BIRTH RECORDS OF WYTHE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1865-1872. Compiled by Mary B. Kegley and Jean Porter Desmarais, 162 pages, soft-bound, indexed.
This book was compiled from two sources: the birth record book in the Wythe County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and a group of more than 1,000 birth cards. Many original records were never indexed and none were found in the book for 1871; however, that year is well represented in the birth cards. In most cases the record gives date and place of birth, names of parents, father’s occupation, and name of the informant. More than 2,000 records are included with 487 footnotes for this eight-year period.
MARRIAGES OF WYTHE COUNTY, VA 1790-1853, compiled by Beverly Repass Hoch and Mary B. Kegley, 2006, 206 pages, limited edition, soft-bound, indexed.
This publication compiled from original documents includes bonds, licenses, ministers’ returns and consents to marry. In this volume approximately 7,200 people are mentioned as brides and grooms, and close to 14,000 are listed in the index which includes ministers, sureties, guardians or parents mentioned in the records. The volume includes new information as the compilers worked from the handwritten original records located at the courthouse.
MARRIAGES OF WYTHE COUNTY, VA 1854-1866, compiled by Janie Dillon and Mary B. Kegley, 2007, 203 pages, limited edition, soft-bound, illustrated, indexed.
This publication was compiled from the original documents including certificates to obtain marriage licenses, ministers’ returns and consents for the marriages. In this volume there are 970 marriages with an every name index including the maiden names of the brides, mothers of the brides and mothers of the grooms, when provided. The marriage certificates were checked against the information entered in Marriage Book 2 and Book 2A. As a result 488 footnotes were added explaining the hundreds of differences found.
DIVORCES OF WYTHE COUNTY, 1816-1886. Abstracted and compiled by Mary B. Kegley, 2004, 113 pages, bibliography, index, soft-bound.
This publication contains six divorce petitions filed with the General Assembly and beginning in 1851 more than 120 cases from Wythe County files. Includes 209 footnotes with annotations of marriages, chancery order books and publications, if applicable.