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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Louisa County'''
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Guide to '''Louisa 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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Virginia county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_region_of_Virginia Piedmont] region.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Louisa County, Virginia Courthouse  ==
  
 
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'''Louisa County, Virginia'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 37<br>Louisa, Virginia 23093-0160<br>540-967-5312  
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[http://www.louisa-county.com/ Louisa County Courthouse]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 37<br>Louisa, Virginia 23093-0160<br>Phone: 540-967-5312<br>
  
*Clerk Circuit Court has birth records<ref name="Handybook" />
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Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1867-1896, <br>marriage, divorce and probate records from <br>1742 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Louisa County, Virginia. Page 716 {{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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== Louisa County, Virginia History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1742'''--Louisa County was created 6 May 1742 from [[Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Louisa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1742'''--Louisa County was created 6 May 1742 from [[Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Louisa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Order books before 1761 (with the exception of 1742-1748) have been lost.
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Order books before 1761 (with the exception of 1742-1748) have been lost.  
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Lost censuses: 1790, 1810, 1890
  
 
Col. Bell discovered some important facts for genealogists about records kept in the mid 1700s:  
 
Col. Bell discovered some important facts for genealogists about records kept in the mid 1700s:  
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*Bell, John C. ''Louisa County Records You Probably Never Saw of 18th Century Virginia.'' Nashville, Tenn., 1983.
 
*Bell, John C. ''Louisa County Records You Probably Never Saw of 18th Century Virginia.'' Nashville, Tenn., 1983.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Louisa County, Virginia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources  ==
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== Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Valouisa.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
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==== Getting Started  ====
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VAGenWeb's free [http://trevilians.com/master/allindex.htm Louisa County Master Index] is an excellent place to start searches for your Louisa County ancestors.
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
<br>Freedmen's Bureau [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147 Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721]
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In 1860, Louisa County had one of the largest slave population in the state (10,194 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (10,063).<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>
  
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*Freedmen's Bureau [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147 Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721]
 
*Abercrombie, Janice Luck. ''Free Blacks of Louisa County, Virginia''. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1994. {{FHL|975.5465 F2a}} Contains bonds, 1754-1766; list of free negroes and mulattoes, [date not given]; list of free negroes and mulattoes, 1816-1865; free negroes between 21 and 55 years of age, 1850; and will, deed and other records, 1787-1870.  
 
*Abercrombie, Janice Luck. ''Free Blacks of Louisa County, Virginia''. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1994. {{FHL|975.5465 F2a}} Contains bonds, 1754-1766; list of free negroes and mulattoes, [date not given]; list of free negroes and mulattoes, 1816-1865; free negroes between 21 and 55 years of age, 1850; and will, deed and other records, 1787-1870.  
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/louisa.htm "Louisa County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1814,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/louisa.htm "Louisa County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1814,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
*Kegley, Mary B. ''Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at {{FHL|1234067|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH42,53652 BYU Family History Archives]. [Includes information from Louisa County.]
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at {{FHL|1234067|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at {{FSbook|E69756}} . [Includes information from Louisa County.]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://trevilians.com/tombstones/tombstonea.htm Louisa County, Virginia Tombstone Index] produced by the Louisa County Historical Society - free.
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/louisa.html Tombstone Transcription Project Louisa County] - cemetery transcriptions and photos - USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/louisa.html Tombstone Transcription Project Louisa County] - cemetery transcriptions and photos - USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148778 Grimm Family Plot, Mineral] BillionGraves. Small family plot, small number of graves.
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148778 Grimm Family Plot, Mineral] BillionGraves. Small family plot, small number of graves.
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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===== Baptist  =====
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
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#'''Bera''' (1791). A history has been published: ''Louisa County Historical Magazine,'' Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring 2003).
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#'''Little River''' (1774).<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), 186. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref> A history has been published: ''Louisa County Historical Magazine,'' Vol. 23, No. 2 (Fall 1992) and Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 1993).
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#'''Louisa''' (1770).<ref>Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772), 93-94. Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,81 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref>
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#'''Roundabout''' (1791)<ref name="baptist" />
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#'''Scarrot's''' (1777)<ref name="baptist" />. A history has been published: ''Louisa County Historical Magazine,'' Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 1989).
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#'''Thompson's, or Goldmine aka Gold Mine''' (1770).<ref name="baptist" /> A history has been published: ''Louisa County Historical Magazine'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Summer 1973).
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#'''Williams''' (by 1778).'''<ref name="baptist" />'''
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Louisa County fell within the bounds of the Goshen Association.
  
 
===== Church of England  =====
 
===== Church of England  =====
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===== Quaker  =====
 
===== Quaker  =====
  
*Bell, James Pinkney Pleasant. ''Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time: Being in Part a Transcript of the Minute Books of Cedar Creek Meeting, Hanover County, and the South River Meeting, Campbell County, Va''. Lynchburg, Va.: J.P. Bell Company, 1905. Available at {{FHL|78257|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=70W5XafR9W0C Google Books] (full-view). [Includes Quakers from Louisa County.]
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Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):
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*'''Camp Creek Monthly Meeting''' (1747-1790).<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> Hinshaw published the early records: {{FHL|192159|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2he 1993 v. 6}}.<ref>William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas W. Marshall and John Cox, ''Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy'' (Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Bros., 1950). Vol. 6. {{FHL|192159|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D2he 1993 v. 6}}.</ref>
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*'''Fork Creek Monthly Meeting''' (1746-1778)<ref name="jay" />
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==== Court  ====
 
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More than 100 genealogies have been published about Louisa County families. To view a list, visit [[Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy|Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
 
More than 100 genealogies have been published about Louisa County families. To view a list, visit [[Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy|Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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*Sullivan. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 790 patents dated 1718-1838 in what is now Louisa County, Virginia placed on a map)]. DeedMapper, 2003.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
 
*Sullivan. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 790 patents dated 1718-1838 in what is now Louisa County, Virginia placed on a map)]. DeedMapper, 2003.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
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*[http://trevilians.com/creeks.htm Louisa County, Virginia Creeks &amp; Rivers] (VAGenWeb) - free.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Westmoreland County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]  
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Westmoreland County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]  
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*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Accomack County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Accomack County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Louisa County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Louisa County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Louisa County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Louisa County supplied soldiers for the:  
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*''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}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Louisa 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}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Louisa 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}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
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Louisa County men served in the 40th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 129. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Louisa County.]  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Louisa County.]  
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*''Militia records, Sept.-Dec. 1814; accounts, 1816-1822'' Virginia Militia Regiment 40th (Louisa County), Virginia, Militia, Brigade, 3rd, Virginia Militia, Brigade, 4th&nbsp; 1 Microfilm, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F372192 FHL Film 32234 Item 1]<br>&nbsp;
 
*''Militia records, Sept.-Dec. 1814; accounts, 1816-1822'' Virginia Militia Regiment 40th (Louisa County), Virginia, Militia, Brigade, 3rd, Virginia Militia, Brigade, 4th&nbsp; 1 Microfilm, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F372192 FHL Film 32234 Item 1]<br>&nbsp;
  
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*Virginia, Civil War Service [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*Virginia, Civil War Service [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865]
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Louisa County men most often served in regiments (and companies) from their home county. At times, however, individuals and small groups can be found serving in regiments from neighboring counties. Be advised that later in the war Confederate units often reorganized.  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Louisa County men most often served in regiments (and companies) from their home county. At times, however, individuals and small groups can be found serving in regiments from neighboring counties. Be advised that later in the war Confederate units often reorganized.  
  
 
*Muster rolls can be found at {{FHL|558609|item|disp=FHL book 975.5465 M2s}} ''The War and Louisa County 1861-1865''
 
*Muster rolls can be found at {{FHL|558609|item|disp=FHL book 975.5465 M2s}} ''The War and Louisa County 1861-1865''
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Men from Louisa County can be found in the following regiments:  
 
Men from Louisa County can be found in the following regiments:  
  
- [[13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]  
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:- [[13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (The Louisa Blues).<ref>David F. Riggs, ''13th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|416569|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 49}}.</ref>
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Louisa Rifles), Company D (Louisa Grays), and Company G (Frederick's Hall 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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:- [[44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Ambler Grays).<ref>Kevin C. Ruffner, ''44th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|610175|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39}}.</ref>
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:- [[56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies C (Louisa Holiday Guards) and F (Louisa Nelson Grays).<ref>William A. Young Jr. and Patricia C. Young, ''56th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|598323|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 63}}.</ref>
  
- [[23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
- [[56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]
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*Virginia, Civil War Service [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*Virginia, Civil War Service [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865]
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Louisa County.
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*June 11-12, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va099.htm Trevilian Station], also known as Trevilians<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va099.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]
  
 
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Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg ]website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
 
Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg ]website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
  
 
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*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Louisa Court House silversmiths.]
 
*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Louisa Court House silversmiths.]
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*'''[1743-1785] '''Davis, Rosalie Edith Davis. ''Louisa County, Virginia, Tithables and Census, 1743-1785''. Manchester, Missouri: Heritage Trails, 1981. Available at {{FHL|163630|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*'''[1743-1785] '''Davis, Rosalie Edith Davis. ''Louisa County, Virginia, Tithables and Census, 1743-1785''. Manchester, Missouri: Heritage Trails, 1981. Available at {{FHL|163630|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
*'''[1769]''' Tax List, 1769, St. Martins Parish,&nbsp;''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan. 1976). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).  
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*'''[1782] '''Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. ''Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau''. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at {{FHL|1111104|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1782 personal property tax list of Louisa County.]  
 
*'''[1782] '''Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. ''Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau''. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at {{FHL|1111104|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [1782 personal property tax list of Louisa County.]  
 
*'''[1782]''' Tax Book, 1782,&nbsp;''Louisa County Historical Magazine'', Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jun. 1969).  
 
*'''[1782]''' Tax Book, 1782,&nbsp;''Louisa County Historical Magazine'', Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jun. 1969).  
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Guide to Louisa County Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

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Founded 1742
County Seat Louisa
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Contents

Louisa County, Virginia Courthouse

Louisa County Courthouse, Louisa, Va.

Louisa County Courthouse
P O Box 37
Louisa, Virginia 23093-0160
Phone: 540-967-5312

Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1867-1896,
marriage, divorce and probate records from
1742 and land records[1]

Beginning Dates for Louisa County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1766 1853 1800 1742 1745

 

Louisa County, Virginia History

Parent County

1742--Louisa County was created 6 May 1742 from Hanover County.
County seat: Louisa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Order books before 1761 (with the exception of 1742-1748) have been lost.

Lost censuses: 1790, 1810, 1890

Col. Bell discovered some important facts for genealogists about records kept in the mid 1700s:

  • Bell, John C. "Louisa County Records: Some Effects of Clerk James Littlepage's Succession by John Nelson," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):163-174. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985).
  • Bell, John C. Louisa County Records You Probably Never Saw of 18th Century Virginia. Nashville, Tenn., 1983.

Louisa County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

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Getting Started

VAGenWeb's free Louisa County Master Index is an excellent place to start searches for your Louisa County ancestors.

African American

In 1860, Louisa County had one of the largest slave population in the state (10,194 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (10,063).[3]

  • Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-18721
  • Abercrombie, Janice Luck. Free Blacks of Louisa County, Virginia. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1994. FHL 975.5465 F2a Contains bonds, 1754-1766; list of free negroes and mulattoes, [date not given]; list of free negroes and mulattoes, 1816-1865; free negroes between 21 and 55 years of age, 1850; and will, deed and other records, 1787-1870.
  • Heinegg, Paul. "Louisa County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1814," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • Kegley, Mary B. Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at FHL; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online . [Includes information from Louisa County.]

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Census

The 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses are available online. For tips on accessing Louisa County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 8,467
1800 11,892 40.5%
1810 11,900 0.1%
1820 13,746 15.5%
1830 16,151 17.5%
1840 15,433 −4.4%
1850 16,691 8.2%
1860 16,701 0.1%
1870 16,332 −2.2%
1880 18,942 16.0%
1890 16,997 −10.3%
1900 16,517 −2.8%
1910 16,578 0.4%
1920 17,089 3.1%
1930 14,309 −16.3%
1940 13,665 −4.5%
1950 12,826 −6.1%
1960 12,959 1.0%
1970 14,004 8.1%
1980 17,825 27.3%
1990 20,325 14.0%
2000 25,627 26.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1782 - Exists. Available in print:

  • Davis, Rosalie Edith Davis. Louisa County, Virginia, Tithables and Census, 1743-1785. Manchester, Missouri: Heritage Trails, 1981. Available at FHL. [Includes 1782 Census of Louisa County, Virginia.]

1790 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1800 - Exists, but it is not included in Ancestry or Heritage Quest Online databases. A subsitute is also available, see Taxation.

1810 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1850

  • Hiatt, Marty and Craig Roberts Scott. Louisa County, Virginia 1850 Federal Census. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. Available at FHL.

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Bera (1791). A history has been published: Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Spring 2003).
  2. Little River (1774).[4] A history has been published: Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Fall 1992) and Vol. 24, No. 1 (Spring 1993).
  3. Louisa (1770).[5]
  4. Roundabout (1791)[4]
  5. Scarrot's (1777)[4]. A history has been published: Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 1989).
  6. Thompson's, or Goldmine aka Gold Mine (1770).[4] A history has been published: Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Summer 1973).
  7. Williams (by 1778).[4]

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.

Louisa County fell within the bounds of the Goshen Association.

Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also Fredericksville Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. Martin's Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Trinity Parish

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

In the 1700s and 1800s, Friends from Louisa County, Virginia also attended the Cedar Creek Meeting House in Hanover County, Virginia.[8]

Court

Genealogy

More than 100 genealogies have been published about Louisa County families. To view a list, visit Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy.

Land and Property

Grants and Patents

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

Local Histories

Maps

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Westmoreland County militia officers, soldier enlistments, 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 Louisa County, see pp. 88, 111.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Accomack County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 3rd Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

Louisa residents' participation in the Revolutionary War.[9]

  • 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 Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Louisa 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 Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Louisa County men served in the 40th Regiment.[10]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Louisa County.]
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Louisa County, pp. 88-89. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  • Militia records, Sept.-Dec. 1814; accounts, 1816-1822 Virginia Militia Regiment 40th (Louisa County), Virginia, Militia, Brigade, 3rd, Virginia Militia, Brigade, 4th  1 Microfilm, FHL Film 32234 Item 1
     
Civil War

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

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

- 13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (The Louisa Blues).[11]
- 23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Louisa Rifles), Company D (Louisa Grays), and Company G (Frederick's Hall Grays).[12]
- 44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Ambler Grays).[13]
- 56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies C (Louisa Holiday Guards) and F (Louisa Nelson Grays).[14]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Louisa County.

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

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Louisa Court House silversmiths.]

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

Probate Records

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • [1743-1785] Davis, Rosalie Edith Davis. Louisa County, Virginia, Tithables and Census, 1743-1785. Manchester, Missouri: Heritage Trails, 1981. Available at FHL.
  • [1767] Louisa County, Virginia 1767 Tithables & Census (partial) (VAGenWeb) - free.
  • [1769] Tax List, 1769, St. Martins Parish, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan. 1976). Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [1782] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at FHL. [1782 personal property tax list of Louisa County.]
  • [1782] Tax Book, 1782, Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jun. 1969).
  • [1782-1814] Heinegg, Paul. "Louisa County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1814," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Louisa County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1791] Indexed images of the 1791 Personal Property Tax List of Louisa County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1798] Images of the 1798 Personal Property Tax List of Louisa County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul. 1993); Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct. 1993); Vol. 38, No. 1 (Jan. 1994); Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr. 1994). 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. Louisa County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]
  • [1810] Personal Property Tax 1810, Genealogical Forum of Portland Oregon Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 4 (Dec. 1965); Vol. 15, No. 5 (Jan. 1966); Vol. 15, No. 6 (Feb. 1966); Vol. 15, No. 7 (Mar. 1966).
  • [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. Louisa County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1890-1900] Mineral City Tax List, 1890-1900, Louisa County Historical Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1990).

Vital Records

Indexes to Louisa 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
  • 1864-1871 - Louisa County Birth Index 1864-1871. Batch C868812 at FamilySearch - free.
Marriage
Death

Louisa 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.

  • 1864-1870 - Louisa County Death Index 1864-1870. Batch B868812 at FamilySearch - free.
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.

Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

 

Louisa County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Louisa County, Virginia. Page 716 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 186. Digital version at Google Books.
  5. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772), 93-94. Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  7. William Wade Hinshaw, Thomas W. Marshall and John Cox, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (Ann Arbor, Mich.: Edwards Bros., 1950). Vol. 6. FHL Book 973 D2he 1993 v. 6.
  8. Mary Marshall Brewer, Quaker Records of Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting, Virginia, 1739-1793 (Lewes, De.: Colonial Roots, 2002), Introduction. FHL Book 975.5462 K2b.
  9. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 36-37. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  10. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 129. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  11. David F. Riggs, 13th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 49.
  12. Thomas M. Rankin, 23rd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 14.
  13. Kevin C. Ruffner, 44th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39.
  14. William A. Young Jr. and Patricia C. Young, 56th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 63.
  15. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).