Ohio County (West Virginia) Index, Volume 10


Card Index to all Ohio County Courts' Case Files and 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 County Courts' original case files and loose papers" housed at the West Virginia and Regional History Collection at WVU. During the 1930s, another massive project was undertaken to collect and [partially] index all the surviving Ohio County, Virginia/West Virginia court case files and 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 and 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 and 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