Fauquier County, Virginia Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1758--Fauquier County was created 14 September 1758 from Prince William County. County seat: Warrenton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • King, Junie Estelle Stewart. Abstracts of Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia, 1759-1800 [Includes Cemetery Inscriptions]. 2001. Digital book available at Ancestry ($). 

Church

Baptist

  • Kemper, Charles E. "The Baptists in Fauquier County, 1770-1771: Extracts from Peter Hitt's Account Book," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct. 1927):390-392. Available at JSTOR ($).

Court

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Fauquier County, Virginia Chancery Records 1759-1919 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

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” [Family, 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.

Bibliography

  • [Adams] "Records of the Adams Family of Fauquier County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Oct. 1910):108-109. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [Adams] Campbell, Kathryn Hutcherson. Absalem Adams, Fauquier Co., Virginia, 1757, Allied Families. Dallas, Texas: K.H. Campbell, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • [Adams] Adams, John C. Allied Families of Absalom Adams of Fauquier County, Virginia. Greeley, Colorado: J.C. Adams, 2008. Available at FHL.
  • [Ashby] Dunn, Richard M. Notes About the Ashby Family, Fauquier County, Virginia, 1670-1938. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Bailey] Henry, Hazel Bailey and Moses Bailey. History and Genealogy of the Moses Bailey Family of Fauquier Co., Va. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Ball] Ball, Helen R. Ball Families of Fauquier County, Virginia. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Ball] Hill, Ronald A. "Ball Family Migration: Virginia to Kentucky, 1784," The American Genealogist
  • [Brahan] Lane, Elise Denison Brown. Documentary Evidence Concerning John Brahan, about 1725-1775, of Fauquier County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants. MSS., available at FHL and digital book at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • [Brooks] Hadeler, Shelby M. Relatives Along the Rappahannock: Allied Families of Brooks, Curtis, Edwards, Embrey, Monroe, McIntire, Patton, Russell, Smith, Stringfellow: And Others in the Adjoining Areasof Culpepper, Fauquier, and Stafford Counties, Virginia. Pearl River, New York: S.M. Hadeler, 1987. Available at FHL.
  • [Burgess] Reginald, R. The House of the Burgesses: Being a Genealogical History of Edward Burgess of King George and Stafford Counties, Virginia, with His Sons - Garner Burgess of Fauquier Co., Virginia; William Burgess of Stafford Co., Virginia; Moses Burgess of Orange County, Virginia; Reuben Burgess of Rowan Co., North Carolina - and His Grandsons - Edward Burgess of Culpeper Co., Virginia; John Burgess of Harrison Co., Kentucky; Henry Burgess of Fleming Co., Kentucky; Edward Burgess of Scott Co., Kentucky; John P.B. Burgess of Halifax Co., Virginia; Edward Burgess of Kanawha Co., West Virginia; William Burgess of Davie Co., North Carolina; Reuben Burgess of Davie Co., North Carolina; and Thomas Burgess of White Co., Tennessee - Together with their Known Descendants Named Burgess. San Bernardino, California: Borgo Press, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • [Burgess] Burgess, Michael and Mary A.Wickizer Burgess. The House of the Burgesses: Being a Genealogical History of William Burgess of Richmond (later King George) County, Virginia, his Son Edward Burgess of Stafford (later King Geoge) County, Virginia, with the Descendants in the Male Line of Edward's Sons: Garner Burgess of Fauquier County, Virginia, William Burgess of Stafford County, Virginia; Edward Burges, Jr. of Faugqier County, Virginia, Moses Burgess of Orange County, Virginia; Reuben of Rowan (later Davie) County, North Carolina. San Bernardino, California: Burgess and Wickizer, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • [Cain] Corkill, Eldon. Cain-Burnett Kin: Descendants of Bailey Cain (1767/70-1807) of Virginia and Kentucky, and of James Burnett, Who Died in 1797 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Dallas, Texas: E.&L. Corkill, 1988. Available at FHL.
  • [Cunningham] Paget, James Suddath. Descendants of William Cunningham of Fauquier County, Va., and Greenville County, S.C.: 28 July 1770-14 Oct. 1853. Greer, South Carolina: J.S. Paget, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • [Dilley] Jones, Thomas W. "Dilley of Northern Virginia and Ohio: A Proposed Solution Hanging on a Single Word," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):220-227.
  • [Edmonds] Edmonds, Albert Sydney. "Edmonium, 1741--Oak Spring, 1759: Elias, William and John Edmonds, Pioneers in Fauquier County, Va.," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr. 1937):293-300. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [Francis] Felchlia, Albert Oscar. Francis Family of Fauquier County, Virginia. Highland, Illinois: A.O. Felchlia, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Francis] The Francis Surname Extracted from the Fauquier County, Virginia Minute (Order) Books, 1759-1842. 1999. Digital book available at Heritage Quest Online ($) and Ancestry ($).
  • [Genn] Hillman, Ralph E. "James Genn of Northumberland County, Virginia, and Some of His Descendants," The American Genealogist, Vol. 72, No. 1 (Jan. 1997):32-38; Vol. 72, No. 2 (Apr. 1997):101-108.
  • [Glasscock] Meinke, Terry and Arthur L. Glasgow. My Glasscock Ancestors: The Genealogy of the Glas(s)cock (Alias Glassco and Glasgow) Families of Richmond, Prince, Fauquier and Frederick Counties in Virginia; Rowan County, North Carolina; Jefferson County in West Virginia; Adams, Brown, Green and Knox Counties in Ohio; Sangamon County in Illinois and Wright, Morrison, Cass and Hubbard Counties in Minnesota from 1643 to 1933. Palatine, Illinois: T. Meinke, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • [Grant] Heller, Dick D. Grant Family of Fauquier County, Va: Fleming Co., Ky., Rush, Wabash, and Jasper Counties, Indiana in the 18th, 19th, and 20th Century. Decatur Daily Democrat, 1974.
  • [Herndon] Herndon, Dudley L. and John Goodwin Herndon. The Herndons of the American Revolution: #84, John Herndon, b. ca. 1741-d. ca. 1805 of Fauquier County, Va., and His Known Descendants of the Family in America. Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996.
  • [Holder] Woolen, Edward A. Holder Family Biographical and Historical Records and Genealogy of Daniel Holder, 1758-1843: of Fauquier & Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia and Union County, South Carolina. Decorah, Iowa: Anundsen, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Holton] Edgeworth, M.J. Some Descendants of Rev. William Holton, Sr. Fauquier County, Virginia and Mason County. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Hume] Donaldson, O. Clyde. A Hume Chronicle: Andrew Hume of Fauquier County, Virginia; His Scottish Heritage and American Descendants. Hopkins, Minnesota: O.C. Donaldson, 1982. Available at FHL.
  • [Jeffries] Headley, Marvin D. Jeffries Family: Fauquier County, Va. - 1700: To Kentucky, Hardin & Washington Counties: To Missouri, Carroll County. Blue Springs, Missouri: M.D. Headley, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Johnson] Johnson, Myles. The Descendants of Amos Johnson of Middleburg and Fauquier County, Virginia: Brents and Johnson. Washington, D.C.: M. Johnson, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Kidwell] Davis, Robert Lowell. Genealogy of Joshua Kidwell of Fairfax Co, Virginia: Descendant Families, Kidwell of Loudoun & Fauquier Co., VA & Franklin Co., OH: Connor of Warren Co., VA & Grant Co., WV: Gibson of Tucker Co., WV. R.L. Davis, 2002.
  • [McPherson] McPherson, Judy. A Guide to McPhersons and Related Families in Loudoun and Fauquier County, VA. J. McPherson, 1989.
  • [Moffett] Moffett, Meredith J. Moffetts of Fauquier County, Virginia. Warrenton, Virginia: M.J. Moffett, 1967. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, W. Briley and J. Robert Morrison. The Edward Morrison Family of Fauquier County, Virginia and His Descendants. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2005. Available at FHL.
  • [Nelson] Bradshaw, John Douglas. The Wigfield and Nelson Families of Fauquier Co., Virginia: Being a Compilation of the Ancestors & Descendants of Thomas Smith Wigfield (1813-1897) and Anne E. Nelson (1817-1879) and Allied Families. Williamsburg, Virginia: J.D. Bradshaw, 1986. Available at FHL.
  • [O'Bannon] DeHuff, Elizabeth Willis. The Family of Thomas O'Bannon of Fauquier County, Virginia, and Barnwell County, South Carolina. Augusta, Georgia: E.W. DeHuff, 1969. Available at FHL.
  • [Owens] Owens, David Hatfield. Owens Family of Virginia (Richmond, King George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier Counties) and Kentucky (Mason, Lewis, Fleming Bracken, Mercer, Boyle Counties). Ann Arbor, Michigan: D.H. Owens, 1991. Available at FHL.
  • [Pearl] Senger, Clyde N. Summary of the Pearl-Pearle-Perrill Family of Fauquier Co., Virginia. Bellingham, Washington: C.M. Senger, 1985. Available at FHL.
  • [Poe] Brannan, Pauline Mae. The Poe Family Line: A History of the Poe Family and Collaterals, Including Short Histories of Collaterals Corley, Hitt, Crim and Spielman, Early Families Found in Fauquier, Warren and Rappahannock Counties of Virginia. Bel Air, Maryland: P.S. Brannan, 1974. Available at FHL.
  • [Priest] Priest Genealogy: Descendants of Peter and Sarah Priest of Fauquier County, Va. 1908.
  • [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.
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Faquier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourgon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. 1946. Available at FHL.
  • [Stone] Stone, James H. Of the Stones: The Ancestry of William Stone, Virginia Planter and Third Governor of Maryland, and a Line of His Descendants Who Lived in the Counties of Charles (Maryland), Fauquier (Virginia), Surry (North Carolina), Gallia (Ohio), Jay (Indiana), and .... Palo Alto, California: J.H. Stone, 1997. Available at FHL.
  • [Taylor] Kemper, Charles E. "The Taylor Family, of Fauquier County, Va.," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Oct. 1926):331-333. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [Tolle] Meyers, Thoren Tolle. The Tolle Family Exchange [Newsletter]: A Newsletter in Search of the Ancestors and Descendants of Roger Tolle of Fauquier County, Virginia (pre 1708-ca. 1780). 14 vols. Garden Grove, California: T.T. Meyers, 1984-1998. Available at FHL.
  • [Turley] Collins, Ruth Merrilees. William Turley (c. 1749-1819) of Fauquier County, Virginia. Alexandria, Virginia: R.T. Collins, 1977. Available at FHL.
  • [Turner] Bjorkman, Gwen Boyer. The Descendants of John Meridy Turner, 1747-1815, of Fauquier County, Virginia. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1994. Available at FHL.
  • [Walker] Bowman, G. Ralph. Some Descendants of Captain George Walker, 1745-1833: of Fauquier, Virginia; Burke County, North Carolina; Knox, Rhea & Bledsoe Counties, Tenn. n.p.: G.R. Bowman, 1978, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • [Weedon] Karracker, James L. and George Harrison Sanford King. The Weedon Family of Westmoreland, Prince William, Fauquier, Culpeper Counties, Va. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [White] White, Meade Fitzhugh. History of Robb White of Fauquier County, Virginia: (Warrenton) and Sallie Annette Warren of Rockingham County, Virginia (Harrisonburg). The Eight Little Whites. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Wigfield] See Nelson.
  • [Withers] "The Withers Family, of Stafford, Fauquier, &c.," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Jan. 1899):309-313; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Apr. 1899):425-427. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [Woolf] Woolf, Henry Bosley. The Woolfs of Fauquier County, Virginia. Springfield, Massachusetts: Woolf, 1979. Available at FHL
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. The Identification of 1809 William Wright of Franklin County, Virginia as the Son of 1792 John Wright of Fauquier County, Virginia and Elizabeth (Bronaugh) (Darnall) Wright. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • [Wright] Grant, Robert N. The Identification of 1792 John Wright of Fauquier County, Virginia: As Not the Son of 1729/30 John Wright of Stafford County, Virginia. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2009. Available at FHL.

Immigration

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes will of a resident of Fauquier County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
  • List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Fauquier County, Virginia (work in progress), courtesy: Immigrant Servants Database.

Land

Grants and Patents

Local Histories

  • Groome, H.C. Fauquier During the Proprietorship: A Chronicle of the Colonization and Organization of a Northern Neck County. Richmond: Old Dominion Press, 1927. Digital book available at Heritage Quest Online ($) and Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

French and Indian War

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Fauquier 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 Fauquier County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]

Newspapers

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.

Fauquier Democrat Newspaper Index 1907 to present: http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/Government/Departments/library/index.cfm?action=FDsearchtips

Current issues of the Fauquier Times-Democrat: http://fauquier.com/

The Fredericksburg Free Lance Star carries many articles about people from Fauquier: 2001 to present http://fredericksburg.com/

Historical issues of the Free Lance Star and the Washington Post (turn of the century to present) are at: http://www.google.com/archivesearch/advanced_search

Occupations

  • Moffett, Lee. Water Powered Mills of Fauquier County, Virginia. Warrenton, Virginia: M.J. Moffett, 1972.

Probate

Local Court

  • Gott, John K. Abstracts of Fauquier County Virginia, Wills Inventories and Accounts 1759-1800. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1999. Digital book available at Ancestry ($).
  • King, Junie Estelle Stewart. Abstracts of Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia, 1759-1800. 2001. Digital book available at Ancestry ($). 

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 Fauquier County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

  • "Tenants of the Manor of Leeds, Fauquier County - 1777," in King, Junie Estelle Stewart, Abstracts of Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia, 1759-1800. 2001. Digital book available at Ancestry ($).
  • Indexed images of the 1790 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Fauquier County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [This source is based on the 1815 land tax. Fauquier County is included in Vol. 4.]

Vital Records

Marriage

  • "Marriage Bonds in Fauquier County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Apr. 1904):256-258. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • King, Junie Estelle Stewart, Abstracts of Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia, 1759-1800. 2001. Digital book available at Ancestry ($). 

Fauquier County, Virginia Marriage Bonds (1759-1854) and Marriage Returns (1785-1848) - John K. Gott. 1989, 296 pp. index http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=111053&disp=Fauquier+County%2C+Virginia%2C+marriage+ &columns=*,0,0

Societies and Libraries

Fauquier County Public Library has the Virginiana Room with many local resources and some online indexes: http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments/library/index.cfm?action=virginiana

Fauquier Historical Society: http://www.fauquierhistory.com/

Websites

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References

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