Will of Peter Gideon of Loudoun Co Va


Last Will and Testament
Peter Gideon

In the name of God, Amen.  I Peter Gideon of the County of Loudoun and 

State of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory and having

now nearly reached my eighty-fifth year and being aware of the uncertainty 

of life do make the following my last will and testament, that is to

say:  I give to my wife Catherine one third of my farm , or the profits

of my farm during her life; I also give to my said wife one half of my

household and kitchen furniture to be chosen by her at the appraisement

price.  I also give her two cows and five hogs to be chosen by her.

At the death of my wife, I desire my Executors hereinafter named to sell

my farm at public sale to the highest and I should be glad if my son 

William would purchase it if he thinks himself able to become the 

purchaser.  I give to Mahlon Morris, my  son-in-law the sum of four-hundred

dollars which is to be deducted  the sum of eighty dollars which he 

owes me.  I also give my daughter Elizabeth Gore four hundred dollars

from which is to be deducted the some of ninety four which her husband 

Mark Gore owes me.   I also give to each of my daughters, Mary Evans 

and Sarah Blue four hundred dollars.  I desire my Executors to put the

money I design for Elizabeth Gore at interest during the life of her 

husband, and at his death be paid to his widow, if living, or to her 

heirs, the interest to be paid annually.  I give Mark Gore five dollars

after the payment and just debts and funeral expenses.  I desire the 

proceeds of the sales of my personal and real estate to be equally

divided between my sons William, George and Henry.  I charge my son 

George with the sum of four hundred and eighty dollars, and as George

owes William one hundred and fifty dollars I wish George to be charged 

with his latter sum making together six hundred and thirty dollars which

debt I require William to reburse, as I hereby give to him William the 

sum of six hundred and thirty before any division is made between my

three sons.  I have advanced to Henry and I wish him to be charged

with the sum of six hundred and twenty dollars but upon all the 

advances which I have made to my children I desire no interest to be

charged nor upon the debts due to me by Mahlon Morris and Mark Gore, 

which I regard as advances to them, do I wish any interest to be

charged.  I wish it to to be distinctly understood that my son William 

is to be allowed interest from the date of this my last will and 

testament upon the aforesaid sum of seven hundred and thirty dollars 

as he has received nothing in possession as yet from me.  I give to 

James Blackburn the sum of fifty dollars out of my personal estate to

be paid to him (when) he arrives at twenty one years of age, I wish my

Executor to have him bound out to a trade.

I wish my coloured girl Rosannah to be free at the death of my wife if

she outlives me to have a bed, the one she occupies.  I appoint my son

William and Mahlon Morris my Executors--witness my hand this 30 Nov 1835.


                                Peter X Gideon


   Jas. McIlhany

   Wm. Clendening

   Edward Follin


At the Court held for Loudoun County March 11 1844.  This writing purporting

to be the last will and testament of Peter Gideon dec'd and was this 

day presented to the Court and being proved by the oaths of Jas. McIlhaney

and Wm. Clendening two of the subscribing with pen thereto and ordered

to be recorded.  And on the motion of Mahlon Morris one of the Executors,

therein and who made oath as such and together with James McIlhaney 

and Wm. Clendening his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond 

in penalty of seven thousand dollars, conditions as the law directs-

certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Will Book 2 B's Folio 6

                                   Test; Chas. Eskridge, Clk

                                   A Copy Test: E.O. Russell, C.C.


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