Notebooks of typescript or handwritten abstracts of land documents and Revolutionary War records kept by J[oseph] T . McAllister, a lawyer from Warm Springs, Virginia. Most of the land abstracts are from Bath County, Virginia from the late 1700's to mid 1800's, though some records are from the 1910/11 era for Bath County and 1904 era for Highland County. The Revolutionary transcripts include many war service declarations from many Virginia Counties.
He was author of several books, Historical Sketches of Virginia Hot Springs, Warm Sulphur Springs and Bath County, Virginia (1908) and Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (1913).
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Joseph Thompson McAllister was author of several books, Historical Sketches of Virginia Hot Springs, Warm Sulphur Springs and Bath County, Virginia (1908) and Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (1913).
J.T. McAllister's Notebooks onThe Revolutionary War and Virginia Counties, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/1390 Accessed April 14, 2021.