Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: A History of Frederick County Virginia (illustrated) from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908

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Genealogical Publishing Com, Jun 1, 2009 - Reference - 572 pages
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This is an exhaustive regional history of the parent county of nine present-day Virginia or West Virginia counties. It features several hundred detailed genealogical and biographical sketches of early families of old Frederick County. With an improved index
 

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Contents

How and by Whom the Shenandoah Valley was Settled
1
The Minor Grants
10
The Van Meter Grants their History and the Proof that Van Meter preceded Hite as the First White Man to Cross the Potowmack
12
Old Frederick County
17
Boundaries of Old Frederick County
27
Physical Features of Frederick County
31
Topography of Old Frederick North of the Line Between Shenandoah and Frederick
39
Natural Points of Interest of Old Frederick County
44
The Society of Friends
211
The Roman Catholic Church
216
The Cemeteries
219
Transformation From Town to City Government The Market Square Suit
223
Principal Towns of Old Frederick When Created Where Located and Brief Notice of Progress
228
Towns in Frederick County Continued
237
Notabilities of Old Frederick County The Fairfax Families
244
George Washington Surveyor Citizen Soldier Legislator and President
250

The Lower ValleyOld Frederick in the Early Days
47
Old County Roads and TurnpikesTheir Charters c
50
Railroads Charters Locations Etc
59
Public Ferries
66
Mills and Other Developments
69
Gleanings From Old Courts Continued
71
The Indian and French War
78
Gleanings from the Old Courts Succeeding the Revolutionary War
89
Roads Opened and Overseers Appointed 178889
91
Revolutionary War Period Continued Officers and Enlisted Men From Old Frederick
98
Morgan and His Men George Rogers Clark Expedition Old Justices Marriages etc
102
The War of 181214
106
The Old Justices Court
108
Banks Etc
112
Revolutionary War Heroes
114
Gleanings from Old Justices Court from 1862 to the First Court under the Underwood Constitution Judges Officers Criminal Trials
117
The First Lynching in The County
122
Old County Court Abolished
124
City of Winchester 17431850
126
Water Supply Etc Gas Electricity Manufactures Etc Some Criminal Trials Etc
147
The Newspapers of Winchester
152
Educational Developments in Winchester Fire Companies
158
Old Taverns and Streets Mayors from 1804
162
Churches When and Where Planted and by Whom Established
165
Winchester Presbyterian Church
174
The Episcopal Church in Old Frederick County
180
Parish of Hampshire
187
The Lutheran Church
189
The German Reformed Church in Frederick County
197
The Methodist Episcopal Church
201
The Baptist Church
208
Joist Hite the Pioneer
252
Daniel Morgan Colonial Soldier Revolutionary War Hero and Citizen
270
Colonial Homesteads and Those of the Nineteenth Century
274
Homesteads of Frederick County
282
Homesteads and Biographical Notices
286
Old Homesteads and Families in and North of Winchester
296
THE JOHN BROWN RAID The Capture Trial and Execution of Brown and His Party
301
Civil War 186165 How the Shenandoah Valley Met the Issues
306
Jackson at Winchester Bath Campaign Jackson and Loring
321
Jacksons Evacuation of Winchester March 11 1862 Retirement to the Upper Valley
329
Battle of Winchester Jackson and Banks
335
Battle of Port Republic Etc
344
Civil War Incidents After Close of Jacksons Valley Campaign
349
THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION By the President of the United States of America A PROCLAMATION
374
WITH THE VALLEY ARMY After Jacksons Death
384
GETTYSBURG
388
LEE AND MEADE ON THE RAPIDAN Gen Early in the Shenandoah Valley
394
THE CIVIL WAR THE WILDERNESS The Shenandoah Valley Men in the Battle of The Wilderness Shown Only by their Commands
398
FALL OF RICHMOND Appomattox and Surrender
407
Biographical Sketches
411
Pioneers of the Upper Valley
508
Frederick County at This Writing Showing the Advantages of Her Soil and Climate
509
APPENDIX NO 1
511
GOVERNORS OF VIRGINIA
513
List of Members of Board of Supervisors from their first Meeting held July 26 1870
516
Fairfax and Hite Suit
518
James Rumsey and the First Steamboat
519
The Negro
520
LENVOI
522
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