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Braxton County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Howe, Professor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3469

Papers of Barbara Howe, Professor of History and Director of the Women's Studies Center, documenting her extensive professional activities within West Virginia University and the WVU community involving history and women's concerns. Also contains addenda of 2012/01, 2013/02, 2014/05/03, and 2014/06/10. These addenda include newsletters, photographs, correspondence, and other material. See "Scope and Content Note" for details.

Dates: 1900-2014

Braxton County Archives

Collection Number: A&M 0789

Suit papers; record books of county officers; estate settlements; birth, marriage and death records; election returns; deeds and deed indexes; and land and tax records. There is also a volume of World War I records of Braxton County servicemen, and several account books of both the Holly River and Addison and the Midland railroads.

Dates: 1830-1953

Charles A. and Charles W. Wade Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0765

Private and business correspondence of Charles A. Wade, a farmer in Burnsville, and Charles W. Wade, a justice of the peace in Braxton County. Included are bills, receipts, and many agriculture-related advertisements and offers.

Dates: ca. 1880-1940

Charles R. Williams, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2108
Overview An 1851 letter to Rebecca Coplin from Harriet Burdett of Pruntytown, West Virginia, on community health, family affairs and Methodist church matters. A merchandise account book, 1859-63, of an unidentified general store owner and inn keeper; steamboat bills of lading for the Kathryn and French of the Little Kanawha Packet Line (Creston-Parkersburg), 1899 and 1905. There are also mimeographed sketches on the history, topography, scenery, agriculture, geology, rural development and natural...
Dates: 1834, 1851-1905

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

Craig Smith, Compiler, Photographs of Braxton County and Surrounding Region

Collection Number: A&M 3795

Two DVDs of photographs of Braxton County and surrounding region. Includes towns of Gassaway, Frenchton, and Webster Springs. Subjects include street scenes, public buildings, small businesses, bridges, and railroads. There are also photographs of Elk River scenes. For photographs related to this collection, go to and search for this collection's four digit call number (otherwise known as an a&m number).

Dates: ca. 1900-1925

Gerald M. Dunn, Reminiscences of Braxton County

Collection Number: A&M 3352

236 page ms titled "An Appalachian Boyhood" describing the experiences of the author; includes info. about the Dunn family and farming methods and social life in rural WV in the 1920s and 30s in the vicinity of Canfield, Braxton County, WV.

Dates: 1987

Given Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3546
Overview Financial records, court records, and miscellaneous papers regarding the Given (Givens) family of Nicholas, Braxton, and Summers Counties, West Virginia. Financial records include various Braxton and Nicholas county tax receipts for William Given, Mehitable Given, Jasper Given, Theodore Given, Franklin Given, and Israel Brown from 1835-1883. Also includes various store receipts, promissory notes, and documents regarding property ownership. Court records reference the case of Sarah S. Woods...
Dates: 1835-1892

Gustavus Friend Taylor (1843-1915) Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 1303

Scrapbook of the editor of the Sutton MOUNTAINEER, member of the Wheeling Convention, 1861, and the state legislature, 1867. Clippings pertain to election returns for Braxton County and the nation; Taylor's editorials; letters to the editor; population statistics; and politics. A section of the volume consists of Taylor's record of visits to the county schools as County Superintendent of Free Schools, 1869, and a record of personal accounts.

Dates: 1862-1878

H.E. Matheny, Collector and Compiler, Civil War Correspondence and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 1330
Scope and Contents Forty-nine letters of Ephraim W. Frost of Co J., 116th Reg, Ohio Vol Inf. Frost, who lived in Coolville, Ohio, near Parkersburg, was stationed at Moorefield, Martinsburg, near Romney, Winchester and Sleepy Creek in Morgan County, where his Reg. was guarding the B & O. The letters comment on fighting in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 around Woodstock, mention of McNeill, Imboden, and Mosby, and contain much on camp life in the eastern panhandle area. Frost was wounded near Piedmont in May...
Dates: 1861-1865