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Re: Coleman slaves, Caroline Co. Virginia

Looking for descendants/ History connections to the the Following Caroline County, virginia Coleman Slaves named in this will:

Pittsylvania County, Virginia History

Stephen Coleman moved to Pittsylvania from Cumberland just prior to the Revolution, andmade his home near Java. He was probably the son of Daniel Coleman of Cumberland, who on May 1,1750, was granted 2,000 acres on the south side of Banister River, below the upper Great Falls. Inthe first tax list of Pittsylvania, taken in 1767, Daniel Coleman of Cumberland is listed as owning300 acres here.Stephen Coleman's will was probated September 17, 1798, in which he named wife Sarah, and

following children: Daniel born 1768 in Cumberland Count married Anne Harrison dau of

William Harrison; Stephen; Thompson; Anne,/ Towns, wife of Stephen Townes; Elizabeth McDaniel;

Patsy Turner; Lucy and Polly Coleman
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Pittsylvania County, VA - Will: Stephen Coleman, 1797

Submitted for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Gayle Austin
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Will Book page 204, Pittsylvania County, VA

In the Name of God, Amen,
I Stephen Coleman of the County of
Pittsylvania being sick and weak in body but of sound Mind and disposing
Memory ( for which I thank God ) and calling to mind the uncertainty of
Human Life and being desirous to dispose of all such Worldly Estate as
it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in
the manner following:
First (after the payment of all my Debt and
funeral Expenses ),
I give and bequeath to my Son Daniel Coleman the
Land whereon he is now Settled beginning at my new Corner made by
Atkinson, Isham Farmer's line, thence along Isham Farmer's line to
Stephen Neals corner, then a new line to the path leading to the old
Town where the said Daniel Coleman's Spring branch crosses the said
Path, thence a strait course thirty poles and running a straight
parallel line with Isham Farmer's line to my new line made by Atkinson,
thence along the said line to the beginning to him and his heirs and
Assigns forever.
Secondly, I give to my well beloved Wife Sarrah
Coleman during the Term of her Natural life, my Land and Plantation and
Mountain House where I now live together with Fifteen Negroes Namely:
Hercul, Brantley, Sam, Dick, Sal, Winney, Cloe, Claary, Lucy, Silvey,
Jenney, Jammy, Silvey, Nat and Leviner together with all my household
and Kitchen furniture and Plantation Utencals and my Still, together
with my Stock of Horses, Cattle, Hogs and Sheep, Except what I shall
hereafter Name away and after her demise my Will is that the same be
divided in manner and form following.
I give to my Son Stephen Coleman my Land and Plantation whereon I now
live to him and his heirs and Assigns forever. My Will is that the
remaining part of my Estate that I have given to my Wife, should at her
decease be equally divided among my Eight Children and the Heirs of my
Daughter Anney Townes, deceased, allowing to my daughter Elizabeth
McDaniel one ninth part of my Estate so given away to her and her heirs
and Assigns forever, to my son Stephen Coleman one other Ninth part of
my Estate so given away to him and his Heirs and Assigns forever, to my
Daughter Patsey Turner one other Ninth part of my Estate so given to her
and her heirs and assigns forever. To my Son Daniel Coleman one other
ninth part of my Estate so given away to him and his Heirs and Assigns
forever, to my Daughter Lucy Price one other Ninth part of my Estate so
given away to her and her Heirs and Assigns forever, to my Daughter
Judith Turner one other ninth part of my Estate so given away to her and
her Heirs and Assigns forever, to my Daughter Polley Coleman one other
Ninth part of my Estate so given away to her and her Heirs and Assigns
forever,
to my Son Stephen Coleman one other Ninth part of my Estate so
given away to him and his Heirs and Assigns forever and to the Heirs of
my Daughter Anney Townes decd one other Ninth part of my Estate so given
away to be equally divided among them , to them and their Heirs and
Assigns forever. I give and bequeath to my Son Thompson Coleman all my
Interest in the State of Kentucky to him and his Heirs and Assigns
forever.
I give and bequeath to my son Stephen Coleman two Negroes
Namely Tom and Ambrose and my Bay Colt Paintner and one feather Bed and
furniture to him and his heirs and Assigns forever. My will is that my
Estate be not appraised and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my
loving Wife Sarah Coleman and my Son Daniel Coleman my Executors of this
my last Will and Trestament hereby revoking all other or former Wills or
Testaments by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my Seal this Twenty second day of September in
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven.

Stephen Coleman (SEAL)
Signed, Sealed, Published and declared
as and for the last Will & Testament of
the above named Stephen Coleman
in present of us
Isham Farmer
James Welch
Henry Stephens

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County September the 17th 1798
This last Will and Testament of Stephen Coleman deceased was presented
in Court by Sarah Coleman and Daniel Coleman, Executrix and Executor
therein named and the same being proved by the Oaths of James Welch &
Isham Farmer, two of the witnessess thereto, was Ordered to be
recorded. And the said Executrix and Executor having first taken the
Oath by Law prescribed and together with Stookley Turner, William Rice,
William Glascock, Isham Farmer, Halcott Townes and Joseph Terry, their
Securities entered and acknowledged unto Bond in the penalty of four
thousand pounds conditioned as the Law directs, on their Motion
Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate of the said Will in
due form.

Teste Will Tunstall C.P.C


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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