Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia from 1800 to 1924
While nearly 75 years old at this point, this work is nonetheless a colossal undertaking and still the starting point for Tazewell genealogy and history. Harman's opus is less a history than it is a vast extraction of county court records. Volume I contains abstracts of court orders, wills, and deeds; the names of all civil and military officers of the county; all lawyers admitted to the bar; all preachers licensed to celebrate the rites of matrimony and an exact copy of the Tazewell marriage registers from 1800 to 1852; every deed made to churches of all denominations from 1800 to 1922; the names of all Tazewell representatives in the General Assembly of Virginia from 1800 to 1852; and a list of Revolutionary pensioners. Volume II continues the principal features of Volume I from 1853, with marriage records to 1868; the names of all devisers and devisees of wills to 1924; lists of Tazewell soldiers in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War I; various court orders; and a fairly complete list of Tazewell churches and church officers in 1924. The concluding 250 pages of the book, moreover, consist of lengthy genealogies of pioneer families of Tazewell County.