This is the transcribed will of Parthena Buckner of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, 1827 (Pitts. Co. Will Book 1, p. 134, FHL Microfilm 0033258).

Parthena is unusually well documented. She was born in St. Pauls Parish, Stafford Co. VA on 14 Oct 1758 to Anthony Buckner and Amy (Powell) Buckner. A county death record indicates that she died in 1 May 1827, but since she wrote the will on 2 May 1827, that seems unlikely. This will is a rare example of a father-daughter will sequence, since her father Anthony left a will as well.

Date of Will: 2 May 1827

Date of probate: 15 Oct 1827

People named in the will:

I Parthena Buckner of Pittsylvania County and state of Virgin
ia do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and
form following that is to say - 1st I desire that all my Just debts
and funeral expenses be paid - by my executors hereafter
named  - 2ndly after the payment of my debts and funeral
expenses I give to my Brother Elisha Buckner one hun
dred & fifty dollars in money also my bed bedstead & bed
Clothes to Martha & Ellis Buckner and two Chests -
3rdly to my sister Dully Waldron one chick counterpin
4ly to Winiferd Robertson one Sheet and ten Dollars
5ly to Mary Dixon one white counterpin one patchwork
bedquilt - 6ly the ballance of my money to be divided equally
amongst all my brothers & sisters 7ly I appoint my Bro Eli[?]
Buckner executor to this my last will & testament without giving
Security In Testimony wereof I have set my hand & seal this
second day of May 1827                         her
Signed Sealed & delivered              Parthena + Buckner {LS}
in presence of us                               mark
John N Smith
John S. Logan
Judith A. Logan

At a court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of
October 1827 This Last will and Testament of Parthena
Buckner decsd was exhibited in court and proved by the
oaths of two subscribing Witnesses and ordered to be recorded
and on the motion of Elisha Buckner the executor in
said will named who made oath thereto according to law
and entered into bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars
conditioned as the law directs there being no security required[?]
by the will - Teste Wm Tunstall Capt[?]