WILL OF BERNARD REYNOLDS

Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 4A, Page 621
Executed 05 Feb 1833

I Bernard Reynolds of Russell County and State of Virginia (being of sound mind but weak in body) do hereby make my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made in manner and form following that is to say.

First. I lend unto my beloved wife Lucy Reynolds the tract of land whereon I now live during her natural life or widowhood; I also lend unto my said wife three negroes to wit: old Rebeccah Jefferson & Henrietta during her natural life or widowhood; I also lend to my said wife half my stock of cattle after taking out nine steers, and one half my stock of hogs and sheep I also lend to her one bay horse called Sam one sorrel colt named John old Doll (a mare) and her youngest colt the two latter of which I give her with a desire that she dispose of them as she please; I also lend to my said wife Lucy all my household & kitchen furniture except my silver spoons.

Secondly: I give to my daughter Elizabeth C. Carrell and her heirs forever one negro woman named Tamar

Thirdly: I give to my daughter Lucy Reynolds and her heirs forever one negro boy named Jesse.

Fourthly: I give to my three grandchildren Elizabeth B. Todd, Octava Todd, & George Todd one dollar.

Fifthly. I give to my son Johnson Reynolds one negro boy named Henry to him & his heirs forever

Sixthly. I give unto my daughter Martha H. Redwine a negro girl named Caroline to her & her heirs forever.

Seventhly. I give unto my daughter Mariah Reynolds & heirs forever one negro girl named Rebeccah

Eighthly. After the decease of my beloved wife my wish and desire is that my land be divided as follows, first I give to my son Bernard Reynolds one hundred & ten acres being the north end of the tract I now live upon be laid of all in one parcel to him and his heirs forever.

Ninethly: The residue of my said tract of land I give to my son Ira Reynolds & his heirs forever, being that part of my land on which my house and orchard are situate.

Tenthly. I desire that all my personal estate not herein before particularly disposed of be sold by my executors on a credit of twelve months and that the proceeds thereof together with what money I may leave on hand and debts due me constitute a fund applicable to discharge my debts and funeral expenses in the first place and secondly that the residue be put to interest until after the decease of my wife: I also desire that after the decease of my wife all my estate herein loaned to her and not dead or destroyed be sold on a credit of one year the proceeds of which together with what money may be & remain in the hands of my executors arising from the first sale herein directed and from my incoming debts, and its interest I desire to constitute a fund to be equally divided among my children who may then be living.

Eleventhly: I give to my son Bernard Reynolds after the decease of my wife my set of silver table spoons.

And lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my sons Bernard Reynolds & Ira Reynolds and my son in law Abraham Fuller executors of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof the said Bernard Reynolds hereby publishes the foregoing as his last will and testement and hath hereunto set his hand and seal this 16th day of January 1833

Signed by the Testators own hand

Bernard Reynolds (Seal)

At the request of Bernard Reynolds the Testator who declares the foregoing to be his will we have in his presence subscribed our names as witnesses to the foregoing instrument

Jesse Vermillion
Wm Price
Wilson Vermillion

Virginia, to wit:
At a Court held for Russell County on the 5th day of February 1833
This Instrument of writing was exhibited in court as and for the last will & Testament of Bernard Reynolds dec'd & proven by the oaths of Jesse Virmillion and Wm Price two of the subscribing witnesses thareto and ordered to be recorded; and on motion of Ira Reynolds and Abraham Fuller Jr. two of the executors therein named (the other executor refusing to act) who made oath, and together with Abraham Fuller Senr. and John W. Price their securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $5000 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted them for obtaining probat of the said will in due form.

Teste

James P. Carrell C.R.C.


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