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Table of Contents
Filename Date Submitter
Biographies & Family Histories
John KING of Elizabeth City Co., VA (ca. 1675, Nansemond Co. - 1736)
 ~ will, dated 13 Jan 1735 (1735/6)
 ~ transcript includes substantial notes on KING family of se VA & ne NC
Jan 2011 Bud King
Nancy Anne Riddick (CUNNINGHAM) SMITH
 ~ b. 1781, Gates Co., NC; d. 1816, Somerton, Nansemond Co.
 ~ 1st wife of Capt. Washington SMITH, m. 1798, Gates Co., NC
Dec 2012 Bill BOGGESS
Nansemond Co. Civil War veterans
 ~ biographical sketches; notes & trivia; 1898 Roster
Apr 2015 Bruce Saunders
Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery A-L · M-W May 2010 Joy Fisher
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk: ABC · DEF · GHI · JKL · MNO · PQR · STU · VWXYZW · Index Jun 2019 Bruce Saunders
George's Bend (BEALE/JONES) Cemetery Mar 2011 Trudy Baugham Gunn,
Carol Baugham Ferguson, &
Bruce Saunders
Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk May 2019 Bruce Saunders
Index, Nansemond Co./Suffolk Cemeteries
  extension of the SCHS Cemetery Project
Jan 2020 Bruce Saunders
Also see the Nansemond Co. VA USGenWeb Archives Cemeteries
Census and Tax Records
 ~ see Nansemond Co. Census & Tax Records
 ~ see also Census Images below
Image Index
Census Images
1820 Nansemond Co. Census - Index to Online Images Jan 2001 Joan Ackermann Renfrow
1820 Nansemond County Census Images Nov 2000 Ellen Cassidy
1840 Nansemond Co. Census - Index to Online Images Jan 2001 Joan Ackermann Renfrow
1840 Nansemond County Census Images Nov 2000 Ellen Cassidy
Farmers Bank of Nansemond & National Bank of Suffolk Aug 2010 Joy Fisher
First Baptist Church of Suffolk, Virginia Aug 2010 Joy Fisher
Jos.P. Hall, Inc., Druggists ~ Suffolk
  ~ advertising card
Jul 2003 Joy Fisher
"Never Forgets" ~ The World's Largest Peanut Market ~ Suffolk, Va.
  ~ circus elephants enjoying a snack
Aug 2010 Joy Fisher
Post Office ~ Suffolk, Va. Aug 2010 Joy Fisher
A Typical View taken from life in Suffolk, Va.
  ~ African-American couple in cow-drawn buggy
Aug 2010 Joy Fisher
World War Monument ~ Suffolk, Va. Aug 2010 Joy Fisher
 ~ contributed by Rodney Skeeter
West End Baptist Church, organized 1929, built 1938
 ~ published by the Southern Candy Co., Portsmouth
 ~ contributed by Kitty Lackey
West Washington Street
 ~ published by the Southern Candy Co., Portsmouth
 ~ contributed by Kitty Lackey
"History Relates Chartering of Suffolk in 1742"
 ~ site originally called Constant's Warehouse
Jan 2023 Matt Harris
William Thurmon Letter, 1814 Sep 2006 Deborah Parks
Military Records
Gold Star Honor Roll
  ~ Virginia World War History Commision, 1947
Apr 2020 Bruce Saunders
Miscellaneous Records
Notes on Virginia's Separation of Cities and Counties Jun 2007 Matt Harris
How "Elephant's Fork" got its name, ca. 1904
 ~ H.J. BOWEN obituary
Jun 2010 Bruce Saunders
 ~ Elizabeth (KILBY; Mrs. George R.) SMITH, mortally wounded
 ~ Siege of Suffolk, May 1863
 ~ "Richmond Examiner" - article
Aug 2017 Deborah Parker
"Suffolk Officer Shot" 1920
 ~ officer Henley Wescott "Monk" CHURN, Sr.
 ~ Ft. Eustis soldier William JONES arrested
 ~ "Richmond Times-Dispatch" - article
Mar 2020 Matt Harris
"Suffolk Landmark Is Being Torn Down"
 ~ BOOTHE home, 206 N. Main St.
 ~ built circa 1830 by Thomas S. SHEPHERD
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald," article, 22 Jul 1929
Mar 2024 Matt Harris
 ~ Linwood Hamblin EDWARDS, Jr., d. 20 Oct 1935, age 20
 ~ Percy Scott RIFE charged with DUI & manslaughter
 ~ "Smithfield Times" - articles, 24 Oct 1935
Oct 2017 Bruce Saunders,
Carolyn A. Keen
"City Marking Initial Anniversary Sunday"
 ~ Suffolk designated a city of the first class 29 Feb 1944
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald," article, 28 Feb 1948
Apr 2023 Matt Harris
"Case of Shooting Of Carrsville Postmaster Closed"
 ~ "Jack" John Francis DUKE, Jr., shot during attempted robbery, 16 Jul 1958
 ~ John Grady BOYKINS, fatally shot by State troopers, 23 Aug 1958
 ~ "Smithfield Times" - article, 2 Oct 1958
Sep 2018 Matt Harris
"Old Cemeteries"
 ~ private & family cemeteries sought
 ~ mapping by the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society
 ~ "Suffolk News-Herald," article, 4 Sep 1967
Jun 2022 Matt Harris
Obituaries A · B · C · D-G · H-J · K-O · P-R · S-Z
Vital Records
Richard Claude LUKE & Elizabeth LeClaire "Lizzie" NELMS, both of Suffolk   m. 3 Aug 1911, Pasquotank Co., NC Sep 2011 Deborah Parker
John KING of Elizabeth City Co., VA (ca. 1675, Nansemond Co. - 1736)
 ~ will, dated 13 Jan 1735 (1735/6)
 ~ bequests include tracts in Nansemond Co.
Jan 2011 Bud King

Many records pertaining to Suffolk are posted at the Nansemond County, VA USGenWeb Archives

Nansemond County was originally known as Upper Norfolk County when formed in 1637.
Its name was changed in 1646, for the Nansemond Indians who lived in the area.
The county seat was Suffolk.
The county was incorporated as the independent City of Nansemond in 1972,
and became extinct when it merged with the city of Suffolk in 1974.

If you have data you would like to contribute for the Suffolk USGenWeb Archives,
please read the guidelines for the archives and then contact Matt Harris who maintains this site.

For additional information visit these sites:
Nansemond County VAGenWeb Archives
Nansemond County VAGenWeb
Nansemond Co. VAGenWeb Archives FTP Directories
NCGenWeb Archives
Suffolk Public Library
Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society
IWCHS Cemetery Reports
Blackwater Regional Library
Newport News Public Library System
NNPLS Digital Library
NNPLS Virginiana Room
  · includes link to Daily Press Obituary Index
The Library of Virginia
Isle of Wight Co. VAGenWeb Archives
Isle of Wight County VAGenWeb
Southampton Co. VAGenWeb Archives
Southampton County VAGenWeb
Surry County, Virginia, Historical Society and Museums, Inc.
VA Table of Contents
Virginia Historical Photos
USGenWeb Archives Special Projects for Virginia
Recent Virginia Uploads

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