of Robert Davis
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Formerly of Amherst
Will of Robert
Davis of Georgia
Adams County (Natchez)
Book __, Pages
237 - 239
September 5, 1771
In the name of God, Amen, I ROBERT DAVIS of the Province of Georgia, being
very sick and weak of body but of perfect memory thanks to be given to
me, calling unto the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed
for all once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament
that at is to say; principally and first of all I give and commend my soul
unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my body I recommend to
be buried with a decent christian burial at the discretion of my Executors,
nothing same in the following manner and form.
First; I give and
bequeath to my well beloved son LEWIS DAVIS two negro slaves, Bowling and
Phobe, with a feather bed and its furniture.
Secondly; I give
and bequeath unto my well beloved son LANDON DAVIS, two negro slaves, Sam
and Sarah, with a feather bed and its' furniture.
Thirdly; I give and bequeath
unto my well beloved son HUGH DAVIS, three negro slaves, Roger, Joe, and
Cochena, with a feather bed and its' furniture.
Fourthly; I give
and bequeath unto my well beloved wife GRACE DAVIS, one negro girl, Hannah,
forever, with a feather bed and furniture.
Fifthly; I lend unto
my well beloved Grace Davis, four negro Negro slaves with their increase,
named as follows; Charles, Peg, Harry and Ivy, during her widowhood, and
out of the income of the four negroes, Charles, Peg, Harry, and Ivy, to
maintain, clothe, school, and bring up my son HUGH DAVIS till he comes
to the age of twenty years. If the said Grace Davis should marry or die,
then the said four negroes, Charles, Peg, Harry, and Ivy, with their increase
shall be equally divided between LEWIS DAVIS, LANDON DAVIS, and HUGH DAVIS
share and share alike; and if either of my three sons, LEWIS, LANDON,
and HUGH shall die before the said four slaves with their increase are
divided among the survivors that shall be then living.
Sixthly; I give unto
my well beloved son NATHANIEL DAVIS, twenty Shillings lawful money of Great
Britain, likewise I give unto my well beloved son ISOM DAVIS, twenty Shillings
lawful money of Great Britain, also I give unto my well beloved son ROBERT
DAVIS, twenty Shillings lawful money of Great Britain, I also give to my
beloved daughter OBEDIAH FLOYD twenty Shillings lawful money of Great Britain,
I also give to my beloved daughter SARAH ---RKS twenty Shillings
lawful money of Great Britain, I also give to my beloved daughter ELIZABETH
SEXTON twenty Shillings lawful money of Great Britain
Seventhly, I give and
bequeath unto my three sons LEWIS, LANDON, and HUGH all the remaining part
of my estate real and personal to be equally divided among them share and
share alike when the youngest child reaches the age of twenty one years.
Lastly, I do hereby constitute,
nominate, and appoint my two sons LEWIS DAVIS and LANDON DAVIS and the
survivors unto these Executors and Executor of this my last Will and Testament,
to pay all my lawful debts and to will out all legacy or legacies as is
above mentioned in this my last Will and Testament. In Natchez whereof
I have set my hand and seal the fifth day of September in the year of our
Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy One.
In perfect senses in as
ROBERT DAVIS (SEAL)
Robert Davis was from
Amherst County, VA. and had a land dispute with Nicholas Davis and left
Amherst, County, VA. This line is directly related to Powhaten.