Death1800, Orange Co., Virginia
Marriagebef 1770, Orange Co., Virginia
SpouseJoyce Riddle, 6G Aunt
Birthbef 1773, Orange Co., Virginia
Death1847, Greene Co., Virginia
Notes for Benjamin Powell
Orange Co., Va, Will Book 3, pp. 503-505, records the will of Benjamin Powell, dated 10 Feb 1800, which contains the following bequests:
"Imprimus I lend unto my wife Joyse Powell the tract of land whereon I now live ... containing one thousand fifty acres more or less during her widowhood & after her death I give and devise the said tract of land to my Daughter Betsy Riddell Beasley I also give unto my Daughter Betsy Riddell Beasley after my death half the tract of land I bought of my brother Frances Powell Unto my daughter Jenney Powell & the fify acres my brother Frances Powell bought from Presley Thornton likewise I give unto my Daughter Frankey Powell half the tract of land I bought from John Miller likewise fifteen acres I bought of ... <unreadable>... I give to my son William Lewis Powell after my Death one Negro named Joshua also I give my Daughter Sally Powell one Negress named Ester Also I give unto my son Benjamin James Powell two Negroes named Jude and Wellaba Each of my children William Lewis Powell & Sally Powell & Honorius Powell is to pay my son Benjamin James Powell ten pounds apiece at the delivery of these Negroes."