Grayson County, Virginia Bar, 1793 - 1837

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Grayson County, Virginia Bar, 1793 - 1837

Lawyers

The practices of Grayson County and the North Carolina counties differed considerably in admitting lawyers to the Bar. In the early days of both counties, the county court admitted lawyers to practice before the bar. The Ashe County records fail to record many of the men who must have practiced before the courts in that county. It appears that an attorney in North Carolina was usually a resident of the county in which he practiced. In Virginia roaming attorneys seem to have been the rule. North Carolina also required formal legal training, while in Virginia a person could "read" law with an established attorney in a type of apprentice system without attending a law school, though many Virginia attorneys attended William and Mary or the University of Virginia Schools of Law.

Grayson County, Virginia Bar, 1793 - 1837
Name Status Date County
Amis, Lewis Attorney October 19, 1812 Grayson County
Blair, James Attorney August 20, 1793 Grayson County
Boyd, Chatham Attorney October 19, 1830 Grayson County
Boyd, Thomas J. Attorney October 19, 1830 Grayson County
Boyd, Thomas J. Attorney September 13, 1832 Grayson County
Brackenbrough, W., Judge 1810 Grayson County
Brown, George W. Attorney May 27, 1834 Grayson County
Brown, James E. Attorney May 19, 1823 Grayson County
Brown, James E. Judge April 13, 1833 Grayson County
Campbell, John Attorney August 25, 1810 Grayson County
Caruthers, Benjamin F. Attorney March 25, 1833 Grayson County
Chapman, Hanly Attorney August 15, 1810 Grayson County
Chapman, John Attorney May 19, 1823 Grayson County
Chapman, John Attorney September 13, 1832 Grayson County
Draper, Joseph Attorney May 14, 1821 Grayson County
Evans, James Attorney 1809 Grayson County
Evans, Joseph Attorney 1810 Grayson County
Floyd, Benjamin R. Attorney April 27, 1835 Grayson County
Foster, John Attorney October 13, 1828 Grayson County
Friel, Silas Attorney May 19, 1823 Grayson County
Graham, William A. Attorney May 15, 1827 Grayson County
Gray, David W. Attorney May 22, 1810 Grayson County
Greer, Shadrach Special Case   Grayson County
Henderson, Arthur H. Attorney May 19, 1818 Grayson County
Idle, Frederick Attorney ? Grayson County
Johnson, Peter Judge 1811 Grayson County
Johnston, Charles Attorney May 17, 1819 Grayson County
Kane, Henry S. Attorney April 13, 1833 Grayson County
Keith, Daniel Attorney 1807 Grayson County
Kelly, John Attorney 1809 Grayson County
Kelly, William Special Case   Grayson County
Lee, Charles C. Attorney August 24, 1833 Grayson County
Leftwich, Isaac J. Attorney September 13, 1832 Grayson County
Leftwich, James J. Attorney September 24, 1832 Grayson County
Matthews, Richard Attorney April, 1837 Grayson County
Mays, Peter Attorney 1809 Grayson County
McCamant, Samuel Attorney May 15, 1827 Grayson County
Michie, Thomas Attorney October 15, 1821 Grayson County
Moore, Alfred Attorney September 12, 1831 Grayson County
Perry, Zebb Attorney June 27, 1809 Grayson County
Sanders, Fleming Judge April 12, 1831 Grayson County
Smith, Alexander Attorney June 10, 1793 Grayson County
Smyth, Harold Attorney October 15, 1821 Grayson County
Steward, Archibald Attorney May 18, 1824 Grayson County