Cooper-Davis Ledger

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

595 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 07/1997. Last revised 10/2019.

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EXTENT: 1 volume (var. pag.) ; 41 cm

DATE: 1838-1997; bulk 1838 -1851

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Cooper/Davis Ledger collection consists of an account book used by at least two different people: John W. Cooper of Pughtown (now Gainesboro area of Frederick County), VA and David Davis for the estate account of Gabriel H. Davis. Several pages are missing, as the first page number is 44. The dates of use by John W. Cooper are from 1808 to 1882 and David Davis from 1838 to 1851. An index to the ledger compiled by Linda Whitmer is included.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Little is known about the people the people who used this account book. The only mention of a Gabriel Davis in Frederick County during this time period lists him as a wedding witness in 1798.

ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: Digitized 2007 by the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU Disc 007-04). Not online.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:  Wayland, John W. Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934, Frederick County, Virginia. Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing House, 1936.

CITE AS: Cooper/Davis Ledger, 595 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




Ledger used by John Cooper of Pughtown, c. 1808-1832, and by David Davis for estate accounts of Gabriel Davis, June 1838-October 1851, 31 cm, manuscript

Index and explanation of ledger, prepared by Linda Whitmer, May 1997, 11 leaves, typescript