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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rappahannock Co. VA Genealogies, Wills, Estates #virginiapioneersnet #vagenealogies

Rappahannock County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Indexes to Probate Records


Rappahannock County Court House
Rappahannock County was first founded in 1656 from part of Lancaster County. Many of the first colonists resided in the area and records exist back to the sixteen hundredths. This old county became extinct in 1692 when it was separated to form Essex and Richmnd Counties. In 1833, the Virginia General Assembly created the currently existing Rappahannock County, taking land from Culpeper County. It was named after the old Rappahannock River which separates it from Fauquier County. The county seat is Washington, Virginia. 

Historical Tidbits: In 1669 Thomas Butler of Rappahannock County bound himself to deliver to George Brown, the captain of the Elizabeth of London, three hogsheads of sweet-scented tobacco belonging to the choicest portion of his crop. Brown was to carry this tobacco to England and there to dispose of it for money sterling. After having laid aside twenty-two pounds for his own use, the amount of a claim which he held against Butler for goods previously sold to him, Brown was to employ whatever remained in buying linen and woollen cloths, shoes and stockings to be conveyed to Butler in Virginia. 

Sources: Records of Rappahannock County, original vol. 1668-1672, p. 291. Want to receive more historical tidbits on Virginians? Join our free blog

Rappahannock County Wills, Estates, Marriages available (wills, estates, etc.) to members of Virginia Pioneers 

(Old, Former County) Rappahannock County Records:
  • Marriages to 1699
Miscellaneous Wills
  • Butler, John Kenny, William
  • Musgrave, Michael, LWT transcript
  • Rowzie, Edward
  • Toone, James (1677), LWT, transcript
Rappahannock County Records

Indexes to Rappahannock Wills and Estates
  • Index to Rappahannock County Wills and Estates, Book A, 1833-1842
  • Index to Rappahannock County Wills and Estates, Book B, 1842-1849
  • Index to Rappahannock County Wills and Estates, Book C, 1849-1855
  • Index to Rappahannock County Wills and Estates, Book D, 1855-1866
Digital Images of (current) Rappahannock County Wills and Estates
    Wills and Estates, Book A, 1833-1842

    Testators: Adams, Easter; Amiss, Philip; Barnes, Leonard; Best, Enos; Bragg, Thomas; Broaddus, Mary; Burgess, Dawson; Butler, Charles; Butler, Elizabeth; Cannon, Reuben; Carders, George; Carn, John; Cheek, Mary; Cheek, Nancy; Conner, Margaret; Daniel, Nancy; Deatherage, George; Dodson, William; Duncan, Frederick; Duncan, George; Eastham, Bird; Farrow, William; Foley, Thomas; Fristoe, Catherine; Gan, William; Gibson, Mary; Gibson, Moses; Gray, Richard; Griffin, Thomas; Grigsby, S.; Hawkins, Nancy; Hawes, Aylette; Hayne, Sarah; Hughes, Thomas; Jeffries, John; Jeffries, Louiza; Jenkins, Elizabeth; Jenkins, Stephen; Jones, William F.; Jordan, Mary; Kemper, Edmund; Kennard, David; Kittle, Jacob; Lilliard, Clara; Lilliard, Elizabeth; Lunsford, William; Madden, Samuel; Mallard, Susanna; Menfee, James; Miller, Jacob; Miller, John; Miller, Lucy; Murdock, Godfrey; Norman, Aley; Parker, Benjamin; Payne, Frank; Poulter, Jane; Pullen, Ann; Pullen, Thomas; Randall, Francis; Robertson, Elijah; Robertson, Mitchell; Ross, Enos; Rudacilla, Philip; Sims, Reubin; Smith, Jeremiah; Smith, John; Snyder, Daniel; Tapp, Vincent; Thornton, Jane; Turner, Lewis G.; Ubz, Solomon; Waters, Landy; Willey, Edward; Willis, Charles; Withers, James Jr.; Withers, Susannah; Wood, James D.; Yates, Lucy

    Rappahannock Wills, Book B, 1842-1849

    Testators: Berkley, Elizabeth; Brandon, Ezekiel; Brown, George; Brown, William; Browning, John; Calvert, Sylvia; Cheek, George; Corder, John; Duncan, Susan; Fisher, Thomas H.; Green, George James; Green, James; Grigsby, Jane; Haddon, John R.; Hopper, Joshua; Hudson, Robert; Jenkins, Reuben; Jones, Robert; Maddon, Notley; Mason, Catherine; Menefee, Henry; Moore, Lewis Sr.; Mosingo, George; O'Bannon, Bryant; Ritenaur, David; Royston, John; Spiller, Elizabeth; Updike, Daniel; Walden, Lucy; Wood, Burwell K.; Wood, John H.

    Rappahannock County Wills, Book C, 1849-1855

    Testators: Brooke, Reuben; Brown, William P.; Browning, John; Burgess, Francis; Corley, Richard; Deal, Peter; Gibson, Betsy; Hitt, James; Holland, John; Jeffries, Moses; Jenkins, William; Jetts, Susannah; Jones, Henry; Jordan, Absalom; Lodowick, Zadock; Majors, Sarah; Morrison, John; O'Bannon, James; Paylon, John Sr.; Popham, John; Sims, Abner; Sloane, James; Smith, Caleb; Smith, William; Whitehead, Margaret; Woodard, William

    Rappahannock County Wills, Book D, 1855-1866

    Testators: Allen, Madison; Amiss, John; Amiss, Joseph; Blackwell, Sarah; Bolen, W. A.; Brady, John; Brown, Margaret; Browning, Cassandra; Cooksey, Elias; Corbin, Joseph; Corbin, William; Courgill, John; Daniel, Silas; Deal, Allen; Dearing, Alfred; Dearing, Thomas E.; Dearing, Thomas E.; Deatherage, Catharine; Deatherage, George; Dodson, Margaret; Fletcher, Peggy; Fletcher, William; Fristoe, Asenath; Hinson, James; Houghton, Benjamin; Hudson, Alexander; Huff, Isaac; Hughes, Benjamin; Jones, Moses R.; Jones, William; Kemper, Elizabeth; Lalouradair, William; Learen, Hugh; Maddox, Nolly; McQuinn, Strother; Menefee, William; Millan, Francis; Miller, Delila; Miller, Nancy; Moon, Mary; Moore, Mary; Newman, Mary; O'Bannon, Mary; Pullen, Jesse; Reid, Mark; Rollins, Thomas; Rominus, John; Silman, Landon; Sisk, Ellen; Slaughter, Reuben; Stringfellow, Benjamin; Tannehill, William; Wall, Thomas; Whitescarver, Francis; Yates, Paul 

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