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Marion County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

E. E. Meredith, Collector, Broadsides and Other Material regarding Jackson and Marion Counties

Collection Number: A&M 0256
Overview Broadsides and other materials dated between 1855 and 1951 that relate to Jackson and Marion counties in West Virginia. Includes a Marion County petition for a court of limited jurisdiction, undated; a petition from Jackson County about the establishment of school districts, undated; a photograph of six types of paper money, 1852-1914; and a newspaper column by E. E. Meredith about Nathan Goff, 1951. Broadsides are titled "To the Voters of Marion County," 28 January 1861; "On the Internal...
Dates: 1855-1951

Edward E. Meredith Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1814
Overview Clippings, letters, broadsides, and articles written or collected by E.E. Meredith, author of the newspaper column, "Do You Remember," which appeared in the Fairmont TIMES-WEST VIRGINIAN. There are: copies of theatre programs, 1917-1919; electoral tickets, 1860, 1864; a proclamation by George B. McClellan, commanding the Department of the Ohio, 1861; and an open letter, "Monongahela River Bridge Underwriting Syndicate Managers," concerning the construction of the million-dollar bridge in...
Dates: 1817-1954

George A. Vincent, Lawyer and Judge, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3068
Scope and Contents The papers, diaries, and ledgers of George A. Vincent, a Fairmont lawyer and Marion County judge. Vincent, a local lawyer of prominence, represented individuals in a variety of cases including vagrancy, grand larceny, and operating a house of ill fame. His clients, for the most part, however, were involved in more routine litigation, including divorces, civil suits, and commercial activities. His daily diaries chronicle not only his professional life, but also provide insight about his...
Dates: 1894-1929

Georgia C. Price Genealogy Research Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3910
Overview Genealogy research material of Georgia Catharine Price (1867-1954, born in Monongalia County, West Virginia), granddaughter of West Virginia legislator William Price (1803-1881), and Earl L. Core. Includes typescript and original correspondence, genealogies, facsimiles of legal documents, and other material, mostly relating to the genealogy of various families, including Core, Haught, Price, and Tennant. Prominent locations include Greene County and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and...
Dates: 1804-1860s, 1916-1972, undated

Hammond Fire Brick Company Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2166
Scope and Contents Unedited, unselected, and uncensored correspondence and business record of the now defunct Hammond Fire Brick Company of Hammond (Marion County), West Virginia. Includes correspondence for the years 1900-1931; shipping records indicating the type of brick, to whom sent, quantity sent, railroad, and the date for the years 1907-1913; freight bills from various railroads for the years 1906 to 1909 and 1921 to 1923; bills and orders, 1900 to 1931; one large payroll book with line entries for...
Dates: 1900-1931

Harry T. Leeper, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0348
Scope and Contents Collection includes family correspondence of the Bowman, Veach, and Leeper families. Manuscripts include a recounting of the Civil War event known as "Jones' Raid." In another document Nathaniel Cochrane, an ancestor of Thomas Leeper, recounts his capture and imprisonment by indigenous people, along with a biography of Cochrane. Daily life for that time is captured in "Home Life of the Leeper Family." Other typescript histories include "Monongah," Thomas Leeper's diary regarding heavy rains...
Dates: 1779-1915

Harry T. Leeper, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0251
Scope and Contents Diaries of Thomas M. Leeper, 1886-1950 (Box 1). Samuel Leeper wrote a few of the first entries, and some family members wrote some of the last entries documenting Thomas Leeper’s last days. Subjects in the diaries include family life; work life; weather; encounters with visitors, friends, and neighbors; and travels. Counties traveled include Calhoun, Clay, Lewis, Harrison, Marion, Wirt and more. Inserts in the diaries include receipts, penciled sketches, and other paraphernalia. Added...
Dates: 1882-1952

Hebron Baptist Church Records

Collection Number: A&M 3047

Minutes, membership lists, church covenants and declarations of faith of the Hebron Baptist Church located in rural Marion County. There is also a church history composed by Mrs. Dores Urich, the wife of a recent church pastor, that recounts the terms of service of its ministers, church membership growth, change of church location and building improvements from a log cabin to its present modernized structure.

Dates: 1833-1972

Helen M. Fleming Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0852

Typescripts relating to Marion County, including "In Memory of John Marshall Jacobs, a Good Churchman," "Early Days of Mining in Marion County," and "In Memory of Jessie Hickman Jamison," all written by Helen M. Fleming. There are a number of photographs of Fairmont and Marion County, family photo albums, and seven scrapbooks of clippings of U.S. and West Virginia history, with emphasis on Marion and Monongalia counties.

Dates: ca. 1812-1951

Henry Prickett Ledgers

Collection Number: A&M 3384
Overview Three ledgers of Henry Prickett (1803-1894) of Marion County, WV, great-grandson of Captain Jacob Prickett Sr. (1722-1798) of Prickett's Fort fame. 1) 1825-44, 250+ pages, recording technical information such as tables of measure for currency, land, cloth, weights, etc.; also records transactions of his tanning business. 2) 1845-70s, ca. 300 pages, recording business transactions and personal and community events (including births, weather, visits by relatives, poetry, etc.). 3) 1880-1886,...
Dates: 1825-1886