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- Will of Jane Walker, 1818 - Rockbridge Co. VA
- Page 371: In the Name of God, Amen. I Jane Walker, relict of Joseph Walker, deceased, late of Rockbridge County, Virginia, in the due exercise of my understanding to make this my last will and testament as follows, viz.:
- 1st I bequeath to my daughter Houston and her heirs forever my servant boy named Sampson. Also to her my two tables and my two bedsteads.
- 2nd I bequeath to my daughter Jenny Barclay and her heirs my servant boy named William.
- 3rd I bequeath to my daughter Polly Bernard the sum of five hundred dollars out of my estate for her use and benefit as an equivalent with the bequest above to her sisters.
- 4th I bequeath to my daughter Martha Donihoo and her heirs forever my servant woman named Cilia Page, also Scotts family bible and my chest of drawers.
- 5th I bequeath to my granddaughter Maria Todd Houston my servant girl named Molly daughter of Cilia.
- 6th I bequeath to my daughter-in-law Peggy Walker the sum of two hundred dollars out of my estate to aid her in the literary of her children by my deceased son.
- 7th I bequeath all my beds and clothing to be distributed amongst my four daughters by Peggy and Martha as they may think reasonable and conformable to verbal instructions given by myself.
- 8th The remainder of my estate of whatever nature or kind soever it may be not herein disposed of including as part of it five hundred dollars received by Samuel Barclay per his receipt given December 8, 1817 shall be as soon as practicable equally divided between my four daughters Peggy, Jenny, Polly and Martha which I give to them their heirs and executors and assigns forever.
- Lastly I do hereby constitute my two sons-in-law Samuel Houston and John Donihoo executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seal this 18th day of February 1818.
- (Signed) Jane Walker, her mark.
- Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Wm. McNutt and Jno. Laird
- Page 372: at Rockbridge County November 30, 1818
- A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Jane Walker deceased was produced in court proved by the oaths of William McNutt and John Laird the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Samuel Houston and John Donihoo the executors therein named who made oath according to law and together with John Alexander and George Houston their securities entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of ten thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs in due form. :Teste.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).