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Guide to '''Greenbrier County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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Guide to '''Greenbrier County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= October 20, 1777
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|county seat= Lewisburg
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|parent county= [[Botetourt County, Virginia Genealogy|Botetourt (VA)]], [[Montgomery County, Virginia Genealogy|Montgomery (VA)]] <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|variant spellings= *Greenbriar
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|county1= [[Alleghany County, Virginia Genealogy|Alleghany (VA)]]
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|county2= [[Bath County, Virginia Genealogy|Bath (VA)]]
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|county3= [[Fayette County, West Virginia Genealogy|Fayette]]
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|county4= [[Monroe County, West Virginia Genealogy|Monroe]]
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|county5= [[Nicholas County, West Virginia Genealogy|Nicholas]]
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|county6= [[Pocahontas County, West Virginia Genealogy|Pocahontas]]
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|county7= [[Summers County, West Virginia Genealogy|Summers]]
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|county8= [[Webster County, West Virginia Genealogy|Webster]]</br><center>[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Greenbrier County
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The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Greenbrier County, West Virginia" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia#History."</ref>
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| state = West Virginia
 
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| founded year = 1777
 
| founded date = October 20
 
| seat = [[Lewisburg, West Virginia |Lewisburg]]
 
| building image = Greenbrier County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
 
| building address = Greenbrier County Courthouse<br>200 North Court Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 506<br>Lewisburg, WV 24901-0506<br>[http://www.greenbriercounty.net/ '''Greenbrier County Website''']
 
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=== County Information ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WV Courthouse Intro|Greenbrier}}
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'''Greenbrier County Courthouse'''<br>200 North Court Street<br>P O Box 506<br>Lewisburg, WV 24901-0506<br>[http://www.greenbriercounty.net/ Greenbrier County Website]<br>
  
==== Greenbrier County, West Virginia Record Dates ====  
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853, marriage records from 1781, probate and land from 1780, and court records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Greenbrier County, West Virginia Record Dates  ===
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{{WV Record Dates Intro|Greenbrier}}
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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), Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Page 743-746 {{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), 742-743.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1781
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1853
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1780
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land and Property|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1780
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1780
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925. </center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1781
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1790
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1780
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1780
 
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*County Clerk has birth and death from 1853
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810.
*Marriage from 1781
 
*Probate and Land from 1780
 
*and Court Records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WV Boundary Changes Intro|Greenbrier}}
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*'''1777--'''Greenbrier County was created 20 October 1777 from [[Botetourt County, Virginia Genealogy|Botetourt]] and [[Montgomery County, Virginia Genealogy|Montgomery]] Counties (Virginia).<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Lewisburg<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WV Populated Places Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
=== History  ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,025,c,greenbrier.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Greenbrier County, West Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 02 July 2018.</ref>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/402959?availability=Family%20History%20Library A History of Greenbrier County] Greenbrier Historical Society, c1986.
 
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1777--'''Greenbrier County was created 20 October 1777&nbsp;from [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]] and [[Montgomery County, Virginia|Montgomery]] Counties (Virginia).<br>'''County seat: '''Lewisburg <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisburg,_West_Virginia Lewisburg (county seat)]</div>
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronceverte,_West_Virginia Ronceverte]</div>
 
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*Greenbriar
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sulphur_Springs,_West_Virginia White Sulphur Springs]</div>
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alderson,_West_Virginia Alderson (part)]
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinwood,_West_Virginia Quinwood]</div>
For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainelle,_West_Virginia Rainelle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert,_West_Virginia Rupert]</div>
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankford,_West_Virginia Frankford]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlea,_West_Virginia Fairlea]</div>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WV Historical Timeline Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WV Resources Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*[[Alleghany County, Virginia|Alleghany County, Virginia]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Bath County, Virginia|Bath County, Virginia]]
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{{WV Bible Intro|Greenbrier}}
*[[Fayette County, West Virginia|Fayette]]
 
*[[Monroe County, West Virginia|Monroe]]
 
*[[Nicholas County, West Virginia|Nicholas]]
 
*[[Pocahontas County, West Virginia|Pocahontas]]
 
*[[Summers County, West Virginia|Summers]]
 
*[[Webster County, West Virginia|Webster]]
 
  
== Resources ==  
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WV Biographies Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
==== African American  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WV Business Records Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
African American [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/aa/afriamer.htm Research]
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'''''Occupations'''''<br>
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*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Includes a section on Lewisburg silversmiths.
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WV Cemeteries Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| 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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=52&GScnty=3076&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|435524|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=52&CScnty=3076 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Greenbrier+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=Greenbrier&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/greenbrier.htm WVTombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/greenbrier.htm Interment]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Greenbrier County, West Virginia''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 WVGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/greenbrier.htm WVTombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/greenbrier.htm Interment]
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* [http://westvirginiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 WVGravestones]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Greenbrier%20County%20West%20Virginia%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23060&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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* {{FHL|435524|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Greenbrier+West+Virginia&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/West-Virginia/Greenbrier-County?id=county_3076 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396169&reqParentsLabel=Greenbrier%2C%20West%20Virginia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[West Virginia Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
 
  
==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WV Census Intro|Greenbrier}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1790 |6015 
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|1800 |4345 
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|1810 |5914 
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|1820 |7041 
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|1830 |9006 
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|1840 |8695
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|1850 |10022 
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|1860 |12211
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|1870 |11417
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|1880 |15060
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|1890 |18034
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|1900 |20683
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|1910 |24833
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|1920 |26242
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|1930 |35878
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|1940 |38520
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|1950 |39295
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|1960 |34446
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|1970 |32090
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|1980 |37665
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|1990 |34693
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|2000 |34453
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|2010 |35480
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{{WVcensus}}'''''1783-1786 Enumerations'''''  
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{{WVcensus}}'''''1783-1786 Enumerations'''''
  
 
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-04.pdf Greenbrier County Heads of Families - 1783-1786] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 109.
 
*[http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-04.pdf Greenbrier County Heads of Families - 1783-1786] at U.S. Census Bureau - free. County begins on page 109.
  
'''''1790''''' - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia#Taxation|Taxation]].<br>'''''1800''''' - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia#Taxation|Taxation]].<br>'''''1810''''' - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia#Taxation|Taxation]].<br>1820 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/census/1820/1820ind.txt Index]<br>1830 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/census/1830/1830ind.txt Index]<br>1840 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/census/1840/1840indx.txt Index]<br>1850 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/census/1850/1850indx.txt Index]<br>'''''1820-1850''''' - Exist, available online and in print:<br>Shuck, Larry G. ''The Federal Censuses for Greenbrier County, Virginia, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850''. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. Available at {{FHL|520189|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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'''''1790''''' - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia#Taxation|Taxation]].<br>'''''1800''''' - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia#Taxation|Taxation]].<br>'''''1810''''' - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see [[Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy#Taxation|Taxation]].<br>1820 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/census/1820/1820ind.txt Index]<br>1830 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/census/1830/1830ind.txt Index]<br>1840 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/census/1840/1840indx.txt Index]<br>1850 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/greenbrier/census/1850/1850indx.txt Index]<br>'''''1820-1850''''' - Exist, available online and in print:<br>Shuck, Larry G. ''The Federal Censuses for Greenbrier County, Virginia, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850''. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. Available at {{FHL|520189|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
  
===== Baptist  =====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WV Church Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):  
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'''''Baptist'''''<br>
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Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):
  
#'''Big Levels''' (1796)<ref name="baptist" />  
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#'''Big Levels''' (1796)<ref name="baptist" />
 
#'''Greenbrier''' (1781)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 421. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
 
#'''Greenbrier''' (1781)<ref name="baptist">Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, ''A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia'' (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 421. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t6RhTC8ziQQC Google Books].</ref>
  
Greenbrier County fell within the bounds of the Greenbrier Association.  
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Greenbrier County fell within the bounds of the Greenbrier Association.
  
===== Church of England =====
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'''''Church of England'''''<br>
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Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Greenbrier County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/56/mode/2up online.]<ref name="meade">William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
  
Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Greenbrier County is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/56/mode/2up online.]<ref name="meade">William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
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'''''German Reformed'''''<br>
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*Braun, Johannes, Klaus Wust and Joseph H. Meyerhoeffer. ''Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813: From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun''. Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1978. {{FHL|16966|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.5 K2bjo}}.
  
===== German Reformed  =====
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Greenbrier County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/church.htm Churches]
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<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396169&reqParentsLabel=Greenbrier%2C%20West%20Virginia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
*Braun, Johannes, Klaus Wust and Joseph H. Meyerhoeffer. ''Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813: From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun''. Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1978. {{FHL|16966|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 975.5 K2bjo}}.
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WV Court Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
Greenbrier County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/church.htm Churches]
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=== Directories ===
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{{WV Directories Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WV Emigration Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WV Ethnic Groups Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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==== African Americans ====
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{{WV African Americans Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*African American [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/aa/afriamer.htm Research]
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
 
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
 
  
===== General<br> =====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WV Funeral Homes Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*Greenbrier County Heritage Book Committee. ''Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Family Heritage, 1997''. n.p.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1996. {{FHL|677767|item|disp=FHL Book 975.488 H2gr}}.<br>
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WV Genealogies Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
===== Bibliography  =====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
  
*'''Alexander''' - Clemens, William M. ''Alexander Family Records.'' New York: William M. Clemens, 1914. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/alexanderfamilyr00clem Internet Archive] - free.
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
*'''Armstrong''' - Boss, Lula Reed. "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Mason County, Kentucky," ''The Kentucky Genealogist,'' Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):153-156.  
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
*'''Arthur''' - ''Arthur Family Genealogy of Bedford, Greenbrier &amp; Cabell counties, Va., W. Va. and Jackson Co., Ohio''. Microfilmed 1992:&nbsp;{{FHL|439505|item|disp=FHL Film 1697667 Item 44}}.<br>
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]<br>
*'''Braun''' - West, Klaus and Joseph H. Meyerhoeffer. ''Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813, From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun.'' Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1978. {{FHL|16966|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.5 K2bjo}}.  
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*'''Burnside''' - Clark, Bertha Lewis and Margaret Byrnside Ballard. ''Burnside Family of Scotland and America, Augusta, Rockingham, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Virginia and West Virginia, and Other Sections''. Typescript, 1960. {{FHL|90192|item|disp=FHL Film 1017645 Item 10}}.<br>
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*Greenbrier County Heritage Book Committee. ''Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Family Heritage, 1997''. n.p.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1996. {{FHL|677767|item|disp=FHL Book 975.488 H2gr}}.<br>
*'''Burnside''' - Clark, Bertha Lewis and Margaret Byrnside Ballard. ''Burnside Family of the Upper Greenbrier''. Typescript, 1960. {{FHL|90196|item|disp=FHL Film 1017645 Item 11}}.<br>
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*'''Caldwell''' - Caldwell, Arthur B. "Kinkead Caldwell 1769-1828 Early Missouri Settler," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 3, No. 18 (Dec. 1980):40-48. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980)}}.  
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*'''Alexander''' - Clemens, William M. ''Alexander Family Records.'' New York: William M. Clemens, 1914. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/alexanderfamilyr00clem Internet Archive] - free.
*'''Campbell''' - "Memorial to William S. H. Baylor," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1964):33. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
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*'''Armstrong''' - Boss, Lula Reed. "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Mason County, Kentucky," ''The Kentucky Genealogist,'' Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):153-156.
*'''Cary''' - Harrison, Fairfax. ''The Virginia Carys''. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/virginiacarysan01harrgoog Internet Archive] - free; {{FHL|126773|item|disp=FHL Film 1011836 Item 3}}.  
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*'''Arthur''' - ''Arthur Family Genealogy of Bedford, Greenbrier &amp; Cabell counties, Va., W. Va. and Jackson Co., Ohio''. Microfilmed 1992:&nbsp;{{FHL|439505|item|disp=FHL Film 1697667 Item 44}}.
*'''Childers''' - ''Childers Family Bible: of William Benton Childers Born 1866, d. 1954; Gallia &amp; Franklin counties of Ohio and Greenbrier County Viarginia [i.e. Virginia] (now WV); Also Includes Rickabaugh, Lewis, 1754-1989''. {{FHL|1125144|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1295}}.<br>
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*'''Braun''' - West, Klaus and Joseph H. Meyerhoeffer. ''Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813, From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun.'' Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1978. {{FHL|16966|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.5 K2bjo}}.
*'''Dilley''' - Jones, Thomas W. "Dilley of Northern Virginia and Ohio: A Proposed Solution Hanging on a Single Word," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):220-227.  
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*'''Burnside''' - Clark, Bertha Lewis and Margaret Byrnside Ballard. ''Burnside Family of Scotland and America, Augusta, Rockingham, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Virginia and West Virginia, and Other Sections''. Typescript, 1960. {{FHL|90192|item|disp=FHL Film 1017645 Item 10}}.
*'''Eagle''' - Eagle, Lawrence H. ''Eagles of the Virginias and Their Pioneering Descendants in Dakota Territory: History and Genealogy''. Sioux Falls, S.D.: L.H. Eagle, 1980. {{FHL|36210|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ea35e}}.  
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*'''Burnside''' - Clark, Bertha Lewis and Margaret Byrnside Ballard. ''Burnside Family of the Upper Greenbrier''. Typescript, 1960. {{FHL|90196|item|disp=FHL Film 1017645 Item 11}}.
*'''Eagle''' - Eagle, Lawrence H. ''The Greenbrier Branch: History and Genealogy of the Timothy Eagle--David Patterson Families and Collateral Lines''. Sioux Falls, N.D.: L.H. Eagle, 1988. {{FHL|402375|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ea35e supp. 1}}<br>
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*'''Caldwell''' - Caldwell, Arthur B. "Kinkead Caldwell 1769-1828 Early Missouri Settler," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 3, No. 18 (Dec. 1980):40-48. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980)}}.
*'''Gillian''' - Williams, Elizabeth Pierce. ''Pierce/Gillilan Families: Some Descendants of John Pers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Who Had Emigrated from Norwich, Norfolk County, England and of Nathan Gillian of Greenbriar County, Virginia''. Los Angeles, Calif.: E.P. Williams, 1989. {{FHL|509290|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P611wp}}.<br>
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*'''Campbell''' - "Memorial to William S. H. Baylor," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1964):33. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
*'''Henderson''' - Miller, Joseph Lyon. ''Ancestry and Descendants of Lieut. John Henderson of Greenbrier County, Virginia, 1650-1900''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet &amp; Shepperson, 1902. {{FHL|24114|item|disp=FHL Film 1036365 Item 1}}; digital version at {{FSbook|96614}} .<br>
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*'''Cary''' - Harrison, Fairfax. ''The Virginia Carys''. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/virginiacarysan01harrgoog Internet Archive] - free; {{FHL|126773|item|disp=FHL Film 1011836 Item 3}}.
*'''Henderson''' - Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Heraldica: Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor, With Genealogical Notes of the Families.'' New York: The Genealogical Association, 1908. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/virginiaheraldic00croz Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''Childers''' - ''Childers Family Bible: of William Benton Childers Born 1866, d. 1954; Gallia &amp; Franklin counties of Ohio and Greenbrier County Viarginia [sic] (now WV); Also Includes Rickabaugh, Lewis, 1754-1989''. {{FHL|1125144|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1295}}.
*'''Holtzopple''' - ''Holsopple (Holtzopple)-LeFevre Genealogy''. MSS. Microfilmed 1992: {{FHL|533711|item|disp=FHL Film 1697698 Item 4}}.<br>
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*'''Dilley''' - Jones, Thomas W. "Dilley of Northern Virginia and Ohio: A Proposed Solution Hanging on a Single Word," ''The American Genealogist'', Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):220-227.
*'''Kelly''' - Kelly, Kathryn, "Abraham Kelly from Virginia to Ohio," ''The Appalachian Quarterly'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Sep. 1996):70-71. {{FHL|1116569|item|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5743 D25a v. 1, no. 2 (Sep. 1996)}}.  
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*'''Eagle''' - Eagle, Lawrence H. ''Eagles of the Virginias and Their Pioneering Descendants in Dakota Territory: History and Genealogy''. Sioux Falls, S.D.: L.H. Eagle, 1980. {{FHL|36210|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ea35e}}.
*'''Kincaid''' - Johnson, Ollie Tepton. ''Genealogy of the Kincaid Family of Greenbrier County, West Virginia: Descendants of Samuel Kincaid''. Typescript. Microfilmed 2005: {{FHL|1043905|item|disp=FHL Film 1783413 Item 7}}.<br>
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*'''Eagle''' - Eagle, Lawrence H. ''The Greenbrier Branch: History and Genealogy of the Timothy Eagle--David Patterson Families and Collateral Lines''. Sioux Falls, N.D.: L.H. Eagle, 1988. {{FHL|402375|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ea35e supp. 1}}
*'''Lewis''' - Johnson, Patricia Givens. ''General Andrew Lewis of Roanoke and Greenbrier''. Christianburg, Va.: Givens, 1980. {{FHL|154190|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 L585j}}.<br>
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*'''Gillian''' - Williams, Elizabeth Pierce. ''Pierce/Gillilan Families: Some Descendants of John Pers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Who Had Emigrated from Norwich, Norfolk County, England and of Nathan Gillian of Greenbriar County, Virginia''. Los Angeles, Calif.: E.P. Williams, 1989. {{FHL|509290|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P611wp}}.
*'''McClung''' - McClung, William. ''The McClung Genealogy:&nbsp;A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the McClung Family from the Time of Their Emigration to the Year 1904''. Pittsburgh, Pa.: McClung Printing Company, 1904. {{FHL|50350|item|disp=FHL Film 908768 Item 1}}; digital version at {{FSbook|98276}} .<br>
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*'''Henderson''' - Miller, Joseph Lyon. ''Ancestry and Descendants of Lieut. John Henderson of Greenbrier County, Virginia, 1650-1900''. Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1902. {{FHL|24114|item|disp=FHL Film 1036365 Item 1}}; digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/497281-ancestry-and-descendants-of-lieut-john-henderson-of-greenbrier-county-virginia-1650-1900?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
*'''McClung''' - Donnelly, Shirley. "Family History of Tyree Clan Traced," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):3-7. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''Henderson''' - Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Heraldica: Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor, With Genealogical Notes of the Families.'' New York: The Genealogical Association, 1908. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/virginiaheraldic00croz Internet Archive] - free.
*'''McClung''' - McClung, Rheba Irrene. ''The Greenbrier McClung Way''. Parkersburg, W. Va.: Easton Printing Co., 1990. {{FHL|970659|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M132mi}}.<br>
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*'''Holtzopple''' - ''Holsopple (Holtzopple)-LeFevre Genealogy''. MSS. Microfilmed 1992: {{FHL|533711|item|disp=FHL Film 1697698 Item 4}}.
*'''McClung''' - McClung, Judith A. ''The McClung Family Association: Greenbrier Section, as Posted at RootsWeb Freepages, 2004''. Based on ''The McClung Genealogy'' (1904). {{FHL|1182111|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6008573}}.<br>
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*'''Kelly''' - Kelly, Kathryn, "Abraham Kelly from Virginia to Ohio," ''The Appalachian Quarterly'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Sep. 1996):70-71. {{FHL|1116569|item|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5743 D25a v. 1, no. 2 (Sep. 1996)}}.
*'''Morgan''' - Hayden, Richard A. "Resolving the Inexplicable: The Marriage Bond of Archibald Young and Lettice Morgan," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 95, No. 1&nbsp;(March 2007):5-16. {{FHL|39597|item}} 973 B2ng v. 95 (2007)  
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*'''Kincaid''' - Johnson, Ollie Tepton. ''Genealogy of the Kincaid Family of Greenbrier County, West Virginia: Descendants of Samuel Kincaid''. Typescript. Microfilmed 2005: {{FHL|1043905|item|disp=FHL Film 1783413 Item 7}}.
*'''Morrison''' - Morrison, Warren Dale. ''A Branch of the Andrew Morrison Family of Greenbrier County, (W) Virginia''. Granbury, Texas: W.D. Morrison, 1993. {{FHL|688223|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M834mwar}}.<br>
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*'''Lewis''' - Johnson, Patricia Givens. ''General Andrew Lewis of Roanoke and Greenbrier''. Christianburg, Va.: Givens, 1980. {{FHL|154190|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 L585j}}.
*'''Porter''' - Barnett, Bobby D. ''Descendants of Mitchell Porter: Revolutionary War Soldier''. [South Pasadena, Fla.]: B.D. Barnett, 2000. {{FHL|1029497|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P834bb}}  
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*'''McClung''' - McClung, William. ''The McClung Genealogy: A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the McClung Family from the Time of Their Emigration to the Year 1904''. Pittsburgh, Pa.: McClung Printing Company, 1904. {{FHL|50350|item|disp=FHL Film 908768 Item 1}}; digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/541026-the-mcclung-genealogy-a-genealogical-and-biographical-record-of-the-mcclung-family-from-the-time-of-their-emigration-to-the-year-1904?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
*'''Rayburn''' - Machir, Violette S. ''Some Chapman, Jolly, Rayburn and Smith Families in W.Va. &amp; Ohio''. Middleport, Ohio: Quality Print Shop, 1966. {{FHL|284481|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6017211}}.  
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*'''McClung''' - Donnelly, Shirley. "Family History of Tyree Clan Traced," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):3-7. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
*'''Renick''' - Renick, E.I. "The Renick Family of Virginia," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul. 1899): 221-227. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou01merigoog#page/n228/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.  
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*'''McClung''' - McClung, Rheba Irrene. ''The Greenbrier McClung Way''. Parkersburg, W. Va.: Easton Printing Co., 1990. {{FHL|970659|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M132mi}}.
*'''Robertson''' - Roberson, Rhonda S. "Genealogical Sketches of Revolutionary War Soldiers: William Robertson," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):55-78. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978)}}.  
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*'''McClung''' - McClung, Judith A. ''The McClung Family Association: Greenbrier Section, as Posted at RootsWeb Freepages, 2004''. Based on ''The McClung Genealogy'' (1904). {{FHL|1182111|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6008573}}.
*'''Robertson''' - Robertson, Rhonda. ''William Robertson of England and His Descendants: (A Partial Genealogy)''. n.p.: Rhonda Robertson, 1978. {{FHL|1001492|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R545rr}}.  
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*'''Morgan''' - Hayden, Richard A. "Resolving the Inexplicable: The Marriage Bond of Archibald Young and Lettice Morgan," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 95, No. 1&nbsp;(March 2007):5-16. {{FHL|39597|item}} 973 B2ng v. 95 (2007)
*'''Tyree''' - Donnelly, Shirley. "Family History of Tyree Clan Traced," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):3-7. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).  
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*'''Morrison''' - Morrison, Warren Dale. ''A Branch of the Andrew Morrison Family of Greenbrier County, (W) Virginia''. Granbury, Texas: W.D. Morrison, 1993. {{FHL|688223|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M834mwar}}.
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*'''Porter''' - Barnett, Bobby D. ''Descendants of Mitchell Porter: Revolutionary War Soldier''. [South Pasadena, Fla.]: B.D. Barnett, 2000. {{FHL|1029497|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P834bb}}
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*'''Rayburn''' - Machir, Violette S. ''Some Chapman, Jolly, Rayburn and Smith Families in W.Va. &amp; Ohio''. Middleport, Ohio: Quality Print Shop, 1966. {{FHL|284481|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6017211}}.
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*'''Renick''' - Renick, E.I. "The Renick Family of Virginia," ''Publications of the Southern History Association,'' Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul. 1899): 221-227. Digitized by [http://archive.org/stream/publicationssou01merigoog#page/n228/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
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*'''Robertson''' - Roberson, Rhonda S. "Genealogical Sketches of Revolutionary War Soldiers: William Robertson," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):55-78. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978)}}.
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*'''Robertson''' - Robertson, Rhonda. ''William Robertson of England and His Descendants: (A Partial Genealogy)''. n.p.: Rhonda Robertson, 1978. {{FHL|1001492|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R545rr}}.
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*'''Tyree''' - Donnelly, Shirley. "Family History of Tyree Clan Traced," ''Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):3-7. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6131 Ancestry] ($).
 
*'''Ward''' - Boss, Lula Reed. "Captain Charles Ward of Mason County, Kentucky," ''The Kentucky Genealogist,'' Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1972):11-13.
 
*'''Ward''' - Boss, Lula Reed. "Captain Charles Ward of Mason County, Kentucky," ''The Kentucky Genealogist,'' Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1972):11-13.
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WV Guardianship Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 415 patents dated 1774-1858 in what is now Greenbrier County, West Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WV Land Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 415 patents dated 1774-1858 in what is now Greenbrier County, West Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper.&nbsp;(Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper] product.)
  
''West Virginia Archives and History'' Agricultural Extension Division.
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WV Histories Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
''History of Renick Community, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.'' Morgantown, West Virginia, n.d. (On-line version) Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: R4. Cole, Joseph R. ''History of Greenbrier County. Lewisburg, West Virginia,'' 1917.<br>975.488 C689 closed stacks. Comstock, Jim. ''Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia,'' Jim Comstock, 1973. 975.4003 H259 1973 V.6. Conte, Robert S. ''The History of the Greenbrier: America's Resort. Charleston, West Virginia'', Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1989. 917.5488 C761. Crayon, Mark. ''Life in the Irish Corner District During the Civil War, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.'' Charleston, West Virginia, John Young Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 1926.<br>975.488 M138. Dayton, Ruth (Woods). ''Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes. Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia'' Publishing Company, 1942. 975.488 D276. Deitz, J. Dennis. ''The Greenbrier Ghost and Other Strange Stories. South Charleston, West Virginia'', Mountain Memories Books, 1990.&nbsp; 398.25 D325. _____________. ''Mountain Memories'', II, III. South Charleston, West Virginia, Jalamap Publishing, 1984.<br>975.4 Deitz. ____________. ''Mountain Memories, IV''. South Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain Memories Books, 1985.<br>975.4 Dietz. Dempsey, William. ''Papers Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, 1859-1883''.&nbsp; MS 79-154. Donnelley, Clarence Shirley. ''David S. Creigh, the Greenbrier Martyr, A Tragedy of the Civil War. Oak Hill, West Virignia'', Royal Oak Press, 1950.&nbsp; B C914d Pam. Fasick, Ralph N. ''A Brief History of Rupert, West Virginia''. E.J. Crichton, n.d.<br>975.488 F248 closed stacks. Fry, Rose W. ''Recollections of the Rev. John McElhenny. Richmond, Virginia'', Whittet &amp; Shepperson Printers, 1893.<br>B M141f. The Greenbrier. ''General Robert E. Lee at White Sulphur Springs, 1867-1869.'' White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, The Greenbrier Resort, 1932.&nbsp; B L479gr Pam. Greenbrier County Bicentennial Committee. Greenbrier County Bicentennial , 1778- 1978. Lewisburg, West Virginia, Bicentennial Committee, 1978.&nbsp; 975.488 G795. Greenbrier County Virginia High School. ''Announcement of the Alleghany High School at the Blue Sulphur Springs for the Session 1859-1860 Greenbrier, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia'', Dispatch Steam Power Presses, 1859.&nbsp; 370.975 G82 Pam. Greenbrier Historical Society Journal, volume 1- 1963-. Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia.<br>Per Historical Booklet, ''Greenbrier County, 160th Anniversary, 1788-1938. Charleston, West Virginia'', 1938.<br>975.488 H673. Hogsett, Paul Crawford. ''Items of Interest Concerning Greenbrier County, West Virginia'', Including Memorandum of Colonel John Stuart, Clerk of Court. n.p., 1935.&nbsp; 975.488 H716 Pam. Humphreys, Blanche. ''History of Organ Cave Community, Greenbrier County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1928. (On-line version) Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: H83. Humphreys, Milton Wylie. ''Anthomy, the White Man's Friend. Fayetteville, West Virginia'', Fayette Tribune, 1927.<br>970.1 H927 Pam. Ledger, Shanklin and James Alexander. ''Greenbrier and Monroe Counties, 1799- 1814''.&nbsp; MS 79-44. McPherson, Joel. Joel McPherson Papers, 1860.&nbsp; MS 80-130. Meadow River Festival. ''History of Meadow River Lumber Company and Rainelle Area. Rainelle, West Virginia'', Meadow River Festival, 1970.&nbsp; 975.488 M482. Olcott, William. ''The Greenbrier Heritage''. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Arndt, Preston, Chapin,&nbsp;:Lamb &amp; Keen, 1967.&nbsp; 975.489 O43. Ott, Edwin. ''The Mountains Speak in Picture and Story'', Narration: M. Thomas Clemons. Fairlea, West Virginia, Fairlea Print Shop, 1969.&nbsp; 917.5488 O89. Peck, Frank U. ''History of Brushy Ridge Community''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1924. (On-line version)&nbsp; Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: P4 Rice, Otis K. ''A History of Greenbrier County. Lewisburg, West Virginia, Greenbrier Historical Society'', 1986.<br>975.488 R497. Specific Goshen. ''Greenbrier Ghost, 1897-1979. Charmco, West Virginia'', Specific Goshen, 1979.<br>364.152 G798 Pam. Stone, William Dale. ''Greenbrier County: Our Heritage. Charmco, West Virginia'', Specific Goshen, 1977.<br>975.488 S881. Warren, Rose Harlow. ''Memories of Christmas Holidays at "Old Castle". n.p., n.d.&nbsp; 394.26 W25 Pam.'' Woods, C. ''West Virginia Was Good''. Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain State Press, 1984.<br>975.476 Wood.  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/402959 A History of Greenbrier County] Greenbrier Historical Society, c1986.
  
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''History of Renick Community, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.'' Morgantown, West Virginia, n.d. (On-line version) Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: R4. Cole, Joseph R. ''History of Greenbrier County. Lewisburg, West Virginia,'' 1917.<br>975.488 C689 closed stacks. Comstock, Jim. ''Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia,'' Jim Comstock, 1973. 975.4003 H259 1973 V.6. Conte, Robert S. ''The History of the Greenbrier: America's Resort. Charleston, West Virginia'', Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1989. 917.5488 C761. Crayon, Mark. ''Life in the Irish Corner District During the Civil War, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.'' Charleston, West Virginia, John Young Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 1926.<br>975.488 M138. Dayton, Ruth (Woods). ''Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes. Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia'' Publishing Company, 1942. 975.488 D276. Deitz, J. Dennis. ''The Greenbrier Ghost and Other Strange Stories. South Charleston, West Virginia'', Mountain Memories Books, 1990.&nbsp; 398.25 D325. _____________. ''Mountain Memories'', II, III. South Charleston, West Virginia, Jalamap Publishing, 1984.<br>975.4 Deitz. ____________. ''Mountain Memories, IV''. South Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain Memories Books, 1985.<br>975.4 Dietz. Dempsey, William. ''Papers Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, 1859-1883''.&nbsp; MS 79-154. Donnelley, Clarence Shirley. ''David S. Creigh, the Greenbrier Martyr, A Tragedy of the Civil War. Oak Hill, West Virignia'', Royal Oak Press, 1950.&nbsp; B C914d Pam. Fasick, Ralph N. ''A Brief History of Rupert, West Virginia''. E.J. Crichton, n.d.<br>975.488 F248 closed stacks. Fry, Rose W. ''Recollections of the Rev. John McElhenny. Richmond, Virginia'', Whittet &amp; Shepperson Printers, 1893.<br>B M141f. The Greenbrier. ''General Robert E. Lee at White Sulphur Springs, 1867-1869.'' White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, The Greenbrier Resort, 1932.&nbsp; B L479gr Pam. Greenbrier County Bicentennial Committee. Greenbrier County Bicentennial , 1778- 1978. Lewisburg, West Virginia, Bicentennial Committee, 1978.&nbsp; 975.488 G795. Greenbrier County Virginia High School. ''Announcement of the Alleghany High School at the Blue Sulphur Springs for the Session 1859-1860 Greenbrier, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia'', Dispatch Steam Power Presses, 1859.&nbsp; 370.975 G82 Pam. Greenbrier Historical Society Journal, volume 1- 1963-. Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia.<br>Per Historical Booklet, ''Greenbrier County, 160th Anniversary, 1788-1938. Charleston, West Virginia'', 1938.<br>975.488 H673. Hogsett, Paul Crawford. ''Items of Interest Concerning Greenbrier County, West Virginia'', Including Memorandum of Colonel John Stuart, Clerk of Court. n.p., 1935.&nbsp; 975.488 H716 Pam. Humphreys, Blanche. ''History of Organ Cave Community, Greenbrier County West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1928. (On-line version) Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: H83. Humphreys, Milton Wylie. ''Anthomy, the White Man's Friend. Fayetteville, West Virginia'', Fayette Tribune, 1927.<br>970.1 H927 Pam. Ledger, Shanklin and James Alexander. ''Greenbrier and Monroe Counties, 1799- 1814''.&nbsp; MS 79-44. McPherson, Joel. Joel McPherson Papers, 1860.&nbsp; MS 80-130. Meadow River Festival. ''History of Meadow River Lumber Company and Rainelle Area. Rainelle, West Virginia'', Meadow River Festival, 1970.&nbsp; 975.488 M482. Olcott, William. ''The Greenbrier Heritage''. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Arndt, Preston, Chapin,&nbsp;:Lamb &amp; Keen, 1967.&nbsp; 975.489 O43. Ott, Edwin. ''The Mountains Speak in Picture and Story'', Narration: M. Thomas Clemons. Fairlea, West Virginia, Fairlea Print Shop, 1969.&nbsp; 917.5488 O89. Peck, Frank U. ''History of Brushy Ridge Community''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1924. (On-line version)&nbsp; Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: P4 Rice, Otis K. ''A History of Greenbrier County. Lewisburg, West Virginia, Greenbrier Historical Society'', 1986.<br>975.488 R497. Specific Goshen. ''Greenbrier Ghost, 1897-1979. Charmco, West Virginia'', Specific Goshen, 1979.<br>364.152 G798 Pam. Stone, William Dale. ''Greenbrier County: Our Heritage. Charmco, West Virginia'', Specific Goshen, 1977.<br>975.488 S881. Warren, Rose Harlow. ''Memories of Christmas Holidays at "Old Castle". n.p., n.d.&nbsp; 394.26 W25 Pam.'' Woods, C. ''West Virginia Was Good''. Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain State Press, 1984.<br>975.476 Wood.
  
[[Image:Wvgreenbrier.jpg|right|250px|Greenbrier County]]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WV Maps Intro|Greenbrier}}
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{{WV Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WV Greenbrier County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396169&reqParentsLabel=Greenbrier%2C%20West%20Virginia%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/maps.htm Maps of Greenbrier County, West Virginia]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/402913 Map of Greenbrier County, W. Va., 1887]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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=== Migration ===
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>
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{{WV Migration Intro|Greenbrier}}
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/maps.htm Maps of Greenbrier County, West Virginia]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/402913?availability=Family%20History%20Library Map of Greenbrier County, W. Va., 1887]
 
  
==== Migration  ====
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*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):199-208. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Greenbrier County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 126-127.
  
*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):199-208. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Greenbrier County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 126-127.]
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WV Military Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Indian Wars ====
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{{WV Indian Wars Intro|Greenbrier}}
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. Identifies some Greenbrier County veterans; see place name index.
  
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{WV Revolutionary War Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Greenbrier County veterans; see place name index.]
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*''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 versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. See Virginia, Western District, Greenbrier County on page 134.
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.
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*''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War''. By J.T. McAllister. 1913. Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: [http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/33/mode/1up Internet Archive]
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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==== War of 1812 ====
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{{WV War of 1812 Intro|Greenbrier}}
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Greenbrier County men served in the 79th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 96. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiamilitiai00mcal#page/33/mode/1up Greenbrier residents recommended for military commissions during the Revolutionary War].<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 33-34. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WV Civil War Intro|Greenbrier}}
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{{WV Civil War Regiments|Greenbrier}}<br>
  
*''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 versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Greenbrier County on page 134.]
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:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company L (White's Company of Cavalry).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A (White's Mounted Riflemen), Company D (Jenkins Guards), and Company K (Greenbrier Swifts or Greenbrier Cavalry No. 2).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[26th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Edgar's) (Confederate)|26th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Edgar's) (Confederate)]]. Company B and Company E.<ref>Terry Lowry, ''26th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). {{FHL|570993|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 81}}.</ref>
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:- [[27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]. Company F (Greenbrier Sharp Shooters).<ref>Lowell Reidenbaugh, ''27th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|645803|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90}}.</ref>
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:- [[46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Greenbrier Mtn. Rifles) and Company F (Bruce Rifles).<ref>Darrell L. Collins, ''46th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|135277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85}}.</ref>
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:- [[47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''26th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|761578|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110}}.</ref>
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:- [[59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies B2 (White Sulphur Rifles) and C2 (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters).<ref>G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''59th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|197669|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 107}}.</ref>
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:- [[60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)]]. Companies B (The Greenbrier Mountain Rifles) and E (The Bruce Rifles).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''60th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650284|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130}}.</ref>
  
===== War of 1812  =====
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Records and histories are available, including:
  
Greenbrier County men served in the 79th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 96. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*Greenbrier County in the [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/military.htm Military]
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
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==== World War II ====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659405|West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
{{VAciv}}  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WV Naturalization Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company L (White's Company of Cavalry).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>
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*'''1814-1991''' {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[West Virginia Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A (White's Mounted Riflemen), Company D (Jenkins Guards), and Company K (Greenbrier Swifts or Greenbrier Cavalry No. 2).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
 
:- [[26th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Edgar's) (Confederate)|26th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Edgar's) (Confederate)]]. Company B and Company E.<ref>Terry Lowry, ''26th Battalion Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). {{FHL|570993|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 81}}.</ref>
 
:- [[27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) ]]. Company F (Greenbrier Sharp Shooters).<ref>Lowell Reidenbaugh, ''27th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|645803|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90}}.</ref>
 
:- [[46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company C (Greenbrier Mtn. Rifles) and Company F (Bruce Rifles).<ref>Darrell L. Collins, ''46th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). {{FHL|135277|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85}}.</ref>
 
:- [[47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''26th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|761578|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110}}.</ref>
 
:- [[59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies B2 (White Sulphur Rifles) and C2 (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters).<ref>G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, ''59th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|197669|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 107}}.</ref>
 
:- [[60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)|60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate)]]. Companies B (The Greenbrier Mountain Rifles) and E (The Bruce Rifles).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''60th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650284|item|disp=FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130}}.</ref>
 
  
Records and histories are available, including:
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WV Newspapers Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932429|Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
*Greenbrier County in the [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/military.htm Military]
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{{WV Obituaries Intro|Greenbrier}}
*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate 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)
 
  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WV Other Records Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WV Periodicals Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WV Probate Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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'''Online Probate Records
  
*Cutten, George Barton. ''The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850.'' Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at {{FHL|78198|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Includes a section on Lewisburg silversmiths.]
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*'''1724-1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images $
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*'''1756-1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[West Virginia Will Books - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== School Records ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{WV Schools Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*''Announcement of the Alleghany High School at the Blue Sulphur Springs for the Session 1859-1860 Greenbrier, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia'', Dispatch Steam Power Presses, 1859.&nbsp; 370.975 G82 Pam. Greenbrier Historical Society Journal, volume 1- 1963-. Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia.
*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] index and images
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===Social Security Records===
*West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/82379?availability=Family%20History%20Library Probate records, 1853-1969] Original records in the Greenbrier County Courthouse, Lewisburg, West Virginia.
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WV Tax Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;  
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[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;
  
*'''1780s - 1815 '''Shuck, Larry G. ''Greenbrier County (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: 1782/3, 1786/8, 1792, 1796, 1799, 1805 &amp; 1815''. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. Available at {{FHL|520186|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*'''1780s-1815 '''Shuck, Larry G. ''Greenbrier County (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: 1782/3, 1786/8, 1792, 1796, 1799, 1805 &amp; 1815''. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. Available at {{FHL|520186|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*'''1787 '''Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1690540 FamilySearch] - free; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Greenbrier County is included in Vol. 1.  
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*'''1782''' 1782 Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at [https://www.newrivernotes.com/neighboring_greenbrier_enumerations_1782_personalpropertytax.htm New River Notes] - free.
*'''1788 '''Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):199-208. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx New England Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Greenbrier County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 126-127.]
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*'''1783''' Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/revservice.htm#vatax Revolutionary War Service website] - free.
*'''1791 '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1791 Personal Property Tax List of Greenbrier County, Virginia] (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''1787 '''Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. ''The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available through the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/622815 FamilySearch Catalog] ; {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Greenbrier County is included in Vol. 1.
*'''1803 '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Greenbrier County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''1788 '''Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):199-208. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/index.aspx New England Ancestors] ($). These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Greenbrier County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 126-127.
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*'''1791 '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1791 Personal Property Tax List of Greenbrier County, Virginia] (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
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*'''1796''' 1796 Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at [https://www.newrivernotes.com/neighboring_greenbrier_enumerations_1796_personalpropertytax.htm New River Notes] - free.
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*'''1803 '''Images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Greenbrier County, Virginia]&nbsp; (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
 
*'''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.
 
*'''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.
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*Available at {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Greenbrier County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.
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*'''1815 '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-|disp=FHL}}. The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Greenbrier County is included in Vol. 5.
  
*Available at {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL}}. The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Greenbrier County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
*'''1815 '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-|disp=FHL}}. The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Greenbrier County is included in Vol. 5.  
 
  
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
  
West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.  
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WV Vital Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
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*[http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx West Virginia Vital Records, 1865-1969 (varies)] - Includes birth, death, and marriage.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/42171 Greenbrier County, West Virginia births and marriages]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/270742 Greenbrier Co., West Virginia birth, marriage, death records, wills, church records, etc., 1780-1899]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WV Birth Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1781-1914, 1918-1969 - free.  
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*Shuck, Larry G. ''Greenbrier County Birth Records, 1853-1899: In Two Volumes; Extracted from County Birth Registers''. 2 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. Available at {{FHL|775414|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/42171?availability=Family%20History%20Library Greenbrier County, West Virginia births and marriages]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/270742?availability=Family%20History%20Library Greenbrier Co., West Virginia birth, marriage, death records, wills, church records, etc., 1780-1899]
 
  
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{{WV Marriage Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
*Shuck, Larry G. ''Greenbrier County Birth Records, 1853-1899: In Two Volumes; Extracted from County Birth Registers''. 2 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. Available at {{FHL|775414|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
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*'''1780-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1408729|West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[West Virginia, County Marriage Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''1801-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=washington%2cwa West Virginia, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
  
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==== Death ====
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{{WV Death Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
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*'''1804-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|1417434|West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[West Virginia Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*Shuck, Larry G. ''Greenbrier County Death Records, 1853-1901''. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1993. Available at {{FHL|696221|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*Shuck, Larry G. ''Greenbrier County Death Records, 1853-1901''. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1993. Available at {{FHL|696221|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WV Divorce Intro|Greenbrier}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WV Research Facilities Intro|Greenbrier}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{WV Archives Intro|Greenbrier}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[White Sulphur Springs West Virginia Family History Center]]
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WV Libraries Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
'''[http://www.greenbrierhistorical.org/ Greenbrier County, West Virginia Historical Society]'''
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=== Museums ===
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{{WV Museums Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
'''Son of the American Revolution Society 132'''<br>North Court Street<br>Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
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== Societies ==
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{{WV Societies Intro|Greenbrier}}
  
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'''Greenbrier County, West Virginia Historical Society'''<br>
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[http://www.greenbrierhistorical.org/ Greenbrier County, West Virginia Historical Society]<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Sons of the American Revolution Society 132'''<br>North Court Street<br>Lewisburg, WV 24901<br>
*[[White Sulphur Springs West Virginia Family History Center]]
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[https://fthenrysar.org/west-virginia-state-society-sons-of-the-american-revolution/ West Virginia State Society, Sons of the American Revolution]<br><br>
  
== Websites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/greenbrier-county/ Greenbrier County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/greenbrier-county/ Greenbrier County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Greenbrier|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*Greenbrier County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/greenbrier.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
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*Greenbrier Research's [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/genlinks.html Home Pages]
*Greenbrier County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/greenbrier.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]  
 
*Greenbrier Research's [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/genlinks.html Home Pages]  
 
 
*Greenbrier County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/biography.htm Biographies]
 
*Greenbrier County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/greenbrier/biography.htm Biographies]
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Revision as of 13:42, 11 May 2021

Guide to Greenbrier County, West Virginia ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Lewisburg
Organized: October 20, 1777
Parent County(s): Botetourt (VA), Montgomery (VA) [1]
Variant Spellings: *Greenbriar
Neighboring Counties
Alleghany (VA)  • Bath (VA)  • Fayette  • Monroe  • Nicholas  • Pocahontas  • Summers  • Webster
See County Maps
Courthouse
Greenbrier County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Wv-greenbrier.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Greenbrier County Courthouse
200 North Court Street
P O Box 506
Lewisburg, WV 24901-0506
Greenbrier County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1853, marriage records from 1781, probate and land from 1780, and court records. [3]

Greenbrier County, West Virginia Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1853 1781 1853 1780 1780 1780 1870
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1917. General compliance by 1925.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1777--Greenbrier County was created 20 October 1777 from Botetourt and Montgomery Counties (Virginia).
  • County seat: Lewisburg[5]

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

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]

Cities
Towns
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Occupations

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. Includes a section on Lewisburg silversmiths.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Greenbrier County, West Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Greenbrier census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 6,015
1800 4,345 −27.8%
1810 5,914 36.1%
1820 7,041 19.1%
1830 9,006 27.9%
1840 8,695 −3.5%
1850 10,022 15.3%
1860 12,211 21.8%
1870 11,417 −6.5%
1880 15,060 31.9%
1890 18,034 19.7%
1900 20,683 14.7%
1910 24,833 20.1%
1920 26,242 5.7%
1930 35,878 36.7%
1940 38,520 7.4%
1950 39,295 2.0%
1960 34,446 −12.3%
1970 32,090 −6.8%
1980 37,665 17.4%
1990 34,693 −7.9%
2000 34,453 −0.7%
2010 35,480 3.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census. 1783-1786 Enumerations

1790 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.
1800 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.
1810 - Lost, but a subsitute is available, see Taxation.
1820 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census Index
1830 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census Index
1840 Greenbrier County, Virginia Census Index
1850 Greenbrier County, Virginia CensusIndex
1820-1850 - Exist, available online and in print:
Shuck, Larry G. The Federal Censuses for Greenbrier County, Virginia, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. Available at FHL.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist
Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Big Levels (1796)[7]
  2. Greenbrier (1781)[7]

Greenbrier County fell within the bounds of the Greenbrier Association.

Church of England
Meade's 1861 history of parishes in Greenbrier County is available online.[8]

German Reformed

  • Braun, Johannes, Klaus Wust and Joseph H. Meyerhoeffer. Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813: From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun. Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 K2bjo.

Greenbrier County, West Virginia Churches

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[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]


  • Greenbrier County Heritage Book Committee. Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Family Heritage, 1997. n.p.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1996. FHL Book 975.488 H2gr.


  • Alexander - Clemens, William M. Alexander Family Records. New York: William M. Clemens, 1914. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • Armstrong - Boss, Lula Reed. "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Mason County, Kentucky," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 9, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1967):153-156.
  • Arthur - Arthur Family Genealogy of Bedford, Greenbrier & Cabell counties, Va., W. Va. and Jackson Co., Ohio. Microfilmed 1992: FHL Film 1697667 Item 44.
  • Braun - West, Klaus and Joseph H. Meyerhoeffer. Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813, From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braun. Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1978. FHL Book 975.5 K2bjo.
  • Burnside - Clark, Bertha Lewis and Margaret Byrnside Ballard. Burnside Family of Scotland and America, Augusta, Rockingham, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Virginia and West Virginia, and Other Sections. Typescript, 1960. FHL Film 1017645 Item 10.
  • Burnside - Clark, Bertha Lewis and Margaret Byrnside Ballard. Burnside Family of the Upper Greenbrier. Typescript, 1960. FHL Film 1017645 Item 11.
  • Caldwell - Caldwell, Arthur B. "Kinkead Caldwell 1769-1828 Early Missouri Settler," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 3, No. 18 (Dec. 1980):40-48. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 3 (1980).
  • Campbell - "Memorial to William S. H. Baylor," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1964):33. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Cary - Harrison, Fairfax. The Virginia Carys. New York: De Vinne Press, 1919. Digital version at Internet Archive - free; FHL Film 1011836 Item 3.
  • Childers - Childers Family Bible: of William Benton Childers Born 1866, d. 1954; Gallia & Franklin counties of Ohio and Greenbrier County Viarginia [sic] (now WV); Also Includes Rickabaugh, Lewis, 1754-1989. FHL CD-ROM no. 1295.
  • Dilley - Jones, Thomas W. "Dilley of Northern Virginia and Ohio: A Proposed Solution Hanging on a Single Word," The American Genealogist, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul. 2004):220-227.
  • Eagle - Eagle, Lawrence H. Eagles of the Virginias and Their Pioneering Descendants in Dakota Territory: History and Genealogy. Sioux Falls, S.D.: L.H. Eagle, 1980. FHL Book 929.273 Ea35e.
  • Eagle - Eagle, Lawrence H. The Greenbrier Branch: History and Genealogy of the Timothy Eagle--David Patterson Families and Collateral Lines. Sioux Falls, N.D.: L.H. Eagle, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 Ea35e supp. 1
  • Gillian - Williams, Elizabeth Pierce. Pierce/Gillilan Families: Some Descendants of John Pers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Who Had Emigrated from Norwich, Norfolk County, England and of Nathan Gillian of Greenbriar County, Virginia. Los Angeles, Calif.: E.P. Williams, 1989. FHL Book 929.273 P611wp.
  • Henderson - Miller, Joseph Lyon. Ancestry and Descendants of Lieut. John Henderson of Greenbrier County, Virginia, 1650-1900. Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1902. FHL Film 1036365 Item 1; digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Henderson - Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Heraldica: Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor, With Genealogical Notes of the Families. New York: The Genealogical Association, 1908. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • Holtzopple - Holsopple (Holtzopple)-LeFevre Genealogy. MSS. Microfilmed 1992: FHL Film 1697698 Item 4.
  • Kelly - Kelly, Kathryn, "Abraham Kelly from Virginia to Ohio," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Sep. 1996):70-71. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5743 D25a v. 1, no. 2 (Sep. 1996).
  • Kincaid - Johnson, Ollie Tepton. Genealogy of the Kincaid Family of Greenbrier County, West Virginia: Descendants of Samuel Kincaid. Typescript. Microfilmed 2005: FHL Film 1783413 Item 7.
  • Lewis - Johnson, Patricia Givens. General Andrew Lewis of Roanoke and Greenbrier. Christianburg, Va.: Givens, 1980. FHL Book 929.273 L585j.
  • McClung - McClung, William. The McClung Genealogy: A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the McClung Family from the Time of Their Emigration to the Year 1904. Pittsburgh, Pa.: McClung Printing Company, 1904. FHL Film 908768 Item 1; digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • McClung - Donnelly, Shirley. "Family History of Tyree Clan Traced," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):3-7. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • McClung - McClung, Rheba Irrene. The Greenbrier McClung Way. Parkersburg, W. Va.: Easton Printing Co., 1990. FHL Book 929.273 M132mi.
  • McClung - McClung, Judith A. The McClung Family Association: Greenbrier Section, as Posted at RootsWeb Freepages, 2004. Based on The McClung Genealogy (1904). FHL Fiche 6008573.
  • Morgan - Hayden, Richard A. "Resolving the Inexplicable: The Marriage Bond of Archibald Young and Lettice Morgan," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 95, No. 1 (March 2007):5-16. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 95 (2007)
  • Morrison - Morrison, Warren Dale. A Branch of the Andrew Morrison Family of Greenbrier County, (W) Virginia. Granbury, Texas: W.D. Morrison, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 M834mwar.
  • Porter - Barnett, Bobby D. Descendants of Mitchell Porter: Revolutionary War Soldier. [South Pasadena, Fla.]: B.D. Barnett, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 P834bb
  • Rayburn - Machir, Violette S. Some Chapman, Jolly, Rayburn and Smith Families in W.Va. & Ohio. Middleport, Ohio: Quality Print Shop, 1966. FHL Fiche 6017211.
  • Renick - Renick, E.I. "The Renick Family of Virginia," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul. 1899): 221-227. Digitized by Internet Archive - free.
  • Robertson - Roberson, Rhonda S. "Genealogical Sketches of Revolutionary War Soldiers: William Robertson," The Southwest Virginian, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):55-78. FHL Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978).
  • Robertson - Robertson, Rhonda. William Robertson of England and His Descendants: (A Partial Genealogy). n.p.: Rhonda Robertson, 1978. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 R545rr.
  • Tyree - Donnelly, Shirley. "Family History of Tyree Clan Traced," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):3-7. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Ward - Boss, Lula Reed. "Captain Charles Ward of Mason County, Kentucky," The Kentucky Genealogist, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1972):11-13.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See West Virginia Land and Property for additional information about early West Virginia land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Greenbrier County, West Virginia Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section West Virginia Local Histories.

History of Renick Community, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, n.d. (On-line version) Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: R4. Cole, Joseph R. History of Greenbrier County. Lewisburg, West Virginia, 1917.
975.488 C689 closed stacks. Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973. 975.4003 H259 1973 V.6. Conte, Robert S. The History of the Greenbrier: America's Resort. Charleston, West Virginia, Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1989. 917.5488 C761. Crayon, Mark. Life in the Irish Corner District During the Civil War, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Charleston, West Virginia, John Young Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 1926.
975.488 M138. Dayton, Ruth (Woods). Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes. Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Publishing Company, 1942. 975.488 D276. Deitz, J. Dennis. The Greenbrier Ghost and Other Strange Stories. South Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain Memories Books, 1990.  398.25 D325. _____________. Mountain Memories, II, III. South Charleston, West Virginia, Jalamap Publishing, 1984.
975.4 Deitz. ____________. Mountain Memories, IV. South Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain Memories Books, 1985.
975.4 Dietz. Dempsey, William. Papers Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, 1859-1883.  MS 79-154. Donnelley, Clarence Shirley. David S. Creigh, the Greenbrier Martyr, A Tragedy of the Civil War. Oak Hill, West Virignia, Royal Oak Press, 1950.  B C914d Pam. Fasick, Ralph N. A Brief History of Rupert, West Virginia. E.J. Crichton, n.d.
975.488 F248 closed stacks. Fry, Rose W. Recollections of the Rev. John McElhenny. Richmond, Virginia, Whittet & Shepperson Printers, 1893.
B M141f. The Greenbrier. General Robert E. Lee at White Sulphur Springs, 1867-1869. White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, The Greenbrier Resort, 1932.  B L479gr Pam. Greenbrier County Bicentennial Committee. Greenbrier County Bicentennial , 1778- 1978. Lewisburg, West Virginia, Bicentennial Committee, 1978.  975.488 G795. Greenbrier County Virginia High School. Announcement of the Alleghany High School at the Blue Sulphur Springs for the Session 1859-1860 Greenbrier, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia, Dispatch Steam Power Presses, 1859.  370.975 G82 Pam. Greenbrier Historical Society Journal, volume 1- 1963-. Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Per Historical Booklet, Greenbrier County, 160th Anniversary, 1788-1938. Charleston, West Virginia, 1938.
975.488 H673. Hogsett, Paul Crawford. Items of Interest Concerning Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Including Memorandum of Colonel John Stuart, Clerk of Court. n.p., 1935.  975.488 H716 Pam. Humphreys, Blanche. History of Organ Cave Community, Greenbrier County West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1928. (On-line version) Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: H83. Humphreys, Milton Wylie. Anthomy, the White Man's Friend. Fayetteville, West Virginia, Fayette Tribune, 1927.
970.1 H927 Pam. Ledger, Shanklin and James Alexander. Greenbrier and Monroe Counties, 1799- 1814.  MS 79-44. McPherson, Joel. Joel McPherson Papers, 1860.  MS 80-130. Meadow River Festival. History of Meadow River Lumber Company and Rainelle Area. Rainelle, West Virginia, Meadow River Festival, 1970.  975.488 M482. Olcott, William. The Greenbrier Heritage. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Arndt, Preston, Chapin, :Lamb & Keen, 1967.  975.489 O43. Ott, Edwin. The Mountains Speak in Picture and Story, Narration: M. Thomas Clemons. Fairlea, West Virginia, Fairlea Print Shop, 1969.  917.5488 O89. Peck, Frank U. History of Brushy Ridge Community. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1924. (On-line version)  Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: P4 Rice, Otis K. A History of Greenbrier County. Lewisburg, West Virginia, Greenbrier Historical Society, 1986.
975.488 R497. Specific Goshen. Greenbrier Ghost, 1897-1979. Charmco, West Virginia, Specific Goshen, 1979.
364.152 G798 Pam. Stone, William Dale. Greenbrier County: Our Heritage. Charmco, West Virginia, Specific Goshen, 1977.
975.488 S881. Warren, Rose Harlow. Memories of Christmas Holidays at "Old Castle". n.p., n.d.  394.26 W25 Pam. Woods, C. West Virginia Was Good. Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain State Press, 1984.
975.476 Wood.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):199-208. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Greenbrier County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 126-127.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Indian Wars[edit | edit source]

  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. Identifies some Greenbrier County veterans; see place name index.

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

  • 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 versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. See Virginia, Western District, Greenbrier County on page 134.
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.
  • Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War. By J.T. McAllister. 1913. Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co. Online at: Internet Archive

War of 1812[edit | edit source]

Greenbrier County men served in the 79th Regiment.[9]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Greenbrier 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 Greenbrier County:

- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company L (White's Company of Cavalry).[10]
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A (White's Mounted Riflemen), Company D (Jenkins Guards), and Company K (Greenbrier Swifts or Greenbrier Cavalry No. 2).[11]
- 26th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Edgar's) (Confederate). Company B and Company E.[12]
- 27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) . Company F (Greenbrier Sharp Shooters).[13]
- 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (Greenbrier Mtn. Rifles) and Company F (Bruce Rifles).[14]
- 47th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.[15]
- 59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies B2 (White Sulphur Rifles) and C2 (Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters).[16]
- 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (3rd Regiment, Wise Legion) (Confederate). Companies B (The Greenbrier Mountain Rifles) and E (The Bruce Rifles).[17]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

  • Announcement of the Alleghany High School at the Blue Sulphur Springs for the Session 1859-1860 Greenbrier, Virginia. Richmond, Virginia, Dispatch Steam Power Presses, 1859.  370.975 G82 Pam. Greenbrier Historical Society Journal, volume 1- 1963-. Greenbrier Historical Society, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • 1780s-1815 Shuck, Larry G. Greenbrier County (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: 1782/3, 1786/8, 1792, 1796, 1799, 1805 & 1815. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1990. Available at FHL.
  • 1782 1782 Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at New River Notes - free.
  • 1783 Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at Revolutionary War Service website - free.
  • 1787 Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available through the FamilySearch Catalog ; FHL. The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Greenbrier County is included in Vol. 1.
  • 1788 Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1976):199-208. Available at FHL; digital version at New England Ancestors ($). These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Greenbrier County's 1788 Delinquent List appears on pp. 126-127.
  • 1791 Indexed images of the 1791 Personal Property Tax List of Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • 1796 1796 Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List; index online at New River Notes - free.
  • 1803 Images of the 1803 Personal Property Tax List of Greenbrier County, Virginia  (now West Virginia) are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • 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.
  • Available at FHL. The source for this publication is the 1810 personal property tax list. Greenbrier County is included because the 1810 Census for that county has been destroyed.
  • 1815 Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Greenbrier County is included in Vol. 5.

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

  • Shuck, Larry G. Greenbrier County Birth Records, 1853-1899: In Two Volumes; Extracted from County Birth Registers. 2 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1995. Available at FHL.

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Greenbrier County. For state-wide archival repositories, see West Virginia Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Greenbrier County. For state-wide library facilities, see West Virginia Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Greenbrier County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see West Virginia Societies.

Greenbrier County, West Virginia Historical Society
814 Washington St W
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Phone: 304-645-3398
Greenbrier County, West Virginia Historical Society

Sons of the American Revolution Society 132
North Court Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
West Virginia State Society, Sons of the American Revolution

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Greenbrier County, West Virginia" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia#History."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Page 743-746 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), 742-743.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), West Virginia.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Greenbrier County, West Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenbrier_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 02 July 2018.
  7. 7.07.1 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 421. Digital version at Google Books.
  8. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  9. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 96. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  10. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  11. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  12. Terry Lowry, 26th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 81.
  13. Lowell Reidenbaugh, 27th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 90.
  14. Darrell L. Collins, 46th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1992). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 85.
  15. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.
  16. G.L. Sherwood and Jeffrey C. Weaver, 59th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 107.
  17. J.L. Scott, 60th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 130.