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A. J. Legg, Author, Typescript Regarding History of Panther Mountain Community

Collection Number: A&M.4231
Scope and Contents Bound typescript entitled "A History of Panther Mountain Community (Nicholas County, West Virginia)" written by A.J. Legg of Albion, West Virginia in 1930 and published by the Agricultural Extension Division, Morgantown, West Virginia. The typescript covers the history of the community from the earliest settlement by American pioneers until the post-Civil War period. Includes coverage of topics such as the origin of the community's name, early land titles, leading families, and local schools,...
Dates: 1930

Arthur I. Boreman (1823-1896) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0104
Overview Personal and business papers of lawyer, U.S. Senator, circuit court judge, and first Governor of West Virginia, Arthur I. Boreman. See scope and content note for more details.
Dates: 1861-1895, undated

Civil War Song Sheet "Nicholas Blues"

Collection Number: A&M.3785
Overview One American Civil War song sheet entitled "Nicholas Blues". It includes text only, not the music. The text, or poem, was composed by James M. McNeill, Captain of the "Nicholas Blues". McNeill took command of the unit in May 1862, after Winston Shelton (who was not reelected). "Nicholas Blues" was the nickname for Company D, Virginia 22nd Infantry, Confederate States of America, since its membership was mustered in from the residents of Nicholas County, (West) Virginia.
Dates: ca. 1862-1865

Coal Mining Disaster Reports Collection

Collection Number: A&M.4203
Overview Mine disaster reports, official hearing reports, and hearing and inquest transcripts (1938-1967). Most of the mine disaster reports were created by inspectors from the West Virginia Department of Mines, and some of them involved federal inspectors. Other reports were created by the United States Bureau of Mines and the West Virginia Department of Mines Coal Mine Safety Board of Review. Also includes volumes 3 through 8 of the Decisions of the Interior Board of Mine...
Dates: 1938-1977

County Highway Maps for West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.4479
Content Description Highway maps for the 55 counties of West Virginia created in 1937. They are in two tones (blue on white), in varying dimensions (including items in the range of 36 in. x 36 in. to 36 in. x 58 in., etc.), and scaled to 1 inch equaling 1 mile. Features indicated on the maps include: roads (US, primary state roads, secondary state roads); state, county, district, and corporate lines; railroads; streams; parks and forests; highway bridges; county seats; cities and villages; lodges; farms;...
Dates: 1937

Craig Family Genealogy and History

Collection Number: A&M.3220
Overview Genealogical notes and a narrative of the Craig family of Nicholas Co., WV by the James C. Colman. Recorded family members start with the Revolutionary War veteran, Robert Craig, the first of the family to settle in Nicholas County. Altogether five generations of Robert Craig and his descendents are mentioned in the narrative portion. Particularly to be noted in the narrative are those generations of the Civil War era when the family moved as refugees to Ohio and two of its members, James...
Dates: 1996

George Wayne Acord, Compiler, Acord Family Historical Narrative

Collection Number: A&M.4352
Content Description A brief narrative history of the Acord family of Nicholas County, West Virginia, compiled by George Wayne Accord. The narrative covers the years 1858-1974, spanning four generations of the family beginning with the compiler's great-grandfather, John Lewis Accord. He moved to Nicholas County from Raleigh County with his wife Mary Eliza (Meadows) in 1902. The narrative includes the line of descent; dates of births, deaths and marriages; and places relevant to the family. It also includes...
Dates: ca. 1980s

Given Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3546
Overview Financial records, court records, and miscellaneous papers regarding the Given (Givens) family of Nicholas, Braxton, and Summers Counties, West Virginia. Financial records include various Braxton and Nicholas county tax receipts for William Given, Mehitable Given, Jasper Given, Theodore Given, Franklin Given, and Israel Brown from 1835-1883. Also includes various store receipts, promissory notes, and documents regarding property ownership. Court records reference the case of Sarah S. Woods and...
Dates: 1835-1892

James E. Heath, Auditor, Listings of Delinquent Lands in Western Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.4182
Overview Listings of delinquent lands issued by James E. Heath, Auditor of Virginia. Contains printed documents pertaining to Kenawha County [Kanawha County] (1832), Greenbrier County (1833), Nicholas County (1833), Ohio County (1833), Pocahontas County (1833), and Preston County (1833).
Dates: 1832-1833

James Tenney Letter

Collection Number: A&M.3153
Overview The letter from James Tenney, Jr. to his uncle, John Tenney of Luzerne, NY describes James' journey from upstate New York to Nicholas County, Virginia via Richmond and comments on the attributes of western Virginia. It mentions Kanawha Valley salt production and the lumber industry on the Elk River which supplied materials for boats and barrels used in the salt industry. Tenney also alludes to the New England settlement in present-day Upshur County which his father joined earlier. (a...
Dates: 1825

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Hill, Joseph H., b. 1851 1
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Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 1
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Lewis, Charles C. Sr. 1
Lewis, John D. 1
Lewis, Osie Grose 1
Lewis, Walter Dix 1
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Loring, William Wing, 1818-1886 1
MCCAA Coal Company 1
Malcom family 1
Marietta Chair Company 1
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McCutcheon family - Genealogy 1
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Miller, J. Haynes 1
Murphy, Jane and William Hunter Cavendish. 1
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