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expire on the eighteenth day of June, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight And



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CorporaiionB. 129

for tlie purpose of forming said corporation we have sabscribed the anni of four
thousand dollars to the capital thereof, and have paid in on said subscription the
sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, and desire the privilege of increasing
the said capital by sales of additional shares, from time to time, to fifty thousand
dollars in all. The capital so subscribed is divided into shares of five hundred dol-
lars each, which are held by the undersigned respectively, as follows, that is to say
by

John A. Leonard, of Palatine, West Virginia, one share.

Harvey F. Leonard, of ^^ ^^ one share.

Nathaniel D. Helmick, of ^^ '^ one share.

Lindley Bea, of ^' ^^ . one share.

Joshua Layman, of ^^ " one share.

Thomas W. Hostler, of ** " one share.

Jasper E. Hamilton, of Fairmont, ^^ » one share.

Thomas A. Maulsby, of Marion county, '^ one share.

And the capital to be hereafter sold is to be divided into shares of the like amount
Given under our hands this eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred
and sixty- eight.

[Signed,] John A. Leonard,

Harvey F. Leonard,
Lindley Rea,
Joshua Layman,
T. W. Hostler,
Jasper £. Hamilton,
Nathaniel D. Helmick,
Thomas A. Maulsby.
Wherefore, the corporators named in the said agreement, and who have signed
the same, are hereby declared to be,'. from this date until the eighteenth day of
June, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, a corporation by the name and for
the purposes set forth in the said agreement.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the state, at the city of Wheeling^
this twentieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty- eight.

i - ^ John S. Witchee,

SEAL. Secretary of tJie State.



WARM SPRING DIVISION NO. 21, SONS OF TEMPERANCE.

I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the state of West Virginia, hereby certify that
an agreement, duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has
been this day delivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures follow-
ing:

*' The undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name of ' Warm
Spring Division No. 21, Sons of Temperance,' of the town of Berkeley Springs,
Morgan county, West Virginia, for the purpose of buying, selling and leasing of
real and personal property, and for that purpose desire authority to purchase,
hold, lease and convey real property to the value of five hundred dollars, and per-
sonal property to the value of five hundred dollars.
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ISO QnporationB.

OiTen nnder our hands, this eighteenth day of Haj, eighteen hundred and aixty-
exght

[Signed] Wm. Crosfield, Kate Boone,

John S. Hunter, Geo. Crosfield, M. E. M.

Peter J. Coghlin, W. P. Topton,
Edward Bechtol, J. W. Young,

Isaac L. Mead, R. G. Dawson,

Edward Ganoe, J. W. Hunter,

C. H. Hodgson, Marion Mechem,

A. S. GaUion, L. C. Fisher/*

Wherefore; the coirporators named in the said agreement, and who have signed
the same, are hereby declared to be, from this date, a perpetual corporation by the
name and for the purposes set forth in the said agreement.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the said state, at the city of Wheel-
ng, this twenty-ninth day of June, ttghteen hundred and sijEty-eight.
/-^ John S. Witcher,

s^!^ Secretary of the State.



SHINNSTON LODGE N0.116, INDEPENDENT ORDER OP ODD PELLOWS.

I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the state of West Virginia, hereby certify that

an agreement, duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has

been this day ddivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures fol-

owing:

''The undersigned agree to become a* corporation by the name of 'Shinnstoa
Lodge No. 16, Independent Order of Odd Pellows,* for the purpose of diflfusing
the principles of benevolence and charity, and for that parpose desire authority to
hold, lease, sell and convey real property to the value of twenty thousand dollars,
and personal property to the value of ten thousand dollars.

Given under our hands, this twenty-third day of April, eighteen hundred and
sixty-eight.

[Signed] Emory Strickler,

S. M. Ogden,
Luther C Shinn,
B. Tyson Harmer,
A. W. Shinn,
Levi C. Shinn,
Bart Clark,
S. J. Ogden,
James W. Moffat."
Wherefore, the corporators named in said agreement, and who have signed the
same, are hereby declared to be, from this date, a perpetual corporation by the
name and for the purposes set forth in the said agreement.

Given under my liand and the great seal of the said state, at the city of Wheel-
ing, this sevenUi day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.
/"^^ John S. Witcher,

SS4L. SecreUvry of iM State-



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OyrporaUanB. 181

THE GRAFTON BUILDING ASSOCIATION.

I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the state of West Virginia, hereby certify that
an agreement, daly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has
been this day delivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures fol-
lowing :

** The undersigned agree to tecome a corporation by the name of ' The Graffcon
Bailding Association,' for the purpose of raising money to be loaned among its
members to purchase land and houses, and for the purpose of building and repair-
ing ^the same ; which corporation shall keep its principal office or place of busi-
ness at Grafton, in the county of Taylor, and is to expire on the twenty-third day
of June, eighteen hundred and eighty- eight And for the purpose of forming the
said corporation, we have subscribed the sum pf one thousand dollars to the capi-
tal thereof, and have paid in on said subscription the sum of one hundred dollars,
and desire the privilege of increasing the said capital, by sale of additional shares
from time to time, to two hundred thousand dollars in ail. The capital so sub-
scribed is divided into shares of two hundred dollars each, which are held by the
undersigned respectively as follows, that is to say :

By Thomas Kennedy, of Grafton, West Virginia, one share.

George H. Shaffer, *' '^ one share.

John W. Haslup, " " one share.

Lee Swearingen, *' '' one share.

Henry Gompton, " " one share.

And the capital to be hereailer sold is to be divided into shares of the like
amount.

Given under our hands this twenty-third day of June, eighteen hundred and
sixty-eight.

[Signed} Thos. Kennedy,

Geo. H. Shaffer,
John W. Haslup,
Lee Swearingen,
Henry Gompton."
Wherefore, the corporators named in the said agreement, and who have signed
the same, are hereby declared to be, from this date until the twenty- third day of
June, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, a corporation by the name and for the
purposes set forth in the said agreement.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the said state, at the city of Wheel-
ing, this third day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty- eight.
/-'^ John S. Witohbr,

SEAL. Secretary qf the State.



MOUNT NEBO LODGE NO. 91 A. P. AND A. M.

I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the state of West Virginia, hereby certify that
an agreement, duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has
been this day delivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures fol-
lowing :

''The undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name of Mount Nebo
Lodge No. 91, A. F. and A. M., for the purpose of perpetual succession, that they
may sue snd pleadi and that thej may purchasoi sell and hold to them and their



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132 Corporations.

Bnccesson, for the charitable and benevolent purposes of said lodge, real and per-
sonal estate, and make snch laws and regalations for the management of said
property as a majority of said lodge may prescribe, and for that purpose desire-
authority to purchase, hold, lease, sell, and conyey real property to the valae of
$20,000, and personal property to the value of $20,000.

Given under our hands this twenty-seventh day of June, eighteen hundred and
sixty- eight.

[Signed,] G. M. Beltzhoover, [seal.]

Lee H. Moler, [seai..]

B. F. Harrison, [seal.]

Thomas Turner, [seal.]
John Keplinger. [seal.]
Wherefore, the corporators named in the said agreement, and who have signed
the same, are hereby declared to be, from this date a perpetual corporation by the
name and for the purposes set forth in the said agreement

Given under my hand and the great seal of the said State at the city of Wheeling,
this sixteenth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.

^-^-N J. S. WiTCHER,

SEAL. Secretary of iJte State-



WEST VIRGINIA COAL AND LIME COMPANY.

I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the state of West Virginia, hereby certify that
an agreement, duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has
been this day delivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures fol-
lowing :

''The undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name 6f the West Vir-
ginia Coal and Lime Company, for the purpose of mining for coal and lime and
preparing the same for use and transporting the same to market, and selling the
the same, which corporation shall keep its principal office or place of business at
Volcano, in the county of Wood, and is to expire on the first day of July, eighteen
hundred and eighty- eight. And for the purpose of forming the said corporation,
we have subscribed the sum of twelve thousand dollars to the capital thereof,
and have paid in on said subscription the sum of two thousand four hundred dol*
ars, and desire the privilege of increasing the said capital by sales of additional
shares from time to time, to twenty-five thousand dollars in all. The capital so
subscribed is divided into shares of two hundred and fifty dollars each, which are
held by the undersigned respectively, as follows, that is to say, by

B, n. Gratz, of Philadelphia, • • sixteen shares.

Samuel I. Billmyer, of Philadelphia, eight shares.

Wm. C. Stiles, Jr., of *' eight shares.

H. C. Kennedy, of " eight shares.

J. M. Kennedy, of '' • eight shares.

and the capital hereafter sold is to be divided into shares of the like amount.
[Signed,] Samuel I. Billmyer,

Wm. C. Stiles, Sr.,
H. C. Kennedy,
John M. Kennedy,
R, H. Gratz.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this twenty-first day of August, A. D.,
feighteen hundred and sixty-eight. W. W. Daughertt, Alderman.



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Oorporaiions. 133

Wherefore, the corporators named in the said agreement, and who have signed
tlie same, are hereby declared to be, from this date until the seventh day of
July,' eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, a corporation by the name and for
tbe purposes set forth in the said agreement I

Given under my hand and the great seal of the said State, at the city of Wheel-
ing, this third day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty- eight

/-^-^ John S. Witchbr,

SEAL. Secretary of the State.



COALSMOUTH COAL MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

I, John S. Witcher, Secretary of the State of West Virginia, hereby certify that
an agreement, duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has
been this day delivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures
following :

'' The undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name of ' Coals-
mouth Coal Mining and Manufacturing Company,' for the purpose of mining or
boring for coal, oil, salt or other minerals, obtaining and marketing the same in
the state of West Virginia, upon the lands held and owned by C. C. Capehartand
Thomas A. Teays, and said land to become part of the capital stock of said com-
pany, that is, all minerals in the said lands, and all privileges necessary for mining
and manufacturing the same are accredited to the said C. C. Capehart and Thomas
A. Teays, as ten thousand dollars of stock in said company ; which corporation
shall keep its principal office or place of business at Coalsmouth, in the county of
Kanawha, and expire on the first day of August, eighteen hundred and eighty-
eight. ^ And for the purpose of forming the said corporation, we have subscribed
the sum of fifteen thousand dollars to the capital stock, and have paid in on the
said subscription the sum of fourteen thousand five hundred dollars, and desire the
privilege of increasing the said capital, by sales of additional shares from time to
time, to one hundred thousand dollars in all. The capital so subscribed is the
lands of C C. Capehart and Thomas A. Teays, at ten thousand dollars, and forty-
five hundred dollars in money, at shares of ten dollars each, which are held by
the undersigned respectively as follows : G. F. Hansford, seventy shares ; B. Q»
Hodge, twenty shares; L. Wilkerson, ten shares; G. P. Thompson, twenty shares ;
F. H. Taylor, ten shares ; John S. Cunningham, forty shares ; D. J. Lewis,
twenty -five shares ; G. C. Holsten, ten shares ; S. P. Capehart, twenty shares ;
A. Fox, ten shares ; W. L. Childress, ten jhares ; C. C Capehart, twenty shares ;
John P. Turner and brother, fifteen shares ; B. Tompkins, ten shares ; J. W.
Huppard, ten shares ; Thomas A. Teays, twenty shares ; John W. Overshiner,
ten shares ; W. G. Miller, ten shares ; B. H. Lee, ten shares ; B. H. Shelton,
ten shares : George H. Dillon, twenty shares ; G. F. Williams, twenty shares ;
Joseph D. Weekline, ten shares ; James H. Blaker, ten shares ; Joseph Tinsley,
ten shares ; C. C. Parsons, ten shares ; J. W. Teays, ten shares ; Augustus Tins-
ley, ten shares ; B. H. M. Smith, ten shares ; Gilbeirt Meed, twenty shares ; H.
T. Salters, ten shares ; J. L. Cato, ten shares ; Joseph T. Simms, ten shares ; B.
Ballard, twenty shares ; Fayette Weekline, ten shares ; M. L. Calvert, ten shares ;
W. F. Webb, ten shares. The remaining ten per cent is to be paid when called
for within sixty days after the said first day of August, eighteen hundred and
sixty-eight.



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184



Carparatums.



Given ander our hands and seals, this twenty-fifth day of Jnly, eighteen hundred
and sixty-eight.



[Signed] C. 0. Gapehart,


'seal,;


S. P. Gapehart,
Arthur Fox,


SEAX.


T. A. Teayg,
James S. Hansford,


SEAL.]


SEAL.]


'seal.'


M. L. GhUdress,


]SEAL.'


B. G. Hodge,


'seal.'


G. G. Gapehart,


]8EAL.]


L. Wilkerson,


SEAL.|


J. P. Turner and brother


SEAL.'


F. H. Taylor,

John S. Ganningham,


[seal.'


B. Tompkins,


SEAL.]


SEAL.'


John W. Huppard,


[SEAI^I


Daniel J. Lewis,


SEAL.]


Thos. A. Teays,
John W. Overshiner,


SEAL.]


J. G. Holriten,


'seal.]


SEAL.]


Jos. D. Weekline,


'SBAIJ


W. G. Miller,


SEAT.]


Jas. H. Blaker,


SEAL.]


B. H. Lee,


'SEAI«.1


Jofl. Tinaley,


[seal.]


R. H. Shelton,


]SEAL.]


G. G. Parsons,


]SEAL.'


Geo. H. Dillon,


SEAL.


J. W.Teays,


]seal.]


J. F. Williams,


]SBAL.^


Augustus Tinsley,
R. H. M. Smith,


]8EAL.]


John L. Gato,


SEAL.]


]SEAL.]


. Gilbert Meed,


]SEAL.]


H. Y. Salters,


]SEAI.]


K. Ballard,


]SEAL.]


Joseph T. Simms,
M. L. Galrert,


SEAL.'


Fayette Weekline,


SEAL.]


'seal.'


W. T. Webb."


[seal.'



Wherefore, the corporators named in the said agreement, and who hare signed
the same, are hereby declared to be, from this date until the first day of August,
eighteen hundred and eighty- eight, a corporatiqn by the name and for the purposes
set forth in the said agreement.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the said state, at the city of Wheel-
ing, this eighth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.

/-'^-s JOHH S. WiTCHEB,

SEAL. Secretary of the State,



THE BURNAP SALT GOMPANY.

I, John S. Witcher,' secretary of the state of West Virginia, hereby certify that
an agreement, duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has
been this day ddivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures fol-
lowing :

'*The undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name of ''The Bum^
Salt Gompany," to erect one or more salt furnaces for the purpose of manufactur-
ing salt, and for the transacting of any and all business nessarily connected there-
with, including the transportation to market and the sale thereof; which shall keep
its principal office or place of business on the premises in Glifton, Waggoner town-
ship. Mason county, West Virginia, and is to expire on the fifteenth day of July,
A. D. eighteen hundred and eighty-eight. And for the purt>ose of forming the
said corporation we have subscribed the sum of thirty thousand dollars to the capi-
tal stock thereof, and have paid in the sum of ten thousand dollars, and desire the
privilege of increasing said capital by sales of additional shares of stock from time
to time to the sum of one hundred thousand dollars. The capital stock so sub-
scribed is divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, which are held by the
undersigned respectively, as follows, that is to say by S. A. Burnap, one hundred
and fifty shares ; M. 0. Burnap, ten shares ; P. H. Wintersteen, sixty shares ;
David G. Noyes, ten shares ; Edward Diffney, fifty shares ; W.T. Garr, ten sharesi
and Paul Stahl, ten shares ; all of the county of Meigs and State of Ohio,



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GWeii ander oar hands and fleak this fifteenth Jnljr, eighteen hundred and sixty-
eight.

[Signed] S. A. Bumap, [seal.] 160 shares.

M. 0. Bumap, [seal.] 10 shares.

P.'H. Wintersteen, [seal.] •••• 60 shares.

David G. Noyes, [seal.] 10 shares.

Edward Diffney, [seal.] 60 shares.

Wm. S. Carr, [seal.] ' 10 shares.

Paul Stahl, [seal.] 10 shares.

Wherefore, the corporators named in the said agreement, and who have signed
the same, are herehy declared to he, from this date until the fifteenUi day of
July, ^ghteen hundred and eighty-eightj a corporation by the name and for the
purposes set forth in the said agreement

Given under my hand and the great seal of the said state, at the city of Wheel-
ing, this twenty-fifth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight
/-*-% John S, Witoher,

seal. Secretary of the State.



. THE TRANSMONTANE COMPANY OP WEST VIRGINIA. ,

I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the state of West Virginia, herehy certiiy that
an agreement, duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper afSdavits, has
been this day delivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures fol-
lowing :

'*The undersigned agree to become a corporation by the name of the Transmon-
tane Company of West Virginia, for the purpose of mining, transporting and
dealing in coal and other mineral substances, and manufacturing, producing, trans-
porting and dealing in iron, salt, lumber, leather, wool, and other mineral, animal,
or vegetable articles and the product thereof, which corporation shall keep its prin-
cipal office or place of business at New York, in the county and State of New
York, and is to expire on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and eighty-
eight. And for the purpose of forming the said corporation we have subscribed
the sum of fifby dollars to the capital thereof, and have paid in on said subscription
the sum of fifty dollars and desire the privilege of increasing the said capital by
sales of additional shares from time to time to seven hundred thousand and fifty
dollars in all. The capital so subscribed is divided into shares of ten dollars
each, which are held by the undersigned respectively as fbllows, that is to say, by
William D.Wilson, of Newark, in the State of New Jersey; one share ; Joshua C.
Sanders, of the city of New York, one share ; Isaac Steane, of the city of Brook-
lyn, in the State of New York, one share ; Addison M. Burt, of the city of New
York, one share ; and Henry Palmer of the city of New York, one share, and the
capital to be hereafter sold is to be divided into shares of the like amount.

Given under our hands this twenty'^first day of September, A. D. eighteen hun-
dred and sixty-eight.

(Signed,) W. D. Wilson, [seal.]

Joshua C. Sanders, [seal.]
Adison M. Burt, [seal.]

Isaac Steane, [seal.]

Henry Palmer. [seal.]

Wherefore, the corporators named in the said agreement, and who have signed
the same, are hereby declared to be, from this date until the first day of Janaaiy,



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186 Carparatiotis.

eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, a corporation by the name and for the
parposes set forth in the said agreement.

Given nnder my hand and the great seal of the said state, at the city of Wheel-
ing, this twenty-eighth day of September, eighteen hundred and sizty.eight

/-A^ . John S. Witcher,

SEAL. Secretary of tTie State.



THE PARKBRSBURG MUTUAL RELIEF BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION.

I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the stale of West Virginia, hereby certify thtti
an agreement duly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has
been this day delivered to me ; which agreement is in the words and figures fol-
lowing :

'* The undersigned agree to become'a corporation by the name of ^ 1?he Park-
ersburg Mutual Relief Benevolent Association,' for the purpose of co-operation in
giving aid and relief to the members thereof in case of sickness or accidental
bodily injury, and to accumulate fands for this purpose, and to secure annuities to
such of the members as benevolence may demand therefor ; which corporation
shall keep its principal office or place of business at the city of Parkersbarg,
in the county of Wood, and is to expire on the thirteenth day of October, eight-
een hundred and eighty- eight. And for the purpose of forming the said corpora-
tion, we have subscribed the sum of five hundred dollars to the capital thereof,
and have paid in on said subscriptions the sum of fifly dollars, and desire the
privilege of increasing the said capital, by sales of additional shares from time to
time, to five hundred thousand dollars in all. The capital so subscribed is divided
into shares of one hundred dollars each, which are held by the undersigned
respectively as follows, that is to say :

By Ernest T. Drahosh, of Parkersburg, one share, ($100.)

Pascal Rieden, *^ .one share, ($100.)

Louis Hechmer, '^ one share, ($100.)

James M. Boreman, '^ one share, ($100.)

Charles Murphy, ** ...one share, ($100.)

And the capital to be hereafter sold is to be divided into shares of the like
amount.

Given under our hands, this thirteenth day of October, eighteen hundred and
sixty-eight.

[Signed] E. T. Drahosh,

Pascal Rieden,
Louis Hechmer,
James M. Boreman,
Chas. Murphy."

Wherefore, the corporators named in the said agreement, and who have signed the
same, are hereby declared to be, from this date until the thirteenth day of October
eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, a corporation by the name and for the purposes
set forth in the said agreement.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the said state, at the city of Wheel-
ing, this fpurteenth day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.
^.-^^ John S. Witcher,

SEAL. Secretary of the ^tate-



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Corporations. 137

THE STATE IMMIGRATION AND RELIEF SOCIETY OP WEST

VIRGINIA.

I, John S. Witcher, secretary of the state of West Virginia, hereby certify that
an agreement, dhly acknowledged and accompanied by the proper affidavits, has
been this day delivered to me ; which agreement is in the w^ds and figures fol-
lowing :

' ' The nndeifsigned agree to become a corporation by the name of ^ The State
Immigration and Relief Society of West Virginia,* for the purpose of giving aid
and direction to immigrants intending to locate in this state or on their way to
other places, and affording pecuniary relief in sickness to subscribing members,
partly on the plan of a mutual association ; which corporation shall keep its prin*
pal office or place of business at Parkersburg, in the county of Wood, and is to
expire on the tenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and eighty- eight.
And for the purpose of forming the said corporation, we have subscribed the sum
of five hundred dollars to the capital thereof, and have paid in on said subscrip-
tions the sum of fifty ($50) dollars, and desire the privilege of increasing the said
capital by sales of additional shares from time to time, to one hundred
thousand dollars in all. The capital so subscribed is divided into shares of twenty-
fiTe dollars each, which are held by the undersigned respectively as follows, that
is to say : by Henry Hess, of Parkersburg, four shares ; by J. H. Dis Debar, of
the same place, four shares ; by Andrew Als, of the same place, four shares ; by
Chris. Hechmer, of the same place, four shares ; and by J. W. Curtis, of the same
place, four shares. And the capital to be hereafter sold is to be divided into


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