Amherst Parish, Amherst County, Virginia Genealogy

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Guide to Amherst Parish, Amherst County ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

History[edit | edit source]

Amherst Parish has served Amherst and Nelson counties. St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Clifford (formed 1747) belonged to this parish until 1778 when Lexington Parish was established.[1]

Founded[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

A survey of the graves at St. Mark's Church was published in 1985: FHL Book 975.5496 V3b (pages 53-55).[3]

More than 50 tombstones from Saint Mark's Church Cemetery are also described at Find A Grave.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Meade's 1861 history of Amherst Parishes is available online.[4]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial parish registers have been lost.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "St. Mark, Clifford | History of St Mark, Clifford," The Episcopal Church.
  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).
  3. Mary Frances Boxley, Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst, Va., 1985).
  4. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.