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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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Report, Alexander Cantley of VA/WV

An extensive report on three generations of the CANTLEY family is now available in the “REPORTS” section.

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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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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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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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Deposition, Kanawha County, 1902

Extracts from Deposition of W. M. J. Massey
Statements in support of Tempay Cantley’s claim for a Widow’s Pension
Given in Kanawha County, near Fairfield, WV, in December 1902

“I am 52 years of age. My post office address is Fairfield, W. Va. I am a farmer & master[?] & preacher. I lived at Dry Creek, Raleigh County, this state, all my life up to two years ago. Alexander Cantley – we called him Uncle Alec – lived two and a half miles from my home and I worked for him many a day, through several years, and I closed his eyes when he died. He died at the home of James M. Clay, near Dry Creek. I can’t tell in what year he died but he died early in the spring and, I think, in March. I can’t tell in what part of the month, but there was snow.”

“I knew Mr. Cantley’s first wife and we always called her Aunt Polly. I saw her dead and was at her burying. She died not many years before Mr. Cantley and Tempay began to live together or before they were married – I know of this marriage, by hearsay, about the time it occurred. I am not positive I was at this marriage but Tempay says I was there.”


Source: Alexander Cantley full pension file, S.O. 28206, S.C. 20,616, W.O. 45,422, W.C. 35,512, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

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Heir List, Fayette County, 1929

Fayette Co., WV
5 April 1929
Heirs of G. B. Cantley

J. R. Cantley, son, Sanger, WV
Wayman Cantley, son, Sanger, WV
Wennie Wykle, daughter, Sanger, WV
Dora Smith, daughter, Sanger, WV
Estel Smith, granddaughter, Sanger, WV
Hallie Spangler, granddaughter, Oswald, WV
Ora Biggs, granddaughter, Oswald, WV
Bertie Biggs, grandson, Dunedin, WV
Lina Biggs, granddaughter, Dunedin, WV
Ray Biggs, grandson, Dunedin, WV
Gladys Biggs, great-granddaughter, Dunedin, WV
James Biggs, great-grandson, Dunedin, WV
Dennis Biggs, great-grandson, Dunedin, WV
Myrtle Starks, granddaughter, Thurmond, WV
Ramie Cantley, grandson, Dunloop, WV
Jesse Cantley, grandson, Prudence, WV

List provided and sworn to by J. R. Cantley


Source: Fayette County Fiduciary Book D4:78, Fayette County Commission, Fayetteville, WV.

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Affidavit, Boone County, 1851

Virginia ~ Boone County to wit
                                                           On this 14th day of
February One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty one, personally
appeared before me a Justice of the Peace, in and for the county of
Boone and State aforesaid, Alexander Cantley age Fifty-
seven years, a resident of the County of Raleigh, in the State
of Virginia, who being duly sworn according to law, declares
That he was drafted into the service of the United States
as a privet in Captain James R. Nemos Company, of the
fifth Regiment of Militia, commanded by Colonel Francis
Preston
, in the War with Great Briton against the United
States; That he did from the county of Monroe, in the State
of Virginia, enterd into the service of the United States, on or
about the first of September One Thousand Eight Hundred
and Thirteen, and continued in actual service for the term
of six months, and was honorable discharged at Norfolk
in the State of Virginia on the 11th day of March, One
Thousand Eight Hundred and fourteen, as will appear
by his discharge herewith [annesit ?], as will also appear
from the Muster Rolls of said Company.

                                               Affiant makes this declar-
ation, for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which
he the said Alexander Cantley may be entitled under the
“act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers
who may have been engaged in the military service of the
United States,” passed 28th of September 1850, and any sup-
plement or amendment thereto                   Alexander Cantley

Witness
Meredith Wills
Jacob Petry
     Sworn and Subscribed to before me, the day and year above
written; and I hereby certify that I believe the said Alexander Cantley
to be the identical man who served as aforesaid. That he is a man of truth
and that I suppose him to be a man of the age above stated.
                                                           G Stollings J.P.

State of Virginia Conty of Boone      { SS
                                    I B. E. Barrett Clerk of the County
Court of said County do hereby Certify that Griffin Stollings
whose name is subscribed to the within certificate is
an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County duly
Commissioned that full faith and credit is and ought to
be given to all such his official acts accordingly and
that the signature purporting to be his is genuine.
                        Given under my hand and the
Seal of the said Court at the clerk’s office this
26th day of February 1851
                              B. E. Barrett      Clerk


Source: Alexander Cantley (Pvt., Nemmo’s Company, 5th Regiment VA Militia, War of 1812), pension file S.O. 28,206, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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Estate Administration Orders, Raleigh County, 1860s

April 9th, 1866
James Cantley of the County having died intestate more than
three months ago, and no person having applied for administrat-
ion of his Goods & Chattels: It is Ordered that Louis Hull Sheriff
of said County, take into his possession the Estate of the Said
deceased, and Administer the same According to Law.

                                            C. Prince, Recorder [p.9]

Recorders Office Raleigh County
June 24th 1869
On Motion of Alexander Cantley who made oath together
with A.J. Harper entered into Security in bond to the State of
West Virginia in the Penalty of six hundred dollars con-
ditioned as the law directs whereupon letters of Administr-
ation upon the Estate of Steel Massey, Decd are Granted
unto the said Alexander Cantley in due form. [p. 34]


Source: Raleigh County West Virginia Recorders Court Records, Vol 1, 1865 -1900, [Marriage and Court Records 1850 – 1871], FHL microfilm 598403, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.

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Deed of Bargain and Sale, Monroe County, 1800

This Indenture made the seventeenth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred Between James Ellison of the one part, and Samuel Kantly of the other part, both of the State of Virginia, Witnesseth, that the said James Ellison, for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings, lawful money of Virginia, to him in hand paid, by the said Samuel Cantly, the Receipt whereof, he doth hereby acknowledge, have bargained, sold, aliened, [enscoffed ?], and confirmed, and By these Presents, do grant, bargain, sell, alien, [enscoff ?], and confirm, to the said Samuel Cantly, and his heirs, forever, a certain tract, or parcel of land containing six hundred acres by survey made for said Ellison, bearing date the eighteenth day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety lying and being in the County of Monroe on Indian Creek, a Branch of New River, joining the lands of Lewis Bootten, David Kohr, and Joseph Seirs, and the said two hundred and thirty six, is Bounded as followeth, so wit, Beginning at pine and Spanish oak, corner to the said survey, and thence through the same North forty five degrees, East eighteen poles, to two white oaks, and North forty^two degrees West ninety two poles, to a buckeye and hickory, on the branch of the creek, and North twenty five degrees, West sixty two poles down and across the creek, to two white oaks on a line of the said survey, and with same, North forty degrees, West fifteen poles to two white oaks, and North eighty seven degrees, West sixteen poles, to two hickorys, and North seventy degrees, West sixty poles, to an ash, and South seventy one degrees, West forty forty two [poles] to white oak, South twenty two degrees, West ninety six poles, to a white oak and South fifty degrees, West fifty four [poles] to white oak corner to Seirs, and with same, South sixty degrees, West ninety poles, to three white oaks, South forty five degrees, East sixty two to walnutt, corner same, and leave same, North eighty two, East twenty four [poles] to walnutt and elm, and North seventeen degrees, East thirty four [poles] to two hickories on the Bank of the creek, and North forty one degrees, East one hundred and forty four poles crossing and up the creek to two sowerwoods and a white oak, and South twenty five degrees, East forty eight [poles] to two white oaks, and South eight degrees, East one hundred and four poles, poplar and Spanish oak, and South sixty eight, East one hundred and seventy eight poles to the Beginning, with all its appurtenances, thereunto belonging, or in any wise appurtaining to have and to hold, the said tract or parcel of land, with its appurtenances, to the said Samuel Cantly and his heirs forever, and the said James Ellison, at the time of sealing and delivering of this Indentures, is seised of sure and indefeasible ^Estate of inheritance in fee simple, of, and in the tract, and parcel of land, hereby conveyed, and every part thereof, and that the land is now, and forever hereafter, shall remain, free and clear of, and from all incumbrances, or charges, of what nature, or, kind so ever, made, done, or suffered, by him, or any person claiming by or, under him, and the said James Ellison, will forever, warrant, and defend, the said tract, or parcel of land, hereby conveyed to the said Samuel Cantly, his heirs or assigns forever against the claim, or demand of any person, or persons whatsoever in witness and year above written                    James Ellison {seal}
                                                                 Elisabeth Ellison {seal}
Signed, sealed, and delivered
in the presence of
John Hutchinson
           At a court held for Monroe County, at the house of T. L. Alexander Esq. on Tuesday the seventeenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred. This Deed of Bargain and Sale from James Ellison and Elisabeth his wife, to Samuel Cantly, was acknowledged in Court, she this Elisabeth, being first privately examined as the law directs ~ And Ordered to be Recorded
                                                                         Test. John Hutchinson


Source: Monroe County, VA Deed Book, 1799-1805:58 – 59, reel 31, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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