Research into the early families of Grayson is difficult because many of the records that researchers depend on never existed, were destroyed or are incomplete. This makes it difficult to determine who was in Grayson, where they came from, and who their descendants are. The goal here is to gather the best information available about as many of these early families as we can.
The articles here concentrate on the ancestors and origins of these early families. In general any discussions of their descendants will be limited to one or two generations. It is well beyond the scope of this effort to extend any of the descendant research to the current generations.
Our initial definition of Early Families of Grayson is any individual or family who resided within the current boundaries of Grayson County in 1840 or earlier. This includes land owners, slaves, tenants, merchants, etc. Most of the reports covered here will be about the white land owners whose descendants stayed in the county for several generations.
At this time the articles included here are primarily by members of the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation. To post an article here an author must agree to participate in a review process and in a continuing process of discussion and revision. These requirements include:
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