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Churches -- West Virginia -- Preston County

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

D.W. Rogers Manuscripts

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2603
Overview Diaries written by Rogers for the years 1870-1871, 1874, 1876-1878, 1890-1902 which describe weather conditions, farm operations, his ministerial duties, and purchases for the farm and household. Ordained to preach by the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1859, he served this as well as fourteen other churches in Preston, West Virginia, and adjoining counties. Included is a book of sermons with notes on biblical passages.
Dates: 1832-1902

Harrison Hagans (1796-1867) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0012
Overview Papers of the Hagans family of Preston County, West Virginia, including Harrison, Elisha, George M., Henry C., John Marshall, Zer Hagans, and others. There are letters, invoices, account books, advertisements, and other business records pertaining to family business enterprises including several general merchandise stores and outlets in western Pennsylvania and Maryland, and at Brandonville, Kingwood, Greenville, and Palatine, West Virginia. There are several postal records from Harrison...
Dates: 1810-1895

Hazel Run Baptist Church Ledger

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1778
Overview The Hazel Run Baptist Church minute book with the church's covenant, minutes of meetings and lists of newly baptized members, 1856-74. The Hazel Run Baptist Church later became part of the nearby Hopewell Baptist Church, both located in Preston County. The Hopewell Baptist Church ran Sunday School classes (1883-95) of the combined Baptist and Methodist congregations (the Hopewell Union Church Sunday School) and included are class attendance records. The Hopewell Baptist Church records (1906-86)...
Dates: 1856-1985

Jenkins Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0790
Overview Miscellaneous family papers of John E. Jenkins, Albright, relating to Preston County, West Virginia. Included are correspondence and genealogies of Preston County families and papers dealing with education and churches in the county. Bound volumes include a minute book, "Regimental Courts of Enquiry," for the One Hundred Fourth Regiment, Virginia Militia, later the Twenty-fourth Regiment, West Virginia Militia, 1836-1866; and a minute book of the Brandonville and Terra Alta Telephone Company,...
Dates: 1832-1951

L. Henry Smith Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0019
Overview L. Henry Smith (b. circa 1805) was an attorney in Bruceton Mills, Preston County, West Virginia, in the mid-nineteenth century. He and his wife, Martha, had nine children, including Lucian H. Smith (b. circa 1830) and William W. Smith (b. circa 1848). Papers of the L. Henry Smith family chiefly include receipts, bills, notes, and letters from 1823 to 1878 and primarily concern Henry Smith, Lucian Smith, and William Smith, though materials from other family members are included. Box 1 contains...
Dates: 1823-1878; Majority of material found within 1850-1874

Mary Kelley and Jacob Hartman Letters

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Collection Number: A&M.3240
Overview Letters dating 1890 to 1892 between Mary L. Kelley of Henry and Jacob Hartman of Terra Alta and Cranesville depicting their long distance courtship in Preston County, West Virginia. Daily events, activities, and people of Preston County are briefly mentioned, including horseback riding, sleigh rides, dances, and church activities. There are three letters from 1901, 1927, and 1952 addressed to Mary Kelley-Hartman from correspondents in Morgantown and Charleston, West Virginia telling of daily...
Dates: 1889-1892, 1901, 1927, 1952

Papers Regarding Early Settlers of Aurora

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0728
Overview Account books, and legal, business, and personal papers of some early settlers at Aurora, Preston County, West Virginia. There are records of a tannery, blacksmith shop, a general merchandise store, and a sawmill, as well as deeds and subscription lists for the Lutheran and German Reformed churches. Included in the personal papers are wills, deeds, plats, school exercise books and other items.
Dates: 1788, 1802-1916, 1943