Hampshire County was formed from the Virginia counties of Augusta and Frederick in 1754. Later, during the American Civil War, it became the first Virginia county wholly in the territory that is now West Virginia. Mrs. Vicki Horton Berry is the compiler of a number of Hampshire County genealogical source record collections, six of which are now available from Clearfield Company.
This volume consists of about 4,500 death records excerpted from Hampshire County Death Record Books I and II. Hampshire County researchers should not be fooled by the apparent recentness of the book’s dates of coverage, for the majority of the records pertain to decedents who were born before the Civil War (and a few who were born in the late 18th century), when Hampshire County was still part of Virginia. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order and give some or all of the following information: name of the deceased; sex and/or race; date, age, and place of death; name of parent(s); date and place of birth; burial place; name and relationship of person providing the details of death; and source. The compiler has also prepared a separate index of all parents and informants whose names appear in the records.