Property Records for Ohio County, West Virginia
- Alfred Caldwell to George Richardson 1849
- Horace and Sarah Grey to Joseph Richardson 1851
- Joseph and Sarah Richardson,
Alfred Caldwell, and George Richardson 1851
- George W. Richardson et al 1854
Alfred Caldwell, Joseph Richardson, Horace Grey admin. for George Richardson 1860
- Nicholas Richardson et al to Timothy Bliss 1860 (Sale of "Sunny South")
- Joseph A. and Sarah C. Richardson to Melvin Richards 1865
- Mary R. Colvin et al to C. Earl Richardson etal 1911
Alfred Caldwell and George Richardson
October 20th, 1848
Ohio County, West Virginia Deed
Book V. 33/pg 99-100
Ritchietown 7, no. 1
(the copy of this deed was very hard to read-- I have only transcribed those sections that indicate the parties and lots involved.
This indenture made this 20th day of October in the year 1849 between Alfred CALDWELL of the City of Wheeling and state of Virginia party of the one part and George RICHARDSON of the same city and state party of the other part. Whereas Isaac FARNSWORTH of Ritchietown in the County of Ohio in the state of Virginia in order to secure and provide for the payment of a bond given by him to George MENDEL and Joseph C(?) HARTMAN partners doing business under the name Style of Mendel and Hartman, conditional for the payment of eighty eight dollars and fifty four cents with interest from the date of said bond in four months after its date and which said bond was dated the 3 day of February 1849. by an indenture bearing date the third day of February 1849 and duly acknowledged and recorded in the county court for Ohio County in the State of Virginia in Book 52 pages 8.9 and 10. did convey to the said Alfred CALDWELL one lot of ground situate in Ritchietown in the county of Ohio in the state of Virginia which lot is designated on the plat of said town by being numbered seven(7) square number one (1) Together with all the apppurtenances which belonging in trust ???and with power and authority to the said Alfred CALDWELL to sell the said lot of ground or such part or parts thereof as the said Alfred CALDWELL in his discretion should select for the purpose of paying the said debt and the expenses attending the execution of the said Trust if the said Isaac FARNSWORTH should fail to discharge the said Bond agreeably to the tenor and effect thereof whenever after such default the person or persons entitled to demand and and receive the money...required sale through ...and when the said Isaac FARNSWORTH having failed to pay the said Debt agreeably to the tenor and effect said Bond and the said MENDEL and HARTMAN thus being the persons entitled to domain and receive the money so...required a sale of the said premises ??? the purpose aforesaid the said Alfred CALDWELL ???..beginning at the south west corner of said lot North with the line ??? lot twenty(20) feet thence East in a ??? line parallel with the south line of said lot thence South with ??? line of said Lot twenty feet to the South line of said Lot thence ??? with the south line of said lot to the place of Beginning.....
Horace and Sarah Gray to Joseph Richardson
June 7, 1851
Ohio County, West Virginia
Deed Book 36 p. 72
Ohio deed made this 7th day of June 1851 between Horace GRAY and Sarah his wife of the first part and Joseph RICHARDSON of the second part all of the city of Wheeling. Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part in consideration of one hundred and fifty five dollars to them paid by said second party the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge. doth grant to said party of the second part by heirs and assign with convenants of general ???the west half of lot number one hundred and thirty nine(139) in East Wheeling being the west half of the same lot this day conveyed to Horace GRAYP. Jacob (COWR??) by virtue of a Decon(?)of the United States Court witness the following seals & signatures this day and year aforesaid.
signed Horace Gray and Sarah V. Gray
Joseph and Sarah Richardson to George Richardson & Alfred Caldwell
September 11, 1851
Ohio County, West Virginia
Deed Book 36, pp. 151-153
west half of lot numbered 139/East Wheeling
This Indenture made this 11th day of September 1851 between Joseph RICHARDSON and Sara his wife of the City of Wheeling in the state of Virginia, parties of the first part Alfred CALDWELL of the said city and state, party of the second part and George RICHARDSON of the said city and state party of the third part whereas the said Joseph RICHARDSON is justly indebted to the said party of the third part, by his promissory note for the sum of six hundred dollars dated even with these presents and payable with interest from its date in twelve months after its date, to the order of the said party of the third part and the said parties of the first part being willing and desirous effectually to secure the punctual payment of the said sum of money and the interest which may accrue thereon when the said note becomes due according to its terms and effect. This Indenture therefore witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the premises, and also of the sum of five dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargained and sold and by these present do grant bargain sell and convey unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns all of the following described half lot of ground situated in said city to wit the west half of lot numbered 139 (numeral 139) in that part of said city commonly called East Wheeling being the same conveyed to the said Joseph RICHARDSON by Horace GRAY and wife by deed dated (1)7th day June 1851 and now of record in the clerk's office of the county court for Ohio County, Virginia. to have and to hold the half lot of ground with all the premises and appurtenances hereunto belonging unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns for ever in trust. nevertheless that if the said parties of the first part or their legal representatives shall (?)will and truly the sum of money hereinbefore mentioned with all of the interest which may accrue thereon pay or cause to be paid to the said party of the third part of his legal representatives when the said note shall become due according to its tenor or effects then this indenture and everything therein contained is to be void. but if the said parties of the first part or their legal reps shall make default and fail to pay said sum of mentioned in the note aforesaid and the interest which may accrue thereon or any part of such principal or interest at the time specified in the said note for payment thereof then or as soon thereafter as the said party of the third part or his legal reps shall require the said party of the second part shall expose to sale the property hereby conveyed at public auction to the highest bidder having previously fixed the time and place of sale and give notice thereof for 4 weeks successively in some newspaper printed and published in said city of Wheeling . So much of the purchase money to be paid at the time of such sale as will be sufficient to pay and satisfy whatever part of said sum of money and the interest thereon which may be then unpaid and all of the cost and charges attending the execution of this trust and if there be any residue of the said purchase money the same shall be made payable and be secured at the time and in the manner the said parties of the first part or their legal reps shall prescribe and direct or in case of their failure to give any such directions, at such time and such manner as the said party of the second part shall deem best. And until such sale shall be made of said property, the said parties of the first part or their legal representatives shall have the uninterrupted use benefit and possession. In witness whereof said parties of the first and second parts have hereto set their hands and seals the day and year first herein written. signed
George W. Richardson et al
April 17, 1854
Ohio County West Virginia
Deed Book 39/page 3170.
Lot number 7 South Wheeling/Ritchie Town
This deed made the seventeenth day of April 1854 between George W. RICHARDSON and Julia RICHARDSON his wife, Nicholas (G). RICHARDSON and Hannah L. RICHARDSON his wife, Joseph A. RICHARDSON and Sarah RICHARDSON his wife, Stephen P. TRACY and Eliza H. TRACY his wife (formerly Eliza H. RICHARDSON) and Reuben RICHARDSON children and heirs at law of the late George RICHARDSON deceased of Ohio County Virginia of the first part, and Isaac FARNSWORTH of same county of the second part witnesseth Whereas the late George RICHARDSON by purchase from Alfred CALDWELL came into the possession of a piece or parcel of ground situated in Ritchie Town now incorporated South Wheeling, in the County of Ohio in the state of Virginia which lot is designated on the plat of said town by being numbered seven(7) in square number one(1) beginning at the south west corner of said lot thence north with the line of said lot twenty feet thence east in a straight line parallel with the south line of said lot to the east line of said lot thence south with the east line of said lot thence west with the south line of said lot to the place of beginning and now the said parties of the first part, having received full and entire satisfaction from the said part of the second part have remused released and forever quitted claim, and by these presents do remise release and forever quit claim unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns all right title and interest whatsoever both at law and inequity in and to the parcel of ground released or intended so to be so that neither they nor their personal representatives their heirs or assigns shall at any time hereafter have claim challenge or ??? and the said land and premises or any part thereof in any manner whatever said premises being part of a lot owned by said second party in south Wheeling which said part was sold to the said George RICHARDSON by the said Alfred CALDWELL as trustee on behalf of MENDELL & HARBOR by deed bearing date Oct. 20 1849 and recorded in Book 33 page 99 in the clerks office of the county court of Ohio county. In witness whereof we have here to set our hands and seals this day and year first above written
George W. Richardson
Julia M. Richardson
Hannah G. Richardson
Sarah J. Richardson
S. P. Tracy
Eliza H. Tracy
Alfred Caldwell, Joseph Richardson, Horace Gray, administrator for George Richardson (dec)
January 9, 1860
Ohio County, West Virginia
Deed Book V.45, pg. 11
West half of lot 139 in East Wheeling
This deed made and executed this 9th day of January 1860 between Alfred CALDWELL of the first part, Joseph RICHARDSON of the second part and Horace GRAY administrator of the estate of George RICHARDSON dec'd of the third part, witnesseth whereas the said party of the second by his certain deed of trust dated September 4th 1837 conveyed to said part of the first part the following described property being and being situate in the city of Wheeling to wit the west half of lot no. 139 in that part of said city ??? called East Wheeling being the same conveyed to said party of the second part by Horace GRAY and wife by deed dated the 28 day of June AD 1859 and recorded in the ??? office of the county court of this county. On trust to secure the payment of six hundred dollars $600 payable to the order of George RICHARDSON twelve months after date with interest from date and which said note bears date the 11 day of September AD 1837 and whereas the said sum of $600 together with the interest which has accrued on the same has been paid off fully and discharged by the said party of the second part since the death of the said George RICHARDSON and the said party of the second part requires that a deed of release shall be ex??? to him. Now therefore this indenture witnesseth that the said party of the first part and in consideration of the premises and of six dollars to him in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by and with the ??? consensus of the said party of third part manifested by his signature hereto does hereby release unto the said party of the second part all his right to the and interest in and to the following described property to wit, the west half of lot 139 in that part of the City of Wheeling commonly called East Wheeling in being the same property ??? described in the deed of trust herein before referred to witnesseth the following signatures and seals
Horace GRAY administrator of Geo Richardson
Nicholas Richardson, William Jones, George Webb and Timothy W. Bliss
to William Wilson
August 17, 1860
Ohio County, West Virginia
Book 45 p. 217-218
Sale of the steamboat "Sunny South"
This Deed made this seventeenth day of August in the year eighteen hundred and sixty between Nicholas S. Richardson, William Jones, George Webb and Timothy W. Bliss of the one part and William Wilson of the other part all of the City of Wheeling and State of Virginia. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part do hereby grant unto the said party of the second part with covenants of general warranty the Steam boat "Sunny South" herewithin furniture tackle and equipment as she now lies at the Port of Wheeling the said Steamboat being enrolled at the Port of Wheeling and a copy of her said enrollment dated this day being hereto attached signed and sealed by the parties of the first part and made a part of this deed. The trust to secure the payment to Wilson Dunlevy & Co. of Wheeling of the sum of 3788.36 Dollars according to the tenor and effect of four several notes bearing date August 17 1860. The first for the sum of 940.50 dollars payable four months after date the second for 712.67 dollars payable five months after date the third for the sum of 940.59 dollars payable six months after date and the fourth for the sum of 940.60 dollars payable ten months after date and one note bearing date August 17 1860 for the sum of 253.91 dollars payable eight months after date; the payment to Sweeneys & Co. of Wheeling of the sum of 5447.98 dollars according to the tenor and effect of six several notes the first dated August 17 1860 payable one month after date for the sum of 570.45 dollars, the second dated August 17 1860 payable three months after date for the sum of 592.08 dollars the third dated August 17 1860 payable four months after date for the sum of 592.08 dollars and the fourth dated August 17 1860 payable five months after date for the sum of 1237.26 dollars, the fifth dated August 17 1860 payable seven months after date for the sum of 1228.05 dollars, and the sixth for the sum of 1228.06 dollars dated August 17 1860 payable nine months after date. The payment to Daves and Beam (note: not sure of spelling) of Wheeling of the sum of 1543.53 dollars according to the tenor and effect of three several notes bearing date August 17 1860 each for the sum of 514.57 dollars and payable the first at three, the second at six and the third at nine months after date. All of the said notes are signed by the said Nicholas Richardson for the Steamboat Sunny South and owners and were given for the building of said Boat! Also to secure the payment of three several insurance notes date August 16 1860 the first for 1011 dollars payable one year after date to the order of Wilson Dunlevy & Co. and by them endorsed the second payable one year after date to the order of Daves and Beam and by them endorsed for the sum of 1010 dollars and the third for the sum of 1201 dollars payable one year after date to the order of Sweeney and Co. and by there endorsed. Also to secure the payment of any note or notes which may hereafter be given by way of renewal of any of the above mentioned notes and to indemnify and save ____? the said Wilson Dunlevy & Co , Sweeney & Co. and Daves & Beam from all loss or damage as endorsed on the aforesaid insurance notes.
Any sale of the said Steamboat made by virtue of this Deed may be for cash or for credit with good security or partly for cash and partly for credit with good security as the said trustee many deem most advantageous. And notice of any such sale may be given by advertisement published no less than thirty days prior thereto in some newspaper printed in the city of Wheeling or such other newspaper or newspapers as the trustee may deem best. And a sale may be adjourned from time to time without other notice than one proclamation made at the time and place appointed for selling from which the adjournment is made. The trustee may act by agent and attorney in the execution of this trust. The erasures in 1st page 18th line and 3rd page 9th line were made before signing.
Witnessess the following signatures and seals.
Port of Wheeling August 17, 1860
Personally appeared before me A. J. Parnell Surveyor of Customs for the Port of Wheeling Nicholas Richardson, T.W. Bliss, George Webb and Wm W. Jones parties to the foregoing deed of trust and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned. Whereupon the same was admitted to record. Given under my hand and official seal the day and year above mentioned A.J. Parnell Surveyor of Customs
Enrollment in conformity to an Act of the Congress of the United States of America entitled "An Act for enrolling and licensing Ships or vessels to be employed in the Coasting trade and fisheries and for regulating the same, Nicholas S. Richardson of Wheeling having taken or subscribed the oath required by the said act, and having sworn that he owns ½ Wm Jones owns 3/16 Geo. Webb owns 1/8 and Timothy W. Bliss owns 3/16 are all of Wheeling Va citizens of the United States and sole owner of the ship or vessel called the Sunny south of Wheeling Whereof N.S. Richardson is at present master, and as where he hath sworn is a citizen of the United States and that the said ship or vessel was built at Wheeling Va in the year 1860 as appears by her certificate of admeasurement no. 72 dated and issued at Wheeling Va Aug 17 1860. And said certificate of admeasurement certified that the said ship or vessel has one deck and no mast and that her length is 155 feet her breadth 30 feet. her depth 6 feet 3 inches and that she measures two hundred and seventy 37/95 (270.37) tons and that she is a Steam Boat has transom stern Cabin on Deck and plain head. And the said N.S. Richardson having agreed to the description and admeasurement above specified and sufficient security having been given according to the said Act the said Steam boat has been duly enrolled at the port of Wheeling Va
Given under my hand an seal at the Port of Wheeling this seventeenth (17) Day of August in the year one thousand and eight hundred and sixty.
Joseph A. and Sarah C. Richardson to Melvin Richards
October 10, 1865
Ohio County, West Virginia
Deed Book 51, p. 17
This deed was made the tenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five between Joseph A. RICHARDSON and Sarah C. his wife of the first part and Melvin RICHARDS all of the city of Wheeling, Ohio county, and state of West Virginia of the second part witnesseth in consideration of the sum of eighteen hundred dollars the receipt of which if hereby acknowledged the said parties of the first part to grant unto the said party of the second part of the following described property that is to say, the west half of the sixty four(64) in Clay St. in the part of the City of Wheeling called East Wheeling laid out by Noah Zane and others being the same half lot herefore sold to James COURTS by William HEBURN and wife by deed dated the 28th day of July 1855 and duly of second in the recorders office of this county in deed book no. 40 folio 518...and the said Joseph A. RICHARDSON and Sarah his wife do hereby covenant with the said party of the second part that they will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed
Joseph A. RICHARDSON Sarah C. RICHARDSON
Mary R. Colvin et al to C. Earl Richardson et al
January 13, 1911
70.79 acres Liberty District
Ohio County Deed Book 136
This deed, made the 13th day of January, in the year nineteen hundred and eleven, between Mary R. Colvin (A widow), Ida B. Richardson, (unmarried), Frank Echols and Jennie Echols, his wife, all of Ohio County, West Virginia, Valentine G. Echols and Hattie Echols, his wife, of the City of Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, George N. Richardson and Margaret Richardson, his wife, and Nettie E. Ray and Edward G. Ray, her husband, of the City of Long Beach and State of California, and George J. Rogers, Trustee under the will of John Gibson, deceased, also of said Ohio County, West Virginia, parties of the first part, and C. Earl Richardson and Samuel J. Richardson, both of said Ohio County, West Virginia, parties of the second part:
Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars and other valuable considerations, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said parties of the first part do grant unto the said parties of the second part all the following described property, that is to say:-
All the right, title, interest, claim and demand of said parties of the first part, both at law and in equity, in and to all that certain tract of land described as follows:- All that certain tract of land situate in Liberty District, Ohio County, West Virginia, bounded and described as follows:- Beginning at a limestone where a polar formerly stood in a line of lands known as lands of Bell heirs, and corner to lands of John P. Cox, thence with lands of said Cox, S. 85 deg. E. 90.66 poles to a stake in a stone pile, corner to lands of M.M. Frazier and J.P. Cox; thence with lands of said J.P. Cox and lands of John Wherry N. 12 deg. E. 63.03 poles to a stake at the foot of a small point; thence with lands of said Wherry N. 1 deg 30' W. 18.18 poles to a stake in a run; thence with lands of Charles W. Settell N. 67 deg W. 17.64 poles to a stake; thence with same N. 34 deg. 15' W. 60.6 poles to a stake in the line of lands of Elza Bowman; thence with lands of said Bowman S. 63 deg 30' W. 67.6 poles to a stone where a black oak formerly stood; thence with lands of said Bell heirs S. 4 deg 30' E. 98.8 poles to the place of beginning, containing seventy and seventy-nine hundredths (70.79) Acres as per survey of Alonzo P. Carney, Civil Engineer, made the 29th day of February, 1906.
...Excepting and reserving from the property aforesaid all the coal of the Pittsburg or River vein together with the coal and mining rights conveyed by Margaret Gibson, Executrix and devisee under the will of John Gibson, deceased, to E. L. Denny, by a deed dated April 11, 1906, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Court of said Ohio county in Deed Book 121, page 513.
.....The said Mary R. Colvin, Ida B. Richardson, Frank Echols, Valentine G. Echols, Nettie E. Ray, George N. Richardson, C. Earl Richardson and Samuel J. Richardson, being all the grand-children of Margaret Gibson, widow of John Gibson, deceased, who were living at the death of said Margaret Gibson, and all said grand-children are now of full age of twenty-one years; said George J. Rogers, Trustee, in the place of Dr. John T. Carter, resigned, under Item Third of the will of said John Gibson, deceased which was dated February 24, 1885, and recorded in Will Book 7, page 401, in said Clerk's office, joins herein for the purpose of conveying the property aforesaid, which is all the remainder of the Estate of John Gibson left at the death of his wife, Margaret Gibson, among the grand-children above named, share and share alike.
...Said Mary R. Colvin, Ida B. Richardson, Frank Echols, Valentine G. Echols, George N. Richardson and Nettie E. Ray and Edward G. Ray, her husband, hereby covenant with the said parties of the second part that they will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed, and the said George J. Rogers, Trustee, hereby covenants with the said parties of the second art that he will warrant specially the property hereby conveyed.
...witness the following signatures and seals.
Mary R. Colvin, Ida B. Richardson, George N. Richardson, Margaret Richardson, Edward G. Ray, Nettie Ray, Valentine G. Echols, Hattie Echols, Frank Echols, Jennie Echols, George J. Rogers, (trustee under the will of John Gibson, deceased)