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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pendleton_County,_West_Virginia|Pendleton County]]''
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Guide to '''Pendleton County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:WV_ORP.png|West Virginia Online Genealogy Records}}  
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| founded year = 1787
 
| founded year = 1787
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| founded date = December 4
| seat wl = Franklin
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| seat = [[Franklin, West Virginia|Franklin]]
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| building address = Pendleton County Courthouse<br> Main Street, <br>Franklin, WV 26807 <br>Phone: 304-358-2505<br>[http://www.pendletoncounty.net/AKpages/page-chouse.htm '''Pendleton County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pendleton_County,_West_Virginia|Pendleton County]]''
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=== County Information ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Pendleton County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.pendletoncounty.net/AKpages/page-chouse.htm Pendleton County Courthouse] <br>Main Street, <br>Franklin, WV 26807 <br>Phone: 304-358-2505
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1800
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1790
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1789
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1800<br>Probate and land records from 1780<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pendleton County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1800<br>Probate and land records from 1780<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pendleton County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
[http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Pendleton_County_West_Virgi.html?id=JzcTAAAAYAAJ A history of Pendleton County, West Virginia]&nbsp; Google ebook  
 
[http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_Pendleton_County_West_Virgi.html?id=JzcTAAAAYAAJ A history of Pendleton County, West Virginia]&nbsp; Google ebook  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Pendleton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html 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.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1924''' A fire burned the courthouse, but no records were lost.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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[[Image:Wvpendleton.jpg|thumb|right|170px|<center>Pendleton County</center>]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[[Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]]
 
*[[Tucker County, West Virginia|Tucker]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3099 Find A Grave Pendleton County]<br>[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/pendleton.htm Tombstone transcription Pendleton County]<br>[http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/counties/wv-pendleton.htm Obituary Search Engline, Pendleton County, West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch/counties/wv-pendleton.htm Obituary Search Engline, Pendleton County, West Virginia]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
==== '''Census''' ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3099&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|333947|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3099 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/pendleton/cems.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pendleton+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Pendleton&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/pendleton.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/pendleton.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23083&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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'''<br>{{WVcensus}} '''LDS Ward and Branch Records
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==== Census ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/1810table.htm 1810 Census of Pendleton County, Virginia&nbsp;]<br>[http://www.arfhs.org/census/pcc.htm 1850 Pendleton County Census]<br>[http://www.arfhs.org/census/pcc.htm Search 1850 Pendleton County Census]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/1910CENSUS.HTML 1910 Pendleton County Census]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/1930census.htm 1930 Pendleton County Census Information]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/districts.htm Pendleton County Districts]  
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{{WVcensus}}
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/1810table.htm 1810 Census of Pendleton County, Virginia&nbsp;]<br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/WV/Pendleton/ 1850 Pendleton County Census]<br>[http://www.census-online.com/links/WV/Pendleton/ Search 1850 Pendleton County Census]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/1910CENSUS.HTML 1910 Pendleton County Census]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/1930census.htm 1930 Pendleton County Census Information]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/districts.htm Pendleton County Districts]
  
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==== Court  ====
  
==== Court ====
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*[http://users.fred.net/mfuller/CDs.html Historical Records of Pendleton County, West Virginia] CDs by Marsha L. Fuller, 8 CDs (19th Century Marriage Records 1826-1857, County Court Record Book 1788, Court Record Indexes 1788-1911, Letters and Photographs).
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*Fuller, Marsha Lynne, CGRS. Family Bible Records in the Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, Heritage Books, 2003.
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*Fuller, Marsha Lynne. African American Manumissions of Washington County, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, Heritage Books, 1998.
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*Fuller, Marsha Lynne. Naturalizations of Washington County, Maryland, Prior to 1880. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, Heritage Books, 1998.
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*Fuller, Marsha Lynne, CGRS. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Records: 1818-1900, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, Heritage Books, 2001. [http://www.heritagebooks.com Heritage Books]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
*'''[Coberly]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.  
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*'''Butcher''' - Brown, Nancy Clark. "Are You Related To...Loretta Webb Lynn," ''The Appalachian Quarterly,'' Vol. 12, No. 4 (Dec. 2007):4-22. {{FHL|1462631|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5743 D25a v. 12}}.
*'''[Cunningham]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.  
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*'''Coberly''' - Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.  
*'''[Harper]''' Rutherford, William Kenneth and Anna Clay Rutherford. ''Genealogical History of Our Ancestors. Revised Edition''. 2 vols. Lexington, Mo., 1977. {{FHL|98899|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R933ra 1977 v. 1-v. 2}}.<br>  
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*'''Cunningham''' - Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.  
*'''[Skidmore]''' Skidmore, Warren. ''Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut; His Ancestors and His Descendants to the Ninth Generation''. 1980. {{FHL|338013|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk}}; 1985 edition: {{FHL|482940|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk 1985}}; 1998 edition: {{FHL|832352|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM}}.<br>  
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*'''Harman''' - Harman, John Newton. ''Harman Genealogy (Southern Branch): With Biographical Sketches, 1700-1924.'' Richmond, Va.: W.C. Hill Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19623 Ancestry] ($).
*'''[Van Deventer]''' Vandevander, Paul J. and Ida Christobelle Van Deventer. ''The Van Deventer Family, 1550-1977''. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Print. Co., 1978. {{FHL|369335|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V286v}}.<br>  
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*'''Harper''' - Rutherford, William Kenneth and Anna Clay Rutherford. ''Genealogical History of Our Ancestors. Revised Edition''. 2 vols. Lexington, Mo., 1977. {{FHL|98899|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R933ra 1977 v. 1-v. 2}}.<br>  
*'''[Van Deventer]''' Arthaud, John Bradley and Catherine DeEtte Arthaud. ''The Mary Coberly and William Van Deventer Family of Pendleton and Randolph Counties, West Virginia, An Annotated Index to Paul J. Vandevander's The Van Deventer Family 1550-1977''. Columbia, Mo., 1988. {{FHL|614798|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V286v index}}.<br>
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*'''McCoy''' - Forbes, Amanda C. "Oliver Family Records, Augusta County," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1982):145-148. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''Skidmore''' - Skidmore, Warren. ''Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut; His Ancestors and His Descendants to the Ninth Generation''. 1980. {{FHL|338013|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk}}; 1985 edition: {{FHL|482940|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk 1985}}; 1998 edition: {{FHL|832352|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM}}.<br>  
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*'''Van Deventer''' - Vandevander, Paul J. and Ida Christobelle Van Deventer. ''The Van Deventer Family, 1550-1977''. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Print. Co., 1978. {{FHL|369335|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V286v}}.<br>  
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*'''Van Deventer''' - Arthaud, John Bradley and Catherine DeEtte Arthaud. ''The Mary Coberly and William Van Deventer Family of Pendleton and Randolph Counties, West Virginia, An Annotated Index to Paul J. Vandevander's The Van Deventer Family 1550-1977''. Columbia, Mo., 1988. {{FHL|614798|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V286v index}}.<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/pendleton.html West Virginia Archives and History - Pendleton County]  
 
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/pendleton.html West Virginia Archives and History - Pendleton County]  
  
[http://www.sekls.lib.ks.us/genser/wv.html West Virginia Books in Kansas]  
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[https://books.google.com/books?id=J4QFK5LO-boC&source=gbs_navlinks_s West Virginia Books]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Pendleton+County+West+virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884b148d4fd51c25:0xb36c7500feedb373,Pendleton,+WV&gl=us&ei=eKehT-qxN-bU2AX_-4jhCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEUQ8gEwA Pendleton County, West Virginia Map]  
 
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Pendleton+County+West+virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884b148d4fd51c25:0xb36c7500feedb373,Pendleton,+WV&gl=us&ei=eKehT-qxN-bU2AX_-4jhCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEUQ8gEwA Pendleton County, West Virginia Map]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18188 The Dyer settlement, the Fort Seybert massacre&nbsp;: Fort Seybert, West Virginia] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
===== Revolutionary War  =====
 
===== Revolutionary War  =====
  
*''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, Pendleton 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, Pendleton County on page 135.  
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.
  
 
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===== War of 1812  =====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
{{VAciv}}  
 
 
:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Roger U. Delauter, ''18th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|429987|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Roger U. Delauter, ''18th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|429987|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18}}.</ref>  
:- [[25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)]]. Company E (Pendleton Rifles), Company F (Franklin Guards), and Company K (South Branch Riflemen).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|406595|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71}}.</ref>
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:- [[25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate)]]. Company E (Pendleton Rifles), Company F (Franklin Guards), and Company K (South Branch Riflemen).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|406595|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71}}.</ref>
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:- [[62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies C, D, F (Franklin Guards), I (Pendleton Rifles), and K.<ref>Roger U. Delauter, ''62nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361565|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41}}.</ref>
  
Records, histories, and societies exist:  
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'''''Records, histories, and societies exist:'''''
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/civil.htm Civil War Links]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/civil.htm Civil War Links]  
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free) 
  
[http://www.bluegraytrail.com/pendleton3.php Blue and Gray Trail Pendleton County, WV]  
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*[http://www.bluegraytrail.com/pendleton3.php Blue and Gray Trail Pendleton County, WV]  
  
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Brig. Gen. James Boggs' Camp # 1706<br>Dewayne Borror, Commander<br>304-358-2746<br>mailto:borror@corlink.comborror@corlink.com  
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*Sons of Confederate Veterans, Brig. Gen. James Boggs' Camp # 1706<br>Dewayne Borror, Commander<br>304-358-2746<br>mailto:borror@corlink.comborror@corlink.com  
  
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 7th WV Infantry Camp #7<br>P.O. Box 622<br>Franklin, WV 26807<br>304-358-3261<br>pendhist@mountain.net  
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*Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 7th WV Infantry Camp #7<br>P.O. Box 622<br>Franklin, WV 26807<br>304-358-3261<br>pendhist@mountain.net
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
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*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}.
 
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
Pendleton County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030631%3Fcc%3D1909099 1788 - 1970 Will Books]  
 
Pendleton County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030631%3Fcc%3D1909099 1788 - 1970 Will Books]  
  
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pendleton County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pendleton County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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*'''1792, 1802''' - Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1792 and 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Pendleton County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''1792, 1802''' - Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1792 and 1802 Personal Property Tax Lists of Pendleton 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, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|item|disp=FHL Books 975 E4w v. 5-v. 6}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Pendleton County is included in Vols. 5 and 6.]
 
*'''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 Books 975 E4w v. 5-v. 6}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Pendleton County is included in Vols. 5 and 6.]
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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  ====
  
{{WVvital}}Church <br>
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*'''1791 - 1820''' - Pendleton County Marriage Bonds by Eric Hedrick. 4 CDs. Online [http://www.erichedrick.com/pendmbonds/ bookstore] ($).
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*'''1799 - 1970''' - {{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1799-1970 - free.
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*'''1865''' - [http://www.erichedrick.com/pend1865bd/ Pendleton County Birth and Death Register 1865] by Eric Hedrick - free.
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*'''1866 - 1925''' - Pendleton County Offical Bonds (including Bastardy Bonds) 1866-1925 by Eric Hedrick. CD. Online [http://www.erichedrick.com/pendbooks/ bookstore] ($).
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== 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 &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpchs/ Pendleton County Historical Society]<br>Post Office Box 293 <br>Franklin, West Virginia 26807  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpchs/ Pendleton County Historical Society]<br>Post Office Box 293 <br>Franklin, West Virginia 26807  
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[http://www.pendletoncounty.net/LZpages/page-library.htm Pendleton County Library]  
 
[http://www.pendletoncounty.net/LZpages/page-library.htm Pendleton County Library]  
  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Pendleton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/pendleton-county/ Pendleton 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]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/familylinks.htm Family Links]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvpendle/familylinks.htm Family Links]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendleton_County,_West_Virginia Pendleton County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendleton_County,_West_Virginia Pendleton County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/pendleton/ History and Genealogy History and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/pendleton/ History and Genealogy History and Genealogy]  
*[http://mountainhighlands.com/wp/pendleton-county-convention-visitors-bureau West Virginia Mountain Highlands]
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*[http://mountainhighlands.com/wp/pendleton-county-convention-visitors-bureau West Virginia Mountain Highlands]  
 
*[http://www.erichedrick.com/research/ Eric Hedrick WV Research]
 
*[http://www.erichedrick.com/research/ Eric Hedrick WV Research]
  
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Guide to Pendleton County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Pendleton County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Pendleton 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 December 4, 1787
County Seat Franklin
Courthouse
Address Pendleton County Courthouse
Main Street,
Franklin, WV 26807
Phone: 304-358-2505
Pendleton County Website


County Information

Pendleton County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1800 1790 1789 1789

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853
Marriage records from 1800
Probate and land records from 1780[1]

History

A history of Pendleton County, West Virginia  Google ebook

Parent County

1787--Pendleton County was created 4 December 1787 from Augusta, Hardy and Rockingham Counties (Virginia).
County seat: Franklin [2]

Formation of Pendleton County

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

1924 A fire burned the courthouse, but no records were lost.

Places / Localities

Pendleton County

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WVGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
WVTombstone Project
Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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


1810 Census of Pendleton County, Virginia 
1850 Pendleton County Census
Search 1850 Pendleton County Census
1910 Pendleton County Census
1930 Pendleton County Census Information
Pendleton County Districts

Court

  • Historical Records of Pendleton County, West Virginia CDs by Marsha L. Fuller, 8 CDs (19th Century Marriage Records 1826-1857, County Court Record Book 1788, Court Record Indexes 1788-1911, Letters and Photographs).
  • Fuller, Marsha Lynne, CGRS. Family Bible Records in the Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, Heritage Books, 2003.
  • Fuller, Marsha Lynne. African American Manumissions of Washington County, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, Heritage Books, 1998.
  • Fuller, Marsha Lynne. Naturalizations of Washington County, Maryland, Prior to 1880. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, Heritage Books, 1998.
  • Fuller, Marsha Lynne, CGRS. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Records: 1818-1900, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, Heritage Books, 2001. Heritage Books

Genealogy

  • Butcher - Brown, Nancy Clark. "Are You Related To...Loretta Webb Lynn," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Dec. 2007):4-22. FHL Book 975.5743 D25a v. 12.
  • Coberly - Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985).
  • Cunningham - Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985).
  • Harman - Harman, John Newton. Harman Genealogy (Southern Branch): With Biographical Sketches, 1700-1924. Richmond, Va.: W.C. Hill Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Harper - Rutherford, William Kenneth and Anna Clay Rutherford. Genealogical History of Our Ancestors. Revised Edition. 2 vols. Lexington, Mo., 1977. FHL Book 929.273 R933ra 1977 v. 1-v. 2.
  • McCoy - Forbes, Amanda C. "Oliver Family Records, Augusta County," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1982):145-148. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Skidmore - Skidmore, Warren. Thomas Skidmore (Scudamore), 1605-1684, of Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, and Fairfield, Connecticut; His Ancestors and His Descendants to the Ninth Generation. 1980. FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk; 1985 edition: FHL Book 929.273 Sk32sk 1985; 1998 edition: FHL CD-ROM.
  • Van Deventer - Vandevander, Paul J. and Ida Christobelle Van Deventer. The Van Deventer Family, 1550-1977. Parsons, W.Va.: McClain Print. Co., 1978. FHL Book 929.273 V286v.
  • Van Deventer - Arthaud, John Bradley and Catherine DeEtte Arthaud. The Mary Coberly and William Van Deventer Family of Pendleton and Randolph Counties, West Virginia, An Annotated Index to Paul J. Vandevander's The Van Deventer Family 1550-1977. Columbia, Mo., 1988. FHL Book 929.273 V286v index.

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives and History - Pendleton County

West Virginia Books

Maps

Pendleton County, West Virginia Map

Military

Revolutionary War
  • 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, Pendleton County on page 135.
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.
War of 1812

Pendleton County men served in the 46th Regiment.[3]

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy 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 Pendleton County, West Virginia Genealogy:

- 18th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[4]
- 25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate). Company E (Pendleton Rifles), Company F (Franklin Guards), and Company K (South Branch Riflemen).[5]
- 62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate). Companies C, D, F (Franklin Guards), I (Pendleton Rifles), and K.[6]

Records, histories, and societies exist:

  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 7th WV Infantry Camp #7
    P.O. Box 622
    Franklin, WV 26807
    304-358-3261
    pendhist@mountain.net

Naturalization

Newspapers

Online Newspapers from Surrounding Areas

Pendleton Times
P.O. Box 906
Franklin, WV 26807-0906

Obituaries from Pendleton Times

Contributed Obituaries

Probate

Online Probate Records

Pendleton County, West Virginia 1788 - 1970 Will Books

West Virginia Will Books

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pendleton County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Taxation

How can West Virginia tax lists help me?

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

. Includes marriages 1799-1970 - free.

Societies and Libraries

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

Pendleton County Historical Society
Post Office Box 293
Franklin, West Virginia 26807

Pendleton County Library

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pendleton County, West Virginia. Page 745 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 167. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  4. Roger U. Delauter, 18th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 18.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.
  6. Roger U. Delauter, 62nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41.