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:''This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
 
:''This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Ohio (disambiguation)]].''
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp;&gt; Ohio County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County]]'' <br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Ohio County Clerk's Office <br>1500 Chapline St # 504, <br>Wheeling, WV 26003-3553 <br>Phone: (304) 234-3656 <br>
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Ohio County Clerk's Office <br>1500 Chapline St # 504, <br>Wheeling, WV 26003-3553 <br>Phone: (304) 234-3656 <br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1776'''--Ohio County was created 7 October 1776&nbsp;from District of West Augusta. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wheeling <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1776'''--Ohio County was created 7 October 1776 from [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta District]]. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wheeling <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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Ohio County was part of Yohogania County, West Virginia before most of that county went to Pennsylvania in 1776.  
 
Ohio County was part of Yohogania County, West Virginia before most of that county went to Pennsylvania in 1776.  
  
See an interactive map of Ohio County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Ohio County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
  
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Ohio County supplied soldiers for the:
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Ohio County supplied soldiers for the:  
  
 
::- [[13th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|13th Virginia Regiment]]
 
::- [[13th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|13th Virginia Regiment]]
  
Additional resources:
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Additional resources:  
  
*''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 versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Ohio County on page 135.]
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*''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 versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840}}. [See Virginia, Western District, Ohio County on page 135.]
  
 
===== '''''Civil War, 1861-1865'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Civil War, 1861-1865'''''  =====
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Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.<br>  
 
Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.<br>  
  
See [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry]]
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See [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry]]  
  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/West_Virginia/Wheeling/ Wheeling, West Virginia Newspaper Archives]<br>(1874 - 1897) $ genealogybank.com<br>
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/West_Virginia/Wheeling/ Wheeling, West Virginia Newspaper Archives]<br>(1874 - 1897) $ genealogybank.com<br>  
 
*[http://www.wtov9.com/index.html WTOV9.com]
 
*[http://www.wtov9.com/index.html WTOV9.com]
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
  
*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Wheeling silversmiths.]
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*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. {{FHL|78198|item|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Wheeling silversmiths.]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
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[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can West Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
  
*'''[1787] '''Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Ohio County is included in Vol. 2.]  
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*'''[1787] '''Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. {{FHL|622815|item|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Ohio County is included in Vol. 2.]  
 
*'''[1790] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Ohio County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''[1790] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Ohio County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''[1802] '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Ohio County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''[1802] '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Ohio County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Ohio County is included in Vol. 6.]
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*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|item|disp=FHL Book 975 E4w v. 6}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Ohio County is included in Vol. 6.]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]

Revision as of 22:48, 25 January 2012

This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see Ohio (disambiguation).


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

County Courthouse

Ohio County Clerk's Office
1500 Chapline St # 504,
Wheeling, WV 26003-3553
Phone: (304) 234-3656

History

Parent County

1776--Ohio County was created 7 October 1776 from West Augusta District.
County seat: Wheeling [1]

Boundary Changes

Ohio County was part of Yohogania County, West Virginia before most of that county went to Pennsylvania in 1776.

See an interactive map of Ohio County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

  • [Craft] Craft, Kenneth Fischer. "The Craft Family in America," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):43-45; Vol. 4, No. 21 (June 1981):36-39. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

Regiments. Service men in Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Ohio County supplied soldiers for the:

- 13th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

  • 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 versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Ohio County on page 135.]
Civil War, 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Ohio County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Ohio County.

See 1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

Naturalizations

Newspapers

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. FHL. [Includes a section on Wheeling silversmiths.]

Probate

Taxation

How can West Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Ohio County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1790] Indexed images of the 1790 Personal Property Tax List of Ohio County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1802] Images of the 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Ohio County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available to browse online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL Book 975 E4w v. 6. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Ohio County is included in Vol. 6.]

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).