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THOMAS D. CRUTCHFIELD - Will    1869-1874 and Inventory 
Mecklenburg County, Va Will Book 23/214,
Submitted by Don N. Crutchfield 5-2-98

In the name of God Amen I Thomas D. Crutchfield of the County of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia being of sound mind, though feeble in health and aware of the uncertainty of life do do make and constitute this to be my last will and testament in the following to wit. Article 1st I give and bequest unto my beloved wife Martha W. Crutchfield the land on which I now reside and all other property belonging to me, during her life except one bed and furniture which I give to my daughter Georgiana Crutchfield and at the dearth of my beloved wife Martha W.. Crutchfield the said land and property shall go to my son Zackary T. Crutchfield, provided the said Zackary T. Crutchfield shall live with and take care of my wife during her life. The said Zackary T. Crutchfield shall also take care of my daughter Georgiana Crutchfield and she shall have a home with him on said land during her singlehood or until she marries. Article 2nd I nominate and appoint my beloved wife my Executrix without security. In testimony of all of which I have here to affixed my hand and seal this the 3rd September, eighteen hundred sixty nine. Thomas D. Crutchfield (seal) Witnesses, Thos. F Dunnright and Thos. O. Tanner ---------------------------------------------------- Mecklenburg County Court February 16th, 1874 A will proporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas D. Crutchfield, late of this county deceased, was this day presented to the court. And there being no subscribing witnesses to the said will, J. T. Harris and Thos. O. Tanner were sworn and (?) that they were well acquainted with the hand writing of the said Thomas D. Crutchfield deceased and verily believe that the signature to the will subscribed is in the handwriting of the said Thomas D. Crutchfield deceased whereupon the same is ordered to be recorded as the last will and testament of said Thomas D. Crutchfield deceased. Teste N.P. Hughes , clerk Know all men by these presents that 1 Martha W. Crutchfield am held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of Five Hundred Dollars to pay which I bind ourselves my heirs and jointly and severally by these presents. Sealed with my seal and dated this 16th day of February 1874. The conditions of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Martha W. Crutchfield who has this day qualified as executrix of last will and testament of Thomas D. Crutchfield deceased (without security , the will requiring none of her). Now if the said Martha W. Crutchfield shall faithfully discharge the duties of said executrix according to the law then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in force and virtue(?). Martha W (her mark). Crutchfield (seal) R. P. Hughes Mecklenburg County Court February 16th, 1874 23/239 Inventory and appraisement of estate of Thomas D. Crutchfield made on the 11th day of March 1874 124 Acres Land $2.00 $248.00 3 Beds $10.00 $30.00 dozen chairs $3.00 Cooking utensils $1.50 Table ( no price) Furniture $ .50 We the undersigned commissioners this day have met and appraised the property of Thomas D. Crutchfield and this is our report given under our hands this 11th day of March 1874 for Martha W. Crutchfield, Extz. W. C. Crutchfield W.W. Harris Thos. O. Tanner This is to certify that the above parties was duly sworn before me V. J. Smith J.P. This the 11th day of March 1874 Examined and returned for record. W. Baskervill Jr. Mecklenburg County Court April 20th 1874. The foregoing inventory and appeasement was this day returned unto this court and ordered to be recorded. Teate R. P. Hughes, clk Date of probate of Husband`s will Mecklenburg County Virginia will book 23/239