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Pittsylvania County, Virginia, History of.


By: Maud Carter Clement, Pub. 1929, Reprinted 2018, 380 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-848-X.

Pittsylvania County was created in 1767 from Lunenburg and Halifax Counties. This well-documented book not only covers the county from its creation but also includes material from its parent counties as well the continuous counties of Bedford, Campbell, Franklin, Henry, and Patrick. Besides the traditional information found in similar books of the era, such as discussions of: Indians, First settlements, creation of the county, its involvement in the French and Indian War along with the Cherokee War, Churches/Religion, Pre- and Post-Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and WWI. All of this helps in developing pathways and ideas of how the citizens of the county dealt with the development of the county. The reader will also discover a 1767 list of tithables of the county with the names of approximately 1,000 land and property owners. This book has loads of extremely useful and detailed tidbits of genealogical information along with mini biographies of these early settlers interspersed throughout the book included within the tremendous numbers of footnotes. The reader may discover those lost relatives thru the mentioning of marriages, Wills, Deeds, Military and Court records. The index within this book mentions approximately 5,000 individuals.