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Yesterday I posted an abstract recorded in Pittsylvania County Richard Walden and today I will be posting a will abstracted in the book Campbell County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1782 - 1847. by William Lindsay Hopkins.
Will Book 7 page 349
Charles Walden, Sr. of Pittsylvania Co. dated September 26, 1829 probated July 13, 1835
Wife Elizabeth Walden land I live on for her lifetime on Jasper Creek and Staunton River and bounded by Thomas Adams, Henry Ward, Austin, James Smith, Tinkers Mountain and Harry Hatchers Branch. Joel L. Adams Sr. and Richard T. Walden in trust for the use of my daughter, Martha Adams and her children. Land in Campbell County and Bedford County on Staunton River bounded by Polly Snow (formerly Vincent Snow), Sophia Dolyns, Hackworth, John Ward and Leftwich in trust for the use of my daughter, Tabitha H. Ward and her children. Daughter Polly Walden. Son Richard T. Walden. Grandchildren viz James John Ravenir (?) of Louisa County and Sarah Anderson and Mildred Anderson when they marry. Reverend Joel T. Adams. Land in Pittsylvania County on Whitehorn Creek called Marlows Place being 268 or 278 acres and bounded by John Parson, Samuel Yeattes and others. My three sons in law viz John L. Adams, John Ward and Richard T. Walden. Wit: Thomas T. Adams, John M. Tonney, John Snow and James T. White. Codicil dated March 8, 1830. Money due me from John Anderson of Campbell County, Charles T. Ward and John L. Foster. Wit: Thomas T. Adams and Jehu Snow.
They obviously had a hard time reading this will and some of this abstract seems to be missing a great deal of information. It would probably be best to call Campbell County and get the price of copying the will and have it sent here. I found another description of the will in Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches by R. H. Early. The names were the same, but the description was not the same at all.
I called Campbell County Circuit Court. Their number is 434-332-9517. The deputy clerk said that it was fifty cents a page for a copies which I find pretty steep. It was twenty five cents in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. I gave her the Will book and page number and she said that she would check for the number of pages for me. They found this information for me. Their address is Clerk, Circuit Court Post Office Box 7, Rustburg, Virginia. When sending a request for a copy, you must also send a stamped self-addressed envelope.
A little information about Deed Rooms in Piedmont, Virginia.
In Piedmont, Virginia all the deed rooms are located in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. In many States there is a separate area for the Deed Room. Not so here. If you are searching for a copy of a deed,. marriage license, probate records, they are held in the Circuit Court Clerk's Office Record Room. In most Virginia Court Clerk's Offices' you will also find the copies of chancery suits and the index.
Caroline County, Virginia court records: Probate and other records from the Court Order and Minute Books, 1800-1804. Volume III
Campbell County (Virginia publick claims)
VIRGINIA WILLS BEFORE 1799: A COMPLETE ABSTRACT REGISTER OF ALL NAMES MENTIONED IN OVER SIX HUNDRED RECORDED WILLS, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY FROM ADAMS TO WRIGHT. COPIED FROM THE COURT HOUSE RECORDS OF AMHERST, BEDFORD, CAMPBELL, LOUDOUN, PRINCE WILLIAM AND ROCKBRIDGE COUNTIES.