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Wood County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Paul Daugherty, Collector, Family History and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 4304
Scope and Contents

Records collected by Paul Daugherty regarding family history. Includes materials documenting the Taylor, Broadwater, Lantz, Collins, Carmichael, and Ingraham families in the region of the counties of Ritchie, Doddridge, and Wood. The Taylors arrived in Ritchie County in 1842. The Broadwater family resided in Toll Gate, W. Va. in Ritchie County. There are family histories and genealogies, scrapbooks, photographs, and other material.

Dates: ca. 1850-1950

Peter F. Stout, Geologist, Report Regarding Oil Resources in Wood County, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 2986

A report by Peter F. Stout, engineer and geologist, on oil-producing land near Parkersburg, West Virginia, commenting on available rail and water transportation, and production of nearby wells. The report was written to accompany a (lost) survey plat sent to the prospective buyer of the land.

Dates: ca. 1882

Rathbone Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1324

Clippings concern Parkersburg local history and the development of Burning Springs and other oil fields in the Wood County area.

Dates: ca. 1851-1958

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Tavenner Family Papers and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 0081

Papers of Thomas Tavenner and the Tavenner family of western Virginia, including correspondence; memoirs; journals; financial and legal documents; pamphlets; newspapers; and other material. Much of the material in this collection regards the Civil War. The Tavenner family were Confederate sympathizers.

Dates: 1772-1955; Majority of material found within 1855-1866

Roy Bird Cook, Collector, Tavenner Family Papers and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 0858
Overview Papers of the Tavenner family of western Virginia, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, maps, and other material. Much of the material in this collection regards the Civil War. The Tavenner family was sympathetic to the Confederate cause. One member of the family, William Cabell Tavenner, served in the Confederate army; his letters are part of the collection. This collection also contains material related to families allied to the Tavenner family by marriage, particularly the...
Dates: 1778-1953; Majority of material found within 1819-1884

Samuel Spencer Stone, Compiler, Stone Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3998
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the genealogy and family history of the Stone Family of Vienna, Wood County, West Virginia. Includes family trees, narratives, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, deeds, maps, publications, silver plated dishware and silverware. Also includes a painting of family member Augustus Israel Stone. The genealogy and family history material regards the Stone Family and allied families including the Barnes, Farnsworth, Hammett (or Hammet), Spencer, Tracewell (or...
Dates: 1870-1998 and undated

Shephard Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3147
Overview Isaiah Shephard of Ritchie and Wood counties was the progenitor of this family which frequently corresponded with one another. Many of the letters were received by Roxie Shephard, as a young woman, from her friends and suitors. Much of the collection deals with Hiram W. Shepherd including correspondence while he was in World War I. Pvt. Shephard served in France attached to the A.E.F. General Headquarters 1st Army Motor section as a chauffeur. While a soldier he comments much about his...
Dates: 1874-1926

Stephenson Family Manuscript Journal

Collection Number: A&M 0943

Microfilm of a manuscript journal of Edward Stephenson, and typescript copies of letters and reminiscences of John, Edward, and James M. Stephenson, of Wood County, West Virginia, including a journey in Mexico in the 1850s; also two photographs of the Stephenson home, built in 1812 in Parkersburg.

Dates: ca. 1802-1840

Stiles Family Oil and Mining Company Records

Collection Number: A&M 0199
Overview Papers, maps, and photos of William C. Stiles and Samuel B. Stiles, developers associated with J.C. Rathbone and J.N. Camden in the oil industry of Wood County, in particular of the oil boom town of Volcano. Most of the papers are business correspondence, receipts and oil drilling records dealing with family owned business in Parkersburg and Volcano, namely the Zero Oil Company, the Power Oil Company, and the Jackson Land and Mining Company. There are family photographs, and records and...
Dates: 1837-1951

Stone Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3324
Overview Includes four typescript family genealogies: Stone Family genealogy, 1590-1931, Thomas Spencer Family genealogy, 1721-1918, Tracewell Family genealogy, 1536-1925, and the Farnsworth Family genealogy, 1677-1960. Includes photocopies of three 1887 manuscript letters from L. Morrison to S.S. Stone, one of which is written on an 1887 advertisement for land in Pocahontas County; a 22' x 37' chart tracing 12 generations of Samuel Spencer Stone's ancestors, and photocopies of newspaper obituaries...
Dates: 1887, 1998, and undated