David Harris Papers

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

1206 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains business accounts for Harris & Keller Grocery Store in Middletown, VA during the last half of the 19th Century, as well as business papers of Danner & Newman of Woodstock, VA. Genealogies for Danner and Harris families are included together with papers regarding the M.E. Church and its construction in Middletown.
(1 box) Last updated 03/04.

Biographical/Historical: David Harris, joint owner of the store was also the minister at the M.E. Church in Middletown during ca. 1870-1890. He married twice, to sisters, the daughters of Jacob Danner II, whose father Jacob Danner had married a daughter of Senseney, founder of Middletown. David Harris’s son, Carlton Danner Harris, and grandson, Carlton M. Harris, were also Methodist ministers. David Harris’s son-in-law Edward Sperry ran the store until it burned. The property was donated to the fire department, which occupies it at present.

Cite As: David Harris Papers, 1206 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

Danner Genealogy, 8 leaves typescript (photocopy)

Danner & Newman papers, 6 pages manuscript attached

Harris Genealogy, 6 leaves typescript (photocopy)

M.E. Church-Middletown-papers-1882, 4 leaves manuscript. 2 postcards manuscript

Loose Papers from Account Book 1876-1882, 10 postcards manuscript, 1 leaf manuscript on printed form, 1 envelope printed manuscript, 1 leaf manuscript

Harris & Keller Day Book: 1863-1882 (Incomplete), 1 item, unnumbered pages
New Section – 1874

Harris & Keller Grocery Store: 1843 - 1 item, unnumbered pages
Bills pasted in 1875-1877