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Loudoun County Business Records - Union (Unison)

Among the residences of Union (later Unison) were a number of individuals that plied either a trade, a business, or some other services to the locals and the surrounding citizens. In the slower days of travel by carriage or horseback, it was common to find "Ordinaries" - later known as Taverns - in every town or village, on conveniently set along the main thoroughfares. Early Ordinaries were often merely residences that were large enough to accommodate travelers needing food and drink, and a bed for the evening. They also were used as local meeting halls for village, local, and district matters.

The county took great care in ensuring that Ordinaries were properly licensed, and that the prospective inn-keeper was of good repute. It wasn't uncommon to see a petition to the county to deny a prospective applicant the right to a license - this being similar to the case of Robert Adams of Middleburg when it was recorded in the court records there was a .."Petition signed by Middleburg residents requesting the court to deny Robert Adams his ordinary License as being "unfit" to keep a tavern."

Below are the Loudoun County Archives records (alphabetical order) for the following prospective Ordinary applicants of Union/Unison. Apparently all appeared to be all of upstanding virtue, and their licenses approved by the county.

Ordinary Licenses, Loudoun County, VA Union

Last Name First Name Year License Location
Cummings William 1848-1850 1852 Union[sic]
Miller William C. 1834 1835 1860 1867 1869 Union/Unison
Monroe James 1852 Union[sic]
Taylor Franklin 1860 Union[sic]
Weedem John 1807 1822 1827 1828 Unison

Below are the Loudoun County Archives records (alphabetical order) for those individuals in Unison applying for, and receiving, a liquor license:

Liquor Licenses, Loudoun County, VA Union

Last Name First Name Year License Issued Location
Adams George 1830 Union[sic]
Cornell Stephen 1858 Union[sic]
Fred B. P. 1846, 1847 Union[sic]
Hutchenson Lycurgus 1866 Union[sic]
Plaster John H. 1860 Union[sic]
Swenny A. R. 1869 Union[sic]
Data compiled from archived legal and court records of Loudoun County, VA.