Will of Andrew Young Sr
Augusta Co VA 1855, Will Bk #37 p358
I Andrew Young Senr of Augusta County and State of Virginia do make this my last will and testament in the manner following to wit: I direct my Executor as soon after my decease as possible to pay all just debts and funeral expences out of the first moneys that shall come into his hands from any portion of my Estate. My will is that my son Andrew Young should have my land lying between his tract and Jonathan Sander’s, by his paying twenty two dollars per acre, in six annual payments, the first payment to be made twelve months after my decease and at my decease I leave him in full possession of sd tract with its appertenances to the only use and behalf of the said Andrew Young, his Heirs and assigns forever. 1st, I direct my Executor to pay my grand daughter Rebecca Windle now Rebecca Fidler, seventy five dollars, as soon as there is that much due from the sale of the sd land. 2nd, I direct my Executor to pay my grand son Robert H. Windle eighty dollars out of the proceeds of sd land. 3rd, I direct that my grandson James W. Windle be paid the next eighty dollars that comes due for sd land. 4th, I also direct that my grand daughter Margaret Windle be paid the next eighty dollars that comes due for sd land. 5th, I direct that my grand daughter Mary Windle be paid the next eighty dollars that comes due for sd land. 6th, I also direct that my grand son Andrew Y. Windle dec'd that his three children be paid one hundred dollars in equal shares viz. thirty three and one third dollars each one. I now direct that the balance of the money left from the sale of the sd land be equally divided among my five sons and their shares paid according to age beginning with the oldest son Robert Young and so on leaving off at son Andrew Young. I have a warrant now in my hands for forty acres of land for my services in the war of Eighteen hundred and twelve, no 14139. And if any mores should come to me of Real Estate, before my decease, I desire that it be equally divided among my five sons, after my decease, according to their age, 1st payment to son Robert Young, 2nd son Issac G. Young, 3rd son Wm. K. Young, 4th son James A. Young, 5th to son Andrew Young. Taking into account the specific legacies herein bequeathed, as well as all advance heretofore and hereafter made. And lastly I appoint and constitute my son Andrew Young my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, utterly revoking and disannuling of all wills and testaments heretofore made by me or any former writings heretofore done by me. I do constitute this and no other, to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 26th day of Feby 1855.
Attest William G. Bniffey
N.B. My personal property will not justify a public sale. My will is that it be divided among my sons. Withe the privilege of son Andrew to keep my rifle gun and what appertains to it if he wishes to keep it.
A. Y. Sr. This wrote before signed.
I do not believe these Youngs connect to mine, and have no other information on these families.
Will of WILLIAM YOUNG
Written Augusta Co VA 17 Sep 1858, Will Bk #37 p358
I William S. Young of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia now in feeble health but of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and testatment in manner and form as follows to wit: 1st, It is my desire that my Executor herein after named shall as soon after my death as seems best to him sell all of my estate both real and personal on such terms as he may think best, hereby conferring on him full power and authority to convey the real estate, and the proceeds of my estate distributed in the following manner: I give to my brother Andrew Young one hundred dollars to be first paid out of my estate after my debts and funeral expenses, my reason for giving my brother so small a legacy is that he like myself has no children and his situation and circumstances do not require it. I give to my brother Robert one thousand dollars to be paid next to my brother Andrew's legacy. I give to the children of my deceased sister Mary Kich five hundred dollars to be equally divided between them giving to grand child or grand children the portion that would fall to the parent if living. I give to the children of my deceased sister Margaret Young, who married Wm. A. Young, twelve hundred dollars to be equally divided between them. I give to the children of my deceased brother Elisha Young two thousand dollars to be equally divided between, I give to the children of my deceased sister Jane Cunningham two thousand dollars to be equally divided between them, to grand child or grand children living at my death the portion that would go to the parents if living. I give to my Executor herinafter named one hundred dollars to be by him paid to the trustees of Tinkling Spring congregation and by them loaned out at interest. Ten dollars to be by them collected at the end of each year for the support of the pastor of said congregation until the whole is exhausted. I give to my nephew David S. Young of Staunton three hundred dollars to be used by him according to his discretion in the education of such of his children as remain uneducated at my death. If my estate shall not prove sufficient to pay all fo the foregoing legacies they must be paid salably except the Legacies given to my brothers Andrew and Robert. If there should be a surplus over and above the payment of the foregoing legacies I direct it to be paid to the children of my deceased sister Margaret Young to the extent of five hundred dollars, the residue over and above that to be paid to each of foregoing legatees saleably. I give to my Executor my Books to be by him distributed among my relations giving my family bible to my nephew John E. Young son of Wm. Young, the life of Christ, to my niece Agnes B. Young, to her also my silver spoons. I desire my Executor to place over my grave a suitable monument or head and foot stones as my seem to him suitable. I nominate and appoint my friend and nephew David S. Young executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all former wills by me made in testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of September 1858.
Wm. S. Young
Acknowledged in our presence who at the request of the testator witness the same
As with the first will, I do not believe there is any connection here to my families.
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