Fleming, Alexander Will 1847
Source: The William Fleming Family, A Genealogy, by Francis Marion Brand
Probated in November of 1847
Witnessed by Thomas F. Conaway and William C. Haymond
Alexander died 14 Oct 1847
“I, Alexander Fleming, of the County of Marion and state of Virginia, do hereby make and declare this to be my last will and testament, revoking all other wills heretofore made by me.
First: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Fleming, to hold and enjoy during her natural life all of my estate, both personal and real.
Second: After the death of my said wife I give and bequeath my real estate, being the land upon which I now reside, to my son Henry Fleming, William B. Fleming, and my daughter Ann, the wife of John S. Fleming, to them and their heirs forever, to be equally divided between them.
Thirdly: I give and bequeath, after the death of my said wife, all of my personal estate that may remain to be equally divided between my children: James Fleming, Ann the wife of John S. Fleming; William B. Fleming; Zadoc Fleming; Henry Fleming; Joab Fleming; and Andrew, to them and their heirs forever.
Fourthly: I give to my grandchildren, being the children of Richard Patterson by my daughter Rachel, the sum of one hundred and eighty dollars to be paid to them after the death of my wife, should she survive me, and if not, to be paid to them in six months after my death, by my said son Henry Fleming, William B. Fleming and Ann Fleming, the wife of John S. Fleming. I also give to my grandchildren, being the children of John Conaway by my daughter Sarah, the like sum of one hundred and eighty dollars to be paid to them as abovementioned by my sons Henry Fleming, William B. Fleming, and Ann Fleming, the wife of John S. Fleming, to whom I have willed my real estate, which said real estate is hereby made liable for the payment of the two legacies abovementioned to my grandchildren.
Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son James Fleming to be my executor.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 17th day of August, 1847.
Alexander Fleming (seal)”