m. ABT 1740
m. 30 JUN 1766
Facts and Events
Will of Jacob Conrad
Will Of Jacob Conrod Jr.
In The Name Of God Amen. I Jacob Conrod Jr. Of Pendleton County And State Of Virginia, Being Weak In Body But Possessing My Right Mind And The Senses And Believing From Disease And The Cause Of Nature, I Must Shortly Die, Do Make And Orders This Instrument-
First After My Decease, I Request That I May Be Buried In A Decent Manner At The Description Of My Executor Hereafter Named And That All My Just Debts, If Any, Be Paid Out Of My Personal Estate.
2nd I Will To My Son, Ulrick Conrod And His Heirs Forever, The Plantation I Now Live Hon And All My Out Land Between This And The South Fork, And My Smith Tools And The Stove In Both Houses, A Cross Cut And Hand Saws, On His Paying One Hundred Pounds To His Brothers And Sisters At The Expiration Of Two Years After My Decease.
3rd I Will And Bequeath To My Son Jacob Conrod Jr., And His Heirs Forever, All The Land I Own On The North Fork And The Waters Thereof Be The Same More Or Less And A Small Track On Reed Creek Which I Purchased Of Leonard Bush, On His Paying Fifty Pounds Within Five Years After My Decease To His Brothers And Sisters.
4th I Will And Bequeath Unto My Son Benjamin Conrod And To His Heirs Forever, The House He Now Lives And The Little Kanawha Called Poplar Bottom, And The Little Bottom Below It, And Also Twenty Five Acres On The North East Side Of The River As Joining My Lower Line. Also 200 Acres Of Land In The County Of Randolph Being The Same Land I Bought Of Andrew Coil And One Mulatto Boy Named Harry.
5th I Give To My Son Daniel Conrod, And To His Heirs Forever, A Tract Of Land That He Now Lives On, Being Part Of The Bulltown Track, Containing One Hundred And Seventy-Five Acres More Or Less, The River To Be The Line Between Him And His Brother John To The Lower And Of The Track On Which Said Daniel Now Lives. Also 55 Acres Of Land Adjoining Benjamin Conrod On The North East Side Of The River, A Little Below The Mouth Of Ralls Creek And Mulatto Boy Named Abraham.
6th I Give And Bequeath To My Son John Conrod And His Heirs Forever, The Plantation He Now Lies On Being Part Of The Bulltown Track And The Upper Part Of The Long Bottom And To My The Lower Part Of The Long Bottom To Be Equally Divided Between Them According To Quantity And Quality, And A Negro Boy Named Jesse To The Said John Conrod.
7th I Will And Bequeath To My Son Peter Conrod And His Heirs Forever, The Plantation On Which He Lives In Randolph County And A Negro Boy Named Elijah.
8th I Will And Bequeath To My Daughter, Sabina Colip, And Her Heirs Forever, The Plantation On Which She Now Lives In This County And A Negro Woman Named Hannah, And Also A Bond That I Had Against Her Husband And One Hundred And Fifty Dollars To Be Paid His By My Executory Out Of My Personal Estate.
9th I Will And Bequeath Unto The Children Of My Daughter, Frany Coil, A Bond I Hold On Their Father For 400 Acres Of Just Note Land On The West Of The Ohio River And A Bond For $250.00 Which Was Given For A Negro Girl Called Peggy And Also Three Notes One On __________Harper Daughter And Two On Rebecca Dyer And One Hundred And Fifty Dollars To Be Paid By My Executory, Out Of My Personal Estate.
10th I Will And Bequeath To My Daughter Barbara Harper Besides What I Have Given Her A Note On Joshea And Thomas Woods For $159.00 And $41.00 To Be Paid Hereby My Executor Out Of My Personal Estate.
11th I Give To My Daughter Phebe Coil's Children Little Bond On Their Father For The Tract Of Land On Which He Lives And Also Three Black Children Now In Their Father Possession But This Bequeath To Coil Children Is Not To Take Effect Until After The Death Of The Said Samuel Coil, And Sixty Dollars To Be Paid By My Executor Out Of My Personal Estate.
12th I Will And Bequeath To My Daughter,Mary Coil's Children, All The Land I Own In Buffalo Hills And A Track Of About 50 Acres On Reed Creek Which I Bought Of Thomas Cook And One Hundred Dollars To Paid By My Executor Out Of My Personal Estate.
Any Bond I Have Or Any Of The Propts, I Won Of My Late Wife, Or Any Of My Own Sons, It Is My Will That They Are Only To Pay The Principe And Are Not To Be Charged With Interest.
Any Land, I Own Or Possess Not Herein Divided, I Wish To Be Sold At Public Sale By My Executor Or Said Term Of Credit As They Make Think Best But They Are To Give All Their Brothers Notice Before The Day Of Sale.
I Also Direct That All My Movable Estate Also Be Sold At Public Sale And The Monies Arriving Therefrom As Well As The Money Owning From The Sale Of My Undivided Land, To Be Equally Divided Amongst My Five Sons-Or Their Heirs-(My Daughter Or Their Heirs To Have No Part Thereof) After Paying The Sums Herein Bequeath.
It Is My Will And Desire If My Mulatto Girl Named Sally_____ Behave Herself From This Time Henceforth Until My Death, Will That At My Decease, Her And Her Child Shall Be Free And I Will And Bequeath To Her One Bay Mare And One Cow, Her Spinning Wheel And Bed In The Little Room.
And Lastly, I Appoint My Sons Jacob And Ulrick Conrod Executor Of This My Last Will And Testament Bhereby Notifying This And No Other As And For My Last Will And Given Under My Hand And Seal This __Day Of September 1824.
Signed By His Mark)X) Jacob Conrod
Codice To This My Last Will And Testament
Whereas It Appears That My Mulatto Girl Sally Above Named Is At This Time Pregnant With A Child And As I Have Willed Her And Her Child She Then Had Should Be Free, At My Death, Hereby Declare It To Be My Further Will The Child With Which She Is Now Pregnant Shall Also Be Free And I Also Will To Her Or In The Case Of Her Death, To The Children, The Sum Of Fifty Dollars To Be Paid Out Of My Personal Estate To Be Paid By My Executor-Signed And Sealed In The Presence Of T. Dyer.