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

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Rockingham Library Association
Title:
Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents
Collection No.:
SC 0136
Date:
1767-1873
Extent:
1 box, .4 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
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.

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.

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Bio/Historical Note

Contents relevant to Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from the earliest days of the county's formation.

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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.

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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

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Converted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl. 2013-11-21

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 not 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

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.

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

  • Carthrae, John
  • Chandler family
  • Harrison family
  • Virginia. Circuit Court (Rockingham County)
  • Virginia. Circuit Court (Rockingham County) -- Sources
  • Rockingham County (Va.). Jail
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
  • Wise-Dinkle Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Pirkey's Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Chrisman's Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Mathias-Stover Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Zirkel & Byrd Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Courts -- Virginia -- Sources
  • Court records -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- Sources
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Debt -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Voting -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • American loyalists -- Biography
  • Roads -- Virginia -- History
  • Roads -- Rockingham County -- History
  • Roads -- Virginia -- Maintenance and repair
  • Roads -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History
  • Bridges -- Virginia -- History
  • Post roads -- Virginia -- History
  • Railroads -- Design and construction -- Virginia -- 19th century
  • Railroads -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century
  • Coaching (Transportation) -- Virginia -- History
  • Transportation -- Virginia -- History
  • Mills and mill-work -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Flour mills -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Poor -- Services for -- Virginia -- 19th century
  • Briery Branch (Va.) Road
  • Brocks Gap (Va.) Road
  • Dry River (Va.) Road
  • United States Highway 33
  • Great Road (Shenandoah River Valley, Va. and W. Va.)
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History
  • Virginia -- History
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Court Cases, 1767-1838

Title/Description Instances
Chandler, Sr., Samuel vs. Nathan Chandler; Col. Arch Rutherford vs. Charles and David Chandler and Jacob Nicholas, 1814-1831 box 1 folder 1
General court cases, 1767-1838

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

box 1 folder 2
McDowell, Miller vs. Wm. McMahon, 1810-1831 box 1 folder 3
Rifle, Daniel vs. John Smoot, 1824-1832 box 1 folder 4

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Series 2: Roads, Bridges, Mills, 1796-1851

Title/Description Instances
Bridge, 1818 box 1 folder 5
Briery Branch, 1823-1825 box 1 folder 6
Brocks Gap- Peaked Mtn.-Keezletown Dove's Mill Road, 1824-1826 box 1 folder 7
Dry River Road, 1799-1834 box 1 folder 8
Grist mill, Wise-Dinkle, 1796-1851 box 1 folder 9
Hands to work on roads, 1823-1824 box 1 folder 10
Harrisonburg to Richmond, McGaheysville to Luray, Pirkey's Mill, 1822 box 1 folder 11
Harrisonburg to Woodstock-Back Road, 1824-1826 box 1 folder 12
Keezletown to New Market, 1825-1826 box 1 folder 13
Lawyer Road, Port Republic Republic to Waynesboro, 1822-1826 box 1 folder 14
Mathias Stover Mill-Fawcett, Keezletown, 1825 box 1 folder 15
Mtn. Road, Chrisman's Mill, 1822-1825 box 1 folder 16
Road related, 1822-1826 box 1 folder 17
Road to Shenandoah County-Road past Henry Miller, 1823 box 1 folder 18
Stage Road-Zirkle Byrd Mill, 1805-1822 box 1 folder 19

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Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1787-1892

Title/Description Instances
African Americans, 1778-1851 box 1 folder 20
Debts, 1787-1869 box 1 folder 21
Estates complaints, 1792-1858 box 1 folder 22
Estray livestock, 1826-1851 box 1 folder 23
Land causes, 1796-1859 box 1 folder 24
Miscellaneous (mostly summonses; also list of bonds, election results, grand jury), 1779-1873 box 1 folder 25
Overseers of the Poor, 1802-1809 box 1 folder 26
Railroads (Manassas Gap, Valley Branch of B&O), 1855-1892 box 1 folder 27
Rockingham County seal receipt, Harrisonburg jail, 1779-1855 box 1 folder 28
Taxes, 1783-1864 box OV 1 folder 1
Tory: John Carthrae, 1787 box 1 folder 29

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