Yohogania County, Virginia Genealogy

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Yohogania County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Yohogania County (1776-1786) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including marriage records, wills, deeds and land records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, and newspapers.

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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Because Yohogania County was discontinued, it has no existing courthouse. For records, see ...

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1776--Yohogania County was created in 1776 from Augusta County.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

1786--Discontinued, land ceded to Pennsylvania

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptists[edit | edit source]

10,000 name petition (dated: 16 October 1776) signed by Baptists and Baptist sympathizers from all over Virginia, asking for an end to persecution of Baptists by the established church. A digitzed copy can be viewed at the Library of Congress website. Hall's transcription of the petition can be read in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39, (Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1983-) available at Ancestry ($); or at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. After locatiing your ancestor in the transcription, proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.


Genealogy [edit | edit source]

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
General[edit | edit source]

As of August 2010, a query for individuals born in Yohogania, Virginia at World Connect, results in more than 250 entries.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Beeler] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler's Second Wife," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2005):156-157. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Duncan] Dobson, Mary Ann Duncan. Duncan Research Files of Mary Ann (Duncan) Dobson. MSS. 1975-1999. FHL Film 795593 Item 2 Includes Yohogania County Duncans.
  • [Pentecost] Pappas, Carolyn H. "Christopher Beeler, 1705-1775," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1999):243-255; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):18-30; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):115-125. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Rogers] Rogers, Lon B. "Colonel James Rogers (1742--1828) Nelson County Pioneer," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1961):3-6.
  • [Ross] Jobson, Robert C. "The Ross Family of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 2 (April/June 1983):69-71. FHL Collection 976.9 B2kg v. 25 (1983)

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Yohogania County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Yohogania County supplied soldiers for the:

- 13th Virginia Regiment (1st, 2nd, 4th, and 7th Companies)[1]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 69. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.