Albemarle County, Va. Order Book, 1744-1748

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Albemarle County, Va. Order Book, 1744-1748
June 27, 1745, Commissioned Captains of Militia:
James Daniel
James Nevels
James Martin

James and Elizabeth Crawford Martin lived in the forks of Rockfish Creek, Amherst County Virginia

Wills of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1865 Author: Rev. B. F. Davis Publication: 1985 Note: Will was dated 25 Sep 1771, and proved 6 Mar 1775. Will named sons Azariah, John, William, James, David, Obadiah, sons-in-law William Terrell Lewis and Thomas Anthony.

WILL: Made 25 Sep 1771 Amherst Co, VA. Proved 6 Mar 1775 Amherst Co, VA. Recorded Book I, Page 279, Amherst Co, VA.

In the name of God Amen, I JAMES MARTIN of the Parish & County of Amherst, VA, being in perfect health & of sound memory, but calling to mind the mortality of my body & that it is appointed to all men once to die, do make this my last Will & Testament revoking all other & former Wills by me heretofore made. And in the first place I recommend my soul to God who gave it & my body to the earth to be peacefully interred at the discretion of my executors herein after mentioned & for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with in
this life. My will & desire is that they be disposed of in the following manner. That is to say I will that all my personal estate of what kind soever these shall be, shall be sold by my executors & that out of the money arising by the sale thereof all my just debts & funeral charges shall be paid & satisfied.

ITEM: I give & bequeath to my son, AZARIAH MARTIN, the tract of land whereon I now live, lying on the North Branch of the Rockfish River containing 360 acres and my 4 Negro slaves to wit: TOM, JANE, ISAC & BETTY & the future increase of the said JEAN & BETTY to hold to him & his heirs forever & also I give to him 1 feather bed, furniture, 2 cows and all my tables, chairs, 3 iron pots & looking glass. ITEM: I give & bequeath to my son, JOHN MARTIN & his heirs forever my 3 Negro slaves: SARAH, BECK & YOUN CHANEY & their future increase.

ITEM: I give & bequeath to my son WILLIAM MARTIN & his heirs forever, my 4 Negro slaves: JAMES, LUCY, NATHAN & OLD CHANEY & the future increase of the said LUCY & CHANEY.

ITEM: I give & bequeath to my son, JAMES MARTIN & his heirs forever my 4 Negro slaves: ANN, JOHN, BOB & RACHEL & the future increase of the said ANN & RACHEL.

ITEM: I give & bequeath to my son, DAVID MARTIN & his heirs forever my 3 Negro slaves: MANCHESTER, DAVID & PATTY & the future increase of the said PATTY.

ITEM: I give & bequeath to my son-in-law, WILLIAM TERRIL LEWIS, 10 pounds of current money.

ITEM: I give & bequeath to my son-in-law, THOMAS ANTHONY 70 pounds of current money.

ITEM: It is my desire that the 10 pounds given to WILLIAM TERRIL LEWIS & the 70 pounds given to THOMAS ANTHONY be raised out of the sale of my personal estate & if there should be money wanting to make up the said sums above mentioned, that my sons DAVID, JOHN, WILLIAM & AZARIAH MARTIN each of them pay an equal part to make up the said sums of 10 pounds to WILLIAM TERRIL LEWIS & the 70 pounds to THOMAS ANTHONY. Whereas I have given my son, OBEDIAH MARTIN, my bond for 165 pounds & 2shillings payable at my decease which I gave him as his part of my estate---& it is my desire that he shall have no more. I also, give to my son, AZARIAH MARTIN

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