|Posted By:||Barbara Allen McWatt|
|Subject:||1847 election news online - LOTS of names!|
|Post Date:||July 13, 2005 at 10:04:36|
|Forum:||Campbell County, VA Genealogy Forum|
I just posted an old newspaper article about an upcoming ward election in Campbell County, Virginia, which lists lots of names of candidates for various positions. Surnames mentioned include the following: OTEY, ROBERTS, JONES, JENNINGS, HART, ACREE, MCDANIEL, PARTIN, CHRISTIAN, HARE, WARWICK, NORVELL, HANCOCK, SHACKLEFORD, LYMAN, FLETCHER, BURTON, SCHOOLFIELD, HALSEY, LEFTWICH, and LABBY. One thing I particularly like about this article is that is includes full first names rather than the frequently-used initials only plus a surname.
This was scanned from an original issue (NOT microfilm!) of the The Lynchburg Virginian newspaper dated April 12, 1847, and you can see it online here:
I hope it's helpful!