Jacob: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 1 of 2)
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brother James P Vass' four living children all my interest in the lands belonging to the estate of my fathers, lying in Halifax County Virginia near Coles ferry called Oak Grove to be equally divided between them and the lawful heirs of their body forever but should either of the children die without a lawful heir as is in this Item named my desire is that it go to the surviving children of my brother James P Vass and the lawful heirs of their bodies forever. Item 5th I give and bequeath unto my Sister Apphia Ewings two children my interest in the Burch Creek tract land which may be coming to me in consequence of the death of my Sister Ann to them and the lawful heirs of their bodyes forever but should either one of them die without a lawful heir of their body my desire is that it go to the surviving brother or sister if both of them should die without such an heir as is named in this Item my wish and desire is that the legacy that is bequeathem to them be put out at interest and my Sister Apphia to draw the said Interest during her life and after her decease to be equally divided between the children of my Sister Elizabeth Shappard and the Children of brother James P Vass to them and the lawful heirs of their bodys forever Item 6th I give and bequeath unto my Sister Apphia's two Children all my interest in the Danville Lots beloning to the estate of my fathers upon the same terms as named in Item 5th Item 7th I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary E Carter one Small walnut desk half dozen Silver Silver Table Spoons & half dozen Silver tea Spoons also to her Sister Emily B Shappard & to their Sister Martha T Shappard a feather bed and furniture to each them two to them and the Lawful heirs of their bodys.