the name of God Amen, I Joseph Collins of the county of Spotsylvania being sick and weak, but of sound and perfect mind and memory and calling to
mind the uncertainty of this transitory life do make this my last will and
Testament in manner ?? form following, first I commend my soul to Almighty
God and my body to the earth to be decently buried, and as to what worldly
estate it hat please God to bless me with I give and bequeath in the
following manner: It is my will, that my just Debts and funeral expenses
to first paid. I give unto my Grad Daughter, Amy Collins, one cow and calf
and the sum of five pounds current money, to be paid unto her when she
arrives at the age of twenty one years or on the Day of her marriage.
I lend unto my beloved wife Susana Collins my whole estate of Teal and ??
for and during the term of her widowhood, and after her marriage or death.
It is my will and desire that my executor hereafter named do sell my whole
estate both real and per?? At public auction, and I do hereby give that
money arriving by the sale of my land to be equally divided between my
four sons James Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins and Lewis Collins
and out of the money arriving by the sale of my Negroes and other estate I
give the sum of ten pounds current money to each of my daughters, ann
Wisdom, Mary Brockman, Susanna Golson, Tabitha Gatewood, Drucilla Cook and
Catey Glass and if any thing remans after such ?? are paid, I give the
same to be equally divided between my children, John Collins, James
Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins, Lewis Collins, Ann Wisdom, Mary
Brockman, Susanna Gholson, Tabitha Gatewood, Druicilla Cook, Catey Glass.
I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint my sons John Collins, James
Collins, William Collins, Thomas Collins and Lewis Collins Executors of
this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me
heretofore made and declaring this to be my last will and Testament, in
testimony whereof of ?? unto ?? my hand and seal this 27th day of August,