Welcome to Bath Co, VA.

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A volunteer is needed to host Bath Co VAGenWeb.
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Freddie Spradlin at fspradlin@earthlink.net

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NEW Courtesy of Cara Jones
Selected pages of various years' tax lists:
Images of the 1840A Tax Lists in six parts:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Images of the 1840B Personal Property Tax lists in six parts:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Images of the 1842B Personal Property Tax Lists in six parts:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Images of the 1844A & 1844B Personal Property Tax Lists in eight parts:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8
Images of the 1845A & 1845B Personal Property Tax Lists in six parts:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Images of the 1846A Personal Property Tax Lists in five parts:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Images of the 1847A & 1847B Personal Property Tax Lists (partial)
A: Part 1, only Title Page available, B: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Virgina State Archives

Register  your Bath Co. surname/s and email address for other researchers to contact you. Check to see who else is researching your surname.

Surnames For Bath County, Virginia for those of color

To see the People of Color in Old TN- TNGenWeb Project

History of African Americans in the Confederacy

Web Sites of Interest in those of African American

AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy

The web's premier African American genealogy destination. Transcriptions, databases, message boards, chats and much, much more.


African American Cemeteries Online

The oldest and largest African American cemetery transcription site. *Please note the new domain (formerly a subdomain of prairiebluff.com).*

http://africanamericancemeteries.c om

Ancient Planters

http://www.ancientplanters. org:80/links.htm


Rehoboth Cemetery Photo's

Old Lyle Cemetery Photo's

Windy Cove Cemetery    [working on it cannot find the problem at this time]

Windy Cove Presbyterian Church Cemetery  [Will be up soon]

Rootsweb sites that have teamed up with Ancestry.com   Once there check which subject you are interested in


Old Queries

Queries for 1998       Queries for 1997        Queries for 1996

Mailing List for Bath County, Virginia

There is a list provided by Tim Ciccone which names over two pages of Revolutionary War Soldiers from the Highland (Bath) Co. and Pendleton Co. areas.


1840 Bath County - Partial      

Abstracted by Tricia Rippy, Second Transcriber Needed

1850 Bath County, Virginia Census, transcribed for the USGenWeb Census Project

1860 Bath County Census images are now on-line in the USGenWeb Archives

Alternative 1790 and 1800 Federal Censuses for County Tax Lists for Virginia

Brat ton Family Cemetery for Bath County, Virginia

Updates to the Bath County Virginia Cemeteries by William Wilson  take the Indiana and Other States Databases link.

Virginia World War II Casualties, this is a listing by county of Virginia dead and missing of World War II http://ww w.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/virginia/index.htm

Bath County, Virginia Welcome Website with an all new look and design geared toward tourism.

New Surname List created by Donna Trewitt

Books for Sale & Lookup             Books make great gifts

  Offers to lookup references in privately held books, are welcomed.  Check out what's already been offered. If you have any reference material and are willing to help, please send to the above address, thanks


I Will add Bath County Family name pages as I have time:

The Birds of Bath Co.,VA and other places as they become known

The 1600 Bird Family  IT'S ABOUT TIME Vol. 1  compiled by: WILLIAM  L. DECOURSEY

The 1700 Bird Family  IT'S ABOUT TIME Vol. 2  compiled by: WILLIAM  L. DECOURSEY

The 1750 Bird Family  IT'S ABOUT TIME Vol. 3 compiled by: WILLIAM  L. DECOURSEY

.The 1800 Bird Family  IT'S ABOUT TIME Vol. 4  compiled by: WILLIAM  L. DECOURSEY

Bird/Byrd/Burd Descendant Chart From My Personal Files

Benjamin Erwin Descendant Chart

Gay Family Descendant Chart from the personal Files of P.G. Viellenave

Hamilton Family Information

Hamilton Family Descendant chart from the personal files of P.G. Viellenave

Andrew McCartney Descendant Chart from the personal files of P.G. Viellenave

Please send meyour Bath County Wills  Thank You

 Bath County Obits      I need your obits

Please send your Bath County Obits to be posted here

You can also write to the:

Bath County Court House:      P.O. Box 180 Warm Springs VA 24484.

Birth Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1791, Death Records from 1853 Land, Probate, and Court records from 1791.

Submitted by: David J. McCallister  [mail is bouncing please send new address]

Putnam Co WV Genweb Coordinator & Rootsweb Sponsor. Thank you David

Here is data from Ancestry's Redbook about Bath Co courthouse that you can add to your web site.

Date formed 1791 Parent counties: Augusta/Botetourt/Greenbrier

Records held: Birth: 1853 Death: 1853 Marriage: 1791 Land: 1791

Probate: 1791 Court: 1791

Address: P.O. Box 180 Warm Springs VA 24484

I found their tel# on the internet and it is (540) 839-7226 I just called them and the lady there said the charge is .50 per page for uncertified copies. You must include a SASE with a check for the amount. There is no extra charge for out of state requests.

Traveling to Bath County, Virginia

For the Country and Homey stay, my 1st choice (I have never had an unpleasant stay with them todate), you will want to make a visit to the Warm Springs Inn in Warm Springs, Bath Co., VA., see what they have to offer today. Contact them at (540) 839-5351, located at: Route 220, Warm Springs, VA 24484

If you are planning a trip to Virginia and need a list of Hotel/Motels or a Bed & Breakfast Inn, then point your brower to http://www.virtualciti es.com/ons/va/vaonsdex.htm

Historical & Background Items of Interest

Virginia, A Guide to the Old Dominion

Bath County was formed in 1791,  from Augusta, Greenbrier and Botetourt County's, the county seat is Warm Springs, Virginia. To learn more about the forming of Bath County and her people, contact the Bath County Historical Society to order the wonderful book they published in 1991, "The Bicentennial History of Bath County, Virginia", see below how to order, if you can make a trip to Warm Springs, you will able to read this wonderful publication at the Bath County Historical Society and meet the two wonderful ladies who work so very hard to make Bath County Historical Society an excellent place to visit, tell Mrs. Connie Metheny and Mrs. Katie Smith I sent you.

Warm Springs, county seat of Bath Co, used two buildings of the Warm Springs Inn, as the courthouse and jail until 1907. The county was named Bath because of the many springs within its boundaries.  Another has thought the name came from the town in Bath, England.

Bath County has 545 square miles

Down Home in Millboro, an article in Co-Op living, a local magazine distributed to members of the electrical co-op, written by Margo Oxendine

http://www.co-opliving.com/coopliving/issues/2000/March/pdf/dh_2000Mar.pdf < /A>

Here you will find some old map gifs at the VAGenWeb site. In the beginning, all of America was Virginia






Vital Statistics Office: Division of Vital Records P.O. Box 1000 Richmond, VA 23208-1000 (804) 786-6228

State Archives: Virginia State Libraries and Archives  800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-1905    The Archives reference telephone # 1-804-692-3888.

Genealogical & Historical Societies: Genealogist Research Institute of Virginia P.O. Box 29178 Richmond, VA 23242-0178

Virginia Genealogical Society   P.O. Box 7469   Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 285-8954    http://www.vgs.org/

Virginia Historical Society   P.O. Box 7311   Richmond, VA 23221-0311 (804) 358-4901

Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, Inc.   912 Lafayette Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22401     (540) 899-5565


Vital Statistics Office:   Vital Records Section   425 I Street NW Room 3009   Washington, D.C. 20001   (202) 727-5314


email:    bathcountyhistory@tds.net

A. Keene Byrd Executive Director

P.O. Box 212
Warm Springs, VA 24484
(540) 839-2543
Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm   DAYS: Wednesday -Saturday
[Call for Winter Hours)

Students College age or younger (Free)

Educators and Seniors 62 and over ($15.00

Individuals ($25.00)

Individuals Plus One ($40.00)

Professional/Business Organizations ($50.00)

 If you would like to join the Bath County Historical Society or Order one of their publications, there is a membership form and book order form you can print out and send in with your check or money order.                         

They have several books to help in your Bath County, Virginia Research and more. Drop them a note for a list of all publications or go here for a look at what they have to offer.

Southwestern Virginia Genealogical Society

Meets (usually) the third Saturday (except summer months and December) at the Roanoke City Central Library. Their quarterly publication, Virginia Appalachian Notes, often includes articles of Bath Co. interest. Membership is $20.00. To join, write:
P.O. Box 12485,   Roanoke, VA 24026-2485        

Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants                        


                                Virginia Genealogical Sites

Here will be posted Other Family Reunions submitted to me, be sure and check these out as well

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Shortcuts to Neighboring Counties

Co.WV     Highland

Greenbrier Co. WV    Augusta Co

Alleghany Co         Nelson Co

Rockbridge Co  


Other Virginia sites of Interest

Accomack County VAGenWeb

Gloucester County VAGenWeb

Northampton County VAGenWeb  

Albemarle County  

Amherst County  

Appomattox County  

Buckingham County   

            Need to find a Funeral Home listing, check this site out

                                US Funeral Home Directory on-line


Taxes resulted from laws that the Virginia General Assembly passed

Daphne Gentry Publications and Educational Services Division The Library of Virginia 804-692-3725  #8-97 in an on-line series of Research in Virginia Documents

http://www.lva.li b.va.us/pubserv/vanotes/index.htm

Copyright by The Library of Virginia; re-publication of any part of this essay without written permission is strictly prohibited.

Try this site out  (online papers for each state)    http://www.newslink.org

The USGenWeb Site and link over to the State and County of interest

                                                                             The USGENWEB Tombstone Project

                                                                         Bath County, Virginia Tombstone Project

Want to find those missing folks, lost someone's address, need a phone number, check this site out.  Looking for E-mail Addresses?

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