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Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Will Book No. 8, 1813-1819, page 264

 

Will of David Walker 

Submitted by Beth Bond December 2008

In the name of God amen I David Walker of the County of Mecklenburg, being of Sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit

1 I Give unto my son Samuel Henry Walker my land I now live on and two negroes named Adam and Jacob one bed and furniture  

Item I lend unto my daughter Elizabeth Elder two negroes by nameWill and Tabitha during her life and after her death to be equally divided among her surviving children  

Item I give unto my daughter Sally Cook two negroes by name Daniel and Nancy and their increase forever

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Item I give unto my daughter Jenny Cheatham two negroes by name Archer and Elick to her and her heirs forever  

Item I give unto my daughter Nancy Hudson two negroes by name Chancy and Toney and their incrase during her life and after her death to be equally divided among her surviving children  

Item my will and desire is that my tract of Land lying in the County of Lunenburg containing one hundred fourteen and a half acres and all the remainder of my Estate of what nature or kind soever be sold and all my Just debts be paid and the balance of the money arising from the sale to be Equally divided among my four daughters Elizabeth Elder Salley Cook Jenny Cheatham and Nancy Hudson  

Lastly I nominate and appoint my Son Samuel Henry Walker Executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made declaring this my last will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of July in the year of our lord one thousand and Eight hundred & sixteen   

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Signed Sealed and acknowledged by the testator in the presence of us                                                             

David Walker   {seal}  

Henry Walker  

Wilson Walker  

Samuel Jordan  

John Taylor  

At a Court held for Mecklenburg County the 16th day of September 1816 This will was proved by the oaths of Henry Walker Wilson Walker and Samuel Jordan three of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded And on the motion of Samuel Jordan and William Evans his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of fifteen thousand Dollars conditined as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form-                                                                          Teste  Edwd. L. Table  CMC