A Guide to the Rockingham Public Library Collection

SC# 3060


CARRIER LIBRARY, JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


Compiled March, 1994

SCOPE & CONTENT
This collection comprises one Hollinger box of mostly legal materials relevant to Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from the earliest days of county formation, 1767-1873.

PROVENANCE
Received on deposit immediately after a Feb. 3, 1994 contract with the Rockingham Library Association was signed. Existing organization and file headings were retained.

Box 1 Series 1: Court Cases.

Folder 1 Chandler, Sr., Samuel vs. Nathan Chandler; Col. Arch
Rutherford vs. Charles & David Chandler & Jacob
Nicholas, 1814-1831.

Folder 2 General court cases:
Armentrout, Nicholas vs. Mathias Stover, Ohio, 1818- 1832
Beard, Margaret vs. David Beard, 1824-1832
Harrison, Nath. & John Harrison vs. Archibald Looker 1832
Basely, Haga, 1829
High, Jacob vs. Sally Knopp late Hupp admr. of John Hupp, 1810
Huling vs. Looker, 1820-1832
Looker, John vs. Henry Long, 1829-1831
Lindon [?], Thomas, Wm. Robertson vs. Wm. Dever, 1835- 1838
Peters vs. Pence, 1814-1839
Ragan, Daniel vs. M. Williams, 1821-1830
Scott, James vs. Jacob Hudlow, 1767-1822

Folder 3 McDowell, Miller vs. Wm. McMahon, 1810-1831

Folder 4 Rifle, Daniel vs. John Smoot, 1824-1832

Series 2: Roads, Bridges, Mills

Folder 5 Bridge, 1818

Folder 6 Briery Branch, 1823-1825

Folder 7 Brocks Gap- Peaked Mtn.-Keezletown Dove's Mill Rd., 1824-1826

Folder 8 Dry River Road, 1799-1834

Folder 9 Grist mill, Wise-Dinkle, 1796-1851

Folder 10 Hands to work on roads, 1823-1824

Folder 11 Harrisonburg to Richmond, McGaheysville to Luray, Pirkey's Mill, 1822

Folder 12 Harrisonburg to Woodstock-Back Road, 1824-1826

Folder 13 Keezletown to New Market, 1825-1826

Folder 14 Lawyer Rd., Pt. Republick to Waynesboro, 1822-1826

Folder 15 Mathias Stover Mill-Fawcett, Keezletown, 1825

Folder 16 Mtn. Road, Chrisman's Mill, 1822-1825

Folder 17 Road related, 1822-1826

Folder 18 Road to Shen. Cty.-Road past Henry Miller, 1823

Folder 19 Stage Road-Zirkel & Byrd Mill, 1805-1822

Series 3: Miscellaneous

Folder 20 African Americans, 1778-1851

Folder 21 Debts, 1787-1869

Folder 22 Estates & complaints, 1792-1858

Folder 23 Estray livestock, 1826-1851

Folder 24 Land causes, 1796-1859

Folder 25 Misc.: mostly summonses; also list of bonds, election results, grand jury, 1779-1873. Folder 26 Overseers of the Poor, 1802-1809.

Folder 27 Railroads (Manassas Gap, Valley Branch of B&O), 1855- 1892

Folder 28 Rockingham Cty. seal receipt, Harrisonburg jail, 1779- 1855

Folder 29 Taxes, 1783-1864 (Housed in flat box with SC# 3025 and 3066)

Folder 30 Tory: John Carthrae, 1787