The Resource Franklin County (Va.) Partitions

Franklin County (Va.) Partitions

Franklin County (Va.) Partitions, circa 1807-1900
Franklin County (Va.) Partitions
Inclusive dates
circa 1807-1900
Franklin County (Va.) Partitions, circa 1807-1900, are court records related to the division of property, mainly land and slaves. Many of these records origniated from suits heard in the chancery court and law court. Once the suit was finally heard documents that recorded the division of property including assignments of dowery, land surveys, plats, commissioners' reports, and division of slaves were removed from the suits by the court clerk and filed as a separate court series called "partitions." Information found in these records include the name of individual whose property was partitioned, names of the recipients of the property, how much they received, and a description of the property. Partitions involving the division of slaves include the names of the slaves, ages, value, and in some instances family relationships among the slaves
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court (Franklin County). Browse search: Franklin County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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Biographical or historical data
Franklin County was named for Benjamin Franklin and was formed from Bedford and Henry Counties in 1785. The county court first met on 2 January 1786. Part of Patrick County was added in 1848. The county seat is Rocky Mount.
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Location of other archival material
  • Additional Franklin County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."
  • Search the Chancery Records Index available on the Library of Virginia's web site to find the Franklin County chancery suits that the chancery related partitions were removed from.
Franklin County (Va.) Partitions
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Franklin County
  • The Library of Virginia
0.45 cu.ft. (1 box).
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Immediate source of acquisition
Franklin County Circuit Court
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