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Harrison County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

Roy Bird Cook, Collector, Tavenner Family Papers and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 0858
Overview Papers of the Tavenner family of western Virginia, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, maps, and other material. Much of the material in this collection regards the Civil War. The Tavenner family was sympathetic to the Confederate cause. One member of the family, William Cabell Tavenner, served in the Confederate army; his letters are part of the collection. This collection also contains material related to families allied to the Tavenner family by marriage, particularly the...
Dates: 1778-1953; Majority of material found within 1819-1884

Roy Dean Ash, Collector, Land Grant and Bond for Sale of Land

Collection Number: A&M 2003

Two photocopies of manuscript documents: 1.) A land grant signed by James P. Preston, Governor of Virginia granting Michael Briel 81 and 3/4 acres in Frederick County, Virginia (1813, 1817); 2.) An agreement for the sale of land in Harrison County (near Clarksburg, Virginia) by Bryon J. Basset to John E. Woodward (1857, 1860, 1863, 1865, 1868 are signature dates).

Dates: 1813, 1857

Rufus A. West, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0821
Scope and Contents This collection includes manuscripts, printed and newspaper materials collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. This collection includes papers concerning many phases of West Virginia History, although centered on Preston, Taylor, and Monongalia counties. Includes marriage licenses from Preston County, 1881-1947; newspaper clippings from Morgantown newspapers; a meeting invitation from the Monongalia...
Dates: 1880-1947

Schools, Harrison County, Records

Collection Number: A&M 1390

Minutes of the Board of Education, Clarksburg (West Virginia) District, 1879-1915; a typescript copy of a teaching contract, Buffalo Creek, 1835; and a note concerning the school fund for Harrison County, 1863-1865.

Dates: 1835, 1879-1915

Smith Family of Barbour and Harrison Counties, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3959
Scope and Contents

Papers from the Smith family from Barbour and Harrison County, West Virginia. Includes digital content, slides, high school diplomas, and a marriage certificate. Digital content includes photographs and genealogical information. Photograph subjects include family members, ephemera, degrees, and other family papers pertaining to the Smith family as well as Smith ancestors and descendants of the House and Wamsley families.

Dates: 1908, 1930s-1965, 2013; Majority of material found within ca. 1930-2013

St. Charles Hotel of Clarksburg (W. Va.) Ledger

Collection Number: A&M 3053

The ledger of a Clarksburg hotel kept by its proprietor W. W. Boggess. It includes names of those registered and their town or city of home residence. Also there are accounts of travel expenses, groceries and construction costs. Part of this ledger was used as a scrapbook of election statistics from news clippings of the 1890's for Harrison County.

Dates: 1879-1904

Stout Family Land Deed

Collection Number: A&M 2726

Xerox copy of a land deed for a plot in Harrison County, WV, between Hezekiah Stout and his son, Milton Stout, dated Nov. 24, 1825.

Dates: 1825

Thornton Tayloe Perry, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3192
Overview This microfilm version of the Thornton Tayloe Perry Collection held by the Virginia Historical Society contains historical material collected by Perry over a 30 year period. It concentrates upon western Virginia and West Virginia with particular emphasis upon the lower Shenandoah Valley and Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties of West Virginia. The microfilm was placed in the West Virginia Collection by the Virginia Historical Society under provisions of a National Historical...
Dates: 1732-1965

Topographic Maps

Collection Number: A&M 1721

Topographic maps by the U.S. Geological Survey of various cities and towns in West Virginia. These are quadrangle maps covering four-sided areas bound by parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. Contour lines show land shapes and elevation; colors distinguish map features, such as roads, rural areas, woodlands, urban areas, landmark buildings, etc.

Dates: 1891-1989; Majority of material found within 1900-1980

W. Guy Tetrick, Compiler, Records

Collection Number: A&M 1306
Overview Marriage, birth, and death records; wills; estate inventories and settlements from various West Virginia counties; Sons of the Revolution applications; Harrison County family records and obituaries, and obituary clippings for West Virginia. Thistle, Roy, Collector. Papers, 1853-1934. ca.30 items (photocopies) and 1 reel of microfilm (1 vol.). Loaned for duplication by Roy Thistle, 1961. No.1443. A scrapbook containing: a brief history of Sistersville and the oil industry, particularly in...
Dates: ca. 1780-1950