Barbour County, VA Will Book 1
Will dated 1851
Will of Benjamin Simon
Dated: January 02, 1851
Source: Barbour County, WV/Will Book 1, Pg. 52-53
Transcribed by Sandra Fields on August 24, 2004
I, Benjamin Simon of the County of Barbour and State of Virginia, do make and constitute this
my last will and Testament., having revoked all other Wills heretofore made by me.
First: - I commit my Soul to God who gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be decently buried by
Secondly: - I desire all my just debts, including my funeral expences (sic) to be paid, and the
remainder of my estate I give and bequeath as followeth to wit:
To my wife Jahannah, I give and bequeath one cow, one bond, which I hold on Abraham Chitister
of the amount of Twenty dollars, also Twenty dollars in cash, and all the property and furniture
which she brought me on our marriage, also all the Cupboard furniture.
To my son John I give and bequeath the land on which he lives, on the condition that he shall pay
to my Daughters, Catharine and Margaret Twenty five dollars each, payable in good property
within one year after my decease.
To my son Abram I give and bequeath that part of my farm on which he now lives as far as to
the road now leding (sic) down Stuarts run, upon the condition that he shall pay to my Daughter
Polly fifty dollars; and that he also draw for her out of my personal estate the sum of Thirty
dollars, which together with the aforesaid fifty dollars will constitute the sum of Eighty dollars
which I desire him to pay to her in the following payments, to wit: namely, In Eight payments of
Ten dollars each, one payment to be made on the first day of March and another on the first day
of October in each year to continue four years from my decease until(sic) the aforesaid sum of
Eighty dollars shall be paid as above specified.; provided however, that if my Daughter Polly shall
die before any or all of the aforesaid payments shall be made, then I desire that the aforesaid sum
of Eighty dollars shall be paid equally to her children as they become of age.
To my Son George, I give and bequeath that part of my farm on which he now lives, as far as to a
division line which I have heretofore made and marked with an axe, on the condition that he shall
pay to my Daughters Polly and Sarah Twenty five dollars each within one year after my Decease,
to be paid in good property.
To my Son Anthony, I give and bequeath that part of my farm on which I now live, It being all the
remainder left , after the two shares above mentioned.
I have heretofore advanced to my Daughter Catharine, One hundred dollars which I desire shall
be apart of her portion of my estate.
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Seventy five dollars, of which she has received
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Ninety dollars, of which sum she has received Seventy
After the payment of all and singular, the above bequests, then I desire the remainder of my
personal Estate to be give, One Third to my wife Jahannah, and the remaining two thirds to be
equally divided between my four Daughters above named.
Lastly, To carry into effect the various provisions of this my last Will, I hereby Constitute and
appoint as my Executor, my Son Abram Simon.
In Testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal this 2nd day of January 1851.
Signed, Sealed, declared, and acknowledged , by Benjamin Simon as and for his last Will
and Testament. In presence of us, who at his request have subscribed Our names as Witnesses.
Benjamin Simon (Seal)
John C. Bartlett
Virginia Barbour County Court July Term 1851
The last Will & Testament of Benjamin Simon Decd. was this day presented in Court and
proved by the Oaths of Thomas Hall, John C. Bartlett and John Gall, witnesses thereto , and is
ordered to be recorded.
Teste: L.D. Morrall, Clerk
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