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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Virginia|Virginia]] > Wythe County'' [[Image:Location of Wythe County, Virginia.png|thumb|right|300px]]  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Wythe County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{Click|Image:VA_ORP.png|Virginia Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wythe County
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| state = Virginia
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| founded year = 1789
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| seat wl = Wytheville
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Wythe County is located in the Southwest portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named for George Wythe, a noted lawyer of Eastern Virginia, who was among the first Virginians to sign the Declaration of Independence; he also designed the Virginia Seal<ref>https://wcgha.org/</ref>.
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=== Wythe County, Virginia Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.wytheco.org/ Wythe County Courthouse]<br>225 S. Fourth Street<br>Room 105<br>Wytheville, VA 24382
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Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has marriage, divorce, <br>probate, court and land records from 1790<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wythe County, Virginia. Page 723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wythe County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912. <br>General compliance year is unknown.</center>
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== Wythe County, Virginia History  ==
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[[Image:{{GeorgeWythe}}]]
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The county was named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wythe George Wythe] (1726-1806), Virginia signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1789'''--Wythe County was created 1 December 1789 from [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]] County. '''County seat:''' Wytheville <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1789'''--Wythe County was created 1 December 1789 from [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Wytheville <ref name="HBG"/>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Wythe County, Virginia Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Rural Retreat ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_Retreat,_Virginia Wikipedia] link)
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*Wytheville ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wytheville,_Virginia Wikipedia] link)
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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*[[Bland County, Virginia|Bland]]  
 
*[[Bland County, Virginia|Bland]]  
*[[Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll]]  
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*[[Carroll County, Virginia|Carroll]]
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*[[Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson]]  
 
*[[Grayson County, Virginia|Grayson]]  
*[[Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]]  
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*[[Pulaski County, Virginia|Pulaski]]
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*[[Smyth County, Virginia|Smyth]]
 
*[[Smyth County, Virginia|Smyth]]
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|}
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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{{VAcohab}}*Freedmen's {{RecordSearch|1596147|Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
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*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/wythe.htm "Wythe County Personal Property Tax List 1802-1820,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at {{FHL|1234067|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at {{FSbook|69756}}
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==== Bible Records  ====
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{{VABible}}*'''[Carter]''' Family Records of James Turner Walker and Mourning Carter [ca. 1795-1922]. MSS., microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|684496|item|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''[Graham]''' Graham Family Bible Records, 1800-1894. Original records, microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|739797|item|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''[Raper] '''Raper Family Bible Records, 1796-1813. Original records, microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|739803|item|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''[Shepperd]''' Prosser--Sheppard Family Bible Records, 1795-1901. MSS., microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|742280|item|disp=FHL}}.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|447848|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Wythe-County?id=county_2896 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vawythe/ VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wythe+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/wythe.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/wythe.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=94 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Virginia Cemeteries|Virginia Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
'''''1840'''''  
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{{VAcensus}}{{USCensusPop
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|1800=6380
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|1810=8356
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|1820=9692
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|1830=12163
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|1840=9375
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|1850=12024
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|1860=12305
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|1870=11611
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|1880=14318
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|1890=18019
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|1900=20437
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|1910=20372
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|1920=20217
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|1930=20704
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|1940=22721
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|1950=23327
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|1960=21975
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|1970=22139
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|1980=25522
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|1990=25466
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|2000=27599
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'''1840'''
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*Douthat, James L. ''1840 Mountain Empire of Virginia Census''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2001. {{FHL|1006618|item}} 975.5 X2d 1840. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/1840_MtnEmpireCensus.html Mountain Press] website. [Includes Wythe County.]
  
*Douthat, James L. ''1840 Mountain Empire of Virginia Census''. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 2001. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1006618&disp=1840+Mountain+Empire+of+Virginia+census FHL]. [Includes Wythe County.]
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'''1890 Union Veterans'''  
  
'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''
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*"Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890."  [http://www.pwcvabooks.com Prince William County Virginia], by Ronald Ray Turner. {{FHL|686323|item|disp=FHL Collection.}}
  
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this Wythe County.]
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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===== Lutheran =====
  
==== Court  ====
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*'''1804-1875''' - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Christenings 1804-1875. Batch {{IGI|C504551}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>
  
*Kegley, Mary B. ''Abstracts of Court Orders of Wythe County, Virginia'' [1790-1850]. 5 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1996-2000. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=765039&disp=Abstracts+of+court+orders+of+Wythe+Count FHL].
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===== Quaker  =====
  
==== Family Histories  ====
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Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):
  
'''''Bibliography'''''  
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*'''Pine Creek Monthly Meeting''' (1882-1889) aka Broadway<ref name="jay">Jay Worrall, ''The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. {{FHL|702792|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2wj}}.</ref>
  
*'''[Alley]''' ''See King''.
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==== Court Records  ====
*'''[Andruss]''' Kokojan, Merriam and Barbara A. Irwin. ''Andruss Family''. Irving, Texas: M. Kokojan, 1985. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=580064&disp=Andruss+family%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Bates]''' Bates of Old Virginia, Wayne Witt Bates, and Bates Association. ''The Bates Booster: The Bates Family of Old Virginia''. Centreville, Virginia: Bates Family of Old Virginia, 1972-. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=764988&disp=The+Bates+booster%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Braun]''' ''See Brown''.
 
*'''[Brown]''' Balis, Leila Smith. ''My Braun/Brown Family of Lebanon Co., Pa.; Wythe Co., Va.; Clinton Co., Oh.'' [Murray, Utah: L.S. Balis, 1999]. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=961357&disp=My+Braun%2FBrown+family+of+Lebanon+Co%2E%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Bunts]''' Tickle, James Robert. ''The Tickle, Bunts, Bond and Jennings Families of Southwest Virginia: A Family History with Some North Carolina Roots''. Morristown, Tennessee: J.R. Tickle, c1996. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=676525&disp=The+Tickle%2C+Bunts%2C+Bond+and+Jennings%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Calhoun]''' Johnson, Ellen R. ''History of the Colquhoun/Calhoun Families and Their Ancestral Homeland''. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=659567&disp=History+of+the+Colquhoun%2FCalhoun+famil FHL].
 
*'''[Chaney]''' Lewis, Olan R. and Dorothy Anne Vedder Jenner. ''The Hezekiah Chaney Sr. Family''. Lakeport, Ca.: O.R. Lewis, 1988. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=626853&disp=The+Hezekiah+Chaney+Sr%2E+family%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Colquhoun]''' ''See Calhoun''.
 
*'''[Copenhaver]''' Canfield, Clifford R. ''The Copenhaver Family of Wythe County, Virginia''. Pasadena, California: Canfield, 1958. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=3698&disp=The+Copenhaver+family+of+Wythe+County%2C%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Cowan]''' Rehm, Martha Weidlich. ''The Cowan Family History: Descendants of Samuel Thomas Cowan &amp; Margaret Maria Halsey of Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia 1816-1208''. Fort Collins, Colorado: M.W. Rehm, 2008. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1536901&disp=The+Cowan+family+history%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Creager]''' <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1268437479855_237" />''See Phillippe and Shupe''.
 
*'''[Crockett]''' Trimble, David B. ''Crockett and Graham of Southwest Virginia''. Austin, Texas: D.B. Trimble, 1992. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=572939&disp=Crockett+and+Graham+of+southwest+Virgini%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Gose] '''''See Litz''.
 
*'''[Graham]''' ''See Crockett''.
 
*'''[Groseclose]''' Groseclose, B. Clark. ''Grosecloses and Descendants in America: (With Short Sketches of Nineteen Related Families)''. [Brentwood, California: B.C. Groseclose], 1999. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=831377&disp=Grosecloses+and+descendants+in+America%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Johnston]''' Davis, Elsie Jean Spry. ''Some Ancestors and Descendants of David Johnston: Born 1797, Wythe County, Virginia, Died 1879, Pike County, Illinois''. Coronado, California: E.S. Davis, 1992. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=710410&disp=Some+ancestors+and+descendants+of+David+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH14,27004 BYU Family History Archives].
 
*'''[Kelly]''' Stallard, Christine and Conley D. Stallard. ''The Ferguson Connection: Russell County, Virginia, 1775-1994&nbsp;:&nbsp;A Family History''. [Ormond Beach, Florida]: C. Stallard, c1995. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=37867&disp=The+Ferguson+connection%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[King]''' King, Larry. ''Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks:&nbsp;A Record of Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives of the Author and Wife, Including Fisher - Gilbert - Hall - Hartley - Hill - King - Kirby - Lawson Families''. Manchester, Tennessee: King, c1976. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1500&disp=Blue+Ridge+Mountain+kinfolks%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[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. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=761994&disp=Peter+Gose+Litz+%281802%2D1880%29%2C+Bur%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Love]''' Love, Robert A. ''General Thomas Love of Western North Carolina and Western Tennessee and His Brothers Robert and James''. St. Petersburg, Florida: R.A. Love, [194_?]. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=189980&disp=General+Thomas+Love+of+western+North+Car%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[McGavock]''' Aiken, Leona Taylor. ''The Descendants of James McGavock, Sr. and the McGavock Mansions, Fort Chiswell, Va and Carnton, Franklin, Tenn.'' Rogersville, <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1268436735831_451" />Tenn.: L.T. Aiken, 1986. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=509266&disp=The+descendants+of+James+McGavock%2C+Sr FHL].
 
*'''[Phillippe]''' Smith, Donald R. ''Phillippe Ancestry''. Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Donald R. Smith, 2005. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1288955&disp=Phillippe+ancestry%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Riggle]''' Kegley, Mary B. ''The Riggle Family of Wythe County Virginia''. Chincoteague, Virginia: M. Kegley, 1960. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1359062&disp=The+Riggle+family+of+Wythe+County+Virgin%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH17,86340 BYU Family History Archives].
 
*'''[Rutherford]''' Jobe, Sybil Shipley. ''My Shipley Family:&nbsp;A Genealogical History of the Christopher Shipley Family''. Neosho, Missouri: S.S. Jobe, 1992. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=628144&disp=My+Shipley+family%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Scott]''' Thomas, LaVerne and Kay Lee Wrage Gunn. ''The Scotts of Southwest Virginia: Descendants of the James &amp; Rachel Scott of Wythe/Smyth County and Ten Other Early Lines''. 3 vols. Marion, Virginia: Dean Tucker Printing, c1999. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=958011&disp=The+Scotts+of+Southwest+Virginia FHL]; digital versions of [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH35,85175 Vol. 1], [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH35,82380 Vol. 2], and [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH35,84050 Vol. 3], courtesy: [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php BYU Family History Archives].
 
*'''[Shupe]''' Hansen, Holly T., Charlene Strickland, and Samuel S. Lower. ''Andrew Jackson Shupe, 1815-1877 and Mary Elizabeth Creager, 1820-1900''. Croydon, Utah: H.T. Hansen, 1995. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=755057&disp=Andrew+Jackson+Shupe%2C+1815%2D1877+and+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Shupe]''' Raty, Leslie Shupe. ''John Shupe (Shoop) and Catherine of Cripple Creek, Wythe Co., Virginia''. [S.l.: s.n., 1995?]. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=755066&disp=John+Shupe+%28Shoop%29+and+Catherine+of+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Shupe]''' Harris, Angeline Agnes Block. ''The Harris, Marsh, and Shupe families of Surry County, North Carolina; Grayson County, Virginia; Wythe County, Virginia''. Ventura, California: A.B. Harris, 2001. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1015351&disp=The+Harris%2C+Marsh%2C+and+Shupe+familie%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH2,42922 BYU Family History Archives].
 
*'''[Thompson]''' Cragun, Brian J. ''Andrew Thompson of Wythe and Bland Counties, Virginia and Descendants''. Rochester, Minnesota: B.J. Cragun, 1995. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=736874&disp=Andrew+Thompson+of+Wythe+and+Bland+Count%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[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. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=598080&disp=The+John+Totten+family+of+early+Tazewell%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[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?]. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=483905&disp=Errara+and+additional+Totten+families+of FHL].
 
*'''[Ward]''' Anderson, Judy B. ''Virginia Connections''. 5 vols. Roy, Utah: J. B. Anderson, 1990. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=626003&disp=Virginia+connections%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Ward]''' Anderson, Judy B. ''Virginia Connections:&nbsp;A Genealogical History of the Thompson and Ward Families of Southwest Virginia''. Roy, Utah: J.B. Anderson, 2005. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1233566&disp=Virginia+connections%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*'''[Weaver]''' Curtis, Oscar F. ''Research File: Weaver and Allied Families''. MSS., Oscar Curtis, Bloomington, Indiana. Microfilmed reproduction available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=226659&disp=Research+file+%3A+Weaver+and+allied+fami%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
  
==== Land  ====
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''Abstracts of Court Orders of Wythe County, Virginia'' [1790-1850]. 5 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1996-2000. Available at {{FHL|765039|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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==== Genealogy  ====
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More than&nbsp;150 genealogies have been published about Wythe County families. To view a list, visit [[Wythe County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Wythe County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
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==== Immigration  ====
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During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 7 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Wythe County.<ref name="null">Kenneth Scott, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/british-aliens-in-the-united-states-during-the-war-of-1812/oclc/5711802 British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812]'' (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. {{FHL|78653|item|disp=FHL Book 973 W4s}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091 Ancestry] ($).</ref>
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==== Land and Property ====
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An early settlers map is available for Wythe County. The cartographer plots the locations of pioneers from 1745-1858. The Family History Library has a copy: {{FHL|505559|item|disp=FHL Map 975.5773 E7h}}.
  
 
'''''Deeds'''''  
 
'''''Deeds'''''  
  
*Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. ''1800 Tax Lists &amp; Abstracts of Deeds (1796-1800) of Wythe County, Virginia''. [Springfield, Virginia: N. Schreiner-Yantis], 1971. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=62193&disp=1800+tax+lists+%26+abstracts+of+deeds+%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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*Dillon, Janie, and Mary B. Kegley. ''Wythe County, Virginia Deed Abstracts''. Wytheville, VA: Wythe County Genealogical &amp; Historical Association, 2009. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/wythe-county-virginia-deed-abstracts/oclc/703645080&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page.
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*Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. ''1800 Tax Lists &amp; Abstracts of Deeds (1796-1800) of Wythe County, Virginia''. [Springfield, Virginia: N. Schreiner-Yantis], 1971. {{FHL|62193|item}}
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
  
*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 976 patents dated 1750-1883 in what is now Wythe County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper. 2009. [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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{{vapatent}}*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 976 patents dated 1750-1883 in what is now Wythe County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper. 2009. [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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*Sims, Edgar Barr. ''Sims Index to Land Grants in West Virginia''. [Springfield, Virginia]: Genealogical Books in Print, c1992. Available at {{FHL|519486|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes Wythe County, Virginia.]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Kegley, Mary B. and F.B. Kegley. ''Early Adventurers on the Western Waters''. 5 vols. Orange, Va.: Green Publishers, 1980, 1982 and Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1995, 1998. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=159671&disp=Early+adventurers+on+the+western+waters%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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*Boyd, Charles Rufus. ''Resources of South-west Virginia: Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead, also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation Access, Etc.'' New York&nbsp;: J. Wiley, 1881. Available at {{FHL|632882|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*Hall, Karen Lynn Jones. ''Wythe County'' (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/wythe-county/oclc/56417073&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page.
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*Hauser, H.M., comp. ''A Short Historical and Physical Description of Wythe County, Virginia''. 1907. (online text in [http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/wythe1907.htm New River Notes])
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''The Lost Children of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1878: Poor School Children, Orphans and Apprentices from County Records''.
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''Wythe County, Virginia: A Bicentennial History''.
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*Kegley, Mary B. and F.B. Kegley. ''Early Adventurers on the Western Waters''. 5 vols. Orange, Va.: Green Publishers, 1980, 1982 and Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1995, 1998. Available at {{FHL|159671|title-id|disp=FHL}}.<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Wythe County}}}}
  
*Hildebrand, John R., F.B. Kegley, Mary B. Kegley and Roanoke Valley Historical Society (Roanoke, Va.) ''A Settlement Map of Wythe County, Virginia: Giving the Names and Locations of Many of the Early Adventurers in the Territory - From 1745 to 1858''. [Roanoke, Virginia]: Roanoke Valley Historical Society, 1974. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=505559&disp=A+settlement+map+of+Wythe+County%2C+Virg FHL].
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*Hildebrand, John R., F.B. Kegley, Mary B. Kegley and Roanoke Valley Historical Society (Roanoke, Va.) ''A Settlement Map of Wythe County, Virginia: Giving the Names and Locations of Many of the Early Adventurers in the Territory - From 1745 to 1858''. [Roanoke, Virginia]: Roanoke Valley Historical Society, 1974. Available at {{FHL|505559|title-id|disp=FHL}}; available [http://www.harrellcollaborative.com/images/wythe/maps/wythe-settlers-map.jpg online].
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''''Revolutionary War'''''  
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers''. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. {{FHL|677541|item}} [Includes Smyth County pensioners.]
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*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Smyth County on page 136.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item|disp=FHL Book 973 M24ur}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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===== War of 1812  =====
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Wythe County men served in the 35th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 216. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
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*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Wythe County, p. 107. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Wythe Grays).<ref>James I. Robertson, ''4th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.F. Howard, 1982). {{FHL|342003|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 1}}.</ref>
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:- [[5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company I.<ref name="r95">[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Bowen's Virginia Mounted Riflemen) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Bowen's Virginia Mounted Riflemen) (Confederate)]]. Company G.
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:- [[29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>John Perry Alderman, ''29th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|417086|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 53}}.</ref>
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:- [[45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Mount Airy Rough and Readys) and Company D (Minute Men).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''45th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|487695|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 58}}.</ref>
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:- [[51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company E (Wythe Rifles).<ref>James A. Davis, ''51st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). {{FHL|122535|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 9}}.</ref>
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:- [[63rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (McMahon's) (Confederate)|63rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (McMahon's) (Confederate)]]. Company H.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''63rd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). {{FHL|457315|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 76}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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://ancesstry.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)
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*Douthat, James L. ''Wythe County, VA, Civil War Records, 1861-1865''. 1986. Available at {{FHL|474623|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Wythe County.
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*May 10, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va109.htm Cove Mountain]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va109.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 16 August, 2012)</ref>
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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]
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659404|Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Miscellaneous Records ====
  
*Kegley, Mary B. ''Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers''. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=677541&disp=Revolutionary+War+pension+applications+o FHL]. [Includes Smyth County pensioners.]
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*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
'''''Civil War'''''
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
*Douthat, James L. ''Wythe County, VA, Civil War Records, 1861-1865''. 1986. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=474623&disp=Wythe+County%2C+VA%2C+Civil+War+records%%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia].  
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{{VAnews}}*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/virginia/Wythe/ Chronicling America at the Library of Congress: Wythe County, Virginia Newspapers]
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*The Geography of Slavery in Virginia: Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia].
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vawythe/obituaries.html Obituaries] (Wythe Co., VA GenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.swvatoday.com/news/wytheville/ ''Wytheville Enterprise''], Wytheville, VA
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*'''2011-present''' - ''Wytheville Enterprise'' at [http://www.genealogybank.com/ Genealogy Bank] ($).
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
  
*Kegley, Mary B. ''The Lost Children of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1878: Poor School Children, Orphans and Apprentices from County Records''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1995. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=753787&disp=The+lost+children+of+Wythe+County%2C+Vir%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''The Lost Children of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1878: Poor School Children, Orphans and Apprentices from County Records''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1995. Available at {{FHL|753787|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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==== Periodicals  ====
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'''''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'''''
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Genealogical articles with abstracts of Wythe County, Virginia records have been published in the ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'' (39+ vols., 1972-present), the journal of the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/index.htm Watauga Association of Genealogists]. The organization has posted tables of contents for most volumes on their [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~tnwag/index.htm website]. Back issues are available for purchase. The Family History Library has a complete collection {{FHL|39987|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.897 B2w}}, including Margaret W. Hougland and Betty Jane Hylton's&nbsp;''Bulletin Subject Index: The First Thirty Years, 1972-2001'' (Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2002) {{FHL|1119285|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001}}.  
  
 
==== Poor  ====
 
==== Poor  ====
  
*Kegley, Mary B. ''The Lost Children of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1878: Poor School Children, Orphans and Apprentices from County Records''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1995. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=753787&disp=The+lost+children+of+Wythe+County%2C+Vir%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''The Lost Children of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1878: Poor School Children, Orphans and Apprentices from County Records''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1995. Available at {{FHL|753787|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
==== Private Papers ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
*'''[Raper] '''Raper Family Bible Records, 1796-1813. Original records, microfilmed reproduction available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=739803&disp=Raper+family+Bible+records%2C+1796%2D191%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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{{Vawill|1790-1800}}*Douthat, James L. ''Wythe County, Virginia Will Books 1-2, 1790-1822''.
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
  
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wythe County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1981):49-51. Available at [http://www.newenglandancestors.org/database_search/VA_Genealogist.asp New England Ancestors] ($).
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wythe County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1981):49-51. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
At first glance, researchers might conclude that Virginia tax lists contain very little family history data, though one soon learns that valuable genealogical conclusions can be drawn from these records, nicknamed "annual censuses," such as: relationships, approximate years of birth, socio-economic status, identification of neighbors, the ability to distinguish between persons of the same name,&nbsp;evidence of land inheritance, years of migration, and years of death.
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[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]
  
Virginia began enumerating residents' payments of personal property and land taxes in 1782. These two types of taxation were recorded in separate registers. Personal property tax lists include more names than land tax lists, because they caught more of the population. The Family History Library has an excellent microfilm collection of personal property tax lists from 1782 (or the year the county was organized) well into the late nineteenth century for most counties, but only scattered land tax lists. Microfilm collections at [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ The Library of Virginia]&nbsp;include land tax lists for all counties and independent cities for the years 1782 through 1978, as well as personal property tax lists for the years 1782 through 1930 (and every fifth year thereafter). Taxes were not collected in 1808.&nbsp;
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*'''[1770-1773] '''Kegley, Mary B. ''New River Tithables, 1770-1773''. Wytheville, Virginia: M.B. Kegley, 1972. Available at {{FHL|62229|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
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*'''[1793-1830]''' Wythe County Personal Property Tax Lists 1793-1830 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
Some tax records are available online or in print, though published abstracts often omit useful details found only in the original sources. Statewide indexes can help genealogists identify specific counties where surnames occurred in the past, providing starting points for research.<ref>"Using Personal Property Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn3_persprop.htm.</ref><ref>"Using Land Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia," Library of Virginia, http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn1_landtax.pdf.</ref>
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*'''[1793-1850]''' Wythe County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists, 1793-1850. Original records, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|696264|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
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*'''[1793] '''Personal property tax list, 1793, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin''. Johnson City TN: 1977. Vol. 6 Iss. 2.  
*'''[1770-1773] '''Kegley, Mary B. ''New River Tithables, 1770-1773''. Wytheville, Virginia: M.B. Kegley, 1972. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=62229&disp=New+River+tithables%2C+1770%2D1773%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].  
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*'''[1793]''' Weaver, Jeffrey C. [http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/wyth1793.htm The 1793 Wythe County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List], available online, courtesy: [http://www.newrivernotes.com/ New River Notes].  
 
*'''[1793] '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1793 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia]&nbsp; are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''[1793] '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1793 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia]&nbsp; are available to browse online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
*'''[1793-1800]''' Murphy, Malita Warden and James L. Douthat. ''Wythe County, Va. Tax List, 1793-1800''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1985. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=432405&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Va%2E+tax+list%2C+1793%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].  
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*'''[1793]''' Weaver, Jeffrey C. [http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/wythe93l.htm 1793 Wythe County, Virginia Land Tax List], available online, courtesy: [http://www.newrivernotes.com/ New River Notes].
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*'''[1793-1800]''' Murphy, Malita Warden and James L. Douthat. ''Wythe County, Va. Tax List, 1793-1800''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1985. Available at {{FHL|432405|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0037w.html Free online surname index].  
 
*'''[1800] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1800 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
 
*'''[1800] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1800 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
*'''[1800]''' Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. ''1800 Tax Lists &amp; Abstracts of Deeds (1796-1800) of Wythe County, Virginia''. [Springfield, Virginia: N. Schreiner-Yantis], 1971. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=62193&disp=1800+tax+lists+%26+abstracts+of+deeds+%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].  
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*'''[1800]''' Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. ''1800 Tax Lists &amp; Abstracts of Deeds (1796-1800) of Wythe County, Virginia''. [Springfield, Virginia: N. Schreiner-Yantis], 1971. Available at {{FHL|62193|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=692063&disp=1815+Directory+of+Virginia+landowners+%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Wythe County is included in Vol. 5.]  
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*'''[1802-1820]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/wythe.htm "Wythe County Personal Property Tax List 1802-1820,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
*'''[1815]''' Kegley, Mary B. ''Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815:&nbsp;Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, and Wythe Counties''. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1991. Original edition and 1992 supplement available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=480251&disp=Southwest+Virginia+tax+assessments%2C+18%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL]. [The source for this publication is a private collection of 1815 tax assessment tickets for the First District of Virginia. The tickets&nbsp;includes landowners' names, number of acres or lots, number of buildings along with descriptions, and number of slaves. N.B. These are not the 1815 land tax books.]
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*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Wythe County is included in Vol. 5.]  
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*'''[1815]''' Kegley, Mary B. ''Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815:&nbsp;Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, and Wythe Counties''. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1991. Original edition and 1992 supplement available at {{FHL|480251|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is a private collection of 1815 tax assessment tickets for the First District of Virginia. The tickets&nbsp;include landowners' names, number of acres or lots, number of buildings along with descriptions, and number of slaves. N.B. These are not the 1815 land tax books.]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''''Birth'''''  
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1853-1872''' - Wythe County Birth Index 1853-1872. Batch {{IGI|C868690}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1853-1859''' - Fowler, Deborah Thompson. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records: Births 1853-1859''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at {{FHL|1211396|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1853-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3326815|Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1865-1872''' - Kegley, Mary B. and Jean Porter Desmarais. ''Birth Records of Wythe County, Virginia, 1865-1872''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2005. Available at {{FHL|1238733|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1873-1879''' - Desmarais, Jean Porter. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1873-1879''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at {{FHL|1182258|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1882-1884''' - Moore, Jeraldyne A. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1882-1884, Deaths, 1881-1884, 1886, 1888''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at {{FHL|1182261|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1891-1895''' - Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births 1891-1895''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2005. Available at {{FHL|1303650|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1660-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=virginia%2cva Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1790-1880''' - Hoch, Beverly Repass, Mary B. Kegley, and Janie Dillon. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Marriages: 1790-1880.'' 3 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2006-2007. Available at {{FHL|1324398|title-id|disp=FHL}}. WorldCat page [http://www.worldcat.org/title/wythe-county-virginia-marriages/oclc/169884699&referer=brief_results 1] | [http://www.worldcat.org/title/wythe-county-virginia-marriages-1790-1853/oclc/65167108&referer=brief_results 2]&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/wythe-county-virginia-marriages-1867-1880/oclc/182556214&referer=brief_results 3].
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*Wythe County Marriage Index. Batch [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=+batch_number:M01013-6 M01013-6]
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*'''1817-1822''' - [http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/wymarr1721.htm Wythe County, Virginia Marriage Register 1817-1822] (New River Notes)
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*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1816-1886''' - Kegley, Mary B. ''Divorces of Wythe County, Virginia, 1816-1886''. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 2004. Available at {{FHL|1234066|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Death  =====
  
*Fowler, Deborah Thompson. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records: Births 1853-1859''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1211396&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Virginia%2C+vital+record%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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*Kegley, Mary B. and Jean Porter Desmaris. ''Birth Records of Wythe County, Virginia, 1865-1872''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2005. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1238733&disp=Birth+records+of+Wythe+County%2C+Virgini%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*Desmaris, Jean Porter. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1873-1879''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1182258&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Virginia%2C+vital+record%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*Moore, Jeraldyne A. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1882-1884, Deaths, 1881-1884, 1886, 1888''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1182261&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Virginia%2C+vital+record%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births 1891-1895''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2005. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1303650&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Virginia%2C+vital+record%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
  
'''''Marriage'''''  
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*'''1853-1871''' - Wythe County Death Index 1853-1871. Batch {{IGI|B868690}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1853-1894''' - Moore, Jeraldyne A. and Mary B. Kegley. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Deaths''. [1853-1894] 2 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at {{FHL|1211395|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1881-1888''' - Moore, Jeraldyne A. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1882-1884, Deaths, 1881-1884, 1886, 1888''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at {{FHL|1182261|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*Luck, Joyce Shelton. ''Wythe County, Virginia Annotated Death Records''. Chester, Virginia: J.S. Luck, 2008. Available at {{FHL|1567690|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/wythe-county-virginia-annotated-death-records/oclc/298824053&referer=brief_results WorldCat] page.
  
*Hoch, Beverly Repass, Mary B. Kegley, and Janie Dillon. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Marriages: 1790-1880.'' 3 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2006-2007. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1324398&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Virginia%2C+marriages%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
  
'''''Divorce'''''
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{{VAnewspapers}}{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
*Kegley, Mary B. ''Divorces of Wythe County, Virginia, 1816-1886''. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 2004. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1234066&disp=Divorces+of+Wythe+County%2C+Virginia%2C+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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== Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''''Death'''''
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*[http://www.wythecogha.org/ Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association]<br>
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*[http://wythegrayson.lib.va.us/index.htm Wythe-Grayson Regional Library]
  
*Moore, Jeraldyne A. and Mary B. Kegley. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Deaths''. [1853-1894] 2 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1211395&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Virginia%2C+vital+record%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
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==== Family History Centers ====
*Moore, Jeraldyne A. ''Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1882-1884, Deaths, 1881-1884, 1886, 1888''. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1182261&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Virginia%2C+vital+record%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
*Luck, Joyce Shelton. ''Wythe County, Virginia Annotated Death Records''. Chester, Virginia: J.S. Luck, 2008. Available at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1567690&disp=Wythe+County%2C+Virginia+annotated+death%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL].
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Websites  ==
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== Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy Websites<br> ==
  
*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+Wythe|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=190843&subject_disp=Virginia%2C+Wythe&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.werelate.org/wiki/References_for_Southwest_Virginia References for Southwest Virginia] (Southwest Virginia Project)
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/wythe-county.html Wythe County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
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*[https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/details?list_name=sw_va RootsWeb Mailing List: SW_VA-L (Topic: Southwest Virginia)]<br>[http://wythecountygenealogy.org/ Wythe County Genealogy and Ancestry Records and Information] (House of Cameron)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/VA/Wythe/ Wythe County Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/wythe.htm Wythe County, VA] (New River Notes)
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516041353/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/VA/Wythe/ Wythe County, VA] (RootsWeb)
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*[http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/va/ VA Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vawythe/ Wythe County, VA GenWeb]
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/virginia/wythe.htm Wythe County, Virginia Genealogical Links] (GenealogyLinks.net)
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/wythe/ Cyndi's List]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:14, 15 October 2019

Guide to Wythe County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.


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Wythe County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Wythe County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Wythe County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1789
County Seat Wytheville
Courthouse
VirginiaWytheCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Wythe County is located in the Southwest portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named for George Wythe, a noted lawyer of Eastern Virginia, who was among the first Virginians to sign the Declaration of Independence; he also designed the Virginia Seal[1].

Wythe County, Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Wythe County Courthouse
225 S. Fourth Street
Room 105
Wytheville, VA 24382

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1790[2]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1790 1853 1790 1790 1790 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Wythe County, Virginia History[edit | edit source]

George Wythe (1726-1806)

The county was named after George Wythe (1726-1806), Virginia signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1789--Wythe County was created 1 December 1789 from Montgomery County.
County seat: Wytheville [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Wythe County, Virginia Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy cohabitation records are available online.

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

  • [Carter] Family Records of James Turner Walker and Mourning Carter [ca. 1795-1922]. MSS., microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Graham] Graham Family Bible Records, 1800-1894. Original records, microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Raper] Raper Family Bible Records, 1796-1813. Original records, microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Shepperd] Prosser--Sheppard Family Bible Records, 1795-1901. MSS., microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18006,380
18108,35631.0%
18209,69216.0%
183012,16325.5%
18409,375−22.9%
185012,02428.3%
186012,3052.3%
187011,611−5.6%
188014,31823.3%
189018,01925.8%
190020,43713.4%
191020,372−0.3%
192020,217−0.8%
193020,7042.4%
194022,7219.7%
195023,3272.7%
196021,975−5.8%
197022,1390.7%
198025,52215.3%
199025,466−0.2%
200027,5998.4%

1840

  • 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 Wythe County.]

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Lutheran[edit | edit source]
  • 1804-1875 - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Christenings 1804-1875. Batch C504551 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Quaker[edit | edit source]

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Pine Creek Monthly Meeting (1882-1889) aka Broadway[5]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

  • Kegley, Mary B. Abstracts of Court Orders of Wythe County, Virginia [1790-1850]. 5 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1996-2000. Available at FHL.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

More than 150 genealogies have been published about Wythe County families. To view a list, visit Wythe County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

Immigration[edit | edit source]

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 7 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Wythe County.[6]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

An early settlers map is available for Wythe County. The cartographer plots the locations of pioneers from 1745-1858. The Family History Library has a copy: FHL Map 975.5773 E7h.

Deeds

  • Dillon, Janie, and Mary B. Kegley. Wythe County, Virginia Deed Abstracts. Wytheville, VA: Wythe County Genealogical & Historical Association, 2009. WorldCat page.
  • Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. 1800 Tax Lists & Abstracts of Deeds (1796-1800) of Wythe County, Virginia. [Springfield, Virginia: N. Schreiner-Yantis], 1971. FHL Collection

Grants and Patents

Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.

  • Hudgins. 976 patents dated 1750-1883 in what is now Wythe County, Virginia placed on a map. DeedMapper. 2009. [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 DeedMapper product.]
  • Sims, Edgar Barr. Sims Index to Land Grants in West Virginia. [Springfield, Virginia]: Genealogical Books in Print, c1992. Available at FHL. [Includes Wythe County, Virginia.]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Boyd, Charles Rufus. Resources of South-west Virginia: Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead, also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation Access, Etc. New York : J. Wiley, 1881. Available at FHL.
  • Hall, Karen Lynn Jones. Wythe County (Images of America series). Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004. WorldCat page.
  • Hauser, H.M., comp. A Short Historical and Physical Description of Wythe County, Virginia. 1907. (online text in New River Notes)
  • Kegley, Mary B. The Lost Children of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1878: Poor School Children, Orphans and Apprentices from County Records.
  • Kegley, Mary B. Wythe County, Virginia: A Bicentennial History.
  • Kegley, Mary B. and F.B. Kegley. Early Adventurers on the Western Waters. 5 vols. Orange, Va.: Green Publishers, 1980, 1982 and Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1995, 1998. Available at FHL.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Galax (Independent City)Radford (Independent City)Grayson CountyCarroll CountyPulaski CountyBland CountyTazewell CountySmyth CountyVA WYTHE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


  • Hildebrand, John R., F.B. Kegley, Mary B. Kegley and Roanoke Valley Historical Society (Roanoke, Va.) A Settlement Map of Wythe County, Virginia: Giving the Names and Locations of Many of the Early Adventurers in the Territory - From 1745 to 1858. [Roanoke, Virginia]: Roanoke Valley Historical Society, 1974. Available at FHL; available online.

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
  • Kegley, Mary B. Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. FHL Collection [Includes Smyth County pensioners.]
  • 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, Smyth 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 Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812[edit | edit source]

Wythe County men served in the 35th Regiment.[7]

  • 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, Wythe County, p. 107. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Wythe County, 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 Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Wythe Grays).[8]
- 5th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) (Confederate). Company I.[9]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Bowen's Virginia Mounted Riflemen) (Confederate). Company G.
- 29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B.[10]
- 45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Mount Airy Rough and Readys) and Company D (Minute Men).[11]
- 51st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company E (Wythe Rifles).[12]
- 63rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (McMahon's) (Confederate). Company H.[13]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battle was fought in Wythe County.

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865
World War II[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Kegley, Mary B. The Lost Children of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1878: Poor School Children, Orphans and Apprentices from County Records. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1995. Available at FHL.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin

Genealogical articles with abstracts of Wythe County, Virginia records have been published in the Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin (39+ vols., 1972-present), the journal of the Watauga Association of Genealogists. The organization has posted tables of contents for most volumes on their website. Back issues are available for purchase. The Family History Library has a complete collection FHL US/CAN Books 976.897 B2w, including Margaret W. Hougland and Betty Jane Hylton's Bulletin Subject Index: The First Thirty Years, 1972-2001 (Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2002) FHL US/CAN Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001.

Poor[edit | edit source]

  • Kegley, Mary B. The Lost Children of Wythe County, Virginia, 1790-1878: Poor School Children, Orphans and Apprentices from County Records. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 1995. Available at FHL.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

A free index to Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy wills and administrations (1790-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia.

  • Douthat, James L. Wythe County, Virginia Will Books 1-2, 1790-1822.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Wythe County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1981):49-51. Available at American Ancestors ($).

Taxation[edit | edit source]

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1770-1773] Kegley, Mary B. New River Tithables, 1770-1773. Wytheville, Virginia: M.B. Kegley, 1972. Available at FHL.
  • [1793-1830] Wythe County Personal Property Tax Lists 1793-1830 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at Binns Genealogy ($).
  • [1793-1850] Wythe County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists, 1793-1850. Original records, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [1793] Personal property tax list, 1793, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin. Johnson City TN: 1977. Vol. 6 Iss. 2.
  • [1793] Weaver, Jeffrey C. The 1793 Wythe County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List, available online, courtesy: New River Notes.
  • [1793] Images of the 1793 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia  are available to browse online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1793] Weaver, Jeffrey C. 1793 Wythe County, Virginia Land Tax List, available online, courtesy: New River Notes.
  • [1793-1800] Murphy, Malita Warden and James L. Douthat. Wythe County, Va. Tax List, 1793-1800. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1985. Available at FHL. Free online surname index.
  • [1800] Indexed images of the 1800 Personal Property Tax List of Wythe County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. 1800 Tax Lists & Abstracts of Deeds (1796-1800) of Wythe County, Virginia. [Springfield, Virginia: N. Schreiner-Yantis], 1971. Available at FHL.
  • [1802-1820] Heinegg, Paul. "Wythe County Personal Property Tax List 1802-1820," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Wythe County is included in Vol. 5.]
  • [1815] Kegley, Mary B. Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, and Wythe Counties. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1991. Original edition and 1992 supplement available at FHL. [The source for this publication is a private collection of 1815 tax assessment tickets for the First District of Virginia. The tickets include landowners' names, number of acres or lots, number of buildings along with descriptions, and number of slaves. N.B. These are not the 1815 land tax books.]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
  • 1853-1872 - Wythe County Birth Index 1853-1872. Batch C868690 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1853-1859 - Fowler, Deborah Thompson. Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records: Births 1853-1859. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • 1853-1866 - Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • 1865-1872 - Kegley, Mary B. and Jean Porter Desmarais. Birth Records of Wythe County, Virginia, 1865-1872. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2005. Available at FHL.
  • 1873-1879 - Desmarais, Jean Porter. Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1873-1879. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • 1882-1884 - Moore, Jeraldyne A. Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1882-1884, Deaths, 1881-1884, 1886, 1888. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • 1891-1895 - Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association. Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births 1891-1895. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2005. Available at FHL.
  • 1912-1913 - Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913 at FamilySearch — index and images
Marriage[edit | edit source]
  • 1790-1880 - Hoch, Beverly Repass, Mary B. Kegley, and Janie Dillon. Wythe County, Virginia, Marriages: 1790-1880. 3 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2006-2007. Available at FHL. WorldCat page 1 | 2 | 3.
  • Wythe County Marriage Index. Batch M01013-6
Divorce[edit | edit source]
  • 1816-1886 - Kegley, Mary B. Divorces of Wythe County, Virginia, 1816-1886. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 2004. Available at FHL.
Death[edit | edit source]

Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy deaths are online in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society.


  • 1853-1871 - Wythe County Death Index 1853-1871. Batch B868690 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1853-1894 - Moore, Jeraldyne A. and Mary B. Kegley. Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Deaths. [1853-1894] 2 vols. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • 1881-1888 - Moore, Jeraldyne A. Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1882-1884, Deaths, 1881-1884, 1886, 1888. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • 1912-1987 - Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987 at FamilySearch — index and images
  • Luck, Joyce Shelton. Wythe County, Virginia Annotated Death Records. Chester, Virginia: J.S. Luck, 2008. Available at FHL. WorldCat page.
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available at FamilySearch. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.

Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Wythe County, Virginia Genealogy Websites
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://wcgha.org/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wythe County, Virginia. Page 723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wythe County, Virginia . Page 710-723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.
  5. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  6. Kenneth Scott, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812 (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979), 320-333. FHL Book 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  7. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 216. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  8. James I. Robertson, 4th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.F. Howard, 1982). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 1.
  9. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  10. John Perry Alderman, 29th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 53.
  11. J.L. Scott, 45th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 58.
  12. James A. Davis, 51st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 9.
  13. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 63rd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 76.
  14. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 16 August, 2012)