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More than 50 family history books and articles have been published about Powhatan County's families.

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Powhatan County, Virginia Genealogy General Resources

As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Powhatan, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 20,000 entries.

Powhatan County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to more than 40 online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Powhatan County families include:

Powhatan County, Virginia Genealogy Books and Articles

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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Agee] Agee, James Wesley. Agee Record. ca. 1890.
  • [Agee] Agee, James Wesley. Agee Bee. ca. 1895.
  • [Agee] Agee, Paul. The Agee Family. 1937. FHL Film 897461 Item 2.
  • [Agee] Agee, Louis N. The Agee Register: A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Mathieu Agee, A Huguenot Refugee to Virginia. Farmville, Va.: Mrs. L.N. Agee, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 Ag32aL.
  • [Agee] Agee, Sara. History of the Randolph Leighton Agee, Jr. Family. Walnut Cove, N.C.: S. Agee, 1995. FHL Film 1145778 Item 12.
  • [Anderson] Darnel, Michael R. "Which James Anderson Married Elizabeth Ligon?" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):163-170. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Banton] Futrell, Roger Henry Lofland. The Banton Family. Fort Worth, Texas: American Reference Publishing Company, 1970. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B228f.
  • [Baskerville] Reed, Paul C. "The Baskerville Family: Three Generations of Descendants of John Baskerville, Clerk of York County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):257-268; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):60-69; Vol. 50, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2006):115-120. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Bellamy] Bellamy, Stanley E. Bellamy Family Records: Stanley E Bellamy, A Descendant of Elisha Bellamy (b. 1760), Father of Jesse Parker Bellamy (b. 1791), Father of James Franklin Bellamy (b.1823), Father of Alonzo Frank Bellamy (b. 1846) Father of Worth T. Bellamy (b. 1877) ... Skyforest, Calif.: S. Bellamy, 1998. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B414bs.
  • [Bondurant] Bondurant Family Association et al. The Bondurant Family Association [Newsletter]. Canyon Lake, Texas: Bondurant Family Association, 1987-. FHL Book 929.27305 B64.
  • [Browne] Hayworth, Marianne Browne. Genealogical Notes Concerning the Browne Family of Powhatan County, Va. Donated 1983. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Browne] Genealogical Notes Concerning the Browne Family. MSS. Donated 1990. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Bryant] Lane, Annabel Wishart. The Roots and Fruit of the Bryant Family Tree: A Genealogical Study. Kansas City, Mo.: A.W. Lane, 1954. FHL Book 929.273 B841La.
  • [Bryant] Lane, Annabel Wishart. The Bryant Family Tree, with Records of Allied Families. Littleton, Colo.: A.W. Lane, 1966. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 B841L.
  • [Chastain] Chastain, James Garvin. A Brief History of the Huguenots and Three Family Trees Chastain-Lochridge-Stockton. Shaw, Miss.: J.G. Chastain, 1933. FHL 223089.
  • [Chaudoin] Allen, Cameron. "Francis (Francois) Chaudoin (c.1717/18-c.1799/1800) of Manakin Town and of Buckingham Co., Va.," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1996):83-94; Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1996):179-190; Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1996):261-274; Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):18-33; Vol. 41, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1997):97-113. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Cheatham] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "The Cheatham Family of Colonial Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1983):163-173; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1983):273-279; Vol. 28, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984):38-43; Vol. 28, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1984):102-112; Vol. 28, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1984):209-216; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1984):293-297; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):32-40; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):123-127; Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):179-185; Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):262-265; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1986):17-23; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):99-104. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983)-v. 30 (1986).
  • [Chitwood] Chitwood, I.O. and Reuben Chitwood. Descendants of Matthias Chitwood. Winfield, Tenn.: H. and R. Chitwood, 1986. FHL Book 929.273 C449c.
  • [Clarke] Gardner, Malcolm Everett. Papers, ca. 1933-1979. Section 1. MSS. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Clay] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Clay] Heflin, Donald L. The Clay's of White Hall. Richmond, Ky.: D.L. Heflin, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 8419.
  • [Cocke] "Genealogy of the Cocke Family in Virginia," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jan. 1896):282-292, 340; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):405-414; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):86-96; Vol. 4, No. 2 (Oct. 1896):212-217; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jan. 1897):322-332, 334; Vol. 4, No. 4 (Apr. 1897):431-450; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Jul. 1897):71-89; Vol. 5, No. 2 (Oct. 1897):181-198; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jan. 1898):303-327; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Apr. 1898):449. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  • [DeNoon] Couture, Richard T. Charlie's Letters: The Correspondence of Charles E. DeNoon. 1982. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Denoon] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Depp] Allen, Cameron. "Lucinda Depp and Her Descendants: A Freed Black Family of Virginia and Ohio," The Genealogist, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Spring 2003):3-36.
  • [Duncan] Dobson, Mary Ann Duncan. Duncan Research Files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson. MSS. 1975-1999. FHL Film 795593 Item 1 Includes Powhatan County Duncans.
  • [Dupuy] Dupuy, B.H. and Henry Dudley Teetor. The Huguenot Bartholomew Dupuy and His Descendants. Louisville, Ky.: B.H. Dupuy, 1908. FHL Film 1303165 Item 7; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online and Internet Archive.
  • [Dupuy] Smith, O. Norris. Dupuy Trails in Virginia, 1968. 1969. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Eggleston] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Elam] Reed, Mary. Descendants of Lavinia Crowder. MSS., microfilmed 2000. FHL Film 1425166 Item 49.
  • [FitzSimmons] Hathaway, Bernice FitzSimmons. FitzSimmons and Allied Lines (Ellis, Lee, Perkins, Radford, Redding, Aston, Cocke, Smith, Pierce): Some of the Ancestors and All of the Descendants of Willis FitzSimmons, b. 1854, d. 1930: Early Virginia and Kentucky Lines. Denver, Colo.: B.F. Hathaway, 1963. FHL Book 929.273 F584h.
  • [Flournoy] Rivers, Flournoy. "The Flournoy Family," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jul. 1894):81-90; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Oct. 1894):190-213; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jan. 1895):318-327; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1895):437-447; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul. 1895):67-79; Vol. 3, No. 4 (Apr. 1896):414-416; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jul. 1896):97-101. Digitized by JSTOR - free.
  • [Guerrant] Guerrant, C.T. Guerrant Family Genealogical Notes. MSS., Library of Virginia. Genealogical Notes [Collection] Box 4, Gue. FHL Film 29884 Item 1.
  • [Harris] Wiggins, Kathryn. The Harris Papers: A Genealogical Notebook. 34 vols. Camarillo, Calif.: K. Wiggins, 1970-1971. FHL Film 1318111 Items 1-4 [Vol. 16 includes Powhatan County]
  • [Harris] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Hatcher] Maloney, James Hallett. "Drury Hatcher of Cumberland County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):243-256; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):51-59. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Hobson] Gish, Agnes Evans. Hobson's Chapel: 18th - Early 19th Century Settlement Along Branches of Deep Creek, Cumberland-Powhatan Counties, Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1997. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Hughes] Hughes, Lydia Annie and Richard Hughes Sullivan. Hughes Family of Kentucky and Virginia. Columbia, S.C.: McCaw of Columbia, 1920. FHL Film 1414801.
  • [James] Burke, Carolyn Jordan. The James Boys and Girls, Their In-laws and Outlaws Including Chapters on These Connecting Lines, Ammonet, Bolling, Bransford, Branum, Connally, Cook, Dandridge, Harris, Hill, Jefferson, Maples, Oaks, Turpin. Lakeport, Calif.: C. Burke, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 J231b.
  • [Jennings] Jennings, Ruth Helen Watt. Jennings - Williams Lineage, 1740-1979. Typescript, microfilmed 1982. FHL Film 1307509 Item 47.
  • [Johns] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Jones] Allen, Cameron. "Jean Jouany as American as John Jones," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1963):147-157. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 7 (1963).
  • [Jouany] Allen, Cameron. "Jean Jouany as American as John Jones," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1963):147-157. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 7 (1963).
  • [LeSueur] Allen, Cameron. "David LeSueur (1703/04-1771/72) of Manakin Town, Virginia: An Outline of the First Three Generations of His Descendants, As Constructed from the Tax Records of the 'Burned' County of Buckingham," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1999):3-22; Vol. 43, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1999):110-125; Vol. 43, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1999):178-189; Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):256-269. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Marye] Eberhart, Edith Whitcraft and Adaline Marye Robertson. The Maryes of Virginia, 1730-1985. Arlington, Va.: E.W. Eberhart & A.M. Robertson, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 M369e.
  • [Miller] Holman, Harry Stuart. "The Miller Manuscript," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1977):25-27. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 21 (1977).
  • [Miller] Mathis, Peggy Miller and Diane Smith Zimmerman. Before We Were a Twinkle: The Miller-McWilliams Connection. Huntsville, Texas: P.M. Mathis, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 M612mp.
  • [Miller] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Morrison] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Mosby] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Moseley] Stutesman, John Hale. "Two Virginia Continental Officers Named Benjamin Moseley," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1985):243-251. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985).
  • [Moseley] Stutesman, John Hale. "Sorting Out Some Moseleys," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):65-70. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 33 (1989).
  • [Ochiltree] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Page] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. Page Family Records in Virginia Counties. 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 1982-2006. FHL Book 929.273 P141rdc v. 2 [Powhatan County appears in Vol. 2 Part 4]
  • [Page] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. The Page Family in Virginia Personal Property Taxes (1782-1850). 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 P141rd v. 1-2 [Powhatan County appears in Vol. 2]
  • [Pankey] Pankey, George Edward. John Pankey of Manakin Town, Virginia, and His Descendants. 3 vols. Ruston, La.: G.E. Pankey, 1969-1981. FHL Book 929.273 P194pa v. 1.
  • [Perkins] Perkins, William Robertson. Papers 1929-1943. Section 2. MSS. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Porter] Genealogical Chart of the Porter Family of Henrico, Goochland, Cumberland, Powhatan, and Chesterfield counties, Virginia. ca. 1920. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Porter] Genealogical Charts of the Descendants of Captain Thomas Porter and Allied Families, Including the Randolphs, Woodsons, Harrises and Hardings of Henrico, Goochland, Cumberland, Powhatan and Chesterfield counties, Virginia. Donated 1995. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Randolph] Watson Family. Papers, 1866-1900. Section 4. MSS. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Royall] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Skelton] Baskervill, P. Hamilton. The Skeltons of Paxton, Powhatan County, Virginia and their connections : including sketches of the families of Skelton, Gifford and Crane. Richmond, Va.: Old Dominion Press, Printers, 1922. FHL Book 929.273 Sk26b; digital versions at Ancestry ($) and FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Smith] Dennstedt, Alberta Marjorie. "Progenitors and Kinfolk of Abraham Childers III," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1990):3-13; Vol. 34, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1990):97-109; Vol. 34, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1990):180-194; Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):266-280; Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1991):43-54; Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1991):108-118; Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):199-207. American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)-v. 35 (1991).
  • [Smith] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Steger] Steger, William E. and William F. Steger. Descendants of Thomas Hales Steger: Son of John Perratt Steger. n.p.: W.E. Steger and W.F. Steger, 199?. FHL Book 929.273 St32sw.
  • [Stovall] Peterson, Daniel McLeod. McLeod, Stovall, Hinkle and Allied Families. 1978.
  • [Stovall] Williams, Lyle Keith. The Stovall Family and Related Lines. 2 vols. Fort Worth, Texas: L.K. Williams, 1984. FHL Book 929.273 St76w.
  • [Stovall] Bishop, Donald E. Descendants of Bartholomew Stovall (1655-1722): First Five American Generations. Laurel, Miss.: Stovall Family Association, 1999. FHL Book 929.273 St76bd; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Stratton] Brown, Herman Stratton. Genealogy of Certain Stratton Families of Virginia. Charlottesville, Va.: H.S. Brown, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 St82b.
  • [Sublett] Sublett, Samuel S. A Partial History by Sam'l S. Sublett, of the French Huguenots by Name Soblets: Who Emigrated to America in 1700 and Settled at Manakin in Powhatan County, Virginia, 18 Miles West of Richmond City. Richmond, Va.: J.L. Hill Printing Co., Printers, 1896. FHL Collection; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Tatum] Lorente, Arline Tatum. Our Tatum Family and Kin. Richmond, Va.: A.T. Lorente, 1977. FHL Book 929.273 T189La.
  • [Turpin] Chambers, Moreau Browne Congleton. Papers, 1954-1966. MSS. Acquired 1966. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Turpin] Rose, Christine. "The Turpin Notebook," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):3-10. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 31 (1987).
  • [Turpin] Yeck, Joanne L. Lethe: A House in Powhatan  and the People Who Lived There. 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Watkins] Watkins, Raymond W. John Watkins Family of Cumberland County, Now Powhatan County, Virginia. MSS., microfilmed 1976. FHL Film 982099 Item 5.
  • [Watkins] Stutesman, John Hale. Genealogical Notes Concerning the Watkins Family of Virginia. Series 3. MSS. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Watkins] Stutesman, John Hale. Some Watkins Families of Virginia and Their Kin: Abbott, Anderson, Bass, Clay, Cox, Farrar, Hancock, Hundley, Montague, Moseley, Randolph, Walthall, Woolridge. San Francisco, California: J.H. Stutesman, 1989. FHL.
  • [Wilkerson] Jordan, Janie Moseley Garraghty. The Descendants of Joseph Wilkerson (12 May 1729-15 March 1829) and Allied Families of Bedford County, Virginia. Lynchburg, Va.: Warwick House, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 W652j.
  • [Wilkinson] Rokas, Bonnie Jeffers. Colonials and Kindreds: The Story of the Jeffers and Wilson Families in America. 1984. FHL Book 929.273 J355r.
  • [Wilkinson] Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. "The Wilkinson Family of Southside Virginia: Descendants of John and Sarah (Royall) Wilkinson," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):3-9; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):126-140; Vol. 36, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1992):178-193; Vol. 36, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1992):260-272. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 36 (1992).
  • [Winfrey] Winfrey, James Clifton. The Winfrey Family. Littleton, Colo.: J.C. Winfrey, 1982. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 W726wj.
  • [Witt] Edwards, Eva Dean Boian and Sandra Winkler Rose. Witt Newsletter. Irvine, Ky.: Edwards and Rose Genealogical Heritage, 1987-. FHL Book 929.27305 W783w.
  • [Woodfin] Woodfin, Emmet S. Biography and Genealogy of the Woodfin Family Tree. New Orleans, La.: n.p., 1928. FHL Film 1020784 Item 16.
  • [Woodfin] Matthews, Elizabeth Woodfin. Pages and Missing Pages in Virginia Courthouse Records, with Reference to Woodfin, Howlett, Panetier, Luck, King, Duke and Page. Carbondale, Ill.: E.W. Matthews, 1989. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Book 929.273 W855m 1989.
  • [Wooldridge] Wooldridge, William C. The Wooldridge Family: Wooldridge Surname Descendants to ca. 1900 of John Wooldridge (ca. 1678-1757), Blacksmith of Henrico and Chesterfield Counties, Virginia. 2 vols. Fredericksburg, Va.: Sheridan Books, 2002. FHL Books 929.273 W882w v. 1-v. 2.

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