The records in this unpretentious volume are of four kinds–marriages, wills, Revolutionary petitions, and gravestones–though, indeed, the bulk of the work is comprised of marriage records and wills. The marriage records derive from the counties of Bedford, Franklin, Grayson, Pulaski, and Roanoke; and the wills from the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Floyd, Grayson, Pulaski, and Roanoke. There is also a scattering of Revolutionary petitions and tombstone records from many of these same counties. Although the dates of the records vary, most of them touch on the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Entries are arranged alphabetically under record group and county and concern approximately 9,000 persons.