Hardy County Wills

Will of Robert Bean 1790 - 1791
This document was transcribed by Glenn Smith from the original records in Hardy Co., WV: WB 1, p. 64. Illegible words are indicated by [?]
Will of Robert Bean, 1790-1791
: Presented in court on 7 Feb. 1791:

Robert Bean, wife Margaret; sons John, William, George, Thomas,
Robert, son James and his wife Elizabeth, son Bennett, -Exec., wife,
Margaret Bean. Witnesses: Benjamin Marshall, Thomas Davis, Francis I.
Combs.

In the name of God amen I Robert Bean of Hardy County and State of
Virginia, Being Sick and weake of Body tho of Perfect mind and Memory
thanks be to God. Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and
knowing it is appointed for all men once to Dye do make and ordain this
my Last Will and Testament and as touching such worldly Estate where
with it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this life. I give and
demise and Dispose of in the same manner and form, Viz: Item: I give and
bequeath to my well Beloved son John Bean one Delph[?] Also I give and
bequeath unto my well beloved son William Bean one Chest of Drawers,
also I give and Bequeath unto my well Beloved Son George Bean one
Delph[?] Also I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved son Thomas Bean
one feather Bed. Also I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son
Robert Bean one Iron pot and that it may be in [ban ?] of my sons John
Bean, William Bean & George Bean, Thomas Bean and Robert Bean coming in
on any part of my estate.

Item) I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son James Bean and
Elizabeth his wife one Negro Boy called Jenny also one Negroe Boy called
David also one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.

Item) I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Bennett Bean one
Negroe woman named Sarah at the death of his mother and the increase of
the Negro woman also one Negro boy named Caleb, also one feather bed and
furniture at the decease of my well beloved wife Margett Bean to him and
his heirs for ever.

Lastly I give and bequeath unto my Dearely Beloved Wife Margett Bean all
the remainder part of my estate to be fully possessed of and enjoyed by
her for ever and I do Constitute and appoint her my whole and soul
Executrix of this my last will and testament and I do hereby disallow
Every and all other legacies and bequests in any wise heretofore made by
me. Rattifing and Confirmeing this and not other to be my Last Will and
testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
19th day of November 1791? [1790?] Signed Robert Bean. Pronounced and
Delivered in the presence of us Benjamin Marshall, Thomas Davis, Francis
I. Combs.

At a court held for Hardy County the 7th day of February 1791? This
last will and testament of Robert Bean, Deceased, was proved by the
oaths of the witnessess thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the
motion of Elizabeth Bean the Executrix therein named who made oath
thereto according to law Certificate is granted her for obtaining a
probate thereof in due form giving security. Whereupon She with security
entered into and acknowledged Bond conditioned as the law direct. By the
Court, E. Williams.

[seven sons named by Robert Bean, wife Margett.]

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Glenn Smith
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Muskogee, OK 74402

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