A history of rockbridge county virginia

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a history of rockbridge county virginia

A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren Frederic Morton

In collecting materials for his landmark work on Rockbridge County, Oren F. Morton visited every judicial district in the county and examined their public records. Likewise, he examined the records of the parent counties of Orange, Augusta, and Botetourt, and followed up his exhaustive county researches with an examination of the archives of the capitol and state library in Richmond. The resulting publication, A History of Rockbridge County, is considered one of the finest county histories ever written.

Part One sketches in the history of Rockbridge from its settlement in 1737, with an appreciative eye on the pioneer element of the county--the Irish and the Scotch-Irish. Part Two is a genealogical source-book of Rockbridge County. It the author lists all the names he came upon in his researches, together with the accompanying fact in each instance. In Sections II to XIII inclusive the names are classified according to the source from which they derive. Miscellaneous facts, such as dates of birth, marriage, death, lists of children, and sundry other particulars are given in Section XIV. A complete index to the more than 15,000 names is not given for reasons that all lists are constructed in alphabetical order.There is, nonetheless, a general index to the text.

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A history of Rockbridge County, Virginia,

Guide to Rockbridge County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records. Rockbridge County is located in the Western portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named for Natural Bridge, one of the wonders of the Western World [1]. Clerk Circuit Court has birth records from , death records , marriage, probate, court and land records from and divorce records from Some records burned in [2]. County seat: Lexington [2].

Blog entry posted on September 27, by JD Thomas. Virginia County Histories include this and 35 other volumes. I was interested in this volume because Rockbridge County Virginia is where Cyrus Hall McCormick built the first successful reaping machines in In the summer of the writer visited Lexington to see if there was a practical desire for a history of Rockbridge. The encouragement was such as to lead him to undertake writing one, and the present volume is the result. All the magisterial districts were visited.

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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. This Rockbridge County Website is available for adoption. If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us! Get the details on our Volunteer Page. More information can be found on the Volunteer Page. We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for anybody.

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