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Tyler County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Athey Family (Tyler County, W.Va.), Civil War Letters

Collection Number: A&M.1678
Overview Correspondence of the Athey family of Tyler County, West Virginia, consisting primarily of ten letters written from Dudley and Austin Athey, brothers who served in the 11th West Virginia Infantry Regiment from 1863 to 1865. In letters to their siblings and parents at home, the Atheys describe their desire to visit home; their location on railroads or in camps at New Creek and Parkersburg, West Virginia; their health; and their desire to receive more letters from home. Letters from family...
Dates: 1863-1865, 1869

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

G.B. Stathers Account Book

Collection Number: A&M.2182
Overview Account book of G.B. Stathers, a Justice of the Peace for McElroy District, Tyler County, West Virginia, and a carpenter who operated from the towns of Alma and Blue, Tyler County. The account book shows that Mr. Stathers made and sold wagons, buggies, coffins, window frames, doors, railroad ties, and many other wooden articles.
Dates: 1875-1895

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

Jack R. Patton, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1127
Overview Papers pertaining to Tyler County and Sistersville include genealogical data on the Wells family; a stock certificate of the Sistersville and Salem Turnpike Company; newspaper clippings on local affairs; and a manuscript list of Civil War volunteers from Tyler County.
Dates: 1852-1958

James Popenoe Letter (copy)

Collection Number: A&M.3180
Overview Photocopy of a letter written from the Fort Martin area of Monongalia County by James Popenoe who had visited residents at his birthplace in an effort to prove his birth in August 1777. Popenoe stood to inherit money based upon his age. The Popenoe family had come to Monongalia County from Salem, New Jersey, the native home of settlers of Salem, West Virginia.
Dates: 1820

J.N. Curry (b.1863) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2082
Overview Papers of oil and gas driller and producer in Tyler County and other places. The collection consists of three diaries, 1 January 1894 through 31 December 1896; a typescript; and clippings. The diaries contain daily comment on wells drilled, including hours worked, depth of well, difficulties encountered, geologic strata, number of barrels of oil produced per hour or pressure of gas flow. Diaries include personal affairs, wages received and paid, oil sold, rent on leased property, oil market...
Dates: 1894-1896, 1966

Joshua & William Russell, Sistersville General Store, Daybooks and Ledgers

Collection Number: A&M.3071
Overview Partners in a Sistersville general store, Joshua and William Russell were merchants who conducted business along either side of the Ohio River between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The daybooks and ledgers document the trade of their Sistersville store. The daybooks record daily transactions with many examples of barter payment in labor or agricultural goods. These transactions were then transferred to ledgers which contained running accounts for each customer. The ledgers include a name...
Dates: 1822-1857

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

Leases for Rights to Oil and Gas Properties

Collection Number: A&M.3148
Overview The leases in this collection grant oil and gas rights to companies operating in Tyler County.
Dates: 1889-1912