JOHN FULKS was born Abt 1750 in Wythe County, Virginia. Children of JOHN FULKS are: 1. SAMUEL FULKS, b. Abt 1776, Wythe Co., Va.. 2. JOHN FULKS, b. Abt 1778 3. WILLIAM FULKS, b. Abt 1780. 4. MARY FULKS, b. Abt 1782. 5. LETTICE FULKS, b. Abt 1784. 6. SALLY FULKS, b. Abt 1786.
WILL OF JOHN FULKS 1809
In the name of God Amen. I John Folks (sic) of Wythe County and State of Virginia being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the mortallety (sic) of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I commend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it pleases God to blefs (sic)me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in manner and form following that is to say
Item in the first place I give and bequeath to Mary my Daughter all my household furniture and all my Chattle (sic) viz (sic) to be equally between the other two girls Lettice and Sally after my Death at the ??? Marys direction.
Item I likewise give my Daughter Mary one mare and all my hogs and the Houfses (sic) I now live in.
Item I give to my Daughter Lettice one mare Coulte (sic).
Item I give to my Daughter Sally one horse Coulte (sic). I likewise leave to my Daughter Elizabeth fifty cents to be paid out of my Estate after my Death.
Item I give all my land unto my son Samuel and his heirs he paying one third of the profits of ?? land to the above named Girls for their maintainance (sic) until marriage or death and then to return to him and his heirs forever the said Girls Mary Lettice and Sally is not to be turned of the said premises until marriage or death. (Note: there should be a period after "forever" with the last sentence reading: The said Girls (Mary, Lettice and Sally) is not to be turned off the said premises until marriage or death).
I do hereby appoint my son Samuel and Mary my Daughter sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament not allowing any appraisment (sic) on my estate after my death and do hereby utterly disallow and revoke and disavul (sic) all and every other and Testament Wills and legacies by me in any ways before this time named willed and bequeathed rattyfying (sic) and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witnefs (sic) whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 15 day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine.
I likewise do hereby order my son Samuel after my death to pay unto my son John and my son William five Pounds apiece as their portion the mare and Coults I have given to my three daughters from the date (sic) above viz (sic) Mary Letty and Saly (sic)
Signature by John Folks (sic)
Witnessed by Test. (sic) Jefre (sic) Evans John Evans June (sic., this could be Junior) Tho (sic) Farmer
At a Court of Quarterly fefnion (sic. or fepion or a version of the old legal term feoffment) continued and held for With County, the 11th day of March 1813. This the last Will and Testament of John Folks Dec. was proved in court by the oaths of John Evans and Thomas Farmer two of the Witnefees (sic) thereto and ordered to be Recorded. And on the motion of Samuel Folks (sic) the Executor named in the said Will who entered into Bond with Joseph Evans his Security in the sum of Two hundred Dollars conditioned as the law directs, and took the Oath required by law, Probate of the said Will is granted him in due form. Signed by: Teste (sic) Jacob T. Fishback D.L.