Will of Nancy (Norment) Smith, 
JAN 19, 1855, Proved VA JUL 19 1858, Mecklenburg Co, WB 19 p. 356
{Not final proof}
In the name of God Amen. I Nancy Smith of the county of Mecklenburg
and the state of Virginia being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and
ordain this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills
made by me. Viz.   First It is my will and desire that all my just debts &
funeral expenses be paid out of my estate by my executor herein after men-
-tioned.    Secondly I give and bequeath all my property of every character
and description to my son Archer N. Smith to him and his heirs forever.
   Thirdly It is my will and desire that no inventory and appraisement 
of my estate shall be made.     Fourthly I hereby constitute and appoint
my son Archer N. Smith my executor to this my last will and testament
and desire that he be not required to give any security in testimony of
all which I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 19th day
of January Eighteen hundred and fifty five.
Signed sealed & delivered                                  Nancy Smith (seal)
In the presence of
William E. Dodson
Thos. C. Reekes
Robert I. Smith
Mecklenburg County court. July 19th 1858
The foregoing last will and testament of Nancy Walker decd.
was this day produced in court and proved by the oath of the three 
subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
And on the motion of Archer N. Smith the executor therein named who 
Made oath thereto and no security being required by said will entered into
& acknowledged abond in the penalty of $3000 conditioned according
to law certificate is granted him for obtaining a probal thereof in due
                                     Teste   RF Clack   Clerk
Abstract and notes:
Nancy Smith        - Widow of Robert Smith, d.ca 1828 [1858?/jgs]
Archer N. Smith    - son  heir  executor   (Age 54 1850 Census)
William E. Dodson  - Witness  - (Age 36 1850 Census)
Thos. C. Reekes    - Witness  - (Age 36 1850 Census)
Robert I. Smith    - Witness  - (a Robert L. Smith was listed on 1850 Census,Age 20)