Ohio County (West Virginia) Index, Volume 9


Card Index to all Ohio County Courts’ Case Files & Loose Papers, Part 2: 1826-1836

Volume 9 continues the series of this exciting new group of Ohio County, VA/WV Records – the “Card Index to Ohio Co. Courts’ original case files & loose papers” housed at the West Virginia & Regional History Collection at WVU. During the 1930’s another massive project was undertaken to collect and [partially] index all the surviving Ohio Co., VA/WV court case files & loose papers [about 500,000 items] from every court: County, Circuit, Superior, Circuit Superior, etc. from 1776-1930! An index card was made for each document showing the plaintiff & defendant (or personal entry), the offense (or subject), the envelope number [at WVU] containing the original papers and a brief description of what documents are included in the envelope. These cards have been entered into a database and are being published for the first time ever in this book. Volume 9 covers the period 1826-1836. Future volumes will complete the remaining years. By covering all the courts, we find criminal cases such as horse stealing and murder. There are also a number of Chancery court cases & files dealing with disputes over estates. There is more detail on more persons involved in ‘Road Orders’, Grand Juries, Witnesses, wolf scalp payments, militia officers and war service. Some Land Grants and Naturalization records appear. Numerous documents [such as bonds, notes in debt cases] are indexed that have original signatures that can be helpful in confirming your ancestor’s identity. What document did your ancestor leave behind?

Kenneth Fischer Craft, Jr.

2002, 8½x11, paper, index, 625 pp.

ISBN: 9780788420481