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Main article: Russell County, Virginia


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]

Contents

General

As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Russell, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 175,000 entries.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Russell County families include:

  • The Heritage of Russell County, Virginia. 2 vols. Russell County Heritage Book Committee, c1985, c1989. FHL Large Q Books 975.5755 D3h v. 1-v. 2.
  • Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia in. 3 vols. Kingsport, Tenn., 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a. Contents: v. 1. A Genealogical and historical account of the Evans, Ferrell, Kelly, Counts, Stinson and related families -- v. 2. Genealogical and historical records of Russell County and Southwest Virginia families; Hendricks, Gibson, Garrett, Nash, Heburn, Buckles -- v. 3. Honaker, Deskins and related families.
  • Smith, Gregg A. Genealogical Notes Concerning the Smith Family of Russell County, Va. Donated 1987. Available at Virginia Historical Society. Includes Arington, Artrip, Barks, Booth, Combs, Edwards, Finney, Glover, Grizzle, Hopkins, Johnson, Jones, Kiser, Larson, Lockhart, Martin, Mayfield, Musick, Nash, Pigman, Powers, Rasnake, Stinson, Sutherland, Sykes, Wallace, and Woolfe families.[1]

DNA

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Sumner County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of individuals who were tested.
  • [Brown] Descendant of Dance Brown, b. abt 1776/1777 Virginia, d. 1860 Sumner County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 25 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 96783). Genetic signature available online (labeled Group No. 57), genealogical description available online, courtesy: Brown/Browne/Braun DNA Study. Matches have been found.

Bibliography

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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]
  • [Addington] Addington, Hugh M. History of the Addington Family in United States and England: Including Many Related Families: A Book of Compliments. 2 vols. 1931, 1960. Digital versions at Family History Archives: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2; FHL Film 1421841 Item 2; 1440600 Item 16.
  • [Addington] Brown, Nancy Clark, Rhonda Robertson, and Norman P. Addington. The Addingtons of Virginia: The Descendants of William Addington and Margaret Cromwell. Wise, Va.: Sainte Marie on the Clinch, c1994. FHL Book 929.273 Ad23b.
  • [Aistrop] Hockett, Thomas Jack. Family of Reuben Helton & Nancy Burnett: Family of Karen Snead & Vanranselrei Aistrop. St. Davids, Pa.: T.J. Hockett, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 1723.
  • [Alley] Allen-Osborn-Alley, and Connected Families, Census Records, 1850-1870. Typescript. Donated 1937. FHL Film 1597818 Item 8.
  • [Alley] Sutton, Rita Kennedy. Early Osbornes and Alleys with Notes on Allied Families. Wise, Va.: Historical Society of Southwest Virginia, 1973. FHL Book 929.273 Os1sr.
  • [Amburgey] Griffith, Dorothy Amburgey. Amburgey Ancestry in America: Amburgey Ancestral Register. St. Louis, Mo.: D.A. Griffith, c1982. FHL Book 929.273 Am19a 1982.
  • [Amburgey] Amburgey Family Association. Amburgey News: Newsletter of the Amburgey Family Association, Inc. St. Louis County, Mo.: Amburgey Family Association, 1990-1992. FHL Book 929.27305 Am19.
  • [Baldridge] Shepard, Clarence E. A Small Twig from the Baldridge Tree: The Descendants of William Baldridge of Russell County, Virginia. Dayton, Ohio: C.E. Shepard, c1984. FHL Collection.
  • [Ballew] Walton, Violet Ann Ballew. William Ballew: His Ancestors and Descendants. Woods Cross, Utah: Robert Torkelson, 1972. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Beverly] Adkins, Frank M. "A Historical Sketch of the Beverlys," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 19 (Feb. 1981):14-20. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981).
  • [Brown] Brown, Freddy Joe. Dance Steps: Six Generation History & Genealogy of Dance Brown (1776-1860). Scottsville, Ky.: F.J. Brown, c1996. FHL Book 929.273 B812bfj.
  • [Carter] Carter, John Denton. The Munsey Ancestors of Rhoda Munsey Carter (1814-1899) of Russell County, Virginia, and Newton County, Missouri. Biloxi, Miss.: J.D. Carter, 1969. FHL Film 1454993 Item 5.
  • [Carter] Carter, Lennie Melvin. The Carter Family: The Genealogy and Family History of the Virginia Carters and Their Migration to Lawrence County, Kentucky. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, c1992. FHL Book 929.273 C245ct.
  • [Cockrell] Cockrell, Monroe Fulkerson. Francis Marion Cockrell of Warrensburg, Mo. and Alexander Cockrell I of Dallas, Texas. Chicago, Ill.: M.F. Cockrell, c1947. FHL Film 1429826 Item 1.
  • [Cole] Ledgerwood, Marian Carter. A Montgomery and Cole Record: Some Descendants of Alexander Montgomery of Amherst Co., Virginia and Orange Co., North Carolina. Hot Springs Village, Ark.: M. Ledgerwood, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 M766L.
  • [Colley] Boardman, Elizabeth Joye Mabe. Thomas Colley Family: Russell County, Virginia; Washington County, Virginia; Dickenson County, Virginia; Buchanan County, Virginia; Smyth County, Virginia. [Palm Coast, Florida]: J. Boardman, 2001. FHL Collection; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Comann] Gray, Anne Comann. "Thomas Wilkins Comann (October 16, 1857 to September 27, 1944)," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Dec. 1996):75-77. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5743 D25a v. 1, no. 3 (Dec. 1996).
  • [Counts] Sutherland, Elihu J. Some Descendants of John Counts of Glade Hollow, (Southwest Virginia): Including the Families of Artrip, Carter, Colley, Counts, Deel, Dyer, Edwards, Fuller, Grizzle, Jessee, Kiser, Long, Mattox, Owens, Rasnick, Skeen, Smith, Stinson, Sutherland, Willard, Yates and Many Others. [Clintwood, Va.: H.S. Sutherland, 1978?]. FHL Book 929.273 C832b.
  • [Dale] Brummett, Jack D. Meet the Dale and Gilliam Cousins from the Hurricane. Wise, Va.: Wise County Historical Society, c1999. FHL Book 929.273 D152b.
  • [Daniel] Anderson, Connie Clifton. "Descendants of James Daniel," Connie Clifton Anderson Genealogical Collection. Microfilmed 2004: VAULT Film 1573675 Item 28.
  • [Duncan] Dobson, Mary Ann Duncan. Duncan Research Files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson. MSS. 1975-1999. FHL Film 795593 Item 2 Includes Russell County Duncans.
  • [Elam] Elam, Marion J. and Dean A. Elam. The Elam Family, Then and Now. Noblesville, Ind.: PrePress Type Services, Inc., 1989?. FHL Book 929.273 EL13e.
  • [Elkins] Stultz, Carol Elkins. A Couple Collier Families to Indiana and Parts West. Danville, Ind.: C.E. Stultz, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 C69s.
  • [Evans] Albert, Ethel Evans. The History of Five Southern Families. A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Evans, Kelly, Nash, Hendricks and Blankenship Families. Baltimore, 1970.
  • [Evans] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Ewing] The Augustan - Book One. Hermosa Beach, Calif., 1973.
  • [Ferguson] Stallard, Christine and Conley D. Stallard. The Ferguson Connection: Russell County, Virginia, 1775-1994: A Family History. Ormond Beach, Fla.: C. Stallard, c1995. FHL Book 929.273 F381st.
  • [Ferrell] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Fraley] Bowen, Bill R. A Fragmentary Genealogy of the William Jackson Fraley Family: 1702-1988. Kingsport, Tenn.: B.R. Bowen, [1988?]. FHL Book 929.273 F843bb.
  • [Garrett] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Gent] Gents of Russell County, Virginia. 1980s. FHL Book 929.273 G289ge.
  • [Gibson] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Hargis] Stewart, R. Lee. "Hargis Family," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Jun. 1997):28-30. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5743 D25a v. 2, no. 2 (Jun. 1997).
  • [Heburn] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Helton] Hockett, Thomas Jack. Family of Reuben Helton & Nancy Burnett: Family of Karen Snead & Vanranselrei Aistrop. St. Davids, Pa.: T.J. Hockett, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 1723.
  • [Hendricks] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin
  • [Holbrook] Ervin, Maxwell and Helen Irene Holbrook Thomas. Holbrook on the Clinch 1798-2005. Springfield, Mass.:H.I.H. Thomas, 2006. FHL Book 929.273 H693t;  3rd ed.: FHL Book 929.273 H693t 2008.
  • [Jackson] Hockett, Thomas Jack and Janice M. Snead. John R. Jackson and Mary Walden of Russell and Washington Cts., Va. Typescript. Donated 1991. FHL Film 2055162 Item 46.
  • [Jackson] Hockett, Thomas Jack and Janice M. Snead. The Family of Jonathan C. McNew II and Mary Jackson of Washington and Russell Counties, Virginia. Typescript. Donated 1991: FHL Film 2055162 Item 45.
  • [Keen] Ratliff, Grace. "William Keen Descendants," Buchanan County Times Past, No. 1 (Winter 1998):9. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Kelly] Albert, Ethel Evans. The History of Five Southern Families. A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Evans, Kelly, Nash, Hendricks and Blankenship Families. Baltimore, 1970.
  • [Kelly] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Lane] Steele, Fannie Lane. The Lane Family: The Ancestry and Descendants of General Jackson Lane and Allied Families: Crabtree, Estep, Hutchinson, Powers, Ritchie, Roberson, Russell. Wise, Va.: F.L. Steele, c1991. FHL Book 929.273 L24st.
  • [Lewis] Lewis, Billie Redding. Pioneers of the Virginias. Lake Wales, Fla.: B.R. Lewis, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 L585Lb 1989.
  • [Locke] Tiller, Linda Locke, Ardith H. Johnson, Jeanne R. Stanis, and Stella Locke. "Locke Families of Southwest Virginia," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1978):25-33. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978).
  • [Long] Jones, Gerald Edward. "Solving a Brickwall Problem: The Ancestry of Joseph Long of Wythe County," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 49, No. 3 (Aug. 2011):217-236.
  • [McGlothlin] Ratliff, Grace. "Jacob McGlothlin Family," Buchanan County Times Past, No. 2 (Summer 1999):6; No. 3 (Winter 1999):28-29; No. 4 (Summer 2000):13-15. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Meade] Bruce, Philip Alexander et al. History of Virginia. 6 vols. Chicago and New York: The American Historical Society, 1924. Vol. 6, p. 352. FHL Book 975.5 H2a v. 6
  • [Munsey] Carter, John Denton. The Munsey Ancestors of Rhoda Munsey Carter (1814-1899) of Russell County, Virginia, and Newton County, Missouri. Biloxi, Miss.: J.D. Carter, 1969. FHL Film 1454993 Item 5.
  • [Nash] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Osborn] Allen-Osborn-Alley, and Connected Families, Census Records, 1850-1870. Typescript. Donated 1937. FHL Film 1597818 Item 8.
  • [Prichard] Prichard, Armstead Mead. Descendants of William Prichard. Charleston, W. Va.: Tribune Ptg. Co., 1912. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Film 1321332 Item 20.
  • [Reynolds] Reynolds, Edward J. "My Civil War Ancestor: Phillip Jerome Reynolds, 1830-1914 of Russell County, Virginia," Holston Pastfinder, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Dec. 2002):12-13.
  • [Riley] Ports, Michael A. Genealogical Notes and History Concerning the Riley Family of Washington, Russell, and Scott counties, Va. Donated 1993. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Russell] Russell, Andrew. "Some History of the Russell Family from 1782 to 1865," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 2, No. 10 (August 1979):7-12. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 2 (1979).
  • [Saylor] Pillion, Paris. The Ancestors of Paris Pillion and Related Families. Bowling Green, Ky.: P. Pillion, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 P645pp.
  • [Short] Wright, Pauline Williams. A Short Line Across America: Descendants of John and Mary Hansford Short. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, Inc., 1984. FHL Book 929.273 Sh81w.
  • [Skeen] Evans, Jerry and Jessica Jean Skeens. Skeen(s)/Sargent and Evans. Wise, Va.: Wise County Historical Society, 1990s. FHL Book 929.273 Sk23e.
  • [Smith] Smith, Gregg A. Genealogical Notes Concerning the Smith Family of Russell County, Va. Donated 1987. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Snead] Hockett, Thomas Jack. Family of Reuben Helton & Nancy Burnett: Family of Karen Snead & Vanranselrei Aistrop. St. Davids, Pa.: T.J. Hockett, 1992. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 1723.
  • [Stephens] Scalf, Henry P., Henry Stephens, and Edgar P. Stephens. The Stephens Family. Dayton, Ohio: C.E. Sheperd, 1970. FHL Book 929.273 St43sh.
  • [Tate] Updike, Ethel Speer. Tate Families of the South. 3 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: Hobby Press, 1972-1984, 1989. Digital versions at Family History Archives: Vols. I-II, Vol. III. FHL Book 929.273 T187u v. 1-v. 3.
  • [Vaughan] Frandsen, Margaret Walter Croom and Jean Knight Whalen. The History of William Vaughan and Related Families. n.p.: M.A. Frandsen, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 V465f.
  • [Walter] Walter, Theodore B. et al. A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Israel Walter. 2 vols. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, Inc., 1980-1983. FHL Book 929.273 W171w v. 1-v. 2.
  • [White] Hockett, Thomas Jack. White, Ratcliffe (Ratcliff, Ratliff, Ratliffe) & Some Related Families: Mentions in Tazewell County, Virginia (TVC) Order Books 1801-1840. St. Davids, Pa.: J. Hockett, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 W582hj.

References

  1. Online Catalog, Virginia Historical Society, accessed 15 November 2011, http://www.vahistorical.org.




 

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