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Name Dempsey, Absalom C.

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Image of "The Baptist Visitor" - 2009.1.7

"The Baptist Visitor" - 2009.1.7

Fincastle Baptist Church newsletter with church activities and current news of April 1897.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Thesis Recounts Fincastle Baptist's Early History" - 2009.1.11

Newspaper article titled "Thesis Recounts Fincastle Baptist's Early History" - 2009.1.11

The history of Fincastle Baptist Church is described in this newspaper article by Bob Willis. Based on "Fincastle, Virginia, 1772-1942: a Study of Small Town Life, a thesis by Ernest Cline Snyder, and "History of Fincastle Baptist Church," by F. D. Bolton.

Image of Church Statistics for 1841 - 2009.1.38

Church Statistics for 1841 - 2009.1.38

List of Botetourt County church pastors and church enrollment (Methodist) in 1841. Photocopy.

Image of "Some Items of Fincastle and Botetourt Co News 120-Odd Years Ago" - 2009.1.200

"Some Items of Fincastle and Botetourt Co News 120-Odd Years Ago" - 2009.1.200

Typescript copy of advertisements and personal items compiled from Fincastle, Virginia's second newspaper, Herald of the Valley 1820-1823 and its successor, the Fincastle Mirror 1823-1829.

Image of Acts of Assembly 1822-1824 - 2009.1.214

Acts of Assembly 1822-1824 - 2009.1.214

Typewritten notes of the Acts of Assembly 1822-1824 incorporating Botetourt Seminary, The Trustees of the Fincastle, Virginia Female Academy, and the Botetourt Social Library. Acts establishing the Botetourt Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company, Catawba Iron Works, and Catawba Navigation Company. Includes announcements regarding lawyers and businessmen. Description of social and cultural activities in Fincastle from 1822 -1823.

Image of "1850 Artisans and Merchants" - 2009.1.432

"1850 Artisans and Merchants" - 2009.1.432

Hand written list of artisans and merchants in 1850 in Fincastle. Source unknown.

Image of Marriage Licenses in 1824 - 2009.1.722

Marriage Licenses in 1824 - 2009.1.722

List of marriage licenses in 1824, signed by Absalom Dempsey. Includes two entries labeled "people of color." Photocopy.