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THE GARTH FAMILY: Descendants of John Garth of Virginia, 1734-1986
By Rosalie Edith Rogers Davis, Pub., 1988
Chapters:   The Garth Surname; Old John Garth of Spotsylvania & Orange Counties; John Garth of Hanover & Louisa Counties; Descendants of Thomas Garth, Sr., David Garth, Sarah Garth Mousley, Elizabeth Garth Ross, Mary Ann Garth Lobban; Traditions, Claims & Stories; Search For Family Origin; Coats of Arms. 60 photographs of Garths and their old homes; maps; full-name index; typeset; archival paper; hardbound; 6 x 9 inches; 593 pages;
$37.00, postpaid. Supplement, 1993-1997, Additions & Corrections; $5.00.

VIRGINIA Research Tools

LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOKS A & B, 1742-1759    Abstracts of deeds of Louisa County and the northern third of present-day Albemarle County prior to the annexation of the western part of Louisa by Albemarle in 1761. Numerous references to deeds and wills of residents of Hanover County from which Louisa was formed. Map; $15.00.

LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOKS C, C-1/2, D & D-1/2, 1759-1774 Abstracts of deeds & mortgages; including deeds written prior to 1759, but not recorded until after 1759. Nine pages of wills & inventories not included in Louisa will books; some apprentice bonds; list of surveys of the King's land. $15.00.

LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEED BOOKS E & F, 1774-1790 Abstracts of deeds, mortgages, powers of attorneys, sheriffs' bonds; land surveys in Louisa County, 1782-1788; children taught under the charity account of the Rev. John Williamson. $15.00.

LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, TITHABLES & CENSUS, 1743-1785 Tax lists of Trinity, St. Martins & Fredericksville Parishes 1767-1785 with additions & exemptions from the Order & Minute Books, 1742-1748 & 1765-1787. Names of white & free black males, 16 years & above; women who owned taxable property; county of residence of taxpayer (if other than Louisa); acres of taxable land owned in Louisa or other counties; male & female slaves 16 years & above. Some notes by tithe takers distinguish one taxpayer with the same name from another; some notes identify men's sons. Nine lists of the Louisa County Census of 1782; map; full-name index to white and free black persons. $15.50.

LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1743-1814: WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE? Abstracts of guardian bonds (1767-1814): parents, minor children, securities, heirs-at-law, accounts; children bound out; impoverished wives & parents of Revolutionary War soldiers petitioning for support of themselves & their children; bounty land claims of veterns of the French-Indian War who served from Louisa County; militia commissions 1743-1796; letters of administrations of estates, 1745-1782. $15.00.

FREDERICKSVILLE PARISH VESTRY BOOK, 1742-1787, Vol. 1 Complete transcription of the Minutes of the Vestry meetings from the parish's formation until after the disestablishment of the Anglican Church in Virginia. Ministers, vestrymen, clerks and sextons; parish business and accounts; names of parishioners paid for services; accounts of the parish poor; tithe insolvents; some references to deaths and removals; names of processioners and processioning precincts for the years 1743, 1747, 1755, 1759, 1767, 1774 & 1783. $15.00.

FREDERICKSVILLE PARISH VESTRY BOOK, 1742-1787, Vol. 2 Complete transcription of the vestry records include Processioning returns for the years 1743 (the first return after the parish's formation from St. Martins Parish, Hanover County), 1747, 1751, 1755, 1763, 1767, 1783. Adjoining land owners often given. After the 1761 annexation of part of western Louisa, the returns are principally for land of Albemarle County residents. Indentures of children (poor, and/or orphaned) bound out by the church wardens, 1742-1785; ages and dates of birth often given. Parish map; $10.00.

ST. MARK PARISH VESTRY BOOK & LEVIES, 1730-1785 Complete transcription of the Vestry Minutes of 1730-1753 and 1757-1785 and levies for 1731-1785. Ministers, clerks, vestrymen, sextons, sheriffs, collectors, doctors; parishioners paid for services to the parish; men discharged from levies or paid for overcharged levies; bills for the care and binding out of poor children; relief bills for care of the parish poor and sick; burials of the poor. The parish was in Spotsylvania County from 1730-34; in Orange County from 1734, and in Culpeper County from 1749. $14.00.

HANOVER COUNTY, VIRGINIA, COURT RECORDS, 1733-1735 Abstracts of deeds (often showing adjoining land owners and prior ownership); 20 wills; inventories, accounts, & settlements of estates; court orders; licenses; administrator and guardian bonds. Map; $14.00

HANOVER COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DEEDS, 1783-1792 Abstracts of deeds, mortgages, powers of attorney, sheriff's bonds. Family migration aid: people buying and selling land in Hanover County from twenty-five Virginia counties, Georgia, Kentucky, North and South Carolina and Pennsylvania. This book and the above court records are the only surviving deed books until after the Civil War. $15.00.

All books have full-name indexes; Soft covers; 8-1/2 x 11


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