In the name of God amen, I Wood Tucker of the County of Prince Edward, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain the following as my last will and Testament. First, I order and direct that my Executor to be herein after named, first pay off and discharge all my just debts and contracts, out of any money or property I have. Secondly, I loan to my sister Susannah Tucker all the remainder of my estate both real and personal (with the increase if any) including my stock of all kins, household and kitchen furniture of every discription, during her natural life. Thirdly at the death of my sister Susannah I give and bequeath to my nephew Owen H. Tucker three of the first choice of negroes, them and their increase to him and his heirs forever. Fourthly I give and bequeath to my brother Joseph Tucker all the reminder of my negroes and their increase including my Tract of land whereon I now reside, my stock of all kinds with every other particle of property of whatsoever description it may be, to him and his heirs forever; excluding entirely his daughter Martha Borum as it is not my wish that she should heir any part of my estate. Fifthly and lastly, I nominate and appoint Edmund Booker & Owen H. Tucker Exors. to this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of July in the year one thousand wight hundred and twenty five. Signed by Wood Tucker, and witnessed by Owen H. Tucker, Daniel M. Tucker and Henry Tucker.
At a Court held for Prince Edward County April the 20th 1835. This last will and Testament of Wood Tucker decd. was presented in court and the three witnesses to the same being interested in the devises in the same Peyton Baughan & John G. Smith were sworn, and each said they were acquainted with the hand writing of the said Wood Tucker, that they had seen him write, and that the signature to the said will is his proper hand writing, ordered that the same be recorded. On the motion of Owen H. Tucker one of the Executors herein named, he with Henry Tucker and Daniel M. Tucker his securities entered into and acknowleged their bond for the purpose in the penalty of fifteen Thousand dollars, Conditioned according to law and took the oath required by law, Certificate for obtaining a probat thereof in due form is granted him.
Will Book 7, page 395, Prince Edward County, Virginia