Dickenson County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies

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More than a dozen family history books and articles have been published about Dickenson County's families.

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Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy General Resources

As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Dickenson, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 10,000 entries.

Dickenson County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to several online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Dickenson County families include:

  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. E. J. Sutherland Collection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965. MSS., FHL Collection [Includes Dickenson Co. families, 1650-1964 and Dickenson Co. genealogy 1732-1933.]
  • Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. Some Sandy Basin Characters. Clintwood, Va.: E.J. Sutherland, 1962. 1985 reprint: FHL Collection

Dickenson County, Virginia Genealogy Books and Articles


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]
  • [Amburgey] Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. E. J. Sutherland Cllection, Dickenson County, Virginia, 1650-1965. MSS., FHL Collection
  • [Beverly] Adkins, Frank M. "A Historical Sketch of the Beverlys," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 19 (Feb. 1981):14-20. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981).
  • [Colley] Boardman, Elizabeth Joye Mabe. Thomas Colley Family: Russell County, Virginia; Washington County, Virginia; Dickenson County, Virginia; Buchanan County, Virginia; Smyth County, Virginia. [Palm Coast, Florida]: J. Boardman, 2001. FHL Collection; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Counts] See Amburgey.
  • [Crabtree] Steele, Fannie Lane and Ina Jean Stanley Dotson. The Crabtree-Stanley Collection: A Memorial, a Collection of the Ancestry and Descendants of James Crabtree and James Stanley. Wise, Virginia: F.L. Steele, 1996. FHL Collection
  • [Ervin] Ervin, Maxwell. Clan Ervin: Russell and Dickenson Counties, Virginia. Springfield, Massachusetts: M. Ervin, 2008. FHL Collection
  • [Fuller] Wilcox, Roxie Hammill. Some Fullers of Buchanan and Dickenson Counties in Virginia: And Their Descendants. Portland, Oregon: R.H. Wilcox, 1977. FHL Collection
  • [Kiser] Kiser, Esther. Sandy Ridge Kiser - Powers Kinsfolks. Cleveland, Va.: E. Kiser, 1986. FHL Collection
  • [Lane] Steele, Fannie Lane. The Lane Family: The Ancestry and Descendants of General Jackson Lane and Allied Families: Crabtree, Estep, Hutchinson, Powers, Ritchie, Roberson, Russell. Wise, Virginia: F.L. Steele, 1991. FHL Collection
  • [Mullins] Sutherland, Elihu Jasper. "The Mullins Family in Dickenson County," The Cumberland Empire, Vol. 4 (Oct. 1932). FHL Collection
  • [Rose] Johnson, Denver G. My Rose Family of Dickenson County, Virginia -- and Beyond: A Genealogy of My Mother’s Rose Family of Southwest Virginia. n.p.: D.G. Johnson, 2009. FHL Collection
  • [Smith] Elliott, Kay. "Smith/Powers - Virginia to Missouri," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Dec. 2007):35-36. FHL Book 975.5743 D25a v. 12.
  • [Stanley] See Crabtree.
  • [Sutherland] See Amburgey.
  • [Taylor] Owens, Jane E. Bolton. Owens Family: And Related Families. San Diego, Calif.: J.B. Owens, 1989. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free; FHL Collection