The Resource 1831-1859
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- Law partnership -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Journals (accounts) -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Lawyers -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Barton and Williams (Frederick County, Va.)
- General stores -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Legal services -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Consumer goods -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Collection agencies -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Daybooks -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Business records -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Frederick County
- Two collection journals of Barton and Williams, a law partnership located in Frederick County. Both record in chronological order from 1850-1859 the collection of payments of delinquent accounts by Barton and Williams. Each entry includes the date of payment, name of debtor, style of debt, amount paid, and date payment was deposited in bank
- Both volumes include additional information not related to Barton and Williams collection activities. The journal dated 1831-1855 records accounts related to executorships, guardianships, and agencies held by David W. Barton. Each account lists in chronological order transactions between an individual or individual's estate and Barton as executor, guardian, or agent. Each entry in the account includes style of transaction, the amount owed to Barton, and the amount paid to Barton
- The first third of the journal dated 1844-1859 was used as a daybook for two unknown general stores, one at Harper's Ferry and another at Winchester. Transactions were recorded on a daily basis from October-December 1844 at Harper's Ferry and January 1845-January 1846 at Winchester. Each entry includes date of transaction, name of customer, merchandise sold, and amount owed or paid. Merchandise sold include pen knives, dry goods, text books, clothing, spices, candles, and soap. The general store at Harper's Ferry did business with the United States armory located there
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- Barton and Williams was a law partnership formed by David Walker Barton and Philip Williams II. It was the leading law firm in Winchester. It appeared in many courts including the United States Supreme Court.
- David Walker Barton was born in 1800. He attended law scholl at the Law School of Henry Saint George Tucker. He formed a law partnership with Philip Williams II and Thomas Turner Fauntleroy. At some point, Fauntleroy was no longer a partner and the law practice became known as Barton and Williams. Barton lost much of his wealth during the Civil War. He played a major role in maintaining the morale of the women and children of Winchester during the war. He died on July 7, 1863.
- Philip Williams II was born on September 15, 1802 in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia. His father Philip Williams I served as clerk of Shenadadoah County for 54 years. Philip II served as deputy clerk under his father. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823 in Shenandoah County. Williams became Commonwealth Attorney of Shenandoah County and in 1831 was elected representative to the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1834, Williams moved to Winchester where he formed a law partnership with David Walker Barton and Thomas Turner Fauntleroy. At some point, Fauntleroy was no longer a partner and the law practice became known as Barton and Williams. When the Civil War began, Williams opposed secession but supported Confederacy. In 1864, he was arrested by Union forces and confined in prison in Wheeling, West Virginia. Williams became the first president of Shenandoah Valley Bank in 1866. He died of a stroke on April 2, 1868, during a trial held in Shenandoah County court.
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