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Re: History Lesson, Please?
Posted by: Mark Allen Date: December 06, 2001 at 08:19:09
In Reply to: History Lesson, Please? by Rod of 289


Yes, Pendleton Co. VA and WV is the same county. WV was formed around the time of the Civil War from VA. One problem that always faces a genealogist is whether to record an ancestor's whereabouts in the "actual" vs. the "current" county. As the population expanded in each developing state county lines were redrawn. You could easily find someone that lived in two or even three different counties over their lifetime without leaving their front porch and in the case of VA vs. WV even two different states.

Mark Allen

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