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WILL OF DAVIS HUDSON

I Davis Hudson being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament as follow, to wit:

Item 1st

It is my will and desire that One Hundred acres of my land adjoining the lands of my brother Samuel Hudson be laid off and surveyed as follows, beginning at the division corner on the Bank of the river between him and myself thence running up the river bank forth give poles and from thence across the bottom out to the turnpike such a course as to run two poles below the corn crib attached to the stage stable, and thence on the same course to the outside of the fence of the field on the south side of the turnpike and there to corner and from thence to the bank line of my survey so as to make the quantity of one hundred acres.

So is my wish and desire thru my brother Samuel Hudson and Nancy his wife have the profit and benefits, arising from said one hundred acres of land during their natural life and at their death to be sold and the monies arising from said sale to be equally divided between the heirs of my brother Samuel Hudson and the heirs of my sister Abigail Jones.

Item 2nd

The one hundred acres of land of land adjoining and running parallel with the upper line of the above named land including all the buildings on the river and on the turnpike I desire and request to be rented out for the term of ten years and the monies arising from the rents to be equally divided between the heirs of my deceased sister Nancy Hudson as it becomes due and that the rents be collected annually with a reserve however of all the improvements the Orchard and twenty acres of land on the river which I bequeath to my sister Sarah Hudson Wilson free from rents during her natural life but if Sarah Wilson should not survive the ten years the and in that case, the Twenty acres bequeathed is her with the improvements as above named shall be rented out for the balance of the term of ten years and the proceeds to be paid to the heirs of Nancy Hudson, decd. But if my sister Sarah Wilson should survive the term of ten years then on that case the eighty acres of land including the improvements and buildings on the turnpike to be …. Until her death and the monies from the rents to be paid over to my brother Jefse Hudsons four daughters Helen L Judith D Martha J and Sarah F equally but of my sister Sarah Wilson shall depart this life before the expiration of the term of ten years the said hundred acres including all the buildings to be sold and the monies arising from the sale to be equally divided among al my surviving legatees.

Item 3rd

The residue of my lands lying on Kanawha river I bequeath to my brother Jefse Hudson during his natural life and at his death to go to his son William W Hudson his heirs and assigns forever .

Item 4th

I bequeath to my niece Mary A Quarrier my negro slave Mary and her future increase, to her, her heirs and assigns forever

Item 5th

I bequeath to my niece Elizabeth R Hudson my negro girl slave Lizzy and her future increase to her, her heirs and assigns forever.

Item 6th

I bequeath to my nephew Robert F Hudson my negro man slave Andrew, and my negro boy slave Simon to him and his heirs assigns forever.

Item 7th

I bequeath to my brother Jefse Hudson the following slaves to wit, my negro woman Hannah and part of her family Aiz Wanen, Armstead, and Stephen, and the future increase and that Hannah may have and also my negro woman slave Marica and her family Arz Fountain, Alexander, and Shaarach and their future increase during his natural life, and at his death to be equally divided between his surviving heirs, with the exception of Marcia and her family which at his death with their increase is to be equally divided between the four youngest daughters Viz Helena T Judith R. Martha J and Sarah H to them their heirs and assigns forever.

Item 8th

As to my older negro woman Debby I wish and desire her to be taken care of by my nephew William W Hudson as she will be placed with her grand children and for his trouble I do bequeath to him my negro boy salve Lewis to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item 9th

I bequeath to my brother Samuel Hudson my two men slaves Jefse and Sam, to him his heirs and assigns forever.

Item 10th

I desire that all my personal estate not otherwise disposed of be sold and out of the monies after funeral expenses and my just debts are paid, the residue to be divided as follows .. My brother Samuel Hudson to have five hundred dollars - my niece Eliza Vickers to have five hundred dollars and my niece Mary Hudson daughter of my brother Samuel to have five hundred dollars…the residue of the monies accruing from the sale, I bequeath to my niece Wilhelmina Washington to her and her heirs forever.

Item 11th

I give and bequeath to Morris Hudson James T Hudson Davis Hudson Eliot A Hudson Benjamin F Hudson Charles P Hudson & Willis Hudson, all my interest in the Martain lands which have been recovered by suit at law in the Staunton Court to be equally divided amount them.

Item 12th

All my interest that is now or may hereafter occur from the three shares … in the James River and Kanawha Campane I bequeath and desire it may be applied in Bangor Church Yard and keeping the church in repair and so soon as the funds increase to a sufficient sum to have a brick wall built round the grave yard and … appoint Mr. Frances Thompson and my nephew William W Hudson my agents to carry this desire into effect.

Item 13th

As to my ready money documents due and bond on hand I desire that they may be equally divided between my sisters and brothers Abigail Jones, Sarah Wilson, Samuel Hudson, Jefse Hudson, or the survivors of them.

Item 14th

and lastly I do hereby appoint Alexander W. Quarrier, Frances Thompson, and Robert F Hudson, Executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking other wills heretofore made as …. My hand and seal the 22nd day of May 1844.

David Hudson

Witness

Philip R Thompson

John Thompson

Willam T. Thompson

At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery held for Kanawha County in the Court house thereof on Monday the 27th day of May 1844

The Last will and testament of Davis Hudson deceased was proven to Law by the oaths of Philip R Thompson and John Thompson witness thereto and together and is ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Robert L Hudson and Alexander W Quarrier two of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and together with James T Swindler, John Bowyer Jesfe Hudson and William W Hudson their securities entered into and acknowledges a bond in the penalty of $20,000 conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining probate of said will in due form liberty being …. To the executors…named in the said will to join in the probate when he shall think fit and it is ordered that Philip R. Thompson, Blackwell Chilton, David J. W. Clarkson, and John Hansford Jr or any three of them after being sworn for that purpose as appraise the real and personal estate of the said deceased in current money and make report to this court.

Test

A W Quarrier, Clk

An Inventory of the personal estate of Davis Hudson dec …. Made by us the executors thereof on the 12th day July 1844 with a column on the right hand for the appraisers to access the value of the several items-and with the undersigned appraisers have performed our duty as approved by this Cirt being first duly sworn

One Dining Table 15.00

One Set Dinning Tables 10.00

One Curtain 10.00

One Toilet Table .75

One Lt Windsor Chair 5.00

Two … bedstands ea $4.00 8.00

Six Feather Beds 5.00 30.00

One straw bed 1.00

three new blankets Ea 5.00 15.00

two old blankets 3.00 6.00

four coverlids 15.00

twelve sheets 12.00

two … … .50

four pillow cases .50

two table clothes 1.00

two towels .25

two walnut dinning tables 5.00

one walnut cubbard 5.00

one breakfast table .50

one eight day brafs clock 20.00

one looking glass .50

… Tea board .25

three large dishes 2.00

half doz breakfast plates .37

half doz knives & forks .50

one com set cups & saucers .25

six china cups and saucers .50

one tea pot & 3 .. decanters 1.00

one caster, bowl & pepper … .75

one salt stand & 3 pitchers & 3 B… .75

one case of razors, home bone, strap 2.00

two b.. candlesticks .50

one coffee pot .37

one time … .. Iron candlestick .50

one Old umbrella & one ..yards .75

one lot books .50

one trunk containing wearing apparel

one .. pistol & powder horn 1.00

one shot gun and pouch 2.00

three windsor chairs .75

one arm chair .50

one warming pan .75

one lot old iron 2.00

one lot leather 2.00

four wagon … 1.50

one gaff hook and lot old barrels .75

two barrels fleece 2.00

one new saddle 12.00

one walnut desk and d.. 5.00

one writing desk 1.50

one com bedstead 1.00

two .. dog irons …& Tongs 2.50

one lot sugar & coffee 2.00

two gal timothy seed .00

two gal clover seed 1.50

one walnut … .50

one ….. wire .25

half keg 8" nails 4.00

One map of the United States 6.00

two old saddles 3.50

one lot empty cider barrels .50

one lot hump & fleece 20.00

two grind stones 2.00

a parcel of old pots & kettles 12.00

one o.. cart & 4 ploughs 35.00

two shovels & grubbing hoe 1.00

two .. .. 2.25

one steel for cutting bone .25

one barrel salt .50

one pan stay chains .50

one jack screw 2.00

one 1 ½ inch auzer 1 ¼ .75

one churn & washing tub .50

one hing.. harrow 6.00

one lot wool 10.00

one lot fleece (swingled) 1.50

one fine & course fleece hackle 2.00

two fleece wheels 2.50

one big wheel 1.00

one chuck reel .75

two barrels dried apples 3.00

one lot smoothing irons .50

tree beef head, two calf … 7.00

one wheat fan 5.00

one lot unbroken fleece 1.00

one brass kettle 1.00

one log chain & one lead chain

two hemp buck.. a .50 1.00

three lot plough gear a 1.50 4.50

one …. Mare & colt 75.00

One .. horse (Ranglin) 50.00

One S.. horse (Onozibo) 50.00

One two year old colt (Manthattan) 30.00

One Bay mare (powhatan) 35.00

One … Mare (bee) 15.00

One Dun horse Jim 15.00

One Dun horse Dau 25.00

four yoke & … & milk cow 80.00

twin yearling cattle 15.00

two three yr old steers 15.00

one herd of sixty sheep 20.00

twenty five head of hogs 72.00

two .. wagons a 35.00 70.00

six wending … 3.00

two smthes & cadles a 2.00 4.00

7 milk cows a 5.00 35.00

tow b.. tongue .. ploughs & shovel 3.00

three pitch forks & 2 dung forks .50

two chopping a.., one br .. & foot adze 6.00

one saddlers hammer & 2 .. .50

four chain frames .50

one lot old Scy.. 6.00

one iron .. 1.00

eight thousand …. in the woods 40.00

1 rut 1.00 … threa.. 1.00 2.0-

1 jug 37 vinegar 50 .87

double … & hammer 1.00

lot rough leather 6.00

lard 10.00 leather in tan 10.00 20.00

1 lot lumber 6.00

1 C.. 1.25

two yoke oxen 40.00

1 log chain 1.50

Blackwell Chilton

D L W Clarkson

John Hansford Jr

And on the 30th day of November 1844 we appraised the additional property of the said Davis Hudson dec as shown to us by the executors to wit:

5 stack of fodder 15.00

one top stack & shacks 20.00

1500 bushels of corn supposed by us to be in the corn houns at 30. for bushel 450.00

3 stacks of hump at $3. Each 9.00

19 stacks of hay $6. Per ton - stacks supp… in the aggregate to contain 38 tons 228.00

Blackwell Chilton

D J W Clarkson

John Hansford Jr

A list of Slaves of the Estate of Davis Hudson dec

One negro man named John

One negro man named Sam

One negro man named Andy

One negro woman named Delphy

One negro woman named Hannah

One negro woman named Marica

One negro boy named Lewis

One negro boy named Warren

One negro boy named Armstead

One negro boy named Fountaine

One negro boy named Simon

One negro boy named Hi..and..

One negro boy named Shadarach

One negro boy named Stephen

One negro girl named Lizzy

One negro girl named Mary

Blackwell Chilton

D J W Clarkson

John Hansford Jr

At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Kanawha County held at the Court House thereof on the 21st day of June 1845. The foregoing Inventory and appraisement bill of the Estate of Davis Hudson dec was presented in Court and ordered to be recorded.

Teste

A W Quarrier, Clk

An account of Sales of the personal property of the Estate of Davis Hudson dec made by the Executors on the 12th day of July, 1844.

…… D. to Sales

Frances Thompson

for 1 log old irn 1.62 & 1 tub & clamp 50 cts 2.12

" for one jack saw at 50 cts and 1 yoke … $15.00 15.50

" 20 herd hogs 2nd choice of lot for 22.50

John Issacs

for 1 lot old Iron 25 cts / bull tongues plough 50 cts .75

" 1 old balaw.. 18 cents / little wheel 13 .31

" 1 pr ham.s .12

Samuel Rust

for 1 lot old sythes 80 cts / plough 1.13 1.93

" cups, saucers 25 cts Candlesticks …. Ware at 50 c .75

" castor 44 & lot old leather 3.8.04 3.62

" 1 shot gun & pouch 75 - 2 W sheep sheers 56 1.31

" 1 keg nails 79lbs a 8/2 6.51 - 1 lot kegs bl.. .56 7.07

" 3 1/ bus. Dried applies .. 1.08 - 1 lot leather 3.12 4.20

" 301/2 lbs flanc in 13 ½ - in 4.12 / so… mare (Bes) 9.25 13.37

" 1 lot chair frames .65

James T Slack

for 1 pr st..yards 75 - 1 .. and irons .37 1.12

Flemming Burgefs

for 1 .. dog irons 1.25

" 1 bay mare 27.50

Harrison Lucas

for 1 old saddle 1.50

Benjamin T Thompson

for slice … .31 - 1 oven & kettle .31 3.12

Samuel Lewis

For 1 lot old iron .50 / 1 saddlers … .12 / 1 old saddle 1.00 1.62

John Simms

For 1 lot dishes Pitchers @ 2.69 - 1 set windsor chairs 4.56 7.05

John P Tu.nis

For w .. chairs 1.80 - 1 grindstone 1.25 3.05

Doct G Wilson

For 2 dun forks .50 - 3 shovels & grubbing hoe 1.30 1.80

" 1 .. .. .60 - 1 self sharpig plough 8.25 8.85

" 1 peacock plough 8.00 - 1 warming plan .35 8.35

Samuel Hudson

For 1 .. shovel stongs .50 / iron B.. .50 1.00

" 1 lot old irons. 50 / 2 … .57 .87

" 1 .. st.. 1.00 - 4. .. 1.12 2.12

" 1 McCom.. Plough 3.00 - Bull tongue Plough .37 3.37

" 2 augers 1 1/2 - 1 ¼ inch 1.00 - 1 B.. & a.. .75 1.75

" 1 stuc for cutting bone .12 - 1 lot castings 1.88 2.00

" 1 looking glass . 50 - 1 walnut table 1.00 1.50

" 1 stone Jar .25 - 1 .. .25 - cubbard 3.50 4.00

" 1 lot old books .25 - 1 table & .. .50 .75

" 1 saddle 14.00 - blind briddle 1.12 - 2 L.. .87 15.99

" 1 map of United States 8.00 - 1 stone jug .37 8.37

" 10 sheets for 5.75 - 4 table cloths 2.75 7.87

" 4 …1/2.75 1/1.00 1/1.25 1/1.50 6.50

" .. blankets 6.75 & 3 blankets 7.00 13.75

" breakfast table 3.24 - 1 wool rug 1.75 - 1 keg clover seed .62 5.62

" 1 bunch barb wire .50 - 1 desk & Drawers 9.12 ? man&colt 52.00 61.62

" 3 charis 8 - 20 head hogs & cho.. u lot $50.00 50.87

" 20 head hogs choice 20.00 - 20 head hogs 4th choice 10.00 30.00

" 1 .. waggon 30.00 - 8 day b. clock 15.00 45.00

" 1 set razor starps & .. .76 - 1 young … horse 55.00 55.75

" 1 till .. & lot .. 56 - 2 set lough gear 3.56 4.12

" 1 blind bidle 1.30 - 1 young horse 65.60 - 1 Manhatan colt 37.50 104.30

" 1 .. cart 20.87 - 1 .. 1.00 21.87

" 1 set dining table 15.50

" 1 b.. 7.25

William M. Hudson

for 1 … plough 1.00 - 2 flase hacker 3.00 4.00

" 1 bed & .. 10.00 - b.. 12 10.12

" 1 set knives & forks .56 - 2 beds 14.97 15.43

" 1 arm chair 1.25 - 1 yoke oxen $26.00 27.25

" 1 lot lumber plank .. .. 5.00

Calvin Armstrong

For 1 S kettle .. .37 - 1 desk 3.06 - 108th .. = 8.64 12.07

A Hamleton

For 1 lot 52 - 28 ½ lb sugar 8 /13 2.33 15/3 lbs coffee 10 =1.53 4.48

" 1 lot window sahs 1.00 - 1 grindstone .25 - 2 .. d apples .62 1.87

R F Hudson

For bedstand & bed 10.00 - b.. .50 10.50

" bedstand .75 Horse 12.50 13.25

Henry Bailey

For …pot and … .80 - 1 sickle .25 1.05

John Capihart

For 1 sun .. .37

John Hodge

For 1 spinning wheel 1.00

D J C Clarkson

For 1 ….. 3.00 / 7 head young cattle a 4.00 31.00

" 2 head 3 year old cattle for 21.00

Robert Barnett

For 1 spinning wheel 1.20

" ½ of Lot of sheep at 1.12 each

Samuel B Wilson

for bu fax .. at .25

At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Kanawha County held at the Court House thereto on the 21st day of June 1845 - The foregoing Sale Bill of the Estate of Davis Hudson dec was presented in Court and ordered to be recorded -

Test

A W Quarrier, Clk

Memorandum of Sales of the personal Estate of Davis Hudson made on the 30th day of Nov. 1844

Samuel H. Early - 250 bus corn @ 22cts 55.00

John W. Vickars - 250 bus corn @ 40 100.00

" 250 bus corn @ 40 100.00

" 250 bus corn @411 102.50

Bal of lot bus dor @ 31

1 lot hump 758 lb @ 3 cts 22.74

l old waggon .. 1.00

Sarah Felson

1 yoke .. ... 54.00

1 dun horse 30.00

D J W Clarkson

3 wading .. 1.00

John B Sims

1 lot old scythes .50

1 .. & bradle 2.00

2 young steers 10.25

James Layne

1 Milk cow 4.50

38 bus oates @ 20 cts 7.60

1 stack hay 7.37

(note of .. W hudson given for this with own included)

Fleming Burgefs

1 Milk Cow 7.75

1 .. .75

1 little wheel 1.31

Benjamin F Vickars

2 young steers 8.00 - 3 calves 3.00 11.00

P R Thompson

2 lots potatoes @ .25

Ruswill L Cobbs

100 lbs hamp 6.37

Pat Wilson - 1 bur .. feed 1.00

James Clarkson - 1 stack Hay 10.25

John Hansford - 1 stack Hay 10.75

R Hodge - 1 stack Hay 8.12

A Venable - 3 stacks 2/8.00 1/6.62 22.62

Richard Parsons - 1 stack 6.12

At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Kanawha County held at the Court House thereof on the 21st day of June 1845 - The foregoing sale Bill of the estate of Davis Hudson dec was presented in Court and ordered to be recorded.

Test

A W Quarrier Clk


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