Ohio County Archives, 1772-1935 A&M.0031

Ohio County Archives, 1772-1935 A&M.0031


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West Virginia and Regional History Center

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu

Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center

Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.0031
Title
Ohio County Archives1772-1935
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/1532
Quantity
269.4 Linear Feet Summary: 269 ft. 4 1/2 in. (597 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (8 records cartons, 15 in. each); (1 oversize records carton, 17 in.); (50 ledgers, 9 ft. 6 in.); (812 reels of microfilm)
Creator
Ohio County Court
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Conditions Governing Access

Part of this collection is stored offsite; microfilm is accessible onsite. Please make an appointment prior to visiting.

Preferred Citation

A&M 0031, Ohio County Archives, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Scope and Contents

Court case papers, 1776-1930; court and county record books; birth and death records, 1887-1888; and account and minute books of individuals, companies, and organizations, 1772-1935. The bound volumes include records of brand registrations, deeds, estrays, land entries, marriages, military service, surveys, and wills. The private account books relate to general merchandising, coal sales, dental practice, a debating society, distilling, carriage manufacturing, hotels, steamboat freighting, the Ohio County Centennial Association, Ohio Valley Glass Company, Wheeling Masonic Hall Association, West Virginia Exposition and Fair Association, and the settlement of the Ebenezer Zane trust. Researchers can access this collection through microfilm user copies. There are 812 reels; an index to reels 1-247 is located on our website under "public records"; alphabetical, chronological, and subject indexes to reels 248-812 (565 reels, arranged by envelope number) are located in "Ohio County (WV) index / compiled by Kenneth Fischer Craft, Jr." at "929.375414 C843oh", available in our reading room.

A&M 1245, Ohio County, Archives, was merged into this collection; contents include forty-one order books, 1777-1881; birth and death records, 1887-1888; miscellaneous court record volumes; and a bound court record volume, ALIENS DECLARATION 1, ca. 1855-1860.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Account books
  • Birth, marriage, and death records.
  • Coal mining.
  • Court records
  • Estate settlements.
  • General stores
  • Glass manufacture
  • Hotels
  • Land.
  • Ohio County - archives.
  • Ohio County - court records.
  • Ohio County Centennial Association
  • Ohio Valley Glass Company
  • Steamboats
  • Surveyors and surveying.
  • Transportation
  • West Virginia. State Exposition and Fair Association
  • Wheeling (W. Va.)
  • Wheeling Masonic Hall Association
  • Zane, Ebenezer, 1747-1812