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AMELIA CO.,

Virginia,

United States

INTRODUCTION

SURNAMES

ANCESTRAL GENSITE(S)

LIST OF LOCALITIES

WEBSITE RESOURCES

IMAGE GALLERY

Introduction

   

 Amelia County was established in 1735 from parts of Prince George and Brunswick counties. The seat of this county is located in the town of Amelia.  The County is named for Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain, daughter of King George II. Twice Amelia County was reduced in size to form newer counties; in 1754, Prince Edward County was formed from parts of Amelia County, and in

 

 

1789, Nottoway County was formed. During the Civil War General Robert E. Lee and his Army spent April 4 and 5, 1865 at Amelia Courthouse before his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox. The last major battle of the war was fought at Sayler’s Creek on April 6. Amelia is known for its minerals, including the nation's best supply of Amazonite found at the Morefield mine.

Amelia County,

Virginia

Surnames

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Yarborough

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

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Amelia County, Virginia

Ancestral GenSite(s)

 

 

 

COORDINATES OF IDENTIFIED SITE(s)

37° 20′ 24″ N, 77° 58′ 48″ W

Amelia County Historical Society Building

 

DIRECTIONS TO IDENTIFIED SITE(s)

Amelia County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1735 , Land Records from 1734 , Probate Records from 1734 and Court Records from 1734 and is located at the County Courthouse on P.O. Box 237, Amelia, VA 23002-0237 ; 804/561-2128, Fax: 804/561-6364 .

James L. Hamner Public Library,  16351 Dunn Street, Amelia, VA 23002, (804) 561-4559

Amelia County Historical Society, 16501 Church Street, P.O. Box 113, Amelia, VA 23002, 804-561-3180.  Historical Society is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

INTERNET WEB LINK(s)

http://www.ameliava.com;    http://www.ameliacova.us;

Amelia Co. Christmas 1784

FAMILY HISTORY NOTES(s)

         Theodrick Carter, Jr. appeared in the Amelia County tithables list of June 10, 1747 in John Nash's district (this area became part of Prince Edward County in 1754).

     Ambrose Yarborough & his friend Francis Spencer Bobo Sr. came to the colonies in the late 1720's or early 30's. They first settled in Amelia County, Virginia where they married cousins. Ambrose married Mary Mason & Spencer married Mary Judith Mason.

    

      By 1860 Joseph A. Scruggs had left the family farm in Fluvanna County to take a job as an overseer of a farm located near Lodore in Amelia County, Virginia.  During the Civil War Joseph was a member of the 1st Virginia Regiment, Co. G (Amelia Light Dragoons).

 

Amelia County,

Virginia

 

List of Localities

 

The red star in the map at the left designates the

location of the seat of government for this county.

Source: MapQuest

 

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestors birth, marriage, death dates and in what locality of this county these events may have occurred.  Source:  Wikipedia

Amelia Courthouse;   Ammon;   Chula;   Earls;   Jetersville;   Mannboro;   Morven;  

Amelia County,

Virginia

Website Resources

The following are links to websites that will provide you with specific genealogical

information to assist with your research for this county. 

General Resource Sites

 

Use the following LINKS to find more information that may pertain to this location.

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·        Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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·        Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

 

·        Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

·        Family Search, IGI Batches, Localities

·        Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·        Rootsweb.com - Localities

 

Amelia County,

Virginia

Image Gallery

 

During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

Grub Hill Church, Amelia County, VA,

established 1754, building built 1852.

 

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 location we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

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ANCESTRAL LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS and IMAGES

 

Contact Information

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