Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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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
Scope and Content: This collection contains an autobiography written by Hugh Oglevy Pierce and a copy of his school composition book with genealogy notes. The autobiography has been transcribed to a 25-page typescript. Also included are indentures and deeds relating to Mr. Pierce and his family and a “Sacred Album” containing poems to Elizabeth Laura Hartley written from 1848 to 1850.
(1 box) Last updated 01/06.
Biographical/Historical: Hugh Oglevy Pierce, son of Amos Pierce and Mahala Virginia Whiteford, was born in Fauquier County, VA, in 1843. His family moved to Frederick County, VA, in 1852. During the Civil War, he served in Co. F 51st VA Militia. After the Civil War, he was Frederick county magistrate of Opequon. He died on June 4, 1924, and was buried at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Frederick County. He was survived by three children: Mrs. Blanche Morley, A.C. Pierce, and Conley Pierce.
Bibliography: Armstrong, Richard L. 11th VA Cavalry. Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, 1989. The Winchester Star, June 5, 1924.
Cite As: Hugh O. Pierce Papers, 960 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Hartley, Elizabeth Laura – Sacred Album, 1848-1850, 1 item, manuscript
Pierce, Hugh O. – Autobiography -- Manuscript, 1 item, manuscript
Pierce, Hugh O. – Autobiography – Typescript, 1843-1865, 25 leaves, typescript
Pierce, Hugh O. – School Composition Book, 1 item, manuscript
Pierce, Morley Papers, 19 items, manuscript/transcript
Rinker, Casper – Will, Jan. 22, 1861, 2 pages, manuscript