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==== Genealogy   ====
==== Genealogy   ====
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
Several genealogies have been published about Pulaski County families. To view a list, visit [[Pulaski County, Virginia Genealogy]].
*Locate publications about direct ancestors
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
===== General  =====
As of November 2010, a query for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Pulaski+Virginia&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search individuals born in Pulaski, Virginia] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', results in more than 20,000 entries.
Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Pulaski County families include:
*Heavener, Ulysses S.A. ''German New River Settlement: Virginia''. 1929; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976. {{FHL|69112|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 F2ghu 1976}}.
===== Bibliography  =====
*'''[Anderson]''' McCarthy, Lynette Nolen. ''Jacob Anderson of Pulaski, Virginia, 1758-1842, and Related Families''. Normal, Ill.: L.N. McCarthy, 1981. {{FHL|185079|item}} 929.273 An23mL
*'''[Cecil]''' Ball, Walter V. "Cecil Information," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 20 (Apr. 1981):32. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 4 (1981)}}.
*'''[Covey]''' Covey, Winton Guy. ''Revised Notes on the Family of Samuel Covey (1761-1840) and Elizabeth, of Present Pulaski County, Virginia''. Athens, W. Va.: n.p., 1977. {{FHL|226198|item}} 1036734 Item 1
*'''[Roseberry]''' Roseberry, Greg E. ''The Charles E. Roseberry -- Betty Jean Keister Family of Montgomery and Pulaski Counties, Virginia Including the Angstadt, Beck, Burk, Carper, Daux, Filenger, Foster, Glasgow, Godbey, Gunn, Keister, King, Long, Patterson, Patton, Rankin, Roseberry, Shell, Shufflebarger, Songer, Sutton, Whitt and Wysor Families''. Lincoln, Nebraska: Writers Club Press, 2002. {{FHL|1126189|item}} 929.273 R721rg
*'''[Thompson]''' Johnson, Patricia Givens. ''Springfield Saga: The Thompsons of Fort Thompson on New River, Pulaski County, Virginia''. Christiansburg, Va.: P.G. Johnson, 1985. {{FHL|466571|item}} 975.5775 H2j
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Revision as of 01:32, 23 October 2011

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Pulaski County

Southwest Virginia county.

Location of Pulaski County, Virginia
Pulaski County Boundary Map

County Courthouse


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General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779)

The county is named after General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779), a Polish nobleman who died fighting for the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War.

Parent County

1839--Pulaski County was created 30 March 1839 from Montgomery and Wythe Counties.
County seat: Pulaski [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost census: 1890


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

  • Kegley, Mary B. Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives. [Includes information from Pulaski County.]


  • Tombstone Transcription Project Pulaski County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb


Historical populations
Census Pop.


  • Douthat, James L. 1840 Mountain Empire of Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2001. FHL Collection 975.5 X2d 1840. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Includes Pulaski County.]

1890 Union Veterans




Several genealogies have been published about Pulaski County families. To view a list, visit Pulaski County, Virginia Genealogy.


Grants and Patents

Local Histories

  • Pulaski County, Virginia: A Historic and Descriptive Sketch Designed to Show Forth the Natural Advantages, Resources and General Adaptability of the Banner County of Southwest Virginia, to Agriculture, Cattle Raising, and also Commercial and Industrial Enterprises. Pulaski, Va.: Southwest Pub. Co., 1907. Availale at FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).



Revolutionary War
  • 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, Western District, Pulaski County on page 136.]
  • 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
  • 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, Pulaski County, p. 100. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]




Research Guides

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pulaski County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1977):122-123. Available at New England Ancestors ($).


  • [1839] Personal Property Tax List, 1839, Virginia Appalachian Notes. Roanoke VA: Feb 1983. Vol. 7 Iss. 1.

Vital Records


  • Fridley, Beth. Pulaski County, Virginia Births, 1853-93 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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