Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bedford County, VA Early Records



The Piedmont area had long been inhabited by indigenous peoples. At the time of European encounter, mostly Siouan-speaking tribes lived in this area.
Bedford County was established by European Americans on December 13, 1753 from parts of Lunenburg County. The county is named for John Russell, the fourth Duke of Bedford, who was a Secretary of State of Great Britain. In 1782Campbell County was formed from parts of Bedford County. Also in 1786Franklin County was formed from Bedford County.

Bedford County, Virginia Order Book 1, 1754-1761
By TLC Genealogy

November Court 1754
For Wolves Heads, when cert., by whom cert. granted, Dr
To Giles Williams for 1 old wolf’s head, June 26, 1753, Zachariah Isbel, 100
To Richard Callaway, Assignee of Amb’s Bryan for 1 ditto, November 13, 1754, Richard Callaway, 100
To Mark Cole, assignee of Thomas Rentfro for 1 ditto, November 10, 1754, Mark Cole, 100
To Wm Irvine, Assignee of Wm Goings, August 29, 1754, Zach’s Isbel, 100
To ditto, Assignee of Henry Taylor for 1 ditto, August 27, 1754, Zach Isbel. 100
To ditto, Assignee of Methew Mounce for 6 young ditto, July 3, 1754, Zach’s Isbel, 100
To ditto, Assignee of John Phil Weaver for 2 old ditto, September 7, 1754, Zach’s Isbel, 200
To Mathew Talbot, Assignee of Jacob Hendrickson for 1 ditto, September 25, 1754, John Phelps, 100
To the Sherriff, his commission for collecting at 6% ---619 Carried over
Page 46. To Depositum to be accounted for next year --- 2574 1754 Bedford County Cr 13500
By 500 titables at 27 lbs of tobacco per poll --- 13500

May Court 1761
Haisty vs. Goings – dismissed
Bedford County, Virginia Deed Book C-3
By Ann Chilton

Page 121,
WOODWARD, RANDLE, Deed from Randle Woodward to William Goings
84 Acres on West Side of Orrick’s Cr
Wit. Isham Talbot, Thos. Overstreet, Geo. Smith
Rec. June 23, 1767 Teste Ben Howard CBC

Submitted by Cindy Young

Goen, William 20 Jul 1780 Bedford County
240 acres on both sides of Island Creek
Land office Patents E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p. 463-930), p. 178 (Reel 46)

Bedford Co. VA
Will Book 1 1759-1787
Will Book 2 1787-1803
By Ann Chilton

July 20, 1770
Wife: mentioned, no name
Daughters: Betty, Anny, Lucy
Exec; wife, daughters and son-in-law William Handy
Witnesses: John quarles, John West, William Going
Recorded: March 22, 1773

May 24, 1782
Wife: Ann
Son: John
Daughter: Nancy
Exec: William Reed, Thomas Lumpkins
Witnesses: James Hilton, Joseph Barrington, Daniel Goyn
Recorded: December 23, 1782
Teste James Steptoe

July 18, 1801
By: Christopher Clark, Augustine Leftwich, Jabe Leftwich
Recorded: July 27, 1801
Teste James Steptoe


p.3, At a court held for Bedford County 26th July 1803 certified.
Age, name, Colour, Stature, In what court emancipated or whether born free
22, John Gowing, Light Mulatto, 5'6-1/2", Born free

Will Book 4-A and 4-B Feb 1811-Nov 1817
Including Appraisements and Inventories, Sales, And Allotments
Bedford County Circuit Court – Bedford, Virginia
By Belle Garraghty Harrell & June Mackey Slaughter

WB4-A, p. 51-52
Allotment of land dated 17 Jan 1812
Administrators: Alexander Burton; Elijah Weeks; Francis Makin
Returned: 25 May 1812 allotment of land to Magdalin Goins

Bedford County, VA Death Records 1853-1860 & 1868-1880
By Marvin U. Neighbors

Going, Samuel
22 December 1873
Old Age
Age: 77 years
Parents: William & Kersey Going
Occupation: Lock Keeper
Consort: Sallie Going
Born in Buckingham County, Va.

Coleman, Martha A.
28 July 1875
Inflamation of Stomach
Age: 24 years
Parents: Samuel & Sarah A. Going
Consort: John E. Coleman
Born in Campbell County, Va.

Going, Emma J.
18 October 1875
Hooping Cough
Age: 18 years
Parents: John & Martha Goin

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