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Frontier and pioneer life

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:

Harry T. Leeper, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0348
Scope and Contents Collection includes family correspondence of the Bowman, Veach, and Leeper families. Manuscripts include a recounting of the Civil War event known as "Jones' Raid." In another document Nathaniel Cochrane, an ancestor of Thomas Leeper, recounts his capture and imprisonment by indigenous people, along with a biography of Cochrane. Daily life for that time is captured in "Home Life of the Leeper Family." Other typescript histories include "Monongah," Thomas Leeper's diary regarding heavy rains...
Dates: 1779-1915

Harry T. Leeper, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0251
Scope and Contents Diaries of Thomas M. Leeper, 1886-1950 (Box 1). Samuel Leeper wrote a few of the first entries, and some family members wrote some of the last entries documenting Thomas Leeper’s last days. Subjects in the diaries include family life; work life; weather; encounters with visitors, friends, and neighbors; and travels. Counties traveled include Calhoun, Clay, Lewis, Harrison, Marion, Wirt and more. Inserts in the diaries include receipts, penciled sketches, and other paraphernalia. Added...
Dates: 1882-1952

Henderson and Tomlinson Families Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1426
Overview Microfilm copy of the papers of the Henderson and Tomlinson families of Wood County, West Virginia, from 1789 to 1859. Materials relate to frontier life in the Parkersburg-Marietta area, and include Alexander Henderson's journal about his settlement on the Little Kanawha River, 1798-1803; his plantation accounts; letters on the Burr conspiracy; and an account of a duel between Henderson and Stephen R. Wilson in 1803. Also includes several items related to Marine Corps Commandant Archibald...
Dates: 1789-1859

Ice's Ferry History and Genealogy, Typed Documents

Collection Number: A&M 0379
Overview Five typescripts pertaining to Ice's Ferry and the Ice family. The first typescript is "Ice's Ferry," (8 pp., undated) an account of the Ice family and of Ice's Ferry in Monongalia County, with comments on frontier and pioneer life in western Virginia, apparently written by Virginia H. Conaway of Marion County. The second item is a variant copy of the "Ice's Ferry," typescript (10 pp., undated). The third typescript is a copy of "Historical Notes on Ice's Ferry," written by John L. Johnston...
Dates: 1920, undated

Jacob Carpenter Family History

Collection Number: A&M 2502

A history of the Jacob Carpenter family of Barbour County. Immigrating from Germany, Jacob settled in the United States in 1810. Much of the content is an account of pioneer and rustic ways of life in the early days of West Virginia.

Dates: 1985

James Morton Callahan, Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1075
Scope and Contents

These papers include two typescript drafts and a carbon of Dr. Callahan's autobiography, "Evolution of a Midwestern Octogenarian -- Incidents of a Busy Life", and a typescript of "Foundations of American Northern Frontier Development".

Dates: 1950-1954

James S. Martin, Address at the Dedication of the Colonel William Henderson French (1812-1872) Marker, Typed Document

Collection Number: A&M 1581

Address by James S. Martin at the dedication of the Colonel William Henderson French (1812-1872) marker, Mercer County, West Virginia. French, who was from a noted pioneer family, served in the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1961

J.B.F. Yoak, Jr., Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1759

Histories and recollections of churches, schools, and early settlers in Mercer, Wayne, Jackson, and Lewis counties, by W.M. King. Communities or areas covered include Athens, Wayne, Cow Run, Antioch, Cherry Grove, and Smith Run. There is also an article on Aracoma Lodge, No.99, A.F. and A.M.

Dates: undated

J.C. Sanders, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2034

A collection of court records, genealogies, historical sketches and other materials relating to Hampshire and Mineral counties in West Virginia and surrounding areas in Virginia and Maryland. Subjects include a naturalist description of the area and an early history of the region including Indians, white settlement, the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. There is material on the Civil War and World War I and World War II veterans.

Dates: ca. 1700-1950

J.M. Vandeman Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 2745
Overview Fourteen letters, thirteen from J.M. Vandeman of Adams Co., Ohio, a Union soldier in Co. B, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Company, 3rd Division, 9th Brigade, and one from W.T. and H.A. Wright of Webster City, Hamilton Co., Iowa. All are addressed to Miss S. Jane Vandeman in Adams Co., Ohio. The letters from J.M. Vandeman were written between 6 October 1861 and 25 December 1862; the letter from the Wrights is dated 1866. The letters of 1861-1862 were written from various locations in Ohio, Kentucky,...
Dates: 1861-1862, 1864, 1866