Hardy County, Virginia (Now West Virginia) Personal Property Tax Lists, 1786–1795 Quick Reference List, Volume 1
Thomas Allen Lahman III
Hardy County, West Virginia (Virginia until 1863) was formed in 1786 from Hampshire County. It was named after Samuel Hardy, a highly regarded Virginian. In the first half of the 1700’s John Van Meter of New York visited the South Branch Valley. He loved the area so much that his sons acquired lands and settled in the area. The Hardy County area of the time period covered in this book is applicable to today’s Grant County as well, as Grant was formed from Hardy in 1866.
This book contains a detailed index. When searching for an individual it is wise to search the first name separately from the last name. It is also wise to go through each list, name by name. There are sometimes random details about an individual like their occupation, such as “constable” or “parishioner.” Sometimes blurbs about another individual who claimed to be living with them will appear in these transcribed records. Enjoy this collection of records and good luck breaking those genealogical brick walls! This work was transcribed and extracted to the best of the author’s ability.
2023, 5½x8½, paper, index, 330 pp.