|WILL OF JAMES F. GUNN
1808 - 1883
Nottoway County, Virginia
In the Name of God Amen
I, James F. Gunn, of the County of Nottway and State of Virginia, being in good health
and of sound and disposing mind and being aware of the uncertainty of life, hath his day
made this my last will and testament.
1st. I lend to my beloved sister, Mary B. Gunn, all of my real and personal estate
during her natural life, and after paying my just debts.
2nd. At the decease of my sister, Mary B. Gunn, I lend to my old servant Dolly Salad,
thirty acres of land to be cut off adjoining the lands of James L. Williams, deceased,
and Charles T. Atkinson, deceased, and at the death of Dolly Salad, I give the above
named thirty acres of land to William D. Bridgeforth, the grandson of Dolly Salad, to
him and to his heirs forever.
3rd. At the decease of my sister Mary B. Gunn, I give all the balance of my estate
both real and personal to my brother Dandridge C. Gunn, and my sister Elizabeth D.
Williams, to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs forever.
4th I appoint my brother Dandridge C. Gunn, my administrator without security.
Witness my signature, this 11th day of Febry, 1873.
James D. Williams
James F. Gunn (Seal)
I haven't researched the exact date of death for James F. Gunn but he lived for several
years after his will was written. . He died after the 1880 census and before a deed
between his sister Mary B. Gunn and William Bridgeforth (James F. Gunn was
mentioned in the deed) was made in April 1884.
James F. Gunn was the son of Griffin and Jane Jordan Gunn, one of either known
children. He never married, and shared a home with his sister Mary B. Gunn for much
of his adult life.
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