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1858-1889
Inclusive dates
1858-1889
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1858-1889, of Adam Stephenson (1811-1889) of Highland County, Virginia, consisting of accounts, judicial records, letters, postcards, receipts, and tax records. Accounts, 1858 and 1877, consist of Stephenson's medical account, 1858, with Paterson and Jones; and Stephenson's account, 1877, for cattle sold. Tax records, 1866-1875, consist of receipts to Adam L. Gum (1820-1880) and Peter Gum (1837-1916) for payment of taxes. Letter and postcards, 1878-1883, concern the purchase and herding of cattle, payment of money owed by Stephenson, and an inquiry on how he is doing. Judicial records, 1878-1881, contain summonses to Highland Circuit Court for Stephenson as executor of John Lightner (d. 1863) and for Sarah Gum (d. 1884) as executrix of Adam L. Gum. Receipt, 1889, is to Stephenson for items purchased from Bishop Brothers
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Biographical or historical data
Adam Stephenson was born 15 or 26 March 1811 in Bath County, Virginia, to John Stephenson (1776-1842) and Jane Stephenson. Stephenson served as deputy sheriff of Bath County from 1840 to 1847. When Highland County, Virginia, was formed, Stephenson served as its first clerk of court from 1847 to 1864. He also represented Highland, Augusta, and Rockbridge Counties in the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850-1851. After serving as clerk of court, Stephenson became a farmer in Highland County. He married Sarah Charlotte Wilson (1814-1894) in January 1838, and they had seven children. Stephenson died 2 October 1889 in Highland County.
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Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 6
  • 32
Immediate source of acquisition
Bookworm and Silverfish
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001531463
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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