Hampshire County, West Virginia

Wills and Probate Records

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Books 1 through 20.
1770's to Civil War period when State of West Virginia was Formed.
Aside from Augusta County, most of the early Viriginia territory became W. Va.

[These wills were abstracted by Clara McCormack Sage and Laura Sage Jones in 1939 and pub. in "The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly" , vol. XIV, Issue 63, Fall 1972]
Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by a relative of a Friend of Free Genealogy

ABERNATHY SR., John  - 12-29-1892; pr. 1-18-1830; wife Hannah; Children: William, John, Thomas, Robert, James, Eleanor, Marget, Martha, Hannah; Exec., Hannah Abernathy, wife; securities, Nat. Kuykendall, Wm. Abernathy; Witnesses, John Jenkins, George Tasker, Benj. Tasker.

ABERNATHY, Nancy - 10-4-1856; pr. 6-28-59. Sister, Harriet; Exec., Harriet; Witnesses, William Donaldson, David Gibson.

ABERNATHY, Samuel - 4-24-1835; pr. 3-23-1840; unnamed wife; children, Samuel, William (land adj. Springfield, he is the son of "this wife"), John, James, Elizabeth Patterson, Eleanor Chisler, Susan Lee. Exec., Wm. Abernathy; Sec.: Wm. Abernathy and John Brady.

ABERNATHY, William - 3-1-1854; pr. 1-22-1855; unnamed wife; no children; sisters, Harriet, Nancy and others, dec'd. Exec. Charles S. Taylor who dies with David Gibson appointed; George W. Washington, Sec.; Wit; Jacob Daley, James Abernathy

ADAMS, Catherine, of Frankfort, Va. - 3-16-1807; pr. 4-20-1807. 3 ch., Jacob (has all land), Catherine (hus. Dennis Daniels), Rache; Exec., Dennis Daniels; Wit., Frederick Sheets, John Hollinback, Michael Sheets.

ADAMS, Lydia - 8-5-1831; pr. 12-22-1834. 2 ch., William (in suit against mother; land in Frederick Co. adj. Isaac & Thos. Adams), Rachel (hus. Jacob Adams), John Adams, son of Wm. (who is suing); Exec Jacob Adams, son-in-law; Sec., Jacob Stackslager, Washington Adams. Wit., Thos. Ruse, Isac Beal, A. King.

ADAMS, William - 7-10-1828; pr. 8-18-1828. Wife Eleanor, son, George, "other children who may be living"; Exec., John Millason; William Vance, John Martin, Sec.; Wit., C. Heiskell, Ann Day, Sarenah McDonald, John Martin, William Henderson, George Short.

AIKMAN, John - 9-11-1802; pr. 4-14-1806; wife, Mary; 1 child; wife to get 100 a. John Howman improved; son, Adam, 200 a. (son Adam Boyd Eakman). Exec. Wife. Wit: Benj. Foreman, John Bodine, Cornelius Powelson.

ALEXANDER, James - 8-11-1786; pr. 511-1773. wife Sarah; dau., unnamed, wife of Thomas Littler; Martha Nash, rel. not shown; sisters, Jane Laurener, Elizabeth Laurener; 2 sons of bro. William, unnamed; Exec: Thos. Littler and Henry Fry; Wit: Wm. & Elis Hughes, Richard Mynatt.

ALLEN, James - 1-28-1857; wife, Catherine; children not named; "3 youngest boys to have a good education as elder children." Exec., Angus McDonald, Jr. David Gibson, Wm. A. Vance, Sec.; Wit: John Johnson & William D. Rees.

ALLEN, Robert - 2-8-1816; pr. 3-18-1816; wife Isabele; children, Samuel, Wm., Ivey; also other children not named. Exec. Samuel Alan; Adam Haire, Sec.; Adam Haire, Daniel McCabe, Sec.



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