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Lewis Featherston

Male 1742 - 1781  (39 years)


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  • Name Lewis Featherston  [1
    Born 1742  Amelia County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 52676 
    Died 02 Jan 1781  Amelia County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Will 14 Jan 1781  [1
    • Amelia Co.. Virginia. Will Book 3. 1780-1786 In the Name of God Amen ILewis Featherstone of Amelia County and Parish of Nottoway being inperfect memory and mind do appoint this my Last will and Testament —Item I give & bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth Featherstone onenegro woman named Aggy, one negro boy named Dick, one negro boy namedDego, one negro boy named Jim, one feather bed & furniture one half ofmy stock of horses, cattle, hogs & sheep also one blew side saddle whichshe has in possesion also all the Pewter that came by her, all of whichI give to her to dispose of as she shall think proper. I also lend to myloving wife Elizabeth one negro man named Joe, one negro man named Sam,one negro man named Ben all which I lend her during her widowhood ITEM Igive & bequeath to my brother Charles Howel Featherstone one negro mannamed David also one feather Bed & Furniture also all my Pewter that Ihave not already given also all my stock of cattle, horses, hogs & sheepthat I have not already given also two brass mounted guns also myblacksmiths tools all which I give to him —— when he comes of age ormarrys all which I give to him & his heirs forever —— It is further mydesire, that the three negroes that I have lent my wife and all the restof my estate that I have not already given may be equally dividedbetween all my brothers & sisters it is my will and desire that myestate may not be appraised, and lastly I do appoint my brother WilliamFeatherstons & Charles Featherstone my Executors of this my Last Willand Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal thisfourteenth day January 1781. Signed sealed & Delivered in presence of/s/ Lewis Featherstone (Seal) Peter Jones Robert (X) Hinton Mary (X)Clardy   Will: Left to Wife Elizabeth to brother Charles Howell Date 14Jan 1781. Amelia Co., Virginia. Will Book 3, p. 113

      December 21, 1781 - Inventory of the estate of Lewis Featherston, deed.Includes seven negro slaves. Recorded June 27, 1782. (I have only theabstract of these two inventories; however we do have a photocopy of thewill of Lewis Featherston - in the will dated Jan. 14, 1781, Lewis givesand bequeaths to 'loving wife Elizabeth Featherston' one negro womannamed Aggy one negro boy named Dick one negro boy named Dego one negroboy named Jim 'These she may dispose of as she shall think proper' Healso Lends to 'Loving wife Elizabeth during her widowhood' one negro mannamed Joe one negro man named Sam one negro man named Ben And to 'mybrother Charles Howel Featherston' one negro man named David (andvarious other items) 'when he comes of age or marrys' Not dated -Inventory of the estate of William Featherston. Deceased Returned andordered recorded February 28, 1788 Includes among other items threeslaves named Robin, Abram, and Dego Total value 482 pounds 1 shilling 3pence (Note by BGF: This is William Grigg Featherston. Apparently Abramcame to him from his father's estate. Dego was one of the slaves givenby Lewis Featherston to his wife Elizabeth; perhaps Wm. GriggFeatherston bought Dego from his sister-in-law)
    Person ID I52676  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2015 

    Father William Featherston,   b. Abt 1710, Charles City, Virginia Colony, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1769, Nottaway Parish, Amelia County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Susannah Grigg,   d. 22 Aug 1767, Nottaway Parish, Amelia County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1737  Amelia County, Virginia Colony, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Leath,   b. 1742, Amelia County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1805, Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1762  Amelia County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Lewis Featherston,   b. 1780, Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F15600  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014).