Henry County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies

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Main article: Henry County, Virginia

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]

As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Henry, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 70,000 entries.

Henry County, Virginia Surnames (courtesy: Linkpendium) contains links to more than 175 online resources about this county's families, including compiled genealogies.

  • [Allen] Martin, John R. Your Family and Mine: The Descendants of William Allen and Martha C. Jones. 2 vols. St. Joseph, Mo.: J.R. Martin, 1956-57. FHL Book 929.273 AL53m
  • [Allen] Agricola, David V. Descendants of Samuel and Sarah (Prater) Allen. Lakewood, Ohio: D. Agricola, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 AL54ad.
  • [Alsup] Spragins, Joan Dailey. James Alsup and Family: Pioneering from Virginia to Tennessee and Westward. Martindale, Texas: J.D. Spragins, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 AL78s.
  • [Ballard] Official Program, Seventh Annual Reunion, Biggs, Ballard, Broyles: Pine Grove, Lindside, Monroe Co., Sunday, August 8th, 1937. Beckley, W. Va.: Wood Printing Co., 1937. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Collection
  • [Blassingame] Eades, Barbara L. The Blassingame Orchard. Newsletter. Redding, Calif.: B.L. Eades, 1999-. FHL Book 929.27305 B613bo.
  • [Burchett] Holden, Margarette Sue Burchett. The Burchetts of East Kentucky and Their Descendants. Prestonburg, Ky.: M.S.B. Holden, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 B893h.
  • [Burns] Burns, Alice Burpo. Burns Family History. Martinsville, Ind.?: A.F.B. Burns, 1970s. FHL Film 1502577 Item 10.
  • [Burns] Burns, Cranford H. Henry and Lexer Grant Burns Family: Ancestors, Descendants and Related Families. Mobile, Ala.: Henley Secretarial Service, c1974. FHL Book 929.273 B93b.
  • [Carter] McQuinn, Gloria Garvey.Johnston-Menefee and Related Families. McLean, Va.: G.N.G. McQuinn, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 J641m.
  • [Charles] Smith, Sybil Roberts. The Charles Branch of My Sunshine Tree. Grove, Okla.: S.R. Smith, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 C38s.
  • [Clifton] Wright, Nell M. Our Clifton Ancestors (and Their Descendants). Chillicothe, Ohio: N.M. Wright, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 C613w.
  • [Clifton] Clifton, Robert P. A Rebuttal and Analysis of "Our Clifton Ancestors" Published by Nell Marie Wright, 1982. Sun City, Ariz.: R.P. Clifton, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 C613cL.
  • [Coger] Coger, D. Stephan. The Coger Family: A Few Genealogical Notes. Danville, Ark.: D.S. Coger, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 C655c.
  • [Coger] Akers, Doyle C. Marion Clay Coger of Arkansas, 1874-1950: His Ancestry, His Family. 2 vols. Denison, Texas: D.C. Akers, 1992. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 C655a
  • [Cooper] Blair, Alexander. Genealogical Chart: Anthony, Cooper, Stovall, Nisbet. MSS. Copy: FHL Films 288404-288405.
  • [Cox] Vestal-Miller, Anne. Some Descendants of the Cox and Harris Families of Ridgeway, Virginia, 1776-1991: With Allied Families, Bishop, Burgess, Edwards, Gilley, Haislip, Hefflefinger, Jones, Joyce, Kelly, Lansford, Montague, Odell, Pace, Sams. Sterling, Va.: A.V. Miller, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 C839mi.
  • [Dyer] Dyer, Horace. Garrett and Dyer Family Genealogical Notations: 1700-1900. MSS., Roanoke College Archives, Salem, Va. FHL Films 1653205-1653216.
  • [East] Cross, Mary E. Alexander and Elizabeth Cross Brotherton. East Family from Henry County, Virginia, and Franklins County, Alabama. Typescript, microfilmed 1978. FHL Collection 1027881 Item 1 
  • [Estes] McAllister, Edward Nevill and Annabelle C. McAllister. Estes Genealogy: Estes Families of Old Clay County, Missouri, Their Ancestors and Their Descendants. n.p.: A.C. McAllister, 1972. FHL Book 929.273 Es85m.
  • [France] Styles, Marshall L. John W. Colley of Wilkes County, Georgia: A Soldier in the Revolution from Mecklenburg County, Virginia: Two Hundred Fifty-Six Years of His Descendants in Northeastern Georgia and Destinations Westward from 1752. Simpsonville, S.C.: M.L. Styles, 2008. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL CD-ROM no. 5039.
  • [Fuson] Ferguson, Sylvia Cecilia Fuson. The Virginia-Ohio Fusons: A Geneological [sic] History of the Virginia-Ohio Branch of the Fuson Family in America. Oxford, Ohio: Oxford Press, 1939.  FHL Film 1321200 Item 10; 1979 reprint has been digitized: Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 F986f 1979.
  • [Garrett] Dyer, Horace. Garrett and Dyer Family Genealogical Notations: 1700-1900. MSS., Roanoke College Archives, Salem, Va. FHL Films 1653205-1653216.
  • [Golden] Hughes, LaVerne Anstead. Some Golden Notes of a Golden Family. Terre Haute, Ind.? : L.A. Hughes, 1940s. FHL Book 929.273 G565h.
  • [Gowan] Daniels, Jeanette K.B. The Gowan Family. Salt Lake City, Utah: J.K.B. Daniels, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 G747d.
  • [Gravely] Fales, Ella R. Research on the Families of Richardson, Stultz, Gravely, Henry County, Virginia. Typescript, 1959. FHL Collection 873456 Item 4
  • [Grimmett] Price, David L. The Grimmetts of Virginia of the Revolutionary War Era and Their Descendents. Brentwood, Tenn.: D.L. Price, 1980. FHL Film 1035992 Item 10.
  • [Grimmett] Brown, Elois Elizabeth Renfro. Genealogy of the Grimmett Family, Concerning the Lineage of Mrs. Paul Brown (Eloise Renfro). Salem, Mass.: Higginson, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 G883b.
  • [Guilliams] Pittman, Laurene Marion Villard. Clark Pratt Guilliams (1852-1911) and His Wife Mary Margaret Mizar (1855-1932), Some Ancestors and Descendants: From the 1790's to the Present Time. Manhattan, Kan.: L.M. Pittman, 1974. FHL Film 1036148 Item 21.
  • [Hairston] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell. The Hairston and Penns: and Their Relations. Roanoke, Va.: Walters Printing and Manufacturing Co., 1940. FHL Book 929.273 H127he.
  • [Hairston] Edwards, Sue Hairston. Name and Place Index for the Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations: By Elizabeth Seawell Hairston. Brentwood, Tenn.: S.H. Edwards, 1999. FHL Book 929.273 H127he index.
  • [Hale] Shepard, Clarence E. Head O'Lickin' and There Abouts. 2 vols. Dayton, Ohio: C.E. Shepard, 1998. FHL Book 929.273 H13sc v. 1.
  • [Hanby] Adams, Opal and Gabriel Hanby Memorial Committee (Blount County, Alabama). A Profile of Gabriel Hanby, 1786-1826. Oneonta, Ala.: Blount County Historical Society (Alabama), 1981. FHL Book 921.73 A1 no. 505 (Book Storage 0237991)
  • [Harbour] Turman, Robert E. History of Benjamin Turman, Jr., 1762-1818, and Sarah Harbour Turman, 1765-1814, Indiana Pioneer Settlers. MSS. Microfilmed 1966: FHL Film 446502.
  • [Hardy] Hardy, Barbara L. The Story of John and Sarah Pedigo Hardy of Henry County, Virginia and Habersham County, Georgia: Their Family and Descendants. Decatur, Ga.: B. Hardy, 1984. FHL Collection 929.273 H222hb
  • [Haynes] Haynes: Family Genealogical Data, 1701-1964. MSS., Ripley County Historical Museum, Versailles, Ind. Microfilmed 1982: FHL Film 1312800 Item 22.
  • [Hodges] Patton, Juanita M. The Family of Isham and Betsy Hodges from Virginia to Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: J.M. Patton, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 H665p.
  • [Hord] Gay, Charles Edward. "Other Carrs: William Carr and His Family. Part II - The Progeny," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 10, No. 4 (February/March 2002):209-225. FHL Collection 975.51 D25t
  • [Jones] Jones Family Records, ca. 1700-1988. 1988. FHL Book 929.273 J71jon.
  • [Kimzey] Kimzey, Herbert Bennett. Kimzey and Kimsey Family Records: Benjamin Kimzey and Three Hundred of His Descendants; James Kimzey and Some of His Descendants; from Augusta and Henry countys [sic] Virginia, to North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Oregon. Microfilmed 1974. FHL Collection 288187
  • [Kimzey] Neville - Kimzey, ca. 1640-1952. MSS., Pickneyville, Ill. Microfilmed 1974: FHL Film 975738 Item 7.
  • [Larimore] Adams, John Hamilton and Mary Morrow Hays. The Family and Descendants of William Barnes Adams and Martha Larimore Adams of Laurel, Indiana: Together with Genealogical Data on the Following Families: Bowers, Bullitt, Larimore, Lehmer, Lindley, Linville, McElhiney, Melone, Morrow, Perry, Perin and Pettit, and with Early Historical Incidents of Franklin and Fayette Counties, Indiana. Sewickley?, Pa.: J.D.A. Morrow, c1958. Includes supplement: FHL Book 929.273 Ad17m and FHL Book 929.273 Ad17m Supp..
  • [McCall] McCall, James L. The McCall Family in Ireland and America. Morgantown, N.C.: J.L. McCall, 1950s. FHL Book 929.273 M124mjL.
  • [McCullough] Rushing, William Randolph. The Descendants of Alexander McCullough of Henry County, Virginia. Jacksonville, Fla.: W. Rushing, 1983. FHL Collection 929.273 M139rw
  • [McGuffey] McGuffey, Carroll W. A Guffey Gathering. Colbert, Ga.: C.W. McGuffey, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 G939m.
  • [Martin] Pyrtle, E. Ruth. Early Virginia Families: Pyrtle, Davis, Turner, Martin. Lincoln, Neb.: E.R. Pyrtle, 1930. FHL Film 1321284 Item 4.
  • [Mayo] Harter, Mrs. Bert. "James Mayo (1711-1776) of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1963):51-64. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 7 (1963).
  • [Menefee] McQuinn, Gloria Garvey. Johnston-Menefee and Related Families. McLean, Va.: G.N.G. McQuinn, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 J641m.
  • [Morris] Clark, Galilee Smith. Morrises of Henry County, Va., 1773-1973. Typescript, microfilmed 1990.  FHL Collection 1320996 Item 14
  • [Nunn] Nunn, Charles G. and Henry L. Nunn. The Nunn Family: A Short Sketch of John Milton Nunn & Sallie Heiston Nunn. n.p.: C.G. Nunn, 1939. FHL Book 929.273 N923ncg.
  • [Nunn] Smith, O. Norris. The Nunns of XVIIIth Century Virginia with Roster of 1300 Descendants of the Henry County Clan. Greensboro, N.C.: O.N. Smith, 1984. FHL Collection 929.273 N923s
  • [O'Neal] Daughters of the American Colonists. James Edward Oglethorpe Chapter (Atlanta, Georgia). Wagon Train to Georgia. Atlanta, Ga.: A. P. B. Johnson, 1961. FHL Film 1033600 Item 5.
  • [Pedigo] Whitehead, Richard Lee. Fiftieth Anniversary, Pedigo-Bennett Reunion, 1976. 1976. FHL Book 929.273 P341a.
  • [Potter] Potter, Maud. A Family History: Potter, Kirby, Tarrant, Johnson. San Diego, Calif.: n.p., 1961. FHL Book 929.273 P851pm.
  • [Prather] Lewis, Olan R. The Thomas Prather Family. Lakeport, Calif.: O.R. Lewis, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 5324.
  • [Prillaman] Rogers, Ellen Stanley and Norris Prillaman Miller. The Prillaman Family: An Account of the Descendants of Jacob Prillaman, Sr. (1721-1796) of Franklin County, Virginia. Martinsville, Va.: N.P. Miller, 1980. FHL Book 929.273 P934r 1980.
  • [Pritchett] Pritchett, Carr W. Pritchett and Allied Families, ca. 1740-1972. MSS., Warren County Historical Museum, Warrenton, Mo. Microfilmed 1988: FHL Film 1547664 Item 5.
  • [Pyrtle] Pyrtle, E. Ruth. Early Virginia Families: Pyrtle, Davis, Turner, Martin. Lincoln, Neb.: E.R. Pyrtle, 1930. FHL Film 1321284 Item 4.
  • [Rainey] Rainey, Ralph E. Wallace A. Rainey and Jessie I. Ringer, Their Ancestors, Descendants and Allied Families. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 R135rr.
  • [Ralph] Ralph, Charles L. The Ralph Family of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee and the Smith Family of Iowa. Ft. Collins, Colo.: Golden Spectrum, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 R139rc.
  • [Ramsey] Ramsey Family File. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1481381 Item 6.
  • [Richardson] Fales, Ella R. Research on the Families of Richardson, Stultz, Gravely, Henry County, Virginia. Typescript, 1959. FHL Film 873456 Item 4
  • [Rowland] Rowland, Arthur Ray. The Mississippi Branch of the Rowland Family: Descendants of Andrew Rowland and His Two Sons, Baldwin Rowland and Michael Rowland, With Connections to the Traylor and Northen Families in Georgia and the Littrell and Denney Families in Kentucky. Augusta, Ga.: RR Books, c2000. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 R796rr.
  • [Simpson] Pension Claim of William Simpson, White County, Illinois, 1833. Typescript, Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1481384 Item 18.
  • [Strong] Jones, Mrs. Miller Gibson, Mollie Pryor Strong, and Hariet Bailie Bullock Daniel. Strong Family, Virginia - Tennessee - Arkansas. Typescript. Microfilmed 1976: FHL Film 1010142.
  • [Stultz] Fales, Ella R. Research on the Families of Richardson, Stultz, Gravely, Henry County, Virginia. Typescript, 1959. FHL Film 873456 Item 4
  • [Richardson] Locke, Bruce Whitmore. Family Group Sheets Taken from the Manuscript, "Richardsons of Henry County, Virginia". Typescript, 1990. FHL Collection 1682968 Item 3 
  • [Shumate] Shumate, John James and Molly Alice Zagami Shumate. From Whence We Came; a History of the Shumate's [sic] of Henry/Pittsylvania Counties, Va. [Lynchburg, Va.] : J.J. Shumate, 1995. FHL Collection 929.273 Sh92sjj
  • [Spratling] Wattenbarger, Marion S. "James Spratling and His Wife, Winifred (Munday) Caroline and Henry Counties and Wilkes County, Georgia," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 6, No. 1 (May/June 1997):30-38. FHL Collection 975.51 D25t
  • [Taylor] Byars, Neva Fern Young. Some George Taylors of Henry County, Virginia, and Giles County, Tennessee. Albuquerque, N.M.: N.F.Y. Byars, 1978. FHL Collection 929.273 T214b
  • [Taylor] Blomquist, Ann K. Taylors and Tates of the South. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1993. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 T212ba.
  • [Thomasson] Jacobson, Carol. The Thomason Research Newsletter. Salem, Ore.: C. Jacobson, [1984]-2001. FHL Book 929.27305 T361n.
  • [Turner] Pyrtle, E. Ruth. Early Virginia Families: Pyrtle, Davis, Turner, Martin. Lincoln, Neb.: E.R. Pyrtle, 1930. FHL Film 1321284 Item 4.
  • [Wallin] Wallin, Carolyn D. Elisha Wallen, the Longhunter. Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 W156wc.
  • [Wallin] Heflin, Donald L. The Wanderin' Wallins from Henry County, Virginia, to Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Georgetown, Ky.: D.L. Heflin, 1994. FHL Collection 929.273 W158h
  • [Webb] Lansford, Delores Caylor. Webb Family History. Orange Park, Fla.: P & D Publications, 1993, c1992. FHL Book 929.273 W381L 1993.
  • [Willard] D.A.R. Colonel John Washington Chapter (D.C.), D.A.R. Fort McHenry Chapter (Washington, D.C.), and Frank L. Van Wagnen. Ancestry of the Willard and Van Wagnen Families. Typescript. 1944. FHL Book 929.273 W661an.
  • [Wilson] Wilson, William Serber. Wilson Family Tree: Scales, Hammonds, Gosser, Roy, Harris, Easthams. Ingle, Ky.: D. Wilson, 1980s. FHL Book 929.273 W698ww.
  • [Witt] Fisher, William Scott and Julieann Witt Fisher. Tales of Witt: The Lives and Times of Our Witt Family Ancestors. Fruit Heights, Utah: W.S. Fisher, 1996. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 W783f.