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Price Family Ledger/Account Book
Berryman Z. Price's Artillery Company Roster
Manuscript #00342

 Letters, Diaries & Manuscripts top level Detail from Price manuscript 

About the Collection:
The Price family settled in the New Market area of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the early 19th century. Jacob Price (1808-1880), was a prosperous farmer---the 1850 census lists the value of his property at $15,000. He married Eleanor (Ellen) Rosenberger (1813- 1865) of Rockingham County on March 25, 1834. The couple had 4 children: Berryman Zirkle (1837-1903), George Adam, Miller A., and Mary Eleanor.

Jacob's son Berryman was a member of the New Market Artillery (Eighth Star Artillery, Danville Artillery) during the Civil War and served as Captain and battery commander after October 1864. He married twice--Bettie A. Brubaker (died 1881, age 43) and Martha C. Keyser (born 1856 died 1924). Following the war Berryman Price was a farmer and grazier in the Borden district of Shenandoah County. He died November 24, 1903 and is buried in the Zirkle Family Cemetery at New Market.

This ledger/account book originated with Jacob Price and was also used by his son, Berryman. The volume contains three distinct sections: Business accounts kept by Jacob, 1845-1858; a roster of Berryman Z. Price's Artillery Company, circa 1864; and postwar accounts maintained by Jacob and/or Berryman. The book contains details of supplies, goods and services purchased and sold by the Prices, and provides insight into the economy and community ties in the New Market area during the antebellum and postwar eras.

View the original manuscript:
  1. Account Book, 1845-1848, with surname index 
  2. Account Book, 1868-1874
    Part 1Part 2Part 3 
  3. Roster, Price's Artillery Battery, circa 1864