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Wayne County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Betsy McCreight, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2961
Overview Miscellaneous items, mainly dealing with the southern counties of West Virginia, particularly the Miller family of Logan County. These include one letter from B.F. Miller of Enterprise, Oregon to his brother, John S. Miller of Logan, two letters from Tollison Shumat of Raleigh County to his daughter, Clara Shumat Miller, and a letter from John L. Miller of Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Miller of Logan, describing President Harding's funeral. Also includes a letter from West Virginia...
Dates: 1887-1923

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

David Merle Shingleton, Jr., Author, Shingleton Family Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M 4329
Scope and Contents

Five binders of genealogy material related to the William Shingleton family compiled by David Merle Shingleton, Jr. Each volume of the genealogy focuses on one child of William Shingleton, a Revolutionary War veteran, and traces that line from the late eighteenth century to the late twentieth century. These descendants inhabited parts of Hampshire, Wayne, and Taylor counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland.

Dates: 2010-2011

Frederick B. Lambert, Collector and Compiler, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1244
Scope and Contents Historical and genealogical typescripts, clipping scrapbooks, copies of family and court records, and personal recollections of the Guyandotte Valley area of Cabell, Wayne, and Lincoln counties compiled by F.B. Lambert. Several typescripts deal with the religious institutions of the area, the development of road, river, and rail transportation, and the spread of education in the valley. Other materials deal with the frontier and Indian history of the Guyandotte country and the collection...
Dates: ca. 1819-1959

J.B.F. Yoak, Jr., Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1759

Histories and recollections of churches, schools, and early settlers in Mercer, Wayne, Jackson, and Lewis counties, by W.M. King. Communities or areas covered include Athens, Wayne, Cow Run, Antioch, Cherry Grove, and Smith Run. There is also an article on Aracoma Lodge, No.99, A.F. and A.M.

Dates: undated

Lawrence A. Lang, Collector, West Virginia Land Records

Collection Number: A&M 3833
Scope and Contents

West Virginia land records, including receipts for fees paid, surveys, certificates of survey, land patents, grants, 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.

Dates: 1865-1896; Majority of material found within 1867-1868

Osburn Family Historical Items

Collection Number: A&M 2723

Typed and photostatic copies of information on the Osburn family of Wayne County, West Virginia. Arriving in 1815, Edmund Osburn was the first settler of that name in Wayne County.

Dates: undated

Paul Salstrom, Interviewer, Oral Histories with Lincoln County Residents And Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3551
Overview Transcribed oral histories taken by Paul Salstrom in 1988 from Ray and Mabel Elkins and Virgie Workman Farley. The oral histories are comprised of: childhood reminiscences; genealogy of the Workman, White, and Elkins families; and the industries and occupations of Lincoln, Logan, Wayne, and Mingo Counties, West Virginia, including farming, timbering, teaching, mining, police work, and the introduction of a railroad into the area. There are also two typed statements, one by Jim Chojnacki and...
Dates: 1988

Wayne County Newspaper Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 0168

Clippings of "Wayne County History Notes" column from the Wayne County News, Wayne, West Virginia, dated 3 June 1949; 12 August 1949; 25 November 1949; and 23 December 1949. Most topics concern nineteenth-century history. They include Civil War Colonel Milton J. Ferguson; the Wayne County government and court system; and an armed robbery in Huntington, West Virginia.

Dates: 1949

West Virginia Postmasters Appointment Records

Collection Number: A&M 3026
Overview The record of the appointment of postmasters in the following WV counties: Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. The record shows the dates of establishment and discontinuance of post offices, their changes of name, and the names of and the appointment dates of their postmasters. Beginning in 1870, it shows the names of post offices to which mail from discontinued offices was sent. The record also shows the dates of...
Dates: 1857-1971