Antrim Parish, Virginia

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Antrim Parish has served Halifax County, Virginia. Rev. Charles A. Dresser, formerly Rector of Antrim Parish, is the minister who married Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd out in Illinois in 1842.[1]




Parish History

Parish Records

Vestry Books

Antrim Parish's vestry book (1751-1817) is kept at the Virginia Theological Seminary. Copies: Library of Virginia and FHL Film 30163. The records have been abstracted:

  • Chiarito, Marian Dodson. Vestry Book of Antrim Parish, Halifax County, Virginia, 1752-1817. Nathalie, Va.: Clarkton Press, 1983. FHL Book 975.5661 K2c

Select abstracts were also published in the early twentieth century:

  • Carrington, Wirt Johnson. "Extracts From First Vestry Book of Antrim Parish," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1927), pp. 61-63. FHL Book 973 H25w; digital version at [tp:// JSTOR] ($).



  1. Minister Who Married Lincoln, The Historical Marker Database
  2. Freddie Spradlin, "Parishes of Virginia," VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; Hening's Statutes at Large; Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).