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James Stephenson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Parentage of James Stephenson
According to several famllysearch submissions, the parents of James Stephenson were James Stephenson (b. 1687, Ireland, d. 5 Sept. 1768, Lancaster County, PA) and Elizabeth (Unknown), m. 1711, Ireland.
Will of James Stephenson
- In the name of God Amen. I James Stephenson of Monroe County, being vary sick and weak, but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, first of all, I recommend my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the dust to be buried in a Christan burial according to the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate as wherewith it has pleased God to me in this life, I give and bequeath in the following manner and form, first of all, the land whereunto I now live is to remain in its present situation until the death of my beloved wife, Anne Stephenson, and then the land is to be sold and equally divided between my beloved sons, Samuel Stephenson and William Stephenson, Thomas Stephenson and Joseph Stephenson and when the land is sold, they are to give each of their four sisters a saddle or the price of one, and all the stock, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, household furniture, are all to remain in their present stituation for the use and benefit of the family, and likewise, I constitute and ordain my wife Anne Stephenson and my son Samuel Stephenson my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament, revoking and disanulling every other form of testament, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. As witness whereunto I sent my hand seal this second of June Eighteen Hundred and Two.
- (signed) James Stephenson
- Test: Anne Stephenson, Boyd Miller, James Taylor
[Source: Sons of the Revolution Website - San Antonio Chapter