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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Boone_County,_West_Virginia|Boone County]]''
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Guide to '''Boone 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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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= March 11, 1847
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|county seat= Madison
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|parent county= [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]], [[Logan County, West Virginia Genealogy|Logan]]<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]]
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|county2= [[Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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|county3= [[Logan County, West Virginia Genealogy|Logan]]
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|county4= [[Raleigh County, West Virginia Genealogy|Raleigh]]
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|county5= [[Wyoming County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wyoming]]</br><center>[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Boone County
 
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| county_map = Wv-boone.png
 
| state = West Virginia
 
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| founded year = 1847
 
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| seat wl = Madison
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Boone}}
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'''Boone County Courthouse'''<br>200 State Street<br>Madison, WV 25130-1152<br>Phone: 304-369-7331<br>[http://www.boonecountywv.org/ Boone County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records from 1865; probate and land records from 1865.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca/courthouses/boone.htm [[Image:Boone County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;Boone County Courthouse]<br>200 State Street<br>Madison, WV 25130-1152<br>Phone: 304-369-7331 <br>  
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=== Boone County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Boone}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1865
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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=== Record Loss ===
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Book C of Deed and Book A of Will records are missing.<br><br>
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<br>County Clerk has Birth Marriage Death Records 1865<br>Probate and Land Records from 1865<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Boone}}
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*'''1847--'''Boone County was created 11 March 1847 from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy|Kanawha]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia Genealogy|Cabell]] and [[Logan County, West Virginia Genealogy|Logan]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Madison<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
== History  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Boone/boohistory.html Boone County History]
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The following are locations in the county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Boone County, West Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boone_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 29 June 2018.</ref>
  
[http://www.boonecountywv.org/history.htm History of Boone County, West Virginia]  
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{{populated places
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| cities-col1=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison,_West_Virginia Madison (county seat)]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danville,_West_Virginia Danville]</div>
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| towns-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester,_West_Virginia Sylvester]</div>
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| towns-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitesville,_West_Virginia Whitesville]</div>
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| unincorp-col1=<div> 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew,_West_Virginia Andrew]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashford,_West_Virginia Ashford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Knob,_West_Virginia Bald Knob]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandytown,_West_Virginia Bandytown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett,_West_Virginia Barrett]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigson,_West_Virginia Bigson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bim,_West_Virginia Bim]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomingrose,_West_Virginia Bloomingrose]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Pennant,_West_Virginia Blue Pennant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_White,_West_Virginia Bob White]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley,_Boone_County,_West_Virginia Bradley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brushton,_West_Virginia Brushton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameo,_West_Virginia Cameo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cazy,_West_Virginia Cazy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton,_Boone_County,_West_Virginia Clinton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothier,_West_Virginia Clothier]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coopertown,_West_Virginia Coopertown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmont,_West_Virginia Dartmont]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodson_Junction,_West_Virginia Dodson Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easly,_West_Virginia Easly]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden,_Boone_County,_West_Virginias Eden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Run_Junction,_West_Virginia Elk Run Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmons,_West_Virginia Emmons]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foch,_West_Virginia Foch]</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster,_West_Virginia Foster]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fosterville,_West_Virginia Fosterville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrison,_West_Virginia Garrison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon,_West_Virginia Gordon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grippe,_West_Virginia Grippe]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Havana,_West_Virginia Havana]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewett,_West_Virginia Hewett]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopkins_Fork,_West_Virginia Hopkins Fork]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janie,_West_Virginia Janie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey,_West_Virginia Jeffrey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian,_West_Virginia Julian]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith,_West_Virginia Keith]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirbyton,_West_Virginia Kirbyton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohlsaat,_West_Virginias Kohlsaat]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanta,_West_Virginia Lanta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lick_Creek,_West_Virginia Lick Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindytown,_West_Virginia Lindytown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Gap,_West_Virginia Low Gap]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manila,_West_Virginia Manila]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marnie,_West_Virginia Marnie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marthatown,_West_Virginia Marthatown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxine,_West_Virginia Maxine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milltown,_West_Virginia Milltown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrisvale,_West_Virginia Morrisvale]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson,_West_Virginia Nelson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellis,_West_Virginia Nellis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgas,_West_Virginia Orgas]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa,_West_Virginia Ottawa]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peytona,_West_Virginia Peytona]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pondco,_West_Virginia Pondco]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powell_Creek,_West_Virginia Powell Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenter,_West_Virginia Prenter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_Hill,_Boone_County,_West_Virginia Price Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinland,_West_Virginia Quinland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramage,_West_Virginia Ramage]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridgeview,_Boone_County,_West_Virginia Ridgeview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumble,_West_Virginia Rumble]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secoal,_West_Virginia Secoal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth,_West_Virginia Seth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharlow,_West_Virginia Sharlow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Madison,_West_Virginia South Madison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Creek,_West_Virginia Turtle Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uneeda,_West_Virginia Uneeda]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Heights,_West_Virginia Washington Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wharton,_West_Virginia Wharton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_Mountain,_West_Virginia Williams Mountain]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort,_West_Virginia Comfort]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenview,_West_Virginia Greenview]</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racine,_West_Virginia Racine]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight,_West_Virginia Twilight]</div>
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| census-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van,_West_Virginia Van]</div>
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}}
  
[http://www.boonecountywv.org/qfacts.htm Boone County, West Virginia]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Boone}}
  
'''1847--'''Boone County was created 11 March 1847&nbsp;from [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]] and [[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Madison <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/boone/sale.htm Boone County, West Virginia Resource] $
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Boone}}
  
See an interactive map of Boone County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Boone}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Boone County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/boone/cemetery.html WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/boone.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/boone.htm Interment]
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* [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=3 WVGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23050&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=113&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|583016|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Boone+West+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/West-Virginia/Boone-County?id=county_3066 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[West Virginia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/401571#?availability=Family%20History%20Library Cemeteries of Boone County, West Virginia]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WV Census Intro|Boone}}
  
*[[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]]
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*'''1850'''  Turner, David Anderson. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/BooneCounty1850Census.doc Boone County West Virginia 1850 Census Annotated]''. 1999. Available online, courtesy:  Prince William County Virginia website.
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/boone/census/1900/0000read.htm  1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census]
*[[Logan County, West Virginia|Logan]]
 
*[[Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh]]
 
*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/boone/sale.htm Boone County, West Virginia Resource ]$
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WV Directories Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3066 Find A Grave Boone County, West Virginia]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/boone/mem_gard/index.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records online]
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Boone}}
  
Handley Funeral Home Inc. <br>3rd St. &amp; Phipps Ave <br>Danville, WV <br>Phone: 304-369-0718 <br>Fax: 304-369-1130
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Boone}}
  
Stevens Funeral Home <br>1 Official Plz <br>Madison, WV <br>Phone: 304-369-1350  
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*Handley Funeral Home Inc. <br>3rd St. &amp; Phipps Ave <br>Danville, WV <br>Phone: 304-369-0718 <br>Fax: 304-369-1130
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*Stevens Funeral Home <br>1 Official Plz <br>Madison, WV <br>Phone: 304-369-1350
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*Armstrong Funeral Home Inc. <br>734 Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1471 <br>Fax: 304-854-0216
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*Valley Funeral Home Inc. <br>E Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1381 <br>Fax: 304-854-1270
  
Armstrong Funeral Home Inc. <br>734 Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1471 <br>Fax: 304-854-0216
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Boone}}
  
Valley Funeral Home Inc. <br>E Boone St. <br>Whitesville, WV <br>Phone: 304-854-1381 <br>Fax: 304-854-1270
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Boone}}
  
{{WVcensus}}  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Boone}}
  
===== '''1850'''  =====
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*[http://archive.is/1yAO Boone County History]
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*[http://www.boonecountywv.org/history.php History of Boone County, West Virginia]
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*[http://www.boonecountywv.org/about-boone-county.php Boone County, West Virginia]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/30083#?availability=Ogden%20Utah%20FamilySearch%20Library Kith and kin of Boone County, West Virginia]
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*Boone County Genealogical Society. Boone County West Virginia History. Madison, West Virginia, Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. 975.439 B724.
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*Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.
  
*Turner, David Anderson. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/BooneCounty1850Census.doc Boone County West Virginia 1850 Census Annotated]''. 1999. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Boone}}
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{{WV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WV Boone County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/boone.htm Boone County West Virginia 1895]
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Boone+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f17ba41f7cab1:0x4e7c6534add98fa4,Boone,+WV&gl=us&ei=XIuQT8a8M4qniQKw4-j0Ag&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCsQ8gEwAQ Boone County, West Virginia map]
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*[http://usplaces.com/others/madison-wv/boone-county-of-boone-county-development-authority Map Showing Boone County, West Virginia]
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*[http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/search/west_virginia/boone_county/-/0/ Boone County West Virginia Topographic Maps]
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/wv/boone/census/1900/0000read.htm &nbsp;1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census]
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Court  ====
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Go here for general [[West Virginia Military Records|Military Records of West Virginia]]
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Boone}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Boone}}<br>
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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'''Confederate'''
  
West Virginia Archives
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:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company K.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company K (Boone Company).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
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:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
  
Boone County Genealogical Society. Boone County West Virginia History. Madison, West Virginia, Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. 975.439 B724.
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'''Union'''
  
Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.  
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:- [[8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry|8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry]].<ref>Ronald R. Turner, ''7th West Virginia Cavalry'' (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]; {{FHL|433287|item|disp=FHL Book 975.4 M2t}}.</ref>
  
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
==== Maps  ====
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. Includes soldiers from Boone County.
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/boone.htm Boone County West &nbsp;Virginia 1895]
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*'''1814-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at FamilySearch — index and images
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Boone+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884f17ba41f7cab1:0x4e7c6534add98fa4,Boone,+WV&gl=us&ei=XIuQT8a8M4qniQKw4-j0Ag&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCsQ8gEwAQ Boone County, West Virginia map]
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/Boone-County-map.htm Map Showing Boone County, West Virginia]  
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*[http://booneexaminer.com/ The Boone Examiner]
  
[http://www.anyplaceamerica.com/topographic_maps/search/west_virginia/boone_county/-/0/ Boone County West Virginia Topographic Maps]
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Boone}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Boone}}
  
{{VAciv}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Boone}}
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.
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'''Online Probate Records'''
:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Company K.
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
 
:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company K (Boone Company).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>
 
:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
 
:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
 
  
Records and histories are available, including:  
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*'''1724-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971}} at FamilySearch — index and images
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*Boone County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030599%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1865-1951]
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*West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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=== School Records ===
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes soldiers from Boone County.]
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{{WV Schools Intro|Boone}}
  
==== World War II  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Naturalization Records  ====
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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.
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
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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.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1334938061409_352" />[http://booneexaminer.com/ The Boone Examiner]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
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Includes marriages '''1864-1968''' - free.
  
Boone County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030599%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1865 - 1951]
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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Boone}}
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1801-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=washington%2cwa West Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1854-1931''' Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/BooneCountyMarriages.doc Marriage Records of Boone County West Virginia 1854-1931]''. 1989. Available online at [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia].
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/MarriagesBooneNew.pdf Boone County West Virginia Marriages from Other Counties]''. 2007. Available online at [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia].
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Boone}}
  
{{WVvital}}  
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Boone}}
  
'''''Marriage'''''
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Boone}}
  
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/BooneCountyMarriages.doc Marriage Records of Boone County West Virginia 1854-1931]''. 1989. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.
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=== Archives ===
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/MarriagesBooneNew.pdf Boone County West Virginia Marriages from Other Counties]''. 2007. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.
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{{WV Archives Intro|Boone}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Genealogical Society  ====
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*The closest family history centers are in the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]].<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
[[Boone County Genealogical Society|'''Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.''']]<br>P O Box 295<br>Madison, WV 25130
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Boone}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvbcgs/ Boone County Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://boone.lib.wv.us/ Boone Madison Public Library]
  
[http://boone.lib.wv.us/ Boone Madison Public Library]
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=== Museums ===
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{{WV Museums Intro|Boone}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Societies ==
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{{WV Societies Intro|Boone}}
  
The closest family history centers are in the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]].<br>  
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*[[Boone County Genealogical Society|'''Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.''']]<br>P O Box 295<br>Madison, WV 25130<br>[https://www.facebook.com/wvbcgs/ Facebook]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites ==
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{{WV Websites Intro|Boone}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/boone-county/ Boone County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Boone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
*Boone County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/boone.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]  
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*Boone County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/boone.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1745 Sigfus Olafson]  
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*[http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1745 Sigfus Olafson]
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mcneely/messages/632.html Brief on Sigfus Olafson]  
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mcneely/messages/632.html Brief on Sigfus Olafson]
 
*[http://loganwv.homestead.com/BCCCstory.html Boone County Coal Corporation]
 
*[http://loganwv.homestead.com/BCCCstory.html Boone County Coal Corporation]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|189879|West%20Virginia|Boone}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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Latest revision as of 06:22, 30 June 2018

United States
West Virginia
Boone County

Guide to Boone 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: Madison
Organized: March 11, 1847
Parent County(s): Kanawha, Cabell, Logan[1]
Neighboring Counties
Kanawha  • Lincoln  • Logan  • Raleigh  • Wyoming
See County Maps
Courthouse
Boone County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wv-boone.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Boone County Courthouse
200 State Street
Madison, WV 25130-1152
Phone: 304-369-7331
Boone County Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records from 1865; probate and land records from 1865.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[2]

Boone 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
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1865 1865 1847 1865 1850

Record Loss

Book C of Deed and Book A of Will records are missing.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1847--Boone County was created 11 March 1847 from Kanawha, Cabell and Logan Counties.
  • County seat: Madison[1]

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

The following are locations in the county:[3]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Boone 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 Boone census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

  • Handley Funeral Home Inc.
    3rd St. & Phipps Ave
    Danville, WV
    Phone: 304-369-0718
    Fax: 304-369-1130
  • Stevens Funeral Home
    1 Official Plz
    Madison, WV
    Phone: 304-369-1350
  • Armstrong Funeral Home Inc.
    734 Boone St.
    Whitesville, WV
    Phone: 304-854-1471
    Fax: 304-854-0216
  • Valley Funeral Home Inc.
    E Boone St.
    Whitesville, WV
    Phone: 304-854-1381
    Fax: 304-854-1270

Genealogies

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 Boone 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Lincoln CountyLogan CountyWyoming CountyRaleigh CountyFayette CountyKanawha CountyWV BOONE.PNG
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for more resources


Migration

Military Records

Go here for general Military Records of West Virginia

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Boone 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 Boone County:

Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company B.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company K.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.[4]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company K (Boone Company).[5]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company B.[6]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A.[7]

Union

- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[8]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Includes marriages 1864-1968 - free.

Birth

Marriage

Death

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. 1.0 1.1 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. 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.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Boone County, West Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boone_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 29 June 2018.
  4. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  5. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  6. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  7. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.
  8. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.

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