Stafford County, Virginia Genealogy & Historical Research

Stafford County, Virginia is a burned record county. About two-thirds of our court records were lost during the Civil War, making family and historical research in Stafford County a challenge. The Stafford County Historical Society is happy to help you with your queries pertaining to the people and places of Stafford County. Please use the form below to submit questions, and please be as specific as possible. If researching people who lived in Stafford County, birth dates and/or death dates are very helpful.

Please keep in mind that our researchers are volunteers, not paid employees. They love to help and enjoy doing the research for you. Please be patient and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Stafford Historical Figure of the Week

  • Capt. William Brown Wallace (1757-1833)

    Captain William Brown Wallace (1757-1833) was the son of Dr. Michael Wallace (1719-1767) and Elizabeth Brown (1723-1777) of Ellerslie, Stafford County, Virginia.  In 1787 he married Barbara Fox (1766-1833).  Around 1794 William B. Wallace purchased the old Falmouth Tobacco Warehouses at the bottom of the hill near modern Amy's Cafe.  At this point, they assumed the name of Wallace's Warehouses.  A fire destroyed the buildings in 1796 and Wallace rebuilt.  He ran the warehouses at least … Learn More

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