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Virginia Blacksheep Ancestors

Virginia Prisons & Convicts

Wise County prison lists for County Jail house 47

~ 1880 census of inmates
~ 1900 census of inmates
~ 1920 census of inmates

Floyd County Virginia 1871 - 1943
List of Persons Convicted of Felony and Other Infamous Offenses

1850 Census of the Virginia Penitentiary, Richmond City, Henrico Co., VA

Virginia State Road Camp Lines 1 - 50
1930 index of prisoners

Greene County Convict Camp, Lines 18 - 100
1930 index of prisoners

Virginia Outlaws & Criminals

Frank Canton
Frank Canton's real name was Joe Horner. He was born near Richmond, VA in 1849.

Captain Samuel Mason
Samuel was born at Norfolk, Virginia in 1739. He grew up near Charles Town, West Virginia and moved to Ohio County, West Virginia about 1773.

Killings on the Pond
James Taylor Adams Collection, Clinch Valley College Library, Wise, VA.

Virginia Court Records

Russel County court records
Various court records

Early Grayson County criminals
Abstracts of court records from 1793 - 1813

Augusta County VA Court Records
Various court records

Bedford County VA Court Records
1782 - 1871

Botetourt County VA Court Records

~ Heirs of Jesse Camper, 1852 Lawsuit
~ Broughman Divorce Entries, 1881-1888
~ Indictment of James Markham for Murder of Nicholas Williams, & his acquittal. 1811-1812 ~ Botetourt County Court Minutes

Fauquier County VA Court Records

~ Minute books 1788 - 1795
~ Minute books 1795 - 1797

Franklin County VA
Scroll to "court records" for lots of various court records

Henrico County Virginia
EPPES, Elizabeth & John vs. Executor of John CARTER Jr. ~ 1807 and others

Loudoun County VA
Various court records

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Court records are an often overlooked, yet very valuable tool for finding information to assist you in your research. Land records, such as deeds, allow you to tie an ancestor to a specific place at a point in time. Other court records like those dealing with finances and estates often list related family members or give interesting details like the total value of property owned by your ancestors to add interest to your family history.

Virginia Executions

Executions in Virginia
1607 - 1982

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