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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Mecklenburg County is located in the South-Central portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and shares a border with North Carolina. Mecklenburg County was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecklenburg_County,_Virginia</ref>.
 
Mecklenburg County is located in the South-Central portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and shares a border with North Carolina. Mecklenburg County was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecklenburg_County,_Virginia</ref>.
  
=== Mecklenburg County, Virginia Courthouse ===
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===Mecklenburg County, Virginia Courthouse===
  
 
[http://www.courtreference.com/Mecklenburg-County-Virginia-Courts.htm Mecklenburg County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 530<br>Boydton, VA 23917-0530<br>Phone: 804-738-6191  
 
[http://www.courtreference.com/Mecklenburg-County-Virginia-Courts.htm Mecklenburg County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 530<br>Boydton, VA 23917-0530<br>Phone: 804-738-6191  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mecklenburg County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mecklenburg County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
 
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== Mecklenburg County, Virginia History ==
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==Mecklenburg County, Virginia History==
 
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==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1764'''--Mecklenburg County was created 26 May 1764 from [[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]] County. <br>'''County seat: '''Boydton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1764'''--Mecklenburg County was created 26 May 1764 from [[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]] County. <br>'''County seat: '''Boydton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Variant Spellings ====
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*Mecklenburgh<ref>''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883), 90. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive].</ref>
 
*Mecklenburgh<ref>''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883), 90. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive].</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
  
 
Loose papers before 1793 are missing. Bound volumes of deeds, orders, and wills still exist.<ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 5, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref>  
 
Loose papers before 1793 are missing. Bound volumes of deeds, orders, and wills still exist.<ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 5, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref>  
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[[Category:Places_with_Historic_Record_Loss]]
  
== Mecklenburg County, Virginia Places/Localities ==
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==Mecklenburg County, Virginia Places/Localities==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
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*[[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]]  
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*[[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]]
*[[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]]  
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*[[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]]
 
*[[Granville County, North Carolina|Granville County, North Carolina]]
 
*[[Granville County, North Carolina|Granville County, North Carolina]]
  
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*[[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]]  
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*[[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]]
 
*[[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]]
 
*[[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]]
  
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*[[Vance County, North Carolina|Vance County, North Carolina]]  
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*[[Vance County, North Carolina|Vance County, North Carolina]]
 
*[[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren County, North Carolina]]
 
*[[Warren County, North Carolina|Warren County, North Carolina]]
  
 
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== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
 
In 1860, Mecklenburg County had one of the largest slave population in the state (12,420 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (14,156).<ref name="no">''Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/ninthcensusunit00offigoog#page/n73/mode/1up Internet Archive]; {{FHL|281281|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pcu}}.</ref>  
 
In 1860, Mecklenburg County had one of the largest slave population in the state (12,420 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (14,156).<ref name="no">''Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/ninthcensusunit00offigoog#page/n73/mode/1up Internet Archive]; {{FHL|281281|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pcu}}.</ref>  
  
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Mecklenburg.htm "Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1820,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Mecklenburg.htm "Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1820,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
 
*List of Colored Voters Registered at Pearsons Store Precinct in Palmers Springs Magisterial District, Mecklenburg Co., Va. Original records, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; available on microfilm at {{FHL|655496|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [No registration years is identified on the FamilySearch Catalog.]
 
*List of Colored Voters Registered at Pearsons Store Precinct in Palmers Springs Magisterial District, Mecklenburg Co., Va. Original records, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; available on microfilm at {{FHL|655496|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [No registration years is identified on the FamilySearch Catalog.]
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
  
 
{{VABible}}  
 
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==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Mecklenburg-County?id=county_2860 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/ VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/ VAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mecklenburg+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mecklenburg+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/mecklenburg.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
  
==== Church Records ====
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====Church Records====
  
===== Baptist =====
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=====Baptist=====
  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
  
#'''Allen's Creek''' (1791)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Allen's Creek''' (1791)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Blue Stone''' (1772)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Blue Stone''' (1772)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Buffaloe '''(1778)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Buffaloe '''(1778)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Maloane's or Geneto''' (1773)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Maloane's or Geneto''' (1773)<ref name="baptist" />
 
#'''Wilson's''' (1799)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 287, 303-304. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
 
#'''Wilson's''' (1799)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 287, 303-304. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
  
 
{{VAbap}}Mecklenburg County fell within the bounds of the Meherrin Association and the Roanoke Association.  
 
{{VAbap}}Mecklenburg County fell within the bounds of the Meherrin Association and the Roanoke Association.  
  
===== Church of England =====
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. James Parish, Mecklenburg, Virginia|St. James Parish]]  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. James Parish, Mecklenburg, Virginia|St. James Parish]]  
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Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Mecklenburg County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft#page/482/mode/2up online.]<ref>William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>  
 
Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Mecklenburg County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft#page/482/mode/2up online.]<ref>William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>  
  
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Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):  
 
Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):  
  
*'''Durham's Monthly Meeting''' (1790-?)<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref>  
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*'''Durham's Monthly Meeting''' (1790-?)<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref>
 
*'''Ladd's Monthly Meeting''' (1790-1808) aka Taylor's Creek<ref name="jay" />
 
*'''Ladd's Monthly Meeting''' (1790-1808) aka Taylor's Creek<ref name="jay" />
  
==== Court ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
 
More than 150 genealogies have been published about Mecklenburg County families. To view a list, visit [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Mecklenburg County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
 
More than 150 genealogies have been published about Mecklenburg County families. To view a list, visit [[Mecklenburg County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Mecklenburg County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
==== Immigration ====
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====Immigration====
  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Mecklenburg}}  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Mecklenburg}}  
  
==== Land and Property ====
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'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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{{vapatent}}*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 779 patents dated 1722-1819 in what is now Mecklenburg County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2002.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
 
{{vapatent}}*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 779 patents dated 1722-1819 in what is now Mecklenburg County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2002.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
==== Maps ====
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{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Mecklenburg}}}}
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Mecklenburg}}}}
 
   
 
   
 
*[http://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/1870use.htm 1870 Map of Mecklenburg County, Virginia]. Includes creeks, roads, churches, landowners, and landmarks.
 
*[http://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/1870use.htm 1870 Map of Mecklenburg County, Virginia]. Includes creeks, roads, churches, landowners, and landmarks.
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
  
*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):199-208; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Mecklenburg County's 1787-1788 Delinquent Lists appear on 20:204-207; 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on 22:46-50.]  
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*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):199-208; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Mecklenburg County's 1787-1788 Delinquent Lists appear on 20:204-207; 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on 22:46-50.]
 
*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia''. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia:&nbsp;K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at {{FHL|287790|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at {{FHL|492434|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at {{FHL|730840|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Mecklenburg County to other parts of the country.]
 
*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia''. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia:&nbsp;K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at {{FHL|287790|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at {{FHL|492434|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at {{FHL|730840|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Mecklenburg County to other parts of the country.]
  
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*Bell, Mary McCampbell. "Some Migrations from Virginia to South Carolina," ''The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research'', Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer 1982):136-143. {{FHL|43856|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 10}}
 
*Bell, Mary McCampbell. "Some Migrations from Virginia to South Carolina," ''The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research'', Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer 1982):136-143. {{FHL|43856|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 10}}
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
===== French and Indian War =====
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=====French and Indian War=====
  
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. {{FHL|47143|item}}. [Identifies some Mecklenburg County militia officers and veterans; see place name index.]
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. {{FHL|47143|item}}. [Identifies some Mecklenburg County militia officers and veterans; see place name index.]
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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=====Revolutionary War=====
  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Mecklenburg County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Mecklenburg County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Mecklenburg County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Mecklenburg County supplied soldiers for the:  
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[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/37/mode/1up Mecklenburg residents' participation in the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 37. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>  
 
[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/37/mode/1up Mecklenburg residents' participation in the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 37. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>  
  
*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Revolutionary War Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia''. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1983. Available at {{FHL|639032|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Revolutionary War Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia''. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1983. Available at {{FHL|639032|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Mecklenburg County on page 132.]  
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Mecklenburg County on page 132.]
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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=====War of 1812=====
  
 
Mecklenburg County men served in the 22nd and 98th Regiments.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 137. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
 
Mecklenburg County men served in the 22nd and 98th Regiments.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 137. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
  
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Mecklenburg County.]  
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*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Mecklenburg County.]
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Mecklenburgh County [sic], p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Mecklenburgh County [sic], p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
===== Civil War =====
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{{VAciv}}:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Boydton Cavalry or Mecklenburg Dragoons).<ref>Thomas P. Nanzig, ''3rd Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). {{FHL|540335|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61}}.</ref>  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Boydton Cavalry or Mecklenburg Dragoons).<ref>Thomas P. Nanzig, ''3rd Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). {{FHL|540335|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61}}.</ref>  
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company E (Clarksville Blues) and Company F (Chambliss Grays).<ref>Edward R. Crews and Timothy A. Parish, ''14th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|769612|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 117}}.</ref>  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Oliver Grays).<ref>Susan A. Riggs, ''21st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). {{FHL|413420|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72}}.</ref>  
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company E (Clarksville Blues) and Company F (Chambliss Grays).<ref>Edward R. Crews and Timothy A. Parish, ''14th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|769612|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 117}}.</ref>
:- [[34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Mecklenburg Heavy Artillery).<ref>Johnny L. Scott, ''34th Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). {{FHL|963370|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 135}}.</ref>  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Oliver Grays).<ref>Susan A. Riggs, ''21st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). {{FHL|413420|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72}}.</ref>
:- [[38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)]]. Company G (Mecklenburg Rifles) and 1st Company I (Confederate Guards).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''38th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370008|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46}}.</ref>  
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:- [[34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Mecklenburg Heavy Artillery).<ref>Johnny L. Scott, ''34th Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). {{FHL|963370|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 135}}.</ref>
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:- [[38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)]]. Company G (Mecklenburg Rifles) and 1st Company I (Confederate Guards).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''38th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370008|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46}}.</ref>
 
:- [[56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies A (Mecklenburg Guards) and B (Mecklenburg Spartans).<ref>William A. Young Jr. and Patricia C. Young, ''56th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|598323|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 63}}.</ref>
 
:- [[56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies A (Mecklenburg Guards) and B (Mecklenburg Spartans).<ref>William A. Young Jr. and Patricia C. Young, ''56th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|598323|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 63}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
===== World War II =====
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659404|Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659404|Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Miscellaneous Records ====
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====Miscellaneous Records====
  
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Naturalization ====
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====Naturalization====
  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1877093 Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1877093 Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{VAnews}}Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/va-gazettes/ 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: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
 
{{VAnews}}Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/va-gazettes/ 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: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
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*'''1893''' - ''Midland Express'' (Boydton, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($).
 
*'''1893''' - ''Midland Express'' (Boydton, Va.) at [http://www.genealogybank.com Genealogy Bank] ($).
  
==== Occupations ====
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====Occupations====
  
 
*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Mecklenburg County silversmiths.]
 
*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Mecklenburg County silversmiths.]
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
*Bolten, Joseph S. ''Will of William Davis, Lunenburg County, Va.'' 1964. Available at {{FHL|180655|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Davis's will was proved in Mecklenburg County.]  
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*Bolten, Joseph S. ''Will of William Davis, Lunenburg County, Va.'' 1964. Available at {{FHL|180655|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Davis's will was proved in Mecklenburg County.]
*'''1765-1948''' - [http://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/willindex/w0ixhome.htm Index to Wills Index Transcription Project 1765-1948] (VAGenWeb) - free.  
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*'''1765-1948''' - [http://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/willindex/w0ixhome.htm Index to Wills Index Transcription Project 1765-1948] (VAGenWeb) - free.
*'''1765-1782''' - Digital Images of Mecklenburg County Wills 1765-1782. See names of testators. [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymecklenburg.html Virginia Pioneers]  
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*'''1765-1782''' - Digital Images of Mecklenburg County Wills 1765-1782. See names of testators. [http://www.virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymecklenburg.html Virginia Pioneers]
 
*'''1765-1782;1782-1788;1788-1798''' - Images of Wills & Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1765-1782;1782-1788;1788-1798''' - Images of Wills & Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1777-1778''' - Index to Deed Bk 5 [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1777-1778''' - Index to Deed Bk 5 [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
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''''Online Probate Links'''
 
''''Online Probate Links'''
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*'''1639 – 1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7832 Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records 1639-1850] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index to transcribed records, incomplete, $
 
*'''1639 – 1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7832 Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records 1639-1850] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index to transcribed records, incomplete, $
 
*Images of Guardian Accounts 1766-1793;  1802-1812; 1812-1825 [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymecklenburg.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Images of Guardian Accounts 1766-1793;  1802-1812; 1812-1825 [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymecklenburg.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;  
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*'''[1782-1800]''' Mecklenburg County Land Tax Lists 1782-1800 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
 
*'''[1782-1800]''' Mecklenburg County Land Tax Lists 1782-1800 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
 
*'''[1782-1805]''' Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1805 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
 
*'''[1782-1805]''' Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1805 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
*'''[1782-1820]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Mecklenburg.htm "Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1820,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*'''[1782-1820]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Mecklenburg.htm "Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1820,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
*'''[1782-1783]''' ''Mecklenburg County 1782 &amp; 1783 Tax List.'' Purchase at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/FreeSample/FreeSampleIndex.htm Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1782-1783]''' ''Mecklenburg County 1782 &amp; 1783 Tax List.'' Purchase at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/FreeSample/FreeSampleIndex.htm Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1784]''' Sheriff's Tax Land Sales, 1784,&nbsp;''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct. 1989). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*'''[1784]''' Sheriff's Tax Land Sales, 1784,&nbsp;''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct. 1989). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*'''[1787]''' Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1047151 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Mecklenburg County is included in Vol. 1.]  
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*'''[1787]''' Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1047151 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Mecklenburg County is included in Vol. 1.]
*'''[1787-1789]''' Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):199-208; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Mecklenburg County's 1787-1788 Delinquent Lists appear on 20:204-207; 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on 22:46-50.]  
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*'''[1787-1789]''' Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):199-208; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Mecklenburg County's 1787-1788 Delinquent Lists appear on 20:204-207; 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on 22:46-50.]
*'''[1790, 1799]''' Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Mecklenburg County, Virginia]&nbsp;are indexed online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1790, 1799]''' Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Mecklenburg County, Virginia]&nbsp;are indexed online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1789, 1799]''' Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1799 Land Tax Lists of Mecklenburg County, Virginia] are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1789, 1799]''' Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1799 Land Tax Lists of Mecklenburg County, Virginia] are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1800]''' Tax List, 1800, ''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct. 1996); Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan. 1997); Vol. 41, No. 2 (Apr. 1997). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*'''[1800]''' Tax List, 1800, ''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct. 1996); Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan. 1997); Vol. 41, No. 2 (Apr. 1997). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*'''[1810]''' Schreiner-Yates, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia:&nbsp;Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Mecklenburg County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]  
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*'''[1810]''' Schreiner-Yates, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia:&nbsp;Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Mecklenburg County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]
 
*'''[1815]''' Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Mecklenburg County is included in Vol. 2.]
 
*'''[1815]''' Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Mecklenburg County is included in Vol. 2.]
  
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*Fridley, Beth. ''Mecklenburg County Virginia Birth Records, 1866-85 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6103 Ancestry] ($).
 
*Fridley, Beth. ''Mecklenburg County Virginia Birth Records, 1866-85 ''[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6103 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).  
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1660-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=virginia%2cva Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1660-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=virginia%2cva Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).  
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
*'''1765-1810''' - Nottingham, Stratton. ''Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia from 1765 to 1810''. Onancock, VA, USA: Stratton Nottingham, 1928. Available at {{FHL|118835|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4071 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806346396_strattonnottingham World Vital Records] ($).  
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*'''1765-1810''' - Nottingham, Stratton. ''Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia from 1765 to 1810''. Onancock, VA, USA: Stratton Nottingham, 1928. Available at {{FHL|118835|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4071 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806346396_strattonnottingham World Vital Records] ($).
*'''1854-1929''' - Mecklenburg County Marriage Index 1854-1929. Batch {{IGI|M868783}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1854-1929''' - Mecklenburg County Marriage Index 1854-1929. Batch {{IGI|M868783}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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== Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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==Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries==
  
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia] (Virginia State Archives)<br>  
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia] (Virginia State Archives)<br>
  
*[http://www.virginiamemory.com/ Virginia Memory Collection], part of Library of Virginia's website. It contains digitized collections of chanceries, newspapers, photo collections etc. <br>  
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*[http://www.virginiamemory.com/ Virginia Memory Collection], part of Library of Virginia's website. It contains digitized collections of chanceries, newspapers, photo collections etc. <br>
  
  
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==Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Websites==
  
*[http://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/ Mecklenburg Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
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*[http://www.vagenweb.org/mecklenburg/ Mecklenburg Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.
*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/mecklenburg-county.html Mecklenburg County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/mecklenburg-county.html Mecklenburg County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
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*[http://www.virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
 
*[http://www.virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
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*https://mecklenburgvagenealogy.com/ Cemeteries, history, pictures, resources
  
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Latest revision as of 12:28, 15 January 2020

Guide to Mecklenburg County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.


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Mecklenburg County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Mecklenburg County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Mecklenburg County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1764
County Seat Boydton
Courthouse
VirginiaMecklenburgCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Mecklenburg County is located in the South-Central portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and shares a border with North Carolina. Mecklenburg County was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III[1].

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Mecklenburg County Courthouse
P.O. Box 530
Boydton, VA 23917-0530
Phone: 804-738-6191

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, probate, land and court records[2]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1765 1853 1764 1765 1764 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Mecklenburg County, Virginia History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1764--Mecklenburg County was created 26 May 1764 from Lunenburg County.
County seat: Boydton [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

  • Mecklenburgh[5]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Loose papers before 1793 are missing. Bound volumes of deeds, orders, and wills still exist.[6]

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

In 1860, Mecklenburg County had one of the largest slave population in the state (12,420 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (14,156).[7]

  • Heinegg, Paul. "Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1820," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • List of Colored Voters Registered at Pearsons Store Precinct in Palmers Springs Magisterial District, Mecklenburg Co., Va. Original records, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; available on microfilm at FHL. [No registration years is identified on the FamilySearch Catalog.]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:


Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
179014,733
180017,00815.4%
181018,4538.5%
182019,7867.2%
183020,4773.5%
184020,7241.2%
185020,630−0.5%
186020,096−2.6%
187021,3186.1%
188024,61015.4%
189025,3593.0%
190026,5514.7%
191028,9569.1%
192031,2087.8%
193032,6224.5%
194031,933−2.1%
195033,4974.9%
196031,428−6.2%
197029,426−6.4%
198029,4440.1%
199029,241−0.7%
200032,28010.4%

1782 Enumeration

1790 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1800 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1810 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Allen's Creek (1791)[8]
  2. Blue Stone (1772)[8]
  3. Buffaloe (1778)[8]
  4. Maloane's or Geneto (1773)[8]
  5. Wilson's (1799)[8]

The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.

Mecklenburg County fell within the bounds of the Meherrin Association and the Roanoke Association.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png See also St. James Parish

Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Mecklenburg County is available online.[9]

Quaker[edit | edit source]

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Durham's Monthly Meeting (1790-?)[10]
  • Ladd's Monthly Meeting (1790-1808) aka Taylor's Creek[10]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

More than 150 genealogies have been published about Mecklenburg County families. To view a list, visit Mecklenburg County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

Immigration[edit | edit source]

  • List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Brunswick County are online at: Immigrant Servants Database.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Grants and Patents

Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Halifax CountyCharlotte CountyLunenburg CountyBrunswick CountyWarren CountyVance CountyGranville CountyVA MECKLENBURG.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):199-208; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Mecklenburg County's 1787-1788 Delinquent Lists appear on 20:204-207; 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on 22:46-50.]
  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at FHL; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at FHL; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at FHL. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Mecklenburg County to other parts of the country.]

Bell published records of Mecklenburg County residents who migrated to South Carolina:

  • Bell, Mary McCampbell. "Some Migrations from Virginia to South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Summer 1982):136-143. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 10

Military[edit | edit source]

French and Indian War[edit | edit source]
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. FHL Collection. [Identifies some Mecklenburg County militia officers and veterans; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Mecklenburg County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Mecklenburg County supplied soldiers for the:

- 6th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

Mecklenburg residents' participation in the Revolutionary War.[11]

  • Elliott, Katherine B. Revolutionary War Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Mecklenburg County on page 132.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812[edit | edit source]

Mecklenburg County men served in the 22nd and 98th Regiments.[12]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Mecklenburg County.]
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Mecklenburgh County [sic], p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy 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 Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A (Boydton Cavalry or Mecklenburg Dragoons).[13]
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company E (Clarksville Blues) and Company F (Chambliss Grays).[14]
- 21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Oliver Grays).[15]
- 34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Mecklenburg Heavy Artillery).[16]
- 38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate). Company G (Mecklenburg Rifles) and 1st Company I (Confederate Guards).[17]
- 56th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies A (Mecklenburg Guards) and B (Mecklenburg Spartans).[18]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy 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.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Mecklenburg County silversmiths.]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

'Online Probate Links

Taxation[edit | edit source]

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • [1782] 1782 Land Tax Records online at Genealogy Trails - free.
  • [1782-1800] Mecklenburg County Land Tax Lists 1782-1800 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at Binns Genealogy ($).
  • [1782-1805] Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1805 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at Binns Genealogy ($).
  • [1782-1820] Heinegg, Paul. "Mecklenburg County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1820," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1782-1783] Mecklenburg County 1782 & 1783 Tax List. Purchase at Binns Genealogy.
  • [1784] Sheriff's Tax Land Sales, 1784, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct. 1989). Available at FHL.
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at FamilySearch - free; FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Mecklenburg County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • [1787-1789] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1976):199-208; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Mecklenburg County's 1787-1788 Delinquent Lists appear on 20:204-207; 1788-1789 Delinquent Lists appear on 22:46-50.]
  • [1790, 1799] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Mecklenburg County, Virginia are indexed online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1789, 1799] Indexed images of the 1789 and 1799 Land Tax Lists of Mecklenburg County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 40, No. 1 (Jan. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 3 (Jul. 1996); Vol. 40, No. 4 (Oct. 1996); Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan. 1997); Vol. 41, No. 2 (Apr. 1997). Available at FHL.
  • [1810] Schreiner-Yates, Netti. A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Mecklenburg County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Mecklenburg County is included in Vol. 2.]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available at FamilySearch. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.


Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Virginia Memory Collection, part of Library of Virginia's website. It contains digitized collections of chanceries, newspapers, photo collections etc.


Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecklenburg_County,_Virginia
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Page 717 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mecklenburg County, Virginia . Page 710-723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883), 90. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive.
  6. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 5, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  7. Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Book 973 X2pcu.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 287, 303-304. Digital version at Google Books.
  9. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  11. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 37. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  12. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 137. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  13. Thomas P. Nanzig, 3rd Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61.
  14. Edward R. Crews and Timothy A. Parish, 14th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 117.
  15. Susan A. Riggs, 21st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72.
  16. Johnny L. Scott, 34th Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 135.
  17. G. Howard Gregory, 38th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46.
  18. William A. Young Jr. and Patricia C. Young, 56th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 63.
  19. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.