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Virginia State Library (VSL): Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, Reel 26 Rockingham Co

These records were transcribed and contributed by Deb Wake and cover a large number of surnames. Please be aware that this is NOT an every name listing from the microfilm. Use the find feature on your web browser to search for surnames as the records are not recorded on the microfilm in alphabetical order.

Order of Data per record:   Name; Race; Sex; Death date; Death place; Cause of death; Age at death; Parents; Birth place; Occupation; Marital status; Person giving information; Relationship to deceased (NR denotes "not recorded")  

Meaning of numbers:  Reel 26 Rockingham Co; year; page; number (N denotes no given number but assigned number according to sequential order)

1853 - 1859   1860 - 1862   1863 - 1864   1865 - 1868 
1869 - 1875  1876 - 1879   1880 - 1893

R26-1865-1-2 Isaac Blosser; white; male; October 25, 1865; Cooks Creek; eruptions on body; x-6-9; Abraham & Sarah Blosser; Cooks Creek; NR; unmarried; Abraham Blosser; father

R26-1865-1-5 Hugh I B Beard; white; male; April 12, 1865; Spring Creek; paralysis; 4-3-x; Wm & Mary P B Beard; Rockingham Co; NR; unmarried; Wm Beard; father

R26-1865-1-7 Augustine Beery; white; male; May 10, 1865; NR; NR; NR; Alexander & Susan Beery; Rockingham Co; NR; unmarried; Susan Beery; mother

R26-1865-1-21 Daniel Garber Sn; white; male; November 25, 1865; Dayton; typhoid pneumonia; 67-x-x; Daniel & ____ Garber; Rockingham Co; farmer; Mary Garber; Martin Garber; son

R26-1865-1-22 Mary Caroline Greiner; white; female; January 10, 1865; Harrisonburg; consumption; 38-3-x; Benj. & Mary Vanpelt; Rockingham Co; NR; Patterson Greiner; Patterson Greiner; husband

R26-1865-1-26 Daniel B Heatwole; white; male; September 3, 1865; Cooks Creek; not known; 1-3-5; Rev. Daniel & Eliz. Heatwole; Cooks Creek; NR; NR; Rev. Daniel Heatwole; father

R26-1865-2-8 Caroline Matilda M Rosenbarger; white; female; April 20, 1865; Bridgewater; diptheria; 1-2-x; John A. & Mary L. Rosenbarger; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Jno. A. Rosenbarger; father

R26-1865-2-10 Elizabeth Rife; white; female; October 15, 1865; Dry River; Lumbago rheumatism; 73-x-x; Jacob & Catherine Rife; Rockingham Co; NR; unmarried; Mrs. Frances Shank; neice

R26-1865-2-N10A Linda Olive? Nice? Rice?; colored; female; NR; War Branch; not known; approx. 75-x-x; NR; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Mrs. Hetta Crawford; head of family

R26-1865-3-7 John Carrier; white; male; October 1865; Smiths Creek; dropsy; 68-x-x; NR; Powells Fort, VA; cooper; Cath. Carrier; Moses Foman; brother-in-law

R26-1865-3-15 Jno Cornelius Hoover; white; male; September 10, 1865; near Plains Mill; diptheria; 15-2-27; David & Mary Hoover; near Plains Mill; NR; NR; Mary Hoover; mother

R26-1865-3-26 Calvin Roadcap; white; male; July 1865; Brock's Gap; spasms; 6-11-x; Isaac & Margt. Roadcap; Brocks Gap; NR; NR; Steph. Roadcap; uncle

R26-1865-4-31 Sarah Rhodes; white; female; February 2, 1865; Linville Creek; hemorrhage of lungs; 37-11-29; Jno & Magdaline Beery; Linville Creek; NR; Jacob C. Rhodes; JC Rhodes; husband

R26-1865-4-32 no name; white; female; April 1865; Nt. Mountain; hivels?; x-x-21; Augustus & Pheeby Reedy; Nt. Mountain; NR; NR; Phebe Reedy; mother

R26-1866-1-1 William Andes; white; male; February 20, 1866; N. Mt. Rd; general debility; 78-4-8; Andr. & Barbara Andes; N. Mt. Rd; farmer; Elizabeth Andes; Noah Andes; son

R26-1866-1-N9A Eve Cherryholmes; white; female; March 30, 1866; Dry Fork; dropsy of chest; 65-1-16; Jacob & Susanna High; Brocks Gap; NR; Wm Cherryholmes; F H Cherryholmes; son

R26-1866-1-23 Martha Taylor; colored; female; October 1866; near Plains Mill; killed by corn crusher; 3-x-x; Margaret Taylor; near Plains Mill; NR; NR; Benj. Hoover; friend

R26-1866-2-1 Matilda Altaffer; white; female; June 30, 1867; Bridgewater; consumption; 60-10-23; James & ____ Flook; Waynesboro, Augusta Co, VA; NR; John Altaffer; John Altaffer; husband

R26-1867-1-5 Anna Brenneman; white; female; January 17, 1867; near Edom; pneumonia; approx 71-x-x; Henry & Anna Shank; Rockingham Co; NR; Christian Brennemen, decd; Rebecca Brenneman; daughter

R26-1867-1-10 not named; white; male; December 17, 1867; near Edom; not known; x-x-7; John C. & Hannah Beery; near Edom; NR; NR; John C. Beery; father

R26-1867-1-13 Hetta Crawford; white; female; March 3, 1867; War Branch; not known; NR; Saml. & Susan Bowman; Rockingham Co; NR; James R. Crawford, decd; Wm. R Hopkins; bro-in-law

R26-1867-1-20 not named; white; male; March 2, 1867; Cooks Creek Country; not known; x-x-18; David A. & Catherine Heatwole; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; David A. Heatwole; father

R26-1867-1-24 Jemima Johnson; colored; female; July 1867; Bridgewater; dropsy; supposed 23-x-x; ____ & Caroline Walker; Rockingham Co; NR Henry Johnson; Jane White; friend

R26-1867-2-8 John Wm Sites; white; male; December 7, 1867; near Taylor Springs; not known; 16-7-7; John & Mary Sites; Rockingham Co; NR; unmarried; John Sites; father

R26-1867-2-9 Rachel Smith; colored; female; December 1867; Linvills Creek; breast complaint; supposed 30-x-x; NR; Old VA; NR; Reuben Smith; Silas Hinton; friend

R26-1867-2-11 Emily Whitmer; white; female; August 12, 1867; Dry River; child birth; supposed 45-x-x; Henry & Mary Herr; VA; NR; Harvey Whitmer; Joseph W. Rhodes; son-in-law

R26-1867-4-3 Casandra Burner; white; female; March 20, 1867; Naked Creek; consumption; 54-x-x; not known; Page Co; farmer; Christian Burner; Robert Davis; friend

R26-1867-4-4 Judia Berry; white; female; June 19, 1867; McGaheysville; consumption; 34-x-x; William & Nancy Harman; Rappahannoc VA; farmer; Jno. H. Berry; Jno. H. Berry; husband

R26-1867-4-9 Christopher Hoover; white; male; August 19, 1867; Pleasant Run; apoplexy; 63-x-x; not known; PA; teacher; unmarried?; Geo. Bowman; friend at whose home he died

R26-1867-4-12 Moses Henton; white; male; September 29, 1867; Peaked Mtn; diorhea; 61-x-x; not known; VA; farmer; unmarried; Wm Loker; friend

R26-1867-4-15 Hesekiah Lam; white; male; November 17, 1867; Peaked Mtn; his neck broken; 34-x-x; Susan Lam; VA; farmer; unmarried; V.H. Lam; brother

R26-1867-4-17 Mary Landes; white; female; October 6, 1867; Grassy Creek; dropsy of chest; 69-x-x; Christian & Annie Wenger; VA; farmer; Jno. Landes; Jno. Landes; husband

R26-1867-4-24 Katy Sellers; white; female; Septmeber 10, 1867; Shen. River; old age; 72; not known; VA; NR; unmarried; Jno. R. Sellers; son

R26-1867-5-1 Lydia Armentrout; white; female; May 23, 1867; Melrose; cancer; 51-x-x; Jacob & Cath. Rhodes; Smith's Creek; house keeper; Riley Armentrout; R. Armentrout; husband

R26-1867-5-3 Lydia Beam; white; female; August 14, 1867; Long Meadows; neuralgia; 73-x-x; ____ & ____ Rhodes; Long Meadows; house keeper; Tobias Beam; Jacob Beam; son

R26-1867-5-6 Cath. Caplinger; white; female; June 1867; Brocks Gap; dropsy; 72-x-x; Geo & ____ Fitzwater; Hardy Co; house keeper; Lewis Caplinger; Levi Ritchie; son-in-law

R26-1867-5-7 John Perry Cherryholmes; white; male; May 1, 1867; Brush; head dropsy; x-9-x; Jb & Mary Cherryholmes; Brush; NR; NR; J. Cherryholmes; father

R26-1867-5-11 Mary Cath. Harrison; white; female; February 21, 1867; Smiths Creek; fell from horse; 20; Abr. & Delila Harrison; Smiths Creek; NR; unmarried; Abr. Harrison; father

R26-1867-5-13 Chas. Edwd. Hoover; white; male; November 6, 1867; Shen. River; spasms; x-x-11; Benj. & Melvina Hoover; Shend'h River; NR; NR; S. R. Hoover; brother

R26-1867-5-16 Frances Lamb; white; female; November 4, 1867; Brocks Gap; child bed; 36-6-29; Andr. & Susan Turner; Brocks Gap; NR; Noah Lamb; Andr. Turner; father

R26-1867-5-19 Sarah May; white; female; October 18, 1867; Brocks Gap; ruptured; 47-5-15; Lewis & Cath. Caplinger; Brocks Gap; NR; Joseph May; Jos. May; husband.

R26-1867-5-20 Mary Miller; white; female; June 8, 1867; Brocks Gap; neuralgia; 81-x-x; Jno & Mary Loker; Smiths Creek; house keeper; Saml. Miller Sen; Saml. Miller Jr; nephew

R26-1867-5-23 Delila Reedy; white; female; July 20, 1867; Nt. Mountain; consumption; 30-x-x; Jacob & Rachl. Reedy; N. Mountain; NR; unmarried; Jacob Reedy; father

R26-1867-5-24  Martha Ellen Runnels; white; female; December 1867; Brush; unknown; 6-4-x; Wm & Mary J Runnel; Tennessee; NR; NR; Jb Cherryholmes; step-father

R26-1867-6-28 Eliz. Tomaw; white; female; February 28, 1867; Smiths Creek; genl. debility; 74-x-x; ____ & ____ Carrier; Powell's Fort; NR; Moses Tomaw; M. Tomaw; husband

R26-1867-6-29 Jos. Trissel; white; male; May 10, 1867; Cedar Run; genl. debility; 80-8-x; David & ____ Trissel; Chester Co. PA; farmer; Barbara Trissel; Jos. B. Trissel; son

R26-1867-6-30 Jacob Vanpelt; white; male; May 10, 1867; Brocks Gap; dropsy; 77-x-x; Peter & Agnes Vanpelt; Rockingham Co; laborer; Arthela Vanpelt; John Riley; son-in-law

R26-1868-1-N; Sarah E Payne; white; female; Feb 16; Dayton; spinal affection; 28-x-x; Bluford M Sampson & TK Sampson; Augusta Co; AH Payne; AH Payne; husband

R26-1868-1-N2 Sarah J. Armentrout; white; female; February 1, 1868; McGaheysville; pneumonia; 38-x-2; Peter & Margaret Miller; McGaheysville; NR; Jeremiah Armentrout; Jeremiah Armentrout; husband

R26-1868-1-N10 Jacob S. Coffman; white; male; August 19, 1868; Dayton; consumption; 49-x-x; Jos. & Sarah Coffman; Dayton; farmer; married; Joseph Coffman; father

R26-1868-1-N14 Jackson Grove; white; male; January 2, 1868; Port Republic; consumption; 27-x-x; J. & Susan Grove; Port Republic; carpenter; married; Susan Grove; mother

R26-1868-1-N21 Wm. M. Maiden; white; male; September 16, 1868; Taylor Springs; disease of heart; 56-x-x; Jacob & Julian A. Maiden; Mc Gaheysville; miller; Elizabeth Maiden; Elizabeth Maiden; wife

R26-1868-1-N24 Milton W. Pirkey; white; male; November 11, 1868; Cross Keys; disease of heart; 26-9-x; Agnis & Margaret Pirkey; Cross Keys; NR; unmarried; Ananias Pirkey; father

R26-1868-1-N28 Polly Shifflet; white; female; September 1868; McGaheysville; unknown; 45-x-x; unknown; supposed to be Green Co VA; NR; NR; Eli Burris?; NR

R26-1868-1-N29 Jonathan B. Shaver; white; male; February 12, 1868; Mt Crawford; fever; 60-x-x; Jacob & Sarah Shaver; Mt Crawford; farmer; Nancie Shaver; Nancie Shaver; wife

R26-1868-1-N31 Geo. Whitsel; white; male; October 10, 1868; Cross Keys; unknown; 77-x-x; unknown; MD; farmer; Susannah Whitesel; Enos Whitesel; son

R26-1868-2-N3 Jacob Burkholder; white; male; July 12, 1868; Edom; drowned; 64-0-7; Martin & Elizabeth Burkholder; Rockingham Co; farmer; Sarah Ann Burkholder; Sarah Ann Burkholder; wife

R26-1868-2-N4 Elizabeth Burkholder; white; female; November 14, 1868; Staunton Hospital; insanity; 19-2-19; Peter & Polly Burkholder; Rockingham Co; NR; unmarried; Peter Burkholder; father

R26-1868-2-N7 Sarah Braithwaite; white; female; May 21, 1868; Harrisonburg; consumption; 74-3-3; ____ & Eve Bowman; Shen. Co; NR; Jacob Braithwaite Sen; Francis M. Flick; son-in-law

R26-1868-2-N9 not named; white; male; August 1868; near Harrisonburg; not known; x-x-5; Isaac & Jane Ann Billhimer; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Isaac Billhimer; father

R26-1868-2-N10 John Beery Sn; white; male; October 15, 1868; N. Mtn; dropsy; 81-1-15; Abraham & ____ Beery; Rockingham Co; farmer; Lydia Beery; John Beery Jr; son

R26-1868-2-N11 Edgar Harrison Carrier; white; male; September 22, 1868; Keezletown; brain fever; 1-0-27; Moses E. & Rebecca J. Carrier; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Moses E. Carrier; father

R26-1868-2-N12 David A. Coffman; white; male; January 18, 1868; Cooks Creek; inflammation of brain; 6-9-4; Saml. & Frances Coffman; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Rev. Samuel Coffman; father

R26-1868-2-N14 John Calvin Custer; white; male; January 10, 1868; North Mountain; typhoid fever; 10-10-12; Conrad & Nancy Custer; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Nancy Custer; mother

R26-1868-2-N15 Emma Devers; white; female; 1868; Linvills Creek Country; not known, about 10-x-x; Isaac & Amanda Devers; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Asher Messick; grandfather

R26-1868-2-N18 Mary Ann Gilmer; white; female; October 21, 1868; NR; chills & fever; x-11-01; Robt. H. & Susan R. Gilmer; Harrisonburg; NR; NR; Robt. H. Gilmer; father

R26-1868-2-N20 Christian C. Garber; white; male; December 13, 1868; Cooks Creek; apoplexy; NR; Solomon & Barbara Garber; Rockingham Co; farmer; Etta B. Garber; Etta B. Garber; wife

R26-1868-2-N23 not named; white; male; October 1868; near North Mountain; not known; x-x-09; Servis & Cornelia Hopkins; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Archibald Hopkins Jr; grandfather

R26-1868-2-N25 Betsey Bell Johnson; colored; female; May 28, 1868; near Peaked Mountain; disease of heart; approx. 15-x-x; Maria ____; Rockingham Co; NR; unmarried; J. B. Eastham; head of family

R26-1868-2-N27 Catherine M. Long; white; female; November 1868; Brush Country; consumption; approx. 33-x-x; Malinda Jacobs; Rockingham Co; school mistress; Geo. W. Long, decd.; Josiah Beery; brother-in-law

R26-1868-3-38 Catharine Showalter; white; female; August 18, 1868; Dry River; diabetes; 47-10-20; John & Catharine Long; Rockingham Co; NR; Adam Showalter; Adam Showalter; husband

R26-1868-3-39 John Wm. Sites; white; male; December 7, 1868; Chestnut Ridge; pneumonia; 17-4-23; John & Mary Sites; Rockingham Co; laborer; unmarried; John Sites; father

R26-1868-3-43 Laura Frances Showalter; white; female; December 13, 1868; Muddy Creek; pneumonia; x-1-15; Andrew J. & Anna Showalter; Rockingham Co; NR; NR; Andrew J. Showalter; father

R26-1868-3-44 Barbara Shank; white; female; March 26, 1868; Linvelles Creek; consumption; 43-10-27; John K. & Magdalene Beery; Rockingham Co; NR; Jacob Shank, Jr; Jacob Shank, Jr; husband