I am working of the family of Mastin Powell and his wife Mary Carter and would like to exchange data with anyone else working his ancestors. This is the text of his
Library of Virginia, Halifax County, Virginia, Will Book #21 pages 188-289, dated 27 August 1846, probated 26 October 1846
Will of Mastin Powell
In the name of God Amen. I Mastin Powel of the County of Halifax and State of Virginia being of sound disposing mind and memory and knowing the mortality of
the flesh that it is appointed for man to die do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit:
I will that my executors hereinafter named pay all my just debts.
1st Item: Having given to my nine children in money and property to the amount of eight thousand two hundred and forty six dollars and thirty six cents to wit:
To my son Mastin Powell seven hundred and forty dollars
To my daughter Elizabeth Powell eight hundred and twenty dollars
To my son Biggers Powell nine hundred and eighty five dollars
To my son John B. Powell fourteen hundred and fifty five dollars and 36 cents
To my daughter Nancy T. Carter seven hundred and eighty five dollars
To my daughter Mary Ann Carter seven hundred and sixty dollars
To my son William Powell seven hundred and eighty six dollars
To my daughter Susan Powel seven hundred dollars
To my daughter Harriet Powell <illegible>
2nd Item: <illegible> several amounts be taken from their portions of the division of my estate.
3rd Item: I give to my beloved wife during her natural life all of my <illegible line > … third part of my slaves giving her libert to select such as may suit her also one
year's support, two work horses two good feather beds and furniture.
4th Item: I will that my executors sell the balance of my slaves household and kitchen furniture plantation tools stocks of every description and all property I may die
possessed of on a credit of twelve months and divide the money equally among the above nine named children.
5th Item: I will that after the death of my wife Mary Powell my executors sell the land and all the life property of her and equally divide the same among by nine
above named children.
6th Item: I hereby appoint Isaac Satterfield and my son William Powell executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills by me
Signed published and declared by Mastin Powell as and for his last will and testament who at his request and in his presents subscribed our names as witness this the
27th August 1846
Mastin Powell <signed>
Thomas W. White
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