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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Virginia|Virginia]] > Fairfax County''  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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*[[Charles County, Maryland|Charles County, Maryland]]  
 
*[[Charles County, Maryland|Charles County, Maryland]]  
 
*[[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]  
 
*[[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]]  
*[[Montgomery_County,_Maryland|Montgomery County, Maryland]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery County, Maryland]]  
 
*[[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's County, Maryland]]  
 
*[[Prince George's County, Maryland|Prince George's County, Maryland]]  
 
*[[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]  
 
*[[Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William]]  
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'''''Church of England'''''  
 
'''''Church of England'''''  
  
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*Liddle, Chester A. and Patricia H. Osisek. ''Families of Pohick Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia''. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1991. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=453483&disp=Families+of+Pohick+Church%2C+Truro+Paris%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL] has original edition and two supplements.
 
*Slaughter, Philip and Edward Lewis Goodwin. ''The History of Truro Parish in Virginia''. G.W. Jacobs & Co., 1908. Digital book at [http://books.google.com/books?id=izkSAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-view).
 
*Slaughter, Philip and Edward Lewis Goodwin. ''The History of Truro Parish in Virginia''. G.W. Jacobs & Co., 1908. Digital book at [http://books.google.com/books?id=izkSAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-view).
  
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==== Family Histories  ====
 
==== Family Histories  ====
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]. Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]. Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.
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'''''General'''''
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*Liddle, Chester A. and Patricia H. Osisek. ''Families of Pohick Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia''. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1991. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=453483&disp=Families+of+Pohick+Church%2C+Truro+Paris%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL] has original edition and two supplements.
  
 
'''''Bibliography'''''  
 
'''''Bibliography'''''  
  
*'''[Adams]''' Ljunstedt, Milnor. "The Adamses in the Northern Neck of Virginia (Upper Counties) and Some Nearby Counties of Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 13 (1936):82-88, 233-241. Available at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/TAG.asp New England Ancestors] ($).  
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*'''[Adams]''' Ljunstedt, Milnor. "The Adamses in the Northern Neck of Virginia (Upper Counties) and Some Nearby Counties of Maryland," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 13 (1936):82-88, 233-241. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=319844&disp=The+American+genealogist%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital version at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/TAG.asp New England Ancestors] ($).
*'''[Broadwater] '''Haycock, Robert Lee. "Career of Col. Charles Broadwater, Fairfax County, Va.," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 47, No. 3 (Jul. 1939):234-238. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).  
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*'''[Ball]''' Ball, Palmer R. and Nancy Graves Ball Surface. ''The Ball Family of Southwest Virginia: A Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of Moses Ball of Fairfax County''. Big Laurel, Virginia: Cumberland-crafters, 1933. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=237486&disp=The+Ball+family+of+Southwest+Virginia%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
*'''[Rousseau]''' Rousseau, Marilyn K. "The Colonial Virginia Ancestry of a Pioneer Florida Family: William H. Rousseau (1818-1870), Florida House of Representatives 1852, Florida State Senate 1865," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):184-198.
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*'''[Ball]''' Ball, Bonnie S., James Elihu Ball, and Estella Ball Brady. ''The Balls of Fairfax and Stafford in Virginia''. Haysie, Virginia: B.S. Ball, 1961. Original edition available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=237509&disp=The+Balls+of+Fairfax+and+Stafford+in+Vir%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; 1976 reprint available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=237514&disp=The+Balls+of+Fairfax+and+Stafford+in+Vir%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; 1982 reprint available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=165765&disp=The+Balls+of+Fairfax+and+Stafford+in+Vir%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].  
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*'''[Broadwater] '''Haycock, Robert Lee. "Career of Col. Charles Broadwater, Fairfax County, Va.," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 47, No. 3 (Jul. 1939):234-238. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=16216&disp=Virginia+magazine+of+history+and+biograp%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($).
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*'''[Fairfax]''' Kilmer, Kenton and Donald Sweig. ''The Fairfax Family in Fairfax County: A Brief History''. Fairfax, Virginia: Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1975. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=250879&disp=The+Fairfax+family+in+Fairfax+County%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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*'''[Reid]''' West, Donal S. and Lola Edwards Lindsey. ''The Descendants of Joseph Reid (1702-1749) and Elizabeth [Hampton], Absolom Reid (1727-) and Sarah Simpson (1735-), Joab Reid (1762-1855) and Nancy West (1764-1805) of Fairfax Co., VA & Adams and Brown Co., OH''. 6 vols. [Fort Wayne, Indiana: D.S. West], 1997. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=729661&disp=The+descendants+of+Joseph+Reid+%281702%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].  
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*'''[Rousseau]''' Rousseau, Marilyn K. "The Colonial Virginia Ancestry of a Pioneer Florida Family: William H. Rousseau (1818-1870), Florida House of Representatives 1852, Florida State Senate 1865," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):184-198.
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*'''[Triplett]''' Russell, Thomas Triplett. ''The Family of Francis Triplett of Fairfax County, Virginia''. MSS., Clayton Library, Houston, Texas, available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=403916&disp=The+family+of+Francis+Triplett+of+Fairfa%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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==== Historic Residences  ====
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*Moxham, Robert Morgan. ''Belmont Plantation on the Occoquan, Fairfax County, Virginia''. North Springfield, Virginia: Colonial Press, 1975. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=64762&disp=Belmont+Plantation+on+the+Occoquan%2C+Fa%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
  
 
==== Immigration  ====
 
==== Immigration  ====
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47143&disp=Virginia%27s+colonial+soldiers FHL]. [Identifies some Fairfax Parish and Fairfax County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]  
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=47143&disp=Virginia%27s+colonial+soldiers FHL]. [Identifies some Fairfax Parish and Fairfax County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]  
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=72797&disp=Virginia+colonial+militia%2C+1651%2D1776 FHL]; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Fairfax County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=72797&disp=Virginia+colonial+militia%2C+1651%2D1776 FHL]; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Fairfax County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
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'''''Civil War'''''
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*Johnson, William Page. ''Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, Virginia''. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=763095&disp=Brothers+and+cousins%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]. 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''''Local Court'''''
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*Holbrook, E. Richardson. ''Copies of the Wills of General George Washington: The First President of the United States and of Martha Washington, His Wife, and Other Interesting Records of the County of Fairfax, Virginia Wherein They Lived and Died''. Washington, D. C.: National Capital Press, 1904. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=157844&disp=Copies+of+the+wills+of+General+George+Wa%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]. [2 copies at FHL.]
  
 
'''''London Courts'''''  
 
'''''London Courts'''''  

Revision as of 10:51, 16 February 2010

 United States  > Virginia > Fairfax County

Location of Fairfax County, Virginia.png

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1742--Fairfax County was created 6 May 1742 from Prince William County. County seat: Fairfax [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Communities: Belle Haven . Burgundy Village . Engleside . Franconia . Groveton . Hayfield . Huntington . Hybla Valley . Kingstowne . Mount Vernon . Virginia Hills . Waynewood . Wilton Woods

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Church of England

  • Liddle, Chester A. and Patricia H. Osisek. Families of Pohick Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1991. FHL has original edition and two supplements.
  • Slaughter, Philip and Edward Lewis Goodwin. The History of Truro Parish in Virginia. G.W. Jacobs & Co., 1908. Digital book at Google Books (full-view).

Court[edit | edit source]

General

  • Horrell, Joseph. "George Mason and the Fairfax Court," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 91, No. 4 (Oct. 1983):418-439. Available at JSTOR ($).

County Court

Searches of Fairfax County Court Orders should begin with the Fairfax County History Commission and Edith Moore Sprouse's A Surname and Subject Index of the Minute and Order Books of the County Court, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1749-1800 [1802], A Surname and Subject Index of the Minute and Order Books of the Courts, Fairfax County, Virginia, Part IV, 1807-1829, and Fairfax County, Va. Court Records, 1835-1860. They also created A Cumulative Subject Index to the Court Order Books of Fairfax County, Virginia, 1749-1802.

Chancery Court

  • Indexes (1803-1963) and images (1803-1913) to Fairfax County, Virginia Chancery Records are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Family Histories[edit | edit source]

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. In addition to finding a direct ancestor’s surname listed, and watching to see if more recent publications make additions and corrections to earlier works, this list is also useful for determining if genealogists have published accounts, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, for any members of an ancestor’s “FAN Club” [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]. Checking publications about those individuals can lead you to new information about your own ancestry. Be mindful that compiled genealogies may contain errors.

General

  • Liddle, Chester A. and Patricia H. Osisek. Families of Pohick Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1991. FHL has original edition and two supplements.

Bibliography

  • [Adams] Ljunstedt, Milnor. "The Adamses in the Northern Neck of Virginia (Upper Counties) and Some Nearby Counties of Maryland," The American Genealogist, Vol. 13 (1936):82-88, 233-241. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($).
  • [Ball] Ball, Palmer R. and Nancy Graves Ball Surface. The Ball Family of Southwest Virginia: A Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of Moses Ball of Fairfax County. Big Laurel, Virginia: Cumberland-crafters, 1933. Available at FHL.
  • [Ball] Ball, Bonnie S., James Elihu Ball, and Estella Ball Brady. The Balls of Fairfax and Stafford in Virginia. Haysie, Virginia: B.S. Ball, 1961. Original edition available at FHL; 1976 reprint available at FHL; 1982 reprint available at FHL.
  • [Broadwater] Haycock, Robert Lee. "Career of Col. Charles Broadwater, Fairfax County, Va.," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 47, No. 3 (Jul. 1939):234-238. Available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [Fairfax] Kilmer, Kenton and Donald Sweig. The Fairfax Family in Fairfax County: A Brief History. Fairfax, Virginia: Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1975. Available at FHL.
  • [Reid] West, Donal S. and Lola Edwards Lindsey. The Descendants of Joseph Reid (1702-1749) and Elizabeth [Hampton], Absolom Reid (1727-) and Sarah Simpson (1735-), Joab Reid (1762-1855) and Nancy West (1764-1805) of Fairfax Co., VA & Adams and Brown Co., OH. 6 vols. [Fort Wayne, Indiana: D.S. West], 1997. Available at FHL.
  • [Rousseau] Rousseau, Marilyn K. "The Colonial Virginia Ancestry of a Pioneer Florida Family: William H. Rousseau (1818-1870), Florida House of Representatives 1852, Florida State Senate 1865," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):184-198.
  • [Triplett] Russell, Thomas Triplett. The Family of Francis Triplett of Fairfax County, Virginia. MSS., Clayton Library, Houston, Texas, available at FHL.

Historic Residences[edit | edit source]

  • Moxham, Robert Morgan. Belmont Plantation on the Occoquan, Fairfax County, Virginia. North Springfield, Virginia: Colonial Press, 1975. Available at FHL.

Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Grants and Patents

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Sweig, Donald M. "The Virginia Nonimportation Association Broadside of 1770 and Fairfax County: A Study in Local Participation," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 87, No. 3 (Jul. 1979):316-325. Available at JSTOR ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

French and Indian War

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Fairfax Parish and Fairfax County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Fairfax County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]

Civil War

  • Johnson, William Page. Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, Virginia. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. Available at FHL

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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.

Probate[edit | edit source]

Local Court

  • Holbrook, E. Richardson. Copies of the Wills of General George Washington: The First President of the United States and of Martha Washington, His Wife, and Other Interesting Records of the County of Fairfax, Virginia Wherein They Lived and Died. Washington, D. C.: National Capital Press, 1904. Available at FHL. [2 copies at FHL.]

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Fairfax County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).