Ancestrycom history of patrick and henry counties virginia database on line provo ut ancestrycom operations inc 2005. History patrick county was formed in 1791 when patrick henry county was divided into patrick county and henry countypatrick henry county was named for patrick henry and was formed in 1777 prior to the formation of patrick county one of the virginia colonys first frontier forts lay within the boundaries of what was then halifax county on the banks of the north mayo river. After an illuminating account of the history of patrick and henry counties which occupies the first third of the book the authors turn their attention to genealogy providing authoritative histories of no fewer than 110 families the book also contains transcriptions of important genealogical source materials. The county was established in 1777 when it was carved from pittsylvania countythe new county was initially named patrick henry county in honor of patrick henry who was then serving as the first governor of virginia and some of whose relatives had settled in the areagovernor henry also had a 10000 acre 40 km 2 plantation called leatherwood plantation for leatherwood creek in the . History of patrick and henry counties virginia kindle edition by lewis g pedigo download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading history of patrick and henry counties virginia
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