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Label
1749-1873
Inclusive dates
1749-1873
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Journals, 1749-1873, of the Jerdone family of Louisa County, Virginia. The first part of the journal, 1749-1755, includes accounts for Francis Jerdone's store in Yorktown, Virginia. Recorded are entries for the sale of cloth, clothing, china, liquor, spices, and tobacco. Cash sales are totaled for each month. The second part of the journal contains an estate account of the valuation of the land, buildings, and slaves of Francis Jerdone, Jr. in 1841. The estate account lists land in Charles City, Louisa, New Kent, and Spotsylvania Counties, Virginia. Over 250 slaves are listed by names, ages, and values. (Copy of this record is available as Accession 41966). Also included are accounts with workers at a sawmill, 1873. Days worked, supplies furnished, and notations concerning settlement of the account are entered
  • The second journal, 1750-1760, was also kept at Francis Jerdone's Yorktown store. Included are accounts with individuals from Amelia, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King William, and New Kent Counties, Virginia. Entries are for the sale of cloth, clothing, china, liquor, spices, and tobacco
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Francis Jerdone (1720/1-1771) arrived in Virginia from Jedburgh, Scotland about 1740 and established a mercantile firm in New Kent County. In 1752, he moved to Louisa County, Virginia, and built "Jerdone Castle." Jerdone married Sarah Macon (1731/2-1818) 10 February 1753. His son, Francis Jerdone, Jr. (1756-1841), inherited "Jerdone Castle," as well as lands and businesses in Louisa and New Kent Counties upon his father’s death, but may have almost lost them during the American Revolution. Jerdone reputedly was a tory, but his mother was a friend of Martha Washington and his property was not confiscated. Jerdone maintained a business network with relatives and friends in New Kent and York Counties, Richmond, Virginia, and England. Jerdone married Mary "Polly" Byars 20 June 1799. Three of their sons, John (b. 1800), Francis (1802-1874), and William (b. 1805) became planters in Spotsylvania, Orange, and New Kent Counties respectively.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Journals
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
552
Immediate source of acquisition
Huxter, Mrs. J. F.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001531195
Type of unit
pages.

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