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Will, Monroe County, 1808

In the name of god amen I Sarah Clark of the County of Monroe
and State of Virginia being sick and wake [weak] in body but of sound
mind and disposing memory for which I thank god and calling
to mind the uncertinty of humin life and being desirous of disposing
of all such Wourldley Estate as it hath pleased god to bless me
with, I give and bequeath the same in manner following,
that is to say ~

First
I give and bequeath to the heirs of my son James Clark
deceased one dollar current and lawfull money of
the United States amongst them equally to be divided. I also
further give to his oldest Daughter Sally Clark my side
Saddle, my bed and furniture, Spinning wheel, and one year-
ling heifer to be held by hir and hir heirs forever ~
Second,
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rebekah Cantly one
bay mare and one pewter dish to be held by hir and hir heirs
forever
Thirdly,
I give and bequeath to my son William Clark two dollars
current and lawfull money of the United States ~
Fourthly ~
I gave and bequeath to my son Ralph Clark one Negro boy called
Cinklear [Sinclair] to be held by him and his heirs forever
Fifthly ~
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Martha Campbell one
Negro girl named Lucy and one pott to be held by hir and
hir heirs forever ~
Sixthly ~
I will and bequeath to my son Alexander Clark, one dollar
Current and lawfull money of the United States, and also four
head of sheep ~
Seventhly
I give and bequeath to my son John Clark the upper end of
my land, being that part on which he now lives, beginning at
a Corner in the head of the linn hollow and running from
thence to his Clabard tree, from thence to the spring, thence
up the spur to it Joins William Burks line, or the line that was
said Burks, at the head of the big hollow, and one Negro boy called
Theappilis, and also one milch Cow to be held by him and
his heirs forever ~
Eightly ~
I will and bequeath to my son Samuel Clark that part of my
Land on which I now live, being the old Improved part of
the same, and also my Negro woman ^Girl named Grace, and
my Negro boy named Maddison together with all the remain-
ing part of my Stock, furniture, and farming Utensils, not yet
disposed off [of] to be held by him and his heirs forever ~
And lastly I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my friends
Samuel Cantly and Ralph Clark executors of this my
last will and testament herby revoking all other or
former wills of testaments by me heretofore made in writing
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my
Seal this twenty sixth day of May one thousand eight
hundred and eight.           hir
                             Sarah X Clark {seal}
                                    mark
Signed, sealed, published and
declared, as, and for the last will and
Testament of the above named Sarah
Clark in thepresence of us

Samuel Clark
Michael Kisinger
          his
Mathias X Kisinger
         mark

                  At Monroe December Court 1809
The last will and Testament of Sarah Clark dec’d
was presented in Court & proven by the oaths of Samuel
Clark, Michael Kissinger & Mathias Kissinger Subscribing
witnesses thereto tis ordered to be recorded ~
                  A Copy
                       Test
                          J Hutchinson C.M.C.


Source: Sarah Clark will, 28 May 1810, Will Book 1, 1799 – 1817:167 – 168, Monroe County, Virginia, microfilm reel 67, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Note: Sarah was married to Alexander Clark1, and was mother to Rebekah Clark who married Samuel Cantley2.

1 Will of Alexander Clark, 12 June 1794, Will Book 1:87, Greenbrier County, Virginia, County Commission, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

2 Saml Cantley and Rebecca Clark, 3 February 1789, Marriage Book 1A:17, Greenbrier County, Virginia, County Commission, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

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Will, Raleigh County, 1910

I, Rebecca J. Cantley, being of sound mind and disposing
memory, do make and publish this as and for my last will and
testament and by this act do hereby revoke all former
wills.

1st. I devise and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy
J. Combs, one bed, two pillows, one coverlid, and
one dollar in money as and for her entire interest
in my estate.
2nd. I devise and bequeath unto my dau-
ghter Nettie J. Serratt, one bed, two pillows, one
coverlid and one dollar in money as and
for her entire interest in my estate.
3rd. I devise, bequeath, grant and convey unto
my son James A. Cantley all the remainder of
my property bowth real and personal of every
kind and character, wherever situate & of which
I may die siezed and possessed, and hereby
nominate him as and for the Executor of that
will, with full power, conferred, and request
that he qualify as such.

Signed and sealed this the 19th day of May, 1910,
in the presence of W.O. McGinnis & C. W. Massey who at
the request of the Testatrix, and in the presence of
each other, witness the signature of the said Rebecca
J. Cantley, and subscribe their names in
testimony thereof.

           her
Rebecca J. Cantley {seal}
           mark

Witnesses,
        W. O. McGinnis
        C. W. Massey

Witness as to mark,        W.O. McGinnis
                                     C. W. Massey
Teste. M. J. Meadows, Co. Clk.

West Virginia
Raleigh County Court Clerks Office July 5th 1910,
The last will of Rebecca J. Cantley, dec’d, was this day pre-
sented in said office for probate, and being duly proven
is admitted to record.

Teste. M. J. Meadows
        County Clerk.


Source: Raleigh County [West Virginia] Wills, 1:370-371, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Charleston, West Virginia.

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Deed of Bill and Sale, Raleigh County, 1884

This deed made this 27th day of March 1884, between George
W. Cantley and Drucilla Cantley his wife, Samuel Cantley
and Sarah Cantley his wife, James M. Clay and LoDaske Clay
his wife, James Jones and Caroline Jones his wife, John H.
Sarrett and Jeanette Sarrett his wife, John R. Combs and
Nancy J. Combs his wife and Rebecca J. Cantley widow of
James Cantley Decd heirs at law of Alexander Cantley Decd
all of the County of Raleigh & State of West Virginia of the first
part, and James A. Cantley of the County and State afore-
said of the second part. Witnesseth, that for in in consideration
of the sum of Forty-Four Dollars in the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged by parties of the First part, The said parties of the first
part do this day bargain, sell and convey and by these presents do
bargain, sell and convey all their rights, title and claim to two
(2) tracts or parcels of land containing respectively thirty five
acres and twenty acres, more or less, And bounded and describ-
ed as follows. Situate in the County of Raleigh, State of West
Virginia, On the Marsh Fork of Big Coal River, Tract No. 1 Begin-
ning at two red buds and Elm Sprout in the Sugar Camp hollow
and on a line of the said Abbott and Hood’s survey, thence a
straight line up the hollow to the top of the ridge between
said hollow and Dry Creek cornering on two Chestnut oaks
thence down the ridge to a sugar tree, thence a straight line
to two Chestnut oaks on the Lick Point, thence down said point
to said Abbott’s and Hood’s line, and with said line to the beginning
containing Thirty Five acres, more or less. Tract No. 2. Beginning
at the Mouth of Rock Creek, on a white oak and Black oak,
corner in Old Original Whitcroft survey and with line of Henry
B. Clay heirs to where the road now runs, thence down with
the road to a stake at the lower end, thence a straight line
to the river, thence with the meanders of the river up to the
beginning containing twenty acres, More or less.


Source: Raleigh County Deeds [microfilm] Volume I, pages 61 – 63, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Charleston, West Virginia.

Plat No. 1 (coming soon)
Plat No. 2 (coming soon)

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Prenuptual Agreement, Raleigh County, 1876

Alex Cantley to Tempa Hopkins, Article of Agreement

An Article of Agreement made and entered into this 23d day of August 1876
by and betwen Alexander Cantley of the County of Raleigh and State of West Va of the
first part and [unreadable] Tempa Hopkins of the County and State aforesaid. The
condition of the above obligation is such that the above named Alexander Cantley
and the said Tempa Hopkins has this day bargained and agreed with theirselves to be-
come lawful husband and wife on condition herein set forth that is to say that all
the personal property now owned and held by the said Tempa Hopkins is to be her
one [own] individual property to the use of her and her owne heirs with all the increase of said property free from Alexander Cantley and his heirs. And it is further agreed
that this Article of Agreement shall not deprive the said Tempa Hopkins from her
lawful dowry in the estate of the said Alexander Cantley should he decease this life
first then the remainder of his estate to be to the use and benefit of his Children or Lawful heirs. This obligation to be in force from the date of Marriage by the said Parties in witness whereof we set our hand and seal the day and year above written.

Alexander Cantley
Tempa Hopkins

State of West Virginia
Raleigh County August the 23d 1876

I, William C. Acord a Justice in the said County do hereby certify that Alexander Cantley and Tempa Hopkins whose names assigned to the writing hereto annext bearing date on the 23d day of August 1876 personally appeared before me and acknowledged the same to be their act and agreement and acknowledges the same to Record in the Clerks Office in said County, given under my hand this the 23d day of August 1876.
William C. Acord

West Virginia, Raleigh County Court Clerk’s office
Oct. 6th, 1876
The foregoing Article of Agreement duly acknowledged & certified who this day presented to [unreadable] in my said office for Record and was this [unreadable] admitted.
Teste John Beckley, Clk.


Source: Alexander Cantley and Tempa Hopkins agreement, 23 August 1876, Raleigh County [November Term 1876 Records - book title unknown]:243, County Clerk’s Office, Beckley, West Virginia.

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Property Appraisal, Monroe County, 1810

Agreeable to an order to us directed from the County Court of
Monroe to appraise the personal Estate of Samuel Cantly deceasd
we have met this 28th day of May 1810 being first duly sworn, we
appraised the following property

one two year old horse colt @ $25
one bay horse mare & colt @ 60
one Bay horse @ 20
one brissled Steer yearlin @ 75c
one cow & calf @ 9
one cow & calf @9
two stear yearlins @ $2 each 4
one heifer yearlin @ 2
one three year old heifer @ 6
one cow & bell @ 9
one other cow at 8
one other cow at 7
Eight sheep $9
one dry hide 0 75c
one pott & hooks 2.50
one washing tub .25
one wool wheel .75
four coolers 1
three fat cans .50
two churns .42
one washing tub & small pale .50
one bag .50
one Saddle 4
one Old Picklin Tub .50
three weavers Reads @ 1.50
one Loom and three pair old geirs 5
two Old axes @ 1
one new ax 1.50
one Tomahock .50
one Set Plow Irons 3
one pair Swingletrees .75
three weeding hoes @ 1.50
one mattock @ 1
1 hand ax & drawing knife 1
one Sickle 0.25cts bell 50cts .75
two [bli – v ses ??] & Twisted link 1
one Shovel plow 1
thirty nine hoggs @ 24
one cutting Knife & Box 2
one Riffle Gun @ 15
one Razor .42
two Bridles 1.25
one flap hackle 1.25
one Oven & Hooks 2.25
plates, Bowls, Cups & Saucers 2
six Knives & nine forks 1.50
six tin cups @ .25
one pewter Dish .83
twenty four geese 8
one flax wheel 1
one bed & furniture 15
one other bed and furniture 10
one other do @ 15
one other do @ 6
one side saddle 7
two small poles .30
322.98

At Monroe June Court 1810
This appraisement was
Returned and is ordered to be recorded   

James Halstead
James Ellison
John Harvey

A copy Test
J. Hutchinson


Source: Samuel Cantly appraisal, 28 May 1810, Will Book 1, 1799 – 1817:178 – 179, Monroe County, Virginia, microfilm reel 67, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Note: Values are in dollars unless designated by decimal point or ‘c’ as cents.

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