SIMS INDEX TO LAND GRANTS IN WEST VIRGINIA
Hampshire County VA
1762 - 1863

  The land grants listed herein were made by Lord Fairfax prior to the creation of the Virginia Land Office; by the Commonwealth of Virginia, of lands now embracing the State of West Virginia; and, by the State of West Virginia, under its first Constitution. Preparation of this index was made pursuant to Chapter 120, Acts of the 1951 Session of the West Virginia Legislature.
  The information contained herein was compiled after an exhaustive and careful page-by-page examination of the copies of land grants filed in my office, and no effort has been spared to assure that the spellings of the names of grantees, location and descriptions of tracts, are accurate as herein listed. Many variations of spellings of grantees' names were encountered, and required indexing under each spelling, or as a repetition of the names in a different spelling as shown in parentheses. In case of doubt as to correct spellings, due to illegibility of some of the penmanship, careful comparisons were made with the land books of the Commissioner of Revenue, now the Assessor, of the county in which the tract is located.
  The editorial work and preparation of this index was done by Mary F. Tessiatore, Mary E. Easton, Spurgeon H. White, and Keith Clark, under the supervision of James M. Hardman, Chief of the Lnad Department of my office.

  Edgar B. Sims
  State Auditor
Charleston. West Virginia, 1952

ABERNATHY - ATWELL

LEIGH - LOWREY

BABB - BEAVERS

LOY - MARTIN

BECKETT - BOWERS

MASON - MCDOWELL

BOWMAN - BRUSTER

MCGRAW - METHENY

BUCHANNAN - CERLEY

MICHAEL - MONROE

CHADWICK - COMPTON

MOON - NAYLOR

CONDEN - CRAIK

NEAL - PARKE

CREAMER - DAVY

PARKER - PETTIT

DAWSON - DIXON

PHILIPS - RAY

DOBBIN - EDWARDS

READ - RINKER

ELEY - EWING

ROBERTS - RYAN

FAHS - FOWLER

SALT - SHERRARD

FOX - GLICK

SHIELDS - SMYTH

GOFF - HAMMOCK

SNAPP - STONE

HAND - HAYS

STRADFORD - TAYLOR

HEARE - HIGGINS

TEBBS - THRUSH

HIGH - HORNER

TIDBALL - VOWLES

HOLT - HYNES

WAGONER - WHARTON

ICE - JUNKINS

WHEELER - WITZEL

KABRICK - KYTE

WODROW - ZANE

LABINGER - LEESON

WV GRANTS

This information is taken from the "Sims Index-Land Grants in West Virginia" by Edgar B. Sims, State Auditor. Our Special thanks to Mr. Russell Rollyson, Director - County Collections Division of the West Virginia State Auditor's Office for granting us permission to use this information on the Mineral County Site.

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