The Resource Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society individual/family documents

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society individual/family documents

Label
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society individual/family documents, 1779-1930; undated
Title
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society individual/family documents
Inclusive dates
1779-1930; undated
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains deeds and indentures; letters; receipts; promissory notes and other financial papers, including those related to family businesses; certificates; and miscellaneous other documents. Of particular interest are: various Harrisonburg-area documents incl. a downtown plat and an indenture that transferred land from T. Harrison to Rockingham County for the courthouse. Civil War documents incl. a 20 June 1862 letter describing the battles of Port Republic and Cross Keys and a couple of Confederate bills. Family materials of note incl. those of the Henkel family (correspondence and broadsides, some printed in both English and German); the Harrison family; and the John Koontz and Lincoln families. The Koontz folder contains an 1812 grant to land where Koontz built the house later occupied by the Lincolns. The Lincoln folder contains genealogy information and several land indentures, etc. incl. a deed of sale between Abraham Lincoln, Sr. and his wife Bathsheba (spl.) to Michael Shank (1781). Also incl. are numerous documents for the Varner family (correspondence: Stony Man, Page Co.; financial/legal; and distillery papers)
  • 1991 additions to the collection include items from the following families/individuals: Thomas Basford, William Crawford, and the Garber, Martz and Winfield families
Note
Forms part of: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society (Va.) records, 1740-1950. See overall collection record for more comprehensive information.
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Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society individual/family documents
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/hstsocpa.aspx
Note
  • Also known as the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society individual/family documents; the individual/family documents of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
  • Deeds and indentures are filed under the buyer in the Individual/family Series. There is a cross index of names for the Series III. Subseries B. Miscellaneous families documents
Arrangement
Series III. of Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society (Va.) records, 1740-1950. Series III. Subseries A. Individual Families, Subseries B. Miscellaneous Families. For Subseries A., there are separate folders under each family or individual for which 5 or more relevant items are held. For Subseries B., there are combined folders in 1 alphabetical sequence for 4 or less documents per name.
Control code
20371089
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
2 1/2 Hollinger boxes (34 folders)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Note
For more detailed information on Series I-II and IV, see OCLC records 20306247, 20368665, and 20400782, respectively.
Ownership
On deposit from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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