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Guide to '''Roane County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Roane County Courthouse<br> 200 Main Street<br>Spencer, WV 257601497<br>304-927-2860
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
'''Roane County'''<br>200 Main Street<br>Spencer, WV 257601497<br>304-927-2860
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'''Roane County'''<br>  
  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, and land records from 1856<ref name="Handybook" />  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, and land records from 1856<ref name="Handybook" />  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/97 Roane County West Virginia Encyclopedia]  
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*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/97 Roane County West Virginia Encyclopedia]  
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/53391#?availability=Family%20History%20Library History of Roane County, West Virginia, from the time of its exploration to A.D. 1927] View on line
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Roane/roehistory.html Roane County History]
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*[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Roane/roehistory.html Roane County History]  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
See an interactive map of Roane County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-counties/#courthouse West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvroane.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Wvroane.jpg]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/roane/obits.html Roane County History and Genealogy Obituaries]  
 
[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/roane/obits.html Roane County History and Genealogy Obituaries]  
  
[http://www.us-roots.org/wvroane/cemetery/ferrellroxalana.html Roane County Genealogy Project Ferrell Cemetery]
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[http://www.us-roots.org/wvroane/cemetery/ferrellroxalana.html Roane County Genealogy Project Ferrell Cemetery]  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{WVcensus}}  
 
{{WVcensus}}  
  
[http://www.wvroane.net/tng/reports.php &nbsp;Roane County, West Virginia 1860 and 1870 Census]
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[http://www.wvroane.net/tng/reports.php &nbsp;Roane County, West Virginia 1860 and 1870 Census]  
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/roane/roane.htm Roane County West Virginia Archives]
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/roane/roane.htm Roane County West Virginia Archives]  
  
==== Court ====
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==== Court ====
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
Bishop, William Henry:&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Roane_county_West_Virginia_fr.html?id=lSQTAAAAYAAJ ''History of Roane county, West Virginia, from the time of its exploration A.D. 1927'']  
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*Bishop, William Henry:&nbsp; [http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Roane_county_West_Virginia_fr.html?id=lSQTAAAAYAAJ ''History of Roane county, West Virginia, from the time of its exploration A.D. 1927'']  
 
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*google ebooks  
google ebooks  
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/roane.html West Virginia]
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/53359#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Inventory of the county archives of West Virginia, no. 44, Roane County (Spencer)]
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/roane.html West Virginia Archives &amp; History Roane County]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
[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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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/roane.htm Roane County, West Virginia 1895 map]  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/roane.htm Roane County, West Virginia 1895 map]  
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Roane+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884917a80587e5d7:0x9cc162f8669ffde2,Roane,+WV&gl=us&ei=X7yZT5vPBcbo2AXQrYCoBw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAQ Roane County, West Virginia Maps]  
 
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*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Roane-County-West-Virginia.htm Roane County, West Virginia Maps]  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Roane+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884917a80587e5d7:0x9cc162f8669ffde2,Roane,+WV&gl=us&ei=X7yZT5vPBcbo2AXQrYCoBw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAQ Roane County, West Virginia Maps]  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Roane-County-West-Virginia.htm Roane County, West Virginia Maps]
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company C.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company C.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>  
:- [[30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)|30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Michael West, ''30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|746071|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108}}.</ref>
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:- [[30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)|30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Michael West, ''30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|746071|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108}}.</ref>  
:- [[36th_Regiment,_Virginia_Infantry_(2nd_Kanawha_Infantry)_(Confederate)|36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B (Logan County Wildcats), Company C (Chapmanville Riflemen), Company D (Boone Rangers), Company E (Raleigh Rangers), and Company G (Western Riflemen).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|577297|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36}}.</ref>
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:- [[36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B (Logan County Wildcats), Company C (Chapmanville Riflemen), Company D (Boone Rangers), Company E (Raleigh Rangers), and Company G (Western Riflemen).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|577297|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36}}.</ref>
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:- [[60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)]]. Company G (The Roane Rangers).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''60th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650284|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
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*[http://www.bluegraytrail.com/roane.cfm Blue and Gray Trail Roane County, West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.bluegraytrail.com/roane.cfm Blue and Gray Trail Roane County, West Virginia]
  
==== Naturalization ====
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==== Naturalization ====
  
 
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
 
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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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.
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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.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1856-1858, 1860-1967 - free.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
[http://www.wvroane.org/ '''Roane County Historical Society''']<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 161<br>Spencer, WV 25276  
 
[http://www.wvroane.org/ '''Roane County Historical Society''']<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 161<br>Spencer, WV 25276  
  
[http://roanecountylibrary.org/genealogy_collection.htm Roane county Library] -census records and more
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[http://roanecountylibrary.org/genealogy_collection.htm Roane county Library] -census records and more  
  
 
*'''&nbsp;'''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/roane-county/ Roane County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Roane|subject|disp=Family History Library}}  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Roane|subject|disp=Family History Library}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/misc/cunningh.htm New River Notes Memoirs of Daniel W. Cunningham: The Criminal Histor of Roand and Jackson Counties]  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/misc/cunningh.htm New River Notes Memoirs of Daniel W. Cunningham: The Criminal Histor of Roand and Jackson Counties]  
 
*[http://www.elijah.org/genealogy/meadow1.htm <font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font>Meadows Family]  
 
*[http://www.elijah.org/genealogy/meadow1.htm <font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font>Meadows Family]  
*[http://www.flickriver.com/groups/roanecountywv/pool/interesting/ Roane County, West Virginia Photos Interesting]
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*[http://www.flickriver.com/groups/roanecountywv/pool/interesting/ Roane County, West Virginia Photos Interesting]  
 
*[http://roanecountylibrary.org/individual_family_histories.htm Roane County Library Family Histories]<br>&nbsp;
 
*[http://roanecountylibrary.org/individual_family_histories.htm Roane County Library Family Histories]<br>&nbsp;
  
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Guide to Roane County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/West Virginia_Online_Genealogy_Records West Virginia
Online Records


Roane County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Roane 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 March 11, 1856
County Seat Spencer
Courthouse
Address Roane County Courthouse
200 Main Street
Spencer, WV 257601497
304-927-2860

Contents

County Courthouse

Roane County

History

Parent County

1856--Roane County was created 11 March 1856 from Kanawha, Jackson and Gilmer Counties.
County seat: Spencer [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvroane.jpg

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcription Project Roane County

Roane County, West Virginia Obituaries

Interment.net Cemetery Records online

Find A Grave Roane County

Political Graveyard.com Roane County, West Virginia

Roane County Tombstone Photos

Roane County History and Genealogy Obituaries

Roane County Genealogy Project Ferrell Cemetery

Census

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

 Roane County, West Virginia 1860 and 1870 Census

Roane County West Virginia Archives

Court

Genealogy

  • [Ashley] Ross, Clara Mae. John Thomas Ashley (1838-1923), His Ancestors of Surry County, North Carolina, His Descendants of Roane County, West Virginia, and Related Families. Colfax, N.C., n.d. FHL Collection.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company G.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).[2]
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company C.[3]
- 30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate). Company F.[4]
- 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate). Company B (Logan County Wildcats), Company C (Chapmanville Riflemen), Company D (Boone Rangers), Company E (Raleigh Rangers), and Company G (Western Riflemen).[5]
- 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate). Company G (The Roane Rangers).[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Roane County, West Virginia Will Books 1857 - 1968

Taxation

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

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Roane County Historical Society
P O Box 161
Spencer, WV 25276

Roane county Library -census records and more

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. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  3. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  4. Michael West, 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108.
  5. J.L. Scott, 36th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36.
  6. J.L. Scott, 60th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130.


 

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