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Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1767-1820, Wills of.


By: Lela C. Adams, Pub. 1986, reprinted 2014, 274 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-581-2.

Pittsylvania County was created in 1767 from Halifax County, VA. It was a important migration path for early settlers moving into Tennessee, Georgia and North & South Carolina. Many of her early settlers were from Pennsylvania, including Germans, Quakers, Welch and Scot Irish. Also, many families throughout Virginia relocated here from such counties as: Brunswick, Charlotte, Amelia, Prince Edward, and other Tidewater counties. This book contains not only wills of individuals, but also guardians and administrator's bonds, bastardy, apprentice, trustees, sheriffs and treasurer's bonds, and inventories of estates. The names of approximately 14,500 persons are found in these legal records of this important county.