Manuscript Collection

Virginia Wills Before 1799 - Accession 715 #53

Title

Virginia Wills Before 1799 - Accession 715 #53

Files

Identifier

Accession 715 #53

Inclusive Dates

1924

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 107 pages

Language

English

Historical Note

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.

Provenance

Winthrop purchased the book from National Bibliophile in 1934 for $4.00.

Keywords

Genealogy, Wills, State of Virginia, 18th century

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Virginia Wills Before 1799 - Accession 715 #53

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