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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fayette_County,_West_Virginia|Fayette County]]''
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Guide to '''Fayette County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Fayette County
 
| county = Fayette County
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| state_map = West-virginia.png  
 
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| founded year = 1831
 
| founded year = 1831
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| founded date = February 28
 
| seat wl = Fayetteville
 
| seat wl = Fayetteville
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| building address = Fayette County Courthouse<br>100 Church Street<br>Fayette, WV 25840 <br>Phone:304-574-1200 <br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Fayette-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm '''Fayette County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Fayette_County,_West_Virginia|Fayette County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Fayette-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm [[Image:Fayette County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] Fayette County Courthouse]<br>100 Church Street<br>Fayette, WV 25840 <br>Phone:304-574-1200
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County Clerk has birth and death from 1866 Marriage,&nbsp;Probate and&nbsp;Land 1831 Clk Cir Court has divorce and county records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
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County Clerk has birth and death from 1866 Marriage,&nbsp;Probate and&nbsp;Land 1831 Clk Cir Court has divorce and county records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|300px|Marquis de Lafayette.JPG]]  
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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fayette County, West Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 14 February 2012.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fayette County, West Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 14 February 2012.</ref>  
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[http://www.dirtyernies.com/de/thefayettecounty.htm Fayette County West Virginia Historic Fayetteville]  
 
[http://www.dirtyernies.com/de/thefayettecounty.htm Fayette County West Virginia Historic Fayetteville]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/fayette/history.htm History of Fayette County, West Virginia]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/fayette/history.htm History of Fayette County, West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/fayette.htm Tombstone Transcription Project Fayette County West Virginia]<br>[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/fayette.htm Fayette County Cemetery Records West Virginia]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3073 Find A Grave Fayette County, West Virginia]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/fayette.htm Tombstone Transcription Project Fayette County West Virginia]<br>[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/fayette.htm Fayette County Cemetery Records West Virginia]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3073 Find A Grave Fayette County, West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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==== Church  ====
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== <br>''Donnelly, Shirley.&nbsp; History of Oak Hill, West Virginia: a series of historical notes on the Fayette County metropolis from the time of its early settlement up to the year 1953''..&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH1,72337 Digital Library of BYU] ====
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*''Donnelly, Shirley.&nbsp; History of Oak Hill, West Virginia: a series of historical notes on the Fayette County metropolis from the time of its early settlement up to the year 1953''..&nbsp;&nbsp; {{FSbook|87340}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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=fayette+county,+west+virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884ebfd28a156fc3:0xbf06bf9b7f4b5d49,Fayette,+WV&gl=us&ei=dcuWT66ZF-LE2wW5mdnbDQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CEIQ8gEwAQ Fayette County, West Virginia Map]<br>[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/fayette.htm Fayette County West Virginia 1895]
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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=fayette+county,+west+virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884ebfd28a156fc3:0xbf06bf9b7f4b5d49,Fayette,+WV&gl=us&ei=dcuWT66ZF-LE2wW5mdnbDQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CEIQ8gEwAQ Fayette County, West Virginia Map]<br>[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/fayette.htm Fayette County West Virginia 1895]  
  
 
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West Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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'''Confederate'''
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:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company I (Kanawha Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company B (Mountain Cove Guards) and Company C (Fayetteville Rifles).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>
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:- [[59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company F1 (Jackson Avengers, Dixie Rifles).<ref>G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''59th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|197669|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 107}}.</ref>
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:- [[60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)]]. Company C (The Dixie Rifles).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''60th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650284|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130}}.</ref>
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'''Union'''
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:- [[8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry|8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]].<ref>Ronald R. Turner, ''7th West Virginia Cavalry'' (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]; {{FHL|433287|item|disp=FHL Book 975.4 M2t}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
  
 
==== Naturalization Records  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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[http://www.fayettetribune.com/ Fayette Tribune]
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[http://www.fayettetribune.com/ Fayette Tribune]  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/fayette/deaths.htm Death Records of Fayette County]<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/fayette/Marriages%20Grooms.htm Marriage Records of Fayette County]&nbsp;Brides List<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/fayette/Marriages%20Brides.htm Marriage Records of Fayette County] Grooms List<br>Fayette County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030606%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1832-1969]<br>{{WVvital}}
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1830-1854, 1857, 1861, 1864-1968 - free.
  
== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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===== Death  =====
  
'''Genealogical Society of Fayette and Raleigh Counties, Inc.'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 68<br>Oak Hill, WV 25901-0068
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/fayette/deaths.htm Death Records of Fayette County]
  
[http://fayette.lib.wv.us/ Fayette County Public Libraries]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/fayette/Marriages%20Grooms.htm Marriage Records of Fayette County]&nbsp;Brides List
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/fayette/Marriages%20Brides.htm Marriage Records of Fayette County] Grooms List
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'''Genealogical Society of Fayette and Raleigh Counties, Inc.'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 68<br>Oak Hill, WV 25901-0068
  
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[http://fayette.lib.wv.us/ Fayette County Public Libraries]
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
The closest family history centers is in [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]]
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The closest family history centers is in [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]]  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7054/index.html Fayette County Families]  
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7054/index.html Fayette County Families]  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_West_Virginia Fayette County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_West_Virginia &nbsp;][http://www.visitwv.com/our-area/fayette-county Fayette County, WV]  
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Fayette/state.html Fayette County, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce]
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Fayette/state.html National Register of Historic Places Fayette]
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*[http://www.visitfayettevillewv.com/ Welcome to Fayetteville]
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*[http://www.visitwv.com/our-area/fayette-county Fayette County, WV]  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~elkridge/ Elkridge, Fayette County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~elkridge/ Elkridge, Fayette County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/fayette/ Fayette County, West Virginia History and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/fayette/ Fayette County, West Virginia History and Genealogy]  
*[http://pinterest.com/visitwv/fayette-county-west-virginia/ Fayette County, West Virginia Photos]  
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*[http://pinterest.com/visitwv/fayette-county-west-virginia/ &nbsp;]{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Fayette|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
*[http://bridgehunter.com/wv/fayette/ Fayette County, West Virginia Bridges]
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevystew/6834603574/ Fayette Photos]
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/wv/Fayette/vacant.html National Register of Historic Places]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Fayette|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Fayette County

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

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Fayette County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Fayette 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 February 28, 1831
County Seat Fayetteville
Courthouse
Fayette County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Fayette County Courthouse
100 Church Street
Fayette, WV 25840
Phone:304-574-1200
Fayette County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death from 1866 Marriage, Probate and Land 1831 Clk Cir Court has divorce and county records[1]

History

Marquis de Lafayette.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[2]

Fayette County History

Fayette County West Virginia Historic Fayetteville

History of Fayette County, West Virginia

Parent County

1831--Fayette County was created 28 February 1831 from Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas and Logan Counties.
County seat: Fayetteville [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fayette County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcription Project Fayette County West Virginia
Fayette County Cemetery Records West Virginia 
Find A Grave Fayette County, West Virginia

Census

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

 

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Donnelly, Shirley.  History of Oak Hill, West Virginia: a series of historical notes on the Fayette County metropolis from the time of its early settlement up to the year 1953..   FamilySearch Books Online

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
Fayette County, West Virginia Map
Fayette 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, Fayette County on page 134.]
  • 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.]
Civil War

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

Confederate

- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company I (Kanawha Rangers).[4]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company B (Mountain Cove Guards) and Company C (Fayetteville Rifles).[5]
- 59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company F1 (Jackson Avengers, Dixie Rifles).[6]
- 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate). Company C (The Dixie Rifles).[7]

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[8]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization Records

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Fayette Tribune

Probate

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Death
Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society of Fayette and Raleigh Counties, Inc.
P O Box 68
Oak Hill, WV 25901-0068

Fayette County Public Libraries


Family History Centers

The closest family history centers is in Charleston Family History Center

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Fayette County, West Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 14 February 2012.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  5. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  6. G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 59th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 107.
  7. J.L. Scott, 60th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130.
  8. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.