Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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 06/2018.
ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.
USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, duplication, 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
ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: The Genealogical Society of Utah digitized selected materials from this collection in 2007. Digital copies of these materials are available on DVD for use in the Archives Room.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Nathan Williamson Collection contains family Bible records from the Bowers, Diefendorfer, Wilson, and Wood families, as well as the descendent chart Robert Livingston. Also included in this collection is the One Hundredth Anniversary Commemorative of the Church of Christ of Augusta, West Virginia and membership directories of the Church of Christ of Winchester, Virginia.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Church of Christ of Augusta, West Virginia was established on May 30th, 1880 with fifteen members. The pastor was Jacob Waters. Many current members of the church are descendants of the original congregants.
Nathan Williamson was a pastor of church in Pine Grove, West Virginia until January 3rd, 1944, when he accepted a position as pastor of the Church of Christ in Winchester, Virginia. He retired in November 1980. The Church of Christ became known as the Church of Christ at Mountain View in May of 1984.
CITE AS: Nathan Williamson Collection, 14 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Bowers Family Bible Records, 8 pages, 1804-1883, printed (title page included)
Diefendorfer Family Bible Records, 5 pages, 1773-1809, printed (title page included)
Wilson Family Bible Records, 4 leaves, 1839-1926, printed (title page included)
Wood Family Bible Records, 6 leaves, 1805-1888, manuscript (photocopy), (title page included)
Church of Christ, 100th Anniversary Commemoration, dated 1980, August, WV, printed
Church of Christ Membership Directories for Winchester, VA, dated 1961, 1972, 1979, 1992, 4 items, printed
Livingston, Robert, Descendant Chart, 1 page, printed