In the name of God amen, I William Turner of the County
of Franklin and State of Virginia of sound mind and disposing memory feeling that
Immortality is hasting on when I must resign my mortal part to the Tomb, and my
Spirit to the God who gave it, do, therefore, hereby make my Last Will and Testament
in manner and form following (Vis)
1st I comment my Spirit to Almighty
God and my Body to the Tomb,
2d I desire that all my just debts (if any)
be paid and that my funeral expenses be paid out of the proceeds of the sale of
my perishable property
3dly I give and bequeath unto my beloved Companion
Jane Turner, all of my personal and real estate of which I did possessed consisting
of the follow servants (to wit) Lydia, Bob, Jenny, Mose, Joshua, Mary, Jesse,
Washington, Hannah, Milly and Ony - together with all their increase (if any)
together with all my Stock of every description, my Lands and tenements to have
and to hold to her only use and behoof during her natural life, and it is also
my desire that she shall exercise her own discretion relative to assisting of
any of her Children should necessity requre it. And after the death of my Dear
wife, I desire that all my property both real and personal, be immediately sold
by my Executors hereafter named, and equally divided between the Lawful heirs
of my body in manner and form hereafter provided, and it is further my Desire
that all my Servants be sold in the family of my children, and that my Executor,
hereafter to be named, suffers them not to be sold otherwise, and in the distribution
of my property among my children, and after complying with the foregoing provisions.
I give and bequeath unto my oldest son George Turner one thirteenth part of my
2ndly I give and bequeath unto my second Son James Turner or his
Lawful heirs one other thirteenth part of my Estate,
3dly I give and bequeath
unto John Turner, my third Son, one thirteenth part of my estate,
I give and bequeath unto the Lawful heirs of the body of my first Daughter, Martha
Philpott one thirteenth part of my Estate,
5thly I give and bequeath unto
my second Daughter Elizabeth Ingram one thirteenth
part of my Estate.
I give and bequeath unto my fourth Son Josiah Turner one thirteenth part of my
7thly I give and bequeath unto my third Daughter, Adelpha Turner,
one thirteenth part of my Estate.
8thly I give and bequeath unto my fourth
Daughter Sarah Snidow, one thirteenth part of my Estate.
9thly I give and
bequeath unto my fifth Son William Turner one thirteenth part of my estate.
I give and bequeath unto my fifth Daughter, Jane Stone, and the lawful heirs of
her body, one thirteenth part of my Estate to be placed by my Executor, in the
hands of my faithful and trusty Son Elkanah B Turner to be, by him, given unto
her at such time and in such manner as he may deem most prudent, and should the
portion of my Estate allotted to my Daughter Jane Stone aforesaid, be not by then
consumed, and she dieing without issue, it is my desire that the balance that
may be left return
again to the Estate and be equally divided among my other
11thly I give and bequeath unto my Sixth Son, Andrew Turner,
one thirteenth part of my Estate.
12thly I give and bequeath unto my Seventh
Son, Mecheck Turner, one thirteenth part of my Estate.
13thly I give and
bequeath unto my Youngest son Elkanah B Turner one thirteenth part of my Estate,
And I also desire that he shall be paid by my Executors, out of my general Estate,
a reasonable compensation for his trouble in receiving and disburseing
portion allotted to my Daughter Jane Stone.
And Lastly I do hereby constitute
and appoint my faithful and beloved sons George Turner and Elkhanah B Turner Executors
of this my Last Will and testament, hereby revoking all other,or former Wills
and Testaments, by me, heretofore made. In witness
whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my seal this 29' day of October, A.D. 1842.
Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for the last Will
and Testament of the above named Wm Turner, in presence of,