Jamerson-Webster-Basham Family Papers

Jamerson-Webster-Basham Family Papers, 1792, 1803-1936 Ms.1990.080


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Cort Rushton, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1990.080
Title
Jamerson-Webster-Basham Family Papers,1792, 1803-1936
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01278.xml
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Jamerson family (Franklin County, Va.)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Jamerson-Webster-Basham Family Papers include receipts, deeds, land settlements, and correspondence from the Jamerson and other Franklin County families, including the Webster, Basham, Rayford, Akers, and Neff families.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Jamerson-Webster-Basham Family Papers, Ms1990-080, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Jamerson-Webster-Basham Family Papers were acquired by Special Collections prior to 1990.

Processing Information

Some processing, arrangement, and description of the Jamerson-Webster-Basham Family Papers was completed prior to 2009. Additional processing, arrangement, and description was completed in September 2013.


Biographical Note

The Jamison (also spelled Jamerson) family was a prominent family in Franklin County, Virginia along with the Webster and Basham families. John Jamison was a business man in Franklin County who married Catherine Boone in 1806 and had 11 children. John kept detailed records of his business dealings and transactions, as well as serving as a private for the Confederacy during the Civil War. He died in Franklin County in 1864, leaving his estate to the widowed "Caty" Boone and his children. Samuel Jamison, John and "Caty's" son, married Sarah Webster, interconnecting two prominent families of Franklin County.

Source: Find a Grave website.

Scope and Contents

The Jamerson-Webster-Basham Family Papers include receipts, deeds, land settlements, and correspondence from the Jamerson and other Franklin County families, including the Webster, Basham, Rayford, Akers, and Neff families. Also included are fifteen Civil War Confederate soldiers' letters from John Jamerson, in the 37th Virginia Cavalry, and John Hartsel, written from Norfolk and Washington County, Virginia.

Folder 1: 1792, 1838-1919 - Jamerson Family Reciepts contains receipts beginning in 1792 and organized chronologically with the last one dating to 1907. Folder 2: 1803-1875 - Jamerson Family - Correspondence consists mainly of receipts of land payments and official documents of court proceedings between the Jamerson family, primarily John Jamison, and other families of Franklin County, namely the Pennock, Rayford, Fragg, Frailin, and Boon families, ranging from 1803-1875.

Folder 3: 1831-1876 - Webster Family - Receipts, Will and Indentures includes family documents of John Webster, primarily, consisting of his will, land survey, receipts, and contracts to other families, 1832-1876. Folder 4: 1856-1936 - Webster Family - Correspondence contains Civil War letters from John G. Hartsel in Norfolk, VA to family members and friends in Franklin County, 1862, as well as letters from various people from Franklin County, 1864-1914. This folder also consists of deeds, marriage bonds, and a list of births and deaths of the Peters Family from 1783-1870.

Folder 5: 1892, 1897 - Basham Family Deeds (Manuscript Copies) consists of documents pertaining to deeds between James S. Basham and B. Rigney on July 23, 1892 and one between James S. Basham and Sarah A. Basham on May 31, 1897.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by branch of the family primarily responsible for the documents. Within each family, materials are organized by type of document. Within each document type, materials are in chronological order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Basham family (Franklin County, Va.)
  • Civil War
  • Jamerson family (Franklin County, Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Webster family (Franklin County, Va.)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Jamerson family receipts,
1792, 1838-1907
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Jamerson family correspondence,
1803-1875
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Webster family receipts, will, and indentures,
1831-1876
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Webster family correspondence,
1856-1936
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Basham family deeds (manuscript copies),
1892, 1897