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County History
ne of the original 8 shires created in 1634, it was named Warrosquyoake Shire. In 1637, it was renamed Isle of Wight County, after the island off the south coast of England of the same name.

St. Luke's Church, built in 1632, is the nation's only original Gothic church and the oldest existing church of English foundation. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its significance.

In 1732 a considerable portion of the northwestern part of the original shire was added to Brunswick County; and in 1748 the entire county of Southampton was carved out of it.

The county is bounded by the James River on the north and the Blackwater River to the south. The land is generally low-lying, with many swamps and pocosins.

Smithfield & Windsor

Battery Park - Benns Church - Burwell's Bay - Carrolltown - Carrsville - Central Hill -
Indika - Isle of Wight - Lawson - Mogart's Beach - Raynor - Rescue - Rushmere - Stott - Walters - Wills Corner - Zuni

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April 2014
Obits: Lillie Archer, Capt. Elisha Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Bell, Earl Bradshaw, W. L. Branch, J. W. Cawson, John Chalmers, Sallie Chalmers, George Channel, Delvin Cofe, Sarah Conway, John Cowling, Evalyn Cutchins, Mills Darden, William Davis, Capt. Thomas Gilliam, Andrew Gilligan, Sallie Godwin, Eliza Green, Mrs. Pembroke Gwaltney, Elizabeth Hall, Frank Hall, Jane Harvey, Ann Hundley, Jesse Johnson, Dr. J. C. Jordan, Mrs. B. F. Latimer, David Lowe, Walter Mathews, Archie Nelms, Mary Newmar, Francis C. Roberts, Mrs. Noah Stephenson, George Stringfield, Samuel Thomas, Thomas Turner, Jas. Tynes, V. W. Whitemore, N. F. Young, N. P. Young, Sallie Young, Virginia Porter, Marion Rainey, Katherine Taliaferro, Leslie Brock, Willie Brown, Nola Delk, Ernest Cofer, Salle Duck, Mrs. Augusta Holloman, James Cox, Edward Ramsey, Andrew Cofer, Emily Holloway, Joseph Holloway, Florence Brittle, John Bond, Howard Crumpler, William Gwaltney, Maj. Richard Thomas, Martha Turner, Thomas Cross, A. E. Jordan, Mrs. Tazewell Taylor, Robert Lewis, Jethro Rhodes, John Shriever, John Thomas, Capt. Richard Turner; Joseph Luter, Wilfred Edwards, T. H. Ross, Mary Barrow, William Joyner, John W. Gray, Grace Ratcliffe Ralson, James Johnson, Jr., Dora Terrell Williams, Daughter of Cornelius Turner, Percy Lee Cofer, James W. McEnerney, Maj. Blair Pegram, Albert Wilson, Emily F. Jordan, Harry Lee Judkins, Capt. O. G. Delk, Col. E. M. Morrison, James E. Brittle, Nanie Atkinston Parker, Calvin Jones, Sam L. Jones, Martha Fuller, John William Crocker,
Mrs. Rueben Turner, Richard Brown, Jessie Britt, Rev. Dr. J. F. Deans, Dr. J. M. Raby, Justice F. D. Joyner, Sarah A. Edwards, Fannie Batten, Coreen Ballard, Oscar A. Bowden, J. P. Rhodes, Mrs. Martha Lewis, George Boyett, Lizzie Lee Fulgham, Anna Raiford, Benjamin M. Cobb, Mrs. C. P. Edwards,
Mar 2014
1883 Pensioners
Jan 2013
Births - 1867
Births - 1868
Births - 1869
Births - 1870
Births - 1871
Births - 1872

Jun 2012
Todd - Ashton Marriage
Wise - Atkinson Marriage
Cocke - Johnson Marriage
Coleman - Jerdome Marriage

May 2012
1890 Veteran's Census - Smithfield
1890 Veteran's Census - Windsor Magisterial District
1890 Veteran's Census - Hardy

Jan 2012
1850 Mortality Schedule Eastern District No, 1
Robert Pitt Biography

Nov 2011
Richard Miles Cary Biography

Oct 2011
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