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Jefferson County, WV, Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

992 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 12/03. Last revised 11/20.

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: 0.63 linear feet

DATE:  1791-1951

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection includes two account books from a general merchandise store in Charlestown, Virginia (now West Virginia), spanning the years 1795 to 1797. In addition, there are booklets with historical accounts of several old places in Jefferson County, including the Confederate Soldiers’ Memorial at Elmwood, in Shepherdstown, WV, which has information about the Stonewall Brigade. There is also a Bible with records for the Moor family of Jefferson County.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Jefferson County, Virginia formed from Berkeley County in 1801. Berkeley had formed from Frederick County in 1772. The account books from the general merchandise store include a listing for General William Darke, founder of Darkesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia.                                

CITE AS: Jefferson County, WV Collection, 992 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




General merchandise account book of Charles Town, VA, June 1795-December 22, 1795, 1 volume (34 cm) ; 364 pages, leather-bound

General merchandise account book of Charles Town, VA, June 27, 1796-April 26, 1797, 1 volume (36 cm) ; unnumbered pages, leather-bound


Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV
"Memorial to Confederate Soldiers - Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, WV, unveiled September 18, 1837," booklet by Sam M. Hendricks, 25 pages, printed

Jefferson County, WV (folder includes the following):
Jefferson County, WV historical tour, [1951], booklet, no author, 50 pages, printed
"Historical Places at the Gateways of the Shenandoah Valley in Jefferson County, WV," booklet by Mynna Thruston, 32 pages, printed, 1929 edition and 2nd edition (no date)

Moor Family Bible, c. 1904, contains Moor family genealogy 1743-1904 (Jefferson County), presented to D.H.R. Moor Dec 25, 1905 in Alexandria, VA, 1 item, printed & manuscript

“150 Years of Progress,” 1951, 1 item, booklet, printed

Smithfield, History of –no author, no date, unnumbered pages, typescript