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Contains 16 Results:

Tax assessments and receipts, 1765-1889

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id291197
Scope and Contents

Most items are receipts for payment of parish levies and taxes on real estate and personal property.

Dates: 1765-1889

Other receipts, invoices, vouchers, 1765-1896 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: id291201
Scope and Contents

Receipts acknowledge payments for purchases, services, and debts.

Dates: 1765-1896 and undated

Promissory notes and bonds, 1770-1889

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: id291205
Scope and Contents

Promissory notes indicate terms for the repayment of loans or payments for services provided.

Dates: 1770-1889

Account statements, 1786-1891 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: id291209
Scope and Contents

These items range from brief mention of an item purchased to several pages from a firm’s account book.

Dates: 1786-1891 and undated

Probate and estate documents, 1774-1866 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: id291217
Scope and Contents

In most cases the deceased are members of the Wilkin family or Wilkin family members are administrators of the estates.  Among the deceased are Jacob Coffman, multiple Godfrey Wilkins, Benjamin Layman, John Wilkin, Jacob Wilkin, and Peter Miller.

Dates: 1774-1866 and undated

Property documents, 1788-1885 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: id291221
Scope and Contents

These include copies of deeds, receipts for recording deeds or registering inherited land, boundary descriptions, and a property sale notice.

Dates: 1788-1885 and undated

Court documents, 1790-1862 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: id291225
Scope and Contents

Included are a guardian indenture, an apprentice indenture, receipts for issuing and recording court documents, vouchers for payments to witnesses, orders to a sheriff to summon witnesses, and receipts for payment of court settlements.

Dates: 1790-1862 and undated

Correspondence, 1809-1894 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: id291233
Scope and Contents

John Wilkin is the writer or recipient of many items. Some are to or from relatives who have moved to the Midwest. Topics include land, crops, finding wives, and money. Some correspondence with a Mr. E. Duvall involves forming a Branch Society related to alchemy and mining.

Dates: 1809-1894 and undated

Envelopes, 1890 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: id291237
Scope and Contents

There are four empty envelopes; addressees are Isaiah Funkhauser, Dr. E. Duvall, and John Wilkins.

Dates: 1890 and undated

Military documents, 1778-1815

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: id291245
Scope and Contents

These ten items include certificates for service, supplies, and attendance at a Court Martial during or just after the Revolution. A return for May 1815 of a company of Virginia militia commanded by Captain Samuel Bare has numbers only – no names.

Dates: 1778-1815

Church documents, 1841-1854 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: id291249
Scope and Contents These three items include an 1841 letter (without signatures) to the German Reformed Church of Woodstock stating why thirty-nine members are withdrawing their membership, an 1854 request for subscribers to pay for a new preacher in German and English in North Mountain Gorge, and a petition signed by more than one hundred members of Evangelic German Reformed congregations in Shenandoah County asking that the German-speaking Rev. John Kessler be given permission to take charge as their...
Dates: 1841-1854 and undated

Medicine and chemicals, 1864 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: id291253
Scope and Contents

These eight items include medical prescriptions and lists of chemicals.

Dates: 1864 and undated

Poetry, 1867 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: id291257
Scope and Contents

There are three poems of unknown origin, though one has three or four names on the back, including Edwina V. Hatfield.

Dates: 1867 and undated

Printed ephemera, 1873-1922 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: id291261
Scope and Contents

Among about twenty-five items are candidate lists for an 1873 election in Shenandoah County, newspaper clippings, Sunday school lessons, blank checks, ads for medical products, and a large ad for a Bible.

Dates: 1873-1922 and undated

Fragments and scraps, 1757-1856 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: id291265
Scope and Contents

There are approximately fifty items, most of which range from small fragments to significant portions of various types of documents. Other items include scrap paper with scribbles and a page of repetitions of statements apparently assigned to a student for disciplinary purposes.

Dates: 1757-1856 and undated

German-language documents, 1763-1856 and undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: id291273
Scope and Contents

These thirty-five documents apparently are written in German or a combination of German and English. There are a variety of formats, but translation is required to reveal purpose and content.

Dates: 1763-1856 and undated