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During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 1 British alien living in Bedford County.<ref name="null">Kenneth Scott. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/british-aliens-in-the-united-states-during-the-war-of-1812/oclc/5711802 British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812.]'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 320-333. {{FHL|78653|item}} 973 W4s; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091 Ancestry] ($).</ref>  
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During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 1 British alien living in Bedford County.<ref name="null">Kenneth Scott. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/british-aliens-in-the-united-states-during-the-war-of-1812/oclc/5711802 British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812.]'' Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 320-333. {{FHL|78653|item}} 973 W4s; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091 Ancestry] ($).</ref>
  
 
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Bedford County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Bedford County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Bedford County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1752
County Seat Bedford
Courthouse
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Bedford County 

Southwest Virginia county.

County Courthouse

Bedford County Courthouse, Bedford, Va.
  •  Bedford County, Virginia

129 East Main Street

Bedford, Virginia 24523

  • Clerk of Circuit Court has birn records 1853-1897
  • & 1912-1918
  • Death Records 1853-1918
  • Marriage, Divorce, ProbateCourt & Land Records

from 1754


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History

John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford (1710-1771)

The county was named after the 4th Duke of Bedford, John Russell (1710-1771).

Parent County

1752--Bedford County was created 27 February 1752 from Albemarle and Lunenburg Counties.
County seat: Bedford [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • The Peaks of Otter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Bedford Villages: Lost and Found. Bedford, Va.: The Chapter, 1997.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-187210 

  • Bedford County's register of free negroes has been published twice:
  • Boyd-Rush, Dorothy A. "Bedford County Register of Free Negroes, 1803-1820," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 45, No. 2 (May 2007):110-122.
  • Heinegg, Paul. "Bedford County Register of Free Negroes, 1803-1820," Free African Americans.com, available online.

Additional African American resources for Bedford County, Virginia include:

Cemeteries

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Bedford County, Virginia Cemeteries.

  • Barton Cemetery
  • Bond Cemetery
  • Booth Cemetery
  • Callaway-Steptoe Cemetery
  • Calvert Cemetery
  • Coffee Cemetery
  • Foutz Cemetery
  • Giles Cemetery
  • Grange Cemetery
  • Gray Cemetery
  • Lawhorn Cemetery
  • Leftwich Cemetery
  • Martin Cemetery
  • McKee Cemetery
  • Minter Cemetery
  • Morgan Cemetery
  • Morgans Church Cemetery
  • New Hope Cemetery
  • Nichols Cemetery
  • Nichols Cemetery
  • North Cemetery
  • Norwood Cemetery
  • Old Ebenezer Cemetery
  • Rose Cemetery
  • Saint Clair Cemetery
  • Saint Thomas Cemetery
  • Sharon Cemetery
  • Simmons Cemetery
  • Staunton Cemetery
  • Stone Road Cemetery
  • Tate Cemetery
  • Thomas Chapel Cemetery
  • Turpin Cemetery
  • Virginia Memorial Park
  • Waldron Cemetery
  • West Cemetery
  • Wheeler Cemetery
  • Wheeler Cemetery

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 10,531
1800 14,125 34.1%
1810 16,148 14.3%
1820 19,305 19.6%
1830 20,246 4.9%
1840 20,203 −0.2%
1850 24,080 19.2%
1860 25,068 4.1%
1870 25,327 1.0%
1880 31,205 23.2%
1890 31,213 0.0%
1900 30,356 −2.7%
1910 29,549 −2.7%
1920 30,669 3.8%
1930 29,091 −5.1%
1940 29,687 2.0%
1950 29,627 −0.2%
1960 31,028 4.7%
1970 26,728 −13.9%
1980 34,927 30.7%
1990 45,656 30.7%
2000 60,371 32.2%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
  , see Virginia Census.

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


 1790 Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation

1800

Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation

1850
  • Neighbors, Marvin. 1850 Bedford County, VA Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
1890 Union Veterans

Church

Baptist
  • "Nathaniel Shrewsbury: Bedford County Pastor," Bedford Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Feb. 2009):12-13. Taken from Harold B. Oyer's History Morgans Baptist Church 1771-1971.[2]
Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also Cumberland Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Russell Parish

Presbyterian
  • One religious petition (1774) from Presbyterian residents of Bedford County, Virginia is available online in Early Virginia Religious Petitions, courtesy: The Library of Congress: American Memory.
  • McGinnis, Andrew M. "Between Enthusiasm and Stoicism: David Rice and Moderate Revivalism in Virginia and Kentucky," Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 106, No. 2 (Spring 2008):165-190.
Quaker
  • Bell, James Pinkney Pleasant. Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time: Being in Part a Transcript of the Minute Books of Cedar Creek Meeting, Hanover County, and the South River Meeting, Campbell County, Va. Lynchburg, Va.: J.P. Bell Company, 1905. Available at FHL US/CAN Book and FHL US/CAN Film 1313476 Item 2; digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Brown, Jane Douglas Summers and Jones Memorial Library. Jane Douglas Summers Brown (1903-) Quaker Records: Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia); MS 1515. MSS, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va. Available on 26 microfilms at FHL 26 Rolls. [Includes records of Henrico County Quakers; Brown assisted "William Wade Hinshaw in the writing of the Virginia volume of the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy." N.B. Not all individuals referenced in this research belonged to the Quaker faith.]
Unidentified

Court

  • Indexed images of Bedford County, Virginia Chancery Records 1755-1912 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.[3]
  • Little, Barbara Vines. "Individuals Listed in the 1754-1761 Bedford County Fee Book," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 47, No. 1 (Feb. 2009):74-84; Vol. 47, No. 2 (May 2009):102-106. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vs.
  • "Governor's Fees & Etc., Bedford County Fee Book," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Aug. 2003):225-226. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vs.

Genealogy 

More than 250 genealogies have been published about Bedford County families. To view a list, visit Bedford County, Virginia Genealogy.

Immigration


During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 1 British alien living in Bedford County.[2]

Land

Deeds

  • Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Virginia; Deed Book A-1: 1754-1762. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
  • Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Virginia; Deed Book B-2: 1761-1766. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
  • Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Virginia; Deed Book C-3: 1766-1771. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.

Grants and Patents

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):113-118. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Bedford County's 1787 Delinquent List appears on pp. 114-115.]
  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at FHL; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e 1990-1992. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Bedford County to other parts of the country.]

Military

French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2bL. [Identifies some Bedford County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 H2bw 1965; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Bedford County, see pp. 58-67, 107.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c and FHL US/CAN Fiche 6048997; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Bedford County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
Dunmore's War
  • Augusta, Bedford, Botetourt, Culpeper and Fincastle Payrolls and Public Service Claims, 1775: Also Known as Dunmore's War: Enlarged and Photocopied. Fort Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library, 2004. Available at FHL US/CAN Large Q Book 975.5 M2au.
Revolutionary War

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

- 1st Virginia Regiment
- 5th Virginia Regiment
- 5th Virginia Regiment
- Bedford County Militia

Additional resources:

The 5th Virginia Regiment recruited soldiers from Bedford County, Virginia. A history and drawings of the uniforms this regiment would have used is available at Field Music of the American Revolution.

A militia list survives identifying folks from Bedford County who served:

Additional resources include:

Bedford residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War.[4]

  • Chilton, Ann. Revolutionary War Pensions of Bedford County, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1988. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5675 M2ca
  • Westerlund, John Stephen. "Bedford County, Virginia, 1774-1783: A Study of Participation in the War for Independence." Utah State University, Department of History and Geography, 1977.
  • 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, Eastern District, Bedford County on pages 128-129.]
  • 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
  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Bedford County.]
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Bedford County, p. 63-64.]
Civil War
  • Chilton, Ann. Remnants of War 1861-1865: Civil War Records for Bedford County, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.


Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865



Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865

Naturalization

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929


Newspaper


Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

  • Lacy, Carole Field. "Marriages and Deaths Found in Early Bedford Newspapers [Bedford Democrat]," Bedford Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Feb. 2008):3; Vol. 22, No. 2 (May 2008):19; Vol. 23, No. 1 (Feb. 2009); Vol. 23, No. 2 (May 2009):19; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Aug. 2009):35; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Nov. 2009):51.

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 US/CAN Book 975.5 U23c. [Includes a section on Liberty (now Bedford) silversmiths and watchmakers.]
  • The Mills of Bedford County. Bedford, Va.: Bedford City/County Museum, 2006.

Petitions

  • "1785 Petition for an Inspection Station for Tobacco Hemp & Flour at Lynches Ferry," Bedford Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Feb. 2008):10-11.
  • 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 (full-view). [Bedford County petitions (1777-1858) are described on pp. 210-234.]
  • Seven religious petitions (1774, 1774, 1778, 1779, 1779, 1782, 1785) from residents of Bedford County, Virginia are available online in Early Virginia Religious Petitions, courtesy: The Library of Congress: American Memory.
  • Watts, Dorothy C. "Petitions of Residents of Bedford and Henry Counties, Virginia, in Favor of and Opposed to a New County (Franklin)," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1980):83-89; Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1980):192-199. Available at New England Ancestors ($).

Private Papers

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007


[Burton] Major, Nettie Leitch. "Burton Family Letters, Bedford County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun.1976):83-89. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Probate

  • Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Virginia Will Book 1 and 2. Will Book 1: 1759-1787 and Will Book 2: 1787-1803. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
  • Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Virginia Will Book 3: 1794 to 1810. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
  • Clemens, William M. Virginia Wills Before 1799: A Complete Abstract Register of All Names Mentioned in Over Six Hundred Recorded Wills, ... Copied from the Court House Records of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Loudoun, Prince William and Rockbridge Counties. Pompton Lakes, N.J.: Biblio Co., 1924. FHL Collection Fiche 6015628-6015629; digital versions at Access Genealogy; Ancestry ($); and Heritage Quest Online ($). Free online surname index and 2004 reprint purchase details at Mountain Press website.
  • Dennis, Earle S. and Jane E. Smith. Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia, 1755 - 1800, Bedford County, Virginia: Index of Wills, 1754 - 1830. Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1989. Reprinted with: Bedford County, Virginia: Index of Wills, from 1754 to 1830 / edited by Rowland D. Buford. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5675 V2d 1989; digital version at World Vital Records ($).
  • King, George Harrison Sanford. "Copies of Extant Wills from Counties Whose Records Have Been Destroyed: Will of Major John Dinwiddie of King George County, Virginia," [and Dinwiddie Family Notes] The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1959):51-64. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • Rowland, D. Buford. Bedford County, Virginia Index of Wills from 1754 to 1830. New York: William M. Clemens, 1917. Digital book at Google Books (Full-view).
  • Whitten, Joida. Abstracts of Bedford County, Virginia, Wills, Inventories and Accounts, 1754-1787. Dallas, Texas, 1969. Reviewed in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1970):36. Review available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).

Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Bedford County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1960):171-175. Available at [[*King, George Harrison Sanford. "Copies of Extant Wills from Counties Whose Records Have Been Destroyed: Will of Major John Dinwiddie of King George County, Virginia," [and Dinwiddie Family Notes] The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1959):51-64. Available at New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1757] Insolvents, 1757, The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Oct. 2002). FHL 975.5 B2vg.
  • [1762] Insolvents, 1762, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Aug. 1985). FHL 975.5 B2vs; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [1763] Tithes, 1763, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Aug. 1985). FHL 975.5 B2vs; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [1764] "Bedford County Tithables, 1764," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 46, No. 2 (May 2008):89-90. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1782] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. FHL 975.5 R4f 1978. [1782 personal property tax list of Bedford County.]
  • [1782] Tax List, 1782, Virginia Appalachian Notes, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1981); Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1981).
  • [1782-1816] Heinegg, Paul. "Bedford County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1805, 1806-1816," Free African Americans.com, available online. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1784-1820] Land and Lots Returned as Delinquent, 1784-1820, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Nov. 2006). FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [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. FHL 975.5 R4sn v. 1. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Bedford County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1787] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):113-118. FHL 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Bedford County's 1787 Delinquent List appears on pp. 114-115.]
  • [1789, 1800] Indexed images of the 1789 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Bedford County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1795] "Bedford County Insolvents, 1795," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Aug. 2008):203-204. FHL 975.5 B2vs.
  • [1797-1798] Insolvent Lists for 1797 and 1798, Virginia Appalachian Notes, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Aug. 1986).
  • [1800] "Bedford County, Virginia 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1963):65-70; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1963):118-124; Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1963):167-172. FHL 975.5 B2vg; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, Bedford Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Nov. 1993); Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1994); Vol. 5, No. 2 (May 1994); Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1994); Vol. 5, No. 4 (Nov. 1994).
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL 975 E4w v. 2. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Bedford County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1817-1819] Insolvent Lists, 1817-19, Virginia Appalachian Notes, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1989).
  • [Pre-1820] "A List of Lands and Lots Returned as Delinquent in Bedford County," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Nov. 2006):295-30. FHL 975.5 B2vs. [Non-payment of taxes before 1820.][2]
  • [1864] Tariff of Tolls to be Charged on Blue Ridge Turnpike and Ferry, 1864, Museum News [Bedford, Va.] (Spring 2004).
  • [1915] Thomas Jefferson Tax List, Poplar Forest, 1915, Southsider [Charlotte Court House, Va.], Vol. 12, No. 2 (1993).

Vital Records

Indexes to Bedford County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records
Birth

  • Chilton, Ann. Bedford County, Virginia Birth Records: 1853-1856. Vol. I. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
Marriage
  • Miller, Jos. L. "Some Early Marriages in Bedford County, Va.," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Apr. 1903):280-282. Available at JSTOR ($). [Taken from Mrs. R.B. Claytor's abstracts published in the Louisville Courier Journal.]
  • Dennis, Earle S. and Jane E. Smith. Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia, 1755-1800 . Bedford, Virginia: E.S. Dennis and J.E. Smith, 1932. Digital book available at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($).
Death
  • Neighbors, Marvin. Bedford County, Virginia Death Records 1853-1860 and 1868-1880. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
Vital Record Substitutes

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available for free online. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.


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References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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  3. "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability," Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).
  4. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 23-24. Digitized by Internet Archive.