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Submitted by Donald Allen Ogburn
Will of Charles Ogburn dated November 20, 1836
& Codicil dated March 24, 1837
Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Book 15, pages 31 & 32 , Recorded March 18, 1839
In the name of God, Amen, I Charles Ogburn of the County of Mecklenburg in the state of Virginia do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Will or Wills by me made.
Item 1st. It is my will and desire that all of my just debts be first paid by my Executors herein after named out of any monies arising from my Estate.
Item 2nd. I give and bequeath to my son Charles H. Ogburn to him and his heirs forever all of my land on the South and East side of the South branch of Pine Creek adjoining the lands of Samuel Daly, Est. of John J. Moore, John Piercy, John Curtis, Thomas B. Tomlinson & others.
Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy H. Harper to her and her heirs forever all of my land on the North side of the North branch of Pine Creek adjoining the lands of the Estate of Daniel Daly and others also I give unto her all the land I purchased formerly belonging to the Estate of Howell P. Harper deceased.
Item 4th. I lend to my daughter Nancy W. Gill during her natural life and after her death I give to the heirs of her body forever Two Tracts of land I purchased of Hightower and Hutcheson laying on Meherrin river, adjoining the lands of Phillip Gill Jr. and others
Item 5th. I lend to my daughter Angelina Simmons during her natural life and after her death I give to the heirs of her body forever the parcell of land laying in the fork of Pine Creek it being a part of the land I purchased of John Ogburn, Est., also I lend her during her life two negroes (and after her death I give to the heirs of her body) (namely Jessie & Silvy)
Item 6th. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Emily Hutcheson to her and her heirs forever the sum of Four Hundred dollars to be paid by my Executors, Twelve months after my death out of any monies arising from my Estate
Item 7th. It is my will and desire that my slaves not before disposed of be divided equally among my four children in manner and form as follows. One fourth part to my son Charles H. Ogburn to him and his heirs forever. One fourth part to my daughter Lucy H. Harper to her and her heirs forever. One fourth part to my daughter Nancy W. Gill (and the increase of the female slaves if any) during her natural life and after her death to the heirs of her body forever. One fourth to my son Charles H. Ogburn (as Trustee) for the benefit of my daughter Angelina Simmons, (and the increase of the female slaves if any), during her natural life and after her death to be divided equally amongst the heirs of her body forever.
Item 8th. It is my will and desire that the residue of my Estate not herein disposed of be sold on a credit of Twelve months and the proceeds arising therefrom together with all monies due me or may become due be equally divided amongst my aforementioned children (namely) Charles H. Ogburn, Lucy H. Harper, Nancy W. Gill and Angelina Simmons.
Item 9th. I constitute and appoint Samuel Daly and Charles H. Ogburn Executors to this my last will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of November 1836.
Charles Ogburn (Seal)
Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of
Whereas I Charles Ogburn did on the 20th day of November 1836 make and publish my last will and Testament, and I do now add this my Codicil to the same in manner & form as follows; I lend to my son Charles H. Ogburn (as Trustee) for the benefit of my daughter Angelina Simmons during her natural life and at her death: I give to the heirs of her body forever, the Tract of Land whereon she now lives it being the same I purchased of Richard H. Edmonson's Estate adjoining the lands of Wesley F. Edmonson and others. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 24th day of March in the year l837.
Charles Ogburn (Seal)
Signed sealed & acknowledged
Mecklenburg County Court 18th March 1839
The foregoing last will and testament of Charles Ogburn deceased, was this day produced in Court, and proved by the oaths of Samuel Simmons, John Curtis and John Piercy subscribing witnesses thereto; and the Codicil was proved by the oaths of John Curtis and John Piercy subscribing witnesses thereto. Thereupon the said Will and Codicil is ordered to be recorded. And on motion of Charles H. Ogburn one of the Executors therein named who made oath thereto, and together with Robert F. Bridgeforth, William Jones and John Smith his securities, entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $60 000 conditioned according to Law, certificate is granted him for obtaining probate thereof in due form, liberty being reserved for the other executor therein named, to join in said probate when he shall think fit.
Teste R. B. Baptist Clerk
Submitted by Donald Allen Ogburn
Will of Charles Harrison Ogburn dated July 11, 1874
Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Book 23, Pages 569-571, Recorded July 16, 1877
In the name of God Amen, I Charles H. Ogburn being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills heretofore by me made.
Item 1st. I loan to my wife Jane M. Ogburn my Mansion house and Three hundred acres of land adjacent thereto for and during her natural life or widowhood, I also give her in fee simple her wardrobe, wash stand, bed stead, bed and furniture that she now uses, and, carriage & harness, and with this provision I hope she will be satisfied.
Item 2nd. As I have given to my son John F. Ogburn land and other property, and do give him all debts due me by him, which in my judgment amounts to as much or more than I am able to give my other children, I hope he will be satisfied.
Item 3rd. As I have given to my son Benj. W. Ogburn money and other property amounting to thirty three hundred dollars, and do hereby give him the balance of an Execution now of record in my county, which balance shall be ascertained by taking from said Execution the sum of Three Hundred dollars as hereinafter disposed of, and said balance of said Execution shall not be subject to any debt which he the said Benj W. Ogburn now, or hereafter owe, or invested in land by me or himself, with this I hope he will be satisfied.
Item 4th. As I have given my son Charles W. Ogburn three hundred and eight acres of land and some other property, and do hereby give him Ten acres of land lying south of his house, line to run from my line on the west to John Piercy's line on the East, and also give him Ten acres of land lying north of his house, line to run from his gate near Spring Straight with his line to Crowdin line North, and do also give him one hundred dollars it being a part an Execution in my favor obtained against Benj. W. Ogburn, as made mention of in Item 3 with this I hope will be satisfied.
Item 5th. As I have given to my daughter Sarah Hite money and other property not recollected as to amount, and do hereby give her the sum of One hundred dollars, it being a part of an Execution obtained in my favor against Benj W. Ogburn, as made mention of in Item 3. And do also give her the said Sarah Hite the amount of all debts due me by her husband if any. And with this I hope she will be satisfied.
Item 6th. As I have given to my son in law J. W. Palmer Three hundred and seventy five acres of land, and do hereby give him fifteen acres of land adjoining his tract, line to run from my old line as the road runs to E. A. Drumwrights line, or one hundred dollars instead thereof as my three youngest sons may prefer, I do also hereby give my daughter Fannie Palmer wife of J. W. Palmer the sum of One hundred dollars it being part of an execution in my favor against B. W. Ogburn as made mention of in Item 3. And with this I hope they will be satisfied.
Item 7th. I give to my three E. C. Ogburn, A. C. Ogburn & Rich E. Ogburn the balance of my land not disposed of (save one acre to be reserved and set apart as a place of interment for my family) to wit to E. C. Ogburn the place he now occupys (known as my former residence) to A. C. Ogburn the place he now occupys adjoining the lands of John Piercy dec'd & C. W. Ogburn, and to Rich'd E. Ogburn the place he now occupys known as Pine Creek & a part of Daly's old tract, these lands to be equally divided between the three parties named in this Item as near as can be as to valuation. But should either of them erect any buildings upon the land which either of them now occupy at his own expense such building shall not be included in the valuation of said lands when divided between the parties aforesaid, I also give to my three sons E. C. Ogburn, A. C. Ogburn & Rich'd E. Ogburn at the death or marriage of my wife Jane M. Ogburn the mansion house and Three hundred acres of land loaned my said wife during her natural life or widowhood.
Item, 8th.a The residue of my Estate I desire to be equally divided between my four children, to wit Fannie Palmer, Edwin C. Ogburn, Alpheus C. Ogburn and Rich'd E. Ogburn.
Item 9th. I hereby constitute and appoint my three sons Benj. Ogburn, Edwin C. Ogburn and Alpheus Ogburn Executors to this my last Will & Testament and desire that they shall not be required to give bond with security as to their sufficiency.
In testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal this 11th day July (l874) Eighteen Hundred and Seventy four in presence of
Chs. H. Ogburn (Seal)
Mecklenburg County Court July 16th 1877.
The last Will and Testament of Chs. H. Ogburn late of this County deceased was this day presented to the Court and fully proved by the oath of Samuel Dortch and E. M. Pallitto two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and was thereupon ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Benjamin W. Ogburn, Edwin C. Ogburn and Alpheus Ogburn the Executors named in the said Will,1 who made oath hereto as the law directs and entered into a bond in the penalty of $3,000,00 conditioned according to law, but without security, the will requiring none of them, and which said bond being acknowledged by the obligors therein is ordered to be recorded. Certificate is granted the said Benjamin W. Ogburn, Edwin C. Ogburn and Alpheus Ogburn for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Teste R. P. Hughes Clerk
Know all men by these presents that we Benj. W. Ogburn, Edwin C. Ogburn & Alpheus Ogburn are held firmly and bound into the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of Three Thousand dollars to pay which we bind ourselves, our heirs & c jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 16 th day of July 1877, and we hereby waive the benefit of the Homestead Exemption as to this obligation. The condition of the above bound Benj. W. Ogburn, Edwin C. Ogburn & Alpheus Ogburn who have this day qualified as Executors of the last will and testament of Chas. H. Ogburn late of this County deceased, but without security the will requiring that none should be required of them. Now if the said Benj. W. Ogburn, E. C. Ogburn & Alpheus Ogburn shall faithfully discharge the duties of said Exors. according to law, then the above obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
B. W. Ogburn (Seal)
E. C. Ogburn (Seal)
Alpheus Ogburn (Seal)
Mecklenburg County Court July 16 th 1877.
This bond was duly acknowledged by the obligations thereto & ordered to be recorded.
Teste R. P. Hughes Clerk
Submitted by Donald Allen Ogburn
Will of Benjamin Watkins Ogburn dated May 17, 1905
Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Book 28, Pages 217 & 218, Recorded February 19, 1912
I, B. W. Ogburn, Sr., do, with my own hand, write this my will.
In the name of God, Amen.
Item 1st. I give to my wife M. R. Ogburn, should she survive me, all my household furniture, and so much of my other property that the law allows, that she choose to take during her life.
Item 2nd. My first wife's children having deeded to me their interest in their mothers land, I feeling it my duty, do give them following tracts of land, (plots of each of which, surveyed by W. H. Blanch, are herewith given) with conditions as stated.
1st To Illa O. Wilkinson 2 tracts containing, one 76.49, other 23.51 both on Meherrin River, with the condition that L. O. Simmons shall pay her One hundred and eight & 46/100 dollars and that R. H. Ogburn shall pay her Six dollars.
2nd To R. H. Ogburn 95 1/4 acres east of Saffolds road on condition that he pay to Illa O. Wi1kinson Six dollars, to B. W. Ogburn Jr. One hundred and Ninety seven dollars, to Elva O. Jackson fifty eight dollars and to Mary O. Bugg fifty eight dollars.
3rd To B. W. Ogburn Jr. 79.14 acres west of Mill road between lands given Illa O. Wilkinson & Lucy O. Simmons on condition that R. H. Ogburn pay him One hundred and thirty seven dollars.
4th To L. O. Simmons 80 acres west of Mill and Saffolds road and between land given to B. W. Ogburn Jr. and E. O. Jackson on condition that she pay to Illa O. Wilkinson One hundred and eight & 46/100 dollars.
5th To Elva O. Jackson 79.14 acres west of Saffolds road between Lucy O. Simmons' & Mary O. Bugg's on condition that R. H. Ogburn pay to her fifty eight dollars.
6th To Mary O. Bugg 79.14 acres west of Saffolds Road. Between L.O. Jackson & lands sold Joe Andrews' children, on condition that R.H. Ogburn pay her fifty eight dollars.
One condition I add is that if R. H. Ogburn shall choose to do so, he may cut from his 95 1/4 acres 25 9/10 acres, which shall be sold for benefit of Illa O. Wilkinson, B. W. Ogburn Jr., E. O. Jackson & M. O. Bugg and the proceeds of such sale shall be paid to them in proportion to the sums said R. H. Ogburn was to pay them respectively.
Item 3rd. To W. A. Ogburn, Mattie D. Hart & to M. W. Ogburn, my present wife's children, I give in equal shares proceeds of half interest in O. & Wilkinsons Mill & land attached thereto, proceeds of my store & lands attached thereto, and proceeds of all my bonds and accounts and my half of proceeds of bonds and accounts, both of Ogburn & Bro. and B. W. Ogburn & Co., save & except the bonds I hold against my sons W. A. Ogburn & M. W. Ogburn even the interest of which I do not wish collected except by their mother after I am dead should she survive me. I am not taking M. D. Hart's bonds for what I give her because I and my wife live with her, therefore I do not give her any part of said W. A. Ogburn's & M.W. Ogburn's bonds.
Item 4th. I hereby appoint and constitute my son in law Dr. A. T. Hart and my son M.W. Ogburn as executors of this my Will with request of the Court that no security be required of them as executors.
In testimony of which I do sign my name this May 17th 1905.
B.W. Ogburn Sr.
On Mecklenburg Circuit Court February 19th 1912.
A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of B. W. Ogburn Sr. deceased, was this day produced in Court, and there being no subscribing witnesses thereto, C. G. Johnson & L. R. Wells were sworn and severally disposed that they are well acquainted with the testator's handwriting and verily believe the whole of the said paper writing and the name subscribed thereto to be wholly written by the testator's own hand. Whereupon the said writing is ordered to be recorded as the true last will and testament of the said B. W. Ogburn Sr. deceased.
Teste: H. F. Hutcheson Clk
Submitted by Donald Allen Ogburn
Will of John Ogborne (Ogburn) dated January 27, 1774
Brunswick Co., VA Will Book 4, page 205, Recorded May 23, 1774
In the Name of God Amen. I Jn. Ogborne of the parish of St. Andrew & County of Brunswick do constitute and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following that is to say
Item I give & bequeath unto my son Jn. Ogborne & his heirs forever all that Tract or parcel of my Land in the said County lying within the Lines of Wm. Stith's, Benj. Whitehead and John Ingram's Lands and the budge road running by my said John's plantation whereon John Candle now Lives containing one hundred & fifty acres more or less.
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Tabitha the use of the Land and plantation whereon I now Live also the use of a negro Wench named Judy and all my stocks Tools house furniture etc etc not already otherwise herein disposed of for and during her natural life and after her death my will is that the said Last mentioned Land & plantation and also the said Wench Judy & her Increase & all my stocks house furniture Tools etc etc as last aforesaid be sold & the money arising by the said sale equally divided among my sons James Ogborne, Henry Ogborne, Benjamin Ogborne, Charles Ogborne and Matthew Ogborne.
Finally I appoint my sons William Ogborne & Jn. Ogborne Executors of this my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking all and every other Will & Wills by me heretofore made & Establishing this to be my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the twenty seventh day of January one thousand seven hundred & seventy four.
John (his “g.” mark) Ogborne (Seal)
At a Court held for Brunswick County the 23'd day of May l774.
This Will was proved according to Law by the oaths of Benjamin Whitehead and John Neblett two of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded on the motion of William and John Ogborne the Executors therein named who made oath thereto according to Law and together with Wyatt Williams and Rob't Moris their securities entered into & acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of one thousand Pounds conditioned as the Law Directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in Due form.
Teste Peter Pelham Jun. CBC