The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004

The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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Franklin Reynolds & Abigail R. McFarland




Husband Franklin Reynolds 2634

       Born: Abt 1799 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: John Reynolds (1758-1832)
     Mother: Miriam Vanbibber (1773-1850)


    Married: 27 Dec 1832 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Merchant

Census, 1840 - Kanawha Co, VA #49-06

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1-1




Wife Abigail R. McFarland

       Born: Abt 1810 - Washington County, Ohio 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: James Clark McFarland (Bef 1770-      )
     Mother: Abigail Kimball (Bef 1775-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1-1

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co, WV Buffalo Dist. #125-123



Children
1 F Julia E. Reynolds

       Born: Abt 1834 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Lewis B. Wood (Abt 1820-Bef 1870)
       Marr: 16 Jul 1856 - Putnam County, Virginia  82 
     Spouse: John F. Petty (Abt 1807-      )
       Marr: 20 Jan 1870 - Putnam County, West Virginia  82 



2 F Susan R. Reynolds

       Born: Abt 1836 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 M Clark F. Reynolds

       Born: Abt 1838 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



4 F Anna M. Reynolds

       Born: Abt 1840 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



5 F Caroline L. Reynolds

       Born: Abt 1842 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



6 F Paulina V. Reynolds

       Born: Abt 1846 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 




Husband's General Notes

1840 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 40-50; 1 female 30-40; 1 female 5-10; 1 male 0-5; 2 females 0-5; and 4 slaves.
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Amos McFarland & Eliza Noffsinger




Husband Amos McFarland 270

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 




Wife Eliza Noffsinger

       Born: 28 Sep 1839 270
       Died: 18 Apr 1897 270
     Buried:  - Noffsinger Cemetery; St. Rd. 62, Below Winfield-Red House Bridge Putnam Co, WV 270


     Father: James Noffsinger (1799-1882)
     Mother: Jane Lynn (Abt 1804-      ) 271




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Andrew McFarland & Matilda Miller




Husband Andrew McFarland

       Born: Abt 1807 - Ohio
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: John McFarland (      -      )
     Mother: Mary Hazelett (      -      )


    Married:  - Coshocton County, Ohio 639

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation 639 - Chair Maker

Census, 1840 - Kanawha Co, VA #46-19

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1805-1850

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #870

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District #302

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District Pg38




Wife Matilda Miller 639

       Born: Abt 1810 - Virginia
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1805-1850

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #870

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District #302

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District Pg38



Children
1 F Martha Jane McFarland

       Born: Abt 1830 - Ohio 192
       Died: 12 Dec 1866 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 192
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Robert C. Thomas (Abt 1827-1865)
       Marr: 19 Feb 1852 - Kanawha County, Virginia  88 
     Spouse: James William Boggess (Abt 1849-      )
       Marr: 25 Jan 1866 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  88 



2 M John J. McFarland

       Born: Mar 1832 - Ohio 1,88
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Mary Ann Young (1832-      )
       Marr: 18 Sep 1854 - Kanawha County, Virginia  88 



3 F Eliza Ann McFarland

       Born: 1835 - Gallia County, Ohio 2
       Died: 1859 - Kanawha County, Virginia 44
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Henry Clay Coffman (Abt 1834-      )
       Marr: 12 Mar 1856 - Kanawha County, Virginia  88 



4 M Henry McFarland

       Born: Abt 1837 - Gallia County, Ohio 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



5 F Fannie McFarland

       Born: Abt 1838 - Gallia County, Ohio 88
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Thornton F. Lovejoy (Abt 1826-Bef 1870)
       Marr: 15 Jul 1856 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2  ,789 
     Spouse: Addison Ballinger (      -Bef 1880)
       Marr: 26 Mar 1871 - Kanawha County, Virginia  88 



6 F Sofinia McFarland

       Born: 1840 - Kanawha County, Virginia 88
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Alfred Lovejoy (Abt 1827-      )
       Marr: 23 Dec 1857 - Rocky Fork Of Poca, Kanawha County, Virginia  2  ,191 



7 F Alvira McFarland

       Born: 1843 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



8 M Lewis Harvey McFarland

       Born: 1845 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Susan Emaline Tate (Abt 1850-1892)
       Marr: 12 Sep 1872 - Kanawha  County, West Virginia  2 



9 F Margaret Georgianna McFarland

       Born: Abt Mar 1850 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 




Husband's General Notes

1840 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 30-40; 1 female 20-30; 1 male 15-20; 1 male 10-15; 1 female 10-15; 1 male 5-10; 1 male 0-5; 2 females 0-5; and 0 slaves.
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(Unknown) Steel & Anestine McFarland




Husband (Unknown) Steel 1849

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 




Wife Anestine McFarland 1849

       Born: Abt 1842 - Kanawha County, Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Henry D. McFarland (Bef 1820-1845)
     Mother: Julia Ann Cook (Abt 1819-1884)



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1105-1115


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James Ruffner & Ellen McFarland




Husband James Ruffner

       Born: 5 Dec 1807 - Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia 572,2788
       Died: 6 Feb 1867 - Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia 2788
     Buried: 


     Father: Daniel Ruffner (1779-1865) 65
     Mother: Elizabeth Painter (Abt 1769-1841)


    Married: 11 Sep 1866 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Other Spouse: Martha A. Morton (Abt 1811-1865) - 12 Nov 1832 - Greenup County, Kentucky 39

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co. VA #698-702

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co. VA #945




Wife Ellen McFarland

       Born: Abt 1837 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: James Clark McFarland (1792-1864)
     Mother: Lucy W. Greenhow (Bef 1800-1842)



Other Spouse: John A. Houser (Abt 1840-      ) - 23 Oct 1871 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 2

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1840 - Kanawha Co, VA #21-10

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1992-2042

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #1137

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #214-214

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #2, Pg30

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #2, Pg33



Children
1 F Nellie J. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1868 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 27
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Llewellyn B. Jackson (Abt 1854-      )  66 
       Marr: 14 Sep 1890 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 




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George W. McFarland & Catherine Windsor




Husband George W. McFarland

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 4 Aug 1842 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2




Wife Catherine Windsor

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


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Jacob William Whittington & Harriet McFarland




Husband Jacob William Whittington

       Born: Oct 1851 - Virginia (Or Missouri) 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Jesse Whittington (Abt 1830-      )
     Mother: Mary A. (Unknown) Whittington (Abt 1838-      )


    Married: 25 Oct 1875 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #604

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District #403

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District Pg38

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist.; Enum. Dist. #61; Fam. #169-169




Wife Harriet McFarland

       Born: Jan 1861 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: John J. McFarland (1832-      )
     Mother: Mary Ann Young (1832-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District #416

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Union District Pg38

Census, 1900 - Kanawha Co, WV Union Dist.; Enum. Dist. #61; Fam. #169-169



Children
1 F Mary Mina Whittington

       Born: Oct 1875 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Samuel A. Haynes (1872-      )
       Marr: 28 Sep 1893 - Kanawha County, West Virginia  2 



2 M William L. Whittington

       Born: Jun 1879 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 M James J. Whittington

       Born: May 1881 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Letha C. Slater (1878-      )
       Marr: 31 Oct 1908 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



4 F Virginia Lee Whittington

       Born: 21 Apr 1883 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 133
       Died: 27 Aug 1977 - Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 1977 - Thaxton Cemetery, Wolf Pen Road, Kanawha Co. WV 1606
     Spouse: Flint Perry Thaxton (1879-1966)
       Marr: 8 Sep 1901 - Kanawha County, West Virginia



5 M Leonidas S. Whittington

       Born: Nov 1889 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 



6 F Rosy A. Whittington

       Born: May 1892 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 



7 M Otis S. Whittington

       Born: Nov 1895 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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James Clark McFarland & Alethe Reynolds




Husband James Clark McFarland

       Born: 1 Oct 1792 - Haverhill, Massachusetts 1310
       Died: 9 Nov 1864 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1310,1706
     Buried: 


     Father: James Clark McFarland (Bef 1770-      )
     Mother: 


    Married: 20 May 1819 1310

Other Spouse: Dulce Chaddock (      -      ) 1310 - 4 Jan 1824 - Kanawha County, Virginia 1310,1563

Other Spouse: Lucy W. Greenhow (Bef 1800-1842) - 6 Mar 1828 - Richmond City, Virginia 39

Other Spouse: Mariah Hall (Abt 1801-1874) - 3 Apr 1847 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1820 - Kanawha Co, VA #14-27

Census, 1840 - Kanawha Co, VA #21-10

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1992-2042

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #1137

Residence 1310, After 1813 - Kanawha County, Virginia




Wife Alethe Reynolds 1310

       Born: Bef 1803 41
       Died: Bef 1824
     Buried: 


     Father: John Reynolds (1758-1832)
     Mother: Miriam Vanbibber (1773-1850)





Children
1 F Miriam M. McFarland

       Born: Bef 1824 - Virginia
       Died: Bef 14 Apr 1854 1310,2318
     Buried: 
     Spouse: James Orville Grant (Abt 1815-Bef 1854)  1310 
       Marr: 3 Oct 1837 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 




Husband's General Notes

1820 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 45+; 1 male 26-45; 1 female16-26; 1 male 16-18; 1 female 0-10; and 3 slaves.

1830 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 30-40; 1 male 20-30; 3 females 20-30; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 5-10- 1 female 0-5; and 1 male 0-5; and 5 slaves.

1840 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 50-60; 1 female 40-50; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 10-15 (Annie); 1 male 10-15 (James R.); 1 female 0-5 (Ellen); and 11 slaves.
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From WV Newspapers Obituaries, 1822-1899, Vol. 1, pg. 89:

The West Virginia Journal
Wednesday, November 16, 1864

McFARLAND
Died at his residence in this place Wednesday evening, the 9th inst., James C. McFarland, Esq., one of the oldest citizens of Charleston.
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From The Journal of the Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society, Fall 2000, pg. 59-61: [Items in brackets annotations added by MAMc]

Will of James Clark McFarland

I James Clark McFarland of Kanawha being of sound mind and memory, sensible of the shortness and uncertainty of this life do after commending my sole(sic) to that Almighty Being who hath hertherto preserved and blessed me, and to whom through his son Jesus Christ I look for eternal life and salvation, make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form to wit:

First, I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid to that end, I desire so much of my personal estate (except slaves) be sold as will be required to discharge the same.

Second, The residue of my estate, both real and personal after the payment of all my just debts I desire to be divided as the Law prescribes, between my beloved wife and my children. No prefenances(sic) beiing made, the children to hame any equal share subject however to the following general bequests...... To John Welch in trust for the benefit of the children of Henry D. McFarland deceased [how related?apparenty a brother.] Six hundred dollars, to Julia [McFarland] Welch wife of said John Welch [sister of J.C. McF.] Five hundred dollars and to Susan S. McFarlend [sister]Five hundred dollars in ... she shall marry after my decease, but if she shall not marry then it is my desire that she be comfortably supported out of my estate during life. These several bequests I desire to be paid of practicable out of my personal estate not including Slaves.

Third, In regard to the division of my estate whether the same shall consist of realty, stocks or personal property, Slaves included, let the whole be appraised and after providing for the legacies above named set off one third for my wife during her natural life and let the residue be divided into as many parts as there shall be children to inherit it, the said parts to be drawn for by lots and as it may be impractiable to make an equal division without subdividing certain property, let such heir or heirs as may draw an excessive share in amount account in money or its equivalent to my heir or heirs as may have drawn a share of shares of less value, so that the whole may be made as near equal as possible.
J C McFarland

Fourth, My children now living are Marian [Mirian M.], Rauena [Dulce Rowenna], James R., Annie and Ellen. Accounts have heretofore been opened and sealed in my ledger against the four first named; these accounts must be considered as advances and such as shall thereafter be made and charged as above must be considered and as so much distributed to those who have received or may receive them. The accounts of the same have been thus far accurate kept in my own hand writing. The amount charged to my Elder Daughter Marian [Miriam M.] is much larger than any other child has received, it is my desire that if the final distribution of my estate her amount as it shall then appear shall not be equal to her distribution share, the residue yet coming to her shall not be paid over to or fall into the hand of her husband but to remain in the hands of my executors in trust for the benefit and support of herself and her son James, my grandson for whose education I hereby provide from my estate.

Fifth, In regard to my Slaves (if any I may have) It is not my desire that any of them be sold unless at their express request, and not even then unless they shall chose their Master or Masters (this clause herein shall not apply to any who may be guilty of any gross offence or offences against the law) but it is my wish they remain in the family and be at liberty to make the choice of the child or children whom they or either of them may wish to... and if under the operation of this rule one or more of my children shall obtain an unequal proportion of such property such child or children shall account to the other or others for such inequality by allowing a fair equivalent and I do hereby enjoin upon my heirs in the most solumn (sic) manner to treat my Slaves (should I have any) affectionately and humanely and if any there shall be who have long and faithfully served by my family I shall become old and infirm they shall be comfortably provided for out of my estate during life.

J C McFarland

Sixth, In addition to the several bequests hereinbefore made, I give to iether or all of the following females who may survive me... To my half sisters Abegail, Julia, Susan, my cousins Mariah, Elizae, Sally and Ann McFarland and to my sister in law Cora Ellis, a morning jewel of the value of twenty dollars. These little bequests are not made for their in...[intrinsic?] worth or value, but as memorial of the affection and esteem I have bourn towards them, all whom save one [probably the sister -in-law], I have known from their earliest infancy.

Seventhly, I do hereby appoint my son James Robert McFarland (when he shall have obtained the age of twenty one years) together with my friends George W. Summers and Samuel Hanna Esquires of Kanawha (or either of the two... if both decline to act) Executors of this my last will and testament (revoking all others) the same being written with my own hand hereby releasing and clearing the said Executors from giving the usual bond in such cases, their character and honor being a sufficient pledge of fidelity in the execution of the trust herby reposed.

In Witness Whereof I have unto set my hand and seal (having also signed the 1st and 2nd pages of this sheet) this 17th of September AD 1847.
J C McFarland
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Codicil April 14th, 1854

James ....[Orville?] Grant my grandson having become by the death of his father and mother an orphan I desire the sum of $3,000 to be set apart from my personal estate (except Slaves) for the support and education of my said grandson an accurate account to be kept on account of all disbursements from said fund & any balance, that may be left let be paid over to him when he shall have arrived at the age of 21 years.... August 29, 1861. The above sum to be paid in full unless after wise hereafter directed.
James C McFarland
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[Codicil] September 9th 1859

My son James R. McFarland and my valued friend Samuel Hanna both named as executors of this Will having departed this life... the former on the 4th day of April and the latter on the 30th day of July, the present year, thereby appoint my son in law Charles B. Cesil [Cecil] of Wheeling in conjunction with George W. Summers Esq my sole executors who will please consider themselves as trustees and carry out the clause by which my friend John Welch decd appointed Trustee for the benefit of the children of Henry D. McFarland decd , the said [John] Welch having departed this life in April, 1856.
James C McFarland
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Kanawha Circuit Court Tuesday the 13th day of December 1864

This day a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James C. McFarland decd late of this County having date the 17th day of September 1847 with a codicil thereto annexed and... Bearing date of the 14th
day of April 1854 and with a further codicil in like manner... and annexed to said paper, writing bearing date on the 9th day of September 1859 was this day presented in court for probate on behalf of Mrs. Maria McFarland the widow of the said James C. McFarland decd and a desire under the said will and thereupon the following witnesses were sworn and examined in open court... the execution of the said paper... to wit: Benjamin W. Smith, Fayette A. Lowell, and John Slack... each of which said witness testified that he had been long familiar with the hand writing of said James C. McFarland and that the paper aforesaid as well as the body of said will and each codicil thereto annexed and under written as the signature to each and the signature as the bottom of each page thereof is in the proper hand writing of the said James C. McFarland decd. Therefor on the motion of the said Maria McFarland widow and de... as aforesaid the said paper writing together with the codicils aforesaid are admitted to record and ordered to be recorded as and for the last will and testament of the said James C. McFarland decd.
teste John Slack Clk
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James Clark McFarland




Husband James Clark McFarland

       Born: Bef 1770 - Massachusetts 41
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 

Other Spouse: Abigail Kimball (Bef 1775-      )




Wife

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 M James Clark McFarland

       Born: 1 Oct 1792 - Haverhill, Massachusetts 1310
       Died: 9 Nov 1864 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 1310,1706
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Alethe Reynolds (Bef 1803-Bef 1824)  1310 
       Marr: 20 May 1819  1310 
     Spouse: Dulce Chaddock (      -      )  1310 
       Marr: 4 Jan 1824 - Kanawha County, Virginia  1310  ,1563 
     Spouse: Lucy W. Greenhow (Bef 1800-1842)
       Marr: 6 Mar 1828 - Richmond City, Virginia  39 
     Spouse: Mariah Hall (Abt 1801-1874)
       Marr: 3 Apr 1847 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 




General Notes for Child James Clark McFarland

1820 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 45+; 1 male 26-45; 1 female16-26; 1 male 16-18; 1 female 0-10; and 3 slaves.

1830 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 30-40; 1 male 20-30; 3 females 20-30; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 5-10- 1 female 0-5; and 1 male 0-5; and 5 slaves.

1840 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 50-60; 1 female 40-50; 1 female 15-20; 1 female 10-15 (Annie); 1 male 10-15 (James R.); 1 female 0-5 (Ellen); and 11 slaves.
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From WV Newspapers Obituaries, 1822-1899, Vol. 1, pg. 89:

The West Virginia Journal
Wednesday, November 16, 1864

McFARLAND
Died at his residence in this place Wednesday evening, the 9th inst., James C. McFarland, Esq., one of the oldest citizens of Charleston.
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From The Journal of the Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society, Fall 2000, pg. 59-61: [Items in brackets annotations added by MAMc]

Will of James Clark McFarland

I James Clark McFarland of Kanawha being of sound mind and memory, sensible of the shortness and uncertainty of this life do after commending my sole(sic) to that Almighty Being who hath hertherto preserved and blessed me, and to whom through his son Jesus Christ I look for eternal life and salvation, make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form to wit:

First, I will and desire that all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid to that end, I desire so much of my personal estate (except slaves) be sold as will be required to discharge the same.

Second, The residue of my estate, both real and personal after the payment of all my just debts I desire to be divided as the Law prescribes, between my beloved wife and my children. No prefenances(sic) beiing made, the children to hame any equal share subject however to the following general bequests...... To John Welch in trust for the benefit of the children of Henry D. McFarland deceased [how related?apparenty a brother.] Six hundred dollars, to Julia [McFarland] Welch wife of said John Welch [sister of J.C. McF.] Five hundred dollars and to Susan S. McFarlend [sister]Five hundred dollars in ... she shall marry after my decease, but if she shall not marry then it is my desire that she be comfortably supported out of my estate during life. These several bequests I desire to be paid of practicable out of my personal estate not including Slaves.

Third, In regard to the division of my estate whether the same shall consist of realty, stocks or personal property, Slaves included, let the whole be appraised and after providing for the legacies above named set off one third for my wife during her natural life and let the residue be divided into as many parts as there shall be children to inherit it, the said parts to be drawn for by lots and as it may be impractiable to make an equal division without subdividing certain property, let such heir or heirs as may draw an excessive share in amount account in money or its equivalent to my heir or heirs as may have drawn a share of shares of less value, so that the whole may be made as near equal as possible.
J C McFarland

Fourth, My children now living are Marian [Mirian M.], Rauena [Dulce Rowenna], James R., Annie and Ellen. Accounts have heretofore been opened and sealed in my ledger against the four first named; these accounts must be considered as advances and such as shall thereafter be made and charged as above must be considered and as so much distributed to those who have received or may receive them. The accounts of the same have been thus far accurate kept in my own hand writing. The amount charged to my Elder Daughter Marian [Miriam M.] is much larger than any other child has received, it is my desire that if the final distribution of my estate her amount as it shall then appear shall not be equal to her distribution share, the residue yet coming to her shall not be paid over to or fall into the hand of her husband but to remain in the hands of my executors in trust for the benefit and support of herself and her son James, my grandson for whose education I hereby provide from my estate.

Fifth, In regard to my Slaves (if any I may have) It is not my desire that any of them be sold unless at their express request, and not even then unless they shall chose their Master or Masters (this clause herein shall not apply to any who may be guilty of any gross offence or offences against the law) but it is my wish they remain in the family and be at liberty to make the choice of the child or children whom they or either of them may wish to... and if under the operation of this rule one or more of my children shall obtain an unequal proportion of such property such child or children shall account to the other or others for such inequality by allowing a fair equivalent and I do hereby enjoin upon my heirs in the most solumn (sic) manner to treat my Slaves (should I have any) affectionately and humanely and if any there shall be who have long and faithfully served by my family I shall become old and infirm they shall be comfortably provided for out of my estate during life.

J C McFarland

Sixth, In addition to the several bequests hereinbefore made, I give to iether or all of the following females who may survive me... To my half sisters Abegail, Julia, Susan, my cousins Mariah, Elizae, Sally and Ann McFarland and to my sister in law Cora Ellis, a morning jewel of the value of twenty dollars. These little bequests are not made for their in...[intrinsic?] worth or value, but as memorial of the affection and esteem I have bourn towards them, all whom save one [probably the sister -in-law], I have known from their earliest infancy.

Seventhly, I do hereby appoint my son James Robert McFarland (when he shall have obtained the age of twenty one years) together with my friends George W. Summers and Samuel Hanna Esquires of Kanawha (or either of the two... if both decline to act) Executors of this my last will and testament (revoking all others) the same being written with my own hand hereby releasing and clearing the said Executors from giving the usual bond in such cases, their character and honor being a sufficient pledge of fidelity in the execution of the trust herby reposed.

In Witness Whereof I have unto set my hand and seal (having also signed the 1st and 2nd pages of this sheet) this 17th of September AD 1847.
J C McFarland
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Codicil April 14th, 1854

James ....[Orville?] Grant my grandson having become by the death of his father and mother an orphan I desire the sum of $3,000 to be set apart from my personal estate (except Slaves) for the support and education of my said grandson an accurate account to be kept on account of all disbursements from said fund & any balance, that may be left let be paid over to him when he shall have arrived at the age of 21 years.... August 29, 1861. The above sum to be paid in full unless after wise hereafter directed.
James C McFarland
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[Codicil] September 9th 1859

My son James R. McFarland and my valued friend Samuel Hanna both named as executors of this Will having departed this life... the former on the 4th day of April and the latter on the 30th day of July, the present year, thereby appoint my son in law Charles B. Cesil [Cecil] of Wheeling in conjunction with George W. Summers Esq my sole executors who will please consider themselves as trustees and carry out the clause by which my friend John Welch decd appointed Trustee for the benefit of the children of Henry D. McFarland decd , the said [John] Welch having departed this life in April, 1856.
James C McFarland
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Kanawha Circuit Court Tuesday the 13th day of December 1864

This day a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of James C. McFarland decd late of this County having date the 17th day of September 1847 with a codicil thereto annexed and... Bearing date of the 14th
day of April 1854 and with a further codicil in like manner... and annexed to said paper, writing bearing date on the 9th day of September 1859 was this day presented in court for probate on behalf of Mrs. Maria McFarland the widow of the said James C. McFarland decd and a desire under the said will and thereupon the following witnesses were sworn and examined in open court... the execution of the said paper... to wit: Benjamin W. Smith, Fayette A. Lowell, and John Slack... each of which said witness testified that he had been long familiar with the hand writing of said James C. McFarland and that the paper aforesaid as well as the body of said will and each codicil thereto annexed and under written as the signature to each and the signature as the bottom of each page thereof is in the proper hand writing of the said James C. McFarland decd. Therefor on the motion of the said Maria McFarland widow and de... as aforesaid the said paper writing together with the codicils aforesaid are admitted to record and ordered to be recorded as and for the last will and testament of the said James C. McFarland decd.
teste John Slack Clk
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John McFarland




Husband John McFarland 2

       Born: Bef 1795 41
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Children
1 F Mary McFarland

       Born: Abt 1815 - Rockbridge County, Virginia 2
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     Spouse: (Unknown) Miller (      -      )
       Marr: Not On Cd#229
     Spouse: Thomas Davis (Abt 1809-      )
       Marr: 24 Dec 1860 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 




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