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Mason County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Charles H. Ambler (1876-1957) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0122
Scope and Contents Collection includes original copies of correspondence relating to Virginia and West Virginia, as well as newspaper clippings, photographs, and research notes. Events pertaining to the Civil War and the formation of West Virginia are covered. Among the most important items are the private correspondence of Waitman T. Willey (1835-1861 and 1866-1868); data pertaining to education in Mason County, West Virginia (1861-1875); typescript copies of letters of Samuel Woods (see also A&M 1445);...
Dates: 1834-1945

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

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 in 1822-1881

Lawrence A. Lang, Collector, West Virginia Land Records

Collection Number: A&M.3833
Overview West Virginia land records, including receipts for fees paid, surveys, certificates of survey, land patents, grants, plats, correspondence and other material. Some of the records are copies rather than official documents. The records are sorted by the names of buyers and stored in envelopes. Recorded to the fronts of the envelopes is information relevant to their contents. See "Scope and Content Note" for further information.
Dates: 1865-1896; Majority of material found within 1867-1868

Lionel L. Smith, Papers of a Point Pleasant Resident

Collection Number: A&M.4082
Overview Personal papers of Lionel L. Smith (1913-2008), of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Includes four copies of Mason County maps (1958), a Point Pleasant development plan brochure with map (1962), an issue of the Clay County Free Press (21 November 1963), a Clay Farm Bureau Co-op stock certificate (1987), and various personal notes and letters.
Dates: 1958-1998

Mason County, Land Grant and Deeds

Collection Number: A&M.1408
Overview Land grant and two deeds, including: 1) initial grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia to Michael Gratz and Charles Willing of 3248 acre tract of land below Point Pleasant (13 January 1787); 2) deed of same land from Elizabeth Hannah Willing to Robert Hare (13 January 1787); 3) deed of same land from Robert and Margaret Hare to Chales W. Hare (3 July 1806).
Dates: 1787, 1788, 1806; Majority of material found within 1787, 1788, 1806

Topographic Maps of West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.4046
Overview Structural and topographical maps of various locations in West Virginia. Most maps were created by the West Virginia Geological Survey. Counties depicted include Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Hancock, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Marshall, Mingo, Nicholas, Ohio, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, and Wirt County. Geological and geographical features depicted include coal, oil, gas, iron ore, and limestone areas; Berea grit/sand and Injun Sand; state roads; railroads; and virgin and...
Dates: 1909-1924, undated

Violette S. Machir, Compiler, Revolutionary War Pension Applications and Genealogies (Mason County)

Collection Number: A&M.2587
Scope and Contents Transcriptions of six Revolutionary War pension applications from the Mason County Order Book 1828-1833. Also contains geologies from Mason County families, including the Somerville, Edwards, Lemaster, Lewis, Long, etc. Contains numerous obituaries from Mason County. Several articles and newspaper clippings written about Mason County topics including the Battle of Point Pleasant, Presbyterian Church (Point Pleasant), the Silver Bridge Disaster, etc.
Dates: 1828-1995

William A. Alexander Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3652
Overview The papers of William A. Alexander, farmer, businessman, West Virginia State Senator (1871-1872), and local public office holder in Mason and Putnam Counties. The collection includes receipts, ledger sheets documenting accounts, correspondence, deeds, contracts, court papers, wills, election notices for the Virginia State Agricultural Society (1860), and a stockholder's ticket for the West Virginia State Agricultural Society (undated). There is also election literature (1 item) campaigning...
Dates: 1833-1900; Majority of material found within 1842-1885

Willis Guy Tetrick, Jr. Genealogy Research Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3230
Overview Genealogy research papers compiled by W. Guy Tetrick and his son Willis G. Tetrick, Jr. The Tetricks were from Harrison County and the material in the collection mainly regards families of Harrison County and north central West Virginia. The collection contains mostly original genealogical compilations and family histories. It also contains personal and business correspondence; financial records; publications regarding local and state history; newspapers and news clippings; obituaries, cemetery...
Dates: 1708-1997