Hardy County Wills

Will of Ann Cahon, 1798
Appraisement and Bill of the personal Estate of Ann Cahon Dc'd. May the 25th 1810

The copy of Ann Cahon's will, appraisement and sale bill from the will books of Hardy County was submitted by Arleen Craig Ellis and transcribed by Margaret C. Lew.
In the name of God Amen I Ann Cahoon of the
County of Hardy and State of Virginia being weak in Body
but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto
God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and
knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die
do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that
is to say principally and first of all I give and re-
commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that
gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be
buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of
my Executor nothing doubting but at the General Resur-
rection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty 
power of God and as touching such worldly Estate
wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life
I give devise and dispose of the same in the following
manner and form -- in the first place I allow all
my just debts and funeral Charges to be paid out of
my Estate. Item) I give and bequeath to the widow
and children of my beloved brother John Dunbar deceased Eighty
pounds to be equally divided between them. Item) I
give and bequeath to my beloved niece Elenor Blizzard
Thirty five pounds also a large pewter dish and
a black gown. Item) I give and bequeath to my
beloved niece Rachel Roberts twenty five pounds and
a frying pan & blanket and a [sheet?].Item)I give
and bequeath to my beloved sister Elenor How fifteen
pounds. Item) I give and bequeath to my beloved 
[------ ------ ] fifty pounds. Item) I give 
and bequeath to my beloved sister Margaret
Claypool one hundred pounds also my saddle 
bridle a fine hat and a red coverled a hollan apron
a diaper table cloth and a cotton petty coat and bed
gown. Item) I give and bequeath to my beloved
nephew Jacob Claypool ten pounds also a big bible
a chest a big cettle and all my iron tools and farming
utensils. Item) I give and bequeath to my two 
beloved nieces (to wit) Elizabeth Claypool and Tiresah
Claypool two [---] a pot a bake kittle my pewter 
all but my large dish and twenty pounds to be
Equally divided between them at the appraisement

All the rest of my moveable Estate after the before 
named legacies are taken out I alow to be sold
either by public or private sale at the discretion of
my Executor and the money at recovery there from to
be equally divided between the before named legatees. I
Authorize constitute make and ordain Jame Claypool 
the sole Executor of this my last will and Testament
and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and [and?]
disown all and every other former testament will
legacies bequests and executors by me in any way
before named willed and Bequeathed ratiffying 
and confirming this and no other to be my last Will
and Testament.  In witness whereof I have here
unto set my hand and seal this ninth day of 
June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and ninety eight.
                    Ann   A   Cahon

Signed sealed published
pronounced and declared 
by the sd Ann Cahon as
her last Will and Testament
in the presence of us who in
her presence and in the presence
of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names

Christian   C   Halterman             

George Wilkerson

John   X   Wollard

David   X   Barsifer

Elizabeth   X   Halterman

At a Court held for Hardy County the 10th day of 
April 1810 This last Will and Testament was proved by
the Oaths of John Wollard & David Barsifer two of 
the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and
on the motion of James Clapool the Executor named
in the will Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate
thereof in due form he having taken the Oath of an 
Executor and together with Isaac Chrisman his security
entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of
Two thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs
                    Ed Williams Clerk

Appraisement and Bill of the personal Estate of Ann
Cahon Dc'd. May the 25th 1810.
                                                   Dol. Cents
Sundry clothes                                       12.00
One small iron pot                                     .25
One bed and furniture with bed stead                 12.00
One other bed, bed stead and furniture                3.50
Sundry old bed clothes                                2.25
One old spinning wheel                                 .75
One flat iron                                          .25
One box bottle [--]                                    .33
Sundry Books                                          2.00
One old chest                                          .12-1/12
Sundry old bed blothes                                7.17
One [---] pans knives & forks & [--]                   .42
Some tin ware                                          .33
Candlestick & looking glass                          00.05
One walking cane bread basket & tools                  .12-1/12
one churn                                              .50
One iron mortar                                        .42
One keg and jug                                        .25
Some tin ware                                          .33
One barrel & one [---] tub                             .33
Three old chairs                                       .75
Cash                                                437.05
Notes and Bonds                                        .67

[A-------] to an order from the County Court of Hardy
to us directed dated April Court 1810 we have appraised
the personal Estate of Ann Cahoun dec'd
[A------] to the above statement given under our hands
this 25th Day of May 1810  
                    Jacob Miller
                    Anthony Miller
                    John Harris

At a Court held for Hardy County the 12th day of 
June 1810.  This Inventory & appraisement of the 
Estate of Ann Cahon dec'd was returned and ordered 
to be recorded.
                    Ed Williams Clerk

Agreeable to an order of Court of April last to us 
directed we have Examined the Executorship of James
Claypool in the Estate of Ann Calhoon dec'd and
find the amount of personal Estate to be One thousand
three hudred and sixty nine dollars and eighty
five cents.  Accounts against sd. Estate is thirteen 
dollars and the allowance made Executor fifty dollars
which sums being deducted leaves a balance
of One thousand three hundred and six dollars and 
eighty five cents in the hands of the Executors for the 

Given under our hand this 8th day of May 1811.
                    Jacob Miller
                    Anthony Miller

This settlement of the Estate of Ann Cahoon dec'd with
James Claypool the Executor was delivered and ordered
to be recorded

                    Ed Williams Clerk

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