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 WEST VIRGINIA MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1863-1900

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West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900

Records of marriages performed in various West Virginia counties between 1863 and 1900.

Description

At the height of the American Civil War, fifty northwestern Virginia counties seceded from the Confederate States and were admitted into the Union as West Virginia. This database is a collection of marriage records from several of the counties between 1863 and 1900. This update to the data adds records for Tyler, Harrison, and Pleasants counties to the information from Barbour, Calhoun, Doddridge, Hampshire, Jackson, Marion, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Gilmer, Nicholas, Upshur, Wetzel, Cabell, Wyoming, Wirt, Taylor, Wayne Mason, Marshall, Fayette and Ohio counties. Taken from microfilm copies of original county documents, each record provides spouses' names, marriage date, and county of residence.

Extended Description

Barbour County:

Barbour County was created in 1843 from parts of Harrison, Lewis, and Randolph counties. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Barbour County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located in Philippi, West Virginia. Records extracted at the county courthouse.

Cabell County was formed in 1809 from Kanawha County. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1899.

Original data: Cabell County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1899. County court records located at Huntington, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0848279 & 0559887)

Calhoun County:

Calhoun County records span from 1863 to 1900. The county was formed in 1856 from nearby Gilmer County. Grantsville is the county seat.

Original data: Calhoun County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Grantsville, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0807456.

Doddridge County:

Doddridge County records span from 1863 to 1900. The county was formed in 1845 from parts of Harrison, Tyler, Ritchie, and Lewis counties. West Union is the county seat.

Original data: Doddridge County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at West Union, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0838210-0838212.

Fayette County was formed in 1831 and was organized from Logan, Nicholas, Greenbrier and Kanawha Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1865 through 1885.

Original data: Fayette County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-85. County court records located at Fayetteville, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0584764)

Gilmer County:

Gilmer County was formed in 1845 from Lewis and Kanawha counties. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Gilmer County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Glenville, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0808589.

Hampshire County:

Hampshire County records span 1863-1900. The county was formed in 1754 from Frederick County and Augusta County, Virginia. Romney is the county seat.

Original data: Hampshire County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Romney, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0815361.

Harrison County was formed in 1784 and was organized from Monongalia County. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1890.

Original data: Harrison County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863 - 1890. County court records located at Clarksburg, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0464945 - 0464946 & 0847276)

Jackson County:

Jackson County records span from 1863 to 1900. The county of Jackson was formed in 1831 from Mason, Wood, and Kanawha counties.

Original data: Jackson County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Ripley, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0567217-0567221.

Marion County:

Marion County records span from 1863 to 1899, and the database contains 11,168 names of those married in this northern West Virginia county.

Original data: Marion County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-99. County court records located at Fairmont, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0835626-0835628.

Marshall County was formed in 1835 and was organized from Ohio County. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1885.

Original data: Marshall County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-85. County court records located at Moundsville, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0853805 - 0853808)

Mason County was formed in 1804 and was organized from Kanawha County. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Mason County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0567389 - 0567394)

Nicholas County:

Nicholas County was formed in 1818 from Greenbrier, Randolph, and Kanawha counties. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1864 through 1900.

Original data: Nicholas County, West Virginia Marriages, 1864-1900. County court records located at Summersville, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0495643.

Ohio County was formed in 1776 and was organized from District of West Augusta, VA. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1870.

Original data: Ohio County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-70. County court records located at Wheeling, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0863796 - 0863798)

Pleasants County was formed in 1851 and was organized from Wood, Tyler and Ritchie Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1899.

Original data: Pleasants County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863 - 1899. County court records located at St. Marys, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0163911)

Raleigh County:

Raleigh County was created in 1850 from Fayette County. The county's records in this database cover the years 1865 through 1900.

Original data: Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriages, 1865-1900. County court records located in Beckley, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0598403.

Randolph County:

Randolph County records cover the years 1863 through 1900. The county was formed in 1787 from Harrison County.

Original data: Randolph County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located in Elkins, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0808786-0808788.

Ritchie County:

Ritchie County records span 1863-1900. The county was formed in 1842 from parts of Harrison, Lewis, and Wood counties. Harrisville is the county seat.

Original data: Ritchie County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Harrisville, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0839540.

Roane County:

Roane County records span 1863-1900. The county was formed in 1856 from Kanawha, Calhoun, and Jackson counties. Spencer is the county seat.

Original data: Roane County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Spencer, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0565832-0565834.

Taylor County was formed in 1844 from Harrison, Barbour & Marion Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Taylor County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Grafton, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0818669 - 0818670)

Tyler County was formed in 1814 and was organized from Ohio County. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Tyler County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863 - 1900. County court records located at Middlebourne, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0850574 - 0850575)

Upshur County:

Upshur County was formed in 1851 from Randolph, Lewis, and Barbour counties. The county's records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Upshur County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Buckhannon, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0816188-0816190.

Wayne County:

Wayne County records cover the years 1864 through 1900. The county was created in 1842 from Cabell County.

Original data: Wayne County, West Virginia Marriages, 1864-1900. County court records located in Wayne, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #0583490-0583493.

Wetzel County:

Wetzel County was formed in 1846 from Tyler County. The records from the county in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Wetzel County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at New Martinsville, West Virginia or Family History Library microfilm #1862986, #1863213-1863216, and #1863310.

Wirt County was formed in 1848 from Wood & Jackson Counties. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Wirt County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Elizabeth, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0849408)

Wyoming County was formed in 1850 from Logan County. The records in this database cover the years 1863 through 1900.

Original data: Wyoming County, West Virginia Marriages, 1863-1900. County court records located at Pineville, West Virginia. Family History Library film # (0594767 - 0594769)

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