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

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.

Rebecca J. Cantley {seal}

        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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2 thoughts on “Will, Raleigh County, 1910

  1. Jo Alice Bradley Heck

    Deborah, Rebecca Cantley was my great great grandmother. Nancy Combs mentioned in this will was first married to James Bradley. Two sons George L. and Alfred L. Bradley were Nancy and James’ sons. I am the granddaughter of Alfred. I was thrilled to find this will.

    Is the church at the top to the page the original Rebecca Chapel church? It looks familiar and that is where I went to Sunday school as a very young child.

    • Debora Kerr

      Hi Jo – Thanks for visiting this blog. As for the church in the picture above, I don’t know its name. I got the photo from a Crouse half-uncle who told me that it was an old church in Fayette County. If that is correct, then it couldn’t be Rebecca Chapel. But again, I don’t know for sure.

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