Gleanings of Virginia History


Gleanings of Virginia History - William Fletcher Boogher. “Two of the most useful documents in this book, for the student of family history, are the Poll Lists for the election of members to the House of Burgesses from Prince William County, in the year 1741, and from Fairfax County in 1744…” [In 1741, Prince William County also included portions of the present counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, and Fauquier.] “It was the first halting place in the march of emigration from lower Virginia westward to the Shenandoah Valley, and thus formed the gateway to what was then the western frontier…” [From 1744 to 1757 Fairfax County also encompassed the present county of Loudoun.] “The Rosters of Troops in the French and Indian Wars are taken from Hening’s Statutes of Virginia, a work generally known to the legal profession, but one with which the average person in search of family history is unacquainted. For this reason it is desirable that the lists referred to should be made readily accessible. “More or less complete genealogies of various Virginia families are also included, and it is hoped that they may be found useful to their thousands of descendants who are interested in their family histories…” Part One, 1607 to 1744, contains the Legislative Enactments, which is an extensive list of names of soldiers and civilians who were reimbursed for wages, provisions, horses, etc. It also includes a short 1707 Immigrant List for Stafford County, an outline of the French and Indian War, and a very brief sketch about the Scotch-Irish of Augusta County. Part Two, Revolutionary War Records, 1775–1791, includes several military payrolls and rosters, plus a list of American prisoners on board the British ship Torbay and a list of officers of the Virginia Line who served at the siege of Yorktown, October 30, 1781. Part Three contains a collection of historical and genealogical information. (1903, 1993, 2008), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 452 pp.

ISBN: 9781556138713