Garber, Marianne L. Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents, 1780-1899

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Garber, Marianne L., 1927-2015
Title:
Marianne L. Garber Collection of Shenandoah Valley Documents
Collection No.:
SC 0138
Date:
1780-1899
Extent:
2 boxes, .22 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
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.

Preferred Citation

[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.

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Bio/Historical Note

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.

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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.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Revised by Cara LundgrenConverted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl. February 20142013-11-21

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 been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

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.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Subject

  • 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

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
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