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Price family


Biographical Note

The Price family arrived in Southwest Virginia from Germany in the 1740s. Samuel Winston Price was born September 14, 1871 to James Bane Price and Sarah Winston Price. Samuel married Della Hickman of Hickman, Virginia, in 1897. The couple had five children: Ferdinand, Theodore Roosevelt, Julia Winston, Florence Alma, and Helen Elizabeth. Samuel inherited Price's General Store after his father's death and leased it to others. According to the letters he received, he was a practicing attorney in Price's Fork Virginia. Samuel had health problems that lead him to be hospitalized at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for a time in 1899. These health problems continued to plague him until his death in 1911.


The James Bane Price Country Store at Price's Fork, Montgomery County, Virginia.[Prices Fork, VA: P. G. Johnson, 1983?]. (F232 .M7 J35 1983 Spec/Genealogy)

Price, H. L., Outlines of Montgomery County Families,Vol. 2. [Blacksburg, VA: s.n., 1940]. (CS69 .P75 Spec/Genealogy)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Price Family Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2012-047

The Price Family Collection includes letters, photograph albums, receipts, and other ephemera. The collection is divided into three series: Correspondence, Photographs and Artifacts, and Ephemera.

Dates: 1840 - 1905

Harvey Lee Price Papers

Identifier: Ms-1975-001

The Harvey Lee Price Papers contain handwritten notes and genealogies of various Montgomery County families which Price used to write his four volume series Outlines of Montgomery County Families. Also included are Price's subject files on the county and Virginia and his diplomas from VPI.

Dates: 1853, 1898, 1900, 1927-1949, n.d.

Anne H. Price Yates Papers

Identifier: Ms-1989-087

The collection includes correspondence, charts, notes and source material relating to the genealogy of the Price, Harless and related families and compiled by Anne H. Price Yates and her father, William Conway Price, while writing the book Increase in Prices: Some Descendents of David and Agnes (Hoffman) Price of 17th Century Germany.

Dates: 1904 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1985