James Ramsbottom

Submitted by Michael Johnson

Will of James Ramsbottom

In the name of God Amen, I James Ransbottom of the County of Madison and State of Virginia, being weak in body, but of sound mind, memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to Wit -

First - it is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duely paid and satisfied, as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Second - I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Elisabeth Ransbottom, one third of all my property, booth real and personal by her paying all the above named debts and funeral expenses out of her thirds.

Third - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Ransbottom all the remainder of my property both real and personal during her natural life. It is my will that the remaining two thirds of my land be rented out to the highest bidder by my Exors for the support of may daughter Sarah, and the remaining two thirds of my personal property to be sold by my Exors at the highest bidder, and it is my will that my Exors keep this money in their hads or loan it at Interest. In Case my daughter Sarah should need or a part of this money, I request my Exors to give it to her along as necessity required.

It is my wishes that my daughter Sarah should live with her sister Jemima Nicholson. In case my daughter Sarah should longer that her sister Jemima Nicholson, then my Exors to see that she is placed in the hands of some person to be taken care of.

It is my will that at the decease of my daughter Sarah, the remaining two thirds of my land be sold by my Exors with the money equally divided among my children that is now living, to wit - my son Simeon Ransbottom and my daughters Jemima Nicholson, Elizabeth Jenkins & Emma Jenkins, but in case of the deather of either of my above named children before the time arrives for a division, then their share or portion of my estate to be divided among their heirs.

Lastly - I hereby appoint my trusty friends Dennis Corbin and Lewis Jenkins Executors of this my last will and testament; and quardians to my daughter Sarah during her natural life.

In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal, this 28th day of April 1847

James Ransbottom

Signed sealed published & declared by the said James Ransbottom to be his testament and last, in the presence of

Wesly Weakly




Madison County, Virginia