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Prince Edward County, Virginia was Formed in 1754 from Amelia County and was named for Prince Edward Augustus, son of Frederick, Prince of Wales. For more than 100 years, the county courthouse was located in the village of Worsham, where the colonial debtors prison, built in 1766, still stands.

The Town of Farmville was formed in 1798, incorporated in 1912. The county seat was moved from Worsham to Farmville in 1871.

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Prince Edward County Clerk
P.O. Box 304
Farmville, VA 23901-0304
(804) 392-5145

Marriages from 1754
Land from 1754
Probate from 1754
Court from 1754
Copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates can be requested from the Virginia Department of Health Office of Vital Records, which houses more than 7 million records.
Office of Vital Statistics

P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA
1853-1896 Birth & Death records are on file at The Virginia Archives as well as marriage records prior to 1936



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Battle of Sailors Creek    Campaign of 1781    Farmville    Hampden-Sydney College    High Bridge   
Kingsville    Longwood Estate    Providence    Vernon Johns    Worsham - Link 1    Worsham - Link 2
Slate Hill Plantation
Slate Hill Plantation - Link 1   
Slate Hill Plantation (Plantation Marker)- Link 2   
Slate Hill Plantation (The Untold Story) - Link 3   
Minnie Lacy's Boarding House
Minnie Lacy's Boarding House (The Untold Story)   


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 Blount/Morrison Family Bible (1841-1877)

 Edwards Family Bible

 Martyr Family Bible

 Morris Family Bible

 Womack Family Bible

Various Bible Records Online 


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  Gen. Joseph Eccleston Johnston

William Marshall Tredway, (1807 - 1891)

 Abraham Bedford Venable, (1758 - 1811)

 Some Prince Edward County Biographies

Allen - Curry - Cunningham - Dickinson - Dunnington - Frazer - Henry

 Some Prince Edward County Biographies

Bondurant- Davidson- Eggleston- Gammon- Hundley- Jarmon- Watkins



 Hughes Births, 1853-1896


 Black History

All Offsite Links

Slaves Named in Estate of John Arnold 

 Virginia Black History Archives

Jackson Davis Collection

An educational reformer and amateur photographer, took photographs of African American schools, teachers and students.

 People of Color in the Old South


 Offers to lookup






 Prince Edward County cemeteries at the Tombstone Project

 Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery

 Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

 Williams Family Cemetery

 Wilson/Jeffress Cemetery

Worsham Family Square (Cemetery) 


 1783 Prince Edward County Census Heads of Household

 1785 Prince Edward County Census Heads of Household


1850 Prince Edward County Census Index

 1860 Prince Edward County Census


1880 Census

An Offlink Site


 Electronic census spreadsheets

An Off Site Link

 USGenWeb Census Project


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 Finley abstracts from Prince Edward County, Virginia, court and land records, 1700s

 Morgan Family Court Orders, abstracted, 1787-1820

Part 1
Part 2


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 Some Prince Edward County Deeds 1775-1783

 Ellington Deed, 1786

Finley Deeds 

 Overby/Jeffress deed

 Meador/Routon Deed, 1817

Morgan Family Deed Abstracts, 1757-1843 


 West/Blankenship Deed, 1768


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 Early Education in Prince Edward County


 Race, Education, and
Prince Edward County, Virginia


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 Bassett Family

Evans Family
(The Untold Story)
Sam Brown and Family
(The Untold Story)


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Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia

 1776 Petition - Citizens of Prince Edward County

 William and Mary College

Quarterly Historical Magazine


 Civil War Letter, Edward Hudson Jeffress

 Woodall Letters by different
people (1850-1865)

 Judith Woodall Oakes Letters


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 DAR Library





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 U.S. Census Maps 1790-1930

 1820 Prince Edward County, Virginia Map

 1895 Map of Prince Edward County

Virginia Historical Counties Map

Provides on-demand, printable, large-scale maps of every boundary change of every county and independent city of Virginia.User chooses any day and month from 1634 to 2000 and can zoom in or out or alter the map in other ways. An easy-to-use HELP file and supplementary texts support the maps. From the Newberry Library 


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 James Gillespy and Elizabeth Finley Marriage Bond, 5 January 1764

 Marriages; Wm. and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 2

 Overby/Jeffress pre-nuptial agreement

Selected Marriage Records, 1803-1857 

Marriages 1780 - 1850

 Wingo/Bracher Marriage Bond, 1794


Muster Roll of Capt. Morton's Co. of Militia, 1781

 Officers in the Virginia Militia, 1777-1781 - Prince Edward Co. VA

Virginia Civil War Map of Battles 1865

A Memorial of
LtC John C. Thornton
3rd VA Cav, CSA;
by Rev R. L. Dabney


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Farmville Herald



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Farmville - Prince Edward
Historical Society

 South Central Virginia Genealogical Society



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 John BOATWRIGHT, Rev. War 

 Thomas BROOKS, Rev. War

Littlebury FARMER, War of 1812


William HUBBARD, Rev. War 

 Confederate War Record
Robert Henry SCOTT




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on the Appomattox River

Prospect, Virginia  




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 Will Book 1 (partial)

 Will Book 2 (partial)


 Will of Caleb Baker, 1750

 Will of Christian Baker, 1795

Will of Douglas Baker, 1765

 Will of Martha Baker, 1759

 Will of Robert Baker, Jr., 1759

 Will of Samuel Baker, c1781

Will of Thomas Baldwin, 1767 

 Will of John Baldwin, 1799

 Will of Mary Dejarnat/Dejarnatt, 1765

Will of Richard Blanton, Sr., 1799 

 Will of Theodorick Carter, 1778

 Will of David Flournoy, 1757

 Will of Betty Devin, 1818

 Will of Mary Dejarnat/Dejarnatt, 1765

 Will of Rev. James Garden, 1772

Will of Davis Hill, 1840 

 Will of James Hill, 1842

 Will of William Hill, 1834

 Will of William Hudson, 1795

Will of John Porter (Sr.), 1781 

 Will of John Spaulding, 1825

 Will of James Wimbish, 1761

Prince Edward County Resources

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 Prince Edward County Government Page


Buckingham Co Cumberland Co Amelia Co Appomattox Co Prince Edward Co Nottoway Co Charlotte Co Lunenburg Co

Genealogy of Prince Edward County, with

Shortcuts to Ancestor Counties

Charles City Co (Original Shire) | Prince George Co (1703) | !__________. | | | Brunswick Co (1732) !_______.______! | Amelia Co (1735) | Prince Edward Co (1754)