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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Bennett and Related Families Genealogy and History

Collection Number: A&M 3182
Overview Articles and charts of genealogy of the Bennett and allied families of Campbell, Dentzer, Dyer, Ellsworth, Fast, Forinash, Hinkle (Henkle/Henckel), Layman, McCally, Skidmore, Wagner and Weaver. Often mentioned names are John Bennett, Joseph Bennett, Levi Bennett, William Bennett, James Campbell, Moses Ellsworth, Anthonius Jacobus Henckel, John Justus Henckel, John Skidmore and Levi Skidmore. There are articles on the Bennett Coat of Arms, James Campbell, John Justus Henckel and Hinkle's...
Dates: 1992

Daughters of the American Revolution, Elizabeth Ludington Hagans Chapter, Morgantown, West Virginia Records

Collection Number: A&M 0483

Correspondence, 1903-1947; lists of names of Revolutionary War soldiers and officers, burials, location of graves, and pensions. There is a list of frontier forts in Monongalia County; data on servicemen in World Wars I and II; and genealogical information on about one hundred families.

Dates: 1903-1947

Donovan H. Bond, Compiler, Research Papers regarding Vandalia Colony and West Virginia Forts

Collection Number: A&M 3702

Research papers of Donovan Bond, a professor of Journalism at West Virginia University, regarding the 1772 proposal for a Colony of Vandalia in western Virginia territory, and histories of frontier forts (ca. 1749-1794) in western Virginia. Also includes photocopies of original 18th century documents. Material covers the years 1754-2002.

Dates: 1962-2002, undated; Majority of material found within 1756-1995

Fort Van Metre Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2071

Two maps and one description of the Fort Van Metre property; a copy of the will of Abraham Van Metre, 1780; sketch of Major Samuel McCulloch; and a picture of Shaw Hall, West Liberty College, thought to be the site of the fort.

Dates: 1780, 1966, 1969

Ice's Ferry History and Genealogy, Typed Documents

Collection Number: A&M 0379
Overview Five typescripts pertaining to Ice's Ferry and the Ice family. The first typescript is "Ice's Ferry," (8 pp., undated) an account of the Ice family and of Ice's Ferry in Monongalia County, with comments on frontier and pioneer life in western Virginia, apparently written by Virginia H. Conaway of Marion County. The second item is a variant copy of the "Ice's Ferry," typescript (10 pp., undated). The third typescript is a copy of "Historical Notes on Ice's Ferry," written by John L. Johnston...
Dates: 1920, undated

James Bassel Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0327
Overview Mainly letters written to Bassel from U.S. Army officers from various forts and camps in several western states and territories. There are no copies of Bassel's correspondence in the collection, but his career in the army to about 1870, his subsequent military service in Egypt, and his employment in China and Japan, ca.1874-1875, as the representative of an American ship builder, are covered in the letters. There are a few letters from Thomas Handbury, a cadet at West Point in 1862; also...
Dates: 1862-1892

James Woodzell, Account of the Founding of Fort Lewis, Typed Document

Collection Number: A&M 1612

An account of the founding of Fort Lewis on the Cowpasture River in western Virginia as related during the early 1860s to James Woodzell.

Dates: undated

J.C. Sanders, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2034

A collection of court records, genealogies, historical sketches and other materials relating to Hampshire and Mineral counties in West Virginia and surrounding areas in Virginia and Maryland. Subjects include a naturalist description of the area and an early history of the region including Indians, white settlement, the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. There is material on the Civil War and World War I and World War II veterans.

Dates: ca. 1700-1950

John L. Johnston, Author, Typescript regarding Ice's Ferry History and Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M 0553

Six page typescript by John L. Johnston, 1920, titled "Historical Notes, Ice's Ferry." Covering the time span of 1758-1920, the narrative locates and describes early settlements; roads; forts; Indian trails, villages and tribes; industries; the land office; and men and families prominent in the development of Monongalia County. Mention is made of the proposed construction of the dam and recreation area on the Cheat River.

Dates: 1920

John W.M. Appleton (1832-1913), Soldier, Civil War Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0092
Overview John W. M. Appleton (1833-1913) was an officer in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the Union's first regiment of African American soldiers, during the Civil War. Appleton's letters to his wife, memoirs, military records, and other materials provide a detailed account of his military service with this regiment, including the daily operations and activities of his company, troop movements and engagements, and the challenges facing black troops. Appleton also drew detailed sketches in his...
Dates: 1861-1913; Majority of material found within 1863-1864