The Resource Hite-Bowman-Hall family papers, (microform)

Hite-Bowman-Hall family papers, (microform)

Hite-Bowman-Hall family papers, 1766-1954
Hite-Bowman-Hall family papers
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  • Papers, 1766-1954, of the Hite, Bowman, and Hall families principally residing in Frederick, Jefferson, and Shenandoah Counties, and Winchester, Virginia, but with lines also living in Alexandria, Virginia; Alabama, Kentucky, and Maryland. Also contains items concerning the related families of Brinker, Briscoe, and Williams. Includes accounts, Bible records, bonds, military commissions, correspondence including personal letters and legal correspondence, deeds, genealogical notes, legal documents, memoirs, plats, receipts, and a will. Correspondence principally concerns family matters including deaths and marriages, health and education, the practice of law and legal issues, and general store business
  • MISC. REEL 192. Principally consists of personal and legal correspondence and documents, 1786-1859, pertaining to Isaac Hite and Isaac Bowman, and/or their law practices. Legal documents include articles of agreement, correspondence concerning suits or settlements, deeds, plats, powers of attorney, receipts including property tax receipts, and summons. Notable correspondents include Abraham Bowman, Isaac S. Bowman, George Brinker, George Hite, and Philip A. Hite. There are also three memorandum books, 1786-1798, 1790-1797, and 1794-1798, containing lists of lawsuits ordered, filed, and commenced. These books list the client and defendant, the date filed, county of filing, ruling or settlement agreement, and amount of damages. Personal correspondents are principally family members and concern family and business related matters. Also on this reel is a will, written 3 November 1764 and proven 28 August 1766, of George Bowman detailing the disbursement of his real estate, slaves, and other personal property to his family. There are also accounts and receipts, 1769-1785, noting the purchase of goods at Isaac Hite's general store and receipts, 1772-1852, of various Bowman and Hite family members recording the purchase of goods and services, payment of property taxes, and payment of legal settlements. Also includes bonds, 1785-1790, compelling various individuals to pay Isaac Hite a sum of money. Another item on this reel is a deed of release, 30 April 1789, from Jacob Bowman of South Carolina to his brother Isaac Bowman of Shenandoah County, Virginia, concerning the division of 720 acres of Frederick County land in George Bowman's estate. Also on this reel is genealogical information of the Hall, Bowman, and Hite families principally contained in clippings and letters, 1932-1954, exchanged between family members
  • MISC. REEL 193. Contains letters, 1821-1826, principally sent to Ann Maury Hite Williams in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia, from her mother Ann Tunstall Maury Hite at the family farm named Belle Grove in Frederick County, Virginia. The letters principally concern family life including deaths and marriages, daily activities, family health, Philip Williams and his marriage to Ann Maury Hite, and local events and recreation. There is also a typed and handwritten copy of Philip Williams' memoirs entitled CANDID REMINISCENCES OF A COMFORTABLE LIFE. These memoirs contain genealogical information on the Williams family and recollections of Winchester, Virginia, during the Civil War and the late 19th century
  • MISC. REEL 194. This reel principally comprises letters, 1821-1842, sent to Elizabeth S. H. Hall in Frederick and Jefferson Counties, Virginia; and Alabama; and letters, 1831-1863, sent to Anabella Hite in Frederick and Jefferson Counties, Virginia. These letters are principally from Hite, Hall, Bowman, and Briscoe family members and concern family matters, including family health, deaths and marriages, daily activities, family business activities, acquaintances, local events, and the Civil War. Notable correspondents include Ann Briscoe, Judith W. Briscoe, Thomas Briscoe, William H. D. Hall, Amelia P. A. Hite, Ellen Bowman Hite, Susan Elizabeth Hite, and Thomas Hite. There is also a military commission, 28 June 1819, issued to Thomas Briscoe appointing him a lieutenant in the 55th Regiment, 16th Brigade, 3rd Division of Virginia Militia. Also contained herein are a plat, ca. 1827, of land involved in a Frederick County property dispute concerning Thomas Briscoe and a plat, 25 September 1874, for Thomas Hite surveyed by John P. Kearfott
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Location of originals duplicates
Originals, which are owned by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, are located in Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Virginia.
Hite-Bowman-Hall family papers, (microform)
  • The original records of this collection were placed on deposit with the Handley Library by their legal owners, the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
  • Target titles will not necessarily match collection description
  • Miscellaneous reels 193 and 194 filed as Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, miscellaneous records
  • Hite-Bowman-Hall family papers entirely comprise miscellaneous reel 192. Hite-Bowman-Hall family papers are located last on miscellaneous reel 193. Hite-Bowman-Hall family papers are located first on miscellaneous reel 194
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  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
Immediate source of acquisition
Handley Regional Library
Positive negative aspect
normal reduction
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Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Photoduplication restricted. For permission to cite for publication, contact the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society.
Type of unit
reels. (Misc. Reels 192-194)



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