Rangeley family papers, 1823-1949.

Creator: Rangeley family.
Collection number: 4625
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Abstract: Chiefly account books recording transactions relating to businesses operated by various members of the Rangeley family of Virginia. Early books, 1823 through the 1860s, pertain to an establishment operated by John Rangeley of Patrick County, Va., which may have been a combination tannery and general store. By the 1850s, account books show John Rangeley operating in Henry County, Va., and in the 1870s the Rangeleys appear to have been operating their tannery and dry goods business under the name Rangeley and Son. Account books relating to W. H. Rangeley’s dry goods and produce store in the town of Preston, Henry County, begin in 1885. Also included is a volume which, besides farm accounts, 1922-1923, includes brief diary entries probably written by George C. Rangeley, also of Henry County. There are also the following volumes: Mount Bethel Sunday School record book, 1892-1894; a poorhouse record book, ca. 1929, listing paupers of Henry County by race and including brief entries describing the lives and deaths of particular individuals; and “Pioneer Days of Rangeley, Maine,” 1949, printed pamphlet about the northern branch of the Rangeley family.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Volume 25 in Folder 24 is a 1929 Poorhouse Record Book, which lists paupers of Henry County by race and also includes brief entries about the lives and death of certain people in the record.