Anne posted on message 773: Will of Tavenor/Tavnor/Tavener Wisdom Tavnor Wisdom of the County of Spotsylvania, state of Virginia at this time being in good health - at this time, about to remove or migrate to a foreign state, do hereby make this my last will and testament That is to say: It is my will and desire that each of my children as have not been made equal with one another shall be made so on or before my death and they and each of them to be made accountable with what I have given them and charged them with. The balance of my estate, real and personal of whatsoever kind soever, after making my children equal, agreeable to the _______. I wish mny beloved wife to enjoy and use in any way she may see cause, in buying, selling or in any other way, she may cause so long a she remains my widow or___ but if she marry; then I wish that the estate be equally divided between my children, Sally B. Fulcher, Drucilla Fulcher, John B. Wisdom, Nancy Smith, Lucy Wisdom, Tavenor Wisdom, Minor Wisdom and Richard Wisdom. Lastly I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Rachel Wisdom executrix to this my last will and testament and she shall not be required to give security for my estate. In testimony, whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16 day of September in the year of Lord, 1831. Tavner Wisdom Wit: R. Crutchfield William H. Fulcher William White.
At a court held for Spotsylvania the 4th day of February 1833. The last will and testament of Tavenor Wisdom deceased was proved by the oaths of Robert Crutchfield, William H. Fulcher, William White. Ordered to be recorded. (Spotsylvania County Manuscripts & Loose Wills, A-D, mirofilm Reel 38)