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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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Marriage Bonds, Montgomery County, 1780s

Date of Bond: 14 February 1785
Boston Wygal and Elenor Collins
no parental information
Security: John Wylie and Meredith Reigns
(p. 4)

Date of Bond: 16 January 1787
John French and Bidde Clay
Father of Bride: Michel Clay
Security/Witnesses: John French and Ralph Stewart
(p. 15)

Date of Bond: 5 November 1789
George Chapman and Patience Clay
no parental information
Security/Witnesses: John Chapman
(p. 31)


Source: Selected Records, Montgomery County Virginia Index and Marriage Register 1777 – 1853, microfilm reel 30, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Court Records, Monroe County, 1855 – 1858

15 January 1855
Jane Wikel, widow of Goodlow Minner, applies to have land laid off and assigned for her dower. (p. 13)

Agreement between George Wikel and Jane Minner dated 11 July 1854 admitted to record. (p. 17)

19 February 1855
Court refused to approve commissioner’s assignment of Jane Minner’s dower and job was handed back to commissioner. (p. 21)

19 March 1855
Dower land assignment approved and ordered to be recorded. (p. 27)

17 September 1855
Peter Minner’s will presented and ordered to be recorded. (p. 88)

15 October 1855
Peter Minner’s appraisment returned. (p. 94)

19 November 1855
Goodlow Minner’s accounts ordered to be settled. (p. 102)

17 March 1856
Goodlow Minner’s settlement ordered to be recorded.. (p. 135)

19 August 1856
Report Submitted by guardian Joseph Ellis on Goodlow Minner’s heirs. (p. 194)

16 February 1857
George W. Hutchinson ordered to settle estate of Goodlow Minner. (p. 251)

15 June 1857
Settlement of Peter Minner estate ordered to be recorded. (p. 286)

17 August 1857
Alexander Wikle transfers land to Wm Lively. (p. 333)

30 January 1858
Deed of B/S from Wm Wikel and wife to George C. Wikel. (p. 377)
Deed of B/S from Wm Wikel and wife to Ro. H. Wikel. (p. 377)

17 May 1858
Geo. C. Wikel appointed as surveyor of road from the end of Peter Miller’s lane to Isaac Campbell’s. (p. 410).

19 July 1858
Settlement with Joseph Ellis, Guardian of Heirs of Goodlow Minner. (p. 444)


Source: Selected entries, Monroe County VA Order Book 7, 1854 – 1859, microfilm reel 11, 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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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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Petition, Monroe County, 1801

To the Honorable the Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Petition and Memorial of the subscribers, freeholders and inhabitants of the county of Monroe respectfully represent

That by an Act of the General Assembly of this Commonwealth passed in the year [blank space left unfilled] the seat of justice of the judicial district composed of the counties of Greenbrier, Montgomery, Botetourt, Kanawha and Monroe was established at the Sweet Springs in the county of Botetourt: that under the operation of the said law a monopoly enures to the proprietor of the Sweet Springs, perhaps, equally unconstitutional, as it is oppressive to your Petitioners that situate in a remote part ^corner of Botetourt county, apart from the body of population and without the advantage of a neighborhood, the suitors and witnesses to the said court are confined for their accommodation, to the tavern of the proprietor under the most inconvenient charges and regulations: that the expense of witnesses attendant upon the said court being generally equal to the fine incurred by their absence, the administration of public justice is generally retarded, and too frequently entirely defeated: that owing to the peculiar circumstances of the place a trial in the said court is rarely to be obtained previous to a lamentable train of continuances equally injurious to the parties litigant as to the general effectuation of rights: that the jail of the said District is so weak and untenable as frequently to occasion the escape of prisoners: that the said District does not command a clerk’s office, but that the records and exhibits are precariously kept in a small log mansion house among the mountains considerably detached from the said court house: that they are partially transported to the terms of the said court, and remain during the session in no certain place and under no certain arrangement, equally inconvenient to those whom they may concern, as unprotected from the common accidents by which they may be destroyed. Your Petitioners beg leave further to represent that the town of Union in the county of Monroe is situate in the heart of a compact and plentiful settlement, rapidly progressing in itself with comfortable and reasonable accommodations : a strong jail : a large and commodious court house, nearer the centre of population and territory than any other town of the District and commanding every advantage of country resource. Your memorialists therefore humbly represent : that situate as they now are, they are burthened [burdened] with numerous and oppressive hardships, without the convenient and regular administration of justice, to which they are entitled in common with other citizens : and solemnly averring to your honorable body that the convenience, the interest and opinions of the great body of the District loudly demand a removal, and that those invaluable objects are hapily and peculiarly concentrated in the town of Union in the county of Monroe : and firmly convinced that that equal and sound policy, which hath ever actuated the legislature will regulate their care. They pray your honorable body to pass a law for the removal of the seat of justice of the said District from the Sweet Springs, to the town of Union in the county of Monroe and they as in duty bound will pray


Source: Freeholders and Inhabitants of Monroe County, Request to Relocate Court, 15 Dec 1801; Virginia Legislative Petitions, LVA microfilm reel 130, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

NOTES:

The following is a partial list of surnames found on this document. Since the actual lists consist of signatures, I was unable to decipher some of them.

ALDERSON, ALEXANDER, ALFORD, ALLEN, ALLFORD, BALLARD, BENNETT, BENSON, BERN, BERRY, BICKET, BLACK, BLAND, BLANTON, BOLDIN, BOLLEN, BOSTICK, BOYD, BROOKING, BROWN, BRYNSIDE, BURDIT, BURK, BURN, BURNS, CAMP, CAMPBELL, CANLEY, CANTLEY, CANTLY, CAR, CARTER, CASSTER, CHAMBERS, CHARLTON, CHRISTY, CLARK, CLINE, COLLINS, CORNWALL, CORNWEL, CROSER, DAWSON, DEBOY, DOLTON, DONNELLY, DORREY, DOUGHERTY, DOUGLASS, DOUTY, DUGLAS, DUNBAR, EARLY, ELLIOTT, ERSKINE, EWING, FALKNER, FARLEY, FIFE, FOSTER, GABBERT, GALLE HURR, GARED, GARVIN, GLENN, GOTS, GRAHAM, GRASS, GRAY, GREEN, GWINN, HALL, HANDLEY, HARMON, HARPER, HAWKINS, HINCHMAN, HOLLAND, HONICER, HOUND, HUGHES, HUMPHREYS, HUTCHISON, JAMES, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONES, KERNAN, KIENAN, KILBURN, KINCAID, KING, KINKAD, KISINGER, KITCHEN, KNOX, LAREW, LAWRANCE, LEACH, LEE, LEG, LEGG, LIVELY, LOUSE, LOVE, LOWE, LYNCH, MADDY, MAN, MANNIX, MATTHEWS, MCDOWELL, MCGLAMERY, MCGRAN, MCNEER, MEADOWS, MILLER, MILLER, MITCHEL, MORDACK, NELSON, NICHOLL, NICKEL, NICKELL, NICKIL, NICKL, PACK, PATTERSON, PATTON, PHILLIPS, PIERSEN, POWERS, PRENTICE, RAINS, RALSTON, RAMSEY, RAYNS, ROACH, ROBINSON, RUBLE, SCOTT, SHANKLIN, SHANKS, SHIREY, SHOEMAKER, SKAGGS, SKEGGS, SMITH, SPICKARD, SWOBE, TACKETT, TAYLOR, TERRY, THOMAS, THOMSON, VINVENT, VOSSEMINE, WHIT, WIGEL, WIKEL, WISEMAN, WITHEROW, WYLIE, YOUNG

Link to transcription of names in the arrangement wherein they appeared on the document pages/fragments. This list includes partial transcriptions of names that were difficult to read. You will see here how family members and perhaps neighbors signed in groups.

Names In Original Arrangement

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Appraisal, Monroe County, 1810

Estate of Mrs. Sarah Clark, Decd
Inventory and Appraisal
26 May 1810

“a negro woman named Jean and her daughter 6 months old” – $383.33
“a girl about ten years old named Lucy” – $200
“a boy about eight years old named Madison” – $216.66 2/3
“1 do [boy] about six years old named Theophlias” – $180
“1 do [boy] about four years old named Str[i?]lar” – $150

1 bay mare six years old
1 Iron tooth harrow
1 log chain
1 pair steelyards
9 sheep
3 potts
10c [-in?] without a lid
3 pair pot hooks
Turning tools
1 Flax wheel
1 Broad ax
1 Crook
1 Handsaw
1 pair [Lad?] Irons
1 Hackle
1 Looking Glass
[Crowes ins have ??]
Crooked drawing knife
Shoe hammer and pinchers
1 pint glass
5 pewter plates
dishes
1 [check?] reel
1 Coffee mill
Bedstead Bed & Furniture
2 Boxes
1 Ladies Saddle
1 Bedstead Bed & Furniture
1 Bedstead & Cord
1 Hone
1 set Razors & case
a parcel of books
1 Callender
4 plates and sheers
1 Table
1 Loom and guide wheel
2 old stays
1 2 year old Colt
1 Heifer
1 bridel Cow and Calf
1 black and white Cow and Calf
1 yearlin Steer
1 Cutting Box and knife
1 Riffle gun
5 chairs
12 geese
1 pair dog irons
1 Broad ax & trough
1 Hoe

Total value of estate: $1,389.03 2/3

Submitted by: Isaac Estill, William Vass, Tod Stergeon
At Monroe June Court, 1810


Source: Will Book 1, 1799 – 1817:177, Monroe County, Virginia, microfilm reel 67, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

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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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