Last Will and Testament of Joseph Wyatt

In the name of Almighty God amen I Joseph Wyatt of the County of Charlotte
and the State of Virginia being of sound mind and perfect memory do make and
ordain this to be my last will and testament.
Imprimis I do give and bequeath unto my three dear and beloved nephews towit
Peyton Wyatt William Wyatt and Joseph Wyatt all my estate both real and per-
sonal to them and their heirs forever equally to be divided between them.
Secondly I hereby appoint my beloved nephew Peyton Wyatt Executor of this my
last will and testament and request that no security shall be required
of him for the performance of the trust hereby reposed in him and I do here-
by revoke and annul all wills heretofore made by me.In testimony
whereof  I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 26th day of
January 1837-                                                                                      Joseph Wyatt
Witness                                                                                   (Turn to the next page)
John P.Brown
Claiborne Barksdale jr.
Wyatt Cardwell
December 2nd 1842 – I revoke the part of my will which gives one third of my
estate to my nephew Joseph Wyatt and will that said part be equally divi-
ded between my two nephews Peyton Wyatt & William Wyatt. I hereby will
that my servant woman Nancy now the wife of John Syms shall be free after
my death.                                                                                            Jos Wyatt
Test  John P.Brown
Marcus I.McGlason
December 17th 1842 – I will that my servant Peyton the son of Nancy Syms
be free after my death and I bequeath to him all of that portion of my
land lying between the roads leading to Gaines Mill & Reads Mill.
Test                                                                                                     J Wyatt
John P.Brown
Robert J.Bouldin
At a Circuit Superior Court of law and chancery held for the County of Charlotte
at the court house tuesday the 6th day of June 1843 –
The foregoing writing purporting the last will and testament of Joseph
Wyatt decd  bearing date the 26th day of January 1837, and the codicil annexed
bearing the  date of the 2d day of December 1842 and also the codicil annexed bearing
the 17th day of December 1842, were produced in Court by William Wyatt
a devisee under the said will in order to be proved and Sion B.Spencer
and Catherine Gardon appeared in Court by their attorney and opposed the
proof of the said will and codicils and it is ordered that the same be
contested on friday next.
At another day to wit at a Circuit Superior Court of law and chancery
continued and held for the same County Saturday the 10th day of June 1843,
The will and codicils aforesaid were again produced in Court, and thereupon
on the motion of Sion B.Spencer and Catherine Garden and it appearing
that they were improvidently made parties to this motion and by consent of
William Wyatt who offered the said will and codicils, The Court doth order
that they be no longer considered parties to this motion, and that they
shall not be barred by entering their appearance in this cause
in manner aforesaid, from their right to contest the will and codicils by bill
in equity and thereupon the said the will was duly proved by the oath of John
P.Brown and Claiborne Barksdale two of the subscribing witnesses to the
same and the first mentioned codicil was also duly proved by the oath
of John P.Brown and Marcus I.McGlason the two subscribing witnesses
thereto and the second named codicil was also duly proved by the oath
of John P.Brown and Robert I.Bouldin the two subscribing witnesses thereto
and it is ordered that the said will and codicils be recorded and for
reasons appearing to the Court and because the Executor named in the
said will has not attended here to qualify as such and on the motion of
Richard I.Gaines who made oath and together with John Marshall and
William Wyatt his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in
the penalty of fifty thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs, he
is appointed Curator to collect and preserve the goods and chattels of the
said Joseph Wyatt decd.until the executor in the will shall appear and
qualify or until the further order of the Court.
                                                                                    Teste Winslow Robinson C.


 (Tables formatted for clarity)

 A list of the personal property of the Estate of Col.Joseph Wyatt

1 Bureau12.501 Waggon Saddle.25
1 dressing glass.501 Lot of old chairs .25
1 Wash Stand.50 1 Lot of earthen ware3.00
1 Mantle Clock15.00 11 Table Silver Spoons10.00
1 Secretary & Book case12.50 9 Tea Spoons3.00
1 Pine Slab or side Table.501 Castor .25
1 Cherry curtain bedstead5.00 1 Lot Glassware1.00
1 Set walnut tables15.00 2 Brass candle sticks & snuffers.50
1 Set mahogany card tables1.00 2 Hair Trunks.50
2 Walnut card tables1.002 Carboys 1.00
1 Side board Mahogany10.00 5 Stone jugs1.00
1 Walnut Cubboard5.00 2 Tin wash pans.25
2 Mantle Glases5.0010 Butter pots 2.00
1 Cronological map.251 Stone churn .75
1 Map of U N States1.007 waiters 1.50
6 Split Bottom chairs1.00 1 Willow Basket for Clothes.50
8 Rush Bottom chairs1.34 1 Fruit Basket & Mat.25
2 Arm chairs.502 Bratana Tea pots .25
1 Settee.252 Tin coffee pots.50
3 Pine bed stead.758 Knives & 8 forks.75
5 beds & furniture60.001 Lot Books 10.00
1 Liquor case1.003 Spinning wheels .75
1 Mahogany curtain bedstead7.50 6 cards1.00
3 carpets3.003 ovens.75
1 Mans saddle & Bridle1.00 2 pots & Hooks2.00
1 pole & one can.25 1 Negro man Blacksmith Parker750.00
1 Tea kettle & stew pan.50 1 Negro woman Eliza & child clem375.00
1 Flax wheel.25 1 Negro woman Amy 30 or 40 years200.00
1 sifter.251 Negro man Frank 70 years 5.00
1 pr.Sad Irons.25 1 Negro man Armistead 60 do75.00
1 Flax Hackle1.50 1 Negro woman Aaggy 50 -50.00
1 clock Real.25 1 Negro man Davy 50 -225.00
1 coffee mill.50 1 Negro man Billy 60 -100.00
1 churn.101 Negro man Peach 50 - 250.00
1 Loom1.001 Negro man Carrol 40 - 200.00
2 pot Racks1.00 1 Negro man Billy 30 -450.00.
2 whip saws3.00 1 Negro man Joe 26 -475.00
6 Scythes & cradles6.00 1 Negro man John James 15 -350.00
2 2 horse cast D ploughs1.50 1 Negro man Duke 36 -350.00
3 1 horse cast D ploughs1.50 1 Negro woman Grace 30 -150.00
2 shovel ploughs1.00 1 Negro woman Clary 37 -200.00
4 coulter ploughs1.00 1 Negro woman Patience & child 28300.00
2 5 tooth harrows2.00 1 Negro woman Sukey 34 -300.00
1 large drag2.00 1 Negro woman Venice 27 -300.00
7 sets plow Gears3.50 1 Negro woman Betty 50 -125.00
4 Swingle trees1.00 1 Negro woman Nan & child 30 -300.00
6 clevis & pins1.00 1 Negro girl Sally Ann 16 -350.00
2 Strech chains1.00 1 Negro girl Mary Ann 14 -300.00
7 Grub hoes1.25. 1 Negro girl Betsy Ann 12 -250.00
16 Hilling hoes2.00 1 Negro boy Peter 8 -250.00
1 4 Horse wagon20.00 1 Negro girl Cely 7 -150.00
1 Ox cart5.001 Negro girl Charity 3 - 125.00
2 Lock chains2.00 1 Negro boy Robert 2 -100.00
1 crop cut Saw2.00 1 Negro boy Rop 7 -125.00
3 yoke oxen & yokes36.00 1 Negro boy Newton 5 -150.00
24 head cattle48.00 1 Negro girl Lucy 9 -175.00
39 head sheep39.00 1 Negro boy Joe Jr. 4 -150.00
31 head hogs15.00 1 Negro girl Deley 2 -100.00
1 hand saw.75 1 Negro boy Armistead 8 -175.00
1 Draw knife.251 Negro girl Copy 6 -125.00
2 Augers.25 1 Negro girl Elizabeth 4 -100.00
1 chisel.10 1 Negro girl Martha Ann 7 -200.00
Hammer.251 Negro boy Cook 5 - 150.00
Set Coopers Tools1.00 1 Negro boy William 3 -100.00
8 pole Axes4.00 1 Negro boy John 10 -300.00
1 Broad ax.251 Negro boy Parker 8 - 200.00
13 Head horses195.00 1 Negro boy Henry 4 -125.00
1 pr.Sheep Shears.25 1 Negro girl Sally 6 -125.00
5 Stacks blade Fodder35.00 1 Negro boy Anderson 5 -125.00
1 Stack oats5.001 Lot Flax25.00
20 Barrels Corn 3.5070.00 1 Fan Mill & cutting knife6.00
270 lbs.Bacon 10 cents27.00 1 Buggy & Harness100.00

                                                            brot over


1 pr hind wheels to wagon1.00
1 Jin Steel yards1.00
9 Sack bags1.50
1 Brass Kettle2.00
1 Crow Bar.50
10 Window curtains2.00
12 Blankets12.00
4 pr.Sheats2.00
4 Conter pins10.00
9 Daiper & Thread Towels1.50
4 Table cloths1.00
4 Glass blades1.00
1 Iron wedge.25
Crop Tobacco300.00
Parcel cloth2.00

June 13th.1843 – Agreeable to an order of the Circuit Superior Court of law & chancery
for the County of Charlotte bearing date of 10th.June 1843 and to us directed we have
appraised in current money the Slaves and personal Estate of Col.Joseph Wyatt agreeable
to the foregoing list – Given under our hands the day & year above written –
                                                                                                Charles Hutcheson
                                                                                                Elisha E.Hundley
                                                                                                     Geo J.Roberts
At a Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery held for the County of Charlotte 7 November
1843 – The foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Joseph Wyatt decd
was this day returned into Court and ordered to be recorded –
                                                                                               Teste Winslow Robinson C



Account of Sales made by Richard J.Gaines  
                                             
Admr  of Joseph Wyatt decd the 16th.day of November 1843 

James MorrisonDr  
 To 1 Still & worm3.85 
  1 Cow (with star)6.5010.35
John SimsDr   
 To 2 Jugs & 1 Butter pot.25 
  2 Demijohns.50 
  1 Loom & 1 Slay4.25 
  Wagon & harness25.00 
  2 pair cards.18 
  1 5 Tooth Harrow1.55 
  3 Dagon ploughs1.00 
  1 Red & white cow8.75 
  1 dark red Cow5.00 
  1 Durham Cow & calf9.00 
  1 pale Red Cow4.00 
  1 white back Cow10.00 
(carried up)
John SimsDr.(cont)  
 To 5 Sheep 1.206.00 
  Blue Streak Colt1.00 
  1 Cutting knife2.10 
  1 Stack fodder4.25 
  1 Stack oats 1st.choice9.00 
  1 Ton & bran1.55 
  10 bbls corn @2.3023.00 
  1 Scythe & cradle1.10 
  1 ditto ditto.25 
  1 ditto ditto.40 
  2 Top Stacks @1.202.40 
  1 Bag Seed Cotton @3cents lb1.08 
  1 Lot Tallow @10cents lb2.40 
  3 Butter pots @25.75124.76
John MorrisettDr   
 To 1 Coffee Mill.25 
  10 bbs Corn @2.3023.0023.25
Richard TaylorDr  
 To 1 Hand Saw.50 
  3 butter pots1.50 
  4 weeding hoes 2 Ghoes & coulter2.50 
  4.50$162.86
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(amt carried over)   
(2nd.page)   
 To Amount brought over4.50162.86
Richard TaylorDr  
 To 1 plough2.50 
  1 Log chain1.25  
  1 Axe1.55 
  1 Table.60 
  1 pot omitted (nothing) 10.40
John W.GurhtreyDr  
 To1 Churn & bucket1.401.40
Robert B.SpencerDr  
 To1 pot rack.50 
  1 Flax wheel1.10 
  1 Spinning wheel1.55 
  2 Ovens1.25 
  1 Pot Kettle & Biscuit.40 
  1 Waffle Iron.35 
  5 Sheep @1.608.0014.15
William BouldinDr  
 To 1 Lot Gear1.00 
  1 Hackle1.752.75
Charles HutchesonDr  
 To 4 Weeding hoes.70 
  1 Iron tooth drag5.55 
  1 Scythe & cradle 1.607.85
(carried over)   
(brot over)   
Peter PatrickDr  
 To 4 Weeding hoes.60 
  1 Slay.501.10
Beverly WalkerDr  
 To 3 Grub hoes.75.75
George W.GarnettDr  
 To Single trees & coulters.55.55
A.WingoDr  
 To 1 whip Saw.13 
  1 Grind Stone1.50 
  1 Large Bull5.25 
  1 Yoke Red and white oxen31.00 
  Off for one half belonging to Trent 15.5015.5022.38
 Amount carried over  224.19
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(3rd.page)   
 To amount brot over224.19  
Peyton RiceDr  
 To 1 pr.Steel yards2.00 
  1 Log chain1.35 
  1 Frow & foot ads.603.95
Thomas C.MorganDr  
 To 1 Clock Reel.80 
  1 Oven Skillet etc1.101.90
Capt.J.MarshallDr  
 To 1 Ox cart & body21.75 
  2 Shovel ploughs & coulter1.50 
  1 Red cow8.00 
  1 Stack straw2.00 
  10 Sheep (Ewes 2nd.choice) @1.6016.00 
  9 do @1.2010.8060.05
R.I.GainesDr  
 To 1 Iron pot1.05 
  1 cross cut Saw2.05 
  3 pr.cards.50 
  1 Brindle cow8.00 
  5 Hogs (1st.choice) @3.7518.75 
  7 Hogs (2nd. do) @2.5017.50 
  1 brown Mare91.00 
  1 Rowton Filly18.00 
  1 Stack fodder4.05 
  3 do do (3rd.ch) @2.256.75 
  3 do Oats (5 ch) @8.0024.00 
  2 Scythe blades.25 
  2 Stacks fodder (old) @3.056.10 
  1 bag picked cotton @12cents pr.lb2.10 
  1 Lot Flax @26cents2.08 
  1 Lot short corn 10 bbls @1.3013.00215.18
(carried up)    
(brot over)   
Thomas H.SmithDr  
 To 1 Brass kettle1.751.75
John GarnettDr  
 To Stew pan, butter pot & 1/2 Bushl measure1.05 
  1 Dagon plough1.00 
  1 Lot Spun Low (nothing) 2.05
(4 page)
 To Amount brot over 509.07
  
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   509.07
E.E.HundleyDr  
 To 1 whip Saw1.70 
  1 drawing knife.30 
  1 5 Tooth Harrow1.25 
  1 Red Heifer (Sawed Horns)6.75 
  1 Red Bull2.25 
  1 white back calf1.35 
  1 Scythe & cradle1.30 
  1 do do1.55 
  3 Cast points .6517.10
Hezekiah JacksonDr  
 To 2 Axe3.00 
  1 No horn cow5.258.75
Robert D.MooreDr  
 To 1 Small Bull3.05 
  1 Red Cow9.75 
  2 Stacks Oats (4th.Choice) @8.0516.10 
  10 bbls corn @2.2522.50 
  10 do @2.2522.5073.90
Thomas T.MitchellDr   
 To 1 white back bull5.255.25
Thomas F.HamnerDr  
 To 1 yoke pale Red oxen18.2518.25
John H.ThomasDr  
 To 1 yoke large Red oxen28.0028.00
Peyton SimsDr  
 To 5 Sheep (1st.choice ewes) @1.608.00 
  1 Pot rack & pot1.309.30
Dr.J.P.BrownDr  
 To 1 Sow (with pigs)2.15 
  1 do do2.30 
  1 large red Sow3.50 
  Straw & chaff in barn8.00 
  1 Top Stack & Shucks 1/27.50 
  10 bbls corn @2.2522.5045.95
   715.07
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(5 page)   
 To amount brot over 715.07
Dr.Joel WatkinsDr  
 To balance of shoats 9 @ 1.2010.8010.80
(carried over)   
(brot over)   
Charles RiceDr  
 To 1 Sorrel Horse (blind)12.2512.25
Col.Peyton WyattDr  
 To 1 black Horse36.00 
  1 Trustee Filly50.0086.00
Fayette SimsDr  
 To 1 Brown Filly20.0020.00
Alfred WilbonDr  
 To 1 Stack Straw3.403.40
A.A.DavidsonDr  
 To 1 Wheat Fan6.55 
  Fodder in barn 3 ? pr.100 – 1720 bbs6.8813.43
E.H.CheathamDr  
 To 2 Stacks Fodder (1st.ch) @4.008.00 
  2 do do (2nd.ch) @3.256.5014.50
Isaac ReadDr  
 To 1 Lot Shucks in barn19.15 
  1/2 Top Stack & Shucks7.5026.65
D.P.PerkinsDr  
 To 3 Stacks oats (2nd.choice) 8.0024.00 
  3 ditto (3rd.choice) 8.0024.0048.00
George I.RobertsDr  
 To 10 bbs corn @2.2522.50 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00 
  10 ditto @2.3023.00229.50
   1179.60
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(6 page)   
 (amount brot forward) 1179.60 
William WyattDr  
 One horse and buggy carried away before the sale  
  valued at115.00 
 10 1/2 barls corn gathered after the sale24.15139.15
T.S.WyattDr  
 5 Horses at appraised value95.0095.00
   1413.75
 By error in addition 1st.page  4.50
   1409.25


                                                                        R.I.Gaines Ads.of Joseph Wyatt decd    
In the Clerks Office of the Circuit Superior Court of law and chancery of the County of
Charlotte.the 2d  day of January 1844 – The foregoing account for sales made by Richard I.
Gaines administrator with the will annexed of Joseph Wyatt decd  was this day filed in this office 
by the said Richard I.Gaines, and admitted to record.– Teste Winslow Robinson C.

Estate of Joseph Wyatt In account with Richard I.Gaines curator
and administrator with the will annexed.

1843    
Nov10To Cash paid Dr Saunders his a/c5.00 
 11" ditto paid Samuel F. Moses for surveying land12.00 
 20" ditto paid P. Wyatt for corn bought from his man Carroll  
  & sold at sale4.35 
  " (unreadable)150.00 
  " cash paid Wm. Wyatt for services of his hands in gathering  
  crop of corn after they were delivered to him16.00 
Dec26" cash paid Charles Hutcheson6.25 
  " cash paid A.A. Wilson for a bucket.40 
Nov18" cash paid John Marshall36.50 
  " ditto paid J. & H.H. Marshall in part their fee in the will ???124.93 
  " ditto for their fee for applying for administration5.00 
1843    
Sep1By cash of J. & H.H. Marshall collected of Jones Allen, Halifax 150.00
  " cash of Wm. ? Johnson, constable 6.56
  Balance 203.87
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   360.43360.43
1843  ============
Dec31To balance due R. I. Gaines ?? date203.87 
 27Administration account  
  " cash paid Thomas H. Smith his account7.13 
1844    
Jan15" ditto paid D. Brown his account128.19 
 20" ditto paid Thomas H. Smith for ??tchin?? omitted3.00 



 

In compliance with an order of the Circuit Superior Court of  law and
chancery for the County  of Charlotte dated the 18th day of April 1845
the undersigned commissioner being first sworn proceeded to state & settle
account of Richard I. Gaines admr & cr of Joseph Wyatt decd and
find it supported by proper vouchers leaving a balance due to the
Estate on the 5th day of August 1845 of  $59.50 as per account
above filed & proven under my hand this 18th day of September 1845.
Commissioners fee of 3????                                       John Morton Comr
In Charlotte Circuit Superior Court of law and chancery September
18th 1845 this account current of  Richard I. Gaines admr of
Joseph Wyatt decd  reported by the commissioner appointed to settle &
adjust the same was this day returned into court and ordered
to lie one term for exceptions. In Charlotte Circuit Superior Court of
law & chancery April 17th 1846. This account having lain one term
and no exceptions being filed to it is ordered to be recorded.
                                                                 Teste Winslow Robinson C.C.