Washington County, Virginia Will Book 1, 1777-1792, with Annotations.
Abstracted and indexed by Jack Hockett & Don Helton. 2016.
The Introduction to this work is provided below:
This Will Book (WB) 1 begins with the inventory of the estate of Henry Carswell [Cresswell], decd., which was recorded at Washington County Virginia (WCV) court, 26 Aug 1777, and ends 188 pages later (two pages being numbered 148 (148A) and 149 (149A) with the Power of Attorney from Joseph Martin of Henry Co VA to General James Robertson of Davidson Co (now TN) to sell land in Davidson Co to William Edmiston (Edmondson), recorded at WCV court, 21 June 1792. This WCV WB 1 was restored in 1936 through the efforts of the DAR and contains, at the beginning of the WB film, 5 pages in addition to the 188 pages of the WB itself. Four pages are barely legible and illegible in parts but have been transcribed as nearly as possible and placed at the end of this WB. Two of the pages appear to be the beginning of a petition for states or commonwealths east of the Allegheny Mountains to relinquish their western claims in order that new states could be formed to join the confederation.