Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave RegisterWLU.Coll.0476

Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave RegisterWLU.Coll.0476


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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0476
Title
Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave RegisterInclusive 1861-1867Bulk 1863-1867
Quantity
1 Item, Approximately 70 pages. Item is in fair condition. Binding loose., 6.5" x 8"
Creator
Poague, John William
Language
English .

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Scope and Contents

This account book documents agricultural operations for a southern Rockbridge County farmer between April 1863 and June 1867. The compiler is possibly Johnathan Poague, whose son, John William Poague, signed the book on the inside front cover. John William Poague attended Washington College in 1868 for one year. Contents include expenditures and receipts for day to day farm operations, crop production numbers, and diary - like entries. Contents of specific note include a registry of names of Civil War period enslaved persons in 1864 who then transitioned to paid employees when the estate owner was ordered to submit to freeing his slaves on May 29, 1865. The registry details their work schedules and account charges through June 1867. Locations mentioned are Greenlee's Ferry and Gilmore's Mill, both on the James River near Natural Bridge, Va. Other surnames mentioned in the book include Sterling, Peck, Tolley, Burks, Watson, Bryan, Locher, Patterson, Simpson and Wilcher. .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Account books
  • Agriculture
  • Bryan Family
  • Burks Family
  • Diaries
  • Locher Family
  • Patterson Family
  • Peck Family
  • Personal Narratives
  • Pogue Family
  • Simpson Family
  • Slavery
  • Slavery -- Emancipation
  • Sterling Family
  • Tolley Family
  • Virginia -- Rockbridge County
  • Watson Family
  • Wilcher Family