James Gillespie's Will
Given under our hand this 31st day of August 1833
Virginia: At a court held for Smyth County the 20th
day of June
This appraisement bill of the estate of
Abram Bleping Deceased was returned to court and ordered
to be recorded.
Teste J. . Pendleton D.C.
In the name of God amen - I James Gillasprey of the County of Smyth and State of Virginia being weak of body but of sound mind and memory knowing that it is appointed once for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament as follows to with
First I give and bequeath to my wife Isabel one third part Of the tract of land whereon I know live also the mantion House and all the household furniture and at her death To be equealy divided amongst my children that is to say The house hold furniture to be divided
Second - I will and bequeath to my son Thomas R Gillasprey Two thirds of the tract of land whereon I know live and the other third at the death of his mother is to be his, also a part of a fifty acre tract ajoining my old tract the divition line to begin at two sugar trees at the west end of the tract I now live on wining northwardly bareing to the west with The road to join the line of the fifty acre tract
Thirdly - I give and bequeath to my son James Gilluspie The balance of the fifty acre tract above mentioned
Fourthly - I will and bequeath to my son William Gillaspey one dollar and no more.
Fifthly - I will and bequeath to my daughters, Jane, Polly, Sally and Isabel one dollar each and no more.
Sixthty - I will and bequeath that all my live stock to Be equally divided between my sons Robert Thomas R, Elijah and Matthew.
I further bind my son Thomas R Gillaspey if he complies With my will to pay sixty dollars a peace to my sons Robert Matthew and Elijah at the end of three Years from my death.
Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Thomas
R Gillaspey and Robert Gillaspey my Executors of this my last will and
testament by me made in mtuep whereof I have hearunto, set
my hand and seal
this 26th day of February 1988 his
acknowledged in the presence of James X Gillaspey seal
Soloman McDanald # mark
Joseph Sexton #
Thomas Sexton #
Virginia At a court held for Smyth Couty the 18th day of September 1834.
The foregoing will of James Gillespie Deceased was proved in court by the oaths of Solomon McDanald, Joseph Sexton, and Thomas Sexton
Thereto and ordered to be recorded
Teste James F Pendleton D.C.
Appraisment of James Gillespie's Estate
Agreeable to an order of court to us directed we the undersigned, being fist sworn, for the purpose of apprais ing the property of James Gillespy Deceased
To 1 Grey mare
To 1 Beauro
To 1 Grey mare deficient 26.16 2/3 to 1 table .75
To 1 Grey filly 39.33 1/3 to 1 flat iron & shovel 1 .00
to 1 dun cow 9.00 to 25 feathers 2 pillows 4 spreads 14 .21
to 1 red heifer 7.50 to 1 bed & sted 10.00
to 3 yearlings calves 10.50 to 1 bed & stead & 5 spreads 15.00
to 1 Loom 4.00 to 1 gun 4.50
to 2 ovens & 1 lid 2.00 to 1 chest & wheel 1.50
to 1 pot & hooks .75 to 1 Keg .25
to 2 pair harness .50 to 1 clivis & 1 log chain 2.00
to 1 tub .37 ½ to 2 calves 3.00
to 1 large pot & hooks 1.37 ½ to 1 mattock & hoe 1.00
to 1 bucket & 1 pail .75 to 15 geese 4.50
to 1 pail .37 ½ to 7 Feathers 2.10
to 1 hide 1.86 carried over 240.08
to 9 chairs 2.67 Fractions encluded
to 1 cupboard 10.00 continued
to set cubbard ware 5.15 to 1 tub .37 ½
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