I, Abraham Campbell of the County of Russell and state of Virginia, being
of sound mind and disposing memory, do hereby make my loast will and
testament in manner and form following,
1st: My will and desire is that my just debts and funeral expenses be
2nd: I give and bequeth to my beloved wife WINNEY all my lands and all of
my property of every description during her natural life.
3rd: I give and bequeath to my son JOHN W. C. CAMPBELL one hundred and
eighteen acres of my land commencing on my line east and running south so
as to make the 118 acres; the same where it commences East to turn to the
top of the mountain running with the old line and running with the
Washington line so far as to include the 118 acres. I also give to my son
JOHN W. C. CAMPBELL my rifle gun, also my watch, also my cupboard and all
my farming tools. But my son JOHN W. C. CAMPBELL is not to have possession
of the above named property until after the death of my wife, provided he
lives with and takes care of his mother during her lifetime, then he is to
have the above named property.
4th I will and bequeath to my daughter, ELLEN, a horse, saddle and bridle.
Horse ot be worth $75.00. One cow, one bed and furniture, one small
spinning wheel, five head of sheep and my bureau and one sow and pigs
provided my said daughter takes proper care of herself. The above named
property to go to my said daughter at the death of my wife.
5th All of my land not disposed of, it is my desire that at the death of
my wife that the same be sold by my executor, hereinafter mentioned, on a
credit of twelve months. My said executor convey title to said lands when
the same is paid for. I also desire that my executor, after the death of
my wife, sell all personal property that she may have not otherwise
disposed of and the money collected for the same, and distributed as
follows: my desire is that money arising from the above named lands and
property be equally divided between my son RICHARD H. CAMPBELL'S children
and the children of my son, WASHINGTON CAMPBELL. If my son DAVID P
CAMPBELL shall return to my or to my estate, as the case may be, a certain
waggon for which he sold a mare of mine for: then his children is to have
an equal proportion with the children of my sons RICHARD H. AND WASHINGTON.
If he does not return said waggon within four months from this dat, I give
my son DAVID P. nothing more than I have already given him. My sons
WILLIAM H CAMPBELL, ABRAHAM S. CAMPBELL I give them nothing more than I
have already given them. My son, JAMES C. CAMPBELL, I give him nothing of
any description whatever. I do hereby constitute and appoint WILSON E.
CAMPBELL executor of this my last will and Testament Revoking all other or
former wills by me heretofore made.
Witness my hand and seal this 4th day of December AD 1857
Abraham Campbell (SEAL)
Signed, sealed and delivered in our presents as the last will and testament
of ABRAHAM CAMPBELL
At a court continued and held for RUSSELL COUNTY on the 31st day of March
1858, The last will and testament of ABRAHAM CAMPBELL, deceased, was
produced in court and proved by the oath of Isaac Vermillion and
Christopher Alderson, the two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to
be Recorded. And on the motion of WILSON E. CAMPBELL, the executor therein
named, who took the oath of an executor proscribed by law and entered into
and acknowledged his bond in the sum of $1300.00 with Richard H. Lynch and
JOHN W. C. CAMPBELL as his securities conditioned as the law directs, a
certificate is therefore granted for obtaining probate of the said will in
E. CAMPBELL (????)
Does anyone have any information on this Wilson E. Campbell?