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September 29, 2014 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County: Marriage and Church Records


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Mary Bondurant Warren is one of many Buckingham County researchers to transcribe and publish original documents concerning the county.  Her book, Buckingham County, Virginia Church and Marriage Records 1764-1822, is a compilation of surviving colonial records for Tillotson Parish.  It includes fragments of Vestry books, indentures, and tax lists. She also transcribed fragmentary minutes and marriage records written by Rev. René Chastain, the first pastor of Buckingham Baptist Church.

The original pages of his “A Memorandom of Marriages,” and church membership list, which begins in 1786, are housed at the Kentucky Historical Society.  These pages contain many familiar Buckingham surnames such as Adcock, Agee, Ayres, Bagby, Bondurant, Garrott, Ford, Hill, Maxey, etc.

Slaves are mentioned, sometimes connected to their owner’s name, e.g.  Jas. Garrott’s Jack.

Enticing excommunications are included.

“Patte Adcock – Excum Superf[l]uoss Dress and neglecting to Hear ye Church.”

“G. Webb’s Jack & Doll – Dismist & Moses – Excom for adultery”

“Lucy Baber was Excomunicated (sic) for vain & foolish conversation & neglecting to hear the Church.”


Buckingham County, Virginia Church and Marriage Records 1764-1822 is available online at New Papyrus Publishing Company.


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  1. Danny Newton / Sep 29 2014 7:23 pm

    Any Newton’s listed in the marriage records?

    • Joanne Yeck / Sep 29 2014 7:42 pm

      Danny, I don’t always own books I mention at Slate River Ramblings and so am not able to make “look ups” part of the conversation. You can might be able to borrow the book through interlibrary loan. There are copies at the Library of Virginia and other genealogy libraries. Joanne

    • mrsandreapotts / Oct 3 2014 7:41 pm

      Hi Danny, There is a John, Joseph and William Newton listed. If these are of interest I can email you the marriage record listed.

      • Joanne Yeck / Oct 4 2014 6:46 am

        Many thanks for helping Danny with the look up. Joanne

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