Will of Gideon Bowles
Goochland Co., VA, 1799

This abstracted will of Gideon Bowles was presented by Payton Randolph Chapter DAR, Los Angeles, CA. A certified copy is owned by Mrs Glen LeRoy Shivel, LA, CA.

In the name of God Amen, I Gideon BOWLES of the county of Goochland, VA. do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to-wit:

First: I lend unto my daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Judith, and Nancy the house and plantation whereon I now live during their and each of their single lives and at their marriage or death, I devise the same to all my children in equal portions share and share alike. He also lends to "my said daughters"
... one negro woman by name of SIBBA and her future increase and one of my best work horses.

Items: Whereas I have heretofore lent unto my daughter, Mary MALLORY,
... one negro woman called JENNY. I devise the said negro be brought into hatch pott and her value equally divided amongst all my children. He also wills one cow and calf and one bed and furniture(each separately) to his four single daughters, previously named, and the same to two sons, Clairborne and William.

Item: All the rest and residue of my estate of whatsoever kind it may consist, I desire should be equally divided between my twelve children named to-wit: Patsy GAINES, Jenny THOMAS, Sarah, Hughes, Nathan, Anderson, Mary MALLORY, Betsy(Elizabeth), Clairborne, Judith, William, and Nancy---to them and their heirs forever.

Appoints "My friend Stephen Grange, my sons Anderson and Nathan executors.
Made May 1st, 1796 Gideon Bowles
Witnesses: Flemming PAYNE Tarlton PAYNE Edward MATTHEWS
Will proved 16 Sep 1799. Goochland Co VA.

Contributed by: "Beverly Boles"
By way of:: "Linne Gravestock"


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