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AMOS HIX WILL

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 2, page 147,148,149

In the name of God amen, I Amos Hix of Mecklenburg County being in my perfect sences & memory and 
calling to mind that all men must die, do hereby make this my last Will & Testament: First I bequeath my 
soul to God from whence it came, & body to the earth to be buryed in a christian & desent like manner; As 
to my wordly estate my will & desire is that it shall be divided among my children as follows. Viz, Item I 
give and bequeath to my Shearwood Hix & to his heirs & assign forever four negroes slaves named Dick 
Amy, Sterling and Rose with all their increase from the 22nd day of April 1784. Item I give and bequeath 
to my to my son John Hix his heirs forever three negroes slaves named Andrew John & Barbary with all 
their increase from and after the 22nd day of April 1784. I also give and bequeath to my said son John 
Hix & his heirs & afsigns forever two of my best beds & furniture, six plates, six spoons 4 dishes & half a 
dozen chars. Item I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Hix & his heirs & afsigns forever three negros 
slaves named Ned Moses and Betty with all their increase from after the 22nd day of April 1784. Item I 
give and bequeath to my sons Shewood Daniel & John Hix & their heirs & afsigns forever all the 
remaining part of my house hold goods, the whole of my stocks of cattle Horses
page 147
sheep & hoggs together with my crop of corn tobacco & plantation utensls which is to be equally divided 
among them, but it is to be remembered that in -------- of this last gift that my said three sons, Shewood 
Daniel & John are to pay the whole of the debts that may be due from the estate & are also to pay the 
whole of the taxes for the present year and it is to be further remembered that my said three sons are to 
pay to each of sons Nathaniel & James Hix & to my grandson Shewood Bugg, or to their heirs the sum of 
five pounds current money of Virginia. Item All the lands of which I may die possessed are to be sold to 
the higest bidder lawfull notice being given of such sale for money, or tabacco as may appear to be most 
eligible, & the ------------, or tobacco arising from said sale of my lands to be equally divided amongst my 
sons Shewood, Daniel & John Hix & my daughters Sarah Jeffries, Mary Johnstone, Elizabeth Hester, 
Martha Phillips & Lucy Perdius & to their heirs & afsigns forever but it is to be remembered that if my 
daughter Lucy Perdew should be dead or should die between this the 25th day of December next that her 
husband or any of her children shall not become a shear in the sale of the lands above mentioned. I 
appoint my sons, Shewood; Daniel; & John Hix executors to this my last will & testament In witness whare 
of I have hereunto it my hand & seal this twenty fifth day of November 1785. 
Signed Sealed & 
Acknowledged in his 
Presence of Amos A Hix LS 
Thomas Vaughan mark 
Francis Lewis
page 148
At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 13th day February 1786 this will was proved by the oaths of 
Thomas Vaughan & Francis Lewis the witness there to & ordered to be recorded & on the motion 
Shewood Hix Daniel Hix & John Hix the exors there in named who made oath there to & together with 
Edward Walton John Marshall & Field Moore there securities entered into & acknowledged their bond in 
penality of three thousand pounds conditioned as the law with certificate was granted them for obtaining a 
probate there of in due from. 
Teste 
John Brown ct:cur 

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CLUVERIUS COLEMAN WILL

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 4, page 138,139,140

In the name of God Amen. I Cluverius Coleman of the Parish of St. James's in the county of Mecklenburg 
and state of Virginia am at this time in sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given to almighty 
God for it But being low in body and considering the frailty and uncertainty of my life do make constitute 
and ordain this my last Will and Testament _____ _____ ____ ____ 
form as folloeth: Impremis I heartily recommend my soul to God who gave it me and my body to the earth 
from whence it came and as touching my worldly goods which God has graciously lent me I give and 
bequeath as follows - first it is my will and desire that all my just debts should be paid. Item I lend unto my 
beloved wife Massey Coleman during her natural life the tract of land whereon I now live. Five negroes 
Vitz, Anthony, Bob Primus Hannah and Amey Also six head of choice cattle one yoke of oxen an ox cart. 
Ten hed of sheep fifteen head of hogs three choice work horses three choice feather beds and furniture 
my desk and book case one dozen setting chairs two choice tables and such household and kitchen 
furniture as she may stand in need of with plantation utensils sufficient for her use. It is also my will and 
desire that she should have the crop of corn and tobacco that is made on the plantation whereon I now 
live and after her death to be disposed of as will be hereafter mentioned. Item I give and bequeath unto 
my son James Coleman or/heirs by name Elizabeth, Benjamin Whitehead, Jane Swepson and Mary 
Anne Coleman five pounds cash a peice to be paid to them as they come of age by my exors as I shall 
here after mention but if one or either of them decease without a lawful Issue then their legacy shall be 
equally divided between the surviving children to them and their heirs forever. Item I lend unto my 
daughter Elizabeth Jeffries during her natural life one negro woman named Phebe and her increase and 
at her death the said negro and her increase is to be equally divided between her then surviving children. 
I also give and bequeath to Mary, Elizabeth, Massey, Robert and James Jeffries sons and daughters of 
said Elizabeth Jeffries thirty pounds cash apeice to be paid to them as they come of age by my executors. 
But if one or either of them decease without lawful Issue then their legacy shall be equally divided 
between the surviving children to them and their heirs forever.
Page 138
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebekah Phillips one negro boy named Moses and one negro 
Woman named Jenny and her increase forever also one hundred pounds specie to her and her heirs 
forever. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Boswells children by name Elizabeth, Joseph, 
Nancy, Polly and John Boswell one negro woman named Abbe and her increase to them and their heirs 
forever also thirty five pounds cash a peice to be paid to them as they come of age but if one or either of 
them decease without lawful issue then their legacy is to be equally divided between the surviving 
children. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Grace Hicks one negro boy named Edmund and one 
negro woman named Rachel and her increase also one hundred pounds specie to be paid at my decease 
to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my son John Coleman exclusive of what I have 
heretofore given him one hundred pounds specie and two cows and calves to him and his heirs forever. 
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Green the following negroes towit, Milly, Aggy, Jude, Mike 
and Sam. Also one young mare unbroke, as she the said Anne Green may choes and two cows and 
calves to her heirs forever also two hundred pounds specie to her and her heirs forever. Item I give and 
bequeath to my son William Coleman the tract of land I bought of Neven Stewart with that I bought of 
John and David Holmes coutaining by estimation three hundred thirteen & 3/4 acres be the same mor or 
less also the land wheron I now live at my wifes decease and five hundred pounds specie to be raised out 
of debts due me and the money that I now have in hand to him and his heirs forever. Item I give and 
bequeath unto my son Thomas Coleman all my lands lying on both sides of the Maherrin River including 
my mill to him and his heirs forever the residue of my estate not till nor bequeathed in my will after all my 
just debts and cash legacys are paid. It is my will I desire that all my negroes stocks debts goods and all 
my property be it whatsoever kind it may shall be equally divided between my son William and Thomas 
Coleman together the negroes and other property lent my wife during her life is also to be divided 
between my son William and Thomas Coleman at her death I constitue and appoint to this my last will 
and testament William Coleman and Thomas Coleman Executors as witness my hand and seal this 
fourteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine. 
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged 
In Presence of 
D. Holmes Cluv Coleman SS 
John Allen 
Matthew Allen
page 139
At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 14th day of October 1799 This will was proved by the oaths of 
David Holmes John Allen and Matthew Allen witnesses hereunto and ordered to be recorded and on the 
motion of William Coleman and Thomas Coleman the executors therein named who made oath thereto 
and together with Phillip Reeks, Richard Hutcheson _______ William Brown, Abraham Green, William 
Stone Sew., David Holmes, John Holmes and William Nowlett their securities entered into and 
acknowledged their bond in the penalty of fifty thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate 
was granted them for abtaining a probat of said will in due form. 
Teste 
William Barkewill A: cir:
Page 140
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Deed located at Mecklenburg County Courthouse 
Boydton, Virginia 
Deed book 7, page 597

Jeffries to Thompson
This is to certify that I John Jeffries son of William Jeffries formerly of Mecklenburg county now deceased 
who left by his will Mr. John Thompson of the aforesaid County and Jarmiah Lucas executors to his will, 
and said Lucas moving out of the state and said Thompson becoming whole and sole manager of my 
deceased fathers estate and we John Jeffries, son of William and Isham Matthews who married Drusella 
Jeffries daughter of said William Jeffries and now of Spartenburg County South Carolina, being 
authorized by order on Mr John Thompson to receive for our brothers and sisters William Jeffries, 
Thomas Jeffries, Winiford Jeffries, & Effa Jeffries and our two sisters have this day received in full 
satisfaction the whole of our deceased Fathers estate of Mr John Thompson the whole sole acting 
executor, both for lands and all movable Estate that our deceased father was 
----- of witness our hands and seals this sixteenth day of 
December one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. 
In Presence of 
Cluverius Coleman John (his X) Jeffries 
Robert Allen and James Ming Thompson Isham Matthews
At a court held for Mecklenburg County the 14th day of June 1790 this Receipt was proved by the oaths 
of Clurius Coleman, Robert Allen and James Ming Thompson witness thereto and ordered to be 
recorded. 
Teste 
John Brown Ct. Curt:


Will located at Mecklenburg County Courthouse 
Boydton, Virginia 
Will Book 1 pages 306 & 307 
Page 306 
WILLIAM JEFFRIES WILL
In the name of God amen. The ninth day of March in the year 1777. I, William Jeffries, of Mecklenburg 
County, Virginia being a guine to the wars being persest of mind and memory be given unto God 
therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, 
do make & ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I giveth 
recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and as to my body I commend to the mercy of my 
friends. I do leave my land to be sold by the powers of Jeremiah Lucas and John Thompson, executors of 
the money to be equally divided betwist all my children and fourty three pounds which now is in bonds 
and interest theron to be divided amongest all my children. I give to my son William one feather bed and 
to my son, Thomas one feather bed. And my desire is that my children shall be free at 16 years old. I 
conform this to be my last will and Testament In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
page 307
and seal the day and year above written. 
Signed seald and delivered 
In the presence of us 
Jeremiah Lucas William Jeffries 
John (his X) Thompson 
Salls Thompson

At a court held for Mecklenberg County the 12th July 1779 this will was proved by the oaths of Jeremiah 
Lucas & Salley Thompson witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John 
Thompson the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with Thomas Brown and 
Richard Thompson his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of two 
thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs certificate was granted him for obtaining a probate 
thereof in due form. Teste 
John Brown Ct. Curt.
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