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Will of James Huskey


Brunswick Co., VA Will Book 14, Pg. 231-232

In the name of God amen. I James Huskey of the county of Brunswick and state of Virginia being of sound mind but feeble in health and calling to mind the frailty of poor human nature and the certainty of death think proper to dispose of my worldly estate in mannor and form as follows , to wit:
First I desire all my just and lawful debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my estate.
Second I loan to my daughter Nancy Baird during her natural life the tract of land on which I now reside and the tract called Dobbins to her and to the heirs of her body forever.
Third I loan to my daughter Martha Baird during her natural life the tract of land called Ward's and the Lynch tract to her and to the heirs of her body forever.
Fourth I loan to my son James Huskey the tract of land purchased of Willie Harison and the tract which he sold, to him and to his heirs of his body forever.
Fifth I give to my granddaughter Evaline Vespon the property which are already in her possession. I give the same to her and her heirs forever.
Sixth I give William Baird one dollar.
Seventh I give to James Baird one dollar.
Eighth All the remainder of my estate both real and personal, I wish to be equally divided among the following (viz), Blake Huskey, James Huskey, Nancy Baird, and Martha Baird to them during their natural life and then to the heirs of their body forever.
Ninth I desire that the debts which James Huskey, James Baird and Wm. Baird now owe to be paid out of my estate and the amount of each individually to be deducted from their portions.
Tenth I desire that the money which I have paid for James Huskey, James Baird and Wm. Baird be deducted from their wives respective shares so that it may be as equal as may be.
And I do appoint my friends James Lynch and Wm. C. Harrison executors to this my last will and testament revoking all others by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of October in the year of Our Lord 1843. Signed and acknowledged                                                         James Huskey
in the presence of
George G. Lynch
John H. Clary
Samuel W. Ried

                         Brunswick County Court October term 1844
This last will and testament of James Huskey decd was proved by the oaths of George G. Lynch and John H. Clary witnesses thereunto & ordered to be recorded And on the motion of Jones C. Lynch one of the executors therein named, who made oath Thereto, and together with James P. Harrison, F.W. Harrison & Blake Huskey his executors entered into and acknowledg es a bond in the Penalty of twenty five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat of said will in due form.
                                                                        Teste E.R. Turnbull clerk
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Full text of Will contributed by Jackie Dolby - Rochester, NY