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RICHARD YANCEY

IDENTITY: SON OF ROBERT & PHILADELPHIA (JONES) YANCEY
STATE: VIRGINIA
COUNTY: MECKLENBURG
DATED:
PROVED: 1862
RECORDED: WILL BOOK 20 PAGE 371

In the name of God, Amen, I RICHARD YANCEY of the county of Mecklenburg and State of Virginia, being of sound mind and body, calling to mind the uncertainty of life, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, that is to say:

1st. It is my will and desire that my Executor hereafter named proceed to sell so much of my estate as will pay all my just debts, burial expenses, Funeral, etc. , the balance I loan to my wife during her life or widowhood. It is my will and desire that my negroes be divided among my children should it please the Lord to leave as many as to make near an equal division, but should it so happen there cannot be a division, then it is to proceed to sell the said negroes and divide according to will. And it is also my will and desire with regard to the division of my negroes that my daughter LOUISA A YANCEY who intermarried with JAMES T JONES, formerly take Margaret Pinks oldest daughter at her appraised value in part of her share of my negroes. And it is my will and desire that my daughter FRANCIS T YANCEY who intermarried with JAMES M YANCEY shall receive Juliana Pinks second daughter at her appraised value in part of her share of my negroes. And it also my will and desire that my son JAMES YANCEY shall have Pink Victoria and the balance of her children, vis. Andrew, Malipa, and Victoria, at their appraised value, they being in part of his share of my negroes.

2nd. I have given to my son JAMES YANCEY, SIMEON W YANCEY, LEWIS N YANCEY, RICHARD E YANCEY, and JOHN R YANCEY each of them one horse and saddle valued at sixty dollars each one bed worth ten dollars each , cash advanced one hundred dollars each without interest to them and their heirs forever.

3rd. I loan to my daughter MARY B MOORE, formerly MARY B YANCEY, who intermarried with LITTLEBERRY MOORE, one bed and furniture worth ten dollars. I do not intend that she shall pay any rent for living on my land. I have also lent her a negro girl named Lina, valued at one hundred dollars. The property which she has in hand with the balance of her portion of my estate is to remain in her possession for her special benefit so long as she shall live and then to the lawful heirs of her body and for their purpose only, and said estate is not at the disposal of the said LITTLEBERRY MOORE nor for the payment of his debts. The said MARY B MOORE has a right to choose her own agent provided she does not choose the said LITTLEBERRY MOORE to her and to her heirs forever.

4th I loan to my daughter PERMELIA T YANCEY who intermarried with CHARLES YANCEY, one bed and furniture worth ten dollars, one saddle worth ten dollars, one negro girl named Salina valued at one hundred dollars. She is to have the special benefit of said property during her lifetime then to the lawful heirs of her body and to them by proper use forever.

5th I give and bequeath to my daughter LOUISA A JONES, Formerly LOUISA A YANCEY, who intermarried with JAMES T JONES, one bed and furniture worth ten dollars, one saddle worth ten dollars, one negro girl named __________? valued at one hundred dollars to have and to her heirs forever.

6th I loan to my daughter EMILY H POOL, Formerly EMILY H YANCEY, who intermarried with GEORGE W. P'POOL, one bed and furniture worth ten dollars, one saddle worth ten dollars, one negro woman Beck with her increase valued at six hundred and fifty dollars, she is to have the special benefit of said property during her lifetime and then it is to go to the lawful heirs of her body to them and to their heirs forever.

7th I give and bequeath to my daughter TEMPERANCE F YANCEY who intermarried with JAMES M YANCEY, one bed and furniture valued at ten dollars, one saddle worth ten dollars, one negro girl named Charlotte valued at one hundred dollars, and fifty dollars cash advance to her. Forty dollars without interest to her and her heirs forever.

8th It is my will and desire that all my legatees except my son RICHARD E YANCEY and EMILY H. P. POOL shall be made up equal by my executors hereafter named after the death of my wife MARY YANCEY and her burial expenses, funeral, etc. and then an equal division among all my legatees as their legal representatives with the following exceptions.

It being my will and desire that my executor hereafter named shall deduct six hundred dollars from my son RICHARD E YANCEY's part to be held back by him for the payment of the debts and necessary expenses of my estate.

And it is also my will and desire that my Executor hereafter named shall deduct three hundred dollars from my daughter EMILY H. P. POOL's share of my estate, the said three hundred dollars to be disposed of as follows. It is my will and desire that two hundred of the said three hundred dollars be given to my grandson RICHARD POOL, son of EMILY H and GEORGE W. P. POOL, to him and to his heirs forever. And also it is my will and desire that the remaining one hundred be given to my grandson AMOS POOL, son of EMILY H. and GEORGE W. P. POOL to him and to his heirs forever.

9th It is my will and desire should my wife become too feeble to attend to her business and cannot manage the negroes, it is my will and desire that my Executor hereafter named shall hire out such negroes as he may think proper for her benefit. I do hereby constitute and appoint my son JAMES YANCEY, Executor to my last will and testament revoking all others heretofore made by me as witness I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal in the presence of these witnesses.

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