Frontier and pioneer life
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1603
Overview Papers of a pioneer Monroe County family, including a manuscript ciphering book, 1790, a diary of a journey to southwestern Ohio, 1810, a manuscript militia manual and company roster, and various business, church, and legal papers of county militia captain, Peter Larew. The papers of his son, John M., include a general merchandise account book, the estate papers, and various business and legal documents. The collection also contains a series of letters, 1876-1892, from John Larew's sons in...
Collection Number: A&M.2695
Overview A rough draft history of the main roads covering segments of highways, such as State Route 39 between Huntersville and Marlinton, in the form of a travel brochure. Mentions frontier and pre-Civil War history of such places as Mill Point and Lewisburg, but its focus is on the Civil War history of Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Randolph counties. Significant people and places mentioned are: The Great Warrior Path, Droop Mountain, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, W. W. Averell, Huntersville,...
Dates: ca. 1985
Collection Number: A&M.1616
Overview Brief sketch of the founding of the town of Ripley, West Virginia, its early history and settlers; cemetery readings of the Old Ripley Cemetery copied by the Historic Records Survey, 1940; and a copy of the deed from John Swan, Jr., to Jacob Starcher for the land on which Ripley was settled.
Dates: ca. 1940
Collection Number: A&M.1528
Overview Includes genealogy and Civil War records collected by Roy Bird Cook of Lewis County, West Virginia. Series 1 through 5 were compiled by Marcellus W. Zimmerman. They include correspondence, church records, academic records, genealogical records, research manuscripts, and clippings regarding primarily the genealogy and history of Lewisburg and Greenbrier County, and the life and career of Confederate Brigadier General Alexander W. Reynolds. Series 6 through 8 were collected by Roy Bird Cook. They...
Dates: 1774, 1822-1943
Collection Number: A&M.2694
Overview An account book of Ruggles Woodbridge & Co., a New England land company with lands in Randolph Co., Virginia, covering the period 1799 to 1831. The volume includes a constitution for the company, dated 4 January 1799, minutes of meetings of the proprietors of the company, which include accounts of land sales of the company and other business matters; an 1811 report by Daniel Stebbins and Jeriel Preston of their inspection trip of the company's lands in which they refer to the settlers as...
Collection Number: A&M.1255
Overview History of Big and Little Skin Creek Community (Vandalia), Lewis County, West Virginia, compiled by Sam W. Hardman. The typescript also includes Names of Pioneer Settlers Prior to 1860, by W.H. Peterson.
Collection Number: A&M.3184
Overview A history of the Stateler/Statler family of West Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois from Stephen Statler (ca. 1710-ca. 1784) to Rebecca Margaret Stateler Dougan (1838-1911). The family's settlement patterns start with Stephen Statler disembarking in Philadelphia from Germany in 1749. The family alternately settled along the frontier in Hardy Co. and Monongalia Co., WV; Fayette Co. and Greene Co., PA; Licking Co., OH; and Marshall Co., IL. Their settlement in southwestern Pennsylvania and north...
Collection Number: A&M.2586
Overview Papers of John and Lewis Stuart, 1785-1823, and of Samuel Price, 1830-1879. Price's papers include mainly legal and business correspondence related to Price's law practice in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The Stuart papers concern settlement in Greenbrier County, land transactions, and family matters. The collection includes lawyer's fee books and account books for general merchandise, ca.1830-1880. There are also printed booklets of court briefs, pamphlets concerning the slavery question and...
Collection Number: A&M.3135
Overview Notes and a transcription on the history of the Graham/Grayham family and about Lowell, Summers Co., WV. It is an account of the pioneering activities of Col. James Grayham including frontier warfare during the American Revolution in what is now Summers Co. There is also a history of the village of Lowell emphasizing its development as a Chesapeake & Ohio railroad center in the Greenbrier River valley in the late nineteenth century and its contribution of money and manpower in World War I....
Dates: ca. 1920-1991
Collection Number: A&M.2052
Overview Facsimiles of manuscripts and typescript transcriptions of the papers of a traveling minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church who became a lawyer and a judge. Topics include Captain Michael Cresap, Chief Logan, western massacres during the Revolutionary War, customs and privations of the western settlers, the Kentucky frontier, Methodism in the west, old preachers, and historical recollections. Scott was assigned circuits in Berkeley, Frederick, Gloucester, Ohio, and Stafford counties of...