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Guide to '''Wayne County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:WV_ORP.png|West Virginia Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| founded year = 1842
 
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| building address = Wayne County Courthouse<br> 700 Hendricks Street<br>Wayne, WV 25570 <br>Phone: 304-272-6371<br>[http://www.waynecountywv.org/ '''Wayne County Website''']
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== County Information ==
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==== Wayne County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Wayne County, West Virginia|Wayne County]]'' 
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.waynecountywv.org/ Wayne County Courthouse]<br>700 Hendricks Street<br>Wayne, WV 25570 <br>Phone: 304-272-6371
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1854<br>Probate and Land Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
County Clerk has bird and death records from 1853<br>Marriage records from 1854<br>Probate and Land Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
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[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|130px|Anthony Wayne]]  
  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1842'''--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wayne <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1842'''--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Wayne <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Wayne County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1921''' Fire burned the courthouse in 1921, but no records were lost.
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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[[Image:Wvwayne.jpg|thumb|right|180px|<center>Wayne Count</center>]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Boyd County, Kentucky|Boyd County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Boyd County, Kentucky Genealogy|Boyd County, Kentucky]]  
 
*[[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]  
 
*[[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky|Lawrence County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy|Lawrence County, Kentucky]]  
*[[Lawrence County, Ohio|Lawrence County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy|Lawrence County, Ohio]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, West Virginia|Lincoln]]  
*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy|Martin County, Kentucky]]  
 
*[[Mingo County, West Virginia|Mingo]]
 
*[[Mingo County, West Virginia|Mingo]]
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148473 Bloss Cemetery, Lavalette]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148726 Old Crescent Hill Cemetery, Ceredo]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=113328 Mays Cemetery, Lavalette]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc10/queens_ridge_cem1.htm Queen's Ridge Cemetery<span style="display: none" id="1334695455311E">&nbsp;</span>]
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wv/wayne/strother/strother.htm Strother Cemetery, Hubbardstown]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3113&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3113 Find a Grave Wayne County, West Virginia]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|648974|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3113 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/cemeteries.html WVGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wayne+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Wayne&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/wayne/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/wayne.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/wayne.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23097&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=179&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc10/queens_ridge_cem1.htm Queen's Ridge Cemetery<span id="1334695455311E" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>]  
 
*[http://www.morrisfuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10349 Morris Funeral Home]
 
*[http://www.morrisfuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10349 Morris Funeral Home]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
  
 
==== '''Census'''  ====
 
==== '''Census'''  ====
  
'''{{WVcensus}}'''&nbsp;
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{{WVcensus}}
 
 
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==== &nbsp;Church  ====
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====Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/documents.html#Deeds/Land Transactions West Virginia Deeds]
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Wayne County, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/documents.html#Deeds/Land Transactions West Virginia Deeds]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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''West Virginia Archives''  
 
''West Virginia Archives''  
  
''A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.<br>Comstock, Jim. ''Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia'', Jim Comstock, 1973.<br>975.4003 H259 v.7.<br>Darby, Erasmus Foster. ''App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia.'' Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.<br>398.22 D24a Pam.<br>_________________. ''Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow''. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.<br>Kirby, Wesley D. ''History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.&nbsp;<br>McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. ''Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization''. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126.&nbsp;<br>Osborn, Lucian W. ''History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.<br>''A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc.'', 1988. 975.447 W359p.<br>Taylor, Mildred. ''History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia,'' n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.<br>Thomas C. W.''History of Ceredo and Kenova''. s. l., n. p., @1958.&nbsp; 975.447 T482 Pam.<br>Varney, Carl E. ''Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea''. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.<br>Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.&nbsp; Arc 1. 4:33.
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''A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.<br>Comstock, Jim. ''Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia'', Jim Comstock, 1973.<br>975.4003 H259 v.7.<br>Darby, Erasmus Foster. ''App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia.'' Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.<br>398.22 D24a Pam.<br>_________________. ''Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow''. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.<br>Kirby, Wesley D. ''History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)<br>Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5.&nbsp;<br>McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. ''Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization''. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126.&nbsp;<br>Osborn, Lucian W. ''History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.<br>''A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc.'', 1988. 975.447 W359p.<br>Taylor, Mildred. ''History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia,'' n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.<br>Thomas C. W.''History of Ceredo and Kenova''. s. l., n. p., @1958.&nbsp; 975.447 T482 Pam.<br>Varney, Carl E. ''Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea''. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.<br>Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.&nbsp; Arc 1. 4:33.  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
 
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm 1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia]  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wayne+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8845edb9a84b57bd:0x1bf116135bcabf81,Wayne,+WV&gl=us&ei=cNSNT4__JKmjiAKVvdCDCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQ8gEwAg Wayne County, West Virginia Map]
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Wayne+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8845edb9a84b57bd:0x1bf116135bcabf81,Wayne,+WV&gl=us&ei=cNSNT4__JKmjiAKVvdCDCA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQ8gEwAg Wayne County, West Virginia Map]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
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'''''Union'''''
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:- [[1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery|1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery]], Battery B Light Artillery.
  
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'''''Confederate'''''
  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Companies A, C, and G.  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate)]]. Companies A, C, and G.  
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:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E, G, and H.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Companies E, G, and H.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>  
:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>  
:- [[45th_Battalion,_Virginia_Infantry_(Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company F (K).<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
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:- [[45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company F (K).<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|706298|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102}}.</ref>
  
Records and histories are available, including:  
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''Records and histories are available, including:''
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/civilwar.htm Wayne County, West Virginia Civil War]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwayne/civilwar.htm Wayne County, West Virginia Civil War]  
*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429Naturalization West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''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)
 
*[http://glengallagher.com/8thva.htm 8th Virginia Calvary]
 
*[http://glengallagher.com/8thva.htm 8th Virginia Calvary]
  
==== Naturalization ====
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==== Naturalization ====
  
'''West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]'''
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*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Wayne County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030645%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1843 - 1968]
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Wayne County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030645%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1843 - 1968]  
  
 
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
 
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1854-1862, 1865-1970 - free.
  
===== Marriage =====
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===== Marriage =====
  
 
*'''1853-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1853-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1853-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1853-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Historical Societies  ====
 
==== Historical Societies  ====
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[http://www.wcpl.lib.wv.us/fg.html Fort Gay Public Library]  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:34, 23 August 2017

United States
West Virginia
Wayne County

Guide to Wayne County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Wayne County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 18, 1842
County Seat Wayne
Courthouse
Address Wayne County Courthouse
700 Hendricks Street
Wayne, WV 25570
Phone: 304-272-6371
Wayne County Website


County Information


Wayne County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1853 1850 1842 1843


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853
Marriage records from 1854
Probate and Land Records[1]

History

Anthony Wayne

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[2]

Parent County

1842--Wayne County was created 18 January 1842 from Cabell County.
County seat: Wayne [3]

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

1921 Fire burned the courthouse in 1921, but no records were lost.


Places / Localities

Wayne Count

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WVGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WVGenWeb Archives
WVTombstone Project
Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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


Church

Court

Land

Wayne County, Transactions West Virginia Deeds

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives

A Brief History of Buffalo Creek Community, Wayne County ,West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: B78.
Comstock, Jim. Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.
975.4003 H259 v.7.
Darby, Erasmus Foster. App Queen Day: Being an Eyewitness Account of How This Great Schoolmaster is Honored Each Year in Wayne County, West Virginia. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1955.
398.22 D24a Pam.
_________________. Spot the Great Red Nosed Hound of Sugar Tree Hollow. Chillicothe, Ohio, Dave Webb, 1954. 636.7 D34s Pam.
Kirby, Wesley D. History of Wayne Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1926. (On-line version)
Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: K5. 
McClintic, Elizabeth Knight. Ceredo: An Experiment in Colonization. s. l., n. p., 1937. 917.5447 M126. 
Osborn, Lucian W. History of East Lynn Community Wayne County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1927. (On-line version)Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: O8.
A Pictorial History of Wayne County. Kenova, West Virginia, Wayne County Historical Publications Inc., 1988. 975.447 W359p.
Taylor, Mildred. History of Wayne County, West Virginia. Wayne, West Virginia, n. p., 1963. 975.447 T244.
Thomas C. W.History of Ceredo and Kenova. s. l., n. p., @1958.  975.447 T482 Pam.
Varney, Carl E. Birch Bark and Sassafras Tea. Crum, West Virginia, @1976. 917.5447 V318.
Williams, John Alexander. "A Note and Documents on the Wayne County Shooting Incident During the Election Campaign of 1894." West Virginia History, Charleston, West Virginia, Department of Archives and History, 1971-72.  Arc 1. 4:33.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Wayne County, West 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 Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy:

Union

- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery, Battery B Light Artillery.

Confederate

- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Companies A, C, and G.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company H.
- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company G.[4]
- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company K (Fairview Rifle Guards aka Sandy Rangers).[5]
- 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies E, G, and H.[6]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company A (Witcher's Company Virginia Mounted Rifles).[7]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company F (K).[8]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

Wayne County, West Virginia Will Books 1843 - 1968

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

. Includes marriages 1854-1862, 1865-1970 - free.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Historical Societies

  Wayne County, West Virginia Public Library

Ceredo-Kenova Memorial Public Library

Fort Gay Public Library

Wayne County Geenalgoical and Historical Society

Cabell - Wayne County Historical Society PO Box 9412 Huntinton, WV 25704

KYOWVA Genealogical Society P O Box 1254 Huntington, WV 25715

Kentucky Ohio West Virginia Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, West Virginia. Page 746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  5. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  6. Jack L. Dickinson, 16th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60.
  7. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  8. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.

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