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John Ballenger Bond

Identifier: Ms-1990-031

Bond in which John Ballenger, of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, promises to pay the sum of 140 pounds to Andrew McMahan of Amherst County, unless Ballenger provides McMahan with lawful right to a tract of land in Pittsylvania County.

Dates: 1788

Robert Chirver Registration

Identifier: Ms-2022-034

This collection contains one "free man of color" registration for Robert Chirver or Chirves, a resident of Petersburg, Virginia. Signed and dated May 4, 1841, at Petersburg, this form was proof of Chirver's status as a free man.

Dates: 1841

Samuel Crews Sharecropper Contract

Identifier: Ms-2008-067

The Samuel Crews Sharecropper Contract is a manuscript agreement that outlines the terms in which Samuel Crews can farm, but not own, lands belonging to S. and R. Dodd in Halifax County, Virginia, for the year 1877.

Dates: 1876

Franklin County, Virginia, Legal Document of Debt

Identifier: Ms-2009-091

This legal document from Franklin County, Virginia, describes the unpaid debt of two men who are being sued for the balance.

Dates: c.1810

Dana Harmon Papers

Identifier: Ms-2011-013

A collection of papers from Hon. Dana Harmon. They include corespondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, scrapbook, summons for the Grand Jury, and lists of supporters and people asked for support.

Dates: 1885 - 1916

George W. L. Kabrich Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-2019-013
Abstract The George W. L. Kabrich Family Papers, 1850-1947 [bulk 1850-1904], contain correspondence, legal records, financial records, and religious documents. The collection documents the personal and professional life of George W. L. Kabrich, who taught school and Sunday school, worked as Overseer of the Poor for Blacksburg Township, and was on church councils for local Lutheran churches. Items also relate to George’s father-in-law John Surface, his daughter Effie Kabrich, and others. An item of...
Dates: 1850 - 1947; Majority of material found within ( 1850-1904)

New River Investment Company Deeds

Identifier: Ms-2008-073

The New River Investment Company Deeds document land ownership in Radford, Virginia, and include one deed from 1890 and three drafts of a deed from 1892. Restrictions on land development appear in the 1890 deed. The 1892 drafts lift a vendor's lien.

Dates: 1890 - 1892

Rockbridge County, Virginia, Legal Document for Bastardy

Identifier: Ms-2009-093

This legal document details the process by which Mary McDowell–an unmarried woman of color–names the father of her child. The Justice of the Peace orders the father to make payments in support of his child.

Dates: 1873

Erasmus Stribling and David Fultz Indenture

Identifier: Ms-2023-033
Abstract The Erasmus Stribling and David Fultz Indenture, dated September 21, 1830, is between Stribling of Augusta County, Virginia, and Fultz of Bath County for the "term yet to come" for the work of enslaved people who Stribling "hired" from other enslavers. Some of the enslaved people named in the document include George Hodge, Sam Hamilton, Morriss, Sam McClintick, Big James, and Little James. They are listed as "employed on the Jackson River Turnpike in the possession and under the management...
Dates: 1830

Henry Whitman Papers

Identifier: Ms-2022-003

This collections contains papers and letters addressed to Henry Whitman, the Justice of the Peace for Wythe County, Virginia, in the mid-1800s. Most documents contain information about different legal dispitutes and issues. Two relate to the purchasing of a bridle and of leather, and another letter relates information about the American Civil War.

Dates: 1827 - 1864