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Appraisal, Monroe County, 1810

Estate of Mrs. Sarah Clark, Decd
Inventory and Appraisal
26 May 1810

“a negro woman named Jean and her daughter 6 months old” – $383.33
“a girl about ten years old named Lucy” – $200
“a boy about eight years old named Madison” – $216.66 2/3
“1 do [boy] about six years old named Theophlias” – $180
“1 do [boy] about four years old named Str[i?]lar” – $150

1 bay mare six years old
1 Iron tooth harrow
1 log chain
1 pair steelyards
9 sheep
3 potts
10c [-in?] without a lid
3 pair pot hooks
Turning tools
1 Flax wheel
1 Broad ax
1 Crook
1 Handsaw
1 pair [Lad?] Irons
1 Hackle
1 Looking Glass
[Crowes ins have ??]
Crooked drawing knife
Shoe hammer and pinchers
1 pint glass
5 pewter plates
1 [check?] reel
1 Coffee mill
Bedstead Bed & Furniture
2 Boxes
1 Ladies Saddle
1 Bedstead Bed & Furniture
1 Bedstead & Cord
1 Hone
1 set Razors & case
a parcel of books
1 Callender
4 plates and sheers
1 Table
1 Loom and guide wheel
2 old stays
1 2 year old Colt
1 Heifer
1 bridel Cow and Calf
1 black and white Cow and Calf
1 yearlin Steer
1 Cutting Box and knife
1 Riffle gun
5 chairs
12 geese
1 pair dog irons
1 Broad ax & trough
1 Hoe

Total value of estate: $1,389.03 2/3

Submitted by: Isaac Estill, William Vass, Tod Stergeon
At Monroe June Court, 1810

Source: Will Book 1, 1799 – 1817:177, Monroe County, Virginia, microfilm reel 67, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

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Appraisal, Greenbrier County, 1795

Estate of Alexander Clark
Appraised by Isaac Estill, Saml Clark, and Nimrod Tacket
Returned to Greenbrier, Virginia Court April 1795

Twenty head of sheep
One bay mare
One dark bay mare
One dark bay horse
One black horse
One bay horse
One sorrel horse
One bay mare
Nine head of grown cattle
Eight head of young cattle
Six calves
Eighteen hogs
One cuting knife steel and hay fork
Too spinning wheels one big wheel and chack reel
One pair of stilyards
One drawing knife too hand saws and brod ax
Five syths and hangings
One crosscut saw
Sundry kind of tools such as chisels, augers
Drawing knives and plains
One set of shoemaking tools
Double [tun?] nails
One flax hackle
Four set of reeds and weaving gears
Cotton cards one pair
Too saddles and bridles
Wooling yarn
One spaid one frow one dung fork and five bills
One rifle gun
Two set of plow irons one lock chain five hoes
One set of harrowteeth and too axes
One brass lock and too pairs of sheers
One looking glass
One potrack
Too pair of horse gears and too carring saddle
Three pots one skillet one flat and one frying pan
Sundry barrels and bags
One loom and tackin
One washing tub turnig lath thre sickles
One pair of kne and too stock buckles one lance
and one pair of horse [plumes and neasscoss?]
Sundry kinds of crockery ware
Puter and tin ware
Sundry kinds of coper ware
Twenty six gees
Sundry kind books knives and forks
Sundry kinds of wearing clothes
Sundry kinds of womans cloths
One chest and box
Four beds and furniture
Half a dozen of chairs and one s[???]t
Twenty nine head of hogs
One coverlid one blanket one set of spools
One ogger one bridle and one Iron wedge
One Bible one sermon book

Valuation: 235L 1S 5D

Source: Greenbrier County Virginia Will Book 1:93-94, Greenbrier County Commission, Lewisburg, WV.

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Will, Greenbrier County, 1794

In The Name of God, Amen, this twelth Day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, I Alexander Clark of Greenbrier County and State of Virginia now in the evening of my days but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God I therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, to make and order this my last will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I recommend my Soul to God who give it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such wourldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Imprimis it is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and satisfied

Item to my son James Clark one cow and calf one too year old and one year old heffer and four heeds of Sheep. Also Item to my sons William, Ralph, Alexander, John & Samuel Clark, I leave to Each one Shillin Starling. I also to my Daughters Rebekah and Martha I leave to each one Shilling Starling. I give and bequeath to Sarrah Clark my beloved wife the plantation where on I now live which she is to sell and dispose of how and when she thinks proper and also I give and bequeath to Sarrah Clark my bloved wife the disposal of al my Cash, my houshold Furniture and likeways my Stock and all my worldly Estate which she is also to dspose how and when she thinks proper, and also I constitute and appoint my deerly beloved wife and my son James to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament and I hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other Testament made before this whether gifts grants or legacies whatsoever, ratifying and confirming this same to be may last Will and Testament and declares the same before the under Evidences, and have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and Year above mentioned.

Test                                              Alexander Clark {seal}
Samuel Clark
Matthias Kisinger
Thomas Fulton

                                 Greenbrier October Court 1794
This last will and Testament of Alexander Clark Decd was presented in Court by Sarah Clark and James Clark the Executors therein named and the same was proved by the oath of Samuel Clark & Matthias Kisinger two of the Witnesses thereto & ordered to record & on the motion of the sd Executors who made oath according to Law. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form whereupon the sd Exrs with Samuel Clark & John Hutchison enter’d into Bond with Condition according to law.

Test John Stuart

Source: Greenbrier County Virginia Will Book 1:87, Greenbrier County Commission, Lewisburg, WV.

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