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Guide to '''Appomattox County, Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Appomattox 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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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Appomattox County is located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after the Appamatuck people who were shown on Captain John Smith's map of 1612. The name eventually evolved into "Appomattox"<ref>http://www.appomattoxcountyva.gov/visitors/about-appomattox/history</ref>.
 
Appomattox County is located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after the Appamatuck people who were shown on Captain John Smith's map of 1612. The name eventually evolved into "Appomattox"<ref>http://www.appomattoxcountyva.gov/visitors/about-appomattox/history</ref>.
  
=== Appomattox County Virginia Courthouse ===
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===Appomattox County Virginia Courthouse===
[[Image:{{VAAppomattoxcourthouse}}]]&nbsp;
 
  
 
[http://www.appomattoxcountyva.gov/ Appomattox County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 672<br>Appomattox, VA 24522-0672<br>Phone: 804-352-5275  
 
[http://www.appomattoxcountyva.gov/ Appomattox County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 672<br>Appomattox, VA 24522-0672<br>Phone: 804-352-5275  
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Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1892, court and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Appomattox County, Virginia. Page 710 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>   
 
Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1892, court and land records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Appomattox County, Virginia. Page 710 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>   
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Appomattox 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="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Appomattox County, Virginia#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Appomattox County, Virginia#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Appomattox County, Virginia#Death|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Appomattox County, Virginia#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Appomattox County, Virginia#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Appomattox County, Virginia#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Appomattox County, Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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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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== Appomattox County Virginia History ==
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==Appomattox County Virginia History==
 
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[[Image:{{VAAppomattoxriver}}]]  
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[[File:Appomattox River at Matoaca, Virginia.JPG|150px|right]]  
  
 
The county was named after the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_River Appomattox River].<ref>Wikipedia Contributors, "Appomattox County, Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_County,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.</ref>  
 
The county was named after the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_River Appomattox River].<ref>Wikipedia Contributors, "Appomattox County, Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_County,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.</ref>  
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1845'''--Appomattox County was created 8 February 1845 from [[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]], [[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]], [[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]] and [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Appomattox <ref name="HBG" />  
 
'''1845'''--Appomattox County was created 8 February 1845 from [[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]], [[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]], [[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]] and [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Appomattox <ref name="HBG" />  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, visit [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, visit [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
  
[[Image:{{VAAppomattoxsign}}]]  
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[[File:OLd Appomattox County, Virginia Courthouse Sign.JPG|170px|right]]  
  
 
'''1892''' All county courthouse records except land tax books were destroyed by fire in 1892.<ref>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 2, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref> <ref>Burned Record Counties (VA-NOTES). (n.d.). Library of Virginia. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/va22_burnedco.htm.</ref>  
 
'''1892''' All county courthouse records except land tax books were destroyed by fire in 1892.<ref>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 2, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref> <ref>Burned Record Counties (VA-NOTES). (n.d.). Library of Virginia. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/va22_burnedco.htm.</ref>  
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== Places/Localities ==
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==Places/Localities==
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====Populated Places====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit
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[https://virginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,011,c,appomattox.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Appomattox _ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 7 November 2019.</ref>\
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox,_Virginia Appomattox]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamplin_City,_Virginia Pamplin City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beckham,_Virginia Beckham]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bent_Creek,_Virginia Bent_Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowler,_Virginia Bowler]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chap,_Virginia Chap]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evergreen,_Virginia Evergreen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood,_Virginia Flood]
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*Fore Store
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hixburg,_Virginia Hixburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood,_Appomattox_County,_Virginia Hollywood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurtsville,_Virginia Hurtsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakville,_Virginia Oakville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spout_Spring,_Virginia Spout Spring]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Mills,_Virginia Spring Mills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall,_Appomattox_County,_Virginia Appomattox]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Mills,_Virginia Stonewall Mills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera,_Virginia Vera]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord,_Campbell_County,_Virginia Concord]
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==== Populated Places  ====
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== Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Resources ==  
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==Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Resources==  
  
=== Research Guides ===
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===Research Guides===
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Appomattox County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1960):79-80. {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg}}; digital version at [http://library.nehgs.org/search~S0?/tVirginia+Genealogist/tvirginia+genealogist/1%2C2%2C6%2CB/frameset&FF=tvirginia+genealogist+volumes++++1+++27&1%2C1%2C American Ancestors] ($).
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Appomattox County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1960):79-80. {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg}}, online at: [http://library.nehgs.org/search~S0?/tVirginia+Genealogist/tvirginia+genealogist/1%2C2%2C6%2CB/frameset&FF=tvirginia+genealogist+volumes++++1+++27&1%2C1%2C American Ancestors ($)].
  
=== African American ===
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===African American===
  
Freedmen's Bureau [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1596147 Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872]  
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*'''1865-1872''' {{RecordSearch|1596147|Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872}}  images, or browse by county
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*'''1935-2009''' {{RecordSearch|1880968|Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1935-2009}}, index and images, or browse by county,  incomplete
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* Search the Library of Virginia's [https://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/aan/search-the-narrative Virginia Untold] collection for digitized records related to African Americans in Appomattox County.
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
  
 
{{VABible}}  
 
{{VABible}}  
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====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 Online'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| 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" |[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|513613|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |{{FHL|513613|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Appomattox-County?id=county_2808 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Appomattox-County?id=county_2808 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaappoma/cemetery/index.html VAGenWeb]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaappoma/cemetery/index.html VAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Appomattox+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Appomattox+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/appomattox.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://usgwarchives.net/va/appomattox.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/appomattox.html Tombstone Project]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# BillionGraves]
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |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
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*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}}
For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Appomattox County, Virginia Cemeteries]]''.
 
 
 
The following is a list of cemeteries in Appomattox County:<ref>[http://www.topozone.com/ USGS Map], Topozone.com</ref>
 
 
 
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*Appomattox Cemetery
 
*Babcock Cemetery
 
*Concord Cemetery
 
 
 
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*Evergreen Cemetery
 
*Mount Zion Cemetery
 
 
 
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*Patterson-Hix Burial Ground
 
*Rebecca Cemetery
 
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==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
{{VAcensus}}  
 
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_County,_Virginia#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] United States Census Bureau.
 
|1850 |9193
 
|1850 |9193
 
|1860 |8889
 
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|1990 |12298
 
|1990 |12298
 
|2000 |13705
 
|2000 |13705
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'''''1890 Union Veterans'''''  
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*''Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890.'' By Ronald Ray Turner. c1994. [http://www.pwcvabooks.com Prince William County Virginia], {{FHL|686323|item|disp=FHL Collection}}. {{WorldCat|34971138|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
*''Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890.'' By Ronald Ray Turner. c1994. [http://www.pwcvabooks.com Prince William County Virginia], {{FHL|686323|item|disp=FHL Collection}}. {{WorldCat|34971138|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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====Church Records====
  
==== Church Records  ====
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====Court====
  
==== Court  ====
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====Funeral Homes====
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*'''1935-2009''' {{RecordSearch|1880968|Virginia, African-American Funeral Programs, 1935-2009}}, index and images, incomplete
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====Genealogy====
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'''''Compiled Genealogies by Surnames'''''<br>
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*See [[Appomattox County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Appomattox County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]] for a list of a few + published books and articles.
  
==== Genealogy  ====
 
  
More than a dozen genealogies have been published about Appomattox County families. To view a list, visit [[Appomattox County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Appomattox County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
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'''''Compiled Genealogies for Multiple Families'''''
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*Featherston, Nathaniel Ragland. ''Appomattox County History and Genealogy''. Baltimore, MD: Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998. {{FHL|724312|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5625 H2f}}; digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806347600_nathanielraglandfeatherston World Vital Records] ($). This book contains numerous genealogies for families of Appomattox County. For a list of surnames please see [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806347600_nathanielraglandfeatherston World Vital Records] ($).
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*Heritage Book Committee. ''Appomattox County, Virginia''. Summersville, W.&nbsp;Va.: S.E. Grose and the Appomattox Heritage Committee, 2001. {{FHL|835173|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5625 H2a}}.
  
==== Historic Residences ====
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====Historic Residences====
  
 
*''Clover Hill. Early History of an Old Appomattox Landmark.'' By Ethel Marion Smith. ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul., 1949), pp. 269-273. Online at: [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR ($)]. Includes information about the Patteson family.
 
*''Clover Hill. Early History of an Old Appomattox Landmark.'' By Ethel Marion Smith. ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul., 1949), pp. 269-273. Online at: [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR ($)]. Includes information about the Patteson family.
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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*Bannister et al. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 482 patents dated 1739-1828 in what is now Appomattox County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2010.&nbsp;[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.]
 
*Bannister et al. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 482 patents dated 1739-1828 in what is now Appomattox County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper, 2010.&nbsp;[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.]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
*''Appomattox County History and Genealogy.'' 1998. By Nathaniel Ragland Featherston.  Baltimore, MD : Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Available at {{FHL|724312|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5625 H2f}}; {{WorldCat|866536808|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
*''Appomattox County History and Genealogy.'' 1998. By Nathaniel Ragland Featherston.  Baltimore, MD : Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., Available at {{FHL|724312|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5625 H2f}}; {{WorldCat|866536808|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
  
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Appomattox County}}}}
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Appomattox County}}}}
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
  
 
*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia''. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia:&nbsp;K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at {{FHL|287790|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e v. 1}}; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at {{FHL|492434|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e 1983}}; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at {{FHL|730840|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e 1990-1992}}. Includes individuals who migrated out of Appomattox County to other parts of the country.
 
*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia''. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia:&nbsp;K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at {{FHL|287790|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e v. 1}}; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at {{FHL|492434|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e 1983}}; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at {{FHL|730840|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 W2e 1990-1992}}. Includes individuals who migrated out of Appomattox County to other parts of the country.
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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=====War of 1812=====
  
 
*''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.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item|disp=FHL 973 M2Lp v. 5}}; online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Appomattox County, pp. 61-62.]
 
*''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.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item|disp=FHL 973 M2Lp v. 5}}; online at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Appomattox County, pp. 61-62.]
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
 
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Appomattox Rangers)  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Appomattox Rangers)
:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Appomattox Grays).<ref>James I. Robertson, ''18th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). {{FHL|488660|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 12}}.</ref>  
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:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Appomattox Grays).<ref>James I. Robertson, ''18th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). {{FHL|488660|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 12}}.</ref>
:- [[20th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate)|20th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate)]]. Company C.<ref>Tracy Chernault and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''18th and 20th Battalions of Heavy Artillery'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|753834|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 113}}.</ref>  
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:- [[20th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate)|20th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate)]]. Company C.<ref>Tracy Chernault and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''18th and 20th Battalions of Heavy Artillery'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|753834|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 113}}.</ref>
:- [[44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Appomattox Invincibles).<ref>Kevin C. Ruffner, ''44th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|610175|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39}}.</ref>  
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:- [[44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Appomattox Invincibles).<ref>Kevin C. Ruffner, ''44th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|610175|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39}}.</ref>
 
:- [[46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Liberty Guards).<ref>Darrell L. Collins, ''46th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|135277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85}}.</ref>
 
:- [[46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Liberty Guards).<ref>Darrell L. Collins, ''46th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|135277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
*'''1861-1865''' - Virginia, Civil War Service {{RecordSearch|1932382|Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}}  
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*'''1861-1865''' - Virginia, Civil War Service {{RecordSearch|1932382|Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865}}
 
*'''1861-1865''' - Virginia, Civil War Service {{RecordSearch|1932427|Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}}
 
*'''1861-1865''' - Virginia, Civil War Service {{RecordSearch|1932427|Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865}}
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 Ancestry ($)]
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865 Ancestry ($)]
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*Hopkins, Luther W. ''From Bull Run to Appomattox:&nbsp;A Boy's View''. Baltimore: Press of Fleet-McGinley Co., 1914. {{FHL|778011|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082797 (2 copies)}}; online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29406 Ancestry ($)].
 
*Hopkins, Luther W. ''From Bull Run to Appomattox:&nbsp;A Boy's View''. Baltimore: Press of Fleet-McGinley Co., 1914. {{FHL|778011|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6082797 (2 copies)}}; online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29406 Ancestry ($)].
  
===== Civil War Battle =====
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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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=====Civil War Battle=====
  
 
The following battles were fought in&nbsp;Appomattox County.  
 
The following battles were fought in&nbsp;Appomattox County.  
  
:April 8, 1865 - [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va096.htm Appomattox Station] <ref>Heritage Preservation Services,[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va096.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref><br>  
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:April 8, 1865 - [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va096.htm Appomattox Station] <ref>Heritage Preservation Services,[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va096.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref><br>
:April 9, 1865 - [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va097.htm Appomattox Court House] <ref>Heritage Preservation Services,[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va097.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref>  
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:April 9, 1865 - [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va097.htm Appomattox Court House] <ref>Heritage Preservation Services,[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va097.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012)</ref>
 
: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]
 
: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]
  
==== Miscellaneous Records ====
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====Miscellaneous Records====
  
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}
  
==== Naturalization ====
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====Naturalization====
  
Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1877093 Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
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Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{VAnews}}  
 
{{VAnews}}  
  
==== Petitions ====
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====Petitions====
  
*''A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford (Virginia State Library).'' By H.J. Eckenrode. 1908. Richmond, Virginia : Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing.  Online at: [http://books.google.com/books?id=9VUVAAAAYAAJ Google Books] [Albemarle County petitions are described on pp. 23-61].
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*''A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford (Virginia State Library).'' By H.J. Eckenrode. 1908. Richmond, Virginia : Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing.  Online at: [http://books.google.com/books?id=9VUVAAAAYAAJ Google Books].
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
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'''Bibliography'''
 
'''Bibliography'''
  
* '''1764-1792''' - ''Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County Virginia , Vol. 1, 1764-1792.'' c2017. By Randy F. McNew Crouse. n.p. : Crouse. Available at: [http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rfloydc Randy McNew Crouse's Books on Virginia ($)], [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2849966?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL]; {{WorldCat|1030586733|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*'''1764-1792''' - ''Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County Virginia , Vol. 1, 1764-1792.'' c2017. By Randy F. McNew Crouse. n.p. : Crouse. Available at: [http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rfloydc Randy McNew Crouse's Books on Virginia ($)], [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2849966?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL]; {{WorldCat|1030586733|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
 
'''Appomattox''' County was created in 1845, in part, from that portion of '''Buckingham''' County that lays south of the '''Appomattox River'''. Buckingham residents living there then, and following the division of the county, became residents of '''Appomattox''' County. Crouse's book is a comprehensive transcription of all extant tithe and personal property tax lists (over 12,000 records) for '''Buckingham''' County, Virginia from its formation in 1761 through 1792. Includes 1764, 1773-4, 1782-1792. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, names of slaves over the age of 12 (until 1783), carriages, ordinary licences, horses, cattle (1783-1788) and acres of land (1764). Comments and annotations are included, as found in the original lists, describe familial relationships, marital status (widow), physical characteristics, race, occupation, nationality, religion, place of residence and more.Transcribed records are ordered as they appear in the tax lists and, in addition, are ordered alphabetically in a 160 page index section. Includes an introduction and guide to use, a table and graphs to summarize statistics, extensive bibliography, table of alternate surname spellings, list of abbreviations and appendices.
 
'''Appomattox''' County was created in 1845, in part, from that portion of '''Buckingham''' County that lays south of the '''Appomattox River'''. Buckingham residents living there then, and following the division of the county, became residents of '''Appomattox''' County. Crouse's book is a comprehensive transcription of all extant tithe and personal property tax lists (over 12,000 records) for '''Buckingham''' County, Virginia from its formation in 1761 through 1792. Includes 1764, 1773-4, 1782-1792. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, names of slaves over the age of 12 (until 1783), carriages, ordinary licences, horses, cattle (1783-1788) and acres of land (1764). Comments and annotations are included, as found in the original lists, describe familial relationships, marital status (widow), physical characteristics, race, occupation, nationality, religion, place of residence and more.Transcribed records are ordered as they appear in the tax lists and, in addition, are ordered alphabetically in a 160 page index section. Includes an introduction and guide to use, a table and graphs to summarize statistics, extensive bibliography, table of alternate surname spellings, list of abbreviations and appendices.
  
* '''1792-1802''' - ''Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County Virginia , Vol. 2, 1792-1802.'' c2017. By Randy F. McNew Crouse. n.p. : Crouse. Available at: [http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rfloydc Randy McNew Crouse's Books on Virginia ($)]; {{WorldCat|1037821604|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.  
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*'''1792-1802''' - ''Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County Virginia , Vol. 2, 1792-1802.'' c2017. By Randy F. McNew Crouse. n.p. : Crouse. Available at: [http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rfloydc Randy McNew Crouse's Books on Virginia ($)]; {{WorldCat|1037821604|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
 
Crouse's second volume includes the monumental tax list transcription effort. Comprehensive transcription of all personal property tax lists (over 13,700 records enumerating over 47,000 tithes) for Buckingham County, Virginia from 1792-1802. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, carriages, ordinary licences and horses. 130 page index. An illustrated appendix on Riding Carriages is a very interesting added feature.
 
Crouse's second volume includes the monumental tax list transcription effort. Comprehensive transcription of all personal property tax lists (over 13,700 records enumerating over 47,000 tithes) for Buckingham County, Virginia from 1792-1802. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, carriages, ordinary licences and horses. 130 page index. An illustrated appendix on Riding Carriages is a very interesting added feature.
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*'''1845''' - ''Appomattox County, Virginia Tax Lists, 1845 Only Extant Record for the First Year the County was Established, Includes Land Tax Rolls, Personal Property Tax Rolls.'' 1975. By Harriett A. Chilton. Falls Church, Virginia : H.A. Chilton. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/64143?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL]; {{WorldCat|2037683|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
 
*'''1845''' - ''Appomattox County, Virginia Tax Lists, 1845 Only Extant Record for the First Year the County was Established, Includes Land Tax Rolls, Personal Property Tax Rolls.'' 1975. By Harriett A. Chilton. Falls Church, Virginia : H.A. Chilton. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/64143?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL]; {{WorldCat|2037683|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{VAbmd}}  
 
{{VAbmd}}  
  
===== Birth =====
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=====Birth=====
  
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*'''1853-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3326815|Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}}
 
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}}
  
===== Marriage =====
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=====Marriage=====
  
 
*'''1660-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=virginia%2cva Virginia, United States Marriages - FindMyPast ($)]
 
*'''1660-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=virginia%2cva Virginia, United States Marriages - FindMyPast ($)]
 
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 Ancestry ($)]
 
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 Ancestry ($)]
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*'''1785-1940''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60214/ Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940] at Ancestry.com ($) — index
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*'''1853-1935''' - {{RecordSearch|3477666|Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}}
 
*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}}
  
===== Divorce =====
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=====Divorce=====
  
 
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370543|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}}
 
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370543|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}}
  
===== Death =====
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=====Death=====
  
 
{{LoVdeath}}
 
{{LoVdeath}}
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*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}}
 
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}}
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes =====
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=====Vital Record Substitutes=====
  
 
{{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]].}}
 
{{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]].}}
  
== Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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==Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries==
  
 
*[[Central Virginia Genealogical Association|Central Virginia Genealogical Association]]
 
*[[Central Virginia Genealogical Association|Central Virginia Genealogical Association]]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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====Family History Centers====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
== Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Websites ==
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==Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Websites==
  
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaappoma/ Appomattox Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaappoma/ Appomattox Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.
*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/appomattox-county.html Appomattox County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/appomattox-county.html Appomattox County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Appomattox|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Appomattox|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/appomattox/ Cyndi's List]<br>
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/appomattox/ Cyndi's List]<br>
  
== Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy References ==
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==Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy References==
  
 
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Revision as of 13:50, 29 June 2020

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

Appomattox County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Appomattox County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Appomattox County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 8, 1845
County Seat Appomattox
Courthouse
VirginiaAppomattoxCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Appomattox County is located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after the Appamatuck people who were shown on Captain John Smith's map of 1612. The name eventually evolved into "Appomattox"[1].

Appomattox County Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Appomattox County Courthouse
P.O. Box 672
Appomattox, VA 24522-0672
Phone: 804-352-5275

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce and probate records from 1892, court and land records [2]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1892 1853 1892 1892 1892 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Appomattox County Virginia History[edit | edit source]

Appomattox River at Matoaca, Virginia.JPG

The county was named after the Appomattox River.[4]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1845--Appomattox County was created 8 February 1845 from Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte and Prince Edward Counties.
County seat: Appomattox [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

OLd Appomattox County, Virginia Courthouse Sign.JPG

1892 All county courthouse records except land tax books were destroyed by fire in 1892.[5] [6]

Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources.


The Appomattox County VAGenWeb page identifies surviving church and vital records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]\

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

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


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 BillionGraves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
BillionGraves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 9,193
1860 8,889 −3.3%
1870 8,950 0.7%
1880 10,080 12.6%
1890 9,589 −4.9%
1900 9,662 0.8%
1910 8,904 −7.8%
1920 9,255 3.9%
1930 8,402 −9.2%
1940 9,020 7.4%
1950 8,764 −2.8%
1960 9,148 4.4%
1970 9,784 7.0%
1980 11,971 22.4%
1990 12,298 2.7%
2000 13,705 11.4%
2010 14,973 9.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org". United States Census Bureau.

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Compiled Genealogies by Surnames


Compiled Genealogies for Multiple Families

  • Featherston, Nathaniel Ragland. Appomattox County History and Genealogy. Baltimore, MD: Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998. FHL Book 975.5625 H2f; digital version at World Vital Records ($). This book contains numerous genealogies for families of Appomattox County. For a list of surnames please see World Vital Records ($).
  • Heritage Book Committee. Appomattox County, Virginia. Summersville, W. Va.: S.E. Grose and the Appomattox Heritage Committee, 2001. FHL Book 975.5625 H2a.

Historic Residences[edit | edit source]

  • Clover Hill. Early History of an Old Appomattox Landmark. By Ethel Marion Smith. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul., 1949), pp. 269-273. Online at: JSTOR ($). Includes information about the Patteson family.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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.


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

War of 1812[edit | edit source]
  • 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.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. FHL 973 M2Lp v. 5; online at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Appomattox County, pp. 61-62.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

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


- 2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company H (Appomattox Rangers)
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company H (Appomattox Grays).[8]
- 20th Battalion, Virginia Heavy Artillery (Confederate). Company C.[9]
- 44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Appomattox Invincibles).[10]
- 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Liberty Guards).[11]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II[edit | edit source]
Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following battles were fought in Appomattox County.

April 8, 1865 - Appomattox Station [12]
April 9, 1865 - Appomattox Court House [13]
Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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


Petitions[edit | edit source]

  • A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford (Virginia State Library). By H.J. Eckenrode. 1908. Richmond, Virginia : Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing. Online at: Google Books.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Online Appomattox County, Virginia Tax Lists
Type Index Images
Free FHC Fee Free FHC Fee
Personal Property - - - - 1845-1863 -

Bibliography

Appomattox County was created in 1845, in part, from that portion of Buckingham County that lays south of the Appomattox River. Buckingham residents living there then, and following the division of the county, became residents of Appomattox County. Crouse's book is a comprehensive transcription of all extant tithe and personal property tax lists (over 12,000 records) for Buckingham County, Virginia from its formation in 1761 through 1792. Includes 1764, 1773-4, 1782-1792. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, names of slaves over the age of 12 (until 1783), carriages, ordinary licences, horses, cattle (1783-1788) and acres of land (1764). Comments and annotations are included, as found in the original lists, describe familial relationships, marital status (widow), physical characteristics, race, occupation, nationality, religion, place of residence and more.Transcribed records are ordered as they appear in the tax lists and, in addition, are ordered alphabetically in a 160 page index section. Includes an introduction and guide to use, a table and graphs to summarize statistics, extensive bibliography, table of alternate surname spellings, list of abbreviations and appendices.

Crouse's second volume includes the monumental tax list transcription effort. Comprehensive transcription of all personal property tax lists (over 13,700 records enumerating over 47,000 tithes) for Buckingham County, Virginia from 1792-1802. All proprietors are named (male or female) along with many additional white males over the age of 16, number of white tithes, number of slave tithes, carriages, ordinary licences and horses. 130 page index. An illustrated appendix on Riding Carriages is a very interesting added feature.

  • 1845 - Appomattox County, Virginia Tax Lists, 1845 Only Extant Record for the First Year the County was Established, Includes Land Tax Rolls, Personal Property Tax Rolls. 1975. By Harriett A. Chilton. Falls Church, Virginia : H.A. Chilton. FHL; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Appomattox 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]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

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


Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

Appomattox County Virginia Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.appomattoxcountyva.gov/visitors/about-appomattox/history
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Appomattox County, Virginia. Page 710 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Appomattox 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. Wikipedia Contributors, "Appomattox County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_County,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.
  5. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 2, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  6. Burned Record Counties (VA-NOTES). (n.d.). Library of Virginia. Retrieved October 1, 2009, from http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/va22_burnedco.htm.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Appomattox _ County,_Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 7 November 2019.
  8. James I. Robertson, 18th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 12.
  9. Tracy Chernault and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 18th and 20th Battalions of Heavy Artillery (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 113.
  10. Kevin C. Ruffner, 44th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39.
  11. Darrell L. Collins, 46th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85.
  12. Heritage Preservation Services,Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)
  13. Heritage Preservation Services,Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012)