Wythe County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies

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Main article: Wythe 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]


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


  • [Abel] McDowell, Lottie C. Descendants of Francis Abel. [Detroit: s.n.], 1970. FHL Collection
  • [Alford] Gallaugher, Jewell Alford and Leroy Gallaugher. Alford Lineage, as of February 1963. MSS., reproduction: FHL Collection
  • [Alley] See King.
  • [Andruss] Kokojan, Merriam and Barbara A. Irwin. Andruss Family. Irving, Texas: M. Kokojan, 1985. FHL Collection
  • [Bates] Bates of Old Virginia, Wayne Witt Bates, and Bates Association. The Bates Booster: The Bates Family of Old Virginia. Centreville, Va.: Bates Family of Old Virginia, 1972-. FHL Collection 929.27305 B318
  • [Bates] Miller, Jackie D. Bates Family of Kentucky, 1415-1992. Silver Grove, Kentucky: J.D. Miller Publishing Co., c1992. FHL Collection
  • [Berry] Berry, CarolLe Stratton Berry. The Descendants of Joseph and Sarah (Shaffer) Berry and James and Sarah (Crume) Hasty. Provo, Utah: BYU Print Services, 1993. FHL Collection
  • [Blackard] Padgett, Wilma Lawson. Early Virginia Settlers: Blackard, DeHart, Hubbard, Hurst, Lawson, Shelor, Southern, Thompson, Turner. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, c2001. FHL Collection
  • [Bralley] Swecker, Kathleen B. History of the Descendants of John Bralley, Immigrant from Ireland to America: An Authentic Genealogical Family Register of Eight Generations from the First of the Name in America, with Numerous Sketches Collected from Many Indisputable Sources, Church Records, Old Family Bible Records, and Tombstones. Pulaski, Virginia: K. B. Swecker, [19--]. FHL Collection
  • [Braun] See Brown.
  • [Brown] Balis, Leila Smith. My Braun/Brown Family of Lebanon Co., Pa.; Wythe Co., Va.; Clinton Co., Oh. [Murray, Utah: L.S. Balis, 1999]. FHL Collection
  • [Brownlow] Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, the Tennessee Patriot: Together with His Last Editorial in the Knoxville Whig; Also, His Recent Speeches, Rehearsing His Experience with Secession, and His Prison Life. Indianapolis: Asher & Co., Publishers, 1862. Digital version at Google Books.
  • [Bunts] Tickle, James Robert. The Tickle, Bunts, Bond and Jennings Families of Southwest Virginia: A Family History with Some North Carolina Roots. Morristown, Tennessee: J.R. Tickle, c1996. FHL Collection
  • [Calhoun] Calhoun, Robert Dabney. The Calhouns of Ninety Six, South Carolina & Their Descendants. MSS., William King Hunt Collection, Salt Lake City, Utah; microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection
  • [Calhoun] Johnson, Ellen R. History of the Colquhoun/Calhoun Families and Their Ancestral Homeland. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993. FHL Collection
  • [Chaney] Lewis, Olan R. and Dorothy Anne Vedder Jenner. The Hezekiah Chaney Sr. Family. Lakeport, Ca.: O.R. Lewis, 1988. FHL Collection
  • [Chaney] Lewis, Olan R. The Hezekiah Chaney Jr. Family. Lakeport, California: O.R. Lewis, 1988. FHL Collection
  • [Clark] Coleman, Ella W. Lest We Forget: John Clark of Wythe County, Virginia, with Allied Lines of Seybert, Eager, Carter & Others. Port St. Lucie, Florida: E.W. Coleman, c1990. FHL Collection
  • [Cole] Leiter, Fay Cole. Cole History and Genealogy: From Wythe County, Virginia to Cooper County, Missouri. Sedalia, Missouri: n.p., 1962. FHL Collection
  • [Cole] Leiter, Fay Cole and Anne Milburn Baker. Cole History and Genealogy: From Wythe County, Virginia to Cooper County, Missouri. Sedalia, Missouri: [s.n.], 1984. FHL Collection
  • [Colquhoun] See Calhoun.
  • [Copenhaver] Canfield, Clifford R. The Copenhaver Family of Wythe County, Virginia. Pasadena, California: Canfield, 1958. FHL Collection
  • [Cowan] Rehm, Martha Weidlich. The Cowan Family History: Descendants of Samuel Thomas Cowan & Margaret Maria Halsey of Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia 1816-1208. Fort Collins, Colorado: M.W. Rehm, 2008. FHL Collection
  • [Creager] See Phillippe and Shupe.
  • [Crockett] Trimble, David B. Crockett and Graham of Southwest Virginia. Austin, Texas: D.B. Trimble, 1992. FHL Collection
  • [Darting] Darting Family: Genealogical Data. MSS., microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection
  • [Davis] Marella, Maureen E. Chronicles of the Davis Family of Virginia and Kentucky. Rodeo, California: M.E. Marella, c1992. FHL Collection
  • [Deckard] Reeve, Kenneth J. and Helen H. Reeve. Hezekiah Deckard. Nashville, Indiana: Brown County Genealogical Society (Indiana), 1998. FHL Collection
  • [Derton] See Darting.
  • [Dick] Hickam, Nora Jones. The Dick Family of Wayne County, Kentucky. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana; microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection
  • [Engle] Towle, Juanita Belle Anderson. So Many Ancestors, Our Engle Ancestors, Henry (Heinrich) Engle 1742-1811, Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania Militia with Many Descendants to 1983: Supplement to Hartwell Colman Genealogy. [San Bernardino, California: J.A. Towle, 198_?]. FHL Collection
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. John and Mary Finley of Montgomery and Wythe County, Virginia. Santa Rosa, California: C. Finley, 1990. FHL Collection
  • [Foglesong] Fleetwood, Chester Leroy and Louisa Foglesong Cone. Skeedee Cemetery, West Beaver Township, NW 1/4 of Section 27-T18-R5W, Nance County, Nebraska: Also a Brief Foglesong Genealogy. Fort Wayne, Indiana: Chester Fleetwood, [1996]. FHL Collection
  • [Gannaway] Roberson, Rhonda S. "Gannaway Sketch," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 2, No. 11 (October 1979):35-36. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 2 (1979).
  • [Gose] See Litz.
  • [Graham] See Crockett.
  • [Groseclose] Groseclose, B. Clark. Grosecloses and Descendants in America: (With Short Sketches of Nineteen Related Families). [Brentwood, California: B.C. Groseclose], 1999. FHL Collection
  • [Hale] Lynch, Muriel Nadine Hale. Spanning the Centuries with the Hale Family. 3 vols. Independence, Missouri: M. Lynch, 1990 and Kansas City, Missouri: MNL Publishers, 1999. FHL Collection
  • [Hanshew] Frandsen, Margaret Walter Croom and Jean Knight Whalen. The History of William Vaughan and Related Families. [Las Vegas, Nevada?]: M.A. Frandsen, 1989. FHL Collection
  • [Henson] Henson, John P. and Sarah Henson. Ancestors and Family of John P. & Sarah Henson. MSS., microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection
  • [Honaker] Gilbert, Glen A. Ancestors and Descendants of Artemus Madison Hicks and Sarah Martha (Mattie) Honaker. Hialeah, Florida: Mrs. G.A. Gilbert, 196-?. FHL Collection
  • [Honaker] Honaker Family Association, National Association of Hans Jacob "Honnegger" Honaker Families, and Tom Hanlin. Honaker Family Newsletter. Alexandria, Virginia: National Association of Hans Jacob Honaker Families, 1992-. FHL Collection
  • [Honaker] Davison, Freida Patrick. Honaker Family in America. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, c1998. Original edition and two supplements: FHL Collection; digital version of a supplement at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Hounshell] Canfield, Clifford R. The Hounshell Family of Southwest Virginia. Frankfurt am Main: Canfield, 1973. FHL Collection
  • [Hurst] Littell, Noble K. The Hurst Family: From the Archives. Newsclipping, Morgan County Public Library, Martinsville, Indiana, microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection
  • [Hurst] Branch, Virginia. The Hurst Nation: A Family History. 2 vols. Paragould, Arkansas: V. Branch, [1987-1991?]. FHL Collection
  • [Johnston] Davis, Elsie Jean Spry. Some Ancestors and Descendants of David Johnston: Born 1797, Wythe County, Virginia, Died 1879, Pike County, Illinois. Coronado, California: E.S. Davis, 1992. FHL Collection; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Keen] Westfall, Reta Keene. Father's Grandparents: Their Ancestors and Following Generations. [Cottage Grove, Oregon]: R.K. Westfall, [198-?]. FHL Collection
  • [Kelly] Stallard, Christine and Conley D. Stallard. The Ferguson Connection: Russell County, Virginia, 1775-1994 : A Family History. [Ormond Beach, Florida]: C. Stallard, c1995. FHL Collection
  • [Kent] White, George and Historical Records Survey (New York City). The George White Papers, 1846-1864: Consisting Mainly of the Correspondence of a Confederate Surgeon to His Wife. New York: Historical Records Survey, 1942. FHL Collection
  • [King] King, Larry. Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks: A Record of Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of the Author and Wife, Including Fisher - Gilbert - Hall - Hartley - Hill - King - Kirby - Lawson Families. Manchester, Tennessee: King, c1976. FHL Collection
  • [LaHue] Rife, Martha Rayl. Descendants of Amanda (Lahue) Blankenbeker. Wexford, Pa.: M.R. Rife, 1991?. FHL Collection
  • [Lambert] Manson, Robert W. and Linda Manson. The Lambert Family of Old Wythe County, Virginia, 1778-1930. n.p.: R.W. Manson, 2005. FHL Collection
  • [Lilly] Flaningam, Mary Jane Lilly. Genealogy of the Family of James Lilly: Seventh Child of David Lilly and Sarah Wilson. MSS., reproduction: FHL Collection
  • [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
  • [Love] Connally, Mary Virginia Brown. Love: A Partial History of the Families of Joseph Love of Augusta County, Virginia, and His Brother, Samuel Love, Originally from Ireland. Atlanta, Georgia: n.p., n.d. FHL Collection
  • [Love] Love, Robert A. General Thomas Love of Western North Carolina and Western Tennessee and His Brothers Robert and James. St. Petersburg, Florida: R.A. Love, [194_?]. FHL Collection; second edition, 1950s, with addenda and corrections: FHL Collection
  • [Love] Love, Albert G. Our Ancestors: The Love Family of Trezevant, Carroll County, Tennessee. Washington, D.C.: A.B. Love, 1953. FHL Collection
  • [McCullah] A Genealogy of the McCullah-Wasson Families, 1700-1990: A Brief History and Genealogy of the McCullah-Wasson Families from the Record of Willis Austin McCullah. Billings, Missouri: McCullah-Wasson Families, 1990. FHL Collection
  • [McEntire] Russell, G. Oscar. The McEntire Family in America. n.p.: G.O. Russell, 1960. FHL Collection
  • [McGavock] Gray, Robert. The McGavock Family: A Genealogical History of James McGavock and His Descendants, from 1760 to 1903. Richmond: W.E. Jones, 1903. 1970 reprint: FHL Collection
  • [McGavock] Aiken, Leona Taylor. The McGavocks of Two Rivers. Kingsport, Tennessee: L.T. Aiken, c1975. FHL Collection
  • [McGavock] Aiken, Leona Taylor. The Descendants of James McGavock, Sr. and the McGavock Mansions, Fort Chiswell, Va and Carnton, Franklin, Tenn. Rogersville, Tenn.: L.T. Aiken, 1986. FHL Collection
  • [Minchey] Hewitt, Arminta. Descendents of Richard Minchey and Related Families. Emery, Utah: A. Hewitt, 2001. FHL Collection
  • [Page] Rutherford, Dolores Crumrine. Page Family Records in Virginia Counties. 2 vols. Carmichael, Calif.: D.C. Rutherford, 1982-2006. FHL Book 929.273 P141rdc v. 2 [Scott County appears in Vol. 2 Part 4]
  • [Phillippe] Smith, Donald R. Phillippe Ancestry. Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Donald R. Smith, 2005. FHL Collection
  • [Pugh] Moneta, Daniela. "Identifying the Children of David Pugh and Nancy Minton of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 96, No. 1 (March 2008):13-22. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 96
  • [Rader] Rader, James Lee. Rader Ramblings. [Newsletter] Rancho Cordova, California: J.L. Rader, c1991-. FHL Collection
  • [Rader] Rader, James Lee. First Attempt to Collect All of the Rader/Raeder/Reader/Röder/Roeder/ Rötter Families in America. Rancho Cordova, California: J. L. Rader, 1992. FHL Collection
  • [Rader] Rader, James Lee. Second Attempt to Collect All of the Rader, Reader, Raeder, Röder, Roeder, Rötter Families in America. Rancho Cordova, California: J.L. Rader, c1995. FHL Collection
  • [Repass] Hoch, Beverly Repass. Orville Robinson Repass and the Repass Family of Wythe County Virginia. Darnestown, Maryland: Hoch, 1978. FHL Collection
  • [Rife] Rife, A. Dewey. History of Rife and Riffe Families. Cedar Bluff, Virginia: A.D. Rife, c1987. FHL Collection
  • [Riggle] Kegley, Mary B. The Riggle Family of Wythe County Virginia. Chincoteague, Virginia: M. Kegley, 1960. FHL Collection; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Rippas] See also Repass.
  • [Rippas] Hoch, Beverly Repass. Repass Family Newsletter: Descendants of Hans Jacob Rippas and Anna Gerber. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Jacob Repass Memorial Fund, 1991-. FHL Collection
  • [Rogers] Dallas, Zella Rogers, Eureatha Rogers Lourens and John Keith Lourens. Families of Dallas, Lourens, Rogers and Some of Their Relatives. 4 vols. plus index. Enon, Ohio: J.K. Lourens, 1984. FHL Collection
  • [Rutherford] Jobe, Sybil Shipley. My Shipley Family: A Genealogical History of the Christopher Shipley Family. Neosho, Missouri: S.S. Jobe, 1992. FHL Collection
  • [Scott] Thomas, LaVerne and Kay Lee Wrage Gunn. The Scotts of Southwest Virginia: Descendants of the James & Rachel Scott of Wythe/Smyth County and Ten Other Early Lines. 3 vols. Marion, Virginia: Dean Tucker Printing, c1999. FHL Collection; digital versions of Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3, courtesy: BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Shupe] Raty, Leslie Shupe. Peter Shupe, 1792-1846, and Sarah Wright, 1793-1846. Ogden, Ut.: Shoop-Shupe Family Organization, 1967?. FHL Collection
  • [Shupe] Shupe, Russell C. and June W. Shupe. History of James Wright Shupe, 1823-1899: Sarah Coats Prunty (1822-1865), Louisa Crabtree (1838-1911). [Ogden, Utah?: Shupe, 1981?]. FHL Collection
  • [Shupe] Hunter, Dolores Montgomery. John Whitstein Shupe (1819-1846), Martha Ann Thomas (1827-1891). Ogden, Utah: D.M. Hunter, 1990?. FHL Collection
  • [Shupe] Hansen, Holly T., Charlene Strickland, and Samuel S. Lower. Andrew Jackson Shupe, 1815-1877 and Mary Elizabeth Creager, 1820-1900. Croydon, Utah: H.T. Hansen, 1995. FHL Collection
  • [Shupe] Raty, Leslie Shupe. John Shupe (Shoop) and Catherine of Cripple Creek, Wythe Co., Virginia. [S.l.: s.n., 1995?]. FHL Collection
  • [Shupe] Raty, Leslie Shupe. Peter Shupe, 1792-1846, and Sarah Wright, 1793-1846: A History of Peter Shupe and Sarah Wright and Their Families Who Originated in Southwestern Virginia and Pennsylvania in the Early 1700's. [Utah : Shoop--Shoup--Shupe Family Organization, 1995?]. FHL Collection
  • [Shupe] Harris, Angeline Agnes Block. The Harris, Marsh, and Shupe families of Surry County, North Carolina; Grayson County, Virginia; Wythe County, Virginia. Ventura, California: A.B. Harris, 2001. FHL Collection; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Spear] Spear, W.E. Memorial Sketch of the Spear Families and Their Relatives. Westport, Indiana, 1900. 1980 reprint: FHL Collection
  • [Spear] Phillips, John and W.E. Spear. The Spear Family: A Supplement to the 1906 Edition that was Published by W.E. Spear of Westport, Indiana. Cabin John, Maryland: J. Phillips, 1986. FHL Collection
  • [Staley] Staley, Alan L., John Everett Staley and Nellie Logie Mitchell Staley. Staley-Keith Family Histories, 265 Years, 1732-1997: Wythe County, Virginia, Lafayette County, Missouri, Huron County, Canada. [Roswell, New Mexico: A.L. Staley], c1997. FHL Collection; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Steele] Steele, Carl Edmond. Steele: A Gathering of the Clan. Tulsa, Oklahoma: C.E. Steele, 1981. FHL Collection
  • [Thompson] Cragun, Brian J. Andrew Thompson of Wythe and Bland Counties, Virginia and Descendants. Rochester, Minnesota: B.J. Cragun, 1995. 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
  • [Vaught] Spurlin, Helen Alice Woodrow. Vaught Compilation. Multi-volume. Diamond Springs, California: Vaught Association of the United States, 1989-. FHL Collection
  • [Wampler] Levien, Kenneth W. Family of James Monroe Wampler. Mercer Island, Wash.: K.W. Levien, 1974. FHL Collection
  • [Ward] 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
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections, 1722-1986. 2 vols. Roy, Utah: J.B. Anderson, c1987-c1988. FHL Collection
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections. 5 vols. Roy, Utah: J. B. Anderson, 1990. FHL Collection
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections: A Genealogical History of the Thompson-Ward Family Originating in Southwest Virginia in Three Parts. Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, c1992. FHL Collection
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections: A Genealogical History of the Thompson and Ward Families of Southwest Virginia. Roy, Utah: J.B. Anderson, 2005. FHL Collection
  • [Weaver] Curtis, Oscar F. Research File: Weaver and Allied Families. MSS., Oscar Curtis, Bloomington, Indiana. Microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection
  • [Wyly] Smith, Jonathan K.T. The Wyly Saga. Memphis, Tennessee: Panmoor Press, c1981. FHL Collection
  • [Younts] Ross, Elizabeth E. Younts and Kepley Families Supplement, 1979. Clayton, North Carolina: E. E. Ross, c1979. FHL Collection