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:''This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Barbour]]''.
 
:''This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see [[Barbour]]''.
  
{{West Virginia-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp;&gt; Barbour County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Barbour_County,_West_Virginia|Barbour County]]''
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Barbour County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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'''Barbour County'''<br>8 N Main Street<br>Philippi, WV 26416<br>304-457-2232
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death since 1853
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*Probate Record and land records from 1845
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*Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="Handybook" />
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1843'''--Barbour County was created 3 March 1843&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]], [[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]] and [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Philippi <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1843'''--Barbour County was created 3 March 1843&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]], [[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]] and [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Philippi <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Barbour County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/history/indexblh.htm Barbour County Local History]
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Incorporated Places:
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Town of Belington
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Town of Junior
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City of Philippi
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Unincorporated Communities:
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Brownton
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Century
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]<br>
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*[[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]<br>  
 
*[[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]]  
 
*[[Preston County, West Virginia|Preston]]  
 
*[[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]]  
 
*[[Randolph County, West Virginia|Randolph]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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List of Barbour County West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/ Cemeteries]
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Readings from Barbour County [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barcem.htm Cemetery Records]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Census ====
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{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;
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1850 Barbour County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/barbour/census.html West Virginia Census]
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Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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*'''[Coberly]''' Harter, Mary. "James Cunningham of Western Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1985):9-16; Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1985):109-116. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985)}}.
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==== Local Histories ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>.
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:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Barbour Greys) and Company K (Potomac Guards or Mountain Guards).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Barbour County.
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*June 3, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/wv001.htm Philippi, also known as Philippi Races<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/wv001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 20 September 2012)</ref>]
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/WVmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in West Virginia.
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==== Naturalizations  ====
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Petitions  ====
 
==== Petitions  ====
  
*Eckenrode, H.J. ''Virginia State Library:&nbsp;A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford''. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=9VUVAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-view). [Barbour County petitions (1843-1858) are described on pp. 186-194.]
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*Eckenrode, H.J. ''Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford''. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=9VUVAAAAYAAJ Google Books]. [Barbour County petitions (1843-1858) are described on pp. 186-194.]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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Barbour County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030597%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1846-1960]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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Barbour County [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barwills.htm Wills a Collection]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970; '''free&nbsp;searchable&nbsp;index&nbsp;available at [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1408729 FamilySearch - Pilot]. Records include such information as bride and groom's names, birth date and birthplace, marriage place, clerk's name and sometimes the name of the father, and film and record numbers.  
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'''West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970; '''free&nbsp;searchable&nbsp;index&nbsp;available at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=West+Virginia+Marriages+1853-1970&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= FamilySearch]. Records include such information as bride and groom's names, birth date and birthplace, marriage place, clerk's name and sometimes the name of the father, and film and record numbers. Individual names and collections can be searched at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch].
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Barbour county, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barmar.htm Marriage Records]
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Barbour County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/barded.htm Death Records]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Allegheny Regional Family History Society|Allegheny Regional Family History Society]]
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==== &nbsp;Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=189865&subject_disp=West+Virginia%2C+Barbour&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library catalog]  
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Barbour|subject|disp=Family History Library catalog}}
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/barbour.htm Barbour County, West Virginia Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]
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*Barbour County [http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/balbum.htm Family Album]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/barbour/#resources More Barbour County Resources]
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Learning How to Edit our [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help Wiki Sites]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 02:07, 21 September 2012

This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see Barbour.

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Barbour County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Barbour County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1843
County Seat Philippi
Courthouse


United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Barbour County

County Courthouse

Barbour County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Barbour County
8 N Main Street
Philippi, WV 26416
304-457-2232

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death since 1853
  • Probate Record and land records from 1845
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1843--Barbour County was created 3 March 1843 from Randolph, Harrison and Lewis Counties.
County seat: Philippi [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Barbour County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Barbour County Local History

Incorporated Places:

Town of Belington

Town of Junior

City of Philippi


Unincorporated Communities:

Brownton

Century

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

List of Barbour County West Virginia Cemeteries

Readings from Barbour County Cemetery Records

Church

Court

Census

For tips on accessing Barbour County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

 

1850 Barbour County, West Virginia Census

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Genealogy

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Barbour County, West Virginia Genealogy 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 Barbour County, West Virginia Genealogy:


- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[2].
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company H (Barbour Greys) and Company K (Potomac Guards or Mountain Guards).[3]

Records and histories are available, including:


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Barbour County.



Map showing Civil War battles in West Virginia.

Naturalizations

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Petitions

  • Eckenrode, H.J. Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at Google Books. [Barbour County petitions (1843-1858) are described on pp. 186-194.]

Probate

Barbour County, West Virginia Will Books 1846-1960

West Virginia Will Books

Barbour County Wills a Collection

Taxation

Vital Records


West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.



West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970; free searchable index available at FamilySearch. Records include such information as bride and groom's names, birth date and birthplace, marriage place, clerk's name and sometimes the name of the father, and film and record numbers. Individual names and collections can be searched at FamilySearch.

Barbour county, West Virginia Marriage Records

Barbour County, West Virginia Death Records

Societies and Libraries

 Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  3. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 20 September 2012)