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Preston County (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Thornton Tayloe Perry, Collector, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3192
Overview This microfilm version of the Thornton Tayloe Perry Collection held by the Virginia Historical Society contains historical material collected by Perry over a 30 year period. It concentrates upon western Virginia and West Virginia with particular emphasis upon the lower Shenandoah Valley and Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties of West Virginia. The microfilm was placed in the West Virginia Collection by the Virginia Historical Society under provisions of a National Historical Publications...
Dates: 1732-1965

West Virginia University, Geology and Geography Department, Digital Files of Aerial Photography

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Collection Number: A&M.5110
Overview Eleven compact discs containing scans of aerial photographs of Monongalia, Tucker, and Preston Counties.
Dates: 1938-1995

William G. Brown (1800-1884) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0015
Overview William G. Brown (1800-1884) of Kingwood, West Virginia, was an attorney; member of the Virginia Assembly in the 1830s and 1840s; and a member of Congress from Virginia from 1845 to 1849 and West Virginia from 1861 to 1865. Chiefly contains deeds, plats, surveys, and other papers related to Brown's land in Preston and Monongalia counties, West Virginia, from 1860 to 1874 and items from Brown's law office concerning deeds, wills, and financial transactions from 1870 to 1883. A ledger book from...
Dates: 1789, 1823-1931; Majority of material found within 1843-1880

William Hamilton, General Store Account Ledger

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Collection Number: A&M.3447
Scope and Contents One ledger for general store in Evansville, Preston County, owned by William Hamilton, containing over 440 pages (8 in. x 13 in. x 2 in.). Includes accounting records arranged alphabetically by last name listing items purchased including cost.
Dates: 1860-1866

William M.O. Dawson (1853-1916) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1697
Overview Newspaper clippings, notes, biographies, correspondence, and proclamaiton compiled by Blagg for a study of the life of a Preston County editor, Republican politician, and the state's twelfth governor (1905-1909), and Blagg's unpublished manuscript on Dawson's career.
Dates: 1873-1960

William Rice Research Papers Regarding West Virginia Genealogy and Other Topics

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Collection Number: A&M.4317
Overview Historical research material collected by William Rice from ca. 1975-2015, mostly relating to the history of western Virginia and southeastern West Virginia, the Upper Potomac River basin, and particularly Elkins and Randolph County. There are three record series including subject files (boxes 1-4), miscellaneous research files (boxes 4-5), and family histories (boxes 5-16). Subject files are arranged alphabetically and cover many topics ranging from early settlement, the formation of cities...
Dates: ca. 1975-2015

Willis Guy Tetrick, Jr. Genealogy Research Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3230
Overview Genealogy research papers compiled by W. Guy Tetrick and his son Willis G. Tetrick, Jr. The Tetricks were from Harrison County and the material in the collection mainly regards families of Harrison County and north central West Virginia. The collection contains mostly original genealogical compilations and family histories. It also contains personal and business correspondence; financial records; publications regarding local and state history; newspapers and news clippings; obituaries, cemetery...
Dates: 1708-1997

World War II Ration Cards and Stamps

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Collection Number: A&M.3548
Overview World War II mileage ration cards and stamps issued by the Kingwood Rationing Board to the Preston County Coke Company of Cascade, West Virginia, as part of the Mileage Rationing Program. Includes "certificates of war necessity" (Aug. 28, 1943) to cover four coal trucks, and certificates for tire replacement.
Dates: 1943-1945

Zinn Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3994
Overview Papers of the Zinn family of Preston County, West Virginia, including legal documents and genealogical records. Legal documents include a letter of attorney, indentures, deeds, stock certificates, and surveys of property. Genealogical records include a handwritten record of births, a page from a family bible recording births and marriages, and a typescript regarding the history of the Zinn family. Frequently mentioned names include Isaac Dean and George Zinn. The collection also includes an...
Dates: 1827-1959