A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia


Alleghany County was created in 1822 from Bath and Botetourt counties.  This book is not too different from other county history books of this era.  Contains such topics as trade and transportation, labor, farming, politics, and race relations - all important in the development of the county - are carefully discussed.  This type of county history book can help one develop ideas or paths to those missing ancestors by showing the customs and traditions of the local residents.  A particularly useful feature of this book is the hundreds of mini-biographies inter dispersed throughout the book.  Family & Biographical Sketches: Aritt, Armentrout, Armstrong, Beards, Bell, Bennett, Bowyer, Callaghan, Carpenter, Carson, Carter, Damron, Dresslers, Ervine, Fridley, Fudge, Gillespies, Gilliland, Hansbarger, Helmintoller, Helper, Holloway, Holley, Huddleston, Jackson, Johnson, Kimberlin, Kincaids, King, Knox, Landes, Leighton, Lemon, Lockhart, McAllister, Mallow, Mann, Massie, Milhollen, Morris, Morton, Parrish, Pennell, Persingers, Persinger, Rvercomb, Robinson, Scott, Skeen, Stull, Taylor, Warren, Wolfe, and Wright.  You will also discover several list: 1782 personal property books, 1840 Residents, Marriages recorded in Botetourt 1778-1795, Marriages recorded in Bath 1790-1800, Marriages recorded in Alleghany 1825-1857.


Oren F. Morton


1923, (2018), 236 pp.

ISBN: 9780893089269