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W. D. Dehart & Sons (Meadows of Dan, Patrick County, Va.)


Historical Note

W. D. Dehart & Sons was a country store that served Meadows of Dan in Patrick County Virginia during the early twentieth century. According to the History of Patrick County, Virginia produced by the Patrick County Historical Society, some descendents of the DeHart family (originally of Charity and Woolwine) moved to Meadows of Dan and became prominent citizens. William D. Dehart, the likely proprietor of this country store, was one of these descendents. William D. Dehart married Malasha Nolan in Franklin, Virginia, on July 21 1892. As evident from the shop's name, this union produced sons. Specifically, the name Harmon Dehart notably appears in store ledgers.

William D. Dehart died in 1925, after which Mrs. W. D. Dehart assumed prominence in the management of store accounts.

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W. D. Dehart & Sons Ledgers

Identifier: Ms-2008-045

The W. D. Dehart & Sons Ledgers document the inventory and transactions of a country store in Meadows of Dan (Patrick County), Virginia, during the first half of the twentieth century. Materials include three ledgers of customer accounts and one ledger of wholesale purchases. Loose letters from customers to store proprietors also appear.

Dates: 1916 - 1946