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Revision as of 21:47, 23 July 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Virginia Gotoarrow.png Nansemond County Gotoarrow.png Suffolk (Independent City)

Suffolk, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1910
Website http://www.suffolk-va.gov


Parent County

1910--Suffolk was created in 1910 from Nansemond County. [1]

Record Loss

1734, 1779, and 1866 Many Nansemond County (later Suffolk Independent City) Courthouse records were lost by the burning of the county clerk's office where the records were in April 1734, when the courthouse was razed by British troops in 1779, and by a fire 7 February 1866.[2]

  • Lost federal censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890

Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources.

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


Bible Records

Church Records

Church of England


  • Putnam, Martha A. Quaker Records of Southeast Virginia. Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1996. Available at FHL. [Includes records about Quakers in Dinwiddie, Isle of Wight, Nansemond, Norfolk, Prince George, Southampton counties and Suffolk City from 1600s and 1700s (Blackwater Monthly Meeting, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, Pagan Creek Meeting, Western Branch Monthly Meeting, and Somerton Monthly Meeting.)]


  • Ljungstedt, Milnor. "Items from Southern Records" [Showing Family and Trade Connections with Northern Colonies and the Home Countries], The American Genealogist, Vol. 15 (1938):95-104. Available at New England Ancestors. [Suffolk, VA surname: Gibson.]

Land and Property

Grants and Patents


Civil War, 1861-1865

Since Suffolk was created in 1910 from Nansemond County[1], go to the Nansemond County page for information about the Civil War military units of that county. Civil War service men from Suffolk served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their area.

Civil War Battles

The following Civil War battles were fought in Suffolk:

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 3, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).