Scope and Contents
The Abraham Jones papers date from between 1843 and 1920. The collection consists of four journals used by the Pipe Creek Benevolent Society and two ledgers used at a store in Libertytown, Maryland. The Benevolent Society records contain the governing documents of the organization, the minutes of their meetings, and the different loans made by the organization. The store ledgers are an important resource for genealogy in Frederick County, especially African-Americans living in the town of Oldfield.
The collection also includes two documents--an extract from the will of Barbara Saum and a handwritten copy of the text of an act to continue the charter of the Pipe Creek Beneficial Society to 1890, passed in 1861.