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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Amherst Co. VA Genealogy Resources #virginiapioneersnet #familyhistory #ancestors

Amherst County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages



Amherst County

Amherst County was created in 1761 from Albemarle County. Amherst is the county seat and was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, who was acclaimed as "Conqueror of Canada". Although named Governor of Virginia, he never came to the colony. Clifford, incorporated as Cabellsburg in 1785 and later known as New Glasgow, was for a short time the county seat. The county seat is Lynchburg. 

Amherst County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to Members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Wills 1810-1831
  • Alcock, Richard
  • Crawford, John
  • Knight, William
  • Norvel, Spencer
  • Rucker, Benjamin
Digital Images of Wills 1832-1897
  • Anderson, James
  • Cabell, Paul
  • Camden, John
  • Higginbotham, Jesse
  • Higginbotham, Mica
  • London, Girzah
  • Miles, Benjamin
  • Ogden, Allison
  • Pendleton, James
  • Pleasants, George
  • Sale, Cornelius
  • Seay, Elizabeth
  • Sheehan, Samuel
  • Taliaferro, James
  • Tinsley, Chapman
  • Waller, William Macon
  • Whitehead, Virginia
Miscellaneous Wills
  • Amherst Will abstracts 1762-1782
  • Henry, Sarah, LWT (transcript) Marriages
    • Amherst County Marriages, 1753 to 1783
    • Amherst County Marriages, 1763 to 1852
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