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Berryman Z. Price Family Account Book

Identifier: MS-0342
This ledger/account book originated with Jacob Price and was also used by his son, Berryman. The volume contains three distinct sections: Business accounts kept by Jacob, 1845-1858; a roster of Berryman Z. Price's Artillery Company, circa 1864; and postwar accounts maintained by Jacob and/or Berryman. The book contains details of supplies, goods and services purchased and sold by the Prices, and provides insight into the economy and community ties in the New Market area during the antebellum and postwar eras.


  • 1853 - 1873


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Biographical / Historical

The Price family settled in the New Market area of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the early 19th century. Jacob Price (1808-1880), was a prosperous farmer---the 1850 census lists the value of his property at $15,000. He married Eleanor (Ellen) Rosenberger (1813- 1865) of Rockingham County on March 25, 1834. The couple had 4 children: Berryman Zirkle (1837-1903), George Adam, Miller A., and Mary Eleanor.

Jacob's son Berryman was a member of the New Market Artillery (Eighth Star Artillery, Danville Artillery) during the Civil War and served as Captain and battery commander (Price's Light Artillery) after October 1864. He married twice--Bettie A. Brubaker (died 1881, age 43) and Martha C. Keyser (born 1856 died 1924). Following the war Berryman Price was a farmer and grazier in the Borden district of Shenandoah County. He died November 24, 1903 and is buried in the Zirkle Family Cemetery at New Market.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450