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Guide to '''Lee County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Lee County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Lee County is located in the far Southwestern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia and shares borders with Kentucky and Tennessee. Lee County is named for Henry Lee, Governor of Virginia, 1791-1794<ref>https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/10581/dvm_LocHist000233-00005-1?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d10581%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=dvm_LocHist000233-00008-1</ref>.
 
Lee County is located in the far Southwestern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia and shares borders with Kentucky and Tennessee. Lee County is named for Henry Lee, Governor of Virginia, 1791-1794<ref>https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/10581/dvm_LocHist000233-00005-1?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d10581%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=dvm_LocHist000233-00008-1</ref>.
  
=== Lee County, Virginia Courthouse ===
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===Lee County, Virginia Courthouse===
  
 
[http://www.leecova.org/index.html Lee County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 326<br>Main Street<br>Jonesville, VA 24263-0326<br>Phone: 540-346-7763<br>  
 
[http://www.leecova.org/index.html Lee County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 326<br>Main Street<br>Jonesville, VA 24263-0326<br>Phone: 540-346-7763<br>  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lee County, Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912. <br>General compliance year is unknown.</center>
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== Lee County, Virginia History ==
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==Lee County, Virginia History==
 
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==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1792'''--Lee County was created 25 October 1792 from [[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Jonesville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1792'''--Lee County was created 25 October 1792 from [[Russell County, Virginia|Russell]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Jonesville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
  
 
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]'''1863'''  A significant number of loose records prior to
 
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]'''1863'''  A significant number of loose records prior to
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1860 including chancery and judgments are missing, probably destroyed when the courthouse burned in October 1863.  Bound volumes, including deeds, orders and will books survive.<ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 5, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br>
 
1860 including chancery and judgments are missing, probably destroyed when the courthouse burned in October 1863.  Bound volumes, including deeds, orders and will books survive.<ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 5, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br>
  
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[[Category:Places_with_Historic_Record_Loss]]
 
[[Category:Places_with_Historic_Record_Loss]]
  
== Lee County, Virginia Places/Localities ==
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==Lee County, Virginia Places/Localities==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit  
 
[https://virginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,105,c,lee.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lee_ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',
 
[https://virginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,105,c,lee.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lee_ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
*[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy|Bell County, Kentucky]]
*[[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County, Tennessee]]  
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*[[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne County, Tennessee]]
*[[Hancock County, Tennessee|Hancock County, Tennessee]]  
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*[[Hancock County, Tennessee|Hancock County, Tennessee]]
*[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harlan County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy|Harlan County, Kentucky]]
*[[Scott County, Virginia|Scott]]  
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*[[Scott County, Virginia|Scott]]
 
*[[Wise County, Virginia|Wise]]
 
*[[Wise County, Virginia|Wise]]
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
 
   
 
   
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
*Virginia, Freedmen's [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1596147 Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872]  
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*Virginia, Freedmen's [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1596147 Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872]
  
 
*Kegley, Mary B. ''Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at {{FSbook|69756}}; {{FHL|1234067|title-id|disp=FHL}}
 
*Kegley, Mary B. ''Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves''. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at {{FSbook|69756}}; {{FHL|1234067|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*Search the Library of Virginia's [https://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/aan/search-the-narrative Virginia Untold] collection for digitized records related to African Americans of Lee County.
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
  
 
{{VABible}}  
 
{{VABible}}  
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|447802|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |{{FHL|447802|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Lee-County?id=county_2854 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Lee-County?id=county_2854 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://vagenweb.org/lee/ VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://vagenweb.org/lee/ VAGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lee+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lee+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/va/lee.htm#cemetery VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://usgwarchives.net/va/lee.htm#cemetery VAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/lee.html Tombstone Project]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/lee.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=52 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://virginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=52 Virginia Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |See [[Virginia Cemeteries|Virginia Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
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'''1790''' - See [[Lee County, Virginia#Parent_County|Parent County]].  
 
'''1790''' - See [[Lee County, Virginia#Parent_County|Parent County]].  
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes this county.]
  
==== Church Records ====
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====Church Records====
  
===== Baptist =====
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=====Baptist=====
  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
 
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
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Lee County fell within the bounds of the Holston and Mountain Associations.  
 
Lee County fell within the bounds of the Holston and Mountain Associations.  
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
[http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit/lee/home.html Lee Circuit Court]
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*[http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit/lee/home.html Lee Circuit Court]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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*Library of Virginia's [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index] can be used to search for digital images of Lee County chancery records for the years 1857-1912.
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====Genealogy====
  
 
More than 25 genealogies have been published about Lee County families. To view a list, visit [[Lee County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Lee County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
 
More than 25 genealogies have been published about Lee County families. To view a list, visit [[Lee County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Lee County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
==== Land ====
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See also: [[Virginia Compiled Genealogies]]
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Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Lee County families include:
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*Bicentennial Book Committee et al. ''Bicentennial History of Lee County, Virginia 1792-1992''. n.p.: Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society and Don Mills, 1992. {{FHL|391557|item}} 975.5735 H2b
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*Laningham, Anne Wynn and Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales. ''Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties''. 2 vols. Greensboro, N.C.: Media, Inc., 1977. {{FHL|121139|item}} 975.5735 D2L v. 1
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*Lockwood, Frances B. and Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales. ''Annotations, Corrections and Additions to Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties''. 1978. {{FHL|121681|item}} 975.5735 D2L v. 2 supp
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====Land====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
*''Historical Facts of Lee County, Virginia''. Pennington Gap, Va.: Pennington High School, 1930. {{FHL|633805|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10581 Ancestry] ($).
 
*''Historical Facts of Lee County, Virginia''. Pennington Gap, Va.: Pennington High School, 1930. {{FHL|633805|item|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=10581 Ancestry] ($).
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Lee County}}}}
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Lee County}}}}
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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=====Revolutionary War=====
  
*Kegley, Mary B. ''Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers''. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. Available at {{FHL|677541|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes Lee County pensioners.]  
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*Kegley, Mary B. ''Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers''. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. Available at {{FHL|677541|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes Lee County pensioners.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Lee County on page 135.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Lee County on page 135.]
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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=====War of 1812=====
  
 
Lee County men served in the 94th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 124. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
 
Lee County men served in the 94th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 124. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
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*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Lee County, p. 87. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Lee County, p. 87. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)]]<br>  
:- 20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) - possibly from Lee County<br>  
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:- [[25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B, Company G (Lee Rangers), Company H, and Company I (Lee Rangers aka Lee Greys).<ref>Dobbie E. Lambert, ''25th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|566442|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 106}}.</ref>  
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:- 20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) - possibly from Lee County<br>
:- 32nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) -&nbsp; possibly from Lee County<br>  
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:- [[25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B, Company G (Lee Rangers), Company H, and Company I (Lee Rangers aka Lee Greys).<ref>Dobbie E. Lambert, ''25th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|566442|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 106}}.</ref>
:- [[37th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company E (Walnut Hill Company).<ref>Thomas M. Rankin, ''37th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|577308|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 37}}.</ref>  
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:- 32nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) -&nbsp; possibly from Lee County<br>
:- [[48th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|48th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Lee County Guards).<ref>John D. Chapla, ''48th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|417090|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 54}}.</ref>  
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:- [[37th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|37th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company E (Walnut Hill Company).<ref>Thomas M. Rankin, ''37th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|577308|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 37}}.</ref>
:- [[50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Lee Rifles), Company B, and Company G (2nd).<ref>John C. Chapla, ''50th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650201|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129}}.</ref>  
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:- [[48th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|48th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Lee County Guards).<ref>John D. Chapla, ''48th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|417090|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 54}}.</ref>
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:- [[50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company A (Lee Rifles), Company B, and Company G (2nd).<ref>John C. Chapla, ''50th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650201|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129}}.</ref>
 
:- [[64th Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|64th Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies A, B, C1, C2.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''64th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|96641|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 89}}.</ref><br>- Lee Home Guard
 
:- [[64th Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)|64th Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies A, B, C1, C2.<ref>Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''64th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|96641|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 89}}.</ref><br>- Lee Home Guard
  
==== Miscellaneous Records ====
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====Miscellaneous Records====
  
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Naturalization ====
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====Naturalization====
  
 
Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1877093 Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
 
Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1877093 Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{VAnews}}Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia].  
 
{{VAnews}}Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia].  
  
==== Periodicals ====
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====Periodicals====
  
 
'''''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'''''  
 
'''''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'''''  
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Genealogical articles with abstracts of Lee County, Virginia records have been published in the ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'' (39+ vols., 1972-present), the journal of the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/index.htm Watauga Association of Genealogists]. The organization has posted tables of contents for most volumes on their [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/bulletins.htm website]. Back issues are available for purchase.The Family&nbsp;History Library has a complete collection {{FHL|39987|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.897 B2w}}, including Margaret W. Hougland and Betty Jane Hylton's&nbsp;''Bulletin Subject Index: The First Thirty Years, 1972-2001'' (Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2002) {{FHL|1119285|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001}}.  
 
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Lee County, Virginia records have been published in the ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'' (39+ vols., 1972-present), the journal of the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/index.htm Watauga Association of Genealogists]. The organization has posted tables of contents for most volumes on their [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/bulletins.htm website]. Back issues are available for purchase.The Family&nbsp;History Library has a complete collection {{FHL|39987|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.897 B2w}}, including Margaret W. Hougland and Betty Jane Hylton's&nbsp;''Bulletin Subject Index: The First Thirty Years, 1972-2001'' (Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2002) {{FHL|1119285|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001}}.  
  
==== Private Papers ====
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====Private Papers====
  
*Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1932510 Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007]  
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*Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1932510 Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007]
  
 
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Southwest Virginia Historical Records: Family Bible Records of the People Living in Lee County, Virginia Adjoining Historical Cumberland Gap, Tennessee One Year Before the Civil War Began, During which the Families were Separated, Many Never to Meet Again, as Taken from the 1860 Census of the United States ...'' 195-?. {{FHL|635936|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Access Services Window 6015650-6015655}}.
 
*Bell, Annie W.B. ''Southwest Virginia Historical Records: Family Bible Records of the People Living in Lee County, Virginia Adjoining Historical Cumberland Gap, Tennessee One Year Before the Civil War Began, During which the Families were Separated, Many Never to Meet Again, as Taken from the 1860 Census of the United States ...'' 195-?. {{FHL|635936|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Access Services Window 6015650-6015655}}.
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
 
{{Vawill|1794-1832}}
 
{{Vawill|1794-1832}}
  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
 +
 
*'''1793 - 1944''' General Index to Wills and Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countylee.html Virginia Pioneers.net] ($)
 
*'''1793 - 1944''' General Index to Wills and Estates [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countylee.html Virginia Pioneers.net] ($)
  
==== Taxation ====
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*'''[1795-1813]''' Lee County Personal Property Tax Lists 1795-1813 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
 
*'''[1795-1813]''' Lee County Personal Property Tax Lists 1795-1813 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy] ($).
 
*'''[1795-1799]''' 1795-1799 Lee County, Virginia Land Tax Lists; indexes online at [https://www.newrivernotes.com/neighboring_counties_index.htm New River Notes] - free.
 
*'''[1795-1799]''' 1795-1799 Lee County, Virginia Land Tax Lists; indexes online at [https://www.newrivernotes.com/neighboring_counties_index.htm New River Notes] - free.
*'''[1799] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1799 Personal Property Tax List of Lee County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1799] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1799 Personal Property Tax List of Lee County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1799] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1799 Land Tax List of Lee County, Virginia]&nbsp;is available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1799] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1799 Land Tax List of Lee County, Virginia]&nbsp;is available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1806]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1806 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1986):129-130; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Fall 1986):195-198. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v.&nbsp;5 (1986)}}.  
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*'''[1806]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1806 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1986):129-130; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Fall 1986):195-198. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v.&nbsp;5 (1986)}}.
*'''[1807]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1807 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Fall 1986):198-199; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Winter 1986):263-267. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v.&nbsp;5 (1986)}}.  
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*'''[1807]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1807 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Fall 1986):198-199; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Winter 1986):263-267. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v.&nbsp;5 (1986)}}.
*'''[1809]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1809 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 1987):33-34; Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1987):120-123; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1987):191-192. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 6 (1987)}}.  
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*'''[1809]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1809 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 1987):33-34; Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1987):120-123; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1987):191-192. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 6 (1987)}}.
*'''[1810] '''Schreiner-Yates, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia:&nbsp;Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.5 R4s}}. [The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Lee County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]  
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*'''[1810] '''Schreiner-Yates, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia:&nbsp;Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.5 R4s}}. [The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Lee County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]
*'''[1810]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1810 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1987):120-123; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1987):192-193; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Winter 1987):276-277; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1988):61-62; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1988):190-192. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 6 (1987)}} ff.  
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*'''[1810]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1810 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1987):120-123; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1987):192-193; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Winter 1987):276-277; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1988):61-62; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1988):190-192. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 6 (1987)}} ff.
*'''[1812]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1812 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 1989):169-175. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 8 (1989)}}.  
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*'''[1812]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1812 Land Tax Book," ''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 1989):169-175. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 8 (1989)}}.
*'''[1815]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba. "Lee County, Virginia Tax Book for 1815,"&nbsp;''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Fall 1985):175-176. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 4 (1985)}}.  
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*'''[1815]''' Kincaid, Bathsheba. "Lee County, Virginia Tax Book for 1815,"&nbsp;''The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Fall 1985):175-176. {{FHL|112314|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 D25m v. 4 (1985)}}.
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 E4w v. 5}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Lee County is included in Vol. 5.]  
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*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975 E4w v. 5}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Lee County is included in Vol. 5.]
 
*'''[1815]''' Kegley, Mary B. ''Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815:&nbsp;Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, and Wythe Counties''. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1991. Original edition and 1992 supplement:&nbsp;{{FHL|480251|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.57R4k}} and {{FHL|480251|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.57R4k supp}}. [The source for this publication is a private collection of 1815 tax assessment tickets for the First District of Virginia. The tickets&nbsp;includes landowners' names, number of acres or lots, number of buildings along with descriptions, and number of slaves. N.B. These are not the 1815 land tax books.]
 
*'''[1815]''' Kegley, Mary B. ''Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815:&nbsp;Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, and Wythe Counties''. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1991. Original edition and 1992 supplement:&nbsp;{{FHL|480251|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.57R4k}} and {{FHL|480251|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.57R4k supp}}. [The source for this publication is a private collection of 1815 tax assessment tickets for the First District of Virginia. The tickets&nbsp;includes landowners' names, number of acres or lots, number of buildings along with descriptions, and number of slaves. N.B. These are not the 1815 land tax books.]
 
*'''[1835]''' 1835 Lee County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at [https://www.newrivernotes.com/neighboring_counties_index.htm New River Notes] - free.
 
*'''[1835]''' 1835 Lee County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at [https://www.newrivernotes.com/neighboring_counties_index.htm New River Notes] - free.
  
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*'''1853-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3326815|Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1853-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3326815|Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1854-1877''' - Lee County Birth Index 1854-1877. Batch {{IGI|C868806}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1854-1877''' - Lee County Birth Index 1854-1877. Batch {{IGI|C868806}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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*[http://vagenweb.org/lee/book1_marriages.html Book 1 Lee County Marriages] (VAGenWeb) - free.
 
*[http://vagenweb.org/lee/book1_marriages.html Book 1 Lee County Marriages] (VAGenWeb) - free.
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*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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*'''1853-1891''' - Lee County Death Index 1853-1891. Batch {{IGI|B868806}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1853-1891''' - Lee County Death Index 1853-1891. Batch {{IGI|B868806}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
 
{{Tip|For birth, marriage, and death record substitutes, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Church Records|Church Records]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers]], and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate Records|Probate Records]].}}
  
== Lee County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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==Lee County, Virginia Genealogy Websites==
  
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~valee/ Lee Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~valee/ Lee Co., VAGenWeb]. Part of the [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project]. Maps, name indexes, history.
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~obituary/ RootsWeb Mailing List: SW_VA-L (Topic: Southwest Virginia)]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:02, 24 March 2020

Guide to Lee County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

Lee County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Lee County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1792
County Seat Jonesville
Courthouse
VirginiaLeeCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Lee County is located in the far Southwestern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia and shares borders with Kentucky and Tennessee. Lee County is named for Henry Lee, Governor of Virginia, 1791-1794[1].

Lee County, Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Lee County Courthouse
P.O. Box 326
Main Street
Jonesville, VA 24263-0326
Phone: 540-346-7763

Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1877
Marriage  records from 1830 divorce records from 1832
probate records from 1800, Court and land records from 1793[2]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1830 1853 1793 1793 1800 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Lee County, Virginia History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1792--Lee County was created 25 October 1792 from Russell County.
County seat: Jonesville [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

War.jpg
1863 A significant number of loose records prior to

1860 including chancery and judgments are missing, probably destroyed when the courthouse burned in October 1863. Bound volumes, including deeds, orders and will books survive.[5]

  • Lost censuses: 1800, 1810, 1890

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Lee County, Virginia Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

  • Kegley, Mary B. Free People of Colour: Free Negroes, Indians, Portuguese and Freed Slaves. Wytheville, Virginia: Kegley Books, 2003. Available at FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL
  • Search the Library of Virginia's Virginia Untold collection for digitized records related to African Americans of Lee County.

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:


Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Virginia Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Lee County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18003,538
18104,69432.7%
18204,256−9.3%
18306,46151.8%
18408,44130.6%
185010,26721.6%
186011,0327.5%
187013,26820.3%
188015,11613.9%
189018,21620.5%
190019,8569.0%
191023,84020.1%
192025,2936.1%
193030,41920.3%
194039,29629.2%
195036,106−8.1%
196025,824−28.5%
197020,321−21.3%
198025,95627.7%
199024,496−5.6%
200023,589−3.7%


1790 - See Parent County.

1800 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1810 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.

1830

  • Simmons, Don. Lee County, Virginia, Census of 1830. [Virginia?]: D. Simmons, 1976. Available at FHL; digital version at World Vital Records ($).

1840

  • Douthat, James L. 1840 Mountain Empire of Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2001. FHL Collection 975.5 X2d 1840. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website. [Includes Lee County.]

1890 Union Veterans' Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Deep Spring (1797)[7]

Lee County fell within the bounds of the Holston and Mountain Associations.

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

More than 25 genealogies have been published about Lee County families. To view a list, visit Lee County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

See also: Virginia Compiled Genealogies


Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Lee County families include:

  • Bicentennial Book Committee et al. Bicentennial History of Lee County, Virginia 1792-1992. n.p.: Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society and Don Mills, 1992. FHL Collection 975.5735 H2b
  • Laningham, Anne Wynn and Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales. Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties. 2 vols. Greensboro, N.C.: Media, Inc., 1977. FHL Collection 975.5735 D2L v. 1
  • Lockwood, Frances B. and Hattie Byrd Muncy Bales. Annotations, Corrections and Additions to Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties. 1978. FHL Collection 975.5735 D2L v. 2 supp

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Historical Facts of Lee County, Virginia. Pennington Gap, Va.: Pennington High School, 1930. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps[edit | edit source]

Norton (Independent City)Wise CountyScott CountyHancock CountyClaiborne CountyBell CountyHarlan CountyVA LEE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
  • Kegley, Mary B. Revolutionary War Pension Applications of Southwest Virginia Soldiers. n.p.: M.B. Kegley, 1997. Available at FHL. [Includes Lee County pensioners.]
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Lee County on page 135.]
War of 1812[edit | edit source]

Lee County men served in the 94th Regiment.[8]

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Lee County, p. 87. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Lee County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lee County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) - possibly from Lee County
- 25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B, Company G (Lee Rangers), Company H, and Company I (Lee Rangers aka Lee Greys).[9]
- 32nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) -  possibly from Lee County
- 37th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company E (Walnut Hill Company).[10]
- 48th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Lee County Guards).[11]
- 50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Lee Rifles), Company B, and Company G (2nd).[12]
- 64th Regiment, Virginia Mounted Infantry (Confederate). Companies A, B, C1, C2.[13]
- Lee Home Guard

Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Lee County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.

Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin

Genealogical articles with abstracts of Lee County, Virginia records have been published in the Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin (39+ vols., 1972-present), the journal of the Watauga Association of Genealogists. The organization has posted tables of contents for most volumes on their website. Back issues are available for purchase.The Family History Library has a complete collection FHL US/CAN Books 976.897 B2w, including Margaret W. Hougland and Betty Jane Hylton's Bulletin Subject Index: The First Thirty Years, 1972-2001 (Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2002) FHL US/CAN Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001.

Private Papers[edit | edit source]

  • Bell, Annie W.B. Southwest Virginia Historical Records: Family Bible Records of the People Living in Lee County, Virginia Adjoining Historical Cumberland Gap, Tennessee One Year Before the Civil War Began, During which the Families were Separated, Many Never to Meet Again, as Taken from the 1860 Census of the United States ... 195-?. FHL US/CAN Access Services Window 6015650-6015655.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

A free index to Lee County, Virginia Genealogy wills and administrations (1794-1832) is available at the Library of Virginia.


Online Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Online Lee County, Virginia Tax Lists
Type Index Images
Free FHC Fee Free FHC Fee
Personal Property 1795 - - 1795 1795 1795
Land 1795 - - 1795 - 1795
Personal Property 1796 - - 1796 1796 1796
Land 1796 - - 1796 - 1796
Personal Property 1797 - - 1797 1797 1797
Land 1797 - - 1797 - 1797
Personal Property 1798 - - 1798 1798 1798
Land 1798 - - 1798 - 1798
Personal Property 1799, 1799 - - 1799, 1799 1799 1799
Land 1799, 1799 - - 1799, 1799 - 1799
Personal Property 1800 - - 1800 1800 1800
Personal Property 1801 - - 1801 1801 1801
Personal Property 1802 - - 1802 1802 1802
Personal Property 1803 - - 1803 1803 1803
Personal Property 1804 - - 1804 1804 1804
Personal Property 1805 - - 1805 1805 1805
Personal Property - - - 1806 1806 1806
Personal Property - - - 1807 1807 1807
Personal Property - - - 1809 1809 1809
Personal Property - - - 1810 1810 1810
Personal Property - - - 1811 1811 1811
Personal Property - - - 1812 1812 1812
Personal Property - - - 1813 1813 1813
Personal Property - - - - 1814-1834 -
Personal Property 1835 - - - 1835 -
Personal Property - - - - 1836-1850 -

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

Bibliography

The original Lee County Personal Property Tax Lists are held at the Library of Virginia. The Family History Library has acquired microfilms the Library of Virginia made for the years 1795-1850: FHL US/CAN Films 2024603-2024604.

The original Lee County Land Tax Lists are held at the Library of Virginia. The Family History Library does not have microfilm copies of these records, but has acquired abstracts for select years published in genealogical journals.

Lee County is also fortunate in being part of the First Tax District whose detailed 1815 records survive in the Kincade Private Papers. The Family History Library has acquired a microfilm copies of these records from the Library of Virginia: FHL US/CAN Film 1993745 Item 1 and FHL US/CAN Film 1993745 Item 2. These records were also abstracted, published, and indexed by Kegley (see below).

  • [1795-1805] 1795-1805 Lee County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists; indexes online at New River Notes - free.
  • [1795-1799] Lee County Land Tax Lists 1795-1799 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at Binns Genealogy ($).
  • [1795-1813] Lee County Personal Property Tax Lists 1795-1813 (images); digital version in Tax List Club at Binns Genealogy ($).
  • [1795-1799] 1795-1799 Lee County, Virginia Land Tax Lists; indexes online at New River Notes - free.
  • [1799] Indexed images of the 1799 Personal Property Tax List of Lee County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1799] Indexed images of the 1799 Land Tax List of Lee County, Virginia is available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1806] Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1806 Land Tax Book," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1986):129-130; Vol. 5, No. 3 (Fall 1986):195-198. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 5 (1986).
  • [1807] Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1807 Land Tax Book," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Fall 1986):198-199; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Winter 1986):263-267. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 5 (1986).
  • [1809] Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1809 Land Tax Book," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 1987):33-34; Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1987):120-123; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1987):191-192. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 6 (1987).
  • [1810] Schreiner-Yates, Netti. A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 R4s. [The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Lee County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.]
  • [1810] Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1810 Land Tax Book," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1987):120-123; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1987):192-193; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Winter 1987):276-277; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1988):61-62; Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1988):190-192. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 6 (1987) ff.
  • [1812] Kincaid, Bathsheba W. "Lee County, Virginia 1812 Land Tax Book," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Fall 1989):169-175. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 8 (1989).
  • [1815] Kincaid, Bathsheba. "Lee County, Virginia Tax Book for 1815," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Fall 1985):175-176. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 4 (1985).
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL US/CAN Book 975 E4w v. 5. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Lee County is included in Vol. 5.]
  • [1815] Kegley, Mary B. Southwest Virginia Tax Assessments, 1815: Grayson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, and Wythe Counties. Wytheville, Va.: Kegley Books, 1991. Original edition and 1992 supplement: FHL US/CAN Book 975.57R4k and FHL US/CAN Book 975.57R4k supp. [The source for this publication is a private collection of 1815 tax assessment tickets for the First District of Virginia. The tickets includes landowners' names, number of acres or lots, number of buildings along with descriptions, and number of slaves. N.B. These are not the 1815 land tax books.]
  • [1835] 1835 Lee County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at New River Notes - free.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Lee County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
  • 1830-1916 - Lee County Marriage Index 1830-1916. Batch M868806 at FamilySearch - free.
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Lee County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Lee County, Virginia Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/10581/dvm_LocHist000233-00005-1?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d10581%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=dvm_LocHist000233-00008-1
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Virginia. Page 716 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Virginia . Page 710-723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 5, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Lee_ County,_Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 10 February 2020.
  7. Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 358-359. Digital version at Google Books.
  8. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 124. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  9. Dobbie E. Lambert, 25th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 106.
  10. Thomas M. Rankin, 37th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 37.
  11. John D. Chapla, 48th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 54.
  12. John C. Chapla, 50th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129.
  13. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 64th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 89.
  14. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.