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Cemeteries in Taylor County
National Cemeteries in Taylor County
Tombstone Transcription Project
The USGenWeb Census Project for Taylor County
1880 1% sample census records
1880 Census Search at the FamilySearch website
DataBoards (Taylor County)
Families in Taylor County
Lookups Volunteers List
1863-1900 Taylor County Marriages
Message Boards and Queries
Ancestry/Rootsweb Message Board
Old Index to Surnames, Queries, and Researchers
Photographs of Schools in Taylor County (on the WV Archives & History website)
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Higginbotham website
WV Surname Exchange
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Miscellaneous obituaries and death records
Taylor County Marriages 1863–1900
Partial list of Taylor County Marriages 1879-1898
WV Vital Records Search for original copies of Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
Search WV Wills (by name, county, and year-range)
Browse scanned images of Taylor County Will Books

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Taylor County WVGenWeb

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Taylor County, West Virginia
Formed on January 19, 1844 from Harrison, Barbour, and Marion Counties.
Named for the John Taylor (1753-1824), distinguished soldier and statesman of Caroline County, Virginia.
Williamsport, the oldest communtiy in the county, was chosen as the first county seat.
Williamsport was renamed Pruntytown after John Prunty, one of the county's earliest settlers.
Grafton is the current county seat, originally chartered in 1856 and named in honor of John Grafton, a civil engineer who laid out the route of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1852 across what was then northwestern Virginia.
Monument to T. Bailey Brown, the first Union soldier killed during the Civil War.
Birthplace of Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day and site of the international Mother's Day was observed. Mother's Day Church, (Andrews Methodist Church).

No guarantee is given or implied in the accuracy of the data found on this website. As with all family research one must strive to obtain the original source documents necessary for proof of accuracy.

Connie Burkett
Taylor WVGenWeb

My thanks to the previous host, Rhonda Smith
for maintaining this site from 2001-2005
© Connie Burkett - 2016

Les Shockey, West Virginia State Coordinator