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David Doak was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Page 215.--26th June, 1799. David Doak's will--To wife, Jennet; to sons. Samuel and David; to daughter, Jenny Berry; daughter, Rosannah Doak; to daughter, Betsy; to 5 daughters, viz: Aggy, Fanny, Darcos, Polly, Elly; to son, Hugh. Executors, wife Jennet, sons Samuel and David. Guardian. James Berry. Teste: Thos. Mitchell, James and Samuel Meteer. Proved, 28th June, 1802. Jennet refuses. Others qualify. [Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/doak.htm]
Will: David Doak, Dated 20 June 1799, Proved 28 June 1803
Source: Augusta Co., VA Will Book 9, Page 215
Contributor: Carol Vass <SVass@@aol.com>
- IN the name of God amen. I David Doak of Augusta County and State of Virginia being weak in body by reason of sickness but sound of mind memory and Judgment Blessed be God and calling to mind the mortality of the body that it is for all men to die do this 26th day of June in the year of out Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine make ordain and publish this my last will and testament in manner following to wit I resign up my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the last day both shall be united in Glory and respecting that part of the good things of this world which it hath pleased God to bless me with after my just debts is paid I dispose of and Bequeath as follows Viz:
- Imprimis I Bequeath to my Beloved wife Jennet Doak her living off this plantation that I now live on during her natural life & while she remains my widow and I allow my two sons Samuel and David Doak who gets the land to support her and the rest of my children that is to get their living off this plantation and each of my sons to be at equal Expense in supporting s.d. family. But if my wife thinks proper to live by herself without depending on her two sons I allow her a certain part of my plantation (during her natural life or while she remains my widow) for her support that is to say I allow her to have the management of and the Benefits arising from all my lands that lies on the South side of the great -?- including the dwelling house and to --?-- from line to line and after her decease s.d. land is to go to my two sons agreeable to the division that is to be made to them.
- I also bequeath to her my negro named Abraham (during her natural life or widdowhood) for the support of her and my children and at her Decease he is to be sold & divided between my two sons to enable them to make up the Legacies that is left to the rest of my Children.
- I also bequeath to my wife one third of all my stock and farming tools after just debt and specific Legacies is made up an the disposal and management of all the household furniture which stock farming tools and household is to be given to her agreeable to the appraisement of such things as she thinks proper to take.
- Item I Bequeath to my daughter to my daughter Jenny Berry five shillings for her Birth right
- Item I Bequeath to my daughter Rosanah Doak my negro girl named Hannah to her during her natural life and to desc.ds to her issue but is she dies without issue then s.d negro girl is to come back and her Value to be divided between my sons Saml & David Doak.
- I also bequeath to Rosannah a young mare Equal to Samls mare N--?-- --?-- her saddle bridle bed and bedding or furniture fitting for the Sorrel and such a quantity of Stock and household furniture as her mother thinks fit to give her living and maintainance for herself and negro and cratures of that part of the land alloted to my wife during her unmarried State.
- Item I Bequeath to my daughter Betsy five shillings for her Birth right as I intend o give her her divide immedietly.
- Item I Bequeath to my two sons Samuel and David Doak to each of them one half of this land that I now live on part to ther theirs after my Decease and the other part after their mother's decease which said Land is to be Equally divided considering quantity quality and improvement to be theirs and their heirs and assigns forever.
- I also Bequeath to Each of them a negro boy that is to Saml his negro boy Andw. and to David Dinnise I allow bequeath to then an Equal Share in my Grist Mill and saw mill and still with the appartainance thereto belonging reserving to my wife if she thinks proper to live by herself one fourth of the profits arising from the Grist Mill
- I also Bequeath to Each of my sons a young mare that is to say to Saml N-?- and to David a young filly named his with the remainder of all personal Estate not Bequeathed I also allow my negro woman June to be sold and her price to be appropriated for to enable my two sons to make up the following Legacys and to pay and to pay my just debts and my waggon I allow to be continued on the plantation for the use of my widow and all my children that lives thereon.
- Item I Bequeath to my five daughters (Viz) Paggy, Fanny, Dorces, Polly and Elly Doak to Each of them a little negro girl to be given to Each of them by my two sons Saml & David out of the Land to them and their issue but is no issue to return --?-- back to my two sons.
- I Bequeath to each of my above named daughers a tolerable good horse creature saddle and ridle and such Stock and household furniture as their mother thinks proper to give them but if their mother should be Called off before the[y] get married I allow my Executors to Give them nearly as much as Rosannah gets.
- I also allow all of my children to be Schooled what is common out of the profits of my Mills and Still or to be Learned as fare as is necessaryfor children.
- I also my five daughters and son Hugh to get their living with their mother or to be supported off this plantation until the[y] change their way of living.
- Item I Bequeath to my son Hugh Doak his schooling as far as a good English Schoolar to paid out of the profits arising out of the land and if he appars to have a turn for learning and an inclination thereto I allow my two sons Saml & David to put him to learning and support him at the same until he gets through and them to give him a horse and saddle but if he appears to have no capacity no inclination for the same after he is --?-- English scholar I allow him to be put to a trade such as he with the advise of my Executors will Choose and when he has learned the trade and is of age I Bequeath to him one hundred pounds and a horse and saddle for to enable him to follow his trade which money is to be given him out of the land and appurtance thereto belonging & I hereby by Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Jennet Doak Executrix and my sons Samuel and David Doak Executors of my whole Estate and I appoint and choose James Berry Guardian for my infant Children and I do hereby revoak and disanul and wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and do ---?--- Establish and publish this my las will and Testament.
- In Witness I David Doak have hereto set my hand seal this day and year above written.
- (Signed) David Doak (seal)
- Sign.d Sealed and acknowledged by David Doak as his last will and testament in the presence of us who were at the sign Sealing and acknowledging of the same
- Thomas Mitchell
- James Meteer
- Samuel Meteer
- At a Court held for Augusta County for Monday the 28th day of June 1803 This last Will Testament of David Doak deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas Mitchell James Meteer & Samuel Meteer the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Samuel Doak and David Doak the Executors therein named, who made oath according to law and together with Robert Doak and James Mitchell their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty them for obtaining a probat thereof in due form. It appearing from the Certificate of Jennet Doak the Executors therein named that she refuses to take upon herself the burden of the execution thereof.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1787--January 6, James Berry and John Berry, surety. James Berry and Jennie Doak, daughter of David and Jannet Doak (consent). Teste: Robert Doak, John Doak.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wilson, Howard McKnight. The Tinkling Spring, Headwater of Freedom. (Privatetly published by The Tinkiling Spring and Hermitage Presbyterian Churches, pub. Fishersville, Virginia), pg. 473.
- ↑ Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts.
- Find A Grave.
Birth: Dec. 9, 1740
According to the 1936 W.P.A. Historical Inventory of this cemetery by Scioto M. Herndon (online at Library of Virginia), there was a gravestone for:
David Doak (no date, an early settler)
The memorial (see photo), also just lists his name and no dates.
In Dec 1740, Rev. John Craig baptized David Doak, the son of Samuel and Jane Doak, at the North Mountain Meeting House.
In 1765, David Doak was a land owner on the Southwest Beverley Patent map and lived beside my kin. Beside this plot is one for Samuel & David Doak, 220 acres in 1806.
In 1784 (Aug 17th, the Augusta Co court noted a Revolutionary War claim from David Doak for "23 days horse hire, 6 days wheeling public hire"
(A claim from his younger brother Robert also recorded)
According to his kin, "David Doak was born Dec 9 1740 in Augusta Co VA to Samuel Doak Sr and Jane Mitchell, both born Ireland, he married Jennet Alexander, 2nd he married Jennet Davis." That's Samuel Doak, the immigrant.
RD says: "David's last wife (he had 2)* was Janet Davis. They had a son Hugh Davis Doak."
* - this sources states he may have had 3 wives, but most sources have him with 2, first Jannet Alexander and second, Janet Davis.