A Guide to the Bushong Family Ledger, 1843-1853, 1879-1902 Bushong Family, Ledger mss 00329

A Guide to the Bushong Family Ledger, 1843-1853, 1879-1902

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Virginia Military Institute Archives
Collection Number mss 00329


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Collection number
mss 00329
Bushong Family Ledger, 1843-1853, 1879-1902
Physical Characteristics
The collection consists of one bound volume, 7.5 inches x 6 inches x 3/4 inch, ca. 252 pages.

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Preferred Citation

Bushong Family Ledger, mss 00329, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Lexington, VA 24450

Biographical/Historical Information

Throughout the 19th century, members of the Bushong Family resided on a farm near New Market, Virginia. The Battle of New Market was fought on their land on May 15, 1864, and the house served briefly as a field hospital. This ledger was first used by Jacob Bushong and subsequently by his grandson, William.

Scope and Content Information

The Bushong Family Ledger contains entries by Shenandoah Valley (Virginia) farmers Jacob and William Bushong. The entries made by Jacob date from 1843-1853 and include lists of accounts with debits and credits for staples, sundries, crops, services, miscellaneous purchases. The account book was subsequently used by Jacob's grandson, William, whose similar account entries date from 1879-1902. The volume also contains directions for home remedies and a few recipes, primarily for cakes.

Index of account names, 1843-1853

Brewer, John
Brian, Abraham
Bush, Lewis
Chapman, Thomas
Groves, Christopher
Harris, Miller
Heck, William
Henkel, Solomon
Hess, Wellington
Keys, Amos
Kips, Henry
Let, Ephraim
Maloney, John
Neff, Michael
Neff, Walton & Company
Price, Noah
Shoemaker, Joseph
Shomo, John
Spitzer, Philip
Steffy, W. John
Strayer & Company
Tidler, Samuel
Windle, Washington
Zirkle, John
Zirkle, Moses
Zirkle, Paul