Will of Jacob Prillaman Sr.

In the name of God amen, I Jacob Prillaman Sen. of the County of Franklin and State of Virginia being sick and weak of Body but of sound Mind & memory thanks be to God for his mercies Calling unto mind the mortality of my body & that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say Principally & first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, that gave it, and my body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God. And as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form Viz.

First I desire that my just debts & funeral Expenses be first paid out of my Estate & secondly I give unto my Wife Waltpurgelly Prillaman after the payment of my debts aforesaid all and singular my personal Estate household goods & furniture during her natural Life and to my son Jacob Prillaman Ju. I give devise and bequeath all that part of the old tract of Land on Daniels Run of black water Surveyed for Daniel Donahoo March 19th 1747 which lieth above a new dividing Line running from two Chesnut oaks on a road S 35 West xing said run to a double chesnut tree on the So. Side of sd. run also part of a tract of one hundred and sixty acres on the Branches of sd. run running by a new line from the Chesnut tree aforesd. So. 28 W 22 po to a Spanish oad So. 11 W 57 po to a white oak in the old line & with it N 14 W 56 po to a sorrel wood N 23 E 62 po to a poplar on Daniels run in Sd. Donahoos line and with it to the dividing line aforesd. also part of 204 acres adjoinging sd. Donahoos sd Lines Beginning at Donahoos corner Beech on sd. run thence So 16 1/2 West 64 po to a white oad thence new Line through the tract So. 64 # 28 to a W O So. 89 E 50 to a beech No 14 E to a poplar in the old Line and with it to the beginning also part of a tract of land of 167 as. on the Waters of Black water and Pigg river running by a dividing line along the dividing ridge between sd. Rivers Giving to my sd. Son Jacob Prillaman Ju. all that part of said tract which lieth on the Waters of Pigg river to have and hold unto by son Jacob & his heirs & assigns forever on his paying thirty pounds good trade Equal to money two years after my Decease to my daughter Anne Sowder also to my son John Prillaman I give devise and bequeath all that part of Daniel Donahoos Survey and a survey of 160 acres which lieth on Daniels Run below my son Jacob Prillamans line aforesaid also 50 acres adjoining sd. donahoos Lines which I hold by deed from Joseph Hale to have and to hold the Sd. Lands to my sd. John Prillaman and to his heirs and assignes for ever on his paying thirty Pounds good trade equal to money to my Daughter Barbara Martin two years after my decease and also to furnish my sd. wife with a good warm dwelling house also plenty of good Suitable Diet Clothing washing and firewooe and all other necessary attendance During her natural Life also to my son Daniel Prillaman I give & Devise and gequeath all that Part of a tract of 204 acres of land on the Waters of Daniels run & Pigg river which lieth above my Son Jacob Prillamans line on the branch were Sherwood Bybe now Lives to have and to hold the said lands to him and his heirs & assigns forever also to my daughter Barbara Martin I give devise & Bequeath all my right title claim & Interest in & to a Certain tract of Land in Montgomery County on the Branches of Little River Joining Nathan Sellers lines I also give devise and bequeath to my daugter Anne Sowder & the Heirs of her Body all the lands I hold up sd. Daniels run above Scoots lines which I have not gefore bequeathed to be Enjoyed by her and her heirs aforesd. forever and at the decease of my wife i desire that all my personal Estate may be Equally divided between by sd. son Daniel Prillaman, Barnaba (sic) Martin and Anne Sowder and their Heirs and I also appoint my two sons Jacob & Daniel Prillaman executors of this my last Will & Testament Ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and testament and utterly disallowing revoking & Disannulling all other wills legacies, requests and Executors by me in any wise before named. In Witness July one thousand seven hundred and ninety six. Published, Pronounced & Declared by the said Jacob Prillaman Sen. to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us

Jacob Prillaman Sen.
L. S.

Wm. Mavity
Henry Jones
Jacob Robbins
Christian Prillaman
Anne (I) Prillaman
Elizabeth (E) Prillaman

At a Court Held for Franklin Count in September 1796 the withing Last Will & Testament of Jacob Prillaman was proved by the oaths of the Witnesses thereto subscribed and the same was ordered to be recorded by the Court.

Test, James Callaway, Clerk