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Major-Marable Family Papers(1703–1929)

  • MS 1989.4

Inventory

Date Description
Box 1, Folder 1.
10 items.
1703 Deed of land. Fragment. Robert Hauthorne to Robert Jones. IN OVERSIZED.
15 February 1715 Deed of land in Surry County near the Nottoway River. Fragment. Thomas Atkins and Robert Jones. Three pieces. IN OVERSIZED.
20 May 1719 Deed of land, Surry County near the Nottoway River. Fragment. Thomas Weather to John and Robert Jones. IN OVERSIZED.
4 October 1735 Receipt. John Willows to Hartwell Marable.
August 1737 Order to appear before a Justice of the Peace to answer complaint of Hartwell Marable that Isack Tommas is indebted to him. Signed by Richard Taliaferro.
December 1737 Account of Hartwell Marable with Matthew Kemp, clerk of James City County.
13 July 1742 Receipt. Richard Taliaferro to Hartwell Marable.
17 February 1743 Receipt for loan to Henry Hartwell Marable from Richard Cocke.
12 June 1743 Receipt. James Crosby to Hartwell Marable. Reverse: note regarding Henry Morris, John Blair Junior [?] and others.
16 November 1743 Indenture. Deed of land, Surry County. 225 acres on the South Side of the Nottoway River (part of 1727 William Jones land grant and the part sold to Thomas Weathers). William Jones to Henry Hartwell Marable. IN OVERSIZED.
16 November 1743–9 January 1743/4 Note on loan of William Jones to Hartwell Marable. Reverse: Receipt of payment.
20 December 1743 Receipt for loan. William Browne Junior to Hartwell Marable.
20 December 1743 Receipt. Richard Cocke to Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 2.
15 items.
1744 Receipt for county levy and quitrent. Howell Briggs, sheriff to Hartwell Marable.
28 September 1745 Bond of Hartwell Marable to Richard Cocke.
1745 Receipt for county levies and quitrent. Howell Briggs to Hartwell Marable.
18 March 1746/7 Receipt. Pat Adams to Hartwell Marable.
1746 Receipt for county levy and quitrent. B. Briggs to Mr. Marable.
31 January 1746 Account settlement. Richard Cocke to Hartwell Marable.
18 November 1747 Letter re sale of “chears.” Edward Travis to Hartwell Marable. Desires to know if Marable wants to buy his mother‘s “chears.”
10 June 1748 Letter. John Willis to Wm. Renn, constable and all others concerned. Requests anyone finding Frank, a runaway slave belonging to Hartwell Marable, to give him twenty-five lashes and return him to his owner or overseer.
31 December 1748 Receipt for hogs. George Cryer to Hartwell Marable.
1748 Receipt for parish levies. Chris. Tatum to Hartwell Marable.
1748 Receipt for county levies and quitrent. B. Briggs, sheriff to Mr. Marable.
17 May 1749 Account settlement. _lanks Moody to Hartwell Marable.
13 June 1749 Account of Hartwell Marable for snaffle bridle, iron pott, needle, blankets, nails, hammer, and penistone.
10 October 1749 Receipt. Ann Lesser to Henry H. Marable.
9 May 174_ Note of loan from Henry Mitchell to Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 3.
7 items.
2 February 1750 Receipt. Barnard Major to Turner Jackson.
2 April 1750 Bill of Sale for Sarah and Nan, two female slaves. David Cox, York County, to Hartwell Marable and David Dunn.
17 July 1750 Note of loan from Philip Edloc_ to Henry Hartwell Marable.
15 August 1750 Bill of Sale for Frank, a slave. Peter Smith to Henry Hartwell Marable.
15 August 1750 Bond. Hartwell Marable to Peter Smith.
20 November 1750 Receipt for quitrent for 1749. Jos. Newsum [?] to Hartwell Marable.
26 November 1750 Bill of Sale for Jacob, a slave, formerly belonging to William Eldridge. John Hay to Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 4.
9 items.
24 June 1751 Account for leghorn hat, blankets, thread, lace, and other material. Account of Hartwell Marable with Benjamin Harrison.
5 July 1751 Receipt for a horse. Edward Avery to Turner Jackson via Geo. Johnson.
6 July 1751 Receipt. Elizabeth Deloney to Turner Jackson.
26 August 1751 Bond fragment. Richard Weis to Turner Jackson.
1751 Receipt for quitrent. Henry Neilson [?] to Hartwell Marable.
7 May 1752 Receipt. Thomas Jackson to Turner Jackson.
5 August 1752 Receipt. John Dudley to Turner Jackson.
22 September 1752–22 October 1760 Account for materials including felt, forks, nails, and a frying pan. Hartwell Marable with Wyke Hunnicutt.
1752 Receipt for levies and quitrent. James Jones to Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 5.
9 items.
2 March 1753 Receipt. Zeb. Elwell to Turner Jackson.
5 March 1753 Receipt for a horse. John Moore to Hartwell Marable.
14 April 1753–20 October 1764 Account for purchase of coffee by Henry Hartwell Marable from Robert Watson.
9 May 1753 Note of loan of John Jackson from Thomas Jackson.
6 June 1753 Receipt. Sam‘l Cocke to Turner Jackson.
14 July 1753 Note of loan of Jacob Warwick from Hartwell Marable.
18 June 1753 Bill and receipt. Massenburg & Harrison to H. Hartwell Marable.
1 August 1753 Receipt. Robert Stauart to Turner Jackson.
26 August 1753–27 April 1757 Account of Hartwell Marable probably with Cocke & Finnie. Goods purchased include shoes, indigo, thread, nails, pipes, hoes, and buttons.
Box 1, Folder 6.
9 items.
16 January 1754–29 December 1755 Account for ferriage. Ro. Higginson to Hartwell Marable.
5 June 1754–23 July 1759 Account for a razor, a chair and other items of Hartwell Marable with Nicholas Massenburg.
1 May 1754–8 July 1754 Request for payment. Augustine Claiborne to Hartwell Marable.
27 May 1754 Receipt. James Speed to Hartwell Marable.
30 September 1754 Receipt. Massenburg & Harrison to Turner Jackson.
3 October 1754 Account of Hartwell Marable with Thomas Cocke for Cocke & Finnie. For Dutch blankets and nails.
1754–1755 Account of Isaac Hill re hire of a slave.
1754–24 June 1755 Account. Ja[me]s Chappell to Henry H. Marable re charges for summoning a jury and witnesses for a case against John Ezell.
1754 Account of A. Claiborne to Henry Hartwell Marable for copying of documents for John Ezell case.
Box 1, Folder 7.
12 items
13 January 1755 Receipt for “pole” tax. James Chappell Jr. to Henry Hartwell Marable.
15 May 1755 Fragment of account of Hartwell Marable with Peter. Items include chamber door lock, and garlic.
2 July 1755 Receipt of Robert Bormer [?] to Hartwell Marable.
7 August 1755 Note on account of Turner Jackson.
8 August 1755 Order. Vestry of Albemarle Parish to Henry Hartwell Marable and Mathew Wynne to conduct a procession (survey) of property boundaries in the Parish. Area consists of “from Stokes Road up Nottoway River to the flat Swamp from [the] head of the said Swamp a Strait Course to Junting Quarter Swamp.”
11 August 1755 Receipt. [?] Nicolson to Hartwell Marable.
27 February 1756 Letter. Richard Cocke, Mt. Pleasant, to Hartwell Marable. Cocke writes that he has not absolutely bought “Freeman” from Col. Harrison, but if he does he wants Marable to be his overseer. “If I do buy it twill be for my son Ben to live at and I don‘t doubt you would live more neighbourly together than you do [with] your present neighbor Mr. Barrow.”
3 July 1756 Receipt for a Wm. Gammelle to Turner Jackson.
9 October 1756 Receipt. Edward Pettnay to Henry Hartwell Marable.
October 1756 Account of Thomas Jackson for wheat, oats, and 16 geese.
6 April 1757–23 June 1759 Account of Hartwell Marable with Andrew Troughton. Items purchased include: rum, wine, strong beer, cork, bottles, nutmeg, lamb, wheat, and sugar.
10 August 1757 Letter. Mr. Finnie to Hartwell Marable. Has none of the things he wants, but expects them soon.
23 August 1757 Account of Hartwell Marable with Lewis Parham. IN OVERSIZED.
Box 1, Folder 8.
20 items.
1757–5 April 1758 Account and receipt. Jon. Patterson to Thomas Griffith.
29 March 1758 Receipt. John Binford Jr. to Thomas Griffith.
29 May 1758 Receipt for 1757 poll tax. Nath. Maynard to Thomas Griffith.
2 June 1758 Request for payment. Benjamin Marable to Turner Jackson for Thomas Crook.
27 June 1758 Account of Hartwell Marable. Items purchased include nails, cyder, pigs, wheat, bacon, and nails.
24 July 1758 Receipt for taxes. Henry Gees__ to Henry Hartwell Marable.
2 August 1758 Receipt. James Jackson to Turner Jackson.
1 October 1758 Letter. Edward Munford to Turner Jackson. Complains that [Sheriff Nath.] Maynard has seized [?] 6 stears and 60 bushels. He can‘t conceive why except that Jackson (the overseer) has neglected to pay dues. Munford shall convince Maynard he‘s mistaken or the General Court will. Desires Jackson to pay present and last year‘s dues.
17 November 1758 Bond. William Hardyman to Turner Jackson.
12 January 1759 Receipt. William Norvell to Turner Jackson.
17 February 1759 Bill of sale for a horse. Joshua Smith to Hartwell Marable.
12 April 1759 Receipt. Joseph Royle, Williamsburg, to Hartwell Marable via Mr. Troughton.
4 June 1759 Letter. Richard Cocke to Hartwell Marable. Cocke guarantees security for loan Marable made to his son, Ben [Cocke] while Ben is out of the country.
10 April 1759 Letter and account. John Peter for Peter & Belsches to Hartwell Marable re accounts 1756–1757. Items purchased include chamber door locks, a narrow ax, sugar, allum, and cotton cards. Letter concerns credit for the above items which were paid with tobacco. Peter says that a man (Marable) of “your skill in accounts” must agree the account is just.
21 October 1759 Receipt. Joseph Royle, Williamsburg, to Hartwell Marable via Benjamin Cocke for a year subscription to the [Virginia] Gazette.
12 November 1759 Receipt for a desk of Peter Harthorn, deceased. James Roy to Hartwell Marable.
28 November 1759 Account of Hartwell Marable with John Peter. Items purchased include a padlock, cloth, pins, and a fine hat.
28 November 1759 Account of Mrs. Hartwell Marable with John Peter.
5 December 1759 Letter. John Peter to Hartwell Marable. Peter insists charges are just.
1759 Receipt for taxes, 1758–1759. James Gees, sheriff, to Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 9.
14 items.
1 January 1760 Overseer agreement between Hartwell Marable and Lewis Adkins. Marable to give Adkins 500 lbs of pork; slaves: Frank, Jacob, Joe and Sukey to be shearers; 55 barrels of corn; 71 hogs; 10 cattle; and 9 sheep. Adkins will receive a fifth of the tobacco, a fifth of the stock‘s increase and a fifth of the corn.
8 January 1760 Receipt. Turner Jackson to William Cole.
9 February 1760 Overseer agreement between Edward Munford and Turner Jackson. Agreement gives Jackson use of three and a half shearers, one full share of the crop, cider, and every tenth hog he raises, and half the geese and feathers.
8 April 1760–November 1761 Account of Hill and Willcox with Turner Jackson.
26 July 1760 Fragment on the estate of Thomas Waberton.
30 July 1760 Letter. Benjamin Marable to his brother, Henry Hartwell Marable. Benjamin Marable is safely arrived home. Henry Southall has “intended to your house.” Ben is in great need of a friend. He has no hopes of getting his money until Spring and is obliged to pay 25 pounds at Court on Wednesday. Begs to borrow money until Spring. Will suffer disgrace and expense of two lawsuits unless Marable “can be my friend.” Has heard “the fresh [floods] has been over your ground.” Both corn and tobacco is “drounded.” Half Brother George and family are well and much hurt with “the wet.” Hopes to find Marable and “sister” in good health.
28 September 1760 Letter. James Belsches to Mr. Marable. Has, according to an order sent Mr. Jones the sum the tobacco amounted to. Believes Marable to be in his debt on the account. Tells Marable he‘ll be surprised at the prices of nails, but the scarcity of iron and workmen in Bristol make them hard to get at any price. Will bring the Bristol invoice when he comes to Marable‘s house. “If you don‘t pay me for pr__zing your tobacco, I will drink out the value of it in your good cyder every time I go to Sussex Court.”
7 October 1760 Account of Hartwell Marable with Wike Hunnicut.
27 October 1760 Receipt for 1759 quitrent. John Ridlehurst to Turner Jackson.
9 December 1760–2 July 1761 Account and receipt for purging powders, purges, and elixir. Abra. Bywater to Samuel Major.
13 December 1760 Receipt. Jno. West Jr. to Turner Jackson.
24 December 1760 Receipt. Addenson Ellet [?] to Turner Jackson.
1760 Receipt for quitrent and taxes for Edward Munford‘s lands in Charles City County. Nath‘l Maynard to Turner Jackson.
1760 Bond. Mary Warbinton to Turner Jackson and Thomas Morecok.
Box 1, Folder 10.
14 items.
2 March 1761 Account and receipt. Lawrence Gibbons to Mr. Marvell (Marable). Items include cloth, trimming, and various designs of material.
1 April 1761 Note. Patrick Adams to Turner Jackson. Sends bond and note.
30 April 1761 Summons for Paul Jones to appear in Sussex County Court for the case of Hartwell Marable verses Peter Williamson. Signed: A. Clairborne.
10 June 1761 Receipt for subscription to the [Virginia] Gazette. Joseph Royle, Williamsburg, to Hartwell Marable via Mr. Trouton.
16 June 1761 Letter. Benjamin Cocke, Swan Point, to Hartwell Marable. Cocke‘s sickness is settled to a “regular and severe ague and feaver.” Mention of an enclosure concerning a writ against James Bell. Requests delivery of writ to Col. Massenburg so he‘ll deliver it at Court. Mr. Harrison has disappointed him again. Discusses need for cash and borrowing it from Marable until he can get payment from Mr. Edmunds or when a course of law can be finished.
6 July 1761 Receipt. W. Edloe to Turner Jackson.
19 November 1761 Receipt. Edward Munford to Turner Jackson.
19 November 1761 Accounts of Edward Munford with John Southall, David Jackson, Abraham Cole and William Edloe. Items include corn, hogs, and turkeys.
30 November 1761 Receipt. Thomas Woodcock to Turner Jackson.
20 November 1761 Letter. Hugh Clark, Blandford, to Hartwell Marable. Concerns Marable‘s purchase of Edward Crews land. The mortgage was held by Samuel Gordon. Clark requests Marable pay his obligation by Christmas to receive the land papers.
8 December 1761–22 July 1763 Account and receipt. James Belsches to Henry H. Marable.
15 December 1761–15 July 1767 Account of Henry Hartwell Marable with Dunlop & Ralston. Items purchased include brass cupboard locks, brass hinges, and cloth.
1761 Account. N. Massenburg to Hartwell Marable.
1761 Receipt for quitrent for 1760–1761. L. Irby [?] to Turner Jackson.
Box 1, Folder 11.
20 items.
5 January 1762 Receipt for corn. William Edloe to Edward Monfford. Witness: Edward Marable.
28 January 1762 Receipt for Dutch blankets. John Austin Finnie to Hartwell Marable.
7 February 1762 Account for recording of [Edward] Crews‘ deed to Hartwell Marable. Signed: John Robinson.
1762 February 21 Account of Hartwell Marable with William Parham.
23 February 23 Letter and receipt. Edward Crews to Hartwell Marable and Thomas Clanton to HM. According to Marable‘s desires, Crew has made over the land to Marable. Crews has also agreed to give Mr. Gordon his tobacco.
3 March 1762–21 July 1762 Account and receipt for shoeing a horse, laying a plow hoe, and making a steel spindle. Richard Rose to Henry Hartwell Marable.
30 March 1762 Letter. Hugh Clark, Blandford to Rev. William Willie, Rector of Albemarle. States a release concerning [Edward] Crews land was sent to Brunswick February Court. Crews and his wife were to be at court to give Marable the right to the land. Crews feared the release was not sent. Upon being told it was sent Crews said he‘d meet his wife in court the next day.
26 April 1762 Account for clothes, dishes, pewter plates, etc. of Hartwell Marable with Robert Thomas Dunlop & Co.
27 April 1762 Account of Hartwell Marable with Richard Cocke & Son. Items purchased include cyder glasses, delft dishes, tin pans, man‘s castor [?] hat, razor strap, spring sock, pepper box, and chocolate.
18 September 1762 Receipt. Jack Brewer for Col. B[enjamin] Harrison to Thomas Griffin.
30 November 1762 Account of Hartwell Marable with Robt. Dick and David Scott.
2 December 1762–20 January 1763 Request for payment and receipt. Bruin Rives, John Hood and Hartwell Marable.
December 1762 Account of Hartwell Marable. Includes purchase of pork, sugar, ferriage, horse keep, and lodging.
1762 Receipt and note for taxes in Meherrin parish. Hartwell Marable to the Sheriff of Brunswick.
1762 Receipt for taxes for 1761. John Mason and James Jones to Hartwell Marable.
1762–1763 Account of John Stone. Mentions corn, lambs, rum, and tobacco.
1762 Receipt for levies. M. Vinson to Hartwell Marable.
1762 Account of H. Marable with John Mason Jr.
1762 Receipt for crop. Dudley & Ridhurst to Turner Jackson for Ed. Munford.
1762–1764 Three receipts of Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 12.
16 Items.
17 February 1763 Receipt. Samuel Peete to Marvell Marable.
17 February 1763 Receipt. Thomas Moore to Hartwell Marable.
17 February 1763 Receipt. Hugh Belsches to Hartwell Marable.
3 March 1763–6 August 1763 Account of Henry Hartwell Marable with Jno. Chambliss and Chambliss and Murray. Items purchased include cyder, thread, linen, a hat, rum, and a lamb.
11 March 1763 Account of Hartwell Marable with Jno. Chambliss and Chambliss and Murray. Items include linen, and thread. Also a recipe for a possible animal ear problem: “Take about three pints of blood from the tail or inside of the thigh, take a pint of Brandy, _ a pint of vinegar, a spoonful of salt, as much antimoney as will lye on the pint of a cas knife. Drench him with this— Put a spoonful of Brandy in each ear, stop it in with cotton, tye a string round his ear to prevent him from shaking it out … they tell me there should be as much brimstone as antimoney and as much blustone as will contane to the bignes [?] of apu [?].”
18 April 1763 Receipt. Allan Love to Hartwell Marable.
20 May 1763 Tobacco account. Thomas Griffith to Nathanell Maynard. Oath given to Griffith by John Minge.
18 July 1763 Receipt. David Scott for Robert Dick to Samuel Major.
3 August 1763 Receipt for quitrent and poll tax. Peter Royster Jr. to Turner Jackson, John Stones, and James Binford.
22 August 1763 Letter. Nich. Massenburg to Hartwell Marable. “I received your very complaisant letter by your Boy and am really at a loss to find out your meaning, indeed upon my first opening it I could hardly help thinking but you intended it for some other and had made a mistake in the direction as I am not conscious to myself that I have intentionally offended you, however as I lie under so very great an obligation to you for the things borrowed I shall take particular care not to trouble you again on that score and if you‘ll give yourself the trouble to draw off your account and send it by your Overseer or any other person capable of receiving it I will send you the amount which I thank God I am at any time able to do. I intended to have gone to see you yesterday if I could have got home in time, but as it happens its well I did not as I imagine your resentment had taken place before. I shall say no more but conclude according to your example. Nich. Massenburg. P.S. charge your things as you say, and interest if you please.”
13 October 1763 Receipt. David Scott for Robert Dick to Samuel Major.
1 November 1763 Account. Wilkenson & W[illia]mson. Signed by Lewis Williamson.
24 November 1763 Receipt for Jenney‘s [?] hire. Will. Edloe to Turner Jackson.
24 November 1763 Receipts of Turner Jackson.
24 December 1763–22 March 1765 Account of Henry Hartwell Marable with Edward Pettway. Items include axes, hoes, shoe thread and feathers.
1763 Receipt payment of witness to General Court. Nath‘l Maynard, Deputy Sheriff, to Samuel Major and Henry Young.
Box 1, Folder 13.
12 items.
19 January 1764 Bill of Sale for Dover, a slave. John Stevens to Henry Hartwell Marable.
21 February 1764 Receipt for corn of Samuel Major.
5 April 1764 Receipt for blacksmith work for axes and hoes. Elias Margine to Hartwell Marable.
12 April 1764 Bond. John Dudley, executor of Sarah Southall, to Richard Stephens and Thomas Griffith.
8 May 1764 Account for sawing planks. Turner Jackson with W. Munford for Mary Gregory
23 June 1764 Letter. Instructions to overseer. Goodrich Boush to Turner Jackson, at “Chickehominy.” “I have sent Addam and three other hands to help get in the wheat. I have also sent the Best part of a __ pork for the Negroes which [you can] let them have. I have sent a cas of rum and some sugar for the Harvest which you‘ll serve out as you think proper, also have sent two ______ ____ to save some ____. I shall be up __ Monday week and shall bring the corn ______ a small Maire which I have bought ….”
28 August 1764 Receipt for quitrent and poll tax. Lawrence Gibbons to Henry Hartwell Marable.
4 September 1764 Account of Hartwell Marable with George Kerr & Brothers. Items purchased include: stockings, sugar, gloves, and 40 yards white plain (material).
September 1764 Receipt of Turner Jackson.
1 October 1764 Bill of Sale for Bird, a slave. Thomas Briggs to Hartwell Marable. l October 1764 Letter. Benjamin Cocke, Swans Point, to Hartwell Marable. Cocke had planned to wait on his mistress but was seized with a sickness that nearly carried him “into eternity.” He has recovered, though, and hopes fortune will allow him to see the lady he loves. Yet he‘s still too sick to see her. He‘s sorry Marable didn‘t visit at James River. He hasn‘t seen him in many years. Asks Marable if he sees Jos. Smith to tell him he won‘t back out of the agreement for Smith to build a fence for his plantation. Respects to Mrs. Marable. P.S. “It is now dull times, no news from England, the Cr. of our Country is very lowe with them; and the sight of a ship up the River has not been seen lately.” Also note on tobacco.
18 October 1764 Receipt. William Parham to Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 14.
13 items.
28 February 1765 Receipt. James Brusore [?] to Samuel Major and his father, Barnard Major.
21 March 1765 Bond. Hartwell Marable to George and Samuel Kerr.
5 April 1765–25 19
July 1765 Account of Hartwell Marable with Archibald Dunlop.
22 May 1765 Receipt. Lewis Williamson to Benjamin and Hartwell Marable.
24 May 1765–16 October 1766 Account of Henry Hartwell Marable with Samuel and George Kerr. Items purchased include: stockings, linen, pins, a china bowl, delft, cups & saucers and a silk hand[erchief].
25 May 1765–5 June 1765 Letter about the delivery of tobacco from Turner Jackson and receipts for 1764 quitrent from Wm. Christian to TJ and Will. Edloe to TJ.
5 June 1765 Receipt. Moses Fontaine to John Major [?] for Mr. Lightfoot‘s estate.
16 June 1765 Receipt. John Jones to Samuel Major.
26 July 1765 Receipt. Jas. Chappell to Henry H. Marable.
18 July 1765 Receipt for tobacco. Thos. Crobles [?] to Mr. Marable.
July 1765 Receipt for recording deed. Mordecai Debnam to Samuel Major.
28 August 1765 Receipt. Richard Thompson for Edward Minge to Thomas Griffith. Reverse: penmanship exercise. “Command you may your mind from play.”
29 October 1765 Receipt. John Gordon for Allan Love to Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 15.
15 items.
20 January 1766 Account of Hartwell Marable with Samuel and George Kerr.
23 January 1766 28 March 1766 Account and receipt. George Noble to Hartwell Marable. Items include twine, molasses and cotton cards.
29 March 1766 Account of Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell Marable with George and Samuel Kerr. Items include: shoes, pins, pipes, linen, a china bowl, delft, cups & saucers, and a silk hand[erchief].
22 April 1766 Receipt. John Heath for Samuel Major and Arch. Dunlop to Hubbard Wyatt at Cabin Point Store.
8 May 1766 Receipt. George Fean for the use of William Geddy for stocking a gun to Samuel Major.
17 July 1766 Receipt. Thomas Peete for Samuel Peete to Hartwell Marable.
25 July 1766–31 December 1772 Subscription account for the [Virginia] Gazette. William Hay for Purdie and Dixon to Hartwell Marable.
1 October 1766 Letter from Solomon Davidson about payment to Francis Loyd.
1 October 1766 Receipt. Robt. W. Kittrick to Samuel Major.
21 October 1766 Letter. Samuel and George Kerr, Cabin Point, to Hartwell Marable. Has sent cotton cards and wool.
24 November 1766–November 1767 Account of Hartwell Marable with Benjamin Wiche. Items include cyder and brandy.
21 December 1766 Receipt: “being in fool of all accounts from the beginning of this world to this day.” James Clark to Turner Jackson.
1766 December Account for recording Harrison deed. Samuel Major with Mordecai Debnam.
December 1766–4 August 1767 Account of Samuel Major with Jno. Kerr.
1766 Receipt for dues. Jno Flood Edmunds [?] to David Mason and Hartwell Marable.
Box 1, Folder 16.
17 items.
4 February 1767 Letter requesting tobacco for Major Wilcox. Wm. Woodcock to Turner Jackson.
7 February 1767 Receipt. Munford & Gregory to John Major Jr. Reverse: request for corn.
7 February 1767 Account of Thomas Griffiths with William Green Munford [?].
20 February 1767 Account of Thomas Griffith with Munford & Gregory.
25 February 1767 Account of Hartwell Marable with George Noble.
19 March 1767 Bond. George Kerr to Hartwell Marable.
14 April 1767 Account. Thomas Griffith with Munford & Gregory.
2 May 1767 Receipt for quitrent and tobacco dues for 1766. Samuel Major to Turner Southall, deputy sheriff.
16 May 1767 Receipt. William Willcox to Samuel Major.
3 June 1767 Receipt for taxes for 1766. Jas. Bell to Henry Hartwell Marable.
22 June 1767 Receipt. H.N. [?] Roberts to Hartwell Marable. Reverse: account of taxes.
7 September 1767 Receipt. Account of Hartwell Marable to Samuel Peete.
September 1767 Court petition fragment. Holt and Gregory verses Turner Jackson.
16 October 1767 Note. Tur. Southall to Turner Jackson.
18 October 1767–1 December 1768 Account of Turner Jackson with Holt and Gregory. Items include: tea, sugar, linen, buttons, a padlock, cloth, corn and wheat.
18 October 1767–24 December 1767 Account of Turner Jackson with Holt and Gregory. Items include shoes, buttons, cloth, ribbon and powder.
1767–22 May 1769 Notes on account of Hartwell Marable with William Smith.
Box 1, Folder 17.
18 items.
6 January 1768 Bond. Hartwell Marable to Thomas Eckles and Littleberry Robinson, executors of Susanna Rottenberry‘s will.
22 February 1768 Account for making two plough hoes. Hartwell Marable with Mary Gilliam.
24 March 1768 Account of Hartwell Marable to William and Williamson. Receipted by Arthur Williamson.
30 March 1768 Receipt. R.C. to Major Bishop for Hartwell Marable.
10 April 1768 Receipt for corn. Hardyman & Willcox to Barnard Major for John Major.
26 April 1768 Receipt. William Willcox to Samuel Major.
1 June 1761 Note concerning the delivery of a bond. Richard Cocke.
16 June 1768 Agreement to loan Lewis, a slave for cash. Isham Ezell to Hartwell Marable.
29 June 1768 Receipt for 1767 quitrent. Chas. Collier to Samuel Major.
June 1768–March 1769 Account of Hartwell Marable with J. Edmunds.
1 July 1768 Letter about corn for Ben. Marable. William Jones to Hartwell Marable.
18 August 1768–15 September 1768 Receipt for overseer James Bishop. Phil. Reeks to Hartwell Marable.
27 August 1768 Letter from overseer. James Bishop to Hartwell Marable. Mentions that Marable will not find him a Negro boy to wait on him in return for a share of corn. Discusses livestock and corn. Says he will kill livestock that was part of the bargain to kill. Says Marable should come around and stop relying on neighbors for information about the plantation. “I desire you will come yourself or send a white steward fore if you send your steward again I will t[ie] him up and give him fifty lashes as hard as I can stroke and as my word can‘t be taken before a Negro‘s you may supply yourself with another man …”
ca. August 1768

Memorandum to James Bishop. “James Bishop when you was at my house you would not agree with me on any terms unless I would let you have a negro boy to wate on you[,] as I suppose for you would not allow me anything for him. I then desired to know what quantity of stock you had, you sd they were all dead and at Sussex Court I was plaged with you to know whether you may stay[.] I then asked you what quantity of stock you had[,] your answer was you had none these [?] answers was the crops I did not let you know neither will I let you know.

“James Bishop, the next step I shall take is to desire you woul let me know what quantity of stock you have both cattle and hoggs and I desire to know what quantity of corn and wheat you have by you and what you have sold for you give me an account of a large crop of corn I shell be obliged to you if you will let me know the above in writing by Bob.

“James the next is I have sent Bob for the mair [torn] to se if she will sute me for ariding Beast and [torn] will do for me when you want a beast to cart your corn [torn] in send to me and you shall have one and james it is my possa … orders that nothing befatned or kild without my further orders on my plantation.”

12 November 1768 Receipt for account of Hardyman & Willcox. Edmund Vaughan to Samuel Major.
1768 Account of Henry Hartwell Marable with Ja. Jones.
1768 Account of Henry Hartwell Marable with the Sheriff of Sussex, Ja. Jones.
1768 Account for copying documents. Hartwell Marable with A. Claiborne.
Box 1, Folder 18.
15 items.
2 January 1769 Overseer agreement between Hartwell Marable and Arthur Delahay. Delahay is to receive 500 pounds of pork. Jacob, Will, Joe, and Sukey are to be under him. Delahay will receive a fourth part of the tobacco and brandy, a fifth part of other crops and the necessary tools and work horses. Delahay also agrees to “be constant with the people under his charge and diligent and careful in his business.”
16 February 1769 Receipt. Green Munford to John Major.
1 March 1769 Receipt for quitrent. S. Gregory to Samuel Major.
1 March 1769 Receipt. Lawrence Egmon to Samuel Major.
18 April 1769 Note concerning Bob, Mr. Cocks and four bushels. Richard Marks to Hartwell Marable.
11 May 1769 Receipt. M. Fontaine to John Major.
18 May 1769 Receipt. James Jones to Hartwell Marable.
19 May 1769 Receipt. Wm Russell [?] to Samuel Major.
15 June 1769 Receipt. Thomas Eckles and Littleberry Robinson to Hartwell Marable.
4 August 1769 Receipt for quitrent. John Bowry to Turner Jackson.
7 August 1769 Note about tobacco for John Major. Stephen West to Stith Gregory.
2 September 1769 Note concerning payment for James Bishop from Hartwell Marable.
1769 Account of Hartwell Marable with William Acrill.
1769 Draft overseer agreement for a plantation called Rottenberry‘s between Hartwell Marable and Arthur Delehay. Reverse: account fragment.
1769 Account of Arthur Delehay with Hartwell Marable. Items include corn, shoes, and tobacco.
Box 2, Folder 1.
12 items.
3 January 1770 Letter and account of Hartwell Marable from William Henderson. Summary of Marable‘s account and a discussion of the scarcity of cash and the high price Henderson offered Marable for his tobacco. Compares prices others have paid for tobacco.
5 January 1770 Bill of Sale for Will, a slave. John Pennington and Thomas Eskridge to Henry Hartwell Marable.
24 January 1770 Letter. William Eaton, Mount Pisgah, to his uncle, Hartwell Marable. Requests iron wedges, grind stone, hoes and other material. Has 100 barrels of corn which is more than sufficient for the people. Needs to know if Marable wants him to sell the corn. His son might be interested in buying, but can‘t promise payment soon. Reverse: Excuse him for not sending accounts relating to last years corn crop and plantation expenses. John Shaw would like to sell his share of the corn with Marable‘s share.
9 February 1770 Receipt for levies. S. Gregory to Samuel Major.
March 1770 Letter. Turner Jackson to Sam‘l Harwood. Jackson is in need of corn.
13 April 1770 Receipt. Arthur Dellehay to Hartwell Marable.
18 June 1770 Receipt. Hartwell Marable to Banister Shackleford.
18 June 1770 Receipt. Hartwell Marable to Banister Shackleford.
6 August 1770 Receipt for 1769 quitrent. W. Mason to Hartwell Marable.
September 1770 Account of Bernard Major and Thomas Durfey with W. Debnam, clerk, Charles City County. Court costs against Warberton and wife.
11 November 1770 Letter. W. C. to Mr. Marable. Requests one good narrow ax and one hilling hoe, and a grind stone. They must come out by the first opportunity.
23 December 1770 Account of Hartwell Marable with Doctor David Black. Medical services include a visit to his wife, one ounce diaphoretic [?] mixture, and a blistering plaster.
Box 2, Folder 2.
18 items.
17 January 1771 Note and receipt. Arthur Dellehay to Hartwell Marable. “Please pay John Dellehay the balance … and you will greatly oblige your friend …”
23 January 1771 Receipt. Willcox & Co. to Mary Emery via Samuel Major.
24 January 1771 Order for vinegar. L. Hoomis [?] to Hartwell Marable.
7 February 1771 Account for iron pots, a hair sifter and another item. Robert Rinnan for W. Henderson, Cabin Point, with Henry Hartwell Marable.
4 March 1771 Receipt. Major Willcox to James Southall for Samuel Major.
30 April 1771–7 August 1771 Account of John Major with William West. Reverse: receipt. Edward Cocke to Jno. Major for Edward Marable.
1 May 1771 Fragment of an account of Samuel Major with note of John Major.
13 May 1771 Receipt. William Edloe to John Major for Edward Marable and Edward Cocke.
21 May 1771 Complaint of Arthur Dellahey against Hartwell Marable. Sussex. Arthur Dillehay complains that “Hartwell Marable [is] indebted to him and delay[ed] payment therefore in his Majest[y‘s] name of command you to summon the sd Marable to appear before me or some other Justice of this County to answer the above complaint …” William Parham.
May 1771 Account of John Major with Wm. Lightfoot.
19 June 1771 Letter. Robert Watson to Hartwell Marable. “Please pay David Jones the Half Crown which you owe me.”
22 July 1771 Account for saddle and books. Samuel Major with Wm. Daney‘s estate.
15 August 1771 Settlement note (fragment). Arthur Dellahay and Hartwell Marable. “When appearing before me … there appeared to be a mistake.”
25 October 1771 Letter and receipt. Wm. Black, Rottoway, to Jno. Ballard, sheriff of Brunswick and Mr. Jackson. Expects money from G. Briggs otherwise he moves for judgement on the replivy bond. Requests that the money be brought down to Williamsburg.
13 December 1771 Letter. William Eaton, Northampton, to Hartwell Marable. Eaton is afraid his letter about the burning of the new barn with several thousand pounds of tobacco never reached Marable. Also the lands Marable wanted him to purchase were very hard to get and he wants Marable to visit at Christmas. He‘s been in a very low state of health. He‘s rebuilding his mill and re[planting?] his plantation which was quite [damaged] with the fresh [flood].
14 December 1771 Promissory note. W. Avrill [?] to John Major. Test: Stephen West.
1771 Receipt. Hartwell Marable for Arthur Dellahay.
1771–1788 Account and letter. Thomas Bath Lacy to Samuel Major. “Can you help me with the above accounts.”
Box 2, Folder 3.
14 items.
14 January 1772 Letter. William Eaton to Hartwell Marable. Discusses purchase of a mare and the sale of land and selling of corn and hoggs.
1772–1783 Account for chocolate and vinegar. Samuel Major with Jno. Colgin [?].
7 May 1772 Account of Hartwell Marable with Richard Hill.
27 May 1772 Receipt. J. Binford to Samuel Major.
1773 May Receipt for 1772 taxes. Jno. Rives to Hartwell Marable.
1772 June 8–29 May 1783 Account and receipt of Samuel Major with Willcox & Co. Paid by John Major, administer of SM estate.
9 June 1772 Receipt for 1771 quitrent. Nath‘l Dunn to H. Marable.
1772 June 21 Receipt for 1771 quitrent. S. Brewer to Thomas Griffith.
5 August 1772 Draft bond. Samuel and John Major to Wm. Avrill for the estate Wm. Dancy.
17 September 1772 Bill. Will. Avrill [?] to Henry Hartwell Marable.
19 September 1772–29 April 1777 Account and receipt for medical services include a bleeding, visits and paper powder. Samuel Major with A. Strachan.
13 October 1772–3 August 1785 Account of Samuel Major with Pleasant Cocke & Co. Items purchased include: stockings, handkerchiefs, gloves, tumblers, thread, sugar, chocolate, blankets, penknife, shoes, buttons, linen, candles, fish hooks, hinges, combs, and buckles. Items purchased 1772. Account paid 1785.
November 1772–3 August 1785 Account for white mare and great coat Samuel Major with Pleasant Cocke.
3 December 1772–25 August 1785 Account of Samuel Major with Pleasant Cocke. Items purchased include: chamber door lock, shoe brushes, cork, thread, white sheeting, stockings, razor, soap and garters.
Box 2, Folder 4.
17 items
6 January 1773 Receipt. Will. Talbott to Thomas Griffith.
16 January 1773 Letter fragment. William Eaton to Hartwell Marable. Sorry to hear Marable is unhappy about the mill. Eaton will defend property. Thanks Marable for paying debt at Petersburg and will “sell the coat off my back” to pay him back. “I never should have apply‘d to you had it not been for your niece so that you must charge it to her.”
19 January 1773–1 August 1787 Fragment of account booklet of John Major. Includes receipts and Samuel Major estate accounts.
1773 March Account of Samuel Major with Stith Gregory.
14 April 1773 Account of Hartwell Marable with Ad [?] Fleming.
14 December 1773 Letter of Hartwell Marable. Desires to know what part of a crop goes to Hulm.
15 April 1773 Receipt for 1771–1772 taxes. Charles Lewis [?] Jr. to Hartwell Marable.
20 May 1773 Receipt. Wm. Mason to Hartwell Marable.
2 June 1773 Letter concerning Samuel Major. George Marable to William Gregory.
11 June 1773 Promissory note. John Southall and Samuel Major to William Marable and Elizabeth Backhurst.
23 June 1773 Receipt for 1772 quitrent. Samuel Major to Jno. Gregory.
7 September 1773 Account of Samuel Major with William Avrill & Co. Reverse: petition (ca. 1785) to Charles City County for payment of the account by John Major.
22 October 1773 Letter. H. Marable to his Uncle Hartwell Marable. Is willing to swear before a magistrate that he paid for indigo. Remembers he was offered a lower price to pay cash.
17 November 1773–3 August 1785 Account of Samuel Major with Cocke and Paythrop [?]. Items purchased include: linen, saddle straps, men‘s shoes, nails, and a spelling book.
6 December 1773 Receipt. Richard Ledhats [?] to Hartwell Marable.
13 December 1773 Letter. William Eaton to Hartwell Marable. Concerns how much land was flooded. Believes the damage done by Mr. Williamson‘s mill was very small. Suggests Marable send out a neighbor to survey the damage. Discusses the killing of beef. Has been at death‘s door with a pain in the back.
13 December 1773 Letter. William Smith to Hartwell Marable. Intends to sell his horse. Will bring hogs when fat and expects beef to be ready by February.
Box 2, Folder 5.
11 items.
3 January 1774 Letter. William Eaton to Hartwell Marable. Discussion of damages and whether to sue for flood damages caused by Mr Williamson‘s mill. Asks for a loan to buy a horse.
7 January 1774–January 1778 Account of William Avrill with John Major. Lists corn, wheat, and oat sold.
22 February 1774 Letter. William Eaton to Hartwell Marable. Eaton feels insulted by Marable, but won‘t resent it. Discusses Williamson‘s Mill and crops. His wife is in a very low state.
13 March 1774 Letter. William Eaton, Northampton, N.C., to Hartwell Marable. States he worried about Marable doubting his veracity in the dispute with Williamson. Says Williamson is willing to settle the dispute. Says dispute rests on a single point of law. Wife is better.
8 May 1774 Account of the estate of Samuel Harwood with Thomas Griffith. Concerns corn and tobacco.
7 March 1774 Account for a loaf of “refind shugar.” John Major with Richard Co. Graves.
11 June 1774–4 November 1778 Account of Samuel Majors with Robert Walker. Items purchased include, handkerchiefs, linen, sugar, powder, buckskin gloves, men‘s worsted hose, and cotton.
15 October 1774 Receipt. Will. Edloe for Edw‘d Cocke to John Major.
15 November 1774–6 December 1788 Account for shoes and “rackoon skins.” Samuel Major with Henry Harvey. Reverse: receipt of payment by John Major.
ca. 1774 Letter. William Eaton to Hartwell Marable. Discusses his disagreement with Col. Clairborne‘s assessment that Marable should sue Williamson‘s Mill. Discusses some of the legal aspects. Mentions John Hulmn‘s need to settle a tobacco account.
ca. 1774 Letter. Fragment. [William Eaton] to Hartwell Marable. Eaton has received Marable‘s instructions regarding Williamson‘s mill. Williamson is willing to pay should he overflow any more of your land and is pleased to find Marable so friendly. Eaton hopes to settle Marable‘s affairs shortly. “… I have only to add that missing of a crop last year occasioned by th[e] fresh, has put it out of my power to discharge my debts this Fall, and as the merchants at Petersburg with whom I deal, seem much inclin‘d to have payment, should you think it proper to lend me one or two hundred pounds on interest for one or two years …”
Box 2, Folder 6.
9 items.
15 January 1775–29 August 1775 Account for corn, rum, sugar, and wheat. John Major with [?] Minge.
13 February 1775 Receipt. Joseph Cook to John Major.
17 February 1775 Receipt. Alex. McNicoll for Robert Pleasant to Wm. Avrill [?].
2 March 1775 Letter. Walter Hopkins to John Major. Mr. Graves sloop is docked at Mr. Barrams landing and is now receiving corn. Can‘t stay later than tomorrow night.
3 March 1775 Receipt for corn on board Sloop Betsy. Isaac Plant for Bartho Dandridge and Walter Hopkins to John Major.
1775 Account of John Major with Daniel Creighton.
8 February 1776 Receipt. James Loyd for Samuel Major to John Harwood.
10 February 1776 Account of Samuel Major with Henry Southall. Signed: J. New.
19 October 1776 Bill for work on barn. Alex. Walkes to Samuel Major.
Box 1, Folder 7.
17 items.
3 February 1777–20 April 1792 Bond. Samuel Major and Samuel Harwood to Henry Finch and Truman Walker, executors of William Finch.
14 May 1777 Bond. Samuel Major and Edward Marable to Abraham Brown.
21 May 1777 Receipt. Barnard Major Jr. to William Coller.
24 May 1777–25 August 1791 Bond. Samuel Major to William Parrish.
10 June 1777–17 March 1783 Promissory note and receipt. Samuel and John Major to Abraham Brown.
2 October 1777 Letter concerning Freeman Walker‘s assistance in “taking up a Negro fellow belonging to Robert Walker.” Daniel Creighton to Samuel Major.
14 April 1778 Tax assessment of property of Samuel Major by Dudley & Willcox.
5 May 1778 Tax assessment for John Major by Marable & Stubblefield.
2 June 1778 Loan. William Avrill to John Major.
4 June 1778 Bond. John Major to George Marable.
6 June 1778 Receipt. David Minge to John Major.
1 July 1778 Bond. John Major to David Minge.
5 September 1778 Receipt for taxes. Turner Southall to Samuel Major.
10 August 1778–29 May 1783 Account for cards, silk, and brandy with receipt. Samuel Major with Willcox & Edloe.
7 September 1778 Receipt for 1777 taxes. Turner Southall to John Major.
1778 Account of John Major with Charles City County. Signed: M Debnam.
1778 Fragment of Bond. Refers to litigation between Thomas Griffith and William Spraggins.
Box 2, Folder 8.
16 items.
10 April 1779 Receipt for rental of slave of Hubbard Wyatt, previously rented by Miner Dotson. George Minge to John Major.
7 July 1779 Copy of Charles City Court case decision. William Edloe et al vs. Samuel Major.
9 August 1779 Tax assessment of John Major property by Minge & Willcox.
19 September 1779 Bond. John Major to Major Willcox and Stith Gregory, administrators of Francis Loyd estate.
9 October 1779 Receipt for 1778 taxes. T. Southall to Samuel Major.
22 December 1779 Receipt. Willcox to John Major.
22 December 1779 Receipt. Willcox and Henry Vaughan to John Major.
29 December 1779 Receipt for 1778 taxes. Turner Southall to John Major.
18 March 1780–29 May 1783 Account for rum and molasses of Samuel Major with Captain David Minge & Co.
8 March 1780 Receipt. _ Belches to Samuel Major.
8 April 1780 Receipt for taxes. Turner Southall to Samuel Major.
15 April 1780 Receipt for taxes. Turner Southall to John Major.
28 April 1780 Receipt for 1779 taxes. Turner Southall to John Major.
20 June 1780 Tax assessment for Samuel Major by Stubblefield & Duke.
September 1780 Account of Thomas Griffith with M. Debnam for Charles City County.
1780–7 February 1781 Account for rum, brandy and pork. Samuel Major with Thomas Harwood.
Box 2, Folder 9.
10 items.
7 February 1781 Receipt. Wm. Walker to John Major.
7 March 1781 Bond. Benjamin Edmondson and Henry Edloe to John Major.
1781 Account for medicine and bleedings for John Major‘s wife from W. [?] Rickman.
2 January 1782 Bond. John Major and James Timberlake to Richard Eppes for Mary Ann Tosborne.
1 May 1782 Surveyor appointment. J. New for Charles City County to Thomas Griffith. Area to be surveyed in Charles City County consists of “Brown Quarter Road from the Cross Road at Bulfield to the road leading down from the court house to the Lown Church in this County in the room of Edward Minge, dec‘d.”
5 June 1782 Receipt for 1781 taxes. Turner Southall to John Major for estate of Samuel Major.
7 August 1782 Receipts. Turner Christian to John Major. Reverse: receipt from Christiania Minge.
5 October 1782 Bond. John Major to Thomas Brown.
25 December 1782–4 March 1784 Account and receipt. William B. Harwood to John Major.
December 1782 Account for copy of Turner Jackson‘s will for John Major from James New for Charles City County.
Box 2, Folder 10.
14 items.
11 February 1783 Receipt. Turner Christian to Jacob Trappell.
3 April 1783 Receipt. William Wright to John Major for the Turner Jackson estate. Part of his wife‘s proportion of her father‘s estate.
4 April 1783 Receipt. A [?] Dixon to N.P. Griffin.
17 April 1783 Receipt. William Wright to John Major for the Turner Jackson estate.
7 May 1783–7 August 1783 Receipts. Abraham Marable to John Major.
12 May 1783 Receipt for 1782 taxes. Turner Southall to John Major.
20 May 1783 Request for payment. Catherine Jackson to John Major.
29 May 1783 Bond. John Major to Major Willcox.
6 August 1783 Judgement. Henry Southall vs. John Major.
6 August 1783 Judgement. James Bullifont vs. John Major.
3 September 1783 Receipt. Abraham Marable to John Major for the Turner Jackson estate.
16 October 1783 Receipt. Abraham Marable to John Major.
4 November 1783 Account. William Marable with Thomas Griffith.
6 November 1783–11 February 1784 Note and receipt. Stith Hardyman to Wm. Harwood. Reverse: Wm. Harwood to John Major.
Box 2, Folder 11.
13 items.
10 February 1784 Account of John Major with the estate of Samuel Major. Payments to the sheriff, the clerk and others.
February 1784 Account for impanelling two juries. John Major with Charles City County.
February 1784 Account for laying of the widow‘s dower and division. John Major for Samuel Major estate with clerk of Charles City County, Peter Royster.
19 March 1784 Bond of John Major and George Royston.
22 March 1784 Bill of sale for Rachell, about 13, a slave. William Marable to Thomas Griffith.
28 March 1784 Receipt. William Wright to John Major for Turner Jackson account.
1 August 1784 Decree. Avrill‘s executors vs. Marable.
August 1784 Account. John Major with Peter Royster.
September 1784 Account John Major for West‘s estate to Peter Royster.
September 1784 Judgement. Elizabeth Harwood vs. John Major.
6 October 1784 Receipt. Thomas Ballard to John Major.
1784 Account of John Major with Ja. Ladd.
2784 Account of John Major with sheriff of Charles City. J. Gregory.
Box 2, Folder 12.
15 items.
23 January 1785 Letter. Pleasant Cocke to John Major. Has been expecting to hear about the slave belonging to Major‘s brother [Samuel] estate. If he can‘t buy that one he‘ll buy a young fellow belonging to the estate of John Waldrop.
8 March 1785 Promissory note. John Major to Major Willcox.
April 1785–January 1786 Account of John Major with the clerk of Charles City, Peter Royster.
7 May 1785 Receipt. Turner Southall to John Major.
1 June 1785 Bond. John Major to Major Willcox.
1 July 1785–24 October 1785 Account of the Stephen West estate with John Major. Items include shoes, sheating, cotton, Salley West‘s board, corn for Betsey West, thread, and calico.
6 July 1785 Receipt. John Brown to John Major.
18 July 1785 Receipt. William Floyd to John Major.
6 August 1785 Account of John Major to Abram Brown.
5 December 1785 Receipt. Willcox to Thomas Griffith.
4 February 1785 Request for payment. John Bowman for Abram Brown to John Major.
3 March 1786 Account of William Austin with Jacob Trappell.
27 July 1786 Billing for dance lessons. Charles via James Southall to John Major.
31 August 1786 Request for payment. John West Jr. to John Major.
6 December 1786 Bond. John Major to Mackie & Jameson.
Box 2, Folder 13.
19 items.
2 January 1787 Receipt. John Colgin & Co. to Thomas Griffith.
21 February 1787 Account for blacksmith work. Collier Harrison to Thomas Griffith.
2 March 1787 Receipt. Christian & Farrell to Thomas Griffith.
2 April 1787 Account. Jacob Trappell with John Colgin.
6 July 1787 Note. John Major to Wm. Cowles.
25 November 1787 Receipt for children‘s board. Molley Walke to John Major.
28 November 1787–1 December 1787 Letter and receipt fragment. __Copeland to John Major.
1787 December 25–1789 Account to hire a Negro man; for cotton, corn and by an order on Bernard Major Jr. John Major with James Hill.
31 May 1788 Request for payment. Turner Southall to Thomas Griffith for Wyatt Walker.
3 August 1788 Request for payment. Philip Colman to Thomas Griffith.
19 August 1788 Account for schooling. John Major to Azou Gale.
August 1788 Judgement. Henry Southall executor of George Marable who was executor of Henry Hartwell Marable versus Elizabeth Kerr administratrix for George Kerr.
November 1788 Judgement. Elizabeth Rickman verses John Major.
21 May 1789 Request for payment. Turner Southall to Harrison Parman for John Major.
1 June 1789 Receipt for 1788 taxes. J. Christian to Thomas Griffith.
8 October 1789 Receipt. Willcox to Thomas Griffith for John Harwood.
October 1789 Account of John Major, guardian to West‘s children, with the clerk of Charles City County, Peter Royster.
November 1789 Judgement. George Walker vs. John Major.
24 December 1789 Receipt. John Harvey to John Major.
Box 3, Folder 1.
16 items.
1 January 1790 Receipt. Francis Hardyman to John Major.
14 January 1790 Bond fragment.
22 January 1790 Receipt. Crawley Maynard to John Major.
14 February 1790 Receipt. Hamlin Willcox & Co. to John Major.
12 March 1790 Request for corn. John West to Amy Griffith.
26 March 1790 Letter concerning corn and schooling and Mr. Marable. John West to Amy Griffith.
15 April 1790 Request for payment. John Major to William Chancey.
4 May 1790 Receipt fragment for Jacob Trappell.
7 May 1790 Receipt. William Harris to John Major.
4 June 1790 Letter requesting payment of money paid for her late husband (Thomas Griffith) to Capt. Southall for taxes. James Harrison to Amy Griffith.
17 June 1790 Promissory note. John Major to William Southall.
September 1790 Williamsburg District Court order to pay John Major for expenses incurred as a witness in the case Acrill Cocke vs. Susanna Lester.
19 November 1790 Bond. James Hill to John Major.
11 December 1790 Receipt for 1789 taxes. John Irby to John Major.
20 December 1790 Bond. John Ballard to John Major and Stith Hardyman.
1790 Receipt for taxes from J. Walker, sheriff.
Box 3, Folder 2.
19 items.
19 January 1791 Bond. John Major to William Lightfoot and William Randolph.
29 January 1791 Receipt. James Roane to John Major.
11 March 1791 Receipt. Hamlin Willcox to Amy Griffith.
26 March 1791 Receipt. Hamlin Willcox & Co. to John Major for John West.
22 April 1791 Request for payment for Stephen West‘s orphans. Will. Ballard to John Major.
17 May 1791 Request for payment. Henry Edloe to John Major for Henry Armistead.
16 June 1791 Receipt for partial payment for slaves. John West to John Major for Bernard Major, the executor of Bernard Major, deceased.
3 June 1791 Request for corn. William Wright to Amy Griffith.
6 August 1791 Receipt. Samuel Pryor to John Major.
20 August 1791 Receipt. Turner Southall to John Major.
25 August 1791 Receipt. W. Harris to John Major.
10 September 1791 Account for powder, sugar, paper pens, and glass tumblers. Samuel Pryor with John Major.
6 October 1791 Receipt. William Drinkard to John Major.
3 November 1791 Receipt. Turner Southall to John Major.
10 November 1791 Receipt. Joseph Vaiden to John Major.
1 December 1791 Request for payment. John West Jr. to John Major. “Pay it out of the money that is to come from Mr. Carter Harrison.”
25 December 1791 Bond. Bernard Major, admin. of Samuel Harwood estate to John Major and Edward Holdcroft.
30 December 1791 Receipt for bond payment. Willcox to John Major.
31 December 1791 Receipt. Collier Harrison to John Major.
1791 Account fragment for shoes for family and slaves of Edward Dancy with Jacob Trappell.
Box 3, Folder 3.
13 items.
7 February 1792 Letter. Sarah Barrow to William Wright. “Send the shoe thread to Mr. Trappell [in] which [he] is to make my shoes.”
25–26 March 1792 Request for payment. William H. Drinkhard to John Major.
18 April 1792 Receipt. Major Willcox to Jacob Trappell.
5 May 1792 Receipt. Willcox to John Major.
8 June 1792 Account for work of Edward Harwood to John Major.
21 June 1792 Receipt. Willcox to John Major.
3 August 1792 Receipt for 1791 taxes. John Irby to John Major.
27 August 1792 Receipt. Hamlin Willcox to John Major.
8 October 1792 Receipt. Samuel Pryor [?] to John Major.
22 October 1792 Receipt. B. Major exe. Samuel Harwood to John Major.
23 October 1792 Account of Ed. Harwood. Items include sugar, cotton, and blankets.
3 November 1792 Receipt. W. Harris for H. Richards to John Major via Major Willcox.
1792 Account of Law‘r Smith, sheriff of Sussex with Henry Southall, executor of George Marable, deceased.
Box 3, Folder 4.
11 items.
4 January 1793 Receipt. Eaton Nance to John Major.
16 February 1793 Request for payment of Littleberry Willcox money which was paid to a watchmaker. Thos. Willcox to Jacob Trappell.
5 March 1793 Receipt. L. Willcox to John Tyler for John Major from William Green Munford estate.
1793 March Judgment, Sussex County. Henry Southall for George and Henry H. Marable estates verses executors of Glaister Hunnicutt estate.
13 July 1793 Account for a lady‘s hat, Irish linen, hair ribbon, muslin handkerchiefs and other items. John Major with Willcox & Brs.
October 1793 Account of John Major with the clerk of Sussex Court, M. Bailey
8 November 1973 Request for payment of debt owed William G. Major. Benjamin Mason to Benjamin W. Williams.
10 November 1793 Receipt for account.
24 December 1793 Account for brown sugar, small jugs and other items. W. [?] Major with Richard Stuart, Petersburg.
1793 Account of John Major with Joseph Vaiden, Commissioner. For change of land property from T. Harwood.
1793 Account of John Major with Humphrey Richards.
Box 3, Folder 5.
29 items.
4 January 1794 Receipt for property purchased at the sale of James Blanks estate. Thomas Blanks to John Major.
9 January 1794–20 December 1794 Account of John Major with Richard Stuart.
10 January 1794 Account for linen, a set of knives, rum, wine, spelling books, and other items. John Major with Richard Stuart.
January 1794 Account of John Major with the clerk of Charles City County for an Ordinary license.
24 February 1794 Receipt. William Holdsworth to John Major.
1 March 1794 Bond. John Major to Francis Harwood.
21 March 1794 Receipt. John Bowry to John Major.
22 March 1794 Receipt for 1792 taxes. Hamlin Willcox to John Major.
25 March 1794 Account and receipt. Francis Harwood to John Major.
26 March 1794 Receipt. Francis Christian to John Major.
21 April 1794 Account of John Major with William Graves. Reverse: fragment of account for goods.
21 April 1794 Receipt. William Graves to John Major.
25 April 1794 Tavern account for two glasses of grog, dinner, and cash loaned. John Edloe with John Major.
15 May 1794 Receipt. H. Ridwood to John Major.
15 May 1794 Bond. John Major and Francis Harwood to John and William Southall executors of James Southall estate.
May 28 1794 Account for sugar. John Major with Samuel Myers.
20 May 1794 Bond. William Griffith to John and William Southall, executors of James Southall estate.
9 June 1794 Receipt for board and schooling of Edward [Major]. Wyatt Walker to John Major.
13 June 1794 Tavern account for horse feeding, grogg, breakfast and “Blankes” winnings of Thomas Maston with John Major.
15 June 1794 Letter about shoes. John Pasteur to [Jacob] Trappell.
26 August 1794 Receipt. Samuel Pryor to John Major.
September 1794 Judgement. John Major vs. Esek Brown.
9 September 1794 Account for two sides soul leather. Jacob Trappell to Orris Paine, Petersburg.
September 1794 Account of John Major with Wm. Lightfoot, sheriff, Charles City County.
6 October 1794 Account for coffee, tumblers, and brown sugar. John Major with Orris Paine, Petersburg.
1794 Account of William Graves with John Major.
1794–1795 Receipt for taxes. William Graves to John Major.
1794–1796 Account for shoemaking for family and slaves and soling boots. Edward Maynard with Jacob Trappell.
1794 Fragments of accounts for making shoes and boots. Jacob Trappell, shoemaker.
Box 3, Folder 6.
18 items.
1 January 1795 Bond for hire of a Negro woman. Jacob Trappell and Edward Maynard to John Lucas, Surry County.
7 January 1795 Account for leather. Jacob Trappell with Snow Paine.
2 February 1795 Account for toddies, wine and grog. John Major with W. Redwood and the estate of Richard Redwood.
19 February 1795 Promissory note. J Lacy to John Major.
1795 February Account of John Major with clerk of Charles City County, O. Byrd. Search for account as guardian to West [children].
5 March 1795 Receipt and memorandum of goods bought at the sale on Court Day. Francis Harwood to John Major. Items include a tea kettle, a gridiron, tongs and a funnel, a hand iron, decanters, barrels, large bowl, salves, salt sellers, a bed and furniture and a table cloth.
18 March 1795 Receipt. Stanhope Munford for Thomas D. Harris & Co. to Amy Griffith.
2 April 1795–9 December 1796 Account of Amy Griffith with Hamlin Willcox & Brothers. Items purchased include: sugar, Nuns thread, brown sugar, rum, cotton cards, dishes, plates, a pot, a paper pen, an ivory comb, brown sugar, a pair of lady scissors, cotton, a stock lock, a cutto knife, coffee, ribbon, nails, sheeting, handkerchiefs, yards of Durants, and Irish linen.
25 April 1795 Account for sugar and Nuns thread. Amy Griffith with Hamlin Willcox & Brothers.
31 May 1795 Receipt. J.L. Thomson for Snow Paine to Jacob Trappell.
7 July 1795 Receipt. C. Campbell to Jacob Trappell.
11 July 1795–17 August 1796 Account of John Major with Thomas D. Harris. Items include loaf sugar, pepper, camphire, chocolate, thread, and other items.
6 October 1795 Receipt. John Colgin to Amy Griffith.
12 November 1795 Receipt. Hamlin Willcox to John Major.
19 November 1795 Receipt. Salley West to John Major.
17 December 1795 Account of John Major with James Cumming. Items purchased include brown sugar, Hyson tea, oznaberg [?], tumblers, tea spoons, and salt.
19 December 1795 Request for payment. Sarah Thompson to Jacob Trappell.
22 December 1795 Request for payment for Henry Lacy to John Major.
Box 3, Folder 7.
17 items.
15 January 1796 Receipt. H. Willcox for Henry Lacy to John Major.
18 February 1796 Receipt for tax on a still. William Parish, collector of revenues to John Major.
4 March 1796 Receipt. Hamlin Willcox & Bros. to Amy Griffith.
10 April 1796 Request for payment for slave. Abraham Marable for George Marable estate to Edward Harwood.
May–December 1796 Account for documents of John Major with the clerk of Charles City County.
22 July 1796 Receipt. William Parrish Jr. to John Major for Mary Jackson.
1 August 1796 Promissory note. John Major to William Lightfoot.
8 August 1796 Receipt. W. Graves to John Major.
August 1796 Account of John Major with J. Christian, deputy sheriff of Charles City County.
11 September 1796 Letter concerning boot repair. John Puffin to Jacob Trappell, Cabin Point. “I have sent down by your boy my boots. By putting a pair of good strong and sice shoes to them you will be much obliged …. This I want don directly as I have immediate use for them.”
2 October 1796 Shoe repair listing. Lists names and service needed. Probably for Jacob Trappell.
2 October 1796 Blacksmith account. John Major to John Clarke.
6 October 1796 Account of Jacob Trappell to Robert Gordon.
26 November 1796 Bond. John Major and John Ballard to William Randolph.
16 December 1796 Request for payment. Dailey Harrison to Jacob Trappell.
1796 Receipt for corn. Mary Jackson to Amy Griffith.
1796 Account for summoning five witnesses for the Greenhow case. John Major with Sheriff of Charles City County.
Box 3, Folder 8.
11 items.
13 January 1797 Account for schooling of Amy Griffith‘s daughter with James Bailey.
January 1797 Account for document copies to John Major from the clerk of Charles City County, Otway Byrd.
24 February 1797 Overseer agreement. Colin Cocke with John Griffith. Griffith is to find his bed and furniture and Cocke is to pay him 20 pounds for the year, provided he “behaves himself well as an overseer ought.”
17 March 1797 Bond. John Major and Christian Moundcaster to Smith Brukhoun.
18 March 1797 Receipt. Edward Marable to John Major.
23 March 1797 Judgement. Thomas D. Harris versus Amy Griffith.
1 April 1797 Account fragment of Jacob Trappell to Richard Fletcher. Items mentioned include an almanack, cider, grog, punch and subs[criptions?] to race.
9 April 1797 Request for payment. Major Marebeau [?] to John Major.
21 December 1797 Receipt for payment for the division of slaves belonging to the estate of George Marable and Ann Marable. William Parrish for Sarah Marable, orphan of Wm. Marable, deceased.
1797 Account of John Major with Sheriff of Charles City County. Concerns Greenhow case.
1797 Account of John Major with Sheriff of Charles City County.
Box 3, Folder 9.
21 items.
2 January 1798 Bond for hire of Sylvia, a slave. Jacob Trappell and Thomas Bartle to Archibald Cocke.
25 January 1798 Receipt. Francis H. Dancey to John Major.
1798 January Account of John Major with Ro. Munford, clerk of Charles City County.
7 February 1798 Receipt. Edward M. Williams to John Major.
12 March 1798 Letter. Edward Marable to John Major [?] Concerns family estate bonds.
28 March 1798 Account for sugar, needles, muslin, Nuns thread, and other materials. Amy Griffith with H. Willcox & Bros.
29 March 1798 Receipt. Samuel Stone.
31 March 1798 Account of John Major with Thorndike Symonds.
2 May 1798 Account for nails John Major with Patrick Christian & Co.
May 1798 Account of John Major with the clerk of the Williamsburg District Court, W. Russell for entering the Greenhow suit.
27 June 1798 Court petition and receipt. Samuel Pryor estate verses John Major Sr.
17 July 1798 Letter fragment. Nancy and Susannah Richardson and Betsy Turner to Amy Griffith, Halifax County. Mother‘s been dead three [years]. Father died last February. Betsy has lately lost her husband. Desire Aunt to visit them.
18 August 1798 Letter. B. Major, Surry County to John Major. Capt. Harrison didn‘t pay money until yesterday. He was getting one of his runaway [slaves] at the same time. Will visit in a few days.
18 October 1798 Receipt for 1796–1797 taxes. William Christian to John Major.
29 October 1798 Account for cotton 20 yards of German Orna, hinges, and 35 gallons of India rum. John Major with B.M Annually.
22 October 1798 Tavern account for grog. John Major with Thomas Blanks.
9 November 1798 Bond. John Major to H. Willcox & Bros.
15 December 1798–4 January 1804 Account (10 pages) of John Major with Willcox & Co. Items purchased include rum, sugar, muslin, coffee, brandy, thread, buttons, pepper, mustard, molasses, sugar dish and bowl, salt, plates, tumbler glasses, and money paid various individuals including West family members. IN OVERSIZED.
1798 Tax bill for Charles City County for 222 acres, 10 county and poor rate levies, 8 slaves, 4 horses, and three people‘s ticket owed with money subtracted for duty as overseer of the poor for two days. John Major to Jos. Vaiden, sheriff.
1798 Account of John Major with J. Christian.
1798 Account of Billy H Avery for shoemaking.
Box 3, Folder 10.
7 items.
1799 January Account for Greenhow suit. John Major with Will. Russell, clerk, Williamsburg District Court.
15 March 1799 Receipts for bonds of Samuel Tyler and William Christian. Benjamin Marable to John Major.
22 March 1799 Promissory note to John M. Lason [?].
1 May 1799 Request for payment. Samuel Holt to John Major.
22 July 1799 Receipt. Francis H. Dancy to John Major.
9 December 1799 Receipt. Cornelius Durfey to John Major.
1799–19 February 1801 Tax bill of John Major. Includes tax on 222 acres of land, 8 county and poor rate levies, 8 slaves, 4 horses and Mr. Russell‘s ticket.
Box 3, Folder 11.
12 items. Undated: pre-1800. Hartwell Marable.
12 December n.d. Letter. William Henderson, Cabin Point, to Hartwell Marable. Mrs. Peter would like to buy Marable‘s pork, but must send them alive.
n.d. Letter fragment. Henry Hartwell Marable, near Freeman‘s Bridge, Sussex County. Writer was in earnest when he applied to Marable for 16 hogs and offered Marable 12/6 per[?]cent. Says it is a sufficient price for three weeks feeding. “You certainly intend to put a Joke on me by saying you propose to kill the hogs at home.”
n.d. Unsigned articles of agreement and bond re rental of Hartwell Marable‘s plantation in Brunswick Co, rental of slaves and building of a house between H.M. and William Smith.
n.d. Letter. John Heath, Cabin Point, to Hartwell Marable. Sorry, but he‘s out of brown sugar. Reverse side. Unknown writer (possibly Henry Hartwell Marable) states that he or she will “have a paticoat to quilt … my dear you were so kind as to offer your assistance; I intend to go abought it on Munday, pray come to church on Sunday for it is Our Sermont Day for I know you are a good Christian and your sister Peggy I should be glad of her company also. Young ladies I know clame your promis I am agoing on Monday to quilt me apatecoat. My Dears come to church on Sunday and then please to go home with me. From your affectionate friend.”
n.d. Receipt. Peter Smith to Hartwell Marable.
n.d. Request for payment. Benjamin Cocke to Hartwell Marable.
n.d. Weights of tobacco of H.M., Cabin Point.
n.d. Letter. Banestem Shackleford to Hartwell Marable. A mistake in settling with you. I get but 26 pounds for my tobacco.
n.d. Account of Hartwell Marable with William Harrison.
n.d. Petition for payment. William Avrill in Sussex County Court against Hartwell Marable.
n.d. Promissory note fragment of Henry H. Marable.
n.d. Note about a delivery. Alex. Nesbest [?] to Mrs. Marable.
Box 3, Folder 12.
11 items. Undated: pre-1800. Hartwell Marable.
n.d. Bill with for parish levies of Mr. Marable.
n.d. Account for poll tax and levies. Hartwell Marable with the sheriff of Brunswick County.
19 October n.d. Receipt.Arthur Williamson to Hartwell Marable.
n.d. Account of Henry Hartwell Marable with James Belsches.
n.d. Account of Delehay and Marable. Mentions shoes, brandy and tobacco.
n.d. Memorandum of plantation work done for Benjamin Marable.
n.d. Incomplete promissory note to Hartwell Marable. Reverse: misc. account.
n.d. Memorandum about the construction of a 16x32 barn on a Brunswick plantation. Thomas Stainback to Hartwell Marable.
20 January n.d. Receipt. Thomas Brushear to Hartwell Marable.
n.d. Account for repair of a carriage of Mr. Ha‘l Marable.
n.d. Memorandum concerning horse keeping.
Box 3, Folder 13.
10 items. Undated. Pre-1830. John Major.
n.d. Tavern account of Collier Harrison to John Major.
n.d. Receipt (Oct. 22). Major Marable to John Major.
n.d. Account for corduroy, buttons, and linen. John Major and Turner Jackson signatures on reverse.
n.d. Receipt (Dec. 23). Francis [?] to John Major.
n.d. Account of Hunnecutt‘s estate to John West.
n.d. Receipt (Nov. 5). Thomas Lorton to John Major.
n.d. Account fragment of John Major. Petersburg.
n.d. Account for a hair ring. Mrs. Major to William Ramsay.
n.d. Receipt. Richard Waddill to John Major.
n.d. Letter. C. Wilkinson to Martha Major. Badness of the weather has prevented Wilkinson‘s trip to settle accounts.
Box 3, Folder 14.
8 items. Undated pre-1830. Griffith.
n.d. Receipt by Capt. Harwood for Mrs. Griffith.
n.d. Letter concerning Mr. Griffith renting Sturgen Point for 15 pounds. Anne Edloe to James Southall.
n.d. Note. Thomas Griffith to the Auditors. Concerns a certificate. Mentions Turner Southall.
n.d. Account of Thomas Griffith for a hoe and shoes.
n.d. Letter of Ben. Harrison [?]. “The Bearer John has permission to go to his mistress, A. Griffith. John has behaved very well and I would give $35 for him another year if his mistress will take it.”
n.d. Order for Amy Griffith to pay Littleberry Willcox four barrels of corn.
8 July n.d. Account for laying one harrow tooth. Amy Griffith with John M. Willis.
n.d. Extract of Amy Griffith‘s will. Mentions disposition of slaves. Signed Philip G. Burt, Exor.
Box 3, Folder 15.
16 items, 6 fragments. Undated: Trappell (ca. 1790‘s), Jackson (ca. 1760‘s) and others (pre 1830).
n.d. Shoemaking account of Peter Jemm to Jacob Trappell. Customers include Susan Cocke and James Newsum.
n.d. Letter. Joice H. Hill, Wakefield to Martha Trappell. Concerns health since they last parted a Mrs. Major‘s. Hopes Hill will come over at Easter. “Tell Aunt Major and Polly Mody I shall be glad to see them once more at Wakefield.”
n.d. Account of Jacob Trappell with Thomas Peter A Horsbury & Co. For corduroy and other material.
n.d. Debt account. Trappell vs. Harwood.
n.d. Account of Turner Jackson with Geo. Minge.
n.d. Request for payment. John Hon to Turner Jackson via William Harwood.
n.d. Receipt for a horse. Thomas Woodcock to Turner Jackson.
n.d. Account of Bell and Jackson. Signature: Mordecai Debnam.
n.d. Fragment of request for payment to Turner Jackson.
n.d. Memorandum about William Woodcock‘s tobacco. Major Willcox to Turner Jackson.
n.d. Receipt for corn. Hubbard Wyatt to Turner Jackson.
n.d. Fragment of memorandum of Samuel Harwood. Mentions Turner Jackson.
n.d. Account of Mrs. Arthur Turner for corn and slave cloth.
n.d. Request for payment. William Christian to Samuel Glover for Richard Munford.
n.d. Account fragment of Orris Parrin.
n.d. Account for clothing materials.
n.d. Six fragments.
Box 4, Folder 1.
17 items.
April 1800 Account for summoning witnesses of John Major with Joseph Vaiden, sheriff.
April–August 1800 Account of John Major with W. Russell, clerk, Williamsburg District Court.
April 1800 Court order to pay witness John Rogers by Williamsburg District Court for John Major vs Samuel Greenhow.
April 1800 Court order to pay William Graves.
April 1800 Court order to pay William M. Christian.
24 May 1800 Appraisal and inventory of the estate of shoemaker, Jacob Trappell.
28 June 1800 Letter. John Bell to Amy Griffith. Doctor Tom can cure Griffith‘s for three dollars, three pounds, some molasses and some bacon.
17 July 1800 Receipt for John Major.
2 August 1800 Promissory note. Probably John Major to Salley West.
September 1800 Account of John Major with J. Christian, sheriff.
September 1800 Court order to pay William M. Christian Williamsburg District Court. John Major vs. Samuel Greenhow.
September 1800 Court order to pay John Rogers.
September 1800 Court order to pay Williams Graves.
11 October 1800 Letter to Edward Major, Petersburg.
16 October 1800 Receipt. E.V. Graves to John Major.
19 November 1800 Receipt. Patrick Christian to John Major.
1800 [?] Account re Greenhow case. Edward Major for John Major with J.B. Whitlock, clerk, Henrico Co.
Box 4, Folder 2.
10 items.
18 January 1801 Receipt. Harwood & Willcox to John Major.
29 January 1801 Account for making breeches and two vests John Griffith with Thomas Bartle.
11 May 1801 Request for payment. John Edmondson to John Major.
28 May 1801–12 February 1803 Account for coffee and rum. John Major, Sr. with Thomas Blanks.
May 1801 Account of John Major, Sr. with Wyatt Walker.
May 1801 Account of Marable-Major family with Wyatt Walker.
22 July 1801 Receipt. Hamlin Willcox to John Major.
27 August 1801 Letter. William Drinkard to his uncle, John Major Sr. “I have taken the liberty of enclosing you a bill of sale for a negro girl named Lilly who formerly belong[ed] to Abraham Marrable, and who has her now in possession. This negro girl I thought I had sold her to Benjamin Marrable Sen‘r. but he not as yet satisfied me for her as such I shall hold on __ her untill he dus satisfie me, and as this is purhaps not known to the publict, I beg __ if she is taken to satise any of Mr Abraham Marable‘s debts you will step forward in my name and forbid the sale to which you will sho your authority also the bill of sale which has bin given me ever since the year ‘94. Your compliance with the above will greatly oblige yours. Nephew Wm. Drinkhard.”
25 September 1801 Receipt for taxes. R. Waddill to John Major.
November 1801 Settlement and receipt. Hamlin Willcox against John Major.
Box 4, Folder 3.
18 items.
February 1802 Account. Marable-Major family to W. Walker.
April–June 1802 Account of Martha Trappell, administratrix of Jacob Trappell with Wyatt Walker, clerk.
28 August 1802 Receipt for 1801 taxes. R. Waddill to John Major.
21 October 1802 Receipt. Robert Lam[?] to John Major.
15 December 1802 Account for riming and putting in five spokes. John Major with John Clarke.
25 December 1802 Account of Martha Trappell to E. Warren.
25 January 1803 Account for salt, coffee and dinner at the “race.” John Major Sr. to Thomas Blanks.
19 March 1803–10 April 1803 “Shad caught” account booklet fragment of John Major.
27 July 1803 Receipt. Willcox & Co. to John Major Sr.
19 August 1803 Receipt for 1802 taxes. R Waddill to John Major.
20 October 1803 Receipt. Charles Cosby to John Major.
14 November 1803 Account of Edward Major with Willcox & Co.
18 November 1803 Account of John Major Sr. with Willcox & Co.
27 February 1804 Request for payment to Turner Southall. William Edwards to John Major Sr.
23 April 1804 Promissory note. John Major to Bernard Major.
21 June 1804 Receipt for 1803 taxes. R. Waddill to John Major.
21 June 1804 Receipt for 1803 taxes on Turner Hill land. R. Waddill to John Major.
28 June 1804 Letter concerning corn to William Griffith.
Box 4, Folder 4.
12 items.
18 January 1805–2 November 1805 Blacksmith account of John Major with M. Willcox.
2 February 1805 Copy of Will of John Colgin.
7 September 1805 Receipt for 1804 taxes. John A. Warren to John Major.
23 December 1805 Bond. John Major and Major Willcox to Margaret W. Munford.
3 January 1806 Bond. John Major and Jeffrey Gilliam to Major Willcox and John Colgin, executors of John Colgin, deceased.
3 February 1806 Blacksmith account of John Major with Major Willcox.
25 July 1806 Letter requesting hoes. Elisha Grant to John Major.
30 April 1806 Account for sugar, coffee, rum, molasses, and brandy. John Major with Edmund Christian.
27 September 1806 Memorandum about Edward Harwood‘s debt to William Griffith. Payment with bacon.
March 1806 Account. John West and William Griffith to Wyatt Walker.
September 1806 Account. William Griffith to Wyatt Walker.
18 December 1806 Account for cloth, thread, buttons, sugar and corn. John Major with John Willcox & Co.
Box 4, Folder 5.
14 items.
24 January 1807 Account for a comb, pepper, thread, sugar and tea. John Major with Edmund Christian.
30 January 1807 Receipt for wheat. Henry Walker for M. Willcox to John Major.
20 February 1807 Receipt for corn. Hamlin Willcox to John Major.
14 March 1807 Letter concerning oats. Colin Cocke to John Major.
14 March 1807 Bond. John Major and Philip Perry to Major Willcox, trustee of Nancy and Elizabeth Jackson.
March 1807 Account of John Major to Wyatt Walker.
18 June 1807 Receipt. William Lightfoot to John Major.
1 July 1807 Receipt. Philip Southall to John Major.
27 June 1807 Receipt. John N. Willcox to John Major.
June 1807 Account of Marable-Major family to clerk, Charles City County.
5 July 1807 Account for tobacco, rum, and coffee. William Griffith to Jonathan Brown.
August 1807 Account concerning the Greenhow case of John Major to B Keppard, sheriff Henrico Co.
17 December 1807 Receipt for corn as payment for children‘s tuition. Beverly Crump to John Major.
1807 Bond for children‘s tuition. John Major to Beverly Crump.
Box 4, Folder 6.
12 items.
March 1808 Court order for Willis Jones to pay John Major.
24 April 1808 Promissory note. John Major and William Edloe to William G. Major, administrator of Major Marable, deceased.
24 October 1808 Receipt for 1807 taxes. Philip Southall to John Major.
8 December 1808 Receipt. Rives Collier for Jonathan Brown to John Major Sr.
12 December 1808 Request for payment. John Southall to John Major.
1808 Account concerning the Greenhow of John Major with Williamsburg District Court clerk, W. Russell.
1808 Account concerning the Greenhow of John Major with J.B. Whitlock, Henrico County.
January 1809 Account of Marable-Major family with Wyatt Walker.
17 June 1809 Receipt for corn. Henry H. Willcox to John Major.
11 November 1809 Order for brandy. M. Willcox to John Major.
1809 Account of John Major with J.B. Whitlock, Henrico Co. clerk.
1809 Account of Doctor William Singleton to John Major.
Box 4, Folder 7.
11 items.
15 November 1810 Receipt for 1810 taxes. Litty H. Bradley to William A. Colgin for Martha Major.
18 November 1810 Account for coffee, sugar, salt, shoe thread, tea, Negro cotton, rum and whiskey. Martha Major with Edward Major.
15 August 1811 Receipt for 1811 taxes. William F. Walker to Martha Major.
1811 Account of Martha Major with Wyatt Walker.
5 February 1812 Receipt. Frederick Oglesby to Martha Major.
2 March 1812 Account of Martha Major with blacksmith, James Christian.
1812 Account of Martha Major with Wyatt Walker.
1812 Receipt. William F. Walker to Martha.
1812 Account concerning the Greenhow case. Edward Major, administrator, John Major, deceased to J.B. Whitlock.
11 July 1813 Receipt. T. Parrish to Martha Major.
10 April 1814 Account for medical visits. Nancy Jackson and Betsy Jackson with Cary Wilkenson.
Box 4, Folder 8.
15 items.
16 February 1815 Tax and license certificate for a two wheel “gig” carriage of Martha Major.
5 March 1815 Account of Amy Griffith with blacksmith, F. Oglesby.
6 March 1815, 26 December 1815 Account for cotton, wheat, cloth, and for making pantaloons. Martha Major with Samuel Crutchfield.
7 March 1815 Account of Martha Major with blacksmith, F. Oglesby.
17 April 1815 Receipt for 1814 tuition of George B. Major. John B. Christian to Edward Major.
10 October 1815 Letter concerning delivery of wheel with payment to be made on Court Day. Zachariah Nance.
8 January 1816 Receipt for duties on distilled spirits. Robert Praddy to Martha Major.
30 January 1816 Account for books and tuition for George [B. Major]. Mrs. Major with H. Robinson.
24 April 1816 Account for books and tuition. Mrs. Major with H. Robinson.
1 October 1816 Account for books and tuition. Mrs. Major to H. Robinson.
19 April 1816 Receipt for 1815 taxes. Martha Major to E.M. Anderson.
15 February 1816 Tax and license certificate for a two wheel carriage called a “gig.” William D. Taylor to Martha Major.
24 September 1816 Account of A. Griffith with Edward Major.
31 August 1816 Receipt. Beverly T. Lacy for Henry Vaughan to Martha Major.
26 February 1816 Blacksmith account of Martha Major with John M. Willis.
Box 4, Folder 9.
22 items.
19–21 March 1817 Request for payment and receipt. John Colgin for Elizabeth R. Hurt to Samuel M. Harwood.
1 April 1817 Account for tuition for George B. Major from Mrs. Major with H. Robinson.
August 1817 Judgement. Major versus Greenhow.
29 September 1817 License for a still for distilling spirits. Commissioner of Revenue to Martha Major.
30 September 1817 Receipt. Thomas W. Walker to Martha Major.
1817 Receipt for 1817 taxes. William T. Walker to Martha Major.
15 May 1818 Letter to Martha Major concerning cows.
13 November 1818 Bond. Martha Major and Cary Wilkenson to John Tyler, executor of Edward Major estate.
27 December 1818 Receipt for tuition. E. Branch Jr. to George B. Major.
1818 Account for one year‘s boarding for son from Martha Major with John Moody.
1818 Receipt for 1818 taxes. William Walker to Martha Major.
20 January 1819 Account of Martha Major with blacksmith, Edward B. Colgin.
10 April 1819 Account of Martha Major with John Timberlake.
27 April 1819 Account of Martha Major with John M. Willis.
18 June 1819 Receipt for a cow. William Hyland to Martha Major.
12 July 1819 Receipt for tuition for George B. Major. James G. Robinson to Martha Major.
27 December 1819 Promissory note fragment to Nath‘l Charter.
1819 Account of Martha Major with R.W. Christian, clerk of Charles City County.
1819 Account and receipt of Martha Major to B. Roper for blacksmith services.
1819 Account of Martha Major with the sheriff of Charles City County, John Eppes.
1819 Account of Martha Major with the sheriff of Charles City County, William Tyler for John Eppes.
1819 Receipt for 1819 taxes. Robert Walker to Martha Major.
Box 4, Folder 10.
17 items.
27 January 1820–22 April 1822 Blacksmith account and receipt of Amy Griffith to Charles Wilson.
4 April 1820 Acknowledgement of debt. Betsy Griffith to Amy Griffith.
10 May 1820 Receipt for payment of tuition for George B. Major, John Major Marable, and Edward Marable. P. Hendersen to Martha Major.
9 October 1820

Legal opinion of John Tyler concerning the estates of Thomas and William Griffith. “By the will of Thomas Griffith all his children living at the time of his death are equally interested in the division of the personal estate. W[illia]m. Griffith is dead and by his will his widow is entitled to the share which he would have taken had he outlived his mother.

“Mrs Griffith is said to have left the property of her own and I am ask‘d whether Mrs. Griffith[,] the widow of W[illia]m is entitled to any share in such property. I answer that she is not. The surviving children (and grandchildren where the brother or sister has died) are alone entitled.”

October 1820 Account of M. Major with Thomas E. Poythrop [?].
24 December 1820 Account and receipt of Martha Major.
1820 Account of Martha Major with Ro. W. Christian.
1820 Account of Martha Major with Ro. W. Christian.
1820 Estate account of Amy Griffith, Martha Trappell, administratrix.
14 May 1821 Receipt for tuition of Martha Major‘s grandsons John & Edward Major. P. Hendersen to Martha Major.
18 May 1821 Receipt. Thomas Stagg to Martha Major.
18 May 1821 Estate inventory of Elizabeth “Betsy” Jackson.
24 September 1821 Receipt. John Creighton to Amy Griffith.
25 September 1821 Receipt. Eliza E. Willcox to Martha Major.
1821 Receipt for taxes. P.G. Walker to Martha Major.
1821 Account of Amy Griffith, executor of Martha Trappell, with Ro. W. Christian, clerk.
1821 Receipt for recording will of Martha Trappell. Peyton Drew to Amy Griffith.
Box 4, Folder 11.
13 items.
10 June 1822 Blacksmith account of Martha Major with Minge & Peter Ladd.
23 July 1822 Receipt. Elizabeth S. Griffith to Amy Griffith, executrix of Martha Trapple, who was administratrix of Amy Griffith, deceased.
10 December 1822 John Griffith to Amy Griffith.
21 December 1822 Blacksmith account of Patsey Major to Minge & Ladd.
1822 Account and receipt for 1822 taxes of Martha Major with Ro. C. Walker, sheriff. Taxed for six slaves, four horses, and a gig.
8 January 1823 Bill of sale for Sam, a slave (formerly the property of Martha Trappell). Amy and Elizabeth Griffith to John Griffith.
22 August 1823 Receipt. Jordan C. Christian to Amy Griffith.
3 March 1824 Blacksmith account of Martha Major with Peter Ladd & Co.
5 April 1824–1 January 1825 Statement for plaintiff. Marable vs Clopton.
10 June 1824 Account with James Ross & Co.
5 August 1824 Letter. P. Hendersen to Martha Major. “Going but seldom to Charles City, & not having the pleasure of meeting with you when I do go I have taken this method of saying to you, that having had the good fortune to get the Office of Clerk of the Superior Court of Petersburg[,] I hope shortly to have it in my power to pay you the balance due for the costs obtained by Major‘s adm. ag[ains]t Greenhow; at Christmas[.] I hope to pay it in the lump or if it would suit you I would prefer paying it by small monthly instalments; if you will authorize me to pay it to any one in Petersburg or Richmond for you I will do so. The schooling of yr grandsons & yr son, Geo[rge] Bernard [Major], my fees &c & clerks & sheriff‘s ticket & a fee for an opinion an a contract between yr son & myself respecting renting Burlington &c are to be deducted. I regret much that it has not been in my power to do it before, but you know my losses which were total & that I had to begin the world again without a cent, in the decline of life, but I hope providence will lengthen my days & bless my endeavour so that I may have it in my power to pay every just debt I owe in the world.”
30 October 1824 Receipt for taxes. Samuel W. Pryor to Martha Major.
14 November 1824 Torn letter. Maria All[en] to her Mother. Concerns family matters and health. She‘s looking for sister, Betsy and Martha Major, but has heard they are sick at Mr. Bichetts and Mr. Moody‘s. [M]ary Ann is going to school. Mr. Allen sends his love. Mr. Allen‘s mother is complaining.
Box 4, Folder 12.
20 items.
28 May 1825 Receipt for hire of Sam, a slave. Henry Griffith to Mary Burt.
29 July 1825 Receipt. John Morecock to Amy Griffith.
15 October 1826 Account for shingling a house. Amy Griffith with Colin Parrish.
27 October 1825 Receipt. John and Amy Griffith to Turner Christian.
1825 Receipt for taxes. F.H. Irby to Amy Griffith.
1826 Receipt for taxes. F.H. Irby to Martha Major.
16 March 1827 Letter. Samuel M. Harwood, Tuskaloosa, to George B. Major, Charles City County Court House, Virginia. Has not received but two letters from Major. Didn‘t write often because Eliza wrote to “your neighborhood.” Has completed planting corn. Now is preparing 80 acres of cotton. He made more corn from 25 acres last year than he used to at his old place where he tended three times as much and five times the labor. “I understand that you are a courting of Cate Marrable as you call her if it is so make hast and marry her I think she will make you a fine wife and move out here for you can do much better here than in Charles City and move before you get a barrel [?] of children for they are very troublesom on the road. Mr. Griffith was here yesterday and all his family are well. Thomas and James are going to school—the old man appears to be very well pleased with his situation he has a plenty of dear around him. I have been to see him several times and kill dear for him as he cannot kill them himself.” Harwood requests that Major send word of his brother‘s health. He also hopes Major‘s mother‘s health is better.
8 May 1827 Receipt for rental of slave. Mary Burt to Amy Griffith.
19 September 1827

Letter. Susan H[?], Tillmoth, to her cousin, Catherine G. Marable, Oakhill, Charles City. “I avail myself of this opportunity of writing to you on a subject which is not altogether indifferent to you I hope. When I saw you last I thought your countenance bespoke something more than comm__. I hope it was religion Catherine I think it was, I was greately exercised towards you and would have willingly kneeled before you and beg you to think of your souls salvation. But when I looked and saw the company you were in I thought entreaties would be in vain an so differred it untill now. So my dear Catharine forsake this company for a while and set an example which [?] is wise [?] thy to be followed remain no longer a strainger to the blood that brought your pardon on the tree, believe me it will no lesson your pleasures but add greately to them and if it be the Almities will to spare you to be old with what delight you may look back to think that you[r] youth was devoted to the Lord. But I anticipate your thought at reading this. How can I refuse to accompany my young friends to parties of pleasure in which we have so often engaged, but reflect, can they afford relief in the hour of death no they cannot and why should we not wish to follow those dear friends and relations who have supplicated a throne of grace with tear and distresses for us rather than follow them that will serve to distress. Excuse the liberty I have taken Catharine and be assured that if I had not a tender regard for you I should not have wrote.

“I hope you will answer this and let me know your sentiments. Remember me affectionately to yo[ur] aunts and except the same yourself.

“I could say a greate deal more if time admit. Adieu dear cousin. Yours , Susan H. ____

“P.S. Tell cousin Amy I understand that ____ two beaus in town if I were sure it was so I would write you there names. One is very attentive to me when in town but unfortunately cannot get any person to come to Tillmoths with him. The other has only said he thought Miss Hill was very handsome an that he should come and see me but I don‘t raise my expectations as high as that being the Master of the Female Academy in Williamsburg.”

30 June 1827 Account for sugar, whiskey and coffee. Martha Major with Edwin D. Willcox.
1827 Receipt for taxes. John C. Apperson to Martha Major. Taxes paid on six tythes, seven slaves, two horses, and land.
5 January 1828 Letter about financial arrangements to buy Caty, a slave, so she can stay with her husband (Sam?). T. Burt to his aunt Amy Griffith. “As Sam is very much distressed brother John says that in the course of six months he can advance fifty dollars and I have thirty-six due me now and will have thirty-six due next January which I will advance to stop [?] his wife, and if it is not in your power to stop his wife, Mama says he had her consent to go with his wife, I remain you sincere nephew. T. Burt.”
7 January 1828

Letter about possible terms of a sale of Caty, a slave. John Minge Jr., Weyanok, to Madame [Amy Griffith]. “Yr note of this morning requesting me to make some arrangement relative to the wife of yr. man is received and the contents duly considered, in reply to it, give me leave to state that it is a matter which gives me great concern both as regards yourself and the poor woman, and I am truly sorry there is no alternative, either herself or her equal in value must be sold, a large demand on the estate in the way of legacies require it, and we have no other means unless we personally involve ourselves, these times are too precarious for that, I am perfectly willing to sell you the woman at her valuation on a credit of six months, yr note with satisfactory security will be all required of you, or I will give her for any negro of yours of equal value with herself & child that negro to be sold, if over the value of Caty & child is received for yours, then we will pay you the difference, if under, you must pay us the difference. This is all I can do for you, and as she will set out tomorrow morning I must hear from you directly, I intend going in the steam boat this evening or could ride to see you ….

“P.S. Her valuation is recorded in the office.”

January 1828 Letter about financial arrangements of sale of Caty, a slave. John Minge to Miss [Amy] Griffith. “I am truly glad we can accommodate you so easily tho there is one objection to yr proposition viz. twelve months credit is more than we could ___ wait, but I would have no sort of objection to waiting that time provided the bond carried interest after six months, this bond would probably fall into the hand of yr. neighbor Collier who would wait a much longer time provided the interest was regularly paid. I have heard him say so and therefore am warranted in believing there would be no sort of difficulty on that score.”
ca. Jan 1828 Undated letter re slave, Caty. Collier Hillinger, (Harewill?) to Amy Griffith. “Your price is a large one but to make two people happy I must venture it particularly those that have been faithful. I hope you will permit Caty to stay in the same house until Xmas as Isaack has no house vacant yet. His will be so on New Years Day.”
10 July 1828–25 January 1832 Bond for the sale of slave, Caty and her children. Amy Griffith and Elizabeth S. Griffith to John Minge, executor of John Minge, deceased. Reverse: payments to Collier Hillinger.
17 April 1828 Account of George Major to H. Jackson.
18 October 1828 Account of Amy Griffith to Thomas H. Willcox.
1828 Account of Amy Griffith to Edward Pointdexter, sheriff.
June 1829 Account for bleeding and medicine of George B. Major to N. Clark.
1829 Tax accounts of Martha Major and Amy Griffith.
Box 5, Folder 1.
18 items.
15 January 1830 Account of Amy Griffith with William H. Minge.
28 January 1830 Bill of sale of Sam, age 2 and Thadeus, age 1, slave children, of Caty, a slave. Amy Griffith to George B. Major.
16 December 1830 Receipt for taxes. Wm. Tyler, sheriff, to Amy and Elizabeth Griffith.
1830 Typescript of extract from 1830 U.S. census listing free Negroes living Charles City County and New Kent County. Also lists free Negroes owning slaves.
1830 Account of John B. Major with James Hamilton.
1830 Medical account of Mr. Hamilton for John Major to N. Clark. Treatments include extracting teeth, “labouring under venereal,” and bleeding.
1830 Account of funds received for Amy Griffith.
1830 Account of Amy & Elizabeth Griffith to Wm. F. Walker.
4 January 1831 Account for shoes, cloth and pantaloons. Amy Griffith with Jonathan Brown.
15 January 1831 Receipt for hire of slave, Samuel. William S. Burt for Mary Burt to Amy Griffith.
16 October 1831 Letter. Jedidiah [?] Allen, Richmond, to George Major. “I am about to remove to the State of Missouri. I have made arrangements with Mr. William Allen, merchant tailor, of this place to pay the amount I may owe you at Christmas; so that at that time you will please call on him, bring up the bond.”
1831 Receipt for taxes. William Tyler, sheriff, to George B. Major.
15 June 1832 Medical account of Amy Griffith with Benjamin R. Wilkinson. For visits to Sam and medicine.
18 August 1832 Receipt for hire of slave, Sam. William S. Burt to George B. Major.
3 September 1832 Receipt. John Bowman to George B. Major.
18 September 1832–16 May 1833 Two lists of the days John Hill worked for George B. Major.
7 December 1832 Receipt. John T. Hill to George B. Major.
Box 5, Folder 2.
17 items.
18 March 1835 Account of Edward Marable with Binford, Brooks, Gay & Co., Richmond.
11 June 1835 Account of Edward Marable with Binford, Brooks, Gay & Co., Richmond.
August 1835 Tax account of Elizabeth Griffith.
1 September 1835 Receipt. G.A. Myers to Collier Harrison for Amy Griffith.
2 November 1835 Account of Edward Marable with Binford, Brooks, Gay & Co., Richmond.
6 December 1835 Account of George B. Major with A. Walker.
26 December 1835 Account of George B. Major with Edward Willcox.
11 June 1836 Receipt. Binford, Brooks, Gay & Co. to Edward Marable.
12 October 1836 Receipt. Binford, Brooks, Gay & Co. to Edward Marable.
2 January 1837 Receipt. B.B. Gay Co. to Edward Marable.
11 July 1837 Promissory note. T.H. Colgin to Marable & Major family.
28 September 1837 Account of George B. Major with J.M. [?] Marable.
29 September 1837

Letters concerning Amy Griffith vs. Allen. Collier Hillinger, Richmond, to George Major. Reverse: Amy Griffith to Henrico Co. clerk. “I have seen the sheriff of whom I was speaking to your cousin Amy. And he as I said he would probably taken some interest in the matter and requested to see me to say to Miss Amy that if she would write a letter to the clerk of the Superior Court here signed by her own hand, requesting him to issue a ca. sa. against Mr. Allen that he would make the money certainly as I shall not come down very soon I have thought it best to write that you may have the letter sent up immediately on the other side is such a letter as should be written. P.S. Tell Douglass the wheat must be gotten out soon.”

Reverse: “You will please issue a capias ad satifaciedum in the case of Griffith vs. Allen and deliver the same into the hands of Thomas Carter, sheriff ….”

25 October 1837 Account of George B. Major with H.A. Goode [?].
October 1837 Account of Amy Griffith with J. Robinson, Henrico Co., clerk.
4 November 1837 Receipt. Binford [?] to Edward Marable.
1837 Account for hospitalization and burial of Mary and Susan for George Major with James Yarrington.
Box 5, Folder 3.
30 items.
13 January 1838 Request of Camilla A M Harrison to jail her slave, Charles in Charles City County. Signed: William S. Harrison, Justice of the Peace. To the keeper of the jail of Charles City County. “Whereas Camilla A. M. Harrison the mistress of a negro man slave named Charles is desirous of confining said negro slave in the jail of the County aforesaid and has made application to me a Justice of the Peace for said County for that purpose; and I being of [the] opinion that such slave may be so confined without public inconvenience ….”
15 January 1838 Letter. W.F. Nelson, Farmers Rest, for C.A.M. Harrison to George B. Major. Mrs. Harrison wishes Charles, a slave to be lodged in the jail. She wants him to be fed light food with molasses and no meat. She‘ll send his bed and clothes soon.
1 May 1838 Letter concerning interest on loans. W.H. Harwood to George B. Major.
8 May 1838 Medical account of Betsy Griffith to P.F. Gay.
19 May 1838 Account of George B. Major with J.M. Marable.
5 July 1838 Promissory note. Amy Griffith to Thomas A. Burt.
27 August 1838 Account of George B. Major with Robert H. Jenkins.
20 September 1838 Receipt. John M. Marable to George B. Major.
7 April 1838 Receipt. W.W. Wooldridge [?] to Ed. Marable.
1 January 1839 Letter. Thomas E. Paythrop to George B. Major. “As I shall not be at the Ct. House to day I will be very much obliged to you if you will be so good as to hire Billy for me, it will be [?] us well for you not to let any person know he is for me until you get him. I have sent a fan [?] mill up well. You be so good as to get Mr. Graves or some person else to sell it for me at 6 months cr. with security. The reason I sell it, it is too small for my use, by complying with the above you will much obliged.”
5 January 1939 Letter on postal schedules for New Kent and Charles City County. S. R. Hobbin [?] to Postmaster, Charles City County.
31 January 1839 Letter about spoiled whiskey. Wade W. Wooldridge to George B. Major. “… I had hired your woman out … for thirty dollars for the balance of the year, to be furnished with the usual good clothing. I greatly regret to hear that the common whiskey did not prove to be such as you expected, it was Baltimore whiskey and I thought very good, I had it put in barrels for you and I expect it must have been the barrels that give it that unpleasant smell as we are sometimes very pestered to get them and have to take such as we can get …”
13 February 1839 Letter. R.W. Graves to George B. Major. “On my arrival I found Betsy so unhappy at the idea of selling off every thing & not having a place to go to , that I determined to address this note to you & offer you the following bonds ….” “The 3 public days will certainly be worth to you 60 or 70 dollars ….”
15 February 1839 Account of George B. Major with John Marable.
21 March 1839 Dinner list. 32 names and whether they paid. William L. Harrison, Frances Watkins, a stranger, Gen‘l Harvey, Henry Jones, Wm H. Minge, Beverly Morecock, George C. Waddill, William Tyler, Nathaniel Nesson, John M. Marable, Thos. West, John M. Botts, John Stagg, Dr. Carter, Francis Jordan, Clayton G. Coleman, R. H. Munford, Dr. Wat. H. Tyler, Jones O. Christian, Wm. C. Douglass, Capt. N. Perry, another stranger, James Minge, Joseph Folks, John Brack, Mr. Lyons, Joseph Gentry, Dr. Willcox, John L.Harwood, Calleum Folkes, John Egmon, and James Stamper.
10 April 1839 Account of George B. Major with W.W. Wooldridge.
13 April 1839 Account for wine of George B. Major with W.W. Wooldridge.
1 May 1839 Promissory note. George B. Major to Stubblefield, Walker & Co.
14 May 1839 Request for payment. George B. Major to James E. Hobbs.
15 May 1839 Account of George B. Major with Wooldridge.
20 May 1839 Memorandum to George B. Major.
25 May 1839 Memorandum concerning the price of ham. William F. Walker to George B. Major.
27 May 1839 Receipt. Wade W. Wooldridge to G.B. Major.
28 May 1839 Sheriff‘s order. Concerns jailing Pleasant, a slave, in some way concerned with the supposed murder of James Caradus. William Tyler to Richard Mountcastle.
28 May 1839 Order to bring Squire, a slave, to the Charles City jail. James H. Christian to George B.Major, Jailer.
1 June 1839 Order to bring John, a slave, to the Charles City County jail for the Nov. 15, 1838 murder of James Caradus. John Stubblefield and James H. Christian to Richard F. Mountcastle.
23 June 1839 Account of George B. Major with James O. Christian.
11 August 1839 Letter about family matters, emigration to Louisiana and the blacksmith trade. Thomas W. Griffith, Marney County, to his Aunts and relations. Family are well except mother and father. Brothers are married or growing. There is plenty of land available in Texas or Mississippi or Louisiana and two crops of cotton can be grown in a year. “I think it a rine country for all young people to come to make money …. I have learnt the blacksmith traid it is the most profatable business a man can folow he can make from 12 to 15 hundred dollars in a year. Mother has had 19 children and expects another shortley ….”
6 December 1839 Receipt. H.A. Goode to George B. Major.
1839–1842 Medical account of Betsy Griffith and George B. Major with James L. Diddep.
Box 5, Folder 4.
16 items.
29 January 1840 Letter concerning an account. William P. Burt to Wilcox.
30 January 1840 Promissory note. George B. Major to George C. Waddill.
17 March 1840 Account of George B. Major with John Marable.
28 March 1840 Medical account of Mrs. Colgin with James L. Diddep.
7 April 1840 Promissory note of George B. Major with Edward Wilcox.
9 May 1840 Receipt for medical account. P.F. Gay to George B. Major.
1 June 1840 Promissory note of George B. Major with John E. Burt.
30 June 1840 Amounts due from 14 individuals. Included are R.W. Graves, James Minge, E.W. Douthat, Henry L. Jones, James E. Rearce, Lucy Christian, James H. Christian, Dr. John Minge, David Armistead, John J. Holt, Edward E. Harwood, Francis Watkins, John Stubblefield, and Mrs Dr. Christian.
17 August 1840 Account of George B. Major with John Marable.
August 1840 Account of Elizabeth Griffith with J.M. Wilcox.
8 September 1840 Account of George B. Major.
10 October 1840 Note concerning money. J.F.A. Goode to George B. Major.
2 November 1840 Horse list with 25 humans also listed.
27 December 1840 Account of George B. Major to Samuel Jordan.
1840 Account for transferring land from Amy Griffith (by her last will) to Elizabeth Griffith.
1840 Postage account of Major Marable with George B. Major.
1840 Account of George B. Major with G.C. Waddill.
Box 5, Folder 5.
18 items.
1 January 1841 Promissory note for rental of Ned, a slave. Chs. Boswell to Edward Marable.
2 January 1841–30 December 1841 Post Office account book of George B. Major, Lists over 100 Charles City County individuals.
January 1841 Account of George B. Major with Ro. W. Christian.
12 February 1841 Account of George B. Major with the schooner “Virginia.”
15 February 1841 Account of George B. Major with John M. Marable.
17 February 1841 Account of George B. Major with Marable & Major.
18 March 1841 Dining Room customers. Lists 12 individuals including R.H. Mumford, Dr. Minge, R.J. Lacy, Z.F. Nance, John Hilliard, C. Maddox, Jas. Eppes, Ro. Becket, R.J. Moundcastle, and Col. Stubblefield.
13 May 1841 Letter concerning personal matters. Mary Ann to her Uncle, George B. Major. Thanks Uncle George for letter and gifts. Asks about family health. Wonders what young girl married some old man in Charles City. Mrs. Trice died. Cousin Ben. Marable from Halifax spent a night here.
31 March 1841–5 May 1846 Account of George Major, Postmaster, Charles City County with the U.S.
12 June 1841 Post Office Dept. draft to George B. Major for W.D. New.
18 June 1841 Account of George B. Major with John M. Marable.
7 July 1841 Medical account. Henry Jackson to James L. Diddep.
9 July 1841 Letter. J.D. Christian to George B. Major. “Condsiderable over a reasonable time has elapsed since your account fell due for which we took your note which is now past due for the largest part of it without any apparent effort on your part to liquidate ….”
30 July 1841 Account of Geo. B. Major with L.W. Vaiden.
26 August 1841 Letter concerning postage. Benj. Harrison to George B. Major.
27 August 1841 Post Office Dept. draft to G.B. Major for W. D. New.
1 October 1841 Postage Account of Major Marable to George B. Major.
20 October 1841 Account of George B. Major to Terrell Crew.
Box 5, Folder 6.
11 items.
1 January 1842 Promissory note. George B. Major to George C. Waddill.
26 January 1842 Receipt. Ro. W. Christian to George B. Major.
23 February 1842 Account of George B. Major with L.W. Vaiden.
15 April 1842 Account for vaccinating two slaves. Hale & Word to Dr. R.L. Bohannan.
15 June 1842 Promissory note. George B. Major to James H. Christian.
13 July 1842 Account of George B. Major with Geo. W. Chancy & Co.
1 October 1841–21 July 1842 Account for board and tuition for Georgianna C. [Major]. George B. Major with Jaquelin L. Poindexter of the New Kent Female Academy.
7 September 1842 Letters concerning the price of nails between George B. Major and L. Vaiden.
2 December 1842 Account of George B. Major.
1 December 1842 Bond. James L. Diddep and George B. Major to Collier Hillinger.
1842 Tax account. George B. Major to Robert C. Walker.
Box 5, Folder 7.
18 items.
1 January 1843 Promissory note. George B. Major to Elijah Bull.
10 January 1843 Account of Geo. B. Major with H.W. Graves.
12 March 1843 Letter. E. Crump, River‘s Edge, to James M. Willcox, Buckland. Theo Lacy would like to buy Crump‘s military cap.
1 April 1843 Promissory note. Geo. B. Major to John E. Burt.
3 May 1843 Memorandum. W.W. Wooldridge.
29 May 1843 Account of James M. Willcox with W.W. Wooldridge.
29 August 1843 Account of Samuel Marable with G. Semple.
9 September 1843 Medical account of Mr. Ford with Doc. Cullen.
30 September 1843 Statement for George B. Major.
13 September 1843 Letter. George B. Major to S.R. Hobbie. Mailed post office accounts for the Quarter ending June 30 in July. He can‘t account for the failure.
16 November 1843 Account of Geo. B. Major with Tho. W. Graves.
27 November 1843 Promissory note. Samuel Marable to Robert W. Penny.
29 November 1843 Promissory note. George B. Major to William S. Burt, administrator for John E. Burt.
1843 Account of George B. Major with James Minge.
1 August 1844 Promissory note. E.B.W. Appereson to James L. Diddep.
25 August 1844 Account of Elizabeth Griffith with Robert A. Scruggs.
29 October 1844 Account for shoes, bacon, sugar, coffee, salt, and castor oil. George B. Major with Chancy & Vaiden.
10 December 1844 Account of Edward Marable with Tho. W. Graves.
Box 5, Folder 8.
26 items
2 January 1845 Account of George B. Major with William S. Burt.
30 January 1845 Blacksmith account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
10 February 1845 Promissory note. George B. Major to William Burt.
3 March 1845 Tax account for 1844 of Edward Marable.
1 April 1845 Letter about local politics. Ro. W. Graves, Charles City County, to George B. Major, Cabin Point, Surry County. Graves states “you are still the Post Master at this place, because I could not hold it, as you know without giving up Offices of more consequence …. Thought you might be at our election but probably you will go to Surry C[ounty] where the Whigs need more help than here. Lacy has no opponent but I should like to see you here to help Southall against Bailey in the Congressional election.”
17 April 1845 Medical account for Edward Marable. C & I Warwick to R.L and C.L.F. Bohannon.
4 July 1845 Account of George B. Major to J.J. Dial.
29 January 1846 Account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
13 February 1846 Account of George B. Major with William S. Burt.
25 February 1846 Promissory note to James L. Diddep.
20 June 1846 Promissory note to Elijah Baw.
1 April 1846–1 December 1848 Account of George B. Major, Postmaster, with the United States.
1846 Tax account of George B. Major for Surry County on 8 tithes, 9 slaves, 2 horses, 1 carriage, and 1 clock.
1 January 1847 Promissory note. George B. Major to William S. Burt.
1 January 1847 Receipt for rent of Cool Spring Plantation. William S. Burt to George B. Major.
2 January 1847 Account of George B. Major to William S. Burt.
11 January 1847 Account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
20 January 1847 Receipt. Robert A. Scruggs to George B. Major.
28 March 1847 Account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
3 April 1847 Account of George B. Major with Thos. W. Graves.
9 June 1847 Account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
2 June 1847 Account of George B. Major with Butler & Brunsford.
30 June 1847 Account of J.R. Blankinship with R. Cabell.
6 September 1847 Account of Edward Marable with Wms. & Brothers.
21 September 1847 R.L. Washington, auditor, to George B. Major. Final account as late Postmaster needs to be settled but difficulty has occurred with the present Postmaster. Suggests payment schedule.
1847 Account of George B. Major with the Coroner of Charles City County.
Box 5, Folder 9.
31 items.
1 January 1848 Account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
1 January 1848 Promissory note. George B. Major to William Burt.
16 February 1848 Account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
9 May 1848 Account of George B. Major with Wilson Williams.
1 June 1848 Account of George B. Major with William F Graves.
1848 Tax accounts of George B. Major for Surry County.
1848 Tax account of George B. Major with the Coroner of Charles City County.
1 January 1848 Six attached accounts of George B. Major with the Postmaster of Charles City County.
4 January 1849 Receipt to George B. Major.
10 January 1849 Account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
23 January 1849 Medical account of George B. Major, administrator of Betsy Griffith estate with John W. Royster.
23 January 1849 Account of George B. Major with Amos Sledge.
16 February 1849 Account of George B. Major with Allen C. Burham.
February 1849 Account for recording will. Elizabeth Griffith‘s executor, George B. Major with Edmund Christian, clerk.
30 March 1849 Medical account of L. Lorrice [?] with John Doud.
4 April 1849 Account of George B. Major with William F. Graves.
27 April 1849 Letter concerning medical accounts. R. Harrison to George B. Major, Cabin Point, Surry County.
13 June 1849 Medical account. George B. Major to John Royster.
16 June 1849 Account of E. Willcox to George B. Major.
18 July 1849 Receipt for making coffin. James T. Bratton to George B. Major.
10 August 1849 Account of George B. Major with Butler & Brunsford.
17 October 1849 Account of George B. Major with Butler & Brunsford.
17 October 1849 Account of George B Major with Jas. Williams.
30 October 1849 Account of George B. Major with William S. Burt.
20 December 1849 Promissory note. George B. Major to N.W. Parsons.
20 December 1849–22 May 1856 Memo. John J. Deal to George B. Major.
20 December 1849 Promissory note. George B. Major to William S. Burt.
20 December 1849 Promissory note. George B. Major to John J. Deal.
1849 Tax account (Surry Co.) of George B. Major.
1849 Tax account (Charles City Co.) of George B. Major.
184_ Form for refunding bonds.
Box 5, Folder 10.
19 items.
3 January 1850 Account for sale of two slaves. N.B. & C.B Hill, Richmond to George B. Major.
11 January 1850 Letter. J.W. Royster to George B. Major. Miss Betsy Griffith‘s estate owe Royster 14 dollars.
17 January 1850 Receipt. Ro. H. Munford to George B. Major.
19 January 1850 Account of George B. Major with M & W.E. Marable.
21 January 1850 Promissory note. [George B. Major] to John W. Royster.
9 February 1850 Letter. James C. Wilson to John Colgin. “Should have sent the coffin for the poor old woman down before this but for the rain and fearing it might rain harder, will however send it by … the morning. If the girl Aggy had any hand in her death, it is not my wish to screen her from Justice. If a warrant is issued to have her taken up will you be so good as to inform me of it so that I may be present before the single Justice before whom she is carried.”
17 April 1850 Account of George B. Major with William S. Burt.
18 April 1850 Account of George B. Major with John J. Deal.
4 May 1850 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
6 September 1850 Account of George B. Major with John J. Fear.
1850 Tax account of George B. Major with the sheriff of Charles City County.
1850 Receipt. R.H. Munford to George B. Major.
1 [Janu]ary 1851 Memorandum re settlement of Edward Marable estate. Major Marable Sr., Thomas F. Marable and George B. Major.
7 March 1851 Account of George B. Major with H. Butler.
18 April 1851 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
1 July 1851 Account of George B. Major with Burke & Eggleston.
18 July 1851 Account of George B. Major with Griffin Williams.
21 November 1851 Account of George B. Major with Christian & Lathrop.
1851 Tax account of James S. Diddep with the sheriff of Charles City County, W.H.A. Southall.
Box 5, Folder 11.
14 items.
1 January 1852 Promissory note to Pat H. Butler.
5 January 1852 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
5 January 1852 Account of George B. Major with Barris & Charles.
5 January 1852 Promissory note. George B. Major to Burke & Eggleston.
5 January 1852 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
13 March 1852 Request for payment to M.F. Vaiden.
22 March 1852 Account of George B. Major with Pat H. Butler.
26 May 1852 Account to make wagon body for George B. Major with R.C. Walker.
14 August 1852 Promissory note. George B. Major to William F. Graves.
10 September 1852 Account of Mr. Major with F.O. Merwin.
10 September 1852 Account for candy of George Morgan with John H. Borum, Norfolk.
26 October 1852 Account of George B. Major with Herman & Co.
2 November 1852 Account of George B. Major with William F. Graves.
3 December 1852 Account of Harwood & Blackburn with R & R Cabell.
Box 5, Folder 12.
22 items.
1 January 1853 Memorandum of George B. Major.
4 January 1853 Receipt. P.H. Butler to George B. Major.
5 January 1853 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
5 January 1853 Account of George B. Major with Barnes & Chambers.
30 April 1853 Statement of wood cut for Clemon Brown.
12 May 1853 Account of George B. Major with R. Leigh, Sr. [?]
2 June 1853 Account of George B. Major with Wilson Williams.
11 June 1853 Memorandum concerning payment for cutting wood. James W. Ross to George B. Major.
29 June 1853 Account of George B. Major with Wilson Williams.
29 June 1853 Account of Long B. Magon with Thomas L. Fulton.
1 July 1853 Receipt for postage. John J. Fear to Geo. B. Major.
9 July 1853 Payment due from George B. Major.
29 July 1853 Receipt. Micajah Vaiden to George B. Major.
27 August 1853 Account of George B. Major with George W. Chancy.
3 September 1853 Account of George Major with John J. Fear.
11 September 1853 Account of George B. Major with Wm. F. Graves.
25 November 1853 Order for goods. James W. Ross to John Marable.
2 December 1853 Account of George B. Major with J.Boisscau [?].
17 December 1853 Order for goods. James W. Ross to J. M. Marable.
22 December 1853 Receipt for gun. William S. Spratley, Norfolk, to George B. Major.
1853 Amount of sturgeon sold by George B. Major.
1853 Tax account of George B. Major with the sheriff of Charles City County.
Box 5, Folder 13.
27 items.
4 January 1854 Receipt. P.H. Butler to George B. Major.
4 January 1854 Account of George B. Major with Christian & Lathrop.
4 January 1854 Account of George B. Major with Wilson Williams.
13 January 1854 Account for shoes of Lang Major with T.L. Fulton.
29 April 1854 Account of James L. Diddep with Apperson & Walker. Also note about wearing a coat.
21 February 1854 Receipt for Marable and Major.
11 May 1854 Account of George B. Major with James Williams
23 May 1854 Receipt. C. Brown to Marable & Major.
31 May 1854 Account of Josh. Haynes with Marable & Major.
26 June 1854–3 January 1855 Account of George B. Major with A. Walker.
26 June 1854–3 January 1856 Account of George B. Major with A. Walker.
1 July 1854 Account of Marable & Major with Allyn, Rose, & Capps.
15 July 1854 Tuition account of George B. Major with Fergusson & Adams.
11 August 1854 Request for payment. T.L. Fulton to Mr. Hayson.
7 August 1854 Account of George B. Major with P.L. Gay.
16 August 1854–30 January 1855 Account of Marable & Major with Herman & Co.
16 August 1854 Receipt. Allyn, Rose & Capps to George B. Major.
19 August 1854 Account of George B. Major with Bloodgood &Co.
17 August 1854 Account of George B. Major with S.F. Phillips & Co., Norfolk.
September 1854 Medical account of George B. Major.
October 1854 Account of Warren Brown with Marable & Major.
1 November 1854 Account of George B. Major with Herman & Co.
1 November 1854 Account of George B. Major with Bloodgood &Co.
7 November 1854 Account of George B. Major with _ Leigh Sr.
10 November 1854 Promissory note. George B. Major with Bloodgood & Co.
25 November 1854 Account of George B. Major with R.A. Baker.
19 December 1854 Account with Muir & Stevens.
Box 6, Folder 1.
25 items.
4 January 1855 Account of George B. Major with Christian & Lathrop.
29 January 1855 Promissory note. John W. Sheus [?] to Marable & Major.
26 February 1855 Receipt. A.H. Fergusson to George B. Major.
23 March 1855 Account of George B. Major with Jas. Williams.
24 April 1855 Bill. S. Berkeley to Marable & Major.
26 April 1855 Account of Mr. Hale with Marable & Major.
22 June 1855 Account of Marable & Major with Taylor & Brown.
24 July 1855 Receipt. Monk & Sherwood to Marable & Major.
July 1855 Statement. Allyn, Rose & Capp to Marable & Major.
30 August 1855 Account of Marable & Major with O.D. Health.
30 August 1855 Account of Marable & Major.
8 September 1855 Letter. Thomas W. Graves to George B. Major.
14 September 1855 Account of John Fulton with John M. Marable.
15 September 1855 Account of George B. Major with Thomas Graves.
22 September 1855 Account of George B. Major with Thomas Graves.
12 October 1855 Account of George B. Major with R.H. Barris.
7 November 1855 Account of B. Harrison with Marable & Major.
8 November 1855 Order of Nance, Baker & Co.
11 November 1855 Account of Marable & Major with M.A. Santos & Son.
19 November 1855 Letter. E.A. Adams to George B. Major. Notes that he has included his account, and though it might seem slightly hasty, the proceeds from the school are his only source of income.
5 December 1855 Account of George B. Major with Wilson Williams.
5 December 1855 Account of George B. Major with J. Millhiser & Brother.
6 December 1855 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
18 December 1855 Request for payment. T.H. Colgin to George B. Major.
1855 Tax account of George B. Major with Charles City County.
Box 6, Folder 2.
29 items.
15 January 1856 Account of Lewellin Haynes to Marable & Major.
16 January 1856 Receipt. E.A. Adams to George B. Major.
30 January 1856 Letter concerns deductions from a bill. Thomas W. Graves to George B. Major.
31 January 1856 Letter to George B. Major. Writer hopes Major can use his influence to convince Capt. Pohr that there was no impropriety concerning a dwelling house (or horse) at Trees Point.
19 February 1856 Order for goods. Walker to Marable & Major.
29 February 1856 Account of George B. Major with A. Walker.
7 March 1856 Account of John Fullerton with James R. Small.
13 April 1856 Letter J. Tyler to his neighbor, George Major, Oak Hill. Wants to buy shad as his seine has been lost. Wants to know how much corn Major wants this year.
16 April 1856 Letter. Cousin Pussie, Portsmouth to [Georgeianna Fergusson]. Apologizes for not writing. States yellow fever has reportedly broken out in Gosport. Fears fever will appear in the summer. Will send a bed-quilt squares. Sends love to several cousins.
24 April 1856 Account of Marable & Major with L Berkeley.
16 May 1856 Letter. William P. James to George B. Major.
22 May 1856 Promissory note. George B. Major to William S. Burt.
24 May 1856 Letter. M.L. Langhorne, Cabin Point, to Mr. Major.
26 May 1856 Account of Willis Jackson with John Kearney.
5 June 1856 Letter concerning account settlement. W.L. Watkins to Marable & Major.
12 July 1856 Letter. Fannie, Richmond to Georgie [Fergusson]. Glad to hear of brother‘s health. The money for the bonnets has been paid. Will arrive at Kennon‘s wharf at the appointed time.
20 July 1856 Account of George B. Major with Saunders & Slater.
19 August 1856 Account of George B. Major with Junius Roane.
22 August 1856 Letter re two year old debt for purchase of shoes for slaves. Herman & Co. to George B. Major.
August 1856 Letter and account. Johnston & Wilson to George B. Major.
4 October 1856 Account of Edward D. Young with George B. Major.
16 November 1856 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
16 November 1856 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
20 November 1856 Receipt. EBW Apperson to George B. Major.
11 December 1856 Letter. Josiah Wilson to Aunt Betsy.
11 December 1856 Receipt. A.S.C. Fergusson to George B. Major via his son, J.E.S. Major.
12 December 1856 Letter and account. Herman & Co. with George B. Major. “We cannot give any longer indulgence.”
27 December 1856 Letter concerning old debt. Thomas P. Leigh & Son [?] to Marable & Major.
1856–1857 Statement for rental of Thomas, a slave.
Box 6, Folder 3.
28 items.
1 January 1857 Promissory note. Edward D. Young to George B. Major.
6 January 1857 Account of George B. Major with J. Robertson.
7 January 1857 Receipt. George B. Major with W. Williams.
7 January 1857 Account of George B. Major with A. Walker.
8 January 1857 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
28 January 1857 Memorandums concerning accounts. George B. Major to R. Barnes and R.O. Haskins.
30 January 1857 Account of George B. Major with R.H. Barnes.
2–3 February 1857 Account of James Naugh.
7 April 1857 Account booklet of George B. Major for sale of sturgeon.
15 March 1857 Summons for George B. Major.
7 May 1857 Memorandum. James Minge, Justice of the Peace, Charles City County. Concerns James C. Hobs‘ statement about a runaway slave, Robin, property of the estate of William Allen who has been apprehended.
8 May 1857 Account of George B. Major with A.C. & R.S. Rowland.
11 May 1857 Account of George B. Major with Saunders & Slater.
16 May 1857 Letter. Pussie, Portsmouth, to her cousin, probably Georgianna Fergusson. Hopes not her wayward correspondence will not offended her cousin. Hopes to have a frolick in the next month due to a possible wedding. Mention of a celebration at Jamestown. Gossip about Uncle George [Major], Bob [Robert Fergusson] and other family members.
29 May 1857 Account of J.L. Diddep to James Williams.
12 June 1857 Letter concerning corn. William B. Harrison to George B. Major.
21 June 1857 Receipt for George B. Major.
15 July 1857 Account of Robert H. Fergusson to Henry Shurman.
22 July 1857 Letter. Pussie, Portsmouth to her cousin, Mrs. Georgie Fergusson, Oak Hill. Family matters. Had a cry when found out Cousin wasn‘t coming. Requests cousin to ask Bob how he thinks Ma will stand married life.
28 August 1857 Promissory note. Edward D. Young to Marable & Major.
8 September 1857 Account of George B. Major with Elijah Ball.
25 September 1857 Letter. Peter Hall, Oak Hill, to his cousin, Richard Roane. Hall is sorry to hear about the things Roane said about his wife. Wife says she was reproached more than any other person in the world. “What kind of man do you think that people would consider me to be as to have put you a master over my wife in my absence.” Roane would rather see her dead than in person. Hall says not to have anything to do with his wife. “She said that you have got the ill will of every body down here on the occasion of the false proof that you reported.”
31 October 1857 Receipt. L. Berkeley to George B. Major.
5 October 1857 Account of George B. Major with Lycurgus Berkeley.
24 October 1857 Receipt. Henry C. Graves to George B. Major.
2 November 1857 Summons.
1857 Account of George B. Major with Charles City County, clerk.
Box 6, Folder 4.
23 items.
1 January 1858 Receipt. Wilson Williams to George B. Major.
1 February 1858 Receipt. Wm F. Walker to George B. Major.
2 February 1858 Account of R.R. Fergusson with Alin Walker [?].
4 February 1858 Memorandum about Josiah Haynes.
16 February 1858 Promissory note. Josiah T. Haynes to Marable & Major.
24 March 1858 Summons. John M. Marable and George B. Major vs. Wilson Williams.
24 March 1858 Summons. George B. Major vs Wilson Williams.
24 March 1858 Summons. John M. Marable and George B. Major vs. Alexander Walker.
29 March 1858 Summons. George B. Major vs. Richard H. Barnes.
25 March 1858 Account of George B. Major with Junius Roane.
7 July 1858 Receipt. E.A. Adams vs. George B. Major.
15 July 1858 Receipt. Wm. H. Walker to George B. Major.
19 July 1858 Receipt. Wm. H. Walker, sheriff, to George B. Major.
14 September 1858 Account of John W. Jones with Junius Roane.
20 September 1858 Account of J.H. Blair with James Beale.
30 November 1858 Account of George B. Major with James Williams.
1858 Tax account of George B. Major.
9 February 1859 List of receipts for George B. Major. Lists approx. 50 names and amounts.
8 April 1859 Account of George B. Major with Junius Roane.
24 September 1859 Account of George B. Major with A. Richards.
9 December 1859 Receipt. Al. Walker to George B. Major.
1859 Tax account of George B. Major.
Box 6, Folder 5.
21 items.
7 May 1860 Account of George B. Major with E.A. Saunders.
23 June 1860 Receipt. Andrew T. Warriner to Henry C. Graves.
1 July 1860 Account of George B. Major with J. Wilkenson & Bros.
1 October 1860 Account of George B. Major with Postmaster, Charles City County.
1 October 1860 Account of Robert B. Fergusson with the Postmaster, Charles City County.
13 November 1860 Promissory note. George B. Major to Thomas H. Willcox.
17 November 1860 Receipt. R.E. Waddill to George B. Major.
3 December 1860 Account of George B. Major with C.A. Lockwood.
3 December 1860 Account of George B. Major with E. Strauss.
11 January 1861 Account of George B. Major with E.A. Saunders.
22 April 1861 Account of George B. Major with E.A. Saunders.
1 June 1861 Account of George B. Major with Postmaster, Charles City County.
5 September 1861–8 June 1863 Account of George B. Major with John C. Wilson.
12 September 1861 Account of George B. Major with John M. Marable.
1 October 1861 Account of Robert B. Fergusson to the Postmaster, Charles City County.
4 November 1861 Account of Mrs. E. Major with John M. Marable.
1861 Tax account of R.B. Fergusson.
21 July 1862 Letter concerning the purchase of gun for thirty-five dollars. Richard M. Graves to George B. Major.
12 May 1862 Letter. Thomas C. Bowry [?] to Mrs. Georgie C. Fergusson. Has heard the Yankees have landed at Douthat‘s Landing in Charles City County. Hopes this isn‘t true. Hopes his hometown hasn‘t fallen to the “cruel enemy.”
12 December 1862 Letter. Thomas C. Bowry, Richmond, 53rd Regiment, Virginia Volunteers to “friend” [Georgie Fergusson]. He has not been sent to Castle Thunder yet. Hope‘s his correspondent will write.
1862 Letter personal matters and the Confederate cause, Black Republicans, and rumors. Thomas C. B[owry], Mulberry Point Battery, to Miss Maria.
Box 6, Folder 6.
19 items.
March 30 1863–18 April 1863 Also receipt for a horse. Request for payment. John M. Marable to William H.
12 May 1863 Letter. John W. Bowry, Northwood, Charles City County, to “friend” (Julie). Pleads with Julie to love him and forgive him for cussing. Mr. Pierce sends his love not knowing who he is sending it to.
12 September 1863 Letter personal and war matters. Emma, Oak Grove, Charles City to “friend.” [Johnnie]. She likes long letters. Lieut. Fergusson is improving, but still in the hands of the enemy. Glad to hear of Johnnie‘s conversion. Discusses religion, personal concerns, and war matters.
1863 Tax account of Elizabeth Minge.
1863 Tax account of George B. Major.
12 January 1863 Helen M. Haw [?], Hanover Co. to Maria. Has recovered from the scarlet fever. Has made dresses of Virginia Cloth and thinks she and a friend are real “Confederate Girls.”
25 January 1864 Letter. Charlie Dana, Camp Pamunkeg Art[illery?], Chaffin‘s Bluff to his cousin. Uncle G[eorge] was sick. He‘s on guard. Mentions a problem with their relationship.
2 August 1864 Letter fragment. From Chaffin Bluff to “cousin.” Has not been out of camp since April. His Company recently left the trenches. Discusses family and personal matters.
20 March 1865 Letter. J.H. Bowry, Pumunkeg Art. Chaffin Bluff, to “cousin.” The Negroes are not in the field now and are enlisting every day by the hundreds. Tom Vaughan went over to the Yanks and shot the CO before he left. “My heart left my breast sometime in sixty-two at a place called Pleasant Hill ….” Cousin Amanda has gone blind.
1865 Account for tithes. Charles Alphil to the sheriff, Charles City County.
11 August 1865 Letter. J.B. Marable, Charles City Co. to his sister. Has just returned from Richmond.
27 March 1877 Form letter about post office boxes to John E. Major.
4 November 1881 Tax account for John E. Major.
23 October 1882 Tax receipt for John E. Major.
4 December 1883 Letter concerns funeral arrangements for their mother. James L. Hall to Harry.
ca. 1887 Legal opinion.
10 February 1892 Tax account for Mr. Marable.
21 December 1892 Letter concerning family history. William H. Seal to W. Marable or relatives. Concerns family history of the Marable, Graves and Pennington families and a 36 million dollar legacy.
3 November 1894 Letter concerning words to song, Sweet Sunny South. James T. Waymack, High River, Alberta, Canada to the Charles City County, clerk.
29 January 1897 Invitation to a dance.
Box 6, Folder 7.
37 items.
1900–1906 Receipts, letters and other material concerning the Harrison-Harwood Camp of the Grand Camp, Confederate Veterans, Department of Virginia. Some letters and rules of the Home for Needy Confederate Women, Richmond. Also short history of the Charles City Southern Guard Company K 53rd Virginia Regiment, Armistead Brigade, Pickett‘s Division, Longstreet‘s Corps. DOUBLE OVERSIZED items include: Muster roll of Charles City Southern Guard (ca. 1882) and a letter on the 53rd. J.E. Major to E.P. Reeves.
Box 6, Folder 8.
7 items.
20 November 1906 Letter and envelope. Gov. Claude A. Swanson to J.E. Major.
29 November 1906 Thanksgiving Proclamation of Governor Claude H. Swanson. With envelope.
13 June 1907 Letter with complimentary pass to “Colonial Virginia War Path,” Jamestown Exposition.
12 March 1929 Campaign letter. John Garland Pollard for Governor to R.S. Major.
Box 6, Folder 9.
15 items. Undated ca. 1830–1860. George B. Major.
n.d. Account for making two roundabouts, one vest, a frock, and weaving cloth. David Mountcastle with George B. Major.
n.d. Account of George B. Major for corn delivered.
n.d. Account of George B. Major for blankets etc. with R. Lookgood & Co. [?]
n.d. Account of Fleming B. Major with George B. Major.
n.d. Letter about a soap box from Jno. R. Leigh & Son.
n.d. Account of George B. Major for tin ware etc.
n.d. Account of George B. Major with Edwin Dulilleux.
n.d. List of payments to people. Starts “Sept. 7th.”
n.d. Account fragment of Major with Graves & Christian.
n.d. Letter concerning sturgeon accounts. Wm. B. Harrison to George B. Major.
n.d. Receipt. P.F. Gay to George B. Major.
n.d. Note calculations of George B. Major.
n.d. Receipt for tuition. A. Seldens [?] to George B. Major.
n.d. Statement of money paid to George B. Major by James Harwood, GBM‘s successor as Postmaster.
n.d. Inventory of goods with prices.
Box 6, Folder 10.
15 items. Undated ca. 1830–1870. Letters and verse.
n.d. (21 Sept.) Letter. Mollie, Sunnyside, N.C. to Johnnie. Discusses Charles City County, the war, and mutual acquaintances.
n.d. (25 Oct.) Letter. Mollie, Sunnyside N.C. [?] to Johnnie. Wishes she could visit Charles City in spite of the Yankees. Surprised to hear Yankees had taken some acquaintances prisoners. Would like to hear Capt. Fergusson‘s account of the war. The war has lasted longer than she dreamed. “The lame blind, death and dumb will have to go …. They do everything to keep the wealthy men at home.” Much talk about mutual acquaintances from Charles City County.
n.d. (31 March) Letter. Mary Ann Allen, Richmond, to Grandmother. First letter she‘s written. She‘ll be catechized with Cousin Rebecca tomorrow. Discusses family matters and Uncle George.
n.d. (August 24) Letter from Bettie to her cousin. Discusses comings and goings in Charles City.
n.d. Letter concerning family matters. Georg[ie] [?] Major. Pussie was not at the Ball because she was at the death bed of Kate Marable. Romanticizes the Ball she missed. Includes draft of poem.
n.d. Letter fragment from A.W. Knight.
n.d. Note about a limited acquaintance. “Yet the heart waiteth not for years to form a friendship …”
n.d. Poem. “Let Me Die On Thy Bosom.”
n.d. Poem. “Little Bave Fools.”
n.d. Poem about George Washington.
n.d. Poem written for A.R. Marable.
n.d. Maxims. “Extracts.”
n.d. Song. Shamus O‘Bryan.
n.d. Recipe for drink.
n.d. Recipe for batter.
n.d. Recipe for dyes. (Fragment).
Box 6, Folder 11.
8 items & 7 fragments. Undated post-1830.
n.d. List of slave birth dates and ages.
n.d. Request for plough points.
n.d. Note of E.W. Donthat. [?]
n.d. Note about work of Jacob.
n.d. Note about cut wood.
n.d. Fragment of letter about a Graves Barrow gun.
n.d Mr. Harrison‘s account.
n.d. Fragment of many numbers.
n.d. 7 fragments or envelopes.
Bound Volumes and Printed Material
Box 7, Folder 1.
1 bound volume. 1 loose item.
1750–1866 Major family account book. List of slaves birth dates (1772–1794, 1826–1866). Accounts (1750–1759) for wood cut, cash, corn, clothes and other goods or services with Elizabeth Challes, John Armstrong, Wm. Hunter, Edward C. Travis (shoemaker), Mr. Heath, John Cavendish, Doctor Jameson [?], James Wilkinson, David Medelton, Mr. Pell, Wm. Goodall, Peter Hay, Doctor Dixon, Ginkings Watkins, Sarah Pack, Wm. Dure, Mrs. Blake, William Wilkinson, John Wilkinson, Len‘d Keeling, John Dollerson, Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, Samuel Wilkins, John Brondheurs, Robert Higginson, Seth Stubblefield, Richard Ambler, Barnard Major Sr., Peter Hendereken, Wells Thompson, Barnard Major Jr., W. Major, and Capt‘n John Hunter. Account of corn grown (1774). Birth dates (1740–1806) of Major family. Account (1783) of Turner Jackson. John Major‘s accounts (1772–1797) for stilled brandy, administered estates, cash, and other goods and services with Barnard Major Jr., Samuel Major estate, Henry Younge, Frances Durfy, Elizabeth Cocke, Edward Marable, Thomas Griffith, John West, Stephen West, John Major, Mary Jackson, Ann Marable, Abraham Marable, Ann Jackson, William Holdsworth, and James Gregory. Also one loose item concerning 1775 crops of John Major.
Box 7, Folder 2.
1 bound volume.
1794 John Major Tavern and Lodging Account book. Accounts (1794) for patrons of John Major‘s tavern probably located in Charles City County. Patrons bought grog, wine, rum, dinner breakfast, and lodging. Patrons included: Charles Christian, William Christian Jr., William Drinkard, Peton Eppes, Gidden Bradley, Robert Mumford, John Wordrop, Hardyman Irby, Richard Graves, Francis Riddlehurst, Humph Richards, John Colgin, John Ballard, Samuel Tyler, Francis Hardyman, Capt. Esck Brown, Doctor Dickson, Francis Durfey, John Addams, Thomas Willcox, Henry Armistead, John Bradley, Wyatt Walker, Braxton Harrison, John Tyler, John Edloe Bailey, Edward Major, James Edwards, William Randolph, Travis Harwood, Thomas Robertson, Francis Dancey, William Folks, Turner Hill, Henry Duke, William Graves, Stanhope Mumford, Thomas Willcox, John Bowrey Sr., Henry Duke, Henry Vaughan, John Allen, Barnard Major, John Cocke, Samuel Scott, Turner Christian, Edward Harwood, Richard Eppes, Samuel Durfey, William Terrell, Isaac Hill, Thomas Robertson, Isaac Lacy, James Walker, Joseph Vaiden, Richard Graves, Henry Southall, John Mumford, John Rogers, William Irby, Thomas Binns, and Wm. Bullonton.
Box 7, Folder 3.
1 bound volume. 3 loose pieces.
1833 Jordan C. Christian Medical Account Book. Includes name of patient or account, date, type of medical service and price.
Box 7, Folder 4.
1 bound volume. 19 loose pieces.
1838–1846 James L. Diddep, M.D. Medical Account Book. 19 loose pieces. Includes names of patient or slave receiving medical or dental attention, type of service, date, and price.
Box 8, Folder 1.
1 bound volume.
1846–1849 M. & E.W. Marable Store Account Book. Includes account name, dates, and prices for hardware, food, whiskey and many other items. Also scrapbook of cut out magazine illustrations. 84 pages.
Box 8, Folder 2.
1 bound volume.
1853–1856, 1859 Trees Point Store Account Book. Includes listing of name, items purchased, balance due. Includes over 200 names. Also includes listing of shad and sturgeon caught probably by George B. Major.
Box 8, Folder 3.
1 bound volume. 3 loose pieces.
1854–1862 Cambridge Store and Tree Point Store Account Book. Includes listing of name, date, items purchased, balance due. Includes over 100 names.
Box 8, Folder 4.
1 bound volume.
n.d. Penmanship book. Includes repeated writing of sentences which consist of sayings or maxims. Includes copies of two letters from William Burt Oak Hill, Charles City County, to his sister.
Box 8, Folder 5.
3 photocopies of a booklet.
1864 Booklet of writings and philosophizing by John E. Major, 53rd Virginia Infantry, to Maria L. Marable and Miss Julie. “To Virginia‘s Loveliest Daughter.” Booklet‘s subjects include “man and woman,” “retrospection,” “friendship,” “a coquette & flirt.”
Box 8, Folder 6.
4 memorandum books.
1869 Memorandum book. “Armstrong, Cator & Co. Spring 1869. Importers and Jobbers of Ribbons, Military & Straw Goods, Baltimore, MD.” Includes printed material on clothing and written material about sturgeon caught.
ca. 1878–1879 Memorandum book with recipes for cake and pie, account and letter with Mrs. Tyler.
1891–1892 Memorandum booklet. “Butler & Bosher Tobacco.” Miscellaneous notes.
n.d. Memorandum book. Includes March 27 listing of goods and account of sturgeon caught.
Box 9, Folder 1.
12 items. Printed material.
1877 Flyer concerning publication of Virginia State Business Directory and Gazetter.
1891 [?] Calendar. “Tennyson Gems.”
November 1902 Cockrill‘s Magazine. Published by the Fiction Publishing Company, Louisville.
1904 Booklet. “The Battle of Manassas or Second Bull Run. Now Being Exhibited in The Battle Abbey on the ‘Pike.’ St. Louis World‘s Fair.” 16 pages.
n.d. Advertisement booklet for “A Young People‘s History of Virginia and Virginians.” By Dabney Herndon Maury. 8 pages.
n.d. Flyer about appearance of an article on the United Daughters of the Confederacy in an October number of Woman‘s Home Companion.
n.d. Two postcards of an elderly lady with knitting and a quote about mothers.
n.d. Church card. Description of services at Protestant Episcopal Church of the Advent.
n.d. Advertisement booklet for the St. James Hotel, Washington D.C. 12 pages.
n.d Drawing of Washington taking command of the Army.
n.d. Advertisement for Brooke‘s Monkey Brand Soap. Apparently cut out of an English newspapers or periodical. *
Box 9, Folder 2.
11 items. Published popular music magazines or sheet music with advertisements for novelties.
n.d. The Bob Lee Songster.
ca. 1890 Our Songster Vol 6. Nos. 1–12, with illustrated and descriptive catalogue of novelties. Frank William & Co. Chicago Ill.
15 February 1897 American Nation. A Monthly Journal For The People, Vol. 9 No. 2 1/2. Waterville, Maine. IN OVERSIZED.
ca. 1897 Songster. “Take Back Your Gold.” Published by William W. Delaney, New York, N.Y.
ca. 1898 Songster. “Missing From The Ranks.” Published by William W. Delaney, New York, N.Y.
ca. 1899 Songster. “I Don‘t Want No Jonah Hangin’ ’Round.” Published by Henry J. Wehman, New York, N.Y.
1900 The Bromo-Seltzer New Edition. Emerson Drug Co., Baltimore MD. IN OVERSIZED.
ca. 1901 “I‘ll Be With You When The Roses Bloom Again.” Published by F.A. Mills, New York, N.Y. IN OVERSIZED.
ca. 1902 Songster. Great Cole Younger and Frank James Historical Wild West. Published by I. Whiteson, Chicago, Ill.
ca. 1903 Songster (? no cover). Published by William Delaney, New York, N.Y.
1912 This Season‘s Latest Song Success By The World‘s Best Writers. Published by Will Rossiter, Chicago, Ill.
Box 9, Folder 3.
84 items. Newspapers and news clippings.
1854–ca. 1907 81 newspaper clippings of articles and poems about the Confederacy and other matters.
26 April 1864 Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser. IN OVERSIZED.
3 February 1895 The World, New York. IN OVERSIZED.
n.d. Card and novelty catalog. “Our Silent Salesman.” Champion Card Works, Unionvale, Ohio. IN OVERSIZED.
Box 9, Folder 4.
2 catalogues.
1985–1896 College of William and Mary Annual Catalogue, Session 1895–96.
1903–1904 College of William and Mary Annual Catalogue, Session 1903–1904. Announcements 1904–1905.
Box 9, Folder 5.
1 booklet.
1904 “Souvenir of Norfolk.” Photographic booklet of Norfolk landmarks (1904). Published by J. Murray Jordan, Philadelphia, Pa.
Box 9, Folder 6.
1 booklet.
1907 “Illustrated Official Souvenir and Handbook” for the Seventeenth Reunion, United Confederate Veterans, Richmond, Va., 1907.
Box 9, Folder 7.
1 booklet.
1907 “Richmond Virginia 1907, The Capitol Metropolis and Historic Centre of the Old Dominion, Compliments of the Municipality.”
Box 9, Folder 8.
1 booklet.
1907 “Ter-Centennial Souvenir, Illustrated, City of Richmond, Virginia. History, Resources & Progress.”
Box 9, Folder 9.
1 booklet.
1915 Souvenir for the movie, The Birth of a Nation. Published by The Epoch Producing Corp., New York, N.Y.
Box 9, Folder 10.
1 hardcover report.
1918 Report of The Adjutant-General of Virginia, 1918. Part 2: The Selective Service. Book.
1884 Acts and Joint Resolutions Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Virginia During the Session of 1883–1884. Published by R.U. Derr, Superintendent of Public Printing.

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