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WILL OF JOHN TURLEY, SR.

In the name of God Amen

I John Turley Sr of the County of Kanawha and State of Virginia being infirm I body but of sound mind and disposing memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate and it has pleased God to bless me with do hereby make my last will and testament in manner following that is to say

First, I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Sarah Turley daughter of Andrew Turley deceased five dollars to be paid to her when she shall marry or attain the age of twenty one years

Secondly, Having heretofore given to y sons John Turley, Nathan Turley, and Benjman Turley all which I now intend to give them and fully as much or more than I can give to my other children, I hereby give to my said sons John, Nathan and Benjman one shilling each and no more

Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha Turley all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal of what nature or kind soever it may be including all my monies on hand or which shall at the time of my death be due and owing to be for and during the term of her natural life and after her death I give and bequeath the same as follows that is to say I give and bequeath one sixth part thereof to the children of my daughter Dorcas Lacy deceased, late the wife of George Lacy to be equally divided among them, and the other five sixth theseof I give and bequeath to my five daughters namely Mary Miller wife of Jonathan Miller, Lucey Pauley wife of Mohaney Pauley, Sally Parsons wife of Frederick Parsons, Malinda Parsons wife or Richard Parsons and Drazilla Midkiff wife of Samuel Midkiff to be equally divided among them

Fourthly, I it my will and desire that my executors hereinafter mentioned shall so son after my death of my wife as may be convenient sell all my estate here in before devised given .. bequeathed for the best price that can be attained for the same and divide the monies or proceeds arising there for in conformity with the bequest herein before made and specified

And lastly, I do hereby constitute my sons in law Samuel Midkiff and Mohaney Pauley executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others as former wills or testaments by me here before made

In witness where of I have hereunto set my had and affixed my seal this 24th day of September, 1843.

Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above named John Turley Sr in the presence of us

James L Hill

Samuel Hutson

Hi..om Askew

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County the 30th day of November, 1851 This last will and testament of John Turley Senior deceased was this day presented in Court proved by the oath of James L Hill & Samuel Hutson subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

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A W Quarrier Clk


We the undersigned in pursuance of an order of the Superior Court, Fall Term, 1851, accounting as apprasiers of the Estate of John Turley deceased have appraised the following property to wit:

3 putter basons .62

6 putter plates .62

5 bottles .50

3 bowls, 1 pitcher, 1 cream mug & s… .75

1 set of knives & forks .27

1 … …, flesh fork and ladle .75

1 tea kettle .62

1 .. 27 and scillet 62 ½ (making) 1.00

1 shovel , …, … .75

1 looking glass 12 ½, 1 table 1.50 (making) 1.62

1 h.. of a barrel of salt 1.00

3 barrels of soap 4.00

1 meal barrell .12 1/2

36 ½ bushels of corn at 13.69

6 bushels of wheat 3.00

1 washing tub & half bushel …. .62

1 … $50 one do $100 6.25

1 basket 12 ½ 3 bed quilts 1.50 .. 1.6..

1 .. of meal, .. 1.44

Cash delivered up by Mrs. Turley 100.00

139.37 1/4

1 handsaw, .. .56

                                                               137.93

December the 29th 1851

E Midkiff

Nathan Turley

Solomen Pauley


… of the Superior Court made at Fall term 1851, appraisement .. undersigned administrators of the .. of John Turley, deceased sold the following property on the 27th day of December, 1851

2 .. & plates …. Turley 1.56

3 bottles .. Midkiff .12 1/2

2 do Samuel Midkiff .10

2 .. Redman Martin .21

1 doz .. B.. Turley .31

1 ladle and fork a miller .20

1 shovel, .. and pot hooks Aaron Midkiff 1.00

1 pitcher same do .40

1 C Pot L Douglas .13 1/2

1 handsaw J A W Chandler .5

1 basket, bed cond .. A Miller .90

1 set of knives & forks J A W Chandler .50

1 mug .. .. Aaron Midkiff .5

1 tea kettle L Douglas .65

1 pot Mohaney Pauley .32

1 scillet and lead Samuel Midkiff .15

1 half bushel & htchee Mohaney Pauley.32

1 washing tub A Miller .20

1 washing tub do Aaron Midkiff .30

1 meal barrel Samuel Midkiff .7

1 table Aaron Midkiff .15

1 barrel of soap T A U Chandler 3.50

1 barrel do A Miller 2.40

1 … of barrel of salt A W Smith 1.05

1 .. of meat …. .44

6 bushels of wheat William Pauley 3.15

10 bushels corn W Conley 37 ½ 3.75

10 bushels do Wash Alkin 37 ½ 3.75

16 ½ bushels do W Pauley 37 ½ 5.18 1/3

1 looking glass W Pauley .21

1 bed .. John .. 4.15

1 bed, do J W Conley 2.20

1 quilt Aaron Midkiff 1.02

1 blanket J W Conley .24

1 red quilt A Midkiff .16

Cash on have given of 100.00

1 note on Nathan Turley 1.25

                                                           142.56

Samuel Midkiff, Admin

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County the .. day of May, 1852

This Appraisement and sale bill of the Estate of John Turley, deceased was this day presented in Court and ordered to be recorded.

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A W Quarrier, Clk

In pursuance of an order of Court, Fall Terms, 1851, we the undersigned Solomon Pauley, Nathan Turley, and E.. Midkiff after being sworn for that purpose, appraise the following property belongings to the estate of John Turley, deceased which said property was willed to his wife Martha Turley his life time is being the balance of said estate of said John R Turley, deceased, ..

Money deposited in the Bank of Virginia at Charleston, Kanawha 200.00

Cash on hand delivered us 19.75

1 large chest 1.25

… of things, bottles, tea .. & 5.00

Tundoies do jugs, honey & 5.00

Red carpet & 4.25

Bureau, .. 3.12

2 bed and bedding 20.25

1 … 1.00

1 … 1.00

2 chairs … 1.25

1 .. .50

262.37

This 15th day of December, 1853 Nathan Turley

Solomon Pauley

.. Midkiff

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County the 21st day of Dec 1853

The appraisement of the estate of John Turley, deceased was this day presented . .. court and ordered to be recorded.

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A W Quarrier, Clk

On the 29th day of December, 1851 Samuel Midkiff Executor of the last will and testament of John Turley, deceased have ……… to sell the following .. which was left to the wife Martha Turley during her life time

1 … Samuel Midkiff .18

2 b Same .18

1 lot .. Same .55

1 lot of coffee .. Same .76

1 b… Same .25

1 bedstead Same .65

1 pair … Same .7

1 Ladle of sundries Same .31

2 chairs Same .76

7 putter plates Same .65

1 red cover Same 1.50

1 counterpane Same .40

1 do coverlet Same 1.00

1 do same Same .55

1 do same Same .35

1 do same Same .41

1 do same Same .87

1 do same Same .70

1 do do Same .30

1 Hogshead, father & sash .68

1 set cups and saucers Mohany Pauley .26

1 red blanket L Douglas .89

1 cp… do Same 1.30

1 tea pot Same .25

1 lot yarn Same .16

1 bed Same 2.59

1 basin Same .25

1 lot tin cups, do … Pauley .31

1 lot pepper, do Same .81

1 co.. Same

1 jar john .. Chandler .38

1 counter frame L.. Parsons .69

1 Bureau . W Conley 6.00

1 Blanket Same .41

1 Red Cover Same .37

1 Lot of leather .37

1 Chest Nathan Turley 2.68

1 Lot of Tobacco A M Smith .43

1 Basket Same .20

1 jug Bird Leeds .10

1 bottle of honey .. Midkiff .26

1 bason Peter C.. .43

1 red cover same .25

1 peace of linen Same 1.18

1 do linsey Same .93

pillow, … do Same .62

1 counterlane .25

34.50

1 peace of linen Robert Parsons 1.00

1 bed Aaron Midkiff 9.12 1/2

1 counter fa.. same .10

1 red cover same .31

1 red .. Samuel Midkiff .68

1 do Same .10

1 .. jeans P L Turley 1.20

1 jar vinegar Same 3.00

1 do do Same .81

2 old sacks Same .61

1 jug of honey John Midkiff 1.76

Whole Amount                                             52.25

The amount of money in bank which

come into my hand … her death                  200.00

cash in hand                                                  19.75

Samuel Midkiff Exe

At a Circuit Court held for Kanawha County .. 21st day of October, 1855

This Sale Bill of the Estate of John Turley deceased, was this day presented in Court and ordered to be recorded.

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A W Quarrier Clk


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