Will I Valentine Sturman Sr of Campbell, being now in proper sense and memory Firstmy lawful debts are to be paid To my wife Elizabeth Sturman - all my household furniture, during her life, which she may dispose as she thinks proper. To my son Valentine Sturman - I have already given him 20 acres of land and 1 cow. To my daughter Elizabeth Watkins - 1 young cow To my daughter Ann Sturman - 1 cow To my daughter Triphena Street - 1 cow, a bed I have already given To my son William Sturman - the rest of my stock, and about 248 acres of land.
Executors:my 2 sons William & Valentine Sturman.
Signed Nov. 19, 1788 Valentine (X his mark) Sturman.Witness:Chas Cobbs, Thomas Bass, John Marshall. At a Court of June 4, 17890 the will of Valentine Sturman dec'd, was proved by the oaths of witnesses Chares Cobbs and John Marshal, and Ordered Recorded. et al.
[source:T. L. C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL,"Campbell County Virginia Wills, 1782-1800", copyright 1991, p. 30, transcription of Will on p. 123 of Campbell Co. Will Book 1.]