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Guide to '''Prince Edward County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Prince Edward 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===
 
Prince Edward County is located in the Central portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Prince Edward Augustus, fourth son and fifth child of King George III who reigned throughout the Revolutionary War<ref>http://www.co.prince-edward.va.us/travel_history_culture.shtml</ref>.
 
Prince Edward County is located in the Central portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Prince Edward Augustus, fourth son and fifth child of King George III who reigned throughout the Revolutionary War<ref>http://www.co.prince-edward.va.us/travel_history_culture.shtml</ref>.
  
=== Prince Edward County, Virginia Courthouse ===
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===Prince Edward County, Virginia Courthouse===
  
 
[http://www.co.prince-edward.va.us/ Prince Edward County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 304<br>North Main Street<br>Farmville, VA 23901-0304<br>Phone: 434-392-5145<br>  
 
[http://www.co.prince-edward.va.us/ Prince Edward County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 304<br>North Main Street<br>Farmville, VA 23901-0304<br>Phone: 434-392-5145<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), Prince Edward 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), Prince Edward 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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== Prince Edward County, Virginia History ==
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==Prince Edward County, Virginia History==
 
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This county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward,_Duke_of_York_and_Albany Prince Edward, Duke of York] (1739-1767), younger brother of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_III_of_the_United_Kingdom King George III of the United Kingdom].  
 
This county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward,_Duke_of_York_and_Albany Prince Edward, Duke of York] (1739-1767), younger brother of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_III_of_the_United_Kingdom King George III of the United Kingdom].  
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1752'''--Prince Edward County was created 27 February 1752 from [[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia]] County. <br>'''County seat: '''Farmville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1752'''--Prince Edward County was created 27 February 1752 from [[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia]] County. <br>'''County seat: '''Farmville <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, 1890
 
*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
  
== Prince Edward County, Virginia Places/Localities ==
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==Prince Edward 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,147,c,prince%20edward.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Prince Edward_ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_ Edward_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 19 February 2020.</ref>
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[https://virginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,147,c,prince%20edward.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Prince_Edward_ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 19 February 2020.</ref>
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
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*[[Amelia County, Virginia|Amelia]]  
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*[[Appomattox County, Virginia|Appomattox]]  
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*[[Appomattox County, Virginia|Appomattox]]
 
*[[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]]
 
*[[Buckingham County, Virginia|Buckingham]]
  
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*[[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]]  
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*[[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]]
 
*[[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]]
 
*[[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]]
  
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*[[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]]  
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*[[Lunenburg County, Virginia|Lunenburg]]
 
*[[Nottoway County, Virginia|Nottoway]]
 
*[[Nottoway County, Virginia|Nottoway]]
  
 
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== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
{{VAcohab}}*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/princeed.htm "Prince Edward County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1821,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
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==== Bible Records ====
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* Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/princeed.htm "Prince Edward County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1821,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
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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 Prince Edward County.
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====Bible Records====
  
 
{{VABible}}  
 
{{VABible}}  
  
==== 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|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Prince-Edward-County?id=county_2873 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Prince-Edward-County?id=county_2873 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaprince/ VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaprince/ VAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Prince+Edward+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Prince+Edward+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/princeedward/cemeteries.html VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://usgwarchives.net/va/princeedward/cemeteries.html VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/princeedward.html Tombstone Project]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/princeedward.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=71 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=71 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |See [[Virginia Cemeteries|Virginia Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
{{VAcensus}} {{USCensusPop
 
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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====
  
===== Baptist =====
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=====Baptist=====
  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
  
#'''Appomattox '''(1773)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Appomattox '''(1773)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Mountain Cross''' (1788)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Mountain Cross''' (1788)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Rocks '''(1772)<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), 272. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>  
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#'''Rocks '''(1772)<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), 272. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
 
#'''Sailor Creek''' (1781)<ref name="baptist" />
 
#'''Sailor Creek''' (1781)<ref name="baptist" />
  
 
{{VAbap}}Prince Edward County fell within the bounds of the Appomattox Association.  
 
{{VAbap}}Prince Edward County fell within the bounds of the Appomattox Association.  
  
===== Church of England =====
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=====Church of England=====
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Nottoway Parish, Prince Edward, Virginia|Nottoway Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Patricks Parish, Virginia|St. Patrick's Parish]]  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Nottoway Parish, Prince Edward, Virginia|Nottoway Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Patricks Parish, Virginia|St. Patrick's Parish]]  
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Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Prince Edward County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/20/mode/2up online.]<ref>William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
 
Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Prince Edward County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/20/mode/2up online.]<ref>William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
  
===== Presbyterian =====
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=====Presbyterian=====
  
 
Old Buffalo Church was established about 1740 by Rev. John Thompson. A history was prepared in 1935: {{FHL|777403|item|disp=FHL Film 22738 Item 4}}. Records begin in 1804: {{FHL|449185|item|disp=FHL Film 1445927 Items 7-10}}.<br>  
 
Old Buffalo Church was established about 1740 by Rev. John Thompson. A history was prepared in 1935: {{FHL|777403|item|disp=FHL Film 22738 Item 4}}. Records begin in 1804: {{FHL|449185|item|disp=FHL Film 1445927 Items 7-10}}.<br>  
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
 
'''''Chancery Court'''''  
 
'''''Chancery Court'''''  
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*Indexed images of Prince Edward County, Virginia Chancery Records&nbsp;1856-1913 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
 
*Indexed images of Prince Edward County, Virginia Chancery Records&nbsp;1856-1913 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
 
More than 150 genealogies have been published about Prince Edward County families. To view a list, visit [[Prince Edward County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Prince Edward County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
 
More than 150 genealogies have been published about Prince Edward County families. To view a list, visit [[Prince Edward County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Prince Edward County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
==== Historic Residences ====
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See also: [[Virginia Compiled Genealogies]]
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Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Prince Edward County families include:
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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 Amelia County, see [http://virginians.com/sources/sources_f.htm discussion of cited sources].] {{FHL|1376005|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 3887}}; purchase at [http://virginians.com/index.htm Virginians.com].
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====Historic Residences====
  
 
*Smith, Ethel Marion. "Clover Hill. Early History of an Old Appomattox Landmark," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul., 1949), pp. 269-273. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($). [Includes information about the Patteson family.]
 
*Smith, Ethel Marion. "Clover Hill. Early History of an Old Appomattox Landmark," ''The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol. 57, No. 3 (Jul., 1949), pp. 269-273. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($). [Includes information about the Patteson family.]
  
==== Immigration ====
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====Immigration====
  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Edward}}  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Edward}}  
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
 
'''''Grants and Patents'''''  
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{{vapatent}}*Sullivan. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 429 patents dated 1728-1847 in what is now Prince Edward County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
 
{{vapatent}}*Sullivan. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 429 patents dated 1728-1847 in what is now Prince Edward County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
*Burrell, Charles Edward. ''A History of Prince Edward County, Virginia: From Its Formation in 1753, to the Present. ''Richmond, Va.: Williams Print. Co., 1922. Available at {{FHL|117874|item|disp=FHL}}; digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30011 Ancestry] ($) and {{FSbook|95423}}.
 
*Burrell, Charles Edward. ''A History of Prince Edward County, Virginia: From Its Formation in 1753, to the Present. ''Richmond, Va.: Williams Print. Co., 1922. Available at {{FHL|117874|item|disp=FHL}}; digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30011 Ancestry] ($) and {{FSbook|95423}}.
  
==== Maps ====
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{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Prince Edward County}}}}
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Prince Edward County}}}}
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
  
*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):269-274. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Prince Edward County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 271-272.]  
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*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):269-274. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Prince Edward County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 271-272.]
 
*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 Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward County to other parts of the country.]
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
===== 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 Prince Edward County militia officers and veterans; see place name index.]  
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Prince Edward County militia officers and veterans; see place name index.]
*Boogher, William F. ''Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources.'' Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at {{FHL|73108|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ Google Books]. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Prince Edward County, see pp. 96-97.]  
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*Boogher, William F. ''Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources.'' Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at {{FHL|73108|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ Google Books]. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Prince Edward County, see pp. 96-97.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Prince Edward County militia officers; see place name index.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital book at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4596&o_xid=8910&o_lid=8910 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Prince Edward County militia officers; see place name index.]
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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=====Revolutionary War=====
  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Prince Edward County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Prince Edward County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Prince Edward County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Prince Edward County supplied soldiers for the:  
  
::- [[4th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|4th Virginia Regiment]]  
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::- [[4th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|4th Virginia Regiment]]
 
::- [[12th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|12th Virginia Regiment]] (9th Company) (perhaps)<ref>E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, ''A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787'' (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 67-68. {{FHL|79781|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2s}}.</ref>
 
::- [[12th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|12th Virginia Regiment]] (9th Company) (perhaps)<ref>E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, ''A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787'' (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 67-68. {{FHL|79781|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2s}}.</ref>
  
 
Additional resources:  
 
Additional resources:  
  
*''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, Prince Edward 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, Prince Edward 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.]
 
*''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War''. By J.T. McAllister. 1913. Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: [http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/40/mode/1up Internet Archive]
 
*''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War''. By J.T. McAllister. 1913. Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: [http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/40/mode/1up Internet Archive]
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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=====War of 1812=====
  
 
Prince Edward County men served in the 63rd Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 176. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
 
Prince Edward County men served in the 63rd Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 176. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
  
*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 2007. {{FHL|1453042|item}} [Includes Prince Edward County.]  
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*Douthat, James L. ''Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 2007. {{FHL|1453042|item}} [Includes Prince Edward 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, Prince Edward County, p. 99. 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, Prince Edward County, p. 99. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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)
  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Prince Edward Dragoons).<ref>Thomas P. Nanzig, ''3rd Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). {{FHL|540335|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61}}.</ref>  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Prince Edward Dragoons).<ref>Thomas P. Nanzig, ''3rd Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1989). {{FHL|540335|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 61}}.</ref>  
:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Prospect Rifle Grays) and Company F (Farmville Guard).<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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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Hampden-Sydney Boys).<ref>G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''20th and 39th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1994). {{FHL|566446|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 105}}.</ref>  
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:- [[18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Prospect Rifle Grays) and Company F (Farmville Guard).<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>
:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Meherrin 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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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Hampden-Sydney Boys).<ref>G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''20th and 39th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1994). {{FHL|566446|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 105}}.</ref>
:- [[23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company I (Prince Edward Central Guards).<ref>Thomas M. Rankin, ''23rd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|257443|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 14}}.</ref>  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company K (Meherrin 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>
:- [[44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Randolph Guard).<ref>Kevin C. Ruffner, ''44th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|610175|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39}}.</ref>  
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:- [[23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company I (Prince Edward Central Guards).<ref>Thomas M. Rankin, ''23rd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). {{FHL|257443|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 14}}.</ref>
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:- [[44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Randolph Guard).<ref>Kevin C. Ruffner, ''44th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|610175|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39}}.</ref>
 
:- [[53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Old Dominion Riflemen).<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>
 
:- [[53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Old Dominion Riflemen).<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>
  
====== Civil War Battles ======
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======Civil War Battles======
  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Prince Edward County.  
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Prince Edward County.  
  
*April 6, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va092.htm Rice's Station], also known as Rice's Depot<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va092.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref>  
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*April 6, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va092.htm Rice's Station], also known as Rice's Depot<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va092.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref>
*April 6, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va093.htm Sailor's Creek], also known as Hillsman Farm or Lockett Farm<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va093.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>  
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*April 6, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va093.htm Sailor's Creek], also known as Hillsman Farm or Lockett Farm<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va093.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August 2012).</ref>
 
*April 6-7, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va095.htm High Bridge]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va095.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 17 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*April 6-7, 1865 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va095.htm High Bridge]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va095.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 17 August, 2012)</ref>
  
 
:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
 
:Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1861], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va186162.htm 1862], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1863.htm 1863], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1864.htm 1864], [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va1865.htm 1865]
  
===== World War II =====
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659404|Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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 and Citizenship====
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
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*'''1906-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1877093|Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1906-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1877093|Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
{{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.
  
==== Petitions ====
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====Petitions====
  
 
*Drake, Mrs. William P. ''Petitioners and Tithables in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1775-1776''. West Palm Beach, Florida: Genealogical Records Committee, Seminole Chapter, NSDAR, 1979. Available at {{FHL|64053|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Drake, Mrs. William P. ''Petitioners and Tithables in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1775-1776''. West Palm Beach, Florida: Genealogical Records Committee, Seminole Chapter, NSDAR, 1979. Available at {{FHL|64053|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
 
{{Vawill|1754-1800}}'''Online Probate Links'''
 
{{Vawill|1754-1800}}'''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, $
 
*'''1754 - 1785''' Images of Wills and Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1754 - 1785''' Images of Wills and Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1785 - 1795''' Images of Wills and Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1785 - 1795''' Images of Wills and Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1797 - 1807''' Images of Wills and Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
 
*'''1797 - 1807''' Images of Wills and Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)]
* Images of Guardian Accounts - 1764-1797; 1798-1829; 1829-1855; 1855-1869 [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyprinceedward.html Virginia Pioneers.net] ($)
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*Images of Guardian Accounts - 1764-1797; 1798-1829; 1829-1855; 1855-1869 [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countyprinceedward.html Virginia Pioneers.net] ($)
  
==== Research Guides ====
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====Research Guides====
  
 
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Prince Edward County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):291-294. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
 
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Prince Edward County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):291-294. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($).
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]  
  
*'''[1747]''' Amelia Tithables, 1747,&nbsp;''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy''. Richmond VA: Nov 2004. Vol. 42 Iss. 4. [Useful for Prince Edward County families.]  
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*'''[1747]''' Amelia Tithables, 1747,&nbsp;''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy''. Richmond VA: Nov 2004. Vol. 42 Iss. 4. [Useful for Prince Edward County families.]
*'''[1754-1789] '''''Miscellaneous Papers, Prince Edward County, Virginia''. 1939. Available at {{FHL|118634|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Contains poll lists, tithables, and inhabitants covering 1754-1789.]  
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*'''[1754-1789] '''''Miscellaneous Papers, Prince Edward County, Virginia''. 1939. Available at {{FHL|118634|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Contains poll lists, tithables, and inhabitants covering 1754-1789.]
*'''[1755]''' Morton, W.S. "A List of Tithables Between Bush and Buffalo Rivers Taken by Thomas Scott, June 1755," ''Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine'', Vol. 18 (1936):50-54. Available at {{FHL|346163|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}}.  
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*'''[1755]''' Morton, W.S. "A List of Tithables Between Bush and Buffalo Rivers Taken by Thomas Scott, June 1755," ''Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine'', Vol. 18 (1936):50-54. Available at {{FHL|346163|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}}.
*'''[1767]''' Tax List, 1767,&nbsp;''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy''. Richmond VA: Summer 1995. Vol. 33 Iss. 3.  
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*'''[1767]''' Tax List, 1767,&nbsp;''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy''. Richmond VA: Summer 1995. Vol. 33 Iss. 3.
*'''[1773]''' Tithables, 1773,&nbsp;''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy''. Richmond VA: Winter 1996. Vol. 34 Iss. 1.  
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*'''[1773]''' Tithables, 1773,&nbsp;''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy''. Richmond VA: Winter 1996. Vol. 34 Iss. 1.
*'''[1775-1776] '''Drake, Mrs. William P. ''Petitioners and Tithables in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1775-1776''. West Palm Beach, Florida: Genealogical Records Committee, Seminole Chapter, NSDAR, 1979. Available at {{FHL|64053|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*'''[1775-1776] '''Drake, Mrs. William P. ''Petitioners and Tithables in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1775-1776''. West Palm Beach, Florida: Genealogical Records Committee, Seminole Chapter, NSDAR, 1979. Available at {{FHL|64053|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''[1782-1809]''' Prince Edward County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1809 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
 
*'''[1782-1809]''' Prince Edward County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1809 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
*'''[1782-1821]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/princeed.htm "Prince Edward County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1821,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*'''[1782-1821]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/princeed.htm "Prince Edward County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1821,"] ''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.
*'''[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&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Prince Edward County is included in Vol. 2.]  
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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&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Prince Edward County is included in Vol. 2.]
*'''[1788] '''Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):269-274. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Prince Edward County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 271-272.]  
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*'''[1788] '''Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):269-274. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Prince Edward County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 271-272.]
*'''[1792, 1800] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1792 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Prince Edward County, Virginia] are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1792, 1800] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1792 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Prince Edward County, Virginia] are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1800]''' County Tax List, 1800, ''The Virginia Genealogist''. Falmouth VA: Jul 2005. Vol. 49 Iss. 3; Oct. 2005. Vol. 49 Iss. 4.  
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*'''[1800]''' County Tax List, 1800, ''The Virginia Genealogist''. Falmouth VA: Jul 2005. Vol. 49 Iss. 3; Oct. 2005. Vol. 49 Iss. 4.
 
*'''[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. Prince Edward 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. Prince Edward County is included in Vol. 2.]
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
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*'''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
 
*'''1862-1896''' - Fridley, Beth. ''Prince Edward County, Virginia Births, 1862-96'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3918 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*'''1862-1896''' - Fridley, Beth. ''Prince Edward County, Virginia Births, 1862-96'' [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3918 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*'''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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*'''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 $
 
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''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
  
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Beth Fridley's abstracts of these records are also available on Ancestry ($):  
 
Beth Fridley's abstracts of these records are also available on Ancestry ($):  
  
*'''1862-1879''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3635 ''Prince Edward County, Virginia Deaths, 1862-79'']  
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*'''1862-1879''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3635 ''Prince Edward County, Virginia Deaths, 1862-79'']
 
*'''1880-1896''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3653 ''Prince Edward County, Virginia Deaths, 1880-96'']
 
*'''1880-1896''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3653 ''Prince Edward County, Virginia Deaths, 1880-96'']
 
*'''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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*''Miscellaneous Papers, Prince Edward County, Virginia''. 1939. Available at {{FHL|118634|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Contains poll lists, tithables, and inhabitants covering 1754-1789.]
 
*''Miscellaneous Papers, Prince Edward County, Virginia''. 1939. Available at {{FHL|118634|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Contains poll lists, tithables, and inhabitants covering 1754-1789.]
  
== Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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==Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries==
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== Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy Websites ==
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==Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy Websites==
  
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaprince/ Prince Edward Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaprince/ Prince Edward Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.
 
*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/prince-edward-county.html Prince Edward County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/prince-edward-county.html Prince Edward County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Prince+Edward|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
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Latest revision as of 14:23, 24 March 2020

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


Prince Edward County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Prince Edward County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Prince Edward County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1752
County Seat Farmville
Courthouse
VirginiaPrinceEdwardCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Prince Edward County is located in the Central portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Prince Edward Augustus, fourth son and fifth child of King George III who reigned throughout the Revolutionary War[1].

Prince Edward County, Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Prince Edward County Courthouse
P.O. Box 304
North Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901-0304
Phone: 434-392-5145

Clerk Circuit Court has birth records 1853-1896,
death records 1853-1969, marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1754[2]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1754 1853 1754 1754 1754 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Prince Edward County, Virginia History[edit | edit source]

Prince Edward, Duke of York (1739-1767)

This county is named after Prince Edward, Duke of York (1739-1767), younger brother of King George III of the United Kingdom.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1752--Prince Edward County was created 27 February 1752 from Amelia County.
County seat: Farmville [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, 1890

Prince Edward 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]

African American[edit | edit source]

Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy cohabitation records are available online.


  • Search the Library of Virginia's Virginia Untold collection for digitized records related to African Americans of Prince Edward 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.

Census[edit | edit source]

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.
17908,100
180010,96235.3%
181012,40913.2%
182012,5771.4%
183014,10712.2%
184014,069−0.3%
185011,857−15.7%
186011,844−0.1%
187012,0041.4%
188014,66822.2%
189014,6940.2%
190015,0452.4%
191014,266−5.2%
192014,7673.5%
193014,520−1.7%
194014,9222.8%
195015,3983.2%
196014,121−8.3%
197014,3791.8%
198016,45614.4%
199017,3205.3%
200019,72013.9%

1783 Enumeration

1785 Enumeration

1820 Manufactures Schedule - Exists, but the National Archives microfilm copy of Prince Edward County, Virginia omits page 163a. 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.

1850

Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.[6]

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Appomattox (1773)[7]
  2. Mountain Cross (1788)[7]
  3. Rocks (1772)[7]
  4. Sailor Creek (1781)[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.

Prince Edward County fell within the bounds of the Appomattox Association.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png See also Nottoway Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. Patrick's Parish

French's Church served Prince Edward County's parishioners.[8]

Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Prince Edward County is available online.[9]

Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

Old Buffalo Church was established about 1740 by Rev. John Thompson. A history was prepared in 1935: FHL Film 22738 Item 4. Records begin in 1804: FHL Film 1445927 Items 7-10.

Court[edit | edit source]

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Prince Edward County, Virginia Chancery Records 1856-1913 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

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

See also: Virginia Compiled Genealogies

Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Prince Edward County families include:

Historic Residences[edit | edit source]

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

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.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Burrell, Charles Edward. A History of Prince Edward County, Virginia: From Its Formation in 1753, to the Present. Richmond, Va.: Williams Print. Co., 1922. Available at FHL; digital versions at Ancestry ($) and FamilySearch Digital Library.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Appomattox CountyBuckingham CountyCumberland CountyAmelia CountyNottoway CountyLunenburg CountyCharlotte CountyVA PRINCE EDWARD.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):269-274. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Prince Edward County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 271-272.]
  • 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 Prince Edward County to other parts of the country.]

Military[edit | edit source]

French and Indian War[edit | edit source]
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Prince Edward County militia officers and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Prince Edward County, see pp. 96-97.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Prince Edward County militia officers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

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

- 4th Virginia Regiment
- 12th Virginia Regiment (9th Company) (perhaps)[10]

Additional resources:

  • 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, Prince Edward 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.]
  • Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War. By J.T. McAllister. 1913. Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: Internet Archive
War of 1812[edit | edit source]

Prince Edward County men served in the 63rd Regiment.[11]

  • Douthat, James L. Roster of War of 1812, Southside, Virginia. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 2007. FHL Collection [Includes Prince Edward 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, Prince Edward County, p. 99. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company K (Prince Edward Dragoons).[12]
- 18th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Prospect Rifle Grays) and Company F (Farmville Guard).[13]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company G (Hampden-Sydney Boys).[14]
- 21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company K (Meherrin Grays).[15]
- 23rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company I (Prince Edward Central Guards).[16]
- 44th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company G (Randolph Guard).[17]
- 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Old Dominion Riflemen).[18]
Civil War Battles[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battles were fought in Prince Edward County.

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

Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Prince Edward 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.

Petitions[edit | edit source]

  • Drake, Mrs. William P. Petitioners and Tithables in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1775-1776. West Palm Beach, Florida: Genealogical Records Committee, Seminole Chapter, NSDAR, 1979. Available at FHL.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

A free index to Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy wills and administrations (1754-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia.

Online Probate Links

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Prince Edward County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):291-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Taxation[edit | edit source]

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [1747] Amelia Tithables, 1747, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. Richmond VA: Nov 2004. Vol. 42 Iss. 4. [Useful for Prince Edward County families.]
  • [1754-1789] Miscellaneous Papers, Prince Edward County, Virginia. 1939. Available at FHL. [Contains poll lists, tithables, and inhabitants covering 1754-1789.]
  • [1755] Morton, W.S. "A List of Tithables Between Bush and Buffalo Rivers Taken by Thomas Scott, June 1755," Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 18 (1936):50-54. Available at FHL; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL.
  • [1767] Tax List, 1767, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. Richmond VA: Summer 1995. Vol. 33 Iss. 3.
  • [1773] Tithables, 1773, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. Richmond VA: Winter 1996. Vol. 34 Iss. 1.
  • [1775-1776] Drake, Mrs. William P. Petitioners and Tithables in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1775-1776. West Palm Beach, Florida: Genealogical Records Committee, Seminole Chapter, NSDAR, 1979. Available at FHL.
  • [1782-1809] Prince Edward County Personal Property Tax Lists 1782-1809 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at Binns Genealogy ($).
  • [1782-1821] Heinegg, Paul. "Prince Edward County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1821," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1783] - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at Revolutionary War Service website - free.
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Prince Edward County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1788] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1976):269-274. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Prince Edward County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 271-272.]
  • [1792, 1800] Indexed images of the 1792 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Prince Edward County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] County Tax List, 1800, The Virginia Genealogist. Falmouth VA: Jul 2005. Vol. 49 Iss. 3; Oct. 2005. Vol. 49 Iss. 4.
  • [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. Prince Edward County is included in Vol. 2.]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Prince Edward 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]

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


Beth Fridley's abstracts of these records are also available on Ancestry ($):

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.

Voting[edit | edit source]

  • Miscellaneous Papers, Prince Edward County, Virginia. 1939. Available at FHL. [Contains poll lists, tithables, and inhabitants covering 1754-1789.]

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

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Prince Edward County, Virginia Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.co.prince-edward.va.us/travel_history_culture.shtml
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Prince Edward County, Virginia. Page 719 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 272. Digital version at Google Books.
  8. French's Church, The Historical Marker Database, http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=31333, accessed 13 January 2012.
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  13. James I. Robertson, 18th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 12.
  14. G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 20th and 39th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 105.
  15. Susan A. Riggs, 21st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 72.
  16. Thomas M. Rankin, 23rd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1985). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 14.
  17. Kevin C. Ruffner, 44th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 39.
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