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Will of John C. Booth 1851/1852


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Submitted 6-9-2000 by Gayle Austin

Will Book 10, p163 Charlotte County, Virginia

I John C Booth of the County of Charlotte do make and publish this last
will and testament in manner and form as follows:
First:  It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid.
Second: I give to my daughter, Martha Francis Booth the sum of two
Hundred Dollars to her and her heirs forever.
Third:  I give to my daughter Elizabeth Cobbs Booth the sum of two
Hundred Dollars to her and her heirs forever.
Fourth: I give to my daughter Mary  Jane Booth the sum of two Hundred
Dollars to her and her heirs forever.
Fifth:  I give to my son  John R Booth the sum of Two Hundred Dollars to
him and his heirs forever.
Sixth:  After the payment of my Just Debts and the special legacies
above named it is my will and desire that my entire estate, both real
and personal, be kept together and managed for the benefit of my wife
and children until my oldest child become of age or marries and I hereby
request my executors herein named to council and advise my wife in the
management of the same.
Seventh:  It is my will and desire that upon the arrival of twenty one
years of age or marriage of my children that they receive from my estate
their proportion of the fore mentioned thereof except the household and
the kitchen furniture which I wish kept together for the use of my wife
and younger children. I ---- except my personal carriage which I leave
my wife during her widowed life.
Eighth:In the event my wife's marriage again, I consider the following
slaves which was loaned or given her by her father, James McCargo dec'd
to wit Peter, Anthony, Tyree, Mary, Dolly, Milly, Hannah, Sarah, Arthur,
Marente, Clem, and Aolina to be __ for her support consequently it is my
will and desire that the household and kitchen furniture together with
the plantation tools and stock of every description be returned to my
estate, that my lands be rented out until my children become in
possession of the lands given them by their grandfather James McCargo
dec'd then to be put into a general division supposing that the best
interests of my children will be promoted by doing so, as I consider it
too small to divide and it is not my wish for it to be ______.
Ninth: If I should have more stock than my executors should think
necessary for the use of my wife and children, I hereby authorize them
to sell such as they may think can be best spared from my estate.
Tenth and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Hillery A Booth and
Patrick Booth Executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness
whereof I have set my hand and seal the 21st day of May
1851.                            Jno C Booth (SEAL)
Signed , sealed, published and declared in the presence of
Wm Bacon
Chris H  Robertson
H M L Goode
Whereas I John C Booth of Charlotte County having made and truly
executed my last will and testament in writing bearing date  the 21st
day of May 1851.  Now I do hereby declare this present writing to be a
codicil to my said will and direct the same to be annexed thereto and
taken as part thereof:
Codicil 1st: It is my will and desire that the piece or parcel of land
purchased of Obedience Skelton and not disposed of in my will (in
consequence of its having been purchased since the date of my will)
containing twenty five acres be the same more or less be disposed of as
the balance of my lands are disposed in the foregoing will and herein
annexed.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed by seal this
13th day of December 1851.
                                                    Jno C Booth (SEAL)
In presence of
H M L Goode
Milton L Booth
William T Chaffin

At a court held for Charlotte County the 3rd day of May 1852 the
foregoing last will and testament of John C Booth, dec'd together with
the codicil there under written were this day produced in court by
Hillery A Booth one of the Executors therein named and the said will was
proved by the oaths of two of the subscribing  witnessess, thereto, and
ordered to be recorded and the said codicil was also proved by the oaths
of two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
And on motion of the said Hillery A Booth who took the oath prescribed
and together with Zachariah Bugg, William T Chaffin, Hillery M L Goode,
William Bacon and John G Smith, his securities, entered into and
acknowledged a bond in the penalty of forty thousand Dollars conditioned
for the use? and faithful discharge of the duties of his said office or
trust a certificate is granted the said Hillery A Booth for obtaining a
probate of the said will in due form.
Examed                                              Teste
                                                      Winslow Robinson C
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