Botetourt County Virginia - Tithable Districts and Tithable Lists
We have just completed an exhaustive study of the Botetourt County Virginia tithables covering the decade of the 1770s, a time of rapid population migration from and within the English colonies following the 1763 collapse of the French colonial holdings in North America. This project presents transcriptions and images of the original documents for the court records defining the tithable districts, accurate GIS-based maps of the district boundaries, as well as the tithable lists themselves. While the COVID pandemic has interrupted our effort at acquiring a complete set of images from the Botetourt courthouse, LDS scans are readily available online, and were used for the transcriptions. All of this information, along with all supporting source citations, is available for the general public at the website, shown below.
Tithable lists are extremely valuable tools for tracing the movement of individuals and families during this time period, and the geolocation of the tithable district boundaries provides a geographic context for the individuals identified on these lists. This project has compiled transcriptions of all of the names contained within the Botetourt County tithable lists from 1770 through 1777 into a single, searchable spreadsheet-based data set, and virtually eliminated the effect of spelling variants by assigning a common spelling in a searchable name field. It has also provided a geographic framework, using GIS-based map graphics, of the tithable district boundaries. It is our hope that this mapping effort, by making all data, maps and sources easily available in a web-based application, renders this important historic data useful, useable and relevant for family historians.
Botetourt County Historical Museum
FINDING WHAT HAS BEEN LOST
It is a comprehensive collection of African American History.
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This Cemetery page is placed here by the efforts of the Botetourt Genealogy Club and other volunteers.
Roanoke County Cemeteries can be viewed at this address
The Botetourt Genealogy Club is happy to present the
"CRAIG COUNTY, VIRGINIA HERITAGE BOOK 1770-2003" (Only a few left)
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Parishes: Botetourt Parish
Fincastle, seat of Botetourt Co, was established in 1772 on land donated by Israel Christian. Botetourt Co was named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron De Botetourt, then governor of Virginia.
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Fincastle, VA 24090-0468
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1790 / 1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia
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Botetourt County Census Indexes
The 1930 census has been transcribed for us by Donna Wood. This is a big job for one person to undertake. Her work is much appreciated.
All the following death records 1853 - 1867 are Transcribed by Liz Black. This is a big project and we have to thank her for taking on such a huge project.
There are NO records for 1863
A copy of the Rader Funeral Home Records is now housed in the Fincastle Library Genealogy Room.
Land Tax Records (some to be posted) Transcriptions by Susan
SOME FROM OTHER COUNTIES
This WebSite has addresses for both state and counties
Botetourt Co. Craig Co.
This Page was Updated 2020 - Rena Worthen,Webmistress