Marriage Records of Cumberland County, Virginia, 1749-1840 (Paperback)
By: Katherine B. Elliott, Pub. 1969, reprinted 2022, 166 pages, Index, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-382-X.
Cumberland County was created in 1749 from the portion of Goochland County south of James River. Its boundaries at the time were Albemarle County (after 1761 Buckingham County) on the west, Amelia County (after 1754 also Prince Edward County) on the south, Chesterfield County on the east and Goochland County on the north. In 1777 the county was divided; its eastern portion of Buckingham County along the James River was added to Cumberland County. The marriage records in this book have been taken from marriage bonds now surviving ministers' return of marriages performed, consents of parents of guardians now extant, marriages recorded in the original Douglas Register pertaining to Cumberland County and other sources considered authentic. Some marriage records by inference taken from wills, deeds and other records have been included. Notes have been included which seemed to be pertinent or of value. This book is arranged in alphabetical order by groom with an index providing names of brides, witnesses and others to approximately 2,000 marriages.