1853     1854     1855

1856     1857     1858

1859     1865     1866

1868     1870     1871

1872     1873     1874

1875     1876     1877

1878     1879     1880

1881     1882     1883

1884     1885     1885

1886     1887     1888



See Announcement at
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1917     1918     1919

1920     1922



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Cabell County Deaths

Early Cabell County Deaths

A law requiring the systematic statewide recording of births and deaths was passed by the VA General Assembly on April 11, 1853. Every commissioner of revenue registered births and deaths in his district annually and forwarded the information to the clerk of court of that county, who then supplied the information to the state Auditor of Public Accounts. This law continued in effect until 1896. The Auditor turned the lists over to the Bureau of Vital Statistics in 1918 and the registers were later transferred to the state archives of VA , Library of Virginia.

There is no longer an original source (register) for Cabell County other than microfilm of very poor quality. We have went through any and all copies or transcriptions of these records available to us in the compilation of this material.


Archives/Manuscripts – Holdings Library of Virginia

Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics

Deaths registers, 1853-1896 (microfilm)60 reels

Location: Library of Virginia Archives & Manuscripts Room; Manuscripts; 28471

These birth registers are arranged alphabetically by county. We inquired about this film, but found it impractical to drive to Richmond when it was available at Charleston.

WV State Archives, Charleston WV

This microfilm is barely legible and cannot easily be copied for reading at a later time.

 Heritage Quest,  James E. Casto Local History Room
 at the Cabell County Public Library

This is a copy of a WPA project and does not “jive” with the original microfilm.

 KYOVA Genealogical Society, Huntington, WV

 KYOVA has a transcribed version in book form with annotations for sale. The microfilm was first discovered and transcribed in the 80’s by members of  the KYOVA Genealogical Society.

Cabell County Court House (Vital Statistics)

These records will cover the years for ---
 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859,
1865, 1866, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873,
1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880,
1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887,
1888 & 1889.


We are constantly trying to make historical and genealogical information more available to the public. The Cabell County Doors to the Past website has been granted permission from the WV Culture Org. to link birth, death, marriage data found on the Doors website directly to the jpeg image of the original document held by the WV Culture org. We appreciate this gracious offer and encourage all to visit their website for information not found on Cabell County Doors to the Past. You will find that some names are underlined. These underlined names are hyperlinks that take you directly to the material.

These records will cover the years for ---
1917, 1918, 1919, 1920 & 1922

Make your selection on the Left Side of the page.

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