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Southall Wills and Probate Records

George Southall
Cumberland Co., VA

Abstract of Will


Will dated: 7 May 1835
Will recorded: 27 Jul 1835
Executors: "my relations" John Mutter & William B. Randolph
Witnesses: Spencer Brown, Sarah H. Loniggs, John Daniel

Heirs and others mentioned:
John Dangerfield & Polly Battles - son & daughter of John Dangerfield
John Mutter & Ann L. Mutter - son & daughter of Thos. Mutter
George Southall, Eleanor Southall, Matilda Southall - children of Payton Southall
"It is not my will & desire by this my last will and testament to include my relations Wm. B. Randolph, Peyton A. Southall, Fanny Mutter, and Elizabeth Waller or her children but to exclude them Because I am satisfied that they are in good circumstances . . . and I have thought proper to mention their names in this my last will & testament as a testimony of my regard & esteem."

Note(s) of interest:
Bequeaths his negroes to same but allows the negroes to choose "his, her or their master or mistrefs in this neighborhood". Executors to sell the negroes to the person whom they choose.

Land mentioned: "land on which I now live lying on both sides of Willises Creek


Source:  Cumberland Co., VA Will Book 9, page 229

Abstract made by Susan Shields Sasek from the Microfilm Records at the Virginia State Library Archives.


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