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