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Barbour County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Braxton B. Durrett (b.1819) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0488

Arithmetic book of Braxton B. Durrett of Spotsylvania County, Virginia and Barbour County, West Virginia. Included are examples of various arithmetical processes; diary entries, October 1841-February 1842; and a record of the Durrett family record.

Dates: 1833-1846

Browning-Weaver Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3175
Overview Family history papers consisting of a list of the descendants of Edmund Browning, Jr. and Jane Curry Browning, a typescript history of the Browning family, a Browning family tree chart, and a pedigree chart for Henry Hamilton Weaver of Barbour Co. There is also a typescript account of the experiences of the Daniel Weaver family during 1855 in the Kansas Territory and its return to Gilmer Co., including a description of dealings with Pottawatomie Indians, a cholera epidemic, and Kansas...
Dates: 1885-1990

Civil War Military Commission Proceedings

Collection Number: A&M 2757
Overview Proceedings of a trial by a U. S. Military Commission of Harrison H. Stalnaker, who was accused of the crime of bushwhacking in regard to the deaths of Capt. Michael T. Haller, Sgt. Andrew M. Nester and William S. Martin on 24 April 1865 in Barbour County. The incident began when a small party of Confederates raided the home of a Union sympathizer. Their intent was to entice the Home Guard stationed at Camp Haller (Valley Camp) into an ambush. Stalnaker, whose defense attorney was Spencer...
Dates: 1865

C.M. Cornwell Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0803

Papers of C.M. Cornwell, a surveyor and justice of the peace of Barbour County, West Virginia. Included are: surveys, plats, deeds, court case papers, surveyor's notebooks, minutes of commissioners' meetings, survey calls on the re-survey of the Barbour-Taylor County line (1894), and family correspondence.

Dates: 1840-1919

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

F.A. Simpson Records

Collection Number: A&M 0647

Records of F.A. Simpson, a justice of the peace in Barbour County. Also included, dating between 1914-1942, are a few papers and speeches of J.A. Viquesney, West Virginia Game and Fish Warden (1909-1916) and justice of the peace; 1930 election campaign material relating to Henry D. Hatfield, James Ellwood Jones, and Carl B. Harvey; and references to politics, game laws, cost of medical service, and prohibition.

Dates: 1909-1942

Gibson Lamb Cranmer Papers regarding Statehood and Other Material

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 within 1822-1881

Graham H. Hamrick, Farmer and Inventor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3091

The correspondence and legal papers of a Barbour County farmer and inventor. Hamrick discovered, patented and marketed an embalming fluid using conveniently available, non-poisonous chemicals which made the practice of undertaking safer and less costly. He also developed improved methods of food preservation, particularly "in the manufacture and preservation of butter."

Dates: 1867-1905

Henry A. Barron, Papers of a Barbour County Resident

Collection Number: A&M 3966

Papers of Henry A. Barron, a resident of Barbour County, including legal documents, financial records, and correspondence. Much of the material in this collection concerns Barron's service as a Justice of the Peace, including court documents regarding legal activities of Barbour County citizens. See "Scope and Content Note" and "Historical Note" for further information.

Dates: 1838-1906; Majority of material found within 1848-1879

Holt Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0628

Papers of Samuel T.H. Holt, and other members of the Holt family of Philippi, West Virginia. There are deeds centering in Randolph, Barbour, and Tucker counties; correspondence; a medical prescription; and a clipping on Whitescarver Hall, Broaddus Institute, Philippi. Mention is made of the Wheeling Development Company.

Dates: 1887-1926