When Jacob Clements was born on 9 June 1709 in Augusta County in the Colony of Virginia, his father, Ezekiel Clements was 33; and his mother Christina (Castell) Clements was 14. He married Mary Campbell in 1741 in Augusta County, Colony of Virginia, and they had ten children, all born in Augusta County. He died between 1 Sept 1759 (date will was signed) and November 1759 (when probated) in Augusta County, Colony of Virginia.
WILL OF JACOB CLEMENS – I have two copies of this will – one is the loose original will and the other is the will as it was recorded in the Augusta County Will Book. They are identical. (Two of his daughters married Barnetts)
In the name of God Amen, I Jacob Clemens of the County of Augusts & Colony of Virginia considering the uncertainty of this mortal life & being of sound & perfect mind & memory blessed be Almighty God for the same but being now indisposed do make and publish this my last will & Testament in manner & form as follows. That is to say First of all I leave & bequeath unto my well & beloved wife Clemens her saddle mare and Furniture also her Bed & Furniture Also Twenty Pounds due by Felix Gilbert after paying what Debts are due by me out of it (if she does not marry) or else to Fall to the youngest Children, viz Ruth, Isabella Clements, like wise she is to have the Plantation during her widowhood. Also I leave and bequeath unto my Three Daughters Ann Barnet & Mary McNight & Rachel Barnet one shilling to each it is also my will that the above legacy be payed or tendered the day of my Burial. I allso leave & bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Clemens the young Roan mare and Coalt & side saddle. I also leave and bequeath unto my Five Daughters viz: Margaret Clemens, Elizabeth Clemens, Rebeccah Clemens, Ruth Clemens & Isabel Clemens the remainder moveable Estate to be sold & equally divided betwixt my Five Daughters above mentioned and I do hereby appoint Thomas Gilham and James Campbell my Sole Executrix and Executors of this my last Will & Testament. Hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of September One Thousand seven hundred and fifty nine.
Signed Sealed and Delivered His in the presence of Jacob (I) Clemons Andrew Hamilton Mark Thomas Lloyd Robert Lockridge
At a Court held for Augusta County Novemr the 21st day 1759 This last Will & Testament of Jacob Clemens decd was proved by Robt Lockridge & Andrew Hamilton two of the witnesses thereto & admitted to record & on the motion of Thomas Gilham & James Campbell Executors who made oath according to law Certificate is granted for obtaining a probate in due form they having with Andrew Hamilton & Robert Lockridge their securities entered into & acknowledged their Bond.
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