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Harrison County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

Civil War Enlistment Records, Substitutions from Harrison County

Collection Number: A&M 4021

Records of men enlisted as substitutes and of men exempted from military service for providing a substitute. The records regard men mustered into the Union Army in Harrison County, West Virginia. Most of the records are written on official stationery and a few are handwritten. Records include dates of enlistment, names and physical descriptions of substitutes, names of exempted men, and signatures of a Provost Marshal or other officer.

Dates: 1865

Civil War Letter from Clarksburg, Confederate Bond, and Jonathan Jackson Agreement

Collection Number: A&M 3759

Collection includes: 1) letter from Union soldier W. Fleming in Clarksburg (undated); 2) Confederate bond issued to James M. Beckham (1864); and 3) financial agreement involving Jonathan Jackson, father of "Stonewall" Jackson (1821). See scope and content note for details.

Dates: 1821; 1864

Civil War Recruitment Records, Harrison County

Collection Number: A&M 4020
Overview Records documenting the enlistment of men into the Union Army in Harrison County, West Virginia. Some of the records are written on official stationery (mainly from the Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office or the Provost Marshal's Office) and others are handwritten. Some of the records indicate that the man who enlisted was serving as a substitute for another individual. Records include dates of enlistment, names of enlisted men and recruiting officers, and value of payments made upon...
Dates: 1864

Clarksburg Public Library, Collector, Miscellaneous Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1653
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers collected by the Clarksburg Public Library, including Harrison County land papers of John Lang, 1782-1821; General Land Office Warrant of Thomas Cunningham, an 1812 veteran for 160 acres in Illinois; letter from Melville D. Long from Point Lookout prison, April 1865; letter to Mrs. John J. Davis, Clarksburg, telling of an unexpected invasion of Baltimore by the Rebels in July 1854; and farm diary, 1856-1861 of P.R. Page, Gloucester County, Virginia. This volumes gives...
Dates: 1782-1865

Coal Mining Disaster Reports Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4203
Overview Mine disaster reports, official hearing reports, and hearing and inquest transcripts (1938-1967). Most of the mine disaster reports were created by inspectors from the West Virginia Department of Mines, and some of them involved federal inspectors. Other reports were created by the United States Bureau of Mines and the West Virginia Department of Mines Coal Mine Safety Board of Review. Also includes volumes 3 through 8 of the Decisions of the Interior Board of Mine...
Dates: 1938-1977

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

Cutright Collection

Collection Number: A&M 0802
Scope and Contents

The correspondence and notes of Corinne E. Cutright, principally concerning her work as a genealogist, containing information on many family names, see processing notes for partial listing. There are, also, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous printed material regarding Upshur County, Harrison County, and general West Virginia history; obituaries; Civil War; and a list of Revolutionary War soldiers and pensioners.

Dates: 1902-1949

Cutright Family Genealogy Collection

Collection Number: A&M 0635
Scope and Contents The main part of this collection is comprised of obituaries clipped from Buckhannon, Clarksburg and Parkersburg newspapers, 1926-1939. Also 17 issues of Buckhannon and Clarksburg newspapers, 1917-1938; and the roto section of the Sunday Herald, Boston Mass., Aug 10, 1924 featuring reproductions of Civil War pictures in the Library of Congress, including several concerning WV. Some correspondence of Iva, Corrine, Allene, Mollie and Pearl Cutright, including a few letters from school friends,...
Dates: 1887-1888, 1917-1950

Davis Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1946
Scope and Contents One box of material including original and typescript copies of letters exchanged between Anna Kennedy and J.J. Davis for the period 1860-1862. Also included is material on the Chapin family, Davis and Steen family genealogy and Reed family Bible. Correspondents are J.J. Davis, Anna Kennedy, J.W. Davis, Phineas Chapin, Rev. Asa Brooks, and J. W. Wayland. John W. Davis' certificate of Admission to practice before the Supreme Court of West Virginia dated 1896. His sponsor was Melville...
Dates: 1800-1941

Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter (Annotated Copy)

Collection Number: A&M 0252

The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb, an autographed copy by the author to the donor which includes sketch drawings and comments by the author. He states that his inspiration for this novel was the Quiet Dell murders of Harry Powers and his own youth spent in Marshall and Harrison Counties, WV. Grubb admits to basing the character of Rachel on a person he knew when young who "was more beautiful than my poor powers can portray."

Dates: 1977