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Roane County (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

County Highway Maps for West Virginia

 Series
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

George W. Smith, Papers of a Jackson County Resident

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0427
Overview The papers of George W. Smith (1814-1860), a merchant, justice of the peace, land agent, and presidential elector in the town of Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia. There are also papers regarding other family members. The collection serves as a narrative and record of business, local politics, and social conditions in West Virginia before and after statehood. It includes business and personal correspondence, financial and legal papers, business and political ledgers, and ephemera. The...
Dates: 1818-1908; Majority of material found within 1818-1885

Gibson Lamb Cranmer, Papers Regarding Statehood and Other Material

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Collection Number: A&M.2848
Overview Papers regarding West Virginia statehood and the history of Wheeling and Ohio County compiled by Judge Gibson L. Cranmer (1826-1903) of Wheeling, West Virginia, who served as secretary of the Wheeling Convention that repudiated Virginia's secession from the United States in 1861. Series 1 includes manuscript narratives and correspondence describing events of the West Virginia statehood movement, written by eyewitnesses at the request of Gibson L. Cranmer. Manuscript authors include John S....
Dates: 1787-1895, undated; Majority of material found in 1822-1881

Good Hope Baptist Church Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3069
Overview Minutes, membership lists and financial reports of the Good Hope Baptist Church in Reedy, (Roane County) which was the leader among related area churches belonging to the Good Hope Association. The minutes contain information about baptisms, membership transferals, the appointment of church officials, church property, and the disciplining of church members. The earliest volume contains the church's rules of governance and later volumes contain the articles of the church's constitution.
Dates: 1822-1969

Harry C. Woodyard (1867-1929) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2458
Overview Correspondence, legal, and financial, and miscellaneous papers of a businessman and politician from Roane County, West Virginia, who was elected to the state Senate in 1898 and to the U.S. Congress as a Republican for several terms: 1902-11, 1916-23, 1925-27. His early business activity was in wholesale groceries and the lumber industry. He later engaged in newspaper publishing and owned an estimated eighteen weekly papers. Woodyard's sons continued in their father's business after his death....
Dates: ca. 1913-1929

Henry Solomon White Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1732
Overview The manuscript diary of Henry Solomon White, a Corporal and Orderly Sergeant in Company N, Sixth Regiment, [West] Virginia Volunteer Infantry, covering the period of 24 September 1861 to 26 September 1864. Company N was organized at Camp White, in 1861 for a three-year tour of duty guarding the B.&O. and North Western railroads. The company was stationed at various times at Burton, Littleton, Barrackville, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Grafton, and Webster. Squads of this company were...
Dates: 1861-1865

Hugh Sayre, Collector, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2436
Overview Correspondence, miscellaneous family papers, nineteenth century school records, ledgers, bank books, and memorabilia of Hugh F. Sayre and family of Parkersburg, Reedy, St. Marys and West Creek, West Virginia. Some material relates to oil and gas leases on the Sayre family farm and Sayre's invention of a scientific alphabet called EBDECORD.
Dates: 1872-1927

John Castelli Rathbone, Colonel, Civil War Letter and Parole Pledge

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Collection Number: A&M.3781
Overview Single leaf with two documents on front and back (recto and verso) respectively. On one side is an apparently unsent letter authored by Colonel John Castelli Rathbone, 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, from Spencer (West) Virginia to the commanding officer at Ravenswood, (West) Virginia, dated 2 September 1862. Rathbone urgently requests reinforcements against an expected attack by Confederate cavalry. The verso is a "true copy" of the parole pledge signed by Rathbone and other members of...
Dates: 1862

Richard Marks, Collector, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3236
Overview Contains a bibliography of works by Richard Marks, correspondence, articles and a paper by Marks, philatelic items, and other material. Most material regards the genealogy and history of the Marks family in West Virginia, as well as West Virginia history in general. There are also addenda to this collection. See "Scope and Content Note" for further information.
Dates: 1789-2001

Roy L. McCulty Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2129
Overview Papers of a Roane County businessman who served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1943 to 1956 and in the state senate from 1957 to 1961. The collection includes letters, photographs, a scrapbook, clippings pertaining to McCulty's career, and two notebooks containing digests of bills introduced during the 1960 session of the state legislature.
Dates: 1918-1961