Brown Family Papers

Brown Family Papers, 1825-1912, 1965 (Bulk 1850-1894) Ms.1990.011


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1990.011
Title
Brown Family Papers,1825-1912, 1965
Quantity
0.5 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Brown family
Language
The materials in the collection are in 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

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Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

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Source of Acquisition

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 Note

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Brown Family Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 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 folder: 2
Summons for John Brown to appear before the Judge of the Circuit Court of Botetourt Co.
May 23, 1839
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Bill for 6 bushels of corn paid to David Kent, Jr.
November 3, 184?
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Note from C.F. Whitescarver to Thomas Brown asking him to come to "Pleasant Green"" at 1 p.m. next day
January 21, 1940
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Bill to Thomas Brown from Baldwin & Gibboney for goods purchased
1840
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Bill to Thomas Brown from D. Baldwin for goods purchased between
July and November, 1840.
box-folder 1 folder: 4
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 folder: 4
Invitation to a ball at Union Hotel in Salem on Friday
February 22, 1848
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Tax receipt (2 tithes and road tax) owed by Henry Craig but paid by James Brown
1849
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Promissory note (no names) for $219.58, due February 1, 1850
February 17, 1849
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Coal bill from William Dowdy to John Brown
185?
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Tailoring bill from S.J. Beatty to John Brown
June 27, 1850
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Bill to John Brown
April 4, 1850
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Bill from Wm. Obenshain & Co. for clothing and household goods purchased in 1851
November 16, 1851
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Receipt to John Brown for recording a deed for Thos. Brown by R.D. Montague
November 1851
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Bill for goods bought in 1851 and 1852 by James C. Brown from Wm. Thomas
1851
box-folder 1 folder: 7
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
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Tailoring bill from S. J. Beatty to Thomas Brown, Snr.
January 31, 1852
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Bill for leather goods to Wash Smith from Jas. Brown
January 1851
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Bill from M.E. Woolwine to James C. Brown for leather goods
March 13, 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Receipt for $76.70 paid by J. Brown to Jesse Hall
September 23, 1852
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Bill from Thos. W. Jones to Brown & Ross for shoemaking materials
1852
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Bill from Jas. Brown to Henry Kieffer for leather
1852
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Promissory note of James Craig to James C. Brown
September 7, 1852
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Leather bill dated December 29, 1852, through January 25, 1855, from J.C. Hall to James C. Brown
1852
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Bill for three month's work from William T. Ross to James C. Brown
1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Letter from J.N. Pepper from Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, to "Dear Cousin" (Ann E. Barnett)
November 23, 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Cobbler's bill to James C. Brown
through 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Cobbler's bill from William Collins to James C. Brown
August 22, 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Bill from James C. Brown to William Keiffer
December 26, 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Bill from James C. Brown to Richard Phillips for leather goods
August-December 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Note from Capt. Kent to Miss Barnett
February 1, 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Carpenter's bill for house
December 26, 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Bill from Hy N. Ekiss to James Brown for services rendered
1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Promissory note from William Collins to James C. Brown
August 22, 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Eight Promissory notes from M.E. Woolwine, William Keffer, and Jas. Brown
1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
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
box-folder 1 folder: 9
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
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Receipt for $3.77 paid by William Kiffe to Brown and Ross
July 5, 1853
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Promissory note from M.E. Woolwine to pay $76.26 to James C. Brown
1853
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Bill for a subscription of the Virginia Recorder for James C. Brown
1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Two bills from Murrell & Stratton to John Brown for such items as herring and whiskey
May 26, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Bill from McDonald's store to James C. Brown for nails, shovel, shoes, and nutmeg
1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note from William Bordin to James Brown for $24.63
December 8, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Lumber bill from D. Buck to James Brown for flooring, planking, rafters, and boards
1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Bill to William Buber from J.C. Brown for boots and bacon
1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
"Bill of wirk" for carpentry work done for James C. Brown
December 16, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Bill from James M. Evans to James Brown for "1 covered coffin & case"
March 17, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
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
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Letter from D.H. Hoge to John Brown regarding a slave named Jinny
October 15, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Note regarding a bond of $50.39 received by J.C. Brown for Robert Elim
April 21, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
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
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Receipt from Giles S. Thomas for two bonds of James C. Brown to replace two that were "lost or mislaid"
November 21, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note to Peter Crumpecker owing $30.00 to James Brown
August 24, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note to James W. Dent from James Brown to pay $27.45
September 1, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
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
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note from James C. Brown to D.G. Thomas to pay $48.55
November 1, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note from James Brown promising to pay Keller & Jordan $19.00
November 5, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Note from Wm. P. Baker asking James Brown to pay Jonas Henderson $54.67
November 18, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note from James Brown (?) to pay Evins & Gish $198.93
December 20, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Note from Floyd Smith for James Brown to pay taxes for Sam Gordon
1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note to Edwin J. Amis from James Brown to pay $8.00
July 11, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note from James Brown to Giles Barnett to pay $20.00
May 26, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note to Stanger & Linkous from James C. Brown to pay $8.13
April 24, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note to James Robinson from James Brown (?) to pay $7.54
April 15, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Letter to James Brown from Acrum(?) + W. Clanahan to pay for tanners oil and linseed oil purchased from them
March 24, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Receipt from A.E. Early to James Brown for $15.00 paid in full
January 31, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Manuscript copy of a bill of work
1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note to William J. Ross from James Brown (?) to pay $19.50
January 14, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Promissory note to William Ross from James Brown to pay $9.00
January 7, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Receipt from Thos. W. Jones to James C. Brown for payment due
January 3, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Receipt from Tobias Oliver for $77.25 to unknown
June 13, 1854
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill from James C. Brown to D.H. & J. F. Hoge "to fee in case of his father's will"
November 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill to Steven Solimon from Jas. C. Brown regarding a harness
January 20, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill for goods bought in 1855 from A.M. Luster by James C. Brown
January 14, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill for goods bought from G.W. Gish by James C. Brown
January 5, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill for hogs and hides bought from William Doosing by James Brown
February 19, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill for subscription to the Herald
1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Note and bill from Younger and Smith to Jas. C. Brown for whiskey
January 27, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Farmer's Bank of Virginia note for payment of $285 from James C. Brown to A.W. Luster
December 12, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
General merchandise bill from A.W. Luster at McDonald's Mill, to James C. Brown
1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Note and bill for molasses and whiskey bought by James C. Brown from Younger & Smith in Lynchburg, Virginia
September 5, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Receipt for clothes bought in 1855 by James C. Brown from Earhart & Wilson
February 20, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill from Samuel Bossick to James C. Brown for odd jobs
September 13, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill from Jas. Brown to Wm. Johnston for shoemaking materials
1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill from Younger & Smith to James C. Brown for whiskey, molasses, herring, and bags bought in 1855 and 1856
March 20, 1858
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill from John Keister to James C. Brown for oil, tanyard, a calf, and hogs
1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Note from John Brown to Mr. Cagy asking him to let Thomas Brown have "2 barrels of flower"
April 5, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill from Wm. H. Peck to James C. Brown for 600 bags of plaster
June 6, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
General merchandise bill from J.M. & G.D. Thomas to James C. Brown
1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill from Mr. Samuel J. Beedy to James C. Brown for shoe materials
January 25, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Bill from Samuel Gordon to James Brown to pay him $3.00
October 6, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Promissory note to A.W. Luster to pay Jas. C. Brown $176.47
September 28, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Receipt for $3.00 from Jas. Brown to Wm. T. Bales
September 12, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Promissory note to Mary Henderson from James Brown for $27.74
August 15, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Receipt from James M. Evans to Jas. Brown for $5.00
July 21, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Promissory note from James C. Brown to A.W. Luster for $36.75
June 13, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Promissory note from James C. Brown to W. Doosing for $11.62
February 19, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Promissory note from J.M. & G.D. Thomas to James Brown for $212.67
January 15, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Promissory note from James Brown to Samuel Lester for $18.00
December 24, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Receipt for goods bought by unknown from unknown
August 16, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Receipt for goods bought from Samuel Lester by James C. Brown
December 24, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Promissory note from James C. Brown to Henry King for $24.05
May 12, 1855
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Receipt from William B. Charles to James Brown for 100 acres of land
February 8, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Receipt from James Brown to the surveyor of Montgomery County
March 13, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Bill from Lancaster Bane of Blacksburg to John Brown for a hat, plaster, and other items
April 21, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Bill to James C. Brown from E. Wilson for a "Satten vest"
May 27, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
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
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Invitation from Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Deyerle of Shawsville to Mr. James Barnett
October 20, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Bill from J.P. Wilson to Mr. J.C. Brown for goods bought
June 7, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Bill from A.H. Shewer to James Brown
April 16, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Receipt from Henry Surface to Jas. C. Brown to settle accounts
February 26, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Bill from A.W. Luster to James Brown for goods bought in 1856 and 1857
February 10, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Bill to M. William Finch from A.W. Luster for goods bought (includes provisions for James Brown)
1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Doctor bill from Harvy Black to John Brown for services rendered in 1856 and 1857
1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Bill from J.W. Brown to James C. Brown for shoe work from 1856 to 1859
March 26, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Receipt from A.W. Luster to James C. Brown for $9.50
March 14, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Group of Promissory notes to James C. Brown (signature torn from all)
1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Receipt from Jacob All as administrator of James All deceased to James C. Brown for $8.40
August 16, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
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
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Bill to James C. Brown for goods purchased at an auction
December 25, 1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Receipt to Samuel Gordon for his 1856 taxes and tithes
1856
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Obituary clippings for Mrs Mary J. Deyerly of Blacksburg, who died of dropsy
1856
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from J.T. & T.R. Evans to James Brown for general merchandise purchased from 1857 to 1860
March 18, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Cobbler's bill from Al Craig to Jas. Brown
1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
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
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill for "2 pair Linnen Pants" from Jno. W. Thomas to Jas. Brown
April 10, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
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
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from A.W. Luster from Jas. C. Brown for cotton, silk, earrings, sugar, etc.
January 21, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from G. Keister to James C. Brown for a plow point
1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
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
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill to John Gray from John Brown for wintering his cow for four months
April 27, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from Jno. Obenshain to James C. Brown for calico, ribbon, sugar, cotton, etc., purchased from 1857 to 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Receipt from J.T. Earhart to J.C. Brown for subscription (dues?) to ME Church
1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
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
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from J.H. Guggenheim for shoes bought from James C. Brown
April 6, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
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
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to the Farmers Bank of Virginia, at Blacksburg, to pay $250.00 in ninety days
January 27, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Blank check signed by Jas. C. Brown from the Farmers Bank of Virginia Blacksburg
1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from E. Bruitfern(?) to J.C. Brown for $2.97
1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to the Farmers Bank of Virginia at Blacksburg for $790.00
June 10, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from Jacob Barnsach to Thos. W. Brown for $17.88 due in July 1857. Paid by James Brown in 1871
July 4, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill to James Alls from unknown for $30.00
September 19, 1957
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Promissory note from unknown to Geo. Keister for $10.14
January 10, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Receipt from J. Obenshain for $6.00 received from Jas. C. Brown
March 16, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from unknown to Jessy Hall for $19.87
September 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown from J.T. and T.R. Evins for $30.87
November 21, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from J.T. and T.R. Evins to James Brown for coffee, sugar, calico, and nails
November 21, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Bill from Amiss & Callison to James Brown
November 21, 1857
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Bill from Jno. M. Hinchee to James C. Brown for shoe materials
March 1, 1858
box-folder 1 folder: 14
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
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Bill to James C. Brown from Younger & Smith
March 1858
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Bill to James C. Brown from Amiss & Callison
July 20, 1858
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Bill from Jas. C. Brown to John Hinchy for $15.80
January 23, 1858
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Bill from Jas. C. Brown to Doug Ranping(?) for $20.49
March 1, 1858
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Shoemaker's bill from Jas. Collins to James Brown
November 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Bill from Jas. M. Henderson to Jas. Brown
June 3, 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Bill from James M. Henderson to James C. Brown for whiskey, oranges, and candy bought in 1859 and 1860
January 10, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Receipt for tobacco sold by Vincent Vaden of Montgomery County to James C. Brown for $200.00
September 21, 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Bill for general merchandise bought by James C. Brown from Jno. Lybrook in 1859
July 31, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 15
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
box-folder 1 folder: 15
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
folder box: 1 folder: 15
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
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Bill from Jones & Steptoe to J.C. Brown for bacon, sugar, and coffee
March 18, 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Various Promissory notes from James Brown to W.H. Peck, D.K. Rankin, and William A. Heslep
February to October 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Letter from J.R. Pepper in New Orleans to "Cousin Annie"
January 25, 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Bill from Nowlin & Mussell to Joseph Payne for cotton, wool hats, and molasses
March 17, 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Receipt from the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad Company for $.75 paid to J.C. Brown
March 26, 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Incomplete bill from John Hinchy to J.C. Brown (?)
1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Receipt from Joseph Ross to J.C. Brown clearing all accounts
September 29, 1859
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Bill from John Lybrook to James C. Brown for spoons, soap, sugar, and coffee
1859
box-folder 1 folder: 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?)
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from R. Calvert & Co. to James Brown for a horse collar and leather
1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Receipt from Jacob Butt in account with J.W. Brown for tanning a deer skin
November 7, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Letter from Tyree & Co. in Lynchburg, Virginia, to J.C. Brown about the wholesale prices of meal
February 24, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from James C. Brown in account with Jones & Steptoe for horseshoes, sugar, and salt
1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from Jones & Steptoe in Lynchburg, Virginia, to James C. Brown for molasses and coffee
May 23, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from McCorkler Co. in account with James C. Brown for railroad freight and drayage
May 23, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Promissory note from James C. Brown to F. Henderson for $718.20
November 15, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Letter from William Hite to James C. Brown about a civil suit against Hite by Brown's brothers
September 30, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from G.A. Keister to James C. Brown for sundries
November 1, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Letter from M.L. Dyerle to Annie Barnett asking to send the sayne gown pattern and asks her to visit soon
January 3, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from James C. Brown in account with John M. Haney for shoes
1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Receipt from Jas. C. Brown to Thomas W. Brown for $23.29
July 19, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from Lybrook, Evans & Co. to James C. Brown for varnish, turpentine, putty, and sand pepper
May 9, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from A. Ziegler to James Brown for "trimming bugge" in 1860
March 29, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Letter to "Dear little cousin" (Annie Barnett) from O.J.H. in Lynchburg
June 6, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill for James Brown in account with Wesley & Steward Argabright
July 27, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
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
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Receipt from Thomas Brown for money received from Christian Kinzer, signed by Mark B. Moomaw
April 21, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Receipt from Henry Brown for money received from James C. Brown
February 21, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Receipt from W.D. Gray for money received from Jas. C. Brown
October 10, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Request from W.N. Gray that Jas. C. Brown pay G.D. Thomas money owed to him
September 3, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Bill from H.J. Henderson to James Brown for work done in 1860
February 8, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Letter and bill from Clarkson Anderson & Co. to J.C. Brown resettling his account
December 10, 1860
box-folder 1 folder: 16
General merchandise bill from Jno Obernhain to James Brown
1860
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Receipt from McCorkle & Co. to Jas. C. Brown for goods purchased in 1861
July 30, 1863
box-folder 1 folder: 17
"Recd. of J.C. Brown in full of Smith ac(count) by note"
January 9, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Bill from Lybrook & Evans to James C. Brown for general merchandise
1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
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
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Summons from Montgomery County for James C.Brown to appear for failing to pay Adam Brilhart the sum of $33.11
March 2, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
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
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Summons from the Commonwealth of Virginia for Thomas W., James C., and John Brown to appear for failing to pay $544.66 to William Hite
January 21, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
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
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Letter from J. W. D------ to Miss Ann about his trip from Craney Island
August 10, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Promissory note to John M. Haning from Jas C. Brown for $19.00
October 19, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Promissory note to H. Black from Jas C. Brown for $75.50
March 29, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Promissory note to J. B. Fulw----- from J. -- Brown for $3.40
January 19, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Note saying that Wesley Augerbright owes Jas C. Brown $10.00 for 10 bushels of wheat
October 16, 1861
box-folder 1 folder: 17
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
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Written account from William Henderson about Jas C. Brown working off an account
1861
box-folder 1 folder: 18
Handwritten valentine from S. M. W. with original verse
1862
box-folder 1 folder: 18
Bill from William Smith to Jas C. Brown for 6 bushels of rye for $7.20
February 5, 1862
box-folder 1 folder: 18
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
box-folder 1 folder: 18
Bill from T.R. Evan to James Brown for dry goods totaling $4.12
October 17, 1862
box-folder 1 folder: 18
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
box-folder 1 folder: 18
Tax receipt for Thomas Brown showing County and State tax on property and land totaling $64.98
1862
box-folder 1 folder: 18
Tax receipt for John Brown showing County and State tax for property and land on 234.108 acres of land totaling $36.39
1862
box-folder 1 folder: 18
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
box-folder 1 folder: 18
Receipt written by James ----- to James Brown for $100.00 for 500 lbs of pork
December 11, 1862
box-folder 1 folder: 18
Account list of house and land rent for Joseph Collins who was in account with Jas C. Brown
1862
box-folder 1 folder: 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
box-folder 1 folder: 19
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
box-folder 1 folder: 19
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
box-folder 1 folder: 19
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
box-folder 1 folder: 19
Tax receipt for Thomas Brown showing County war tax and State tax on property and land on 342 acres totaling $111.15
1863
box-folder 1 folder: 19
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
box-folder 1 folder: 19
List of belongings that James C. Brown bought at William Thomas's (deceased) sale. Same contents as list above
1863
box-folder 1 folder: 19
Receipt by -- A. Ronald to James C. Brown for $150.00 "to be credited on a bond I hold against him"
November 27, 1863
box-folder 1 folder: 19
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
box-folder 1 folder: 20
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
box-folder 1 folder: 20
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
box-folder 1 folder: 20
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
box-folder 1 folder: 20
A negotiable note showing that A.W. Luster paid $3140.81 to Farmers Bank at Blacksburg on a $2250.00 note
August 16, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Bill from A.W. Luster to James C. Brown for $2329.11 which was received in full on settlement
May 2, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Business tax receipt to Thomas Brown from the collector for $11.64
April 30, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Specific tax receipt to Thomas Brown from the collector in the amount of $50.00
January 28, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 20
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
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Tax in kind receipt from Q M Office to James Brown for 24 bushels of corn
December 20, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Poem written by Dr. W.C. Wilson for Miss A.E. Barnett
May 24, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Note from S.C. Beard asking Miss A.E. Barnett to borrow East Lynn (a book)
October 2, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Letter from J.P. Smith saying goodbye to Miss Annie E. Barnett
October 3, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Empty envelope to Miss Annie E. Barnett from Wolf Trap
April 29, 1864
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Tax in kind receipt to Jas C. Brown for 1250 lbs of corn, hay, and oats for 1864
February 26, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Receipt to James Brown from G.-- H-ndern--- for a log chain and wagon totaling $37.85
December 25, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Letter from Annie Davis at the "Female Institute" to Annie Barnett
June 26, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Letter from Annie Davis at the "Female Institute" to Annie Barnett
July 24, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Letter from M.L. Dyerle to her friend Annie Barnett
July 31, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Letter from Pet G. Barnett, school child in Catawba, to his Aunt
July 15, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Letter from Annie Barnett of Salem to her sister
August 20, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
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
box-folder 1 folder: 21
A promissory note to Jas C. Brown from William Henderson for $20.00
July 4, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Unsigned letter to Major John Thomas at Johnson's Island
May 16, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Letter from C. Black in Catawba to Annie. He is sending her his photograph (not enclosed)
December 29, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Promissory note from James Brown to pay -- Henderson $37.80
December 15, 1865
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Tax receipt to John Brown for County and State taxes on Property on land totaling $11.48
1865
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Letter from Annie Barnett of "Long Ford," Catawba to "Sister Annie"
February 23, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Bill from T.W. Brown to Robert Liggett in the amount of $8.00 for leather
November 30, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Bill from A.W. Luster & Co. to James C. Brown in the amount of $12.31
August 14, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Letter from Fannie in Alexandria, Virginia, to "My Dear Friend"
December 16, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
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
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Written receipt to Jas C. Brown from Lybrook Evans & Co for $10.00 to credit Nathan Scantlin's account
September 18, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
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
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Letter from Annie in Catawba to her sister
April 29, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Letter from C. Black in Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs to Annie
February 2, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Letter from C. Black in Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs to Annie Barnett
September 29, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Letter from Cephalus Black in Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs to Annie
May 7, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Letter from Cephalus Black in Philadelphia to Annie
November 3, 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Miscellaneous notes of John and Thomas Brown showing interest owed and some calculation notes
1866
box-folder 1 folder: 22
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
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Letter from Cephalus Black in Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs to Annie Barnett
August 1866
box-folder 1 folder: 23
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
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Bill from Jas. C. Brown to Benjamin McCullick for 6 bushels of corn and 5 bushels of wheat totaling $14.50
August 23, 1867
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Bill from Jas. C. Brown to Benjamin McCullick for 4 months tuition and board for Jinnia at $5 per month totaling $20.00
1867
box-folder 1 folder: 23
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
box-folder 1 folder: 23
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
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Letter from beau in Wytheville to Miss Annie (signature torn off)
May 26, 1867
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Letter from Cephalus Black to Miss Annie, sending her grapes
September 20, 1867
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Letter from Rosa Ramsey in Norfolk to Mr. Brown applying for a teaching "situation"
July 27, 1867
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Tax receipt to Thomas Brown showing County and State tax on property and 342 acres of land totaling $34.20
1867
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Tax receipt to John Brown showing County and State tax on Property and 234 and 108 acres of land totaling $19.16
1867
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Bill from Giles Thomas to James Brown for leather totaling $36.43
March 3, 1868
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Bill from Jas C. Brown to Thomas W. Brown for lumber totaling $86.92
August 18, 1868
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Letter from G.D. Thomas to James C. Brown concerning a debt
1868
box-folder 1 folder: 24
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
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Letter from C. Black (signature cut off) to Annie
October 25, 1868
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Letter from C. Black in Red Springs to Annie Barnett
September 20, 1868
box-folder 1 folder: 24
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
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Receipt from T.W. Jones & Sons to James C. Brown recording $3.96 to his account
September 17, 1868
box-folder 1 folder: 24
"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
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Letter from N. Walthall, an attorney in Christiansburg, to Jas. C. Brown regarding a judgement to be brought against him
March 30, 1868
box-folder 1 folder: 25
Bill to James Brown for farm work
1869
box-folder 1 folder: 25
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
box-folder 1 folder: 25
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
box-folder 1 folder: 25
Court summons for James C. Brown to answer Ann H. Hoge who is suing for the benefit of George Earhart
September 27, 1869
box-folder 1 folder: 25
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
box-folder 1 folder: 25
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
box-folder 1 folder: 25
Bill from James Brown to E.D. Mitchell for oats, rye, a set of four horse harnesses, etc.
1869
box-folder 1 folder: 25
Bill and letter to James Brown about 1 barrel N.C. clip herring from M.C. Darby
August 1869
box-folder 1 folder: 25
Receipt for 8 1/2 months work that John Caves had done for James Brown
October 13, 1869
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Letter from Palmer, Hartsock & Co. to Mrs. Ann E. Brown about a "firkin of butter"
December 28, 1870
box-folder 1 folder: 26
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
box-folder 1 folder: 26
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
box-folder 1 folder: 26
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
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Bill from D.A. Brown to J.C. Brown for miscellaneous clothing items showing the remaining balance of $28.13
October 27, 1870
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Three commission sales and bills that were pinned together to Thomas W. Brown from Jones & Miller
1870
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Letter from Sml G. Johnston to John Brown (2 copies)
January 27, 1870
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Short letter from J.M Wade to James Brown asking to "probate T.W. Brown's will"
June 1870
box-folder 1 folder: 26
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
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Promissory note from Jas C. Brown to H. Black promising to pay $142.34
July 15, 1870
box-folder 1 folder: 26
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
box-folder 1 folder: 26
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
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Tax receipt to John Brown for 1 tithe, County and State tax on property and land all totaling $39.37
1870
box-folder 1 folder: 26
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
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Letter to T.W. Brown from Jones & Miller in Lynchburg saying that it is "very hard to sell bacon"
April 5, 1870
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Account sale of butter by Palmer, Hartsock & Co. for Hno. Brown of Blacksburg
December 10, 1870
box-folder 1 folder: 27
Bill from D.A. Brown to James Brown totaling $77.14
October 3, 1871
box-folder 1 folder: 27
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
box-folder 1 folder: 27
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
box-folder 1 folder: 27
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
box-folder 1 folder: 27
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
box-folder 1 folder: 27
Tax receipt for Thomas Brown on 342 acres of land totaling $16.44
1871
box-folder 1 folder: 27
Tax receipt for Jas C. Brown on 397 acres of land totaling $14.15
1871
box-folder 1 folder: 27
Tax receipt for James Brown totaling $74.48
1871
box-folder 1 folder: 27
Note explaining the judgement is granted in favor of the plaintiff for $753.00 with interest
March 18, 1871
box-folder 1 folder: 27
Tax receipt for Thomas Brown on 342 acres of land totaling $4.04
1871
box-folder 1 folder: 27
Letter to Annie from A.E. Barnett containing a recipe for blackberry wine (2 copies)
July 13, 1871
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Promissory note from author unknown stating that they promise to pay Burd Anderson $376.00
October 18, 1872
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Letter to J.C. Brown from the Clerk of Disrtict Court saying that Lybrook had declared bankruptcy
March 7, 1872
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Promissory note to Isaac Henderson from Jas C. Brown promising to pay $20.00
March 30, 1872
box-folder 1 folder: 28
General merchandise bill from T.A. Roberts to Jas C. Brown totaling $101.73
1872
box-folder 1 folder: 28
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
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Short letter to James Brown from John Richard asking if Jacob Oliver can have "two horse load of hay"
March 1872
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Subpoena notice for J.C. Brown from the sheriff
1872
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Letter and bill from Valley Mills Foundry to James C. Brown asking for the money that Brown owes
August 12, 1872
box-folder 1 folder: 28
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
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Letter to Jas Brown from Wm. J. Hopkins about the balance due on a machine
February 11, 1872
box-folder 1 folder: 28
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
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Cobbler's bill totaling $12.90
1872
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Memorandum on an "Article of Agreement" between James C. Brown and Gilder Henderson regarding the sale of land, livestock, etc.
1873
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Note stating that Jas.C. Brown promises to pay H. Black $198.48 but Brown's handwriting is crossed out
March 5, 1873
box-folder 1 folder: 29
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
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Merchandise bill of James Brown from Thos. W. Jones & Son for a total of $17.15
February 25, 1873
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Letter to Jas C. Brown from E.V. Mitchell concerning a bill
January 15, 1873
box-folder 1 folder: 29
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
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Receipt from Henry Brown to Thomas W. Brown stating that all accounts between them are in full
September 19, 1873
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Letter from Valley Mills Foundry to James C. Brown stating that they will ship his plow points
December 8, 1873
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Tuition bill for "Miss Mollie" for two months of grade school to J.C. Brown from J.H. Turner
December 4, 1873
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Letter to James Brown from Joel Thomason about the sale of a Huffman drill
July 19, 1873
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Receipt from the Sheriff of Montgomery County to J.C. Brown in the amount of $45.24
1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Bill to James Brown for one mare in fold for $14.00
May 20, 1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Letter to James Brown from P.B. Sale concerning a bill for fruit trees
March 23, 1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Letter from H.A. Edmundson to James Brown concerning Brown's suit against James Barenett
March 27, 1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Letter and bill to James Brown from E.O. Galloway concerning a cobbler's bill
September 1, 1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Letter from Valley Mills Foundry to James Brown concerning the amount of Brown's account
March 11, 1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Letter from Wm. Woods to Jas Brown
April 10, 1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
General merchandise bill from D.W. Frizzell to James Brown totaling $15.32
1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Blacksburg Township bill to James Brown for taxed on 297 acres of land and property and income totaling $5.93
1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
List of names and amounts totaling $1128.14
January 10, 1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
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
box-folder 1 folder: 30
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
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Blacksmith bill of James Brown totaling $14.93
1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Letter, bill, and railroad bill for plow casting from F.G. & W.J. Keller to J.C. Brown
1874
box-folder 1 folder: 30
Letter from E.W. Peck to Mrs. Brown concerning a stove, etc
August 26, 1874
box-folder 1 box-folder: 31
Tax bill for Thomas Brown (J.C. Brown to pay) on 342 acres of land totaling $47.25
May 10, 1875
box-folder 1 folder: 31
Agreement made by J. Wells, G. Wells, and J.C. Brown concerning the building of a house
1875
box-folder 1 folder: 31
Farm work bill for 1875-1877, Jas.C. Brown in account with John Scanland
1875
box-folder 1 folder: 31
Blacksmith bill of J.C. Brown totaling $46.06
1875
box-folder 1 folder: 31
General merchandise bill to J.C. Brown from T.W. Helm concerning the amount that Brown owes
May 8, 1875
box-folder 1 folder: 31
Letter from Wilmere Barnett to Aunt Ann (Mrs. John Brown) stating that she will marry Mr. Jopling
April 29, 1975
box-folder 1 folder: 31
Blacksmith bill of J.C. Brown
1875
box-folder 1 folder: 31
General merchandise bill to James Brown of items that he bought of Persinger & Peck
1875
box-folder 1 folder: 31
Promissory note to Daniel S. Slusher from J.C. Brown promising to pay $45.00
July 23, 1875
box-folder 1 folder: 31
Doctor bill from H. Black to James Brown. The doctor was --- Jackson M.D.
1875
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Whiskey bill to James Brown totaling $4.00
1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Bill for 1/2 stack of hay for Mr. Ellen from Ja. C. Brown
April 24, 1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Note to Mr. Brown from W.H. Gad---- concerning 55 lbs of flour
July 3, 1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Letter to J.C. Brown from Eldred R. Anderson regarding a note transferred to Anderson by Floyd Smith
July 13, 1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
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
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Letter from Bell & Co. to James Brown in which the company proposes a settlement of a bill by barter
August 23, 1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Bill to D.C. Mooman from Jas.C. Brown for nine logs in the amount of $9.00
1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Bill to C.A. Deyerle from John Brown concerning suit clothes
July 1, 1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Letter from Lula Barnett in Musk Grove to her cousin Mary George Barnett
December 22, 1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Blacksmith bill from Ezekial Dowdy to J.C. Brown totaling $14.64
1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
County tax bill for James Brown on 297 acres of land and property, income, etc. The total tax was $ 78.58
1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to Giles D. ---mas in the amount of $36.95
June 16, 1876
box-folder 1 folder: 32
Promissory note from Jas.C. Brown to H. Black in the amount of $102.46
May 24, 1876
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Blacksmith bill from E. Dowdy to J.C. Brown in the amount of $3.40
1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
General merchandise bill from J.N. Johnston to Jas. C. Brown totaling $25.65
1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Receipt for payment in full of judgement of J.C. Brown to C.A. Ronald for G.W. Snider
January 4, 1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Bill from Jas. C Brown to Elleck Nutter for corn and beef totaling $77.90
1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
County tax bill for James C. Brown on 297 acres of land and property, income, etc. totaling $75.51
1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Blacksmith bill to J.C. Brown
1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Account sales of wheat to Hoxall Mills from Silas Shelburn in the amount of $41.06
August 30, 1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Note saying that John Brown recorded the amount in full of James Brown's account
July 21, 1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Due bill to Ezekiel Dowdy by J.C Brown for the amount of $19.50
April 30, 1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Amounts in the law suit of D.H. Hoge vs. Jno W. Brown and James C. Brown
1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Blacksmith bill to J.C. Brown totaling $8.91
1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Due bill from Jas. C Brown to T.W. Tucker in the amount of $8.00
August 26, 1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to W.H. Thomas in the amount of $37.00
September 18, 1877
box-folder 1 folder: 33
Promissory note from Jas. C. Brown to Giles D. Thomas in the amount of $32.64
November 20, 1877
box-folder 1 folder: 34
Promissory note from Jas C. Brown to -H Black in the amount of $119.75
August 5, 1878
box-folder 1 folder: 34
General merchandise bill from Bell & Sons to Jas.C. Brown
1878
box-folder 1 folder: 34
"Article of Agreement" between William Ratliff and Jas.C. Brown concerning a farm work contract
October 11, 1878
box-folder 1 folder: 34
Bill to J.C. Brown from Ephrigm Sights for corn and hay in the amount of $10.67
1878
box-folder 1 folder: 35
Names in an old ledger found in the attic of James Brown's farmhouse
1878-1890
box-folder 1 folder: 36
Three page ledger bill from James C. Brown to Howe Brown for general merchandise
1879
box-folder 1 folder: 36
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
box-folder 1 folder: 36
Deed signed by Jas.C. Brown granting land to his wife, Ann E. Brown
August 5, 1879
box-folder 1 folder: 37
Cobbler's bill to J.C. Brown in account with A.V. Lawerance totaling $9.10
1880
box-folder 1 folder: 37
Deed made between James C. Brown, his wife, Ann E. Brown, and George G. Junkin concerning a tract of land
June 4, 1880
box-folder 1 folder: 37
Letter from American Bible Society, in New York, to D.H. Brown
December 10, 1880
box-folder 1 folder: 37
Promissory note from James Brown to John Fink(??) in the amount of $.50
February 5, 1880
box-folder 1 folder: 37
Bill from Gardner & Co. to James C. Brown on a settlement of $8.23
October 4, 1880
box-folder 1 folder: 37
Merchandise bill for Richard Kingsley for pigs
1880
box-folder 1 folder: 37
Bill for shoes, cloth, and sugar to John Brown totaling $2.35
August 27, 1880
box-folder 1 folder: 38
Handwritten note from Jas C. Brown concerning $4.60 borrowed from E.E. John, and waiving all Homestead Exemptions
July 1881
box-folder 1 folder: 38
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
box-folder 1 folder: 38
Letter from G.W. & L.C. Hansbrough, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, to Jas C. Brown
December 10, 1881
box-folder 1 folder: 38
General merchandise bill from N. Conrad to James C. Brown totaling $3.59
1881
box-folder 1 folder: 38
Unfinished letter, author unknown, to "Dear Cousin"
October 5, 1881
box-folder 1 folder: 38
Three page printed leaflet titled "Pastoral Letter" and signed by S.R. Preston
January 1, 1881
box-folder 1 folder: 39
Doctor's bill from H(arvey) & K(ent) Black to James C. Brown
1882
box-folder 1 folder: 39
Bill for J.C. Brown from R.E. Hatcher totaling $39.56
September 14, 1882
box-folder 1 folder: 39
Letter to Jas C. Brown from Ch--- 40. But--- in Lynchburg, Virginia
June 12, 1882
box-folder 1 folder: 40
Letter to Mrs. Ann E. Brown from her sister Mary concerning the "Baptist meeting" and who has been converted
January 25, 1883
box-folder 1 folder: 40
Printed "For Sale or Rent" sign for the land of James C. Brown
June 25, 1883
box-folder 1 folder: 40
Note from Waller R. --upls concerning the court suit of Bennet and Fagg
April 28, 1883
box-folder 1 folder: 40
County tax bill for John Brown totaling $53.39
October 23, 1883
box-folder 1 folder: 41
Obituary of Mrs. Blanche Barnett (wife of N.D. Barnett)
1884
box-folder 1 folder: 41
Note concerning the suit between John Brown's Chancery and Howe and Robert Brown
June 19, 1884
box-folder 1 folder: 42
Note from Re- Harris to James Brown asking him to pay $3.57 to D.H. Brown
June 5, 1885
box-folder 1 folder: 42
Obituary of Capt. Joseph H. Howe, died on
December 7, 1885
box-folder 1 folder: 42
Receipt from John Shee-an- to Jas Brown showing that Brown has paid his account in full
February 6, 1885
box-folder 1 folder: 42
Letter from "Lizzie" to "Aunt Annie" about Mr. ("Uncle") Giles Barnett's funeral
February 20, 1885
box-folder 1 folder: 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
box-folder 1 folder: 44
List of work done on a graveyard from William Cromer,
1887
box-folder 1 folder: 45
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 folder: 46
Letter to Mrs. John Brown from Nannie Barnett in Bedford County, Virginia
May 15, 1889
box-folder 1 folder: 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
box-folder 1 folder: 47
County tax bill to Mary E. Bell on 47 acres land, valued at $1430.00. The total tax was $19.74
1891
box-folder 1 folder: 48
County tax bill to James C. Brown for capitation tax of $1 and county levy of $.50 totaling $1.50
1892
box-folder 1 folder: 49
Doctor bill from Dr. W.F. Henderdon to James C. Brown
January 12, 1893
box-folder 1 folder: 49
Obituary of Mrs. Martha Alexander Bell. She died on December 30 1893, in Lexington, West Virginia
1893
box-folder 1 folder: 50
Funeral notice of Mary Hite who died on
July 15, 1894.
box-folder 1 folder: 51
County tax bill to Jas. C. Brown totaling $1.50 (2 copies)
1899
box-folder 1 folder: 52
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 folder: 53
"The Browns of Roanoke Valley," a story and history of the Brown family written by Frances Parker Brown
December 1965
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Poems written for Miss Ann E. Barnett, author unknown
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter, author and receiver unknown
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Unfinished letter to Dr. Black, author unknown
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Price list from Valley Mills Foundry in Middle River, Augusta Co., Virginia
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from D.H. Hoge to James Brown insisting on being paid
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Torn general merchandise bill of James Brown in account with -- Obernhain
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Photocopy of a general merchandise bill for John Brown from A.W. Luster
box-folder 1 folder: 54
One page of a letter from Pickett explaining that he is working on the railroad
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Three envelopes, two are addressed to Miss Annie Barnett and the other one addressed to D. Cephallus Black
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Pressed and dried flowers and leaves
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter to "Aunt" (Mrs.John Brown?) from Cynthia
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Announcement that "The People's Book" will be published as soon as enough people subscribe
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Envelope addressed to Alexandria, Virginia, to Robert Bell
box-folder 1 folder: 54
A flowery thought signed by Miss Fannie C. Thomas
box-folder 1 folder: 54
A flowery thought, author unknown
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Bill of lumber and carpentry for granary
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from Fanny McBullock, teacher,to James Brown concerning a job offer from Giles Thomas
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter form Maggie to Miss Ann
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Note from A.J. Ellen to Mr. J. Brown telling him to let George have $2.50 on his account
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from Martha to Annie
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter to Annie Barnett from Annie concerning the death of a child (Pet)
box-folder 1 folder: 54
List of political candidates
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from Annie to her sister
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from Wm. B. Morton to Mr. Brown concerning land that Brown wants to buy in Botetourt
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from Ella to Aunt Annie
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Two envelopes addressed to James Brown
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Invitation for dinner from Lizzie A. Langhorne to Miss Ann
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Handwritten love poem, author unknown
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from Annie Barnett to her dear sister
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from Ell to Ann Thomas concerning molasses cakes
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter from Ann E.B. consoling her cousin in time of death
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Bill from J.C. Brown to J.T. miller concerning clerk's and attorney's fees
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Note from W.H. ------- to H.S. Hill explaining that he cleaned the wheat very well and made it into flour
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Short note from W.S. to Miss Ann thanking her for a nice bouquet
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Envelope addressed to Miss Annie Barnett
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Note to James Brown from J.H. Hemming, bootmaker
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Short note stating, "Capt Kent will be pleased to see you at Edgehill on Tuesday evening August 22 at 8 o'clock"
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Envelope addressed to James Barnett & family, Shawsville
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Note to James Brown explaining that he owes $200.00, author unknown
box-folder 1 folder: 54
Letter to Miss Annie Barnett, author unknown, envelope enclosed
box-folder 1 folder: 55
Newspaper clippings of John C. Brown's obituary and death
box-folder 1 folder: 55
Newspaper clipping of Dr. Kent Black's obituary
box-folder 1 folder: 55
Newspaper clipping of John Barnett's obituary
box-folder 1 folder: 55
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings that have been torn
box-folder 1 folder: 55
Small fold up catalog for the "New Remington Sewing Machine"
box-folder 1 folder: 56
"Inventory of papers found in old trunk in attic of James Brown's Farmhouse"
box-folder 1 folder: 57
The Brown Home (genealogy and history of Brown home on the North Fork of the Roanoke River in Montgomery County, Virginia)