Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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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
Inventory created by Archives Staff 07/98. Revised by staff 12/2019
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EXTENT: 1 volume
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a single account book kept by John W. Grove and George A. Grove of Newtown, Virginia, from 1821 to 1833.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: John W. Grove and his son George A. Grove were wagon makers in Newtown (later Stephens City), VA. John W. Grove (1791-1873) was a lifelong resident of Newtown, a veteran of the War of 1812, a magistrate in Frederick County for many years, and the father of seven children. His son George A. Grove (1816-1902) continued his father’s wagon maker business, and became a leading citizen of Stephens City. Grove served as a captain in the Confederate army, and as a councilman and mayor of Stephens City.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Grove, George A. Obituary, Winchester Star, February 10, 1902.
CITE AS: John W. Grove and George A. Grove Wagon Makers’ Account Book, 1821-1833, 397 WFCHS, Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Account book kept by John W. Grove and George A. Grove wagon maker, Newtown, Virginia, 1821-1833; 1 volume (unnumbered pages); 33 cm