[Note: Margaret Gandy, widow of John Gandy, was Thomas Holder's second wife. They married in 1808. Thomas' first wife was Mary ---?]
WILL OF THOMAS HOLDER, RANDOLPH COUNTY VA(W)
Written 10 July 1810 Will Book ? pp 143-144
In the name of God Amen. I, THOMAS HOLDER, of the County of Randolph, State of Virginia, being weak in body but of a sound mind and memory, blessed be God for the same, do make and publish this for my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (this is to say),
First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife MARGARET HOLDER all of my moveable property excepting what part thereof it may take to pay my just debts with my land and tenemants houses and orchard whereon I now live for her use to enable her to raise my son, Jacob Holder, during the time she shall remain my widow and no longer, and if she should marry again, then she is to have no more of my real or personal property than what the law allows, but should my Wife Margaret Holder marry again, then I will and desire that my son, JACOB HOLDER, after he is three years old, shall not live with a stepfather, but shall live with my son JAMES HOLDER during his minority, and for his trouble in keeping my said son Jacob and giving him a reasonable education, my said son James is to have the use of my plantation whereon I now live, excepting my wife Margaret Holder thirds until my son Jacob come to the Age, but it is here to be understood that my son, Jacob Holder is to live with his mother during her widowhood after my decease.
I also give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Holder the plantation I now live on with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever, but should my son Jacob Holder depart this life before he comes to the age of twenty-one years and leave no lawful heir behind him, then and in such case I do will and bequeath the said plantation on which I now live with all its appurtenances thereunto belonging unto DAVID HOLDER, a son of JAMES HOLDER BY MARY FRIEND, to him the said David Holder, his heirs and assigns forever, but should the said David Holder depart this live and have no lawful issue of his body behind them, then I do will and bequeath that my said plantation on which I now live with the appurtenances thereunto belonging be sold by my executor hereafter mentioned and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided amongst all my grandchildren belonging to my son James Holder and my son Thomas Holder, and the children of my daughter ELIZABETH TETER, DECEASED, to belong to each of my said grandchildren, their heirs and assigns forever.
I will and bequeath unto my son JAMES HOLDER the sum of one Dollar to belong to him, his heirs or assigns forever.
I leave and bequeath unto my son THOMAS HOLDER the sum of one Dollar to belong to him, his heirs and assigns forever.
I leave and bequeath unto my Granddaughter MARY TETER the sum of one Dollar to belong to her, her heirs or assigns forever.
And I do hereby appoint my beloved wife as Executrix and my son James Holder as Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 10th day of July, 1810
Thomas Holder (his mark)
INVENTORY of goods and chattels of Thomas Holder, deceased, as sold at Public Vendue on 5 May 1814 by David Holder, administrator, included buyers: JAMES HOLDER, BENJAMIN MORRISON, URIAH INGRAM, AARON TRANSCOY(?), ROBERT McCALLY, THOMAS SKIDMORE, JOSIAH CAMPFIELD, DANIEL HOLDER, WILLIAM YEAGER, THOMAS W. HOLDER, GEORGE RENNIS(?), ABRAHAM INGRAM, MISS MARTENEY, ROBERT HOLDER, JOHN WILMOTH, JOHN CHENOWETH, JACOB PIERCY, ISAAC INGRAM, WILLIAM MARTENEY, SAMUEL BRIGHAM.
JOHN HOLDER - Wood County VA(W) Will Book 1A 10 April 1815
Administrator: JAMES HOLDER
Sales to JOSEPH LEAZURE, JOHN LEWIS, GEORGE ROCHOLD, HENRY GELASPY, JOHN GUIN, ZACCHIUS GUIN, ROBERT BARNES, MOSES CAMPBELL.
Appraisers: Samuel Jackson, Abraham Pribble, William Fouty
Payments to: Peter Hansamon, John Foughty, Henry Jackson, Joseph Leasure, Isaac Enock, Joseph Samuels.
Balance Due: $84.90 by sale bill and by amount of money received of H. Sleed(?) Capt. for balance of wages due.
MARY HOLDER - Inventory and Sale Bill, Randolph Co. VA(W) - 7 April 1823
Inventory and appraisement of the personal estate of Mary Holder, deceased, amounting to $83.70. Appraisers: William Marteney, John M. Hart, John S. Hart.
Presented in Randolph Co.Court February term 1825 and moved to be recorded.
THOMAS W. HOLDER - Randolph Co. VA (W), Appraisal and sale bill 28 Oct. 1828 List of the property or personal estate of Thomas W. Holder deceased as shown by David Holder, administrator of the said Thomas W. Holder, deceased, to R.N. Ball, Levi Cuberly(?), and William Marteney. Items include a note on Daniel Snider assigned from James Holder to David Holder. Appraisement bill presented in court and ordered recorded Dec. Term 1828. Buyers: DANIEL HOLDER, JAMES HOLDER, ELZY HOLDER, VALENTINE STALNAKER, WILLIAM SCOTT, SAMUEL HART, JOEL HEWITT, THOMAS PHILLIPS, THOMAS SCOTT, WILLIAM MARTENEY JR., DAVID HOLDER.