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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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Court Minute Book, Raleigh County (1865-1870)

Abstracts of selected family surnames in court records

20 Dec 1865: Ordered that Alexander Cantley be allowed an old claim of overseer of poor: $26.50

20 Dec 1865 (Juror list): George Hood, Elam Scarbrough, Steel Massey, John F. Clay, Henry B. Clay, Chapman Thompson

5 Jun 1866 (election returns):
Trap Hill No. 3: For Justice of Peace – Hamilton Harper, twelve votes
Marsh Fork No. 4: For Inspector of Elections – Geo W. Hood, fifty nine votes. For School Commissioner – Jas M. Clay, fifty two votes

20 Jun 1866 (payments for service to court)
Marsh Fork Township: James M. Clay, Sup. $1.50. Geo. W. Hood, Insp. $1.50. Henry B. Clay, Clk. $1.50.
For Return of Poll Books: Geo W. Hood, 2 [days], $3.00.

Ordered that Hamilton Harper elected Justice of the Peace . . . on the 24th day of May [1866] be allowed 30 days from this date to qualify for [this] respective office.

21 Jun 1866: Ordered that the following allowances be made – Richard Cantley, $20.00.

20 Aug 1866 (payment for service to court): Steel Massey, 2 fox scalps, $2.00.

29 October 1866 (payments for service to court):
Marsh Fork Township (Officers of the Election held 25 Oct 1866): Charles L. Clay, Supervisor, $1.50. Geo W. Hood, Inspector, $1.50. James F. Webb, Inspector, $1.50. Henry B. Clay, Clerk, $1.50.

4 Jun 1867 (officer list): Marsh Fork Township – Supervisor, James M. Clay. Clerk, Elam Scarbrough. Inspector, George W. Hood. Supervisor of Roads, Precinct no. 1, R. L. Clay.

5 Nov 1867 (juror list): Marsh Fork Township – Charles L. Clay, Geo. W. Cantley, Jacob Jackson, Geo. W. Hood, James M. Clay.

20 Mar 1868: Ordered that J.M. Clay be allowed to erect two gates on the Sand Lick Road No. 1.

28 May 1868: Ordered that Charles L. Clay late constable be and is hereby authorized to collect the old fee bills in his hands in accordance with law.

6 Nov 1868 (officer list): Marsh Fork Township – Surveyor of Roads, G.W. Cantley

21 Dec 1868 (juror list): Marsh Fork – Geo W. Cantley, Charles L. Clay, Jacob Jackson, Ralph S. Clay, James F. Clay, Wm K. Clay, Samuel Cantley, John B. Scarborough, Alexander Cantley

3 October 1870: Ordered that Wright Dillion be and is hereby granted a review of ground through the lands of Isaac Smith and Homer L. Gillespie in Clear Fork Township with the following Commissioners, viz Wm H. Shumate, James Fipps and Wm Daniel and report to subsequent meeting of this Board.

Source: Selected entries, Raleigh County Minute Book 1850 – 1871 [unpaged, unindexed], Raleigh County Court, Beckley, West Virginia, microfilm no. 598403, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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