Lexington Parish, Virginia

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History[edit | edit source]

Lexington Parish has served Amherst County, Virginia Genealogy. St. Luke's Church at Pedlar Mills belonged to Lexington Parish.[1] St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Clifford (formed 1747) also belonged to this parish.[2]

Founded[edit | edit source]

Boundary[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemetery[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), as well as St. Luke's Church (pages 51-53).[4]

A few tombstones from Saint Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery are described at Find A Grave.

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 Lexington Parish is available online.[5]

Lexington Parish reports:[6]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

The original Lexington Parish Vestry Book, dated 1779-1880, is kept at the Library of Virginia. Microfilmed copy: FHL Film 32126

Taxation[edit | edit source]

  • 1800 -- "Amherst Co., Virginia Tax List for Lexington Parish/District - 1800," courtesy: VAGenWeb. Available online.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ken Dunlap, "St. Luke's Church Pedlar Mills, VA," VAGenWeb.
  2. "St. Mark, Clifford | History of St Mark, Clifford," The Episcopal Church.
  3. 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).
  4. Mary Frances Boxley, Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst, Va., 1985).
  5. 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.
  6. Francis Lister Hawks, A Narrative of Events Connected with the Rise and Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Journals of the Conventions in Virginia from the Commencement to the Present Time (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1836). Digital version at Google Books.