Will of George W. Cox
Lunenburg Co., VA

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March 27, 2008

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of Lunenburg County, Virginia

Approximately 1844

    I, George W. Cox of the County of Lunenburg and State of Virginia do
make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament of following to Wit.

1st, I desire that my tract of land purchased of Malcom MacFarland containing
two hundred and forty acres to be sold for the payments of my just debts.

2nd, I will and desire that all the balance of my property and interest I have in the
Estate held by my mother during her life - also the balance of proceeds from
"Sale of my Land before mentioned" to be equally divided on the following
conditions between my two children James Ivy Cox and George Washington
Cox.  That is to say if Mrs. Catherine Hardy, their grandmother, should make an
equal proportion for both of my children.  Then I wish the above named equal
division also to be made equal between them.  But should the before said
Catherine Hardy give a large portion of her estate to my son James Ivy, then to
my son George Washington, then my will and desire is that the whole of my
estate of every kind and description be given to my son George Washington Cox
for the sum of twenty dollars which I give to my son James Ivy Cox.

3rd, I appoint Washington Maddra executor of this my last will and testament
given under my hand.

12 day of July, 1844        George W. Cox

Robert J. Bagley
Martha J. Cox**
(one other name couldn't be read)

** Martha Jane Cox (sister) see 1838 Will of Banister Cox

*Library of Virginia: Lunenburg County Microfilm, Reel #23, contains will books 12 (1841-
46), 13 (1846-1851), 14 (1846-1851).

Additional note:  Malcolm MacFarland, mentioned in this will, represented Lunenburg in
legislature 1820-1830.  Rev. Malcolm MacFarland was married in Richmond, VA to Mary E.
Tompkins.  He died Dec. 15, 1861 in Baltimore, Maryland.  He was an Episcopal clergyman.
Source:  Some Early Landowners in Southern Nottoway and Northern Lunenburg Counties,
Virginia and the Cocke (Coke) Family who Once Lived There by Ben H. Coke.  Iberian
Publishing Company, 1997.