A Guide to the Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873

Collection Number SC 0136



Compiled by: Special Collections Staff, March 1994

 

Descriptive Summary:

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873

Collection No.: SC 0136

Creator: Rockingham Library Association

Extent: 1 box, .4 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: The Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, consists of one box chiefly comprised of legal documents from Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.


Administrative Information:

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, SC 0136, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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

Processing Information: In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbring campaigin in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3060.

Bio/Historical Note: Contents relevant to Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from the earliest days of the county's formation.

Scope and Content: The Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, consists of one box comprised chiefly of legal documents from Rockingham County and Harrisonburg. Materials include court case documents, road and bridge records, complaints, and land causes.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1: Court Cases, 1767-1839
Series 2: Roads, Bridges, Mills, 1796-1851
Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1778-1873

Contents:

Series 1: Court Cases, 1767-1839 Box:Folder
Chandler, Sr., Samuel vs. Nathan Chandler; Col. Arch Rutherford vs. Charles and David Chandler and Jacob Nicholas, 1814-1831 1:1

General court cases, 1767-1839

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

1:2
McDowell, Miller vs. Wm. McMahon, 1810-1831 1:3
Rifle, Daniel vs. John Smoot, 1824-1832 1:4
Series 2: Roads, Bridges, Mills, 1796-1851  
Bridge, 1818 1:5
Briery Branch, 1823-1825 1:6
Brocks Gap- Peaked Mtn.-Keezletown Dove's Mill Road, 1824-1826 1:7
Dry River Road, 1799-1834 1:8
Grist mill, Wise-Dinkle, 1796-1851 1:9
Hands to work on roads, 1823-1824 1:10
Harrisonburg to Richmond, McGaheysville to Luray, Pirkey's Mill, 1822 1:11
Harrisonburg to Woodstock-Back Road, 1824-1826 1:12
Keezletown to New Market, 1825-1826 1:13
Lawyer Road, Port Republic to Waynesboro, 1822-1826 1:14
Mathias Stover Mill-Fawcett, Keezletown, 1825 1:15
Mtn. Road, Chrisman's Mill, 1822-1825 1:16
Road related, 1822-1826 1:17
Road to Shenandoah County-Road past Henry Miller, 1823 1:18
Stage Road-Zirkle and Byrd Mill, 1805-1822 1:19
Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1778-1873  
African Americans, 1778-1851 1:20
Debts, 1787-1869 1:21
Estates and complaints, 1792-1858 1:22
Estray livestock, 1826-1851 1:23
Land causes, 1796-1859 1:24
Miscellaneous (mostly summonses; also list of bonds, election results, grand jury), 1779-1873 1:25
Overseers of the Poor, 1802-1809 1:26
Railroads (Manassas Gap, Valley Branch of B&O), 1855- 1892 1:27
Rockingham County seal receipt, Harrisonburg jail, 1779- 1855 1:28
Taxes, 1783-1864 OV 1:1
Tory: John Carthrae, 1787 1:29