Prince William County, Virginia
Book G, pages 51 and 52
11 Mar 1778
Probated 2 Aug 1779
In the name of God, amen, I, George Reev, of Prince William County and Commonwealth of Virginia considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being weak in body but of sound mind and memory, I do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament (Viz).
First and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of God and my body to be decently buried by my executors and as to my worldly goods do dispose of them as follows.
Imprimis it is my will and desire I do ordain that all my just debts be paid and satisfied, then I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife, Jane Reeve, all profits, rents, advantages both from my real and personal estate of what kind soever, as long as she remains my widow with full power to hold possession thereof, and to give in possession to my children when she thinks proper those parts or legacies hereafter mentioned making no willful waste or fraud of the same.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved son, William Reeve the middle tract or plantation situate lying and being in Fauquiar County containing 100 acres be the same more or less to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter, Jemima, wife of Nicholas Mooney, the plantation whereon they now live to her, her heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved sons, James and Jonathan Reeve that tract or plantation situate lying and being at Phonadone, the older to have the choice of theme to them their heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved sons Jesse, the plantation whereon I now live to him, his heirs and assigns forever but with a reserve of four acres which I give and bequeath to Adam Fonerdon, Minister of the Gospel, and his successors.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved sons, Joshua, Noah, and an unborn that plantation or piece of land situate lying and being at Occoquan to them and their heirs and assigns forever to be Equally divided between them as to quality and quantity - but in case of default non issue in said unborn then such part to return to my beloved daughter Susanna.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughters Susanna one hundred pounds current money of Virginia to be paid at the decease of her mother by my executors and as touching the remainder of my personal estates it is my desire that the same shall be equally divided among my children.
And lastly I do will and ordain my dearly beloved wife, Jane Reeve, and my beloved son, William, executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and disannulling all former wills by me made.
Whereunto I have set my hand and seal the eleventh day of March anno domini 1778.
Published, Pronounced and
Declared to be my last will
and testament. George Reeve (Seal)
In presence of
At a court held for Prince William County the 2nd August 1779, this last will and testament of Geo. Reeve deed was presented to the Court by the Extr and Extx therein named who made oath thereto according to law and being proved by the oath of Jesse Smith is admitted to record and the same Extr and Extx having complied with the law, certificate is granted therefore obtaining a probate thereof in due form.
Robert Graham CC