Facts and Events
William Alexander was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- 10 Feb 1769 - William Alexander and Agnes Reid. Surety: Alexander Reid. Witness: Andrew Reid, William Horsley. [Amherst County, Virginia, http://imareid.wordpress.com/research-files/surnames/read-reed-reede-reid/reid-alexander/].
Will of William Alexander
- Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 2, pp. 14-19 (Abstract)
- Will of William Alexander of Town of Lexington
- in a low state of health, but of perfect mind and memory.
- Order executors to sell when necessity may require or when they may think most for the advantage of my heirs all the lands I own on the South River and Irish creek wither by Patent Conveyance or location Also what land I have remaining of what I purchased of Robert Lusk lying on the Northriver adjoining Andrew Reids land; also tht part of the lot with my brick house which I have not before given away also whatever lands I am entitled to lying on the North branch of licking in the state of Kentucky (excepting what I shall give to my brother Archibald, sister Jean and brother Samuels Child.
- Executors given the same power and authority as I now have myself "to make sufficient conveyances in the Fee Simple purchases of the aforesaid lot and lands and for any other lands I could be compelled in law to convey........In case both exeutors should die before this part of will is executed" I hereby give their executors or administrators like power and authority.
- I Order my executors to pay my daughter Phebe ninety dollars or furnish her with a horse worth that sum also my son John one hundred dollars or furnish him with a horse worth tht sum also my son Archibald two hundred dollars or a negro boy worth that sum, also my son John two hundred dollars or furnish him with a negroe boy worth that sum or any other purpose he chooses, my son John is not to received the last sum untill my daughter that will be of age can receive equal proportions with him of what shall be coming to them.
- I give and bequeath to to my brother Archibald my sister Jean and my brother Samuels Child, the one third of fifteen hundred acres of land lying on Licking river in the state of Kentucky, if my claim to that quantity shall remain good-that is the one half of said thrid to my brother Archibald and the other half of sd 3d to be equally divided between my sister Jean and brother Samuels child which third is to be laid off by one or both of my executors or some person or persons to be appointed by them agreeble to quantity and quality
- I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Edward Graham a negro boy named Squire now in his possession.
- I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy the one half of the house I now live in during her natural life for her to live in and my daughters that are single so long as they shall continue so.
- I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy the one eight part of the price of the lot and Brickhouse, and the eighth part of the rent of the same if it should be rented, deducting either from the rent or sale whatever may be expended in repairing sd house or Building on sd lot.
- I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy my daughters Betsey, Nancey and Patsey, my Negroes Silver, Lucy Barney, Harry and Jack to be equally divided among them, but the sd Negroes are to remain on the Planatation for the support of my said wife & daughters in provisions, and be under the direction of my son Andrew, and my wife untill they shall marry or arrive at the age of twenty one years, at which time they shall each recerve their share of said Negrose or an equivelent thereto.
- I also give and bequeath to my wife Nancy and son Andrew all my Stock of Horses Cows, sheep and Hogs.
- I order that as my daughters Betsey, Nancey and Patsey shall marry or arrive at the age of twenty one years they shall receive a proportion of the said kinds of stock from my wife and son Andrew as will be equal in value to each daughter to the one fifth of the amount of the appriasement of sd stock or an equivelent thereto-- but if my wife chooses to let her share of said stock remain in common with my son Andrew (out of which the family are to be furnished with meat & c) and take her chance of her proportion of increas or decreas profit or less he shall feed her share.
- I give and bequeath to my son John the land I purchased of Richard and John Reynolds on the north side of the north river and bounded by the river mill creek, William Ramseys, John Thompsons and James Caruthers lands with its appurtenances to my son Jno. or his heirs or assigns forever.
- I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy a lot adjoining John Galbraith's land land to be one hundred feet in in front along the great road and to extend that wideness back to & Square with a Plumbtree a corner to John Galbraith with its appurtenances to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
- I give and bequeath to my daughter Patsey a lot adjoining Cornelius Dormans eighty feet in front along the great road and to extend that wideness back as far as his lot with its appurtenances to her and her heirs or assigns forever.
- I give and bequeath to my son Andrew my daughters Peggy, Sally, Phebe, Betsey, Nancy and Patsey each an equal part of the price of the land I have ordered to be sold in the state of Kentucky.
- I give and bequeath to my son Andrew two parcels of land I purchased from Andrew Moore Attorney in fact for William Brown lying on woods creek the one of thirty acres on which I now live excepting Nanceys and Patseys lots, the other of twelve & three quarter acres.
- I also give and bequeath to my son Andrew a small piece of land, I purchased of Isaac Campbell lying on the South side of woods creek near the Great road the said three parcels of alnd with their appurtenances to my son Andrew or his heirs or assigns forever excepting the half of the house I live in before bequeathed for my wife and daughters.
- I also give and bequeath to my son Andrew my negroe boy named Cato, all my farming utensils or implements of husbantry, my big waggon, and Barn furniture also all the materials provided for finishing the house I live in also all the grain or crops that has been or shall be raised by my own hands on any land I have before bequeathed or Ordered to be sold.
- I Order my son Andrew to pay himself out of the first money that can be collected either from the lottery for rent or from the sale of my Brickhouse and lot for whatever repairing or building he has done or may do on sd house and lot, before it is sold, encluding his own time & labour.
- I Order my son Andrew to furnish necessary and suitable provisions for my wife during her life and my daughters Betsey Nancey and Patsey untill they marry (if that should take place) if my wife and three daughters continue to live in the house in which now live in, that I have before mentioned for that purpose.
- I give and bequeath to my wife all my apparel.
- If the debts are owing me that can be collected should amount to more then the Debts that I owe, the surplus I order to be equally divided among all my children sons & Daughters.
- The burnt Irons left from the burnt houses I allow to applied towards repairing the same lot again.
- I order the house I now live in to be furnished at the expence of my estate-- and a keg of Spanish brown I have is to go towards painting it-- The rent of my land on the south river and Irish creek untill it is sold I give to my Wife and Daughters Betsey, Nancy and Pasey; and my Daughters parts of it till they come of age is to be at the disposal of my wife
- The remainder of my estate not before appropriated nor bequeathed after paying my debts I give and bequeath to my son Archibald [m] daughters Peggy Sally Phebe Betsey Nancy & Patsey each an equal share.
- I hereby appoint my son Andrew Alexander and my son in law Samuel L. Campbell Executors of this my last will and Testament-- Witness my hand and seal this fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety Seven.
- (Signed) Wm. Alexander (seal)
- In the presents of
- Cornelius Dorman
- [??John Newcomer???]
- David Bryant
- Tomothy Dunavan
- At at Court held for Rockbridge County the sixth day of June 1797
- William Alexander deceased last will and testament was pproduced in court by Andrew Alexander and Samuel L. Campbell, Executors. Proved by the oath of Cornelius Dorman John Newcomer & Timothy Dunavan subscribing witnesses and ordered to be reocrded. On motion of Executors certificate granted for obtaining probate. John Wilson and And Andrew Moore their securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars Conditioned According to Law.
- Teste A. Reid Cl.
- ↑ Arnold, Frances Austin, compiled by. The Alexander Family of Scotland, Ireland and America.. (Carrollton, Missouri - 1896), pg. 1.
- ↑ Arnold, Frances Austin, compiled by. The Alexander Family of Scotland, Ireland and America.. (Carrollton, Missouri - 1896), pg. 4.