Obadiah Smith


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Obadiah Smith
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Born: Bet 1670-1675    
     
Died: 1746 Henrico Co. VA    

FATHER

John Smith

MOTHER

 Hannah Dast

WIFE

Mary Cocke
b. Abt 1675
d. 1754

CHILDREN

1. William Smith

2. John Smith

3. Obadiah Smith

4. Jacob Smith

5. Luke Smith

6. Elizabeth Smith

7. Ann Smith

8. Mary Smith

 

The Will of Obadiah Smith courtesy of  Kevin Smith at   kevin@smithhome.net

"In the name of God, Amen. I Obadiah Smith of the County of Henrico being in perfect health & memory thank's be to God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body & knowing the appointed to all men once to die do make and ordian this my last will & testament. That is to say I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Decent & Christian manner at the Discretion of my executor nothing doubting but at y'r General Resurrection I shalt blessed the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such would by Estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give bequeath & Dispose of it in Manner & form following. IMPRIMIS. I give & bequeath unto my beloved son John Smith and his heirs Three Hundred Acres of Land be the same more or less begining on John Pleasants line on Miry Branch & up the branch to the Hundred Farm the same with in a hundred yards or thereabouts of John Cannons line and leaving that distance to Joseph Pleasants line & Hence to the place begun and likewise I give twenty acres of Meadowland lying and joyning to the Cattail branch & likewise I give to my said son John Smith a Water mill with two acres of land adjoyning one acre of each side the afore said Mill. Item. I give to my aforesaid son John Smith two Negro slaves called Raimer and Sarah to to him and his heirs. Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Obadiah Smith & his heirs three hundred acres of land more or less beginning on John Pleasants line on Miry branch & up the same to Jacob's path so up the same to Jacobs path so up the same on the South side of the white oak slash to the Brook Road & up the same road to the horse swamps & Down horse Swamp to John Sharps line & thence to the place begun. Item. I give unto my aforesaid son Obadiah Smith one Negro slave called Joe to him & his heirs. I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Jacob Smith & his heirs three hundred acres of land be the same more or less being the remainder of the head of land above the Brook Road lying and Binding as follows. Begining on John Cannons line on the Brook Road down the said line to Coll. Byrds line up the same to Johns Branch down the branch to John Prices line so to Thomas Williamsons line & along the same to Mr. Richardson line to the Road and down the Road to the place begun. Item. I give to my aforesaid son Jacob Smith two Negro slaves called Doll & Rachel to him & his heirs. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Ellis & her heirs forever one tract of land containing four hundred acres more or less being the uppermost part of a branch called Long & hungary. Item. I give unto my aforesaid Daughter Elizabeth Ellis two Negro slaves called Magen & Will a sucking child to her and her heirs. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Smith & her heirs forever one tract of land containing four hundred acres more or less being part of the aforesaid tract adjoyning to Rawlin Blackborne. Item. I give unto my aforesaid Daughter Mary Smith two Negro slaves called Peter and Jeremy to her & her heirs. Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving son Luke Smith to him & his heirs two Negro boy slaves called Valentine & Sampson. Item. I give & bequeath unto my loving Daughter Ann Smith one Negro slave Named Jane a sucking child to her & her heirs. Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving son William Smith and his heirs three hundred acres of land be the same more or less begining on horse Swamp on the Brook Road up the said road to Mr. Richardsons line thence to Mr Masseys line and thence to William Ferriss's line to horse Swamp & up the same the the place begun. Item. I give to my aforesd son William Smith & his heirs the land I bought of William Ferris being by Estimation forty acres be the same more or less. Item. I give and bequeath unto my afors'd Son William Smith and his heirs all the remainder of the afores'd tract of land and likewise the Plantation whereon I now live with all the appurtenances there unto belonging. Item. I give unto my aforesaid Son William Smith three Negro Slaves called Toby, Frank & her child called Denise to him and his heirs. Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary Smith five Negro Slaves called Mill, Jack, Judith, Jane and Sue during her natural life. Any increase from the aforesaid Negros my will further is that my afores'd wife shall have them intirely at her own disposall. My will further is that after the decease of my loving wife that my son Obadiah shall have Two Slaves Called Jack & Jane to him and his heirs. my Will further is that after the decease of my afores'd wife that my Son William shall have Mill and Judith to him & his heirs my Will further is that my Daughter Ann Smith shall have Sue after her decease to her and her heirs. Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary Smith One half of the black hoggs, cattle, sheep and horses & one half of the houses and one half of the land all being at her choice after divided & likewise one half of all the furniture & Movables in the Plantation ____ ____ intirely at her own Disposall my Will further is that my afores'd Wife Mary Smith shall pay Seven pounds ten Shillings out of what arises from the above part of Neck & ___ ___ to be ____ divided between my Seven Children Viz; John, Obadiah, Jacob, Luke, Elizabeth, Ann & Molly. Item. my Will further is that my son William Smith shall pay Seven pounds & ten Shillings for his brothers & sisters, Viz; John, Obadiah, Jacob, Luke, Eliz'th, Ann, Mary. my Will further is that my loving Son William Smith shall be whole and Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament October the Twenty sixth MDCCXLIV 1744 Signd, Seald & Delivered in presence of wit Nathaniel Vandewall, John Pleasants, James Allen -----Obadiah OS3(his mark) Smith (seal).

At a Court held for Henrico County the first Monday in June 1746 This Will was Presented upon Oath by William Smith the Ex'r therein Named and Proved by the Oath of the Witnesses therto and was Order'd to by Recorded. Test; Bowler Cocke ....June 1746.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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