Shenandoah County, Virginia: A Study of the 1860 Census, Volume 1A - Revised Edition


The first eleven volumes (Volume 1 has been revised and expanded to two volumes: Volume 1A and Volume 1B) of this twelve-volume series contain data from the arbitrarily organized and annotated 1860 census, which is deciphered and presented as a companion resource to the original census materials. The census records include the number of people per family, their ages during the census, occupations held by family members, births, deaths, where buried, race, even histories of the land and area where they lived.

Most of the volumes in this series discuss approximately two hundred dwellings each. However, the first volume contained 385 dwellings. Since Volume 1’s original publication, several new sources of information were discovered. Due to this new abundance of information, the first volume has been revised and republished as two volumes: Volume 1A (Edinburg and Woodstock) and Volume 1B (Woodstock, Edinburg District, and Powells Fort).

The census data, organized by dwelling number and family number, is given for each family; this is followed by detailed biographical information covering nearly every individual in each household. Information on most people includes birth and death dates, marriage dates, military activity, location of burial, education/occupation, children, second spouses, related families, census dwelling and family numbers, and the microfilm page number, when applicable.

This edition also points out, where appropriate, corrections to errors or oversights in the original Volume One.

Marvin J. Vann and Paul D. Stoneburner

2022, 5½x8½, paper, index, 418 pp

ISBN: 9780788426919