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Will of Enoch FURR
signed 30 Jul 1831
found in Loudoun Co., VA

Posted by Rich Furr, r_furr@yahoo.com on Thu, 11 Feb 1999

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"In the name of God amen, I Enoch Furr of the county of Loudon do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament---

First! I desire and direct all my just debts to be paid, after which I bequeath the remainder of my worldly goods as follows---

I give and bequeath unto my son William Gilmore Furr one hundred and fifty acres of land to be laid off between the land which I shall allot to my daughter Hannah the wife of John K. Littleton and my son Jeremiah to whom the said Hannah Littleton and Jeremiah Furr I bequeath all the residue of land of which I may be seized to them and theirs forever to be equally divided between them according to quality and quantity. Item, as to my daughter Betsy already having given her a sizeable portion of my property I make no further provision for her. It is my desire that Hannah Littleton's portion of my estate shall be laid off on the south side of my lands.

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Basheba Urton all my claim upon her husband Norman Urton for money due me and the payment whereof is insured by deed of trust upon land bought by said Urton of Clayton, upon the condition that no claim shall be made by Norman Urton for rent collected by John K. Littleton, as my agent from Samuel Richard, tenant on that land. As to my daughter Tacey Berkeley having given to her and her husband a fair portion of my estate, I make no further provision for her except to give up a note I hold on her husband for six hundred and fifty dollars and for which I hold a deed of trust on a black man and some other property, from all of which I exonerate and acquit him the said Berkeley. It is my wish however that Tacey Berkeley a receive a portion in this residuary bequest and I enjoin it upon my other children if she shall become destitute at any time to deal kindly with her and take care of her.

I give and bequeath to my son Edwin the sum of two hundred dollars to be applied by my executors as they may think best for the interest of himself and family. I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Furr during her natural life in lieu of dower the sum of sixty dollars assess(ed) twenty dollars each to be paid by the three children to whom my land is bequeathed and for which the land shall be responsible.

Lastly I give and I bequeath all the remainder of the property of which I shall be possessed at my death, to be equally divided amongst all my children then living and descendents of such as may be dead agreeably to the statue (statute) of descendents. For the fulfillment of my last will and testament I do hereby constitute and appoint John K. Littleton and Joseph Humphrey executors thereof. Given under my hand this 30th day of July 1831.

His Witnesses:
Enoch X Furr
Joseph A. Floyd mark
Leonard R. Potter
Carr B. Walls
Fielding Littleton

In Loudon County Court the 14th of April 1845 the will was presented and proven by the oath of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded. "On the motion of John K. Littleton one of the executors therein named who made the oath as such entered into and acknowledged a bond in the amount of $9000 as conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in our court of law."