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Mercer County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

McClaugherty Family, Civil War Letter and Financial Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1334
Overview Several letters and financial papers of the McClaugherty family of Princeton, West Virginia, pertaining to family affairs, estate settlements, and the early years of the Civil War. An 1861 letter from George B. Schmitz of the 24th Virginia Infantry written to Hugh McClaugherty chiefly describes the battle of Bull Run in July 1861 and the status of Confederate troops after the battle. A February 1863 letter from Edward McClaugherty of the 17th Virginia Cavalry to his father, John...
Dates: 1841-1872

McCoy Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0558
Overview Business correspondence and papers, including land grants and deeds, 1761-1881, surveys, wills, and account books of William McCoy, Sr. and Jr., of Pendleton County. There are papers on the administration of estates; management of property in Mercer, Pendleton, and Randolph counties, and in Augusta and Highland counties, Virginia, for absentee owners; and on farm operations. There is material on the Central Bank of Virginia at Staunton; the Moorefield and North Branch Turnpike Company; and...
Dates: 1761-1903

Meadows Heritage Genealogy Records

Collection Number: A&M 3141

The microfilm contains family group sheets and other genealogical information on the descendants of Francis Meadows of Virginia and Monroe County, Arris Meadows of Greenbrier County and Kentucky, Jacob Meadows of Mercer County, and Thomas Mead/Meador of Virginia. The information had been collected by Meadows Heritage, a family organization, since 1975.

Dates: 1975-1992

Mercer County History

Collection Number: A&M 2307

An unpublished history of Mercer County, WV, prepared as part of the WPA Writers Project. Subjects include: the economy, geography, early life, and customs, religion, commerce and industry, transportation, education, government and public administration, cultural and social advances and historic sites.

Dates: ca. 1700-1935

Ordner Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2006

A genealogy of the Ordner family which indicates its relationship to the Carrolls of Carrolton, Maryland; and a Civil War diary of George W. Ordner of Company B, Fifth Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry, relating its movements, encampments, skirmishes and battles. His unit served mainly in West Virginia, fighting at Droop Mountain and driving the Confederates from Mercer County in the 1864 campaign.

Dates: ca. 1956

Raleigh and Mercer Counties Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3569
Overview Raleigh and Mercer County photographs, both original and copied. (Copied material does not include original source.) Includes: a Confederate soldiers' reunion in Beckley in 1905; a still raid exhibited at the courthouse (ca. 1930-1934); a 1920 political rally and parade in Beckley featuring U.S. Presidential race between Governor J.M. Cox and Warren G. Harding; parade in Beckley (ca. 1920-1930). Woodrow Wilson High School marching band (1942); Raleigh General Hospital (ca. 1950-1970); aerial...
Dates: 1870-2000; Majority of material found in 1910-1960

Vida Bailey, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1847
Overview Indentures, deeds, court papers, land grants, letters, church notices, tax and other receipts, bills, notes and other materials concerning the Bluestone River area in Summers County, West Virginia, especially the Josiah Meadows and Robert Lilly families. Includes a Church of Christ minute book kept by Thomas Lilly, 1802-1817; a land grant to Jesiah Meador signed by Governor James P. Preston, 1809; and a letter from William Sellergrit Lilly from upper Louisiana Territory telling of earth...
Dates: 1790-1882

West Virginia University, Extension Service, Publications, Reports, and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 5232
Scope and Contents Records of the WVU Extension Service. Collection includes instructional booklets on cooking, decorating, and sewing from the 1910s to the 1960s, materials on rural electrification in West Virginia in the 1930s, annual conference programs, and materials on incomes and family budgets. Also includes materials relating to the Farm Woman's Club in West Virginia, studies of school children during the 1940s, and studies of cost of living in rural areas during World War II. There are historical...
Dates: ca. 1910-1980

White Family of Spanishburg, Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 4399
Content Description Letters written to Synthia and Harmon White of Spanishburg, West Virginia from various members of their family. The letters discuss family and personal matters, health issues, religion, weather, finances, household chores, farming, and produce. Letters from Henry White discuss his move from Nebraska to Kansas as well as the costs and profits associated with farming in these states. Places mentioned include: Spanishburg, West Virginia; Germantown, Kansas; Bluefield, West Virginia; Buchanan,...
Dates: 1873-1896

Withers and VanDevender Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2109
Overview Correspondence, ledger books, account and cashbooks of the Parkersburg, West Virginia, firm of Withers and VanDevender (later Wiant and VanDevender), specializing in timber cutting, but also dealing in real estate, coal, oil, and orange growing. Subjects include timber cutting methods, costs, timber shipping, floods, freezes, droughts, log jams, timberland locations, timber purchases and sales, salaries of timber workers, and fruit groves in Florida. Counties mentioned include: Boone,...
Dates: 1899-1951