Will of Josiah SULLINS

Josiah SULLINS died in Halifax County, Virginia, between 31 January 1773 when he wrote his will and when it was presented in court on 19 August 1773. The will was recorded in 1773 in Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book 1, p. 20. View the original immediately following the transcription below. Both were recorded in SULLINS - HANKINS, pp. 154-155, copyright © 1979, by Michael S. Cole, M.D. The will mentions wife Lavinia; sons Zaccariah, Jesse, and Joseph; and brother John.

August Court 1773

In the name of God amen I Josiah SULLENS of the parish of Antrim in the County of Halifax being sick and weake in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this Earthly Life do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following vis. first and principally I recommend my Sole to God who gave it trusting in his mercies and in the merits of my dearce Redeemer for the Remission of all my sins desireing My Body may be Decently intored at the discretsion of my Exr. heareafter Named and as to the temporal estate that it pleas'd almighty God to bestow upon me I do desire that as much of my household Goods and Stock Should be sold as will pay my Just debts; Item I desire that what is left of paying my debts my Wife may have it I desire also that my Wife may have the land wheare I now live during her widowhood or 'til my Youngest son comes of age and then to be sold or if my Wife marries before my youngest sun comes of age and then to be sold and the money to be eaquelly divided between my three Suns Zaccariah, Jesse, and Joseph and my Wife Lavinia. I leave my Brother John SULLENS Exr. as Witness my hand this 31st day of January 1773 Solomon KING John CARMICHEL Josiah SULLENS Dunkan CARMICHEL At a Court held for Halifax County the 19th day of August 1773 This will was presented in Court by John SULLINS the Executor herein named who made oath hereto, and the same being proved by the Oath of two of the Witnesses hereto, was ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Executor Certificate was granted him for obtaining a probat hereof in due form. Nathan SULLINS, John CARMICHAEL and Duncan CARMICHAEL became his Securities and they entered into and acknowledged bond according to Law. Test Truly recorded P. CARRINGTON Clk. Test J. CARRINGTON Clk. [Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book 1, page 20]

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