I, James ID. Nuckolls of Louisa County, Virginia being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following.

Item 1. I desire all my just debts to be paid and that this shall be come out of money in hand or debts due me so far as the same is practicable.

Item 2. I have given and conveyed by deed to my daughter Martha Nuckolls generally called PATSY NUCKOLLS the widow of EDMUND NUCKOLS a tract of land called Smithfield whicn is estimated to contain 200 acres more or less. I hereby ratify and confirm the said gift.

Item 3. I have given and conveyed by deed to my ELIZABETH

D. WATKINS a tract of land calledy West Point containing about 200 acres more or less. I hereby+atify and confirm the said gift. And I do hereby devise the tract of land called Smithfield to my daughter MARTHA NUCKOLLS her heirs and assigns forever and I do likewise devise to my daughter ELIZABETH ID. WATKINS the tract of land called West Point to have and to hold the said tract of land unto her the said ELZABETH ID. WATKINS her ‘ heirs and assigns forever free from the debts, contracts, liabilities and control of her husband JOHN J. WATKINS or of any future husband she may have.

Item 4. I give and devise to my grandson WILLIAM S. NUCKOLLS his heirs and assigns forever a tract or parcelof land in Louisa County going on the right hand side of the road running from MRS. MICHIES to the Old Mountain road estimated to contain about 100 acres thes ame more or less with the exception of the acres of the said tract to be cut off at one corner so as not to impair the shä~e or form of the residue - which 10 acres so cut off I give and devise to my grandson GEORGE N. NUCKOLLS and his heirs and assigns forever where the said ten acres shall be cut off I direct that the same be cut off at the corner adjoining the lands Os BICKERTON WINSTON

Item 5. the rest and residue of my estate of every description real and personal I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife MARTHA NUCKOLLS for and during her natural life - but subject to the payment of all my just debts. Should it become necessary to sell any of my land for the, pay~ent of my debts, I desire the tract upon which EDMUND NUCKOLS lives ~ to be sold for that purpose.

Item 6. I have not disposed and do not in this will propose to dispose of the remainder in the property given to my wife for her life in the 5th item. But if I fail to dispose of the same hereafter and should die intestate as to such remainder or any part of my estate I expressly will and declare that the children or descendants of my deceased son JOHN shall not have or share any part of my estate whatsoever, as I have given to my said son JOHN at least as much or more than I shall be able to give any o my other childrfen. Witness my hand and seal this 23d day of March 1869.


Signed and acknowledged in our presence we being present together at the same time and subscribing our names in presence of each other and of the testator.


IN LOUISA COUNTY COURT May 8, 1871 a paper writing dated 23d day of March 1869 purporting to be the last will and testament of JAMES D. NUCKOLLS deceased was this day produced in open court and found by the oaths of FRANK V. WINSTON and FREDERICK

A. PERKINS the two subscribing witnesses thereto and therefore by the court ordered to be recorded.

In Louisa County Court July 10, 1871 on the motion of JOHN HUNTER JR. who made ----according to law and together with JOHN HIJNTERT SR. his who certified in cash as to his sufficiency --

-- into and acknoledge a bond in the penalty of $0 as the ation with the will of JAMES D. NUCKOLLS ---- in due form which said bond is ordered to be______________


Louisa Co, Will Book _____ pg 436-537


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