Louisa County Library

WIlliam Henry Kiblinger

William Henry Kiblinger Collection

“Kib,” as he was known to his friends, was a man of many interests: namely mining, railroads, and anything pertaining to Louisa County history.  A WW II veteran, he was an accomplished photographer and longtime amateur radio operator.  Generous to a fault, he was always willing to share his collections with others.

Mr. Kiblinger was born in January 29, 1918 and died January 23, 2001. This page contains a partial listing of materials donated to the Louisa County Public Library by William Kiblinger. Please visit the Louisa County Library to view the collection.

Louisa County History:

Virginia Map of Indian Territory 1612Louisa County History  Edited by Pattie Cooke

A history of the lives and lifestyles in Louisa County's past to the 1940s prepared by the Louisa County Historical Society with the students and teachers at Louisa County Middle School.

Louisa County, Virginia Judgments 1766 - 1790, Janice Abercrombie

Louisa County Records You Probably Never Saw: 18th Century Virginia,John C. Bell

Documents include:

  • James Overton's Will
  • Members of Captain William Phillips' Company of Volunteer Rangers of Louisa County in 1763
  • A Condensation of an Old Louisa County Bond Book, 1754-1766
  • Extracts from Louisa Guardian Settlements Booklet 1751-1766
  • Unrecorded Deeds of Louisa County 1762-1803
  • Condensation of Louisa County Free Blacks Register 1816-1837
  • Minute or Court Order Book 1760-1764

Hope TavernOld Home Places of Louisa County,  Claudia Anderson Chisholm & Ellen Gray Lillie

The book traces the ownership of some 222 homes in the county with a picture or artist drawing of each.

Louisa County Virginia Death Records 1853-1896
Louisa County Marriages. 1766-1815  

Battle of Trevillian StationBattle of Trevillian Station Walbrook Davis Swank

The Civil War's greatest and bloodiest all cavalry battle with eyewitness memoirs.

Louisa County Marriages. 1815 - 1861
Louisa County, Virginia 1742 - 1992. 250th Anniversary
Louisa County Historical Magazine, SPRING 1990. Mineral Centennial

Princess Louisa Louisa and Louisa County: Images of America, Pattie Gordon Pavlansky Cooke

Princess Louisa was the daughter of King George II and Queen Caroline. In 1742, when Hanover County was divided, the newly created county was called Louisa County in her honor. On December 11, 1743, she married Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway.

Virginia Counties (not Louisa):

Albemarle County, VA Court Papers 1744 - 1783
Amherst County, VA Records 1763 - 1800

mapAugusta County, VA. Annals of,  1726 - 1871

The early settlers of Augusta County were people of the Scotch-Irish race; and, up to the time of the Revolutionary war, very few persons of any other nationality came to live in the county. This book offers a look at the origin and history of these people.

Augusta Historical Bulletin
Caroline County, VA 1727 - 1969. People, Post Offices and Communities
Caroline County, VA Court Records (1742 - 1833) & Marriages (1787-1810)
Diary of Robert Rose. A View of Virginia by a Scottish Colonial Parson, 1746-1751. 
  Ralph Emmett Fall
Essex County, VA. Historic Homes, Landmarks, and Traditions

essex county Essex County, VA. Settlers, Southerners, Americans

This history tells the story of Essex County, from the Indians of the 1600s to current days. Essex County underwent nearly all the great trials and transitions of the nation: frontier wars and revolution, slavery and civil war, reconstruction, depression, and rapid modernization. The book explores how Native Americans, blacks, and whites have lived with each other in the past 350 years.

Fairfax County Historical Highlights from 1607
Fairfax County, VA. Wills and Inventories. 1743-1800
Gloucester and Mathews Counties, VA. 1749-1827

goochlandGoochland County, VA. Marriages 1733-1815

Compiled by Kathleen Booth Williams, 1960. The General Assembly met on March 6, 1727. At this meeting an Act was passed for the division of Henrico County and the formation of Goochland County. Goochland was named for William Gooch, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1727-1749. When Goochland was formed it contained the area that is now Goochland, Albemarle, Cumberland, Amherst, Chesterfield, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Powhatan, Nelson and Appomattox.

Hanover County. Early History and the American Revolution
Hanover County Chancery Wills & Notes

Walton's HomeHanover County. Old Homes

Hanover County Historical Society, 1983. Hanover County was formed from New Kent County in 1721 and was named for the Duke of Hanover, later George I of Great Britain. There are well over two hundred houses with pictures and information about them in the book. The houses described, some no longer standing, are from the earliest days of Hanover County to the period of the Civil War.

Hanover County Taxpayers Saint Paul's Parish
Hanover County. Marriage Bonds, 1782-1953

Log cabin weatherboarded facing the Rappahannock River.  One of the oldest houses at Port Royal.  Torn down in 1966. Hidden village. Port Royal, VA. 1744-1981,   Ralph Emmett Fall, 1982

This is the first publication of the 300-year history of this Colonial town, first settled in 1651, and founded in 1744. Hundreds of families who lived here and nearby are described, as well as their homes, shops, schools, and churches. The book identifies the earlier Indians before 1700, the first white settlers, the town's forms of government, its shipping, its base as the Union Army Depot in the Civil War, and its various occupations over 300 years.

ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD (1676 - 1740)History of Early Spotsylvania.   James Roger Mansfield, 1977

Many people are acquainted with the importance of Spotsylvania during the Civil War when it was the site of four major battles. While some chapters deal with a specific subject from beginning to end, this book is primarily a chronicle of the first few decades of the county's history.

rockinghamHistory of Rockingham County, VA., John W. Wayland, Ph.D. 1972.

This is an illustrated history of Rockingham County. The book gives due recognition to all the important phases of Rockingham life, interests, and enterprises. It emphasizes those particular interests and activities that have given the county its distinctive character and influence.

Middlesex County, VA. 1653-1812
The Douglas Register: an index of Goochland Wills
Hornbook of Virginia History
New Kent County, VA. Parish Register: St. Peter's, 1680 - 1787
New Kent County, VA. Planters, Plantation, and Places

Old Tavern.  Presently used as a doctor's office, it was originally an early tavern. Northern Virginia Heritage. Templeman and Netherton 1966.

A pictorial compilation of the historic sites and homes in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier, Prince William and Strafford, and the cities of Alexandria and Fredericksburg.

Old King William homeOld King William Home and Families.,   Peyton Neale Clarke 1976

King William county was organized in 1701, its territory being taken from King and Queen, which in turn had been formed from a part of New Kent in 1691. New Kent was a part of the original Shire of York until 1654. In 1720 Spotsylvania County was formed from parts of King William, King and Queen, and Essex. A history of King William would consequently be inseparable from that of all these counties. In King William the cream of the English Cavaliers first made their homes. Many of the old buildings have decayed and disappeared, others are mere ruins, while a few have been preserved with zealous care.

Orange County Marriages, 1747-1850 

A cabin in Shenandoah National Park area, before the park was established.Page County, VA. Short History., Harry M. Strickler 1952.

Page County was established by an Act of the General Assembly in March 30, 1831, taken principally from Shenandoah County. The new county was named for John Page, member of the first U.S. Congress, and Governor of Virginia, 1802-1805, and Lieutenant-Governor during the Revolution.

Page County, 1788-1850. The Record of Hawksbill Church
Page County, 1831-1850. Marriage Bonds
Pence Families of America, Part I: Jacob and Valentine Pence of Rockingham
Pence Families of America, Part II: Jacob and Valentine Pence of Rockingham
Richmond, VA. Marriages and Deaths from 1780-1820 Newspapers

Rockbridge County, VA. Marriages 1778-1850 Dorthie & Edwin C. Kirkpatrick, 1985.

Rockbridge County was formed from portions of Augusta and Botetourt Counties in 1778. The Kirkpatricks, Davidsons, McCampbells, Coopers, and Gilmores located there in the middle 1700s.

Rockingham County, VA Marriages, 1778-1816
Rockingham County, VA. Men in the Revolution
Rockingham County, VA. Virginia Valley Records
Shenandoah County Marriage Bonds, 1772-1850
Shenandoah Valley Family Data, 1799-1813

Shenandoah Valley Pioneers. Frederick County, VA, T. K. Cartmell, 1909.

This volume presents a detailed history of Old Frederick County which encompassed the present Berkeley, Clarke, Frederick, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, Shenandoah, and Warren counties. The author, a Clerk of the Old County Court, writes the history of the Valley from its formation in 1738 to 1908.

Streetcar in Staunton c. 1910Shenandoah Valley. A Pictorial History, Ron Steffey, 1980.

A collection of artifacts, especially antique post cards and photographs allow the reader to visualize life in the Valley during the early years of the 20th Century.


JACOB RINKER HOUSE, near Conicville.  The first religious service of the neighborhood is said to have been held in this house.

Shenandoah Valley, 200 Years, Arthur Pierson Kelley, 1973. 

A history of early settlers, and in particular a history of Old Pine Church.  Includes a records of births and baptisms.  


Alexander SpotswoodSpotsylvania County and Fredericksburg Town. Forgotten Companions, the First Settlers, Paula S. Felder, 1982.

When the attention of Alexander Spotswood, the Governor of Virginia, was drawn to the Rappahannock area in 1713 by the possibilities for mining iron ore, a fascinating chapter began in the history of this frontier. The book is the actual story of the colonial predecessors and the problems they faced as their land grew from a wilderness on the frontier to a rural society.

Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy

BIG FOOT WALLACE, the King of the LariatVirginia and the Westward Movement. Away I'm Bound.

David Hackett Fischer & James C. Kelly, 1993. This book tells the story of the migration to Virginia of English, German, and Scotch-Irish settlers, and African slaves; and the movement of more than a million people--two-thirds white and one-third black--who left Virginia between the Revolution and the Civil War to settle the American West.

Virginia Historic Marriage Register. Page County Marriage Bonds, 1831-1850
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, July 1984