Compendia: Annotations of Washington County, Virginia Cemeteries (Second Edition, Revised and Expanded)
by Tom Colley. 2010. Maiden name index, alphabetic by surname throughout.
This is a monumental work covering 334 cemeteries within Washington County's boundaries from their beginnings up to circa 1950 (the first edition covered 289 cemeteries). These six volumes contain, in alphabetical order, all those published surviving interments in Washington County, Virginia listed in cemeteries 1 thru 334 to c1950. The annotations were gathered from various primary records; published works; Bible records; internet resources; family genealogies and secondary research. In using secondary research ... the standard warning applies.... verify these annotations. Headstone names appear as written without regard to conventional spelling. Those women interred under their husband’s name and identified by maiden name on the headstone are listed in this record in a conventional font. If the maiden name is identified by any other source, it will appear in Italic Font in the “Maiden Name” column. An Index to maiden names is provided. Marriage dates are primarily from the W. P. A. microfilm copy of Washington County, Virginia marriage records and may reflect the issue date of the marriage license and not the exact date of marriage. The death registers of Washington & Smyth County, Virginia contains many errors regarding birth dates, death dates and transposed names.
This is an enormous undertaking and it contains additions, corrections and updates for the first edition. Compendia is destined to become the standard reference for Washington County for decades to come. The work is fully annotated from a variety of document sources.
The book is dedicated to his late wife, Jane Ann Fleenor Colley (1947-2007). Six softcover volumes.