Turnpikes. SEE ALSO Roads.
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1089
Scope and Contents These are the land and mercantile papers of Felix Hansford, a large land owner along the banks of Pain[t] Creek and the Great Kanawha River, near the town of Clifton in [Kanawha] County. The collection is primarily account statements, receipts and buisness notes.There are a few land surveys, entries and deeds dating back to the 1790. Some of the papers shed light on the Hansford's activities as a falt boat builder, sawmill and grist mill operator, and justice of the peace. A few letters and...
Collection Number: A&M.1244
Scope and Contents Historical and genealogical typescripts, clipping scrapbooks, copies of family and court records, and personal recollections of the Guyandotte Valley area of Cabell, Wayne, and Lincoln counties compiled by F.B. Lambert. Several typescripts deal with the religious institutions of the area, the development of road, river, and rail transportation, and the spread of education in the valley. Other materials deal with the frontier and Indian history of the Guyandotte country and the collection...
Dates: ca. 1819-1959
Collection Number: A&M.0427
Overview The papers of George W. Smith (1814-1860), a merchant, justice of the peace, land agent, and presidential elector in the town of Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia. There are also papers regarding other family members. The collection serves as a narrative and record of business, local politics, and social conditions in West Virginia before and after statehood. It includes business and personal correspondence, financial and legal papers, business and political ledgers, and ephemera. The...
Dates: 1818-1908; Majority of material found within 1818-1885
Collection Number: A&M.1127
Overview Papers pertaining to Tyler County and Sistersville include genealogical data on the Wells family; a stock certificate of the Sistersville and Salem Turnpike Company; newspaper clippings on local affairs; and a manuscript list of Civil War volunteers from Tyler County.
Collection Number: A&M.1366
Overview Papers of John J. Davis, a lawyer and politician from Clarksburg, West Virginia. This collection contains correspondence, account books, photographs, essays, speeches, and other material. Also included in this collection are writings of Davis' granddaughter, Julia McDonald Davis. There are also artifacts, including a school slate and three leather billfolds. Please see "Scope and Contents" for further detail.
Collection Number: A&M.0005
Scope and Contents This collection embraces business letters, bills, receipts, notes, orders, checks, and personal correspondence of John Rogers, who was a pioneer merchant and iron manufacturer in Monongalia County, Virginia, during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Collection Number: A&M.0504
Scope and Contents Letters to and from John rogers of Morgantown concerning his business affairs; subjects of the letters include the Morgantown Bridge Company, building an academy in Morgantown, the North West Turnpike, stage routes between Morgantown and Uniontown, salt, wool, carding, the purchase of machinery for the manufacture of woolen goods, plow points, and negroes. Correspondents include John Hoye, J. M. Mason, George Calmes, John R. Cooke, George White, J. A. Stein, and G. Faber and Sons.
Dates: 1823 - 1852
Collection Number: A&M.1797
Scope and Contents A manuscript surveyor's book of first five-mile section of the Weston and Fairmont Road. Haymond was Engineer for the Weston & Fairmont Turnpike Co., 1849. The drawings show the cuts and fills to be made during the first five miles.
Collection Number: A&M.1672
Overview County and circuit clerks records, arranged chronologically. Records for the years 1835-1857, include bonds of ministers, tavern operators, ordinaries, ferries, and county officials; estate settlements; records pertaining to road, bridge, and public building; records of the overseer of the poor; school commissioners' and surveyors' appointments; and lists of county officials. Records for 1863-1874 include county supervisors' records; records of the Fairmont and Wheeling Turnpike; and muster...
Collection Number: A&M.0415
Overview One survey record book of Salt Sulphur Springs road, 1812; one survey record book of Phillip Lybrook, 1821-1824; one surveyor's account and record book of Salt Sulphur and Mt. Lake Turnpike Company, 1857-1862.