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Deed, Monroe County, 1824

This Indenture made this fourth day of August one thousand eight hundred and twenty four, Between Alexander Cantley and Polley his wife of the one part and Thomas Scott of the other part, each of the county of Monroe and state of Virginia, Witnesseth that the said Alexander Cantley and Polly his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Scott at or befor the ensealling of these presents the receipt thereof they do hereby acknowledge, have bargained and sold unto the aforesaid Thomas Scott the one full and equal undivided eighth part of a tract or parcel of land which Samuel Cantley the father of the said Alexand Cantley died seized of and which eighth part is the part belonging to the said Alexander Cantley as one of the legatees of the said Saml deceased, and which undivided one eighth part of land the said Alexander Cantley and Polley his wife to the said Thomas Scott will warrant and forever defend from themselves and their heirs and from all and every claim or demand whatever, to the sole use and behoof of the said Thomas Scott with is appertainances forever.            In Witness whereof they have hereunto set there hands and seals this day and date first above written
In Presents of }
                           Alexander Cantley {seal}

                                   her
                           Polly X Cantley {seal}
                                   mark

Monroe County to wit
                                   We William McDaniel and John Pack Justices of the Peace in and for said county do hereby certify that Alexand Cantley and Polly Cantley the wife of the said Alexander Cantley personally appeared before us in our said county and they being parties to the within deed for the conveyance of real estate and acknowledged the same to be their acts and deeds and wished us to certify the same to the clerk of the county court of Monroe aforesaid, in order that the same may be recorded, she the said Polly being examined prively and apart from her said husband, declared she had willingly signed sealed and dellivered the same and that she wished not to retract it           Given under our hands and seals the fourth day of August 1824.                                    William McDaniel {seal}
                                   John Pack {seal}

Monroe County Clerks Office 4th August 1824
                                   This deed of bargain and sale from Alexander Cantley and Polly his wife to Thomas Scott was acknowledged before two Justices of the Peace and by them certified and the same is comitted to be recorded.
                       Teste.    Isaac Hutchison CMC


Source: Monroe County Virginia Deed Book H, 1823-1826:156-157, LVA microfilm reel 36, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Deed, Giles County, 1806

This Indenture made February the 3d 1806 between Ralph Stewart
and Mary his Wife of Montgomery County and State of Virginia of
the one part and John Toney of the County of Montgomery and State
aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Ralph Stewart and
Mary his Wife for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and
eighty pounds to him in hand paid by John Toney the receipt whereof is –
hereby acknowledged have bargained and sold by these presents bargened
sold released delivered and confirmed unto him the said John Toney and to
his heirs one parcel of landing laying in Montgomery and Tazewell Coun-
ties on brush Creek a branch of blewstone branch of Newriver and bounded
as followeth. Beginning at three white oaks on the patent line on the bank
of the Creek and with the same west 20 poles crossing the Creek to a
white to a white [words repeated] oak North 52 degrees west 84 poles to a white oak
North 80 degrees west 160 poles to two cherry trees and Spanish Oak north
10 degrees east 80 poles crossing the glady fork to three white oaks East
150 poles to a Stake a corner of the patent line and leaving same –
south 26 degrees east 180 poles crossing the Creek to the beginning
with its appertainances to have and to hold the said Tract or Parcel
of land with its appertainances to the said John and his heirs for
ever as Witness whereof the said Ralph Stewart and Mary his Wife
has hereunto set their hands and affixed their Seals this day and year
above written Sign sealed and acknowledged in presence of

G Pearis                               Ralp Stewart {seal}
Charles Clay

Jonathan Toney                    Mary Stewart {seal}
George Pearis Junr

At Giles August Court 1806         This deed of bargain and sale from
Ralph Stewart and Wife to John Toney was proved by the Oaths of
the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

                    Teste
                    John MC Taylor


Source: Giles County Virginia Deed Book A:12-13, LVA microfilm reel 1, Library of
Virginia, Richmond.

Note: This deed was recorded in Giles County, even though the land was in Montgomery and Tazewell counties and the grantor/grantee were listed as residents of Montgomery. Giles County was formed the year this deed was executed. Changing boundaries certainly contributed to this situation.

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Oath, Monroe County, 1816

Monroe County to wit ~

          This day John Wyatt
made oath that to the best
of his knowledge that Alexr
Cantley is 21 years of age
from under my hand & seal
this 9th day of April 1816
          J. Hutchinson


Source: Monroe County, Virginia Marriage Records, File 2, Jacket 1611 [Alexander Cantley & Polly Scott], LVA microfilm reel 58, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

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Deed, Monroe County, 1804

This Indenture made this eighteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and four, Betwixt Michal Kissinger & Molly his Wife, and, Mathias Kissinger & Nutty his wife, the one part, and George Wykle of the other, each of the County of Monroe & State of Virginia, Witnesseth, that the said Michal Kissinger & Molly his wife, & Mathias Kissinger and Nutty his wife, for and in Consideration of the sum of one dollar current money of said State, to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof, they do hereby acknowledge, have bargained and sold, and by these presents, do Bargain and Sell, unto the said George Wykle, and his heirs, a certain tract or parcel of land containing forty eight acres, lying and being in Monroe County, betwixt Back Creek & Indian Creek, it being part of a survey of 309 acres made for Mathias Kissinger the 5th day of May 1792, for which a Pattent issued to him, bearing the date the 27th day of August 1800 – and made over by deed of conveyance from Andrew Kissinger and others, as heirs of said Mathias Kissinger now Deceased — said 48 acres being the part betwixt his own and Frederick Bakers, & is bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at a buckeye, lynn & elm, the old Beginning Corner, by a run edge and back the open line up a steep hill, South, sixteen degrees, east, ten pole to beach and maple saplings, on hill side, on said line, thence through the survey, South, sixty eight degs, west, sixty pole to two beaches and an ironwood on hill side, & corner to Bakers part, & with North, fourteen degrees, east, one hundred & twenty four pole to three dogwoods on the opposite line and leave Bakers, and with old line, South, seventy eight degrees, east, sixty two pole, to old corner, white oak, maple & dogwood, & east, forty pole to a white oak, red oak, & sugartree & south, twenty five degrees, east, twenty seven pole, to three white oaks, by a path, corner to Johnston’s, and south, fifty degrees, west, sixty pole, to a white oak, & south 48 degrees, east twenty four pole to the Beginning, with all its ways, waters, water courses, houses, barns, buildings, fields fences, and all the appertenances thereon, as thereunto Belonging, unto the said George Wykle and his heirs and assigns, to the sole use and behoof of the said George Wykle and his heirs and assigns forever, and the said Michal Kissinger & Molly his wife and Mathias Kissinger & Nutty his wife for themselves, and their heirs, Doth Covenant with the said George Wykle & his heirs the said tract or parcel of land, from themselves & their heirs, to the said George Wykle and his heirs, against all and every person, or persons whatsoever will warrant, and will forever defend, In withness whereof, they do hereby set their hands and seals, the day and year above written

signd, seald & acknowledged in the presence of
                    Matthias Kissinger {seal}     Michal Kissinger {seal}
                    Nutty Kissinger {seal}         Molly Kissinger {seal}

    Monroe, September Court 1804 ~
            This deed of Bargain and Sale, from Michal Kissinger & Molly his wife, and Mathias Kissinger & Nutty his wife, to George Wykle, was produced in Court, & acknowledged the wives being first privately examined according to law, and ordered to be recorded                     Copy, test, John Hutchison, Clk


Source: Monroe County Virginia, Deed Book A:386, LVA microfilm reel 31, 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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Affidavit, Boone County, 1851

Virginia ~ Boone County to wit
                                                           On this 14th day of
February One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty one, personally
appeared before me a Justice of the Peace, in and for the county of
Boone and State aforesaid, Alexander Cantley age Fifty-
seven years, a resident of the County of Raleigh, in the State
of Virginia, who being duly sworn according to law, declares
That he was drafted into the service of the United States
as a privet in Captain James R. Nemos Company, of the
fifth Regiment of Militia, commanded by Colonel Francis
Preston
, in the War with Great Briton against the United
States; That he did from the county of Monroe, in the State
of Virginia, enterd into the service of the United States, on or
about the first of September One Thousand Eight Hundred
and Thirteen, and continued in actual service for the term
of six months, and was honorable discharged at Norfolk
in the State of Virginia on the 11th day of March, One
Thousand Eight Hundred and fourteen, as will appear
by his discharge herewith [annesit ?], as will also appear
from the Muster Rolls of said Company.

                                               Affiant makes this declar-
ation, for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which
he the said Alexander Cantley may be entitled under the
“act granting bounty land to certain officers and soldiers
who may have been engaged in the military service of the
United States,” passed 28th of September 1850, and any sup-
plement or amendment thereto                   Alexander Cantley

Witness
Meredith Wills
Jacob Petry
     Sworn and Subscribed to before me, the day and year above
written; and I hereby certify that I believe the said Alexander Cantley
to be the identical man who served as aforesaid. That he is a man of truth
and that I suppose him to be a man of the age above stated.
                                                           G Stollings J.P.

State of Virginia Conty of Boone      { SS
                                    I B. E. Barrett Clerk of the County
Court of said County do hereby Certify that Griffin Stollings
whose name is subscribed to the within certificate is
an acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County duly
Commissioned that full faith and credit is and ought to
be given to all such his official acts accordingly and
that the signature purporting to be his is genuine.
                        Given under my hand and the
Seal of the said Court at the clerk’s office this
26th day of February 1851
                              B. E. Barrett      Clerk


Source: Alexander Cantley (Pvt., Nemmo’s Company, 5th Regiment VA Militia, War of 1812), pension file S.O. 28,206, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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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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Road Survey, Raleigh County, 1873

September term 1873

Wm H. Shumate, Wm Turner, & Wm Daniel Comrs appointed at the
term of this Court to view out the most practical route for a
road leading from Caperton Right’s smith shop by way of Hamilton
Harper
& others to the intersection of Coal River Road. This day sub-
mitted their report in writing to the effect that on the 16th day of August
1873 they proceeded to make the review finding a proposed route lead-
ing from Hamilton Harper’s passing Jubal Stover’s & John Williams to the
intersection of Coal Road impracticable viewing other routes. Your Comrs
would recommend the location of the road from Caperton Right’s shop
up the Middle Prong of Sand Lick along a road now already partly
made to the upper end of Hamilton Harper’s field above the house
leaving the creek turning to the right hand up a ridge to the
top a main flat ridge & with the same to the intersection of Coal River Road.


Source: Raleigh County West Virginia Order Book B 1859 – 1878:222, FHL microfilm 598405, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.

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Tax Exemptions, Raleigh County, 1870s

November Term 1874
Friday Morning, November the 13th 1874

Ordered that Harvey Bennett, John H. Wikle & Wilson
Right be released from the road Tax returned against
them by the Surveyor of their Road Precinct for the year 1874
as it appears from evidence before the Court that each
of them have fully made up their six days for the present. [p. 321]

20 July 1876 – On motion which was supported by Affidavit of Caroline Jones
It is ordered that George Massey her son be released from capitation tax
for the year 1875. He being as appears to the Court under age. And that
the sheriff be credited with the amount thereof. [p. 449]


Source: Raleigh County West Virginia Order Book B 1859 – 1878, FHL microfilm reel 598405, Salt Lake City, UT.

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