Henry A. Barron, Papers of a Barbour County Resident A&M.3966

Henry A. Barron, Papers of a Barbour County Resident A&M.3966


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.3966
Title
Henry A. Barron, Papers of a Barbour County Resident1838-19061848-1879
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/2308
Quantity
0.8 Linear Feet 10 in. (2 document cases, 5 in.)
Creator
Barron, Henry A.
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of Henry A. Barron, a resident of Barbour County, including legal documents, financial records, and correspondence. Much of the material in this collection concerns Barron's service as a Justice of the Peace, including court documents regarding legal activities of Barbour County citizens. See "Scope and Content Note" and "Historical Note" for further information.

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Preferred Citation

A&M.3966, Henry A. Barron, Papers of a Barbour County Resident, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Biographical / Historical

Henry A. Barron was born 9 May 1818 in Frederick County, Virginia. His parents were Thomas and Fanny Barron. He came to Barbour County, (West) Virginia in the 1840s. Barron married Affa Elizabeth Dilworth (1829-1925) in 1844. The Barrons kept a hotel and store in Philippi, (West) Virginia known as the "Barbour House" or "Barron Hotel". Barron served as a Justice of the Peace in Barbour County between 1856 and 1860. He joined the Confederate Army at the start of the Civil War, enlisting in the 31st Virginia Infantry. He deserted in July 1861 and was arrested in Philippi by local constables in October. Barron was imprisoned at Wheeling on charge of treason and later sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, then released on oath in February 1862. He died 22 October 1887 and is buried in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Philippi.

Scope and Contents

Papers of Henry A. Barron, a resident of Barbour County, including legal documents, financial records, and correspondence. Much of the material in this collection concerns Barron's service as a Justice of the Peace, including court documents regarding legal activities of Barbour County citizens.

Legal documents include tax records from Barbour County, court documents from Barbour and neighboring counties, and government sale certificates. Financial documents include promissory notes, receipts, and accounts. There is also correspondence and other material.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Barbour County (W. Va.)
  • Barron, Henry A.
  • Court records
  • Hotels
  • Taxation

Container List

Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
Barbour County tax documents
1849-1873
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
Barbour County court and legal documents
1848-1857
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
Barbour County court and legal documents
1858
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
Barbour County court and legal documents
1859-1877
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
Court and legal documents from other counties
1847-1859
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
Government sale certificates
1865
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
Miscellaneous legal documents
1852-1859, undated
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
Booklet of promissory notes
1856, 1865
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
Booklet of promissory notes
1857
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
Booklet of promissory notes
1857-1860
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
Promissory notes and receipts
1838, 1849
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
Promissory notes and receipts
1850-1855
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
Promissory notes and receipts
1856-1859
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
Promissory notes and receipts
1860-1869
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
Promissory notes and receipts
1874, 1878
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
Promissory notes and receipts
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
Accounts
1848-1858, 1867
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
Correspondence and envelopes
1860-1868, 1884-1888, undated
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
Memorandum Book
1879
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
Miscellaneous
1859, 1906, undated
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
Leather wallets
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
Leather wallets
undated
Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
Empty envelopes
undated