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Upshur Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. 66 Up8

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Papers, 1622-1936, of the Upshur family of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Chiefly the genealogical correspondence and notes of Thomas Teackle Upshur (d. 1910) who was interested in the local history of Northampton and Accomack counties, Va. and in the genealogies of Eastern Shore families. Includes three manuscript volumes (indexed) called "Genealogies of the Kingdom of Accomack." The family papers of the Upshur family includes correspondence, 1786-1910, unpublished writings, accounts, and legal documents. The genealogical notes are arranged by family. The correspondence is arranged chronologically and the surnames of correspondents are given.

Oversize boxes contain a map of Belgium (9), a map of France (17), a 1900 address by T.T. Upshur at the dedication of the new Accomac, Virginia Courthouse, rolled family Upshur chart, and rolled family charts on "lines of Scarburgh, Winder and Riderick."


  • Creation: 1662-1936

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Guide to the Upshur Family Papers
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