The Will of

Mary Rhodes


Albemarle County, VA

Will Book 26, p. 247

In the name of God, Amen. I Mary Rhodes of Albemarle County & State of Virginia being in delicate bodily health, but in an usual state of mind, memory, judgment and understanding, do make this my last will and testament, in manner & form following, viz:

1st After my just debts shall have been paid, I will that all of my property and estate of every sort, kind and character, shall be equally divided between Willis M. White, Mary M. White, and Nancy D. White, subject to the following conditions.

2nd, I will and wish that all my estate shall be divided or not, at my death, as the distributees may chose, but be kept together for their mutual benefit as long as they live together, an be under the management of Willis M. White for their collective use or support.

3rd, I will that if either one, or all, shall separate from each other, then & at such time, he, she or they may take his, her, or their proportion of my estate and dispose of it, as he, she, or they choose. And also each one (named above) is hereby authorized to will his or her proportion at his or her death.

Lastly, I constitute and appoint Willis M. White (named above) Executor to this my last will & testament.

Given under my hand & seal this 30th day of January 1850.

Mary X Rhodes (seal)

Signed, sealed & acknowledged

in the presence of

E. J. Thompson

B.B. Thompson

James E. Chapman

In Albemarle County Court October 7 1861

The last will and testament of Mary Rhodes deceased, was partly proved by the oath of E. J. Thompson and continued for further proof.

And in the same Court on the 4th November 1861

The last will and testament of Mary Rhodes dec'd was fully proved by the oath of B. B. Thompson and ordered to be recorded.

Teste: Ira Garrett, C.C.