Brown Family Papers, 1825-1912, 1965 (Bulk 1850-1894) Brown Family Papers Ms1990-011

Brown Family Papers, 1825-1912, 1965 (Bulk 1850-1894)

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Collection Number Ms1990-011


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Processed by: Gina Ellis, student assistant, and Laura Katz Smith, Manuscripts Curator, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1990-011
Title
Brown Family Papers, 1825-1912, 1965 (Bulk 1850-1894)
Physical Characteristics
1 box; 0.5 cu. ft.
Creator
Brown family
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of receipts, bills, Promissory notes, tax notes, letters, and other various papers created between 1825 and 1912 by members of the Brown, and other related families.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Brown Family Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Brown Family Papers, Ms1990-011, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Brown Family Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1990. Additional materials were donated in 1994.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Brown Family Papers commenced and was completed in May 1998.


Biographical Information

James Cartmill Brown was born in 1828. Brown was a farmer in Montgomery County, Virginia. About 1851, he married Ann Elizabeth Thomas (b. abt. 1831). They had at least six children: Mellie (Mollie?) (b. abt. 1854), John C. (b. abt. 1857), D. Howe (b. abt. 1859), Florence E. (b. abt. 1864), Robert L. (b. abt. 1867), and James M. (b. abt. 1872). Brown died in 1913.

Thomas Brown was probably James Cartmill Brown's brother, but it is unclear if this is Thomas W. or Thomas M. (both are mentioned in the collection). A number of items relate to Annie E. Barnett, but her connection to the family is unknown.

Scope and Content

The Brown Family Papers contain the papers of James Cartmill Brown (1828-1913), a landowner of a farm on the north fork of the Roanoke River in Montgomery County, Virginia. The materials consist of receipts, bills, Promissory notes, tax notes, letters, and other various papers created between 1825 and 1912, with the bulk of the collection from 1850 to 1894, by members of the Brown family, as they purchased services and goods from business people in their community. The collection includes receipts from the services of Dr. Harvey (Harvy) Black of Blacksburg, and genealogical material of the Brown lineage created in 1965.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged folders by year. Documents are filed based on the year of creation, rather than payment, court, or other dates.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Box-folder 1:1
  • Bill for goods (flour, salt, coffee, sugar) bought by Thos. Brown. Paid for by John and Seth Halsey, November 18, 1825.
Box-folder 1:2
  • Summons for John Brown to appear before the Judge of the Circuit Court of Botetourt Co., May 23, 1839.
Box-folder 1:3
  • Bill for 6 bushels of corn paid to David Kent, Jr., November 3, 184?.
  • Note from C.F. Whitescarver to Thomas Brown asking him to come to "Pleasant Green"" at 1 p.m. next day, January 21, 1940.
  • Bill to Thomas Brown from Baldwin & Gibboney for goods purchased, 1840.
  • Bill to Thomas Brown from D. Baldwin for goods purchased between July and November, 1840.
Box-folder 1:4
  • Invitation to a ball at Union Hotel in Salem on Friday, February 22, 1848.
  • To Miss Ann E. Barnett, Montgomery Co., from "Managers" David Shanks, W.H. Roberts, A.S. Pitzen, W.W. Williams, H.E. Blair, Jas. W. Shields, Jas. Wade, Jas. S. Taylor, Jas. C. Taylor, and Alex Whitton, February 11, 1848.
Box-folder 1:5
  • Tax receipt (2 tithes and road tax) owed by Henry Craig but paid by James Brown, 1849.
  • Promissory note (no names) for $219.58, due February 1, 1850, February 17, 1849.
Box-folder 1:6
  • Coal bill from William Dowdy to John Brown, 185?.
  • Tailoring bill from S.J. Beatty to John Brown, June 27, 1850.
  • Bill to John Brown, April 4, 1850.
Box-folder 1:7
  • Bill from Wm. Obenshain & Co. for clothing and household goods purchased in 1851, November 16, 1851.
  • Receipt to John Brown for recording a deed for Thos. Brown by R.D. Montague, November 1851.
  • Bill for goods bought in 1851 and 1852 by James C. Brown from Wm. Thomas, 1851.
  • Bill dated Catawba, Va., 1851, from D.G. Thomas to James Brown, listing the following names, with small sums of money after each one: Vandagrift, George Bradley, Marke Vandagrift, John Vandagrift, Charles Old, Griffin Vandagrift, G. Leonard, and Mrs. Parrish, 1851.
  • Tailoring bill from S. J. Beatty to Thomas Brown, Snr., January 31, 1852.
  • Bill for leather goods to Wash Smith from Jas. Brown, January 1851.
  • Bill from M.E. Woolwine to James C. Brown for leather goods, March 13, 1853.
Box-folder 1:8
  • Receipt for $76.70 paid by J. Brown to Jesse Hall, September 23, 1852.
  • Bill from Thos. W. Jones to Brown & Ross for shoemaking materials, 1852.
  • Bill from Jas. Brown to Henry Kieffer for leather, 1852.
  • Promissory note of James Craig to James C. Brown, September 7, 1852.
  • Leather bill dated December 29, 1852, through January 25, 1855, from J.C. Hall to James C. Brown, 1852.
Box-folder 1:9
  • Bill for three month's work from William T. Ross to James C. Brown, 1853.
  • Letter from J.N. Pepper from Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, to "Dear Cousin" (Ann E. Barnett), November 23, 1853.
  • Cobbler's bill to James C. Brown; through 1854, 1853.
  • Cobbler's bill from William Collins to James C. Brown, August 22, 1853.
  • Bill from James C. Brown to William Keiffer, December 26, 1853.
  • Bill from James C. Brown to Richard Phillips for leather goods, August-December 1853.
  • Note from Capt. Kent to Miss Barnett, February 1, 1853.
  • Carpenter's bill for house, December 26, 1853.
  • Bill from Hy N. Ekiss to James Brown for services rendered, 1853.
  • Promissory note from William Collins to James C. Brown, August 22, 1853.
  • Eight Promissory notes from M.E. Woolwine, William Keffer, and Jas. Brown, 1853.
  • Bill for items bought in 1851 and 1852 from J.R. Phillips & Co., including a Panama hat, shoe thread, a silver pencil, and a pair of buck gloves; paid March 12, 1853.
  • Bill from M.E. Woolwine to James C. Brown for items purchased in 1853 and 1854, including a buggy whip, a snaffle bridle, and a trunk strap, 1853.
  • Receipt for $3.77 paid by William Kiffe to Brown and Ross, July 5, 1853.
  • Promissory note from M.E. Woolwine to pay $76.26 to James C. Brown, 1853.
Box-folder 1:10
  • Bill for a subscription of the Virginia Recorder for James C. Brown, 1854.
  • Two bills from Murrell & Stratton to John Brown for such items as herring and whiskey, May 26, 1854.
  • Bill from McDonald's store to James C. Brown for nails, shovel, shoes, and nutmeg, 1854.
  • Promissory note from William Bordin to James Brown for $24.63, December 8, 1854.
  • Lumber bill from D. Buck to James Brown for flooring, planking, rafters, and boards, 1854.
  • Bill to William Buber from J.C. Brown for boots and bacon, 1854.
  • "Bill of wirk" for carpentry work done for James C. Brown, December 16, 1854.
  • Bill from James M. Evans to James Brown for "1 covered coffin & case," March 17, 1854.
  • From the Sheriff of Montgomery County, Virginia, to James C. Brown, to appear before the Circuit Court on charges of owing Giles S. Thomas $104.91, December 5, 1854.
  • Letter from D.H. Hoge to John Brown regarding a slave named Jinny, October 15, 1854.
  • Note regarding a bond of $50.39 received by J.C. Brown for Robert Elim, April 21, 1854.
  • Invitation for a party at Yellow Springs on August 24, 1854, from managers C.F.M. Garnett, Sam'l J. Booker, J.R. M'Daniel, E.G. Wall, Wm. M. Cook, John F. Terry, George W. Shanks, Jubal A. Early, S.A. M'Conkey, R.H. Mosby, J.W. Shields, and R.C. Trigg,1854.
  • Receipt from Giles S. Thomas for two bonds of James C. Brown to replace two that were "lost or mislaid," November 21, 1854.
  • Promissory note to Peter Crumpecker owing $30.00 to James Brown, August 24, 1854.
  • Promissory note to James W. Dent from James Brown to pay $27.45, September 1, 1854.
  • Note from William Allen asking James Brown to pay George Keister $40.00 "in tithe [i.e. railroad ties] at the market price," October 13, 1854.
  • Promissory note from James C. Brown to D.G. Thomas to pay $48.55, November 1, 1854.
  • Promissory note from James Brown promising to pay Keller & Jordan $19.00, November 5, 1854.
  • Note from Wm. P. Baker asking James Brown to pay Jonas Henderson $54.67, November 18, 1854.
  • Promissory note from James Brown (?) to pay Evins & Gish $198.93, December 20, 1854.
  • Note from Floyd Smith for James Brown to pay taxes for Sam Gordon, 1854.
  • Promissory note to Edwin J. Amis from James Brown to pay $8.00, July 11, 1854.
  • Promissory note from James Brown to Giles Barnett to pay $20.00, May 26, 1854.
  • Promissory note to Stanger & Linkous from James C. Brown to pay $8.13, April 24, 1854.
  • Promissory note to James Robinson from James Brown (?) to pay $7.54, April 15, 1854.
  • Letter to James Brown from Acrum(?) + W. Clanahan to pay for tanners oil and linseed oil purchased from them, March 24, 1854.
  • Receipt from A.E. Early to James Brown for $15.00 paid in full, January 31, 1854.
  • Manuscript copy of a bill of work, 1854.
  • Promissory note to William J. Ross from James Brown (?) to pay $19.50, January 14, 1854.
  • Promissory note to William Ross from James Brown to pay $9.00, January 7, 1854.
  • Receipt from Thos. W. Jones to James C. Brown for payment due, January 3, 1854.
  • Receipt from Tobias Oliver for $77.25 to unknown, June 13, 1854.
Box-folder 1:11
  • Bill from James C. Brown to D.H. & J. F. Hoge "to fee in case of his father's will," November 1855.
  • Bill to Steven Solimon from Jas. C. Brown regarding a harness, January 20, 1855.
  • Bill for goods bought in 1855 from A.M. Luster by James C. Brown, January 14, 1855.
  • Bill for goods bought from G.W. Gish by James C. Brown, January 5, 1855.
  • Bill for hogs and hides bought from William Doosing by James Brown, February 19, 1855.
  • Bill for subscription to the Herald, 1855.
  • Note and bill from Younger and Smith to Jas. C. Brown for whiskey, January 27, 1855.
  • Farmer's Bank of Virginia note for payment of $285 from James C. Brown to A.W. Luster, December 12, 1855.
  • General merchandise bill from A.W. Luster at McDonald's Mill, to James C. Brown, 1855.
  • Note and bill for molasses and whiskey bought by James C. Brown from Younger & Smith in Lynchburg, Virginia, September 5, 1855.
  • Receipt for clothes bought in 1855 by James C. Brown from Earhart & Wilson, February 20, 1855.
  • Bill from Samuel Bossick to James C. Brown for odd jobs, September 13, 1855.
  • Bill from Jas. Brown to Wm. Johnston for shoemaking materials, 1855.
  • Bill from Younger & Smith to James C. Brown for whiskey, molasses, herring, and bags bought in 1855 and 1856, March 20, 1858.
  • Bill from John Keister to James C. Brown for oil, tanyard, a calf, and hogs, 1855.
  • Note from John Brown to Mr. Cagy asking him to let Thomas Brown have "2 barrels of flower," April 5, 1855.
  • Bill from Wm. H. Peck to James C. Brown for 600 bags of plaster, June 6, 1855.
  • General merchandise bill from J.M. & G.D. Thomas to James C. Brown, 1855.
  • Bill from Mr. Samuel J. Beedy to James C. Brown for shoe materials, January 25, 1855.
  • Bill from Samuel Gordon to James Brown to pay him $3.00, October 6, 1855.
  • Promissory note to A.W. Luster to pay Jas. C. Brown $176.47, September 28, 1855.
  • Receipt for $3.00 from Jas. Brown to Wm. T. Bales, September 12, 1855.
  • Promissory note to Mary Henderson from James Brown for $27.74, August 15, 1855.
  • Receipt from James M. Evans to Jas. Brown for $5.00, July 21, 1855.
  • Promissory note from James C. Brown to A.W. Luster for $36.75, June 13, 1855.
  • Promissory note from James C. Brown to W. Doosing for $11.62, February 19, 1855.
  • Promissory note from J.M. & G.D. Thomas to James Brown for $212.67, January 15, 1855.
  • Promissory note from James Brown to Samuel Lester for $18.00, December 24, 1855.
  • Receipt for goods bought by unknown from unknown, August 16, 1855.
  • Receipt for goods bought from Samuel Lester by James C. Brown, December 24, 1855.
  • Promissory note from James C. Brown to Henry King for $24.05, May 12, 1855.
Box-folder 1:12
  • Receipt from William B. Charles to James Brown for 100 acres of land, February 8, 1856.
  • Receipt from James Brown to the surveyor of Montgomery County, March 13, 1856.
  • Bill from Lancaster Bane of Blacksburg to John Brown for a hat, plaster, and other items, April 21, 1856.
  • Bill to James C. Brown from E. Wilson for a "Satten vest," May 27, 1856.
  • Bill from A.W. Luster to John Brown for such items as a teapot, hats, a shawl, knives, and spoons, bought at auction, December 25, 1856.
  • Invitation from Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Deyerle of Shawsville to Mr. James Barnett, October 20, 1856.
  • Bill from J.P. Wilson to Mr. J.C. Brown for goods bought, June 7, 1856.
  • Bill from A.H. Shewer to James Brown, April 16, 1856.
  • Receipt from Henry Surface to Jas. C. Brown to settle accounts, February 26, 1856.
  • Bill from A.W. Luster to James Brown for goods bought in 1856 and 1857, February 10, 1856.
  • Bill to M. William Finch from A.W. Luster for goods bought (includes provisions for James Brown), 1856.
  • Doctor bill from Harvy Black to John Brown for services rendered in 1856 and 1857, 1856.
  • Bill from J.W. Brown to James C. Brown for shoe work from 1856 to 1859, March 26, 1860.
  • Receipt from A.W. Luster to James C. Brown for $9.50, March 14, 1856.
  • Group of Promissory notes to James C. Brown (signature torn from all), 1856.
  • Receipt from Jacob All as administrator of James All deceased to James C. Brown for $8.40, August 16, 1856.
  • Notice from the Bank of the Valley of Virginia that a check for $300.00 drawn by A.P. Whitlock, endorsed by Nathl. Burkett, E. McDonald, and Jas. C. Brown, was refused. Signed by Notary Public Haml. W. Shield, October 30, 1856.
  • Bill to James C. Brown for goods purchased at an auction, December 25, 1856.
  • Receipt to Samuel Gordon for his 1856 taxes and tithes, 1856.
  • Obituary clippings for Mrs Mary J. Deyerly of Blacksburg, who died of dropsy, 1856.
Box-folder 1:13
  • Bill from J.T. & T.R. Evans to James Brown for general merchandise purchased from 1857 to 1860, March 18, 1860.
  • Cobbler's bill from Al Craig to Jas. Brown, 1857.
  • Notice from a Notary Public on behalf of Farmer's Bank of Virginia, at Blacksburg, regarding non-payment of a note from J.C. Brown, July 27, 1857.
  • Bill for "2 pair Linnen Pants" from Jno. W. Thomas to Jas. Brown, April 10, 1857.
  • Invitation for a ball given at Thomas Springs on 26 December 1857, from "Managers" W.R. Edmondson, Q.M.G. Kent S.A. M'Conky, H.E. Blair, James Wade, N.M. Ronald, James Dyerle, W. Tucker, G. Price, and C. Barnett, 1857.
  • Bill from A.W. Luster from Jas. C. Brown for cotton, silk, earrings, sugar, etc., January 21, 1857.
  • Bill from G. Keister to James C. Brown for a plow point, 1857.
  • Note from Marion(?) Kent in Edgehill to Anne Barnett inviting her and her brother John to a party on the next day, December 25, 1857.
  • Bill to John Gray from John Brown for wintering his cow for four months, April 27, 1857.
  • Bill from Jno. Obenshain to James C. Brown for calico, ribbon, sugar, cotton, etc., purchased from 1857 to 1859, 1857.
  • Receipt from J.T. Earhart to J.C. Brown for subscription (dues?) to ME Church, 1857.
  • Letter from A.W. Luster to Jas. C. Brown regarding selling a crop and stock (perhaps for auction) and his present state of misery, June 28, 1857.
  • Bill from J.H. Guggenheim for shoes bought from James C. Brown, April 6, 1857.
  • Two bank notices to J.C. Brown from the Office of the Farmers Bank of Virginia, at Blacksburg to pay a delinquent check of A.W. Luster's that Brown had endorsed, February 27 and September 21, 1857.
  • Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to the Farmers Bank of Virginia, at Blacksburg, to pay $250.00 in ninety days, January 27, 1857.
  • Blank check signed by Jas. C. Brown from the Farmers Bank of Virginia Blacksburg, 1857.
  • Bill from E. Bruitfern(?) to J.C. Brown for $2.97, 1857.
  • Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to the Farmers Bank of Virginia at Blacksburg for $790.00, June 10, 1857.
  • Bill from Jacob Barnsach to Thos. W. Brown for $17.88 due in July 1857. Paid by James Brown in 1871, July 4, 1857.
  • Bill to James Alls from unknown for $30.00, September 19, 1957.
  • Promissory note from unknown to Geo. Keister for $10.14, January 10, 1857.
  • Receipt from J. Obenshain for $6.00 received from Jas. C. Brown, March 16, 1857.
  • Bill from unknown to Jessy Hall for $19.87, September 1857.
  • Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown from J.T. and T.R. Evins for $30.87, November 21, 1857.
  • Bill from J.T. and T.R. Evins to James Brown for coffee, sugar, calico, and nails, November 21, 1857.
  • Bill from Amiss & Callison to James Brown, November 21, 1857.
Box-folder 1:14
  • Bill from Jno. M. Hinchee to James C. Brown for shoe materials, March 1, 1858.
  • Letter from J.R. Pepper in Bristol (Va.?) to his cousin Ann Barnett. Tells her of his determination to go to Louisiana, his discontent with his present situation as a doctor in Bristol, and family news, March 9, 1858.
  • Bill to James C. Brown from Younger & Smith, March 1858.
  • Bill to James C. Brown from Amiss & Callison, July 20, 1858.
  • Bill from Jas. C. Brown to John Hinchy for $15.80, January 23, 1858.
  • Bill from Jas. C. Brown to Doug Ranping(?) for $20.49, March 1, 1858.
Box-folder 1:15
  • Shoemaker's bill from Jas. Collins to James Brown, November 1859.
  • Bill from Jas. M. Henderson to Jas. Brown, June 3, 1859.
  • Bill from James M. Henderson to James C. Brown for whiskey, oranges, and candy bought in 1859 and 1860, January 10, 1866.
  • Receipt for tobacco sold by Vincent Vaden of Montgomery County to James C. Brown for $200.00, September 21, 1859.
  • Bill for general merchandise bought by James C. Brown from Jno. Lybrook in 1859, July 31, 1860.
  • Court summons from the Montgomery County clerk for James C. Brown, charged with owing Abraham Crumpacker the sum of $544.65, to appear in court, April 9, 1859.
  • Court summons from the Montgomery County clerk for James Brown, charged with owing McIlvaine Sons & Co. the sum of $362.00, to appear in court July 25, 1859.
  • Various court summonses from the Montgomery County clerk for James Brown, charged with owing David K. Rankin, Adam Bruhart, J.Y. & J.R. Evans, and William Trent money, to appear in court, July 9, 1859.
  • Bill from Jones & Steptoe to J.C. Brown for bacon, sugar, and coffee, March 18, 1859.
  • Various Promissory notes from James Brown to W.H. Peck, D.K. Rankin, and William A. Heslep, February to October 1859.
  • Letter from J.R. Pepper in New Orleans to "Cousin Annie," January 25, 1859.
  • Bill from Nowlin & Mussell to Joseph Payne for cotton, wool hats, and molasses, March 17, 1859.
  • Receipt from the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad Company for $.75 paid to J.C. Brown, March 26, 1859.
  • Incomplete bill from John Hinchy to J.C. Brown (?), 1859.
  • Receipt from Joseph Ross to J.C. Brown clearing all accounts, September 29, 1859.
  • Bill from John Lybrook to James C. Brown for spoons, soap, sugar, and coffee, 1859.
Box-folder 1:16
  • Receipt for F. Henderson and T.W. Brown from Jas. C. Brown for $30.40 owed to Thomas Brown's heirs, November 14, 1840 (1860?).
  • Bill from R. Calvert & Co. to James Brown for a horse collar and leather, 1860.
  • Receipt from Jacob Butt in account with J.W. Brown for tanning a deer skin, November 7, 1860.
  • Letter from Tyree & Co. in Lynchburg, Virginia, to J.C. Brown about the wholesale prices of meal, February 24, 1860.
  • Bill from James C. Brown in account with Jones & Steptoe for horseshoes, sugar, and salt, 1860.
  • Bill from Jones & Steptoe in Lynchburg, Virginia, to James C. Brown for molasses and coffee, May 23, 1860.
  • Bill from McCorkler Co. in account with James C. Brown for railroad freight and drayage, May 23, 1860.
  • Promissory note from James C. Brown to F. Henderson for $718.20, November 15, 1860.
  • Letter from William Hite to James C. Brown about a civil suit against Hite by Brown's brothers, September 30, 1860.
  • Bill from G.A. Keister to James C. Brown for sundries, November 1, 1860.
  • Letter from M.L. Dyerle to Annie Barnett asking to send the sayne gown pattern and asks her to visit soon, January 3, 1860.
  • Bill from James C. Brown in account with John M. Haney for shoes, 1860.
  • Receipt from Jas. C. Brown to Thomas W. Brown for $23.29, July 19, 1860.
  • Bill from Lybrook, Evans & Co. to James C. Brown for varnish, turpentine, putty, and sand pepper, May 9, 1860.
  • Bill from A. Ziegler to James Brown for "trimming bugge" in 1860, March 29, 1861.
  • Letter to "Dear little cousin" (Annie Barnett) from O.J.H. in Lynchburg, June 6, 1860.
  • Bill for James Brown in account with Wesley & Steward Argabright, July 27, 1860.
  • Summons from the Clerk of the Montgomery County Court for James C. Brown to appear for failing to pay Samuel W. Younger and John T. Smith the sum of $106.50, February 15, 1860.
  • Receipt from Thomas Brown for money received from Christian Kinzer, signed by Mark B. Moomaw, April 21, 1860.
  • Receipt from Henry Brown for money received from James C. Brown, February 21, 1860.
  • Receipt from W.D. Gray for money received from Jas. C. Brown, October 10, 1860.
  • Request from W.N. Gray that Jas. C. Brown pay G.D. Thomas money owed to him, September 3, 1860.
  • Bill from H.J. Henderson to James Brown for work done in 1860, February 8, 1861.
  • Letter and bill from Clarkson Anderson & Co. to J.C. Brown resettling his account, December 10, 1860.
  • General merchandise bill from Jno Obernhain to James Brown, 1860.
Box-folder 1:17
  • Receipt from McCorkle & Co. to Jas. C. Brown for goods purchased in 1861, July 30, 1863.
  • "Recd. of J.C. Brown in full of Smith ac(count) by note," January 9, 1861.
  • Bill from Lybrook & Evans to James C. Brown for general merchandise, 1861.
  • Surveyor's plot written by John Tinsley for a proposed route for a road from Catawba Road to Paris Mountain; shows James Brown's house, Roanoke River, and Thomas Brown's place, February 7, 1861.
  • Summons from Montgomery County for James C.Brown to appear for failing to pay Adam Brilhart the sum of $33.11, March 2, 1861.
  • Summons from the Commonwealth of Virginia for John Brown to appear for failing to pay William Hite $544.66 in debt and $50.00 in damages, January 21, 1861.
  • Summons from the Commonwealth of Virgina for Thomas W., James C., and John Brown to appear for failing to pay $544.66 to William Hite, January 21, 1861.
  • County War Tax receipt on a printed form for James C. Brown. The receipt shows 1 white and 2 black tithes ($4.50), County War Tax (land $7.43, property $.85) totaling $8.28, State tax on property and value ($6.62) and 297 acres of land ($29.71) all totaling $49.11, 1861.
  • Letter from J. W. D------ to Miss Ann about his trip from Craney Island, August 10, 1861.
  • Promissory note to John M. Haning from Jas C. Brown for $19.00, October 19, 1861.
  • Promissory note to H. Black from Jas C. Brown for $75.50, March 29, 1861.
  • Promissory note to J. B. Fulw----- from J. -- Brown for $3.40, January 19, 1861.
  • Note saying that Wesley Augerbright owes Jas C. Brown $10.00 for 10 bushels of wheat, October 16, 1861.
  • Bill to James C. Brown from George Gallion for making a coffin and for liquor. The payment for the bill was received on 6 September, 1861.
  • Written account from William Henderson about Jas C. Brown working off an account, 1861.
Box-folder 1:18
  • Handwritten valentine from S. M. W. with original verse, 1862.
  • Bill from William Smith to Jas C. Brown for 6 bushels of rye for $7.20, February 5, 1862.
  • Survey made by John Tinsley for James Brown and A.W. Luster of "100 acres of land including grist and saw mills lying in Montgomery County, Virginia, on both Dry Run adjoining the lands, etc," January 22, 1862.
  • Bill from T.R. Evan to James Brown for dry goods totaling $4.12, October 17, 1862.
  • Tax receipt to John and Thomas Brown showing 2 white and 5 black tithes ($7), County war tax on land and property totaling $9.27, State tax on property and value totaling $37.17 for a total of $53.44, 1862.
  • Tax receipt for Thomas Brown showing County and State tax on property and land totaling $64.98, 1862.
  • Tax receipt for John Brown showing County and State tax for property and land on 234.108 acres of land totaling $36.39, 1862.
  • Receipt written by Peter Surface to Giles Wright for $6.00 sent to him by James Brown for "the deliver of som hogs," November 26, 1862.
  • Receipt written by James ----- to James Brown for $100.00 for 500 lbs of pork, December 11, 1862.
  • Account list of house and land rent for Joseph Collins who was in account with Jas C. Brown, 1862.
Box-folder 1:19
  • Tax receipt on printed form for Jas C. Brown for 1 white tithes at $1.25 and State tax on property and value for $2.00, totaling $3.25, 1863.
  • Tax receipt on printed form for Jas C. Brown for 1 white and 3 black tithes for $5.00, county war tax and State tax on property and land on 297 acres, totaling $74.25. The total for the receipt is $168.07, 1863.
  • Tax receipt on printed form for Jno and Thos W. Brown showing 2 white and 2 black tithes totaling $5.00, County war tax and State tax on property and land totaling $143.30. The total receipt is for $148.30, 1863.
  • Tax receipt for John Brown showing County war tax and State tax on property and land on 234 and 108 acres of land totaling $62.24, 1863.
  • Tax receipt for Thomas Brown showing County war tax and State tax on property and land on 342 acres totaling $111.15, 1863.
  • List of items bought at the sale of William Thomas's belongings including 1 desk, 1 preserve stand, 1 senter table, 1 soffey (sofa?), 1 big kettle, 1 crosscut saw, 1 premium plow, and 10 hogs totaling $293.00, March 1, 1863.
  • List of belongings that James C. Brown bought at William Thomas's (deceased) sale. Same contents as list above, 1863.
  • Receipt by -- A. Ronald to James C. Brown for $150.00 "to be credited on a bond I hold against him," November 27, 1863.
  • Bill of sale to James C. Brown from Miller S. Noell for the sale of a slave, Hannah, age 15. The sale was for $30.00, December 7, 1863.
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  • Tax in kind receipt for 1863 to James Brown from F.J. Winkley of the Commissary's Office, Montgomery W.S. Springs Virginia for 7 bushels of wheat, January 25, 1864.
  • Receipt to J.C. Brown from Q M Office (Quartermaster), Montgomery Springs, Virginia, for Brown's "tax in kind" for 1863. The receipt lists 750 lbs of hay, 35 bushels of corn, and 10 bushels of oats, January 24, 1864.
  • Tax receipt to James C. Brown for 1 white and 3 black tithes totaling $4.00, County tax on property and land totaling $149.68. The total receipt is for $153.68, 1864.
  • A negotiable note showing that A.W. Luster paid $3140.81 to Farmers Bank at Blacksburg on a $2250.00 note, August 16, 1864.
  • Bill from A.W. Luster to James C. Brown for $2329.11 which was received in full on settlement, May 2, 1864.
  • Business tax receipt to Thomas Brown from the collector for $11.64, April 30, 1864.
  • Specific tax receipt to Thomas Brown from the collector in the amount of $50.00, January 28, 1864.
  • Business tax receipt for retail dealers in leather to Thomas W. and J. Brown from the collector in the amount of $1810.00. Also a Soldier's tax for retail dealers in leather in the amount of $15.95, September 12, 1864.
  • Tax in kind receipt from Q M Office to James Brown for 24 bushels of corn, December 20, 1864.
  • Poem written by Dr. W.C. Wilson for Miss A.E. Barnett, May 24, 1864.
  • Note from S.C. Beard asking Miss A.E. Barnett to borrow East Lynn (a book), October 2, 1864.
  • Letter from J.P. Smith saying goodbye to Miss Annie E. Barnett, October 3, 1864.
  • Empty envelope to Miss Annie E. Barnett from Wolf Trap, April 29, 1864.
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  • Tax in kind receipt to Jas C. Brown for 1250 lbs of corn, hay, and oats for 1864, February 26, 1865.
  • Receipt to James Brown from G.-- H-ndern--- for a log chain and wagon totaling $37.85, December 25, 1865.
  • Letter from Annie Davis at the "Female Institute" to Annie Barnett, June 26, 1865.
  • Letter from Annie Davis at the "Female Institute" to Annie Barnett, July 24, 1865.
  • Letter from M.L. Dyerle to her friend Annie Barnett, July 31, 1865.
  • Letter from Pet G. Barnett, school child in Catawba, to his Aunt, July 15, 1865.
  • Letter from Annie Barnett of Salem to her sister, August 20, 1965.
  • An invitation to Miss Ann Barnett to come to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 o'clock, 1865.
  • A promissory note to Jas C. Brown from William Henderson for $20.00, July 4, 1865.
  • Unsigned letter to Major John Thomas at Johnson's Island, May 16, 1865.
  • Letter from C. Black in Catawba to Annie. He is sending her his photograph (not enclosed), December 29, 1865.
  • Promissory note from James Brown to pay -- Henderson $37.80, December 15, 1865.
  • Tax receipt to John Brown for County and State taxes on Property on land totaling $11.48, 1865.
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  • Letter from Annie Barnett of "Long Ford," Catawba to "Sister Annie," February 23, 1866.
  • Bill from T.W. Brown to Robert Liggett in the amount of $8.00 for leather, November 30, 1866.
  • Bill from A.W. Luster & Co. to James C. Brown in the amount of $12.31, August 14, 1866.
  • Letter from Fannie in Alexandria, Virginia, to "My Dear Friend," December 16, 1866.
  • Tax receipt to Thomas Brown for County levy on land and property totaling $5.98 , State tax on property and land totaling $11.97 on 342 acres of land. The total receipt is for $17.95, 1866.
  • Written receipt to Jas C. Brown from Lybrook Evans & Co for $10.00 to credit Nathan Scantlin's account, September 18, 1866.
  • Purchase list and bill for Jas. C. Brown from W.F. Effinger (dealer in stoves, tin, and sheet iron ware, etc.) totaling $7.60 for 1866 and $3.65 for 1867.
  • Letter from Annie in Catawba to her sister, April 29, 1866.
  • Letter from C. Black in Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs to Annie, February 2, 1866.
  • Letter from C. Black in Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs to Annie Barnett, September 29, 1866.
  • Letter from Cephalus Black in Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs to Annie, May 7, 1866.
  • Letter from Cephalus Black in Philadelphia to Annie, November 3, 1866.
  • Miscellaneous notes of John and Thomas Brown showing interest owed and some calculation notes, 1866.
  • Bill from Brown & Mitchell Co to J.C. Brown for leather goods and work, such as tanning sheepskin, 1 side upper, 2 sheepskins, mending, hipstraps, making 2 backbands, etc., 1866.
  • Letter from Cephalus Black in Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs to Annie Barnett, August 1866.
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  • Bill from Jas C. Brown to Benjamin McCullick for 6 bushels of corn, 5 bushels of wheat, and 4 months tuition and board for Jinnia, totaling $37.62, August 23, 1867.
  • Bill from Jas. C. Brown to Benjamin McCullick for 6 bushels of corn and 5 bushels of wheat totaling $14.50, August 23, 1867.
  • Bill from Jas. C. Brown to Benjamin McCullick for 4 months tuition and board for Jinnia at $5 per month totaling $20.00, 1867.
  • Bill from Jas. C. Brown to Wm Effinger for 2 bushels of wheat and crediting $2.60 to his account, leaving a balance of $1.40, October 28, 1867.
  • Court summons for James C. Brown to answer William H. Pu-- in a plea of a debt of $65.45 and damages of $65.00, August 2, 1867.
  • Letter from beau in Wytheville to Miss Annie (signature torn off), May 26, 1867.
  • Letter from Cephalus Black to Miss Annie, sending her grapes, September 20, 1867.
  • Letter from Rosa Ramsey in Norfolk to Mr. Brown applying for a teaching "situation," July 27, 1867.
  • Tax receipt to Thomas Brown showing County and State tax on property and 342 acres of land totaling $34.20, 1867.
  • Tax receipt to John Brown showing County and State tax on Property and 234 and 108 acres of land totaling $19.16, 1867.
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  • Bill from Giles Thomas to James Brown for leather totaling $36.43, March 3, 1868.
  • Bill from Jas C. Brown to Thomas W. Brown for lumber totaling $86.92, August 18, 1868.
  • Letter from G.D. Thomas to James C. Brown concerning a debt, 1868.
  • Court summons for James C. Brown, Giles D. Thomas, Achilles W. Luster, Julia E. Thomas, John M. Thomas, Charles, D. Peck, and William H. Thomas to answer Jacob Crumpecker for a debt of $961.44 and damages of $20.00 November 24, 1868.
  • Letter from C. Black (signature cut off) to Annie, October 25, 1868.
  • Letter from C. Black in Red Springs to Annie Barnett, September 20, 1868.
  • Letter to James C. Brown notifying him that the judgement obtained at the September 1867 term of the Circuit Court of Montgomery County by W.H. Peck had been assigned and transferred to H. Black for his benefit. The letter was signed by H. Black, September 3, 1868.
  • Receipt from T.W. Jones & Sons to James C. Brown recording $3.96 to his account, September 17, 1868.
  • "Memorandum of notes in the hands of Giles J. Henderson Trustee" for two notes or bonds totaling $481.88 which were both due in 1857. The note was signed by A.W. Luster, 1868.
  • Letter from N. Walthall, an attorney in Christiansburg, to Jas. C. Brown regarding a judgement to be brought against him, March 30, 1868.
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  • Bill to James Brown for farm work, 1869.
  • Tax receipt to James C. Brown showing 1 tithe at $.50, County and State tax on property and land for 297 and 100 acres of land totaling $42.42. The total for the receipt was $42.92, 1869.
  • Court summons for James C. Brown to answer John M. Hinchee who is suing for the benefit of Ruth Henderson with a plea of debt for $53.19 and damages of $55.00, September 23, 1869.
  • Court summons for James C. Brown to answer Ann H. Hoge who is suing for the benefit of George Earhart, September 27, 1869.
  • Tax receipt for Thomas Brown for 1 tithe at $.50, County and State tax on property and land on 342 acres of land totaling $50.39, 1869.
  • Tax receipt for John Brown for 1 tithe at $.50, County and State tax on property and land on 234 and 108 acres of land totaling $28.70. The total receipt was $29.20, 1869.
  • Bill from James Brown to E.D. Mitchell for oats, rye, a set of four horse harnesses, etc., 1869.
  • Bill and letter to James Brown about 1 barrel N.C. clip herring from M.C. Darby, August 1869.
  • Receipt for 8 1/2 months work that John Caves had done for James Brown, October 13, 1869.
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  • Letter from Palmer, Hartsock & Co. to Mrs. Ann E. Brown about a "firkin of butter," December 28, 1870.
  • Tax receipt to James Brown showing 1 tithe at $.50, County and State tax on property and land for 297 and 100 acres of land totaling $57.84. The total for the receipt was $58.34, 1870.
  • Court summons for James C. Brown to appear in court to answer to Francis Henderson for a debt of $463.67 and damages of $463.00, June 27, 1870.
  • Letter from F.H. Grupy & Co. to Mr. Thomas Brown explaining the supply of oil they just received and asking if Brown wants an order, March 30, 1870.
  • Bill from D.A. Brown to J.C. Brown for miscellaneous clothing items showing the remaining balance of $28.13, October 27, 1870.
  • Three commission sales and bills that were pinned together to Thomas W. Brown from Jones & Miller, 1870.
  • Letter from Sml G. Johnston to John Brown (2 copies), January 27, 1870.
  • Short letter from J.M Wade to James Brown asking to "probate T.W. Brown's will," June 1870.
  • Note from J.M.Wade to James Brown: "To Clerk Montgomery Circuit Court ado Lybrook S.P. attorney 10 plea 15 order 36," October 1870.
  • Promissory note from Jas C. Brown to H. Black promising to pay $142.34, July 15, 1870.
  • Note from J.C. Brown to T.W Tucker in settlement of $29.60 which was later settled on 26 August 1871, February 27, 1870.
  • Receipt to James Brown for $1.00 State tax on bond for being one of the executors of Thomas W. Brown's estate, July 4, 1870.
  • Tax receipt to John Brown for 1 tithe, County and State tax on property and land all totaling $39.37, 1870.
  • Note showing that J.C. Brown recorded 2 bushels of wheat for Mal Croy. The note was written by P.R. & W.W. Puckett, December 6, 1870.
  • Letter to T.W. Brown from Jones & Miller in Lynchburg saying that it is "very hard to sell bacon," April 5, 1870.
  • Account sale of butter by Palmer, Hartsock & Co. for Hno. Brown of Blacksburg, December 10, 1870.
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  • Bill from D.A. Brown to James Brown totaling $77.14, October 3, 1871.
  • Receipt to J.B. Helm by ----- P. Mayo for "Weekly Dispatch" printed by "Richmond Dispatch" for the dates of 24 May 1870 to January 22, 1871.
  • Bill from H. Wallerstein & Co. to J.C. Brown for wheat and oats. Note: evidently they had sold this on behalf of Brown, a total of $190.50, for next are listed "charges" for R.R. freight and hire on 90 bags and commission on sales, September 5, 1871.
  • Bill from P.P. & W.W. Puckett to Jas. C. Brown for flour, wheat, and buck wheat flour, some for himself and some orders for other people. The total was $147.50, December 8, 1871.
  • Bill from Jacob H. Moses to James Brown for repairing a buggy, "dr 2 old shoes", and a welding heal on a mowing blade, 1871.
  • Tax receipt for Thomas Brown on 342 acres of land totaling $16.44, 1871.
  • Tax receipt for Jas C. Brown on 397 acres of land totaling $14.15, 1871.
  • Tax receipt for James Brown totaling $74.48, 1871.
  • Note explaining the judgement is granted in favor of the plaintiff for $753.00 with interest, March 18, 1871.
  • Tax receipt for Thomas Brown on 342 acres of land totaling $4.04, 1871.
  • Letter to Annie from A.E. Barnett containing a recipe for blackberry wine (2 copies), july 13, 1871.
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  • Promissory note from author unknown stating that they promise to pay Burd Anderson $376.00, October 18, 1872.
  • Letter to J.C. Brown from the Clerk of Disrtict Court saying that Lybrook had declared bankruptcy, March 7, 1872.
  • Promissory note to Isaac Henderson from Jas C. Brown promising to pay $20.00, March 30, 1872.
  • General merchandise bill from T.A. Roberts to Jas C. Brown totaling $101.73, 1872.
  • Letter addressed to T.W. and J.C. Brown from an agent, A.W. Hamilton, for C.H. McCormick & Bros. asking to pay a debt of $130.00 with interest of $10.00 that they owe, January 4, 1872.
  • Short letter to James Brown from John Richard asking if Jacob Oliver can have "two horse load of hay," March 1872.
  • Subpoena notice for J.C. Brown from the sheriff, 1872.
  • Letter and bill from Valley Mills Foundry to James C. Brown asking for the money that Brown owes, August 12, 1872.
  • Letter to T.W. and J.C. Brown about money that they owe H. McCormick & Bros, signed by their General Agent, A.M. Hamilton, February 12, 1872.
  • Letter to Jas Brown from Wm. J. Hopkins about the balance due on a machine, February 11, 1872.
  • Letter to James Brown from T.A. Roberts asking if Brown will give a friend some pork and Roberts will credit his bill, December 2, 1872,
  • Cobbler's bill totaling $12.90, 1872.
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  • Memorandum on an "Article of Agreement" between James C. Brown and Gilder Henderson regarding the sale of land, livestock, etc., 1873.
  • Note stating that Jas.C. Brown promises to pay H. Black $198.48 but Brown's handwriting is crossed out, March 5, 1873.
  • Note stating that Jas C. Brown promises to pay D.W. Frizzell $162.60 but Brown's signature has been crossed out, June 24, 1873.
  • Merchandise bill of James Brown from Thos. W. Jones & Son for a total of $17.15, February 25, 1873.
  • Letter to Jas C. Brown from E.V. Mitchell concerning a bill, January 15, 1873.
  • Summons for J.C. Brown and Thomas M. Brown appear in court to face Cyrus H. McCormick and Leander J. McCormick in a plea of a debt of $130.00 and damages of $130.00, July 19, 1873.
  • Receipt from Henry Brown to Thomas W. Brown stating that all accounts between them are in full, September 19, 1873.
  • Letter from Valley Mills Foundry to James C. Brown stating that they will ship his plow points, December 8, 1873.
  • Tuition bill for "Miss Mollie" for two months of grade school to J.C. Brown from J.H. Turner, December 4, 1873.
  • Letter to James Brown from Joel Thomason about the sale of a Huffman drill, July 19, 1873.
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  • Receipt from the Sheriff of Montgomery County to J.C. Brown in the amount of $45.24, 1874.
  • Bill to James Brown for one mare in fold for $14.00, May 20, 1874.
  • Letter to James Brown from P.B. Sale concerning a bill for fruit trees, March 23, 1874.
  • Letter from H.A. Edmundson to James Brown concerning Brown's suit against James Barenett, March 27, 1874.
  • Letter and bill to James Brown from E.O. Galloway concerning a cobbler's bill, September 1, 1874.
  • Letter from Valley Mills Foundry to James Brown concerning the amount of Brown's account, March 11, 1874.
  • Letter from Wm. Woods to Jas Brown, April 10, 1874.
  • General merchandise bill from D.W. Frizzell to James Brown totaling $15.32, 1874.
  • Blacksburg Township bill to James Brown for taxed on 297 acres of land and property and income totaling $5.93, 1874.
  • List of names and amounts totaling $1128.14, January 10, 1874.
  • Printed and handwritten letter to Mrs. A.E. Brown from Thomas F. West, attorney at law, concerning a collection of $36.00 owed for nine years of subscription to "The Central Presbyterian," April 21, 1874.
  • Summons note for James Brown to appear in court and face David W. Frizzell who is suing for the benefit of Johnson Sutton & Co., December 18, 1874.
  • Blacksmith bill of James Brown totaling $14.93, 1874.
  • Letter, bill, and railroad bill for plow casting from F.G. & W.J. Keller to J.C. Brown, 1874.
  • Letter from E.W. Peck to Mrs. Brown concerning a stove, etc, August 26, 1874.
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  • Tax bill for Thomas Brown (J.C. Brown to pay) on 342 acres of land totaling $47.25, May 10, 1875.
  • Agreement made by J. Wells, G. Wells, and J.C. Brown concerning the building of a house, 1875.
  • Farm work bill for 1875-1877, Jas.C. Brown in account with John Scanland, 1875.
  • Blacksmith bill of J.C. Brown totaling $46.06, 1875.
  • General merchandise bill to J.C. Brown from T.W. Helm concerning the amount that Brown owes, May 8, 1875.
  • Letter from Wilmere Barnett to Aunt Ann (Mrs. John Brown) stating that she will marry Mr. Jopling, April 29, 1975.
  • Blacksmith bill of J.C. Brown, 1875.
  • General merchandise bill to James Brown of items that he bought of Persinger & Peck, 1875.
  • Promissory note to Daniel S. Slusher from J.C. Brown promising to pay $45.00, July 23, 1875.
  • Doctor bill from H. Black to James Brown. The doctor was --- Jackson M.D., 1875.
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  • Whiskey bill to James Brown totaling $4.00, 1876.
  • Bill for 1/2 stack of hay for Mr. Ellen from Ja. C. Brown, April 24, 1876.
  • Note to Mr. Brown from W.H. Gad---- concerning 55 lbs of flour, July 3, 1876.
  • Letter to J.C. Brown from Eldred R. Anderson regarding a note transferred to Anderson by Floyd Smith, July 13, 1876.
  • Letter from H. Wallerstein & Co. to J,C, Brown concerning a check that the company is sending to Brown in the amount of $75.77, September 11, 1876.
  • Letter from Bell & Co. to James Brown in which the company proposes a settlement of a bill by barter, August 23, 1876.
  • Bill to D.C. Mooman from Jas.C. Brown for nine logs in the amount of $9.00, 1876.
  • Bill to C.A. Deyerle from John Brown concerning suit clothes, July 1, 1876.
  • Letter from Lula Barnett in Musk Grove to her cousin Mary George Barnett, December 22, 1876.
  • Blacksmith bill from Ezekial Dowdy to J.C. Brown totaling $14.64, 1876.
  • County tax bill for James Brown on 297 acres of land and property, income, etc. The total tax was $ 78.58, 1876.
  • Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to Giles D. ---mas in the amount of $36.95, June 16, 1876.
  • Promissory note from Jas.C. Brown to H. Black in the amount of $102.46, May 24, 1876.
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  • Blacksmith bill from E. Dowdy to J.C. Brown in the amount of $3.40, 1877.
  • General merchandise bill from J.N. Johnston to Jas. C. Brown totaling $25.65, 1877.
  • Receipt for payment in full of judgement of J.C. Brown to C.A. Ronald for G.W. Snider, January 4, 1877.
  • Bill from Jas. C Brown to Elleck Nutter for corn and beef totaling $77.90, 1877.
  • County tax bill for James C. Brown on 297 acres of land and property, income, etc. totaling $75.51, 1877.
  • Blacksmith bill to J.C. Brown, 1877.
  • Account sales of wheat to Hoxall Mills from Silas Shelburn in the amount of $41.06, August 30, 1877.
  • Note saying that John Brown recorded the amount in full of James Brown's account, July 21, 1877.
  • Due bill to Ezekiel Dowdy by J.C Brown for the amount of $19.50, April 30, 1877.
  • Amounts in the law suit of D.H. Hoge vs. Jno W. Brown and James C. Brown, 1877.
  • Blacksmith bill to J.C. Brown totaling $8.91, 1877.
  • Due bill from Jas. C Brown to T.W. Tucker in the amount of $8.00, August 26, 1877.
  • Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to W.H. Thomas in the amount of $37.00, September 18, 1877.
  • Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to Giles D. Thomas in the amount of $32.64, November 20, 1877.
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  • Promissory note from Jas C. Brown to -H Black in the amount of $119.75, August 5, 1878.
  • General merchandise bill from Bell & Sons to Jas.C. Brown, 1878,
  • "Article of Agreement" between William Ratliff and Jas.C. Brown concerning a farm work contract, October 11, 1878.
  • Bill to J.C. Brown from Ephrigm Sights for corn and hay in the amount of $10.67, 1878.
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  • Names in an old ledger found in the attic of James Brown's farmhouse, 1878-1890.
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  • Three page ledger bill from James C. Brown to Howe Brown for general merchandise, 1879.
  • County tax bill for James C. Brown on 297 acres at $5,940.00 plus property, income, etc. valued at $403.00. The total bill was $69.89, 1879.
  • Deed signed by Jas.C. Brown granting land to his wife, Ann E. Brown, August 5, 1879.
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  • Cobbler's bill to J.C. Brown in account with A.V. Lawerance totaling $9.10, 1880.
  • Deed made between James C. Brown, his wife, Ann E. Brown, and George G. Junkin concerning a tract of land, June 4, 1880.
  • Letter from American Bible Society, in New York, to D.H. Brown, December 10, 1880.
  • Promissory note from James Brown to John Fink(??) in the amount of $.50, February 5, 1880.
  • Bill from Gardner & Co. to James C. Brown on a settlement of $8.23, October 4, 1880.
  • Merchandise bill for Richard Kingsley for pigs, 1880.
  • Bill for shoes, cloth, and sugar to John Brown totaling $2.35, August 27, 1880.
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  • Handwritten note from Jas C. Brown concerning $4.60 borrowed from E.E. John, and waiving all Homestead Exemptions, July 1881.
  • Bill from N. Conrad to Jas C. Brown for items such as 8 yds of cashmere, 5 yds of black calico, and 1 1/2 yds black wiggin, etc totaling $7.29, December 13, 1881.
  • Letter from G.W. & L.C. Hansbrough, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, to Jas C. Brown, December 10, 1881.
  • General merchandise bill from N. Conrad to James C. Brown totaling $3.59, 1881.
  • Unfinished letter, author unknown, to "Dear Cousin," October 5, 1881.
  • Three page printed leaflet titled "Pastoral Letter" and signed by S.R. Preston, January 1, 1881.
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  • Doctor's bill from H(arvey) & K(ent) Black to James C. Brown, 1882.
  • Bill for J.C. Brown from R.E. Hatcher totaling $39.56, September 14, 1882.
  • Letter to Jas C. Brown from Ch--- 40. But--- in Lynchburg, Virginia, June 12, 1882.
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  • Letter to Mrs. Ann E. Brown from her sister Mary concerning the "Baptist meeting" and who has been converted, January 25, 1883.
  • Printed "For Sale or Rent" sign for the land of James C. Brown, June 25, 1883.
  • Note from Waller R. --upls concerning the court suit of Bennet and Fagg, April 28, 1883.
  • County tax bill for John Brown totaling $53.39, October 23, 1883.
Box-folder 1:41
  • Obituary of Mrs. Blanche Barnett (wife of N.D. Barnett), 1884.
  • Note concerning the suit between John Brown's Chancery and Howe and Robert Brown, June 19, 1884.
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  • Note from Re- Harris to James Brown asking him to pay $3.57 to D.H. Brown, June 5, 1885.
  • Obituary of Capt. Joseph H. Howe. He died on December 7, 1885.
  • Receipt from John Shee-an- to Jas Brown showing that Brown has paid his account in full, February 6, 1885.
  • Letter from "Lizzie" to "Aunt Annie" about Mr. ("Uncle") Giles Barnett's funeral, February 20, 1885.
Box-folder 1:43
  • Note to J.C. Brown from Joseph M. Moore asking Brown to pay $1.00 to Mr Dowdy for carrying his mail for one year, 1886.
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  • List of work done on a graveyard from William Cromer. Not original list, 1887.
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  • Receipt from J.K. Montague stating that he received $26.35 from R.L. Brown in full account of J.C. Brown, March 13, 1888.
Box-folder 1:46
  • Letter to Mrs. John Brown from Nannie Barnett in Bedford County, Virginia, May 15, 1889.
Box-folder 1:47
  • County tax bill to Robt. L. Brown for property, income, etc. valued at $485.00, plus $2.00 capitation tax. The total tax was $9.29, 1891.
  • County tax bill to Mary E. Bell on 47 acres land, valued at $1430.00. The total tax was $19.74, 1891.
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  • County tax bill to James C. Brown for capitation tax of $1 and county levy of $.50 totaling $1.50, 1892.
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  • Doctor bill from Dr. W.F. Henderdon to James C. Brown, January 12, 1893.
  • Obituary of Mrs. Martha Alexander Bell. She died on December 30 1893, in Lexington, West Virginia, 1893.
Box-folder 1:50
  • Funeral notice of Mary Hite who died on July 15, 1894.
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  • County tax bill to Jas. C. Brown totaling $1.50 (2 copies), 1899.
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  • Note from Hall & Woods Attorneys at Law stating that the fee for drawing release deed from H.T. Hall to H.M. Johnston is $5.00, 1912.
Box-folder 1:53
  • "The Browns of Roanoke Valley," a story and history of the Brown family written by Frances Parker Brown, December 1965.
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  • Poems written for Miss Ann E. Barnett, author unknown.
  • Letter, author and receiver unknown.
  • Unfinished letter to Dr. Black, author unknown.
  • Price list from Valley Mills Foundry in Middle River, Augusta Co., Virginia.
  • Letter from D.H. Hoge to James Brown insisting on being paid.
  • Torn general merchandise bill of James Brown in account with -- Obernhain.
  • Photocopy of a general merchandise bill for John Brown from A.W. Luster.
  • One page of a letter from Pickett explaining that he is working on the railroad.
  • Three envelopes, two are addressed to Miss Annie Barnett and the other one addressed to D. Cephallus Black.
  • Pressed and dried flowers and leaves.
  • Letter to "Aunt" (Mrs.John Brown?) from Cynthia.
  • Announcement that "The People's Book" will be published as soon as enough people subscribe.
  • Envelope addressed to Alexandria, Virginia, to Robert Bell.
  • A flowery thought signed by Miss Fannie C. Thomas.
  • A flowery thought, author unknown.
  • Bill of lumber and carpentry for granary.
  • Letter from Fanny McBullock, teacher,to James Brown concerning a job offer from Giles Thomas.
  • Letter form Maggie to Miss Ann.
  • Note from A.J. Ellen to Mr. J. Brown telling him to let George have $2.50 on his account.
  • Letter from Martha to Annie.
  • Letter to Annie Barnett from Annie concerning the death of a child (Pet).
  • List of political candidates.
  • Letter from Annie to her sister.
  • Letter from Wm. B. Morton to Mr. Brown concerning land that Brown wants to buy in Botetourt.
  • Letter from Ella to Aunt Annie.
  • Two envelopes addressed to James Brown.
  • Invitation for dinner from Lizzie A. Langhorne to Miss Ann.
  • Handwritten love poem, author unknown
  • Letter from Annie Barnett to her dear sister.
  • Letter from Ell to Ann Thomas concerning molasses cakes.
  • Letter from Ann E.B. consoling her cousin in time of death.
  • Bill from J.C. Brown to J.T. miller concerning clerk's and attorney's fees.
  • Note from W.H. ------- to H.S. Hill explaining that he cleaned the wheat very well and made it into flour.
  • Short note from W.S. to Miss Ann thanking her for a nice bouquet.
  • Envelope addressed to Miss Annie Barnett.
  • Note to James Brown from J.H. Hemming, bootmaker.
  • Short note stating, "Capt Kent will be pleased to see you at Edgehill on Tuesday evening August 22 at 8 o'clock."
  • Envelope addressed to James Barnett & family, Shawsville.
  • Note to James Brown explaining that he owes $200.00, author unknown.
  • Letter to Miss Annie Barnett, author unknown, envelope enclosed.
Box-folder 1:55
  • Newspaper clippings of John C. Brown's obituary and death.
  • Newspaper clipping of Dr. Kent Black's obituary.
  • Newspaper clipping of John Barnett's obituary.
  • Miscellaneous newspaper clippings that have been torn.
  • Small fold up catalog for the "New Remington Sewing Machine."
Box-folder 1:56
  • "Inventory of papers found in old trunk in attic of James Brown's Farmhouse" referring to paper listed here.
Box-folder 1:57
  • The Brown Home (genealogy and history of Brown home on the North Fork of the Roanoke River in Montgomery County, Virginia).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Annie E. Barnett
  • Harvey (Harvy) Black
  • James Cartmill Brown