Will of Susan J McCargo (Transcription); Mecklenburg County, Virginia

Cir Ct Will Book 21 Pg 239 - Aug 3, 1864

KNOW ALL MEN, that I Susan J. McCargo, of the town of Clarksville, Virginia, in view of my approaching death, do make this writing to contain my last will and testament.

First: I give all my worldly goods of every sort unto the hands of my family friend, John Foreman, to be held by him for the special use and benefit of my son William McCargo, who is now soldier in the Confederate Army, and a minor. Should my said son live to the age of twenty-one years, then I desire that he shall receive of the said John Foremen all the property and goods hereby placed in his hands in the absolute right. But if he should my son William died before he attains the age of twenty-one years, then it is my wish that my grandson John Gregory shall have all the property and effects herein willed to my son William and that my friend John Foreman shall act as the guardian of my grandson

Lastly, I do constitute and appoint the said Foreman. the executor of this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 3rd day of August, 1864

J. A Tarwater
John J Newton

(For this grandson John Gregory, see 1850 census Mecklenburg of John C. Gregory and 1860 of Halifax Co., VA. /jgs)