A Guide to the Pittsylvania County (Va.) Records, 1788-1864 Pittsylvania County (Va.) Records 0007697108

A Guide to the Pittsylvania County (Va.) Records, 1788-1864

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Collection Number 0007697108


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Collection Number
Pittsylvania County (Va.) Records, 1788-1864
.35 cu.ft (1 box)
Pittsylvania County (Va.) Circuit Court
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Pittsylvania County (Va.) Records, 1788-1864. Local government records collection, Pittsylvania County (Va.) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Pittsylvania County.

Biographical Information

Pittsylvania County was named in honor of William Pitt, first earl of Chatham, the English statesman. It was formed from Halifax County in 1766. The county court first met on 26 June 1767. The county seat is Chatham.

Scope and Content

Pittsylvania County (Va.) Records, 1788-1864, includes miscellaneous records from the following series: Judgments, Writs of Habeas Corpus, Naturalization Records, Letters to the County Court and Resolutions, Mutual Assurance Company Declarations, Petitions, Soldiers' Aid Society Records, and Soldiers' Fund Report.

Related Material

Additional Pittsylvania County Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."

Separated Material

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Pittsylvania County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Public records--Virginia--Pittsylvania County.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Pittsylvania County.

Contents List

Judgments: Indian Nan versus John Worsham, 1788 August

Plaintiff was a Native American suing for her freedom.

Judgments: Joseph Hubbard versus Richard Gross, Sr., 1807 March

Lock of human hair included in suit as exhibit.

Judgments: Archibald Snead versus Matilda Snead, 1833 May

Petition for divorce.

Judgments: Bank of Virginia versus William M. Williams, Jr., etc., 1724-1731

Includes issue of Danville (Va.) Reporter, 8 March 1834

Judgments: Writs of Habeas Corpus, 1861-1864

Involves individuals falsely imprisoned or were impressed into military service during the Civil War.

Naturalization Records: Alexander Brown, 1811

Native of Scotland.

Miscellaneous: Letters to County Court, Orders, and Resolutions, 1799-1864

Miscellaneous: Mutual Assurance Declarations of Permenas Williams, 1805

Miscellaneous: Special Police Force, 1865

List of members.

Court Records: Petitons and correspondence of Captain William H. Werth, 1861

Organization Records: Soldiers' Aid Society, 1861-1862

Military and Pension Records: Soldiers' Fund Report, 1864