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- Daybook, 1771-1775, for the Greenbriar general store, owned and operated by George and Sampson Mathews, of Augusta County, Virginia. Records purchase accounts and payments for sales of liquor, tobacco, hides, dry goods, hardware, and weapons and ammunition. Daybook also contains notes that the Mathews brothers operated stores at Staunton and Calf Pasture
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- George and Sampson Mathews, sons of John Mathews, were men of prominence in Augusta County, Virginia. Sampson Mathews rose to become a colonel of the Augusta County militia and served as a commissioner to the western Indians. He died in Staunton in 1807. George Mathews (1739-1812) served in the Revolutionary War as a colonel of the 3rd Virginia Regiment. He was a burgess from Augusta County, a Staunton town trustee, and twice governor of the state of Georgia. These sons owned and operated the Greenbriar general store in Augusta County and also owned two other stores, one in Staunton and one at Calf Pasture.
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- Available for purchase: Edwards, Conley L., III et al., comps. A Guide To Business Records In The Virginia State Library And Archives. Richmond : Virginia State Library and Archives, 1994
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