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Men of Mark: Officials of Stafford County, Virginia

by Jerrilynn Eby

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This volume contains the names of those responsible for the day-to-day functioning of Stafford County, Virginia, from colonial times to 1991. All government offices for which there was a title are listed. The information in this volume was gleaned from the surviving records of Stafford County, as well as from personal papers in family collections, records held by the Library of Virginia and Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, the Fredericksburg Circuit Court, the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, the House of Burgesses and General Court minutes, newspaper articles, and the National Archives. Known vestries of Overwharton Parish prior to the American Revolution are also included as that body was largely responsible for the social and moral welfare of their parishioners. Because Stafford is a burned record county, gaps in the records are obvious in these lists. The years 1715-1749 and 1794-1829 are particularly sparse as records for those years were destroyed by courthouse fires and by Union vandals during the Civil War. The information in this book has been divided into five chapters or lists: Burgesses, Senators, and Delegates; Justices of the Peace; Miscellaneous County Officials; Post Offices and Postmasters of Stafford County; and Business Licenses. Job descriptions at the beginning of each chapter provide a brief evolutionary narrative of each job from its beginning in colonial Virginia until 1991 or until the job was eliminated. Wherever possible, birth and death dates, parents' names and dates, spouses' names and dates, land and personal property tax information, census data, business interests, biographical information, and anecdotal material are included for the persons listed. Several wonderfully detailed illustrations and an index to full names, places and subjects add to the value of this work. 2006, 6x9, paper, index, 366 pp

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