Friday, February 25, 2011

Friend of Friends Friday - Estate of David Beatie

The following Will was abstracted from the Washington County VA Will Book No. 5 1820-1827 [Film No. JR 3072], by Jack Hockett and was published in the Appalachian Quarterly, June 2002, Volume 7 Number 2, page 73.

Pusuant to an order of the Country Court...the 20th of February 1821.[,] we the undernamed have proceeded to examine & adjust the administration Acct. exhibited by JOHN CLARK administrator to the estate of DAVID BEATIE decd. of which the following is a correct Statement, to wit, The total Amt. of the estate as appears stated in the appraisement Bill $3230.50. Contra...Paid to JOSEPH WILLIAM BYARS... to HENRY JONES...Paid taxes dure from the estate for the year 1813 $7.61. ... Paid an amt. due on the execution in favor of SMITH & TRIGG... property delivered to the Legatees...$97.00... To MARY BEATIE the widow three slaves named JOE, RACHEL & NELLY valued to $1025.00 $1122.00.
p. 7: ARMSTRONG BEATIE one negro boy named JOE junr. $340. To WILLIAM BEATIE one negro Girl named SARAH $350... livestock delivered to the legatees... Also farming Utensils to ARMSTRONG & DAVID BEATIE as specified... $87.50... household & kitchen furniture to MARY BEATIE...$2467.50. Amount of Slaves undivid'd also undevised in the Will of the deceased to wit one named BOB appraised to $330. One mulatto girl NANCY $150. One boy named CHARLES $150. One negro girl named DELILAH $120 - one boy named ANTHONY 60 dols. One negro child named ANN 50 dols. the whole amounting to the sum of $860.00 Out of which the 97 dollars due from the estate was paid & deducted $97.00. $763.00. After the deductions of the 97 dollars, 763 dols. remains to be divided equally amongst Six children & the widow making ai all seven shares, which division was made by the mutual consent of all interested as appears by the different vouchers produced by the administrators & each finally paid a.c.  Given under our hands this 5th day of March 1821. /s/ WILLIAM SNODGRASS; EDWARD HUTTON; JOHN PORTERFIELD. At a Court continued & held for Washington County the 23d. day of March 1821. This Settlement of the estate of DAVID BEATY deceased was returned to Court[,] examined and allowed and ordered to be recorded...



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