Overwharton Parish, Virginia

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''[[United States|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Overwharton_Parish,_Virginia|Overwharton Parish]]'' [[Image:AquiaChurch.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Overwharton_Parish,_Virginia|Overwharton Parish]]'' [[Image:AquiaChurch.jpg|right|300px]]  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
Overwharton Parish has served [[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]] and [[King George County, Virginia|King George]] counties. Aquia Church (pictured to the right), was built on the site of Overwharton Parish Church.
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Overwharton Parish has served [[Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford]] and [[King George County, Virginia|King George]] counties. Aquia Church (pictured above), was built on the site of Overwharton Parish Church.  
  
 
==== Founded  ====
 
==== Founded  ====
  
 
*abt 1702<ref>Freddie Spradlin, [http://vagenweb.org/parishes.htm "Parishes of Virginia,"] VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; [http://vagenweb.org/hening/''Hening's Statutes at Large;''] Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., ''The Hornbook of Virginia History'' (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).</ref>
 
*abt 1702<ref>Freddie Spradlin, [http://vagenweb.org/parishes.htm "Parishes of Virginia,"] VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; [http://vagenweb.org/hening/''Hening's Statutes at Large;''] Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., ''The Hornbook of Virginia History'' (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).</ref>
 
==== Boundary  ====
 
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemetery  ====
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Transcripts of graves at Aquia Church are available at the Church's [http://www.aquiachurch.com/graveyard.html website].
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A survey of the graves at Aquia Church was also published back in 1981.<ref>Edna May Stevens and Lesba Lewis Thompson, ''Tombstone Records of Aquia Church, Stafford County, Virginia'' (Owensboro, Ky., 1981).</ref>
  
 
==== Parish History  ====
 
==== Parish History  ====
  
[[Image:Aquiaentrance.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
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[[Image:Aquiaentrance.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Aquiaentrance.jpg]]  
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Meade's 1861 history of Overwharton Parish is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/196/mode/2up online.]<ref name="meade">William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
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Rev. John Moncure's history of Aquia Church, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by [http://books.google.com/books?id=TSISAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167 Google Books].<ref>''Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 167-177.</ref>
  
 
==== Parish Records  ====
 
==== Parish Records  ====
  
===== Parish Registers  =====
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*'''1720-1760''' - Boogher, William F. ''Old Stafford County, Virginia: Overwharton Parish Register, 1720 - 1760.'' Washington, D.C.: Saxton Printing Co., 1899. {{FHL|368681|item}}; digital versions at [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiaoverwhar00will Internet Archive]; [http://kykinfolk.com/stafford/registerindex.htm VAGenWeb]; [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806345926_williamfboogher1899 World Vital Records] ($). Contains births, deaths and marriages 1720-1760.
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*'''1720-1758''' - Overwharton Parish Christening Index 1720-1758. Batch {{IGI|C504841}} 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>
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*'''1720-1758''' - Overwharton Parish Marriage Index 1720-1758. Batch {{IGI|M504841}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
*Boogher, William F. ''Old Stafford County, Virginia: Overwharton Parish Register, 1720 - 1760.'' Washington, D.C.: Saxton Printing Co., 1899. {{FHL|368681|item}}; digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806345926_williamfboogher1899 World Vital Records] ($). Contains births, deaths and marriages 1720-1760.
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*'''1720-1758''' - O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Stafford County, Overwharton Parish - Extracts from the Registers of the Protestant Episcopal Church of, from 1720 to 1758, Transcribed by Mr. Powhattan Moncure, Custodian of the Records," ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', Vol. 12 (1913):156-161. {{FHL|241948|item}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=_HgTAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-view). [O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this Church of England parish register.]
*O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Stafford County, Overwharton Parish - Extracts from the Registers of the Protestant Episcopal Church of, from 1720 to 1758, Transcribed by Mr. Powhattan Moncure, Custodian of the Records," ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', Vol. 12 (1913):156-161. {{FHL|241948|item}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=_HgTAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-view). [O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this Church of England parish register.]
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
{{Wikipedia|Aquia Church}}&nbsp;
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{{Wikipedia|Aquia Church}}&nbsp;  
  
*[http://www.aquiachurch.com/ Aquia Episcopal Church] (official site)
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*[http://www.aquiachurch.com/ Aquia Episcopal Church] (official site)  
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=7642 Aquia Church], The Historical Marker Database
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=7301 Dumfries Cemetery], The Historical Marker Database
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 22:59, 3 July 2013

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Contents

History

Overwharton Parish has served Stafford and King George counties. Aquia Church (pictured above), was built on the site of Overwharton Parish Church.

Founded

Resources

Cemetery

Transcripts of graves at Aquia Church are available at the Church's website.

A survey of the graves at Aquia Church was also published back in 1981.[2]

Parish History

Aquiaentrance.jpg

Meade's 1861 history of Overwharton Parish is available online.[3]

Rev. John Moncure's history of Aquia Church, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[4]

Parish Records

  • 1720-1760 - Boogher, William F. Old Stafford County, Virginia: Overwharton Parish Register, 1720 - 1760. Washington, D.C.: Saxton Printing Co., 1899. FHL Collection; digital versions at Internet Archive; VAGenWeb; World Vital Records ($). Contains births, deaths and marriages 1720-1760.
  • 1720-1758 - Overwharton Parish Christening Index 1720-1758. Batch C504841 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1720-1758 - Overwharton Parish Marriage Index 1720-1758. Batch M504841 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1720-1758 - O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Stafford County, Overwharton Parish - Extracts from the Registers of the Protestant Episcopal Church of, from 1720 to 1758, Transcribed by Mr. Powhattan Moncure, Custodian of the Records," The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. 12 (1913):156-161. FHL Collection; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this Church of England parish register.]

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Aquia Church
 

References

  1. 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).
  2. Edna May Stevens and Lesba Lewis Thompson, Tombstone Records of Aquia Church, Stafford County, Virginia (Owensboro, Ky., 1981).
  3. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  4. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 167-177.
  5. 5.0 5.1 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.