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1842, Jacob and James Harrell of Wythe County, VA

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14 Feb 1842

ISABELLA FEELY, will signed February 14, 1842, mentioned Negro woman Harriet who was to go to niece Rachel B. Longacre, and Negro child Milly to go to niece Isabella E. Stephens, relict of Joseph Stephens, deceased; mentioned American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions who were to have principal and interest on a bond due from Joseph H. Howe, in the amount of $120, “to promote holiness among heathen nations.” Friends James Stephens and George Painter to act as executors; witnesses William Sayers and Jacob M. Harrell; codicil January 24, 1845, mentioned Harriet was to go to Isabella E. Stephens and to Isabelle E. Stephens and her youngest daughter, Sarah J. J. A. Stephens, jointly and equally, all right, title and interest in land, as a result of a claim said to be arising to legal heirs of Timothy Feely, who acted as a soldier and officer in the Revolutionary War; witnesses James Stephens and William Sayers; presented to court September 14, 1846, and proved by William Sayers, but continued for further proof; On January 11, 1847, it appeared that James M. Harrell had departed this life and his handwriting was proved and the will recorded; executors were not mentioned (pp. 458-459).

Source: Abstracts of Wills of Wythe County, Virginia, Will Books 5 and 6, October 9 1837-September 11, 1848, compiled by Mary B. Kegley, 2006, p. 38.

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