Dunmore County, Virginia Genealogy
Dunmore County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Dunmore County (1772-1778) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including wills, deeds and land records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, and churches.
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The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
- Locate publications about direct ancestors
- Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
- Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
- [Bird] Wylie, William Bird. Bird Genealogy. St. Louis, Mo.: W.B. Wylie, 1903. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online; FHL Book 929.273 B532w.
- [Hollingsworth] Stewart, J. Adger. Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Co., 1925. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
- [Plumlee] Plumlee, Robert D. The Plumlee Family. Clearwater, Fla.: Plumlee Systems, Inc., 1969, 1979. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
- [Plumlee] Houp, J. Randall. The Descendants of Isaac & Margaret (Bradshaw) Plumlee, White County, Tennessee. Alma, Ark.: J. Randall Houp, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P735h.
Land and PropertyEdit
Regiments. Service men in Dunmore County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Dunmore County supplied soldiers for the:
- William Waller Hening, editor, The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature in the year 1619, 13 vols. (Richmond: J.&G. Chochran, Printers, 1821), vol. VIII, page 597-599, Chapter XLIII, "An act for dividing the county of Frederick into three distinct counties," February 1772, creation of Dunmore County from Frederick County effective 15 May 1772, digital images, Internet Archive (https://archive.org : 25 October 2018).
- William Waller Hening, editor, The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature in the year 1619, 13 vols. (Richmond: J.&G. Cochran, Printers, 1821), vol. IX, page 424, Chapter XVIII, "An act for forming several new counties, and reforming the boundaries of two others," October 1777, the name of Dunmore County changed to Shanando on 1 February 1778, digital images, Internet Archive (https://archive.org : 25 October 2018).
- E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 67-68. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.