Thursday, March 3, 2016

Candle-Making - Alleghany Co. VA Wills, Estates, Inventories - #genealogy - #virginiapioneers.net

Candle-Making

By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland AustinDuring the 17th century candles were used to illuminate homes. The was of myrtle plant was the most popular owing to the clear light which it gave. The myrtle was a plant that grew in all the marshes and swamps and its berries could be gathered in great quantities and converted by boiling into wax.

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Alleghany County Genealogy, Wills, Estates

Alleghany County, VirginiaAlleghany County is located on the far western edge of Commonwealth of Virginia in the northernmost part of the Roanoke Region and is bordered by the Alleghany Mountains. The county was created in 1822 from parts of Botetourt, Bath and Monroe Counties (now in West Virginia). The county seat is Covington.

Alleghany County Wills and Estates available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills, Inventories, Estates 1822 to 1837
  • Wills, Inventories, Estates 1837 to 1849
  • Wills, Inventories, Estates 1849 to 1876
Images of Wills, Inventories and Estates 1833 to 1837

Names of Testators: Andrews, Adam | Byrd, Thomas | Dawson, James | Douglas, Benjamin | Diessler, Elizabeth | Fisk, John | Fudge, Mary | Galloway, Benjamin | Glasburn, David | Haggard, Adam | Haggard, David | Hagn, Jennell | Hale, John Sr. | Hansbarger, John | Herbert, William | Hook, Daniel | Humphries, William | Kean, David | Keyser, David | Kimberlin, Catharine | Kimberlin, James | Kimberlin, Mary | Kimberlin, Michael | Kincaid, Andrew | Kincaid, John | Kincaid, Robert | Knox, William | Lewis, John | Lewis, Joseph | Lively, George | Mallon, Michael | Mann, John | Mann, Sarah | McCall, Thomas | McCallister, John | McCallister, Thomas | Merry, James | Merry, Mary | Milhollin, Patrick | Miller, Daniel | Morris, Archibald | Moyer, Catharine | Moyers, George | Neel, John | Nicely, Jacob | Persinger, Henry | Persinger, Moses | Pilyer, George | Pitzer, Abraham | Pitzer, Bernard | Robinson, James | Skeen, Jonathan | Smith, William | Steele, George Sr. | Taylor, Hugh | Taylor, William | Wallace, Michael | Wayt, George | Wayt, Mary | Webb, John | Wolf, John | Wolf, Mary | Wright, Jane Wright, Vincent

Images of Wills 1837 to 1849

Names of Testators: Armontrout, Frederick | Armontrout, George | Avill, Michael | Beals, Charles | Blinton, John | Booth, William | Bradish, James | Bryan, Hugh | Callaghan, Margaret Carpenter, Samuel Sr. | Carson, John | Daggs, Hezekiah | Deeds, John | Dew, Lucy | Dew, William | Dickson, Lot | Erwin, Samuel | Findley, George | Fudge, Conrad | Griffith, Robert | Haden, Matthew | Hansburger, Jacob | Harmon, Peter | Jackson, Abel | Keyser, Keziah | Kimbelton, Nancy | Kimberlin, Mary | Kincaid, Angelina | Kincaid, Archibald M. | Kincaid, Robert M. | Kincaid, William D. | Kindle, James | Lane, Mary | Lassiter, John | Leighton, John | Lemon, Conrad | Lively, George | Lively, Harrison | Lively, Jonathan | Lockhart, David | Mallon or Mallow, Christina | Mallon, Michael | Massie, Henry | Mayfair, Henry | McAllister, Thomas | Morrison, David | Payne, Charles C. | Pennel, Joseph | Persinger, Jacob Sr. | Persinger, James | Pitzer, Abraham | Quickel, Henry | Reynolds, James | Reynolds, John | Richardson, John | Sanders, Thomas | Scott, Andrew M. | Scott, A. W. | Scott, Elizabeth | Scott, George | Scott, Michael | Simmons, Ephraim | Skeen, William | Starnes, Jacob | Taylor, James M. | Way, Charles | Williams, H. | Williams, John | Wolf, George | Wolf, Jacob | Wolf, Sampson

Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories 1849 to 1876

Names of Testators: Allen, John | Anitt, James | Armortrout, Catharine | Armstrong, William R. | Avitt, Joanna | Beaver, Jane | Beck, Richard | Bennett, Jacob | Bennet, William | Bowzer, David | Bowzer, John | Brown, Samuel | Callaghan, Charles | Carson, George | Carson, John Jr. | Cassidy, Mary | Clark, William J. | Clark, William L. | Cosley, Martin | Cowan, Jonas | Crow, Amanda | Dagg, Catharine | Dawson, Joseph Denshoo, John | Dickey, L. D. | Dresebell, Peter | Durber, Levi | Findley, John | Fridley, Thomas | Fudge, Conrad | Fudge, Martha | Gibbons, William | Gilbert, David A. | Gilliland, Henry | Given, David | Groce, Jacob | Hammond, G. W., Dr. | Hansbarger, Jacob | Hansbarger, John H. | Hansbarger, Sebastian | Hardy, John | Harmon, Anthony | Harmon, Christopher | Harmon, George H. | Harmon, George W. | Harmon, Henry | Harris, Henry | Harrison, Joseph | Havitt, Joanna | Hefter, Joseph | Hepler, David | Heplin, John | Howes, George P. | Hook, Stephen | Humphries, Jesse | Humphries, Oliver | Jackson, Andrew G. | Jackson, Crofferd | Jackson, Jesse J. | Jennell, Mamith | Johnson, Bernard | Johnson, William | Kaines, William | Karnes, Michael | Karnes, Sampson | Kean, Samuel | Keyes, John D. Keyser, Andrew J. | Keyser, Fleming | Keyser, Keziah | Kimberlin, Joseph | Kincaid, Andrew | Kincaid, Mary C. | Kincaid, Samuel | King, George P. | King, William F. | Kyle, Galbraith | Lemon, Joseph | Lewis, John | Lively, Joseph | Lockhart, Elizabeth | Mallow, John | Mann, Moses H. | Martin, George | Martin, John | Martin, William F. | Mathews, James | McCallister, Thompson | Meyer, Augustus | Meyers, George | Moon, John | Morter, William | Niceley, Elizabeth | Niceley, Lenis | Nidas, Chapman | Nidas, D. J. | Pender, Michael | Persinger, A. | Persinger, Henry | Plymale, William | Putnam, Eli | Quickler, Adam | Reece, Emanuel | Robinson, Elizabeth | Robinson, James F.| Robinson, John S. | Rucker, Francis | Scott, William | Sevily, Elizabeth | Sheen, William | Schumacker, William | Shell, James | Shell, Jonathan | Simpson, John | Skeen, Robert Sr. | Smith, Henry | Smith, Jennet | Smith, John | Smith, John | Steele, Isaac | Stone, John | Stringer, John | Stull, Daniel | Stull, George Sr. | Stull, James | Tinsley, Bennet | Vance, William | Ward, John | Warren, James | Weaver, John | Whitten, William | Wiley, Ferdinand | Williamson, David | Wolf, John | Wolf, Abraham | Wolf, Jacob H. | Wolf, Mary Elizabeth | Wolf, Mary 





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