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Alleghany County Virginia, A Centennial History of.


By: Oren F. Morton, Pub. 1923, Reprinted 2018, 236 pages, Index, soft cover ISBN # 0-89308-926-5.  Alleghany County was created in 1822 from Bath and Botetourt counties.  This book is not too different from other county history books of this era.  With such topics as trade and transportation, labor, farming, 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 are the hundreds of mini biographies inter dispersed throughout the book.  Family & Biographical Sketches: Aritt, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beards, Bell, Bennett, Bowyer, Callaghan, Carpenter, Carson, Carter, Damron, Dresslers, Ervine, Fridley, Fudge, Gillespies, Gilliland, Hansbarger, Helmintoller, Helper, Holloway, Holley, Huddleston, Jackson, Johnson, Kimberlin, Kincaids, King, Knox, Landes, Leighton, Lemon, Lockhart, McAllister, Mallow, Mann, Massie, Milhollen, Morris, Morton, Parrish, Pennell, Persingers, Persinger, Rvercomb, Robinson, Scott, Skeen, Stull, Taylor, Warren, Wolfe, and Wright.  You will also discover several lists: 1782 personal property books, 1840 Residents, Marriages recorded in Botetourt 1778-1795, Marriages recorded in Bath 1790-1800, Marriages recorded in Alleghany 1825-1857.