Terry S. Plank, Sr. Collection

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

547 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains correspondence and genealogical data of the Baker, Wood, Fisher, Good, Fauver/Fauber, and Trook families of the Lower Shenandoah Valley. It also contains a number of letters dating from the Civil War period addressed to Winchester native Lizzie Baker during and shortly after the Civil War, including five letters from Lieutenant “Billie” Funk of the Stonewall Brigade concerning the Gettysburg and Mine Run Campaigns. Another group of letters is from Nellie Braddon relating her experiences traveling through Europe with a “Wild West” show. Also contained within the collection are letters from Spanish American War and letters of condolence to Maggie Wood.
(4 boxes) Last updated 09/16.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Baker, Wood, Fisher, Trook, and Good families were residents of the Lower Shenandoah Valley during the 19th and 20th Centuries. Of these families, the Baker family, who are the descendants of a Hessian soldier captured during the Revolutionary War, and sent to Winchester as a prisoner.      

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection

CITE AS: Terry Plank Collection #547, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1 Correspondence

Anderson, John A – Envelope address to him for Ford’s Depot, VA, May 5 1870,  
                                 sender unknown

Folder 1 – Mrs. Elizabeth Cobourn Baker

To

From

Date

Location

Manuscript

Transcribed

Typescript

My Dear Niece

W. F. Cobourn

April 3, 1878

Fulton, Ky.

       X

X

X

Aunt Annie

Niece Joe Cobourn

November 27, 1883

Paducah, Ky.

     X

X

X

Sister

J. R. Cobourn

November 23, 1892

Paducah,

Ky.

     X

X

X

 

Folder 2 – Miss Lizzie Baker from Lt. “Billie Funk”, 5th Virginia Infantry June 21, 1863-January 20, 1864

To

From

Date

Location

Manuscript

Transcribed

Typescript

Lizzie

Billie (Funk), L Company A, Fifth Virginia Infantry

No date

Unknown

         X

X

X

Friend Lizzie

Billie (Funk)

June 21, 1863

Sharpsburg, Md.

       X

         X

         X

Friend Lizzie

Billie (Funk)

July 14, 1863

Near Martinsburg, Va.

       X

       X

         X

Most Generous Friend

Billie (Funk)

August 17, 1863

Camp near Orange C.H., VA

       X

       X                

       X

Friend Lizzie

Billie (Funk)

November 3, 1863

Camp Dale

    X

       X

       X

Friend Lizzie

Billie (Funk)

December 5, 1863

Camp Fletcher

    X

       X

       X

Dear Friend

Billie (Funk)

January 20, 1864

Camp Randolph

    X

       X

    X

Folder 2A – Miss Lizzie Baker from “Harry”, Company A, 5th Virginia Infantry, December 5, 1863

My Dear Friend

Harry

Camp Fletcher

December 5, 1863

     X

     X

       X

Folder 3 – Miss Lizzie Baker from Unknown and William H. Fritts (during the Civil War)

Lizzie and Pa

Unknown

Unknown

Mill Dale

     X

     X            

     X

Lizzie

Unknown

Winchester

November 27, 1864

 

     X      

     X

Dear Miss Lizzie

Wm H. Fritts

Milldale, VA

No date

       X        

     X

     X

Dear Miss Lizzie

Wm. H. Fritts

Milldale, VA

April ?

     X

     X

       X

Miss Lizzie

W. H. Fritts

Milldale, VA

No date

     X

     X

       X

 

Folder 4 -- Miss Lizzie Baker from Lt. William Long, 13th WV Infantry

Madam

Lt. William Long, 13th West Virginia Infantry

Winchester

May 8, 1865

     X

        X        

     X

 

Folder 5 – Miss Lizzie Baker from Lt. E. L. Miller, 37th Mass. Infantry

Lizzie

Lt. Ed L. Miller, 37th Mass. Inf

Camp Cloverdale, VA

January 9, 1865

     X          

     X

     X

Folder 6 – Miss Lizzie Baker from Sgt. W. L. Larman, 19th Corps

Lizzie

Sergeant W. L. Larman

Camp Sheridan, VA

January 31, 1865

     X

     X

     X

Dearest Lizzie

Sergeant W. L. Larman

Camp Sheridan, VA

March 26, 1865

     X    

     X

     X

Dearest Friend L

Sergeant W. L. Larman

Summit Point, VA

April 12, 1865

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 7 – Miss Lizzie Baker from James P. McClelland, 114th NY Infantry

Dear Friend Lizzie

J. P. McClelland

Patterson, PA

November 2, 1864

     X

     X

     X

Dear Friend Lizzie

J. P. McClelland

McVeytown, PA

November 30, 1864

       X

     X

     X

Dear Friend Lizzie

J. P. McClelland

McVeytown, PA

December 20, 1864

     X

     X

     X

Dear Friend at Home (Baker Family)

Friend Jack

Camp Sheridan, VA

January 30, 1865

   X

       X

       X

Dearest Lizzie

Jack

Camp Sheridan, VA

March 7, 1865

       X

     X

     X

Dear Lizzie

J. P. McClelland

McVeytown, PA

March 26, 1865

       X

     X

       X

Dear Friend Lizzie

J. P. McClelland

McVeytown, PA

April 21, 1865

      X

     X

       X

Dear Friend Lizzie

J. P. McClelland

McVeytown, PA

May 23, 1865

     X

     X

     X

Dear Lizzie

J. P. McClelland

McVeytown, PA

June 28, 1865

     X

       X

     X

 

Folder 7A—Lizzie from Jack, Jan. 30, 1865 and Mar. 7, 1865

Dear Friends at Home (Baker Family)

Friend Jack

Camp Sheridan, VA

January 30, 1865

         X

       X

       X

Dearest Lizzie

Jack

Camp Sheridan, VA

March 7, 1865

       X

         X

         X

 

Folder 8 – Lizzie from Maggie (Baker) April 9, 1865

Dear Lizzie

Maggie (Baker) sister

Baltimore, MD

April 9, 1865

       X

       X

     X

 

Folder 9 – Lizzie Baker from unknown, no date

Lizzie

Unknown

Unknown

No date

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 10 – Lizzie from Josie, January 22, 1872

Lizzie

Josie

Tumbling Run, VA

January 22, 1872

     X

       X

       X

 

Folder 11 – Lizzie from A. H. A, no date

Miss Lizzie

A. H. A.

Unknown

No date

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 12 – Lizzie from Lucie, July 12 and August 15, no year

Lizzie

Lucie

Unknown

July 12 (no year)

       X

       X

       X

Lizzie

Lucie

Unknown

August 15

(no year)

       X        

       X

       X

Folder 13 – Aunt Lizzie Baker from Unknown, February 16, 1879

My Dear Aunt (Lizzie)

Unknown

Marsh Mills

February 16, 1879

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 14 – Letters and Prommisory Notes concerning debt from various people 1825-1869

Christian Fauber

Isaac Ash

Unknown

October 10, 1825

     X

X

X

John Swartz

John H. Roads

Luray, VA

July 13, 1830

     X

X

X

Abraham Grove

James H. Brewer

Timber Ridge VA

December 29, 1833

     X

X

X

Christle Fauver

Unknown

Unknown

December 26, 1826

     X

X

X

Abraham Dull

Christian Fauver

Shenandoah County, VA

December 13, 1833

     X

X

X

John Fisher

Joshua Stump

Unknown

February 19, 1869

     X

X

X

Abraham Grove

Joseph Grove for John Long

Strasburg, VA

No date

     X

X

X

Unknown

John

Unknown

April 19, 1834

       X

X

X

Mr. Grove

Mary Brewer

Unknown

March 22, 1835

       X

     X

X

Israel J. and Margaret H. Fauber

William Borden and Samuel Fauber

Melmore, Ohio

February 22, 1866

     X

       X

     X

 

Folder 14A – Ann Fauber from Israel Fauber, September 7, 1859 and Benjamin and Anna Huddle, September 9, 1859 (one letter)

Dear Mother

Israel Fauber

Melmore, Seneca Co.

September 8, 1859

       X

     X    

    X

Dear Nephew, Niece, and Sister

Benjamin and Anna Huddle

Melmore, Seneca Co. O(hio)

September 9, 1859

     X

   X

     X

 

Folder 15 – Harrison Fauber, 1883-1892

Harrison Fauber

Eliza Siepel

Joetta,Hancock County, IL

February 23, 1883

     X

     X

     X

Harrison Fauber

Lillie Welty

Baltimore, MD

November 17, 1889

       X

     X

       X

Harrison Fauber

C. M. Garber

Rushville, VA

May 8, 1892

       X

     X

       X

Harrison Fauber

C. M. Garber

Rushville, VA

September 23, 1892

       X

    X

       X

 

Folder 15A --- Fauber, John from A. Baker, February 16, 1882

 

John Fauber

A. Baker

Strasburg, VA

February 11, 1882

     X

       X

       X

 

Folder 16 – Leanna Fowler to brother, 1868-1882

Brother John

Leanna Fowler

Timberlake, VA

May 21 1868

     X

     X

     X

Brother

Leanna Fowler

Timberlake, VA

July 17, 1882

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 17 – Mary Fauber from M. I. Fisher, Malinda Fisher, February 20 and October 9, no years

Mary Fauber

M. I. Fisher

Bridgewater, VA

February 20, no year

     X

     X

     X

Mary Fauber

Malinda Fisher

Unknown

October 6, no year

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 18 – Brother from Maurice and Leah Fowler, October 25, 1868

Dear Brother

Maurice and Leah Fauber

Rockingham County, VA

October 25, 1868

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 19 – Sister from Mary J. Finley, January 26, 1870

My Dear Sister

Mary J. Finley

Wardensville, Hardy Co., VA (W.VA)

January 26, 18(7)0

`     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 20 – James H. Fisher from Isaiah Fisher, December 4, 1870; Cousin from James H. Fisher, etc.

 

James H. Fisher

Isaiah Fisher

Unknown

December 4, 1870

     X

       X

     X

Cousin

James H. Fisher

Moore (unknown)

 

February 8, 1871

       X

       X

       X

John Fisher

Maurice & Leah Fowler (sister)

Timberville, VA

April 9, 1867

     X

       X

     X

John Fisher

Leanah Fowler

Timberville, VA

May 29, 1867

     X

       X

       X

 

 

John Fisher

John Good

Unknown

August 4, 1867

     X

       X

       X

John Fisher

 

 

Leannah Fowler

Unknown

April 4, 1881

     X

     X

         X

John Fisher

Leannah Fowler

Unknown

April 26. 1881

     X

       X

     X

John Fisher

Geo W. Whinnson

Winchester, VA

January 21, 1869

     X

       X

       X

Father and Mother

William H. Fisher

Cromers Station, Seneca Co., Ohio

 

July 9, 1882

     X

       X

     X

Mr. Santmyires

I.A. Rumzee via John Fisher

Unknown

July 26, 1886

     X

     X

       X

S. D. Fisher

Payment certificate for care and burial of John Fisher

Unknown

December 16, 1903

       X

     X

       X

S. D. Fisher

John E. Roller

Harrisonburg, VA

July 27, 1909

 X  

       X    

     X (original telegram)

 

Folder 22 – Sarah R. Fisher from Mary Finley and others, 1869-1873

Sarah R. Fisher

Mary E. Finley

Bakers Run, Hardy Co. WV

September 6, 1869

     X

     X

       X

Sarah R. Fisher

M.J. Finley

Unknown

No Date

       X

     X

     X

Sister

Malinda J and J. W. Fisher

Bridgewater, Rockingham Co. VA

January 29, 1873

       X

   X

     X

 

Folder 23 – Sarah D. Fisher from Nellie Braddon, 1893-1894

Dear Friend

Nellie Braddon

Stratford “Out”

July 4, 1893

     X

     X

     X

Dearest Friend

Nellie Braddon

Seabrook Can., `

July 27, 1893

     X

       X

     X

My Dear Friend

Nellie Braddon

Arnhem, Holland

August 28, 1894

     X

     X

     X

Dear Friend

Nellie Braddon

On Board Ship

No date

     X

     X

       X

 

Folder 24 – Samuel Fisher from various people, 1901-1905

Samuel Fisher

Henrietta (Wellman/Wilkinson) (?)

Bellman, GA

August 4, 1901

     X

     X

     X

S. D. Fisher

S. J. Prince

Parkersburg, WV

May 20, 1904

       X

     X

     X

Sir

William Seeds

British Embassy, Washington

November 18, 1905

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 25 – Mary Good from Paul Trook, B. F. Trook, 1866-1868

My Dearest Mother

Paul W. Trook

Middelort, Iroquois Co. Ill.

April 30, 1866

       X      

     X

     X

Dear Mother

P: W. Trook

Lemont Station, Cook, Co. Ill.

August 12, 1866

     X

     X

     X

Dear Mother

B. F. Trook

Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah Co., VA

August 21, 1866

     X

     X

     X

Mother

P.W.Trook

Monticello, White Co. Ind

October 14, 1866

     X

     X

     X

Mrs. Mary Good, Dear Mother

Benj. F. Trook

Mt. Jackson, VA

January 29, 1868

     X

       X

       X

Mother

Paul W. Trook

Reynolds Junction, Ind.

September 9, 1867

     X

   X      

       X

Dear Mother

Unknown (Paul Trook ?)

Reynolds Junction, White Co. Ind

November 5, 1871

     X

         X

     X

Dear Father

Jim and Kate

Mechanicsburg, Henry Co. Ind.

September 15, 1872

   X

     X

       X

Dear Father and Mother

B. F. Trook

Unknown

March 8, 1875

   X

       X

       X

Mary Good

Unknown

Envelope only postmarked Peoria Ill.

Feb. 5 (no year)

     X

       X

       X

Mary Good

Unknown

Envelope only postmarked Peoria, Ill.

Apr. 23 (no year)

   X

   X

     X

Paul W. Trook

Paper scrap with address

Reynolds, White Co., Ind.

No date

   X

   X

   X

 

Folder 26 – Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1869-1892

Dear Father

Ben Swartz

Springfield, Clark Co. Ohio

June 26, 1870

    X

     X

   X

Dear Mother

Unknown

Cascade, Dubuque Co. ,Iowa

January 17, 1869

   X            

     X

   X

Dear Friend

Reah Santmyers

Harrisville, VA

July 23, 1886

   X

     X

   X

Mr. B. F. Borden

Unknown

Harrisville, VA

July 21, 1892

     X

       X

     X

Miss Sallie

Unknown

Unknown

No date

     X

   X

   X

P.A. Beck

Unknown

Winchester, VA

No date

 

 

X

The Great Ivory Gun-Sight Company

R.L. Pangle

Winchester, VA

February 12, 1936

 

 

X

Folder 27 – Harry R. Homer from Vernon Eddy, May 2, 1909

Harry Homer

C. Vernon Eddy

Lansdowne, MD.

May 2, 1909

     X

     X  

     X

 

Folder 28 – To Minnie from Unknown, May 23, 1855

Minnie

J.

Unknown

May 23, 1855

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 29 – Jonathan Keen from a Confederate Officer from Georgia, January 13, 1862

My Dear Friend Keen

Unknown Confederate Officer from Georgia

Roswell, Cobb Co., GA

January 13, 1862

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 30 – Nellie from J. L. Paxton, Rockbridge Artillery, September 13, 1868

Cousin Nellie

J. L. Paxton

Lexington, Rockbridge Co. VA

September 13, 1868

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 31 – Mary Trook from Thomas M. Trook, 13th U. S. Infantry, January 12, 1870

Dear Mother

Thomas M Trook

Fort Dodge, Kansas

January 12, 1870

     X

     X

     X

 

Folder 32 – William Wood Jr. from various people, May – August, 1898, Spanish American WaM

William Wood Jr.

John Steele, Company A, 2nd Virginia

Camp Lee, VA

May 23, 1898

     X

     X

     X

William Wood Jr.

From Nate

Camp Cuba, Libre

August 9, 1898

     X

   X

     X

William Wood Jr.

Jno. R. Steele, Company A, 2nd Virginia

Camp Cuba Libre

August 24, 1898

     X

   X

     X

Unknown  

Unknown

 

Camp Cuba Libre

Mar. 29, 1906

(Postcard only)      

    

    

Folder 33 – John Anderson from Ford Depot, VA, April, 1870 (envelope only)

John Anderson

Unknown

Ford Depot, VA

April, 1870

     X
(envelope only)

 

 

 

Folder 34 – Maggie (Baker) Wood from various people, 1896-1909

Maggie Wood

Nannie Cobourn

Paducah, KY

August 13, 1896

     X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Nannie Cobourn

Paducah, KY

July 8, 1898

     X

       X

     X

Maggie Wood

Nannie Cobourn

Paducah, KY

April 27, 1909

     X

       X

       X

Maggie Wood

Nannie Cobourn

Paducah, KY

May 2, 1909

     X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Nannie Cobourn

Paducah, KY

June 18, 1909

     X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Nannie Cobourn

Paducah, KY

November 21, 1909

     X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Russell Cobourn

Unknown

Unknown

   X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Cousin John

Harrisburg, PA

May 1, 1909

     X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Cousin Joe

Fort Wayne, Ind.

May 2, 1909

     X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Robert P. Spates

Winchester, VA

May 1, 1909

   X

     X

       X

Maggie Wood

Nannie Merryman

Keyser, WV

May 1, 1909

   X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Cousin Lucie

Louisville, KY

April 30, 1909

       X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Kate Silcott

Hamilton, VA

May 4, 1909

       X

     X

     X

Maggie Wood

Hodgen, Maggie

Baltimore, MD

May 5, 1909

       X

       X

     X

Maggie Wood

Niece Nan

Philadelphia, PA

May 10, 1909

        X

       X

     X

Maggie Wood

Bernice

Redkey, Ind

May 5, 1909

     X

       X    

       X

Maggie Wood

A. L. Pratt

Worchester, MA

May 4, 1909

     X

     X

       X

Maggie Wood

Unknown (envelope only)

Unknown

No date

 

 

 

Resolution from Friendship Fire Company

 

 

May 6, 1909

 

 

 

 

Folder 35—Mrs. Charles Grim

Mrs. Grim

Florence

January 20, 1947

Winchester, Virginia

X

X

X

Miss C.C. Grim

A.A. Harris, registrar of the Marcus Lucius Quinn Conservatory of Music

March 14, 1919

Boston, Massachusetts

 

 

X

                                                              

BOX 2

“A.B.C. of the League of Nations,” by Richard Linthicum and Robert Goldsmith—1 pamphlet, 15 pages, printed

Account Books – 3 items
1876-1879
1880-1883
1898                      

Baker, Bernice – Autograph Album, 1880-1885

Boston Terrier Dog Breeding—1 card (printed), 2 photographs

Class Cards – In Home Life Insurance Co. Envelope
                       Brevitt Stump                       Linwood Ganett
                       Kenneth A. Triplett               Dorothy Hottle
                       Harry Cain                           John Dunn
                       Shirley Bly                           Alvin Sea
                       Virgil Baughman                 Halsey Green
                      Melvin Sager                          

Envelopes addressed to Jonathan Keens, 6 items, manuscript

Essex Six Cylinder-Hudson Motor Company, July-August, 1926—contains the following:

  • Introduction Book; 1 item, 29 pages, printed
  • Parts List; 1 item, 32 pages, printed

Family Group Charts

“Famous Frontiersmen on Stage” by Johnny Boggs, The Elks Magazine, April, 2001

Fisher, John –7 items, printed and manuscript—contains the following:

  • Love Poetry, March 20, 1854 from S.W. Feller to J. Fisher (transcript and   original)
  • Receipt for Loyalty Oath, October 29, 1864
  • Passes-(October 21, 1864) (April 29, 1865) (May, 1865)
  • Bill for A. Borden’s Barn signed by John Fisher, January 20, 1869
  • Oath for Voting Signed by John Fisher, March 23, 1867                   

Individual Income Tax Return—1923; 3 pages, printed form (blank)

Miscellaneous Items – 8 items, printed and manuscript—contains the following:

  • Calendar from Winchester Sentinel, 1870
  • Flyer-Samuel A. Bowers, no date
  • Loose pictures from book of Winchester site-late 19th century
  • Note on Winchester Flood (1840, 1844, 1855)
  • Sweater Novelties in Silk and Wool, no date
  • “The Way It Was,” newspaper article, no date                   

Miscellaneous Receipts – unnumbered leaves, typescript and manuscript

Obituaries, News Clippings, and Census Records

Pretend Currency—unnumbered items, printed

Southern Chewing Company – Envelope, no date

Wood, Willie L.—Journal/Account book of, January-December, 1908; 1 item, unnumbered pages, manuscript on printed form

Wood, Willie L.—Public School of Winchester, Virginia Annual Examination 1887; 1 item, manuscript on printed form

BOX 3

Bible—contains Wood family record; 1 item, printed and manuscript on printed form

Epaulet—20th Century Military or Collegiate Decoration; 1 item

“Evangeline,” by Henry Wodsworth Longfellow—1 book, 172 pages, printed; book is contained within a cardboard box with a Christmas greetings card

“Gathered Lilies or Little Children in Heaven”—1 book containing lock of hair, 59 pages, printed, belonging of Mrs. Susan C. Brown from C.P.K.

Keep Sake – 1 item

“The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe—1 book, 28 pages, printed; book is contained within a cardboard box with a Christmas greetings card

Reticule/Purse—possibly a belonging of Margaret Beck; 2 items, 1 piece of cloth and 1 piece of cloth cord

The Sam Fox Popular Mandolin and Guitar Collection, No. 5—1 book containing sheet music; 15 pages, printed

Stamps—2 items

Watch Case with S. D. Fisher’s name written on paper inside, 1 item

Wooden Pipe—1 item

BOX 4—Newspapers and Photograph Album

The Evening Star, April 29, 1909—1 newspaper, newsprint

The Evening Star, May 3, 1909—1 newspaper, newsprint

The Winchester News, May 14, 1889—1 newspaper, newsprint

The Winchester News, November 23, 1883—1 newspaper, newsprint

The Winchester Times, April 21, 1886—1 newspaper, newsprint

The Winchester Times, April 9, 1890—1 newspaper, newsprint

The Winchester Times, January 1, 1890—1 newspaper, newsprint

Winchester Leader, January 31, 1890—1 newspaper, newsprint

Photograph Album—album is World War II era, although some photographs appear to be late 1930s