Braxton County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Guide to Braxton County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Braxton County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Braxton County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1836
County Seat Sutton
Braxton County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address County Courthouse
300 Main Street
P O Box 486
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: 304-765-2833
Braxton County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death indexes 1853-1886
Probate and Land Records
Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce and Court Records[1]



Parent County

1836--Braxton County was created 15 January 1836 from Lewis, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties.
County seat: Sutton [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Braxton County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




USGENWEB Archives Project Cemtery Listing
Braxton County Tombstone Transcription Braxton County
Find a Grave - Braxton County, West Virginia
USGENWEB Archives Project Obituaries
Obituaries Braxton County, West Virginia
Political Graveyard Braxton County, West Virginia
West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association
Miscellaneous Braxton County, West Virginia Obituaries


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

 Braxton, West Virginia Federal Census




Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Braxton County


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
Braxton County, West Virginia Map
Braxton County West Virginia 1895


Go here for general Military Records of West Virginia

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Braxton County on page 134.]
Civil War

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


- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company B.
- 9th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Hansbrough's) (Confederate). Company B (Capt. William H. Mollohan's Company) and Company C (Braxton Blues).[3]
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company L and Company M (Braxton Dragoons).[4]
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B (Braxton County Volunteers).[5]
- 36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.[6]
- 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate). Company F (The James River Rifles).[7]
- 62nd Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate). Company G.[8]


- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[9]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization Records

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Braxton Citizens' News


Braxton County, West Virginia Wills 1835-1959

West Virginia Will Books


Online West Virginia Tax site

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

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

. Includes marriages 1836-1847, 1865-1967 - free.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Burnsville Public Library

Braxton County Libraries

Web Sites

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Braxton County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Richard L. Armstrong, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.
  4. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  6. J.L. Scott, 36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24.
  7. J.L. Scott, 60th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130.
  8. Roger U. Delauter, 62nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 41.
  9. 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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