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Wills Submitted by Sadie G Sparks May 2008

JEFFRIES, Anne WILL 7/360 (1813) "My will and desire is that after my death the money which is due me for the hire of John the last year and the money which will be due me the first day of January next be equally divided between my GRANDSONS, Benjamin W. Jeffries, Richard S Jeffries, & Paul C. Jeffries, and I give to Nancy Garner my bed and furniture. Given under my hand and seal this 24th day of June, 1812." (SEAL) Witness None

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County this 13th day of February, 1813. This writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Anne Jeffries, dec'd was presented in Court by Richard S. Jeffries, one of the legatees therein named and there being no Witness to the said Will, the said Richard S. Jeffries relinquished the bequeath (bequest) therein made him and made oath that the said Anne Jeffries in her last il(l)ness acknowledged the said writing as and for her last Will and Testament and that she was in her perfect sense and memory; ordered that the same be admitted to record.


Will of Nancy H JEFFRIES, September 13, 1833 Nicholas Co, Ky Proved November Term of Court, 1833 Book C, P 229-230

Nicholas County, Kentucky

In the name of God, Amen, I Nancy H JEFFRIES, being weak in body,but in soundness of my mind, Blessed be God for the same, I do make this my Last Will and Testament to revoke and set aside all former Wills.

First, I Will and bequeath that after death that my body shall be decently buried and laid in the ground.

Secondly, that all my just debts shall be paid.

Thirdly, that my son Joseph has been doing business for me and all the obligations now standing against him whether due or not due is to be considered as my debts and to be paid out of my estate.

Fourthly, that my son Joseph JEFFRIES is to be my executor and if he chooses may have the property of my estate by paying all my debts as above named, and paying to my daughter Mary Hornbsck ninety-six dollars in good property and to my son Giles JEFFRIES one hundred and eighty four dollars, allowing him to be free at my death, to be paid in such property as may suit a young man, and pay to my son John JEFFRIES one hundred and eighty-four dollars in good property when he becomes nineteen years of age, allowing him to remain with Joseph and under his control until he arrives at the said nineteen years old. Joseph is to give him sufficient schooling to do common business and confortably clothe him suitable to the seasons, and he is to be free at nineteen.

Given under my hand this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three in the presence of

Test: John Hamilton, William Johnson.

Signed: Nancy H JEFFRIES

Nicholas County Court, Nov. Term, 1833

This instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Nancy H JEFFRIES, , dec'd, was produced in Open Court and proved by the Oaths of John Hamilton & William Johnson, the subscribing Witnessesm thereto; And thereupon confirmation established, and Ordered to be recorded, which hath been done.

Attest: J G Parks, Cn.Cle


P 246-Appraisement Bill and Inventory of the Estate of Nancy H JEFFRIES, Dec'd:

1 lot of Bedclothes, $25.00 3 Beds, $35.00, 1 Bureau, $12.00, 2 Tables $10.00, 1 set of chairs $5.00, 7 Head of Horses $300.00; 1 lot of Hogs, $50.00, 1 lot of Cattle $28.00, Plough gear, etc $10.00, 23 Head of Sheep $23.00, 1 Negro woman and girl $350.00, Cart & 2 Oxen (No amt given)

The foregoing Articles were pruduced to us by R J JEFFRIES, Exor. of the said decedent on the 23 day of this month, and by us truly & faithfully appraised to the best of our knowledge and Judgment. Given under my hand this 27th day of January 1834. Robert Westfall

Nicholas County Court, January term, 1834. This Inventory and Appraisement of the property of Nancy H JEFFRIES, Dec'd was produced in Court, examined, allowed, and ordered to be recorded, which is done.

Attest: J G Parks. Cn. Cle.


Below is the Will of Richard Joseph Jeffries (who (M) Elizabeth C Sandys, Mecklenburg Co, Va-s/o Benjamin Whitehead & Nancy H Evans Jeffries)

Will of Richard Joseph Jeffries Vol 14, Page 96 Mecklenburg Co, Virginia

In the name of God, Amen, I, Richard Joseph Jeffries of Nicholas County, Kentucky, but at this time am in Mecklenburg Co., Virginia, do hereby make and publish this as and for my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, to wit:

In the first place I desire that all of my just debts be first paid by my executors herein after named.

2ndly, I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth C. Jeffries the Negroes Washington, (Blacksmith) and Nancy together with all property and effects to which I have derived title to by marrying with her whether real or personal of every kind in nature whatsoever to her and her heirs forever, excepting to the amount of one hundred dollars which I require her to pay to my executor or contribute to the payment of my debts and also it is my will and desire to subject the bequest herein above made to my beloved wife is to be in lieu of all dower and on her complying with my desire in paying the above named sum of one hundred dollars and paying all debts which may be due from or contracted by her previous to her marriage with me. The bequest to her is intended by me to be absolute and a fee simple estate.

3rdly, My will and desire is that all the rest and residue of my estate, both real and personal, of every kind and nature whatsoever (not herein given to my beloved wife Elizabeth) be equally divided between my brothers Giles N Jeffries and John R Jeffries which I give to them and to their heirs forever, requiring my executor to pay to my youngest brother, John R Jeffries the sum of one hundred and ninety dollars when he arrives to the age of nineteen years, which sum I owe him as executor of my mother, Nancy H Jeffries, as may be seen in reference to her will of record in Nicholas County, Kentucky.

Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my brother Giles N. Jeffries of Nicholas County, Kentucky, Executor of this my last Will and Testament . In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 24th day of March, in the year 1834.

Richard J. Jeffries (Seal)

Signed, sealed and declared as and for the last Will and Testament of the said Richard Joseph Jeffries in presence of us "the words" the payment of interlined before signed.Wm. Baptist

Wm. N. Smith

David G. Smith

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County on the 17th of October, 1834. The foregoing last Will and Testament of Richard J. Jeffries dec'd. was this day produced in court and proved by the oath of Wm. Baptist and Wm. N. Smith his subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And at another court held for the said County on the 19th day of December, 1836, the said Will was again produced in court and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Giles N. Jeffries, the Exor. Named in said Will refuses to take upon himself the burthen of the execution thereof, on motion of Elizabeth C. Jeffries, who made oath thereto and together with C T Haskins* and Wm. A Smith, her securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $5,000. conditioned according to law certificate is granted her for obtaining letters of administration on the said Decedent's estate with the Will aforesaid annexed in due form. *Creed T Haskins is stepfather to Elizabeth C. Sandys Jeffries-sgs)Teste: Jno. G. Baptist


Below is the Will of Marcia/Mercia COLEMAN, Widow of Cluverius Coleman, Macklenburg Co, Va: (He referred to his wife as "MARSEY, not MASSEY, in his Will)


MARCIA COLEMAN made Nov 26, 1810 Proved Feb. 13, 1813 Col 7, P 336, Mecklenburg Co, Va

In the name of God, Amen, I, Marcia Coleman of the County of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia, being now afflicted, Though in my perfect sense and memory for which I thank almighty God, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First, I recommend my Soul to God, and my body to the earth from whence it came to be buryed in a decent manner under the direction of my executors who I shall hereafter appoint.

Second, that all my just debts shall be paid.

Third, that all the rest of my property, to wit: two Negroes Charles and Mary together, with all other property I die possessed of shall be sold on a credit of twelve months, and the profits arising therefrom after paying my just debts and funeral charges to be equally divided between my children, to wit: William, Thomas, Rebecca, Gracy, and Ann Green. 

Lastly, I nominate and appoint William Coleman & Thomas Coleman executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all and every will or wills heretofore made as Witness my hand and Seal this 26th day of November 1810.

Marcia (her mark) Coleman (Seal)

William Keeton

Susan? (her mark) Stubs

James (his mark) Baker

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County this 13th day of February, 1813, This Will was proved by oath of William Keeton, a Witness thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on motion of Thomas Coleman, the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with William Pettus Senr and Lewis Burwell his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs, Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form, Liberty being reserved for the other executor therein named to join probate when they shall think fit.

Teste:: William Baskerville

Polly Cluverius Jeffries (M) Pettus Brown, Meck. Co, Va- April 22, 1809, Wt: S. Brown, Note from Marcia Coleman

MY note-Polly Cluverius Jeffries was Mercia's gr/dtr, as Swepson Jeffries JR (M) #1 Elizabeth Coleman, dtr of Cluverius & Marcia Coleman-sgs