Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom (1744-1818)

The county was named after Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom (1738-1820).

Parent County

1764--Charlotte County was created 26 May 1764 from Lunenburg County.
County seat: Charlotte [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Charlotte County Virginia Genealogy Resources

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African American

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

  • [Williams] Southerland, Henry deLeon. "Williams Family Bible, Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1974):311-312. FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Cemeteries

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

The following is a list of cemeteries in Charlotte County:[3]

  • Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery
  • Cub Creek Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Friendship Cemetery
  • Gillispie Cemetery
  • Henry Cemetery
  • Martin Cemetery
  • Mount Ellis Cemetery
  • Mount Lyle Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
  • Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
  • Whites Chapel Cemetery
  • Tombstone Transcription Project Charlotte County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
179010,078
180011,91218.2%
181013,16110.5%
182013,2901.0%
183015,25214.8%
184014,595−4.3%
185013,955−4.4%
186014,4713.7%
187014,5130.3%
188016,65314.7%
189015,077−9.5%
190015,3431.8%
191015,7852.9%
192017,54011.1%
193016,061−8.4%
194015,861−1.2%
195014,057−11.4%
196013,368−4.9%
197011,551−13.6%
198012,2666.2%
199011,688−4.7%
200012,4726.7%

1782 Enumeration

1850

Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.[4]

1860

Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.[4]

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

  • Hamner, Sharon B. "Baptisms and Burials, Church of Our Saviour Parish Register, Charlottesville, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1979):83-87; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):175-177. FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Ash Camp (1803).[5] Church minutes (1813-1870) have been filmed: FHL Film 30816. Cemetery database at Find A Grave. (487+ graves).
  2. Cubb Creek aka Cub Creek (1771)[5]. A history was published in 1967: Virginia Baptist Register, Issue 6 (1967).
  3. Midway. Meeting minutes and membership lists (1833-1867) have been filmed: FHL Film 986448.
  4. Mossingford (1785)[5]
  5. Sandy Creek (1785)[5]
  6. Staunton River (1804)[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.

Charlotte County fell within the bounds of the Appomattox Association, the Meherrin Association, and the Roanoke Association.

Church of England

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Court

Chancery Court
County Court

Genealogy

More than 75 genealogies have been published about Charlotte County families. To view a list, visit Charlotte County, Virginia Genealogy.

Historic Residences

  • Eggleston, J. D. Distinguished Descendants of Colonel Clement Read and Bushy Forest and Other Charlotte County Homes of the Early Reads: Two Addresses. unknown: unknown, 1932. Digital version available at Ancestry ($).

Immigration

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 1 British alien living in Charlotte County.[6]

Land and Property

Grants and Patents

Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.

Local Histories

  • Carrington, John Cullen. Charlotte County, Virginia: Historical, Statistical, and Present Attractions. Hermitage Press, 1907. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view).

Maps

Detail View of Charlotte County

The Library of Congress, American Memory website contains two beautifully detailed maps of Charlotte County from the 1860's. Both show rivers, creeks, and some landowners names. Viewable online or downloadable in jpeg2000 format.

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1976):199-208; Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):113-118. FHL Collection; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Charlotte County's 1787-1788 Delinquent Lists appear on 20:31-34; the 1789 Delinquent List appears on 21:118.]
  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition: FHL Collection; 1983 reprint: FHL Collection; 1990-1992 reprints: FHL Collection. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Charlotte County to other parts of the country.]

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Charlotte County veterans; see place name index.]
Colonial Militia
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Charlotte County militia officers 1767-1774; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 4th Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment (10th Company)[7]

Additional resources:

Charlotte residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[8]

  • 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, Charlotte County on page 129.]
  • 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

Charlotte County men served in the 26th Regiment.[9]

  • 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 Charlotte 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.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Charlotte County, p. 67.]
Civil War

Regiments. Charlotte County men most often served in regiments (and companies) from their home county. At times, however, individuals and small groups can be found serving in regiment from neighboring counties. Later in the war, Confederate units often reorganized.

Men from Charlotte County can be found in the following regiments:

- 1st Regiment, Virginia Infantry Reserves (Confederate). Company B (Home Guard)
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company K (Albemarle Light Horse)
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B (Charlotte Cavalry).[10]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company K (Charlotte Rifles).[11]
- 21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Red House Volunteers).[12]
- 22nd Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- 23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company K (Keysville Guards).[13]
- 44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company G (Randolph Guard) - Page 227 of  FHL book 975.565 H2a only casually mentions this regiment. Therefore, it is possible that only its commander was from Charlotte County. 
- 56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies G (Charlotte Defenders) and I (Charlotte Grays).[14]
- Staunton Hill, Virginia Artillery (Confederate), was formed, equipped and initially commanded by Captain Charles Bruce and later commanded by Captain A. B. Paris. This company is reported as having been composed of three sections, 1st, 2nd, 3rd with the 3rd section serving in North Carolina while the other two served in Savannah, Georgia. Further into the war, possibly became Co. B, 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery and much later possibly Company B, 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
  • Information about the history of the companies from Charlotte County can be found in:
-Charlotte County, Rich Indeed, pp. 222-249 and muster rolls on pp. 476-484 FHL book 975.565 H2a
- Muster roll for Charlotte County on microfilm FHL film 1939964 item 1
-A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 29

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Charlotte County.

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Charlotte 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.

Probate Records

A free index to Charlotte County, Virginia wills and administrations (1765-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

  • Digital Images of Charlotte county Wills 1765-1791; 1791-1805. See names of testators. Virginia Pioneers

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Charlotte County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1963):115-117. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1782-1813] Heinegg, Paul. "Charlotte County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1813," Free African Americans.com, available online. [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. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Charlotte County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1787-1789] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1976):199-208; Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):113-118. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Charlotte County's 1787-1788 Delinquent Lists appear on 20:31-34; the 1789 Delinquent List appears on 21:118.]
  • [1790, 1800] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Charlotte County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] "Charlotte County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1971):110-116; Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1971):166-173. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Charlotte County is included in Vol. 2.]

Vital Records

Indexes to Charlotte 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

Beth Fridley has published the following databases online through Ancestry:

  • Charlotte County, Virginia Births, 1860-74 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Charlotte County, Virginia Births, 1875-78 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Charlotte County, Virginia Births, 1879-82 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Charlotte County, Virginia Births, 1883-96 [database on-line]. Available at Ancestry ($).
Marriage
  • 1660-1800 - Virginia Marriages 1660-1800 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1740-1850 - Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1782-1900 - Charlotte County Marriage Index 1782-1900. Batch M868736 at FamilySearch - free.[16]
  • Macdonald, Margaret T. "Beware of the Charlotte County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds: The Featherston Family," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1979):3-7. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
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.

Charlotte County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

 

Family History Centers

Charlotte County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Charlotte County Virginia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Charlotte City County, Virginia. Page 712 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. USGS Map, Topozone.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. FHL Book 973 B2ng
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 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. 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 ($).
  7. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 71. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.
  8. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 27. Digitized by Internet Archive.
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