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Will of Lawrence Wolfe

I Larance Wolfe considering the uncertainty of life and the duty of being prepared for death do make and ordain this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made.

1st Should I owe any debts at the time of my death I direct that my executor pay them and for this purpose they are authorized to sell as much of my perishable property as will be sufficient.

2nd I give and desire to my son John Simple(?) the tract of land upon which I now reside. I do this because he has agreed to support me and my wife comfortably during our lives.

3rd All the rest and residue of my estate of any description I give and desire to be divided among my daughters Sousan Goodman, Betsy Falkie(?) and Lea Wolfe in the following maner an half of it to my daughter Lea and the other half to be equally divided between my said daughters Susan and Betsy to other children I given what I intend for them.

I appoint my son John Wolfe & Edward T. Watson executors to this my will.

In testamony thereof I have to this my will set my hand and seal this the 23rd day of September in the year 1841.

Larance his X mark Wolfe


Will of Peter Musser

In the name of God Amen. I Peter Mosser of Wythe County and State of Virginia being desirous to dispose of my worldly estate, which Divine Providence has blessed me with in this life, do hereby make and declare this Instrument of writing as and for my last Will and Testament = to wit

I lend unto my beloved wife Catharina all my lands and appurtenances during her natural life and widowhood. And after her decease I give and bequeath the same to my nephew, John Adam Mosser (son of John Mosser) to him and his heirs forever. I also give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catharina my Negro boy Reuben, with priviledge to emancipate him at her decease, if she sees cause, or to dispose of him in any other way, according to his conduct towards her.

I likewise give and bequeath to my beloved wife Catharina all my personal estate of every kind during her natural life and widowhood, and after her decease, I give the same in equal shears unto my two brothers John Mosser, and Adam Mosser, and to my three brothers in law Michl Steffey, Lorenz Wolf and Henry Pickle.

And it is further my will and I order that my nephew John Adam Mosser shall pay unto Jacob Snabely jr. and to Michl Steffey the sum of fifty Dollars each, when ever he shall take possession of my lands, herein bequeathed to him and his heirs.

And lastly it is my will and I order, that in case my wife Catharina should marry again, then she shall only take one sixth part of my personal estate, and my negro boy shall then be emancipated, and the other five sixths shall be divided among my two brothers and three brothers in law aforenamed and my nephew John Adam Mosser shall take possession of the lands on payment of the above mentioned fifty Dollars to Jacob Snabeley and Michl Steffey or their heirs.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

Peter Mosser {SS}

Published and Declared as and for
the last Will and Testament of Peter
Mosser in the presence of
John Stanger
Adam Derting

At a Court held for Wythe County, on Tuesday the 13th day of February 1816.

This the Last Will and Testament of Peter Musser Decd was proved in Court by the oaths of John Stanger and Adam Derting and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Catharine Musser and John Stanger administration of the estate aforesaid with the will annexed is granted them, whereupon they entered into bond with Adam Derting and Henry Pickle their Sureties in the sum of $2000 conditioned as the law directs and took the oath required by law.

Teste,
Jacob T. Fishback, D.C.


Will of Simpson Wolfe

I Simpson Wolf being of sound mind but infirm health and knowing the uncertainty of life do make this my last will and testament.

1st After my decease I wish all my personal property sold and after paying all my just debts and funeral expenses I give my daughter Eliza Jane Wolf two hundred and fifty dollars, and after the above is paid to Eliza Jane Wolf the remainder of the money of my peersonal property to be equally divided with William Wolf, Delila Bailey and Eliza Jane Wolf, my wife Dolly Ann is to receive one third of all my moneys & land during her natural life, my daughter Eliza Jane Wolf I give Seventy five acres of land commencing with Jacob Morells line and running with Logans line including half the Sugar Camp and then run across back of thebarn to Conrad Fudges line and whatever it may lack of the amount she is to have it on the Chesnut ridge to come out of the tract bought of Christopher Fudge and if my daughter Eliza Jane Wolf should marry she is to have the lands forever and if she does not marry she has it for life, and as long as she lives with William Wolf my son he is to have the use of the lands, and if she never marrys at her death the land to be his forever.

To my daughter Dellila Bailey and her heirs I give Seventy five acres of land including where she now lives and whatever it may lack to come off the lower end of the place adjoining the land where she now lives and to have the same forever.

To my son William Wolf I give the remaining portion of my land be the same more or less to him and his heirs forever. And also the waggon & hind gears I give my son William Wolf so that he may be able to provide wood for his mother, and Sister. And I appoint him my administrator.

Washington County State of Virginia January 2nd 1858.

Simpson his X mark Wolf {Seal}

Signed sealed &c in presence of the following witnesses.
A.G. Thompson
Conrad Fudge
Samuel A. McClelland

At a court held for Washington County the 27th day of August 1860.

The last Will and Testament of Simpson Wolf deceased was presented in court and proved by the oath of Conrad Fudge and Samuel A. McClelland two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of William Wolf the Executor therein named who took the oath of an executor prescribed by law and entered into and acknowledged his bond in the sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars with Aaron H. Hayter and Thomas Davenport his Securities conditioned as the law directs.


Thanks to Riley Goodin for his help in transcribing the following will.

Will of George Goodman

Know all men by these presents that I George Goodman being in a low state of health and sensible of approaching death but of sound disposing mind do make this my last Will and Testament to wit.

1st I desire all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid.

2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Susanna the one third part of all my lands and negroes also my household and kitchen furniture, one black cow & muley heifer and one womans saddle during her natural life or so long as she remains a widow also to the sole use and behoof of my sd wife four twenty dollar notes executed by Arthur Moore.

3rdly I will and bequeath to my son John Goodman the plantation on which he now lives estimated at eleven hundred dollars and to his heirs forever. And also one negro girl by the name of Fanny who I value at two hundred dollars.

4thly I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Goodman and to his heirs forever the plantation on which he now lives estimated at eight hundred dollars and also a negro girl by the name of Elizabeth at two hundred dollars.

5thly I will and bequeath to my son Isaac Goodman and to his heirs forever the plantation on which I now live except so much as is herein after devised estimated at eleven hundred and fifty dollars and also one negro boy by the name of Leander at three hundred dollars.

6thly I give to my son William Goodman during his natural life the plantation on which he now lives containing one hundred & ninety two acres being a part of the old tract on which I now live estimated at eight hundred dollars and I also will and bequeath the last mentioned tract of land after the death of my son William Goodman to my sons John Goodman and Isaac Goodman as trustees in trust for the benefit of my son William Goodman's children if any he should have and if he should die without children then to my sons John Goodman, Andrew Goodman, Isaac Goodman, and George Goodman and their heirs forever.

7thly I will and bequeath to my son George Goodman the plantation which I bought of Adam Fleenor and which my son George is now living on and also one acre of the old tract on which I now live at the west end of the same including the pond and adjoining the said Fleenor tract estimated at nine hundred dollars. I also give to my son George and his heirs a negro woman by the name of Sally and her child by the name of Amanda at four hundred and fifty dollars.

8thly I also will and bequeath to my sons John, Isaac, and George Goodman one negro girl by the name of Lucinda at three hundred dollars.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 25th day of May in the year 1833.

Signed sealed published and declared as George Goodman's last Will and Testament in his presence and at his request in his presence we have subscribed our names as witnesses.

Thomas Fulkerson

Christley his X mark Fleenor

Robert E. Bradley

At a court held for Washington County the 27th day of January 1834.

The last Will and Testament of George Goodman Senr deceased was exhibited in court and proved by the oath of Thomas Fulkerson a subscribing witness thereto. At a court continued and held for Washington County the 26th day of May 1835. It was further proved in court by the oath of Robert E. Bradley another subscribing witness thereto & ordered to be recorded.


Will of Andrew Goodman

In the name of God, Amen

I Andrew Goodman of Washington Cty and State of Virginia being of sound mind and in a feeble state of health, but good and sound mind thanking my God for the blessing, I do hearin make and publish this my last will made by me during my natural life.

I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Goodman one third of my estate after my funeral and burying expences all paid and all my just debts paid. And at her death she by my will give up her thirds to my too sons Henry W. Goodman and John B. Goodman my too sons surviving me I will to my too sons Henry W. Goodman and John B. Goodman all of my lands that I am now living on except 40 acres of land joining Isaac Goodman and including house and buildings formerly Stufle Goodmans house I will said 40 acres to William H. Goodman and his children or heirs. I will to my daughter Margaret Bondurant including what she has got horse and saddle bed and bedding and plenty to house keeping of me and five dollars yet to be paid to her of my estate. I will to my son James B Goodman five dollars besides what he has gotten from me. I will to the daughters of Stuffle Goodman Martha An & Susan Goodman twenty five dollars a piece. After all my debts are paid I further will and wish that my too sons Henry and John Goodman after all my just debts are paid and small legacies paid they are to fall heirs to the ballance of my estate owened by me except stallion horse, he is John B. Godman's property. I owned seven negroes under surrender of our armies if ever legally returned by law it is my will and wish that said negroes be equally divided with all my heirs. As in witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9 day of March 1867.

Teste

Andrew Goodman [Seal]

Jos G. Layne

B.F. Frye jr

At a court held for Washington County the 27th day of May 1867

The last Will and Testament of Andrew Goodman deceased was proved by the oath of B.F. Frye and Joseph G. Layne witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Joseph G. Layne the Executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with E.C. Teeter and Wm F. Barr his securities, entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs, a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat of the said will in due form.

Teste


Will of Isaac Goodman

I Isaac Goodman being of sound mind and considering the uncertainty of life do therefore make this to be my last will and Testament that is to say: First after all my just debts are paid I give to my wife all and everything I have during her natural life provided she remains a widow, to be held in trust by her for the use of herself and my two children by Adaline R. Lewis to wit, Mary Catherine, and Elizabeth Frances Lewis and at the death of my wife I desire that Mary Catherine Lewis and her children shall have all my land lying on the south of a division line Beginning at an apple tree south of my mill thence N71 W49 poles to a locust tree in a hollow thence S10 W51 poles to a black oak corner at the end of Jos. Canters house thence with a division line once more between William Goodman and myself to a hickory corner and on the same degree runing through a piece of land bought of Pitzer to Burson's line. To Elizabeth Frances Lewis and her children after her if she should ever have any all on the north side of the above described division line, and if either of the above two children should die without any children then the survivor an her children to have all. And I hereby revoke one certain will made by me and wrote by Henry C. Gibbon. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 22nd May 1880.

Isaac Goodman

The above writing was signed in our presence by the said Isaac Goodman and declared by him to be his last will and testament.

J.W. Hortenstine
W.A. Massey
Joseph L. his X mark Hutton

At a court begun and held for Washington County the 23rd day of February 1885

A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Isaac Goodman decd was this day produced in court and proved by the oath of J.W. Hortenstine and W.A. Massey two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Teste

Wm G G Lowry CC


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