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~Will of Owen Hunt~
Will of Owen Hunt Sr.
signed December 21, 1832;  proved February 4, 1833
Submitted by William M. Hunt
Owen Sr
Will &c
In the name of God Amen, I Owen Hunt Sr of the County of Franklin and
State of Virginia being weak of body but of disposing mind and memory but
calling to mind that it is appointed once for all men to die  Do constitute this
my last will and Testiment hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made, first my will and Desire is that my body be decently buried at the discretion of my executor who shall be hereafter named,  Secondly my Will and desire is that all my Just Debts be paid, and as to the Worldly goods which it hath pleased God to Bless me with, my will and desire is that, they be divided in the way and manner as follows (to wit)  first I give and bequeath to my two oldest sons John (W) Hunt and Daniel B Hunt the following property (to Wit) One negroman named Mitchel, one bay mare with a blaze in her face, two feather Beds, two bed covers, two sheets, two cows, six head of young cattle, six head of sheep, the new woodwork of one road waggon, and one four horse waggon partworn and the boddy belonging to said Waggon to be equally and impartially divided between them, and what I have given them previously each of them and to hold for their own use and benefit forever;   Secondly I give and bequeath to my Granson Owen E Hunt son of Daniel B Hunt all my Lands lying on the north side of the main Countiy road and the west side of an old road leading from the said Countiy road to Henry Linches turning out of said County road a little above Lamberths tree so called; -
Thirdly all the balance of my estate that have not heretofore been Divised by me I give to my son Charles T. Hunt (to wit) all of the ballance of my Lands on which I live, one negroman named Ben, together with the Horses Horned Cattle, Sheep and hogs and all and every other Item of my estate of every Species and caracter together with all Cash and Credits to me belonging, to him and his heirs forever
forthly and lastly my will and desire is if either of my above named Sons attempt to break or Violate the true intent or meaning of this my will and Testiment that they forfeit their right of there legacys herein willed to them and their parts  their acting in Violation of this my last Will be equally Divided amongst the others of my children that act in obediance and conformity to the true intent of this my Will-
I do hereby nominate Constitue and appoint my beloved son Charles T. Hunt my Executor to this my last will and testiment  In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal this 21st day of December 1832 .

Signed Sealed and acknowledged    Owen Hunt  {seal}
in presents of    }
Peter Finny
Peter C. Stockton
Robert Bondurant

At a Court held for Franklin County the 4th day of February 1833
This last will and Testiment of Owin Hunt Decd was produced in Court and proved by the oath of Peter Finnay and Robert Bondurant two of the Subscribing Witnesses hereto and ordered to be recorded.  And on the motion of Charles T. Hunt the Executor herein named who made oath and give bond and security according to law.  Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate in due form.
       Teste  Caleb Tate  C. F. C
Transcribed by William M. Hunt from xerographic copies from Franklin County Virginia Will Book 3, pp. 520, 521, Franklin County Court, Court House Building, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

1.  format, spelling, & punctuation from court copy was retained
2.  Franklin County Will Book 4, pp. 118, 119, 120, has extensive inventory & appraisement of Owen Huntís personal property returned by Charles T. Hunt & recorded March 4, 1833.

Additional note:
Henry County VA Court Order Book 2, February 28, 1782 Court:
The last will and testament of Peter Turley, dec'd, was exhibited in court by
Sarah Turley, the Exr and Owen Hunt, the Exr therein named, who made oath
according to law and being proved, entered into bond with Peter Smith and
Benjamin Cook, their securities, and ack the same.  Hugh Innes, Spencer Clack,
Arthur Edwards and James Beavers are apptd appraisers of this estate.
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