The Will of William McComb
Augusta County, Virginia, Will Book 51, p. 384
Probated 28 August 1886
(transcribed by Sharon K. Barrett, 17 March 2015)
I, William McComb of the County of Augusta in the State of Virginia being old and well stricken in years, and not knowing what a day may bring forth do make and order this my last will and testament in manner and form as hereinafter set forth, to wit:
Item 1st. I direct that my funeral expenses and all of my just debts shall be paid.
Item 2. I direct that my wife, Sarah E. McComb shall have as her own in full during her natural life the tract of land known as the Rutledge tract containing 100 ½ acres and designated on plat as No. 2, in a survey made by M. R. Coalter in April 1878, and after her death said tract shall be sold at public sale to the highest bidder by my executors and the proceeds thereof shall be equally divided between all of my children or their heirs. I do also give or bequeath to my wife one Horse, three Milk Cows, my buggy and carriage, household and kitchen furniture. I also desire that my wife continue to live at my old home where I now reside with my son James. I also wish my daughter Sarah Frances to live there as long as she remains unmarried. I also direct that if the proceeds of said tract is not sufficient to support my wife that my children shall make up the deficiency equally between them. All of my personal property which I do not dispose of I wish to be sold by my executors in 12 months time with good endorsers, if not paid when due interest to be paid from date of sale, and the proceeds thereof to be equally divided between my daughter Susan Webb and Emma C. Farrow as a part of their legacy which will be more fully set forth hereafter.
Item 3d. To my son Moses A. McComb I have already deeded a tract of 116 A 3 R 28 P known in said survey as No. 5. I also give or bequeath to him a small tract of wood land, containing 7 A, 2 R 16 P. adjoining the last mentioned tract & No. 6 with the express understanding that he is to pay to his sister Elizabeth Witt the sum of Seven Hundred Dollars in one year after my death. I have already given her property valued by me at one thosand dollars as I wish to give each of my daughters two thousand each, this leaves a deficiency of $300.00 which will be hereafter provided for.
Item 4th. I give or bequeath to my son James H. McComb my home tract of land on which I now reside, designated on Plat as No. 1, containing 204 ½ acres with the express understanding that he is to pay to his sister Sarah Frances one thousand dollars, in one year after my death. I also give to him Two of my best Horses such as he may select, also one Waggon, Two Plows, 2 Harrows, 2 Cultivators, 2 set of harness. In making this bequest, I give my son James credit for the sum of Two thousand Dollars due him for past services, not paid.
Item 5. I give or bequeath to my son William R. McComb my Christian Creek tract of land known on Plat as No. 3 containing 124 A. 2 R 30 P., with the express understanding that he is to pay to his sister Sarah Frances the sum of one thousand Dollars in one year after my death.
Item 6th. To my sons James H. and William R. McComb I give or bequeath my Mill tract of land. Known in said survey as Plat No. 4 containing 207 ½ acres to be held jointly and equal shares with the express understanding that they are to pay equally a sum sufficient to make the shares of the said Susan Webb & Emma C. Farrow the sum of one thousand Dollars should the proceeds of the personal property not be sufficient to pay to them the $1000.00 to be paid in one year after my death. They are also to pay to the said Susan Webb and Emma C. Farrow the sum of one thousand Dollars each to make them equal to the shares of my other daughters. They are to pay Elizabeth Witt the sum of Three hundred Dollars making her the sum of $2000.00 as aforesaid, which I wish to be paid in four equal annual payments. I wish James to have a right of way through the land of William R. to the mill tract. I have some property in the state of Kansas which I wish my Executors to sell when they think best, the proceeds of which I wish to be equally divided between my children. Any money that I have or may have I wish to be equally divided between all of my children. I do hereby constitute, appoint and order my sons Moses A. and William R. McComb my Executors.
Given under my hand and seal this 2nd day of May in the year 1881.
William McComb (seal)
Signed by us and witnessed at the
request of the Testator and in his
presence & in the presence of each other.
In Augusta County Court August 28th 1886
This last will and testament of William McComb decd was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of George W. Koiner and Matthew R. Colter, the subscribing witnesses, hereto and ordered to be recorded. The estimated value of Estate real and personal passing under said will being $17,190, it is ordered that the state tax of (?) cents be paid therefore and on motion further time is allowed Moses A. McComb and William R. McComb the Executors therein named to qualify here after.
William A. Purcell, Clk