Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of Peter Crutchfield 
Will Book 25 Page 16

    Submitted by Don Crutchfield - 2-8-99
         

Will of Peter Crutchfield
Mecklenburg Co. Va
15 January,1859

In the name of God Almighty, I, Peter Crutchfield of the County of Mecklenburg 
and State of Virginia, being of sound mind and memory and considering the 
uncertainty of this life, do therefore make , constitute, appoint and declare 
this to be my last will and testament. That is to say:

First: I loan unto my beloved wife Elizabeth C Crutchfield:
The tract of land on which I now reside and the tract adjoining to T Smelly and 
others containing sixty acres more or less during the term of her natural life 
to have the full benefit there of and after her death, I give and bequeath  the 
above said land to my son Edward G Crutchfield,  to him and his heirs forever. I 
also loan unto my wife Elizabeth C Crutchfield the following Slaves to wit. 
Abrous, Edmond, Davy, Lee and Harriet, for the term of her natural life and 
after her death I give the said Slaves to be equally divided amongst my three 
children, namely William C Crutchfield, Dorothy A Puryear and Edward G 
Crutchfield, to them and their heirs forever.
Second: I give to my wife Elizabeth C Crutchfield, one Negro girl Susan to 
dispose of as she may think  proper.
Third:  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy  A. Puryear  the following 
Slaves who are in her procession  to wit Henry, Mary  Sarah and her two children 
and their increase to her and her hairs forever.
Fourth: I give  and bequeath  unto my son William C. Crutchfield The land on 
which he now resides and the following Slaves, who are in his possession  to 
wit: Joe Alfred, Caroline and the increase of Caroline to have and hold forever. 
Fifth:  I give and bequeath unto my son Edward G Crutchfield the following 
Slaves to wit: John and his tools, Ben, Irene and the increase of Irene to him 
and his hairs forever.
Sixth: After my death I wish the following Slaves to be declared and divided by 
--------------------------and ----- equally among my three children William C 
Crutchfield, Dorothy A Puryear and Edward G Crutchfield.
Seventh: I give unto my wife Elizabeth C Crutchfield and son Edward G 
Crutchfield jointly all my household and kitchen furniture, plantation tools 
crop and stack of every description.
Eight:  In confederation of the three old Negroes which may be left in the case 
of my wife Elizabeth C Crutchfield and son Edward G Crutchfield I wish my 
executor to sell Martha, giving her first the privilege of choosing a home and 
deposit the proceeds of the sale with my wife and son above named for the 
support of the three above by name Edy, Simthy and Dick.
Ninth:  My debts are to be collected by executor of this will and if not 
sufficient to pay all debts that I may be owing each of my three children are to 
bear a proportionate part of the deficiency likewise . I make, constitute and 
appoint my son William C Crutchfield to be executor of this my last will and 
testament, here by voiding all former wills by me made and to qualify without 
bond and security.
In witness hereof I have here unto subscribed my name and affixed my seal on 
this fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and fifty nine.
                                                                              
Witness:                                            Peter Crutchfield (seal)
Wm. N Northington
E. Benford                                                         
  

Will Probate of Will of
Peter Crutchfield

Mecklenburg County Court, April 20,1885
The writing proposed to be the last will and testament of Peter Crutchfield late 
of this County deceased, was this day presented in Court and fully proved 
according to law by the oath of W. N. Northington one of the subscribing witness 
there to and E. Benford the other subscribing witness to said will being dead, 
the said W. N. Northington testified that he was well aquatinted with the 
signature of the said E Benford having frequently seen him write the same and 
that the signature of the said E. Benford subscribed to the said will was the 
own genuine signature of the said E. Benford and that the said testator Peter 
Crutchfield deceased acknowledge this signature to said will in the presence 
both the said W. N. Northington and the said E. Benford they the sail 
Northington and the said Benford both being present together at the same time in 
the presence of the said testator and that the said W. N. Northington and the 
said E. Benford as subscribing --------
to said will, did each of them in the presence of each other and in the presence 
of the said testator ,
surely sign their names to said will at the request of the said testator so 
herefore , the same is evident to be recorded as the last will and testament of 
Peter Crutchfield late of this County deceased.
Ex.                                            Teste. J. M. Sevace, clk
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Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of Samuel Crutchfield  1854/1855

     Submitted by:  Don Crutchfield Feb 8, 1999
	          

Last Will and Testament of
Samuel Crutchfield of 
Mecklenburg County, Virginia
5th Day of July, 1854
Will Book 18 Page 338

In the name of God amen, I Samuel Crutchfield of the County of Mecklenburg State 
of Virginia being of sound mind and feeble in body and aware of the uncertainly 
of life do make and constitute this my last will and testament in the manner 
following, To witt

Article 1st  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha Crutchfield the one 
third part of my estate both real and personal during her natural life and at 
her death the one sixth part to be placed in the hands of my son William D 
Crutchfield, who I hereby appoint trustee for the benefit of my daughter 
Elizabeth J. Hightower free from claim or control of her husband William H. 
Hightower. The said William Crutchfield is to use any of my said property in any 
way for the benefit of my said daughter E.J. Hightower. This by no means 
restricts  to the interest of said estate but I wish her to have the full 
benefit of it during her life. If the whole is expended during her lifetime, the 
remainder of said things to be equally divided between my sons Lewis G 
Crutchfield, Michael E Crutchfield, William D. Crutchfield, James M. Crutchfield 
and Lafayette Crutchfield. 

Article 2nd     After allotting my wife her third then I give and bequeath to my 
son William D. Crutchfield trustee for the benefit of my daughter Elizabeth Jane 
Hightower the property contained in a deed of loan to her which will be seen by 
sef------ to the records in the Clerk office of Mecklenburg I also a special 
legacy of fifty dollars to be used for her benefit as directed in Article 1st of 
this will.

Article 3      The remainder of my estate the one sixth part of which I give to 
my son William D Crutchfield trustee for the benefit of my daughter Elizabeth J. 
Hightower free from the claim or control of her husband William H. Hightower 
said property to be used as directed in Article 1st and at the death of my said 
daughter if any of the said property be unexpended for her benefit during her 
life then the remainder shall be equally divided between her living children.-  
The remainder of my estate I then give to be equally divided between my five 
sons Lewis G. Crutchfield Micheal E. Crutchfield William D. Crutchfield James M 
and Lafayette Crutchfield.
Article 4th    I  nominate and appoint my sons William D. and Lafayette 
Crutchfield my lawful executor to carry into effect this will. In Testimony of 
all of which I have hereunto affixed my hand seal this the 5th Day of July 1854.

Witness
Joseph C. Farmer
Edwin Benford 
-----B. Vaughan                                              (his)
                                                 Samuel + Crutchfield 
                                                        (mark)  


Mecklenburg County August Court 1855

Will was presented in Court and proven August 22, 1855 with the conditions of a 
bond posted by William D. Crutchfield, Lafayette Crutchfield, Peter Crutchfield, 
Thomas Cook in the sum of $8,000. Bond signed by above named persons.
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I could not read all of probate so this is a condensed version of court rulings.

                  Copy in files of Don N. Crutchfield
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Mecklenburg Co., VA Will of William Crutchfield   1809/1816


    Submitted by Don Crutchfield   8 Feb 1999
            


Last Will and Testament of William Crutchfield


In the name of God Amen I William Crutchfield of  Mecklenburg County
being of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God
calling to mind the uncertainly of human life, and as for such worldly
Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath the
same in manner and form following.
Item I lend to my beloved wife Martha all my estate both real and
personal to her during her natural life or Widowhood which all my just
debts are to be justly paid out of the same of which my beloved wife
Martha may at her discretion sell what part of the personal estate she
thinks proper for that purpose.
Item I lend unto my daughter Lucy Taylor the land where on she now
lives to her during her natural life and at her death the same to be sold
and the money arising  therefrom to be equally divided among the heirs
of her body that is lawfully begotten,
also I give unto her fifty pounds five shillings at the death or inter
marriage of my beloved wife Martha to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give unto my son Adams Crutchfield the land where on he now
lives, one horse bridle and saddle and one bed and furniture all which
he has in his  possession to him and his hairs forever.
Item I give unto my daughter Amy Crutchfield one hundred pounds one
bed and  furniture at the death or inter marriage of my beloved wife
Martha to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give unto my son Samuel Crutchfield the land where on he now
lives and one horse bridle and saddle  one bed and furniture all which
he has in his  possession to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give unto my son William Crutchfield one horse bridle and saddle
which he has in his possession. Also one hundred pounds  one bed and
furniture at the death or inter marriage  of  my beloved wife Martha to
him and his hires  forever.
Item I give unto my son Peter Crutchfield  one horse bridle and saddle
which he has in his possession. Also all my land lying on the east side
of Flat Creek, one bed and furniture at the death or inter marriage of
my loving wife, to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give unto my Daughter Martha Harris one bed and furniture, one
cow and calf which she has in her possession also one hundred pounds
,also one hundred pounds at the death or inter marriage of my loving
wife Martha to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give unto my daughter Sally Crutchfield one hundred pounds one
bed  and furniture at the death or inter marriage of my loving wife
Martha to her and  her heirs forever.
Item I give unto my son Thomas D Crutchfield all the land on the West
side of  Flat Creek at the death or inter marriage of my loving wife
Martha also one horse bridle saddle one bed and furniture when my
loving wife thinks proper  to him and his heirs forever.
Item it is my will and desire is that after all and everyone of the above
items or legacies is paid or discharged in manner and form above
directed then the residue of my estate be the same little or much after
the death or inter marriage of my beloved wife Martha be sold at
twelve months  credit and the money arising from such sale be equally
divided among any all my aforementioned children to them and their
heirs forever.
And lastly constitute ordain and appoint my two sons Adams & Peter
Crutchfield and my trusted friend William Drumright as the executors at
this my last will and testament  invoking and disowning  there before
made by me . In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and
affixed my seal this Lance day of May  one thousand eight hundred and
nine.

                Signed sealed and acknowledged
                 in the presence of

James Gee                     William Crutchfield +(his mark) Seal
William Creath
Richard Crowder
Daniel Cheatham +(his mark)
William Cook =(his mark



Testate of Will
of
William Crutchfield

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 20 th of day of May 1816
this last will and testment of William Crutchfield Deceased was
presented
in Court and proven by the oath of Richard Crowded and William Cook
two of the witnesses there to and ordered to be recorded and  the
motion of
Peter Crutchfield one of the Executors therein named who made oath
there
to and together with William Durmright and Richard Crowder his
securities
enter into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty  of ten thousand
dollars
countitiond as the Law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a
probate
of the said will in due form liberty being reserves  for the other
Executors
there in named to join in the probate when they  shall think fit.

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