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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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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 [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

1840

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[edit | edit source]

Court[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.

Family Histories[edit | edit source]

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

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

Bibliography

  • [Abel] McDowell, Lottie C. Descendants of Francis Abel. [Detroit: s.n.], 1970. Available at FHL.
  • [Alford] Gallaugher, Jewell Alford and Leroy Gallaugher. Alford Lineage, as of February 1963. MSS., available at FHL.
  • [Alley] See King.
  • [Andruss] Kokojan, Merriam and Barbara A. Irwin. Andruss Family. Irving, Texas: M. Kokojan, 1985. Available at 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-. Newsletter. Available at FHL.
  • [Bates] Miller, Jackie D. Bates Family of Kentucky, 1415-1992. Silver Grove, Kentucky: J.D. Miller Publishing Co., c1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Berry] Berry, CarolLe Stratton Berry. The Descendants of Joseph and Sarah (Shaffer) Berry and James and Sarah (Crume) Hasty. Provo, Utah: BYU Print Services, 1993. Available at FHL.
  • [Blackard] Padgett, Wilma Lawson. Early Virginia Settlers: Blackard, DeHart, Hubbard, Hurst, Lawson, Shelor, Southern, Thompson, Turner. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, c2001. Available at FHL.
  • [Bralley] Swecker, Kathleen B. History of the Descendants of John Bralley, Immigrant from Ireland to America: An Authentic Genealogical Family Register of Eight Generations from the First of the Name in America, with Numerous Sketches Collected from Many Indisputable Sources, Church Records, Old Family Bible Records, and Tombstones. Pulaski, Virginia: K. B. Swecker, [19--]. Available at 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 FHL.
  • [Brownlow] Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, the Tennessee Patriot: Together with His Last Editorial in the Knoxville Whig; Also, His Recent Speeches, Rehearsing His Experience with Secession, and His Prison Life. Indianapolis: Asher & Co., Publishers, 1862. Digital version at Google Books.
  • [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 FHL.
  • [Calhoun] Calhoun, Robert Dabney. The Calhouns of Ninety Six, South Carolina & Their Descendants. MSS., William King Hunt Collection, Salt Lake City, Utah; microfilmed reproduction made in 1958 available at FHL.
  • [Calhoun] Johnson, Ellen R. History of the Colquhoun/Calhoun Families and Their Ancestral Homeland. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993. Available at FHL.
  • [Chaney] Lewis, Olan R. and Dorothy Anne Vedder Jenner. The Hezekiah Chaney Sr. Family. Lakeport, Ca.: O.R. Lewis, 1988. Available at FHL.
  • [Chaney] Lewis, Olan R. The Hezekiah Chaney Jr. Family. Lakeport, California: O.R. Lewis, 1988. Available at FHL.
  • [Clark] Coleman, Ella W. Lest We Forget: John Clark of Wythe County, Virginia, with Allied Lines of Seybert, Eager, Carter & Others. Port St. Lucie, Florida: E.W. Coleman, c1990. Available at FHL.
  • [Cole] Leiter, Fay Cole. Cole History and Genealogy: From Wythe County, Virginia to Cooper County, Missouri. Sedalia, Missouri: n.p., 1962. Available at FHL.
  • [Cole] Leiter, Fay Cole and Anne Milburn Baker. Cole History and Genealogy: From Wythe County, Virginia to Cooper County, Missouri. Sedalia, Missouri: [s.n.], 1984. Available at FHL.
  • [Colquhoun] See Calhoun.
  • [Copenhaver] Canfield, Clifford R. The Copenhaver Family of Wythe County, Virginia. Pasadena, California: Canfield, 1958. Available at FHL.
  • [Cowan] Rehm, Martha Weidlich. The Cowan Family History: Descendants of Samuel Thomas Cowan & Margaret Maria Halsey of Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia 1816-1208. Fort Collins, Colorado: M.W. Rehm, 2008. Available at FHL.
  • [Creager] See Phillippe and Shupe.
  • [Crockett] Trimble, David B. Crockett and Graham of Southwest Virginia. Austin, Texas: D.B. Trimble, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Darting] Darting Family: Genealogical Data. MSS., microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Davis] Marella, Maureen E. Chronicles of the Davis Family of Virginia and Kentucky. Rodeo, California: M.E. Marella, c1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Deckard] Reeve, Kenneth J. and Helen H. Reeve. Hezekiah Deckard. Nashville, Indiana: Brown County Genealogical Society (Indiana), 1998. Available at FHL.
  • [Derton] See Darting.
  • [Dick] Hickam, Nora Jones. The Dick Family of Wayne County, Kentucky. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana; microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Engle] Towle, Juanita Belle Anderson. So Many Ancestors, Our Engle Ancestors, Henry (Heinrich) Engle 1742-1811, Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania Militia with Many Descendants to 1983: Supplement to Hartwell Colman Genealogy. [San Bernardino, California: J.A. Towle, 198_?]. Available at FHL.
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. John and Mary Finley of Montgomery and Wythe County, Virginia. Santa Rosa, California: C. Finley, 1990. Available at FHL.
  • [Foglesong] Fleetwood, Chester Leroy and Louisa Foglesong Cone. Skeedee Cemetery, West Beaver Township, NW 1/4 of Section 27-T18-R5W, Nance County, Nebraska: Also a Brief Foglesong Genealogy. Fort Wayne, Indiana: Chester Fleetwood, [1996]. Available at 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 FHL.
  • [Hale] Lynch, Muriel Nadine Hale. Spanning the Centuries with the Hale Family. 3 vols. Independence, Missouri: M. Lynch, 1990 and Kansas City, Missouri: MNL Publishers, 1999. Available at FHL.
  • [Hanshew] Frandsen, Margaret Walter Croom and Jean Knight Whalen. The History of William Vaughan and Related Families. [Las Vegas, Nevada?]: M.A. Frandsen, 1989. Available at FHL.
  • [Henson] Henson, John P. and Sarah Henson. Ancestors and Family of John P. & Sarah Henson. MSS., microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Honaker] Gilbert, Glen A. Ancestors and Descendants of Artemus Madison Hicks and Sarah Martha (Mattie) Honaker. Hialeah, Florida: Mrs. G.A. Gilbert, 196-?. Available at FHL.
  • [Honaker] Honaker Family Association, National Association of Hans Jacob "Honnegger" Honaker Families, and Tom Hanlin. Honaker Family Newsletter. Alexandria, Virginia: National Association of Hans Jacob Honaker Families, 1992-. Available at FHL.
  • [Honaker] Davison, Freida Patrick. Honaker Family in America. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, c1998. Original edition and two supplements available at FHL; digital version of a supplement at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Hounshell] Canfield, Clifford R. The Hounshell Family of Southwest Virginia. Frankfurt am Main: Canfield, 1973. Available at FHL.
  • [Hurst] Littell, Noble K. The Hurst Family: From the Archives. Newsclipping, Morgan County Public Library, Martinsville, Indiana, microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Hurst] Branch, Virginia. The Hurst Nation: A Family History. 2 vols. Paragould, Arkansas: V. Branch, [1987-1991?]. Available at 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 FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Keen] Westfall, Reta Keene. Father's Grandparents: Their Ancestors and Following Generations. [Cottage Grove, Oregon]: R.K. Westfall, [198-?]. Available at FHL.
  • [Kelly] Stallard, Christine and Conley D. Stallard. The Ferguson Connection: Russell County, Virginia, 1775-1994 : A Family History. [Ormond Beach, Florida]: C. Stallard, c1995. Available at FHL.
  • [Kent] White, George and Historical Records Survey (New York City). The George White Papers, 1846-1864: Consisting Mainly of the Correspondence of a Confederate Surgeon to His Wife. New York: Historical Records Survey, 1942. Available at FHL.
  • [King] King, Larry. Blue Ridge Mountain Kinfolks: 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 FHL.
  • [LaHue] Rife, Martha Rayl. Descendants of Amanda (Lahue) Blankenbeker. Wexford, Pa.: M.R. Rife, 1991?. Available at FHL.
  • [Lambert] Manson, Robert W. and Linda Manson. The Lambert Family of Old Wythe County, Virginia, 1778-1930. n.p.: R.W. Manson, 2005. Available at FHL.
  • [Lilly] Flaningam, Mary Jane Lilly. Genealogy of the Family of James Lilly: Seventh Child of David Lilly and Sarah Wilson. MSS., available at 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 FHL.
  • [Love] Connally, Mary Virginia Brown. Love: A Partial History of the Families of Joseph Love of Augusta County, Virginia, and His Brother, Samuel Love, Originally from Ireland. Atlanta, Georgia: n.p., n.d. Available at 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 FHL; second edition, 1950s, with addenda and corrections also available at FHL.
  • [Love] Love, Albert G. Our Ancestors: The Love Family of Trezevant, Carroll County, Tennessee. Washington, D.C.: A.B. Love, 1953. Available at FHL.
  • [McCullah] A Genealogy of the McCullah-Wasson Families, 1700-1990: A Brief History and Genealogy of the McCullah-Wasson Families from the Record of Willis Austin McCullah. Billings, Missouri: McCullah-Wasson Families, 1990. Available at FHL.
  • [McEntire] Russell, G. Oscar. The McEntire Family in America. n.p.: G.O. Russell, 1960. Available at FHL.
  • [McGavock] Gray, Robert. The McGavock Family: A Genealogical History of James McGavock and His Descendants, from 1760 to 1903. Richmond: W.E. Jones, 1903. 1970 reprint available at FHL.
  • [McGavock] Aiken, Leona Taylor. The McGavocks of Two Rivers. Kingsport, Tennessee: L.T. Aiken, c1975. Available at FHL.
  • [McGavock] Aiken, Leona Taylor. The Descendants of James McGavock, Sr. and the McGavock Mansions, Fort Chiswell, Va and Carnton, Franklin, Tenn. Rogersville, Tenn.: L.T. Aiken, 1986. Available at FHL.
  • [Minchey] Hewitt, Arminta. Descendents of Richard Minchey and Related Families. Emery, Utah: A. Hewitt, 2001. Available at FHL.
  • [Phillippe] Smith, Donald R. Phillippe Ancestry. Hopkinsville, Kentucky: Donald R. Smith, 2005. Available at FHL.
  • [Rader] Rader, James Lee. Rader Ramblings. [Newsletter] Rancho Cordova, California: J.L. Rader, c1991-. Available at FHL.
  • [Rader] Rader, James Lee. First Attempt to Collect All of the Rader/Raeder/Reader/Röder/Roeder/ Rötter Families in America. Rancho Cordova, California: J. L. Rader, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Rader] Rader, James Lee. Second Attempt to Collect All of the Rader, Reader, Raeder, Röder, Roeder, Rötter Families in America. Rancho Cordova, California: J.L. Rader, c1995. Available at FHL.
  • [Repass] Hoch, Beverly Repass. Orville Robinson Repass and the Repass Family of Wythe County Virginia. Darnestown, Maryland: Hoch, 1978. Available at FHL.
  • [Rife] Rife, A. Dewey. History of Rife and Riffe Families. Cedar Bluff, Virginia: A.D. Rife, c1987. Available at FHL.
  • [Riggle] Kegley, Mary B. The Riggle Family of Wythe County Virginia. Chincoteague, Virginia: M. Kegley, 1960. Available at FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Rippas] See also Repass.
  • [Rippas] Hoch, Beverly Repass. Repass Family Newsletter: Descendants of Hans Jacob Rippas and Anna Gerber. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Jacob Repass Memorial Fund, 1991-. Available at FHL.
  • [Rogers] Dallas, Zella Rogers, Eureatha Rogers Lourens and John Keith Lourens. Families of Dallas, Lourens, Rogers and Some of Their Relatives. 4 vols. plus index. Enon, Ohio: J.K. Lourens, 1984. Available at FHL.
  • [Rutherford] Jobe, Sybil Shipley. My Shipley Family: A Genealogical History of the Christopher Shipley Family. Neosho, Missouri: S.S. Jobe, 1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Scott] Thomas, LaVerne and Kay Lee Wrage Gunn. The Scotts of Southwest Virginia: Descendants of the James & Rachel Scott of Wythe/Smyth County and Ten Other Early Lines. 3 vols. Marion, Virginia: Dean Tucker Printing, c1999. Available at FHL; digital versions of Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3, courtesy: BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Shupe] Raty, Leslie Shupe. Peter Shupe, 1792-1846, and Sarah Wright, 1793-1846. Ogden, Ut.: Shoop-Shupe Family Organization, 1967?. Available at FHL.
  • [Shupe] Shupe, Russell C. and June W. Shupe. History of James Wright Shupe, 1823-1899: Sarah Coats Prunty (1822-1865), Louisa Crabtree (1838-1911). [Ogden, Utah?: Shupe, 1981?]. Available at FHL.
  • [Shupe] Hunter, Dolores Montgomery. John Whitstein Shupe (1819-1846), Martha Ann Thomas (1827-1891). Ogden, Utah: D.M. Hunter, 1990?. Available at FHL.
  • [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 FHL.
  • [Shupe] Raty, Leslie Shupe. John Shupe (Shoop) and Catherine of Cripple Creek, Wythe Co., Virginia. [S.l.: s.n., 1995?]. Available at FHL.
  • [Shupe] Raty, Leslie Shupe. Peter Shupe, 1792-1846, and Sarah Wright, 1793-1846: A History of Peter Shupe and Sarah Wright and Their Families Who Originated in Southwestern Virginia and Pennsylvania in the Early 1700's. [Utah : Shoop--Shoup--Shupe Family Organization, 1995?]. Available at 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 FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Spear] Spear, W.E. Memorial Sketch of the Spear Families and Their Relatives. Westport, Indiana, 1900. 1980 reprint available at FHL.
  • [Spear] Phillips, John and W.E. Spear. The Spear Family: A Supplement to the 1906 Edition that was Published by W.E. Spear of Westport, Indiana. Cabin John, Maryland: J. Phillips, 1986. Available at FHL.
  • [Staley] Staley, Alan L., John Everett Staley and Nellie Logie Mitchell Staley. Staley-Keith Family Histories, 265 Years, 1732-1997: Wythe County, Virginia, Lafayette County, Missouri, Huron County, Canada. [Roswell, New Mexico: A.L. Staley], c1997. Available at FHL; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Steele] Steele, Carl Edmond. Steele: A Gathering of the Clan. Tulsa, Oklahoma: C.E. Steele, 1981. Available at FHL.
  • [Thompson] Cragun, Brian J. Andrew Thompson of Wythe and Bland Counties, Virginia and Descendants. Rochester, Minnesota: B.J. Cragun, 1995. Available at 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 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 FHL.
  • [Vaught] Spurlin, Helen Alice Woodrow. Vaught Compilation. Multi-volume. Diamond Springs, California: Vaught Association of the United States, 1989-. Available at FHL.
  • [Wampler] Levien, Kenneth W. Family of James Monroe Wampler. Mercer Island, Wash.: K.W. Levien, 1974. Available at FHL.
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections: A Genealogical History of the Thompson - Ward Families from Tazewell County and Wythe County, Virginia: With Histories and Supplemental Material Concerning the Direct-line Ancestors of the Compiler of this Work. Roy, Utah: J.B. Anderson, 1983. Available at FHL.
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections, 1722-1986. 2 vols. Roy, Utah: J.B. Anderson, c1987-c1988. Available at FHL.
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections. 5 vols. Roy, Utah: J. B. Anderson, 1990. Available at FHL.
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections: A Genealogical History of the Thompson-Ward Family Originating in Southwest Virginia in Three Parts. Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, c1992. Available at FHL.
  • [Ward] Anderson, Judy B. Virginia Connections: A Genealogical History of the Thompson and Ward Families of Southwest Virginia. Roy, Utah: J.B. Anderson, 2005. Available at FHL.
  • [Weaver] Curtis, Oscar F. Research File: Weaver and Allied Families. MSS., Oscar Curtis, Bloomington, Indiana. Microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.
  • [Wyly] Smith, Jonathan K.T. The Wyly Saga. Memphis, Tennessee: Panmoor Press, c1981. Available at FHL.
  • [Younts] Ross, Elizabeth E. Younts and Kepley Families Supplement, 1979. Clayton, North Carolina: E. E. Ross, c1979. Available at FHL.

Land[edit | edit source]

Deeds

  • Schreiner-Yantis, Netti. 1800 Tax Lists & Abstracts of Deeds (1796-1800) of Wythe County, Virginia. [Springfield, Virginia: N. Schreiner-Yantis], 1971. Available at FHL.

Grants and Patents

  • 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.
  • 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]

  • 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.

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

  • Kegley, Mary B. Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. Available at FHL. [Includes Smyth County pensioners.]

Civil War

  • Douthat, James L. Wythe County, VA, Civil War Records, 1861-1865. 1986. Available at FHL.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

 

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: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia.

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.

Private Papers[edit | edit source]

  • [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.

Probate[edit | edit source]

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 New England 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.
  • [1793-1850] 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.
  • [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]

Birth

  • Fowler, Deborah Thompson. Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records: Births 1853-1859. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at FHL.
  • Kegley, Mary B. and Jean Porter Desmaris. Birth Records of Wythe County, Virginia, 1865-1872. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2005. Available at FHL.
  • Desmaris, Jean Porter. Wythe County, Virginia, Vital Records, Births, 1873-1879. Wytheville, Virginia: Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association, 2004. Available at 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 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 FHL.

Marriage

  • 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.

Divorce

  • Kegley, Mary B. Divorces of Wythe County, Virginia, 1816-1886. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 2004. Available at FHL.

Death

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Luck, Joyce Shelton. Wythe County, Virginia Annotated Death Records. Chester, Virginia: J.S. Luck, 2008. Available at FHL.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).