Washington County, Virginia Minute Book 22, January 1875-October 1879


From the Introduction: 
Washington County, Virginia Minute Book 22 begins at court 26 Jun 1877 with indictments of Russell Stroup for keeping a house of ill fame, John Hurt for assault, and G. W. Snodgrass for failing to keep the road in repair, and ends 512 pages later with an entry of 28 Oct 1878: Louvenia Findlay, Pltf vs E. M. Wills and I. F. Jones: Removal from justice. This Minute Book is particularly valuable in that minute books or order books in general frequently provide accounts of persons not otherwise captured in Deed Books, Will Books and other major court books. And most particularly, and again, in view of the very deficient 1870 census for Washington County, Virginia. Minute Book 22, as usual, sometimes leaves one with a great yearning for more details on a particular case entry; these would likely be found, if preserved, in loose court papers. Some annotations have been made to this work, principally to identify selected individuals. Refer to the key for abbreviations and credits.

Jack Hockett

2018, 8" x 10", 242 pp.