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Preston County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

John Lafayette Everly Family Historical Narrative

Collection Number: A&M.0045
Overview John Lafayette Everly (b. 1837) was a farmer and surveyor in Preston County, West Virginia, and served in the 7th West Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Two typescript copies of "A Short History of the Everly Family" document John L. Everly's family from the late 18th century to the early 20th century, with an emphasis on Everly's Civil War service and his children. (Although Kenneth Fowler's name is recorded to one of the typescripts, it is unclear who actually authored it.)
Dates: 1936

Joseph Trickett, Blacksmith, Account Book

Collection Number: A&M.2827
Overview Blacksmith's account book, belonging to Joseph Trickett of Preston County, (West) Virginia. Also includes accounts of land transfers and coal rights, and some family records. Dates are scattered 1851-1904. Front page of book indicates it was originally intended to be used as a Minute book for the Ebenezer Regular Baptist Church, 1845, Preston County, Virginia, but there are no records of the church in the volume.
Dates: 1851-1904

Joseph W. Summers Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0927
Scope and Contents Correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, maps, newspapers, and other printed materials of the family of Joseph W. Summers, Morgantown. Included are deeds for Summer land in Preston County, 1831-1903; genealogy notes complied by Mr. Summers on the Barker, Buzzard, Harris, Hoffman (Huffman), Holland, Knapp, Swisher, and Tarleton lines of the Summers family in West Virginia; obituary notices and local history clippings from the Morgantown Post, ca.1930-1956; and several scrapbooks of...
Dates: 1831-1956

Kingwood Methodist Episcopal Church, Records

Collection Number: A&M.1286
Overview Church record, 1852-1896, listing baptisms, marriages, probationers, members and various classes; quarterly conference records, 1899-1903, 1917-1920; church ledgers, 1910-1936; the minutes of the Women's Home Missionary Society, 1914-1937; and "A Brief History of Methodism in Kingwood and Vicinity from Our Earliest Times to March, 1874," by W.C. Snodgrass.
Dates: 1852-1937

Lawrence A. Lang, Collector, West Virginia Land Records

Collection Number: A&M.3833
Overview West Virginia land records, including receipts for fees paid, surveys, certificates of survey, land patents, grants, plats, correspondence and other material. Some of the records are copies rather than official documents. The records are sorted by the names of buyers and stored in envelopes. Recorded to the fronts of the envelopes is information relevant to their contents. See "Scope and Content Note" for further information.
Dates: 1865-1896; Majority of material found within 1867-1868

Lorentz Family Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M.4103
Overview Correspondence between members of the Lorentz family of Buckhannon, Upshur County, (West) Virginia. Includes eight letters from scattered dates between 1848 and 1857. Most of the letters were written by Mifflin Lorentz to his wife Fannie (Whitey) Lorentz; these letters include two love letters written before their marriage (1848) and four letters written while Mifflin was travelling on business (1848-1857). These four letters remark upon business, difficulties he had traveling, and...
Dates: 1848-1857

Lucy M. Hite of Marion County, Letters

Collection Number: A&M.4425
Content Description Letters to Lucy M. Hite of Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia from various family members and friends. The letters discuss family events, personal matters, religion, education, sickness and death, housework, weather, holidays, farming, and local weddings. One letter, written 14 November 1883, discusses the discovery of coal near Newburg, West Virginia . Lucy received frequent correspondence from her friend Anna Miller, a school teacher in Fairmont, and from her cousin Tona Minnear, a store...
Dates: 1879-1886

Margaret M. Simon, Compiler, "Trips from Ohio to New Germany in Preston County, Virginia 1826, 1833, 1835"

Collection Number: A&M.3550
Overview Transcript of "Trips from Ohio to New Germany in Preston County, Virginia 1826, 1833, 1835; Journal entries taken from the Tagebuch [Diary] of David Simon, Boardman Township, Mahoning County, Ohio; translated from the German original with an introduction and indexes by Margaret Miller Simon." The journal entries record the travel experiences of David Simon from Mahoning County, Ohio to Washington, Pennsylvania and New Germany in Preston County near present-day Aurora; includes a record of...
Dates: 1825-1986

Mary Kelley and Jacob Hartman Letters

Collection Number: A&M.3240
Overview Letters dating 1890 to 1892 between Mary L. Kelley of Henry and Jacob Hartman of Terra Alta and Cranesville depicting their long distance courtship in Preston County, West Virginia. Daily events, activities, and people of Preston County are briefly mentioned, including horseback riding, sleigh rides, dances, and church activities. There are three letters from 1901, 1927, and 1952 addressed to Mary Kelley-Hartman from correspondents in Morgantown and Charleston, West Virginia telling of daily...
Dates: 1889-1892, 1901, 1927, 1952

Melvin C. Snyder, Congressman, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2855
Overview Melvin Claude Snyder (1898-1972) was a lawyer, Republican Congressman, and judge from Preston County, West Virginia. Legal, personal, and political correspondence; speeches; and campaign materials document the political life of Melvin C. Snyder from 1946 to 1953. Box 1 contains speeches from 1947 and 1948 that concern political issues such as repealing New Deal policies, tax decreases, and communism. Box 2 houses letters from 1946 to 1953 that are chiefly from legal clients, political...
Dates: 1946-1953