Saturday, March 5, 2016

A Person Leaves a Will, but the Heirs Appeal - Amherst Co. VA Wills Estates, Marriages - #genealogy - #virginiapioneers.net


A Person Leaves a Will, but the Heirs Appeal the Inheritances 

By Jeannette Holland Austin

Jeannette Holland AustinWhen George Pleasants died in 1873, he owned a plantation of 465 acres of land whereon he raised cattle, horses, sheeps and hogs. Part of the acreage, however, 324 acres known as the Gibson tract, was bequeathed to his son, James to be used for the sole support of himself and family. The other heirs apparently brought suit against the estate charging that the deceased was not of lucid mind when he died. Six years later, the Appellate Court found George Pleasants to be of sound mind. As the decision followed the last will and testament in the will book, it is presumed that there are no further records. However, to acquire further details, the genealogist must proceed to the probate court and research all possible avenues as a result of this appeal. During the 19th century, the Appellate Courts had the power to repeal decisions of the Circuit Court. The Court of Appeals system was not implemented until 1985. Further information on the court system 

Amherst County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates



Amherst County
Amherst County was created in 1761 from Albemarle County. Amherst is the county seat and was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, who was acclaimed as "Conqueror of Canada". Although named Governor of Virginia, he never came to the colony. Clifford, incorporated as Cabellsburg in 1785 and later known as New Glasgow, was for a short time the county seat. The county seat is Lynchburg.

Amherst County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to Members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Wills 1810-1831
  • Alcock, Richard
  • Crawford, John
  • Knight, William
  • Norvel, Spencer
  • Rucker, Benjamin
Digital Images of Wills 1832-1897
  • Anderson, James
  • Cabell, Paul
  • Camden, John
  • Higginbotham, Jesse
  • Higginbotham, Mica
  • London, Girzah
  • Miles, Benjamin
  • Ogden, Allison
  • Pendleton, James
  • Pleasants, George
  • Sale, Cornelius
  • Seay, Elizabeth
  • Sheehan, Samuel
  • Taliaferro, James
  • Tinsley, Chapman
  • Waller, William Macon
  • Whitehead, Virginia
Miscellaneous Wills
  • Amherst Will abstracts 1762-1782
  • Henry, Sarah, LWT (transcript) Marriages
    • Amherst County Marriages, 1753 to 1783
  • arrow Become a Members

    Need to know if your ancestors left a will or estate record?  An easy, quick (and free) way to find out is to click on the links below.
    arrow

    County Records of 8 Genealogy Websites

    Alabama
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    North Carolina
    Virginia
    South Carolina
    Tennessee



    Bundle and Save BUNDLE RATE for 8. Access to all eight websites plus additional data in other States: Bibles, genealogies, civil war records, colonial records, marriages, wills, estates, special collections, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin.

    Membership to 8 Genealogy Websites - Reoccurring subscription with guaranteed low rate

    REOCCURRING SUBSCRIPTION WITH PAYPAL = $150 per year. Guaranteed low rate so long as your subscription continues to renew itself. You may unsubscribe at any time, however, to prevent the reoccurring charge, you must "cancel" before the renewal date. To do this, login to your PayPal account and select the cancel option.
    About your password. Please allow up to 2 hours for your password. If not received in a timely manner, click to send reminder
    FIND VIRGINIA ANCESTORS NOW!

    Virginia Databases

    View Images online

    To join this blog, add your email below
    Enter your email address:


    Delivered by FeedBurner


    Do the Magic Centipede


    click here for video

    No comments: