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Thomas Ray Dille Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0357

Scope and Contents

Gift of the brothers and sisters of Thomas Ray Dille, lawyer, historian, and genealogist of Morgantown W.Va. This collection contains the family histories of the Dille, David Evans, and John Evans families, as well as the Ray, Stewart, McFarland, and Tennant families.

Materials include five loose leaf volumes of cemetery records of Monongalia County; family records of Monongalia County, and family Bible records. Additional materials about the Forks of Cheat Baptist Church, Monongalia County including copies of the Minute Book taken from the original record now in the custody of John F. Ross, Esq., formerly church clerk. Original record or Minute Book deposited in the Bank of Morgantown (now the First National Bank), Morgantown, W.Va., for safekeeping, 1912; records of the Forks of Cheat Baptist Church, Monongalia County, West Virginia. Additional materials include manuscripts about Henry v. Pierpoint, September 7, 1790. Monongalia County; and the Ku Klux Klan, 1868, Blackville, Monongalia County

This collection also contains documents relating to Monongalia, County including a general index of will books (1906); wills (1796-1906); names found in Real Estate and Appraisement Books (1794-1820); births and deaths of Monongalia and Marion Counties; brief biographies of prominent men of Monongalia; list of Revolutionary soldiers and locations of their graves; lists of soldiers from Monongalia in the War of 1812 and Mexican War; Monongalia Academy Ledger No. 4 (1858); Woodburn Female Seminary Ledger A (1858); J.R. Moore account book (Monongalia Academy and Woodburn Seminary, 1837); teachers class records; ledger and day books of the Evans family; ledger used as a scrapbook; County court note book; a bulletin of history and genealogy (Dec. 1926-Feb. 1931); and the Sons of the Revolution scrapbook.

Materials also include genealogies of the Strother, Horno, Evans, Billingsley, Moore, Tennant, Eddy, Dille, and McFarland families. Includes Dent Law Firm Ledger and James Evans account book.


  • ca. 1774-1939


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


5.6 Linear Feet (Summary: 5 ft. 7 in. (10 document cases, 5 in. each); (10 ledgers, 17 in.); 12 reels of microfilm)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US