Grayson County, Virginia Bar, 1793 - 1837
Government Bar Association File
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Grayson County, Virginia Bar, 1793 - 1837
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.
|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|