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WILL: James PATTON, 1814, Rockbridge County, Virginia

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WILL: James PATTON, 1814, Rockbridge County, Virginia

Scott Simpson (View posts)
Posted: 1100002624000
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Surnames: Patton Wilson
WILL: James PATTON, 1814, Rockbridge County, Virginia

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Will of James PATTON; Rockbridge County, Virginia; Will Book 4; pages 51-53.

[Transcriber's note: The record of litigation involving the estate of Sarah Patton, widow of James Patton, identifies some of
their daughters and other heirs. See Rockbridge County "Circuit Court Will Book" 1, pages 41-45.]


I James Patton now in a declining State of health but of sound mind & memory do hereby make the following dispasition &
arrangement of the earthly goods which it has pleased the Almighty to put in my possession-- At my Death I wish my Debts to
be paid should there be any Secondly I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Patton the entire contraul & use of my
Dwelling household & Kitchen Furniture for the joint benefit of my Family untill my Son William arrives to the age of twenty one
years-- & at that period should She require it She is at Liberty to take possession of one half the Dwelling house to remain hers
during her Natural life should She not marry She to have such Bedding & Furniture as she may choose out of my belonging to the
Estate during her life & to have a decent & sufficient maintainance with a horse saddle & Bridle subject to her controul
as long as she lives-- thirdly I give and bequeath unto my Sons, Mathew Patton & William Patton My Farm or plantation which I am
now possessed of to them & their heirs forever to be equally divided in Quality & value with the following exception that is
William is to own the Dwelling & all other houses attached to said Farm now except the Barn which is to be the joint property
of Both the Buildings is not be taken into the Estimate of Value & division & Williams half the land to be so laid off as to
attach those Buildings thereto. I also leave all my stock of every kind horses Cows sheep hogs &c & Farming Utensils of every
description to my said Sons Mathew & William except so much as may be necessary to pay debts of the Estate the said Mathew and
William to be Equally bound for the maintainance of there Mother during her life & there two Sisters that are now single Isabella
& Polly as long as the remain single or live with there Mother & when the arrive at the age of twenty one or when the Marry they
are each to receive from those Brothers jointly a horse saddle & Bridle Cows Bedding &c at least equeal to what those Sisters have
received that are Married already-- fourthly I leave unto my Son James Patton one hundred pounds to be paid in Cash by my two Sons
Mathew & William by instalments of twenty pounds per year the first payment to be made twelve months after my Death & so on
twenty pounds per year thereafter untill it is all paid the said Mathew & William to pay my son John Patton the amount of a Debt
that I now owe him when William arrives to the age of twenty one years- Fifthly I do hereby nominate constitute & Appoint my Son
John Patton & David Willson my Executors for the entire settlement of this my Estate & do hereby declare null and Void
all wills or instuments of writing which I may have made pryor to this date. Given under my hand and Seal this twenty first day of
July One thousand eight hundred & twelve 1812
James Patton
Witness present
Andrew Scott
John Templeton
Nathan'l Willson

At Rockbridge County Court April 4th 1814
The last Will and Testament of James Patton decd was produced in Court by John Patton one of the Executors therein
named & proved by the Oath of Andrew Scott one of the Witnesses thereto and continued for farther proof
A Copy
Aw Reid CRC

And at Rockbridge County Court August 3rd 1814
The last Will and testament of James Patton Decd having been produced in Court and partly proven was again produced in
Court and farther proved by the oath of John Templeton a second witness thereto & ordered to be recorded
A Copy
Aw Reid CRC

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