Will & inventory of estate of Charles Ogburn
of Mecklenburg, Virginia, USA 1836
and inventory of estate.
In the name of God, Amen, I Charles Ogburn of the County of Mecklenburg in the state of Virginia do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Will or Wills by me made.
Item 1st. It is my will and desire that all of my just debts be first paid by my Executors herein after named out of any monies arising from my Estate.
Item 2nd. I give and bequeath to my son Charles H. Ogburn to him and his heirs forever all of my land on the South and East side of the South branch of Pine Creek ajoining thelands of Samuel Daly, Est. of John J. Moore, John Bracey, John Curtis, Thomas B. Tomlinson & others.
Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy H. Harper to her and her heirs forever all of my land on the North side of the North branch of Pine Creek ajoining the lands of the Estate of Daniel Daly and others also I give unto her all the land I purchased formerly belonging to the Estate of Howell P. Harper deceased.
Item 4th. I lend to my daughter Nancy W. Gill during her natural life and after her death I give to the heirs of her body forever Two Tracts of land I purchased of Hightower and Hutcheson laying on Meherrin river, ajoining the lands of Phillip Gill Jr. and others.
Item 5th. I lend to my daughter Angelina Simmons during her natural life and after her death I give to the heirs of her body forever the parcell of land laying in the fork of Pine Creek it being a part of the land I purchased of John Ogburn, Est., also I lend her during her life two negroes (and after her death I give to the heirs of her body) (namely Jefsre & Silvy).
Item 6th. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Emily Hutcheson to her and her heirs forever the sum of Four Hundred dollars to be paid by my Executors, Twelve months after my death out of any monies arising from my Est.
Item 7th. It is my will and desire that my slaves not before disposed of be divided equally among my four children in manner and form as follows. One fourth part to my son Charles H. .Ogburn to him and his heirs forever. One fourth part to my daughter Lucy H. Harper to her and her heirs forever. One fourth part to my daughter Nancy W. Gill (and the increase of the female slaves if any) during her natural life and after her death to the heirs of her body forever. One fourth to my son Charles H. Ogburn (as Trustee) for the benefit of my daughter Angelina Simmons, (and the increase of the female slaves if any), during her natural life and after her death to be divided equally amongst the heirs of her body forever.
Item 8th. It is my will and desire that the residue of my Estate not herein disposed of be sold on a credit of Twelve months and the proceeds arising therefrom together with all monies due me or may become due be equally divided amongst my aforementioned children (namely) Charles H. Ogburn, Lucy H. Harper, Nancy W. Gill and Angelina Simmons.
Item’ 9th. I constitute and appoint Samuel Daly and Charles H. Ogburn Executors to this my last will and Testament.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of November 1836.
Charles Ogburn (Seal)
Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of
John Persey (his X mark)
Wheras I Charles Ogburn did on the 20th day of November 1836 make and publish my last will and Testament, and I do now add this my Codicil to the same in manner & form as follows; I lend to my son Charles H. Ogburn (as Trustee) for the benefit of my daughter Angelina Simmons during ‘her natural life and at her death: I give to the heirs of her body forever, the Tract of Land whereon she now lives it being the same I purchased of Richard H. Edmonson’s Est. ajoining the lands of Weply F. Edmonson and others. In Testimony whereoff I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 2~th day of March in the year l837.
Charles Ogburn (Seal)
Signed sealed & acknowledged
in presence of
John Persey (his X mark)
Mecklenburg County Court 1~th March 1839
The foregoing last will and testament of Charles Ogburn deceased, was this day produced in Court, and proved by the oaths of Samuel Simmons, John Curtis and John Pierey subscribing witnesses thereto; and the Codicil was proved by the oaths of John Curtis and John Pierey subscribing witnesses thereto. Thereupon the said Will and Codicil is ordered to be recorded. And on motion of Charles H. Ogburn one of the Excutors therein- named who made oath thereto-, and together with Robert F. Bridgeforth, William Jones and John Smith his securities, entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $60 000 conditioned according to Law, certificate is granted him for obtaining probate thereof in due form, liberty being reserved for the other executor therein named, to join in said probate when he shall think fit.
Teste R. B.Baptist Clerk
Estate of Charles Ogburn – Inventory & Appraisement-
Will Book l5 page 60 &.61
Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Charles Ogburn
deceased made this 20th day of March 1839.
A parcel Corn supposed to be 75 Barrels at $5. $375.00
Do Hogs Do 35 1.50 $52.50
Do Cotton 250 lbs $31.25
Do _______ Tobacco supposed 2506 c8 $200.00
Do Wheat Do 25 bus. $1 $25.00
2 Sacks & barrel Salt $9 $9.00
3 ,bushels peas.~& Leather 7 $7.00
’1 “Sulky &’Harness .9 $9.00
1 parcel Hogshead boxes etc $3.00
2 flax wheels drive crop saw $2.00
2 Sythes- 2 grass hooks $3.00
1 Tyre & Grindstone $2.00
1 parcel plough hoes etc $6.50
Grubhill, weed hoes, axes etc $7.00
Plough gear $5.00
wagon etc $50.00
1 Jug skilet Dimmejon pcs- $4.00
Spinning wheels,warp boxes’ etc $5.00
182 pair Steelyards $1.00
1 Loom “‘ ” $5.00
Pots,~ Ovens, Tin~ etc etc $12.00
1 Ox Cart $20.00
1500 lbs Bacon supposed to be at 12~ $l87.50
A parcel Laird- supposed to be 4O lbs pots inclusv. $7.00
A box & parcel Soap supposed to be ~+)lbs $5.00
A barrel & parcel Salt $1.00
1 Meal Tub $0.50
6 feather Beds furniture etc $120.00
A parcel bed cloths valued at $40.00
Table Cloths, Towels etc $10.00
2 Chests 1 Candle stand $4.00
1 Atlas $2.00
1 pair Saddle Bags etc $1.00
Saddle & Bridle $8.00
1 Shot gun $4.00
12 Winsor Chairs $9.00
6 rush bottem chairs $3.00
2 looking glasses $2.00
1 Cloc’k Buffet Bureau $33.00
1 Desk’book case $15.00
4 Candlesticks $2.00
A parcel of China & Glass Ware $15.00
1 Lot Books $10.00
3 Tables & Candlestands $5.00
1 Trunk & Chest $2.00
3 Common Tables $2.50
Dimmejon Knife box etc $6.00
3 pair of And Irons Shoval & Tongs etc $5.00
1 Sorrel’horse $25.00
1 D0 Mare $20.00
1 Roan Do: $30.00
1 Sorrel Do $55.00
1 Do Do $80.00
1 Yoke Oxen $35.00
20 head Cattle: $140.00
A parcel Top fodder & Shucks: $2.00
1000 lbs Oats supposed & Blade Fodder 75c $105.00
17 head Sheep a parce1.straw Earthen Ware etc,etc: $37.75
4 Case bottles Cutting Knife fan mill: $33.00:
A negro man Ned: $250.00
Woman Vilet: $100.00
Woman Tener: $75.00
Clorrissa & child Martha: $700.00
A negro man Riker: $800.00
A negro man Bill: $850.00
A negro man Joe: $800.00
A negro man Edmund: $660.00
A negro man John: $850.00
Do boy Peter: $330.00
Do Girl Caroline $500.00
Do Jane $400.00
Do boy Jordan $350.00
Do boy Egbert $275.00
Do Do Flichard $175.00
A Woman Sarah 19. £00.00
W. U. Johnson
Robert F. Bridgforth
John J. Arnold
Chs. H.Ogburn, Executor
Mecklenburg County Court 20th May 1839
The foregoing Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Charles Ogburn deceased was this day returned into Court and ordered to be recorded.
Teste R. B. Baptist Clk