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Lewis County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Butcher Family Photographs and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 4100
Overview Photographs and other material of the Butcher family of Lewis County, West Virginia. Includes portrait and candid photos, William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (1911), a statement from Weston City Hospital for the birth of a child (1948), a radio program (1969), a Weston High School class ring (1933), and Weston High School commencement materials (1966). The photos depict Wilda Juanita Turner Butcher (1915-1999), Weston High School class of 1933 and owner of...
Dates: ca. 1900s-1969

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

Dick Ralston, Collector, Lewis County Historical Material

Collection Number: A&M 4259

Collection of Lewis County local history material collected by Dick Ralston of Buckhannon. Includes genealogy and history, and photographs of the Ralston family. Also includes Gray and Sons maps of Wheeling, Morgantown, Clarksburg, and Fairmont. See Scope and Content for details.

Dates: 1870-1970

Donald E. Watts, Compiler, Paper Regarding the Watt and Sexton Families

Collection Number: A&M 3983

Paper regarding Martha Watt Sexton (b. 1770), her husband Noah Sexton (b. 1764), and their families written by historical researcher Donald E. Watts. The couple moved from New England to (West) Virginia around 1816, living in Lewis and Upshur (then Randolph) Counties.

Dates: 2014

John Holt, Collector, Lewis County History Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4405
Scope and Contents Material collected by John Holt. Includes legal documents (court papers, summonses, land grants, and more), financial records (such as receipts), correspondence, photographs, clippings, printed material, and more. Subjects include Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) and his family, the Holt family, Lewis County, and more. Highlights include court papers regarding debt of Thomas Jackson, which may be due to him leaving his post as constable of Lewis...
Dates: 1786-1993; Majority of material found within 1817-1913

Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn (1824-1901), Military Artifacts of the Civil War

Collection Number: A&M 3948
Overview Military artifacts owned by General Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn (1824-1901) during his service as a Union officer during the American Civil War. Lightburn served in the western Virginia campaign of 1861, the siege of Vicksburg, and in the Atlanta Campaign, among other activities. There is also a group photograph of three of General Lightburn's great grandchildren (2011). Artifacts include: battle sword with scabbard, 44 Colt Revolver (1860 Model), compass / sun dial, bullet mold, cap box...
Dates: ca. 1860-1865, 2011; 2011

Lewis County, Land Indenture in Town of Preston (Weston)

Collection Number: A&M 4101

Indenture between sellers Daniel Stringer, Millie Stringer, Lewis Maxwell and buyer Robert W. Collins for the sale of land in the town of Preston, Lewis County, (West) Virginia, dated December 1818. This copy of the indenture may have been a draft or unofficial copy; it does not record the full date or the names of witnesses. The town of Preston changed its name to Weston in 1819.

Dates: 1818

Morris Funeral Home of Lewis County Records

Collection Number: A&M 4205
Scope and Contents

Records of the Morris Funeral Home. Includes business records (circa 1960-2010), Weston Hospital files (circa 1950s-1960s), and a business ledger (circa 1904-1935). This collection is minimally processed.

Dates: circa 1904-2010; Majority of material found within circa 1950-2010

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960

Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955) Papers, Court Record Featuring Stonewall Jackson

Collection Number: A&M 3943

Lewis County debt record featuring Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson as Constable to collect money from Jonathan E. Bennett owed to J. Holt. Does not include original signature of Stonewall Jackson.

Dates: 1841