Second Generation


5. John ROBERTS was born about 1730 in Caroline Co, VA.50 He sold at 180 ac on Horseley Creek in Amherst Co, VA on 4 September 1767.51 52 He Wit to deed for John Thomas on 6 February 1784 in Amherst Co, VA.21 53 John signed a will on 11 March 1809 in Amherst Co, VA.54 I John Roberts of Amherst County do hereby make my last will
and testament in manner and form following.  Viz, 1st I desire my
just debts to be paid and my funeral charges punctually to be paid
by my Executor out of my personal estate to be left to his Judgment
what part to dispose for that purpose  2dly give my daughter
Susanna Roberts
all my land that I won in Amherst County Likewise
my sorrel Horse also one half of all my personal Estate that I possess
3dly I Give to my daughter Sally Roberts the other half of my personal
estate to be equally divided between her and my daughter Susanna
to Share and share alike that I have at my death
4thly Should either or both of my daughters Viz Susanna or Sally
depart this life without issue In that Case the whole of the above
legasy(sic) then on hand is to go to John Richardson Roberts a natural
son of my Deceased daughter Polly Roberts
lastly I appoint my friend John Brown junr  My Executor to
this my last will and testament  do hereby revoke all other Wills
and Testaments by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal This eleventh day of March 1809
Test                                                          John Roberts Snr (Seal)
John Brown Jnr
Ruthy Brown
Jesse Richardson
Winston Hambelton
Robert Hambelton He died Will proved in Amherst Court before 22 September 1817 at the age of 87 in Amherst Co, VA.54 He had his estate probated on 22 September 1817 in Amherst Co, VA.54         At a superior court of law held for Amherst County the 22nd of
Sept 1817 This last Will of John Roberts was proven by two Witnesses
In open Court and ordered to be recorded.

John ROBERTS had the following children:

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i.

Joseph ROBERTS.

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ii.

Polly ROBERTS.

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iii.

Sarah ROBERTS was born in Amherst Co, VA.54

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iv.

Susannah ROBERTS was born in Amherst Co, VA.54