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Will of Elijah Peacock
signed 7 Oct 1850
found in Loudoun Co., VA

Transcribed and submitted by James Peacock, 32257 Placer Belair, Temecula CA 92591, jpeak@pe.net.

"This is a copy of the Elijah Peacock will for publication on your board. Elijah is my ggGrandfather. He had three wives, Nancy Hough, Mary Jane Wright, and Ann Rose and children by all three. The origin or nature of the conflict he had with his older five children all born of his first wife who died in 1840 is unknown. Elijah was a farmer, store and mill owner, and sometime horse racing promoter. He lived on Broad Creek and the Leesburg Turnpike in Loudon County Virginia." - James Peacock, May 1998

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I, Elijah Peacock of Loundoun County, State of Virginia, do hereby make my Last Will and Testament, in manner of the following; that is to say, I desire that all the perishable part of my estate except my household goods be immediately sold after my decease and out of the monies arising therefrom, all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid. Should the perishable part of my property prove insufficient for the above purposes, then I desire that my Executor, hereafter named, may sell my houses and land lying on broad run on the north and south of the leesburg turnpike in the county aforesaid and out of the monies arising therefrom, pay and satisfy such of my just debts as shall remain unpaid out of the sale of the perishable part of my estate. Secondly, after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give my wife Ann Peacock one-third of m estate; that is my real estate and all my household goods to will and to do with it as she pleases, and the other two-thirds to be put out on interest until my son Flavius becomes twenty-one years of age and then to be equally divided between my daughter Nancy, my daughter Harriet, my son Franklin, my son Flavius, my daughter Sally, my daughter Mary, my daughter Catharine Susan and my son William, with the exception of one dollar for my son John, one dollar for my son Hector, one dollar for my son Noble, one dollar for my son Turner, one dollar for my daughter Rebecca, and one dollar for my son Lewis which I consider a fair reward for their conduct toward me. And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my friends, John Hamilton and George Kephart, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 7th day of October 1850.

Elijah Peacock (SEAL)

Signed, sealed, and published and declared by Elijah Peacock as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence and hearing of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses:

Walter C. Reeves
Orlando K. Sheid.