Facts and Events
George Slagle was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- In the name of God Amen I Geo Slagle of the county of Augusta and State of Virginia, being of sound mind and perfect memory thanks be to almighty God for his mercies, knowing the uncertarty of life I do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz) I do hereby revoke all other will or wills by me formerly made.
- First I recommend my soul unto Almight God in and through the mercies of Jesus Christ I hope to be saved. First my body to (be) buried in a decent manner as my Executors hereafter mentioned shall think fit, and for my temporial estate and whatever God has been pleased to bless me with, I give and bequeath as follows (viz)
- 1st. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Catharine Slagle the use of one half of my dwelling house & kitchen and garden also one half of the orcahrd and suffiency of stable room in my barn for two cows & a horse and their food, also choice of all my horses, one)also two cows first choice among my stock of cattle, also six sheep first choice among my flock of sheep, also these feather beads & bedsteads and furniture of her choice case of diaw of cupboard all all a blue chest with all their contents, kitchon furniture tin plate stoves one wind table dough trough one set of windsor chairs & one looking glass I also give to my loving wife my negro woman named Caroline and her increase after this time during her widowhood or life and after my lawful debts are paid leave unto my wife one hundred dollars to be paid out of my Estate all as above stated, I give unto my beloved wife during her life or so long as she may continue a widow but is she marries it is to be divided among my heirs hereinafter mentioned.
- I give and bequeath unto my son Christian Slagle one hundred acres of land which I purchased of Thos. Turk adjoining the lands of Jos. Feller and the tract I purchaised of Geo. A. Coiner leaving a road of fifteen feet between sd tracts from sd hundred acres along Jos. Fellers line and the tract I bough of Geo. A. Coiner to the big road Also the small tract whereon I now live with one acre on the east side of the big road I purchaised of Christian Coiner, also the use of one half of my dwelling house also it is my will that my son Christia Slagle give to his mother yearly the following articles six bushels wheat hundred weight of Pork one hundred and fifty weight of beef five bushels of potatoes five bushels of corn and to furnish every fall three good loads of hickory wood.
- It is my will also that the said Christia Slagle is for what I have given him and out of the same to pay unto whosoever I shall herein after mention the sum of one thousand dollars that is one year after my death to pay one hundred dollars and yearly the same until all is paid.
- I give and bequeath unto my son George Slagle the plantation I purchased of Samuel Nicky containing two hundred and forty acres for or out of which he is to pay one thousand dollars and one hundred dollars every year after until all is paid to be paid to such as I shall hereafter name I give and bequeath unto my son John Slagle one hundred and forty acres of land lying in Green County State of Ohio to him and his heirs forever also I bequeath unto him Two hundred dollars to be paid by my Executors
- I give and bequeath unto my son David Slagle the Plantation I purchased of Malachia Lex containing ninety eight acres for or out of whch he is to pay two hundred dollars in manner following one year after my death to pay one hundred dollars and the year following another to be paid to such as I shall hereinafter name.
- I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Salgle the plantation I purchaised of Geo. A. Coiner containing two hundred acres togehter with one acre purchased of Josep Feller on the winchester road also my negro boy William and a horse saddle and bridle of his own choice on the day of salr for or out of the same the said Josep Slagle is to pay the sum of eight hundred dollars to be paid in the manner following hereinafter named one year after he arrives to the age of twenty one years he is to pay eighty dollars and the same every year after until all be paid be it fully understood that the above named legatees Geo. David and Joseph Slagles are to furnish their mother with grain meat firewood &c in the same manner that Christian Slagle has to do. I give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Slagle one dollar I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth in the Indiana the sum of Four hundred dollars to be paid out of such money as it becomes due from my sevreal sons that has to pay as above stated and also to be paid in such proportions as their demands may be I give and bequeath unto my/ daughter Mary four hundred dollars payable as above I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susanna and her heirs only one hundred acres of land lying in Green County State of Ohio also one hundred dollars to be paid as above stated.
- I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Four Hundred dollars to be paid as above stated I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Four Hundred dollars to be paid as above I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel one negro girl named Amanda and to her heirs forever It is also my will that the Blacksmiths tools remain in the shop as they are at present for the use of my boys forever also it is my desire that one half my stock of leather and rawhides be sol by my Executors and the money arising therefrom to be appropriated to the payment of my just debts.
- I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Christian Slagle my Executor to this my last will and testament Given under my hand and seal this 15th day of March, 1828
- George Slagle (seal)
- Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
- Christian Coinord Ro Mills John Miller George Barnhart Junr (name in German) Augusta County Court April Term 1828 This last will and testament of George Slagle decd was presented in court and proved by the oaths of Christian Coiner and Christian Fellers two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
- Teste Jacob K. Stribling DC
- Recorded in the Augusta County Clerk's Office, Staunton Virginia in Will Book 16, page 280.
- A copy teste: Frances W. Sutton Deputy Clerk 10/78
Records of George Slagle in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - OFFICE JUDGMENTS. - AUGUST, 1803 (N to Z). - George Slagle vs. Martin Grove.--Trepass.