ISBN: 0788409417 / ISBN-13: 9780788409417
Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, Records of the District, Superior, and County Courts
In 1776, Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, was formed from a portion of the western part of Augusta County, Virginia, and in 1779 and 1780 small ... Show synopsis In 1776, Monongalia County, (West) Virginia, was formed from a portion of the western part of Augusta County, Virginia, and in 1779 and 1780 small portions of West Augusta were annexed to Monongalia County. This series contains abstracts of the only surviving court records for the early years of Monongalia County derived from the district court which served Monongalia, Harrison, Randolph, and Ohio Counties, and the surrounding counties. The court records presented in this volume involve ground rent, Revolutionary War pensions, an epidemic of dysentery, selling whiskey without a license, census results, wolf allowance (1823), a "Casually Lost Slave," a list of Free Negroes, disturbing a religious meeting, murder, and other matters of the courts. Papers from other courts appear at times, usually having to do with actions concerning area citizens. Each name of a person, place or thing has been presented here as it has been deciphered, with no attempt to modernize or regulate spelling.