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RICHMOND CO.

VIRGINIA

 

 

INTRODUCTION

FAMILY SURNAMES

ANCESTRAL GEN-SITE(S)

LIST OF LOCALITIES

GEN-INFO WEBSITES

IMAGE GALLERY

 

Richmond County, Virginia

INTRODUCTION

Source: Wikipedia

County Office Building, 101 Court Circle,

 Warsaw, Virginia 22572

  

  Richmond County is a county located on the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States. As of 2000, the population is 8,809. Its county seat is Warsaw6. The rural county should not be confused with the large city and state capital Richmond, Virginia, which is over an hour's drive away.

 

  

     Richmond County was formed in 1692 from (Old) Rappahannock County. It was named either for Richmond borough in Surrey, England, or the late-seventeenth-century duke of Richmond. To contact the Richmond County Courthouse, write to PO Box 956, Warsaw VA 22572, or phone (804) 333-3781.

 

Richmond Co., VA

Family Surnames

The following are surnames of persons, found within our data bases, who were either born, married or died in this county.

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Goode;   Kay;   Mills;   Pannell;   Sterne;   Stone;   Wood

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

To find out more about each family listed here click on the appropriate LINK(s).

Richmond Co., VA

Ancestral Gen-Site(s)

SITE NAME:

North Farnham Parish

Farnham Church

LOCATION:

Richmond County, Virginia

COORDINATES:

 

DIRECTIONS:

North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. Richmond County is on the Upper Penninsula, above Gloucester, VA another Colonial port. Farnham is located on highway 3, below Emmerton, VA, above Lancaster County, VA. Counties that touch around North Farnham Parish are Lancaster to the south, Northumberland County to the east, Essex County to the west, across the Rappahannock River, above Lunenburg Parish, north west, and above that Westmoreland County.

HISTORY / DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION:

     North Farnham Parish (Old Rappa., 1683-1692; Richmond, 1692-), on the north side of the Rappa. River, and South Farnham Parish (Old Rappa., 1683-1692; Essex, 1692-), on the south side of the Rappa. River, were created from Farnham Parish in 1683. Lunenburg Parish was created from North Farnham in 1732. South Farnham embraced all of Essex lying southeast of the line between it and St. Anne's Parish.  Old Rappahannock County became extinct in 1692 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond Counties. North Farnham Parish fell wholly into Richmond County at the division.

     The Farnham Episcopal Church built in 1737, named for the parish which was established in 1683. While commonly referred to now as Farnham Church, it is more precisely called North Farnham Church of Richmond County.  In the decades following the Revolution, the interior of Farnham Church fell into ruins. During the War of 1812, the church was bombarded. In 1834, however, after a long period without a minister the Rev. George W. Nelson was called as rector, and after his untimely death six years later, the Vestry could declare that, "By his Pastoral hand this Congregation was collected, and under his auspices our once crumbling and desecrated Church was built up anew."  During the War Between the States the Church was again partially destroyed, and even used as a stable, but was restored again in 1873.  However a fire in 1887 left only the walls standing.  Eventually the building as it is today was restored in 1921.

 

ANCESTRY:

Hannah Goode

WEB LINKS:

Goad and Related Families in the North Farnham Parish Registers;  The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663 - 1814 and Lunenburg Parish, 1783 - 1800, Richmond County, Virginia;  North Neck Geneaology;

Richmond Co., VA

List of Localities

 

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

 

Communities of Richmond County, Virginia

Warsaw;   Farnham;   Foneswood;   Haynesville;   Lyells;   Sharps;   Village;   Newland

 

 

 

 

 

Richmond County, Virginia, Warsaw designated with red star)

Richmond Co., VA

Gen-Info Websites

 

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

genealogical  information to assist with your research for this county.

 

 

 

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Richmond Co., VA

Image Gallery

 

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Richmond County, Virginia waterfront colonial home

 

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Contact Information

Email

Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada

Email

Snail mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

 

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