Iddings, Henry Family Collection

Henry Iddings Family Collection, 1810-1900 Ms.2013.021


Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
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Adrienne Glenney, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Henry Iddings Family Collection,1810-1900
0.5 Cubic Feet 1 box, 1 oversize folder
Henry Iddings Family
Iddings, Henry, 1762-1854
English .
This collection includes 19th century personal papers (correspondence, legal document, land-related materials, and tax receipts) from the Henry Iddings Family of Floyd County, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Henry Iddings Family Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry Iddings Family Collection, Ms2013-021, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Henry Iddings Family Collection was acquired by Special Collections in February 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry Iddings Collection was completed in March 2013.

Biographical Note

The Iddings family immigrated to America from Radnorshire, Wales ,and first settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania. James Iddings is the first Iddings found in a record for the area now known as Floyd County. Henry Iddings was likely James Iddings nephew.

Henry Iddings was born in Pennsylvania in 1762. In 1789, he married Abigail Richardson. They had eleven children between 1790 and 1817. Iddings died in Virginia in 1854. More information about Iddings and his descendants is available in the collection.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of personal papers from the Henry Iddings family of Floyd County, Virginia. Papers include tax tickets and receipts, land grants, deed, estate settlement papers, correspondence, promissory notes, and other ephemera. Materials date from approximately 1810-1900. Prior to 1830, the current Floyd County was part of Montgomery County. Some early documents may refer to Montgomery County. Also included is a family produced genealogy of the descendants of Henry Iddings and his wife, Abigail Richardson.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Floyd County (Va.)
  • Henry Iddings Family
  • Iddings, Henry, 1762-1854
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Contracts and Legal Documents-Copies,
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Contracts and Legal Documents-Copies,
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Civil War Oaths,
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abby Richardson (Genealogy),
oversize folder: 1
Land Grants,
1819-1820, 1841, 1843
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Land and Survey Documents,
box-folder 1 folder: 7
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Receipts and Promissory Notes,
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Receipts and Promissory Notes,
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Tax Receipts,