1798 - p. 291
Dvn Bk 11
Pittsylvania County Virginia
In the Name Of God, Amen, and on the twenty-fifth Day of July and in the Date of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred and Ninety-Eight I, William Inman of Pittsylvania County, being Weake and sickly in Body But in perfect mind and memmory, I thank God for it I Thought knowing I am Mortal and Not knowing how sudden Death may fall on me I do make Ordain and appoint this to be my Last Will and Testament.
First that my Body be Decently Buried and all my just Debts Duely paid & Discharged.
Item. I give to my Beloved Wife Susannah Inman . . . During her life my Whole Estate and at her Decease . . . the pursonal Estate to be Equally Devided amongst my five Children Namely Henry Inman Nancy Inman Edmund Inman Shadrach Inman Jesse Inman to them and thier heirs for Ever . . . and my Lands all to be Sold at the Dechression of the Executors and the money to be Equally devided amongst all my Children Namely William Inman Polly Morris Sarah Morgin Lydia Boaz and the five Children above mentioned. I likewise Constitute make and name Daniel Boaz and William Inman to Be my Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament and I do here by utterly Revoke Disanul all other former testaments Wills and soforth in Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my han and seal the Day and Date above mentioned.
Signed Sealed and acknowledged as my Last Will and Testament in presents of Us.
William X Inman (seal)
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County June the 20, 1803 - This last Will and Testament of William Inman deceased was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of the subscribing witnesses hereto and by the Court Ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of Daniel Boaz and William Inman the Executors herein named who made oath according to law and together with Robert Bullington Edmund Boaz and John Thurman and sons their securities entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of five hundred pounds for that purpose conditiond as the law directs certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of said will in due form -------------
Submitted by Rosa Inmon Hightower