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Guide to '''Pittsylvania County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Pittsylvania 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===
 
Pittsylvania is the largest county (per square miles) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is situated in the South-Central Piedmont plateau region. The County was  named for William Pitt, First Earl of Chatham, a British Statesman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1766 to 1768<ref>https://www.pittsylvaniacountyva.gov/327/About-the-Community</ref>.
 
Pittsylvania is the largest county (per square miles) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is situated in the South-Central Piedmont plateau region. The County was  named for William Pitt, First Earl of Chatham, a British Statesman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1766 to 1768<ref>https://www.pittsylvaniacountyva.gov/327/About-the-Community</ref>.
  
=== Pittsylvania County, Virginia Courthouse ===
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===Pittsylvania County, Virginia Courthouse===
  
 
[http://www.pittgov.org/ Pittsylvania County Courthouse]<br>1 South Main Street<br>Chatham, Virginia 24531<br>Phone: 804-432-2041<br>  
 
[http://www.pittgov.org/ Pittsylvania County Courthouse]<br>1 South Main Street<br>Chatham, Virginia 24531<br>Phone: 804-432-2041<br>  
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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), Pittsylvania 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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| 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), Pittsylvania 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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== Pittsylvania County, Virginia History ==
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==Pittsylvania County, Virginia History==
 
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[[File:William Pitt 1st Earl of Chatham.JPG|180px|right]]  
 
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The county was named after the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Pitt,_1st_Earl_of_Chatham 1st Earl of Chatham, William Pitt] (1708-1778). Pitt was serving as Great Britain's Prime Minister at the time Pittsylvania County was organized.  
 
The county was named after the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Pitt,_1st_Earl_of_Chatham 1st Earl of Chatham, William Pitt] (1708-1778). Pitt was serving as Great Britain's Prime Minister at the time Pittsylvania County was organized.  
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1766'''--Pittsylvania County was created 6 November 1766 from [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Chatham <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1766'''--Pittsylvania County was created 6 November 1766 from [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Chatham <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
 
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.
 
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.
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810
  
== Pittsylvania County, Virginia Places/Localities ==
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==Pittsylvania County, Virginia Places/Localities==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit  
 
[https://virginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,143,c,pittsylvania.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pittsylvania_ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsylvania_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 19 February 2020.</ref>
 
[https://virginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,143,c,pittsylvania.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pittsylvania_ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsylvania_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 19 February 2020.</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
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*[[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]]  
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*[[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]]
*[[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]]  
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*[[Campbell County, Virginia|Campbell]]
 
*[[Caswell County, North Carolina|Caswell County, North Carolina]]
 
*[[Caswell County, North Carolina|Caswell County, North Carolina]]
  
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*[[Franklin County, Virginia|Franklin]]  
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*[[Franklin County, Virginia|Franklin]]
 
*[[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]]
 
*[[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]]
  
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*[[Henry County, Virginia|Henry]]  
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*[[Henry County, Virginia|Henry]]
 
*[[Rockingham County, North Carolina|Rockingham County, North Carolina]]
 
*[[Rockingham County, North Carolina|Rockingham County, North Carolina]]
  
 
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== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
==== Research Guides ====
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====Research Guides====
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pittsylvania County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pittsylvania County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
*Boisseau, Mary Leigh. "Research Opportunities in Danville and Pittsylvania County," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 18, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1992):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.  
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*Boisseau, Mary Leigh. "Research Opportunities in Danville and Pittsylvania County," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 18, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1992):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
 
*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
 
*Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
 
In 1860, Pittsylvania County had one of the largest slave population in the state (14,340 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (16,084) - the town of Danville in particular.<ref name="no">''Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/ninthcensusunit00offigoog#page/n73/mode/1up Internet Archive]; {{FHL|281281|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pcu}}.</ref>  
 
In 1860, Pittsylvania County had one of the largest slave population in the state (14,340 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (16,084) - the town of Danville in particular.<ref name="no">''Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/ninthcensusunit00offigoog#page/n73/mode/1up Internet Archive]; {{FHL|281281|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2pcu}}.</ref>  
  
*Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}  
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*Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
*Griffith, Alva H. ''Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Related Documentation''. Maryland: Heritage Books, 2001.  
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*Griffith, Alva H. ''Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Related Documentation''. Maryland: Heritage Books, 2001.
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm "Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm "Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
 
*Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Incomplete citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
 
*Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Incomplete citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
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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 of Pittsylvania County.
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
  
 
{{VABible}}*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/bible.htm Pittsylvania County, Virginia Bible Records Online]
 
{{VABible}}*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/bible.htm Pittsylvania County, Virginia Bible Records Online]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
 
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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" |[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|446815|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Pittsylvania-County?id=county_2871 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Pittsylvania-County?id=county_2871 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/cemeteries.htm VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/cemeteries.htm VAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pittsylvania+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pittsylvania+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*Bennett, Harold B. "Siloam Methodist Church Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1981):83-87. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).  
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*Bennett, Harold B. "Siloam Methodist Church Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1981):83-87. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
*Bennett, Harold B. "Walker Cemetery, Climax, Pittsylvania Co., Va.," ''The Virginia Genealogist'',&nbsp;Vol. 25, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981):248. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors]&nbsp;($).  
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*Bennett, Harold B. "Walker Cemetery, Climax, Pittsylvania Co., Va.," ''The Virginia Genealogist'',&nbsp;Vol. 25, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981):248. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors]&nbsp;($).
 
*Sutherlin, Elijah T. "Beck Family Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1964):148. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
 
*Sutherlin, Elijah T. "Beck Family Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1964):148. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
  
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====Census====
  
 
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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.}}  Includes residents of this county.
 
*"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.}}  Includes residents of this county.
  
==== Church Records ====
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====Church Records====
  
===== General =====
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=====General=====
  
*Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Ministers Bonds of Pittsylvania Co.," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 20, No. 4 (Apr. 1912):292-294. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($). [Identifies the names and religions of Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian ministers from bonds dated 1785 to 1843.]  
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*Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Ministers Bonds of Pittsylvania Co.," ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 20, No. 4 (Apr. 1912):292-294. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($). [Identifies the names and religions of Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian ministers from bonds dated 1785 to 1843.]
 
*Wood, Candace Mattox. ''The Restoration Movement in Pittsylvania, Henry, and Franklin Counties, Virginia''. Dissertation. [Incomplete citation from Google Books.]
 
*Wood, Candace Mattox. ''The Restoration Movement in Pittsylvania, Henry, and Franklin Counties, Virginia''. Dissertation. [Incomplete citation from Google Books.]
  
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
  
#'''Bennett's''' (1790)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Bennett's''' (1790)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Birch Creek''' (by 1769).<ref name="baptist" /><ref>Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,3 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,20 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 24. Edwards states many of these families had moved to Pittsylvania County from Fauquier County.  
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#'''Birch Creek''' (by 1769).<ref name="baptist" /><ref>Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,3 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,20 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 24. Edwards states many of these families had moved to Pittsylvania County from Fauquier County.
#'''Black Water''' (by 1768).<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:233. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
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#'''Black Water''' (by 1768).<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:233. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
#'''County Line''' (1771)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''County Line''' (1771)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Dan River''' (by 1767). Edwards published a list of early members in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,41 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 52.  
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#'''Dan River''' (by 1767). Edwards published a list of early members in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,41 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 52.
#'''Double Creek''' (1803)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Double Creek''' (1803)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Fall Creek''' (1771). Edwards published a membership list dated 1770 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,45 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 56-57.  
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#'''Fall Creek''' (1771). Edwards published a membership list dated 1770 in [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,45 ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists...''] (1772), 56-57.
#'''Lower Banister''' (1798)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Lower Banister''' (1798)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Mill Church''' (1770)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 303-304. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>  
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#'''Mill Church''' (1770)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 303-304. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
#'''Shockhoe '''(1803)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Shockhoe '''(1803)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Stanton''' (1761).<ref>Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,83 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref>  
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#'''Stanton''' (1761).<ref>Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,83 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref>
#'''Stewart's Creek'''<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Stewart's Creek'''<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Stinking River''' (1800).<ref name="baptist" /> Records of Stinking Creek Baptist Church (beginning in 1816) were published in ''VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1982) and Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1982): {{FHL|330803|item|disp=FHL Film 1697410 Items 1-12}}.  
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#'''Stinking River''' (1800).<ref name="baptist" /> Records of Stinking Creek Baptist Church (beginning in 1816) were published in ''VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1982) and Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1982): {{FHL|330803|item|disp=FHL Film 1697410 Items 1-12}}.
#'''Union '''(1789)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Union '''(1789)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Upper Banister''' (1773)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Upper Banister''' (1773)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''White Thorn''' (1791)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''White Thorn''' (1791)<ref name="baptist" />
 
#'''Winns Creek''' (by 1771)<ref>Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,3 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in [http://repository.
 
#'''Winns Creek''' (by 1771)<ref>Morgan Edwards, ''Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia'' (1772). Digitized by [http://repository.clemson.edu/u?/jbt,3 SCDL Collections] - free.</ref> Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in [http://repository.
 
#'''Zion's Hill''' (1807)<ref name="baptist" />
 
#'''Zion's Hill''' (1807)<ref name="baptist" />
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{{VAbap}}Pittsylvania County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.  
 
{{VAbap}}Pittsylvania County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.  
  
*Leek, Charles F. and Pittsylvania Baptist Association. ''The History of Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1788-1963''. Danville, Va.: Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1963. {{FHL|1137528|title-id|disp=FHL Book 975.5665 K2L}}.  
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*Leek, Charles F. and Pittsylvania Baptist Association. ''The History of Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1788-1963''. Danville, Va.: Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1963. {{FHL|1137528|title-id|disp=FHL Book 975.5665 K2L}}.
 
*Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society. ''Abstracts of Mt. Ararat Primitive Baptist Church near Whitmell, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Includes Biographies of Area Primitive Baptist Ministers''. Danville, Virginia&nbsp;: Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1981. Available at {{FHL|120741|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society. ''Abstracts of Mt. Ararat Primitive Baptist Church near Whitmell, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Includes Biographies of Area Primitive Baptist Ministers''. Danville, Virginia&nbsp;: Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1981. Available at {{FHL|120741|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
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*''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 21, No. 4 (Nov. 1999). {{FHL|405412|item|disp=FHL Book 975 D25b v. 21 (1999)}}.
 
*''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 21, No. 4 (Nov. 1999). {{FHL|405412|item|disp=FHL Book 975 D25b v. 21 (1999)}}.
  
===== Church of England =====
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=====Church of England=====
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Camden Parish, Virginia|Camden Parish]]  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Camden Parish, Virginia|Camden Parish]]  
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*Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Colonial Churches in Pittsylvania County,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr. 1914):173-176. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] - free.
 
*Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Colonial Churches in Pittsylvania County,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr. 1914):173-176. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] - free.
  
===== Quaker =====
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=====Quaker=====
  
 
Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):  
 
Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):  
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*'''Reedy Island Monthly Meeting''' (1792-1812)<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>
 
*'''Reedy Island Monthly Meeting''' (1792-1812)<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>
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
 
'''''General'''''  
 
'''''General'''''  
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*Azariah Bailey (complainant.), George W. Hall (vegetarian.), William H. Shields (respondent.), Nathaniel E. Witcher (respondent.), Virginia. Circuit Court. ''Record of a Suit in Chancery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Azariah Bailey vs. George W. Hall, Wm. H. Shields &amp; Nathaniel N. Witcher''. 1858. [Citation from Google Books.]
 
*Azariah Bailey (complainant.), George W. Hall (vegetarian.), William H. Shields (respondent.), Nathaniel E. Witcher (respondent.), Virginia. Circuit Court. ''Record of a Suit in Chancery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Azariah Bailey vs. George W. Hall, Wm. H. Shields &amp; Nathaniel N. Witcher''. 1858. [Citation from Google Books.]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
 
More than 175 genealogies have been published about Pittsylvania County families. To view a list, visit [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Pittsylvania County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
 
More than 175 genealogies have been published about Pittsylvania County families. To view a list, visit [[Pittsylvania County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Pittsylvania County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
==== Historic Residences ====
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See also: [[Virginia Compiled Genealogies]]
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Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Pittsylvania County families include:
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*Fitzgerald, Madelene Vaden. ''Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past''. Danville, Va.: Womack Press, 1974. {{FHL|119133|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5665 H2f}}<br>
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*''Pittsylvania County Virginia Heritage 1767-2004''. Pittsylvania County Heritage Book Committee and County Heritage, Inc., 2004.
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*Pritchett, John W. ''Southside Virginia Genealogies''. CD-ROM.&nbsp;Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing&nbsp;Co., Inc., 2007.&nbsp;[http://virginians.com/index/index_f.htm Free online index], courtesy: [http://virginians.com/ Virginians - The Family History of John W. Pritchett]. [Includes a great deal of information about residents of Pittsylvania County, see [http://virginians.com/sources/sources_f.htm discussion of cited sources].] {{FHL|1376005|item}} CD-ROM no. 3887; purchase at [http://virginians.com/index.htm Virginians.com].
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====Historic Residences====
  
 
*Fitzgerald, Madelene Vaden. ''Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past''. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1974. Available at {{FHL|119133|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Fitzgerald, Madelene Vaden. ''Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past''. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1974. Available at {{FHL|119133|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
==== Immigration ====
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====Immigration====
  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Pittsylvania}}  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Pittsylvania}}  
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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*Tucker, George. ''To the Freeholders of the Counties of Campbell, Pittsylvania and Halifax''. Printed at the Virginian Office, 1824.
 
*Tucker, George. ''To the Freeholders of the Counties of Campbell, Pittsylvania and Halifax''. Printed at the Virginian Office, 1824.
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
*Clement, Maud Carter. ''History of Pittsylvania County Virginia''. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1010 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806379898_maudcarterclement World Vital Records] ($). Reviewed in ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. 1930):280-281. Review available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
 
*Clement, Maud Carter. ''History of Pittsylvania County Virginia''. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1010 Ancestry] ($); and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806379898_maudcarterclement World Vital Records] ($). Reviewed in ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. 1930):280-281. Review available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Pittsylvania County}}}}
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Pittsylvania County}}}}
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
  
 
Bell published records of Pittsylvania County residents who migrated to South Carolina:  
 
Bell published records of Pittsylvania County residents who migrated to South Carolina:  
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*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}}; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at {{FHL|492434|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at {{FHL|730840|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Pittsylvania 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}}; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at {{FHL|492434|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at {{FHL|730840|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Pittsylvania County to other parts of the country.]
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
===== Colonial Militia =====
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=====Colonial Militia=====
  
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County militia officers (1767-1774); see place name index.]
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County militia officers (1767-1774); see place name index.]
  
===== French and Indian War =====
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=====French and Indian War=====
  
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County veterans; see place name index.]
 
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County veterans; see place name index.]
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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=====Revolutionary War=====
  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Pittsylvania County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Pittsylvania County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Pittsylvania County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Pittsylvania County supplied soldiers for the:  
  
::- [[6th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|6th Virginia Regiment]]  
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::- [[6th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|6th Virginia Regiment]]
 
::- [[14th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|14th Virginia Regiment]]
 
::- [[14th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|14th Virginia Regiment]]
  
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[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/39/mode/1up {{PAGENAME}} residents' participation in the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 39. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>  
 
[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/39/mode/1up {{PAGENAME}} residents' participation in the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 39. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>  
  
*Daughters of the American Colonists. Texas Society. The Rose Window of San Jose Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. San Antonio De Bexar Chapter (San Antonio, Tex.), Lucy Alice Posey. ''Patriots Who Took the Oath of Allegiance, 1777, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Notarized by Pittsylvania County Clerk''. The Chapter, 1977.  
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*Daughters of the American Colonists. Texas Society. The Rose Window of San Jose Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. San Antonio De Bexar Chapter (San Antonio, Tex.), Lucy Alice Posey. ''Patriots Who Took the Oath of Allegiance, 1777, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Notarized by Pittsylvania County Clerk''. The Chapter, 1977.
*Hurt, Frances Hallam. ''An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1976. Available at {{FHL|112589|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*Hurt, Frances Hallam. ''An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1976. Available at {{FHL|112589|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*"Revolutionary Pension Declarations from Pittsylvania County, Va.,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 16, No. 2 (Oct. 1908):174-183; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. 1909):73-80; Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul. 1912):259-266; Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr. 1917):149-160. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
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*"Revolutionary Pension Declarations from Pittsylvania County, Va.,"&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 16, No. 2 (Oct. 1908):174-183; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. 1909):73-80; Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul. 1912):259-266; Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr. 1917):149-160. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
*Watts, Dorothy Chambers. "Some Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Militia Officers," [1775] ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):225-226. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
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*Watts, Dorothy Chambers. "Some Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Militia Officers," [1775] ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):225-226. Available at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
*White, Elizabeth Tunstall and VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society. ''Military Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1783: Taken from Judgment Books, 1-2-and 4 and Deed, Book 4''. VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1983.  
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*White, Elizabeth Tunstall and VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society. ''Military Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1783: Taken from Judgment Books, 1-2-and 4 and Deed, Book 4''. VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1983.
*''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, Eastern District, Pittsylvania County on page 132.]  
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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, Eastern District, Pittsylvania County on page 132.]
 
*''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.]
 
*''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.]
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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=====War of 1812=====
  
 
[http://pittsylvaniacountyhistory.com/warof1812/1812graves/ Pittsylvania county History.com War of 1812 Soldiers Graves]  
 
[http://pittsylvaniacountyhistory.com/warof1812/1812graves/ Pittsylvania county History.com War of 1812 Soldiers Graves]  
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Pittsylvania County men served in the 42nd and 101st Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 170. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
 
Pittsylvania County men served in the 42nd and 101st Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 170. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
  
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Pittsylvania County.]  
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*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. '''Free online surname index''' and purchase details at [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/va/details/va-0697w.html Mountain Press] website. {{FHL|1453042|item}} 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Pittsylvania County.]
 
*''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, Pittsylvania County, p. 98. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''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, Pittsylvania County, p. 98. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)]]. Company C (Danville Cavalry).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''5th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|677483|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127}}.</ref>  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)]]. Company C (Danville Cavalry).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''5th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|677483|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127}}.</ref>  
:- [[6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]].<ref>Michael P. Musick, ''6th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|607455|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66}}.</ref>  
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:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Danville Blues), Company B (Danville Grays), and Company I (Spring Garden Blues).<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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:- [[6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]].<ref>Michael P. Musick, ''6th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). {{FHL|607455|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66}}.</ref>
:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Chalk Level Grays) and Company I (Turkey Cock Grays).<ref>Susan A. Riggs, ''21st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). {{FHL|413420|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72}}.</ref>  
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:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Danville Blues), Company B (Danville Grays), and Company I (Spring Garden Blues).<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>
:- [[38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)]]. Company A, Company B (Pittsylvania Vindicators), Company C (Laurel Grove Riflemen), Company D (Whitmell Guards), Company E (Cabell Guards), Company H (Secession Guards), and Company K (The Cascade Rifles).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''38th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370008|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46}}.</ref>  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company H (Chalk Level Grays) and Company I (Turkey Cock Grays).<ref>Susan A. Riggs, ''21st Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). {{FHL|413420|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72}}.</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>  
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:- [[38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate)]]. Company A, Company B (Pittsylvania Vindicators), Company C (Laurel Grove Riflemen), Company D (Whitmell Guards), Company E (Cabell Guards), Company H (Secession Guards), and Company K (The Cascade Rifles).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''38th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|370008|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46}}.</ref>
:- [[53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Chatham Grays).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''53rd Virginia Infantry and 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). {{FHL|836519|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 132}}.</ref>  
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:- [[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>
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:- [[53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company B (Chatham Grays).<ref>G. Howard Gregory, ''53rd Virginia Infantry and 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). {{FHL|836519|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 132}}.</ref>
 
:- [[57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies D (The Galveston Tigers), E (Pigg River Greys), F (Henry and Pittsylvania Rifles), G (Ladies Guard), and I (Pittsylvania Life Guards).<ref>Charles W. Sublett, ''57th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|430148|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 21}}.</ref>
 
:- [[57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies D (The Galveston Tigers), E (Pigg River Greys), F (Henry and Pittsylvania Rifles), G (Ladies Guard), and I (Pittsylvania Life Guards).<ref>Charles W. Sublett, ''57th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|430148|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 21}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
*'''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|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''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''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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)
 
*'''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)
 
*'''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)
 
*'''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)
*Clement, Maud Carter. ''War Recollections of the Confederate Veterans of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1861-1865''. Chatham, Virginia:&nbsp;The Rawley Martin Chapter, Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1961. Reviewed by Mildred K. Bushong in&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 70, No. 2 (Apr. 1962):215-217. Review available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
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*Clement, Maud Carter. ''War Recollections of the Confederate Veterans of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1861-1865''. Chatham, Virginia:&nbsp;The Rawley Martin Chapter, Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1961. Reviewed by Mildred K. Bushong in&nbsp;''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 70, No. 2 (Apr. 1962):215-217. Review available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
*McClurken, Jeffrey W. ''After the Battle: Reconstructing the Confederate Veteran Family in Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia, 1860-1900''. Johns Hopkins University, 2002.  
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*McClurken, Jeffrey W. ''After the Battle: Reconstructing the Confederate Veteran Family in Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia, 1860-1900''. Johns Hopkins University, 2002.
 
*Williams, Mike K. ''Confederate Soldiers of Pittsylvania County &amp; Danville''. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. Available at {{FHL|366611|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Williams, Mike K. ''Confederate Soldiers of Pittsylvania County &amp; Danville''. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. Available at {{FHL|366611|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
===== World War I =====
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=====World War I=====
  
 
*Williams, Hugh T. and Samuel Gardner Walker. ''Why Soldiers Do Not Talk About the War: Or, Danville and Pittsylvania County's Part. A History of Company "C", 116th Infantry; Battery "E", 111th Field Artillery; Sixth Company, Coast Artillery; Together with Complete Alphabetical Rosters of Officers and Men. Rosters of Danville and Pittsylvania ...'' J.T. Townes Print. Co., 1919.
 
*Williams, Hugh T. and Samuel Gardner Walker. ''Why Soldiers Do Not Talk About the War: Or, Danville and Pittsylvania County's Part. A History of Company "C", 116th Infantry; Battery "E", 111th Field Artillery; Sixth Company, Coast Artillery; Together with Complete Alphabetical Rosters of Officers and Men. Rosters of Danville and Pittsylvania ...'' J.T. Townes Print. Co., 1919.
  
===== 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
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659404|Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Miscellaneous Records ====
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====Miscellaneous Records====
  
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Naturalization ====
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Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
 
Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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{{VAnews}}Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette ](1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg ]website. In addition, 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 this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
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{{VAnews}}Indexed images of the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm Virginia Gazette] (1736-1780) are available online through the [http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/ Colonial Williamsburg] website. In addition, 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 this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
  
==== Occupations ====
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*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Danville silversmiths.]  
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*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Danville silversmiths.]
*Melton, Herman. ''Picks, Tracks and Bateaux: Industry in Pittsylvania County 1750-1950''. Chatham, Virginia: H. Melton, 1993. Available at {{FHL|688066|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*Melton, Herman. ''Picks, Tracks and Bateaux: Industry in Pittsylvania County 1750-1950''. Chatham, Virginia: H. Melton, 1993. Available at {{FHL|688066|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*Melton, Herman. ''Pittsylvania's Eighteenth Century Grist Mills''. [Chatham, Virginia?: H. Melton?], 1989. Available at {{FHL|615282|title-id|disp=FHL}}. {{FHL|694456|title-id|disp=1991 edition}} is also available at FHL.  
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*Melton, Herman. ''Pittsylvania's Eighteenth Century Grist Mills''. [Chatham, Virginia?: H. Melton?], 1989. Available at {{FHL|615282|title-id|disp=FHL}}. {{FHL|694456|title-id|disp=1991 edition}} is also available at FHL.
 
*Pittsylvania Historical Society. ''Visitor's Guide to Early Industry in Pittsylvania County'', 1998.
 
*Pittsylvania Historical Society. ''Visitor's Guide to Early Industry in Pittsylvania County'', 1998.
  
==== Private Papers ====
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Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510|Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}*'''[Coles]''' Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
 
Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510|Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}*'''[Coles]''' Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
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*'''[Shelton] '''Shelton, William Christopher and&nbsp;R.D. Ricketts. ''A Diary Kept by William C. Shelton for the Year 1850: The Daily Journal of a School Master and Farmer of Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. n.p.: n.p., 199-?. {{FHL|1232276|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
 
*'''[Shelton] '''Shelton, William Christopher and&nbsp;R.D. Ricketts. ''A Diary Kept by William C. Shelton for the Year 1850: The Daily Journal of a School Master and Farmer of Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. n.p.: n.p., 199-?. {{FHL|1232276|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
  
==== Probate Records ====
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{{Vawill|being indexed}}'''Online Probate Links'''
 
{{Vawill|being indexed}}'''Online Probate Links'''
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*'''1639 – 1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7832 Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records 1639-1850] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index to transcribed records, incomplete, $
 
*'''1639 – 1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7832 Virginia Land, Marriage and Probate Records 1639-1850] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index to transcribed records, incomplete, $
 
*'''1809 - 1853''' Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1809 - 1853''' Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1854 - 1865''' Wills, Estates, Inventories from Circuit Court  [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1854 - 1865''' Wills, Estates, Inventories from Circuit Court  [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
*Images of Accounts (Estate Inventories) 1770-1778, No. 1; 1788-1797, No. 2;  1797-1805, No. 3;  1805-1812, No. 4. [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countypittsylvania.html Virginia Pioneers.net] ($)  
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*Images of Accounts (Estate Inventories) 1770-1778, No. 1; 1788-1797, No. 2;  1797-1805, No. 3;  1805-1812, No. 4. [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countypittsylvania.html Virginia Pioneers.net] ($)
 
*Images of Wills , Deeds  1774-1778, No. 4; 1767-1780, No. 5;  1791-1794, No. 9;  1794-1797, No. 10; 1780-1820, No. 11. [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countypittsylvania.html Virginia Pioneers.net] ($)
 
*Images of Wills , Deeds  1774-1778, No. 4; 1767-1780, No. 5;  1791-1794, No. 9;  1794-1797, No. 10; 1780-1820, No. 11. [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countypittsylvania.html Virginia Pioneers.net] ($)
  
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*'''[1767] '''"First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, Year 1767," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):79-80; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul. 1915):303-304; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct. 1915):371-380; Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. 1916):180-192; Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jun. 1916):271-274. Available at {{FHL|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records'' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]; [https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/48646/VATaxRecords-005112-299?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48646%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''[1767] '''"First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, Year 1767," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):79-80; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul. 1915):303-304; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct. 1915):371-380; Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. 1916):180-192; Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jun. 1916):271-274. Available at {{FHL|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records'' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]; [https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/48646/VATaxRecords-005112-299?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48646%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing Ancestry] ($).
*'''[1767] '''Clement, Maud Carter, ''The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1010 Ancestry] ($); http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/census/tith.txt USGenWeb Archives] - free. Includes 1767 tithe list.  
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*'''[1767] '''Clement, Maud Carter, ''The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia''. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1010 Ancestry] ($); http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/census/tith.txt USGenWeb Archives] - free. Includes 1767 tithe list.
 
*'''[1770]''' Tithables, 1770, ''Southside Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Apr. 1986); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr. 1987); Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1987); Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr. 1988); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1989); online at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Virginia--Genealogy--Periodicals.%22 Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[1770]''' Tithables, 1770, ''Southside Virginian'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Apr. 1986); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr. 1987); Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1987); Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr. 1988); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1989); online at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Virginia--Genealogy--Periodicals.%22 Internet Archive] - free.
*'''[1770-1774]''' Tithables List, 1770-1774, ''Piedmont Lineages''. Danville VA: May 2005. Vol. 27 Iss. 2.  
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*'''[1770-1774]''' Tithables List, 1770-1774, ''Piedmont Lineages''. Danville VA: May 2005. Vol. 27 Iss. 2.
*'''[1773]''' Tithables, 1773, ''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1991); Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1991); Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1991); Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1991); Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1992).  
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*'''[1773]''' Tithables, 1773, ''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1991); Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1991); Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1991); Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1991); Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1992).
 
*'''[1782-1812]''' Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1812 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
 
*'''[1782-1812]''' Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1812 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
*'''[1782]''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1782LandTaxes.htm 1782 Land Taxes Pittsylvania County, Virginia]. Available online, courtesy: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project].  
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*'''[1782]''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1782LandTaxes.htm 1782 Land Taxes Pittsylvania County, Virginia]. Available online, courtesy: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project].
*'''[1782-1802] '''Austin, Gayle. ''The Land Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1782-1802''. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 2006. Available at {{FHL|1343542|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*'''[1782-1802] '''Austin, Gayle. ''The Land Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1782-1802''. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 2006. Available at {{FHL|1343542|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*'''[1782-1823]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm "Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823,"] ''Free African Americans.com.'' Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.  
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*'''[1782-1823]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm "Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823,"] ''Free African Americans.com.'' Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.
 
*'''[1783]''' - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/revservice.htm#vatax Revolutionary War Service website] - free.
 
*'''[1783]''' - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/revservice.htm#vatax Revolutionary War Service website] - free.
*'''[1783]''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1783Land.htm 1783 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax]. Available online, courtesy: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project].  
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*'''[1783]''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1783Land.htm 1783 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax]. Available online, courtesy: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project].
*'''[1784]''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1784alterations.htm 1784 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax]. Available online, courtesy: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project].  
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*'''[1784]''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1784alterations.htm 1784 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax]. Available online, courtesy: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project].
*'''[1785]''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1785LandAlterations.htm 1785 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax]. Available online, courtesy: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project].  
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*'''[1785]''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1785LandAlterations.htm 1785 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax]. Available online, courtesy: [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project].
*'''[1785]''' Insolvents Tax List, 1785, ''Virginia Appalachian Notes'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1981); online at [http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/files/original/50/4839/VANv5n1.pdf Roanoke Public Library] - free.  
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*'''[1785]''' Insolvents Tax List, 1785, ''Virginia Appalachian Notes'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1981); online at [http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/files/original/50/4839/VANv5n1.pdf Roanoke Public Library] - free.
*'''[1785]''' Tax List, 1785, Non-residents/Insolvents, ''VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1981).  
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*'''[1785]''' Tax List, 1785, Non-residents/Insolvents, ''VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1981).
*'''[1787] '''Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1047151 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Pittsylvania County is included in Vol. 1.  
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*'''[1787] '''Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1047151 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Pittsylvania County is included in Vol. 1.
*'''[1788-1806]''' Select abstracts from Personal Property Tax Lists, 1788-1806, ''Piedmont Lineages''. Danville VA: Aug 2004. Vol. 26 Iss. 3.  
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*'''[1788-1806]''' Select abstracts from Personal Property Tax Lists, 1788-1806, ''Piedmont Lineages''. Danville VA: Aug 2004. Vol. 26 Iss. 3.
*'''[1789, 1800] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia] are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1789, 1800] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia] are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1793]''' Top Land Owners from Tax List, 1793, ''Piedmont Lineages''. Danville VA: Feb 2007. Vol. 29 Iss. 1.  
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*'''[1793]''' Top Land Owners from Tax List, 1793, ''Piedmont Lineages''. Danville VA: Feb 2007. Vol. 29 Iss. 1.
*'''[1797]''' Land Tax List, 1797, ''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Aug. 1998); Vol. 20, No. 4 (Nov. 1998); Vol. 21, No. 1 (Feb. 1999); Vol. 21, No. 2 (May 1999); Vol. 21, No. 3 (Aug. 1999); Vol. 21, No. 4 (Nov. 1999);  
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*'''[1797]''' Land Tax List, 1797, ''Piedmont Lineages'', Vol. 20, No. 3 (Aug. 1998); Vol. 20, No. 4 (Nov. 1998); Vol. 21, No. 1 (Feb. 1999); Vol. 21, No. 2 (May 1999); Vol. 21, No. 3 (Aug. 1999); Vol. 21, No. 4 (Nov. 1999);
*'''[1800]''' County tax list, 1800, ''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 48 Iss. 4 (Oct 2004), pp. 285-299; Vol. 49 Iss. 1 (Jan 2005), pp. 49-62.  
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*'''[1800]''' County tax list, 1800, ''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 48 Iss. 4 (Oct 2004), pp. 285-299; Vol. 49 Iss. 1 (Jan 2005), pp. 49-62.
*'''[1810] '''Schreiner-Yates, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Pittsylvania County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.  
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*'''[1810] '''Schreiner-Yates, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Pittsylvania County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.
 
*'''[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. Pittsylvania County is included in Vol. 2.
 
*'''[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. Pittsylvania County is included in Vol. 2.
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
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===== Birth =====
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=====Birth=====
  
*'''1853-1896''' - Pittsylvania County Birth Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|C868642}} 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>  
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*'''1853-1896''' - Pittsylvania County Birth Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|C868642}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Births, 1853-96'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Library of Virginia, Richmond VA. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4791 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1853-1896''' - Fridley, Beth, comp. ''Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Births, 1853-96'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Library of Virginia, Richmond VA. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4791 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''1853-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3326815|Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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=====Marriage=====
  
*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).  
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
*'''1700-1799''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/vitals/marriages/1700-1799.txt Pittsylvania County, VA Marriages 1700-1799] - free.  
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*'''1700-1799''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/vitals/marriages/1700-1799.txt Pittsylvania County, VA Marriages 1700-1799] - free.
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).  
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1767-1900''' - Pittsylvania County Marriage Index 1767-1900. Batch {{IGI|M868637}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1767-1900''' - Pittsylvania County Marriage Index 1767-1900. Batch {{IGI|M868637}} at FamilySearch - free.
*'''1767-1805''' - Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. ''Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1805. ''Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1956. {{FHL|119149|title-id|disp=1956 edition}} and {{FHL|40259|title-id|disp=1982 reprint }}available at FHL.  
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*'''1767-1805''' - Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. ''Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1805. ''Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1956. {{FHL|119149|title-id|disp=1956 edition}} and {{FHL|40259|title-id|disp=1982 reprint }}available at FHL.
*'''1760s-1780''' - James, Edward W. et al.&nbsp;"Marriage Bonds, Pittsylvania County,"&nbsp;[1760s-1780] ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (Oct. 1897):86-87; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Apr. 1898):220-221; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jul. 1898):55-56; Vol. 20, No. 2, (Labeled issue 1) (Oct., 1911):143-144. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).  
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*'''1760s-1780''' - James, Edward W. et al.&nbsp;"Marriage Bonds, Pittsylvania County,"&nbsp;[1760s-1780] ''The William and Mary Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (Oct. 1897):86-87; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Apr. 1898):220-221; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jul. 1898):55-56; Vol. 20, No. 2, (Labeled issue 1) (Oct., 1911):143-144. Available at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
*'''1806-1830''' - Williams, Kathleen Booth. ''Marriages of Pittsylvania County, 1806-1830''. Danville, Virginia, 1965.  
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*'''1806-1830''' - Williams, Kathleen Booth. ''Marriages of Pittsylvania County, 1806-1830''. Danville, Virginia, 1965.
 
*'''1853-1935''' - {{RecordSearch|3477666|Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1853-1935''' - {{RecordSearch|3477666|Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1862-1875''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1862-1875] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1862-1875''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1862-1875] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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=====Divorce=====
  
 
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
===== Death =====
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=====Death=====
  
*'''1853-1859''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ Death Records of Pittsylvania County 1853-1859] (VAGenWeb) - free.  
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*'''1853-1859''' - [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ Death Records of Pittsylvania County 1853-1859] (VAGenWeb) - free.
 
*'''1853-1896''' - Pittsylvania County Death Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|B868639}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1853-1896''' - Pittsylvania County Death Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|B868639}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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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]].}}
  
== Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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==Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries==
  
*[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Bassett Historical Center], Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.<ref>Alice J. Sweeney, "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org</ref>  
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*[http://www.bassetthistoricalcenter.com/ Bassett Historical Center], Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.<ref>Alice J. Sweeney, "Bassett Historical Center," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org</ref>
 
*[[VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society|VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society]]
 
*[[VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society|VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society]]
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== Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Websites ==
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==Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Websites==
  
*Pittsylvania County, Virginia [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ USGENWEB]  
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*Pittsylvania County, Virginia [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/ USGENWEB]
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Pittsylvania|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Pittsylvania|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/pittsylvania-county.html Pittsylvania County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/pittsylvania-county.html Pittsylvania County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
  
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Latest revision as of 14:20, 24 March 2020

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


Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Pittsylvania County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1766
County Seat Chatham
Courthouse
VirginiaPittsylvaniaCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Pittsylvania is the largest county (per square miles) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is situated in the South-Central Piedmont plateau region. The County was named for William Pitt, First Earl of Chatham, a British Statesman who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1766 to 1768[1].

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Pittsylvania County Courthouse
1 South Main Street
Chatham, Virginia 24531
Phone: 804-432-2041

Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1767[2]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1767 1853 1767 1767 1767 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia History[edit | edit source]

William Pitt 1st Earl of Chatham.JPG

The county was named after the 1st Earl of Chatham, William Pitt (1708-1778). Pitt was serving as Great Britain's Prime Minister at the time Pittsylvania County was organized.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1766--Pittsylvania County was created 6 November 1766 from Halifax County.
County seat: Chatham [4]

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, 1810

Pittsylvania County, Virginia 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:[5]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Pittsylvania County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):119-123. Available at American Ancestors ($).
  • Boisseau, Mary Leigh. "Research Opportunities in Danville and Pittsylvania County," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 18, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1992):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.
  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

African American[edit | edit source]

In 1860, Pittsylvania County had one of the largest slave population in the state (14,340 slaves). Ten years later in 1870, it had one of the largest African American populations in Virginia (16,084) - the town of Danville in particular.[6]

  • Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872
  • Griffith, Alva H. Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Related Documentation. Maryland: Heritage Books, 2001.
  • Heinegg, Paul. "Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Incomplete citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]
  • Search the Library of Virginia's Virginia Untold collection for digitized records related to African Americans of Pittsylvania County.

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 Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.
  • 1800-1986 - Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986 at FamilySearch — index
  • Bennett, Harold B. "Siloam Methodist Church Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1981):83-87. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • Bennett, Harold B. "Walker Cemetery, Climax, Pittsylvania Co., Va.," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1981):248. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • Sutherlin, Elijah T. "Beck Family Cemetery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1964):148. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Census[edit | edit source]

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 11,579
1800 12,697 9.7%
1810 17,172 35.2%
1820 21,323 24.2%
1830 26,034 22.1%
1840 26,398 1.4%
1850 28,796 9.1%
1860 32,104 11.5%
1870 31,343 −2.4%
1880 52,589 67.8%
1890 59,941 14.0%
1900 46,894 −21.8%
1910 50,709 8.1%
1920 56,493 11.4%
1930 61,424 8.7%
1940 61,697 0.4%
1950 66,096 7.1%
1960 58,296 −11.8%
1970 58,789 0.8%
1980 66,147 12.5%
1990 55,655 −15.9%
2000 61,745 10.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1782 Enumeration

1785 Enumeration

1790 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1800 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1810 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1820 - Exists, but the National Archives microfilm copy of Pittsylvania County, Virginia omits page 63. The missing names have been published in The Virginia Genealogist:

  • Petty, Gerald M. "Virginia 1820 Federal Census: Names Not on the Microfilm Copy," The Virginia Genealogist 18, no 2 (April-June 1974):136-139.
The list is also available online at the Shenandoah County GenWeb Project.

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]
  • Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Ministers Bonds of Pittsylvania Co.," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Apr. 1912):292-294. Available at JSTOR ($). [Identifies the names and religions of Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian ministers from bonds dated 1785 to 1843.]
  • Wood, Candace Mattox. The Restoration Movement in Pittsylvania, Henry, and Franklin Counties, Virginia. Dissertation. [Incomplete citation from Google Books.]
Baptist[edit | edit source]

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Bennett's (1790)[7]
  2. Birch Creek (by 1769).[7][8] Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 24. Edwards states many of these families had moved to Pittsylvania County from Fauquier County.
  3. Black Water (by 1768).[9]
  4. County Line (1771)[7]
  5. Dan River (by 1767). Edwards published a list of early members in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 52.
  6. Double Creek (1803)[7]
  7. Fall Creek (1771). Edwards published a membership list dated 1770 in Materials Towards a History of the Baptists... (1772), 56-57.
  8. Lower Banister (1798)[7]
  9. Mill Church (1770)[7]
  10. Shockhoe (1803)[7]
  11. Stanton (1761).[10]
  12. Stewart's Creek[7]
  13. Stinking River (1800).[7] Records of Stinking Creek Baptist Church (beginning in 1816) were published in VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May 1982) and Vol. 4, No. 3 (Aug. 1982): FHL Film 1697410 Items 1-12.
  14. Union (1789)[7]
  15. Upper Banister (1773)[7]
  16. White Thorn (1791)[7]
  17. Winns Creek (by 1771)[11] Edwards published a membership list dated 1769 in [http://repository.
  18. Zion's Hill (1807)[7]

The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.

Pittsylvania County fell within the bounds of the Roanoke Association.

  • Leek, Charles F. and Pittsylvania Baptist Association. The History of Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1788-1963. Danville, Va.: Pittsylvania Baptist Association, 1963. FHL Book 975.5665 K2L.
  • Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society. Abstracts of Mt. Ararat Primitive Baptist Church near Whitmell, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Includes Biographies of Area Primitive Baptist Ministers. Danville, Virginia : Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1981. Available at FHL.

An article on Primitive Baptist Churches in Pittsylvania County was published in:

Church of England[edit | edit source]

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Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Pittsylvania County is available online.[12]

  • Clement, Mrs. N.E. "Colonial Churches in Pittsylvania County," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Apr. 1914):173-176. Available at JSTOR - free.
Quaker[edit | edit source]

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Reedy Island Monthly Meeting (1792-1812)[13]

Court[edit | edit source]

General

  • Melton, Herman. Pittsylvania County's Historic Courthouse: The Story Behind ExParte Virginia and the Making of a National Landmark. Central Virginia Printing, Inc., 1999.

Chancery

  • Azariah Bailey (complainant.), George W. Hall (vegetarian.), William H. Shields (respondent.), Nathaniel E. Witcher (respondent.), Virginia. Circuit Court. Record of a Suit in Chancery, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Azariah Bailey vs. George W. Hall, Wm. H. Shields & Nathaniel N. Witcher. 1858. [Citation from Google Books.]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

More than 175 genealogies have been published about Pittsylvania County families. To view a list, visit Pittsylvania County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

See also: Virginia Compiled Genealogies


Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Pittsylvania County families include:

Historic Residences[edit | edit source]

  • Fitzgerald, Madelene Vaden. Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1974. Available at FHL.

Immigration[edit | edit source]

  • List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Brunswick County are online at: Immigrant Servants Database.

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.

Record Book

  • Stith, Drury. Entries from an Old Record Book of Drury Stith Concerning Land and Property in Pittsylvania County, 1737-1770. Microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.

Tracts

  • Tucker, George. To the Freeholders of the Counties of Campbell, Pittsylvania and Halifax. Printed at the Virginian Office, 1824.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Clement, Maud Carter. History of Pittsylvania County Virginia. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital book at Ancestry ($); and World Vital Records ($). Reviewed in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. 1930):280-281. Review available at JSTOR ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Bell published records of Pittsylvania County residents who migrated to South Carolina:

  • Bell, Mary McCampbell. "Some Migrations from Virginia to South Carolina," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Summer 1985):127-129. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 13

Elliott has also created a list of migrants who left the area:

  • Elliott, Katherine B. Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia: K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at FHL; 1983 reprints (both volumes) available at FHL; 1990-1992 reprints (both volumes) also available at FHL. [Includes individuals who migrated out of Pittsylvania County to other parts of the country.]

Military[edit | edit source]

Colonial Militia[edit | edit source]
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County militia officers (1767-1774); see place name index.]
French and Indian War[edit | edit source]
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Pittsylvania County veterans; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Pittsylvania County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Pittsylvania County supplied soldiers for the:

- 6th Virginia Regiment
- 14th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy residents' participation in the Revolutionary War.[14]

  • Daughters of the American Colonists. Texas Society. The Rose Window of San Jose Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. San Antonio De Bexar Chapter (San Antonio, Tex.), Lucy Alice Posey. Patriots Who Took the Oath of Allegiance, 1777, Pittsylvania County, Virginia: Notarized by Pittsylvania County Clerk. The Chapter, 1977.
  • Hurt, Frances Hallam. An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Danville, Virginia: Womack Press, 1976. Available at FHL.
  • "Revolutionary Pension Declarations from Pittsylvania County, Va.," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Oct. 1908):174-183; Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. 1909):73-80; Vol. 20, No. 3 (Jul. 1912):259-266; Vol. 25, No. 2 (Apr. 1917):149-160. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Watts, Dorothy Chambers. "Some Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Militia Officers," [1775] The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1979):225-226. Available at American Ancestors ($).
  • White, Elizabeth Tunstall and VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society. Military Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1767-1783: Taken from Judgment Books, 1-2-and 4 and Deed, Book 4. VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society, 1983.
  • 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, Eastern District, Pittsylvania County on page 132.]
  • 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]

Pittsylvania county History.com War of 1812 Soldiers Graves

Pittsylvania County men served in the 42nd and 101st Regiment.[15]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. FHL Collection 975.5 M2djL. [Includes Pittsylvania County.]
  • 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, Pittsylvania County, p. 98. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate). Company C (Danville Cavalry).[16]
- 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate).[17]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Danville Blues), Company B (Danville Grays), and Company I (Spring Garden Blues).[18]
- 21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company H (Chalk Level Grays) and Company I (Turkey Cock Grays).[19]
- 38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Pittsylvania Regiment) (Confederate). Company A, Company B (Pittsylvania Vindicators), Company C (Laurel Grove Riflemen), Company D (Whitmell Guards), Company E (Cabell Guards), Company H (Secession Guards), and Company K (The Cascade Rifles).[20]
- 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Liberty Guards).[21]
- 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (Chatham Grays).[22]
- 57th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies D (The Galveston Tigers), E (Pigg River Greys), F (Henry and Pittsylvania Rifles), G (Ladies Guard), and I (Pittsylvania Life Guards).[23]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War I[edit | edit source]
  • Williams, Hugh T. and Samuel Gardner Walker. Why Soldiers Do Not Talk About the War: Or, Danville and Pittsylvania County's Part. A History of Company "C", 116th Infantry; Battery "E", 111th Field Artillery; Sixth Company, Coast Artillery; Together with Complete Alphabetical Rosters of Officers and Men. Rosters of Danville and Pittsylvania ... J.T. Townes Print. Co., 1919.
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 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, 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 this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Danville silversmiths.]
  • Melton, Herman. Picks, Tracks and Bateaux: Industry in Pittsylvania County 1750-1950. Chatham, Virginia: H. Melton, 1993. Available at FHL.
  • Melton, Herman. Pittsylvania's Eighteenth Century Grist Mills. [Chatham, Virginia?: H. Melton?], 1989. Available at FHL. 1991 edition is also available at FHL.
  • Pittsylvania Historical Society. Visitor's Guide to Early Industry in Pittsylvania County, 1998.

Private Papers[edit | edit source]

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007*[Coles] Randolph, John. "Letter to Walter Coles, Pittsylvania," 1821. [Citation from Google Books; discusses one of Randolph's slaves.]

  • [Shelton] Shelton, William Christopher and R.D. Ricketts. A Diary Kept by William C. Shelton for the Year 1850: The Daily Journal of a School Master and Farmer of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. n.p.: n.p., 199-?. FHL Collection.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

A free index to Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy wills and administrations (being indexed) is available at the Library of Virginia.

Online Probate Links

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Online Pittsylvania County, Virginia Tax Lists
Type Index Images
Free FHC Fee Free FHC Fee
Tithes 1767 - 1767, 1767 - - -
Tithes 1770 1|2|3|4|5 - - - - -
Personal Property 1782 - - - 1782 1782
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Personal Property 1783 - - - 1783 1783
Land Alterations 1783 - - - - -
Personal Property - - - - 1784 1784
Land Alterations 1784 - - - - -
Personal Property - - - - 1785 1785
Land Alterations 1785 - - - - -
Insolvents 1785 - - - - -
Personal Property - - - - 1786 1786
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Bibliography

Tithe lists for 1773, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1781, and 1782 are kept at the Library of Virginia.[24]

  • [1767] "First List of Tithables of Pittsylvania County, Year 1767," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Jan. 1915):79-80; Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul. 1915):303-304; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct. 1915):371-380; Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr. 1916):180-192; Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jun. 1916):271-274. Available at FHL; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR; Ancestry ($).
  • [1767] Clement, Maud Carter, The History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Lynchburg, Virginia: J. P. Bell Co., 1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($); http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/census/tith.txt USGenWeb Archives] - free. Includes 1767 tithe list.
  • [1770] Tithables, 1770, Southside Virginian, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Apr. 1986); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Apr. 1987); Vol. 5, No. 4 (Oct. 1987); Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr. 1988); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1989); online at Internet Archive - free.
  • [1770-1774] Tithables List, 1770-1774, Piedmont Lineages. Danville VA: May 2005. Vol. 27 Iss. 2.
  • [1773] Tithables, 1773, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Feb. 1991); Vol. 13, No. 2 (May 1991); Vol. 13, No. 3 (Aug. 1991); Vol. 13, No. 4 (Nov. 1991); Vol. 14, No. 1 (Feb. 1992).
  • [1782-1812] Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1812 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at Binns Genealogy ($).
  • [1782] 1782 Land Taxes Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Available online, courtesy: VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project.
  • [1782-1802] Austin, Gayle. The Land Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, 1782-1802. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 2006. Available at FHL.
  • [1782-1823] Heinegg, Paul. "Pittsylvania County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823," Free African Americans.com. Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.
  • [1783] - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at Revolutionary War Service website - free.
  • [1783] 1783 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax. Available online, courtesy: VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project.
  • [1784] 1784 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax. Available online, courtesy: VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project.
  • [1785] 1785 Alterations to Pittsylvania County Land Tax. Available online, courtesy: VAGenWeb: Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Project.
  • [1785] Insolvents Tax List, 1785, Virginia Appalachian Notes, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Feb. 1981); online at Roanoke Public Library - free.
  • [1785] Tax List, 1785, Non-residents/Insolvents, VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Aug. 1981).
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at FamilySearch - free; FHL. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Pittsylvania County is included in Vol. 1.
  • [1788-1806] Select abstracts from Personal Property Tax Lists, 1788-1806, Piedmont Lineages. Danville VA: Aug 2004. Vol. 26 Iss. 3.
  • [1789, 1800] Indexed images of the 1789 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Pittsylvania County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1793] Top Land Owners from Tax List, 1793, Piedmont Lineages. Danville VA: Feb 2007. Vol. 29 Iss. 1.
  • [1797] Land Tax List, 1797, Piedmont Lineages, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Aug. 1998); Vol. 20, No. 4 (Nov. 1998); Vol. 21, No. 1 (Feb. 1999); Vol. 21, No. 2 (May 1999); Vol. 21, No. 3 (Aug. 1999); Vol. 21, No. 4 (Nov. 1999);
  • [1800] County tax list, 1800, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 48 Iss. 4 (Oct 2004), pp. 285-299; Vol. 49 Iss. 1 (Jan 2005), pp. 49-62.
  • [1810] Schreiner-Yates, Netti. A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at FHL. The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Pittsylvania County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.
  • [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. Pittsylvania County is included in Vol. 2.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Pittsylvania 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]
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.

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

  • Bassett Historical Center, Bassett, Virginia. Website includes descriptions of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.[26]
  • VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society

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.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.pittsylvaniacountyva.gov/327/About-the-Community
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Patrick County, Virginia. Page 719 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pittsylvania 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Pittsylvania_ County,_Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsylvania_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 19 February 2020.
  6. Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 70. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Book 973 X2pcu.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 303-304. Digital version at Google Books.
  8. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772). Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
  9. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:233. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  10. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772). Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
  11. Morgan Edwards, Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia (1772). Digitized by SCDL Collections - free.
  12. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  13. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  14. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 39. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  15. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 170. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  16. Robert J. Driver, 5th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127.
  17. Michael P. Musick, 6th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 66.
  18. James I. Robertson, 18th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 12.
  19. Susan A. Riggs, 21st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72.
  20. G. Howard Gregory, 38th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 46.
  21. Darrell L. Collins, 46th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85.
  22. G. Howard Gregory, 53rd Virginia Infantry and 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 132.
  23. Charles W. Sublett, 57th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 21.
  24. Alberta Marjorie Dennstedt, "The Hendrick Family of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist,Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):278. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).
  25. 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.
  26. Alice J. Sweeney, "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: http://www.vgs.org