Virginia Wills Before 1799 - Accession 715 #53
Accession 715 #53
Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections
1 bound volume; 107 pages
William Montgomery Clemens (1860-1931) was a genealogist, newspaper man, and author. His uncle was Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain). He began his 50 year writing career at the age of 19 for the Pittsburgh Leader. Clemens wrote over 100 books and hundreds of essays and articles. A regular column titled "Notes on American Ancestry and Revolutionary Records" appeared as the "Genealogical Department" in The State (Columbia, S.C.).
Scope and Content Note
Virginia Wills Before 1799 is "a complete abstract register of all names mentioned in over six hundred recorded wills, arranged alphabetically from Adams to Wright." They were copied from the Court House records in Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Loudoun, Prince William, and Rockbridge counties, Virginia. The abstracts list the name, date filed, spouse, and those named in the will and their relationship to the deceased.
Winthrop purchased the book from National Bibliophile in 1934 for $4.00.
Genealogy, Wills, State of Virginia, 18th century
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Virginia Wills Before 1799 - Accession 715 #53". Finding Aid 868.