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1773-1923
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1773-1923
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1773-1923, of John Wharton (d. 1834) of Culpeper County, Virginia, consisting of accounts, bonds, certificates, correspondence, depositions, judicial records, lists, memorandums, newspapers, poems, promissory notes, receipts, recipes, and tax records. Most of the papers deal with John Wharton's business in wagoning in Culpeper County, business dealings with John Hawkins (d. ca. 1791) and then his estate, directions, for tanning, recipes for cures for horses with "yellow water," payment of taxes, list of debtors, and the purchase of slaves. Collection also includes a Civil War era poem concerning Union failures to capture Richmond, and an autobiographical sketch by J. T. M. Wharton (1844-1929) about his military service with Cobb's Legion of Georgia during the Civil War. Two issues of the Montgomery Daily Advertiser, 18 and 19 April 1865, have been transferred to the Virginia Newspaper Project
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Biographical or historical data
John Wharton was a prosperous farmer in Culpeper County, Virginia. He had at least five children. Wharton died by 18 November 1834 at which date his will was recorded in Culpeper County Will Book N, pp. 210-211.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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37
Immediate source of acquisition
Wharton, E. T., Jr.
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000504107
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  • leaves and 50
  • p.

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