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Preston County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Methodist Episcopal Church, Oakland District Records

Collection Number: A&M.1839
Overview Handwritten journal of the Oakland District Conference, 1895-1910. The district includes Preston and Tucker counties in West Virginia, also western Maryland and bordering areas of Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1895-1910

Michael Anthony Cover, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1781
Overview Naturalization papers of Feit Spindler, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 1844; three smallpox immunization certificates, 1804, 1811, 1830, in German; confirmation certificate of Andrew Spindler, 1868; deed between George Maust and Trustees of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1870, for land in Preston County; church record of the St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran congregation of Hazelrun, Preston County, 1861-1870, 1879-1902. The originals are two diplomas of Watson Moore from Merchant's College,...
Dates: 1844-1902

Michael K. Johnson, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2345
Overview Correspondence, business records, legal papers, and miscellaneous papers of the Haldeman, Baldwin, and Smith families of Monongalia and Preston counties in West Virginia and of Greene, Fayette, and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. The major portion of the collection relates to the business dealings of the Rev. T.A. Haldeman, who built and repaired carriages, wagons, and buggies at a shop in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and also dealt in fruits and vegetables. There is genealogical material on...
Dates: 1830-1958

Morrison, Gross and Company, Records

Collection Number: A&M.0994
Overview Office correspondence, financial records, and account books of Morrison, Gross and Company, Rowlesburg and Southern Railroad Company, Woodford Lumber Company, and Keystone Manufacturing Company, in Preston and Randolph counties.
Dates: ca. 1917-1950

Oren F. Morton (1857-1926) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1191
Overview Correspondence, diaries, sketch books, published and unpublished manuscripts, literary notes, business records, and printed material of a schoolteacher, newspaper writer, county historian, novelist and essayist from Kingwood, whose fiction and nonfiction writings deal primarily with the Virginia-West Virginia Allegheny highlands. His best known works are WINNING OR LOSING (1901); LAND OF THE LAUREL (1903); UNDER THE COTTONWOODS (1900); and histories of Preston, Pendleton, and Monroe counties....
Dates: 1875-1926

Papers Regarding Early Settlers of Aurora

Collection Number: A&M.0728
Overview Account books, and legal, business, and personal papers of some early settlers at Aurora, Preston County, West Virginia. There are records of a tannery, blacksmith shop, a general merchandise store, and a sawmill, as well as deeds and subscription lists for the Lutheran and German Reformed churches. Included in the personal papers are wills, deeds, plats, school exercise books and other items.
Dates: 1788, 1802-1916, 1943

Patrick J. Crogan (1856-1949) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0201
Overview Correspondence and legal papers of a Preston County attorney who was counsel for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. There is much material on cases tried by Crogan for banks, utilities, lumber, and coal companies.
Dates: ca. 1900-1930

Preston County, Aurora School History

Collection Number: A&M.3204
Overview A history of the schools of Aurora, Preston Co. from their founding by early settlers of German descent to the present efforts to reconstruct the recently fire destroyed building. Mentioned are changes in location, types of schools, school principals, funding and various costs such as those for construction. Some early funding, especially to aid poor children, was raised locally by money accumulated in a literary fund. In the nineteenth century other funds were acquired from the Peabody...
Dates: 1790-1994

Preston County Board of Education, Records

Collection Number: A&M.1296
Overview Register, School No.6, 1878-1879; records of the Preston County School Book Board, 1897-1907; Record of Proceedings of the Board of Education, Kingwood District, 1908-1913; and Board of Education Minutes for the Kingwood, Lyon, Pleasant, Portland, Reno, and Valley districts, 1899-1933.
Dates: 1878-1933

Preston County Court Records

Collection Number: A&M.2578
Overview The court record volumes of Preston County consisting of tax lists of both land and personal property, justice dockets, and circuit court records. There are alien declaration books and voting lists. There are also some private account books notably of a dry goods store, Parks & McGrew.
Dates: 1872-1935