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History of Braxton County and central West Virginia

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History of Braxton County and central West Virginia

  • by John Davison Sutton
  • published in Sutton, West Virginia, 1919

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Contents by Chapters

Chapter I. The Value and Purpose of History; Virginia; Its Governors and Officials; Its Early Settlement; Its Name and Origin; The Great Range of Mountains Separating the Old State from the New; The Bison Range.
Chapter II. West Virginia; Its Birthplace in the Hearts of the Freemen of the Mountains; Constitutions; West Virginia Legislature; Governors, etc.; Elevation of West Virginia; Counties of State With Names of County Seats; When Formed, etc.; The History of Song, "West Virginia Hills.
Chapter III. Braxton County; Its Origin; When Formed; Population; Wealth; Its Representatives; Its Rivers and Natural Scenery; Its Wealth in Mineral Products; Its Schools.
Chapter IV. Mound Builders; Cliff Dwellers; Indians; Early Emigration; Defenses and Early Forts.
Chapter V. State and County Roads; County Towns; Central Counties of the State.
Chapter VI. Organization of the County Court; First Court; Last Circuit and County Court Held in the County Before the Organization of the Board of Supervisors; First Officers Appointed and Elected, County Roads, Early Marriage Liscences, etc.
Chapter VII. Virginia in the Revolutionary War; General Averill's Great Raid to Salem; Morgan's Raid; Confederate Raids in the State; Chronology of Military Event; Roster of Soldiers of Braxton County, both Union and Confederate; Civil War Incidents and Tragedies.
Chapter VIII. Early Commerce; West Virginia's Great Wealth in Native Genseng; Its Value to the Early Settlers; Old Mills: Lumbering on Elk; Great Floods.
Chapter IX. Prominent Men of Central West Virginia ; Men of Great Strength ; Church Organizations and a History of Each Church.
Chapter X. Miscellaneous, including Animals. Game and Fish, Large and Wonderful Trees, Meteorology, Incidents, etc.; Generals of the U. S. Army; Burial Place of our Presidents, etc.
Chapter XL. Tragedies; Early Habits of the Citizens; Stock Raising; Anecdotes.
Chapter XII. Personal Writings; Pisgah Mountain, by Dr. A. B. Riker; Henry G. Davis at Mount Bayard; Lists of Old Persons; Fifth Generations, and Large Families; Biographical Sketches and Family History; The Nation's Fifth Foreign War, with Lists of Volunteers and Drafted Men from this County.


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