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Will of James Stoneman

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Date: 5 Mar 1813 [unknown]
Location: Grayson, Virginia, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Stoneman Freeman
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This is the will of James Stoneman. The transcription was done by Ed Griffith.


Will of James Stoneman
Grayson County, VA
Will Book 2, Pages 4 & 5

I, James Stoneman Sr of the County of Grayson and, State of Virginia, being in tolerable health, considering my great age, and of sound mind and memory. I do this day make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in form and manner following, towit: First, my will is that all my just debts be first paid out of my estate by my executor hereinafter named. Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Stoneman, one bay horse and saddle, that she now rides, two cows, all my stock of hogs and sheep and full privilege to live in the house we now live in and to have her maintainence on and of the plantation and full privilege for her stock and their support for and during her natural life or widowhood. Thirdly, I give and devise unto my youngest son John stoneman all my tracts of land whereon I now live to be by him freely enjoyed by him and his heirs forever, excepting such privileges I have given to his mother during her life or widowhood and the said John is to have the oversight and take care of his mother for her support and further I give and bequeath unto my son John all my tools that I now have, both plantation and others of whatsoever description. Fourthly, I give and devise unto my son James Stoneman one dollar in property and unto my three daughters namely Elizabeth Cole, Sarah Mooney and Hannah Davis, I give and bequeath one dollar in property to each of them severally and unto my eldest son Joshua Stoneman the sum of 10 cents and no more of my estate, is also my will that all my aforementioned children (except my youngest son John) have no more of my estate than what I have specified, and the balance that I have given to my wife or so much thereof that may be left after my wife’s decease, I also give to my son John provided that he takes care of her during her lifetime. Fifthly, I do hereby appoint my oldest son Joshua Stoneman to be my only executor of this my last will and testament and further I do hereby acknowledge and declare this and no other to be my last Will and testament hereby revoking and annulling all former Wills or Testaments heretofore by me made and declared. In witness whereof I have set hand and affixed my seal this fifth day of the third month in the year of one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged
To be the last Will of the
Said James Stoneman Sr in
The presence of us in the
presence of each other


Jonathan Carey
John Carey
Levi Burcham
Robert Crawford

Grayson County Court November Term 1839

This last Will and Testament of James Stoneman Sr deceased was proved in Court, proved by the affirmation of Levi Burcham and oath of Robert Crawford subscribing witnesses hereto and was ordered to be recorded.

Orville Anderson, D.C.


Grayson County, Virginia, Will Book 2:4, Will of James Stoneman, November 1839; digital image and transcript, Ed Griffith to Jessica Hammond, email, 24 July 2016, "Re: Descendants of Hannah Stoneman and Daniel Davis"

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