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Guide to '''Marion County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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|organized= January 14, 1842
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|county seat= Fairmont
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|parent county= [[Monongalia County, West Virginia Genealogy|Monongalia]], [[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]]
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|county3= [[Taylor County, West Virginia Genealogy|Taylor]]
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|150px|Francis Marion.JPG]]
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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Marion}}
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'''Marion County Courthouse'''<br> 217 Adams Street<br>Fairmont, WV 26554<br>Phone: 304-367-5440<br>[http://www.marioncountywv.com/departments/county_clerk/index.php Marion County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has probate and land records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Marion County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Marion}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1842
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1842
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1842
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Marion}}
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*'''1842'''--Marion County was created 14 January 1842 from [[Monongalia County, West Virginia Genealogy|Monongalia]] and [[Harrison County, West Virginia Genealogy|Harrison]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Fairmont<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Marion}}
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Marion County, West Virginia|Marion County]]''
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Marion}}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Marion}}
  
[[Image:Marion County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|300px]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WV Bible Intro|Marion}}
  
[http://www.marioncountywv.com/index.html Marion County Courthouse]<br>217 Adams Street<br>Fairmont, WV 26554<br>Phone: 304-367-5440
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Marion}}
  
*County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*Clerk Circuit Court probate and land<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Preston County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Marion}}
  
== History  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Marion}}
  
[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Marion County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3088&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.wvgenweb.org/marion/cemetery/index.html WVGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/marion/cemetery.html WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/marion.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/marion.htm Interment]
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* [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=24 WVGravestones]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23072&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=90&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|427589|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Marion+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3088 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Marion&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[West Virginia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WV Census Intro|Marion}}
  
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
'''1842'''--Marion&nbsp;County was&nbsp;created 14 January 1842&nbsp;from [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]] and [[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Fairmont <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*Fairmont
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Marion}}
  
See an interactive map of Marion County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Directories ===
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{{WV Directories Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Marion}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Marion}}
  
*[[Harrison County, West Virginia|Harrison]]
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*'''Brand''' - Brand, Franklin Marion. ''The Brand Family of Monongalia County, Virginia (Now West Virginia)''. Morgantown, W. Va.: F.M. Brand, 1922. {{FHL|336952|item|disp=FHL Film 1033725 Item 7}}; digital version at {{FSbook|74663}} - free.
*[[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]]
 
*[[Taylor County, West Virginia|Taylor]]
 
*[[Wetzel County, West Virginia|Wetzel]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Marion}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30049 History of the county of Marion, West Virginia] at Ancestry ($)
  
{{WVcensus}}  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Marion}}
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[[Image:Wvmarion.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Marion County</center>]]
  
Join us in [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census indexing the 1940 Census]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WV Migration Intro|Marion}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Marion}}
  
*Fairmont
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Marion}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Marion}}<br>
  
==== Court ====
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:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies A and B.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>.
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:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Marion Guards).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
  
==== Genealogy ====
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
*'''[Brand]''' Brand, Franklin Marion. ''The Brand Family of Monongalia County, Virginia (Now West Virginia)''. Morgantown, W. Va.: F.M. Brand, 1922. {{FHL|336952|item|disp=FHL Film 1033725 Item 7}}; digital version at {{FSbook|74663}} - free.
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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*'''1814-1991''' {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Marion}}
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Marion}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Marion}}
  
{{VAciv}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Marion}}
  
:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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'''Online Probate Records'''
:- [[20th_Regiment,_Virginia_Cavalry_(Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies A and B.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>.
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Marion Guards).<ref>John M. Ashcraft, ''31st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370004|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48}}.</ref>
 
  
Records and histories are available, including:  
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*'''1724-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
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*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at FamilySearch — index and images
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*Marion County West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030620%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1842-1970]
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*West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]
  
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932429|Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{WV Schools Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Marion}}
  
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
  
==== Newspapers ====
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
  
==== Probate  ====
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
Marion&nbsp;County West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030620%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1842 - 1970]<br>West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
  
{{WVvital}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Marion}}
  
===== Marriage =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Marion}}
  
*'''1851-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1851-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1851-1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1851-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Marion}}
  
[[Marion County Genealogical Club|'''Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.''']]<br>Marion County Library, Monroe Street<br>Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Marion}}
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Marion}}
  
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=== Archives ===
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{{WV Archives Intro|Marion}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
 
*[[Fairmont West Virginia Family History Center]]
 
*[[Fairmont West Virginia Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Marion}}
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*Marion County Library<br>Monroe Street<br>Fairmont, WV 26554
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Marion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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=== Museums ===
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]
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{{WV Museums Intro|Marion}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WV/Marion/ Linkpendium]
 
  
Marion&nbsp;County, West Virginia Various Records on [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/various.htm Microfilm at the Library of Virginia]<br>&nbsp;Learning How to [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help Edit our Wiki Sites]<br>{{Online course badge
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== Societies ==
| link = https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html
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{{WV Societies Intro|Marion}}
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*[[Marion County Genealogical Club|Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.]]<br>Marion County Library<br>Monroe Street<br>Fairmont, WV 26554
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== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{WV Websites Intro|Marion}}
  
<references /> {{West Virginia|West Virginia}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/marion-county/ Marion County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WV/Marion/ Linkpendium]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|190029|West%20Virginia|Marion}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WV Research Guides Intro|Marion}}
  
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 18:20, 23 February 2018

United States
West Virginia
Marion County

Guide to Marion County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Fairmont
Organized: January 14, 1842
Parent County(s): Monongalia, Harrison[1]
Neighboring Counties
Harrison  • Monongalia  • Taylor  • Wetzel
See County Maps
Courthouse
Marion County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wv-marion.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
217 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-367-5440
Marion County Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has probate and land records.[3]

Marion County, West Virginia Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1860 1842 1842 1842 1850

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1842--Marion County was created 14 January 1842 from Monongalia and Harrison Counties.
  • County seat: Fairmont[4]

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Marion County, West Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

For tips on accessing Marion census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fairmont

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See West Virginia Land and Property for additional information about early West Virginia land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Marion County, West Virginia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section West Virginia Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

Marion County

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Marion served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Marion County:

- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[5]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies A and B.[6].
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Marion Guards).[7]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

  • Marion County Library
    Monroe Street
    Fairmont, WV 26554

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  6. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  7. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.

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