Re: Peter Casper Born 1727
Biography of Peter Casper
Peter Casper, the son of his father. (His given name I do not know). Myfirst acquaintance with Peter Casper was in 1809. As well as I can remember he was 82 years old at that time. I have heard him say that he was in several Battles and that he served through most of the RevolutionaryWar.He also said that he was the only son of his father, that the rest of his father's children were girls.
Peter Casper and Mary Huckleberry (his wife) had five children, Mary (also know as Polly), Catherine, Ann,
William, and Elizabeth. Polly Married a man by the name of Thrailkill by whom she had two children, Benjamin and Margaret. He died. Then she married a man by the name of Coons. Ann married a man by the name of Austin Smith. Catherine married a man by the name of Joel Smith. William married a girl by the name of Ava Rillar Durbin. William Casper was born 30 Jul. 1784 and was married 4 Mar 1809 and died 4 Aug. 1846. Elizabeth, married Hedgeman Smith.
History of Avarilla Durbin / by Avarilla Durbin. FILM AREA #1421913, item 4. Family History Library Catalog Copyright a 1987, Feb. 1996 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All Rights reserved.
Year SurnameName(s)CountyStatePageOther InfoTypeID# VA 1810
1810 CASPER PETERCulpeperVA8500001FederalFederal County-00001-00
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PETER CASPER, WILL
"Wills" Culpeper County Virginia, 1809 - 1824, Book H. p. 65
In the name of God Amen. I PETER COSPER of Culperper County and State of Virginia being weak of body but sound of mind. I knowing myself subject to death every moment do constitute and ordain this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disannulling all other wills by me here tofore made.
Item 1st.My will is that my wife MARY COSPER shall hold and popep all my Estate both real and personal to
have full acess to the same either to unto or sell any part of parcel thereof for the use and purpose of
her maintenance only during her natural life.
Item 2nd.My will is at the death of my wife MARY COSPER all my Estate real and personalwhat remains shall
be divided in the following manner
First I give to my daughter CATY now CATY SMITH the sum of two shillings Virginia Currency that to
be her legacy entire of my Estate.
Secondly I give to my son WILLIAM COSPER five shillings a like Virginia Currency that only to be his
legacy infull of my Estate.
Thirdly I give to my two grand sons BENJAMIN THRAILKILL and JOSEPH COONZE Sons of my
POLLY Five shillings each Virginia Currency that sum to be their portions as an here of my Estate.
Fourthly I give to my daughter ANNY now ANNY SMITH all that parcel of tract of land which will be
divided and cut of from the main body of my land by runing a Sheul line begining at a rock at Weaver
Corner and thence to Bundeanor Corner which is in my line and in addition there to I give my daughter
ANNY now ANNY Smith one mocely of the remaining part of my Estate both real and personal after
the above mentioned portions of the first, second and third distributions are handed out.
Fifthly I give to my daughter BETSEY now BETSEY SMITH after the above mentioned five Shellery
legacees shall be handed out and the partion parcel of land cut of from the main body of my land by
running A strait line from Weavers corner to Burdsenus which I have alloted to my daughter ANNY now
ANNY Smith entire and absolute from one half of the remaining part of my Estate both real and
personal. The other remaining mouty of my estate both real and personal and her part also of the land
allowed her to include the plantation whereon my said daughter BETSEY SMITH now lives.
Lastly I appoint as my Executors my Wife MARY COSPER absolute and entire during her natural
life and free from the necessity of giving honor of Executorship for the due performence of this my last
will and testement and after her death I will appoint AUSTEN SMITH my Executor whom I charge after
paying all my just debts to devide and share my Estate According to the above directions. In witness
whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of February one thousand eighteen
Hundred and Seventeen.
Signed, Sealed and AcknowledgedPETER COSPER (SS)
In the presence of the undersigned.
At a Court Held for Culpeper County the 18 day of May 1818.
This last will and Testament of PETER COSPER deceased was exhibated to the court proved by the both of WADDEN, WILLIAM YATES AND THOMAS THORNKILL Witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded. MARY CASPER and AUSTEN SMITH Executres and Executor there in named Refused to take upon themselves the buthern of the execution thereof and on the Motion of the said AUSTIN SMITH Certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of Administration with the will annexed in due form and having made oath there to and given bond and Security according to law.
WM. BROADUS JR. Clk.
PETER CASPER, INVENTORY OF ESTATE
"Wills" Culpeper County Virginia, 1809 - 1824. Will Book H, p. 83
Agreeable to an order of the worshipful court of Culpeper County bearing date May Court 1818 we the undersigned appeared being first sworn appraised the Estate of PETER COSPER deceased in the following manner. Vis:
Toone bed & Furniture on trunk7160
"3 Counter panes, 3 Blankets, 1 Quilt 2 Sheets4100
"Old case without bottle16
"2 butter pots & 3 boules & 2 Sugar boxes106
"1 Coffee pot & 1 Tea pot & tin cup36
"Frying pan & Steely Arces & handsaw18
"3 Augers 2 chisels gauge and hammer10
"1 fire shovel1 swingle tree old Lantern710
"1 water can2 peauter disheslarge Kettle craked136
"2 Guns1 tableone cupboardone chair456
"6 Churns & the water vessels21
"1 Griddle, one clever & small log chain196
"5 Old reap hooks & one lare Bell4 Old hoes12
"1 Stemer Ladle Spoon & Scraper6
"1 Flax Hackle, Small saw & pencers2 brass cocks166
"4 Jugs & Iron Pot racks & Spit, old wagon teas186
"3 Old bottles & 4 Axes, Foot Adze, Bar shear plow & coal can1103
"3 Wagon boltsBrace for plow gear14
"Parcel of old Iron $5.00 old saddle$5.003
"1 chest 15 Skilled towpds (toupee) & grindstone14
"2 flour barrels, churn and basket & looking glass146
"1 wood wheel 7 tubs2 light barrels18
"2 tubsEwes and lambs236
We the undersigned do hereby certify the above to be true and perfect Inventory of the personal Estate of PETER COSPE5R deceased so far as we know or beleave given under our hands and submitted to the Worshipful Court of Culpeper this 17th day of August 1818.
AGUSTENE SMITH Admin st.
tooeth the will annexed of PETER COSPER Desd.