Will of REUBEN HALL of Pittsylvania County,VA
Date of Record: May 16, 1853 Will book: W - Volume: 2 - Page: 154

In the name of God Amen, I Reuben Hall of the county of Pittsylvania and the state of Virginia being only in tolerable health, but of sound mind and disposing memory and knowing that I have to die I therefore wish to dispose of what little property it has pleased the Almighty God to bless me with in the following manner Vez. I wish my executor here after named in this will to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses out of my estate, and the balance of my property dispose of in the following manner.

First - I will and bequeath unto my beloved son James Hall the horse & bed I have heretofore given him, also I wish him to receive one one-fourth part of the amount that my stock of hogs &sheep which is in full his part of my estate.

Second - I will and bequeath unto my beloved son William Hall the horse and the other property that I have heretofore given to him, also I wish my executor heretofore named to pay to my son William out of my estate the sum of twenty dollars which will be in full his share of my estate.

Third - I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Robertson Hall the horse and every species of property that I have heretofore given him which will be in full of his share of my estate.

Fourth - I will and bequeath unto my son Reuben Hall the horse & cow I have heretofore given him, also I give him one good bed or I wish my executor to pay my son Reuben the amount of the bed in money, also I wish my son Reuben to have his fourth part of all the stock of sheep & hogs which will be in full his share of my estate.

Fifth - I will and bequeath unto my son Daniel Hall the horse I have heretofore given him, also one bed or the amount in money that the bed may be worth, also one fourth part of my cattle, sheep& hogs which will be in full his share of my estate.

Sixth - I will and bequeath unto my beloved son Joseph Hall the horse I have heretofore given him, also I will him a good bed or the amount in money the bed may be worth, also one fourth part of all stock of cattle, sheep and hogs that I may die seized off which will be in full his share of my estate.

Seventh - I will and bequeath unto the children of my deceased daughter Elizabeth Dickson one sixth part of the lands that I may die seized of, said land is not to be sold unless all the parties interested in the lands as willed away by me shall be willing to a sale.

Eighth - I will and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Dickson the cow & other property I have heretofore given - also I wish my daughter Mary to be furnished with a good bed, or money in lieu of the bed which will be in full her part of my estate.

Ninth - I will and bequeath unto the children of my daughter Mary Dickson that she has now or may hereafter have, one sixth part of all the lands, I may die seized of, not to be sold by them unless all the parties that the land is willed to may be willing to a sale.

Tenth - I will and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah or to the heirs of her body one negro girl by the name of Milly Jane - also one sixth part of all the lands I may die seized of, together with all and every species of
property that I have heretofore given her.

Eleventh - I will and bequeath unto my daughter Winifred P. or to the heirs of her body, one negro girl by the name of Sarah Elizabeth, also one sixth part of all the lands that I may die seized of, together with all and every species of property that I have heretofore given her.

Twelfth - I will and bequeath unto my daughter Martha E. or to the heirs of her body one negro woman by the name of Lucinda- should said negro woman have any more increase I wish for my daughter Sally, Winifred P., Martha E. & Delphia G. to share equally in the value of said increase if any. I also will to my daughter Martha E. one sixth part of all the lands that I may die seized of, together with all and every species of property heretofore given her.

Thirteenth - I will and bequeath to my daughter Delphia G. or to the heirs of her body one negro girl named Martha Ann, also one sixth part of all lands that I may die seized of, together with every species of property
heretofore given her.

14th - I will & bequeath unto my daughters Sarah, Winifred P., Martha E. & Delphia G. a full support out of my crops that I may have either growing in the field or gathered so as my daughters may have a plenty to support on, also I will to my 4 daughters one good horse to be held by them jointly.

15th - The balance of my estate not herein disposed of I wish to be sold and the money equally divided between my four sons namely, James, Reuben, Daniel & Joseph.

16th - I wish for my four daughters namely Sarah, Winifred P., Martha E. & Delphia G. to live together and enjoy the benefit of every thing I have willed them and the land to remain just as it is unless all the parties that I have willed the land to are willing to a sale of the lands & should either of the negroes die that is willed, to my daughters before named, my will is that the one that looses her negro by death, the other daughters shall make her equal in the negro property.

Lastly - I nominate and appoint my son James Hall executor to this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 4 day of September 1851.

Reuben Hall
(SEAL)
Witnesses
Griffith Dickenson
Thomas C. Smith
Martha S. Smith

Codicil: In the twelfth Item, named in the forgoing Will, my will and wish is that the increase of a negro woman named in said Item vez: Lucinda to stop to allot when my daughters named in said Item to Wit - Sally, Winifred P. & Delphia G. or either of them marries or separates and gets apart. My will is that after that time my daughter Martha E. shall have all the increase of said negro woman named Lucinda that she may have after said separation - as witness my hand & seal this 31st day of July1852.

Reuben Hall
(SEAL)
Test:
Griffith Dickenson
Thomas C. Smith
Martha S. Smith

As a County Council held for the county of Pittsylvania on the 15th day of May 1853. The foregoing last Will and Testament of Reuben Hall died and codicil thereto attached were presented in court in order to be proved and the said will was proved by Griffith Dickerson and Thomas C. Smith two subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded and for reasons appearing to the court, the motion as to the proof of the said codicil was continued till the next term - And at another day to wit. at a County Court held for the said County on the 20th day of June 1853 the foregoing codicil was proved by Thomas C. Smith and Martha S. Smith two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and in the motion of Thomas C. Smith who made oath and wish, Philip Thomas & Doctor A. Herndon his securities entered into and acknowledged a bond to Law certificate was granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the
Estate of Reuben Hall decd with his will annexed in due form.
Testes L. Scruggs Clerk