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DUGALL CAMPBELL'S WILL, FREDERICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA       
In the name of God Amen.  I Dugall Campbell of Frederick County and Colony of Virginia, being of sound memory, blessed be God, do this twenty third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say - Item(?) I give to my son Andrew Campbell two hundred and twenty five acres of Land, bounding upon Isaac Evans a deed I have for the same Land, marked M to hold to him my said son Andrew Campbell during his natural life, the said two hundred and twenty five acres of Land was laid off by William Riggs the surveyor out of the said deed recorded in book M the original 343 acres and after my said son Andrew Campbell's decease then to remain to the eldest son of him, Andrew Campbell, lawfully begotten during his natural life, and then to the Eldest son of him the said heir of Andrew Campbell during his natural life, and then to the Eldest son of such son, to have the said land during his natural life and then to remain from heir to heir in tail forever, but for default of such heir, then the said land is to the heirs of my body forever also I give to my son Andrew Campbell, ten shillings to be paid in six months after my decease.  I give my Daughter Francis Campbell fifty pounds to be paid by my son Robert Campbell, with her mare and saddle.  Also I give to my Daughter Mary Campbell fifty pounds to be paid by my son Robert Campbell with a horse and saddle, to the value of fifteen pounds to be paid out of my moveable Estate.
 Also I give to my son Robert Campbell three hundred acres of land where I now live, and one hundred and eighteen acres of land being the remaining part of that tract of land of three hundred and forty three acres recorded in Book M. of which my son Andrew Campbell has two hundred and twenty five acres during his natural life he my said son Robert Campbell, paying unto my Daughters Francis Campbell and my Daughter Mary Campbell, fifty pounds each as aforesaid to be paid when she comes to the age of twenty one years and if not paid then he is to pay interest till the hundred pounds is paid, the whole four hundred and eighteen acres of land to be my said son Robert Campbell during his natural life and after his decease then to the eldest son of him Robert Campbell during his natural life and then remain from heir to heir in forever.  But if my son Robert Campbell should die without heir then the said 418 acres of land to be divided between my two Daughters Francis and Mary Campbell during their natural lives and after their decease to their heirs an then from heir to heir in tail forever.  Also I leave my apprentice James Long to my said son Robert Campbell.     
Also I give to my dear and loving wife the third of all land before given to my two sons Andrew and Robert Campbell during her life and a third part of all my moveable Estate after my funeral expenses just and legacies is paid.  And for the remains of my personal estate I leave to be equally divided between my son Robert Campbell, my daughter Francis Campbell and my daughter Mary Campbell.  
And I make and ordain my wife executrix of this my will in trust, for the intents and purposes in this my will contained and I make my loving Friends William Burns and Wm. Campbell overseers of this my will to take ease and see the same performed according to my true intent and meaning.  In witness whereof I the said Dugall Campbell have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.        Signed sealed and delivered        
in the presence of us   
Dugall Campbell    
James Grayham         
Andrew Bowman          
Jonathan Edwards
                      
At a court held for Berkeley County the 19th  day of May 1771 This last will and testament of Dugall Campbell dec'd was exhibited to the Court by Francis Campbell and was proved by the oath of James Grayham and Jonathan Edwards and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said Francis certificate is granted her for obtaining a probate thereof in due form she having sworn to the same and given hand and security according to law.         Teste.             Will Drew, Clk.
[Submitted by Jo Chavers]


Capt. Jeremiah Smith
(famous Indian fighter and pioneer of the Back Creek Valley.
"Capt. Jeremiah Smith, raised a party of twenty brave men, marched to meet this savage foe, and fell in with them at the head of Capon River, when a fierce and bloody battle was fought. Smith killed the captain with his own hand ; five other Indians have fallen, and a number wounded, they gave way and fled. Smith lost two of his men. On searching the body of the Frenchman, he was found in possession of his commission and written instructions to meet another party of about fifty Indians at Fort Frederick, to attack the Fort, destroy it, and blow up the magazine." (From "A History of the Valley of Virginia" 1902)
Will Recorded Sept 2?, 1787
Frederick Co, VA
Heirs: Wife, Ann
Children: Samuel, Meremiah, Andrew, Geo Jonathan, Thomas, Abigail, Rachel and "my other children" (not named)
Executor: Ann (refused to serve)
Thos., said to be in Ross County, Ohio in 1811
[Source: Originally transcribed in "The Echoer Monthly"]


Samuel Smith of Back Creek, Frederick Co., Va
Heirs: no wife or children given
Brothers: Andrew, George, Jonathan
Sisters: Sarah Hiett, wife of Evan Hiett; Elizabeth Davis, Ann Gossett, Hannah McBride, Abigail, wife of Thomas Marple and Rachel Willism
children of brother, Jeremiah II, deceased: Elizabeth Bowman; Joseph; Sarah; Thomas; Mary; Samuel and Ann Smith
Relationship not given: Sampson Smith Frum, Elizabeth Frum, Mary Frum, Delilah Frum
signed Samuel Smith
Executors: Andrew and George Smith, brothers
Witnesses: John Rogers, George Dawson and Joseph Gordon
Will written Aug. 20, 1803
Will probated Sept 29, 1803(?) at a Superior Court held for the District.
Settlement of Samuel's estate by executor Dr. Geo. Smith, Nov. 1, 1803 and December 1804, Will Book, superior Court No. 2, pages 248-250
[Source: Originally transcribed in "The Echoer Monthly"]




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