Rockbridge County RecordsWLU.Coll.0067

Rockbridge County RecordsWLU.Coll.0067


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Repository
Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Identification
WLU.Coll.0067
Title
Rockbridge County RecordsInclusive 1778-1912
Quantity
96 Item, 32 folders
Language
English .

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes Rockbridge County records, including tax lists, ordinary licenses, muster rolls, lists of slaves, court cases, and election polls.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Broadsides
  • Court records
  • Elections
  • Freedmen
  • Records
  • Registers
  • Slavery
  • Taxation
  • Virginia -- Lexington
  • Virginia -- Rockbridge County

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Virginia -- Lexington
  • Virginia -- Rockbridge County

Container List

Legal papers, property lists, and misc., 1777-1855. box: 1, Text folder: 1-16,
  • Control. box: 1, Text folder: 1,
  • Rockbridge County, Va. legal papers, 1777-07-15. box: 1, Text folder: 2,
    • Will of Patrick Campbell, 1777-07-15. box: 1, Text folder: 2,
      Scope and Contents

      Will mentions transfer of "negro girl named Agg" to his wife, Ann Campbell who appeared in court and delined legacy of will, resulting in transfer to son, James Campbell.

    • Bond for Ordinary License, Rockbridge County, John Moore, William Alexander, John Paxton, 1778-11-04, 1778-11-04, 1778-11-04. box: 1, Text folder: 2,
    • Bond for Ordinary License, Rockbridge County, Alexander Stuart, Joseph McCray, 1778-12, December Court 1778. box: 1, Text folder: 2,
  • Rockbridge County VA Lists, taxable property 1783, 1783. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Andrew Scotts Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Mary [related to William?] Groves Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Robert Shaw Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Andrew Moore Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • James Patterson tax record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • David Moore tax record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Robert McCormick tax record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • George Campbell Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Samuel WC [illegible] tax record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • John Pamler [illegible - spelling?] tax record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • William Moore Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • John Parks Tax Record . box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • David Moore tax record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • James Patton tax record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • John A. of William Moore Township [?] Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • James Paxton Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • John Pur.. [illegible] Tax Records. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • William McClung Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Alexandre Moore Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Hugh Beard Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Anne Caruthers Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Thomas Steele Tax Records. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • James McClung Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • James Parker Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • James Statton [?] Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • John Kerr Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Jonathan Williamson Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • David Moore Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Joseph Seat Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Abraham Wein Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Alexander Green Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Joseph [illegible] Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • James McGowry Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Samuel Eakin Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Archibald Henderson Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • William Alexander Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Jeane Weir Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Nathaniel Wilson Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • David Williamson Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Samuel Wilson Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • David Chambers (?) Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • John Craig Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • James Bell Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
    • Samuel Eakin Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 3,
  • Rockbridge County, VA Lists of Taxable Property 1786, 1786. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Jonathan Starrit Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • James Tedford Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Multiple Tax Records on single sheet: Adam Reid, William Reid, Daniel Reid, James Anderson, Thomas Black, David Tedford, Peter Lowery, John Tedford, William Ferguson, David Hinkaston, Abraham Draper, John McCamey, Robert McCamey, William Lusby, George Cavin . box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Isaac Anderson (& William Anderson) Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • John Tedford Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Andrew Campbell Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • John McCrosky Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • William McCutchens Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • John McCampbell Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • James McKemy Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Alex Stewart Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Robert Everitt Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Robert Stuart Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Isaac Jackson Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • James McCampbell Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • James Weir Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • William Campbell Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Samuel Kilpatrick Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • James Dickson Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • William Walker Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • James Wilson Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Solomon Campbell Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • William McHenry Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Elizabeth McCray Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • William McHenry Tax Record. box: 1, Text folder: 4,
    • Invoice dated 1786 (without specific month or day) from Thomas Tate for wheel (appears to be unrelated to taxes); unsigned; references "balance on account". box: 1, Text folder: 4,
  • Rockbridge County, VA 1784-1800. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Rockbridge County Court May 6, 1784 William Alexander and William Moore bond for Ordinary license. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • List of revenue taxes collected by Rockbridge County Deputy Sheriff from January to May 1787. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Agreement between Michael Goore & James Seers concerning "a Negro man named Adam" and the care of Seers during his lifetime dated February 3, 1789 in Rockbrdge County Court. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Conveyance of land by Hugh McDowell and his wife Sarah to William Hayes in Rockbridge County Court on October 5, 1790. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Josias Anderson and John Galbraith bond for Ordinary license Rockbridge County Court February 7, 1792. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Certificate of ownership John Templeton 3-year-old bay mare colt appraised at 4 pounds 5 shillings January 2, 1792. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Bond for Ordinary license Rockbridge County Josias Anderson and John Galbraith September 1, 1795. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Bond for Ordinary license Rockbridge County John Mackey and John McKee February 2, 1796. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Inventory of estate of William Walos (deceased) February 29, 1792 Rockbridge County, VA. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • Settlement of a debt between the estate of John Hays and James Herran Rockbridge County Court June 28, 1797. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
    • List of conveyances of land recorded in the office of the Rockbridge County Court May 1, 1797 to May 1, 1798 within the Southwest District. box: 1, Text folder: 5,
  • Rockbridge County, VA 1784-1800. box: 1, Text folder: 6,
    • List of Land Grants issued in Rockbridge County from November 1, 1814 to October 1, 1815. box: 1, Text folder: 6,
    • Rockbridge County election poll 1813 (Breckenridge vs. McFerrin). box: 1, Text folder: 6,
    • Typed letter from Virginia State Library dated May 20. 1913 attaching Pay Roll of Captain James Paxton's Company of the Second Corps D'Elite "in the service of the United States, commanded by Col. Moses Green, at Camp Charles City Courthouse, from the 31st August to the 29th December 1814" [includes David Paxton, Elisha Paxton, and Alexander Paxton]. box: 1, Text folder: 6,
  • Rockbridge County, VA Property List 1815 . box: 1, Text folder: 7,
    • Persons owning land in Rockbridge County in 1815 (including listings of their property--horses, cattle, slaves, etc.. box: 1, Text folder: 7,
  • Rockbridge County, VA Case of McClure vs. Crawford 1815. box: 1, Text folder: 8,
    • Case of McClure vs. Crawford Staunton District Court 1815 (father, Malcolm, died leaving estate partially to children; mother remarried; children sued to get their share). box: 1, Text folder: 8,
  • Rockbridge County, VA Two Legal Cases covering material between 1812 and 1841. box: 1, Text folder: 9,
    • Case of Margaret Irvine and her estranged husband John McCue before Judge Lucas Thompson, Superior Court of Chancery for Rockbridge County 1838. box: 1, Text folder: 9,
    • Case of Sarah Patton before Judge Lucas Thompson, Superior Court of Chancery for Rockbridge County, regarding 1812 and 1822 wills of late husband James Patton and children Matthew and William who predeceased her estate then managed by son-inlaw George Ireland of Rockbridge County and grandson William P. McDowell of Tennessee. Question of ownership of slaves. Latest date February 12, 1841. box: 1, Text folder: 9,
  • Rockbridge County, VA Tax List and Bonds of Rockbridge County Court 1830-1832. box: 1, Text folder: 10,
    • Handwritten list covering Rockbridge County taxes, September 1830 to August 1831. box: 1, Text folder: 10,
    • $50,000 surety bond for paving the streets and providing water for the town of Lexington for two years from July 21, 1832 William Fisher and Andrew H. Jordan. box: 1, Text folder: 10,
    • Separate $20,000 surety bond for paving the streets and providing water for the town of Lexington for two years from July 21, 1832 William Fisher and Andrew H. Jordan . box: 1, Text folder: 10,
  • Rockbridge County, VA Military Records 1834-1840 - Rockbridge Union Volunteers. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Court summons to John Keller regarding debt owed to Francis Smith January 10, 1835. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Letter June 2, 1834 to Rockbridge Union Volunteers regarding accommodations from Kenton Hanlen in Staunton. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Members of Rockbridge Union Volunteers absent from regimental muster for May 1837. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Invitation to Capt. G.A. Baker inviting Lexington Volunteers to participate in celebration on February 17, 1838. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Members of Rockbridge Union Volunteers absent from June muster 1839. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Members of Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company absent from parade July 4, 1838. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Members of Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company absent from muster in November 1836. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Members of Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company present at muster in April 1837. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Treasurer's Report Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company August 2, 1837. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Requisition to Capt. David Moore (Commandant of the Public Guard) of 75 muskets from the Lexington Arsenal for the Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company January 1, 1834 - A.T. Barclay Capt.. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Treasurer's Report Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company March 1837. box: 1, Text volume: 11,
    • Roll of members of Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company January 6, 1838. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Members of Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company absent from muster on August 4, 1838. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Members of Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company absent from muster in September 1838 (?). box: 1, Text folder: 11,
    • Treasurer's Report Rockbridge Union Volunteers Company February 17, 1840. box: 1, Text folder: 11,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Rockbridge Union Volunteers - Address July 4, 1838. box: 1, Text folder: 12,
    • Address on the 4th of July 1838 - Rockbridge Union Volunteers - by Robert Taylor. box: 1, Text folder: 12,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Various Court Documents - 1841-1845. box: 1, Text folder: 13,
    • Request to exempt slave named Jacob from taxation - April 5, 1841 Andrew Alexander. box: 1, Text folder: 13,
    • Request to exempt slaves from taxation - May 2, 1841 Elisha Grigsby (Ralph--between 85-90, Milla--67 and afflicted with rheumatism, Prince--65 "for the last 30 years afflicted with a sore leg"). box: 1, Text folder: 13,
    • "List of Free Negroes" found within the SW revenue district of Rockbridge August 5, 1844. box: 1, Text folder: 13,
    • 12 pages of written receipts for paid Rockbridge County Court debts 1844 (numbered 2 to 13, but missing page 1). box: 1, Text folder: 13,
    • 3 miscellaneous receipts for payments January 1, 1844; March 11, 1844; August 7, 1844. box: 1, Text folder: 13,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Public Hiring of Free Negroes Printed Bill (Poster). box: 1, Text folder: 14,
    • "Public Hiring of Free Negroes" February 6, 1855 "BY order of the County Court of Rockbridge County, made on the 6th day of February, 1854, I shall, on the first day of March Court next, offer for hire the following FREE NEGROES, for the purpose of paying their taxes.... Gentlemen wishing to hire hands will not have a chance of hiring cheaper than at the March Court. I am bound under the law not to hire them for less than ten cents per day. They are hired running at large. I am not responsible for their delivery. JNO. J. M. GILBERT, D.S. for John A. M. Lush. S.R.C.". box: 1, Text folder: 14,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Rockbridge County, VA original U.S. Congressional Election Polls, May 24, 1855 (John Letcher vs. William Seymour). box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at the Courthouse of Rockbridge County in District No. 1 on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted).. box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Dryden's School House, Broad Creek in District No. 2 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Paxton's School House in District No. 2 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Natural Bridge in District No. 3 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Hamilton School House in District No. 4 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Collierstown in District No. 4 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Trevey in District No. 5 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Lowman's Mill in District No. 5 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Brownburg in District No. 6 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Goshen in District No. 6 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Fairfield in District No. 7 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 15,
    • Poll held at Wilson's Shop in District No. 7 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for the election of a member to represent the District of which Rockbridge is a part in the Congress of the United States (contains the name of every voter and how they voted).. box: 1, Text folder: 15,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Rockbridge, VA original Virginia Senate Election Polls May 24, 1855 (James H. Paxton vs. A.G. McGriffin). box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at the Courthouse of Rockbridge County in District No. 1 on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Paxton's School House in District No. 2 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Dryden's School House, Broad Creek in District No. 2 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Natural Bridge in District No. 3 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Hamilton's School House in District No. 4 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Collierstown in District No. 4 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted). . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Lowman's Mill in District No. 5 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted) . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Trevey in District No. 5 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted) . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Brownsburg in District No. 6 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted. box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Goshen in District No. 6 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted) . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Fairfield in District No. 7 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted) . box: 1, Text folder: 16,
    • Poll held at Wilson's Shop in District No. 7 of Rockbridge County on Thursday the 24th day of May A.D. 1855 for purpose of electing a Senator to represent the District composed of the Counties of Rockbridge, Bath, & Highland in the next Senate of Virginia (contains the name of every voter and how they voted. box: 1, Text folder: 16,
Legal papers, property lists, and misc., 1777-1855. box: 2, Mixed Materials folder: 17-32,
  • Lexington, VA - Military Records - Militia Roll 1858-1859. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
    • booklet containing alphabetized Rockbridge militia attendance records for October 1858, April 1859, and May1859 -- includes officers and privates. box: 2, Text folder: 17,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Call for Slaves by the Commonwealth for its public defense November 27, 1862. box: 2, Text folder: 18,
    • Official notice addressed to the Clerk of the County Court of Rockbridge from George Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Executive Department, Richmond, November 27, 1862 including a copy of "An Act to Further Provide for the Public Defense passed October 3, 1862'. box: 2, Text folder: 18,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Taxation Records (Southwestern Section) 1862. box: 2, Text folder: 19,
    • Alphabetical booklet listing taxes by name and category (real estate, slaves, bank stock, RR and otbher Corporation Stock, Money at Interest, Cash on Hand or on Deposit, Cattles, Horses, & Mules, Gold or Silver Watches, Silver Plate on Jewelry, Pianos, Pleasure Carriages, Bank or Corporate Stock not duly returned, Misc. ….). box: 2, Text folder: 19,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Slaves Exempt from Draft 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • William Watterson January 13, 1863 "incapacity for labor of my negro man Nick—he not able to do any outdoor work for two months past". box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Notice of Justice of the Peace January 14, 1863 Robert C. McClean has disabled boy Trotter; slave has rheumatism January 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Two of Mr. Adams negro men are critically unfit for any service whatever January 14, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Joseph McClung's "black man Charles" has for part two months been confined with inflammatory rheumatism Jan 13, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Collierstown January 8, 1863 slave Jacob unfit for service in the military department because of disease of the hand. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • John McKeny's boy Henry had a severe attack of pneumonia followed by scarlet fever Jan 14, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • James Wilson appeared before Justice of the Peace and made an oath that his boy Sam had a severe spell of sickness January 12, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • William Wittmore stated on Jan 13, 1863 that his "Negro man Nick" had not been able to do any work for two months (a doctor's certificate from Brownsburg is attached). box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Justice of the Peace Sam Johnston attested that Robert C. McClean appeared before him on January 11, 1863 and certified that his boy William was disabled with swelling and unable to perform public service.. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • William Trotter (? Illegible) "man servant named Harrison" severe rheumatism inflammation sworn before Justice of the Peace on January 8, 1863 with doctor's certification. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • J.M. Adams two Negro men incapacitated sworn before Justice of Peace Jan 13, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Statement of Justice of Peace that Joseph A. McClung appeared before him and swore that his "Black Man Charles" had inflammatory rheumatism and was unfit to serve Jan 13, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Doctor's statement from Collierstown Jan 8, 1863 that "Jacob slave of Lafeyette Lehorn (sp?) had a disease of the hands and was therefore unable to serve; flip side includes certification by Justice of Peace on Jan 14, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Statement by Justice of Peace that James Wilson appeared before him on January 12, 1863 and certified that "his boy Sam" had a severe spell of sickness and was unable to serve. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Statement by Justice of Peace that John McKerry appeared before him on January 14, 1863 and certified that "his boy Henry" had a severe case of pneumonia followed by scarlet fever. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Statement by Justice of Peace H. J. Walker that another Walker appeared before him on Jan 7, 1863 attesting that negro man Henry was disabled and unfit for service. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Doctor's certificate Fairfield Rockbridge County "examined Drisley (sp?) the property of Mrs. Tucker of Georgia" very weak from intermittent fever and unable to serve Jan 13, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Doctor's certificate Fairfield Jan 13, 1863 "the boy Alex belonging to William R. Moore has been almost blind for years. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Hugh Barclay statement before Justice of Peace on Jan 14, 1863 that "my boy Hasten has but one leg and not fit for duty". box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Doctor's certificate Jan 13, 1863 "Andy a boy belonging to Alex J. Donald … violent attack of pneumonia" with Justice of Peace notice on reverse. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Doctor's certificate Dec 28, 1862 "I have examined Henry slave owned by Mrs. Hitty Walker… I believe him to be diseased in left lung". box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Doctor's certificate Brownsburg Jan 7, 1863 "Samuel Wilson's boy John is unfit for service – diphtheria. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Joseph Walker, J.P. states that William Walker came before him on Jan 13, 1863 and made an oath that "his negro man Jo is unfit to work". box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • Joseph Walker, J.P. states that Betsey Walker came before him on Jan 13, 1863 and made an oath that "her negro man Mark has his feet badly frosted and is not fit to work" ("certificate" also attached). box: 2, Text folder: 20,
    • A Patterson, J.P. states that on Jan 9, 1863 Mrs. Ann Cullon came before him and made an oath that her slave Aaron was unfit to serve because of rheumatism and lumbago. box: 2, Text folder: 20,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Slave lists 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • To the Clerk of the County Court of Rockbridge official document dated August 31, 1863 from Executive Department-Richmond-George W. Munford, Secretary of the Commonwealth "A Call for 5,340 Slaves" based on "An Act to amend and re-enact an Act further to provide for the Public Defense, passed October 3, 1862 [passed March 13, 1863]. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • Owners and number of Male Slaves between 18 & 45 years of age [styled a "List of Male Slaves"] Roll of owners and numbers of slaves as reported by their owners January 14, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • List of owners and numbers of slaves between 18 & 45 as reported by their owners in the western section of Rockbridge. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • Appraisement of Slaves at Lexington – "We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by the County Court of Rockbridge, to appraise the slaves detailed by said Court for the use of the Confederate States Government, do make the following appraisement of the slaves of this the Lexington District January 24th, 1863:" owners/slaves (by name), ages, valuation [Elisha Paxton… Jack… age 20… $2000.00]. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • "At Rockbridge County Court January 15, 1863 ordered that the Sheriff of this County deliver the drafted slaves either [sic] to the Commissioners appointed to value such slaves at Lexington on Tuesday next, at Oak Bank on Wednesday next, or at Brownsburg on Thursday next" names of owners with number of slaves [a number of Paxtons, including Elisha]. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • Receipt for slaves -- Received from the charge of John F. Greenler, Deputy "The following listed slaves who have been assigned by the County to work on the fortifications at Richmond this 21st day of January 1863 to deliver in Richmond (Edward M. Houston, Agent) – names of slaves, ages, owners, and valuations. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • Valuation of individual slaves Jan 22, 1863 by James Campbell and other subscribers. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • Receipt for slaves – names of slaves, ages, owners, and valuations – (J.W. Christian, Agent) Jan 21, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • "Appraisement of Slaves at Brownsburg" – "Valuation of Slaves sent to Richmond to work on the fortifications from the lower end of the County of Rockbridge made this 22nd day of January 1863 -by . Patterson, S. Brown, & Henry Jones – names of owners, names of slaves, ages of slaves, values. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • Receipt for slaves -- Recvd of the Sheriff of Rockbridge County 'The following slaves drafted to work on the fortifications for the defense of the Confederate States which I am to deliver to the authorities at Richmond – names of owners, slaves, ages of slaves, values Jan. 22, 1863 (J.W. Christian, Agent). box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • List of slaves between 18 & 45 years of age (by owners & number only) in the district of J. Johnston, Deputy Sheriff January 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • Appraisal of slaves from Natural Bridge district to work on fortifications January 21, 1863 (owners, "names of Negroes, ages, amounts" January 21, 1863. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
    • Two sheets, one labelled "Slaves Drafted" with misc. names crossed out, the other labelled "Slaves enrolled for draft" but blank.. box: 2, Text folder: 20A,
  • Rockbridge County - Blank Amnesty Petition Formularies. box: 2, Text folder: 21,
    • Two hand-written "Amnesty Petition" formularies for use in Rockbridge County addressed in blank to "His Excellency Andrew Jackson, President of the United States" July 1865. box: 2, Text folder: 21,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Surveying Records 1867. box: 2, Text folder: 22,
    • Booklet of hand-written surveying records for Rockbridge County wrapped in a deteriorating copy of The Gazette-Banner newspaper- Lexington, Virginia, Wednesday, May 22, 1867 No. 11. The pages appear to contain a list of plats (119 in all), individuals responsible for the plats, and persons residing on the plats. . box: 2, Text folder: 22,
  • Rockbridge County, VA Real Estate Lists 1873. box: 2, Text folder: 23,
    • "List of real estate within the County of Rockbridge sold on December 1, 1873 for the non-payment of taxes for the years 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, and 1871" including the names of the individual purchasers (Name of Person charged with taxes; quantity of land charged; local description of land; amount of taxes due; quantity of land sold; name of purchaser, amount of purchase money; remarks) signed by J.D. Anderson, Treasurer of Rockbridge County.. box: 2, Text folder: 23,
    • "List of real estate within the County of Rockbridge sold on December 1, 1873 for the non-payment of taxes for the years 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, and 1871" with the Commonwealth of Virginia list as the Purchaser (Name of Person charged with taxes; quantity of land charged; local description of land; amount of taxes due; quantity of land sold; amount of purchase money; remarks) signed by J.D. Anderson, Treasurer of Rockbridge County.. box: 2, Text folder: 23,
    • Scrap of paper appears to be a receipt dated March 12, 1873 for a Mrs. Davison involving ¼ bushel of apples. box: 2, Text folder: 23,
    • Tax note – Sheriff of Rockbridge County re: General TJ Jackson (property apparently not in Lexington) with endorsement on back "rec.d March 18, 1871 of Dr. Bartow $16.58. box: 2, Text folder: 23,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Taxation Records - 1874. box: 2, Text folder: 24,
    • Property statistics Rockbridge 1874 (some comparison data to 1873) (musical instruments, hogs, sheep, horses, etc.). box: 2, Text folder: 24,
    • Taxation synopsis 1874 (Rockbridge County) statistics. box: 2, Text folder: 24,
    • Printed formulary – "Persons, Property, and other Subjects" for 1873 / for 1874. box: 2, Text folder: 24,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Unidentified Deed Book (incomplete) 1876-77. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
    • Unidentified Deed Book (incomplete) 1876-77 property granted by E.F. Paxton July 1, 1876 mentioned on Page 8. box: 2, Text folder: 25,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Misc. 1891-1898. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • Democratic Election Ticket – Rockbridge County Virginia Election Day May 28, 1891 County Officers District Officers. box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • State Personal Property Interrogatories – 1898 (signed in pencil by John H. Stoner, agt. 1898). box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • State Personal Property Interrogatories – 1898 (signed in pencil by A. Lavell Sept. 23, 1898). box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • State Personal Property Interrogatories – 1898 (signed in pencil by R.A.Howell [Glasgow] Sept. 15, 1898) . box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • State Personal Property Interrogatories – 1898 (signed in pencil by N.B.Rees May 28, 1898). box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • State Personal Property Interrogatories – 1898 (signed in pencil by G.D. Edmunds Sept. 15, 1898). box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • State Personal Property Interrogatories – 1898 (signed in pencil by Thomas Bryant Sept. 15, 1898) . box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • State Personal Property Interrogatories – 1898 (signed in pencil by W.H. Chiles May 5, 1898) . box: 2, Text folder: 26,
    • State Personal Property Interrogatories – 1898 (signed in pencil by Mrs. B. Ackerly June 29, 1898). box: 2, Text folder: 26,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Tax on Real Property - 1895-1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on Norfolk Western Railway Company Natural Bridge District for year 1897 (signed by Charles H. Paxton, Commissioner of Revenue, Natural Bridge District) Sept. 6, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on Norfolk Western Railway Company South River District for year 1897 (signed by Lakey, Commissioner of Revenue, South River District) Sept. 1, 1987. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Walkers Creek District for year 1897 (signed by B. Watson, Deputy for L.L. Watson Commissioner of Revenue, Walkers Creek District). box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Natural Bridge District for year 1897 (signed by Charles H. Paxton, Commissioner of Revenue, Natural Bridge District) Sept. 6, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and Telegraph Company in the Lexington District for year 1897 (signed by A.W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug. 16, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company in South River District for year 1897 (signed by Lakey, Commissioner of Revenue, South River District) Sept. 1, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on the Virginia Iron and Railway Company in the Walkers Creek District for year 1897 (signed by B. Watson, Deputy for L.L. Watson Commissioner of Revenue, Walkers Creek District) Aug. 5, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on the Virginia Iron and Railway Company in Kerrs Creek District for year 1897 (signed by S.H. Moore Commissioner of Revenue, Kerrs Creek District) Aug. 13, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on the Rockbridge Alum and Goshen Railway Company in Kerrs Creek District for year 1897 (signed by S.H. Moore Commissioner of Revenue, Kerrs Creek District) Aug. 13, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on the New York and Southern Telegraph Company in the Lexington District for year 1897 (signed by A.W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug. 16, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on Western Union Telegraph Company in the Lexington District for year 1897 (signed by A.W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug. 16, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on the New York & Southern Telegraph Company in the Lexington District for year 1895 (signed by A.W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug. 31, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on the New York & Southern Telegraph Company in the Lexington District for year 1896 (signed by A.W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug. 4, 1896. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on Western Union Telegraph Company in the Lexington District for year 1896 (signed by A.W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug. 4, 1897. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes on the Virginia Iron and Railway Company in the Walkers Creek District for year 1896 (signed by L.L. Watson, Commissioner of Revenue for Walkers Creek) Aug. 27, 1896. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing Tax imposed for County purposes in South River District on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company (signed by Lackey, Commissioner of Revenue Aug. 31, 1896. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company in Walkers Creek District for year 1896 (signed by L.L. Watson, Commissioner of Revenue for Walkers Creek) Aug 27, 1896. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company in the Natural Bridge District for year 1896 (signed by Charles H. Paxton, Commissioner of Revenue for Natural Bridge District) Aug 31, 1896. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on Lexington Branch of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway & Telegraph Co. in the Lexington District for year 1896 (signed by A. W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug. 4, 1896. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on Norfolk and Western Railroad Company in South River District for year 1896 (signed by Lackey, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug 31, 1896. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on the Norfolk and Western Railway Company in the Natural Bridge District for year 1896 (signed by Charles H. Paxton, Commissioner of Revenue for Natural Bridge District) Aug 31, 1896. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on the Western Union Telegraph Company [Lexington] for year 1895 (signed by A. W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue) Aug. 31, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on the Virginia Iron & Railway Company in Kerrs Creek District for 1895 (signed by S.H. Moore, Commissioner of Revenue) Sept. 2, 1985. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on the Rockbridge Alum and Goshen Railroad in the Kerrs Creek District for year 1896 (signed by S.H. Moore, Commissioner of Revenue), Sept. 2, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on the Virginia Iron and Railway Company in Walkers Creek District for year 1895 (signed by L.L. Watson, Commissioner of Revenue), Sept. 2, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in South River District for year 1895 (signed by Lackey, Commissioner of Revenue), Sept. 2, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on Chesapeake and Ohio Railway & Telegraph Co. in Lexington District for year 1895 (signed by A. W. Varner, Commissioner of Revenue), Aug. 31, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in Walkers Creek District for year 1895 (signed by L.L. Watson, Commissioner of Revenue) Sept. 2, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in Natural Bridge District for year 1895 (signed by Charles H. Paxton, Commissioner of Revenue) Sept. 2, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on Norfolk and Western Railroad in South River District for year 1895 (signed by Lackey, Commissioner of Revenue) Sept 2, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
    • Statement showing tax imposed for County purposes on Norfolk and Western Railroad in Natural Bridge District for year 1895 (signed by Charles H. Paxton, Commissioner of Revenue) Sept 2, 1895. box: 2, Text folder: 27,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - School Reports - 1901. box: 2, Text folder: 28,
    • One document of three pages Annual Report of the Superintendent of Schools for the Year Closing July 31, 1901 [Table N0.3 "Graded Schools" (location, name of principal, post office, whether white or colored, number of grades, number of teachers, whole no. of pupils enrolled, average monthly enrollment, average daily attendance, percent of attendance, no. of months taught, cost of tuition per month per pupil enrolled); Table No. 4 "amount of money available for school purposes during the year;" Table 5 "amount of money paid out during the year + balances on hand and debts due;" Table 11 "private schools in operation during the year.". box: 2, Text folder: 28,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Commonwealth of Virginia State Personal Property Interrogatories - 1912. box: 2, Text folder: 29,
    • Personal Property Interrogatories re: Mrs. J. M. Black, Chapman S. Irvin, Elijah J. Irvin. box: 2, Text folder: 29,
    • Personal Property Interrogatory re: O. T. Mansfull. box: 2, Text folder: 29,
    • Personal Property Interrogatory re: R. S. Morrison. box: 2, Text folder: 29,
  • Rockbridge County, VA – Share Certificate Rockbridge Alum Springs, Longdale, and Lexington Telephone Company in name of P. M. Engleman. box: 2, Text folder: 30,
    • Share Certificate Rockbridge Alum Springs, Longdale, and Lexington Telephone Company (no apparent date). box: 2, Text folder: 30,
    • Envelope with typed name of Dr. A. W. Moger / Washington Hall with hand-written note "item enclosed given to me by O.T. Engleman, Jan, 1964". box: 2, Text folder: 30,
    • Rockbridge County, VA – Misc Records – undated Parchment Muster Rolls and indenture for an 1855 house near Rockbridge County Boat Yard – . box: 2, Text folder: 30,
  • Rockbridge County, VA Misc.. box: 2, Text folder: 31,
    • Staunton Military Enlistment record (likely early Republic period) -- dates appear to be Feb 11 and Feb 18 [17] 99 for Barney Cochran of Armagh, Ireland and Doughty Nicholson of New Jersey. box: 2, Text folder: 31,
    • Undated muster roll of "R.W.Vs." members (Rockbridge Volunteers?) in poor condition. box: 2, Text folder: 31,
    • Indenture for house to be constructed near Rockbridge County Boat Yard by William A. Rapp for Isaac McFaddin and James Kennedy Dec. 21, 1855. House to be completed by Mar 15, 1856. box: 2, Text folder: 31,
  • Rockbridge County, VA - Handwritten account of Hunter's Raid from newspaper article that apparently appeared in Lexington Gazette on June 18, 1864. box: 2, Text folder: 32,
    • Original handwritten account of Hunter's Raid transcribing newspaper article that apparently appeared in Lexington Gazette on June 18, 1864. box: 2, Text folder: 32,
    • Note – "This is a handwritten account of a newspaper article that appeared in the Lexington Gazette on June 18, 1864? [sic]. It is incomplete. McCormick Library Gazette file has only June 1, 1864 issue then skips to July.". box: 2, Text folder: 32,
    • Typewritten transcription of handwritten account of Hunter's Raid from newspaper article that apparently appeared in Lexington Gazette on June 18, 1864. box: 2, Text folder: 32,