Will of Sarah CROW (wife of James Crow, 1781—1848)
29 Jan 1851
In the name of God Amen I Sarah Crow of the County of Washington and state of Virginia being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say.
1st I give and bequeath to my Grandson James C. Williams one bay filly, new sad-dle & bridle, two heifers and one cow, one two horse plow with two pair of horse gears, doubletrees devices and patent axe one bed and clothing with a suffering of seed oats to sow this spring and to feed his beast until he makes his crop, all of this gift he is to have at my decease.
2nd I give to my Granddaughter Sarah E. Williams one horse beast saddle and bri-dle worth seventy dollars when she arrive to the age of eighteen, with one bed and clothing, with one black heifer, the last gift she is to have immediately after my death.
I give my three daughters each one bed and furniture to divide as they can agree. I desire that all the balance of my property of every kind that I have be sold imediately after my decease and out of the money arising therefrom my bur-ial expenses be paid.
I hold two promisory notes on my sons William and James CROW. I give them the interest on those two notes I request that the balance of my estate of every kind that is not devised heretofore after paying my burial expenses I give to my children and Grandchildren equally divided as follows James Crow, William Crow, Nancy Snodgrass [m. Joseph 1840], Mary Snodgrass [m. Edward 1838] and Sarah E. Robinson, my grandchildren of my deceased daughters Margaret Kelly dec’d and Jane Williams dec’d Heirs the same that their mothers would have got if they had been living equally divided among them.
And lastly I do constitute and appoint my son William Crow Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and my seal this 29th day of January 1851. signed sealed published and declared as and Sarah (her mark) Crow for the last will and testament of the above named Sarah Crow in presence of us J. M. Price, William Snodgrass, John Miller.
Proved in court 24 Feb 1851. William Crow appointed executor, with William Snodgrass & John M. Price his securities.
Source: Washington Co., VA Will Bk. 12, page 45