m. BEF 1717
m. BEF 1747
Facts and Events
Virginia, Montgomery County, " Will Book 1", pages 174, 175.
Last Will and Testament of Margaret Brown.
In the name of God Amen. I, Margaret Brown of the County of Montgomery & State of Virginia, being in a low state of health but of sound mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all creatures once to die, do make and Ordain this my last will & Testament Imprimus. I give my Body to the earth to be buried in a decent & Christian like manner at the discretion of my children then present and my soul to God hoping & assuredly believing that thro the merits of Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world to meet with a blessed resurection and as touching such worldly estate whrerwith it hath pleased God to endow me in this life. I will & dispose of the same in the following manner and form to wit. I order first of all that all my Just Debts and funeral expences be duly & punctually paid out of my estate or such Debts as are due to me, and I devise the same accordingly. Item. I give to my Son Michael all my stock of horses, cattle, sheep & hogs all my household and kitchen furniture of every denomination, all my plantation utensels & tools of husbandry & every species of property. Debts. Money & included whereof I am at this time or may be possesses at the time of my death, (My wearing apparel & five silver dollars only excepted) to him & his heirs forever. Item. I will & devise that my wearing aparrel be equally divided among my three Daughters, Sarah Pickens, Margaret Tollet & Elizabeth Barriger. Item. I give to each of my sons, Robert, Peter, Cornelius, Henry & James one silver dollar of the American impression as a token & I do ordain & appoint my said son Michael, my whole & sole executor of this my last will & testament, revoking and making void any & all former wills by one made pronouncing this & this only to be my will. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my & seal this 11th day of January 1797.
Margaret Brown (her mark)
Signed pronouned & declared in presence of Abram Trigg Gaspar Barger
At Montgomery February Court 1803. This last will and Testament of Margaret Brown deceased was Exhibited in Court and proven by the oath of Gasper Bariger witness thereto and continued for proof. And at April Court 1803, the same was further proven by the Oath of Abraham Trigg Gentleman a second witness thereto and thereupon Ordered to be recorded.
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Virginia, Montgomery County, "Will Book 1", page 216.
Inventory of the Estate of Margaret Brown June 24th, 1804.
Inventory of the Estate of Margaret Brown deceased In 1804. Six head of horse beast & twenty head of cow beast & a eleven head of Sheepe, one Bead & Beadding, wearing apperrel of different Cine. One Side sadle & Bridle. A note L15.8. One three pounds -- & some Houseful furniture. This made by me ABrown
At Montgomery July Court 1804 This Inventory of the Estate of Margaret Brown deceased was returned to Court and Ordered to be recorded.
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