The Resource Tazewell County (Va.) Chancery Causes, (electronic resource)

Tazewell County (Va.) Chancery Causes, (electronic resource)

Tazewell County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1800-1920
Tazewell County (Va.) Chancery Causes
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  • Tazewell County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1800-1920 (bulk 1843-1915), are indexed into the Chancery Records Index. Cases are identified by style of suit consisting of plaintiff and defendant names. Surnames of others involved in a suit, including secondary plaintiffs and defendants, witnesses, deponents and affiants, and family members with surnames different from the plaintiff or defendant are indexed. Chancery causes often involved the following: divisions of estates or land, disputes over wills, divorces, debt, and business disputes. Predominant documents found in chancery causes include bills (plaintiff's complaint), answers (defendant's response), decrees (court's decision), depositions, affidavits, correspondence, lists of heirs, deeds, wills, slave records, business records or vital statistics, among other items. Plats, if present, are noted, as are wills from localities with an incomplete record of wills or localities other than the one being indexed
  • Chancery cases are useful when researching local history, genealogical information, and land or estate divisions. They are a valuable source of local, state, social, and legal history and serve as a primary source for understanding a locality’s history
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court (Tazewell County). Browse search: Tazewell County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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Biographical or historical data
  • Chancery Causes are cases of equity. According to Black's Law Dictionary they are "administered according to fairness as contrasted with the strictly formulated rules of common law." A judge, not a jury, determines the outcome of the case.
  • Tazewell County was named for Henry Tazewell, United States senator from Virginia from 1794 until his death in 1799. It was formed from Wythe and Russell Counties by an act passed on 19 December 1799 to take effect on 1 May 1800, and the county court first met on 3 June 1800. Subsequent additions were made from Logan (now in West Virginia) in 1834, Russell (1807), Wythe (1826), and Washington (1826) Counties.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Tazewell 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."
  • See the Chancery Records Index found on the Library of Virginia web site for the chancery records of other Virginia localities.
Tazewell County (Va.) Chancery Causes, (electronic resource)
  • Digital images were generated by Crowley Micrographics through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
  • The Chancery Records Index and images for Tazewell County Chancery Causes are available electronically at the web site of the Library of Virginia by clicking the link found in this record
Arranged chronologically.
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Digital images.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Crowley Micrographics
Organization method
Organized by case, of which each is assigned a unique index number comprised of the latest year found in case and a sequentially increasing 3-digit number assigned by the processor as cases for that year are found.
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.

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