Will, Greenbrier County, 1794

In The Name of God, Amen, this twelth Day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, I Alexander Clark of Greenbrier County and State of Virginia now in the evening of my days but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God I therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, to make and order this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I recommend my Soul to God who give it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such wourldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Imprimis it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and satisfied

Item to my son James Clark one cow and calf one too year old and one year old heffer and four heeds of Sheep. Also Item to my sons William, Ralph, Alexander, John & Samuel Clark, I leave to Each one Shillin Starling. I also to my Daughters Rebekah and Martha I leave to each one Shilling Starling. I give and bequeath to Sarrah Clark my beloved wife the plantation where on I now live which she is to sell and dispose of how and when she thinks proper and also I give and bequeath to Sarrah Clark my bloved wife the disposal of al my Cash, my houshold Furniture and likeways my Stock and all my worldly Estate which she is also to dspose how and when she thinks proper, and also I constitute and appoint my deerly beloved wife and my son James to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament and I hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other Testament made before this whether gifts grants or legacies whatsoever, ratifying and confirming this same to be may last Will and Testament and declares the same before the under Evidences, and have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and Year above mentioned.

Test                                              Alexander Clark {seal}
Samuel Clark
Matthias Kisinger
Thomas Fulton

                                 Greenbrier October Court 1794
This last will and Testament of Alexander Clark Decd was presented in Court by Sarah Clark and James Clark the Executors therein named and the same was proved by the oath of Samuel Clark & Matthias Kisinger two of the Witnesses thereto & ordered to record & on the motion of the sd Executors who made oath according to Law. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form whereupon the sd Exrs with Samuel Clark & John Hutchison enter’d into Bond with Condition according to law.

Test John Stuart


Source: Greenbrier County Virginia Will Book 1:87, Greenbrier County Commission, Lewisburg, WV.

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Marriage Register Page 9, Monroe County, 1854

Date of license, 1854

Caleb Rains and Leah Harvey, May 24
Hugh Smiley and Margaret Ann Young, May 29
Daniel J. Early and Mary Miller, June 7
Wm A. Porterfield and Almeriah Ballard, June 12
Samuel C. Barger and Lurany F. Goodall, June 16
Madison C. Meadows and Mary Ann Garten, June 19
[??]gant Bobbett and Melinda I. Burdill, June 19
James Boon and Elizabeth Meadows, June 19
William H. Dunsmore and Mary Ann Holmes, June 24
John W. Yates and Louisa S. Ralsten, June 29
Robert Lemon and Virginia Burdell, July 11
William Wikel and Nancy Arnot, July 11
George Wikel and Jane Minner, July 12
[Conrad?] Gibson and Mary [I. or J.] Jones, July 17
William H. Broyles and Katherine Ferguson, July 18
Archibald Carter and Mary Magdalin Vass, August 1
Andrew S. Lymann and Mary C. Bonham, August 7
Abraham L. Keadle and Amelia Tuggle, August 12
James L. Lynch and Mary Ellen Harris, August 24
Garland J. Sims and Caroline Meadows, August 28
Jackson Meadows and Martha Sims, August 28
Lewis A. Whitten and Evaline Keaton, August 28
John A. Rutledge and Clara G. Campbell, August 31
Thomas W. Townsley and Nancy Jane Brown, September 18
James E. Bostic and Eliza S. Foster, September 18
Charles Eddy and Louisa Katherine Faudree, September 23
James A. Holmes and Susannah Humphreys, September 28
James S. Clayborn and Virginia Crabbs, October 3
James L. Allen and Martha I. Collins, October 10
John M. Ewin [Ervin?] and Mary E. Higgenbotham, October 16
James A. Porterfield and Isabella [F?] Ballard, November 6
John McDermot & Malvina [R?]ay, November 14
D[?] F[?] & Katherine Elizabeth Schultz, November 20
William T. Vass & Martha Jane Calloway, November 20
Michael Christopher & Elizabeth Vance, November 28
Lorenzo Atha & Susan Caroline Vass, November 28
James S. Hawkins and Susan Jane Parker, December 4
James M. Lucas and Elizabeth Buckland, December 4
John George [possible ditto mark indicating ‘Lucas’ as above] and Mary S. Ellis, December 4
Philip B. Croser and Mary Ann Brown, December 4
Lewis Brown and Margaret M. Shirer, December 4
James Boyd and Mary A. Pack, December 4


Source: Monroe County Virginia Marriage Record 1, 1853 – 1920:9, LVA microfilm reel 55, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

Note: My ancestor in this list is Lorenzo Atha. My line descends from Lorenzo and his second wife Mary Jane Wiseman.

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Marriage Register Page 8, Monroe County, 1853/54

Date of License, 1853

Hiram Adkins and Elizabeth E. Clower, December 10
Samuel Hoffman and Sarah J. Allen, December 5
Daniel A. Vance and Amanda S. Young, December 19
Paris Meadows and Linia Woodram, December 26
Wright Dillion and Eliz. Jane Dillion, December 27
Wm T. Cobern and Sarah E. Broyles, December 27
William Dunn and Eliz. A. Spangler, December 28

Date of License, 1854

William Erskine and Mary Agness Ayres, January 2
Jno. C. Ballard and Vilenna R. Ballard, January 3
Harrison B. Dunn and Martha A. Dunn, January 6
Granville Canterbury and Mary I. Nickell, January 7
Wm F. Neel and Margaret E. Stodghill, January 10
Oliver E. Charlton and Mary W. Milton, January 16
John M. Erskine and Isabella I Donnally, January 19
James S. Bostick and Katharine Margaret Pitzar, January 23
Andrew Y. Bostick and Virginia Vance, January 23
Goodall Garten and Juda Martin, January 23
Alfred Huffman and Martha Ann Jones, January 24
Joseph P. Hines and Lucy Alderson, January 30
Asa Amick and Mildred Ann Boley, January 31
James C. Kincaid and Isabella P. Clark, February 1
James M. Bailey, Jr. and Elizabeth Hutchinson, February 1
Conrad A. Spangler and Hannah E. Diddle, February 3
Bird Woodram and Louisa V. Vass, February 6
Floyd Spangler and Mary Fleshman, February 7
Wm L. Bostick and Mary Ann Broyles, February 9
William StClair [smeared ink] and Mary S. Willis, February 18
Andrew Buckland and Lucy Broyles, February 20
John. A. McDaniel and Margaret H. Donnally, February 22
Andrew H. Johnston and Mary Jane McDaniel, February 22
Gabriel Gray and Ellen B. McDaniel, February 22
Leroy Hany and Mary Smith, March 1
Joshua H. Noble and Marinda J. Canterbury, March 2
Christopher Handley and Adaline Campbell, March 10
James D. Peebles and Mary Baker, March 15
Russell B. Wiley and Matilda Ratliff, March 22
Isaac Denhart and Minerva S. Skaggs, April 10
Joel Dowdy and Emily McCormack, April 10
Joseph Reed and Mary Ann Vance, April 15
Alexr D. Haynes and Rebecca Jane Shanklin, May 10
Samuel W. Nickell and Mary C. Nickell, May 13
John P. Campbell and Mildred Frances Long, May 23


Source: Monroe County Virginia Marriage Record 1, 1853 – 1920:8, LVA microfilm reel 55, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Marriage Bonds, Montgomery County, Summer 1788

Date of Bond
Name of Husband
Name of Wife
Parents or Guardian of Husband
Parents or Guardian of Wife
Security and Witnesses

3 June 1788
Barnabas Gullion
Kitterery Keath
[blank]
[blank]
Matthew Lindsey

3 June 1788
Adam Miller
Catharine Phipps
[blank]
[blank]
Jesse Evans

3 June 1788
David Johnson
Joice Scaggs
[blank]
[blank]
James Johnson

9 June 1788
Joshua Cooper
Caty Cooper
[blank]
[blank]
Edmund Whitt

9 June 1788
Patarick Nappier Jr.
Fanny Brumfield
Patrick Nappier Sr., father
[blank]
Garland Burgess

16 June 1788
Samuel Munsey
Anne Workman
Obediah Munsey, consent
Joseph Workman, consent
Richard Corp

24 June 1788
Peter Scaggs
Marthey Cothon
[blank]
[blank]
William Leister

25 June 1788
Ralph Stewart
Mary Clay
[blank]
Michael Clay1, father
Wm. Tracey; Richard Elliott

30 June 1788
Isaiah Perdue
Mary Belshear
[blank]
Isam Belshear, father
Isam Belshear

3 July 1788
Conrad Reeder/Conrad Rader
Elizabeth Ony (?)
[blank]
Calvin Ony, father
Danl Etter

4 August 1788
William McDonald
Ursula Hoff
[blank]
Thomas Hoff, father
John Preston, Robert Crockett


Source: Certified copy of partial page from the Montgomery County Register of Marriages [no volume no., no page no.] Montgomery County Circuit Count, Christiansburg, Virginia

Notes: This list of bonds appears to be a transcription from some other source.

1 My ancestors in this listing are Ralph Stewart and Mary Clay. Mary’s father was Mitchell Clay, not Michael Clay as transcribed in this courthouse list.

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Deed, Monroe County, 1817

This Indenture made this 14th day of October one thousand eight hundred seventeen Between Rebecah Cantly widow of Samuel Cantly decd, John Wyatt & Eleanor his wife late Eleanor Cantly, Alexander Cantly & Mary his wife John Cantly, Sally Cantly, James Cantly Rebecah Cantly, Mary Cantly & William Cantly, heirs & representatives of Samuel Cantly Decd of the one part & Alexander Clark of the other part each of the County of Monroe & state of Virginia Witnesseth, that for & in consideration of the sum one dollar to them in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge have baggained & sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said Alexander Clark and his heirs a certain Tract of land lying on Indian Creek in the county of Monroe containing forty four acres be the same more or less part of a survey of six hundred acres made for James Ellison Senr dated the 18th day of June 1790 patented the 5th day of March 1792 to said James Ellison. Beginning at a white oak and a steep bank corner old survey and Joseph Siers and with S50 W90 poles to three white oaks S47 E62 poles to a walnut on the bank of the creek thence leaving Siers up the creek N82 E24 pl to an elm and walnut N17 E34 pl to two hickories on the creek bank & N41 E55 pl to a large white oak & dogwood on the opposite line thence through the survey N53 W 47 pl to the Beginning crossing Indian Creek, with its appurtenances to the said Alexander Clark to the sole use & behoof of the said Alexander Clark and his heirs & assigns forever, and the said widow & heirs and representatives for themselves & their heirs doth covenant with the said Alexander Clark & his heirs the said Tract of Land from themselves And their heirs to the said Alexander Clark & his heirs & assigns forever will warrant & forever defend aginst all claims or claims whatever in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this day and year first above written
Signd, Seald & delivered in the presence of Rebecky Cantley {seal}
Joshua Butcher                                      Eleanor Wyatt {seal}
James Clark                                           John Canly {seal}
                                                               John Wyatt {seal}

Monroe County To wit
           We William McDaniel and Georg Walker Justices of the peace in the county afore said stat of Virginia Do hereby certify that Eleanor Wyatt the wife of John Wyatt Rebecky Cantly widow of Samuel Cantly Deceased and John Cantly partys to a certain Deed for the conveyance of real estate to Alexander Clark Bearing Date this 14th Day of October 1817 and hereto anext personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid and the said Eleanor Wyatt being examined by us prively and apart from her husband and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Eleanor Wyatt Rebecky Cantly and John Cantly acknowledged the same to be their acts and deeds and declared thy had willingly signed sealed and declared the same and they wished not to retract it given our hands and seals this 14th day of October 1817.                                                                                   William McDaniel {seal}
                                                                          George Walker {seal}

Monroe Clks office Oct 14 1817
This Deed of Bargain & Sale from the heirs of Samiel Cantly Decd & Alexander Clark was acknowledged before two Magistrates & certified
                                   Teste
                                   Jno Hutchison Jr CMC


Source: Monroe County Deed Book G, 1818 – 1823:327-328, LVA microfilm reel 35,
Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Marriage Register, Montgomery County, 1787-88

Date
      Name of Husband
      Name of Wife
      Minister

List dated 1 Feb 1787
      Antony Pate
      Nancy Shadwick
      Richd Whitt

      William Riss
      Margrit Hayes
      Richd Whitt

      Robert Frazier
      Elizabeth Fielding
      Richd Whitt

      Henry Kirkner
      Elizabeth Smith
      Richd Whitt

      Garland Burgess
      Lavina Brumfield
      Richd Whitt

      Rene Napier
      Jean Eley
      Richd Whitt

List dated 1 Apr 1787
      Philip Hogan
      Elizabeth Pate
      [no ministers recorded in this list]

      David Slone
      Sarah Gibb

      William Polley
      Margrit Muncey

      John Burk
      Margrit Davidson

      Robert Lastley
      Elizabeth Compton

      John Muncy
      Neomi Muncy

      James Aldridge
      Rachel Treadway

25 Dec 1787
      James Cecil
      Peggy Wizer
      Edward Morgan

11 Mar 1788
      William Cristal
      Nelly Brown
      Edward Morgan

25 Mar 1788
      Hugh Dugar
      Sarah Discks
      Edward Morgan

31 Mar 1788
      Richard Cork
      Dolly Loeman
      Edward Morgan

15 June 1788
      Ralph Stewart
      Mary Clay
      Edward Morgan

16 June 1788
      Samuel Muncy
      Anne Workman
      Edward Morgan

30 June 1788
      Isaiah Perdue/Josiah Perdue [see note]
      Sarah Belcher
      Edward Morgan

Dec. 1788
      John Carr
      Margerit Crow
      Edward Morgan


Source: Certified copy of partial page from the Montgomery County Register of Marriages [no volume no., no page no.] Montgomery County Circuit Count, Christiansburg, Virginia

Note: This register appears to be a transcription from another book. The entry for 30 June 1788 presents the names Isaiah Perdue and Josiah Perdue bracketed together with a “?” next to them.

My ancestors in this listing are Ralph Stewart and Mary Clay.

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Deed, Monroe County, 1824

This Indenture made this fourth day of August one thousand eight hundred and twenty four, Between Alexander Cantley and Polley his wife of the one part and Thomas Scott of the other part, each of the county of Monroe and state of Virginia, Witnesseth that the said Alexander Cantley and Polly his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Scott at or befor the ensealling of these presents the receipt thereof they do hereby acknowledge, have bargained and sold unto the aforesaid Thomas Scott the one full and equal undivided eighth part of a tract or parcel of land which Samuel Cantley the father of the said Alexand Cantley died seized of and which eighth part is the part belonging to the said Alexander Cantley as one of the legatees of the said Saml deceased, and which undivided one eighth part of land the said Alexander Cantley and Polley his wife to the said Thomas Scott will warrant and forever defend from themselves and their heirs and from all and every claim or demand whatever, to the sole use and behoof of the said Thomas Scott with is appertainances forever.            In Witness whereof they have hereunto set there hands and seals this day and date first above written
In Presents of }
                           Alexander Cantley {seal}

                                   her
                           Polly X Cantley {seal}
                                   mark

Monroe County to wit
                                   We William McDaniel and John Pack Justices of the Peace in and for said county do hereby certify that Alexand Cantley and Polly Cantley the wife of the said Alexander Cantley personally appeared before us in our said county and they being parties to the within deed for the conveyance of real estate and acknowledged the same to be their acts and deeds and wished us to certify the same to the clerk of the county court of Monroe aforesaid, in order that the same may be recorded, she the said Polly being examined prively and apart from her said husband, declared she had willingly signed sealed and dellivered the same and that she wished not to retract it           Given under our hands and seals the fourth day of August 1824.                                    William McDaniel {seal}
                                   John Pack {seal}

Monroe County Clerks Office 4th August 1824
                                   This deed of bargain and sale from Alexander Cantley and Polly his wife to Thomas Scott was acknowledged before two Justices of the Peace and by them certified and the same is comitted to be recorded.
                       Teste.    Isaac Hutchison CMC


Source: Monroe County Virginia Deed Book H, 1823-1826:156-157, LVA microfilm reel 36, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Marriage Bonds, Montgomery County, 1824

Date of Bond
Husband, Wife
Parents or Guardian of Wife
Security and Witnesses

27 July 1824
Thomas McDonald, Martha Saunders
[blank]
Benjamin McDonald, Robert Saunders

3 August 1824
John Beckett “21 years of age”, Rachel Phares
Henry Ruetrough, guardian
Henry Ruetrough

14 August 1824
Bryant McDonald “of Botetourt County – 21 years of age”, Elizabeth McDonald
Jonas McDonald, father
Jonas McDonald

17 August 1824
Jacob Bowers, Jane Wickham “21 years of age”
[blank]
Nathanial Wickham, Jr.

28 August 1824
Jobe Hale, Fanny Lore
Adam Wall, guardian
Adam Wall

7 September 1824
Abraham Earhart “21 years of age”, Sarah Shufflebarger
John Shufflebarger, Sr., father
William Snavely

18 September 1824
Micaijah Saunders, Rebekah Thompson
John Thompson, father
John Thompson

24 September 1824
Jacob Epperly “21 years of age”, Eliza Pfliger
Abraham Pfliger, father
Abraham Pfliger

25 September 1824
Peter Nida “21 years of age”, Delila Caldwell
Stephen Caldwell, father
Stephen Caldwell

28 September 1824
Michael Echis “21 years of age”, Elizabeth Robinson
Jno. Robinson, father
John Robinson


Source: Certified copy of partial page from the Montgomery County Register of Marriages [no volume no., no page no.] Montgomery County Circuit Count, Christiansburg, Virginia

Note: My ancestors in this listing are John Beckett and Rachel Phares.

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Deed, Giles County, 1806

This Indenture made February the 3d 1806 between Ralph Stewart
and Mary his Wife of Montgomery County and State of Virginia of
the one part and John Toney of the County of Montgomery and State
aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Ralph Stewart and
Mary his Wife for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and
eighty pounds to him in hand paid by John Toney the receipt whereof is –
hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold by these presents bargened
sold released delivered and confirmed unto him the said John Toney and to
his heirs one parcel of landing laying in Montgomery and Tazewell Coun-
ties on brush Creek a branch of blewstone branch of Newriver and bounded
as followeth. Beginning at three white oaks on the patent line on the bank
of the Creek and with the same west 20 poles crossing the Creek to a
white to a white [words repeated] oak North 52 degrees west 84 poles to a white oak
North 80 degrees west 160 poles to two cherry trees and Spanish Oak north
10 degrees east 80 poles crossing the glady fork to three white oaks East
150 poles to a Stake a corner of the patent line and leaving same –
south 26 degrees east 180 poles crossing the Creek to the beginning
with its appertainances to have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel
of land with its appertainances to the said John and his heirs for
ever as Witness whereof the said Ralph Stewart and Mary his Wife
has hereunto set their hands and affixed their Seals this day and year
above written Sign sealed and acknowledged in presence of

G Pearis                               Ralp Stewart {seal}
Charles Clay

Jonathan Toney                    Mary Stewart {seal}
George Pearis Junr

At Giles August Court 1806         This deed of bargain and sale from
Ralph Stewart and Wife to John Toney was proved by the Oaths of
the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

                    Teste
                    John MC Taylor


Source: Giles County Virginia Deed Book A:12-13, LVA microfilm reel 1, Library of
Virginia, Richmond.

Note: This deed was recorded in Giles County, even though the land was in Montgomery and Tazewell counties and the grantor/grantee were listed as residents of Montgomery. Giles County was formed the year this deed was executed. Changing boundaries certainly contributed to this situation.

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Oath, Monroe County, 1816

Monroe County to wit ~

          This day John Wyatt
made oath that to the best
of his knowledge that Alexr
Cantley is 21 years of age
from under my hand & seal
this 9th day of April 1816
          J. Hutchinson


Source: Monroe County, Virginia Marriage Records, File 2, Jacket 1611 [Alexander Cantley & Polly Scott], LVA microfilm reel 58, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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