Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Greenbrier County

Guide to Greenbrier County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Lewisburg
Organized: October 20, 1777
Parent County(s): Botetourt (VA), Montgomery (VA) [1]
Variant Spellings: *Greenbriar
Neighboring Counties
Alleghany (VA)  • Bath (VA)  • Fayette  • Monroe  • Nicholas  • Pocahontas  • Summers  • Webster
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County Information

Description

The County has Lewisburg as its seat and the County was created October 20, 1778. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Greenbrier County Courthouse
200 North Court Street
P O Box 506
Lewisburg, WV 24901-0506
Greenbrier County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853, marriage records from 1781, probate and land from 1780, and court records. [3]

Greenbrier County, West Virginia Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1781 1853 1780 1780 1780 1870
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810.

Boundary Changes

  • 1777--Greenbrier County was created 20 October 1777 from Botetourt and Montgomery Counties (Virginia).
  • County seat: Lewisburg[5]

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. Includes a section on Lewisburg silversmiths.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Greenbrier County, West Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

For tips on accessing Greenbrier census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 6,015
1800 4,345 −27.8%
1810 5,914 36.1%
1820 7,041 19.1%
1830 9,006 27.9%
1840 8,695 −3.5%
1850 10,022 15.3%
1860 12,211 21.8%
1870 11,417 −6.5%
1880 15,060 31.9%
1890 18,034 19.7%
1900 20,683 14.7%
1910 24,833 20.1%
1920 26,242 5.7%
1930 35,878 36.7%
1940 38,520 7.4%
1950 39,295 2.0%
1960 34,446 −12.3%
1970 32,090 −6.8%
1980 37,665 17.4%
1990 34,693 −7.9%
2000 34,453 −0.7%
2010 35,480 3.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census. 1783-1786 Enumerations

1790 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.
1800 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.
1810 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.
1820 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census Index
1830 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census Index
1840 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census Index
1850 Greenbrier County, Virginia CensusIndex
1820-1850 - Exist, available online and in print:
Shuck, Larry G. The Federal Censuses for Greenbrier County, Virginia, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. Available at FHL.

Church Records

Baptist
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Big Levels (1796)[7]
  2. Greenbrier (1781)[7]

Greenbrier County fell within the bounds of the Greenbrier Association.

Church of England
Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Greenbrier County is available online.[8]

German Reformed

  • Braun, Johannes, Klaus Wust and Joseph H. Meyerhoeffer. Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813: From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun. Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 K2bjo.

Greenbrier County, West Virginia Churches

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

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]


  • Greenbrier County Heritage Book Committee. Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Family Heritage, 1997. n.p.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1996. FHL Book 975.488 H2gr.


  • Alexander - Clemens, William M. Alexander Family Records. New York: William M. Clemens, 1914. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • Armstrong - Boss, Lula Reed. "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Mason County, Kentucky," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):153-156.
  • Arthur - Arthur Family Genealogy of Bedford, Greenbrier & Cabell counties, Va., W. Va. and Jackson Co., Ohio. Microfilmed 1992: FHL Film 1697667 Item 44.
  • Braun - West, Klaus and Joseph H. Meyerhoeffer. Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813, From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun. Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1978. FHL Book 975.5 K2bjo.
  • Burnside - Clark, Bertha Lewis and Margaret Byrnside Ballard. Burnside Family of Scotland and America, Augusta, Rockingham, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Virginia and West Virginia, and Other Sections. Typescript, 1960. FHL Film 1017645 Item 10.
  • Burnside - Clark, Bertha Lewis and Margaret Byrnside Ballard. Burnside Family of the Upper Greenbrier. Typescript, 1960. FHL Film 1017645 Item 11.
  • Caldwell - Caldwell, Arthur B. "Kinkead Caldwell 1769-1828 Early Missouri Settler," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 3, No. 18 (Dec. 1980):40-48. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980).
  • Campbell - "Memorial to William S. H. Baylor," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1964):33. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Cary - Harrison, Fairfax. The Virginia Carys. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; FHL Film 1011836 Item 3.
  • Childers - Childers Family Bible: of William Benton Childers Born 1866, d. 1954; Gallia & Franklin counties of Ohio and Greenbrier County Viarginia [sic] (now WV); Also Includes Rickabaugh, Lewis, 1754-1989. FHL CD-ROM no. 1295.
  • Dilley - Jones, Thomas W. "Dilley of Northern Virginia and Ohio: A Proposed Solution Hanging on a Single Word," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):220-227.
  • Eagle - Eagle, Lawrence H. Eagles of the Virginias and Their Pioneering Descendants in Dakota Territory: History and Genealogy. Sioux Falls, S.D.: L.H. Eagle, 1980. FHL Book 929.273 Ea35e.
  • Eagle - Eagle, Lawrence H. The Greenbrier Branch: History and Genealogy of the Timothy Eagle--David Patterson Families and Collateral Lines. Sioux Falls, N.D.: L.H. Eagle, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 Ea35e supp. 1
  • Gillian - Williams, Elizabeth Pierce. Pierce/Gillilan Families: Some Descendants of John Pers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Who Had Emigrated from Norwich, Norfolk County, England and of Nathan Gillian of Greenbriar County, Virginia. Los Angeles, Calif.: E.P. Williams, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 P611wp.
  • Henderson - Miller, Joseph Lyon. Ancestry and Descendants of Lieut. John Henderson of Greenbrier County, Virginia, 1650-1900. Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1902. FHL Film 1036365 Item 1; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online .
  • Henderson - Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Heraldica: Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor, With Genealogical Notes of the Families. New York: The Genealogical Association, 1908. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • Holtzopple - Holsopple (Holtzopple)-LeFevre Genealogy. MSS. Microfilmed 1992: FHL Film 1697698 Item 4.
  • Kelly - Kelly, Kathryn, "Abraham Kelly from Virginia to Ohio," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Sep. 1996):70-71. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5743 D25a v. 1, no. 2 (Sep. 1996).
  • Kincaid - Johnson, Ollie Tepton. Genealogy of the Kincaid Family of Greenbrier County, West Virginia: Descendants of Samuel Kincaid. Typescript. Microfilmed 2005: FHL Film 1783413 Item 7.
  • Lewis - Johnson, Patricia Givens. General Andrew Lewis of Roanoke and Greenbrier. Christianburg, Va.: Givens, 1980. FHL Book 929.273 L585j.
  • McClung - McClung, William. The McClung Genealogy: A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the McClung Family from the Time of Their Emigration to the Year 1904. Pittsburgh, Pa.: McClung Printing Company, 1904. FHL Film 908768 Item 1; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online .
  • McClung - Donnelly, Shirley. "Family History of Tyree Clan Traced," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):3-7. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • McClung - McClung, Rheba Irrene. The Greenbrier McClung Way. Parkersburg, W. Va.: Easton Printing Co., 1990. FHL Book 929.273 M132mi.
  • McClung - McClung, Judith A. The McClung Family Association: Greenbrier Section, as Posted at RootsWeb Freepages, 2004. Based on The McClung Genealogy (1904). FHL Fiche 6008573.
  • Morgan - Hayden, Richard A. "Resolving the Inexplicable: The Marriage Bond of Archibald Young and Lettice Morgan," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 95, No. 1 (March 2007):5-16. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 95 (2007)
  • Morrison - Morrison, Warren Dale. A Branch of the Andrew Morrison Family of Greenbrier County, (W) Virginia. Granbury, Texas: W.D. Morrison, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 M834mwar.
  • Porter - Barnett, Bobby D. Descendants of Mitchell Porter: Revolutionary War Soldier. [South Pasadena, Fla.]: B.D. Barnett, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 P834bb
  • Rayburn - Machir, Violette S. Some Chapman, Jolly, Rayburn and Smith Families in W.Va. & Ohio. Middleport, Ohio: Quality Print Shop, 1966. FHL Fiche 6017211.
  • Renick - Renick, E.I. "The Renick Family of Virginia," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul. 1899): 221-227. Digitized by Internet Archive - free.
  • Robertson - Roberson, Rhonda S. "Genealogical Sketches of Revolutionary War Soldiers: William Robertson," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):55-78. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978).
  • Robertson - Robertson, Rhonda. William Robertson of England and His Descendants: (A Partial Genealogy). n.p.: Rhonda Robertson, 1978. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 R545rr.
  • Tyree - Donnelly, Shirley. "Family History of Tyree Clan Traced," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):3-7. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Ward - Boss, Lula Reed. "Captain Charles Ward of Mason County, Kentucky," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1972):11-13.

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See West Virginia Land and Property for additional information about early West Virginia land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section West Virginia Local Histories.

History of Renick Community, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, n.d. (On-line version) Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: R4. Cole, Joseph R. History of Greenbrier County. Lewisburg, West Virginia, 1917.
975.488 C689 closed stacks. Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973. 975.4003 H259 1973 V.6. Conte, Robert S. The History of the Greenbrier: America's Resort. Charleston, West Virginia, Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1989. 917.5488 C761. Crayon, Mark. Life in the Irish Corner District During the Civil War, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Charleston, West Virginia, John Young Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 1926.
975.488 M138. Dayton, Ruth (Woods). Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes. Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Publishing Company, 1942. 975.488 D276. Deitz, J. Dennis. The Greenbrier Ghost and Other Strange Stories. South Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain Memories Books, 1990.  398.25 D325. _____________. Mountain Memories, II, III. South Charleston, West Virginia, Jalamap Publishing, 1984.
975.4 Deitz. ____________. Mountain Memories, IV. South Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain Memories Books, 1985.
975.4 Dietz. Dempsey, William. Papers Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, 1859-1883.  MS 79-154. Donnelley, Clarence Shirley. David S. Creigh, the Greenbrier Martyr, A Tragedy of the Civil War. Oak Hill, West Virignia, Royal Oak Press, 1950.  B C914d Pam. Fasick, Ralph N. A Brief History of Rupert, West Virginia. E.J. Crichton, n.d.
975.488 F248 closed stacks. Fry, Rose W. Recollections of the Rev. John McElhenny. Richmond, Virginia, Whittet & Shepperson Printers, 1893.
B M141f. The Greenbrier. General Robert E. Lee at White Sulphur Springs, 1867-1869. White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, The Greenbrier Resort, 1932.  B L479gr Pam. Greenbrier County Bicentennial Committee. Greenbrier County Bicentennial , 1778- 1978. Lewisburg, West Virginia, Bicentennial Committee, 1978.  975.488 G795. Greenbrier County Virginia High School. Announcement of the Alleghany High School at the Blue Sulphur Springs for the Session 1859-1860 Greenbrier, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia, Dispatch Steam Power Presses, 1859.  370.975 G82 Pam. Greenbrier Historical Society Journal, volume 1- 1963-. Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Per Historical Booklet, Greenbrier County, 160th Anniversary, 1788-1938. Charleston, West Virginia, 1938.
975.488 H673. Hogsett, Paul Crawford. Items of Interest Concerning Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Including Memorandum of Colonel John Stuart, Clerk of Court. n.p., 1935.  975.488 H716 Pam. Humphreys, Blanche. History of Organ Cave Community, Greenbrier County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1928. (On-line version) Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: H83. Humphreys, Milton Wylie. Anthomy, the White Man's Friend. Fayetteville, West Virginia, Fayette Tribune, 1927.
970.1 H927 Pam. Ledger, Shanklin and James Alexander. Greenbrier and Monroe Counties, 1799- 1814.  MS 79-44. McPherson, Joel. Joel McPherson Papers, 1860.  MS 80-130. Meadow River Festival. History of Meadow River Lumber Company and Rainelle Area. Rainelle, West Virginia, Meadow River Festival, 1970.  975.488 M482. Olcott, William. The Greenbrier Heritage. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Arndt, Preston, Chapin, :Lamb & Keen, 1967.  975.489 O43. Ott, Edwin. The Mountains Speak in Picture and Story, Narration: M. Thomas Clemons. Fairlea, West Virginia, Fairlea Print Shop, 1969.  917.5488 O89. Peck, Frank U. History of Brushy Ridge Community. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1924. (On-line version)  Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: P4 Rice, Otis K. A History of Greenbrier County. Lewisburg, West Virginia, Greenbrier Historical Society, 1986.
975.488 R497. Specific Goshen. Greenbrier Ghost, 1897-1979. Charmco, West Virginia, Specific Goshen, 1979.
364.152 G798 Pam. Stone, William Dale. Greenbrier County: Our Heritage. Charmco, West Virginia, Specific Goshen, 1977.
975.488 S881. Warren, Rose Harlow. Memories of Christmas Holidays at "Old Castle". n.p., n.d.  394.26 W25 Pam. Woods, C. West Virginia Was Good. Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain State Press, 1984.
975.476 Wood.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):199-208. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Greenbrier County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 126-127.

Military Records

Indian Wars

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. Identifies some Greenbrier County veterans; see place name index.

Revolutionary War

Greenbrier residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[9]

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. See Virginia, Western District, Greenbrier County on page 134.
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.

War of 1812

Greenbrier County men served in the 79th Regiment.[10]

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Greenbrier served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Greenbrier County:

- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company L (White's Company of Cavalry).[11]
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A (White's Mounted Riflemen), Company D (Jenkins Guards), and Company K (Greenbrier Swifts or Greenbrier Cavalry No. 2).[12]
- 26th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Edgar's) (Confederate). Company B and Company E.[13]
- 27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) . Company F (Greenbrier Sharp Shooters).[14]
- 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Greenbrier Mtn. Rifles) and Company F (Bruce Rifles).[15]
- 47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.[16]
- 59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies B2 (White Sulphur Rifles) and C2 (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters).[17]
- 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate). Companies B (The Greenbrier Mountain Rifles) and E (The Bruce Rifles).[18]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

  • Announcement of the Alleghany High School at the Blue Sulphur Springs for the Session 1859-1860 Greenbrier, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia, Dispatch Steam Power Presses, 1859.  370.975 G82 Pam. Greenbrier Historical Society Journal, volume 1- 1963-. Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Tax Records

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • 1780s-1815 Shuck, Larry G. Greenbrier County (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: 1782/3, 1786/8, 1792, 1796, 1799, 1805 & 1815. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. Available at FHL.
  • 1782 1782 Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at New River Notes - free.
  • 1783 Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at Revolutionary War Service website - free.
  • 1787 Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at FamilySearch - free; FHL. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Greenbrier County is included in Vol. 1.
  • 1788 Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):199-208. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Greenbrier County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 126-127.
  • 1791 Indexed images of the 1791 Personal Property Tax List of Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • 1796 1796 Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at New River Notes - free.
  • 1803 Images of the 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Greenbrier County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • 1810 Schreiner-Yates, Netti. A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971.
  • Available at FHL. The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Greenbrier County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.
  • 1815 Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Greenbrier County is included in Vol. 5.

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Birth

  • Shuck, Larry G. Greenbrier County Birth Records, 1853-1899: In Two Volumes; Extracted from County Birth Registers. 2 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. Available at FHL.

Marriage

Death

  • Shuck, Larry G. Greenbrier County Death Records, 1853-1901. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1993. Available at FHL.

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Greenbrier County, West Virginia" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia#History."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Page 743-746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 742-743.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Greenbrier County, West Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 02 July 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 421. Digital version at Google Books.
  8. 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.
  9. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 33-34. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  10. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 96. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  11. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  12. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  13. Terry Lowry, 26th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 81.
  14. Lowell Reidenbaugh, 27th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90.
  15. Darrell L. Collins, 46th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85.
  16. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.
  17. G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 59th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 107.
  18. J.L. Scott, 60th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130.

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