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Estate Account, Monroe County, 1850s

The Estate of George Wikel deceased In account with Christopher J. Beirne Executor thereof

(Debits)

1851
Nov. 15. Cash pd Wm Chambers, $8.00
Nov. 19. Cash pd N. Harrison, $5.00

1852
[n.d.] Cash pd Clerk of Monroe, $3.82
Jan. 1. Cash pd Estill & Watts, $2.50
Jan. 27. Cash pd Cyrus B. Campbell, Jacob Pile, & Frederick Pikes appraisers – $3.00
Nov. To Commission to Executor for his services – 5 pr ct on Estate, $103.37
Nov. 15. Cash pd Lettitia Wikel, $650.00
Nov. 15. Cash pd Wm Wikel, $150.00
Dec. 13. Cash pd Alexr Wikel, $50
Dec. 28. Cash pd John Clark, Auctioneer, $2.00

1853
[n.d.] Cash pd Clerk of Monroe, 3.44
Jan 3. Cash pd Philip J. Wikel, $40.25
Feb. 2. Cash pd Geo. Wikel Jr, $76.00
Feb. 14. Cash pd Eli Wikel, $50.00
Feb. 14. Cash pd Eli Wikel for Henry Wikel, $100.00
Feb. 20. Cash pd Emanuel Beckner, $1.00
May 21. Cash pd H. Wiseman, $16.17
May 21. Cash pd Henry Wiseman, $102.05
Oct. 10. Cash pd Philip J. Wikel, $59.76
Nov. 23. Cash pd Clerk of Monroe & Comr for this Settlement, $3.26

(Credits)

1851
Nov. By cash on hand at Testators death, $15.00

1852
Nov. 15. By Amount of sale of Estate, $2,038.44
Nov. 15. By Amount of Richd Ramsey’s Note, $4.45.

1853
Jan. 17. By Cash Amount of Joseph Ramsey’s Note, $4.65
Apr. 19. By Cash returned by N. Harrison, $5.00

“The foregoing is a correct statement of the accounts of C.J. Beirne Exor of Geo Wikel decd as shown to me by said Executor, showing a balance in his hands of $637.92 which should bear interest from 15 May 1853 ~ On the morning of the first day of the County Court of this county December Term 1853 I posted a notice on the Court House door stating that his accounts were before me for settlement & no exception have[sic] been taken thereto.

Respectfully submitted ~ Geo W. Hutchinson Comr April 1st 1854”


Source: Monroe County Virginia Fiduciary Records, Case No. 725, File 110:89 – 90, LVA microfilm reel 26, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Executor’s Bond, Augusta County, 1815

Augusta County, Virginia
24 July 1815
John Michael and John Kerekoff for $600 undertake the obligation to administer the will of George Weigel.

Signed by John Michael, marked by John Kerekoff.


Source: Augusta County Executor’s and Administrator’s Bonds 1812 – 1816 [unpaged],
LVA microfilm reel 103, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Will, Augusta County, 1774

In the name of God amen I James Clark of the County of Agust [Augusta] and Colony of Virginia being sick of Body but of perfect Judgementt and Memory do appoint this to be my last Will and Testament in the Way and Mannor following and first I comit my Body to the Earth to be buried decently at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named & my soul to God who gave it fully persuaded of a General resurrection and as touching my worldly Estate I apont [appoint] that all debts & funeral Charges be firs paid and that all the remainder of my Estat be divided in the following Manor Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Jean Clark elate two shillings starlin I give likewise to my daughter Elizabeth Regh two shillings star and likewise my daughter Sarah Clark elate two shillings star & likewise to my son John two shillings star and likewise to my son James two shillings star and likewise to my son William’s heir five shillings starling and to my Daughter Ane Dinlap two shillings star and to my son Alexander two shillings star and to my son Samuel two shillings starling and to my son Robert two shillings star and to my daughter Margret two shillings starling and all the remainder of my estate both money and Goods I Leave to my well beloved Wife for her support and at her disposal and I do hereby Constitute Ordain and appoint my well beloved son William Regh and my well beloved Wife Elizabeth to Executors of this my Last will and Testament and doth Revoke disanull and make void all former Wills Gifts Legacies maid or done by me and do Ratify and Confirm this to be my Last will and Testament Given under my hand and seal this 20th day of Agust and in the year of our Lord 1774

Signed Sealed in
the presents of                            his
James McCleerey               James X Clark           {seal}
John McCleerey                           mark
Jas Ewing

At a Court held for Augusta County March the 19th 1778
       This Last Will and Testament of James Clark decd was
Proved by the Oaths of James McCreerey and James Ewing two of
the Witnesses therein and Ordered to be Recorded and on the
motion of the Executors therein named who made Oath
according to Law Certificate for obtaining a Probat thereof in
due form is Granted them they having with Securitys
entered into and acknowledged their bond according to
Law.


Source: Augusta County Virginia Will Book 6:4 – 5, LVA microfilm reel 44, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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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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Inventory, Fayette County, 1936

Inventory of W. P. Wykle, made 13 Nov 1936
Fayette County, WV

Item No 1 – Total $1,500.00
Real estate of interest therein

Meadow Fork land
13 ¼ acres, $540
.51 acres, $200
5.6 acres, $410
1 acre, $20
5 ½ acres, $60
3.03 acres, $30
1 acre, $210
2 10/ acres, $30

Item No 2 – Total $335
Tangible Personal property of every kind

2 Horses, $150
1 Chevrolet Coach, $40
1 Mowing Machine, $25
1 Lot Farm Tools, $20
1 Lot Household Goods, $100

(No Entries for Items 3 – 5)

Item No 6 – Total $1,205.03
Money, certificates of deposit, notes, etc.

Savings Acct Merchants and Miners Bank, National Bank Oak Hill WV, $885.45
Checking Acct Mer & Min Bank Oak Hill, $349.58

Appraised by Archie E. Nugen, J. W. Jones, D. M. Hamilton


Source: Appraisal Book 2:264, Fayette County Commission, Beckley, West Virginia

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Will, Monroe County, 1851

In the name of God Amen, I George Wikel of the County of Monroe and State of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows:

First – I direct that my Executors herein after named shall as soon as convenient after my death make sale of all my estate of every kind both real and personal or otherwise upon a credit of Twelve months requiring bond and good security of the purchasers – excepting only one womans saddle, one chest, one spinning wheel, and one Bed, Bedstead, & the necessary furniture or covering therefor which I give and bequeath absolutely to my beloved wife Letitia Wikel and my Executor is hereby directed to select for my said wife the same Bed & Bedstead which we commonly use & occupy for ourselves.
2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Letitia as her absolute property to be disposed of as she may choose the one third of all the nett proceeds of my estate of every kind, both real & personal, after my debts and funeral expenses and all proper costs attending the sale above mentioned have first been paid by my executor.
3 – I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Wikel a legacy of seventy five dollars to him & his heirs forever –
4th I give to my daughter Elizabeth Williams and her husband Jeremiah O. Williams One hundred and fifty dollars
5th I give and bequeath to my son Wm Wikel one hundred and fifty dollars
6th I give and bequeath to my son Henry Wikel One hundred dollars
7th I give and bequeath to the children and heirs of my son John Wikel who is dead and whose children are not residents of this Commonwealth One hundred and fifty dollars to be equally divided amongst them all
8th I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Wiseman and her husband Robert K. Wiseman the sum of fifty dollars
9th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Magdaline Crawford and her husband Thomas Crawford one hundred and fifty dollars provided the said Mary Magdaline should be living at the time of my death. If not the said one hundred and fifty dollars to be equally given and divided amongst all the lawful children and heirs of my said daughter.
10th To my son Alexander Mathews Wikel I give and bequeath Fifty dollars
11th To my daughter Nancy Wiseman and her husband Henry Wiseman I give and bequeath One hundred dollars
12th To my son Ely Wikel I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars
13th To my son George Wikel I give and bequeath the sum of One hundred dollars
14th To my son Philip Jackson Wikel I give and bequeath the sum of One hundred dollars
15th It is my will and desire that after the payment of debts and funeral expenses, that the legacies herein left to my beloved wife are to be first satisfied and to have precedence over the rest – and if after the legacies to her and the other legatees herein mentioned are all satisfied there should be a surplus still remaining, it is my will and desire that the said surplus should be equally give and divided by my Executor amongst my twelve children or the children of each of them as may be dead who in in [word repeated] that case are to receive the share or portion of such father or mother as may be dead.
     And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Christopher J. Beirne Executor of this my last will & Testament – In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 21st day of June 1851     his
Signed sealed acknowledged                           George X Wikle      {seal}
& Executed by the testator in the                              mark
presence & hearing of us who at his request and in his presence
have subscribed our names as witnesses
Nathl Harrison
Wm Erskine
Frederick Harris


Source: Monroe County Virginia Will Book 5:65-66, microfilm reel 69, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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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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Will, Augusta County, 1781

In the name God Amen I Elisabeth Clark of Augusta County and State of Virginia being sick in body but of perfect sense and memory blessed be God for his mercies I do make this my last Will and Testament Revoking and disannulling all Wills and Testaments heretofor maid by me or in my name first in Prinsable of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it & Body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors not doubting but I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection and as for my Worldly Estate I will and dispose of them in the manner following I first allow my detes and General Expenses to be first paid off my whole Estate as they shall apear to be lawfully due. Imprimus I will and bequeath to my ^beloved Daughter Jean Elliots heirs five Shillings Starling Item I give to my well beloved Elisabeth Reoth one striped wested gown and one sermon book called Guthroy Item I give to my daughter Sara Elliot one Bed gown of caligo and stripd petticoat of Linsey and six pewter plates Item I gave to my daughter Margret Clenkaid one Black gown and book of Ambress work and the rest of my Wearing Cloath & Lingens I appoint equally divided amouns my foar Daughters. Item I gave to my son John Gridle a book calld the method of prayer and I gave up the bonds due to the Estate from him Item I gave to my son James one feather bed one boster one pair blankets one quilt and coverlid. Item I gave to my son Alexander one spoon mold one blanket and my [there seems to be something that was not copied over here] to his Wife Item I gave to my son Samuel one Bible covered with Red Leather one single blanket and a red heifer. Item I will and bequeath to my Williams heirs five Shillings Sterling Item I give to my son Robert my confession of faith and the Remainer of my Whole Estate in Restitution of the Trouble he has and had with me and I do Ordain and Constitute my son Robert Clark and William Reooh to be my whole and sole Executors to manage my whole affairs as it is mentioned in this my last will Testament in Witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 8th day of October 1781

Signed and Sealed in                                 her
the presence of                             Elisabeth X Clark
Charles Donnaly                                        mark
James McCleery
Robert Patterson
George Berry

At a Court held for Augusta County Novr 20th 1781 the last will and Testament of Elisabeth Black [“Clark” is written above the erroneously copied “Black”] decd was proved by the Oaths of John McClery & Geo Berry Two of the Witnesses therto and Ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of Robert Clark one of the Executors therein named who made Oath according to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat therof in due form he having complied with Law                    Test


Source: Augusta County Virginia Will Book 6:208, microfilm reel 44, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Will, Bath County, 1790

In the name of God, Amen Ralph Laverty of the County
of Augusta and Commonwealth of Virginia considering the uncertainty
of this Mortal Life and being of sound mind and memory at the present
thanks to almighty God for the same do make and publish this my Last
will and Testament in manner and form following (Imprimis) I will
and order all my just debts to be paid. Item I give and Bequeath to my
Beloved wife Jane one third of all my personal Estate one young Bay
horse and saddle a small star in hir forehead and a heifer
of three years old of a Spotted Cream Coulter and Two Sheep during her
widow hood but at her marriage or Death I will and order said
Goods and Chattles to be Given to the second oldest son of John Hamel-
ton of the County of Rockbridge and State aforesaid which is my Grand
Son of the name of Ralph
now a bout six months old. I Likewise give
and Bequeath to my Daughter Rebecca Hamelton six sheep or the value
thereof the Remainder of my personal Estate I will and order to be
equally divided Betwixt my three daughters Agnes Haddin, Sarah
Clark
(to said Sarah Clark one Large Bible Exclusive) and Martha
Meek
. To my son William Laverty I Leave the sum of five shillings
Virginia Currency to be paid out of my wife Jean’s part, which said
several Legacies I will and order to be paid to the said Respective
Legatees within six months after my decease. I further give and
devise to my said daughter Rebecca Hamelton all my Real Es-
tate Consisting of a certain tract of land Consisting of a
bout three hundred acres situate on the Cowpasture River
at the mouth of Stuarts Creek Together with forty-five acres there
unto annexed by virtue of a pattent to hold to her the said Rebecca
Hamelton during her natural life and at her decease to [Revolve ?] to
her second Eldest son above mentioned of the name of Ralph Ham-
elton and his Heirs forever – and Lastly I appoint my son in
law the above mentioned John Hamelton and my Beloved wife
Jane the sole Executors of this my Last will and Testament Revoking
and Disannulling all former wills by me made in witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twentieth day of February
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety
the words (and Saddle) at the fifth line and the words (and Two Sheep)
at the sixth line was underlined before signed.

Signed Sealed Published and declared by                               his
the above named Ralph Laverty to be his Last will           Ralph X Laverty {seal}
and Testament in presence of we who have hereunto               mark
subscribed our names in presence of the Testator
William Connell
Henry Scott
Nathan Crawford
Robert Stuart

Bath County June Court 1792 this Last will and Testament
of Ralph Laverty Decd was proved by the witnesses thereto and
Ordered to be Recorded.
                    Teste Chas Cameron


Source: Bath County Will Book No. 1, 1791 – 1813:12, microfilm Reel 7, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Appraisal, Bath County, 1792

We whose names are underwritten being first appointed by Court
then sworn according to Law to appraise the Estate of Ralph Laverty Deceas-
d accordingly we have appraised the different articles set before us
as followeth –

1 pale Red Cow some white on her back and Calf         £2.10
1 white Cow                                                                2.15
1 Dark Brown Cow and Calf                                          2.10
1 Brindled 3 year old Stear                                           2.15
1 Red 3 year old Stear                                                 2.10
1 Brindled Heifer                                                          1.7
4 yearling Pigg. one Bull one Heifer 2 Stears                   3
1 Sorrel Horse                                                             9.0
1 Mare and Colt                                                           6.0
1 Mare                                                                        5.0
1 Bedstead Bed and Furniture                                       3.16.6
1 Old Bed                                                                   1.0.0
2 Old Coats and 1 Jacket                                             1.0
1 Oven 2 potts and 2 crocks                                         1.10
1 Old Coat                                                                  1.0
1 Barrow & 10 Pigg[?]                                                  2.10
1 Sett of Old Plow Irons                                               0.10
4 Reeds and Old Loom Gears                                       0.12.0
Old pewter knives & forks                                            0.15
Old wooden vessels                                                     0.8
1 Table                                                                      0.15
3 Chairs                                                                     0.6
1 Old Coffee Pott and plates                                        0.2.6
1 Old falling ax                                                           0.3.0
1 Old Reels [???] Big Wheels                                       0.2.6
                                                                              54.7.6

[first name unreadable]
James Kelso
Samuel Shrewsburry

Bath County July Court 1792
     This inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Ralph
     Laverty Decd was Returned to Court and Ordered to
     be Recorded.

               Teste Chas Cameron [???]


Source: Inventory and Appraisement of Ralph Laverty [Lafferty], July 1792, Bath County Virginia Will Book No.1, 1791 – 1813:15, Library of Virginia microfilm reel 7.

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