Peter Danielís Will February 6, 1799
Here is my transcription of the will of my GGGGG-Grandfather Peter Daniel Sr.
In the name of God amen. The sixth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.
I Peter Daniel Sr, of Campbell County and State of Virginia, being of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God, therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament; that is to say; principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend unto the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the general resurrection by the mighty Power of God.
And as touching the worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form, viz: And first my desire is that all my just debts be justly paid and satisfied. I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Daniel the plantation and tract of land whereon he now lives containing one hundred acres more or less, to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucy Trent one shilling sterling. I give to my son Peter one shilling sterling. I give to my daughter Sarah Dansy one shilling sterling. I give unto my sons William and John one shilling sterling each. Item: I lend unto my daughter Jemima Hinton the plantation she now lives upon during her natural life if she chooses to live upon the same (and to her husband William Hinton) to live along with her if he chooses to do so. Item: I lend unto my beloved wife Mary Daniel the plantation and tract of land whereon my son Peter now lives containing fifty acres more of less with all my household furniture and movable property during her natural life or widowhood, and after her decease, if my son Peter Daniel uses his mother well as long as she lives, he shall have ye fifty acres of land more or less whereon he now liveth, to him and his heirs forever.
And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disavow all former wills and testaments by me in anywise made or named, ratifying and affirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.