WILL OF GEORGE PUCKETT

Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 5, Page 1
Executed 08 Sep 1835

In the Name of God amen I George Puckett being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory and wishing to settle my worldly affairs to my mind, do make this my last Will and Testament revoking all other wills or parts of wills by me heretofore made (to wit) first it is my will and desire that John Pucket my son and George Pucket my son have what I have given them in my lifetime and no more.

Secondly my three daughters Nancy Wright, Jane Smith and Sally Hicks I do will and bequeath them one dollar each.

Thirdly it is my will and desire that three of my sons namely Robert Samuel and James Pucket have my plantation within in the bounds of the old survey containing eighty acres be the same more or less and that they pay my two sons William Puckett and Drewry Pucket fifty dollars each.

Fourthly it is my will and desire thhat WWilliam Puckett and Drewry Pucket have a certain bond (or note) on John Davenport for two hundred and fifty dollars to be equally divided between them in addition to the fifty dollars that each of them will have coming from Samuel, Robert and James and no more.

Fifthly it is my will and desire that Daniel Pucket my son have a certain tract or parcel of land containing sixty acres more or less being a later survey than the old plantation lying on the south side of the old survey next to Copper Ridge and a dark bay mare and no more.

Sixthly it is my will and desire that Samuel and James have also two two year old horse beasts that they now properly claim and no more.

Seventhly it is my will and desire that my wife Jane have half the property about the house and kitchen and my bay mare and two cows that she may choose and her dower in the land during her natural life (or widowhood) and that she also have all my hogs and cropse.

Eighthly it is my will desire that my daughter Rebecca Pucket have the other half of the property about the house and kitchen not bequeathed before and one cow and yearling to take next choice after my wife.

Ninthly it is my will and desire that my two daughters Lucy Shoemaker and Phebe Tigner (to wit) that Lucy have one dollar and Phebe five dollars and no more.

Tenthly it is my will and desire that the residue of my property be sold and my debts collected and all my just debts paid and so soon as there can be money procured, that my son Daniel be paid five dollars I owe him and after my debts are paid out and what I have bequeathed that my wife have the residue if any to dispose of as she may think proper.

And lastly I do appoint my wife Jane Puckett and my son Robert Pucket my executors. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us the 11th day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

George X Pucket Seal

Witnesses
William K. Colley
William Kelly

Virginia, At a court held for Russell County on the 8th day of September 1835.
This instrument of writing was exhibited in court as and for the last Will and Testament of George Puckett Senr. deceased and proven by the oaths of William K. Colley and William Kelly the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Jane Puckett and Robert Puckett executrix and executor therein named who made oath, and together with Emory Thompson and James Sykes their securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said Jane Puckett and Robert Puckett for obtaining probat of the said will in due form.

Teste, James P. Carrell CRC


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