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Middlesex County Project

My name is Jim Williams and I am the Coordinator for the Middlesex County project of the VAGenWeb. Thanks for dropping in. Take a look around, I hope you find something to help in your search for your roots. If you have information about this county's people or places that you would like to share, send me an e-mail message by clicking on my name. Come back again, as this page is a work in progress that will be changing often.

Last Updated Sunday, 26-Aug-2007 11:33:40 MDT

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Middlesex County Migration Project

About Middlesex County

Middlesex County was probably named for the English county.   It was formed from Lancaster about 1669.   Its area is 132 square miles, and the county seat is Saluda.

Parishes of the Established Church 1607 - 1785

When the first English settlers came to Virginia in 1607, they followed the familiar patterns of the Church of England and established parishes that served as local units of ecclesiastical and community organization. The General Assembly established parishes and fixed their boundaries, often at the same time that it created or altered county lines. On January 16, 1786, the General Assembly passed Thomas Jefferson's Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, ending state-enforced support for the formerly established church and its parishes.
  • Christ Church, 1669 - 1785

Middlesex County Resources

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Middlesex County Family Websites

  • List your family website HERE!

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Books of Interest

  • Middlesex County Marriage Records 1853--1904 & the 1880 Federal Census of Middlesex County, Virginia by Catherine Moore Traylor (1998).
    • Includes about 900 marriage abstracts, with vital statistics and diverse genealogical information.
    • Marriage Records include such information as:
      • 279A 14 May 1903 - *Geo. Fountain, Jr., 31 single, farmer, b. & residing Mid., son of Geo. & Maria Fountain, married Susan Davis, 39, widow, b. & residing Mid., dau. of Wm & Lucy Taliaferro. (B)
    • Sample 1880 Census Record includes:
      • 190 203 George Fountain, BM, 55, married, farm laborer, attended school, could read and write, born in Virginia, parents born in Virginia, with the following membembers of his household: Marie Fountain, BF, wife, keeping house; Major Fountain, BM 14, son; Lucinda Fountain, BF, 10; and *George Fountain, BM, 9 son.
    • Copies may be obtained from the Middlesex County Museum, Saluda, Va. 23149 for $49.50 plus $5.00 s/h.
    • For additional information, contact Catherine Traylor at wetray@earthlink.net
    • All Royalties of this publication are the property of the Middlesex County Museum, Saluda, VA.

  • Cemeteries in Middlesex County, Virginia   Recorded by the Middlesex County Cemetery Search Committee (2001)
    • This book is the result of a three-year search by volunteers and documents burials in
      • 25 church graveyards
      • 120+ private burial grounds
    • 265 pages
    • Index of 1000+ names, hardcover, $37.00 plus $3.50 s/h
    • Available at the County Administrator's Office
      or the Middlesex Museum in Saluda
      or via mail by sending a check for $40.50 to
      • County of Middlesex
        PO Box 428
        Saluda, VA 23149
    • For additional information, contact Pat Perkinson ~ New contact 2005

  • Some Voters of Middlesex County, VA With Dates of Birth Back to the 1820s by Helyn Hatton Collison (2001)
    • Includes the first women to register in the county, some history of suffrage, misc. tidbits of information found on loose papers in voting registers, and article "African American Females and Voting Rights in Middlesex County, VA"
    • Sample entry
      • Registration date: Sep, 1902
      • Name: J. P. Crismond
      • Date of Birth: 1827
      • Occupation: Ship Joiner
      • Precinct: Saluda
      • Years in VA/75; yrs in Middlesex/05; yrs in precinct/05
    • Size 8-1/2 x 11, 112 pages
    • Full index, softcover, $29.50 plus $3.50 s/h
    • To order, contact Helyn at helync@comcast.net ~ New email address Mar. 2002

  • Robinsons of "Hewick", Near Urbanna in Middlesex County, Virginia by R. A. Brock (no pub. data)

  • The Vestry Book of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1663-1767 (Richmond, VA: Old Dominion Press, 1927)

  • Family Histories of Middlesex County, Virginia by Jessie M. DeBusk (Urbanna, VA: Ralph Wormeley Branch APVA, 1982)

  • A Place in Time: Middlesex County, Viginia, 1650-1750 by Darrett Bruce Rutman (NY: Norton, 1984)

  • Records of Middlesex County, VA by Helyn Hatton Collison (1997)
    • Births - 1853-1896; Deaths - 1853-1896; List of Jurors/Court Docket - 1887-1891
    • Temperance Society - 1829-1833; Minutes and Members of Lower Church - 1884-1926
    • Full index, softcover, $20 plus $3 s/h
    • To order, contact Helyn at helync@comcast.net ~ New email address Mar. 2002
If you know of any others, please let me know!

Online Bookstores
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Lookup Volunteers

If you have reference materials pertaining to Middlesex County and its people, I invite you to visit the Middlesex County Message Board often and help others by posting a response to their queries. By posting a RESPONSE, you could possibly be helping more than one person. If you send an email to the query poster, you're only helping that one person. I've received requests from many of you wanting to be listed as lookup volunteers and I feel this may be the best solution. You won't be bombarded with requests and you can better control the amount of time you spend helping others. Won't you lend a helping hand?
Guidelines for Lookup Volunteers Please Read This!

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Researchers For Hire

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If you would like to be listed here, write to jimw@mindless.com for my requirements.

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Links to Surrounding Counties

Lancaster Co

Essex Co - - - - - MIDDLESEX CO - - - - - Mathews Co

King & Queen Co - - - - - Gloucester Co

Confederate Units Enlisted Here

  • Middlesex Artillery (Fleet's Battery)
  • Co. K1, 47th VA Inf., Middlesex Artillery, became Co. B, 55th VA Inf.
  • Co. K2, 47th VA Inf., Tyranny Unmasked Artillery
  • Co. C, 55th VA Inf., Middlesex Southerners
  • Co. H, 55th VA Inf., Middlesex Rifles
  • Co. I, 55th VA Inf., Capt. Henry D. Barrick's Co.
Check out The Virginia Regimental Histories Series for more information on these units and the men who fought for the cause.
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On A Lighter Note

You Know You're Addicted to Genealogy if..... - Take a Laugh Break!

Genealogy Taglines - The Collection - They're all here!

My thanks to the unknown author of this little bit of humor!

Found a YANKEE in my family tree...will trade for horse thief or other black sheep!

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