The History of Upshur County, West Virginia: From Its Earliest Exploration and Settlement to the Present Time : Illustrated

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 2009 - History - 780 pages
Upshur County, West Virginia was created in 1851 from Randolph, Barbour, and Lewis counties. Upshur's early history and the lives of its more prominent pioneers and nineteenth-century Native Sons are ably captured in this tripartite volume. Part I, a condensed history of the state prepared by Hu Maxwell, ranges over everything from the first explorations of the Blue Ridge, the French and Indian War, and the Revolution to West Virginia geography and geology, formation of the state, and the Civil War in West Virginia. In Part II, Mr. Cutright lays out the history of the county, with emphasis on the Indian Wars, religious life, geography, formation of the county and its political and governmental institutions, Upshur County and Upshur countians in the Civil War, as well as a whole host of miscellaneous topics, such as turnpike and railroad construction, newspapers, financial institutions, the birds of Upshur County, and much more. In the final third of the volume we find an alphabetically arranged series of over 600 biographical/genealogical sketches of Upshur countians (some of them illustrated), which range from several paragraphs to several pages in length. In the majority of cases the subjects, who were mostly born around mid-century, are identified by their year of birth, the name of one or more parents, and the names of their spouse(s) and children. In addition, we learn something of each subject's career, military service (if any), and his/her movements to and from Upshur County.
 

Contents

CHAPTER
19
CHAPTER II
25
CHAPTER IV
39
West Virginia in the Revolution
47
CHAPTER VI
57
CHAPTER VII
66
CHAPTER IX
83
alty for Petty Crimes Cruel Punishments Condemned Prisoners Forbidden
89
CHAPTER XXII
362
CHAPTER XXIII
387
begins with John W Calhoun
401
begins with John R Davis
431
E begins with Jacob C Eckess
439
G begins with Thomas W Gawthrop
453
H begins with J G Hall
464
J begins with Clinton D Jack
486

CHAPTER XI
105
CHAPTER XIII
113
CHAPTER XIV
120
CHAPTER XVI
138
Chronology of the
147
CHAPTER XVIII
173
CHAPTER XIX
231
cuit Court Circuit Clerks Lawyers Prosecuting Attorneys Constables Super
296
CHAPTER XXI
318
begins with Asberry Lance
492
begins with William B Malcolm
502
N begins with Jed Ney
523
P begins with Asa D Page
530
Q begins with Albinas Queen
538
S begins with Charles W Scott
566
T begins with Talbot Family
580
Y begins with Randall P Young
604

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