Aaron Bledsoe, Rev. (1730 - 1808) MP

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Birthplace: Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Death: Died in Green, GA
Occupation: Reverand, Reverend
Managed by: Myron McGahan
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About Aaron Bledsoe, Rev.

DAR Ancestor # A011212 Mentioned in his fathers Will dated December 27th 1769,

Aaron Bledsoe was given a Captain's commission in Spottsylvania county in 1756

WILL OF REV. AARON BLEDSOE (From Greensboro, Ga. Will Book K, 1806-1816, p. 76) IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN: I, Aaron Bledsoe, of the County of Green, being sick of body but of sound and disposing memory, and being desirous to dispose of such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with, doth make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following:

ITEM: Land, My beloved wife, Mary Bledsoe, during her natural life, the plantation on which I now live, also seven negroes to wit: Frank, Winslow, Cato, and Jimmy, and three negro children, their names as follows: Willy, Lane, and Jude, the said girl Jude to go to my son-in-law Robert Wright and Peggy whenever my wife Mary Bledsoe thinks proper, to them and their heirs; three work horses and my riding horse, three beds and furniture, and the stock of hogs, cows, plantation utensils, household and kitchen furniture and corn, fodder, pork, and so forth, to last for one year.

ITEM: It is my will and desire that my executors procure a sufficiency of my estate to pay all lawful claims and debts whatsoever, and that they also sell my Mountain Lands in Virginia lying in Orange County, and it be divided as follows: Into eight parts and my daughter Nancy Brockman to have two parts of the same for a negro fellow which my , son Joseph Bledsoe parted from, it being lent to him which belonged to her and her heirs, which she takes as the full amount against my estate forever.

ITEM: I give to my daughter Nancy Brockman, one negro woman by name of Jin and her child Oliver and two parts of my land in Virginia to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I give my son, William Bledsoe, one-eighth part of my land in Virginia to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give to my son-in-law, Lewis Brockman, one-eighth part of the said lands, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give to my son James Bledsoe, one-eighth part of the said lands, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give unto my son John Bledsoe, one-eighth part of the said lands, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give to my son, Moses Bledsoe, one-eighth part of the said lands, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give to my son-in-law, Robert Wright, and my daughter Peggy, two negro girls named Silvy and Jude, one bed and furniture to them and their heirs forever.

ITEM: I give unto my son, Aaron Bledsoe, one-eighth part of the said lands, one bed and furniture, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give to my son-in-law, John Sams, and his wife Mary, ten shillings to them and their heirs forever.

ITEM: I give to my son, Elijah, ten shillings, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I desire that my executors procure out of my estate a sufficiency to pay my grandson Walker Brockman, one horse, saddle and bridle to the amount of $85, one bed and furniture.

The property which I lend to my wife Mary Bledsoe, after her death to be divided into three equal parts, the land and girl Jude excepted, the land to be divided equally between two sons Moses and Aaron, to them and their heirs, the girl Jude to go to my son-in-law Robert Wright and my daughter Peggy, to them and their heirs forever.

Also, the balance of the property to be equally divided between Moses, Aaron and Nancy which I leave my wife Mary. The Executors to be paid for all nesessary trouble out of my Mountain Lands, likewise my son Moses Bledsoe to be maintained out of the same profits which shall arise from my wife Mary Bledsoe's part during her natural life. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son-in-law Lewis Brockman and my two sons James and Moses Bledsoe executors to my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made, recommending my body to the grave in a decent manner and my soul the disposer of future events.

As witness my hand and seal this thirty-first day of August eighteen hundred and eight. (Signed) AARON BLEDSOE (Seal) Witnessed: Thomas Danull, William Danull, Thomas Greer

Green Court of Ordinary, September Term 1809. The foregoing Last Will and Testament of Aaron Bledsoe, dec'd and duly proved in Open Court by the oaths of Thomas Danull, William Danull, and Thomas Greer, who after being duly sworn, saith that they saw him sign the same for the purpose of exscripted and ordered to be recorded. Sworn to in Open Court this 4th Sept. 1809. A. Carleton, Sr. for T. Carleton, Co. R.

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Aaron Bledsoe, Rev.'s Timeline

1730
1730
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
1757
1757
Age 27
1763
1763
Age 33
1773
May, 1773
Age 43
1778
1778
Age 48
1785
1785
Age 55
1808
1808
Age 78
Green, GA
1822
July 27, 1822
Age 78
Franklin, North Carolina, United States