Tazewell County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies

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See also the main article on genealogical research in Tazewell County, Virginia.

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]


As of November 2010, a query for individuals born in Tazewell, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 90,000 entries.


  • [Bailey] Howe, Mary Ellen. Richard Bailey of Chesterfield and Tazewell Counties, Virginia and His Descendants. 2 vols. Springfield, Va.: M.E. Howe, 1984-2003. FHL Collection 929.273 B155h
  • [Bailey] Beers, Donna. James and Lucy Simms Gay Bailey of Tazewell Co., VA. Warrensburg, Missouri: Donna Beers, 1998. FHL Collection
  • [Ball] Ball, Walter V. "The Life and Times of Benjamin Ball of Tazewell County, VA," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 3, No. 17 (Oct. 1980):31-36. {FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980)}}.
  • [Brown] Burgess, James A. Burgess, Mullins, Browning, Brown and Allied Families. Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Print. Co., 1978. FHL Book 929.273 B912bj; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Brown] Cook, Bonnie Turner. Brown Families of the Virginias: Descendants of James Brown Sr. and Esther Goff Brown of Tazewell County Virginia. Cape Coral, Florida: B.T. Cook, 2005. FHL Collection
  • [Compton] Llamas, Judith King. John and Rebecca Compton, Pioneer Settlers of Tazewell County, Virginia: This Text Has Been Compiled to Commemorate the Family Reunion of the Descendants of Cornelius Moses and Ora Kathrine Johnson Compton, Held in Princeton, West Virginia, on July 31, 1993. Mt. Dora, Florida: J.K. Llamas, 1993. FHL Collection
  • [Evans] Albert, Ethel Evans. Southwest Virginia Kin. 2 vols. Kingsport, Tenn.: 1977. FHL Book 975.57 D2a v. 1-v. 2
  • [Goodwin] Goodwin, John S. The Goodwin Families in America. Whittet & Shepperson, 1897. 1969 reprint: FHL Collection 1990s supplement: FHL Collection
  • [Goodwin] "Appendix H: The Goodwins of Botetourt and Tazewell Counties, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2, Supplement (Oct. 1897):91-99. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [Goodwin] "Appendix F: The Goodwins of Botetourt and Tazewell Counties, Va," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 2, Supplement (Oct. 1899):17-18. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • [Goodwin] Bates, Edward Bryant. Brief History of the Goodwin Family of Augusta, Botetout and Tazewell and Tazewell Counties of Virginia. Bass Lake, California: E. Bates, [198-]. FHL Collection
  • [Harman] Nuckols, Ashley Kay. The Harman-Harmon Family Marriage Records 1800-1993: Tazewell County, Virginia. A.K. Nuckols, 1995. FHL Collection
  • [Litz] Lower, Samuel S. Peter Gose Litz (1802-1880), Burke's Garden, Tazewell, Virginia, and Wife, Sarah Gose (1805-1860): Ancestors, Descendants and History. Plain City, Utah: S.S. Lower, 1996. FHL Collection
  • [Locke] Tiller, Linda Locke, Ardith H. Johnson, Jeanne R. Stanis, and Stella Locke. "Locke Families of Southwest Virginia," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1978):25-33. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978).
  • [Matney] Key, Janell Susan, Flossie Mae Loch, and Elsie Susan Jane Matney Sheldon Stowe. The Matney Family Genealogy: Descendants of Elisha McDaniel and Sarah Jane (Beagle) Matney: Settlers to Wyanotte County, Kansas from Tazewell County, Virginia. 1983. FHL Collection
  • [Peery] Nuckols, Ashley Kay. Marriage Records 1800-1993 of the Peery/Perry Families: Taken from the Tazewell County, Va. Circuit Court Records. 2001?. FHL Collection
  • [Ratcliffe] See White.
  • [Steele] See White.
  • [Thompson] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections: A Genealogical History of the Thompson - Ward Families from Tazewell County and Wythe County, Virginia: With Histories and Supplemental Material Concerning the Direct-line Ancestors of the Compiler of this Work. Roy, Utah: J.B. Anderson, 1983. FHL Collection
  • [Totten] Dillon, Anna Mary Totten. The John Totten Family of Early Tazewell County, Virginia (McDowell County, W. Va.) and Descendants 1774 - 1986. Columbus, Ohio: A.M.T. Dillon, 1986. FHL Collection
  • [Totten] Dillon, Anna Mary Totten. Errara and Additional Totten Families of the John Totten Family of Early Tazewell Co., Va. (McDowell Co., W. Va.) and Descendants, 1774-1986. [Columbus, Ohio]: A.M.T. Dillon, [1990?]. FHL Collection
  • [Waggoner] Hatcher, Thomas C. and Nancy Nash. The Adam Waggoner Family of Tazewell and Montgomery Counties, Virginia 1750-1996. North Tazewell, Virginia: N. Nash, 1996. FHL Collection
  • [Ward] See Thompson.
  • [White] Hockett, Jack. White, Ratcliffe (Ratcliff, Ratliff, Ratliffe) & Some Related Families: Mentions in Tazewell County, Virginia (TVC) Order Books 1801-1840. St. Davids, Pennsylvania: J. Hackett, 1995. FHL Collection
  • [Whitt] Boddy, Athea Whitt. "The Hezekiah Whitt Home," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 3, No. 16 (August 1980):3, 42. {FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980)}}.
  • [Wynne] Whitman, Frances H. The Wynne Family of Tazewell County, Virginia. 1956. FHL Collection