John BOWE's Will, VA, 1809

Compiled by William Ronald Cocke, III
Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore, 1978
p. 21

BOWE, John
"Hanover 20th Augt. 1809.
Cap. John W. Ellis.
Dr. Sir.

... I am about starting down the Country and never before having made a will & should anything happen to prevent my making one,

... the next four dividents I wish my admr. to lay out in the purchase, schooling, clothing & 'having emancipated a mulatto girl named Hahal now the property of Col. Thomas Tinsley.

... The two next I wish laid out in schooling and clothing a mulatto girl that I purchased of Mrs. Bowler & emancipated her in Hanover Court the eight, tenth & Twelvth, the same as the first divident provided she is living at the time of their becoming due, the ninth, eleventh & thirteen to be equally divided between the two mulatto girls before mentioned. ...John Bowe."

"At a Court of Monthly Session held for Hanover County at the Courthouse on Wednesday the 27th of December 1809... "

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