Robert Cobbs

Last Will & Testament

Halifax County, Virginia

I, Robert Cobbs of Halifax County and State of Virginia being old and infirm and consequently weak of body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same, do make this my last will and testament in the following manner, viz, First my will and desire is that all my just debts be punctually paid by my executor to be named.  I have heretofore given to each of my children, namely Ambrose Cobb, Robert Cobb, John Cobb, Hannah and Sarah Tucker, and Elizabeth Cobb, as much of my Estate as I am able to give them.  My estate that may be remaining in my possession at the time of my death or my ----------- I give to my beloved wife Catharine Cobb to dispose of as she thinks ------------- .  I lend to my wife Catharine during her natural life the tract of land and plantation whereon I now life and at her death I give the same to my daughter Catharine Couneleh to her and her heirs forever.  My desire is that my estate may be ----------.                      .

Lastly I nominate and appoint my friend William Syanor (Saynor) Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others by me made.


I have set my hand and seal this 29th day August 1821.


Signed Sealed and Acknowledged in presence of

Benjamin Lax

William Pringle

Robert Cobbs    SL (?)


Lax   (his mark)



(This Will was proved 24 Feb 1823.)


At a court held for Halifax County the 26th July 1823 the last will and testament of Robert Cobbs deceased was ------- by the oaths of these witnesses thereto subscribed and ------ to be  recorded.             .


Teste Samuel Williams


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