Spotsylvania, VA Humphries only: My personal transcription of this will. In which we find his wife "Letty" Humphries living and a child named "Bobby" whom I believe is my Robert Humphries (born in Spotsylvania 1807 m. 1st Evalina Susan Fulcher and 2nd Susan Fillipo.)
Could this Letty Humphries truly be Letty Warren, born 1747/48? If so, she cannot be the mother of Robert b. 1807. Sigh. Is there a second "Letty" married to James Humphries I cannot find one. Any connections to this specific family grouping is very welcome. Thank you!
Spotsylvania Will Book G pg. 497 James Humphries of Spotsylvania Co., VA February 16th, 1809 Executors Bond dated March 5th, 1810
In the name of God amen I, James Humphries of Spotsylvania County being of sound mind sensible to be God for the same yet sensible of the decay of mortality, do make and ordain this my will and testament in four following ways:
In the first place I commend my spirit into the hands of the blessed Jesus trusting alone in his good and right causes for salvation. As my body I desire it may be interred in my orchard in such .......... as my executors shall direct.
ITEM: I leave unto my beloved wife Letty during the time she shall remain my widow all my estate both real and personal except a feather bed and furniture to each of my three daughters which I wish them to have when they marry or leave my wife, as my wife shall direct to them and at my wife's marriage or death. I desire all my estate should be sold and the money arising from such sale to be divided among my eight children as follows Viz.
ITEM: It is my will and desire that if my son Stephen lives beyond my wife's death or marriage that there should be Sixty dollars put in the hands of Aylett Waller in trust for him and that Aylett should let my son Stephen have it, to set forth as he may think best which said sum is to be Stephen's full Portion.
ITEM: It is my will and desire that my other seven children Viz. John, George, James, Bobby, Elizabeth, Nancy, & Rebecca should share equal in the money arising from the sale of my estate after my wife's death or marriage, that is the balance after Stephens portion is paid if he should live, as I endeavor to give them as near equalas I give out in my lifetime. To them & their heirs forever Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my beloved wife my executrix during her widowhood & my friend Ayllet Waller & my son John executors of this my last will & Testament. Hereby revoking all other former wills. In witness whereof I have set my hand & seal this 16th February A.D. 1809.
Acknowledged in the presence of Jonathan Durrett John Dillard William Carnohan John Carnohan Benjamin Easterday.
Mark X James Humphries
At a court held for Spotsylvania County the fifth day of March 1810. This last will and testament of James Humphries dec'd was proved by the oath of Jonathan Durrett, William Carnohan, John Carnohan and Benjamin Easterday four of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Robert S. Chew C.S.C.
Just for reference, Crozier is: "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
So many (on Ancestry) seem to think this is the ultimate reference for Spotsylvania and it's making me a little crazy.