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 10/1984. Last revised 03/2018.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
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EXTENT: 0.42 linear feet
DATE: 1766-1991; bulk 1769-1859
SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is comprised of business notes, correspondence, legal documents, and other miscellaneous papers concerning the Hite, Bowman, and Hall families. The material covers the period 1766 to 1991, but the bulk of the items are from 1769-1859.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Joist Hite was a Frederick County, VA pioneer who secured a 5,018-acre tract of land from John Vanmeter in 1734. Within eighteen years he had disposed of this tract to thirteen different families. Isaac Hite Jr., the grandson of Joist Hite, and his wife Eleanor, built Belle Grove in 1794 and lived there until Isaac’s death in 1836.
Joist Hite’s eldest daughter Mary married George Bowman before coming to Virginia. They had thirteen children. Their son Isaac had a grandson, Isaac Sydor Bowman, who married Susan Hall in 1877. Isaac and Susan are buried in the Bowman Cemetery northwest of Harmony Hall in Frederick County, VA.
RELATED MATERIAL: Belle Grove Collection, 890 THL; Hite Family Association Collection, 1465 THL; Williams Family Papers, 172 WFCHS (additional correspondence of Anne Maury Hite Williams)
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Umstattd, Elizabeth Madison. Hite Family Homesteads: Neckar to Shenandoah. Villanova, PA: Privately Published, 1999.
CITE AS: Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers, 168 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Bowman, George, will, August 28, 1766, 2 pages, manuscript
Business notes, 1769-1789, 49 items, manuscript
Business notes, 1790-1799, 48 items, manuscript
Business notes, 1800-1827, 34 items, manuscript
Business notes, 1828-1852, 27 items, manuscript
Correspondence, 1790-1829, 24 items, manuscript
Correspondence, 1821-1826, letters to Anne Maury Hite Williams, 22 items, manuscript
Correspondence, 1830-1855, 33 items, manuscript
Emmet, Robert, speech delivered at the Sessions House, Dublin, before Lord Norbury, 1 item, printed
Hite-Bowman-Hall genealogical material, 16 items
"Hite Family in America," article, no author or date, 26 leaves, typescript
Hite, Jacob—“Jacob Hite Family," article, no author or date, 17 leaves, typescript
Hite, Joist—Burial Place
Hite, Joost—Will, 1758
Hite, Jost—“Jost Hite—Pioneer of Shenandoah Valley, 1732," article by W. S. Laidley, April 1903, 11 leaves, typescript
Legal documents, 1786‑1799, 11 items, manuscript Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers/168 WFCHS
Legal documents, 1800-1814, 21 items, manuscript
Legal documents, 1824-1859, 16 items, manuscript
Plat for Booth by Danner, May 4,1803, 1 leaf, manuscript
Plat for Stover by Danner, May 4,1803, 1 leaf, manuscript
Plat survey agreement: Booth, W. M. – Hite, W. Isaac, no date, manuscript
Plat and survey agreement between Isaac Hite and James Hoge, February 18, 1794, 2 leaves, manuscript
Synoptical Table of Parturition, by Richard Wilmot Hall, M.D., 1 leaf, printed
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