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Rockingham County (Va.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Acker Family Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0095
Abstract

The Acker Family Diaries, 1880-1906, consist of one Hollinger box and contains the personal diaries of Rockingham County residents Isaac Acker and his son David. The elder Acker's diaries span the years 1880-1906, while his son's cover 1889-1900. The diaries of both men are similar in that they discuss the day-to-day events in the lives of the Acker family. The collection is arranged in three series: Isaac Acker Diaries, David C. Acker Diaries, and Indices.

Dates: 1880-1906

Bowman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0159
Abstract

The Bowman Family Papers, 1765-1998, consisting of one box and one flat folder, contain various documents related to John Bowman, and his descendants David, Joseph, Alpheus, Solon, and others. These documents include deeds and indentures pertaining to land granted to John Bowman, as well as wills and financial records, and records pertaining to the construction of a new Rader’s Church, 1878-1879.

Dates: 1765-1998

Eldon Bowman collection of Bowman family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0328
Abstract

The Eldon Bowman Collection of Bowman Family Papers, 1797-2019, comprises genealogical materials (photocopied and original), correspondence, and family papers related to the Bowman family of Rockingham County, Virginia specifically the Eli Martin Bowman (1861-1950) and Amanda Hollar Bowman (1865-1936) line.

Dates: 1797 - 2019

Ezra M. Minnick Sr. diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0051
Abstract

The Ezra M. Minnick Sr. Diary, 1900, comprises one Excelsior Diary with daily entries by Timberville, Virginia farmer and government inspector, Ezra M. Minnick Sr. General subject matter includes weather reports, local and state politics, business dealings, and personal news and events.

Dates: 1900

George E. May Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0094
Abstract

The George E. May Papers, 1930s, contain 44 chapters (some missing) of a carbon-copy typescript manuscript plus handwritten drafts and other notes on the history of Port Republic, Virginia. The manuscript is a draft of May's book Port Republic: The History of a Shenandoah Valley River Town that was published for the first time in 2002 - the 200th anniversary of the founding of Port Republic.

Dates: 1930s

George K. Harnsberger Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0312
Abstract

The George K. Harnsberger Ledger, 1939-1957, documents Harnsberger's personal and farm related financial activities. The ledger primarily records expenses, but payments received for sales of grain and other crops, livestock, and poultry are also documented.

Dates: 1939-1957

George W. W. Scothern Daybooks

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0142
Abstract

The George W. W. Scothern Daybooks, 1905 - 1911, consist of account ledgers and other materials that document the business transactions of a photography business and a general store, C.A. Scothern & Son.

Dates: 1905-1911

Heatwole Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0252
Abstract

The Heatwole Family Papers, 1838-2001, document descendants of David Heatwole (1767-1842). The collection documents the Virginia Heatwoles, specifically those of Mt. Clinton and Dale Enterprise, as well as the Trumbos of Fulks Run. Materials include correspondence, financial records, personal papers, photographs, and ephemera.

Dates: 1838-2001

Henkel Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0253
Abstract

The Henkel Family Papers, 1801-2008, document the influential Henkel family of Rockingham and Shenandoah counties in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The collection, primarily documenting the Siram and Margaret Koiner Henkel line of the family, is comprised of correspondence, personal and financial papers, and genealogical research materials.

Dates: 1801-2008

J. W. Tate Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0301
Abstract

The J. W. Tate Ledgers, 1888-1905, comprise four account books documenting Tate's blacksmith business in the Amberly area of Rockingham County, Virginia. Additional materials include correspondence, printed ephemera, and an incomplete autobiographical sketch of Luna Tate, J. W. Tate's daughter.

Dates: 1888-1905

John G. Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0157
Abstract

Research materials and topical files pertaining to Shenandoah Valley folk culture including recipes, cures for ailments, folklore stories, and other traditions gathered and documented by John G. Stewart and Elmer Smith, former professors at Madison College (James Madison University).

Dates: 1761-2002; Majority of material found within 1953-1973

Leri Melissa Thomas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0156
Abstract

The Leri Melissa Thomas Papers, 1926-1995 (bulk 1988-1992), consists of one box of files documenting the relationship between Shenandoah National Park (SNP) and residents and officials in several counties adjoining the park, especially Madison, Augusta, and Rockingham counties, Virginia.

Dates: 1926-1995; Majority of material found within 1988-1992

Liskey Collection of Heavner Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0184
Abstract The Liskey Collection of Heavner Family Papers, 1788-1967, consists of one box (.4 cubic feet) of personal correspondence, business and personal financial records, and various other items pertaining to the William Heavner family, documented through the maternal side: William Heavner, Evaline Heavner Aubrey, Dorcas Aubrey Breneman (also spelled Brenneman), and Mae Breneman Liskey. Other names represented are Hughes, Brake, Dove, Hess, and Trumbo, among others. The collection is arranged...
Dates: 1788-1967

Lucy Simms oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 20
Abstract

The oral history collection includes the recollections of Carlotta Harris, Edgar Johnson and wife, Wilhelmina Johnson, Louise Winston, and Elon Rhodes, former students of Lucy Simms, and Ellen Walker, current owner of the Lucy Simms house.

Dates: 2000

Rockingham County moonshine oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 33
Abstract

Rockingham County Moonshine Oral Histories, 2009-2010, is comprised of recorded interviews with five individuals who discuss moonshining in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dates: 2009-2010

Rockingham Luncheon Ruritan Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0291
Abstract

The Rockingham Luncheon Ruritan Club Records, 2008-2010, comprise administrative records documenting the club's activities. Materials primarily include meeting agendas and minutes.

Dates: 2008-2010

Sam Bowman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0147
Abstract

The Sam Bowman Papers, 1848-1967, consist of miscellaneous materials and seven business ledgers that document operations of the Bowman family dairy farm in Rockingham County, Virginia.

Dates: 1848-1967

Shenandoah Valley miscellaneous ledgers, minute books, and registers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0079
Abstract

The Shenandoah Valley Miscellaneous Ledgers, Minute Books, and Registers, 1804-1933, are comprised of an assortment of bound record books from various organizations and individuals, documenting a variety of agricultural, social, commercial, and educational endeavors in Harrisonburg and surrounding counties in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Dates: 1804-1933

Stephens and Yount Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0251
Abstract

The Stephens and Yount Family Papers, 1812-1991 (bulk 1812-1938), primarily document the Richard Stephens family of Rockingham County, Virginia and his descendants. Materials include correspondence, receipts, financial documents, indentures, deeds, and ephemera.

Dates: 1812-1991; Majority of material found within 1812-1938

William H. Bowman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0087
Abstract

The William H. Bowman Papers, 1856-1897, consist of the papers of William H. Bowman, including bills, receipts, and legal documents along with personal letters.

Dates: 1856-1897

William Hoyle Garber photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0318
Abstract

The William Hoyle Garber Photographs, 1930-1960, comprise approximately 1625 negatives and 70 prints that were taken and developed by William Garber of Garber’s Photo Shop in Mount Jackson, Virginia. The photographs document the people, places, industries, automobiles, sports, events, disasters, etc., of the central and northern Shenandoah Valley (primarily between the cities of Harrisonburg and Woodstock).

Dates: 1930 - 1960

Woodbine Cemetery Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0236
Abstract

The Woodbine Cemetery Records, circa 1830-2006, consist of materials relating to the operation of Woodbine Cemetery, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The collection includes a wide array of financial and commercial materials, including receipt books and loose receipts, account books, checks, ledgers, bank statements, board minutes and reports, customer correspondence, insurance information, maps, and other materials produced during the course of business over approximately the past 150 years.

Dates: circa 1830-2006; Majority of material found within 1940-2006