Will Bond of Nancy Burruss 1798-1858 Caroline County, Virginia
Will Book 30 pages 172 and 173 Caroline County, Virginia
Know all men by the presents that we Elizabeth G. Bibb, Thomas C. hackett, and Joseph M. Seay are unto and fimrly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of Four Thousand Dollars to the payment of which, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 11 day of October, 1858.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the said Elizabeth G. Bigg, administrator of Nancy Burruss, deceased, shall faithfully discharge the duties of her said office, then this obligation to be boid else to remain in full force and virtue.
Elizabeth G. Bibb [seal] Thos C. Hackett [seal] Jos. M. Seay [seal]
Caroline County Court Oct 11, 1858. This bond was acknowledged by Elizabeth G. Bibb, Thos Hackett and Jos M. Seay parties hereto and is ordered to be recorded. Teste Geo. Taylor
Nancy Burruss was born August 18, 1798. She was the daughter of Henry Burruss and his first wife, Elizabeth Johnson. She suffered as an adult with what appears to be chronic depression, referred in letters written by her father, as melancoly. She never married, but was the primary care-giver of her father, who died in 1839. She was very close to her sister, Elizabeth Guinea Burruss who married Samuel Pleasants Bibb in 1838, and it explains why Elizabeth G. Burruss, was administrator of Nancy Burruss' estate. Nancy appears to have died intestate. Thomas C. Hackett mentioned in the bond, was a half first cousin, the grandson of Thomas Hackett who married Rachel Terrell Burruss, after the death of her first husband, Rev. John Burruss.