Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of David Chandler - 1824
Will Book 10:103,104

     Transcribed by JoLee Gregory Spears  5/19/99

Will of David Chandler

In the name of God amen I David Chandler of the County of Mecklenburg 
state of Virginia being sick and low in health, but yet of sound and? 
memory and deposing mind do by these presents make my last will and 
testament in manner and form following Viz first my will and desire is 
that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid out of my 
Estate and the money be paid out of my estate for the payment of the same 
from such property and my Exors hereafter named may think can be best 
posed for that purpose  - 2ndly after the payment of just debts and 
funeral expenses my will and desire that my beloved wife Milly Chandly 
should enjoy and peaceably possess all my estate both real and personal 
during her widowhood or natural life, But if my beloved wife may choose 
to advance anything to any of her children out of my estate during her 
life she may use her ___? Discretion but the same to be accounted for at 
her death or marriage - 3rdly my will and desire is at the death or 
marriage of my beloved wife that the whole of my estate both real and 
personal should be sold at the discretion of my Exors and the proceeds 
thereof equally divided between my children, Namely Rebecca Chandler, 
Joel Chandler, Nancy Moore the wife of Anderson Moore, Elizabeth Talley 
the wife of Abraham Tally, Edwin Chandler, Polly Davis the wife of Jno. 
O. Davis & Patsy Chandler to them and their heirs forever, and the before 
names children is on the _on the_ day or time of the division of my 
Estate to account for all property advanced to them in my life time or my 
wifes life so as an equal division may take place among them.
4th and lastly I do appoint my friends Stephen P.Pool and Stephen Worsham 
Exors of this my last will and testament , and hereby revoking all others 
by me heretofore made - In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
& seal this 24 day of June 1824.
Signed sealed and acknowledged 
In the presence of
P. Z. Overby
Joseph Blanks                          David [his mark] Chandler {Seal}
Thomas [his mark] Glasscock

At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 18th day of October 1824 the 
last will and testament of David Chandler was produced into court and 
proved by the oaths of Peter Z. Overby and Joseph Blanks two of the 
subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded
                                        Teste Edw L. Tabb