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Re: Did the Virginia Traylor's own slaves?
Posted by: Karen Simpson (ID *****6231) Date: February 10, 2009 at 04:24:46
In Reply to: Did the Virginia Traylor's own slaves? by SHAWNA TRAYLOR of 895

This is the will of Joseph Traylor. I had it in my own database. Hope it helps.

Thomas DUDLEY, Joseph TRAYLOR, & John (his +++ mark) TRAYLOR
3) 1762 Chesterfield Co., VA Titheables: Joseph Traylor, Jesse Traylor,
Ben, Ned, Pompy, Mariah, Aggery &, Sarah - 8 tithes
4) WFT v.5 #2807 has DOD 9 Oct 1777
5) Chesterfield Co. VA will bk. 3 p.228 LWT: Joseph TRAYLORwd. 10
Sep 1777 - In the name of God Amen. I, Joseph TRAYLOR of the Parish of
Dale in the County of Chesterfield, being in perfect health & memory, but
calling to mind the uncertainty of this life & that it is appointed for
all men once to dye do make & ordain this my last will & testament in the
manner & form following: Item my will is that my wife Elizabeth TRAYLOR
should have the use of two negroes Suckey & Ned during her life. Also I
give to my said wife twenty pounds currant money of this Commonwealth P.
(per?) year also I further give her the use of a horse and saddle during
her widowhood as also one third part of all the rest of my house hold
furniture kind to my said wife during her widowhood. Item I give to my
son Jesse TRAYLOR three negroes viz one negro woman named Murrier & her
child named Murrier as also one negroe woman named Amey which he hath now
in his possession to him & his heirs forever. Item I give to my daughter
Loremoth BEVIL one cow & calf to her & her heirs. Item I give to my
daughter Elizabeth JACKSON one negro girl named Frank now in her
possession also one cow & calf to her & her heirs forever. Item I give
to my grandson Archer BURTON one negro girl named Lucy when he shall
attain to the age of twenty one years & if my said grandson should dye
before he should come to the afd. age of twenty one years that then my
son Archer TRAYLOR should enjoy the said negro Lucy. I also further give
to my said grandson a bed & furniture, also twenty pounds currant money
of this Commonwealth in the same manner as I give the said negro girl
Lucy to him & his heirs for ever. Item I give my son Archer TRAYLOR all
my land in the County of Chesterfield as also the rest of my estate not
yet given away both negroes & other estate that I possess with what I
have lent to my said wife Elizabeth TRAYLOR; after her death I give the
same to my son Archer TRAYLOR to him & his heirs forever. Item my will
is that my estate not be appraised. Item I constitute & appoint my son
Archer TRAYLOR & my friend Thomas WORSHAM my sole executors of this my
last will & testament revoking all other wills by me made. In
Witness whereof I have set my hand & affixed my seal this tenth day of
September 1777. Signed: Joseph TRAYLOR {seal} in the
presence of Joseph ROYALL; Jno. ARCHER; Edward OSBORN, Junr.
6) inventory Chesterfield Co.VA will bk.3 p.381 by Jesse TRAYLOR, Josiah
FOWLER, William FOLWER, & Archer TRAYLOR
Joseph Traylor [A.1.4.1] (-1779) married Elizabeth Neal, daughter of Capt. Thomas Neal. Chesterfield County taxed Joseph Traylor on four tithables in 1747 and in 1756.
Joseph died in Chesterfield County (will dated 10 Sept. 1777 , recorded 4 June 1779 ). His wife in 1782 (will dated 22 April 1782 , recorded 7 Feb. 1783 ).


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