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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Lexington_Parish,_Virginia|Lexington Parish]]''  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Lexington Parish has served [[Amherst County, Virginia]].  
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Lexington Parish has served [[Amherst County, Virginia]]. St. Luke's Church at Pedlar Mills belonged to Lexington Parish.<ref>Ken Dunlap, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaamhers/docs/StLukesHistory.html "St. Luke's Church Pedlar Mills, VA,"] VAGenWeb.</ref> St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Clifford (formed 1747) also belonged to this parish.<ref>[http://stmarkclifford.dioswva.org/Our%20Church/history-of-st-mark-clifford.html "St. Mark, Clifford | History of St Mark, Clifford,"] The Episcopal Church.</ref><br>
  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Church History  ====
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==== Cemetery  ====
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A survey of the graves at St. Mark's Church was published in 1985: {{FHL|506795|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.5496 V3b}} (pages 53-55), as well as St. Luke's Church (pages 51-53).<ref>Mary Frances Boxley, ''Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, Virginia'' (Amherst, Va., 1985).</ref><br>
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A few tombstones from Saint Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2215538&CScntry=4&CSst=48&CScnty=2807&CSsr=81& Find A Grave].<br>
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More than 50 tombstones from Saint Mark's Church Cemetery are also described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1988393&CScntry=4&CSst=48&CScnty=2807&CSsr=81& Find A Grave].
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==== Parish History  ====
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Lexington Parish reports:<ref>Francis Lister Hawks, ''A Narrative of Events Connected with the Rise and Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Journals of the Conventions in Virginia from the Commencement to the Present Time'' (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1836). Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=2p89AAAAYAAJ Google Books].</ref>
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=2p89AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA172 Convention of 1824] (p. 172)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=2p89AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA189 Convention of 1826] (p. 189)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=2p89AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA202 Convention of 1827] (p. 202)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=2p89AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA259 Convention of 1831] (p. 259)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=2p89AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA273 Convention of 1832] (p. 273)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=2p89AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA289 Convention of 1833] (p. 289)
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=2p89AAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA309 Convention of 1834] (p. 309)
  
 
==== Parish Records  ====
 
==== Parish Records  ====
  
The original Lexington Parish Vestry Book, dated 1779-1880, is kept at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]]. Microfilmed copy: {{FHL|358910|item|disp=FHL Film 32126}}<br>
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The original Lexington Parish Vestry Book, dated 1779-1880, is kept at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]]. Microfilmed copy: {{FHL|358910|item|disp=FHL Film 32126}}<br>  
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==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1800''' -- "Amherst Co., Virginia Tax List for Lexington Parish/District - 1800," courtesy: VAGenWeb. Available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaamhers/tax/Amherst_tax_1800.html online].
  
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== Websites ==
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*[http://stmarkclifford.dioswva.org/index.html St Marks Episcopal Church, Est. 1747], The Episcopal Church
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 00:58, 14 January 2012

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Contents

History

Lexington Parish has served Amherst County, Virginia. St. Luke's Church at Pedlar Mills belonged to Lexington Parish.[1] St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Clifford (formed 1747) also belonged to this parish.[2]

Founded

Boundary

Resources

Cemetery

A survey of the graves at St. Mark's Church was published in 1985: FHL Book 975.5496 V3b (pages 53-55), as well as St. Luke's Church (pages 51-53).[4]

A few tombstones from Saint Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery are described at Find A Grave.

More than 50 tombstones from Saint Mark's Church Cemetery are also described at Find A Grave.

Parish History

Lexington Parish reports:[5]

Parish Records

The original Lexington Parish Vestry Book, dated 1779-1880, is kept at the Library of Virginia. Microfilmed copy: FHL Film 32126

Taxation

  • 1800 -- "Amherst Co., Virginia Tax List for Lexington Parish/District - 1800," courtesy: VAGenWeb. Available online.

Websites

References

  1. Ken Dunlap, "St. Luke's Church Pedlar Mills, VA," VAGenWeb.
  2. "St. Mark, Clifford | History of St Mark, Clifford," The Episcopal Church.
  3. Freddie Spradlin, "Parishes of Virginia," VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; Hening's Statutes at Large; Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).
  4. Mary Frances Boxley, Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst, Va., 1985).
  5. Francis Lister Hawks, A Narrative of Events Connected with the Rise and Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Journals of the Conventions in Virginia from the Commencement to the Present Time (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1836). Digital version at Google Books.