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Lunenburg Co., Virginia Will Abstracts
1746 - 1825

Transcribed from the originals by Landon C. Bell.

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        The book is 84 pages, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, NOT indexed, and available for $13.98 plus $3.99 shipping & handling charge (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered).  The 555 testator's names are listed alphabetically.

        This book contains abstracts of all the wills recorded in Lunenburg County Deed Book 3; from 1746 to 1825.  In most all instances, the names of wives and children are recorded, as well as other relations such as grandchildren and sons-in-law in some cases.  Executors and witnesses are also listed.

Below are sample listings:

6. Allen, Turner 9-16-1799; 4-10-1800; W.B. 5/12-14.
  Mentions: Wife: Sally Allen (dau. of Francis Neblett)
            Sons: John Allen, James Allen, Sterling Allen,
                  William Allen (m. Sallie Andrews)
            Daughters: Lucy Allen, Nancy Williams, Elizabeth Allen,
                       Patsey Allen
  Executor: John Niblett (brother-in-law)
  Witnesses: Thomas Adams, Martha (her X mark) Jarrott, Sterling Neblett.
13. Andrews, Peter 1-8-1810; 4-12-1810; W.B. 7/4-5
  Mentions: Wife: Lucy Andrews
            Son: Drury Andrews
            Daughters: Nancy Massey, Amey Gill, Winifred Evans,
                       Milley Andrews, Lucy Evans
            Grandsons: Peter Massey, Thomas Massey
            Granddaughters: Elizabeth Evans, Polly Massey, Lucy Massey,
                            Nancy Massey
            Son-in-law: Thomas Massey
  Executors: Philip Gill and Alexander Andrews
  Witnesses: Reuben Gee, Lawry Andrews, Abraham Andrews.
39. Blackwell, Robert 2-29-1787; 10-8-1789; W.B. 3/349
  Mentions: Wife: Elizabeth Blackwell
            Sons: Robert Blackwell, John Blackwell, Thomas Blackwell,
                  Joel Blackwell, Chapman Neal Blackwell*
            Daughters: Christian [sic] Blackwell, Elizabeth Blackwell,
                       Anne Blackwell
  Executors: Elizabeth Blackwell (wife), Robert Blackwell (son)
  Witnesses: William (his X mark) Ramsey, Mary (her X mark) Ramsey
  *Note: Chapman Neal Blackwell was the father of Nancy Jeffress Blackwell
   ----  who married, 9-20-1832, William Arvin. Chapman Neal Blackwell
         moved to Henderson, Ky. (Todd Co.) in 1832, died there. Three sons
         moved there with him: Paul, Branch, James.

Transcriber's Note: Bell is correct regarding the marriage of Nancy
                    Jeffress Blackwell to William Arvin. However, Chapman
                    Neal Blackwell remained in Lunenburg County through
                    1840, as evidenced by his enumeration in the census of
                    that year. During the 1840's, he removed to Henderson
                    County, Ky. rather than Todd Co, and was enumerated
                    in Henderson Co. in the 1850 census. His daughter Nancy
                    and his son-in-law, William Arvin, lived for a few
                    years in Henderson Co., Ky., returning to Lunenburg by
                    September, 1851, suggesting that Chapman Neal Blackwell
                    had died in Henderon Co. Ky. prior to then. Chapman's
                    wife, Prudence Russell Jeffress, remained in Henderson
                    County, being enumerated there in 1860 as a member of
                    the family of her son Paul.

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