Will of Paul V
6 July 1877
Chancery Loose papers
Clerk of Circuit
Paul V Adams of Charlotte County
Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and ordain this my
last will and testament as follows.
1st - I direct all my just debts be paid.
- I give and bequeath to my sister Ann E
Pugh wife of A C Pugh the sum of
two thousand Dollars with full power to dispose of the same as she pleases and
to be forever free from the debts or liabilities of her present husband or any
husband she may hereafter take.
3rd - I give and bequeath to my niece Anna P Goode the sum of one thousand
Dollars to do as she pleases with, and to be forever free from the debts and
liabilities of her husband or any husband she may hereafter marry.
- wish my Executors hereafter named to sell all my real and
personal Estate and
will and bequeath all the rest of my property real and personal including the
money arising from my real and personal Estate to be equally divided between
them, to any brothers Jno. L Adams and R
D Adams to them and their heirs forever.
- I do nominate and appoint R D Adams
Executor of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke all other wills
heretofore made by one and I deserve the Court to require the security of my
said Executor. And I do require my said
executor in the settlement or management of my estate to be governed by the
advice of my friend H A Carrington,
to whom I desire my said Executor to pay half of his legal commissions, for the
Counsel he may give him in all matters of difficulty, in the winding up of may
said Estate and I further direct my said Executor, should it become necessary to
employ a Lawyer to attend to my Estate to engage the services of my friend W W Henry.
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 6th
day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy
in our presence as
at the request of
Testator, we two being present
Paul V Adams
at the time of his
Frank O Thornton
F N Carrington
Charlotte County Court Dec. term 1877.
last will and testament of Paul V Adams
dec’d was this day produced in Court by R
D Adams the Executor therein named and the same was proved by oaths of F N
Carrington and F O Thornton the
two subscribing witnesses there to and ordered to be seconded and on the motion
of said R D Adams who took the oath
of Office and entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of thirty
thousand dollars without security the will directing that no security should be
required conditioned for the dec’d and faithful discharge of the duties of his
said office an trust a certificate is granted the said A D Adams for obtaining a Probate of the said will in due forms.
J C Carrington DC
J C Carrington DC
Items 5 and 6 was not found in the Will.
It is believed they are part of Item 4.