Yohogania County, Virginia Genealogy

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Yohogania County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Yohogania County (1776-1786) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including marriage records, wills, deeds and land records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, and newspapers.

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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Because Yohogania County was discontinued, it has no existing courthouse. For records, see ...

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1776--Yohogania County was created in 1776 from Augusta County.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

1786--Discontinued, land ceded to Pennsylvania

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptists[edit | edit source]
  • 1776 Petition of Baptists (10,000 names!) and sympathizers from all over Virginia, dated 16 October 1776, asking for an end to persecution of Baptists by the established church. After locating your ancestor, view the digital copies.
    – Digital copies at Library of Congress; also at Library of Virginia using the code word "000606093"
    – Hall, Jean Pickett. "Legislative Petitions: the 10,000 name petition" transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39, (Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1983-) online at Ancestry ($) and in book form at various libraries.

Genealogy [edit | edit source]

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]
General[edit | edit source]

As of August 2010, a query for individuals born in Yohogania, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 250 entries.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors by NEHGS ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler's Second Wife," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2005):156-157. Digital version at American Ancestors by NEHGS ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Duncan] Dobson, Mary Ann Duncan. Duncan Research Files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson. MSS. 1975-1999. FHL Film 795593 Item 2 Includes Yohogania County Duncans.
  • [Pentecost] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors by NEHGS ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Rogers] Rogers, Lon B. "Colonel James Rogers (1742--1828) Nelson County Pioneer," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1961):3-6.
  • [Ross] Jobson, Robert C. "The Ross Family of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 2 (April/June 1983):69-71. FHL Collection 976.9 B2kg v. 25 (1983)

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Yohogania County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Yohogania County supplied soldiers for the:

- 13th Virginia Regiment (1st, 2nd, 4th, and 7th Companies)[1]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 69. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.