Lunenburg County Virginia

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Will of Caroline Byrd

Submitted 14 September 2000 by Sandra (


Lunenburg CH Va.   Jan 12, 1893

I Caroline Byrd of Lunenburg Co. Va. being of sound mind and memory do make 
this my last will and testament.

First. I give to my grandson Ottoway Banks, my large bed that sets in my room 
and all the bedding thereon.

Second. I give to my two sons Willis Banks, and Joshua Banks all of my property 
and household furniture and all claims that I have against the estate of Ottoway Byrd deceased. And I also make my son Willis Banks Executor of my will to qualify without security. her Caroline X Byrd mark Signed in our presence this 12 day of Jany 1893 Anson Smith, Lunenburg CH Va. David W. Smith, Lunenburg CH Va. In Lunenburg County Court February 13, 1893. The foregoing last will and testament of Caroline Byrd decd was this day produced in Court and fully proved by the oaths of Anson Smith & David W. Smith,
the two witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and on motion of Willis Banks the Exor named therein who appeared in Court made oath and entered into and acknowledged in open court a bond in the penalty of $30.00 conditioned according to law, but without security the will directing that none be required of him. Certificate is granted the said Exor for obtaining probate of said will in due form. Teste: Jno. L. Yates, Clerk

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