Essex County, Virginia Newspaper Notices, Volume 2: 1736-1952


Marriage and Death Notices and Other Interesting Items from The Rappahannock Times and Additional Items from Other Newspapers

This collection follows an earlier publication that contained marriage and death notices and other items of interest in an assortment of early newspapers that covered Essex County, Virginia and the town of Tappahannock. Presented here are similar items that have been gleaned from The Rappahannock Times, published in Tappahannock, for the period 1939 through 1952.

Since publication of the first volume, the compiler has collected additional items from the Virginia Gazette and the Richmond Enquirer, in large part due to discovering a compilation of related transcripts by the late Miss Mary Wright, of Ashland, Virginia, done sometime in the early 1950’s.

Included in this work are announcements about the opening of new businesses, births, marriages and deaths, house or building fires, and other events in the development of the area. Not included are frequent references to who was visiting where, who has been sick with what illness or in what hospital, engagement announcements, church services, what minister was preaching where, social meeting announcements and details, political announcements, and other items not directly related to the development of Tappahannock or Essex County.

Entries are verbatim transcripts. The index contains entries for all names, places, occupations, and many subjects.

Wesley E. Pippenger

(2010), 2018, 8½x11, paper, index, 302 pp. 

ISBN: 9780788458415