Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
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Inventory created by Archives Staff 12/1984. Last revised 01/2020.
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EXTENT: 4 volumes
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Joseph S. Jackson Records contains four account books kept between 1829 and 1861. Three of the books have been identified as records from Jackson’s business as a hatter. The fourth account book belongs to a hatter but is not conclusively identified as belonging to Jackson. The books contain names of local residents.
HISTORICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL: Joseph Steere Jackson (1808-1896) was the was the son of Josiah and Rachel Jackson. He married Mary D. Lupton (1815-1901) and together they had five children. The Jacksons are both buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia.
Jackson’s hat business was located at located at 135 N. Loudoun Street in downtown Winchester. His later account books show him to have become established as a wholesaler as well as a retailer. His business closed during the Civil War and he was imprisoned. After the War, he returned to his farm in Frederick County but remained active in the Center Meeting House located on the Corner of North Washington and West Piccadilly Streets in Winchester.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Wayland, John W. Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia. Strasburg, VA, Shenandoah Publishing House, 1936.
CITE AS: Joseph S. Jackson Records, 410 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Account book, 1829-1832, cover half gone, assumed to belong to Jackson, 1 volume with cover damaged (182 pages, index) ; 32 cm
Account book, 1838-1854, Joseph S. Jackson, 1 volume bound in leather (516 pages, index) ; 33 cm
Account book, 1840-1855, Joseph S. Jackson, 1 volume bound in leather (unnumbered pages) : 40 cm
Account book, 1855-1861, Joseph S. Jackson, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 39 cm