A Guide to the Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection, 1803-1859 Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection Ms2013-020

A Guide to the Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection, 1803-1859

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-020


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-020
Title
Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection, 1803-1859
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of receipts dating from 1803-1859. The items in the collection include tax receipts, estate bills for clothes, machinery, auctions, and other ephemera, mostly belonging to Baltzer (Palser) Yonson (Johnson) and his wife, Mary Thompson.

Administrative Infomration

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection, Ms2013-020, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection was completed in March 2013.


Biographical Note

Baltzer Yonson was born on 10 October 1774 and died c.1850. Yonson married Mary Thompson, born in 1799, and they had 10 children. The descendants of Yonson settled on Johnson as their last name (though the collection includes several variations), developing a machinery business in the 20th century under the name of R. P. Johnson.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of receipts dating from 1803-1859. Most of the receipts belong to Baltzer (Palser) Yonson (Johnson) and his wife Mary (spelling variations of the last name include Yonson, Johnson, Johnston). The items in the collection include tax receipts, estate bills for clothes, machinery, auctions, and other ephemera. There are also a few items, including a copy of contract, relating to other Johnstons, likely family members.

Arrangement

The Yonson (Johnson) Family Collection is arranged chronologically.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Johnson, Mary Thompson
  • Johnson, Palser
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Wythe County (Va.)

Contents List

Folder 1
Family papers, 1803-1859

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Johnson, Mary Thompson
  • Johnson, Palser