A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1839-1918 Montgomery County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1839-1918 001-002

A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1839-1918

A Collection in
the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers: 001-002


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Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court

Montgomery County Circuit Court
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Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5760

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Processed by: Sarah Nerney

Repository
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers
001-002
Title
Montgomery County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1839-1918
Physical Characteristics
.45 cu. ft.
Collector
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Montgomery County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1839-1918. Montgomery County Court Records. Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court. Christiansburg, VA 24073.

Acquisition Information

These records were filed at the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court during the course of court business.


Historical Information

Montgomery County was formed from Fincastle County in 1776, and the county court first met on 7 January 1777. Part of Botetourt County was added in 1790. Part of Pulaski County was added in 1842. The county was named for Richard Montgomery, who was killed in the American assault on Quebec late in 1775.

Fincastle County was created from Botetourt County in 1772, and the county court first met on 5 January 1773. Fincastle County became extinct on 31 December 1776 when it was divided to form Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties. The county was named probably for George, Viscount Fincastle, Lord Dunmore's son; for John Murray, fourth earl of Dunmore, Viscount Fincastle; or for the town of Fincastle, Virginia, which was established in 1772 and named for George, Viscount Fincastle.

Scope and Content

Montgomery County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1839-1918 includes 2 undated lists of pensioners, Revolutionary War and War of 1812 pension claims, 1839-1853; a partial printed Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, 1841; Confederate Veteran Disability Certifications: 1879-1898; List of Pensioners from Montgomery County, 1903; Miscellaneous Confederate records, 1900-1915; James F. Preston Confederate Veterans Camp Minutes, 1894-1908; Montgomery County Muster Rolls for World War I Service, 1917-1918; List of Men Ordered to Report to this Local Board for Military Duty (WWI), 1917; Lists of Names of Persons whose Registration Cards are in the possession of this Local Board (WWI) July 1918 and September, 1918 and Selective Service Local Board Classification List (WW1), circa 1917. Additionally the records include a printed Index to Confederate Veteran Disability Certifications; this index was created by a student intern. Oversize Box includes Docket of [Selective Service] Local Board for Montgomery County and Radford VA (WW1), 1917 and Selective Service Local Board Classification List (WW1) circa 1917.

Arrangement

Chronological.