Prince William County Virginia Clerk’s Loose Papers


June 1903 Southern Railway Company vs Dr. A. F. A. King



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3 June 1903

Southern Railway Company vs Dr. A. F. A. King

I accept service of the within notice, and waive all time limit, and agree that the Company may proceed at once to construct its work upon the within described land.

Given under my hand this 12th day of June 1903

Dr. A. F. A. King

Burlington, Vermont

State of Virginia:

County of Prince William, To Wit:

I, E. Nelson, a County Clerk in and for said county, do hereby certify that H. F. Lynn, J. P. Manuel, W. M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, and J. W. Latham have this day made oath before me in my county aforesaid, that they will faithfully and impartially ascertain what will be a just compensation for such of the land of the freehold whereof Dr. A. F. A. King is tenant, as is proposed to be taken by the Southern Railway Company for its purposes, and that they will truly certify the same.

Given under my hand this 6th day of July 1903

E. Nelson

In the County Court of Prince William County, Virginia in the matter of

Southern Railway Company

vs

Dr. A. F. A. King



It appearing to the court that legal notice has been given to said, Dr. A. F. A. King of this motion, and upon the motion of the attorney for the Southern Railway Company, the Court doth appoint H. F. Lynn, William M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, J. W. Latham, & J. P. Manuel (any three of whom may act) disinterested free-holders of the county of Prince William, State of Virginia, for the purpose of viewing the land of the said Dr. A. F. A. King, or so much thereof as the Southern Railway Company may want and as is more particularly described by the paper hereto attached, and after hearing such evidence as either party may offer, shall ascertain and report to the court, together with the oath required to be administered in such cases, what will be a just compensation for said land and for the damage to the residue of the tract, beyond the peculiar benefits in respect to such residue, from the work to be constructed. Said commissioners shall meet upon the premises and proceed to comply with this order upon the 6th day of July 1903
Burlington, Vermont, June 12, 1903 - Dr. A. F. A. King – You are hereby notified that the Southern Railway Company, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of Virginia for a work of internal improvement, wants in fee simple for its proper railroad purposes, pieces or parcels of land situated in the County of Prince William, State of Virginia, of which you are the tenant of the free-hold, bounded and described as follows, to wit: According to the description hereto attached and hereby made a part of this notice.

The President and Directors of said Company can not agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to the said land, and the company desiring said land above described, will, by its Attorney, on the 6th day of July, 1903, move the County Court of Prince William, sitting at Manassas, Va., to appoint five (5) disinterested free-holders of said county, any three of whom may act, for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for said land.

This 3rd day of June, 1903

Southern Railway Company

H. H. Downing, Counsel

Washington, D. C.

January 25th 1904

Received of E. Nelson, Clerk of Court, the sum of twenty three dollars ($23.00) the same being payment in full for strip of land, five hundred feet long, and twenty feet wide, taken by the Southern Railway Company for its purposes in 1903, in Prince William County, Virginia.

A. F. A. King

Nr. E. Nelson – Dear Sir:

Your check for the above amount is received. I have elaborated the receipt somewhat in order to show exactly the amount of land paid for.

A. F. A. King



3 June 1903

Southern Railway Company vs W. F. Hale

I accept service of the within notice, and waive all time limit, and agree that the Company may proceed at once to construct its work upon the within described land.

Given under my hand this 4th day of June 1903

W. F. Hale

State of Virginia:

County of Prince William, To Wit:

I, E. Nelson, a County Clerk in and for said county, do hereby certify that H. F. Lynn, J. P. Manuel, W. M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, and J. W. Latham have this day made oath before me in my county aforesaid, that they will faithfully and impartially ascertain what will be a just compensation for such of the land of the freehold whereof W. F. Hale is tenant, as is proposed to be taken by the Southern Railway Company for its purposes, and that they will truly certify the same.

Given under my hand this 6th day of July 1903

E. Nelson

In the County Court of Prince William County, Virginia in the matter of

Southern Railway Company

vs

W. F. Hale



It appearing to the court that legal notice has been given to said, W. F. Hale of this motion, and upon the motion of the attorney for the Southern Railway Company, the Court doth appoint H. F. Lynn, William M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, J. W. Latham, & J. P. Manuel (any three of whom may act) disinterested free-holders of the county of Prince William, State of Virginia, for the purpose of viewing the land of the said W. F. Hale, or so much thereof as the Southern Railway Company may want and as is more particularly described by the paper hereto attached, and after hearing such evidence as either party may offer, shall ascertain and report to the court, together with the oath required to be administered in such cases, what will be a just compensation for said land and for the damage to the residue of the tract, beyond the peculiar benefits in respect to such residue, from the work to be constructed. Said commissioners shall meet upon the premises and proceed to comply with this order upon the 6th day of July 1903
To W. F. Hale – You are hereby notified that the Southern Railway Company, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of Virginia for a work of internal improvement, wants in fee simple for its proper railroad purposes, pieces or parcels of land situated in the County of Prince William, State of Virginia, of which you are the tenant of the free-hold, bounded and described as follows, to wit: According to the description hereto attached and hereby made a part of this notice.

The President and Directors of said Company can not agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to the said land, and the company desiring said land above described, will, by its Attorney, on the 6th day of July, 1903, move the County Court of Prince William, sitting at Manassas, Va., to appoint five (5) disinterested free-holders of said county, any three of whom may act, for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for said land.

This 3rd day of June, 1903

Southern Railway Company

H. H. Downing, Counsel

3 June 1903

Southern Railway Company vs Mrs. H. B. Lewis

I accept service of the within notice, and waive all time limit, and agree that the Company may proceed at once to construct its work upon the within described land.

Given under my hand this 4th day of June 1903

Mrs. Hattie B. Lewis

State of Virginia:

County of Prince William, To Wit:

I, E. Nelson, a County Clerk in and for said county, do hereby certify that H. F. Lynn, J. P. Manuel, W. M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, and J. W. Latham have this day made oath before me in my county aforesaid, that they will faithfully and impartially ascertain what will be a just compensation for such of the land of the freehold whereof Hattie B. Lewis is tenant, as is proposed to be taken by the Southern Railway Company for its purposes, and that they will truly certify the same.

Given under my hand this 6th day of July 1903

E. Nelson

To Mrs. H. B. Lewis – You are hereby notified that the Southern Railway Company, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of Virginia for a work of internal improvement, wants in fee simple for its proper railroad purposes, pieces or parcels of land situated in the County of Prince William, State of Virginia, of which you are the tenant of the free-hold, bounded and described as follows, to wit: According to the description hereto attached and hereby made a part of this notice.

The President and Directors of said Company can not agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to the said land, and the company desiring said land above described, will, by its Attorney, on the 6th day of July, 1903, move the County Court of Prince William, sitting at Manassas, Va., to appoint five (5) disinterested free-holders of said county, any three of whom may act, for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for said land.

This 3rd day of June, 1903

Southern Railway Company

H. H. Downing, Counsel

Note: Manassas, Virginia, May 21st 1903 – I agree to transfer to the Southern Railway Company for a right-a-way. The piece of land shows on this blue print containing 0.95 acre. I agree that the title shall be obtained by condemnation at the expense of the railroad company and I will be satisfied with five hundred dollars for said strip of land and the company to move the fences.

Hattie B. Lewis

Witnes: J. W. Wilcoxen

3 June 1903

Southern Railway Company vs Henry W. Reid

I accept service of the within notice, and waive all time limit, and agree that the Company may proceed at once to construct its work upon the within described land.

Given under my hand this 4th day of June 1903

H. W. Reid

State of Virginia:

County of Prince William, To Wit:

I, E. Nelson, a County Clerk in and for said county, do hereby certify that H. F. Lynn, J. P. Manuel, W. M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, and J. W. Latham have this day made oath before me in my county aforesaid, that they will faithfully and impartially ascertain what will be a just compensation for such of the land of the freehold whereof H. W. Reid is tenant, as is proposed to be taken by the Southern Railway Company for its purposes, and that they will truly certify the same.

Given under my hand this 6th day of July 1903

E. Nelson
Henry W. Reid – You are hereby notified that the Southern Railway Company, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of Virginia for a work of internal improvement, wants in fee simple for its proper railroad purposes, pieces or parcels of land situated in the County of Prince William, State of Virginia, of which you are the tenant of the free-hold, bounded and described as follows, to wit: According to the description hereto attached and hereby made a part of this notice.

The President and Directors of said Company can not agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to the said land, and the company desiring said land above described, will, by its Attorney, on the 6th day of July, 1903, move the County Court of Prince William, sitting at Manassas, Va., to appoint five (5) disinterested free-holders of said county, any three of whom may act, for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for said land.

This 3rd day of June, 1903

Southern Railway Company

H. H. Downing, Counsel

Note – Manassas, Va., May 21st 1903

I agree to transfer to the Southern Railway Company for a right-a-way, the piece of land shown on this blur print containing 1.18 acre. I agree that the title shall be obtained by condemnation at the expense of the railroad company and I will be satisfied with $300.00 per acre or $354.00 for the land described and the company to move the fences. H. W. Reid, By L. A. Larkin Jr. his attorney

1 May 1903

Southern Railway Company vs Miss Margaret V. Smith

Condemnation

Commissioners Office

Manassas, Va. May 1, 1903

To the County Court of Prince William County

Report of Commissioners

The undersigned having been appointed a Special Commissioner by an order entered by the said Court at March Term 1903 in the matter of the condemnation of the land of which Margaret Smith is tenant of the freehold for the benefit of the Southern Railway Company directing him to ascertain and report to whom the damages assessed in the said condemnation proceedings amounting to seventy five dollars should be paid reports that he caused a notice to be served on the said Margaret Smith that he would on the 11 day of April 1903 execute the said order.

He further reports that the said land was conveyed to Walter A. Smith – trustee of the said Margaret Smith by deed dated September 26, 1877 and recorded in the land records of the said court and that the said damages should be paid to the said Walter A. Smith, trustee of Margaret A. Smith after deducting the costs of executing the said order of reference.

Given under my hand this 11th day of April 1903

W. N. Lipscomb, Special Commissioner
Miss Margaret V. Smith – You are hereby notified that the Southern Railway Company, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of Virginia for a work of internal improvement, wants in fee simple for its proper railroad purposes, pieces or parcels of land situated in the County of Prince William, State of Virginia, of which you are the tenant of the free-hold, bounded and described as follows, to wit: According to the description hereto attached and hereby made a part of this notice.

The President and Directors of said Company can not agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to the said land, and the company desiring said land above described, will, by its Attorney, on the 6th day of July, 1903, move the County Court of Prince William, sitting at Manassas, Va., to appoint five (5) disinterested free-holders of said county, any three of whom may act, for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for said land.

This 3rd day of June, 1903

Southern Railway Company

H. H. Downing, Counsel
To Mrs. Margaret Smith, you are hereby notified, that the Southern Railway Company, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the state of Virginia for a work of internal improvement, wants in fee simple for its proper railroad purposes, a piece or parcel of land situated in the county of Prince William, State of Virginia, of which you are the tenant of the freehold; bounded and described as follows; to wit: According to the description hereto attached and hereby made a part of this notice.

The President and Directors of said Company cannot agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to said land, and the said company desiring said land, above described, will, by its attorney, on the 12th day of March 1903 move the county court of Prince William County sitting at Manassas, Va., to appoint five (5) disinterested freeholders of said county, any three of whom may act, for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for said land.

Southern Railway Company

H. H. Downing, Counsel

Executed – By delivering to Miss Jennie Smith a copy hereof. She being a member of the family of Mrs. Margaret Smith and over the age of 16 years.

J. P. Leachman

Sheriff, Prince William County.

28 February 1903

Note – Margaret V. Smith, 17 March 1903, Report of commissioners filed –“All proceedings under this notice dismissed by the court”.
In the matter of the application of the Southern Railway Company, a Company incorporated for a work of internal improvement, for the appointment of Commissioners for the purpose of ascertaining a jut compensation to the owners of the land upon the line of improvement of said Company within Prince William county for such of the said lands as are proposed to be taken by such Company for its purposes whereof Margaret Smith is tenant of the free hold, and it appearing that notice of such application has been duly given as by law is required and that the President and Directors of the said Company cannot agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to such land, H. F. Lynn, J. W. Latham, Wm. M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin & J. P. Manuel five disinterested freeholders, any three of whom may act, are hereby appointed Commissioners for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for such land, any one or more of whom attending on the land may adjourn from time to time until the business shall be finished, and it is ordered that the said Commissioners, after taking the oath prescribed by law, shall proceed to view the land proposed to be taken by the said Company for its purposes, and after viewing the same, and hearing such proper evidence as either party may offer, shall ascertain what will be a just compensation for such land, and the damage to the residue of the tract of which it is a part, beyond the peculiar benefits to be delivered in respect to such residue from the work to be constructed, and shall report their findings forthwith to this court. The said Commissioners shall meet upon the land upon 12 day of March 1903

Executed – By serving a copy of this notice and accompanying papers upon Miss Margaret V. Smith at her residence in the city of Alexandria, Va. this the 4th day of March 1903


Southern Railway Company

vs Margaret V. Smith

Condemnation proceedings

Upon the 17th day of March 1903 the plaintiff in this case having paid into court the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00) that being the account of the award of the Commissioners appointed to assess damages and subsequently the court by order of March the 17th 1903 having dismissed the entire proceedings in this case it is ordered that the clerk of this court into whose hands said sum of two hundred and fifty dollars was paid do pay the same to H. H. Downing, Special Attorney for Southern Railway Company.


3 June 1903

Southern Railway Company vs Heirs of W. W. Kincheloe

To The Heirs of W. W. Kincheloe – You are hereby notified that the Southern Railway Company, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of Virginia for a work of internal improvement, wants in fee simple for its proper railroad purposes, pieces or parcels of land situated in the County of Prince William, State of Virginia, of which you are the tenant of the free-hold, bounded and described as follows, to wit: According to the description hereto attached and hereby made a part of this notice.

The President and Directors of said Company can not agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to the said land, and the company desiring said land above described, will, by its Attorney, on the 6th day of July, 1903, move the County Court of Prince William, sitting at Manassas, Va., to appoint five (5) disinterested free-holders of said county, any three of whom may act, for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for said land.

This 3rd day of June, 1903

Southern Railway Company

H. H. Downing, Counsel


In the County Court of Prince William County, Virginia in the matter of

Southern Railway Company

vs

Heirs of W. W. Kincheloe



It appearing to the court that legal notice has been given to said, W. W. Kincheloe of this motion, and upon the motion of the attorney for the Southern Railway Company, the Court doth appoint H. F. Lynn, William M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, J. W. Latham, & J. P. Manuel (any three of whom may act) disinterested free-holders of the county of Prince William, State of Virginia, for the purpose of viewing the land of the said Heirs of W. W. Kincheloe, or so much thereof as the Southern Railway Company may want and as is more particularly described by the paper hereto attached, and after hearing such evidence as either party may offer, shall ascertain and report to the court, together with the oath required to be administered in such cases, what will be a just compensation for said land and for the damage to the residue of the tract, beyond the peculiar benefits in respect to such residue, from the work to be constructed. Said commissioners shall meet upon the premises and proceed to comply with this order upon the 6th day of July 1903
3 June 1903

Southern Railway Company vs L. A. Marsteller

To L. A. Marsteller – You are hereby notified that the Southern Railway Company, a company incorporated and existing under the laws of the State of Virginia for a work of internal improvement, wants in fee simple for its proper railroad purposes, pieces or parcels of land situated in the County of Prince William, State of Virginia, of which you are the tenant of the free-hold, bounded and described as follows, to wit: According to the description hereto attached and hereby made a part of this notice.

The President and Directors of said Company can not agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to the said land, and the company desiring said land above described, will, by its Attorney, on the 6th day of July, 1903, move the County Court of Prince William, sitting at Manassas, Va., to appoint five (5) disinterested free-holders of said county, any three of whom may act, for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for said land.

This 3rd day of June, 1903

Southern Railway Company

H. H. Downing, Counsel


I accept service of the within notice, and waive all time limit, and agree that the Company may proceed at once to construct its work upon the within described land.

Given under my hand this 4th day of June 1903

L. A. Marsteller

In the County Court of Prince William County, Virginia in the matter of Southern Railway Company vs L. A. Marsteller.

It appearing to the court that legal notice has been given to said, L. A. Marsteller of this motion, and upon the motion of the attorney for the Southern Railway Company, the Court doth appoint H. F. Lynn, William M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, J. W. Latham, & J. P. Manuel (any three of whom may act) disinterested free-holders of the county of Prince William, State of Virginia, for the purpose of viewing the land of the said L. A. Marsteller, or so much thereof as the Southern Railway Company may want and as is more particularly described by the paper hereto attached, and after hearing such evidence as either party may offer, shall ascertain and report to the court, together with the oath required to be administered in such cases, what will be a just compensation for said land and for the damage to the residue of the tract, beyond the peculiar benefits in respect to such residue, from the work to be constructed. Said commissioners shall meet upon the premises and proceed to comply with this order upon the 6th day of July 1903
State of Virginia:

County of Prince William, To Wit:

I, E. Nelson, a County Clerk in and for said county, do hereby certify that H. F. Lynn, J. P. Manuel, W. M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin, and J. W. Latham have this day made oath before me in my county aforesaid, that they will faithfully and impartially ascertain what will be a just compensation for such of the land of the freehold whereof L. A. Marsteller is tenant, as is proposed to be taken by the Southern Railway Company for its purposes, and that they will truly certify the same.

Given under my hand this 6th day of July 1903

E. Nelson
In the matter of the application of the Southern Railway Company, a Company incorporated for a work of internal improvement, for the appointment of Commissioners for the purpose of ascertaining a jut compensation to the owners of the land upon the line of improvement of said Company within Prince William county for such of the said lands as are proposed to be taken by such Company for its purposes whereof L. A. Marsteller is tenant of the free hold, and it appearing that notice of such application has been duly given as by law is required and that the President and Directors of the said Company cannot agree on the terms of purchase with those entitled to such land, H. F. Lynn, J. W. Latham, Wm. M. Wheeler, J. C. Colvin & J. P. Manuel five disinterested freeholders, any three of whom may act, are hereby appointed Commissioners for the purpose of ascertaining a just compensation for such land, any one or more of whom attending on the land may adjourn from time to time until the business shall be finished, and it is ordered that the said Commissioners, after taking the oath prescribed by law, shall proceed to view the land proposed to be taken by the said Company for its purposes, and after viewing the same, and hearing such proper evidence as either party may offer, shall ascertain what will be a just compensation for such land, and the damage to the residue of the tract of which it is a part, beyond the peculiar benefits to be delivered in respect to such residue from the work to be constructed, and shall report their findings forthwith to this court. The said Commissioners shall meet upon the land upon 12 day of March 1903



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