Author Archives: Debora Kerr

Will, Grayson County, 1820

Will of Nehemiah Daniel, 1820

“I give and bequeath to Anny my wife all my estate during her natural life or widowhood except she should consider herself overstocked in that case she may dispose of any part thereof provided it is equally divided amongst her children and at her death my land together with all the other property to be sold except the young sorrell horse which I have given to my son Nehemiah Daniel and all the money arising from such sale together with the money I now have . . . shall be equally divided amongst my after named children, except Clara Morris and Nancy Allen which two are not to have so much as the others by fifty dollars as they have been helped to that amount more than the others and the names of my children are as follows to wit:

Clara Morris, Tempy Allen, Nancy Allen, Polly Dillard, Sally McMillion, Robert Daniel, Fanny Hains, Drucillah Daniel and Nehemiah Daniel . . .”

2 August 1820
Witnesses: Samuel Amburn, Fielding Lewis


Source: Grayson County Virginia Will Book, 1, 1796 – 1839, reel no. 9, page 193, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Marriage Record, Greenbrier County, 1797

Date: 1797 Jany 17
Parties Names Married: Ethey Thomas [Thomas Athy] to Sally Parkens [Perkins]
Minister: J. Osburn [Josiah Osborne]


Source: Greenbrier County Virginia Marriage Records 1A, 1780-1849, reel no. 12, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Marriage Register, Culpeper County, 1785

24 August 1785
Name of Husband: John Atha
Name of Wife: Dorcas Cullen
Minister: J. Price


Source: Culpeper County Virginia Marriage Register, 1781 – 1853 c, (VSL ms compilation), microfilm reel 50, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA.

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Marriage Bond, Patrick County, 1832

John Arnold and Henry Trent are bound unto John Floyd, Governor of Virginia for $150 on 16 March 1832 for a marriage between John Arnold Jr. and Nancy Griffin.


Source: Patrick County Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1832-1835, reel no. 54, page 1145, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Permission to Marry, Patrick County, 1832

March the 15th 1832
Mr. [?] Staples Clerk of Patrick County
This is to certify that I have given John Arnold the liberty to get license to marry my daughter Nancy Griffin given under my hand Richard Griffin
[?] Henry Trent Wm Arnold


Source: Patrick County Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1832-1835, reel no. 54, page 1145, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Marriage Bond, Patrick County, 1799

John Arnold and James Hollandworth are bound unto James Wood, Governor of Virginia for $150 on 16 September 1799 for a marriage between John Arnold and Milley Hollandworth.


Source: Patrick County Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1797-1800, reel no. 53, pae 163, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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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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