- Born: Abt 1758
- Marriage (1): Mary Dyson on 27 Jun 1782 in Fauquier Co., VA
- Died: 23 Sep 1835, Fauquier Co., VA
John Barbee's Will:
In the name of God, Amen, I John Barbee of the County of Fauquier and state of Virginia, being now far advanced in life but enjoying more health of body than is usual for persons of my age to enjoy, and being of sound mind and perfect memory Knowing that I must shortly go to another state of existence do make and ordain this my last will and testament in ________ and form following. I give and bequeath unto my sons Nimrod A. and James M. each a bed and furniture and a cow and calf special legacies, and I also give and bequeath to my son James M. and unto his heirs forever one negro Girl named Caroline and her increase as a special legacy.
Item, I do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary, all my estate both real and personal, for and during the time of her natural life, and at her death to be disposed of as follows. I have loaned to my daughters Grant & Hitch, and a negro Girl, which said negroes the husbands of my two daughters have for some years had in possession and the said negroes have become the mothers of children whose said children are now in the possession of John Grant and Burgess Hitch, immediately after my decease these negroes shall be valued and appraised, and may be retained by my said children untill the death of my wife, and at her death the amount of the value of such appraisement of the said ______and children shall be deducted from the proportions of my said two daughters, and if in the general division, it shall be found that the value of the said negroes shall exceed the proportion of my other children, then my said sons in law, Hitch and Grant shall refund to the rest of my children.
I give and bequeath to my son Turner, one horse to be of the value of sixty dollars.
Item, at the death of my wife, it is my wish and desire that all my estate both real and personal shall be equally divided between all my children, or their children.
Item, it is my wish and desire that my daughter Anna Singleton and her children should enjoy what they shall receive in the divission of my estate, and I do therefore give and bequeath to her and to her children one tenth of the value of my estate, (the number of my children being ten) to be held and owned by them, but from their proportion the sum of two hundred and fifty one dollars is to be deducted, which sum I paid for Minor Singleton. in making this bequest to my daughter Anna and her children in my will and intention is to prevent what they shall receive from my estate from being liable for any any debts or contracts, which have been or shall be made by Minor Siongleton the husband of my said daughter Anna. And lastly I constitute and appoint my three sons Joseph A. Turner D. and James M. Barbee Executors to this my last will and testament, and I do hereby utterlly revoke, disallow and disannul all former bequests, wills, and legacies by me heretofore in any wise left or made, declaiming, satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this the second day of March, one thousand, eight hundred and thirty two. The words "and her children"
John Barbee Sen. interlined before signing Nathan Corder Harrison Fletcher
At a Court held for Fauquier County on the 23rd day of Nov. 1835.
This last will and testament of John Barbee deceased, was proved by the oaths of Nathan Corder and Harrison Fletcher subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Joseph A. Barbee and James M. Barbee the executors therein named, who made oath thereto and together with John Grant, Andrew Barbee, Garner B. Hitch, Nathan Corder, Harrison Fletcher and Corbin B. Page their securities entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of twenty thousand dollars, conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted the said Joseph A. Barbee and James M. Barbee for obtaining a probate of said will in due form the securities having justified.
teste A. J. Marshall (Will Book 14, page 139; Fauquier County, Virginia)
John married Mary Dyson on 27 Jun 1782 in Fauquier Co., VA. (Mary Dyson was born about 1763 and died on 09 Nov 1845 in Fauquier Co., VA.)