Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ada M Fulkerson

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Ada Margaret Fulkerson, 68, Higginsville, Mo. died May 21, 1992, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Higginsville. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Hoefer Chapel, Higginsville, where the rosary will be said at 8 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the pulmonary care unit at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Mrs. Fulkerson was born in Trenton, Mo. and moved to Higginsville in 1952. She was a teachers' aide at the Higginsville Habilitation Center for 15 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the church and its Altar Society. She was a member of United Church Women, Higginsville. She formerly was a Meals on Wheels volunteer, a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout den mother. She was a volunteer for the commodities and food distribution network in Higginsville. Survivors include two sons, Henry Fulkerson, Oak Park, Ill. and David Fulkerson, Shawnee; three daughters, Lynn Kendall, Evansville, Ind., Leah Bassin, Leawood, and Martha Huffman, New Martinsville, W. Va., and nine grandchildren.

Four Generation Ancestor Chart

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John Yancy Creswell brother to Alice Creswell.
compiled by Minerva Brown, R#2 Box 182 Brimson MO 64642 Jan. 13 1990
generation 1: Thomas Witten Maxwell, b. June 7 1873, Harrison Co Fox Creek Twp, Taggart, MO. married April 15 1900 Harrison Co MO Fox Creek Twp. to Gilly Mae Higdon (born Oct 14 1883 Harrison Co, Tox Creek Twp. she died in Trenton MO at Wright Memorial Hospital) died MArch 16 1959 at his home in Trenton, 707 Avalon St. His parents: James C Maxwell b. Dec. 17 1829 Tazewell Co VA married 1867 Harrison Co Mo Fox Creek Twp. (2nd marriage MArch 4 1881). he died May 16 1925 MO at home, Harrison Co MO Fox Creek Twp. Minerva Creswell born 1838 died 1879 Harrison Co Mo Fox Creek Twp.
Minerva Creswell was the daughter of John Yancy Creswell & Cynthia Whitt Creswell. John born 8-24-1814. married 10-15-1837. no info on Cynthia.
James C Maxwell's parents were Witten Maxwell & Alice Creswell. Witten born 1805(3?) married Alice Creswell 3-4-1827 died 1984.Alice born 1805- Nov 19 1800 died 1898, 93 yrs. old
Witten Maxwell was the son of James Maxwell & Mary Witten. James b. 1780 married 1804 died 1866. Mary was the daughter of Jerimesh Witten.
Alice Creswell was the daughter of Susan Whitt /Susanah White (Suzy),married to Henry Creswell.

Thomas Witten Maxwell, occupation farmer.

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born 7 Kime 1873 Harrison Co, MO, Foxcreek Twp., Taggart, MO. married 15 April 1900 Harrison County MO Fox Creek Twp. Phillip & Mary Higdon Home. died 16 March 1959 Grundy Co, MO Trenton MO at home. burial Cat Creek Cemetery, Harrison County, MO Sugar Creek Twp. His father was James C Maxwell. His mother was Minerva. he had no other wives.
Gilly MayHigdon born 4 Oct. 1883 Harrison Co, MO Fox Creek Twp. died Grundy County, Trenton, MO at Wright Memorial Hospital. buried Cat Creek Cemetery, Harrison County, MO Sugar Creek Twp.
Children: 1. Mildred Evie, female, Born Harrison county, MO Fox Creek. never married. polio age 9 traveled in a wheelchair.
2. James Phillip, male, born Harrison County,MO Fox Creek Twp. married 24 Dec 1924 @ Bethany MO to Alma Alice Arney. 3. blank 4. blank (these would be the two sons who died at ages 1 and 3 of an epidemic. deb) 5. Leland Albert, male. 6. John Leonard, Male 7. Leona Grace, female, born Harrison County MO Fox Creek Twp. 8. Minerva Alice, female, born 10 Oct 1922 Harrison County MO Fox Creek Twp. married 9 August 1945

Minerva,

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I hurried up real quick this Mon morning & got downtown & had Grandpa Maxwell's Civil War records that Gladys sent me copied for you & Grace.
Please send me a copy of what you have describing his physical appearance.
Enclosed copy of Josie Quigley Maxwell's bio that Mom had in her records. I'm sure same one Grace gave me from her records. Note: Lottie Ray wrote it-Mother always thought she did a good job! I don't know who Mrs. W. C. Ray was but Mother did! The enclosures thought you might find interesting!
Will send items & pictures back this weekend. Also Mildred Creswell Fulkerson's death notice-Bertie Willa Fulkerson Peery's mother. Patrick C. was Mildred's father.
I went to bed at 2 am-after you called, I was determined to find these war records. Cleaned out one bookcase & one file. To my surprise & satisfaction I found them! ha

Tarapalooza

Monday, June 29, 2015

Mae Janes daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter on facebook.

Mae Jane Dubin

DAVENPORT — Jane Duben, 86, of Davenport died Friday, June 26, 2015, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Memorial visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge, Davenport. Private inurnment will be held in Pine Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or to Asbury United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Duben was born in 1928 in Lineville, Iowa, to Fred and Mae Dailey. She married Dean Duben on June 12, 1949, in Lineville, and just last Friday, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. She attended Lineville School and Drake University, Des Moines. She was past president of the League of Women Voters, the former St. Luke's Auxiliary and a member of Chapter CN of T.T.T. In addition to her active involvement with her membership, she loved to PLAY THE SLOTS, bridge and tell stories and jokes. She was an avid collector of compacts, vintage handkerchiefs, aprons and purses.
Survivors include her husband, Dean; daughter Nancy (Bob) Reeves, San Tan Valley, Ariz.; granddaughter, Meghann (Dustin) Welch, Chandler, Ariz.; and great-granddaughter, Sage Welch. She was preceded in death by her parents, a BROTHER and three sisters.
The family wishes to thank the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House staff for their loving care of Jane and their family.
Online condolences may be expressed to Jane’s family by visiting her obituary at www.WeertsFH.com.
her sister in law Marie Dailey Hass told me that Mae Jane was the baby of the family. she had Shirley Temple curls and would perform Shirley Temple songs at street fairs with her older sister Helen on piano. I met her at a Dailey Reunion...I remember her great big smile. The obit calls her "Jane" but Marie, Lije, & Kevin all call her "Mae Jane."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

my in-laws at the Ravanna BAM....

Vedah Gamble & I went to court house.Got this at Bethany Court house 1st floor, west side of 1st Floor

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No. 179 Day of Return Nov. 29 1883
name of child 5th childHigdon Gillie May white.
B. Oct 4 1883
Father American age 31 born Ind.
mother American age 24 b. Ind.
name of mother Mary Alice Higdon Bryant Father: Philip Higdon Farmer. Medical att.: J.W. Wiley, Bolton, Mo.
No. 411 Higdon Female sixth child white B. Nov 23 1885 Fox Creek twp.
Father American age 39 B. Ind. Phillip Higdon
Mother American age 26 B. Mo. Mary A. Higdon
att: G.W. Sellars Mt. Moriah
#8 Feb. 7 1887 Gilleland - male - 1st - white - date of birth Feb. 4 1887 - Fox Creek Twp. - father American, birthplace Iowa, 28 yrs. old. mother American Ind. ( I think, almost looks like it could also be India...)
18 years old. Full name of mother - Flora (Flara?)
May Gilleland (maiden name)(father Calvin Gilleland) George - Battle Creek, Neb.- - farmer - W.S. Lowe - Bolton, Mo. Dr. who delivered.
Re3corded Feb 17 1885 - Quigley - male - eighth child - male. white birth date Feb 6 1885 - Harrison Co. Mo. American father age 45...mother American Born Mo. age 38 maiden name of mother was Etta Springer Quigley Fox Creek twp. father Franklin Springer - farmer - Dr. J.W. Wiley, Bolton
did a google search on Bolton, MO. found on US Gazetteer: Bolton is a populated place located in Harrison County at latitude 40.225 and longitude -93.835. The elevation is 951 feet. Bolton appears on the Gilman City East U.S. Geological SURVEY Map. Harrison County is in the Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours).
Recorded Feb. 17 1885 - Quigley - female . eleventh child white birthdate Feb 5 1885 - Fox Creek twp. father American - Ind. - 50 years of age. mother American - Ind. - Frances H. Springer Quigley fathers name Franklin R. Quigley, farmer. born Dr. J.W. Wiley - Bolton, Mo.
Quigley Franklin 1880 Census Fox Creek Twp., farmer, Ind., Ire., France. {ok, confession time. don't remember exactly how places of birth are listed on census. I think it is A. that person B. their father C. their mother. that is how I'm going to do it. right or wrong...you have been warned. never mind. I see Aunt Minerva made a note: themselves, father, mother.}
wife Henrietta F Ind- Ohio-Ind.
Harriet F 14 dau. children were all born in Missouri.
Josephine F 11 dau.
Sarah F 5 dau.
John M 3 son
Stella F dau. 9/12
1860 Censue (assuming Fox Creek Twp.)
Gilland, Jasea M 50 farmer VA-NC-NC
Cosby F wife 40 VA-VA-VA
Frank M son 12 MO-VA-VA
Cynthia F dau 9 MO-VA-VA
Eliza F dau 7 MO-VA- VA
Emily F dau 3 MO-VA-VA
George brother M 28 ?-NC-NC
Kester M brother 20 ?-NC-NC
Cynthia F 64 keep house VA-VA-VA
Emily F 26 dau ? VA-VA-VA
Henry M 24 son ?-VA-VA
Gregg M 22 son ?-VA-VA
{they had 2 daughters named Emily ages 3 and 26? or are these last 3 listed Cynthia's children? hmmmm/

Cresswell, William and Ann Allen 18 June 1677 Richmond Co. VA. pa#68

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MARRIAGE RECORDS BEFORE 1699 BALTIMORE
Genealogical Publishing Company 1979
(John Fisbel)

Alexander Perry Harrison

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born Feb 10, 1860-died MArch 27, 1925-his father Alexander Harrison, his mother Harriet Hughs came from Tazewell County, Virginia in 1840 settled in Harrison Co. Missouri. He married Louisa Pauline Williams, May 17, 1877.
Rosa Ann Feb. 14, 1878
Mary Jane Feb. 10, 1879
Charles Franklin Aug. 30, 18__
Harriet Mae April 18, 1891
from Sylvia Payne-clipping in handwriting.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day dad. Miss you

John's facebook post.

Happy Fathers Day, dad. I 'll always remember your great big shit eatin' grin!

Back when I wanted nothing more than to escape Daddy's clutches. Now I would love to sit and spend just another hour with him. Happy Father's Day, dad, aka The Half Rock Pollock.

Lisa's facebook post

This indenture made the 28th day of June 1822

aunt Minerva collection....old copy of a handwritten document with a black stripe from copy machine...tiny handwriting. an amazing document...will transcribe what I think is of interest....love the descriptions for how their land is measured out.....
William Shannon & Nancy his wife...William Milam...in consideration of hte sum of five hundred dollars...a parcel of land containing 185 acres beginning at a spanish and white oak...east corner to Henry Harmans land......to Solomon Milams old tract...large chestnut, buckeye, and maple...a small spanish oak...chestnut and maple...under the east river mountain...two white oaks and a poplar...
so, I don't know why Aunt Minerva had this...neighbors? relations? land Maxwells had sometime bought or sold? and what about these trees? could they be cut down? what if the two small Spanish oaks were cut down for a cabin or firewood...how would you mark your land? sounds like a hilly place, too, what with all the ridges. and densely forested. I hope to someday get to Virginia. it is surely a beautiful place!

Tazewell on the north side of the maiden spring fork of Clinch River...

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this is a bad copy with a huge black streak running down one side...and writing appears to run right off the side of the paper....
tiny handwriting, will do the best I can to transcribe.
Taxewell on the north side of the maiden spring fork of Clinch River (black mark) all of the Winepeth, bounded as followeth, Viz, Begining
at a dogwood and white oak (black mark) in hand paiddings (?) on the north bank of the maiden spring fork a corner to (black mark) wherof is here made in the name of Henry Williams,and with a line thereof (black mark) said Mary and 162 poles, to a sower wood, thence with a line of James Sloan's South(black mark ) being in the 45 poles to two black oaks, and a maple N.80W 92 poles to a locust (black mark) containing ridge and on Boyd's line, and with the same 40 E 110 poles to a (black mark) 55 acres when and sowerwoods, then leaving the same S 50 W 32 poles thence 30 E 50 poles87 E 70 poles to the (black mark)being willed to with its appartanances to have and to hold the said tract or (black line) the white of land with its appartenances to the said John Brooks, and his heirs (black mark)to game(?) the This said Richard Brooks and Peggy his wife, have hereunto (black mark) to two white and affixed their seals the day and year above written Richard Brooks (seal) Peggy Brooks (seal)
Tazewell County We William Barnes and William Thompson Justice of (black mark) with county aforesaid in the state of Virginia do hereby certify that (black mark) Brooks and Peggy his wife a party to a certain deed, bearing date (black mark) twenty fifth day of April 1822 and hereto annexed personally (black mark)before us, in our County aforesaid ackknowledged the same to be their (black mark) and desired to certify the said acknowledgement with Clerk of this County (black mark) of Tazewell, in order that said deed be recorded. Given under (Black mark) and seals this 26day of April 1822. (signed) William Barnes (signed) William Thompson
In Tazewell County Court 28 May 1822 This deed of Bargain and sale from Richard Brooks (black mark) his wife to John Brooks was exhibited in Courtwhile together with (black mark) certified thereto annexed is order to be Recorded. Teste, J.F. Fishbaugh(?)
This Indenture made this twenty eighth day of May (Black Mark) of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two between (black mark) and Margaret his wife, Herny Marrs and Elizabeth, his wife, (black mark) and Nancy his wife, John Maxwell Junior and Jane his wife of (black mark) and Mary Maxwell and Maxwell Campbell of the other (black mark)all of the county of Tazewell and Commonwealth of Virginia Witnepeth
ok, at this point, I admit defeat. this appears to be land sale documents, will just record the names I find. can't tell if the front and back go together...probably just making a mess of it anyways....deb
that for and in consideration of them of the sum of one dollar to them (black mark)in hand paid by the said Mary Maxwell and Maxwell Campbell the receipt whereof is being acknowledged, do give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Mary and Campbell Maxwell a certain tract or parecel of land lying and being in the county of Tazewell.....which was patented to James Maxwell the 27th day of October 1801 for705 acres....willed to the said Mary & Campbell Maxwell ...ok. I have to include some of these descriptions.....White Oak...black oak...steep hill...nw corner of John Crocketts land....Cavits Branch...top of a ridge...chestnut...a sugar and elm tree on the north side of a steep spur...a small cucumber...Cove Creek....service tree.....two white oaks in the gap of a ridge....two white oaks on the top of a flat spur...ironwood poplar...bank of rocks....the north side of the sandy ridge...in the side of said ridge near the top...near Bells line...the top of a high ridge...two sour woods...John Maxwell Jun. signed and sealed by David Whtley, can't read, Hearry Marrs, Elezabeth Marrs, Paul Whitley, Nancy Whitley, John Maxwell, Jane Maxwell< in Tazewell County 28May1822. this also had the wives privately interviewed as the law directs relinquished their rights of Dower therein

James Maxwell-Jane Roberts

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Lived during George Washington's time-served in Revolutionary War. married Jane Roberts in PA. settled in Augusta VA. Rockbridge Co.
sons were: Thomas: killed by Indians; Robert: Plum Creek; James: first Sheriff Tazewell Co.
question: who was father of James that married Mary Witten.
James Maxwell 1780-1866 married 25April1804 RLSD Mary Witten 1780-1873
Witten Maxwell 1805-1894 son of James & Mary married Alice Creswell 1805-1898
James C Maxwell 1829-1926 son of Witten & Alice married Minerva Creswell 1838-1879 second wife Harriet Hughes Harrison
Thomas Witten Maxwell 1873-1959 son of James C & Minerva married Gilly Mae Higdon (dec. 1961)
Minerva Maxwell b. Oct 10 1922 daughter of Thomas & Gilly married Lawrence Dale Brown Aug 29 1922-Sept 17 1987

Freeda & Jerry's 55th Anniversary 2014

TARAH WORDEN, DOROTHY CARMICHAEL, JERRY HAGGARD, MAX HAGGARD, RICHARD HAGGARD AND JASON HAGGARD

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Axsom Google Image Search

Tazewell County Death

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line 53 James Maxwell date Jan 11 where 33 Clinch cause old age age 80

just spent quite a length of time transcribing 2 pieces of paper. not that I'm complaining, it is amazing to have these documents. with all the years that have elasped, the chance of fire, or water damage, or accidently getting purged when updating systems to electronic data....

I am guessing they were transcribed, since the handwriting is all the same. the writing is very small and light, probably been copied many times. not to mention that back then, you just spelled things however you wanted. no standardized spelling. hard to see with my 50 year old eyes. I almost changed history by saying Witten Maxwell was leaving Mary Maxwell a black MAN instead of a black MARE. quite a difference. that's the error I caught. there are probably more. my fingers still type, but not necessarily what I tell them to. I sometimes worry about my memory lapses and when I forget how to do simple things. guess typing is one of those simple things...hope I haven't totally reinvented our family history here....or that if I did, I made it even better!

Throw (?) all men by these presents that I Walt (?) Floyd am held and firmly bound to Edward Proffit in the sum of six hundred dollars. The condition of the avoe obligation is this, That as I have this day sold him three hundred Acres of land

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(a part of the ?
land, now if on the payment of the purchase money I make or cause to be made to him his heirs & a good legal tithe with general warrantee then this bond to be Naid (?) otherwise to remain in full force. The above land lies on the road Ridge and is contained in the following lines, on the north by a line running parallell with my south line to west N 67th
? the road by a chestnut having a Locust lying by it, and from Coal Creek to Mill Creek, the south line to be paralell with the north one and the survey to contain three hundred acres.
? this Decembeer 21st 1857 Wm R Floyd , T.H. Gillispie I afsign the within title bond to Richard Steele this 18th day of June 1859 Edward Proffit (X) his mark
This deed made this 29th day of Sept 1873 between Witten Maxwell of the one part and Mary J Maxwell of the other part all of the County of Tazewell and State opaid by labor; the said Witten Maxwell doth grant convey & relinquish unto the said Mary J Maxwell the following property to wit one black mare and one mule colt four head of cows, farming tools, household & kitchen furniture and fourteen head of sheep & one loom. Witnep the following signaturesw and seal. Witten Maxwell (SEAL) (His Mark)

and I further certify that Elizabeth J Yost the wife of William O Yoss and Polly Yost the wife of Lorenzo D yost, after being by me examined privately and apart from their husbands, and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to them they the said Elizabeth J Yost and Polly Yost acknkowledged the said deed to be their act and deed and declare that they had willingly executed the same and wished not to retract

this is in the document I just transcribed. what a different time! I am surprised these woman were allowed to sign any documents to begin with...but then to be privately "examined". I am sure this just means questioned. this had to be terrifying for the women, though. Did they know this man who privately examined them? how long did this examination take? were the women scared? was the man whose job it was to interview them uncomfortable with the process? had their husbands coached them on what to say? could a wife speak against her husband anyway? and what if he thought she did speak against him? would he take her home and beat her? this just kind of scared me. seriously!

VA Tazewell County to Wit.

No. Tazewell County to wit I Able Hankins a Justice of the peace in aforesaid County do certify that Witten Maxwell whose name are signed to the foregoing deed personally appeared before me and acknowledged this to be his act. Given under my hand and seal this 29th day of Sept. 1873. Able Hankins JP (seal)
Virginia: In the Clerks office Tazewell County Court Oct 11 1873 This deed of personal property from Witten Maxwell to Mary J Maxwell was this day presented in the office and with the acknowledgement thereto announced, Admitted to record. Teste R B Gillepie C.
Thos A. Bailey from Deed James Witten
This deed made this 4th day of October 1873 between James Witten of the first part and Thomas S Bailey of the other part both of the Tazewell County and state of Virginia Witheforth: That for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred Dollars paid by the said Thomas S Bailey to James S Whitley the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged, the said James Witten doth by these presents grant, bargain, sell and convey to the said Thomas S Bailey with general warranty, a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Tazewell County on the head waters of Bleshers Mill Creek, containing seventy five acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows, to wit. Beginning on a Spanish oak and White oak on a spour of Morrifses Strob running N 38 West to a red oak in the south side of a march. Thence running with the County road in a stooping white oak thence same course to a
(? winst?), thence the same direction to a rock in the lower end of a field next to David Allen and thence a few steps furthur to a conditional line between said tract and David Allens land, thence, with the said conventional line to Josiah McPiecies(?)
old line, and with the said line to the Beginning. The said James Witten hereby reserves to Ezra C Witten will make and keep up a good fence between said Bailey and James C Peery. Witnep
the following signature seal. James Witten (Seal)
Virginia: In the Clerks office Tazewell County Court Oct 11th 1873 This deed of Bargain Hall from James Witten to Thomas S Bailey, was this day presented in the office, acknowledged by the said James Witten to be his act & deed. And admitted to record. Teste R B Gillsepie C.
This deed made the 14th of July in the year 1873 betwen H.A.Harman of the first part and William W Harman of the 2nd part whereforth: That where as the commonwealth of Virginia on the (blank) day of (blank) 18 (blank) granted unto the said H A Harman & Robert H Taylor the tract of land hereinafter described and whereas the said H A Harman on teh (blank) day of (blank) 1856 sold his interest in said tract of land (being one undivided half thereof, to the said Robert H Taylor, and said Robert H Taylor having sold and conveyed said tract of land to said William W Harman by deed which of record int eh County Court Clerks office of Tazewell County in Deed Book No. 13 PAge (blank) now in consideration of the premises & by directions of said Robert H Taylore the said H A Harman
Va. Tazewell County to wit I Patten R Spracher, a
(commisoner?) in Chancery for Tazewell County, do hereby certify tjat William O Yost and Elizabeth J his wife and Lorenzo D Yost and Polly his wife, whose names are signed to the above deed bearing date the 13th day of October 1873 personally appeared before me in the County aforesaid, and the said William O Yost and Lorenzo D Yost acknowledged the said deed to be their act and deed and I further certify that Elizabeth J Yost the wife of William O Yoss and Polly Yost the wife of Lorenzo D yost, after being by me examined privately and apart from their husbands, and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to them they the said Elizabeth J Yost and Polly Yost acknkowledged the said deed to be their act and deed and declare that they had willingly executed the same and wished not to retract it Given under my hand this 13th day of October 1873 P R Spracher Convc. chy (?)

In the name of God Amen

from the aunt minerva collection. I'm taking this to be James Maxwell's Will. This is a copy of a handwritten document, will do my best to transcribe. glasses and magnifying glass powers unite! any mistakes are my own.
I James Maxwell of Tazwell County being weak in Body but of sound mind and memory calling unto mind the mortality of the Body and Knowing that is is
(guessing this word is appointed) for all men onto to die Therefore do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament as followeth (to wit)
First I appoint my two sons William and Robert to be My Exectors to settle all my affairs and after paying all my Debts to make the following Distrubutions
(this appears before five sections.) first I will and Bequeath unto Jane my well beloved wife all my personal Estate to her use while she lives and at her Decease it all that Remains to my Daughter Mary as to her use as long as she lives and at her decease it and all that Remains to her son Maxwell Comnaill
. Likewise unto my Daughter Mary I will and Bequest 150 acres of land in the Back Valey being part of a survey of 665 acres at the upper End Joining lines with James Harrison and at her Decease to fall to her son Maxwell Campell.
unto my four daughters Elizabeth Margret Jane and Nancy I bequest an Equal share of of one tract of land in the Rich Mountain containing 250 acres and likewise an Equal share of 515 acres of land in the Back Valley Be the Residence of a tract of 665 acres in which Mary has her share.
unto my two sons John and William I Bequest one Dollar Cash they having Received their share before. unto my son Robert I will and Bequest the Land I know live on and a small tract lying Between the track I live on and James Perrys with all it's oppurtunies my negro man Dan I will to my wife During her life and at her Death I will him to my son Robert.
I now make the above my last will and Testaments and Renounce and do away all other and make ordain and Establish this my last will and testament. Signed Sealed acknowledged in the presents of uf this 28th day of August 1820
John Laird
Thomas Witten
James S. Witten
James Maxwell SEAL
James Maxwell Will 39.18/21 March O.B. Recorded Will Book No. 1 page 137-8 D. Ex
In Tazewell County Court 27th March 1821 (running off edge of paper) This the last will and Testament of James Maxwell and was exhibited in Court and duly proved by the oath of John Lairs, Thomas Witten, and James S. Witten, the subcribing witnesses Deeds and Orders to be recorded. On the motion of William & Robert Maxwell, the Executors named in the within Will who entered into Bond with Thomas Witten & James Peery their securities in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the Law directs. Probate of the said will is granted when in deed form.
( ?) Jacob T. Fishbaugh(?) DC