Court Orders, Raleigh County, 1860/61

February Term 1860
Upon the petition of Hamilton Harper who desires a new road leading from
the location of the state road down the middle fork of Sand Lick to intersect the Coal
River and Marsh Road. It is ordered that James Mankin, Wm Vass & Hamilton
Harper after being first sworn before a justice of the peace for that purpose, do view
the ground along which said road is proposed to be conducted & report to the Court
truly & impartially the conveniences as well as the inconveniences that will result
as well to private individuals as to the public if said road should be opened as proposed.
(p. 31)

Marsh Fork 1860
Ordered that James Cantley be appointed Surveyor of the public road leading from
the top of Horse Creek point to a Blazed white oak one mile above the mouth of
Rock Creek in the course of John H. Thompson, and that here[with] all the
hands heretofore allotted to said road do [op]en & keep the same in legal repair. (p. 36)

June Term 1860
Charles L. Clay assigned debt of Elias Lively to Charles Lewis. (p. 72)

June Term 1860
G.W. Hood paid $1 for service as Clerk of Election. (p. 75)

August Term 1860
Alexr Cantley served on Grand Jury which led to indictments against Robison Williams & Archibald Trout, both for Trespass, Assault and Battery. (p. 100)

August Term 1860
Charles L. Clay – Plaintiff
Alexr Cantley – Defendant
Case transferred from Justice. “This cause is dismissed – agreed.” (p. 105)

August Term 1860
Alexr Cantley allowed $1 for service as Grand Juror. (p. 111)

Special Term, June 1, 1861
Alexander Cantley paid as an election commissioner. (p. 183)

Source: Selected entries, Raleigh County Order Book B, 1859 – 1878, Raleigh County Court, Beckley, West Virginia, microfilm no. 598405, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  1. It is wonderful to have insight into my Cantley family. I am Mabel June Cantley, daughter of Jacob Myers Cantley and Emma Bradshaw Cantley. Jacob’s parents were Allen Elicot Cantley and Mary Jane Myers Cantley from WV. Allen Cantley was a schoolteacher. I would love to know more about that. What grade did he teach? Which school and county he taught in?.,etc., Allen’s wife was Mary Jane Myers Cantley, she was a midwife, she brought many babies into the world in Kanawha Co., WV. I would love to know more about that. Stories I have been told were that in the winter time, when she learned she was needed to deliver a baby, she would jump on her horse, go deliver the baby, then back home. I would love to hear about the many other babies she delivered during that time. Any bits of information will be welcomed about this family. My email is
    Thank you! Mabel Cantley Wilson

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