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Preston County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Christina Matheny, Collector, Hibbs Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3947
Overview Documents regarding the Hibbs family of Preston County, (West) Virginia and Union soldier Benjamin Hughes, who was a friend of the family. Civil War material includes a document granting furlough to Hughes, and a letter from him to L.W. Hibbs. There are also financial and legal documents, including land documents, tax records, and promissory notes, of transactions involving William Hibbs and Laban W. Hibbs; and a group photograph of William Hibbs and family. Please see "Scope and Content Note"...
Dates: 1855-1879, undated

Clyde Cale, Collector, Photographs of Preston County Schools, Students, and Teachers

Collection Number: A&M.4011
Overview Black and white photographs of Preston County, West Virginia schools, students, and teachers. Photographs show group portraits of public school students and teachers, school buildings, and other subjects. Schools identified include Albright High School, Bruceton School, Cherry Grove School, Chestnut Ridge School, Crane School, Deep Hollow School, Lick Run School, Mt. Nebo School, Preston County Institute, and Sugar Valley School; others are unidentified. Some of the photographs include...
Dates: 1907-1916

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

Deakins Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0624
Scope and Contents Additional Deakins family papers, consisting of correspondence, bond of conveyance, deeds, surveys and plats. [ALS] to Colonel Francis Deakin from John Compton, 1793, relative to surveys made by John Compton in 1792; bond of conveyance for land in Randolph County owned by Deakins heirs, 1809; five deeds for land owned by the Deakins family in Randolph and Preston counties W. Va., 1808-1885; 1848 deed from Francis Deakins to Northwestern Turnpike Co.; seven surveys and plats for lands in...
Dates: 1778-1881

Deakins Family Papers and Surveying Compass

Collection Number: A&M.0197
Overview Includes records from several generations of the Deakins family of Montgomery County, Maryland and north central West Virginia. William (1742-1798) and Francis (1739-1804) Deakins, among the first generation, were active as land speculators after the American Revolution, applying their skills as surveyors to leverage acquisition of western lands. From 1778 their activities are documented through deeds, agreements, surveys, plats, surveyors' field books, court papers, and letters related to land...
Dates: 1778-1925

D.W. Rogers Manuscripts

Collection Number: A&M.2603
Overview Diaries written by Rogers for the years 1870-1871, 1874, 1876-1878, 1890-1902 which describe weather conditions, farm operations, his ministerial duties, and purchases for the farm and household. Ordained to preach by the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1859, he served this as well as fourteen other churches in Preston, West Virginia, and adjoining counties. Included is a book of sermons with notes on biblical passages.
Dates: 1832-1902

Edward D. Bayles, Collector, Land Grants

Collection Number: A&M.2269
Overview Two hand-written land grants: one for Monongalia County dated 1791, and one for Preston County dated 1837. The Monongalia grant names "Amos Robants, assignee of Ezekiel Jones" and the Preston grant names Richard Forman.
Dates: 1791, 1837

Eileen Peters, Compiler, Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M.3281
Scope and Contents Genealogy research papers of Eileen Peters. Includes genealogies, research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, photographs, books, and other publications documenting primarily Preston County, West Virginia families, as well as families of the tri-state region of West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. Also includes histories of Preston County, West Virginia (18th through 20th centuries), and general information on how to conduct genealogical research.
Dates: 1887-1995

Fairfax-Warman Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0616
Overview Papers of the Fairfax and Warman families of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Morgantown, and Kingwood. There are letters (1811-1874) to Elizabeth Fairfax from family members and friends; papers (1840-1851) of William Warman; papers on the settlement of the John Fairfax estate; a manuscript census book of Preston County for 1830; and an account book (1857-1872) of F.B.F. Fairfax. A few advertising circulars, 1866-1931, are included, as well as clippings on Morgantown and Monongalia County, 1868-1933.
Dates: 1811-1933