Fayette County (Pa.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1215
Overview Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other papers, of a state senate minority leader, 1899-1901, prominent Fayette County lawyer, and Democratic committeeman. Subjects include Osenton's early life; his law training at Georgetown University; his election to the state senate as a "silver" Democrat; William Jennings Bryan's tour of West Virginia, 1908; the presidential election of 1908; and Champ Clark's battle for the Democratic nomination, 1912. The papers also include a collection of...
Dates: ca. 1847-1920
Collection Number: A&M.3075
Overview Papers of the administration of the Foulke family's lands on the Meadow River, principally in Fayette County but also including land in Nicholas and Greenbrier counties. The acquisition of large tracts of land by this prominent Philadelphia family in what is now southern West Virginia began in the 1780s with the partnership of Jeremiah Warder and Richard Parker. In the 1840s, nearly 3/4 of this land (estimated at around 40,000 acres) came under the control of William Parker and later his...
Collection Number: A&M.1649
Collection Number: A&M.3160
Overview A card file of the Greene County Historical Society, Pennsylvania, containing genealogical notes and index entries for genealogical sources relating to Greene County, PA and the surrounding region for the period ca. 1740-1980. The cards are alphabetized by name.
Dates: ca. 1960-1980
Collection Number: A&M.3062
Overview Two customer credit ledgers of the Harvey & DeQuaise Grocery of Deepwater, Fayette Co. Harvey and DeQuaise were related by marriage, and both were originally from Fayetteville. They built a permanent structure for their store in 1892 at the C&O rail head of Deepwater, twenty miles from Fayetteville, in what was then a productive coal mining field. The entries reflect that the establishment was also a general store carrying items such as nails, seed, and clothing as well as food items.
Collection Number: A&M.3109
Overview Genealogical notes and research of a member of the Fayette Co., WV Genealogical Society, Helen Scott, on the following families: Arthur, Blake, Decker, Jaynes, Johnson and Scott. There are cemetery readings for Fayette County including the areas of Fayetteville, Mt. Hope, Oak Hill, and Pax and of the Blue Ridge Cemetery. There is also a copy of the genealogical research conducted by Laura Blake.
Dates: ca. 1500-1991
Collection Number: A&M.3159
Overview The ledgers highlight the business activities of iron furnaces and stores owned by Isaac Meason, a pioneer iron producer in Fayette County, Pennsylvania (arguably the first west of the Allegheny Mountains). The volumes include records of Union Furnace, Union Iron Works, Mt. Vernon Furnace, Centre Furnace, and a record of teamster work. A small portion of one volume includes a common pleas court docket for Fayette County, PA in the 1830s.
Collection Number: A&M.3156
Overview The collection consists largely of correspondence to Morgantown businessman John Rogers from relatives in Pennsylvania and Maryland. It also includes two letters from Sgt. William A. Widney, who was assigned to the U.S. War Department during the Civil War, to a Morgantown friend (possibly William Hennen). One letter was written by an unidentified woman to her grandson, a West Virginia University student.
Collection Number: A&M.2650
Overview Correspondence, genealogical records and notes, miscellaneous documents, and photographs of the Kincaid family of Augusta County, Virginia, and Greenbrier, Fayette, and Nicholas counties, West Virginia.
Collection Number: A&M.2174
Scope and Contents One letter from J. Haynes Miller to Dr. Earl. L. Core, n.d, concerning Howard B. Tully, Sr. and Jr. and explanation of his source for the enclosed material on John Nuttall; one letter from Howard B. Tully, Jr. to Mr. Miller regarding the Nuttall material. A one page copy of a typescript, "Approximate General Statement as to holdings of John Nuttall Estate", describing the coal and timber lands in Fayette and Nicholas counties, income from, taxes on, and branch railroads owned by...
Dates: 1971; N.D.