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| name                    = Suffolk, Virginia
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The City of Suffolk is located in the Southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Governor William Gooch's home of Suffolk County, England<ref>https://www.suffolkva.us/1065/History</ref>.
  
 
== Courthouse  ==
 
== Courthouse  ==
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[[File:VirginiaSuffolkCityCourthouse.jpg|thumb|185 px|185 px|<center>Suffolk City Courthouse</center>|right]]
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For additional records, see [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond County]].
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1910--'''Suffolk was created in 1910 from Nansemond County. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1910--'''Suffolk was created in 1910 from [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond County]]. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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{{Fire}}[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]'''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.<ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 3, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*Lost federal censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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== Resources ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Bible Records ===
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=SwRPXW7GGNoC Bible Records of Suffolk &amp; Nansemond County, Virginia: Together With Other ...]: By Fillmore Norfleet
  
'''''Church of England'''''
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=== Church Records  ===
  
*Hall, Wilmer Lee. ''The Vestry Book of the Upper Parish, Nansemond County, Virginia, 1743 - 1793.'' Richmond [Virginia]: Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Purchase and Printing, 1949. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=115319&disp=The+vestry+book+of+the+Upper+Parish%2C+N%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN Book 975.553 K2h] and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=115319&disp=The+vestry+book+of+the+Upper+Parish%2C+N++ US/CAN Film 973095 Item 2]. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva0002_vestry World Vital Records] ($).
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==== Church of England  ====
  
'''''Quaker'''''
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*Hall, Wilmer Lee. ''The Vestry Book of the Upper Parish, Nansemond County, Virginia, 1743 - 1793.'' Richmond [Virginia]: Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Purchase and Printing, 1949. Available at {{FHL|115319|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.553 K2h}} and {{FHL|115319|title-id|disp=US/CAN Film 973095 Item 2}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdva0002_vestry World Vital Records] ($).
  
*Putnam, Martha A. ''Quaker Records of Southeast Virginia''. Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1996. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=767160&disp=Quaker+records+of+southeast+Virginia FHL]. [Includes&nbsp;records about Quakers&nbsp;in&nbsp;Dinwiddie, Isle of Wight, Nansemond, Norfolk, Prince George, Southampton counties and Suffolk City from 1600s and 1700s (Blackwater Montly Meeting, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting, Pagan Creek Meeting, Western Branch Monthly Meeting, and Somerton Monthly Meeting.)]
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==== Quaker ====
  
==== Court  ====
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*Putnam, Martha A. ''Quaker Records of Southeast Virginia''. Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1996. Available at {{FHL|767160|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes&nbsp;records about Quakers&nbsp;in&nbsp;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.)]
  
==== Immigration  ====
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=== Immigration  ===
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[[Image:Vasuffolk.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]
  
*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 [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/TAG.asp New England Ancestors]. [Suffolk, VA surname: Gibson.]
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*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 [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=283 New England Ancestors]. [Suffolk, VA surname: Gibson.]
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Land and Property ===
  
'''''Grants and Patents'''''
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==== Grants and Patents ====
  
 
*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 882 patents dated 1638-1749 in what is now Suffolk City (previously Nansemond County), Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2003.&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.]
 
*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 882 patents dated 1638-1749 in what is now Suffolk City (previously Nansemond County), Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2003.&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.]
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==== Maps ====
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{{VA Maps Intro|Suffolk)}}
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{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Suffolk}}}}
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=== Military  ===
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==== Civil War, 1861-1865  ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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Since Suffolk was created in 1910 from Nansemond County<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>, go to the [[Nansemond County, Virginia|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.
  
==== Maps ====
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===== Civil War Battles =====
  
==== Military  ====
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Suffolk:
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*April 11-May 4, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va031.htm Suffolk/Hill's Point], also known as&nbsp;Fort Huger<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va031.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>
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*April 13-15, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va030.htm Suffolk/Norfleet House], also known as Norfleet House Battery<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va030.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>
  
==== Probate  ====
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:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Societies and Libraries ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bennetts Creek Virginia Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Websites ===
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Suffolk+%28Independent+City%29|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190789&subject_disp=Virginia%2C+Suffolk+%28Independent+City%29&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
  
== References ==
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=== References ===
  
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[[Category:Suffolk,_Virginia]][[Category:Independent Cities of Virginia]]

Latest revision as of 16:54, 8 January 2019

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

County Information

Description

The City of Suffolk is located in the Southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Governor William Gooch's home of Suffolk County, England[1].

Courthouse

Suffolk City Courthouse

For additional records, see Nansemond County.

History

Parent County

1910--Suffolk was created in 1910 from Nansemond County. [2]

Record Loss

Fire.png
War.jpg
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.[3]

  • 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:

Resources

Bible Records

Church Records

Church of England

Quaker

  • 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.)]

Immigration

Vasuffolk.jpg
  • 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







Maps

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Military

Civil War, 1861-1865

Since Suffolk was created in 1910 from Nansemond County[4], 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

Websites

References

  1. https://www.suffolkva.us/1065/History
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 3, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).