Will of James BOGGS, Greenbrier County West Virginia

In the name of God Amen. I James BOGGS of the county of Greenbrier & State of Virginia being of Sound mind & disposing memory (for which I thank God.) of caling to mind the uncertainty of human life & being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it haths pleased God to bless with. I give & bequeath the same in manner as following that is to say...

1st item To my well beloved Wife Margret, I give & bequeath the Mill I now occupie. With sufficent timber to keep her in order during her natural Life. I also leave to my said wife three cows & calves to gether with all my house hold & kitchen furniture a sufficent garden with one third part of all the fruit that may grow on my ___ head Also my old grey Horse all the above cattle, horse & house hold & kitchen furniture to be at her own Disposal. I also leave her the equal of one Hundred & twenty Dollars that is in the hands of George READER but if it apears to my Executors that she need the said one Hundred & twenty Dollars in that case I leave it to her forever but if that sum should be in her hand at her Death I leave the same to My grand son James BOGGS & my son Alexander. I also reserve as much of my Meadow as will keep her three cows & calves but she is not keeping more than _____ head any ______. I also leave to my said Wife four head of sheep...

2nd item to my son Alexander BOGGS I bequeath the plantation & mill I now live on to be to him & his heirs forever with the reservation of the mill ___ to his mother as is mentioned in the first item of this instrument..

3rd item Any other property that I may be in possion of I allow to be sold by my executors & my just debts & several expenses paid & this I do declare to be my Last Will & testament hereby revoking all other or former will or testaments by me before made & for the due execution of the same I do hereby appoint my trusty friends William RENNIC_ & my son Ezekiel BOGGS executors of this my last will & testament. In witness where of I have hereun to set my hand & seal this sixth day of July one thousand eight hundred & three.

Witness present
Peter BURR
Andrew BOGGS
James Bogg (Seal)
William RENNIC_

At Greenbrier February Court 1806

This last Will & testament of James BOGGS dec'd. Was by the oaths of Wm RENNICH & Peter BURR Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded & on the motion of Ezekiel BOGGS one of the executors there in named (William RENNIC_ The other executor refuses to take upon himself the burdhen of the administration) & there upon the Ezekial BOGGS made oath thereto and together with Joseph HANNAH & James BOWEN his securities entered in to & acknowledged thier Bond in the penalty of six hundred dollars Conditioned as the law directs Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate there of in due form.

John Stuart

The records for this work have been submitted by Stephanie Lee EMAIL: <4bluesky@gate.net> Copyright 1999