Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Friday, February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011 Charles and Richard Walden

Lynchburg City CourthouseImage by jimmywayne via Flickr

Found the following:
Caroline County Marriages  Page 199
September 21, 1698   Richard Walden and Polly Isbel  bond: John Sorrell

I have had a little stumbling block with the Walden Family.  I know that John is Richard's father and they came from Caroline County.  It looks like they migrated to Bedford County and bought land in Pittsylvania County.
I have also discovered that the DAR does not like to use proof from books unless they have references as to how they found the information which I certainly understand.  So if you are looking to join DAR, Colonial Dames, Daughters of Confederacy, there will have to be more detailed information.

Another tip:

The state of Virginia has Cities that stand alone.  As in the City of  Lynchburg.  If you live in the City of Lynchburg, you do not pay County taxes.  Also, the City has it's own Clerk's office and court system.  So if you are looking for information and someone was living in Lynchburg, that information would be in Lynchburg.  Not in Campbell County or Bedford County.  Also, if you are a resident of Lynchburg, that would be in the Lynchburg system.  But, if you lived in let's say Gretna, Virginia.  You may pay town taxes, but you are still considered a part of Pittsylvania County and your records would be recorded in the Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.  It's confusing.  Anyone that may have a question about where records are filed in this area, please feel free to contact this blog and I will try to answer.

The old county court system of Virginia: Its place in history
The Virginia state court system, 1776-: A preliminary survey of the Superior Courts of the Commonwealth with notes concerning the present location of the original court records and published decisions
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