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 06/1986. Last revised 11/2019.
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: 0.21 linear feet
DATE: 1868 -1931
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Lucy Jane Welsh Collection contains records from the Carpers Valley Methodist Episcopal Church, including membership information and other administrative documents. The collection also includes copies of Bible records and newspaper obituaries from the Renner and Carpenter families.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Carpers Valley Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1857. Presently the Church is aligned with the Greenwood United Methodist Church in Frederick County, VA. It is located on Route 723, off U.S. 50 East.
Lucy Jane Welsh (1941 – 2011) was the daughter of Douglas Barton and Ruby Renner Golightly and a lifelong resident of Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia. She was an active member of the Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Obituary, Lucy Jane Welsh, May 28, 2011; Carr, Clay B. and Mildred L. Carr, eds. Historical Sketches of Places of Worship: Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia. Prepared for Farmers and Merchants National Bank, 1988.
CITE AS: Lucy Jane Welsh Collection, 594 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.
Carper Family Bible Record, no title page, 3 leaves, photocopy (folder includes the following):
Marriage certificate of Philip Polk Carper and Sarah Virginia Grim, Aug.11, 1868
Births from the Carper family Bible, 1844 -1890,
Deaths from the Carper family Bible, 1906 – 1962
Renner Family Bible Record, no title page, 3 leaves, photocopy (folder includes the following):
Marriage certificate of Earl C. Renner and Lucy M. Carpenter, June 5, 1908,
Births from the Renner family Bible, 1909 – 1931,
Bessie T. Renner obituary, The Winchester Star, January 10, 1984, printing
Carper’s Valley Methodist Episcopal Church, Frederick County, Virginia, membership list and attendance, 1868-1874, pages 1-45, manuscript, photocopy
Carper’s Valley Methodist Episcopal Church, Frederick County, Virginia, membership list and attendance, pages 46-90, 1874-1890, manuscript, photocopy