Last Will and Testamant of George Cammack
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I George Cammack of Spotsylvania County and State of Virginia, do 
make my last Will and Testament, as follows, to wit, after the 
payment of all my just debts, and funeral expences, I give and 
bequeath my estate as follows.

Item.  I give to my son Robert and his Heirs forever twenty five acres 
of the Land that I bought of Henry Towles, - bounded as follows, to 
wit, beginning at a pine sappling and small dogwood, standing a little 
below the bars that lead into my field, thence a straight line, to 
Doctor Wellford's line and with his line to Brent's Mill pond and then 
by the said Mill pond and by my other out lines to the beginning - and 
after the death of his mother I give to my said son Robert and his 
Heirs forever, two negroes named Delphia and Major.

Item.  In addition to what I have heretofore given my son George I 
give to him and to his Heirs forever two Negroes, named, Nat and 
Thornton, and a feather bed and  furniture.

Item.  I give to my son Thomas one feather bed and furniture in 
addition to what I have given him.

Item.  I give to my daughter Nancy Durrett, Negroes Dina and Amy, 
and their future increase.  These negroes are given to my said 
daughter and her Heirs forever, in addition to what I have heretofore 
given her -

Item.  I give to my daughter Mary Durrett, and her heirs forever, in 
addition to what I have heretofore given her, a Negro named 
Beverley.

Item.  I lend to my daughter Catharine Davis, during her life, the 
Negroes that I have already loaned to her, named Lucy, Charity, 
Rachel, Mary and John and the future increase of the females, and I 
also lend her after the death of her mother, a negro named Anthony 
and after the death of my said daughter Catharine I give the above 
said Negroes and the increase of the females, to the children of my 
said daughter to be equally divided amongst them, if any there be; but 
if there should be none living then the said Negroes and their increase 
are to be equally divided amongst all my other children, to them and 
to their heirs forever.

Item.  I give to my son Durrett and his heirs forever, the residue of 
the tract of land that I bought of Henry Towles, after taking off that 
part of the tract herein before given to my son Robert, and I also give 
my said son Durrett  and his heirs forever; Negroes, Pete, Simon, 
Patty, Abram, Clary, Willis, Daniel, Dabney, Henry, Joshua and Ben, 
and the future increase of the females.  And after the death of his 
mother I give to my said son Durrett and his heirs forever all the 
estate both real and personal of every nature or kind, that by an after 
clause of this will, I shall loan to his mother for her life except Negro 
Anthony that is loaned to my daughter Catharine and Delphia and 
Major that are given to my son Robert.

Item.  I give to my grandson George T. Cammack (son of Durrett) 
and his heirs forever, one Negro girl named Fanny and her future 
increase.

Item.  I give to my beloved wife Catharine two Negroes (and their 
future increase) named Sally and Judy; to be disposed of by Her at 
will and pleasure - And I lend to my said wife during her natural life, 
the land I own on the south side of Glady run, being the old tract I 
now live on, and the one called Sneed's together with Negroes 
Frederick, Ben, Harry, Delphia, Anthony, Jane and Major; my Stocks 
of Horses, Mules, Cattle, Sheep and Hogs, Household and Kitchen 
furniture, Plantation utensils and every species of other property not 
herein before disposed of.

And Lastly, I appoint my sons Robert and Durrett Executors of this 
my last Will and Testament and request that the Court will not 
require security of them.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my 
hand and seal, this 7th day of Jun 1824.

						George Cammack [seal]
						[his mark]
Signed, sealed and
Acknowledged in the
Presence of
Wm Todd
Wm Stewart
James Stewart
Alexander Herndon

At a Court held for Spotsylvania County the 6th day of March 1826
The last will and testament of George Cammock deceased was 
proved by the oaths of William Todd William Stewart James Stewart 
and Alexander Herndon witnesses thereto and is ordered to be 
recorded and Robert Cammack one of the executors named in the 
said will came into Court and renounced the executorship and on the 
motion of Durrett Cammack the other executor therein named who 
made oath thereto and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the 
penalty of $25000 conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted 
him for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form. 
Teste
R. L. Stevenson, C. C.

Recorded liber L folio 286


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      Spotsylvania Original Will File

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