Garber, Marianne L. Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents, 1780-1899
- Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
- Garber, Marianne L., 1927-2015
- Marianne L. Garber Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents
- Collection No.:
- SC 0138
- 2 boxes, .22 Cubic Feet
- Language of the Material:
- The Marianne L. Garber Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents, 1780-1899, contains one journal written by William Mathias Harner from 1847-1861, eight legal and business documents dating from 1815- 1899, and ten land deeds and indentures dating from 1780-1887.
[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Marianne L. Garber Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents, 1780-1899, SC 0138, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
William Harner was born to George and Margaret Harner on November 25, 1823. He was baptized at Peak Mountain Church on January 10, 1824. It is believed that the name Harner might have originally been Hares. He attended Peak Mountain Church, a Lutheran and Reform church all of his life. Harner was the youngest of eight children. He lived on his family's farm according to the 1850 United States census. This census places them in the 56 1/2 District in October 16, 1850.
Scope and Content
The Marianne L. Garber Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents, 1780-1899, contains one journal written by William Mathias Harner from 1847-1861, eight legal and business documents dating from 1815- 1899, and ten land deeds and indentures dating from 1780-1887. The bulk of the documents are land deeds and miscellaneous legal and business documents for Rockingham and Shenandoah counties. Also included in the collection is a farm journal with one-line entries describing agricultural activities almost daily for most of the time period from August 1847 to May 1861.
The collection is arranged topically.
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This collection was donated to Special Collections in January 1995 by Marianne L. Garber of Timberville, Virginia. According to the donor, the journal was written by William Mathias Harner of McGaheysville, Virginia, born November 24, 1823 and married January 1852.
Other Formats Available
The farm journal of William Mathias Harner has been transcribed and is in the first folder.
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3066.
- Harner, William Mathias
- Shirley, C., Major
- Lee, Henry, 1756-1818 -- Autograph
- Randolph, Beverly 1754-1797 -- Autograph
- Pence family
- Frye family
- Linhoss family
- Homan family
- L. P. Henkel & Co
- Debt -- Virginia
- Deeds -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
- Deeds -- Virginia -- Shenandoah County
- Land titles -- Virginia -- Sources
- Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Sources
- Farm life -- Virginia -- 19th century
- Farmers -- Virginia -- 19th century
- Agriculture -- Virginia -- 19th century
- Indentured servants -- Virginia
- Rockingham County (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History -- Sources
- Virginia -- Genealogy -- Sources
|Farm journal, William Mathias Harner, 1847-1861
Includes transcript with biographical note and footnotes.
|box 1||folder 1|
|Legal and Business Documents, 1815-1899, undated|
|Debt obligation of Philip and George Pence, 1815||box 1||folder 2|
|Deposition on behalf of Samuel and Rebecca Fry, 1854||box 1||folder 2|
|Letter from Major C. Shirley to "Dear Friend", July 1, 1865
probably a contemporary copy
|box 1||folder 2|
|Purchase list, Fred Offman to Coffman Zirkle, New Market, 1877||box 1||folder 2|
|Purchase list, Daniel Shirley in acc't with L.P. Henkel Co., 1877||box 1||folder 2|
|Debt obligation of John Linhoss to Charles K. Urner[?] for land, 1877||box 1||folder 2|
|Debt release of John Linhoss by W.P. Crickenberger, 1899||box 1||folder 2|
|Land resurvey for David Homan, undated||box 1||folder 2|
|Land Deeds and Indentures, 1780-1887|
|Richard Campfield, "A Copy from Record", 1780||box OV 1||folder 1|
|John Petner [Pitner], signed Beverley Randolph, 1787||box OV 1||folder 1|
|Henry Mave [Nave], signed by Henry Lee, 1793||box OV 1||folder 1|
|John Barbara Pitner to John Nave, 1794||box OV 1||folder 1|
|Adam Liza Pitner to John Levich, 1796||box OV 1||folder 1|
|Michael Rachel Humble others to John Livy, 1801||box OV 1||folder 1|
|John Homan others to David Homan, 1824||box OV 1||folder 1|
|Gideon Regina Pentz to Jonas Pentz, 1847||box OV 1||folder 1|
|Daniel Shirley to Joseph Roller, 1854||box OV 1||folder 1|