Patrick Co, VA Will Book 1, pg 144 Date: 113 NOV 1819
Will of John Adams being in low state of health......Legatees:I bequeath all my land, goods and chattels to my beloved wife Mary during her natural life or widowhood.My son Joshua Adams has had his at 200 (acres) land, beast, saddle, cow and calf.To my daughter Elizabeth Corn a feather bed and furniture, beast, saddle and a cow.To Phebe Corn the same.To SarahSpencer the same.To Mary Spencer the same. To Ann Nelson the same. It is my desire that my other three daughters have a bed, beast, saddle and cow, the same amount as the rest of my daughters. The land that was Joshua's, I bequeath to my son Paul C. Adams at two hundred dollars the piece ands tohave his bed, beast, saddle and cow.The tract I now live on is to be divided between my other three sons.Roland H. Adams is to begin at Marvel's fence etc., he is to have his bed, beast, saddle and cow.The upper part is to James Adams to the moutain path, he is to have his bed, beast, saddle and cow.The rest of the tract is for John J. Adams, the middle tract at 200 a piece, to have his bed, beast, saddle and cow and to have $100.00 more than the others as he is not able to labour for his liven in the field.
Executor: Wife Mary Adams and son Joshua Adams
Witness: Jesse Moore and Mary Moore
Returned: JAN ct. 1820
--------------- My gg grandmother is Ann Nelson b.1795 VA, mentioned above.She and my gg grandfather Steven Nelson were married in Patrick Co,VA. 15 JAN 1818 by her brother Rev. Joshua Adams who was born 1791 Halifax Co, VA. d. 03 SEP 1865 Patrick Co, VA. m. Lucinda F. Shelton