Danl. Histand and
September 28, 1773 Marriage Record
Shenandoah (Dunmore) County, Virginia
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Subject: 1773 marriage records
Mr. Wayne Haston
702 Winebary Circle
Lewisberry, PA 17339
There is a Sept. 28, 1773 marriage record for Danl. Histand & Christina
Nave that is recorded in the Vogt & Kethley book and in the Ashby book of
early VA marriage records, as well as LVA microfilm reel #64 (the 1939
typed index of marriage records).
However, I just spent several days at LVA trying to find a copy of the
original record on the microfilms of marriage bonds and minister returns
for the era that should include 1773.
I have written up my search information on this page of my website:
Could you please read this information and tell me where I might find the
copy of the original, which certainly existed in 1939 when the typed index
September 29, 2004
Dear Mr. Haston,
If you have any questions or I can be of further assistance,
please feel free to contact me.
|There is another list of Shenandoah County Marriages
beginning on page 1742 of "A History of Shenandoah County,
Virginia" by John W. Wayland. Wayland states it is "A list
of early marriages in Shenandoah County, Va., from the court
records." I did not see any reference to the marriage of
Danl. Histand & Christina Nave on the list.
Also during the transition period of the formation of Shenandoah Co. and establishment of county government, perhaps some of the marriages were recorded in Frederick Co. On May 15, 1772, the act creating Dunmore/Shenandoah Co. became effective. It would have taken some time for the Shenandoah Co. government to function smoothly and for the citizens to be come acclimated to the change. Just a thought.
Joe Baker (Jwbake@aol.com)
Many years ago I examined the actual marriage bonds at the
old Shenandoah County Courthouse at Woodstock. As I
recall, they were loose papers in some sort of packets according
to year. These bonds were transferred to the Library of
Virginia as I later ordered photocopies of the bonds from there.
Then later they were moved off site to the State Record Center,
according to the information you received from Beth Yates,
Research Archivist. Apparently they now require you to go there
to see/copy them.
-Joe Baker (Jwbake@aol.com)
In a message dated 10/7/2004 Wayne Haston wrote: Did
you look specifically for the Danl. Histand - Christina Nave
records when you were there, many years ago?
Following the instructions given in the September 2004 correspondence with the Research Archivist at the Library of Virginia, Wayne and Sharon Haston visited the State Records Center of the Library of Virginia on the morning of October 25, 2007.
Wayne and Sharon searched all of the pre-1800 records in the following files (and some of the more pertinent files were double-searched):
According to the Research Archivist, if Danl. Histand and Christina Nave's marriage record existed at the Virginia State Records Center, it would be in one of these three files.
These files all contain original marriage records, many of which are more than 200 years old. Some were very brittle, faded, and difficult to read. Others were remarkably clear.
Some of the interesting things that we did find were these:
No original September 28, 1773
marriage record for
Note: According to a supervisor at the VA State Records Center (10-25-2007) the Shenandoah County, Virginia original records were transferred to the Library of Virginia (of which the State Records Center is a part) sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Thus, the original Danl. Histand and Christina Nave marriage document probably never made it to the Library of Virginia in Richmond, VA.
Future Research Task:
There are four marriage records that
appear in the 1773 folder of this box:
Note: Other 1773 records may appear in either/both of other two boxes.
First: Check the Shenandoah County, VA marriage records microfilm # 64 (transcriptions by Catherine Spiker Kibler) to see if these four records appear near the Danl. Histand and Christina Nave record. If so, it would indicate that Danl. and Christina's record was with those records in 1939.
Second: Check the Shenandoah County, VA marriage records microfilms 68, 106, 107, and 108 to see if these records were captured at about the same place on one or more of the films. If so, it would indicate that they were filed close together in the Shenandoah County records.
Third: Check to see if the December 5, 1773 marriage record for Magdalene Histand to Andrew Gimling (or "Kemling") appears on Shenandoah County, VA microfilm # 64.
Fourth: Check the Shenandoah County, VA marriage records microfilms 68, 106, 107, and 108 to see if the December 5, 1773 marriage record for Magdalene Histand to Andrew Gimling (or "Kemling") appears on either of those films. If not, this may indicate that both marriage records for Magdalene Histand and for Daniel Histand were taken (stolen) by a Histand (Hiestand) family researcher.