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A History of Jefferson County, West Virginia.

By: Millard K. Bushong, Pub. 1941, Reprinted 2019, 458 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-026-8.

Jefferson County was formed in 1801 from Berkeley County.  It sits in the Shenandoah Valley and is the eastern most county in West Virginia, bordering Washington County, Maryland and Loudoun, Clarke, & Berkeley Counties, Virginia.  This book is not too different from other county history books of this era.  With such topics as county creation, trade and transportation, labor, farming, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Harper’s Ferry, politics, and race relations - all important in the development of the county - are carefully discussed.  This type of county history book can help one develop ideas or paths to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of the local residents.  A particular useful feature of this book is the extensive biographical information included.  This volume contains biographical sketches on: Baylor, Beall, Bedinger, Boteler, Brooke, Chew, Craighill, Cutshaw, Dandridge, Darke, Douglas, Gates, Gibson, Gwynn, Hagan, Hamtramck, Hawks, Hoff, Hopkins, Humphries, Hunter, Lee (2), Lucas (3), McDonald, Morrgan, Porterfield, Quick, Reynolds, Rutherford, Stephen, Stephenson (2), Washington (4), & Wilson (2).  The author has included several appendix’s that have rolls of soldiers who served in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, and WWI.