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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Mathews County'''
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<br>'''Mathews County, Virginia''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Mathews County''' (established 1790) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidewater_region_of_Virginia Tidewater] county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Roads Hampton Roads] region of Virginia.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
P.O. Box 463<br>10622 Buckley Hall Road<br>Mathews, VA 23109 {{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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[http://www.co.mathews.va.us/ Matthews County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 463<br>10622 Buckley Hall Road<br>Mathews, Virginia 23109<br>Phone:&nbsp;804-725-2550
  
== History  ==
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,<br>&nbsp;probate, court&nbsp;and land records from 1865<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mathews County, Virginia. Page 717 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>{{RAOGKcourthouse}}<br>
  
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== History  ==
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/mathews.htm "Mathews County Personal Property Tax List, 1791-1815,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
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*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/mathews.htm "Mathews County Personal Property Tax List, 1791-1815,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
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*Johnson, Martha C. ''Black Families of Elizabeth City Co., VA, 1800-1990: Research of Families of Callis, Davis, Simpson, Radcliff, Originating from Gloucester Co., Mathews Co., York and James Counties and Elizabeth Co., Hampton, Virginia''. {{FHL|484799|item}} 1728886 Item 2.
 
*Johnson, Martha C. ''Black Families of Elizabeth City Co., VA, 1800-1990: Research of Families of Callis, Davis, Simpson, Radcliff, Originating from Gloucester Co., Mathews Co., York and James Counties and Elizabeth Co., Hampton, Virginia''. {{FHL|484799|item}} 1728886 Item 2.
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Tyler, Lyon G. "Old Tombstones in Mathews County," ''The William and Mary Quarterly,'' Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):255-256. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915292 JSTOR] - free.
  
 
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==== Census  ====
 
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===== 1890 Union Veterans =====
  
 
*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 of England'''''
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===== Church of England =====
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kingston Parish, Virginia|Kingston Parish]]  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kingston Parish, Virginia|Kingston Parish]]  
  
*Mason, George Carrington. ''Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia''. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1945. Available at {{FHL|92828|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH28,36029 BYU Family History Archives]. [Includes Mathews County.]
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*Mason, George Carrington. ''Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia''. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet and Shepperson, 1945. Available at {{FHL|92828|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at {{FSbook|94556}} . [Includes Mathews County.]
  
 
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Several genealogies have been published about Mathews County families. To view a list, visit [[Mathews County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
 
Several genealogies have been published about Mathews County families. To view a list, visit [[Mathews County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
  
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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 versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Matthews County on pages 131-132.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Matthews County on pages 131-132.]
  
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Mathews County men served in the 61st Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 135. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
  
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Matthews County [sic], p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Matthews County [sic], p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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:- [[5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]].
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:- [[26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Alexander Lloyd Wiatt, ''26th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). {{FHL|488664|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 13}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932382|Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}}
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*Virginia, Civil War Service {{RecordSearch|1932427|Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
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*Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
  
 
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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 the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia].  
 
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 the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia].  
  
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*Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510|Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}
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*Hopkins, William Lindsay. ''Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800''. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. {{FHL|537823|item}} [Includes Mathews County.]
 
*Hopkins, William Lindsay. ''Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800''. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. {{FHL|537823|item}} [Includes Mathews County.]
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*'''[1774-1775] '''Billups, John R. ''Tithables, 1774-1775, of Kingston Parish, also Billups' Accounts, 1787-1842''. MSS., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; also available at {{FHL|368429|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Kingston Parish was located in Gloucester County at the time, but later fell within the bounds of Mathews County.]  
 
*'''[1774-1775] '''Billups, John R. ''Tithables, 1774-1775, of Kingston Parish, also Billups' Accounts, 1787-1842''. MSS., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; also available at {{FHL|368429|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Kingston Parish was located in Gloucester County at the time, but later fell within the bounds of Mathews County.]  
*'''[1774-1791] '''Mason, Polly Cary. ''Records of Colonial Gloucester County Virginia''. 2 vols. 1946-1948; reprint, Baltimore: Clearfield, 2003. {{FHL|106758|title-id|disp=Original edition}} and {{FHL|106876|title-id|disp=1965 reprint }}available at FHL; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49309 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806347201_pollycarymason1946 World Vital Records] ($). [Includes land patent abstracts, 1704/05 rent roll, Gloucester County tax lists 1770-1782, Mathews County tax lists 1774-1791, burgesses, council, and court, county officials, etc.]  
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*'''[1774-1791] '''Mason, Polly Cary. ''Records of Colonial Gloucester County Virginia''. 2 vols. 1946-1948; reprint, Baltimore: Clearfield, 2003. {{FHL|106758|title-id|disp=Original edition}} and {{FHL|106876|title-id|disp=1965 reprint }}available at FHL; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49309 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806347201_pollycarymason1946 World Vital Records] ($). [Includes land patent abstracts, 1704/05 rent roll, Gloucester County tax lists 1770-1782, Mathews County tax lists 1774-1791, burgesses, council, and court, county officials, etc.]  
*'''[1791-1820]''' Ward, Roger G. "Burned County Gleanings: Mathews County Land Tax Lists, 1791-1820," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy'', Vol. 35, No. 4 (Fall 1997):317-323. Available at {{FHL|478773|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1271973550238_264" />] ($). [Abstracts of some taxpayers that include "genealogical tidbits," such as relationships, land transfers, etc.]  
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*'''[1791-1820]''' Ward, Roger G. "Burned County Gleanings: Mathews County Land Tax Lists, 1791-1820," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy'', Vol. 35, No. 4 (Fall 1997):317-323. Available at {{FHL|478773|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($). [Abstracts of some taxpayers that include "genealogical tidbits," such as relationships, land transfers, etc.]  
 
*'''[1791-1815]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/mathews.htm "Mathews County Personal Property Tax List, 1791-1815,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
*'''[1791-1815]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/mathews.htm "Mathews County Personal Property Tax List, 1791-1815,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
*'''[1803] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Mathews County, Virginia] are available online, courtesy:[http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''[1803] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Mathews County, Virginia] are available online, courtesy:[http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[[Tidewater_Genealogical_Society|Tidewater Genealogical Society]]
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*[[Tidewater Genealogical Society|Tidewater Genealogical Society]]  
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*[http://mpaagenealogicalsociety.org/ Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical &amp; Historical Society]
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== Websites  ==
 
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vamathew/ Mathews Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Mathews|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Mathews|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Mathews County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Mathews County (established 1790) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Mathews County, Virginia
Map
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Location in the state of Virginia
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Facts
Founded 1790
County Seat Mathews
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Matthews County Courthouse
P.O. Box 463
10622 Buckley Hall Road
Mathews, Virginia 23109
Phone: 804-725-2550

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
 probate, court and land records from 1865[1] 

Beginning Dates for Mathews County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1854 1853 1810 1863 1865

History

Admiral Thomas Mathews (1676-1751)

The county is named after Admiral Thomas Mathews (1676-1751) of the British Navy.

Parent County

1790--Mathews County was created 16 December 1790 from Gloucester County.
County seat: Mathews [2]

Boundary Changes

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1800, 1890

Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Middlesex | Gloucester

Resources

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Research Guides

  • Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson. "Records of Tidewater Virginia Counties," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May-June 1992):53-66. FHL Collection 975.51 D25t [For Mathews County, see p. 61]

African American

  • Johnson, Martha C. Black Families of Elizabeth City Co., VA, 1800-1990: Research of Families of Callis, Davis, Simpson, Radcliff, Originating from Gloucester Co., Mathews Co., York and James Counties and Elizabeth Co., Hampton, Virginia. FHL Collection 1728886 Item 2.

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

  • Tyler, Lyon G. "Old Tombstones in Mathews County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):255-256. Digital version at JSTOR - free.


Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 5,806
1810 4,227 −27.2%
1820 6,920 63.7%
1830 7,664 10.8%
1840 7,442 −2.9%
1850 6,714 −9.8%
1860 7,091 5.6%
1870 6,200 −12.6%
1880 7,501 21.0%
1890 7,584 1.1%
1900 8,239 8.6%
1910 8,922 8.3%
1920 8,447 −5.3%
1930 7,884 −6.7%
1940 7,149 −9.3%
1950 7,148 −0.0%
1960 7,121 −0.4%
1970 7,168 0.7%
1980 7,995 11.5%
1990 8,348 4.4%
2000 9,207 10.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Church of England

Gotoarrow.png Kingston Parish

  • Mason, George Carrington. Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet and Shepperson, 1945. Available at FHL; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online . [Includes Mathews County.]

Court

Genealogy

Several genealogies have been published about Mathews County families. To view a list, visit Mathews County, Virginia Genealogy.

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Matthews County on pages 131-132.]
War of 1812

Mathews County men served in the 61st Regiment.[4]

  • 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, Matthews County [sic], p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Mathews 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 Mathews County, Virginia:

- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate).
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D.[5]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

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 the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia.

Papers Private

Probate Records

  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. FHL Collection [Includes Mathews County.]

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1774-1775] Billups, John R. Tithables, 1774-1775, of Kingston Parish, also Billups' Accounts, 1787-1842. MSS., Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; also available at FHL. [Kingston Parish was located in Gloucester County at the time, but later fell within the bounds of Mathews County.]
  • [1774-1791] Mason, Polly Cary. Records of Colonial Gloucester County Virginia. 2 vols. 1946-1948; reprint, Baltimore: Clearfield, 2003. Original edition and 1965 reprintavailable at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($). [Includes land patent abstracts, 1704/05 rent roll, Gloucester County tax lists 1770-1782, Mathews County tax lists 1774-1791, burgesses, council, and court, county officials, etc.]
  • [1791-1820] Ward, Roger G. "Burned County Gleanings: Mathews County Land Tax Lists, 1791-1820," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Fall 1997):317-323. Available at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Abstracts of some taxpayers that include "genealogical tidbits," such as relationships, land transfers, etc.]
  • [1791-1815] Heinegg, Paul. "Mathews County Personal Property Tax List, 1791-1815," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1803] Indexed images of the 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Mathews County, Virginia are available online, courtesy:Binns Genealogy.
  • [1803] Indexed images of the 1803 Land Tax List of Mathews County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.

Vital Records

Indexes to Mathews 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

Marriage
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.

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mathews County, Virginia. Page 717 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. 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), 90. FHL Book 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive.
  4. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 135. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  5. Alexander Lloyd Wiatt, 26th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 13.