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Main article: Franklin County, Virginia


It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
General

As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Franklin, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 150,000 entries.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Franklin County families include:

  • Heritage Book Committee and Franklin County Historical Society. Franklin County, Va. -- Heritage 2000, Full Name Indexed. Rocky Mount, Va.: Franklin County Historical Society, 2002. FHL Collection US/CAN Large Q Book 975.568 H2f 
  • Wingfield, Marshall. Pioneer Families of Franklin County, Virginia. Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Co., 1964. FHL Collection 975.568 D2w; digital version at World Vital Records ($). Sketches of 60 families, including Cooper, Fishburn, Greer, Hancock, Saunders and Wingfield.[1]
Bibliography
  • [Abshire] Pullen, William E. Virginians and Hoosiers: Abshires, Houstons and Wrights [of] Bedford and Franklin Counties, Virginia; and Union [and] Hamilton Counties, Indiana. 1977. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 1665
  • [Abshire] Abshire, Lewis E. Abshire Family of Virginia, Kansas, and Oklahoma, 1802-1968. MSS. Microfilmed 1982: FHL Film 1307584 Item 20.
  • [Abshire] Binnie, Lester H. Abraham Abshire of Virginia and Some of His Indiana Descendants. North Manchester, Ind.: L. Binnie, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 Ab88b.
  • [Akers] Akers, Alonzo Edwin. The Akers Family of Franklin County, Virginia: Combined with the Boone, Cannaday, Hickman and Pridgen Families. Roanoke Rapids, NC: [Seeman Printery], 1953. From the Quintin Publications Collection. FHL Collection 929.273 Ak37a; and World Vital Records ($).
  • [Akers] Akers, W.R. Our Kinsfolk. Booneville, Miss.: Milwick Printing Co., 1957. FHL Book 929.273 Ak37aw.
  • [Beheler] Jay, Margaret Beheler. The Beheler/Boheler Family Tree. Shelby, N.C.: M.B. Jay, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 B395jm.
  • [Boitnott] Boitnott, John W. Boitnott and Related Families: A History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Justus and Susannah (Dishong) Boitnott. Harrisonburg, Va.: Park View Press, 1971. FHL Film 1465566 Item 1.
  • [Bowman] Bowman, Byron Whitener. Genealogy of a Bowman Family. Eudora, Ark.: B.W. Bowman, 1956. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Film 1035631 Item 5.
  • [Brubaker] Brubaker, Marwin E. and Margaret Brubaker Eller. Descendants of John and Anna Myers Brubaker, 1750-1995: A Cross-Referenced and Indexed Genealogy. Sacramento, Calif.: M.E. Brubaker, c1996. FHL Book 929.273 B83b.
  • [Byrd] Nezbeth, Linda B. The Byrd Family of Franklin County, Virginia with Bradlay, Dillon and Perdue Lines. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1986. FHL Collection 929.273 B996n
  • [Cannaday] Cannaday, Frieda E. Clark and Walter Lee Clark. History of the Cannaday Family of Virginia. 2 vols. St. Petersburg, Fla.: Hazlett Printing and Publishing, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 C164cf v. 1-v. 2.
  • [Dickinson] Pauley, Donald C. The Dickinson Papers: Part One: The Colonel William Dickinson, Jr. Papers, with Preface, Acknowledgments and Personal Note. Charleston, W. Va.: D.C. Pauley, 1980s. FHL Book 929.273 D56p.
  • [Drake] Drake, Michael E. The Search for the Ancestors and Descendants of Henry Brasater Drake of Coles County, Illinois. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 D789dra.
  • [Dudley] Shenandoah County Archives (Virginia). Collection #30 Chapman, 1849-1907. MSS. Microfilmed 1988: FHL Film 1548901 Item 8.
  • [Durst] Gladden, Sanford Charles. The Durst and Darst Families of America with Discussions of Some Forty Related Families. Boulder, Colo.: Gladden, c1969. FHL Book 929.273 D939g.
  • [Edmonson] Edmonson, Edward Macon. Some of the Ancestors and the Current Descendants of Teresa Louise Glass Edmonson and of Her Husband, Col. Edward Macon Edmonson, and Their Brothers and Sisters. Gainesville, Fla.: E.M. Edmonson, 1969. FHL Film 1454996 Item 6.
  • [Edwards] Christensen, Anthony J. Arthur Edwards and His Descendants: A Genealogical Outline of Arthur Edwards and His Five Generation Posterity. Salem, Utah: Mac Anthony Corporation, c1997. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 Ed95ca.
  • [Ferguson] Cox, Marcia Kay Ferguson. Ferguson - McPherson, 1680-1980: A Genealogical Search. Virginia, Ill.: M.K.F. Cox, c1983. FHL Book 929.273 F381c.
  • [Flora] Flora, Joel Cephas. A Genealogy and History of Descendants of Jacob Flora Senior of Franklin County, Virginia. Dayton, Ohio: The Author, 1951. Reprint: FHL Collection 929.273 F661fL
  • [Flora] Boitnott, John W. Naff and Related Families: Swiss Ancestors of Naffs and Neffs in the U.S.A. and Descendants of Jacob and Eva Catherine (Flora) Naff and of Sebastian and Mary (Saylor) Naff. Harrisonburg, Va.: J.W. Boitnott, c1979. FHL Book 929.273 N13b.
  • [Flora] Hopping, Carol Flora. The Flora Family. West Covina, Calif.: C.F. Hopping, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 F661h.
  • [Gerhart] Spannuth, John R. and John Oaks Gerhart. Gerhardt, Gerhart, Gerhard or Allied Families. 2 vols. Rev. ed. Reading, Pa.: J.R. Spannuth, 1982?. FHL Film 1307593 Item 2.
  • [Grimmett] Price, David L. The Grimmetts of Virginia of the Revolutionary War Era and Their Descendents. Brentwood, Tenn.: D.L. Price, 1980. FHL Film 1035992 Item 10.
  • [Grimmett] Brown, Elois Elizabeth Renfro. Genealogy of the Grimmett Family, Concerning the Lineage of Mrs. Paul Brown (Eloise Renfro). Salem, Mass.: Higginson, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 G883b.
  • [Haizlip] McGarity, Betty Stokes. Betty S. McGarity Genealogy Records. MSS. Microfilmed 2001: FHL Film 1440559 Item 21.
  • [Hale] Shepard, Clarence E. Head O'Lickin' and There Abouts. 2 vols. Dayton, Ohio: C.E. Shepard, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 H13sc v. 1.
  • [Holland] Holland, Claude. The Holland Name: A Prominent One in Franklin County (and Other Places). 6 vols. Rocky Mount, Va.: Franklin County Historical Society, 2002?. FHL Collection 929.273 H719hc v. 1-5; v. 6
  • [Hopkins] Hopkins, A.A. Geneological History of the Hopkins, Farley, Cook, Keaton and Brown Families. Bluefield, W.Va.: A.A. Hopkins, Jr., 1964. FHL Fiche 6017514.
  • [Houston] Pullen, William E. Virginians and Hoosiers: Abshires, Houstons and Wrights [of] Bedford and Franklin Counties, Virginia; and Union [and] Hamilton Counties, Indiana. 1977. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 1665
  • [Johns(t)on] Johnson, Marion C. and Virginia O. Whitmore Johnson. Johnston/Johnson: Deed's [sic] of Franklin County, Virginia Feb. 1st, 1786-Sept. 12, 1831. Canton, Ill.: M. & V. Johnson, 1998. FHL Collection 929.273 J641jv
  • [Jones] Collins, Anise Trail. From Scotland to America "The History of the Trails": Ancestry of the Descendants of William J. Trail (1812-1887) of Raleigh County, West Virginia. Lester, W. Va.: A.T. Collins, 1984. FHL Book 929.273 T681c.
  • [Jones] Lewis, Billie Redding. Across the Blue Ridge. Lake Wales, Fla.: B.R. Lewis, c1984, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 J71L.
  • [Kropf] Butts, William Taylor. A Crop of Kropf. San Antonio, Texas: W.T. Butts, 1984. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 4412.
  • [Lindsey] Martin, P. Arlene. Darby-Martin and Related Families, ca. 1607-1988. MSS. Microfilmed 1990: FHL Film 1673524 Item 17.
  • [McElwain] Murphy, Nathan W. Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins and Jarvis; Historical Information and Sources for More than 2,000 Descendants of Charles Vincent, William Wright, George McElwain, John Wilkins, and John Jarvis, Whose Numerous Progenitors [Descendants] Make Up a Large Portion of the Present Population of Muhlenberg County. Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy & Associates, 1999. FHL Collection 929.273 V743m
  • [Mavity] Mavity, Norman Bloss. The Mavity Family. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1954?. FHL Book 929.273 M449m.
  • [Mavity] Mavity: Family Genealogical Data, 1747-1952. Typescript, Ripley County Historical Museum, Versailles, Ind. Microfilmed 1982: FHL Film 1312801 Item 36.
  • [Miles] Miles, Samuel Robert and Frances A. Kaser. The Unabridged Genealogical Effort of Samuel Robert Miles (1896-1974) Pertaining to the Descendants of Samuel Miles (ca. 1740-1811) and Wife, Sarah James. MSS. Microfilmed 1975: FHL Films 940032-940041.
  • [Miller] Johnson, Patricia Givens. Elder Jacob Miller (1735-1815) a Founder of the Brethren Churches and Dunkard Settlements in Franklin County, Virginia (1775), Ohio (1800), and Indiana (1810) and Some of His Descendants. Silver Hill, Md.: P S Enterprises, 1977. FHL Collection 929.273 M615j
  • [Miller] A History of Elder Jacob Miller and Some of His Descendants. MSS., South Bend Public Library, South Bend, Ind. Microfilmed 1989: FHL Film 1651932 Item 6.
  • [Miller] Miller, Robert Ryal. Miller Family Sketch: Descendants of Jacob Miller (1735-1816). La Jolla, Calif.: R.R. Miller, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 M615mr.
  • [Naff] Boitnott, John W. Naff and Related Families: Swiss Ancestors of Naffs and Neffs in the U.S.A. and Descendants of Jacob and Eva Catherine (Flora) Naff and of Sebastian and Mary (Saylor) Naff. Harrisonburg, Va.: J.W. Boitnott, c1979. FHL Book 929.273 N13b.
  • [Oldaker] Oldaker, Edward L. The Oldacre-Oldaker Story. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, Inc., 1983. FHL Book 929.273 OL1o.
  • [Patterson] Redding, Lois Harris. Family History of Harris, Patterson, Poer and Collateral Lines. 1975. FHL Book 929.273 H24rL.
  • [Peters] Lewellen, Clifford Peters. Geneology [sic] and Family History of Peters-Lewellen Families in America. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: C.P. Lewellen, 1951. FHL Book 929.273 P433L.
  • [Pollard] Hendleman, James Aaron. Southern Gill Genealogy--Pollard Branch: Primary Limbs: Gill, Greer (Grierson-MacGregor), Pollard, and Douglas. Annandale, Va.: J.A. Hendleman, Jr., 1982. FHL Book 929.273 P761h.
  • [Prillaman] Rogers, Ellen Stanley. The Prillaman Family: An Account of the Descendants of Jacob Prillaman, Sr. (1721-1796) of Franklin County, Virginia. Hyattsville, Md.: E.S. Rogers, 1959. FHL Collection 873449 Item 6
  • [Prillaman] Rogers, Ellen Stanley and Louise E. Easter. Photostats of Deeds, Grants and Wills of the Prillaman Family of Franklin County, Va. Typescript, 1959. FHL Collection 1697393 Item 6
  • [Prillaman] Rogers, Ellen Stanley and Norris Prillaman Miller. The Prillaman Family: An Account of the Descendants of Jacob Prillaman, Sr. (1721-1796) of Franklin County, Virginia. Martinsville, Va.: N.P. Miller, 1980. FHL Collection 929.273 P934r 1980
  • [Prunty] Brown, Jean C. The Pruntys of Franklin County, Virginia. Sapulpa, Okla.: J.C. Brown, 1993. FHL Collection 929.273 P953b 
  • [Quinn] Hambrick, Sarah Quinn. The Quinn Clan. Ferrum, Va.: S.Q. Hambrick and F.H. Woods, c1993. FHL Book 929.273 Q44h.
  • [Ralph] Ralph, Charles L. The Ralph Family of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee and the Smith Family of Iowa. Ft. Collins, Colo.: Golden Spectrum, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 R139rc.
  • [Real] Real, James Wilbur. My Consaguinity and Affinity. n.p.: J.W. Real, 2008. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 R229rj.
  • [Reed] Randers-Pehrson, Nancy Mae Little and Glenn Randers-Pehrson. The John Marchel and Anne Cora (Nichols) Reed Family of Franklin and Floyd counties, Virginia, and Harford and Cecil counties, Maryland. Edgewood, Md.: N.M. & G. Randers-Pehrson, 1994. FHL Collection 929.273 R251rp
  • [Rigney] Ruppert, Reta Maybelle Rigney and Frank Daniels Ruppert. William Rigney and Amariah Potter and Some of Their Descendants: A Family History. La Jolla, Calif.: n.p., 1982. FHL Book 929.273 R449r.
  • [Roach] McGarity, Betty Stokes. Betty S. McGarity Genealogy Records. MSS. Microfilmed 2001: FHL Film 1440559 Item 21.
  • [Robbins] Mittge, Kevin K. Absalom and Mary (Ogle) Robbins, Their Children, and Grandchildren. Typescript, Greensburg Public Library, Greensburg, Ind. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1531729 Item 6.
  • [Saul] Bushnell, Jean. Saul Family Genealogical Data, 1783-1980. Typescript. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1320635 Item 27.
  • [Shrewsbury] Pauley, Donald C. The Dickinson Papers: Part One: The Colonel William Dickinson, Jr. Papers, with Preface, Acknowledgments and Personal Note. Charleston, W. Va.: D.C. Pauley, 1980s. FHL Book 929.273 D56p.
  • [Spangler] Spangler, M.J. Descendants of Daniel and Mary Spangler, Franklin County, Virginia, 1773. Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, 1997. FHL Collection 929.273 Sp23sm; 1998 addendum: FHL Collection 929.273 Sp23sm supp.
  • [Sutherland] Sutherlin, E.T. A Short Genealogy of the Sutherland Family in America. Rose Hill, N.C.: Clan Sutherland Assoc., 1941. FHL Film 1116.
  • [Toney] Henning, Elma A. and Merle Rummel. The Toney Family History. Dayton, Tenn.: E. Henning, 1979. FHL Book 929.273 T612h.
  • [Trail] Collins, Anise Trail. From Scotland to America "The History of the Trails": Ancestry of the Descendants of William J. Trail (1812-1887) of Raleigh County, West Virginia. Lester, W. Va.: A.T. Collins, 1984. FHL Book 929.273 T681c.
  • [Tyree] Bailey, Virgie T. Kissin' Cousins. Paducah, Ky.: V.T. Bailey, 1981. FHL Book 929.273 T981b.
  • [Vest] Sowers, Erma Conner. Descendants of Littleberry Vest. Check, Va.: E.C. Sowers, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 V638s.
  • [Vincent] Venson, Steve W. Descendants of Thomas Vincent (Vinson-Venson): From Virginia to Kentucky to ?. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1481386 Item 10.
  • [Vincent] Murphy, Nathan W. Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins and Jarvis; Historical Information and Sources for More than 2,000 Descendants of Charles Vincent, William Wright, George McElwain, John Wilkins, and John Jarvis, Whose Numerous Progenitors [Descendants] Make Up a Large Portion of the Present Population of Muhlenberg County. Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy & Associates, 1999. FHL Collection 929.273 V743m
  • [Wolf] Morgan, J. Derald. Wolf Brethern: Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob and Hannah Kinsey Wolf. n.p.: 1st Books, 2004. FHL Book 929.273 W831mj.
  • [Woods] Woods, Weightsill Arno. A Short History of Descendants and Allied Families of Robert Woods of Ireland. Versailles, Mo.: W.W. Kinloch, 1909. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 W866a.
  • [Wright] Wright, John Calvin. Genealogy of John J. Wright of Virginia, Indiana, and Kansas: A Lineal Descendant of Richard Wright of London and Northumberland County, Virginia, 1650-1953. 1953. FHL Book 929.273 W93wr.
  • [Wright] Roehl, Katherine McClure. Enoch Wright and Wife, Susan Abshire: Their Lineage, Their Lives, Their Family [Who] Resided [in] Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, California, 1955-1971. Lexington, Mich.: K.M. Roehl, 1971. FHL Book 929.273 W931r (Book Storage 0256070).
  • [Wright] Pullen, William E. Virginians and Hoosiers: Abshires, Houstons and Wrights [of] Bedford and Franklin Counties, Virginia; and Union [and] Hamilton Counties, Indiana. 1977. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 1665
  • [Wright] Murphy, Nathan W. Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins and Jarvis; Historical Information and Sources for More than 2,000 Descendants of Charles Vincent, William Wright, George McElwain, John Wilkins, and John Jarvis, Whose Numerous Progenitors [Descendants] Make Up a Large Portion of the Present Population of Muhlenberg County. Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy & Associates, 1999. FHL Collection 929.273 V743m
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. Wright Family Birth Records (1853-1896) and Marriage Records (1788-1915), Franklin County, Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2001. FHL Collection 929.273 W93gr
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. Wright Family Personal Property Tax Lists, Franklin County, Virginia (1786-1850). Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2001. FHL Collection 929.273 W93grr
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. Wright Family Census Records, Franklin County, Virginia, 1810-1900. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2002. FHL Collection 929.273 W93grf
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. Wright Family Land Grants, 1785-1900 and Deed Records, 1785-1897, Franklin County, Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2003. FHL Book 929.273 W93gf
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. Wright Family Land Tax Lists Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1860. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2003. FHL Book 929.273 W93gfc
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. Wright Family Death Records, 1854-1920; Cemetery Records by Cemetery, and Probate Records, 1785-1928, Franklin County, Virginia. Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2004. FHL Book 929.273 W93gfd
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. The Identification of 1809 William Wright of Franklin County, Virginia as the Son of 1792 John Wright of Fauquier County, Virginia and Elizabeth (Bronaugh) (Darnall) Wright. Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2004. FHL Book 929.273 W937g
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. Sorting Some of the Wrights of Southern Virginia Part III, William Wright of Franklin County, His Wife Mary (Grant) Wright and His Descendants. 3 vols. Menlo Park, Calif.: R.N. Grant, 2004. FHL Book 929.273 W93grw v. 1
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. Sorting Some of the Wrights of Southern Virginia Part IV, William Wright (Franklin County), His Wife Nellie or S. (_____) Wrigjht, and His Descendants. Menlo Park, Calif.: R.N. Grant, 2004. FHL Book 929.273 W93grv
  • [Wyatt] Peters, Genevieve E. John Wyatt of Loudoun, Shenandoah, and Franklin Counties, Virginia. Typescript. FHL Book 929.273 W97p

References

  1. *Review of Pioneer Families of Franklin County, Virginia, in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1964):85; FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg.

 

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