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 12/1984. Last revised 07/2018.
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EXTENT: 1 volume
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains the account book of Tilman Shumate, who operated a general merchandise business in Frederick County, Virginia. There are also records of the settlement of Shumate’s estate in June 1847 and some loose papers which were found in the account book.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Tilman (also spelled Tilghman) Shumate is thought to have been born around 1815 in Fauquier County, VA. He married Eliza Brown in Frederick County, VA in 1836. Eliza Brown Shumate died in 1877 is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia. Her husband’s burial site is unknown.
CITE AS: Tilman Shumate Account Book, 395 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, Virginia.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Account Book: Tilman Shumate, 1832-1847, 1 volume (unnumbered pages) ; 20cm
Envelope, loose papers found in account book