History of Halifax County, Virginia. Wirt Johnson Carrington. This book begins with the formation and origins of the county, followed by miscellaneous extracts from court records such as deeds. Next comes a history of the town of South Boston. The major portion of this book is devoted to detailed genealogies of many of the early families of the county. There is a section on the marriages from 1753-1800 and 1800-1850 arranged alphabetically by groom. 1924, (2019), paper, 560 pp.