Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers, 168 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of business notes, correspondence, legal documents, and other miscellaneous papers concerning the Hite, Bowman, and Hall families, 1766-1903.
(1 box) Last updated 03/07.

Biographical/Historical: Joist Hite, Frederick County, VA pioneer, secured a 5,018-acre tract of land from John Vanmeter in 1734. Within 18 years he had disposed of it to 13 different families. Eleanor and Isaac Hite Jr., grandson of Joist Hite, built Belle Grove in 1794 and lived there until Isaac’s death in 1836.

Joist Hite’s eldest daughter Mary married George Bowman before coming to Virginia. They had 13 children. Their son Isaac had a grandson, Isaac Sydor Bowman, who married Susan Hall in 1877. Isaac and Susan are buried in the Bowman Cemetery northwest of Harmony Hall in Frederick County, VA.

Bibliography: Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers, 168 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

Umstattd, Elizabeth Madison. Hite Family Homesteads: Neckar to Shenandoah. Villanova, PA: privately published, 1999.

Cite As: Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers, 168 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Bowman, George, will, August 28, 1766, 2 pages, manuscript

Business notes, 1769-1789, 49 items, manuscript

Business notes, 1790-1799, 48 items, manuscript

Business notes, 1800-1827, 34 items, manuscript

Business notes, 1828-1852, 27 items, manuscript

Correspondence, 1790-1829, 24 items, manuscript

Correspondence, 1821-1826, letters to Anne Maury Hite Williams, 22 items, manuscript (see Williams Family Papers, 172 WFCHS for additional correspondence of Anne Maury Hite Williams)

Correspondence, 1830-1855, 33 items, manuscript

Emmet, Robert, speech delivered at the Sessions House, Dublin, before Lord Norbury, 1 item, printed

Hite-Bowman-Hall genealogical material, 16 items

"Hite Family in America," article, no author or date, 26 leaves, typescript

Hite, Jacob—"Jacob Hite Family," article, no author or date, 17 leaves, typescript

Hite, Joist—Burial Place

Hite, Joost—Will, 1758

Hite, Jost—"Jost Hite—Pioneer of Shenandoah Valley, 1732," article by W. S. Laidley, April 1903, 11 leaves, typescript

Legal documents, 1786-1799, 11 items, manuscript Hite-Bowman-Hall Family Papers/168 WFCHS

Legal documents, 1800-1814, 21 items, manuscript

Legal documents, 1824-1859, 16 items, manuscript

Plat for Booth by Danner, May 4,1803, 1 leaf, manuscript

Plat for Stover by Danner, May 4,1803, 1 leaf, manuscript

Plat survey agreement: Booth, W. M. – Hite, W. Isaac, no date, manuscript

Plat and survey agreement between Isaac Hite and James Hoge, February 18, 1794, 2 leaves, manuscript

Synoptical Table of Parturition, by Richard Wilmot Hall, M.D., 1 leaf, printed

Photographs—People – Did Not Digitize

Photograph of Cornelius Baldwin Hite, c. 1862, b/w glossy

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