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<br>'''Rappahannock County, Virginia''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Rappahannock County''' (established 1833) 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.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Rappahannock County, Virginia Courthouse  ==
  
 
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== History  ==
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[http://www.rappahannockcountyva.gov/ Rappahannock County, Virginia]<br>238 Gay Street<br>P O Box 116<br>Washington, Virginia 22747<br>Phone: 540-675-3621<br>
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate <br>and court records from 1833, land records from 1838 <br>and some personal property records from 1834<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rappahannock County, Virginia. Page 720 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Rappahannock County, Virginia History  ==
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*Lost census: 1890
 
*Lost census: 1890
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Rappahannock County, Virginia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources  ==
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== Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Varappahannock.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Varappahannock.jpg]]
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==== African American  ====
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*Freedmen's {{RecordSearch|1596147|Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
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*[http://www.rappahannockcountymarriages.com/Colored_Register.php Rappahannock County, Virginia Colored Marriage Register] - free.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/rappahannock.html Tombstone Transcription Project Rappahannock County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/rappahannock.html Tombstone Transcription Project Rappahannock County] - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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*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 Records ====
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===== Quaker  =====
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Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):
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*'''Culpeper Monthly Meeting''' (1777-1797)<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref>
  
 
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Several genealogies have been published about Rappahannock County families. To view a list, visit [[Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
 
Several genealogies have been published about Rappahannock County families. To view a list, visit [[Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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===== 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 version at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf][http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Rappahannock County on page 133.]
 
*''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 version at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf][http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Rappahannock County on page 133.]
  
===== '''''War of 1812''''' =====
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*''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, Rappahannock County, p. 100. 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, Rappahannock County, p. 100. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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===== Civil War  =====
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:- [[6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Rappahannock Cavalry) and Company C (Rockingham Cavalry, River Rangers).<ref>Michael P. Musick, ''6th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|607455|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66}}.</ref>
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:- [[7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)|7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate)]]. Company B (Rappahannock Guard) and Company G (Sperryville Sharpshooters).<ref>David F. Riggs, ''7th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). {{FHL|342012|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3}}.</ref>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company G.<ref>Dennis E. Frye, ''12th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|361568|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42}}.</ref>
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:- [[49th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|49th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Sperryville Sharpshooters) and Company I (Rappahannock Rifles).<ref>Richard B. Kleese, ''49th Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 2002). {{FHL|1057491|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 138}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865]
  
 
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==== Private Papers  ====
 
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*'''[Gibson]''' Davis, Bruce G. "Gibson Family Bible, Rappahannock County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):163-164. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).
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*Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932510 Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007]
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*'''[Gibson]''' Davis, Bruce G. "Gibson Family Bible, Rappahannock County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1970):163-164. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
  
==== Probate&nbsp; ====
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&nbsp; Will&nbsp;Book A, 1833-1842 (digital images) [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyrappahannock.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)  
 
&nbsp; Will&nbsp;Book A, 1833-1842 (digital images) [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyrappahannock.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)  
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Rappahannock County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):220-222. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 New England Ancestors] ($).
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Rappahannock County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):220-222. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1854-1930''' - [http://www.rappahannockcountymarriages.com/ Rappahannock County, Virginia, Marriages 1854-1930] - free.
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church History and Records|Church History and Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
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== Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*Rappahannock County, Virginia [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varappah/ USGENWEB]<br>
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Rappahannock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Rappahannock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*Virginia Pioneers [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyrappahannock.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
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*Virginia Pioneers [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyrappahannock.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)&nbsp;
  
 
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Revision as of 21:49, 15 February 2013

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Rappahannock County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Rappahannock County (established 1833) 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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Founded 1833
County Seat Washington
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Contents

Rappahannock County, Virginia Courthouse

Rappahannock County, Virginia Courthouse

Rappahannock County, Virginia
238 Gay Street
P O Box 116
Washington, Virginia 22747
Phone: 540-675-3621

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce, probate
and court records from 1833, land records from 1838
and some personal property records from 1834[1]

Beginning Dates for Rappahannock County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1833 1853 1840 1833 1833

Rappahannock County, Virginia History

The county takes its name from the Rappahannock River. View of Fredericksburg, Virginia from across the Rappahannock River (1863).

The county is named after the Rappahannock River.

Parent County

1833--Rappahannock County was created 8 February 1833 from Culpeper County.
County seat: Washington [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890

Rappahannock County, Virginia Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy Resources

Varappahannock.jpg

African American

Cemeteries

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Census

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18409,257
18509,7825.7%
18608,850−9.5%
18708,261−6.7%
18809,29112.5%
18908,678−6.6%
19008,8431.9%
19108,044−9.0%
19208,0700.3%
19307,717−4.4%
19407,208−6.6%
19506,112−15.2%
19605,368−12.2%
19705,199−3.1%
19806,09317.2%
19906,6228.7%
20006,9835.5%

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Quaker

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Culpeper Monthly Meeting (1777-1797)[3]

Court

Genealogy

Several genealogies have been published about Rappahannock County families. To view a list, visit Rappahannock 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 version at [1]Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Rappahannock County on page 133.]
War of 1812
  • 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, Rappahannock County, p. 100. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Rappahannock 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 Rappahannock County, Virginia:

- 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B (Rappahannock Cavalry) and Company C (Rockingham Cavalry, River Rangers).[4]
- 7th Battalion, Virginia Infantry, Local Defense (1st Nitre Battalion) (Confederate). Company B (Rappahannock Guard) and Company G (Sperryville Sharpshooters).[5]
- 12th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company G.[6]
- 49th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Sperryville Sharpshooters) and Company I (Rappahannock Rifles).[7]

Records and histories are available, including:

Newspapers

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

Private Papers

Probate Records

  Will Book A, 1833-1842 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers ($)

  Will Book B, 1842-1849 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers ($)

  Will Book C, 1849-1855 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers ($)

  Will Book D, 1855-1866 (digital images) Virginia Pioneers ($)

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Rappahannock County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1977):220-222. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Indexes to Rappahannock 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

Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Rappahannock County, Virginia Genealogy Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rappahannock County, Virginia. Page 720 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. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  4. Michael P. Musick, 6th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66.
  5. David F. Riggs, 7th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1982). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 3.
  6. Dennis E. Frye, 12th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 42.
  7. Richard B. Kleese, 49th Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 2002). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 138.