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*'''[McNew] '''Hockett, Thomas Jack and Janice M. Snead. ''The Macknew (McNew) and Marlow (Marler; Marley) Family of Prince Georges Cty, Md., Frederick (Berkeley) Cty, Va. and Fincastle (Washington) Cty., Va., and the Possibly Allied Families of Hargis and Berry''. Typescript, microfilmed 1991. {{FHL|418691|item}} 1697545 Item 21; also {{FHL|518943|item}} 929.273 M218ht
  
 
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Revision as of 22:48, 5 October 2010

United States > Virginia > Fincastle County

Short-lived county on the Southwest Virginia frontier. Established 1772, dissolved 1776.

County Courthouse

History

Researchers studying pioneer families in East Tennessee may find their ancestors in records of Fincastle County.

Parent County

1772--Fincastle County was created in 1772 from Botetourt County.
County seat:

Boundary Changes

1776--Became extinct in 1776 when it was divided to form Montgomery and Washington counties in Virginia and Kentucky County. Some records are kept by Montgomery County.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Getting Started

One of the best places to start searches in Fincastle records is:

  • Cook, Michael L. and Bettie A. Cook. Fincastle & Kentucky County, Va.-Ky.: Records and History. Evansville, Ind.: Cook Pub., 1987. FHL US/CAN Book 976.9 H2cc.

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

  • "Minutes of Fincastle County Court (pp 588-651) 5 Jan 1773 - 3 Sep 1776," Distant Crossroads [Hawkins Co., TN Genealogical Society], Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1986): 89-90. FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 B2d. [Source: Summers' Annals of Southwestern Virginia.]

Family Histories

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]

Bibliography

  • [McNew] Hockett, Thomas Jack and Janice M. Snead. The Macknew (McNew) and Marlow (Marler; Marley) Family of Prince Georges Cty, Md., Frederick (Berkeley) Cty, Va. and Fincastle (Washington) Cty., Va., and the Possibly Allied Families of Hargis and Berry. Typescript, microfilmed 1991. FHL Collection 1697545 Item 21; also FHL Collection 929.273 M218ht

Immigration

Land

Deeds

  • "Fincastle County Virginia Deeds 1773-1777," Distant Crossroads [Hawkins Co., TN Genealogical Society], Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1986): 91. FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 B2d. [Source: Summers' Annals of Southwestern Virginia.]

Land Surveys

  • "Fincastle County Virginia Land Surveys," [1774] Distant Crossroads [Hawkins Co., TN Genealogical Society], Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 1986): 91. FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 B2d. [Source: Summers' Annals of Southwestern Virginia.]

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References