A Guide to the Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873: SC 0136

A Guide to the Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number SC 0136


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Processed by: Special Collections Staff, March 1994

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection Number
SC 0136
Title
Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873
Extent
.4 cubic feet; 1 box
Creator
Rockingham Library Association
Language
English
Abstract
The Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, consists of one box chiefly comprised of legal documents from Rockingham County and Harrisonburg.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, SC 0136, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Received on deposit immediately after a February 3, 1994 contract with the Rockingham Library Association was signed. Existing organization and file headings were retained.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbring campaigin in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3060.


Bio/Historical Note

Contents relevant to Rockingham County and Harrisonburg from the earliest days of the county's formation.

Scope and Content

The Rockingham Public Library Collection of Rockingham County Legal Documents, 1767-1873, consists of one box comprised chiefly of legal documents from Rockingham County and Harrisonburg. Materials include court case documents, road and bridge records, complaints, and land causes.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1: Court Cases, 1767-1839

Series 2: Roads, Bridges, Mills, 1796-1851

Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1778-1873

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • American loyalists -- Biography
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
  • Bridges -- Virginia -- History
  • Briery Branch (Va.) Road
  • Brocks Gap (Va.) Road
  • Carthrae, John
  • Chandler family
  • Chrisman's Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Coaching (Transportation) -- Virginia -- History
  • Court records -- Virginia -- Rockingham County -- Sources
  • Courts -- Virginia -- Sources
  • Debt -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Dry River (Va.) Road
  • Flour mills -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Great Road (Shenandoah River Valley, Va. and W. Va.)
  • Harrison family
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Mathias-Stover Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Mills and mill-work -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Pirkey's Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Poor -- Services for -- Virginia -- 19th century
  • Post roads -- Virginia -- History
  • Railroads -- Design and construction -- Virginia -- 19th century
  • Railroads -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century
  • Roads -- Rockingham County -- History
  • Roads -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History
  • Roads -- Virginia -- History
  • Roads -- Virginia -- Maintenance and repair
  • Rockingham County (Va.). Jail
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History
  • Transportation -- Virginia -- History
  • United States Highway 33
  • Virginia -- History
  • Virginia. Circuit Court (Rockingham County)
  • Virginia. Circuit Court (Rockingham County) -- Sources
  • Voting -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Wise-Dinkle Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)
  • Zirkel & Byrd Mill (Rockingham County, Va.)

Container List

Series 1: Court Cases, 1767-1838
  • Box:Folder 1
    1
    Chandler, Sr., Samuel vs. Nathan Chandler; Col. Arch Rutherford vs. Charles and David Chandler and Jacob Nicholas, 1814-1831
  • Box:Folder 1
    2
    General court cases, 1767-1838
    Scope and Content

    Armentrout, Nicholas vs. Mathias Stover, Ohio, 1818- 1832; Beard, Margaret vs. David Beard, 1824-1832; Harrison, Nath. & John Harrison vs. Archibald Looker, 1832; Basely, Haga, 1829; High, Jacob vs. Sally Knopp late Hupp admr. of John Hupp, 1810; Huling vs. Looker, 1820-1832; Looker, John vs. Henry Long, 1829-1831; Lindon [?], Thomas, Wm. Robertson vs. Wm. Dever, 1835- 1838; Peters vs. Pence, 1814-1839; Ragan, Daniel vs. M. Williams, 1821-1830; Scott, James vs. Jacob Hudlow, 1767-1822

  • Box:Folder 1
    3
    McDowell, Miller vs. Wm. McMahon, 1810-1831
  • Box:Folder 1
    4
    Rifle, Daniel vs. John Smoot, 1824-1832
Series 2: Roads, Bridges, Mills, 1796-1851
  • Box:Folder 1
    5
    Bridge, 1818
  • Box:Folder 1
    6
    Briery Branch, 1823-1825
  • Box:Folder 1
    7
    Brocks Gap- Peaked Mtn.-Keezletown Dove's Mill Road, 1824-1826
  • Box:Folder 1
    8
    Dry River Road, 1799-1834
  • Box:Folder 1
    9
    Grist mill, Wise-Dinkle, 1796-1851
  • Box:Folder 1
    10
    Hands to work on roads, 1823-1824
  • Box:Folder 1
    11
    Harrisonburg to Richmond, McGaheysville to Luray, Pirkey's Mill, 1822
  • Box:Folder 1
    12
    Harrisonburg to Woodstock-Back Road, 1824-1826
  • Box:Folder 1
    13
    Keezletown to New Market, 1825-1826
  • Box:Folder 1
    14
    Lawyer Road, Port Republic Republic to Waynesboro, 1822-1826
  • Box:Folder 1
    15
    Mathias Stover Mill-Fawcett, Keezletown, 1825
  • Box:Folder 1
    16
    Mtn. Road, Chrisman's Mill, 1822-1825
  • Box:Folder 1
    17
    Road related, 1822-1826
  • Box:Folder 1
    18
    Road to Shenandoah County-Road past Henry Miller, 1823
  • Box:Folder 1
    19
    Stage Road-Zirkle Byrd Mill, 1805-1822
Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1787-1892
  • Box:Folder 1
    20
    African Americans, 1778-1851
  • Box:Folder 1
    21
    Debts, 1787-1869
  • Box:Folder 1
    22
    Estates complaints, 1792-1858
  • Box:Folder 1
    23
    Estray livestock, 1826-1851
  • Box:Folder 1
    24
    Land causes, 1796-1859
  • Box:Folder 1
    25
    Miscellaneous (mostly summonses; also list of bonds, election results, grand jury), 1779-1873
  • Box:Folder 1
    26
    Overseers of the Poor, 1802-1809
  • Box:Folder 1
    27
    Railroads (Manassas Gap, Valley Branch of B&O), 1855-1892
  • Box:Folder 1
    28
    Rockingham County seal receipt, Harrisonburg jail, 1779-1855
  • Box:Folder OV 1
    1
    Taxes, 1783-1864
  • Box:Folder 1
    29
    Tory: John Carthrae, 1787