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Guide to '''Pendleton County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Pendleton County Courthouse<br> Main Street, <br>Franklin, WV 26807 <br>Phone: 304-358-2505<br>[http://www.pendletoncounty.net/AKpages/page-chouse.htm '''Pendleton County Website''']
 
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== County Courthouse ==
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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[http://www.pendletoncounty.net/AKpages/page-chouse.htm Pendleton County Courthouse] <br>Main Street, <br>Franklin, WV 26807 <br>Phone: 304-358-2505
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1800<br>Probate and land records from 1780<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pendleton County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1800<br>Probate and land records from 1780<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pendleton County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
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*'''[Butcher]''' Brown, Nancy Clark. "Are You Related To...Loretta Webb Lynn," ''The Appalachian Quarterly,'' Vol. 12, No. 4 (Dec. 2007):4-22. {{FHL|1462631|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5743 D25a v. 12}}.
 
*'''[Coberly]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.  
 
*'''[Coberly]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.  
 
*'''[Cunningham]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.  
 
*'''[Cunningham]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.  
 
*'''[Harper]''' Rutherford, William Kenneth and Anna Clay Rutherford. ''Genealogical History of Our Ancestors. Revised Edition''. 2 vols. Lexington, Mo., 1977. {{FHL|98899|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R933ra 1977 v. 1-v. 2}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Harper]''' Rutherford, William Kenneth and Anna Clay Rutherford. ''Genealogical History of Our Ancestors. Revised Edition''. 2 vols. Lexington, Mo., 1977. {{FHL|98899|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R933ra 1977 v. 1-v. 2}}.<br>  
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*'''[McCoy]''' Forbes, Amanda C. "Oliver Family Records, Augusta County," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1982):145-148. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''[Skidmore]''' Skidmore, Warren. ''Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut; His Ancestors and His Descendants to the Ninth Generation''. 1980. {{FHL|338013|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk}}; 1985 edition: {{FHL|482940|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk 1985}}; 1998 edition: {{FHL|832352|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Skidmore]''' Skidmore, Warren. ''Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut; His Ancestors and His Descendants to the Ninth Generation''. 1980. {{FHL|338013|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk}}; 1985 edition: {{FHL|482940|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk 1985}}; 1998 edition: {{FHL|832352|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Van Deventer]''' Vandevander, Paul J. and Ida Christobelle Van Deventer. ''The Van Deventer Family, 1550-1977''. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Print. Co., 1978. {{FHL|369335|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V286v}}.<br>  
 
*'''[Van Deventer]''' Vandevander, Paul J. and Ida Christobelle Van Deventer. ''The Van Deventer Family, 1550-1977''. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Print. Co., 1978. {{FHL|369335|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V286v}}.<br>  
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:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Roger U. Delauter, ''18th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|429987|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Roger U. Delauter, ''18th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|429987|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18}}.</ref>  
:- [[25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)]]. Company E (Pendleton Rifles), Company F (Franklin Guards), and Company K (South Branch Riflemen).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|406595|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71}}.</ref>
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:- [[25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)]]. Company E (Pendleton Rifles), Company F (Franklin Guards), and Company K (South Branch Riflemen).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|406595|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71}}.</ref>
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:- [[62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies C, D, F (Franklin Guards), I (Pendleton Rifles), and K.<ref>Roger U. Delauter, ''62nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361565|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41}}.</ref>
  
 
Records, histories, and societies exist:  
 
Records, histories, and societies exist:  
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*'''1815''' -Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|item|disp=FHL Books 975 E4w v. 5-v. 6}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Pendleton County is included in Vols. 5 and 6.]
 
*'''1815''' -Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|item|disp=FHL Books 975 E4w v. 5-v. 6}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Pendleton County is included in Vols. 5 and 6.]
  
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site =====
  
{{WVvital}}Church <br>
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
  
'''Pendleton County Historical Society'''
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
Main Street
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
Franklin, West Virginia 26807  
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*'''1791-1820''' - Pendleton County Marriage Bonds by Eric Hedrick. 4 CDs. Online [http://www.erichedrick.com/pendmbonds/ bookstore] ($).
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*'''1799-1970''' - {{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1799-1970 - free.
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*'''1865''' - [http://www.erichedrick.com/pend1865bd/ Pendleton County Birth and Death Register 1865] by Eric Hedrick - free.
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*'''1866-1925''' - Pendleton County Offical Bonds (including Bastardy Bonds) 1866-1925 by Eric Hedrick. CD. Online [http://www.erichedrick.com/pendbooks/ bookstore] ($).
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpchs/ Pendleton County Historical Society]<br>Post Office Box 293 <br>Franklin, West Virginia 26807  
  
 
[http://www.pendletoncounty.net/LZpages/page-library.htm Pendleton County Library]  
 
[http://www.pendletoncounty.net/LZpages/page-library.htm Pendleton County Library]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendleton_County,_West_Virginia Pendleton County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendleton_County,_West_Virginia Pendleton County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/pendleton/ History and Genealogy History and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/pendleton/ History and Genealogy History and Genealogy]  
*[http://mountainhighlands.com/wp/pendleton-county-convention-visitors-bureau West Virginia Mountain Highlands]
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*[http://mountainhighlands.com/wp/pendleton-county-convention-visitors-bureau West Virginia Mountain Highlands]
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*[http://www.erichedrick.com/research/ Eric Hedrick WV Research]
  
 
Learning [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help How to Edit our Wiki Sites]  
 
Learning [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help How to Edit our Wiki Sites]  
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Guide to Pendleton County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Pendleton County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Pendleton 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 December 4, 1787
County Seat Franklin
Courthouse
Address Pendleton County Courthouse
Main Street,
Franklin, WV 26807
Phone: 304-358-2505
Pendleton County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853
Marriage records from 1800
Probate and land records from 1780[1]

History

A history of Pendleton County, West Virginia  Google ebook

Parent County

1787--Pendleton County was created 4 December 1787 from Augusta, Hardy and Rockingham Counties (Virginia).
County seat: Franklin [2]

Formation of Pendleton County

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pendleton County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Wvpendleton.jpg

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Find A Grave Pendleton County
Tombstone transcription Pendleton County
Obituary Search Engline, Pendleton County, West Virginia

Census


For tips on accessing Pendleton County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.
LDS Ward and Branch Records

1810 Census of Pendleton County, Virginia 
1850 Pendleton County Census
Search 1850 Pendleton County Census
1910 Pendleton County Census
1930 Pendleton County Census Information
Pendleton County Districts


Court

Genealogy

  • [Butcher] Brown, Nancy Clark. "Are You Related To...Loretta Webb Lynn," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Dec. 2007):4-22. FHL Book 975.5743 D25a v. 12.
  • [Coberly] Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985).
  • [Cunningham] Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985).
  • [Harper] Rutherford, William Kenneth and Anna Clay Rutherford. Genealogical History of Our Ancestors. Revised Edition. 2 vols. Lexington, Mo., 1977. FHL Book 929.273 R933ra 1977 v. 1-v. 2.
  • [McCoy] Forbes, Amanda C. "Oliver Family Records, Augusta County," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1982):145-148. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [Skidmore] Skidmore, Warren. Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut; His Ancestors and His Descendants to the Ninth Generation. 1980. FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk; 1985 edition: FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk 1985; 1998 edition: FHL CD-ROM.
  • [Van Deventer] Vandevander, Paul J. and Ida Christobelle Van Deventer. The Van Deventer Family, 1550-1977. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Print. Co., 1978. FHL Book 929.273 V286v.
  • [Van Deventer] Arthaud, John Bradley and Catherine DeEtte Arthaud. The Mary Coberly and William Van Deventer Family of Pendleton and Randolph Counties, West Virginia, An Annotated Index to Paul J. Vandevander's The Van Deventer Family 1550-1977. Columbia, Mo., 1988. FHL Book 929.273 V286v index.

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives and History - Pendleton County

West Virginia Books in Kansas

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Pendleton County, West Virginia Map

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. 1967 reprint: FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Pendleton County on page 135.]
  • 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 Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Pendleton County men served in the 46th Regiment.[3]

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Pendleton County, West 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 Pendleton County, West Virginia:

- 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[4]
- 25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate). Company E (Pendleton Rifles), Company F (Franklin Guards), and Company K (South Branch Riflemen).[5]
- 62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate). Companies C, D, F (Franklin Guards), I (Pendleton Rifles), and K.[6]

Records, histories, and societies exist:

Civil War Links

West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865

Blue and Gray Trail Pendleton County, WV

Sons of Confederate Veterans, Brig. Gen. James Boggs' Camp # 1706
Dewayne Borror, Commander
304-358-2746
mailto:borror@corlink.comborror@corlink.com

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 7th WV Infantry Camp #7
P.O. Box 622
Franklin, WV 26807
304-358-3261
pendhist@mountain.net

Naturalization

Newspapers

Online Newspapers from Surrounding Areas

Pendleton Times
P.O. Box 906
Franklin, WV 26807-0906

Obituaries from Pendleton Times

Contributed Obituaries

Probate

Pendleton County, West Virginia 1788 - 1970 Will Books

West Virginia Will Books

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pendleton County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Taxation

How can West Virginia tax lists help me?

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Pendleton County Historical Society
Post Office Box 293
Franklin, West Virginia 26807

Pendleton County Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pendleton County, West Virginia. Page 745 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. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 167. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  4. Roger U. Delauter, 18th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.
  6. Roger U. Delauter, 62nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41.