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Jackson County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Carey Woofter, Compiler, Folklore of West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 0112
Overview Folklore of West Virginia collected by Woofter, who was a student of John Harrington Cox and Louis Watson Chappell. The collection consists of a card file of approximately 10,000 folklore items, including superstitions, sayings, riddles, remedies and tales, as well as a pair of unpublished bound volumes entitled FOLKLORE OF WEST VIRGINIA containing folklore and folksongs with musical notation by Woofter's protege Patrick Gainer. While Woofter never published his discoveries, he did supply...
Dates: ca. 1920-1940

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

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

Eugene Levassor Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1363
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, maps and printed materials of a French emigre, land speculator, and merchant from Cincinnati and Parkersburg. Subjects include Levassor's extensive landholdings in Kanawha, Lincoln, Jackson, Wood, Wirt, and Monongalia counties, and activities of his land agents; James Swann lands; the coming of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad to Parkersburg; the Panic of 1857 in that city; oil fever in the Wood County area, 1859-1866; and the activities of J.H....
Dates: 1796-1894

Full Family, Papers of Residents of Pendleton and Wirt Counties

Collection Number: A&M 4146
Overview Papers relating to the Full family of Pendleton and Wirt counties, West Virginia. Includes nearly 350 original items, each with an item number. Items are subdivided into three categories, including: 1. non-tax receipts, court-related documents, promissory notes, etc.; 2. letters, deeds (including a land grant), and miscellaneous longer items; and 3. tax receipts. The Full family lived in Pendleton County, (West) Virginia until moving in 1817 to what would become Wirt County (in 1848). In...
Dates: 1791-1904, 2015; Majority of material found within 1800-1880

George W. Smith, Papers of a Jackson County Resident

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

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

Jackson County, Cemetery Readings

Collection Number: A&M 2217

Cemetery readings from Jackson County, ca.1800-1966, including the Barnett Cemetery at Rock Castle; the Foster Chapel Cemetery; the Levi Moore Cemetery; the Given Cemetery; the Fairview Cemetery; the Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery; and the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Dates: ca. 1966-1971

Jackson County Records

Collection Number: A&M 0662

Execution book, 1848-1850, and county court fee book, 1850-1958.

Dates: 1848-1858

Jackson County, West Virginia Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 2661

Diaries kept by Luther Wolfe, C.A. Wolfe, and Mary Kinser, of Jackson County, which mention weather conditions, community events, family news, and events of national importance.

Dates: 1894-1896