Oaks Harness Maker By Howard M. Branham
Francis James Oaks was born in Baden, Germany and died 1873 in Camden South Carolina. He came to Camden in 1833 and married Emma A. Cotton. His occupation is given as "Saddler" on the 1850 Kershaw County South Carolina census. Known children of James and Emma were James Francis, John A., Mary Elizabeth, Emma J., A. P., W. B. and T. L. Oaks. This ledger gives the names of his customers, the services received and amount paid. Services included repairing buggy harnesses, bridles, collars, saddles and etc. (Editor's note: As most old books from this time period, the ink had turned brown, faded and sometimes impossible to read, for additional infomation on names posted here, contact the Camden Archives and Museum) . Adamson, Edward E. Adamson, F. Alden, George Allen, M. S. Ambrose, James D. Ancrum Ancrum, John Ancrum, T. J. Ancrum, Wm. A. Anderson, W. D. Anderson, Wm. Arrants, James W. Arrants, N. B. Ballard, Columbas Ballard, T.P. Banly(?), N. D. Barnes, A. L. Barnes, Edwin Barnes, G. W. Baruch, S.D. Bateman, John Baum, M. Billings, C. Blain, L. W. N. Bofenseheu, Charles Bowen, Mrs Mary A. Bowen, T. Boykin, A. H. Boykin, Burl Boykin, Burl, Sr. Boykin, E. M, Sr Boykin, Est. Boykin, James Boykin, L. W. Boykin, Thomas Bracy, ?? Bracy, Joseph Bracy, Thomas Bradshaw, N. Brevard, ?? Brevard, A. Brevard, M. Bronson, B. D. Brown, M. N. Brown, M.N. Browne, B. M. Browne, Est Browne, John Browne, Paul Bunge, Nelson Burnet, Col. Campbell, W. B. Cantey, Edward Cantey, James Cantey, Z. Caston, W. T. Chesnut, James John Chesnut, James, Sr. Chesnut, Thomas Chestnut, John Clark, T. H. Clyburne, L. Clyburne, Lin?? Clyburne, S. Clyburne, Thomas Coates, B. B. Coldough, Cap.Alexander Cook, B. Cook, L. W. Cunningham, John A. Cunningham, Mrs H. Cunningham, R. B. Cunningham, W. C. Cureton, C. B. Cureton, E. B. Cureton, James B. Cureton, Thomas Davis, James Davis, Thomas Rev. Deas, L. H. Defe, Z. DeSaussure, Cap. Lewis DeSaussure, D. L. DeSaussure, Henry DeSaussure, John M. DeSaussure, L.M. Devine, G. Dina, G. Dinkins, S. Dixon, John L. Doby, Alford Doby, English Doby, James Doby, James E. Est. Douglas, G. S. Dunlap, James Dye, C.L. Dye, T.(?) R. Farrow, A. H. Fisher, Wm. Fraser, Mrs Mary Freman, Samuel, Rev. Gardner, Jos. Gates, John L. Gerald, Rob. Gillard, J. B. Goodale, John Goodwin, A. Graham, Wm. Hagan, W. Haile, A. B. Sr. Haile, Charles E. Haile, Edward Haile, John Haile, John Haile, Mrs B. Jas. Halsettine & Co. Hamilton, Ruben Hammonds, S. B. Hay, S. H. Rev. Hocutt, Drt. Hogan, W. S. Holland, J. Houghson, W. E. Huckabee, M. Huckabee, Thomas Huckabee, W. B. Hughes, W. E. Hugins Keef, W. B. Kelley, James Kenard, A. L. C. Kennedy, A. M. & R. Kennedy, H. G.(Sumter) Kennedy, John D. Kennedy, Mrs H. Kennedy, Wm., Capt. Kennedy,A. M. Kilgore, J. Kirkland, I. A. Kirkland, W. G. Lang, Henry Lang, T. Lang, Thomas Lang, Thomas Latta, A. T. Latta, R. Lee, A. M. Lee, W. Letham, S. B. Limore, J. N. Logan, R. Lucas, B. S., Jr. Man, R. Maning & Boswill Maning, B. Marshall, Jos. Matheson & Co. Matheson, C. Matheson, J. D. McCaa, John McCaa, John Jas. McCandles, L. McCaskill, Allen McCaskill, John McCaskill, Kent McClont, John N. McClont, John R. McCloud, Thomas McClout, A. McCoy, C.L. McCoy, W. W. McCright, R. J. McDonald, C. A. Mcdow, R. S. McDow, Thomas McDowell, W.D. McKain, John J. McKain, W.J. McKinon, Loudlin Mcrae, C. Mcrae, John McSwaine, William Mendenhall, J.K. Mickle, R. Miller, John Miller, R. Montgomery, John A. Moody, B. Moody, James A. Moody, Thomas Moody, W. Moore, A. A. Moore, Isum Moore, Richard Moore, W. J. Morgan, G. Mosley, R. Mungo, W. Murphy, Jos. Nelson, John J. Nelson, Levi Nelson, P. H. Nelson, Wm. Nettles, J. S. Nettles, W. A. Owins, A. Owins, Richard Page, I. Parker, E. Parker, Emel. Pate, Henry Patterson, L. I. Peay, I. A. Pebles, F. L. Pebles, Lewis Peek, C. H. Peques, T. W. Perkins, B. Perry, I. Capt. Pery, W. F. Pickett, W. S., Sr. Polk, R. Pricot, B. Radges. D.M. Reynolds, Mrs M. Richardson, Thomas Richborg, J. J. J. Roberson, David (Longtown) Roberson, E.G. Roberson, John (Longtown) Ruttidy, J. E. Salmond, C. A. Salmond, H. C. Salmond, Mrs Ann Salmond, T. W. Sanders, Swepson Sanders, Thomas C. Saudess, M. Seel, C. E. Sefonis, Thomas Shailer, Thomas Shannon, C. J. Shannon, C. J., Dr. Shannon, C. V., Sr. Shannon, S.D. Shannon, Thomas C. Shannon, W. M. Shead, John Shiver, Mrs C. Shiver, Samuel Sikes, W. R. Smith, David Smith, T. L. Starke, John W. Starke, Mrs J. C. Stocky, Edman Stocky, Harrison Summervill, H. Sutherland, J.F. Vaughn & Hughes Vaughn, J. H. Villepigue, James I. Villepigue, P.T. Wardlow Warren, T.J. Watts, G. W. Watts, L. M. Whitaker, D. Whitaker, John Whitaker, L. L. Whitaker, Thomas, Sr. Whitaker, Thomas,Jr.