Obituary, Martha Pietkoski, 2001

Martha Pietkoski

OAK HILL – Martha Pietkoski, 95, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 at Hilltop nursing home following a long illness.

Born July 29, 1906, in Sand Lick, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Eliza Etta Daniels Atha.

Mrs. Pietkoski attended Pilgrim Holiness Church, Fayetteville, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bernard Ray Pietkoski; a daughter, Rosalee Pietkoski Wykle; and three brothers, Edward, Wilmer and Theodore Atha.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Crouse of Oak Hill and Wayne Crouse of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; a sister, Maude Stover of Quinwood; and grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour before service Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.


Source: Register Herald, 2 November 2001

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Obituary, Wilmer Atha, 2000

July 5, 2000
Wilmer Atha

Oak Hilll – Wilmer Atha, 89, of Oak Hill died July 3, 2000, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was a member of UMW and the Faith Assembly, Glen Fork.

Surviving: sons, Wilmer Dean Atha of Flat Top, Roy Atha of Rocky Gap, Va., Michael Atha of Fayette County, Bobby Ray Atha of Beckley; sisters, Maude Stover of Quinwood, Martha [surname not printed] of Fayette County; five grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Propsperity, with Pastor Sammy Francis officiating.

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Source: The Charleston Gazette Online, at this link on 10 March 2001: http://www.wvgazette.com/static/Obituaries/2000/obit0705.html

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Corrections

A missing link on the Reports page has been corrected. Also, a typographical error in the title of the linked report has been fixed. I need more readers to help me catch these goofs!

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Summer Vacation

I decided to take a break from posting transcriptions. My summer project is a new companion blog featuring family photos related to the Wykles and their kin. You can check it out here.

Eventually I will be moving the few photos I have posted at this site over to the new one. I’ve never been happy with the mix of text and images in this blog.

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Indenture (Land Sales), Augusta County, 1797

This Indenture made the 10th day of June one Thousand seven hundred and ninety seven between James Curry and Rebekah his wife of the County of Bourbon Kentucky of the one part and George Weigle of the county of Augusta & State of Virginia of the other part Sheweth that whereas the said James Curry by his letter of attorney having date the 19th day of August 1794 did constitute and appoint his son James Curry of the County of Rockingham his heir and lawful attorney to bring Suits, Collect Debts, give discharges, make conveyances, &c. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that the said James Curry for and in consideration of the sum of Three hundred pounds Virginia money to them the said James Curry Senr and the said James Curry attorney in fact in hand paid the Receipt whereof the said James Curry Senr by his attorney aforesaid doth hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain sell Alien and confirm unto the said George Weigle and his heirs the following Tracts or parcels of land lying and being in the County of Augusta aforesaid. Viz the first containing one hundred and seventy acres lies on Thorny Branch and is bounded as follows     Beginning at a white oak corner to Benjamin Copelands (now Waddels land) and running thence North twenty degrees West one hundred poles crossing the branch to two Hiccorys and a white oak North seventy degrees East forty four poles to a black oak North twenty degrees west sixty poles to two pines West sixty two poles to a pine South thirty five degrees West two hundred and forty poles to a black oak south thirty degrees East fifty four poles crossing the branch to two pines on Copeland’s line and with said line North seventy degrees East two hundred poles to the Beginning and was conveyed to the said James Curry by Edward E[?] and Mary his wife by their deed of Bargain & sale dated 18th March 1777 as will appear in the records of the County Court of Augusta reference thereto being had the second contains sixty nine acres lying on the north west side of the preceding tract joining Thomas Waddels land and bound as follows     Beginning at a double white oak and running thence North Eighty Degrees West fifty six poles to a pine Robert Law’s corner South Eighty eight degrees West fifty two poles to two pines near said Law’s corner South thirteen degrees East Eighty poles to a large white oak and two black saplins South sixty degrees West sixty four poles to a white oak South thirty three degrees West thirty two poles to two white oak saplins by a branch South 68 & ½ degrees West forty two poles to two white oaks across said branch South fifty seven degrees East seventy two poles to two pines Thomas Waddel’s corner and North thirty seven degrees east two hundred twenty six poles to the Beginning and was granted by patent to the said James Curry [?] Feb 1st 1781 The Third contains [unreadable] Acres joins the first mentioned Tract and [several more unreadable words] and Robert Law and is bounded as follows            Beginning a black oak his corner thence North sixty degrees East twenty poles to a white oak and Jane Bing’s corner North 16 [degrees] West thirty one poles to a white oak and a pine on a draft South 88 [degrees] East 33 poles to two white and a black oak sapling North 15 [degrees] West 15 poles to two white oaks and a pine sapling on Piercy’s line North 86 [degrees] West 62 poles to two black oak saplings on Law’s line thence with said Curry’s line South 24 [degrees] East 61 poles to the Beginning to have and to hold the aforesaid Tracts of land as above described together with the appurtenances to the sole use and [?] of him the said George Weigle and of his Heirs and assigns forever and the said James Curry and Rebekah his wife for themselves and their Heirs the said Tract of land unto the said George Weigle and his Heirs against the claim or demands of all persons whatsoever do and by these presents will forever warrant and defend     In Witness whereof the said James Curry Jr Attorney in fact of aforesaid hath hereunto subscribed the names of the said James Curry & wife and affixed their seals the day & year first above written

Signed sealed & acknowledged
In presence of                                 James Curry {seal}
Saml Clarke                                  Rebekah Curry {seal}
Jno [McClenarhan?] Jr
Jas [?]wight

At a Court held for Augusta County October the 17 1797 This Indentures of Bargain and sale between James Curry and Rebekah his wife by James Curry their attorney in fact of the one part, and George Weigle of the other part was proved by the oaths of Samuel Clarke John [McClenarhan?] & James [?]wight the Witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded.


Source: Augusta County Virginia Deed Book 29:241-243, LVA microfilm reel 13, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Will, Botetourt County, 1801

Abstract of Margaret Lindsey’s will
Botetourt County, VA
20 February 1801

  • to grandson Samuel Lindsay son to Mathew Lindsey Ten Pounds
  • to grandson Samuel Lindsay son to Walter Lindsey Five Pounds
  • to grandaughter Margaret Lindsey daughter to Walter Lindsey Five Pounds
  • to my grandaughter Margaret Cantley Five Pounds
  • to my grandson Samuel Cantley Five Pounds
  • to my sons Matthew, Samuel and Walter Lindsey Five Shillings each
  • to my niece Agness Smiley all the remainder of my estate of every kind whatsoever

Executors: Martin McFerran, James McFerran
Witnesses: William Waddle, P[?] Kimberling, John Floyd, Samuel M. Cline

Proved April Court, Botetourt County, 1801
By Oaths of: John Floyd, Samuel M. Cline


Source: Botetourt County Virginia Will Book B:62-63, LVA microfilm reel 20, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Will, Botetourt County, 1782

Abstract of Will of Samuel Lindsey
Botetourt County, VA
27 September 1782

  • I give all my wearing clothing to my son Matthew Lindsey
  • to my Daughter Erling [Elinor] Cantley one cow
  • to my Son Samuel Lindsey Jun. I give my Land on the East side Of James River where he now is in Possession of
  • to my Son Walter Lindsey one cow
  • to my Grandson Samuel Lindsey Son of Matthew Lindsey I give one cow
  • the Rest of my Estate I give to my Wife

Executor: his wife Margaret
Witnesses: John Kyle, Jane Kyle

Will of Saml Lindsey decd was presented for a certificate of probate at the Botetourt County, Virginia April Court of 1784.

It was proved by the oaths of John and Jane Kyle. Margaret qualified as Executrix aftering entering into a bond for 500 pounds secured by Joseph Kyle and the Rev. Adam Smyth.


Source: Botetourt County Virginia Will Book A:204-205, LVA microfilm reel 20, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Land Grant, Greenbrier County, 1785

Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia,
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting know ye, that
by virtue of a certificate in right of Settlement give by the Commissioners
for adjusting the Titles to unpatented lands in the District of Augusta
Botetourt and Greenbrier and in consideration of the ancient composition
of one pound fifteen shillings sterling paid by Alexander Clark unto
the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said
Commonwealth, unto the said Alexander Clark a certain Tract or
parcel of Land, Containing three hundred and thirty acres by survey
bearing date the thirteenth day of April one thousand seven hundred
and eighty four lying and being in the County of Greenbrier
on Indian Creek adjoining the lands of James Ewing and
John Henders and Bounded as followeth ,To wit, Beginning
at a buckeye on a hill on the south side of the creek thence north
thirty seven degrees east forty poles to a red oak on the Bank of
the creek corner to Ewing and with his line crossing said
creek south seventy eight degrees East forty six poles to two
white oaks North nine degrees West fifty two poles to three
Linns North ten Degrees West one hundred and four poles to a
White oak Leaving said line South Eighty four degrees West twenty
two poles to a white oak South Seventy degrees West sixty poles to a
white oak North Eighty six degrees West Eighty poles to three
white oaks and a Hickory south thirty five degrees West one
hundred and thirty poles to a pine and Hickory on a hill South
thirty degrees West one hundred and twelve poles to a
Hickory in a Bottom South thirty nine degrees East Eighty
poles to two red oaks and white oaks North fifty three
Degrees East two hundred and forty two poles to the
Beginning with its appurtenances; To have and to hold
the said Tract or parcel of Land with its appurtenances, to
the said Alexander Clark and his Heirs forever In
Witness Whereof the said Patrick Henry Esquire Gover-
nor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath hereunto
set his Hand, and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Common-
wealth to be affixed, at Richmond, on the Twentieth day
of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven
hundred & Eighty five and of the Commonwealth the Ninth.


Source: Land Office Grants Q, 1785, p. 701 (Reel 57), Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Photo, Sweet Springs, Present Day

A photograph of the Sweet Springs jail which petitioners in 1801 deemed “so weak and untenable as frequently to occasion the escape of prisoners” may be seen at this link.

UPDATE: Sadly, this link is dead. 8 Jan 2012. DK

Related post: Petition, Monroe County, 1801

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Petition Surnames, Monroe County, 1799

The following surnames were taken from a petition circulated in Monroe County, Virginia requesting that their parent county, Greenbrier, cease efforts to tax them. The signatures were all in the same hand, indicating that a copyist created the list from a different source document of original signatures. This may account for the many spelling variations of surnames.


ABETT, ACORT, ADERE, ALDERSON, ALEXANDER, ALFORD, ALISON, ALLEN, ALLIN, ANDERSON, ARNET, ARNOT, ATKINS, BAKER, BALL, BALLINGER, BEARD, BECKETT, BERRY, BEST, BICKETT, BLACK, BLAN, BLANKINSHIP, BLANTON, BORTER, BOSTIC, BOYAR, BOYD, BROWN, BURCK, BURDET, BURDITT, BURNES, BURNS, BUZBY, BYRNSIDE, CALLAWAY, CAMBLE, CANNON, CANTERBERY, CANTLEY, CANTLY, CARTER, CHAMBERS, CHARLES, CHARLTON, CHRISTY, CILBORN, CITCHEN, CLARK, COCHRAN, COLELE, COLLER, COLLINS, COLTER, CONNAR, CONNER, COOPER, CORNWELL, COTTLE, CRIZTY, CRUMP, CURRY, DAUGHERTY, DAVIES, DAVIS, DAWSON, DAYLY, DEBOY, DEBOYS, DICK, DICKENS, DIXON, DONNALLY, DOUGLE, DUN, DUNBAR, DUNLAP, DUNN, EADS, EDEN, EDWARDS, ELLIOT, ELLIS, ERSKIN, EWING, FARLANE, FARLY, FAULK, FEE, FINK, FISHER, FORD, FOSTER, FRANCISS, FRIEND, GABBERT, GALLAHORN, GARTEN, GARTIN, GARVIN, GATES, GEORGE, GOANOE, GORE, GRAHAM, GRAY, GREEN, GREGORY, GRIFFITH, GWINN, HALL, HALSTED, HAM, HANDLEY, HANDLY, HARMAN, HARPER, HARRISON, HARVY, HATFIELD, HAWKING, HAWKINS, HAYNES, HEGANS, HEGENBOTUM, HEGGUMBOTUM, HENDERSON, HESTER, HICKINBOTTOM, HIGANBOTOM, HINCHMAN, HOLBREIN, HONICAR, HOOPLE, HUDSON, HUGHS, HUTCHESON, JAMES, JARRET, JEFFERS, JEFFREYS, JERRELL, JIFFRIES, JOHNSON, JOHNSTONE, JONAS, KELLER, KERN, KINCAID, KING, KINKADE, KINKAID, KOUNTS, KOUNTZ, KRIDER, LAVRY, LAW, LAWRENCE, LAY, LEA, LEACH, LEASON, LEGG, LINCH, LIVELY, LIVLY, LONG, LOWDAYBACK, LOWE, MADEY, MADOWS, MAGANOT, MAGENT, MAHON, MALCOLME, MANNOX, MARRENN, MARRIDETH, MARTIN, MASSEY, MASTER, MAYHU, MC CINSY, MC DANEAL, MC DANIAL, MC DONEL, MC DONNEL, MC GLAMERY, MC MAHON, MEADOWS, MESSEY, MILBURN, MILLAR, MILLER, MISSEY, MONAHAN, MORGAN, MORREN, MOYER, MUCKIRT, MUNTS, NEAL, NEALY, NEEL, NEHAM, NELSON, NICKELL, NICKETT, NIVENS, NUKOLESS, NULL, OLD, OLFORD, PARKER, PARSONS, PATTON, PECK, PENNELTON, PERCEY, PERSY, PETERS, PHILLIPS, PINE, POWERS, PRENTIS, PRICKETT, PRUETT, RALSTON, RAYNS, REED, RIBURN, RIFE, ROACH, ROBISON, ROGERS, ROLLISON, ROS, ROYER, ROYERT, SCAGGS, SCOTT, SHANCKLIN, SHANKLIN, SHAVER, SIERS, SIMONS, SMITH, SMITHSON, STATER, STEAL, STEELE, SWAIN, SWOPE, TACKETT, TAYLOR, THOMAS, THOMSON, TINCHER, UPTON, VAUTERS, WALKER, WALLIS, WATSON, WENTS, WHARTON, WHITE, WHORTEN, WIAT,WICKLINE, WILEY, WILLIAM, WILLIAMS, WILSON, WISEMAN, WOOD, WOODRUM, WRIGHT, WYKLE, YEATS, YOUNG


Source: Monroe County Virginia Legislative Petitions, 13 December 1799, LVA microfilm reel 130, Library of Virginia.

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