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Re: Will naming slaves
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October 2, 1846, Patrick County, Virginia.
Will of JOHN SIMMONS. To my beloved wife, SALLY SIMMONS, during her natural life the residence of my intire estate both real and personal with full power to dispose of my negro woman Lucinda as she may think proper. I desire after the death of my wife SALLY SIMMONS that my estate be divided as follows, I give PHEBE SIMMONS wife of my son WILLIAM SIMMONS and the heirs of her body one negro boy named Armstead. I give to my son ANDERSON SIMMONS one negro boy named Frank also my carryall and shotgun. I give to my daughter NANCY JOYCE and the heirs of her body the tract of land on which I now live and also one feather bed and furniture and also my corner cupboard. I give to my daughter POLLY BELTON and the heirs of her body a negro boy named Sam, she having already been given a bed and furniture. I give to my daughter MATILDA DEATHERAGE and the heirs of her body one negro woman named Mahaly and also the increase if any after the death of my wife also a bed and furniture. I give to my grandaughter EMILY BURGE daughter of my son in law WM BURGE and the heirs of her body one small negro boy named Jim and also one bed and furniture. I give to my grand children COLUMBUS, DAVID and CHARLOTTE BURGE one negro boy named Tom. I give to my daughter RUTH GEORGE and the heirs of her body one negro boy named Ned also one bed and furniture. It is my desire that if any of my negros herin bequeathed should die previous to a division of my estate that my cost by sale of any property of mine not otherwise disposed of pay the said person or persons an amount of money equal to the value of such negro or negroes thus dying and if there should not be sufficient amount remaining each legatee is requested to pay proportionally the amount required. Divide any remains between the above legatees. Makes his son ANDERSON and friend GORGE DODSON his executors. Signed __________, ARRINGTON JONES, PETER JONES and JOHN SIMMONS. Proved August 20, 1850.
Patrick County Will Book 4, page 148, LDS FHL Microfilm No. 33331.