William Rice Research Papers Regarding West Virginia Genealogy and Other Topics A&M.4317

William Rice Research Papers Regarding West Virginia Genealogy and Other Topics A&M.4317


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.4317
Title
William Rice Research Papers Regarding West Virginia Genealogy and Other Topicsca. 1975-2015
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/4418
Quantity
20 Linear Feet, 20 ft. (16 record cartons, 15 in. each)
Creator
Rice, William (Bill)
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
Abstract
Historical research material collected by William Rice from ca. 1975-2015, mostly relating to the history of western Virginia and southeastern West Virginia, the Upper Potomac River basin, and particularly Elkins and Randolph County. There are three record series including subject files (boxes 1-4), miscellaneous research files (boxes 4-5), and family histories (boxes 5-16). Subject files are arranged alphabetically and cover many topics ranging from early settlement, the formation of cities and counties, wars, etc. Miscellaneous research files regard the War of 1812 and the Civil War in connection with western Virginia, among other material. Family history files are arranged alphabetically by last name; they document mostly eighteenth-century settlers of what was once Augusta County, Virginia.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 4317, William Rice Research Papers Regarding West Virginia Genealogy and Other Topics, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Scope and Contents

Historical research material collected by William Rice from ca. 1975-2015, mostly relating to the history of western Virginia and southeastern West Virginia, the Upper Potomac River basin, and particularly Elkins and Randolph County. There are three record series including subject files (boxes 1-4), miscellaneous research files (boxes 4-5), and family histories (boxes 5-16).

Subject files are arranged alphabetically and contain research files pertaining to the region encompassing West Virginia, western Virginia, Maryland, and southeastern Pennsylvania, including Elkins, Clarksburg, Randolph County, Monongalia County, Kanawha County, and Ohio County in West Virginia, and Augusta County, Botetourt County, and Prince William County in Virginia, among others. Subjects covered include early settlement, city and county histories, wars (Lord Dunmore's War, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War II), elections, cemeteries, the Ohio Company, the Mountain State Forest Festival, and McLain Printing, among many others. Types of records include maps, deeds/plats, newspapers, census sheets, book excerpts, and articles, mostly photocopied. The content of the material describes people, places, and events from ca. 100 B.C. - 2011, although the bulk of the collection focuses on the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century.

Miscellaneous research files regard the War of 1812 and the Civil War in connection with western Virginia, and the crash of a B-17 bomber, among other material.

Family history files are arranged alphabetically by last name. The numerous families documented in this series were mostly eighteenth-century settlers of what was once Augusta County, Virginia (which encompassed western Virginia, most of West Virginia, and much of Kentucky), although some of the files document settlers in Maryland and southwestern Pennsylvania as well. Some of the family histories extend into the mid and late nineteenth century. Types of material include hand-written genealogy work sheets, and photocopies of census records, deeds, maps, and articles; there is also correspondence with various archives. Although the bulk of content describes the history of families for the period ca. 1700-1900, the total or inclusive content covers ca. 1650-2000.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Augusta County (Va.)
  • Bath County (Va.)
  • Berkeley County (W. Va.)
  • Beverly (W. Va.)
  • Braxton County (W. Va.) -- History
  • Cemeteries
  • Civil War - West Virginia.
  • Clarksburg (W. Va.)
  • Elkins (W. Va.)
  • Frederick County (Md.)
  • Lord Dunmore's War, 1774
  • Monongalia County (W. Va.) -- History
  • Moravian Missionaries
  • Ohio County (W. Va.)
  • Potomac River Basin.
  • Preston County (W. Va.)
  • Randolph County (W. Va.)
  • Tygart Valley.
  • United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763
  • Virginia History - early
  • War of 1812 - West Virginia.
  • World War II.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Augusta County (Va.)
  • Bath County (Va.)
  • Berkeley County (W. Va.)
  • Beverly (W. Va.)
  • Braxton County (W. Va.) -- History
  • Clarksburg (W. Va.)
  • Elkins (W. Va.)
  • Frederick County (Md.)
  • Monongalia County (W. Va.) -- History
  • Ohio County (W. Va.)
  • Potomac River Basin.
  • Preston County (W. Va.)
  • Randolph County (W. Va.)
  • Tygart Valley.
  • United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763
  • Virginia History - early

Container List

Mixed Materials Box: 1 Archival Resource Key
Subjects, A-Ga
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Archival Resource Key
Subjects, Ge-M
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Mixed Materials Box: 3 Archival Resource Key
Subjects, N-Rom
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 4 Archival Resource Key
Subjects, Row-W; Miscellaneous Research Papers
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Mixed Materials Box: 5 Archival Resource Key
Miscellaneous Research Papers; Family Histories, A-Bog
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 6 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Bon-C
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 7 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Ca-Cun
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 8 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Cur-Fr
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 9 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, G-Har
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 10 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Hart-Kis
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 11 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Kit-Marsh
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 12 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Marshall-Poss
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 13 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Potts-Scott
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 14 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Scott-Thompson
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 15 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories, Thorn-White
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 16 Archival Resource Key
Family Histories White-Zane
undated