Charlotte Co., VA Will of Luther Calvin Jeffress 1877/1878

Submitted by Sallie Lewis Hurt

 


I Luther C Jeffress of the County of Charlotte being of sound(sic)

and memory do make and publish this my 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 Brother Edward H Jeffress out of

the concern of Jeffress & Co. keysville the sum of five

hundred Dollars, to him and his heirs forever

Third -

I Give to my Brother Wm H Jeffress out of the

concern of Jeffress & Co

Keysville the sum of five hundred

Dollars to him and his heirs forever -

Fourth

I give to my Sister Laura C Wilson out of the

concern of Jeffress & Co

Keysville five hundred Dollars

And it is my special request that She invest the said

amount in some safe security for her Special benefit

Fif th -

I give to my sister Mattie E Hardy out of the

concern of Jeffress & Co

Keysville the Sum of five hundred

Dollars, and it is my special request that she in-

vest the said sum in some safe security for her

Special benefit

Sixth -

In the event of my interest in the concern of Jeffress & C

Keysville should not reach the sum of two thousand Dollars

in value, then it is my disire(sic) that said interest should be

equally divided among my two Brothers Edward H Jeffress

and William H Jeffress and two sisters Laura C Wilson and

Mattie E Hardy pro rata

Seventh -

In the event my interest in the concern of Jeffress

& Co

Keysville should exceed the sum of two thousand Dollars

all such excess I give to my Brother Edward H Jeffress

his heirs and assigns forever

Eighth

it is my will and desire that at the death of my

mother Bettie H Overbey that all my interest in the lands

now in possession of my said mother Bettie H Overbey

be equally divided between my Brothers and Sisters above

named, to wit,

Edward H Jeffress

William H Jeffress

Laura C Wilson and Mattie E Hardy to them and

their heirs forever

Ninth

I give to my Brother Wm H Jeffress my gold

watch, to him and his heirs forever

Tenth -

I give to my Brother Edward H Jeffress my

Feather Bed now at Keysville to him and his heirs

forever

Lastly I hereby appoint my Brother Edward H Jeffress

my Executor of this my last will and testament

and it is my special request that the Court require

no security of my Executor above name(d)

Witness my hand and seal this 5th day of December

1877

Witnesses

L C Jeffress

James T Overbey

T. M. Jones

In Charlotte County Court January 9

(seal)

1878

The last will and testament of Luther C Jeffress deed

was this day produced in Court by Edward H Jeffress the

Executor therin named & the same was proved by the oaths

of T M Jones & James T. Overbey the two subscribing wit-

nesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, thereupon

the said Edward H Jeffress took the oath of office and

entered into and acknowledged a bond in the

penalty of five thousand Dollars without Security (the

will directing that none should be required) conditioned

for the due and faithful discharge of the duties of

his said office or trust.

A certificate is granted

the said Edward H Jeffress for obtaining a probat of

the said will in due form

Teste

H. A. Carrington

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