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Abraham POOR
Judith GARDENER
Husband:  Abraham POOR / POORE
Birth:  ca. 1725
Death:  1786-91, Goochland Co., VA
Will Signed:  18 Sep 1786, Goochland Co., VA
Will Proved:  18 Jul 1791, Goochland Co., VA
Father:  Thomas POOR
Mother:  Susannah __?__
Marriage:  19 Apr 1756, Goochland Co., VA
Wife:  Judith GARDENER / GARDINER
Children born Goochland Co., VA:
  1.  Mary POORE / POOR; m. Mr. BARKER
  2.  John POORE / POOR
  3.  Mildred POORE / POOR
  4.  Thomas POORE / POOR
  5.  Keziah POOR; m. 1 Aug 1783, Goochland Co., VA, James HOOD
  6.  Sarah "Salley" POORE / POOR
  7.  Robert POOR, b. 18 Jul 1763 
  8.  James POOR, b. 30 Oct 1765 
  9.  Gardner POORE / POOR
10.  Lucy POOR, b. 13 Jan 1772


Sources:

1.  Will of Abraham POORE.  1786.  Goochland County, Virginia, Deed Book 16, p. 43 (transcribed by Karen Dale and included in a file at WorldConnect; minor editing and reformatting by DGM).
In the name of God amen I Abraham Poore of Goochland County Planter doe make this my last will & Testament in manner and form following--

Imprimes I return my Soul to Allmighty God who gave it me hoping through the merits of my Redeemer Christ Jesus to obtain pardon & remission for my sins and my Body to the Earth to be decently Burryed without any hint of Funeral pomp or Solemnity other than the prayers of the Nationel Church of which I have been always a member.

Item I lend to my well beloved wife Judith Poore for and during her natural Life the Plantation whereon I now live with all the appertunances thereunto belonging Containing Two hundred Acres of Land be the same more or less also two negro men Slaves one named Cupid the other Named Dick Together with all my Stocks of Horses Cattle Hogs Livery other kind whatever as also all my Household Furniture of every kind and sort whatever and what crops of Grain and Tobacco may be on the said plantation for the Support of my said wife & unmarried Children.

Item my will & desire is that at the Death of my said Wife Judith Poore that all my said lands Negros Stocks of every Kind & sort as also all my Household furniture of every sort & kind then may be sold by my Executors hereafter named and the money to be equally divided amongst all my children or their legal representatives hereafter named Mary Barker, John Poore, Mildred Poore, Thomas Poore, Kessiah Whood, Salley Poore, Robert Poore, James Poore, Gardner Poore, & Lucy Poore.

Item my will & desire is that all my Just Debts be first paid by my Executors and that John Poore be charged with the sum of Fifty shillings out of his part of the said Estate.  Mary Barker & Kessiah Whood each the sum of three pounds out of there parts of said Estate.  Thomas Poore fifty Shillings out of his part of said Estate.

Item I do hereby constitute and appoint my Two Sons John & Robert Poores sole Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made by word or writing & do hereby publish and declare this my Last will & Testement Witness my Hand & Seal this 18th day of September 1786.
 
Seald & Published in presence of J. Hopkins, Charles Kerr his Abraham X Poore Seal mark

At a Court held for Goochland County the 18 day of July 1791 -
This writing was presented in Court and proved by the Oath of John Hopkins, Gent to be the last will and Testament of Abraham Poore Deceased which was continued for furthur proof.
teste W Miller CC

At a Court held for Goochland County the 16th day of January 1792 -
This writing was farther and fully proved by the Oath of Charles Kerr to be the last will and Testament of Abraham Poor Deceased which was ordered to be recorded.
Teste W Miller Clk

At a Court of Quarter Sessions held for Goochland County at the Courthouse on Monday the 19th of March 1792 -
On the motion of Robert Poor (one of the Executors of the last will and Testament of Abraham Poor dec'd) who made Oath according to Law and entered into Bond with John Hopkins Gent't his Security in penalty of one thousand pounds probat thereof was granted him on due form with leave for the other executor to come in hereafter.
Teste W Miller Clk

2.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Hood, James Poor, Keziah Aug 1, 1783 Goochland Co.

3.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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