Monthly Archives: June 2013

Appraisements, Sales & Bills, Raleigh County, various years

Person, Action: Event, Date (Page No. if noted)

Nehemiah Daniel deceased, Appraisement, 5 April 1852 (p. 4 – 5)

Alexander Cantley, serves as appraiser on Joshua Bradley’s estate, 9 April 1853 (p. 7)

Alexander Cantley, paid $2 for appraisal work: Bradley Estate settlement, 9 April 1854

Alexander Cantley, owes note for $1 to Daniel Shumate, 14 September 1859 (p. 65)

Steele Massey, Appraisal: 17 July 1869 – Widow received $200 at Sale, 2 September 1869

Charles L. Clay, Hamilton Harper, Elam Scarbrough all appear in Personal Inventory of A.J. Harper Estate, taken 26 January 1870 (p. 108)

Charles L. Clay, James M. Clay, Steele Massey, L.B. Davis, Matthew Daniel, Hamilton Harper all have accounts listed in the Estate of A.J. Harper, 26 January 1870 (p. 111 – 112)

Nehemiah Daniel, Statement: he owned land in Carroll County, VA (n.d.) (p. 123)

Matthew Daniel, paid off $.25 owed to A.J. Harper Estate, 1 June 1871 (p. 128)

Alexander Cantley, serves as Administrator on Steele Massey Settlement, 2 September 1869 (p. 131)

Elam Scarbrough, Samuel Cantley, Hamilton Harper, Matthew Daniel all appear in Account Book of Mrs. Eunice Harper, 30 July 1872 (p. 148 – 149)

Hamilton Harper appears in the Estate of Mrs. Eunice Harper, 1 January 1874 (p. 162)

Matthew Daniel appears in the Estate of Mrs. Eunice Harper, 2 July 1876 (p. 191)

Alexander Cantley receives $51.75 at Settlement of Steele Massey Estate, 23 March 1878 (p. 201)

Robert C. Daniel owes a balance of $2 on a bond taken out 29 May 1873 owed the Estate of M.H. Holt, 5 February 1874 (p. 213)

Chapman Thompson, serves as Appraiser of Roysla and Annie Collins Estate, 13 August 1879 (p. 219)

Matthew Daniel, is owed $42.50 + $11.90 interest from the Eunice Harper Estate, 2 July 1876 (p. 235)

E. Scarbrough, is owed $90 + $21.60 interest from the Eunice Harper Estate, 2 July 1876 (p. 235)

Hamilton Harper, Account #112 for $10, appears in account listing of the M. H. Holt Estate for the years 1876 – 1878 (p. 254)

John Rorrer, bought a table for $60, Estate Sale of Nancy Cook, 3 May 1890 (p. 320)

Squire Thompson, Snowden Thompson, appears as purchasers of various items in the Sale Bill of the Estate of Lewis Williams, 22 May 1896 (p. 389 – 392)


Source: Selected records, Appraisements, sales bills, v. 1 1850-1897, Raleigh County, West Virginia, FHL microfilm roll 598410, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Estate Sale Participants, Raleigh County, 1900s

Document
Person
Action
Date (Page No.)

Sale Bill of Estate of James Mullens, Deceased
Pem Wykle
Purchased 1 horse for $35
22 April 1900 (p. 50)

Sale Bill of the Personal Estate of Jesse Daniel, Deceased
James Cantley
Purchased tools for $150; gearing for $.90
8 August 1902 (p. 77)

C.A. Burnside Estate Appraisal
James A. Cantley
Acted as one of the appraisers
17 June 1905 (p. 102)

Tax tickets in Esate of W. R. Campbell, Deceased
E. H. Cantley
$1.60
21 November 1907


Source: Selected records, Appraisements, sales bills, v. 2 1897-1916, Raleigh County, West Virginia, FHL microfilm roll 598410, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Personal Property Taxes, Raleigh County, 1851

Record of Alexander Cantley.
Year, No. of Taxable White Males, No. of Horses. Page (if available)

1851, 2, 2, (p. 4/line 16)


Source: Fayette County Personal Property Tax Lists 1831 – 1861, West Virginia Counties Personal Property Tax microfilm, unknown reel no., Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Personal Property Taxes, Fayette County, 1830s-1840s

Some records of Alexander Cantley.
Year, No. of Taxable White Males, No. of Horses. Page (if available), Other

1831, 1, 2
1832, 1, 2
1833, 1, 2
1834, 1, 3
1836, 1, 3
1837, 1, 3
1838, 2, 3
1840, 2, 4, (p. 4/line 17)
1843, 2, 4, (p. 5/line 31)
1848, 1, 2, (p. 6/line 11) also taxed for 1 clock

Note: Raleigh County was created in 1850 and included this part of Fayette County. Records for Alexander Cantley should be sought there after that year.


Source: Fayette County Personal Property Tax Lists 1831 – 1861, West Virginia Counties Personal Property Tax microfilm, unknown reel no., Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Road Building, Raleigh County, 1855

Alexander Cantley bought one share of stock in the Raleigh and Boone Road on 15 February 1855.


Source: page 69, Raleigh County West Virginia, Jim Wood, 1994. BJW Printing and Office Supplies, Beckley, WV.

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Place Names, Fayette County, various years

Hilltop, Red Star, and Glen Jean
Hilltop sat “on the top of the hill which towers above Red Star and Glen Jean.” It was 3 miles away from Oak Hill. The Hilltop post office was originally called Oak Hill. Red Star was a trade name for coal. Glen Jean was named after the wife of Thomas McKell.

Powellton
Powellton was on Armstrong Creek in Kanawha District. It was named for G.H. Powell, an English coal operator who headed the Mr. Carbon company. The Powellton mine opened in 1888.

Sanger
Sanger was named for Henry Sanger who settled there in 1849.


Source: Historical Notes on Fayette County, W.Va., by Shirley Donnelly, privately printed, 1958.

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Land Taxes, Raleigh County, 1850s – 1860s

Year
Owner, Residence, Acreage, Name of Tract, Bearing/Distance from Courthouse
Page No.

1850
Cantley, Eliza. Raleigh, 100, Marsh Fork, NW 5.
(p. 2)

1850
Clay, Mitchel. Boone, 40, Little Marsh Fork, W 31.
(p. 2)

1850
Cantley Eliza. Raleigh, 100, Marsh Fork Cove, SW 31.
(p. 2)

1851
Cantley, Eliza. Raleigh, 100, Marsh Fork Coal River, SW 31.
(p. 2)

1851
Clay, Mitchel. Boone, 40, Little Marsh Fork Coal River, W 31.
(p. 2)

1867
Cantley, Alexander. Raleigh, 100, Marsh Fork Coal River, W 32.
(p. 18)

1868
Cantley, Alexander. Raleigh, 100, Marsh Fork Waters, W 32.
(p. 17)
Note: Above listing repeats through 1871.

1869
Harper, Hamilton. Raleigh. 200[?], Middle Fork Sand Lick, W 10.
(p. 16)
Note: Above listing repeats through 1871.


Source: Selected Records, Raleigh County VA(WV) Land Tax Book 1850 – 1871, microfilm reel 337, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Marriage Bonds, Montgomery County, 1780s

Date of Bond: 14 February 1785
Boston Wygal and Elenor Collins
no parental information
Security: John Wylie and Meredith Reigns
(p. 4)

Date of Bond: 16 January 1787
John French and Bidde Clay
Father of Bride: Michel Clay
Security/Witnesses: John French and Ralph Stewart
(p. 15)

Date of Bond: 5 November 1789
George Chapman and Patience Clay
no parental information
Security/Witnesses: John Chapman
(p. 31)


Source: Selected Records, Montgomery County Virginia Index and Marriage Register 1777 – 1853, microfilm reel 30, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Land Taxes, Fayette County, 1830s

Year, Name, Acreage, Location, Notations [if present], Page No., Line No.

1834, Eliza Cantley (infant), 100 acres, Marsh Ford of Cole, entered by Alexander Cantley her next of kin, (page 4, line 1)

1837, Eliza Cantley, 100 acres, Fayette, (page 5, line 5)

1838, Eliza Cantley, 100 acres, residence unknown, (page 6, line 28)

Note: entries identical to the 1838 listing appear in 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844 and 1848. I have not checked every year due to the poor condition of this particular film.


Source: Selected records for Eliza Cantley, Fayette County Virginia Land Tax Lists, 1831 – 1861, microfilm reel 66, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Land Taxes, Raleigh County, 1872 – 1878

Year
Name, District, Area, Acres, Bearing From Courthouse, Notes. Page

1872
Alexander Cantley, Marsh Fork, Marsh Fork Waters, 100, NW 22, In Fee. (p. 20)
Hamilton Harper, Clear Fork, Middle Fork of Sand Lick, 271, SW 10, Increased and Transferred from Trap Hill. (p. 24)

1873
Phillip Wikle, Clear Fork, Sand Lick, 65, [unreadable], Transferred by [unreadable] wife, et al. (p. 32)

1875
Alexander Cantley, Marsh Fork, Dry Creek Waters, 65, W 22. (p. 37)
Phillip Wikle, Clear Fork, Sand Lick, 65, NW 14. (p. 35)

1876
Alexander Cantley, Marsh Fork, Dry Creek Waters, 55, W 22. (no page)
Alexander Cantley, Marsh Fork, Marsh Fork Waters, 20, W 25. (no page)
Phillip Wikle, Clear Fork, Sand Lick, 65, NW 14. (no page)

1877
Alexander Cantley, Marsh Fork, Marsh Fork, 35, W 22. (p. 29)
Alexander Cantley, Marsh Fork, Marsh Waters, 20, W 25. (p. 29)
Mary J. Atha, Clear Fork, Waters of Sand Lick, 134, NW 10. P. 33.
Jackson [Phillip] Wikle’s Heirs, Clear Fork, Sand Lick, 65, NW 14. (p. 39)

1878
Phillip Wikle’s Heirs, Clear Fork, Sand Lick, 65, NW 14. (p. 32)
Alexander Cantley, Marsh Fork, Marsh Fork, 35, W 22. (p. 33)
Alexander Cantley, Marsh Fork, Marsh Waters, 20, W 25. (p. 33)


Source: West Virginia Land Tax Lists, 1782-1900, Raleigh County, microfilm reel 337, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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