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Preston County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

Albert H. Toothman, Author and Compiler, 'My Wetzel Connection'

Collection Number: A&M 3561
Overview Manuscript titled 'My Wetzel Connection', compiled by Albert H. Toothman, regarding the Wetzel (Wetzell, Whitzel, Whitsell) and Bonet (Bonnet, Bonnett) families of the 18th and 19th centuries. It discusses their arrival in the Colonies from Germany and France, and subsequent migration through Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, present-day West Virginia, and Ohio. Also includes accompanying maps, family trees, and a detailed ancestral report. Both the family trees and report commence with...
Dates: 2007

Arthurdale Homestead Project, Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 1291
Scope and Contents

Clippings related to Arthurdale, Preston County, WV. Includes copies of clippings of article from the Morgantown Dominion News entitled: "Homestead Project Real Aid to Miners, Families" (October 24, 1934), which is a reply to critics of the FDR Administration's relocation project at Arthurdale.

Dates: 1934-1935, 1977

Arthurdale, West Virginia Scrapbooks

Collection Number: A&M 2942
Overview Arthurdale, West Virginia, was the first Federal homestead community established under President Franklin Roosevelt during the New Deal. Two scrapbooks, available on microfilm only, document the history of Arthurdale, West Virginia, from 1935 to 1975. Photographs, newspaper clippings, fact sheets about the community, and event programs offer insight into the development of the town, the involvement of Eleanor Roosevelt, students, and reflections on life in Arthurdale. Photographs and...
Dates: 1935-1975

Ashford Brown Papers, Archives

Collection Number: A&M 2441

Ledger of illness remedies used by Dr. Ashford Brown of Gladesville, West Virginia, who practiced medicine in Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties before and during the Civil War.

Dates: 1831-1843

Aurora, Preston County Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0813
Scope and Contents

A 23 page original manuscript on early local history entitled “The Genesis of the Aurora Community,” by Martha Luther Peter.

Dates: 1754-1900

Benjamin Trembly, Deed for Sale of Land in Preston County, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 4001

Deed for the sale of land owned by Benjamin Trembly to John Trembly for 300 dollars. The land is described as being located in Monongalia County (now Preston County), along the bank of Big Sandy Creek. The document is described as both a deed (on the outside) and an indenture (in the main text).

Dates: 1812-1813

Bowman Collection Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2700
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial papers, a ledger, scrapbooks, advertising cards, brochures and photographs of the Preston County, West Virginia, area. The letters in the collection are between members of the Brown and Morgan families of Kingwood, Albright, and Reedsville and of New Interest, Randolph County. The principal correspondents are J. Slidell Brown, Ben L. Brown, Etta Brown, Daisy May Morgan, and Harriet Y.C. Morgan and a friend of the families, John...
Dates: 1885-1906

Brown and Parsons Families Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4127
Overview Papers of the Brown, Parsons, and other West Virginia families and residents. Includes correspondence sent to J. Slidell Brown, a Democratic state senator from Elkins (1916-1935); announcements and programs for reunions of the Brown family of Preston County (1913-1930); a deed and copies of maps of land in Springfield Township, Pennsylvania (1846-1893, undated); financial documents, mainly tax receipts, of the Lilley family of Mercer County (1873-1910); correspondence sent to members of the...
Dates: 1846-1960

Carleton Custer Pierce (1877-1958) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1674
Overview Military records, business papers, and correspondence of a brigadier general, Kingwood attorney, state legislator, secretary of the West Virginia Horticultural Society, state adjutant general, and state Selective Service director. Other papers include a letter book, West Virginia National Guard, 1903-1907; state Selective Service memoranda, 1940-1947; and a "Historical Record of Selective Service in West Virginia." Other subjects include the Morgantown and Kingwood Railroad, Pierce's coal...
Dates: ca. 1840-1955

Charles Mortimer Bishop (1827-1896) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0008
Overview Papers of a Preston County farmer, merchant, and licensed exhorter of the Methodist Episcopal Church who served in the state legislature in the years 1870-1876. There are letters of H. Davis and William Ewin regarding land and coal properties in Preston County. Also included are minutes of the incorporators' meeting of the Iron Valley and Pennsylvania Railroad, 1873, as well as scattered items relating to the Methodist Episcopal Church, Kingwood; the Northwestern Turnpike at St. George; the...
Dates: 1857-1897