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Subject: [Campbell] Will of Lewis S. Campbell, 1882, Amherst County, VA
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Amherst County VA Will Book 23, Page 198
In the name of God amen. Know all men that I, Lewis S. Campbell, being of
sound mind and sound in body and realizing the necessity of preparing for
by reason of old age and in view of the uncertainty of life. Now
do hereby this 24th day of June A.D. 1882 make known my last will and
Art. 1st. After the payment of all of my just debts the remainder of my
personal and real estate shall be divided as follows:
Art. 2nd. The tract of land on which I now reside, constituted of
minor tracts as of record in the Clerk's Office of Amherst County and
amounting in all to thirteen hundred acres (1300 acres) more or less and
farms of Absolam Higginbotham Sr., William Hill and others. I bequeath to
two sons Thos. H. B. Campbell and Bernard B. Campbell and his children to
have and to hold in their own name and right; and I direct that it be
follows: Commencing at the corner (a poplar tree) between my farm and
Hill's the line shall run with the road and up Thrashers Creek to the
fork and then follow the north branch until it touches the road leading
Tolly's Gap from which point it shall run to the top of little Mt.
and there intersect with the line of my original tract. The tract of land
of this line of division shall be the property of my son Bernard B.
and his children and the tract of land north of said line I bequeath to my
Thos. H. B. Campbell.
Art. 3rd. My mountain tract of land and all my perishable property shall
sold and equally divided among all my legatees.
Art. 4th. All money that may be found after my just debts are paid shall
equally divided among my children.
Art. 5th. I bequeath to Henry Campbell, colored, my former slave, fifty
acres of land, the line to begin at Preston Hamilton's spring and follow
down to the creek embracing the farm where Granville Sale now lives. This
portion of my farm adjoins the lands of Taylor Berry.
Art. 6th. I hereby appoint my two sons Thos. H. B. Campbell and Bernard
Campbell my sole Executors.
Witness my hand and seal this twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand
hundred and eighty-two.
Signed: Lewis S. Campbell (seal)
G. T. Sale
W. J. Jones
Codicil, August 18th, 1887.
I revoke the 5th article of my will and substitute the following: I
to Henry Campbell my former slave the part and parcel of land on which
Granville T. Sale now lives embracing fifty acres more or less, the line
to begin at
the ford of the creek leading to Granville T. Sales house and to run with
creek to the lands joining mine above and then with the line of Taylor
and down the ridge east of the house and to the beginning. The said tract
parcel of land to be held in trust by my two sons T.H.B. and B.B. Campbell
for the said Henry Campbell during his natural life and then to revert to
Signed: Lewis S. Campbell (seal)
Granville T. Sale
D. D. McDaniel
At a County Court begun and held for the County of Amherst on Monday the
day of March 1892.
On motion of Thos. H. Campbell the Executor named therein the last will
testament of Lewis S. Campbell, deceased, with a codicil thereto, was this
produced in court and proved by the oath of G.T. Sale a subscribing
thereto, who also proved the presence of the other subscribing witness and
ordered to be recorded, and the said Thos. H. Campbell here in court
act as executor, B.B. Campbell was permitted to qualify as Administrator
the will annexed of said Lewis S. Campbell, deceased. And thereupon, the
B.B. Campbell, having made oath thereto, together with Thos. H. Campbell
surety, who justified as to his sufficiency, entered into and acknowledged
bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars conditioned according to law
is ordered to be recorded. Certificate is granted the said B. B. Campbell
for obtaining letters of administration upon the said decedent's estate,
his will annexed in due form.
Ch. L. Ellis, clerk
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