WILL BOOK 3, 1786-1800. 6 7 076 1.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Thomas Jopling of the County of Amherst
being Weak in Body but of sound Memory and Since for preventing disputes in
my Family about my Worldly Estate do make and Ordain this my last Will and
Testament hereby Revoking all former Wills by me made. - - - Imprimis I lend to my beloved Wife Hannah Jopling the use and benefitt of my Tract of Land
whereon I now live Containing Seaven hundred Acres more or lefs during her
Natural life, also two hundred and Ninety Acres Land lying on Glady Creek for
her use during life, also I Lend to my said Wife all my Household Furniture, all
my Stocks of every kind Horses, Cattle, Hoggs, and Sheep, also the following
Slaves Bowser, Lewis, Will, Watt, Tumbler, Jane, Moll, Sam, Peter, Amey. - - -
Imprimis I give, devise and Bequeath to my Grand Son Jefsee Jopling after my
Wife Decease the Tract of Land Whereon I now live Containing Seaven hundred Acres more or lefs also Two hundred and Ninety Acres lying on Glady Creek during his natural life but on these Conditions in Case my said Grand Son
Jefsee Jopling Should die without Heir - Lawfully begotten of his Body then the
said Lands to Return to my Family and I give and bequeath the said Lands to
my Son - Josiah Jopling and to his Heirs forever also I give and Bequeath to my
said Grand Son Jefsee Jopling one Negro Girl named Feeby, to him and his Law-ful Heires but in case my said Grand Son should die without Heir then the said Negro Grile Feeby and her Increase to Return to my Family to be Equally
divided amongs my Children. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Son James
Jopling one Tract of Land Containing four hundred acres lying on the Piny
Mountain, Land I purchased of Jefsee Marten to him and his Heirs forever. Im-
primis I give and bequeath unto my Son Josiah Jopling one Tract of Land
Containing four hundred Acres lying on the North side Manascoes Mountain
Land I purchased of Richard W. Cary to him and his Heirs forever. Imprimis I
give and Bequeath to my Son Thomas Jopling tract of Land Containing four
hundred Acres on the South fork of Rockfish River the Land he now lives on.
Which I purchased of Doctr. Wm. Cabell, also one hundred Acres Joyning the above Tract, which I purchased of James Mathews to him and his Heirs forever.
Also I give to my Said Son One Negroe Man named Ashur which he now has in his Pofsefsion. Imprimis My Will and desire is my Just Debts may be paid by my Executors hereafter mentioned, and after the Decease of my said wife Hanah Jopling I give all the remaining part of my Estate to be Equaly divided amongst all my Children Vizt. James Jopling, Josiah Jopling, Thomas Jopling, John Griffin who Maryed my Daughter Martha, Ann Childers, Jane Davis, Lucy Powel, Rebecka Martin, Hanah Allen. Item I constitute and appoint my Beloved Sons James Jopling and Josiah Jopling and my Freind Henry Martin Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoaking all former Wills by me made, and thus having set my House in Order by Settling my Temporal Affairs I chearfully submit my eternal Concerns to the wise and Mercifull Disposer of all things, and patiently wait his mandate for my great change and to this my Last Will and Testament have set my Hand and affixed my Seals this~Tenth day August 1789.
Thomas T Jopling S S
Sealed Signed and Acknowledged to bee his last Will and Testament in presence of us
Joseph Thomas Thos. Farrar John Jopling