Will of James Maxwell recorded in Tazewell County, VA.
In The Name Of God Amen
I James Maxwell of Tazewell County being weak in body but of sound mind and
memory calling into mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is
appointed for all men once to die I therefore do make and ordain this my
last will and Testament as followeth (to wit)
all my affair and after paying all my Debts to make the following Distributions.
Estate to her use while she lives and at her decease it all that remains to my daughter Mary as to her use as long as she lives and at her decease it and all that remains to her son Maxwell Commell(?spelling).
Back Valley being part of a Survey of 665 Acres at the upper end joining lines with James Harrison and at her decease to fall to her son Maxwell Campell.
Equal share of one tract of land in the rich mountain containing 250 acres and likewise an equal share of 515 acres of land in the back valley be the residue of a tract of 665 acres in which Mary has her share. Itm. Unto my two sons John and William I bequest one Dollar each they having received there share before.
small tract lying between the tract I live on and James Peerys with all its
appenteuences. My negro man Dan I will to my wife during her life and at her
death I will him to my son Robert.
I now make the above my last will and Testaments and renounce and do away
all other and make ordain and establish this my last will and Testament.
Signed sealed acknowledged in the presents of us this 28th day of August
1820. signed by John Laird, Thomas Witten and James S. Witten