Source: Will of Samuel Fuqua

Charlotte County, Virginia
Will Book: 1, page 425a

Submitted By:  Brady Fitts

 I Samuel Fuqua of Charlotte County being of prefect health mind & memory thanks be given unto God.  Therefore calling unto mind mortality of my body knowing its appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, touching such of my worldly estate wherein it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give, demise, & dispose of the same in the following manner and form – First I give and bequeath to my dearest beloved wife Hannah Fuqua the following Slaves - Nell, Harry, and Old Jude, for her life time and after her decease said Slaves are to be sold, and the money divided equally amongst the whole of my children.  Also I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Anne Fuqua the following Slaves Nig – Charles, Nell, Sam, Liddy and Rachael to be hers & her heirs forever.  Also I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Tabitha Fuqua, Kelep, Winny, Cane, Luce, and Jude daughter of Old Jude to be hers and her heirs forever.  Also I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Catherine Fuqua the following Slaves to wit John, Will, Nance, Tan, & Old Jim to be hers & her heirs forever.  Also I give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Hanty Fuqua, Jim, Sony, Jenny, Abram, & Mill, to be hers &her heirs forever.  Also I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Francis Fuqua the following Slaves to wit Obey, Doll, Mary, Isaac, & Squire to be hers & her heirs forever.  Also I give and bequeath to my beloved son Samuel Fuqua the following Slaves viz, Tom, Cate, Morris, Ben and Old Sam.  Together with a Tract of Land bounded as follows viz, beginning at Staunton River at the mouth of Wolf Trap and continues to the head of Wolf Trap, at Joseph Fuqua’s line, Continues Coles Ferry Road, to Seth Wards Road and down Seth Wards Road until it joins Nellie’s Line, Nellie’s line continued to the edge of the low ground upon Staunton and from thence a direct line to the river.  The residue of my land to be sold on eighteen months, Credits and the money to be deposited in the hands of my executor and to be divided equally between my daughters, Anne, Tabitha, Catherine, Hanty, and Francis Fuqua.  The residue of my estate, consisting of house hold goods, Debts and movable affects to be sold in eighteen months.  Credit to be divided equally amongst my Daughters as above mentioned.  The whole of the money received for such property to bear interest and as equal proportion to be paid unto each of my Daughters, Anne, Tabitha, Catherine, Hanty, & Francis Fuqua to be theirs and their heirs forever, to be paid them, by my executor which --- hereafter will be appointed on the day of their marriage or as soon as they become the age of twenty one years old.  I do make constitute and ordain my beloved wife Hannah Fuqua, Thomas Mackey, Joel Watkins, William Morton and Joseph Morton to be my Executors.  In Witness to this my last will and Testament. Do hereby set my hand and seal this 21st day of August Ana Dom Seventeen hundred eighty nine.

Sealed and signed in presents of W. Hubard                         Samuel Fuqua L. S.

Thomas Mackey, Cornilious Coyle                            


At a Court held for Charlotte County the 4th day of January 1790.

The last will & Testament of Samuel Fuqua dec.d was presented in Court by Thomas Mackey one of the Executors there on named and the same was proved by the oath of William Hubard, and at a Court held for the said County the First day of February Following the same was further proved by the oath Cornilious Coyle and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of said Thomas Mackey who made oath according to Law, Certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said will in (class form???) he giving Security whereupon he with William Hubard, Richard M. Booker, John Fuqua & Joseph Fuqua his Securities entered into and acknowledged their bond for that purpose, Reserving liberty to the other Executors to join in the probate there of when they shall think fit.

                        Truly Recorded                                   Teste Thomas Read Clerk