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Bushong Family Ledger

Identifier: MS-0329

The Bushong Family Ledger (Daybook) contains entries by Shenandoah Valley (Virginia) farmers Jacob and William Bushong. The entries made by Jacob date from 1843-1853 and include lists of accounts with debits and credits for staples, sundries, crops, services, miscellaneous purchases. The account book was subsequently used by Jacob's grandson, William, whose similar account entries date from 1879-1902. The volume also contains directions for home remedies and a few recipes, primarily for cakes, used by Emma Bushong.


  • 1843-1853, 1879-1902


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1 items : One bound volume, 7.5 inches x 6 inches x 3/4 inch, ca. 252 pages.

Biographical / Historical

Throughout the 19th century, members of the Bushong Family resided on a farm near New Market, Virginia. The Battle of New Market was fought on their land on May 15, 1864, and the house served briefly as a field hospital. This ledger was first used by Jacob Bushong and subsequently by his grandson, William. Some entries are by Emma Bushong.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks


A Guide to the Bushong Family Ledger, 1843-1853, 1879-1902
Diane B. Jacob
© 2002 Virginia Military Institute Archives
Language of description
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • finding aid revision date not supplied: Feb 16, 2004 PUBLIC "-//Virginia Military Institute::Preston Library::Archives//TEXT (US::ViLxV::vilxv00032::A Guide to the Bushong Family Ledger)//EN" "vilxv00032.xml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15). Feb 26, 2004 converted to conform to eadVIVA.dtd by vivastrict.xsl

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