Samuel Brown Records, 382 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains a memorandum book of Samuel Brown’s with entries of notes owed to him by area residents. It includes a diary section with daily entries about the weather and some mention of local deaths. The collection also contains the marriage certificate of Samuel Brown and Hannah Matthews, December 12, 1805.

(1 box) Last updated 03/14. DIGITIZED 03/07.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Samuel Brown, born in 1783, was a successful merchant of Winchester, VA. He was also an active member of the Hopewell Friends Society. On Feb. 12, 1805, he married Hannah Matthews of Baltimore, MD and had two daughters, Mary and Sarah. Brown died on August 10, 1852 and is buried in Hopewell Graveyard in Clearbrook, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Cartmell, Thomas Kemp. Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants: a History of Frederick County, Virginia from Its Formation. Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Co., 1989.

CITE AS: Samuel Brown Records, 382 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Memorandum book, Samuel Brown, 1814-1847, with notes, 1814-1824; diary, January 1 - May 31, 1824, receipts, 1847, 1 item, bound volume, manuscript


Marriage Certificate – Samuel Brown, Winchester, Virginia and Hannah Matthews, Baltimore, Maryland, December 12, 1805, 1 item, manuscript, in frame