Bushong Family Ledger
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
- Bushong, Jacob (Person)
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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.
- 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
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