Resources: Pendleton County

Resources Available on Pendleton County

Available from: Heritage Books, 1540 Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD 20716. Website:

Rick Toothman, "Pendleton County, WV, Deedbook Records, 1788-1813" (Heritage Books, 1995).

Rick Toothman, "Pendleton County, WV, Probate Records: Wills, 1788-1866; Inventories, Sale Bills, Settlements, 1788-1846" (Heritage Books, 1999).

Available from: Pendleton County Historical Society, P. O. Box 293 Franklin, West Virginia 26807.

Pendleton Co. Grave Registers- Volume 1 $12.50 Volume 2, includes a transcription of the Pendleton County Death Register 1853-1903. $14.50

Pictorial History of Pendleton (1988), $37.50

Marriages of Pendleton Co, VA 1788-1853 $17.50

Hammers and Allied Families by Boggs (1950), $27.50.

Morton's History of Pendleton County (1910, reprint), $37.50.

The Dahmer Letter 1968-1982, Volume 1 (2002)  $30.00  This 347-page hardbound book contains West Virginia history, loads of genealogy and the week-to-week activities of your friends, neighbors and relatives.  Books can be purchased for $30.00 at the Pendleton County Library, the Pendleton County Historical Society, or mailed to you for an additional $4.00 S&H.  Any profits realized from the sale of these books will be donated to the Pendleton County Historical Society.  For questions on The Dahmer Letter, please contact: Bob Kuykendall, 444 Pine Ave., Waynesboro, VA  22980-4712, [email protected] 

Images of recently discovered Pendleton County Birth & Death records from 1865, free to view; Historical Documents From Augusta Co., VA, CDs of digitized original historical records for sale. 

Other Sources:

"Pendleton Co., WV, Past and Present" is a compilation of family bios submitted by various people. Some information is researched and some is based on family lore.

Index to Morton's History of Pendleton County, $17.50 from Madeline W. Crickard, Route 1, Box 218, Beverly, WV.

Pendleton County, WV, Tax lists 1789-1801, by Sandy Fackler, PO Box 725, Washington CH, OH 43160., email: [email protected]. These are land tax lists. The price is $10 which includes shipping and handling. Money order or cashier's check preferred. Checks must clear the bank before item is shipped.

H.M. Calhoun, "Twixt North and South," sells for $16.50 the book an excellent glimpse of the personal side of the Civil War in Pendleton, based upon personal interviews. Available from The Pendleton Times, Franklin, WV 26807

D. Brandon Shreve, "A Place Called Smoke Hole" Available from the author, 810 Payton Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 emphasizes life in Smoke Hole during the Depression era, but also has some early history.

Books on the Civil War

From: H.E. Howard, Rt. 2, Box 496H, Appomattox VA 24522

Richard L. Armstrong, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry.

Robert U. DeLaughter, 62nd Virginia Infantry.

From Butternut Publications, PO Box 1411, Hedgesville, WV 25427

Civil War Soldiers from Pendleton County, The cost is $24.95. Shipping and Handling is $4.95. If information is enclosed, the author will autograph.

From: McClain Printing Company, P.O. Box 403, 212 Main St., Parsons, WV 26287,

Roger Dyer Pioneer Settler of the Virginia Frontier, by Elva Dyer Forman, provides information on Roger Dyer's who with his William were killed in the massacre at Fort Seybert. This books provides a compilation of Five generations of Roger Dyer's descendants. Cost: $17.00

From Clearfield Company, 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202,

WV Rev. Ancestors, $13.50

History of Pendleton Co., WV, $40.00

Index To The 1810 Census of Virginia, $32.50

They Went Thataway, $38.50

Tombstone Inscriptions of Orange County, VA, $17.50

Other Resources

Wes Cochran 2515 10th Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101-5829, for census publications relating to Pendleton county, specifically 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1900. For other counties see:

Hollyhock Press, 1660 Peachey Rd, Ashland, OR 97520, for Highland County, Virginia 1860 Census & Marriages 1853-1860

Mountain Heritage Books, 101 Bryan Dr., St. Mary's, WV 26170 Email: [email protected]  for used books relating to West Virginia,

Willow Bend Books, 65 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157-5036,

Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, P.O. Box 39128, Indianapolis, IN 46239

Higginson Books, 148 Washington St., P.O. Box 778, Salem, MA 01970,

The West Virginia Book Company, 2105 McClure Parkway, Charleston, WV 25312,

TLC Genealogy books, PO Box 403369, Miami Beach, FL 33140-1369,

Trans Allegheny Books:

SK Publications for Census Records:

Family Histories and other books of interest for Pendleton County

Valentine and Elizabeth Harper McDonald and Their Descendants, compiled by Sharman Christensen and the"McDonald Cousins" Available from compiled by Sharman Christensen and the"McDonald Cousins" Available from Sharman Christensen for $17.50 (includes shipping)

The Harper Family History, 1713-1995 by Marsha Fuller. Available from by Marsha Fuller. Available from Marsha Fuller or visit the Harper Family Web page. Cost is $45.

 The Autobiography and Chronological Life of Reverend Paul Henkel, 1754 - 1825, edited by Ken Hinkle. The book can be ordered from: J. Robert Moore, PO Box 1399, New Market, VA 22844-1399. Cost is $48 including handling and shipping. Make checks payable to Henckel Association. Copies of the book may also be picked up directly for $38 from: Ken Hinkle, 5694 Gardner Lane, Bridgewater, VA 22812 Phone: 540-828-3782, [email protected] Click here for more information.

Life of John Kline, 1797-1864. By Benjamin Funk. This book relates the story of the Elder John Kline who ministered in the Pendleton county region and crossed military lines during the Civil War in order to minister to both sides. This book is available from Brethren Press, 1541 Dundee Av., Elgin, IL 60120. Ph. 1-800-441-3712.

Johann Zacharias Rexroth, the Pioneer,  the life story of Zachariah Rexrode Sr.  It sells for $12.50 postage paid.  Send check only to: Wm. D. Rexroad, 300 Crescent Blvd., Hutchinson KS  67502

Historical Records of Pendleton County is a new series of CDs which contain color jpg images of court records, documents, and photographs. For information, go to

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