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Pocahontas County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

A.C.L. Gatewood Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1519
Overview Correspondence, diary, and farm account book of a Confederate officer and Pocahontas County cattleman and farmer. The correspondence deals primarily with Gatewood's activities as adjutant general and chief of staff of the West Virginia Division, United Confederate Veterans. The Civil War diary, 11 March-15 December 1865, covers action of Company F, Eleventh Virginia Cavalry, "Laurel Brigade," Rosser Cavalry Division, from Staunton to Appomattox. The farm account book, 1866-1869, also...
Dates: 1801-1816, 1855-1919

Anna Shue Atkins Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3984

Papers of Anna Shue Atkins (1918-2010), a poet, writer, and schoolteacher who was born and spent her early life in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Contains Atkins's poetry and autobiographical writings, as well as her genealogical research, legal documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material. See "Scope and Content Note" and "Historical Note" for further information.

Dates: 1918-2013

Civil War Diary of a Confederate Soldier at Appomattox Court House

Collection Number: A&M 0815
Overview One page typescript of a transcription of a Confederate soldier's diary entries for 9-12 April 1865. The soldier was at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Topics discussed include fighting the morning of 9 April; flag of truce and Lee's going to Grant's headquarters; terms of surrender; General John B. Gordon's farewell address to his troops; General Lee's General Order No. 9; another speech by General Gordon, referring to the possibility of a second Southern rebellion; and formal surrender...
Dates: 1865

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

Frances Hunter Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2860

Diary of a female teenager from Pocohontas County, Frances Hunter, documenting her social life and other activities, including athletics, movies, parties, and 4-H camp. She mentions seeing General Pershing, General Petain, and President Hoover at Williamsburg. This is a candid statement of everyday life of a young woman in east-central West Virginia.

Dates: ca. 1930-1939

Henry Rauch, Author, True Crime Story Set in Pocahontas County Published in "The Journal of Spelean History"

Collection Number: A&M 4464
Content Description An article written by West Virginia University Geology professor and cave enthusiast Henry Rauch about the disappearance, and deaths, presumably by murder and suicide, of Walter Smith and noted caver Peter Hauer in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, in June 1975. Ruled as a case of murder-suicide by law enforcement officials, the author explores alternate theories drawing on eyewitness testimony from friends of the victims and other evidence. The article appeared in "The Journal of Spelean...
Dates: 2018

Homer C. Cooper, Compiler, Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M 1258
Scope and Contents

Typescript genealogies of James Cooper (1780-1845) and Nancy Agnes Wooddell (1785-1861) family and the Joseph Wooddell (1752-1834) and Elizabeth Wooddell ([unknown]-1820) family.

Added 1971 March 1, two mimeograph copies of typescripts written by Dr. Cooper; "Charles Slavens Cooper (1844-1921) and Mary Jane Hall (1845-1886), married 1867, of Gilmer County W. Va." and "Springston, Springstone, and Lambert".

Dates: 1959, 1960, 1970

Homer C. Cooper, Compiler, Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M 1647
Scope and Contents

Sketch of Joseph William Cooper, Pocahontas County and a copy of a letter written by Cooper to his son, while a member of the 19th Virginia Calvary, C.S.A.

Dates: 1963

Isaac McNeel (b.1830) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1451
Overview Correspondence, legal and business papers, mercantile records and tax receipt books of Isaac McNeel, who operated a store at Edray and Mill Point, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, served as sheriff of the county, operated a gristmill, raised livestock, and was appointed provost marshal of the county in 1862 by the Confederate Army. The collection also includes letters and school reports of McNeel's sons, Winters and Summers, while students at Washington and Lee and the Medical and Law...
Dates: 1850-1908

Jacob Williamson Marshall (b.1830) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0054
Overview Papers of a livestock broker, farmer, and merchant of Mingo Flats, Randolph County, who was associated with John T. McGraw in the development of Marlinton and the purchase and sale of land, coal, and timber in neighboring Pocahontas County. There are some items of Civil War interest, while the bulk of the correspondence relates to the marketing of ginseng, beeswax, wool, venison, animal pelts, and farm machinery. There is significant correspondence relating to state politics and railroads....
Dates: ca. 1840-1900