WILL OF ISAAC JAMES

 

In the name of God Amen I Isaac James of the County of Hampshire in the state of Virginia being

 

weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God and calling to mind the

 

uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to

 

bless  me with  I give and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say

 

 

1st   I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizebeth James all my estate both real and personal of what

 

nature or kind soever it may be for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease if there be

 

left any of said property after raising my children by her the said Elizebeth and supporting her through  her

 

life, (as it is my wish and desire that my said wife Elizebeth   keep all of my property and dispose of it

 

 in any manner that she may see proper for her  own use and benefit in order to enable my said wife

 

Elizebeth  James  to raise and educate my younger children under the age of twenty one years) and after my

 

wifes  decease if there be any of said property left as above stated, I give and bequeath the same in the

 

following manner

 

 

2ndly  I give to my son JOHN  JAMES   One  Dollar

 

3rdly I give to my daughter SARAH HARRIS  One Dollar

 

4thly I give to my daughter MARTHA ATHEY One Dollar

 

5thly I give to my daughter JAMIMA BOSLEY One Dollar

 

6thly I give to my daughter MARY ANDERSON One Dollar

 

7thly I give to my son  GEORGE C JAMES One Dollar

 

 

8thly All the rest of my estate that  may so remain I give and bequeath to be equally divided between my

 

sons   WILLIAM C JAMES,  ISAAC N JAMES,   JOHN CULP JAMES, and   JAMES SANSUM JAMES

 

and my daughter ELIZEBETH ANN JAMES, all of which said bequest I give to my said children as above

 

stated  forever and

 

 

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife ELIZEBETH JAMES executor of this my last will

 

and  testament hereby revoking all other or former wills by me heretofore made

 

 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 22nd day of November 1838

 

                                                                                                                ISSAC JAMES    ( seal)

Signed sealed published and declared                

By ISSAC JAMES as and for  his last

Will and testament in the presence and

 Hearing of us who at his request and

In his presence have subscribed our names

As witnesses.

 

JOHN CULR Sr.

 

REUBEN DAVIS

 

THOMAS DANIELS

 

 

 

Transcribed  from copy of original Sept 7th 2001 by Patricia Coe   pdcoe@cox-internet.com

Note: In original will Elizebeth was spelled as typed instead of the usual Elizabeth.

Will  proven  28th of August 1843  by Thomas Daniels and 28th of November  1843 by Reuben Davis  in Hampshire County.

 

 

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