Profession Archives: Merchant

 

 

 

 

Larkin Johnston

 

In Memory of LARKIN JOHNSTON who departed this life April 25th 1831
Aged 34 years. As a slight tribute of affection for departed worth & piety, this humble monument is erected. And I heard a voice from Heaven saying, with me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth Yee, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labours and their worries do follow them.  Rev. 14:13

Section -
ID -85



Birth -1797

Death - 1831

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] 8/16/1823  Store opposite that of Farmers Hotel “Old Madeira, Port, Sherry, Claret and cheap wine, cognac, brandy of superior quality
Request all his friends indiscriminately who are indebted to him to come forward and show their friendship by their respective balance as he is experiencing loss and inconvenience  by not having his friends at command .”

[2]  4/27/1831 obituary – merchant 33 years old “favorably regarded for the general propriety and correctness of his deportment he was distinguished by the purest integrity and principle uprightness of conduct benevolence of feeling in his intercourse with his fellowman. To these virtues were added those of a sincere and uniform piety, exemplified for some years past as a member of the Episcopal church in the fulfilment of the diversified obligations of life.”

[3] Married J. S. Pearson
[4] Member Hope Fire Company

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald 16 Aug 1823  35
[2] Virginia Herald 27 Apr 1831 3×2
[3] Virginia Herald 4/1/1820 3×2
[4] Virginia Herald 2/1/1823 3×3


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Barton

 

Here lies an affectionate parent & sincere friend. SETH BARTON  Was born near Warren, Rhode Island July 29 A.D. 1755, and died at his seat near Fredericksburg, December 29 A.D. 1813, Aged 58 years and 5 months.

Section -
ID -81



Birth -1755

Death - 1813

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1]Letter Paula Felder to Vernon Edenfield.

Barton purchased Fielding Lewis estate 1799 and brought 5 children to live them. Originally from RI and served in the Revolution War army and afterwards became a successful shipping merchant in Baltimore. In 1802 tried make grounds as a subdivision, including the mansion itself.

1812 helped develop Liberty town at the intersection of Barton and Liberty Street.

Then a 3rd subdivision intersection Hanover and Kirkland Streets, including  both sides of Hanover Street extended and included the 10 acre tract which became the Brompton estate.

Married Sarah Emerson Maxwell.

Sources -

[1] Clipfile Virginiana Room Rappahannock Regional Library


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

William Allen

 

“William Allen Died 1866 and his wife Ann Turner Allen Died 1875.

Section -
ID -79A


Birth- Unknown

Death - 1866

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] 2 Sept 1812 he was secretary and treasurer of the Swift Run Gap Turnpike
[2] 10/15/1828 from outbuilding in rear of tenement occupied by Mr. Thomas Curtis as confectioner and Mrs. William Smock’s Saddle Shop. Wind forced fire to main street. Warehouse between them owned by Allen.
[3] 2/2/1831 salt, plaster and iron. Such salt in large clean bags, 50 tons plaster of Paris of the most approved kind and a well
Assorted supply of bar iron, plough plates.  He received flour on storage” from such of his customers as many choose to instrust him there ”
[4] 1/6/1858 Such salt and Saltpetere, Irish and Scotch whiskeys, Old Jamaican Rum, sweeping brooms
[5] 9/15/1832 secretary at meeting at Orange courthouse

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald 9/2/1812 3×5
[2] Virginia Herald 10/15/1828 3×1
[3] Virginia Herald 2/2/1831 3×3
[4] Virginia Herald 1/6/1858 3×6
[5] Virginia Herald 9/15/1832 3×3


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Helmstatter

 

Sacred to the memory of Philip J. Helmstatter who died Aug. 17, 1831 aged 31 years. This stone is placed here by an affectionate Mother to an (***)y son.  [*** Three letters indistinct; we suppose this word is ‘only’].

Section -
ID -70



Birth -1800

Death - 1831

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

Merchant

[1] Died of apoplexy and then 8 or 9 weeks lay without “murmur or complaint”
“just in his dealings and remarkable trough the  whole of his life for peace and good will to all men”
“his mind was much drawn out on the subject of salvation .”
“Warning to his acquaintance ‘in a moment they might also be deprived of health and strength'”
[2] Ad “English rum, madeira wine, handsome cotton yard, pocket and pen knives, shad and mackerel by the barrel, gunpowder, tea, candies, large assortment of stoneware, pepper, allspice, ginger, alum , salteeter and a handsome of GLASSWARE”
[3] “800 lbs of sole leather, 50 barrels Mountain family flour, 12 barrels mackeral”

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald  8/20/1831 3×4
[2] Virginia Herald 10/7/1829 3×4
[3] Virginia Herald 9/11/1830 3×2


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

John Patterson

 

“Here lies the body of JOHN PATTERSON who died September 10th 1814  Aged 34 years.”

Section -
ID -66



Birth -1780

Death - 1814

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] Merchant. John Patterson and Company 3500 wt Cheese
3000 wt Soal Lether
Shirting
80 pairs shoes
20 boxes candle soap
20 barrels whiskey
Quantity of bar iron

[2 ] I have in my possession a letter written by Ann J. Carter, great-niece of John Patterson from which I have selected interesting facts, and have not quoted the letter verbatim.

John Patterson never married but lived with his sister, Mrs. John James, wife of   Captain John James of Matthews County, on what was known then as “Gunnery   Green”.  Captain John James owned three vessels the “Contented”, the “Anne Elizabeth” and the “Delight”.  Most of Captain James’ voyages were to the West   Indian Islands from Cuba down to the smallest.

There is nothing left at “Gunnery Green” of the lovely gardens which were filled with lilies, roses, larkspurs, hollyhocks and periwinkle.  These gardens   extended to the spring, which is known as “Gunnery Spring” and still furnishes delicious, healthy water.  This spring is southeast of Fredericksburg and on the  outskirts of the town.  There is no trace left of the old Patterson home, but in  those days the Elite of Fredericksburg would assemble on the “Gunnery Green” and  have pleasant chats and a cup of tea.

John Patterson was a very successful merchant on Main Street.  In the War of  1812, when the British were expected to land at Acquia Creek and march to   Fredericksburg, John Patterson with a company of volunteers went to repel the invaders.  He was taken with camp fever and brought home ill.  He told Mrs. James (his sister) that he never expected to marry but that he wanted to live  for her sake and her childrens.  He died at the age of thirty-four, and had a  grand funeral for he was very popular.

We can visualize on the “Gunnery Green”, (in 1814) a beautiful garden of flowers the long porch to the house where Mr. Patterson resided, crowded with Masons  and other citizens.  Their servants Matilda and her brother Jared with tears  streaming down their cheeks, carrying around waiters of wine.  As was the custom  at that time, the glasses tied around the stems with crape, and cake in papers  sealed with black sealing wax.  In great solemnity the funeral guest drank the wine and ate the cake.  Then a procession was formed and all that remained of  John Patterson was borned to Saint George’ss Episcopal graveyard by the music of  the drum and fife playing the sweet mournful strains of “Rosalin Castle” and
there interred with Masonic rites.

John Patterson’s grave is marked by a medium height brown stone with fluted top,about ten feet from the alley, in the middle of the graveyard, and the following  inscription:  marked number 6.

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald 12/10/1805. 1×1

[2] Sue Gordon on Patterson http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fredericksburg/cemeteries/stgeorgesch.txt


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

William Smith, Jr.

 

In Memory of William son of Wm. and Mary Smith born April 18, 1787. At the commencement of the late War he entered the Army as a Lieutenant and departed this life whilst in the service of his country on the 30th January 1815. [Adjacent to his parents, Wm. & Mary Smith.]

Section -
ID -56



Birth -1787

Death - 1815

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] Married Mary B. Madison, daughter of late Frances Madison
[2] Offered best imperial tea sugar, coffee, french brandy, molasses, brown sugar, cotton cards  War 1812 veteran

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald 11/6/1804 3×1
[2] Virginia Herald Merchant 4/2/1805 1×1


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

William Smith

 

Here lies the body of William Smith a native of Glocestershire in England Born 25th May 1746 And departed this life October 7, 1802. An honest man is the noblest work of God.

Section -
ID -54



Birth -1746

Death - 1802

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] Dry goods which he is determined to sell at prime cost for cash or country produce

[2] Meeting of the subscribers of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Electing 12 trustees for 3 years. John Chew in there too

[3] Gentleman much respected by his acquaintance

[4] Former postmaster died age 64

[5] Merchant

[6] Church Warden

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald Sept 8, 1795 3×4

[2] Virginia Herald April 2, 1799 3×2

[3] Virginia Herald 3/5/1802 2×1

[4] Virginia Herald 5 Mar 1802,    2×1

[5] Virginia Herald 27 Mar 1794    3×1

[6] Virginia Herald 2 Apr 1799     3×2


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Goodwin

 

Erected by an afflicted family in memory of THOMAS GOODWIN who was born on the *9th day of October 1770 and died on the *14th day of January 1836.  [* These two days of the month are very indistinct.]

Section -
ID -50



Birth -1770

Death - 1836

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] One of the most respectable merchants and for the last several years, mayor of our corporation. He enjoyed the respect and esteem of the community

[2] May 21 4pm to appoint committee of subscribers of Mary Washington Memorial.  Virginia Herald wrote about Mary Washington Her maternal lessons installed in his mind that love of country, uncompromising integrity, that clear sighted wisdom which were afterwards to be ripened and displayed on so magnificent a theatre. Apparently  they were combatting an effort to put her remains in the Presbyterian Church. Article mentioned in the Commercial Advertiser of New York.

[3] No. 50.  Mr. Thomas Goodwin was Mayor of Fredericksburg from February 12, 1829 to January 16, 1836.  He died at the age of 65.  His
wife and children are resting by his side. Records indicate that Mr. Goodwin also operated a hotel called the Rappahannock House on the east side of Main Street, between George and Hanover Streets.  In later years the name of the hotel was changed to the Shakespeare and was destroyed by fire in 1866-1867.

[4] Thomas Goodwin was the son of Peter Goodwin & Sarah Hawes (Coghill) Goodwin.He was born 9 Oct 1770 at “Oakley”, Caroline Co., Va

[5] He was elected [mayor] in 1829 & died while still in Office. He had been a member of the Fredericksburg council for several decades. “Thomas Goodwin was a merchant, in politics a Whig and in religion, an Episcopalian.” He had a son Arthur (his 4th son & 5th child)who was born in 1801 & died in 1861; Arthur’s wife was Anne Thom of Fredericksburg.

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald 1/16/1836 3×3 Died

[2] Virginia Herald M. W. Monument committee 5/25/1831 3×2

[3] Sue Gordon

[4] http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/goodwin/5503/

[5] http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/goodwin/5507/


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

John Goodwin

 

Erected by an affectionate wife to the memory of her Lamented Husband JOHN HARWOOD sixth son of T. & A. M. Goodwin  Born on the 29th Dec 1806 and departed this life the 1st of January 1842 aged 35 years and 2 days.

Section -
ID -49



Birth -1806

Death - 1842

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

Son of Thomas and Ann Goodwin.
[1] 9/11/1830 3×2 Littleton and John H. Goodwin. Goodwin will  in Philadelphia
-Blue, brlck, olive, green and brown cloths
-____ all colors, cheap
-Flannels, blankets, kerseys, linseys
-Bombazines______
-Merino cloths, _______
“We will be receiving GOODS each week by Steam Boat”

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald New Partnership 11 Sep 1830 3×2


Notes - N/A;

 

 

 

 

 

Frances Hull

 

Sacred to the memory of John G. Hull and Frances A. his wife.  The former of whom died on the 10th day of April 1841 aged 35 years, and the latter on the 31st day of August 1841, aged 43 years.  Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord  Lovely and beloved in life  In death they were not separated.

Section -
ID -46b



Birth -1798

Death - 1841

Age -

Gender -

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] 4/9/1823  Has just returned from the North with her spring assortment consisting of Legborn straw and Willow bonnets, straw trimmings, artificial flowers, an elegant assortment of Ribbons and other articles…””. Title of article says “Mrs. Hull”

Sources -

[1] Virginia Herald. Milliner  9 Apr 1823 3×3


Notes - N/A;

 

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes