Ohio County (West Virginia) Index, Volume 10


Card Index to all Ohio County Courts’ Case Files & Loose Papers, Part 3: 1837-1841

Volume 10 continues the series by continuing to publish an exciting group of Ohio County, Virginia/West Virginia 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 1930s, another massive project was undertaken to collect and [partially] index all the surviving Ohio Co., Virginia/West Virginia 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 series! Volume 10 covers the period 1837-1841. What’s in these records? Just about anything – whatever survived! By covering all the courts, we find an index to criminal cases; Chancery court cases & files dealing with disputes over estates; more names involved in Road Orders, Grand Juries, Witnesses, wolf scalp payments, militia officers and war service; a few land Grants and Naturalizations, etc. What document did your ancestor leave behind? Volume 10 has a unique Personal Time Line Index whereby every name, place or stream is sorted by year – with reference to the original card information. There are over 34,000 names in the index!

Kenneth Fischer Craft, Jr.

2002, 8½x11, paper, index, 584 pp. 

ISBN: 9780788421846