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Welcome to
Rockbridge County,
Virginia


History of
Rockbridge County, Virginia
by Oren F. Morton, B. Lit.
Published
Staunton, Virginia
The McClure Co., Inc.
1920

CONTENTS

PART ONE:  GENERAL HISTORY

CHAPTER    
  Introduction v
I. The Local Geography 1
II. Scenic Features 6
III. The Ulsterman and the Pathfinder 12
IV. The Borden Land Grant 21
V. Early Pioneer Days 33
VI. Civil Government: 1737 - 1852 45
VII. Annals of 1737 - 1777 54
VIII. Strife with the Red Men 61
IX. Rockbridge County Established 76
X. The Calfpasture 83
XI. The War for Independence 92
XII. Middle Period 104
XIII. A Year of Suspense 111
XIV. The War of 1861 123
XV. Recent Period 136
XVI. The Negro Element 141
XVII. The Town of Lexington 147
XVIII. Buena Vista and Glasgow 153
XIX. Villages,  Hamlets, and Summer Resorts 156
XX. Highways, Waterways, and Railways 161
XXI. Industrial Interests 168
XXII. The Churches of Rockbridge 172
XXIII. Temperance Societies and Other Fraternities 180
XXIV. Old Field Schools and Free Schools 183
XXV. Washington and Lee University 188
XXVI. The Virginia Military Institute 199
XXVII. The Ann Smith and Other Academies 207
XXVIII. The Franklin Society 214
XXIX. Journalism and Literature 217
XXX. Old Militia Days 221
XXXI. A Rockbridge Hall of Fame 224
XXXII. Stonewall Jackson at Lexington 233
XXXIII. Robert E. Lee as a College President 238
XXXIV. Family Sketches and Biographic Paragraphs 244
XXXV. The MacCorkle Family 278
XXXVI. Rockbridge in the World War 293
XXXVII. Supplementary Items 299
XXXVIII. Rockbridge Inventions 307
PART TWO:  GENEALOGIC MATERIAL
  Introduction 337
Section I. Given Names and Surnames 339
II. Conveyances in Borden Tract, 1741-1780 343
III. Early Patents Outside the Borden Tract 351
IV. Secondary Land Conveyances Prior to 1778 355
V. Tithables of 1778 365
VI. Taxpayers of 1782 370
VII. Taxpayers of 1841 378
VIII. Present Surnames 388
IX. Militia Officers Prior to 1816 396
X. Soldiers of the Revolution 402
XI. Rockbridge Artillery 405
XII. Soldiers of the World War 444
XIII. Various Lists 456
XIV. Miscellaneous Data - Partial 469
  Appendices 547
  Errata 568
  Supplementary Items 569

 

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