Will of William Baber
Born about 1748, Died Feb. 27, 1809
Page Posted  September 15, 1999

In the name of God Amen.  I WILLIAM BABER of Bedford Co. being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory, thanks to be given unto God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of body and knowing 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 and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in following manner that is to say,  Item: I give unto my son GEORGE BABER 1 Shilling Sterling. Item: I give unto my son WILLIAM BABER ten pounds.  I give unto my daughter Judith Hatcher 1 Shilling Sterling.  Item: I give unto my daughter FANNY BABER 1 Shilling Sterling. Item: I give unto my daughter POLLY STEEL 1 Shilling Sterling.  Item: I give unto my son JAMES BABER 1 Shilling Sterling.  Item: I give unto my son JOHN BABER 1 Shilling Sterling.  Item: I give unto my son CHARLES BABER 1 Bay Mare called Victor.  Item: I give unto my daughter MOURNING GRAY 1 Shilling Sterling.  Item: I give unto my son PETER BABER 1 Shilling Sterling, and it is my desire that the balance of my estate both personal & real should be sold at one year credit and the money arising from the sale after paying my just debts to be equally divided between my son THOMAS BABER and my daughter LUCY BABER, and I do constitute and appoint my son WILLIAM BABER and my friend Mark Anthony. Executors.  Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us WILLIAM BABER (Seal) Jesse Morris, Henry Walden, John Adams, Ruben (his mark) West, James (his mark) Dixon at a court held for Bedford Co. Virginia at the Court House the 27th February 1809.  This last Will and Testament of WILLIAM BABER deceased was exhibited in Court by WILLIAM BABER, Jnr one of the Executors therein and proven by oath of Henry Walden and John Adams two subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Executor who made oath together with Mark Anthony his security entered into and acknowledge their bond in the sum of Six Hundred Dollars, conditioned according to law.  Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form. liberty being reserved the other Executor to join in the Probate when he shall think fit.  Teste: J. Steptoe. C.B.C. A copy-Teste: V.W. Nichols, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the Co. of Bedford, Virginia.  Will Book (C) Page 192.

Inventory of Personal Property was attached and valued at 152 pounds.

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