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Preston County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Frank Holme (1868-1904), Artist, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1178
Scope and Contents Papers created and collected by Vause Marshall, relating to the career of Frank Holme. Holme (1868-1904) was born in Preston County, West Virginia, and became an illustrator for the Wheeling REGISTER, Pittsburgh PRESS, Chicago TIMES, and San Francisco CHRONICLE during the 1880s and 1890s; founder of the Palette and Chisel Club, the School of Illustration in Chicago, and the Bandar Log Press. Collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, original etchings, a wash painting,...
Dates: ca. 1894-1941

George W. Fairfax Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1062
Scope and Contents These papers include receipts; promissory notes; legal papers; articles of agreement; indentures and miscellaneous correspondence. The bound volumes include legal tax records; land surveys; merchandise account books and ledgers. The papers deal principally with Monongalia and Preston county subjects.
Dates: 1832-1898

George W. Fairfax Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1084
Scope and Contents Legal papers and business receipts, notes, and accounts of a Preston County sheriff and entrepreneur who operated a tannery and a sawmill. Fairfax was also a Colonel in the Virginia Militia and served as deputy sheriff of Monongalia County about 1854.
Dates: 1806-1885

German-American Collection, Letter and Christening Certificate

Collection Number: A&M.3112
Overview German-language documents belonging to the Bischoff family in Preston County (formerly Monongalia) in the early 1800s. A printed birth and christening certificate, dated 1813, features elaborate artwork, including two angels flanking the text. The second document, a love letter, has colorful hand-drawn art.
Dates: 1813, n.d.

Greenville Iron Furnace Ledger

Collection Number: A&M.3158
Overview The ledger documents the beginnings of Greenville Iron Furnace in northwestern Preston County. The furnace was erected by Josiah Jackson, heir of the prosperous Cheat Iron Works, and managed by Walter Carlile. Subsequent to the period covered by this ledger, the furnace was operated by Harrison Hagans, whose papers in the West Virginia Collection include later ledgers for the furnace. This ledger records the daily business of iron production and of the store which was associated with the...
Dates: 1818-1821, 1828-1829

Hall and Gandy Families (Preston County, W.Va.) Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M.1834
Overview Genealogical descent charts of the Hall, Gandy, and allied families of Preston, County, West Virginia, from 1724 to 1961 as compiled by Clarence M. Smith in 1989. Typescript chiefly lists descendants of George Brown Hall (1824-1882) of Preston County, West Virginia, and his wife, Nancy Gooseman Gandy (1828-1917), also of Preston County. along with birth, marriage, and death dates.
Dates: 1989

Harold Henry Miller, Soldier and Teacher, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.4081
Overview Papers of Harold Henry Miller (24 November 1911 - 8 November 2006) regarding his military service and his career as a high school teacher in West Virginia and Maryland. Miller was a resident of Preston County, West Virginia and served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Contains biographical information, correspondence, photographs, financial records, newspaper clippings, programs, pamphlets, brochures, handbooks, and highway maps. Also contains a soldier's pocket bible with...
Dates: 1907-2014; Majority of material found within 1952-1961

Harrison Hagans (1796-1867) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0012
Overview Papers of the Hagans family of Preston County, West Virginia, including Harrison, Elisha, George M., Henry C., John Marshall, Zer Hagans, and others. There are letters, invoices, account books, advertisements, and other business records pertaining to family business enterprises including several general merchandise stores and outlets in western Pennsylvania and Maryland, and at Brandonville, Kingwood, Greenville, and Palatine, West Virginia. There are several postal records from Harrison...
Dates: 1810-1895

Hazel Run Baptist Church Ledger

Collection Number: A&M.1778
Overview The Hazel Run Baptist Church minute book with the church's covenant, minutes of meetings and lists of newly baptized members, 1856-74. The Hazel Run Baptist Church later became part of the nearby Hopewell Baptist Church, both located in Preston County. The Hopewell Baptist Church ran Sunday School classes (1883-95) of the combined Baptist and Methodist congregations (the Hopewell Union Church Sunday School) and included are class attendance records. The Hopewell Baptist Church records (1906-86)...
Dates: 1856-1985

Herbert Warder Dent (b.1880) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0088
Overview Deeds of Peter T. Laishley and Samuel Arnold, Preston County, 1834 and 1837; photographs of the judges of the State Supreme Court of Appeals, 1863-1937; a map of the McGraw and Yates addition to Grafton; and Dent family genealogical data.
Dates: 1834-1937