The Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia was constituted in
1996 and has sought to provide information about the county records
to the public for genealogical research. From its beginning, the
Society has endeavored to make this information available through
its journal, “The Family Tree Searcher.” The death records for
Gloucester County from 1865 - 1890 have been transcribed by members
of the Society, and portions of them have been published in the
journals. In May 2000, these records were publish as, "Death Records of Gloucester County, Virginia,
1865-1890." The book can be obtained by mail-order or viewed
online, as indicated below.
members have contributed many hours in transcribing the handwritten
records, typing and cataloging, and laying out the tables contained
herein: Gertrude Brown, Joan Kanter, Ann Earl, Marie Hodges,
Rosalyn Mitchem, Joan Stubbs, Walter Stubbs, Mary Barnett, Jennie
Howe, Bob Warren, Phyllis Hunt, Roane Hunt, Sherrie Lee, and Harry
If you like the
Online-Records, you'll love the Mail-Order book.
for 1853 - 1860
Digitized by L.
death records, available on microfilm at the Library of Virginia in
Richmond, VA, include incomplete portions of death records 1853 -
1860. These data fragments were digitized for computer
distribution. The records give the names of slave owners and
distinguish between free and slave colored persons. Therefore,
abbreviations are defined to fit the data.
Gloucester Mortality Schedule Taken with Census
Persons who died during the year
ending June 1st of previous year
Submitted by Blondell
Digitized by L. Roane Hunt
The individuals that had
surnames on the Mortality Schedule are presented below. The
microfilm record is available through local library loan from The
Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA.
Symbols in the data:
Sex– M: male, F: female; Race– W: white, B: black, M: mulatto; F:
free, S: slave; MS: married status, S: single, M: married, W: widow
or widower; OCC: Occupation. All we listed were born in Virginia.