Curt, I will look further for George.He is not the son of James Perkins.James is the brother of my g3 grandmother who married William Williams in 1795 in Greenbrier, WV. Diana of Borrego Springs, CA my notes:for a George M. Perkins b 1822 Greenbrier, WV married Sarah Jane Perkins; children, Samuel, Joseph, Amanda, Benlah, GeorgeF. and Martha. these are my sources for George M. Perkins. Source: Source:Joel Hager Sept 2003
Source:WEST VIRGINIA ESTATE SETTLEMENTS, Greenbrier 1778-1850
1825 James Perkins Will 5- 1825 Dev; Elizabeth wife; James, Thomas, Samuel.Levin, Masten, William sons; Elizabeth Spencer, Sara Atha, Marian Morrison daughters.
James Perkins App 6- 1825
Will:I (Diana Cronhardt) have a copy of the will of James Perkins.
Wife, Elizabeth; Children: James Parkins, Elizabeth Spencer,Thomas Parkins, Samuel Parkins, Sara Atha, Mariah Morrison,Levin Parkins, Masten Parkins, Will Parkins, and Andw Parkins.
Wit: Andrew Morrison and Richard Morris.
Will Book #1, page 684 Greenbrier County, VA (WV) "In the name of God Amen I
James Parkins of the county of Greenbrier and State of Virginia Weak in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for his mercy. Cawling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointer for all all (sic) men once to die I do make and ordain this my last will and Testament First I resign my soal to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a christian manner. At the descretion of my Executors and to what worldly estate it has pleased God to bless me with I will and bequeath in the manner following that is to say First that all my just debts and Funeral expenses be paid and that all my estate real and personal be sold except my slaves. And to my beloved Wife Elizabeth I will one third part of the proceeds of said sale together with a negro man named Jack to her for ever. I also will my two slaves named Mary and Joe shall choose whom my Lawful heirs they will live with and the
person or persons whom the said slaves shall choose shall have the said slaves to them and their heirs for ever and no more of any estate and the balance of my estate I will to be equally divided among my following Children to wit James Parkins, Elizabeth Spencer, Thomas Parkins Samuel Parkins Sara Atha Mariah Morrison Leven Parkins and Masten Parkins and as for my son Will Parkins he has recd of me what I believe to be his full part yet I will him one Dollar as for my son
Andrew Parkins he has to the best of my knowledge recieved sixty dollars worth of land known by the name of salt peter Cove (Cave?) at or about the mount of muddy creek if the Sixty Dollars does not make him equal with the rest of the heirs I wish to make him equal with such of them as do not get the slaves I hereby appoint my son Samuel Executor of my estate to execute this my last will and testament in Witness
whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 10nth (overwritten to 20)
day of March 1825
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us
his Attest Andrew Morrison
James X Parkins (seal) Richard Morris (Mark)
Greenbrier County Court May Term 1825
This paper purporting to be the last will and Testament of James Parkins deed was presented in Court & proven by the oaths of Andrew Morrison & Richard Morris the witnesses state to have been executed and the same is to be recored And Samuel Parkins the Exectuor therein named took the Oath prescribed by Law and entered into bond in the Sum of $1000, with David Tuckwiller his security conditioned as the law decrees therefore Letter Testamentary is Granted him in due form of Law