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More than 65 family history books and articles have been published about Tazewell County's families.

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Tazewell County, Virginia Genealogy General Resources

As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Tazewell, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 90,000 entries.

Tazewell County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to more than 200 online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Tazewell County families include:

  • Gose, George B. Pioneers of the Virginia Bluegrass (and Their Descendants). Radford, Va.: Commonwealth Press, n.d. Available at Virginia Historical Society. Goss, Groseclose, Perry, and Repass families.[1] There is a 2007 revised edition, also available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • Harman, John Newton. Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia, From 1800 to 1922. 2 vols. 1922-1925; reprint, Springfield, Va., 1975. FHL Book 975.5763 H2h 1975. Includes genealogies of many early Tazewell County families.
  • Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. Archives of the Pioneers of Tazewell County, Virginia. Springfield, Va.: N. Schreiner-Yantis, 1973. FHL Book 975.576 N2s; Free Lookups Available!

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Tazewell 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]
  • [Bailey] Howe, Mary Ellen. Richard Bailey of Chesterfield and Tazewell Counties, Virginia and His Descendants. 2 vols. Springfield, Va.: M.E. Howe, 1984-2003. FHL Book 929.273 B155h.
  • [Bailey] Beers, Donna. James and Lucy Simms Gay Bailey of Tazewell Co., VA. Warrensburg, Missouri: Donna Beers, 1998. FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Film 2055542 Item 11
  • [Ballew] Walton, Violet Ann Ballew. William Ballew: His Ancestors and Descendants. Woods Cross, Utah: Robert Torkelson, 1972. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Baker] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Ball] Ball, Walter V. "The Life and Times of Benjamin Ball of Tazewell County, VA," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 3, No. 17 (Oct. 1980):31-36. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980). Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Ball] Leslie, Louise. "The Hurts, Active Tazewell Leaders," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Mar. 2009):6-7. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Bowen] Pace, Gennie Yates. "Nancy Bowen Ward, about 1825-1880: Wife of Robert Francis Hardgrave," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 2 (June 2010):3-5. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Bratten] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Brewster] Hatcher, Thomas C. "The Brewster (Bruster) Families of Tazewell and McDowell counties," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Mar. 1998):9-14. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Brewster] Hatcher, Thomas C. "The Bruster (Brewster) Families of Tazewell and McDowell counties," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Mar. 2004):14-17. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Brown] Burgess, James A. Burgess, Mullins, Browning, Brown and Allied Families. Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Print. Co., 1978. FHL Book 929.273 B912bj; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Brown] Brown, Richard Allen. "Richard Allen Brown, Jr. Family," Buchanan County Times Past, No. 5 (Winter 2000):3-4. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Brown] Cook, Bonnie Turner. Brown Families of the Virginias: Descendants of James Brown Sr. and Esther Goff Brown of Tazewell County Virginia. Cape Coral, Florida: B.T. Cook, 2005. FHL Collection
  • [Burke] Hoge, James M. "The Case," Tazewell County Historical Society. Its Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Dec. 1996):6-13; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Mar. 1997):8-10. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Carter] Hatcher, Thomas C. "The Carter Family of Springville, Tazewell County, Virginia," Tazewell County Historical Society. Its Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Mar. 1994):7-13; Vol. 7, No. 2 (Jun. 1994):13-22. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Cecil] Ball, Walter V. "Cecil Information," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):32. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981).
  • [Christian] Christian, James. "Jackson Riley Christian Descendants," Buchanan County Times Past, No. 2 (Summer 1999):4-6. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Colvard] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Compton] Llamas, Judith King. John and Rebecca Compton, Pioneer Settlers of Tazewell County, Virginia: This Text Has Been Compiled to Commemorate the Family Reunion of the Descendants of Cornelius Moses and Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton, Held in Princeton, West Virginia, on July 31, 1993. Mt. Dora, Florida: J.K. Llamas, 1993. FHL Collection
  • [Cordell] Dillard, Mabel Osborne. "Malachi Chapel Osborne," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Dec. 2008):8. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Dickson] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Duncan] Dobson, Mary Ann Duncan. Duncan Research Files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson. MSS. 1975-1999. FHL Film 795593 Item 2 Includes Tazewell County Duncans.
  • [Evans] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Faw] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Goodwin] Goodwin, John S. The Goodwin Families in America. Whittet & Shepperson, 1897. 1969 reprint: FHL Collection 1990s supplement: FHL Collection
  • [Goodwin] "Appendix H: The Goodwins of Botetourt and Tazewell Counties, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2, Supplement (Oct. 1897):91-99. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [Goodwin] "Appendix F: The Goodwins of Botetourt and Tazewell Counties, Va," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 2, Supplement (Oct. 1899):17-18. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [Goodwin] Bates, Edward Bryant. Brief History of the Goodwin Family of Augusta, Botetout and Tazewell and Tazewell Counties of Virginia. Bass Lake, California: E. Bates, [198-]. FHL Collection
  • [Gose] Veverka, Wilma. Genealogical Notes Concerning the Gose and Murphy Families. 1968. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Graham] Graham, Sam Dixon. Genealogical Notes Concerning the Graham Family of Southwestern Virginia (Primarily Lee, Wise, and Tazewell Counties) and the O'Neill Family of Albemarle County, Va. Donated 2008. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Graham] Leslie, Louise. "The Hurts, Active Tazewell Leaders," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Mar. 2009):6-7. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Hardgrave] Pace, Gennie Yates. "Nancy Bowen Ward, about 1825-1880: Wife of Robert Francis Hardgrave," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 2 (June 2010):3-5. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Harman] Nuckols, Ashley Kay. The Harman-Harmon Family Marriage Records 1800-1993: Tazewell County, Virginia. A.K. Nuckols, 1995. FHL Collection
  • [Henderson] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Higginbotham] Peery, Joseph S. "Higginbotham Genealogy," The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct. 1916):189-201. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • [Higginbotham] Sweeny, William Montgomery. "Higginbotham Family of Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Jan. 1918):205-213; Vol. 26, No. 4 (Apr. 1918):265-274; Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jul. 1918):45-56; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Oct. 1918):123-129; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Apr. 1919):294-298. Digital versions at JSTOR ($).
  • [Hurt] Leslie, Louise. "The Hurts, Active Tazewell Leaders," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Mar. 2009):6-7. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Ingles] Hoge, James M. "The Case," Tazewell County Historical Society. Its Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Dec. 1996):6-13; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Mar. 1997):8-10. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Lambert] Farthing, Eunice Covey York. Farthing-Lambert and Related Lines. 2005. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Litz] Lower, Samuel S. Peter Gose Litz (1802-1880), Burke's Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, and Wife, Sarah Gose (1805-1860): Ancestors, Descendants and History. Plain City, Utah: S.S. Lower, 1996. FHL Collection
  • [Litz] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [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).
  • [McGuire] Reynolds, William Wayne. "Notes on the Parentage of Rev. William McGuire (ca. 1785-1862) of Tazewell County, Virginia," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 2 (June 2010):7-10; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Sep. 2010):4-8. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Matney] Key, Janell Susan, Flossie Mae Loch, and Elsie Susan Jane Matney Sheldon Stowe. The Matney Family Genealogy: Descendants of Elisha McDaniel and Sarah Jane (Beagle) Matney: Settlers to Wyanotte County, Kansas from Tazewell County, Virginia. 1983. FHL Collection
  • [Maxwell] Bertram, Cora Whitley. "Legal Records as Proof of Descent from James Maxwell of Tazewell," Tazewell County Historical Society, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1989):20-21. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Moore] "Moore Family Connections," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 2 (June 2001):7-8. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Murphy] Veverka, Wilma. Genealogical Notes Concerning the Gose and Murphy Families. 1968. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Neal] "In the Heart of Gratton ...," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 4 (Dec. 2009):2-7. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Neel] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Osborne] Dillard, Mabel Osborne. "Malachi Chapel Osborne," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Dec. 2008):8. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Patton] Hoge, James M. "The Case," Tazewell County Historical Society. Its Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Dec. 1996):6-13; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Mar. 1997):8-10. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Pearman] Pearman, Jean R. The Melting Pot, Pearman-Stevenson with Hampton, Penhollow, Richardson, Troyer and Other Related Families. Tallahassee, Fla.: J.R. Pearman, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 P316pj.
  • [Peery] Nuckols, Ashley Kay. Marriage Records 1800-1993 of the Peery/Perry Families: Taken from the Tazewell County, Va. Circuit Court Records. 2001?. FHL Collection
  • [Peery] Nuckols, Ashley Kay. "D.H. Peery, Outstanding Life," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Sep. 2005):13-16. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Perry] Neel, William Trent. The Neel-Dickson Genealogy. ca. 1945. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Ratcliffe] See White.
  • [Reed] Halstead, Juanita Sigmon. "Reed and Related Families of Tazewell Co., Va. and McDowell Co., WV," Tazewell County Historical Society. Its Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1989):4-7. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Sloan] Sloan, Harry (b. 1805). Commonplace Book, 1848-1887. MSS. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Spratt] Buchanan, Paul C. "The Spratt Family of Southwest Virginia Prior to 1800," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):297-305. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 32 (1988).
  • [Steele] See White.
  • [Tarter] Leslie, Louise. "The Hurts, Active Tazewell Leaders," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Mar. 2009):6-7. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Terry] Farthing, Eunice Covey York.Farthing-Lambert and Related Lines. 2005. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Thompson] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections: A Genealogical History of the Thompson - Ward Families from Tazewell County and Wythe County, Virginia: With Histories and Supplemental Material Concerning the Direct-line Ancestors of the Compiler of this Work. Roy, Utah: J.B. Anderson, 1983. FHL Collection
  • [Totten] Dillon, Anna Mary Totten. The John Totten Family of Early Tazewell County, Virginia (McDowell County, W. Va.) and Descendants 1774 - 1986. Columbus, Ohio: A.M.T. Dillon, 1986. FHL Collection
  • [Totten] Dillon, Anna Mary Totten. Errara and Additional Totten Families of the John Totten Family of Early Tazewell Co., Va. (McDowell Co., W. Va.) and Descendants, 1774-1986. [Columbus, Ohio]: A.M.T. Dillon, [1990?]. FHL Collection
  • [Waggoner] Hatcher, Thomas C. and Nancy Nash. The Adam Waggoner Family of Tazewell and Montgomery Counties, Virginia 1750-1996. North Tazewell, Virginia: N. Nash, 1996. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Collection
  • [Ward] See also Thompson.
  • [Ward] Pace, Gennie Yates. "Nancy Bowen Ward, about 1825-1880: Wife of Robert Francis Hardgrave," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 2 (June 2010):3-5. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [White] Hockett, Jack. White, Ratcliffe (Ratcliff, Ratliff, Ratliffe) & Some Related Families: Mentions in Tazewell County, Virginia (TVC) Order Books 1801-1840. St. Davids, Pennsylvania: J. Hackett, 1995. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Collection
  • [Whitt] Boddy, Athea Whitt. "The Hezekiah Whitt Home," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 3, No. 16 (August 1980):3, 42. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980).
  • [Whitt] Tracy, Beverly. "Hezekiah Whitt, Soldier in the Revolution," Tazewell County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Sep. 2005):7-8. Available at Virginia Historical Society.
  • [Wynne] Whitman, Frances H. The Wynne Family of Tazewell County, Virginia. 1956. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Collection. Available at Virginia Historical Society.

References

  1. Online Catalog, Virginia Historical Society, accessed 14 November 2011, http://www.vahistorical.org.


 

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