Early days in Pendleton County, West Virginia, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this booklet comprised of excerpts from five rare vintage books: Historical Collections of Virginia by Henry Howe (1845); West Virginia in History, Life, Literature and Industry by Morris Purdy Shawkey (1928); History of West Virginia by Virgil A. Lewis (1889); ; A History of Pendleton County West Virginia by Oren F. Morton (1910); Virginia, a Guide to the Mountain State, a WPA publication (1941). This booklet is only 58 pages long, but because of its 8 1/2" x 11" size, we were able to put two or more pages from the original source materials on each page, so it is packed with information. The spiral bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# opaque paper. The front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. Some of the subjects to be found in this booklet are: Edmund Pendleton; Seybert's Fort; a biography of Major John C. Bond; WPA points of interest in the area; a List of Settlers before 1760; the Masonic Order in Franklin; Early Franklin; County Buildings; a School in 1830; Slaveholders in 1860; Population figures; Items from a Day-Book of a Merchant of Franklin in 1820; Churches; County Officials Before 1865; County Officials Under West Virginia (to 1881); School Teachers in 1872; Leading Farmers of 1860; Taxpayers in 1860; Pendleton Legislators; Pendleton Doctors, Dentists, Lawyers and Preachers; Surveys and Patents before 1788 (many names); A list of Tithables for 1790 (more names); Slavery in Pendleton; the Civil War; Names of soldiers and those exempted from service in 1794 and later; Pendletonians in the "War of 1861"; Confederate Regiments Containing Pendleton Men; the Battle of New Market; Roster of Men in Confererate Service. The booklet contains many names of interest to genealogical research. For additional genealogical information on Pendleton County, look for another of our listings, PENDLETON COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA GENEALOGY which was taken from Part II of "A History of Pendleton County West Virginia" by Oren Morton (1910).
Pendleton County History, WV
Sources: A History of Pendleton County West Virginia; Franklin West Verginia History
Authors: Oren Morton
Original Publication Year: 1910
Original Publisher: Durrie and Peck and J.W. Barber
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