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Henry Wysor Will of 1840



I Henry Wysor Sr. of Pulaski County, VA this 8th day of June 1840 make this my last will and Testament.  After paying my debts I make the following disposition of my real as well as personal estate.  I give to my son James Wysor the Tract of land I now live on containing about 420 acres together with the farming utentials distillary and all other appertainances belonging to the domain and confirm the gift of all the stock of every description now on the place claimed by him.

I also devise to my son James Wysor my old negro woman Tilda, also my man Charles and boy Henry provided he pays to the rest of my children their equal proportions of $1000 dollars at which I value the two negroes.  I desire my executors hereafter named in a reasonable  time after my death to sell my interest in the tract of land purchased of Jacob Shearman called the Being and tract containing about 540 acres more or less together with the appertainances thereunto belonging and the proceeds to be equally divided among my children, Henry Wysor, James Wysor, Polly Dills, Elizabeth Grayson & Caty Blackwell.  Having made a valuation and division of my property real and personal, except the above named; among some of my children on the 5th day of Dec. 1835, I desire that division and distribution  to stand as their made; and that each of my children be made equal in that division by those of them receiving by that division over their share paying to those receiving less than their share so as to make them equal.  I hereby constitute and appoint my sons Henry Wysor, Jr. and James Wysor my exutors with power and authority for any one or both to sell or convey the real estate as above recited.  Given under my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed Sealed & acknowledged                Henry  (X-his mark)  Wysor Sr. {seal}

in presents of

Robert M. Craig

Thomas Cloyd

John C. Darst


Virginia at a Court held for Pulaski County at the Febry Term 1844  This will was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of the subscribing parties thereto and made to record.


Thomas J. Charlton CLK