A History of Henry County, Virginia, with Biographical Sketches of Its Most Prominent Citizens and Genealogical Histories of Half a Hundred of Its Oldest Families
Henry County is in Piedmont, VA bordering on the North Carolina line. The County was formed in 1776 from Pittsylvania County, which was cut out of Halifax in 1767. Discussions include the location, geography and original inhabitants of the county; the per
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The original of this book was published in 1925 by Judith America Parks Hill, a noted resident of and beloved teacher in Henry County, Va. After completing a 52-year teaching career, during which time she also researched the families in this book, she obtained subscriptions to pay for the publication.
Every effort was made to insure accurate information from the families of Henry Co, and she makes a point in the foreward to detail that she did not use family stories or recollections.
In Henry County, the book is considered to be one of the pre-eminent collections of the various families with whom she is related and through whom she made personal contact.
Of course, in answer to the first reviewer's complaint that there is information readily available online which disputes her work, I would remind the readers that Miss Hill had no 'online' to view. However, she did have first hand interviews with all of the families, beginning back before the start of the 20th century, when those families would not have been removed very far in time from the periods of information gathered and also when they would still have maintained contact with far-flung relatives who are now lost to us by time.
As she points out, there could be errors, not intentional.
I would venture to say that anyone using this book would have the lineages correct in most cases.
There is misinformation here regarding my family even though correct information is readily available online. This makes me question the accuracy of other material in the book.