John Hawse Collection

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 11/17.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet.

DATE: 1815-1963

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains copies of family Bible records, vital records, and other material of genealogical value for the Chapman, Dellinger and Simpson families from the 1800s through to 1963. It also includes a transcript of a diary written by Jasper Hawse during his service in the Civil War. Hawse began the diary while a member of the 14th Regiment of the Virginia Militia. This unit later became Company B of the 17th Battalion, 11th Virginia Cavalry. The diary covers Battalion movements in detail although the battle descriptions are somewhat brief.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Jasper Hawse was a Hardy County, VA (later WV) farmer and teacher before the Civil War. For most of his time in service he was a commissary sergeant. After the War he returned to teaching, becoming a school principal and, later, in 1874, the Superintendent of Public Schools in Rockingham County, VA. He died in Harrisonburg on November 30, 1905.

ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: Digitized 2007. Digital copies held on DVD in reading room. Not online.

CITE AS: John Hawse Collection, 53 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives , Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




Chapman family Bible records, 1819-1936, 5 leaves, photocopies [LDS DISC 002-03]

Dellinger family Bible records, 1815-1943, 5 leaves, photocopies [LDS DISC 003-01]

Simpson family Bible records, 1834-1906, 4 leaves, photocopies [LDS DISC 003-15]

Diary, Jasper Hawse, July 23, 1861- August 1, 1864, 1 item, bound, 111 pages, transcript, photocopy [LDS DISC 002-03]