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Welch Family Account Books

Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad239-258

Scope and Contents

Account books of several generations of the Welch family of Fauquier County, Virginia. The earliest book includes notes, 1767-1778, of Thomas Glascock. The early volumes were probably kept by or for Sylvester Welch (1764-1832), the later ones by or for Sylvester Welch (b. 1800).

The latter Welch seems to have been a merchant and owner of grist mills. One book, 1852-1856, includes ledger accounts with free blacks as well as with slaves. The volume, 1878-1880, concerns a farm. There is a manuscript geometry book, 1854, kept by Sylvester Morgan Welch.

Includes stable accounts (1857, 1858, 1859), memoranda book (undated), distillery book (1832-1833), cash book (1841), a memoranda book of Thomas Glascock and Sylvester Welch (1802-1810), timebook (1847) and more.


  • 1767-1880

Physical Description

20 volumes


1.6 Linear Feet