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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Sussex County is located in the Eastern region of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Sussex County, England<ref>https://www.sussexcountyva.gov/page/about-sussex/</ref>.
 
Sussex County is located in the Eastern region of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Sussex County, England<ref>https://www.sussexcountyva.gov/page/about-sussex/</ref>.
  
=== Sussex County, Virginia Courthouse ===
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===Sussex County, Virginia Courthouse===
  
 
[http://www.sussexcountyva.gov/ Sussex County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 1337<br>15088 Courthouse Road<br>Route 735<br>Sussex, VA 23884<br>Phone: 434-246-1012<br>  
 
[http://www.sussexcountyva.gov/ Sussex County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 1337<br>15088 Courthouse Road<br>Route 735<br>Sussex, VA 23884<br>Phone: 434-246-1012<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), Sussex 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), Sussex County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912. <br>General compliance year is unknown.</center>
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912. <br>General compliance year is unknown.</center>
 
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== Sussex County, Virginia History ==
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==Sussex County, Virginia History==
  
 
[[File:Sussex England.png|150px|right]]  
 
[[File:Sussex England.png|150px|right]]  
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Early in its history, Sussex County was a part of the Anglican parish known as [[Albemarle Parish, Virginia|Albemarle Parish]].  
 
Early in its history, Sussex County was a part of the Anglican parish known as [[Albemarle Parish, Virginia|Albemarle Parish]].  
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1754'''--Sussex County was created 1754, as the result of a 1753 legislative act, from [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Sussex <ref name="HBG" />  
 
'''1754'''--Sussex County was created 1754, as the result of a 1753 legislative act, from [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]] County. <br>'''County seat:''' Sussex <ref name="HBG" />  
  
==== 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
  
== Sussex County, Virginia Places/Localities ==
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==Sussex 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  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
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*[[Dinwiddie County, Virginia|Dinwiddie]]  
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*[[Dinwiddie County, Virginia|Dinwiddie]]
 
*[[Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville]]
 
*[[Greensville County, Virginia|Greensville]]
  
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*[[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]]  
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*[[Prince George County, Virginia|Prince George]]
 
*[[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]]
 
*[[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]]
  
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*[[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]]
 
*[[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]]
  
 
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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: Sussex County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1979):127-129. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
 
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Sussex County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1979):127-129. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
*Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}  
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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 Sussex County.
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxmisc.htm Deeds of Emancipation], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives  
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*Freedmen's Bureau {{RecordSearch|1596147|Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872}}
*Doyle, Stuart. ''Roots Exposed:  The lineage and interrelationships of 15 families from Virginia’s Sussex, Southampton and Greensville counties.'' Orlando, Fla. 2002.  [http://roots-exposed.com/ Roots Exposed]<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxmisc.htm Deeds of Emancipation], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives
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*Doyle, Stuart. ''Roots Exposed:  The lineage and interrelationships of 15 families from Virginia’s Sussex, Southampton and Greensville counties.'' Orlando, Fla. 2002.  [http://roots-exposed.com/ Roots Exposed]
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/sussextax.htm "Sussex County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1818,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/sussextax.htm "Sussex County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1818,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  
*Johnson, Martha C. ''Black Families of Elizabeth City Co., VA, 1800-1990: Research of Families of Callis, Davis, Simpson, Radcliff, Originating from Gloucester Co., Mathews Co., York and James Counties and Elizabeth Co., Hampton, Virginia''. Microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|484799|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes information about the Bassette family of Sussex County, Virginia.]  
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*Johnson, Martha C. ''Black Families of Elizabeth City Co., VA, 1800-1990: Research of Families of Callis, Davis, Simpson, Radcliff, Originating from Gloucester Co., Mathews Co., York and James Counties and Elizabeth Co., Hampton, Virginia''. Microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|484799|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes information about the Bassette family of Sussex County, Virginia.]
 
*Judkins Family Association. ''The Judkins Journal''. [Newsletter] 16 vols. plus supplement. Available at {{FHL|614488|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Judkins Family Association. ''The Judkins Journal''. [Newsletter] 16 vols. plus supplement. Available at {{FHL|614488|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
  
 
{{VABible}}  
 
{{VABible}}  
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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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" |{{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Sussex-County?id=county_2890 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Sussex-County?id=county_2890 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vasussex/ VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vasussex/ VAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sussex+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sussex+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://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxcems.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxcems.htm VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=88 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=88 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}} {{Historical populations
 
{{VAcensus}} {{Historical populations
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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.}}
 
*"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.}}
  
==== Church ====
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====Church====
  
===== Baptist =====
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=====Baptist=====
  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
  
#'''High Hills of Nottoway''' (1787)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''High Hills of Nottoway''' (1787)<ref name="baptist" />
#'''Otterdam''' (by 1790)<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:492. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
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#'''Otterdam''' (by 1790)<ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:492. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
#'''Raccoon's Swamp''' (1772)<ref name="baptist" /><ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
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#'''Raccoon's Swamp''' (1772)<ref name="baptist" /><ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
#'''Sappony''' (by 1775)<ref name="baptist" /><ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>  
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#'''Sappony''' (by 1775)<ref name="baptist" /><ref>George Washington Paschal, ''History of North Carolina Baptists,'' 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. {{FHL|561274|item|disp=FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990}}.</ref>
 
#'''Seacock''' (1787)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 442-443. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
 
#'''Seacock''' (1787)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 442-443. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
  
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Sussex County fell within the bounds of the Portsmouth Association.  
 
Sussex County fell within the bounds of the Portsmouth Association.  
  
===== Church of England =====
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=====Church of England=====
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] See also [[Albemarle Parish, Virginia|Albemarle Parish]]<br>  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] See also [[Albemarle Parish, Virginia|Albemarle Parish]]<br>  
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Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Sussex County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft#page/312/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 Sussex County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft#page/312/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>  
  
*Boddie, John Bennett. ''Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia.'' Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1998. Available at {{FHL|1019510|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806300248_johnbennettboddie1958 World Vital Records] ($).  
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*Boddie, John Bennett. ''Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia.'' Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1998. Available at {{FHL|1019510|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806300248_johnbennettboddie1958 World Vital Records] ($).
*Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson, and Andrew Wilburn Hogwood. ''Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786, Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia''. Baltimore: Clearfield, 2005.  
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*Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson, and Andrew Wilburn Hogwood. ''Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786, Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia''. Baltimore: Clearfield, 2005.
 
*Mason, George Carrington. ''Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1945. Available at {{FHL|92828|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at {{FSbook|94556}}
 
*Mason, George Carrington. ''Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1945. Available at {{FHL|92828|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at {{FSbook|94556}}
  
===== Quaker =====
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=====Quaker=====
  
 
Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):  
 
Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):  
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Friends from Sussex County, Virginia also attended the [[Surry County, Virginia#Quaker|Blackwater Monthly Meeting]] in Surry County, Virginia.<ref>Martha A. Putnam, ''Quaker Records of Southeast Virginia'' (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1996). {{FHL|767160|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2qu}}.</ref>  
 
Friends from Sussex County, Virginia also attended the [[Surry County, Virginia#Quaker|Blackwater Monthly Meeting]] in Surry County, Virginia.<ref>Martha A. Putnam, ''Quaker Records of Southeast Virginia'' (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1996). {{FHL|767160|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 K2qu}}.</ref>  
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxcourt.htm Court and Legislative Records], Sussex County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxcourt.htm Court and Legislative Records], Sussex County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
 
More than 100 genealogies have been published about Sussex County families. To view a list, visit [[Sussex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Sussex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].  
 
More than 100 genealogies have been published about Sussex County families. To view a list, visit [[Sussex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Sussex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].  
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxbibles.htm Bible Records], Sussex County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxbibles.htm Bible Records], Sussex County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxbios.htm Biographies and Family Histories], Sussex County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxbios.htm Biographies and Family Histories], Sussex County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives
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See also: [[Virginia Compiled Genealogies]]
 
See also: [[Virginia Compiled Genealogies]]
  
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Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Sussex County families include:  
 
Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Sussex County families include:  
  
*Doyle, Stuart W. ''Roots Exposed the Lineage and Interrelationships of 15 Family Branches from Virginia's Sussex, Southampton and Greensville Counties.'' [Orlando, Fla.?]: S.W. Doyle, 2002.&nbsp;{{FHL|1109068|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 D772ds}} [Includes Clanton, Graves, Heath, Hill, Hunnicutt, Maine, Massenburg, Reese, Seaborne, Smith, Vaughn, West, Wright and related families.]  
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*Doyle, Stuart W. ''Roots Exposed the Lineage and Interrelationships of 15 Family Branches from Virginia's Sussex, Southampton and Greensville Counties.'' [Orlando, Fla.?]: S.W. Doyle, 2002.&nbsp;{{FHL|1109068|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 D772ds}} [Includes Clanton, Graves, Heath, Hill, Hunnicutt, Maine, Massenburg, Reese, Seaborne, Smith, Vaughn, West, Wright and related families.]
*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 Sussex County, see [http://virginians.com/sources/sources_f.htm discussion of cited sources].] {{FHL|1376005|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN CD-ROM no.&nbsp;3887}}. Purchase at [http://virginians.com/index.htm Virginians.com].  
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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 Sussex County, see [http://virginians.com/sources/sources_f.htm discussion of cited sources].] {{FHL|1376005|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN CD-ROM no.&nbsp;3887}}. Purchase at [http://virginians.com/index.htm Virginians.com].
 
*Ricks, Joel and William G. Stanard. ''W.G. Stanard's Extracts from Virginia Records (in Three Parts)''. MSS., 1942-1943, microfilmed reproduction: {{FHL|76526|item}} [Includes genealogical and biographical notes about residents of Sussex County.]
 
*Ricks, Joel and William G. Stanard. ''W.G. Stanard's Extracts from Virginia Records (in Three Parts)''. MSS., 1942-1943, microfilmed reproduction: {{FHL|76526|item}} [Includes genealogical and biographical notes about residents of Sussex County.]
  
==== Historic Residences ====
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====Historic Residences====
  
 
*Stephenson, Mary A. ''Old Homes in Surry &amp; Sussex''. Richmond [Virginia]: Dietz Press, 1942. {{FHL|114376|item}}
 
*Stephenson, Mary A. ''Old Homes in Surry &amp; Sussex''. Richmond [Virginia]: Dietz Press, 1942. {{FHL|114376|item}}
  
==== Immigration ====
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====Immigration====
  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Sussex}}  
 
{{ImmigrantServants|Sussex}}  
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
'''''Deeds'''''  
 
'''''Deeds'''''  
  
*Hopkins, William Lindsay. ''Sussex County, Virginia Deed Books A-E, 1754-March 1779''.&nbsp;Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1990. Available at {{FHL|446822|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/sussex-county-virginia-deed-books-a-e-1754-march-1779/oclc/21516049&referer=brief_results WorldCat] link.  
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*Hopkins, William Lindsay. ''Sussex County, Virginia Deed Books A-E, 1754-March 1779''.&nbsp;Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1990. Available at {{FHL|446822|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/sussex-county-virginia-deed-books-a-e-1754-march-1779/oclc/21516049&referer=brief_results WorldCat] link.
*Bradley, Stephen E. ''The Deeds of Sussex County, Virginia, 1779-1792''. [Deed Books F and G] Keysville, Virginia: S.E. Bradley, 1993. Available at {{FHL|660976|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*Bradley, Stephen E. ''The Deeds of Sussex County, Virginia, 1779-1792''. [Deed Books F and G] Keysville, Virginia: S.E. Bradley, 1993. Available at {{FHL|660976|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxdeeds.htm Deeds, Sussex County, Virginia], USGenWeb Archives<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxdeeds.htm Deeds, Sussex County, Virginia], USGenWeb Archives<br>
  
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{{vapatent}}*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 798 patents dated 1701-1818 in what is now Sussex County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper. 2004. [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}}*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 798 patents dated 1701-1818 in what is now Sussex County, Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper. 2004. [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====
  
 
*Virginia Writers' Program, ''Works Projects Administration, Sussex County:&nbsp;A Tale of Three Centuries''. Richmond: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1942. {{FHL|115491|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30045 Ancestry] ($).
 
*Virginia Writers' Program, ''Works Projects Administration, Sussex County:&nbsp;A Tale of Three Centuries''. Richmond: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1942. {{FHL|115491|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30045 Ancestry] ($).
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Sussex County}}}}
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Sussex County}}}}
  
 
*[http://libremap.org/data/state/virginia/ Libre Map Project] provides free access to detailed maps of Sussex Co., VA
 
*[http://libremap.org/data/state/virginia/ Libre Map Project] provides free access to detailed maps of Sussex Co., VA
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
  
 
*Elliott, Katherine B. ''Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia''. 2 vols. South Hill, Virginia:&nbsp;K.B. Elliott, 1966. Vol. 1 of original edition available at {{FHL|287790|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 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 Sussex 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 Sussex County to other parts of the country.]
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Early migration routes to and from Sussex County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.], and William E. Myer, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast''. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). ({{FHL|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
 
Early migration routes to and from Sussex County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.], and William E. Myer, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast''. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). ({{FHL|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
  
:*Atlantic Ocean  
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:*Atlantic Ocean
:*[[King's Highway]] about 1704  
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:*[[King's Highway]] about 1704
 
:*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
 
:*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxmilitary.htm Military Records], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxmilitary.htm Military Records], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives
  
===== '''''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 Westmoreland County militia officers, soldier enlistments, 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 Westmoreland County militia officers, soldier enlistments, 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]&nbsp;(full-view). [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 Sussex County, see p. 101.]  
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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]&nbsp;(full-view). [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 Sussex County, see p. 101.]
 
*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 Accomack 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 Accomack County militia officers; see place name index.]
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War''''' =====
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====='''''Revolutionary War'''''=====
  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Sussex County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Sussex County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Sussex County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Sussex 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]]
 
::- [[15th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|15th Virginia Regiment]] (8th Company)<ref>E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, ''A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787'' (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 72. {{FHL|79781|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2s}}.</ref>
 
::- [[15th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)|15th Virginia Regiment]] (8th Company)<ref>E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, ''A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787'' (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 72. {{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 version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Sussex County on page 133.]  
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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 version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Sussex County on page 133.]
 
*''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=====
  
 
Sussex County men served in the 15th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 204. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
 
Sussex County men served in the 15th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 204. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
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*''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, Sussex County, p. 105. 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, Sussex County, p. 105. 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)]].<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)]].<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>  
:- [[13th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12th Months, 1861-62) (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12th Months, 1861-62) (Confederate)]]. Company D (Jackson's Avengers) and Company H (Sussex Light Dragoons).<ref>Daniel T. Balfour, ''13th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1986). {{FHL|498431|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 26}}.</ref>  
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:- [[13th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12th Months, 1861-62) (Confederate)|13th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12th Months, 1861-62) (Confederate)]]. Company D (Jackson's Avengers) and Company H (Sussex Light Dragoons).<ref>Daniel T. Balfour, ''13th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1986). {{FHL|498431|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 26}}.</ref>
 
:- [[46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Liberty Guards).<ref>Darrell L. Collins, ''46th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|135277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85}}.</ref>
 
:- [[46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Liberty Guards).<ref>Darrell L. Collins, ''46th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|135277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{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)
 
*Deutsch, George E. "Murder and Mayhem Rides the Rails," ''Civil War Times Illustrated'', Vol. 48, No. 6, Dec. 2009, pp. 38-44 (focuses largely on Sussex Co.). [http://www.worldcat.org/title/murder-and-mayhem-rides-the-rails-drunken-union-soldiers-allowed-the-innate-depravity-of-mankind-to-get-the-better-of-them-during-an-1864-raid/oclc/460656422&referer=brief_results WorldCat] link.
 
*Deutsch, George E. "Murder and Mayhem Rides the Rails," ''Civil War Times Illustrated'', Vol. 48, No. 6, Dec. 2009, pp. 38-44 (focuses largely on Sussex Co.). [http://www.worldcat.org/title/murder-and-mayhem-rides-the-rails-drunken-union-soldiers-allowed-the-innate-depravity-of-mankind-to-get-the-better-of-them-during-an-1864-raid/oclc/460656422&referer=brief_results WorldCat] link.
  
====== Civil War Battle ======
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======Civil War Battle======
  
 
The following Civil War battle was fought in Sussex County.  
 
The following Civil War battle was fought in Sussex County.  
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: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 ====
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====Naturalization====
  
 
*Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
 
*Virginia {{RecordSearch|1877093|Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====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.
  
{{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.
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxobits.htm Obituaries], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxobits.htm Obituaries], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Private Papers ====
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====Private Papers====
  
 
*Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510|Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}
 
*Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932510|Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}
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*Family Bible Records of Lamb and Driver Families. MSS., Smithfield Branch of the Isle of Wight Library, Smithfield, Va. Microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|537297|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Family Bible Records of Lamb and Driver Families. MSS., Smithfield Branch of the Isle of Wight Library, Smithfield, Va. Microfilmed reproduction available at {{FHL|537297|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
 
{{Vawill|1754-1800}}*Sussex County, Virginia Probate Records, {{FHL|600409|subject-id|disp=FHL Collection}}  
 
{{Vawill|1754-1800}}*Sussex County, Virginia Probate Records, {{FHL|600409|subject-id|disp=FHL Collection}}  
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*Hopkins, William Lindsay. ''Sussex County, Virginia Will Books A-F, 1754-1806''. Richmond, Virginia: Self-published, 1990. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/sussex-county-virginia-will-books-a-f-1754-1806/oclc/21516069&referer=brief_results WorldCat] link.
 
*Hopkins, William Lindsay. ''Sussex County, Virginia Will Books A-F, 1754-1806''. Richmond, Virginia: Self-published, 1990. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/sussex-county-virginia-will-books-a-f-1754-1806/oclc/21516069&referer=brief_results WorldCat] link.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxwills.htm Will and Estate Records], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxwills.htm Will and Estate Records], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives
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'''''Online Probate Records'''''
 
'''''Online Probate Records'''''
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*Images of Wills 1754-1764;1761-1771; 1771-1785 [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Images of Wills 1754-1764;1761-1771; 1771-1785 [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($)
*Guardian Accounts and Inventories 1754-1787;  1782-1789; 1789-1824; 1824-1831. [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countysussex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)  
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*Guardian Accounts and Inventories 1754-1787;  1782-1789; 1789-1824; 1824-1831. [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countysussex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Wills and Inventories 1796-1806; 1796-1806; 1806-1812. [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countysussex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
 
*Wills and Inventories 1796-1806; 1796-1806; 1806-1812. [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countysussex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($)
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;  
 
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*'''[1777]''' Tithables, 1777,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian''. Richmond VA: Jan 1985. Vol. 3 Iss. 2; online at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Virginia--Genealogy--Periodicals.%22 Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[1777]''' Tithables, 1777,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian''. Richmond VA: Jan 1985. Vol. 3 Iss. 2; online at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Virginia--Genealogy--Periodicals.%22 Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[1782]''' Sussex County, Virginia 1782 Tax List: In order by surname; index online at [http://www.rays-place.com/census/va-sussex-1782.htm Ray's Place] - free.
 
*'''[1782]''' Sussex County, Virginia 1782 Tax List: In order by surname; index online at [http://www.rays-place.com/census/va-sussex-1782.htm Ray's Place] - free.
*'''[1782]''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxcensus.htm 1782 Sussex County, Virginia tax lists] (USGenWeb Archives)  
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*'''[1782]''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxcensus.htm 1782 Sussex County, Virginia tax lists] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*'''[1782]''' Personal property tax lists, 1782,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian''. Richmond VA: Apr 1988. Vol. 6 Iss. 2; Jul 1988. Vol. 6 Iss. 3; online at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Virginia--Genealogy--Periodicals.%22 Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[1782]''' Personal property tax lists, 1782,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian''. Richmond VA: Apr 1988. Vol. 6 Iss. 2; Jul 1988. Vol. 6 Iss. 3; online at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Virginia--Genealogy--Periodicals.%22 Internet Archive] - free.
*'''[1782-1818]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/sussextax.htm "Sussex County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1818,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*'''[1782-1818]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/sussextax.htm "Sussex County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1818,"] ''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. Sussex 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. Sussex County is included in Vol. 2.]
*'''[1789, 1799] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Sussex County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1789, 1799] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1789 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Sussex County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1798, 1802]''' Removals from militia fines, 1798-1802,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian''. Richmond VA: Jul 1983. Vol. 1 Iss. 4; online at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Virginia--Genealogy--Periodicals.%22 Internet Archive] - free.  
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*'''[1798, 1802]''' Removals from militia fines, 1798-1802,&nbsp;''Southside Virginian''. Richmond VA: Jul 1983. Vol. 1 Iss. 4; online at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Virginia--Genealogy--Periodicals.%22 Internet Archive] - free.
 
*'''[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. Sussex 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. Sussex County is included in Vol. 2.]
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxvitals.htm Vital Records], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenArchives
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/sussex/ssxvitals.htm Vital Records], Sussex County, Virginia, USGenArchives
  
===== Birth =====
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=====Birth=====
  
 
*'''1717-1778''' - Boddie, John Bennett. ''Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia.'' Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1998. {{FHL|1019510|item|disp=FHL}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806300248_johnbennettboddie1958 World Vital Records] ($).
 
*'''1717-1778''' - Boddie, John Bennett. ''Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia.'' Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1998. {{FHL|1019510|item|disp=FHL}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806300248_johnbennettboddie1958 World Vital Records] ($).
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*'''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
  
===== Marriage =====
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=====Marriage=====
  
 
*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1740-1850''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3723 Virginia Marriages 1740-1850] (Ancestry) ($).
  
*'''1754-1853''' - Sussex County Marriage Index 1754-1853. Batch {{IGI|M868685}} 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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*'''1754-1853''' - Sussex County Marriage Index 1754-1853. Batch {{IGI|M868685}} 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>
  
 
*'''1754-1780s''' - Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Early Virginia Marriages.'' Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1953. Digital version at {{FSbook|113561}} - free. Includes Sussex County marriages 1754-1780s.
 
*'''1754-1780s''' - Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Early Virginia Marriages.'' Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1953. Digital version at {{FSbook|113561}} - free. Includes Sussex County marriages 1754-1780s.
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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
  
===== Divorce =====
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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=====
  
 
*'''1717-1778''' - Boddie, John Bennett. ''Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia.'' Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1998. Available at {{FHL|1019510|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806300248_johnbennettboddie1958 World Vital Records] ($). For further information, see [[Albemarle Parish, Virginia|Albemarle Parish]].<br>
 
*'''1717-1778''' - Boddie, John Bennett. ''Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia.'' Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1998. Available at {{FHL|1019510|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806300248_johnbennettboddie1958 World Vital Records] ($). For further information, see [[Albemarle Parish, Virginia|Albemarle Parish]].<br>
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images  
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*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=11717&s_id=B52BD594-0E9B-1C06-52B4D425602567E9 Jones Funeral Home Obituaries] (Jones Funeral Home, Stony Creek, Sussex County, Virginia)
 
*[http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/home.cfm?&fh_id=11717&s_id=B52BD594-0E9B-1C06-52B4D425602567E9 Jones Funeral Home Obituaries] (Jones Funeral Home, Stony Creek, Sussex County, Virginia)
  
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
 
{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
== Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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==Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries==
  
*[http://www.blackwaterlib.org/ Blackwater Regional Library]  
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*[http://www.blackwaterlib.org/ Blackwater Regional Library]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vascvhs/ Sussex County, Virginia Historical Society]
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vascvhs/ Sussex County, Virginia Historical Society]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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====Family History Centers====
  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
== Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy Websites ==
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==Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy Websites==
  
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Sussex|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Sussex|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=22960 Profile for Sussex County, Virginia] (ePodunk)  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=22960 Profile for Sussex County, Virginia] (ePodunk)
*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/sussex-county.html Sussex County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc.)  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/sussex-county.html Sussex County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc.)
*[http://www.hmdb.org/results.asp?County=Sussex%20County&State=Virginia Sussex County Markers] (Historical Marker Database)  
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*[http://www.hmdb.org/results.asp?County=Sussex%20County&State=Virginia Sussex County Markers] (Historical Marker Database)
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516001228/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/VA/Sussex/ Sussex County, Virginia] (RootsWeb)  
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20150516001228/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/VA/Sussex/ Sussex County, Virginia] (RootsWeb)
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=22960 Sussex County, Virginia Ancestry &amp; Family History Guide] (ePodunk)  
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genealogyInfo.php?locIndex=22960 Sussex County, Virginia Ancestry &amp; Family History Guide] (ePodunk)
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/VA/Sussex/ Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/VA/Sussex/ Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://genealogytrails.com/vir/sussex/ Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy and History] (Virginia Genealogy Trails)  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/vir/sussex/ Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy and History] (Virginia Genealogy Trails)
*[http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/va/ Virginia Genealogy Forum ](GenForum)  
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*[http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/va/ Virginia Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/virginia/sussex.htm Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy Links] (GenealogyLinks.net)  
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/virginia/sussex.htm Sussex County, Virginia Genealogy Links] (GenealogyLinks.net)
*[http://usgwarchives.net/va/sussex.htm Sussex County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives] (USGenWeb)  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/va/sussex.htm Sussex County, Virginia USGenWeb Archives] (USGenWeb)
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vasussex/ VAGenWeb's Sussex County Project] (VAGenWeb)  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vasussex/ VAGenWeb's Sussex County Project] (VAGenWeb)
*[https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/details?list_name=vasussex Virginia Mailing Lists: Sussex County] (RootsWeb)  
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*[https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/details?list_name=vasussex Virginia Mailing Lists: Sussex County] (RootsWeb)
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/sussex/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/sussex/ Cyndi's List]
  
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Guide to Sussex County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.


Sussex County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Sussex County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Sussex County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1754
County Seat Sussex
Courthouse
VirginiaSussexCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Sussex County is located in the Eastern region of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named after Sussex County, England[1].

Sussex County, Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Sussex County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1337
15088 Courthouse Road
Route 735
Sussex, VA 23884
Phone: 434-246-1012

Clerk Circuit Court has birth, marriage,
probate, court and land records from 1754[2]

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

Sussex County, Virginia History[edit | edit source]

Sussex England.png

Sussex County, Virginia was formed as the result of a law passed by the Virginia General Assembly in November, 1753. This created Sussex County from southwestern Surry County in 1754.

The county is named after the English county of Sussex.[4]

Sussex County, Virginia's county seat is Sussex, where county records were kept in the Dillard House, which was built in 1802, until a courthouse could be erected.

Early in its history, Sussex County was a part of the Anglican parish known as Albemarle Parish.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1754--Sussex County was created 1754, as the result of a 1753 legislative act, from Surry County.
County seat: Sussex [2]

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

Sussex 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


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Sussex County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1979):127-129. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

African American[edit | edit source]

  • Johnson, Martha C. Black Families of Elizabeth City Co., VA, 1800-1990: Research of Families of Callis, Davis, Simpson, Radcliff, Originating from Gloucester Co., Mathews Co., York and James Counties and Elizabeth Co., Hampton, Virginia. Microfilmed reproduction available at FHL. [Includes information about the Bassette family of Sussex County, Virginia.]
  • Judkins Family Association. The Judkins Journal. [Newsletter] 16 vols. plus supplement. Available at FHL.

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
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 10,549
1800 11,062 4.9%
1810 11,362 2.7%
1820 11,884 4.6%
1830 12,720 7.0%
1840 11,229 −11.7%
1850 9,820 −12.5%
1860 10,175 3.6%
1870 7,885 −22.5%
1880 10,062 27.6%
1890 11,100 10.3%
1900 12,082 8.8%
1910 13,664 13.1%
1920 12,834 −6.1%
1930 12,100 −5.7%
1940 12,485 3.2%
1950 12,785 2.4%
1960 12,411 −2.9%
1970 11,464 −7.6%
1980 10,874 −5.1%
1990 10,248 −5.8%
2000 12,504 22.0%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1782 Enumeration

1840

  • Evans, June Banks. Census of 1840, Sussex County, Virginia. New Orleans, Louisiana: Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, 1990. Available at FHL.

1890 Union Veterans

Church[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. High Hills of Nottoway (1787)[6]
  2. Otterdam (by 1790)[7]
  3. Raccoon's Swamp (1772)[6][8]
  4. Sappony (by 1775)[6][9]
  5. Seacock (1787)[6]

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.


Sussex County fell within the bounds of the Portsmouth Association.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

go to See also Albemarle Parish

Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Sussex County is available online.[10]

  • Boddie, John Bennett. Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1998. Available at FHL. Digital version at World Vital Records ($).
  • Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson, and Andrew Wilburn Hogwood. Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786, Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia. Baltimore: Clearfield, 2005.
  • Mason, George Carrington. Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1945. Available at FHL; digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
Quaker[edit | edit source]

Early monthly meetings (with years of existence):

  • Stanton's Monthly Meeting (1760-1829)[11]

Friends from Sussex County, Virginia also attended the Blackwater Monthly Meeting in Surry County, Virginia.[12]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

More than 100 genealogies have been published about Sussex County families. To view a list, visit Sussex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

See also: Virginia Compiled Genealogies


Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Sussex County families include:

  • Doyle, Stuart W. Roots Exposed the Lineage and Interrelationships of 15 Family Branches from Virginia's Sussex, Southampton and Greensville Counties. [Orlando, Fla.?]: S.W. Doyle, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 D772ds [Includes Clanton, Graves, Heath, Hill, Hunnicutt, Maine, Massenburg, Reese, Seaborne, Smith, Vaughn, West, Wright and related families.]
  • Pritchett, John W. Southside Virginia Genealogies. CD-ROM. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. Free online index, courtesy: Virginians - The Family History of John W. Pritchett. [Includes a great deal of information about residents of Sussex County, see discussion of cited sources.] FHL US/CAN CD-ROM no. 3887. Purchase at Virginians.com.
  • Ricks, Joel and William G. Stanard. W.G. Stanard's Extracts from Virginia Records (in Three Parts). MSS., 1942-1943, microfilmed reproduction: FHL Collection [Includes genealogical and biographical notes about residents of Sussex County.]

Historic Residences[edit | edit source]

  • Stephenson, Mary A. Old Homes in Surry & Sussex. Richmond [Virginia]: Dietz Press, 1942. FHL Collection

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]

Deeds

  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. Sussex County, Virginia Deed Books A-E, 1754-March 1779. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1990. Available at FHL. WorldCat link.
  • Bradley, Stephen E. The Deeds of Sussex County, Virginia, 1779-1792. [Deed Books F and G] Keysville, Virginia: S.E. Bradley, 1993. Available at FHL.
  • Deeds, Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives

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]

  • Virginia Writers' Program, Works Projects Administration, Sussex County: A Tale of Three Centuries. Richmond: Whittet & Shepperson, 1942. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]

Emporia (Independent City)Greensville CountySouthampton CountySurry CountyPrince George CountyDinwiddie CountyVA SUSSEX.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Sussex County to other parts of the country.]

Early migration routes to and from Sussex County for European settlers included:[13]

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 Westmoreland County militia officers, soldier enlistments, 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 (full-view). [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 Sussex County, see p. 101.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Accomack County militia officers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

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

- 4th Virginia Regiment
- 15th Virginia Regiment (8th Company)[14]

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 version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Sussex County on page 133.]
  • 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]

Sussex County men served in the 15th Regiment.[15]

  • 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, Sussex County, p. 105. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate).[16]
- 13th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12th Months, 1861-62) (Confederate). Company D (Jackson's Avengers) and Company H (Sussex Light Dragoons).[17]
- 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Liberty Guards).[18]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle[edit | edit source]

The following Civil War battle was fought in Sussex 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[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Sussex 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.
  • Obituaries, Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives

Private Papers[edit | edit source]

  • Family Bible Records of Lamb and Driver Families. MSS., Smithfield Branch of the Isle of Wight Library, Smithfield, Va. Microfilmed reproduction available at FHL.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. Sussex County, Virginia Will Books A-F, 1754-1806. Richmond, Virginia: Self-published, 1990. WorldCat link.
  • Will and Estate Records, Sussex County, Virginia, USGenWeb Archives
  • Sussex County, Virginia Guardianship Records, FHL Collection

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • [1777] Tithables, 1777, Southside Virginian. Richmond VA: Jan 1985. Vol. 3 Iss. 2; online at Internet Archive - free.
  • [1782] Sussex County, Virginia 1782 Tax List: In order by surname; index online at Ray's Place - free.
  • [1782] 1782 Sussex County, Virginia tax lists (USGenWeb Archives)
  • [1782] Personal property tax lists, 1782, Southside Virginian. Richmond VA: Apr 1988. Vol. 6 Iss. 2; Jul 1988. Vol. 6 Iss. 3; online at Internet Archive - free.
  • [1782-1818] Heinegg, Paul. "Sussex County Personal Property Tax List 1782-1818," 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. Sussex County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1789, 1799] Indexed images of the 1789 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Sussex County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1798, 1802] Removals from militia fines, 1798-1802, Southside Virginian. Richmond VA: Jul 1983. Vol. 1 Iss. 4; online at Internet Archive - free.
  • [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. Sussex County is included in Vol. 2.]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Sussex 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]
  • 1717-1778 - Boddie, John Bennett. Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1998. FHL. Digital version at World Vital Records ($).
Marriage[edit | edit source]
  • 1754-1853 - Sussex County Marriage Index 1754-1853. Batch M868685 at FamilySearch - free. [20]
  • 1754-1780s - Crozier, William Armstrong. Early Virginia Marriages. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1953. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library - free. Includes Sussex County marriages 1754-1780s.
  • 1754-1810 - Knorr, Catherine Lindsay. Marriages of Sussex County, Virginia, 1754-1810. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1982. WorldCat link.
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.


Sussex 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.

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.sussexcountyva.gov/page/about-sussex/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sussex County, Virginia. Page 721 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sussex County, Virginia . Page 710-723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.
  4. Wikipedia Contributors, "Sussex County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex_County,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Sussex County,_Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 4 March 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 442-443. Digital version at Google Books.
  7. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:492. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  8. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  9. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 1:476. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  10. 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.
  11. Jay Worrall, The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994), 537-539. FHL Book 975.5 K2wj.
  12. Martha A. Putnam, Quaker Records of Southeast Virginia (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1996). FHL Book 975.5 K2qu.
  13. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  14. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 72. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.
  15. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 204. 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. Daniel T. Balfour, 13th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 26.
  18. Darrell L. Collins, 46th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85.
  19. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).
  20. 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.