Charlotte Co., VA Wills of:
  • Elijah Clark
  • James Clark
  • Micajah Clark
  • Publius Clark
    
           Submitted 25 Jul 1999 by Debbie Briggs      
    The Will of Elijah Clark
    
    Charlotte County, Virginia
    Will Book no. 7, p. 200
    
    In the name of God Amen.  I, Elijah Clark of the County of Charlotte and State of Virginia being
    now in a low state of health but in perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and
    testament revoking all others.  First I give to my beloved wife Mary Clark during her life or
    widowhood my tract of Land, all my household and kitchen furniture and stock of every kind, and
    one third part of my negroes, but in the event of her death or marriage it is my will and desire that
    my son Christopher shall have the land, and that the rest of the property bequeathed to my wife
    to be divided in like manner as the property hereafter to be named.  Secondly The remaining two
    thirds which is the property allowed to in the above clause, I wish disposed of in the following
    manner that each of my loving children shall draw a childs part as if my sons Lewis and John
    were living and that part designed for my son Lewis I wish to go to the benifit of his children and
    that proportion which would be due to my son John’s children to be given to my son Henry in
    consequence of his having paid a considerable amount of money as security for my son John but
    if any of children should die without issue it is my will and desire that their proportions of my
    Estate be equally divided among my surviving children and I moreover desire that the dower
    negroes if practical to be appraised and divided as mentioned as it is likely this is the last attempt
    I shall ever make at making a will.  I wish in the event of death of any opf my children now living
    that has heirs before my death that their heris shall draw their proprotions as named in the
    foregoing clauses.  Thirdly, I desire that my sons Henry and Michael to act as my executors to
    this my last wil and testament given under my hand this the 23rd day of May one thousand eight
    hundred thirty four.
    
    signed sealed and delivered on ?            Elijah Clark   “seal”
    
    Wyatt Cardwell, George B. Jennings, John Park
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           Submitted 25 Jul 1999 by Debbie Briggs      
    
    Last Will and Testament
    
    James Clark
    
    Charlotte County Will Book No. 7 p. 104 (6)
    
    In the name of God Amen, I James Clark being of sound mind and disposing memory do make
    and ordain this my last Will and testament.  hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me.  It
    is my will and desire that all my past debts be paid out of my estate.  Item I give and bequeath to
    my beloved wife Margaret Clark during her life or Widowhood, all my estate both real and
    personal for the support of herself and my two daughters Nancy and Fanny so long as they
    remain unmarried.  At the death or marriage of my wife Margaret, it is my will and desire that my
    personal estate be equally divided between all of my children.
    At the death or marriage of my wife Margaret I give and bequeath to my daughters Nancy, Peggy
    and Fanny or such of them as are then unmarried all my land to hold posesion thereof so long as
    they remain in that condition. when either of my daughters shall marry the posesion and use of
    said land is to remain with those that are unmarried and so on until all are married when the
    whole of my lands shall be equally divided among all my children.  It is my will and desire that
    what my said thee daughters have acquired by their industry shall not be considered part of my
    estate, or included in the division thereof among my other children, but to the use and benefit of
    my said three daughters Nancy, Peggy and Fanny and to their heirs and asigns forever.  I hereby
    appoint James M. Bouldin executor to this my last Will and testament-  In testimony where of I have
    hereinto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of December 1823. witness Geo. C. Dennis, Thomas Garrett James Clark (Seal) (? ) W. Morton Punctuation and grammar retained from original ===== The Last Will and Testament of Micajah Clark Submitted 25 Jul 1999 by Debbie Briggs Charlotte County, Virginia Will Book no. 17, pp. 542-543. Know all men by these presents that I , Micajah Clark of the county of Charlotte and State of Virginia being in feeble health but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament. And I do hereby revoke any and all other wills heretofore made by me. First- I direct that all my just debts be paid as soon after my descease as conveniently may be. Micajah Clark Second- I give and devise to my son W.D. Clark the tract of land on which he now lives containing by supposition about two hundred acres. And whereas this devise is more than his proper share of my estate I hereby direct that my said son W.D. Clark shall pay to my son Charles J. Clark the sum of one hundred dollars in money. Micajah Clark Third- I give and devise to my daughter Margaret A. E. Mason to be held during her life, and at her death to her children, now living, in fee simple, all my land lying on the north side of a line recently run by me beginning at a marked tree near W.D. Clark’s house running thence a straight course to a walnut tree on Turnip Creek thence a cross the creek up a ditch or gully to a walnut tree near a barn, thence up a bottom to a branch, then up the branch to a rock, thence in a straight course to a marked tree on the main road. Fourth-I give and devise my land on the south side of the line next above described forming the land given my daughter Margaret A. E. Mason, including the tenements thereon, the one half to my daughter Pernetta C. Clark, and the other half to my two grandchildren Yancy and Isora Bailey. Fifth- I give and bequetath to my daughter Louisa J. Harvey, the sum of three hundred dollars in money to be paid by my executors hereinafter named as soon as convenient without sacrificing any of my estate. Sixth- I give and bequeath to my son John S. Clark the sum of three hundred dollars in money, to be paid from the sales of my crop, and should this not be sufficient he must be paid the deficiency out of the first money coming to my estate from the estate of the late Robert E. Bouldin. Seventh-I give and devise to my grandson M.D. Smith the tract of land I bought from Dr. Robert E. Bouldin supposed to contain sixty or seventy acres bounded as follows: beginning at a ditch on Turnip Creek running thence up the ditch and a branch to W. D. Clarks line, thence to Mrs. John D. Smith’s line thence along Mrs. Smiths line to the Creek, thence along the creek to the beginning. Eighth-In additon to the tract of land given above to my daughter Pernetta Clark I give and bequeath to her one bed and bedding, also one cow and a calf to be selected by her. Micajah Clark Ninth-All the residue of my estate, real and personal and of every kind and description of which I shall die seized or possessed or to which I shall be entitled, I give, devise and bequeath to my children and grandchildren as follows: to my sons Charles J. Clark, John S. Clark and W.D. Clark, one eighth each, to my daughters Pernetta C. Clark, Louisa J. Harvey and Margaret A. Mason one eighth each, to my grandson M.D. Smith one eight, and one eighth to be equally divided between my two grandchildren Yancy and Isora Bailey Micajah Clark Tenth- It is my will that if any or either of my devisees or legatees shall by any process of law attempt to overcome or invalidate any provision of this will, that then he or she shall not take anything devised or bequeathed to him or herein. And I direct that in such an event his or her part shall be considered as a part of the residue of my estate last above mentioned, and that all such residue shall be divided amoungst my other above named children and grandchildren in the same ratio as last above directed. Micajah Clark Eleventh-I hereby nominate and appoint my sons John S. Clark and W. D. Clark executors of this my will; and I desire that no security shall be required of them as such unless it shall be required by majority of my above named devisees and legatees living at the time. Witness my hand, which I have set to this my will, written upon two sheets of legal cap paper, and upon five pages thereof,with my name signed at the foot of the second, fourth and fifth pages thereof, this day of November 7th 1885. Micajah Clark the above writing was this day signed, published and declared by Micajah Clark as and for his last will and testament in our presence; and we in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses, this day of Nov. 7th 1885. William A. Mason Samuel D. Mason Witness In Charlotte County Court December Term 1891 The last will and testament of Micajah Clark was this day produced in court by W. D. Clark one of the executors therein named, and Jno S. Clark the other executor appeared in court and renounced the executorship, and the said will was proved by the oath of Wm. A. Mason one of the witnesses thereto, and the hand writing of S. D. Mason the other subscribing witness was proved by the oaths of W. D. Clark and Wm. A. Mason, and it is ordered that the said will be recorded. and thereupon the said W. D. Clark the executor therein named, who made oath thereto, entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $800.00 without security (the said will direcitng that none should be required) conditioned according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form. Teste, J. C. Carrington C Punctuation and spelling is as originally written. ====== Charlotte Co., VA Will of Publius Clark Submitted 25 Jul 1999 by Debbie Briggs Charlotte County Will Book No.17 p. 550- 551 I Publius Clark of the County of Charlotte State of Virginia, being of sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament. From and after my decease I direct that all my just debts be paid, I then give to my wife Mary Jane Clark all of my estate both real and personal during her life or so long as she remains my widow. From the money which may be due my estate, I give to my children the sum of two hundred dollars each vis(?) Nannie M, Robert Lee, Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Etta, Publius Charles Wiley and Fanny and George. The amount given to my daughter Fanny I direct shall be placed in the hands of my daughter Nannie as trustee for her who will give to her as she may deem right and proper. The legacy here given my children, I direct shall be paid them, whenever they arrive at legal age, or marry and should the money not be sufficient to pay the siad amount of $200 each, then to be equally divided between them. At the decease of my wife I direct that the remainder of my estate both real and personal shall be equally divided between all of my children- that portion given to my daughter Fannie, to be placed in the hand of my daughter Nannie trustee for her benefit and support. I hereby appoint my friend J. R. Lawson executor to this my last will and testament. In witness where of I here to set my hand and seal this 20 day April 1891 Witness J. G. Berkeley Publius Clark (Seal) C. B. Clark In Charlotte County Court March Term 1892 The last will and testament of Publius Clark decd was this day produced in Court and the same was proved by the oaths of J. G. Berkeley and C.B Clark the two subscribing witness is thereto ordered to be recorded, and Jas. R. Lawson executor named in said will having by a letter to the Court declined to qualify as such on the motion of R. L. Clark who took the oath of office and together with Mary J. Clark, Sarah E. Clark and Mary Etta Milton his sureties (who sign by J. C. Carrington Atty in fact) deemed sufficient by the Court entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $3000.00 conditioned according to Law, certificate is granted the said R. L. Clark for obtaining letters of administration with the will annexed of Publius Clark decd. in due form. Teste, J. C. Carrington C Punctuation and grammar left as found in the original. =====
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