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Biographical and Genealogical Record of Persons Buried at Old Chapel
(Volume II, Annals of Clarke County, Virginia)
Stuart E. Brown, Jr., Lorraine F. Myers and Eileen M. Chappel
1987, Virginia Book Company
Pam Digges

A Separate Place - The Formation of Clarke County, Virginia
Warren R. Hofstra
1986, Clarke County Sesquicentennial Committee
Pam Digges
Cemeteries of Clarke County Virginia
Don & Mary Royston
2005, New Papyrus Publishing
Pam Digges
Grace Episcopal Church, the Duncan Memorial  Methodist Church, the Berryville Baptist Church, Old Chapel have  all been transcribed.  Clarke Co. Historical Assoc. has copies of  the transcriptions.   As Archivist, I can do look ups in these cemetery lists. 

Mary Thomason-Morris
CCHA Archivist
P.O. Box 306
Berryville, VA 22611


Books Listed for Sale by Vendors

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Heritage Books, Inc., 1540-E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie MD 20716

The above mailing address is INCORRECT but it is the most recent address I have. The above address is now the home of the Goodloe Memorial Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Their website also appears to be down right now, although they are still in business. If someone could email me the current contact information so I can update this page, my email is EmbryProject@gmail.com

  • Postage is $3.00, regardless of the number of books
  • Check out their site at http://www.heritagebooks.com
  • Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants, T. K. Cartmell.(1909) reprint, $60.00
    • A detailed history of Old Frederick County which encompassed the present Clarke county
  • The Virginia Genealogist - John Frederick Dorman, ed. Vol. 8, 1964, reprint, $20.00
    • Highlights include: A Guide to Clarke, ... Counties;

Iberian Publishing Co, 548 Cedar Creek Dr., Athens, GA, 30605

  • Postage on orders up to $10 = $2, $10-$25 = $3, $25-$50 = $4, over $50 = $5
  • Clarke County Marriages, 1836-1850, John Vogt & T. William Kethley, Jr., 1983, $6.00
  • Connections and Partings, mary Thomason Morris, $16.95
    • Abstracts of Marriage, Divorce, Death and Legal Notices Regarding Clarke County, Virginia 1857-1864 from newspaper Accounts
      • 1900 Census Marion Mcfillan

    Willow Bend Books, 65 East Main Street,Westminster, MD 21157-5026.  [1-800-876-6103]
    See their website at: http://www.WillowBendBooks.com  or  email at:  WillowBend@willowbend.net

    "Clarke County, Virginia Will Book Abstracts, Books A-I (1836-1904) and 1A-3C (1841-1913)" by Patricia B. Duncan.  Price is $38.00, item no.0504WB.

    This 292 page book abstracts Clarke County Will Books A-I and Circuit Court Will Books 1A-3C.  It is designed to give an overview of each document, summarizing information and listing pertinent individuals, including mention of slaves and distributees.  Purchasers at the estate sales are also included to help identify relatives and neighbors of the
    deceased.  Entries for an individual of the same or very similar name are grouped together, while preserving relative order of all estate entries. Original spellings were used, while listing any given alternate spelling.  Included is a general index to the Court books, which denotes the book:page where the will, appraisal/inventory, settlement account
    (or other account), and sale can be found, as well as the page in this book where the abstract can be found.  A full name index can be found at the back of the book.

    Clarke County Links

    http://www.clarkehistory.org/ - the Historical Society website. Wonderful searchable archives.

    Vital Records

    Migrations Project





Clarke County, Virginia