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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Halifax County'''
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Guide to '''Halifax County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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}} ''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Virginia|Virginia ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Halifax_County,_Virginia|Halifax County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Halifax County Virginia Courthouse  ==
  
 
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Halifax County Courthouse<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 729<br>Halifax, Virginia 24557<br>Phone: 804-476-6221<br>
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Halifax County Courthouse<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 729<br>Halifax, Virginia 24557<br>Phone: 804-476-6221<br>  
  
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1753<br>divorce and court records from 1762, probate records <br>from 1762 and land records from 1761<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Halifax County, Virginia. Page 714 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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== Halifax County Virginia History  ==
 
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[[Image:{{2ndEarlofHalifax}}]]  
 
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Halifax County, Virginia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
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== Resources  ==
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== Halifax County Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Vahalifax.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Vahalifax.jpg]]
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==== Research Guides  ====
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*Dorman, John Frederick. "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Halifax County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):184-187.&nbsp;Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors ]($).
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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In 1860, Halifax County had the largest slave population in the state (14,897 slaves). Ten years late in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (16,266).<ref name="no">''Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/ninthcensusunit00offigoog#page/n73/mode/1up Internet Archive]; {{FHL|281281|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pcu}}.</ref>
  
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm "Halifax County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1832,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records. This list also includes some families with Native American ancestry.]
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm "Halifax County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1832,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records. This list also includes some families with Native American ancestry.]
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}  
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax/photos/tombstones/barksdale.html Barksdale Cemetery Tombstone Photographs] (US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax/photos/tombstones/barksdale.html Barksdale Cemetery Tombstone Photographs] (US GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2843 Halifax County, Virginia Cemetery Search Results] (Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2843 Halifax County, Virginia Cemetery Search Results] (Find A Grave)  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/halifax.html Halifax County, Virginia Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/halifax.html Halifax County, Virginia Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax.htm Halifax County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives] (with cemetery listings)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax.htm Halifax County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives] (with cemetery listings)  
 
*Waldrep, George Calvin. ''Halifax County Cemeteries''. Greenville, SC: A Press, 1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-cemeteries/oclc/12315047&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
 
*Waldrep, George Calvin. ''Halifax County Cemeteries''. Greenville, SC: A Press, 1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-cemeteries/oclc/12315047&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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{{VAcensus}} {{Historical populations
 
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|1990 |29033
 
|1990 |29033
 
|2000 |37355
 
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===== '''''1782 Enumeration'''''  =====
 
===== '''''1782 Enumeration'''''  =====
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*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf Halifax County Heads of Families - 1782] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 22.
 
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf Halifax County Heads of Families - 1782] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 22.
  
===== '''''1785 Enumeration''''' =====
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*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf Halifax County Heads of Families - 1785] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 87.
 
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf Halifax County Heads of Families - 1785] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 87.
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===== '''''1850'''''  =====
 
===== '''''1850'''''  =====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax.htm 1850 census] (scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax.htm 1850 census] (scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. ''1850 Census of Halifax County, Virginia''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1982. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1850-census-of-halifax-county-virginia/oclc/8954520&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. ''1850 Census of Halifax County, Virginia''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1982. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1850-census-of-halifax-county-virginia/oclc/8954520&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
  
 
===== '''''1860'''''  =====
 
===== '''''1860'''''  =====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax.htm 1860 census] (selected; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax.htm 1860 census] (selected; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
  
 
===== '''''1870'''''  =====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax.htm 1870 census] (images; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax.htm 1870 census] (images; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
  
 
===== '''''1900'''''  =====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax.htm 1900 census] (partial; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax.htm 1900 census] (partial; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
===== Baptist  =====
 
===== Baptist  =====
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#'''Catawba '''(1773)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 303-304. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>  
 
#'''Catawba '''(1773)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 303-304. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>  
 
#'''Childrey '''(1783)<ref name="baptist" />  
 
#'''Childrey '''(1783)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''County Line aka Sandy Creek'''. Some records and membership lists for the 1780s were published in ''Piedmont Lineages,'' Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 1994) and in Vol. 20, No. 2 (May 1998). {{FHL|405412|item|disp=FHL Book 975 D25b}}.
 
#'''Dan River''' (1802)<ref name="baptist" />  
 
#'''Dan River''' (1802)<ref name="baptist" />  
 
#'''Hunting Creek''' (1775)<ref name="baptist" />  
 
#'''Hunting Creek''' (1775)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Wynn's Creek''' (1773)<ref name="baptist" />
 
#'''Wynn's Creek''' (1773)<ref name="baptist" />
  
Halifax County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.
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Halifax County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.  
  
 
===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
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===== Quaker  =====
 
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Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):
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*'''Banister Monthly Meeting''' (1758-1811) aka Halifax aka Kirby's<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref>
  
 
*Brown, Jane Douglas Summers and Jones Memorial Library. Jane Douglas Summers Brown (1903-) Quaker Records: Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia); MS 1515. MSS, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va.&nbsp;Available on 26 microfilms at {{FHL|1182635|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes records of Halifax County Quakers; Brown assisted "William Wade Hinshaw in the writing of the Virginia volume of the ''Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy''."]
 
*Brown, Jane Douglas Summers and Jones Memorial Library. Jane Douglas Summers Brown (1903-) Quaker Records: Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia); MS 1515. MSS, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va.&nbsp;Available on 26 microfilms at {{FHL|1182635|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes records of Halifax County Quakers; Brown assisted "William Wade Hinshaw in the writing of the Virginia volume of the ''Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy''."]
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*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. ''Plea Book 1, Halifax County, Virginia, 1752-1755''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1988. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/plea-book-1-halifax-county-virginia-1752-1755/oclc/17572330&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. ''Plea Book 1, Halifax County, Virginia, 1752-1755''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1988. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/plea-book-1-halifax-county-virginia-1752-1755/oclc/17572330&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax.htm Court] Records (scroll to "Court" section) (US GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax.htm Court] Records (scroll to "Court" section) (US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*''Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders''. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1992, 2000. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-court-orders/oclc/27155513&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*''Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders''. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1992, 2000. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-court-orders/oclc/27155513&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762 (Plea Book No. 3). Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1998. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-court-orders-1759-1762-plea-book-no-3/oclc/39841532&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762 (Plea Book No. 3). Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1998. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-court-orders-1759-1762-plea-book-no-3/oclc/39841532&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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==== Genealogy&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Genealogy&nbsp;  ====
  
More than 185 genealogies have been published about Halifax County families. To view a list, visit [[Halifax County, Virginia Genealogy|Halifax County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
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More than 250 genealogies have been published about Halifax County families. To view a list, visit [[Halifax County, Virginia Genealogy|Halifax County, Virginia Genealogy]].
  
 
==== Immigration  ====
 
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{{ImmigrantServants|Halifax}}  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Halifax}}  
  
==== Land  ====
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===== Grants and Patents  =====
 
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*Abercrombie, Janice L., and Richard Slatten. ''Halifax County'' (Virginia Publick Claims series). Athens, GA: Iberian, 1991?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county/oclc/24472418&referer=brief_results At other libraries]  
 
*Abercrombie, Janice L., and Richard Slatten. ''Halifax County'' (Virginia Publick Claims series). Athens, GA: Iberian, 1991?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county/oclc/24472418&referer=brief_results At other libraries]  
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*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. ''Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 7, 1767-1770''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1990.&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-deed-book-7-1767-1770/oclc/23719189&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. ''Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 7, 1767-1770''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1990.&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-deed-book-7-1767-1770/oclc/23719189&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. ''Halifax County, Virginia Deed Books''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1985, 1986. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-deed-books/oclc/13377699&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. ''Halifax County, Virginia Deed Books''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1985, 1986. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-deed-books/oclc/13377699&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax.htm Deeds] (scroll to "Deeds" section) (US GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax.htm Deeds] (scroll to "Deeds" section) (US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*''Halifax County,'' ''Virginia Deed Book 9, 1773-1775''. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1990. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-deed-book-9-1773-1775/oclc/23180772&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*''Halifax County,'' ''Virginia Deed Book 9, 1773-1775''. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1990. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-deed-book-9-1773-1775/oclc/23180772&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*''Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 10, 1775-1778''. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-deed-book-10-1775-1778/oclc/24576640&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*''Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 10, 1775-1778''. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-deed-book-10-1775-1778/oclc/24576640&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*Aaron, Larry G.. ''The Race to the Dan: The Retreat that Rescued the American Revolution''. Halifax County, Virginia: Halifax County Historical Society, and Lynchburg, Virginia: Warwick House Publishing, 2007. At the [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com:80/F/8DCKIM8GGFFRPGM4PQLET2BR8PRYCRRNECD37KUT9KUEG12MRL-15043?func=full-set-set&set_number=006297&set_entry=000007&format=999 Library of Virginia].  
 
*Aaron, Larry G.. ''The Race to the Dan: The Retreat that Rescued the American Revolution''. Halifax County, Virginia: Halifax County Historical Society, and Lynchburg, Virginia: Warwick House Publishing, 2007. At the [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com:80/F/8DCKIM8GGFFRPGM4PQLET2BR8PRYCRRNECD37KUT9KUEG12MRL-15043?func=full-set-set&set_number=006297&set_entry=000007&format=999 Library of Virginia].  
 
*Altman, Forrest. ''[http://www.danriver.org/PDFs/Adventures_in_the_Dan_River_Basin.pdf Adventures in the Dan River Basin]'' (pdf)  
 
*Altman, Forrest. ''[http://www.danriver.org/PDFs/Adventures_in_the_Dan_River_Basin.pdf Adventures in the Dan River Basin]'' (pdf)  
*Carrington, Wirt Johnson. ''A History of Halifax County ''[Virginia]. Richmond, Virginia: Appeals Press, 1924; Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co., 1969. {{FHL|569439|title-id|disp=FHL}}&nbsp;|&nbsp;1959 reprint at {{FHL|119102|title-id|disp=FHL}}&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-halifax-county-virginia/oclc/59771&referer=brief_results WorldCat].&nbsp;Digital editions:&nbsp;[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30030 Ancestry] ($) | [http://www.jstor.org/ JSTOR] ($) |&nbsp;[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva6124_halifax World Vital Records] ($). Information:&nbsp;[http://www.genealogical.com/products/A%20History%20of%20Halifax%20County%20%5BVirginia%5D/890.html Genealogical.com]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=Rb14AAAAMAAJ&dq=%22Halifax%20County%22%20Virginia&source=gbs_similarbooks Google Books]&nbsp;| [http://www.genealogical.com/products/A%20History%20of%20Halifax%20County%20 [Virginia]/890.html publisher's page]. Reviews: ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 33, No. 3 (July 1925): 331;&nbsp;{{FHL|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}&nbsp;|&nbsp;''The William and Mary Quarterly'', 2nd Series, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Jan. 1925): 66-73;&nbsp;{{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}&nbsp;|&nbsp;''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970): 37.  
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*Carrington, Wirt Johnson. ''A History of Halifax County ''[Virginia]. Richmond, Virginia: Appeals Press, 1924; Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co., 1969. {{FHL|569439|title-id|disp=FHL}}&nbsp;|&nbsp;1959 reprint at {{FHL|119102|title-id|disp=FHL}}&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-halifax-county-virginia/oclc/59771&referer=brief_results WorldCat].&nbsp;Digital editions:&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30030 Ancestry] ($) |&nbsp;[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva6124_halifax World Vital Records] ($). Index at [http://www.everynameindex.com/HalifaxCoVA.html EveryNameIndex.com] - free.  
 
*Edmunds, Pocahontas White. ''History of Halifax''. 2 vols. Halifax, Virginia: P.W. Edmunds, 1978. Reviewed by Susan L. Bracey in ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 87, No. 3 (Jul., 1979):365-367. Review available at {{FHL|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
 
*Edmunds, Pocahontas White. ''History of Halifax''. 2 vols. Halifax, Virginia: P.W. Edmunds, 1978. Reviewed by Susan L. Bracey in ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 87, No. 3 (Jul., 1979):365-367. Review available at {{FHL|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
 
*Estabrooks, Henry L. ''Adrift in Dixie or, a Yankee Officer Among the Rebels''. South Boston, Virginia: South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History, 2007. At the [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com:80/F/8DCKIM8GGFFRPGM4PQLET2BR8PRYCRRNECD37KUT9KUEG12MRL-15047?func=full-set-set&set_number=006297&set_entry=000008&format=999 Library of Virginia].  
 
*Estabrooks, Henry L. ''Adrift in Dixie or, a Yankee Officer Among the Rebels''. South Boston, Virginia: South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History, 2007. At the [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com:80/F/8DCKIM8GGFFRPGM4PQLET2BR8PRYCRRNECD37KUT9KUEG12MRL-15047?func=full-set-set&set_number=006297&set_entry=000008&format=999 Library of Virginia].  
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[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/34/mode/1up Halifax residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 34. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>  
 
[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/34/mode/1up Halifax residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 34. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>  
  
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*Abercrombie, Janice L. and Richard Slatten. ''Virginia Publick Claims: Halifax County''. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company. Digital version at {{FSbook|980305}} - free.
 
*Carrington, Wirt Johnson. "Revolutionary Soldiers, Halifax County Records, Court of Pleas, 1774-1777," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Second Series, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1927):60. Available at {{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($). [Recommendations for military officers.]  
 
*Carrington, Wirt Johnson. "Revolutionary Soldiers, Halifax County Records, Court of Pleas, 1774-1777," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Second Series, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1927):60. Available at {{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($). [Recommendations for military officers.]  
 
*''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 version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840}}. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Halifax County on page 131.]  
 
*''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 version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840}}. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Halifax County on page 131.]  
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
 
===== War of 1812  =====
 
===== War of 1812  =====
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:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)]]. Company C (3rd) (Halifax Light Artillery)  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)]]. Company C (3rd) (Halifax Light Artillery)  
:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Black Walnut Dragoons or Light Dragoons), Company H (Catawba Troop).
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Black Walnut Dragoons or Light Dragoons), Company H (Catawba Troop).<ref>Thomas P. Nanzig, ''3rd Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). {{FHL|540335|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61}}.</ref>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Flournoy Troop).<ref>Michael P. Musick, ''6th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|607455|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66}}.</ref>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Mount Vernon Guard), Company H (Meadville Greys), and Company K (Dan River Rifles).<ref>Edward R. Crews and Timothy A. Parish, ''14th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|769612|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 117}}.</ref>
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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Clover Rifles) and Company K (South of Dan Rebels).<ref>G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''20th and 39th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1994). {{FHL|566446|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 105}}.</ref>
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company E (Brooklyn Grays).<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>
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:- [[34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company F (Halifax Heavy Artillery).<ref>Johnny L. Scott, ''34th Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). {{FHL|963370|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 135}}.</ref>
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:- [[38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)]]. Company F (Davis Rifle Guards).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''38th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370008|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46}}.</ref>
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies A (Halifax Light Infantry) and C (Edmunds Guards).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''53rd Virginia Infantry and 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). {{FHL|836519|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 132}}.</ref>
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Halifax County.
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*June 25, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va113.htm Staunton River Bridge], also known as&nbsp;Blacks and Whites or Old Men and Young Boys<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va113.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>
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:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
  
 
===== '''''World War II'''''  =====
 
===== '''''World War II'''''  =====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{RAOGKobituary}}  
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{{VAnews}}  
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/virginia/halifax-county-obituaries.htm Halifax County, Virginia Obituaries]  
 
*[http://www.newspaperobituaries.net/virginia/halifax-county-obituaries.htm Halifax County, Virginia Obituaries]  
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Genealogical articles with abstracts of Halifax County, Virginia records have been published in ''The Blount Journal'', the publication of the [http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/ Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society]. Began in 1985, still in print. Tables of contents are available [http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/images/Back_issues_update.pdf online]. Purchase [http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/images/Back_issues_update.pdf back issues] through the society. The Family History Library has acquired most volumes {{FHL|976.8885 B2b}}.  
 
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Halifax County, Virginia records have been published in ''The Blount Journal'', the publication of the [http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/ Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society]. Began in 1985, still in print. Tables of contents are available [http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/images/Back_issues_update.pdf online]. Purchase [http://www.blountcountytngenealogy.org/images/Back_issues_update.pdf back issues] through the society. The Family History Library has acquired most volumes {{FHL|976.8885 B2b}}.  
  
==== Probate<br> ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
{{Vawill|1753-1800}}  
 
{{Vawill|1753-1800}}  
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*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Will Book 2, 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1989?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/will-book-2-1783-1792-halifax-county-virginia/oclc/21065708&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Will Book 2, 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1989?. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/will-book-2-1783-1792-halifax-county-virginia/oclc/21065708&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson, and James Hadley Prendergast. ''Halifax County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1783-1792''. Athens, GA: Iberian, 1996. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-will-book-2-1783-1792/oclc/62073459&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson, and James Hadley Prendergast. ''Halifax County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1783-1792''. Athens, GA: Iberian, 1996. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-will-book-2-1783-1792/oclc/62073459&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson, and James Hadley Prendergast. ''Will Books, Halifax County, Virginia''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/will-books-halifax-county-virginia/oclc/28629655&amp;referer=brief_results WorldCat  
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*Chiarito, Marian Dodson, and James Hadley Prendergast. ''Will Books, Halifax County, Virginia''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/will-books-halifax-county-virginia/oclc/28629655&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
*''Halifax County, Virginia Wills, 1792-1797''. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-wills-1792-1797/oclc/24456022&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
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*''Halifax County, Virginia Wills, 1792-1797''. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-wills-1792-1797/oclc/24456022&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
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*Digital&nbsp;Images of Halifax County Wills 1792-1797; 1798-1804. See names of Testators. [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyhalifax.html Virginia Pioneers]
==== Research Guides  ====
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Halifax County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):184-187.&nbsp;Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors ]($).
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''General:''' Warren, Mary Bondurant. ''Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll and Tithables Lists''. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-colonial-poll-and-tithables-lists/oclc/23346791&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*'''General:''' Warren, Mary Bondurant. ''Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll and Tithables Lists''. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-colonial-poll-and-tithables-lists/oclc/23346791&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
*'''[1752-1790]''' Tithables, 1752-90,&nbsp;''Southsider'' [Charlotte Court House, Va.], Vol. 19, No. 1 (2000). (Note:&nbsp;This article&nbsp;lists only totals of tithables from the plea books, no names.)
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*'''[1752-1790]''' Tithables, 1752-90,&nbsp;''Southsider'' [Charlotte Court House, Va.], Vol. 19, No. 1 (2000). (Note:&nbsp;This article&nbsp;lists only totals of tithables from the plea books, no names.)  
 
*'''[1755-1780] '''Warren, Mary Bondurant. ''Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll'' [1764-1769] ''and Tithables Lists'' [1755-1780]. Danielsville, Georgia: Heritage Papers, 1991. Available at {{FHL|443573|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[1755-1780] '''Warren, Mary Bondurant. ''Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll'' [1764-1769] ''and Tithables Lists'' [1755-1780]. Danielsville, Georgia: Heritage Papers, 1991. Available at {{FHL|443573|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[1771]''' Halifax Tithables, 1771,&nbsp;''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 23, No<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1271977352136_462" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1271977352136_26" />. 3 (Aug. 2001).  
 
*'''[1771]''' Halifax Tithables, 1771,&nbsp;''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 23, No<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1271977352136_462" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1271977352136_26" />. 3 (Aug. 2001).  
 
*'''[1771]''' Tithables, 1771,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian'', Vol. 3, No. 2 (Jan. 1985).  
 
*'''[1771]''' Tithables, 1771,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian'', Vol. 3, No. 2 (Jan. 1985).  
*'''[1782]''' [http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax/census/1782/1782tax.txt 1782 Tax List] (US GenWeb Archives)  
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*'''[1782]''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax/census/1782/1782tax.txt 1782 Tax List] (US GenWeb Archives)  
 
*'''[1782]''' Tax List, 1782, District 2,&nbsp;''Halifax County Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 11, No. 3 (Dec. 2001). [Halifax County, Virginia or North Carolina? check]  
 
*'''[1782]''' Tax List, 1782, District 2,&nbsp;''Halifax County Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 11, No. 3 (Dec. 2001). [Halifax County, Virginia or North Carolina? check]  
 
*'''[1782]''' Weaver, Jeffrey C. ''1782 Halifax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List''. Saltville, VA: New River Notes Books, 2005. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1782-halifax-county-virginia-personal-property-tax-list/oclc/74489430&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*'''[1782]''' Weaver, Jeffrey C. ''1782 Halifax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List''. Saltville, VA: New River Notes Books, 2005. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/1782-halifax-county-virginia-personal-property-tax-list/oclc/74489430&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{VAbmd}}<br>  
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{{VAbmd}}  
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1853-1871''' - Halifax County Birth Index 1853-1871. Batch {{IGI|C868762}} 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>
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*Chiarito, Marian Dodson, James Hadley Prendergast, and Catherine Lindsay Knorr. ''Marriages of Halifax County, Virginia, 1801-1831''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriages-of-halifax-county-virginia-1801-1831/oclc/12258234&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
*Gioe, Joan Colbert. ''Halifax County, Virginia Marriages, 1756-1800: Plus Parents' Consents''. Indianapolis: The Researchers, 1993. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-marriages-1756-1800-plus-parents-consents/oclc/40864072&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
*"Halifax County Marriage Bonds" [1750s-1780s], ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jan., 1912):202-204. Available at {{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
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*'''1750s-1780s''' - "Halifax County Marriage Bonds" [1750s-1780s], ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jan., 1912):202-204. Available at {{FHL|248629|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1918736 JSTOR] - free.  
 
*Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. ''Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Halifax County, Virginia, 1753-1800''. Pine Bluff, AR:&nbsp;C.L. Knorr, 1957.  
 
*Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. ''Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Halifax County, Virginia, 1753-1800''. Pine Bluff, AR:&nbsp;C.L. Knorr, 1957.  
**Reviewed in ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1958):91. Review at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}&nbsp;|&nbsp;digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors ]($) |&nbsp;[http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriage-bonds-and-ministers-returns-of-halifax-county-virginia-1753-1800/oclc/1685468&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
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*'''1750-1800''' - ''Marriage Records, Halifax County, Virginia, c. 1750-1800''. Chatham, VA?: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1981. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriage-records-halifax-county-virginia-c1750-1800/oclc/8624201&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
*''Marriage Records, Halifax County, Virginia, c. 1750-1800''. Chatham, VA?: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1981. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriage-records-halifax-county-virginia-c1750-1800/oclc/8624201&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*'''1753-1905''' - Halifax County Marriage Index 1753-1905. Batch {{IGI|M868761}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
*Ricks, Joel. ''Halifax County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1753-1854''. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-marriage-bonds-1753-1854/oclc/38070812&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*'''1753-1854''' - Ricks, Joel. ''Halifax County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1753-1854''. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-marriage-bonds-1753-1854/oclc/38070812&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
*Ridlen, Colleen. ''Halifax County, Virginia Marriages, 1755-1825''. Beech Grove, IN: Self-published, n.d. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-marriages-1755-1825/oclc/33861587&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
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*'''1755-1825''' - Ridlen, Colleen. ''Halifax County, Virginia Marriages, 1755-1825''. Beech Grove, IN: Self-published, n.d. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-marriages-1755-1825/oclc/33861587&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
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*'''1756-1800''' - Gioe, Joan Colbert. ''Halifax County, Virginia Marriages, 1756-1800: Plus Parents' Consents''. Indianapolis: The Researchers, 1993. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/halifax-county-virginia-marriages-1756-1800-plus-parents-consents/oclc/40864072&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
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*'''1801-1831''' - Chiarito, Marian Dodson, James Hadley Prendergast, and Catherine Lindsay Knorr. ''Marriages of Halifax County, Virginia, 1801-1831''. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriages-of-halifax-county-virginia-1801-1831/oclc/12258234&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
  
===== Death =====
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===== Death =====
  
{{LoVdeath}}
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{{LoVdeath}}  
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*'''1853-1871''' - Halifax County Death Index 1853-1871. Batch {{IGI|C868762}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
  
{{VAnewspapers}}
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{{VAnewspapers}}
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}  
  
 
==== Voting  ====
 
==== Voting  ====
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*Warren, Mary Bondurant. ''Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll'' [1764-1769] ''and Tithables Lists'' [1755-1780]. Danielsville, Georgia: Heritage Papers, 1991. Available at {{FHL|443573|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Warren, Mary Bondurant. ''Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll'' [1764-1769] ''and Tithables Lists'' [1755-1780]. Danielsville, Georgia: Heritage Papers, 1991. Available at {{FHL|443573|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Halifax County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
{{RAOGKlibrary}}<br>  
 
{{RAOGKlibrary}}<br>  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Websites<br>  ==
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== Halifax County Virginia Genealogy Websites<br>  ==
  
 
*Halifax County, Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vahalifa/ USGENWEB]  
 
*Halifax County, Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vahalifa/ USGENWEB]  
*[http://www.prizery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=190 \The Crossing of the Dan Exhibit] (The Prizery)  
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*[http://www.prizery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=190 The Crossing of the Dan Exhibit] (The Prizery)  
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Halifax|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Halifax|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/51/51083.html Halifax County, Virginia] (Census Bureau "Quick Facts")  
 
*[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/51/51083.html Halifax County, Virginia] (Census Bureau "Quick Facts")  
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/halifax/ Halifax County, Virginia Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/halifax/ Halifax County, Virginia Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vahalifa/ Halifax County, Virginia GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vahalifa/ Halifax County, Virginia GenWeb]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/va/halifax.htm Halifax County, Virginia GenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/halifax.htm Halifax County, Virginia GenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/va-county-halifax.html Halifax County, Virginia History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/va-county-halifax.html Halifax County, Virginia History, Records, Facts, Genealogy and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
 
*[http://www.oldhalifax.com/county/CountyHistory.htm The History of Halifax County]  
 
*[http://www.oldhalifax.com/county/CountyHistory.htm The History of Halifax County]  
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*[http://www.oldhalifax.com/county/NativeAmericanIndians.htm The Native Americans of Halifax County, Virginia &amp; the Early Explorers]  
 
*[http://www.oldhalifax.com/county/NativeAmericanIndians.htm The Native Americans of Halifax County, Virginia &amp; the Early Explorers]  
 
*[http://www.oldhalifax.com/ Old Halifax]  
 
*[http://www.oldhalifax.com/ Old Halifax]  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/halifax/ Cyndi's List]
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Guide to Halifax County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Halifax County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Halifax 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 1752
County Seat Halifax
Courthouse

Contents

Halifax County Virginia Courthouse

 

Halifax County Courthouse
P O Box 729
Halifax, Virginia 24557
Phone: 804-476-6221

Beginning Dates for Halifax County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1753 1853 1820 1752 1753

Halifax County Virginia History

George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax (1716-1771)

Halifax County, Virginia is named after George Montagu-Dunk, the second Earl of Halifax (1716-1771). (The same can be said for Halifax County, North Carolina.) He was a British statesman and was president of the Board of Trade from 1748 to 1761. He was also a friend of Robert Dinwiddie, who was governor of the colony of Virginia.

The first county seat was Peytonsburg (now in Pittsylvania County). The current county seat of Halifax County is Halifax, which has served as such since 1800. The county was established in May, 1752 from Lunenburg County. Halifax County originally extended as far west as the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The counties of Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania Counties were formed out of Halifax County, as well as the southern half of Franklin County. In addition, parts of Bedford and Floyd Counties were formed from Halifax.

Pittsylvania County was formed in 1766 or 1767 (sources differ) as a subdivision of Halifax. The other counties mentioned were then formed out of Pittsylvania. At the time that Pittsylvania County broke away from Halifax County, the latter county took on its present outline.

The boundaries of Antrim Parish were identical to those of Halifax County when the county was formed in 1752. After Pittsylvania County was formed, the boundaries of Antrim Parish were adjusted to match those of the present form of Halifax County.

Parent County

1752--Halifax County was created 27 February 1752 from Lunenburg County. 

County seat: Halifax [1]

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890

Halifax County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Halifax County Virginia Genealogy Resources

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Research Guides

  • Dorman, John Frederick. "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Halifax County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1968):184-187. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

African American

In 1860, Halifax County had the largest slave population in the state (14,897 slaves). Ten years late in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (16,266).[2]

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 14,722
1800 19,377 31.6%
1810 22,133 14.2%
1820 19,060 −13.9%
1830 28,034 47.1%
1840 25,936 −7.5%
1850 25,962 0.1%
1860 26,520 2.1%
1870 27,828 4.9%
1880 33,588 20.7%
1890 34,424 2.5%
1900 37,197 8.1%
1910 40,044 7.7%
1920 41,374 3.3%
1930 41,283 −0.2%
1940 41,271 −0.0%
1950 41,442 0.4%
1960 33,637 −18.8%
1970 30,076 −10.6%
1980 30,599 1.7%
1990 29,033 −5.1%
2000 37,355 28.7%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1782 Enumeration
1785 Enumeration
1790 
  • Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation
1800 
  • Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation
1810 
  • Halifax is one of 18 VA counties for which the 1810 census was lost when the British occupied Washington and burned census reports. Tax lists are available; see Taxation.
1820 
  • 1820 Census (Ancestry.com)
  • 1820 Census Index (S-K Publications)
  • Exists, but is defective. See "Halifax County, Virginia, 1820 Census: A Comment," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1959):26. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [Explains that in 1820, census takers skipped entire Halifax County communities.]
  • Williams, Mike K. 1820 Halifax County, Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 1989. WorldCat
1850
  • 1850 census (scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. 1850 Census of Halifax County, Virginia. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1982. WorldCat
1860
  • 1860 census (selected; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
1870
  • 1870 census (images; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
1900
  • 1900 census (partial; scroll to "Census" section) (US GenWeb Archives)

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Arbor (1785)[3]
  2. Buffaloe (1776)[3]
  3. Catawba (1773)[3]
  4. Childrey (1783)[3]
  5. County Line aka Sandy Creek. Some records and membership lists for the 1780s were published in Piedmont Lineages, Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 1994) and in Vol. 20, No. 2 (May 1998). FHL Book 975 D25b.
  6. Dan River (1802)[3]
  7. Hunting Creek (1775)[3]
  8. Liberty (1802)[3]
  9. Mayo (1774)[3]
  10. Millstone (1787)[3]
  11. Miry Creek (1803)[3]
  12. Musterfield (1779)[3]
  13. Polecat (1790)[3]
  14. Twelve Corner (1803)[3]
  15. Wynn's Creek (1773)[3]

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.

Halifax County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.

Church of England
Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Banister Monthly Meeting (1758-1811) aka Halifax aka Kirby's[4]
  • Brown, Jane Douglas Summers and Jones Memorial Library. Jane Douglas Summers Brown (1903-) Quaker Records: Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia); MS 1515. MSS, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va. Available on 26 microfilms at FHL. [Includes records of Halifax County Quakers; Brown assisted "William Wade Hinshaw in the writing of the Virginia volume of the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy."]

Court

  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Plea Book 1, Halifax County, Virginia, 1752-1755. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1988. WorldCat
  • Court Records (scroll to "Court" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
  • Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1992, 2000. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1759-1762 (Plea Book No. 3). Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1998. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1763-1764 (Plea Book No. 4). Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1998. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Court Orders, 1767-1770 (Plea Book No. 6). Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 2000. WorldCat

DNA

DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Halifax County, Virginia residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.

  • [Fletcher] Descendant of Thomas Fletcher, b. c1762, resident of Halifax County, Virginia, d. 1838 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Y-DNA 37 Marker Test, FTDNA. Genetic signature available online (labelled William Fletcher of Accomac County, Virginia/James Fletcher of Brunswick County, Virginia), courtesy: The Fletcher DNA Project.

Genealogy 

More than 250 genealogies have been published about Halifax County families. To view a list, visit Halifax County, Virginia Genealogy.

Immigration

Land and Property

General
  • Dodson, Roger C. Property Lines from an Old Survey Book: Halifax County, Virginia, 1741 to 1901. Danville, VA: VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1998. At other libraries
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.

Deeds
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Deed Book 7, 1767-1770, Halifax County, Virginia. Athens, GA: New Papyrus, 2005?. WorldCat
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 1, 1752-1759. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1985. WorldCat
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 7, 1767-1770. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1990. WorldCat
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Halifax County, Virginia Deed Books. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1985, 1986. WorldCat
  • Deeds (scroll to "Deeds" section) (US GenWeb Archives)
  • Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 9, 1773-1775. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1990. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 10, 1775-1778. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1991. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 15, 1790-1793. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1996. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Deed Book 16 (1793-1796). Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1997. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Deeds. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1989, 1997. WorldCat
  • Hamlin, Charles Hughes, comp., Virginia Ancestors and Adventurers, 3 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1973. Reprinted in one vol., Baltimore: Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003. This title includes a number of Halifax County, Virginia land records. Google Books link with preview.

Local Histories

  • Aaron, Larry G.. The Race to the Dan: The Retreat that Rescued the American Revolution. Halifax County, Virginia: Halifax County Historical Society, and Lynchburg, Virginia: Warwick House Publishing, 2007. At the Library of Virginia.
  • Altman, Forrest. Adventures in the Dan River Basin (pdf)
  • Carrington, Wirt Johnson. A History of Halifax County [Virginia]. Richmond, Virginia: Appeals Press, 1924; Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co., 1969. FHL | 1959 reprint at FHL | WorldCat. Digital editions: Ancestry ($) | World Vital Records ($). Index at EveryNameIndex.com - free.
  • Edmunds, Pocahontas White. History of Halifax. 2 vols. Halifax, Virginia: P.W. Edmunds, 1978. Reviewed by Susan L. Bracey in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 87, No. 3 (Jul., 1979):365-367. Review available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Estabrooks, Henry L. Adrift in Dixie or, a Yankee Officer Among the Rebels. South Boston, Virginia: South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History, 2007. At the Library of Virginia.
  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Halifax County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1968.
  • Halifax County Chamber of Commerce. The Halifax County Story. Lynchburg, VA: Progress Publishing, 1974. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Heritage 1752-2007, Waynesville, NC: County Heritage, Inc., 2007. WorldCatLibrary of Virginia.
  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina from the Colonial Period to About 1820, 5th ed., 2 vols. Despite the title, this work discusses Native American families of Halifax County as well as African-American families. Google Books links with previews: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2. Discussed in Genealogical.com. An updated edition of this publication is available for free at FreeAfricanAmericans.com.
  • The History of Halifax County
  • History of Halifax County, Virginia (YouTube video)
  • The History of Halifax County, Virginia 1750-1940
  • A History of the Halifax County Assembly, 1975. WorldCat
  • History of the Indians of Halifax County, Virginia
  • Young, Henry Preston. Country Folks: The Way We Were Back Then in Halifax County, Virginia: A Collection of Stories. Lawrenceville, VA: Brunswick, 1999. WorldCat

Maps

Migration

  • Bell, Mary McCampbell. "Some Migrations from Virginia to South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestray Research, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Summer 1981): 143-144; Vol. 9, No. 4 (Fall 1981): 183-190; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Winter 1982): 37-42; Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring 1982): 70-77. FHL (Includes records of Halifax County residents who migrated to South Carolina)
  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition at FHL; 1983 reprints (both volumes) at FHL; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also at FHL. (Includes individuals who migrated out of Halifax 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 Halifax County militia officers 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; 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 Halifax County, see pp. 83-85, 108-110.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Halifax County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 7th Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

Halifax residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[5]

  • Abercrombie, Janice L. and Richard Slatten. Virginia Publick Claims: Halifax County. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • Carrington, Wirt Johnson. "Revolutionary Soldiers, Halifax County Records, Court of Pleas, 1774-1777," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1927):60. Available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($). [Recommendations for military officers.]
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Halifax County on page 131.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Halifax County men served in the 69th and 84th Regiments.[6]

  • 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 Book 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Halifax 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 Book 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Halifax County, pp. 82-83. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Halifax County, 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 Halifax County, Virginia:

- 1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate). Company C (3rd) (Halifax Light Artillery)
- 3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company C (Black Walnut Dragoons or Light Dragoons), Company H (Catawba Troop).[7]
- 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company G (Flournoy Troop).[8]
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company G (Mount Vernon Guard), Company H (Meadville Greys), and Company K (Dan River Rifles).[9]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company H (Clover Rifles) and Company K (South of Dan Rebels).[10]
- 23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company E (Brooklyn Grays).[11]
- 34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company F (Halifax Heavy Artillery).[12]
- 38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate). Company F (Davis Rifle Guards).[13]
- 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies A (Halifax Light Infantry) and C (Edmunds Guards).[14]
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Halifax County.

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

Native Americans

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Halifax County, Virginia newspapers.

Periodicals

The Blount Journal

Genealogical articles with abstracts of Halifax County, Virginia records have been published in The Blount Journal, the publication of the Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society. Began in 1985, still in print. Tables of contents are available online. Purchase back issues through the society. The Family History Library has acquired most volumes FHL 976.8885 B2b.

Probate Records

A free index to Halifax County, Virginia wills and administrations (1753-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Will Book 0, 1752-1773, Halifax County, Virginia. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1982. WorldCat
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Will Book 1, 1773-1783, Halifax County, Virginia. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1984. WorldCat
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Will Book 2, 1783-1792, Halifax County, Virginia. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1989?. WorldCat
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson, and James Hadley Prendergast. Halifax County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1783-1792. Athens, GA: Iberian, 1996. WorldCat
  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson, and James Hadley Prendergast. Will Books, Halifax County, Virginia. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1984. WorldCat
  • Halifax County, Virginia Wills, 1792-1797. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1991. WorldCat
  • Digital Images of Halifax County Wills 1792-1797; 1798-1804. See names of Testators. Virginia Pioneers

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • General: Warren, Mary Bondurant. Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll and Tithables Lists. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1991. WorldCat
  • [1752-1790] Tithables, 1752-90, Southsider [Charlotte Court House, Va.], Vol. 19, No. 1 (2000). (Note: This article lists only totals of tithables from the plea books, no names.)
  • [1755-1780] Warren, Mary Bondurant. Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll [1764-1769] and Tithables Lists [1755-1780]. Danielsville, Georgia: Heritage Papers, 1991. Available at FHL.
  • [1771] Halifax Tithables, 1771, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Aug. 2001).
  • [1771] Tithables, 1771, Southside Virginian, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Jan. 1985).
  • [1782] 1782 Tax List (US GenWeb Archives)
  • [1782] Tax List, 1782, District 2, Halifax County Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Dec. 2001). [Halifax County, Virginia or North Carolina? check]
  • [1782] Weaver, Jeffrey C. 1782 Halifax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List. Saltville, VA: New River Notes Books, 2005. WorldCat
  • [1782-1791] Halifax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782-1791. Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1998. WorldCat
  • [1782-1832] Heinegg, Paul. "Halifax County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1832," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records. This list includes some families with Native American ancestry as well.]
  • [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. Halifax County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1789, 1798] Indexed images of the 1789 and 1798 Personal Property Tax Lists of Halifax County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Oct. 1982); Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan. 1983); Vol. 27, No. 2 (Apr. 1983); Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul. 1983); Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct. 1983). Available at FHL.
  • [1810] Schreiner-Yates, Netti. A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax lists. Halifax County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]
  • [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. Halifax County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1867] Internal Revenue Tax Warning Notice, 1867, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Aug. 2007).
  • [1901] Delinquent Tax List, 1901, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Aug. 2007).

Vital Records

Indexes to Halifax 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
  • 1853-1871 - Halifax County Birth Index 1853-1871. Batch C868762 at FamilySearch - free.[16]
Marriage
  • 1660-1800 - Virginia Marriages 1660-1800 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1740-1850 - Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1750s-1780s - "Halifax County Marriage Bonds" [1750s-1780s], The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jan., 1912):202-204. Available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR - free.
  • Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Halifax County, Virginia, 1753-1800. Pine Bluff, AR: C.L. Knorr, 1957.
  • 1750-1800 - Marriage Records, Halifax County, Virginia, c. 1750-1800. Chatham, VA?: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1981. WorldCat
  • 1753-1905 - Halifax County Marriage Index 1753-1905. Batch M868761 at FamilySearch - free.[16]
  • 1753-1854 - Ricks, Joel. Halifax County, Virginia Marriage Bonds 1753-1854. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Co., 1997. WorldCat
  • 1755-1825 - Ridlen, Colleen. Halifax County, Virginia Marriages, 1755-1825. Beech Grove, IN: Self-published, n.d. WorldCat
  • 1756-1800 - Gioe, Joan Colbert. Halifax County, Virginia Marriages, 1756-1800: Plus Parents' Consents. Indianapolis: The Researchers, 1993. WorldCat
  • 1801-1831 - Chiarito, Marian Dodson, James Hadley Prendergast, and Catherine Lindsay Knorr. Marriages of Halifax County, Virginia, 1801-1831. Nathalie, VA: Clarkton Press, 1985. WorldCat
Death

Halifax County, Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

  • 1853-1871 - Halifax County Death Index 1853-1871. Batch C868762 at FamilySearch - free.[16]
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.

Voting

  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Lists of Voters for Elections of Burgesses, 1764-1769, Halifax County, Virginia. Nathalie, VA: Self-published, 1986. WorldCat
  • Warren, Mary Bondurant. Halifax County, Virginia Colonial Poll [1764-1769] and Tithables Lists [1755-1780]. Danielsville, Georgia: Heritage Papers, 1991. Available at FHL.

Halifax County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

 

Family History Centers

Halifax County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Halifax County Virginia Genealogy References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Book 973 X2pcu.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 303-304. Digital version at Google Books.
  4. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  5. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 34. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  6. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 98. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  7. Thomas P. Nanzig, 3rd Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61.
  8. Michael P. Musick, 6th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66.
  9. Edward R. Crews and Timothy A. Parish, 14th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 117.
  10. G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 20th and 39th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 105.
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