Ohio County, West Virginia

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:''This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
  
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<br>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio_County,_West_Virginia|Ohio County]]'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio_County,_West_Virginia|Ohio County]]''
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Ohio County Clerk's Office <br>1500 Chapline St # 504, <br>Wheeling, WV 26003-3553 <br>Phone: (304) 234-3656 <br>
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Ohio County Clerk's Office <br>1500 Chapline St # 504, <br>Wheeling, WV 26003-3553 <br>Phone: (304) 234-3656  
  
*County Clerk has birth &amp; Death 1853
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*County Clerk has birth and death 1853  
*Marriage from 1793
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*Marriage from 1793  
*Probate from 1777
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*Probate from 1777  
*Land from 1778
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*Land from 1778  
*Clerk Circuit Court has div and court records from 1884
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*Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1884<ref name="Handybook"/>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1776'''--Ohio County was created 7 October 1776 from [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta District]]. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wheeling <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1776'''--Ohio County was created 7 October 1776 from [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta District]]. <br>'''County seat:''' Wheeling <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3098 Find a Grave]&nbsp;for Ohio County, West Virginia
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3098 Find a Grave]&nbsp;for Ohio County, West Virginia
  
==== '''Census''' ====
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==== Church ====
  
==== '''Funeral Homes''' ====
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*[http://www.kepnerfuneral.com/ Kepner Funeral Homes]  
 
*[http://www.kepnerfuneral.com/ Kepner Funeral Homes]  
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*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=6591&CISOSHOW=5756 History of the Upper Ohio Valley]
 
*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH26&CISOPTR=6591&CISOSHOW=5756 History of the Upper Ohio Valley]
  
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==== [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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==== Military ====
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===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Ohio County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Ohio 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 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]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840}}. [See Virginia, Western District, Ohio County on page 135.]
 
*''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]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840}}. [See Virginia, Western District, Ohio County on page 135.]
  
===== '''''Civil War, 1861-1865''''' =====
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===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.<br>
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Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.<br>  
  
 
See [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry]]  
 
See [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry]]  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*{{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
  
==== Naturalizations ====
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==== Naturalization ====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
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*{{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/West_Virginia/Wheeling/ Wheeling, West Virginia Newspaper Archives]<br>(1874 - 1897) $ genealogybank.com<br>
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/West_Virginia/Wheeling/ Wheeling, West Virginia Newspaper Archives]<br>(1874 - 1897) $ genealogybank.com<br>  
 
*[http://www.wtov9.com/index.html WTOV9.com]
 
*[http://www.wtov9.com/index.html WTOV9.com]
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971]
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*{{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708695 West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1708695 West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928]  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
<br>'''Ohio Family History Hall of Fame<br>'''"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ohio|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Ohio|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.lindapages.com/wags-ohio/index.htm WVGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.lindapages.com/wags-ohio/index.htm WVGenWeb]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
  
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Revision as of 05:30, 9 March 2012

This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see Ohio (disambiguation).


Ohio County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Ohio County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1776
County Seat Wheeling
Courthouse

United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Ohio County

Contents

County Courthouse

Ohio County Clerk's Office
1500 Chapline St # 504,
Wheeling, WV 26003-3553
Phone: (304) 234-3656

  • County Clerk has birth and death 1853
  • Marriage from 1793
  • Probate from 1777
  • Land from 1778
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1884[1]

History

Parent County

1776--Ohio County was created 7 October 1776 from West Augusta District.
County seat: Wheeling [1]

Boundary Changes

Ohio County was part of Yohogania County, West Virginia before most of that county went to Pennsylvania in 1776.

See an interactive map of Ohio County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

  • [Craft] Craft, Kenneth Fischer. "The Craft Family in America," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):43-45; Vol. 4, No. 21 (June 1981):36-39. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Revolutionary War

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

- 13th Virginia Regiment (3rd, 5th, 6th, and 9th Companies)[2]

Additional resources:

  • 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. 1967 reprint: FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Ohio County on page 135.]
Civil War

Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.

See 1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

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

Probate

Taxation

How can West Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [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. FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Ohio County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1790] Indexed images of the 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Ohio County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1802] Images of the 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Ohio County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available to browse online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL Book 975 E4w v. 6. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Ohio County is included in Vol. 6.]

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.


Societies and Libraries

Ohio Family History Hall of Fame
"May we preserve their memories and Contributions!"

Tell us about the great Historians and Genealogist

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 69. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.