Overwharton Parish, Virginia

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History[edit | edit source]

Overwharton Parish has served Stafford and King George counties. Aquia Church (pictured above), was built on the site of Overwharton Parish Church.

Founded[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Transcripts of graves at Aquia Church are available at the Church's [https:/aquiachurch.org/about/cemetery/ website].

A survey of the graves at Aquia Church was also published back in 1981.[2]

Parish History[edit | edit source]


Meade's 1861 history of Overwharton Parish is available online.[3]

Rev. John Moncure's history of Aquia Church, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[4]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1720-1760 - Boogher, William F. Old Stafford County, Virginia: Overwharton Parish Register, 1720 - 1760. Washington, D.C.: Saxton Printing Co., 1899. FHL Collection; digital versions at Internet Archive; VAGenWeb; World Vital Records ($). Contains births, deaths and marriages 1720-1760.
  • 1720-1758 - Overwharton Parish Christening Index 1720-1758. Batch C504841 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1720-1758 - Overwharton Parish Marriage Index 1720-1758. Batch M504841 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1720-1758 - O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Stafford County, Overwharton Parish - Extracts from the Registers of the Protestant Episcopal Church of, from 1720 to 1758, Transcribed by Mr. Powhattan Moncure, Custodian of the Records," The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. 12 (1913):156-161. FHL Collection; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this Church of England parish register.]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Aquia Church


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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).
  2. Edna May Stevens and Lesba Lewis Thompson, Tombstone Records of Aquia Church, Stafford County, Virginia (Owensboro, Ky., 1981).
  3. 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.
  4. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 167-177.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.