BUFORD, John
of
Culpeper County, Virginia

Please refer to page 36 of my new Buford Book to
read about John BEAUFORD/BUFORD's family.

Will Book C - page 264

In the name of God Amen this 13th day of September the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred Eighty Five I John Buford of Culpeper County being of sound memory and proper understanding thanks be to God I do make, constitute and declare this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament revoking and disannulling all other wills and testaments here to fore by me made and this and no other to be taken as my Last Will and Testament in manner and form the following:

Imprimis; I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Buford all that parcel of land I had of Henry Lewis to him and his heirs forever.

Item,  I give and bequeath to my son Simeon Buford the remaining part of the land whereon I now do live to him and his heirs forever as also a Negro wench named Venus after my death to him and his heirs forever as also all the remainder part of my estate besides what follows to him and his heirs forever.

Item,  I give and bequeath to my son James Buford one Negro man named Joseph to his and his heirs forever.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Grandson John, son of Simeon Buford a Negro boy named Adam to him and his heirs forever.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Grandson William, son of Simeon Buford one Negro boy named  Jessey(?) to him and his heirs forever.

I also appoint Abraham and Simeon Buford my executors and my desire is that my estate shall not be appraised.                     

                                                                        John Buford  (seal)

 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us:

Jacob Ward
William Zackary
John ______
James Bledsoe

At a Court held for Culpeper County, September 17th 1787;  This, Last Will and Testament of John Buford Dec’d was introduced to the court and was proved by the Oaths of Jacob Ward, William Zachary and John ______ three of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

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