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Fauquier Will Book 10, page 394

I Ennis Combs of the County of Fauquier & State of Virginia do hereby make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, that is to say:

Item. I give unto my wife Margaret Combs, during her natural life or widowhood, my whole estate both real and personal, except the legacies, hereafter named

Item. I give unto my daughter Nancy Luckett, the following slaves viz. Jack, Levina, Amos, Willis, Alfred, Dinah, Ann, Hiram, Enoch, Frederick and Henry, and the increase forever.

Item. I give unto my son Seth Combs, the following slaves, Matilda, Stephen and Hester and their increase forever.

Item. I give unto my son William R. Combs, the following slaves, Mary Eliza, Mariah and David and their increase forever.

Item. It is my will and desire that my grand daughter Margaret A. Combs, remain with her grand mother, and be supported during the life of her grand mother.

Item. I give unto my sons Seth Combs and William R. Combs, after the death of my wife, my whole estate, both real and personal, which I loaned her to be equally divided between them. It is my will and desire after the death of my wife, that my sons Seth Combs and William R. Combs, do provide for my Grand daughter Margaret A. Combs during her life. It is my will and desire that my executors hereafter named shall not be held to security. I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons Seth Combs and William R. Combs my executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this sixth day of February in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty seven.

signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of

Ennis Combs (seal)
Lewis Waller, Hugh Cox
Samuel D. Carver, Hezekiah McCoy

At a Court held for Fauquier County, on the 25th day of August 1828. This last will and testament of Ennis Combs deceased, was proved by the oaths of Hezekiah McCoy and Samuel D. Carver two subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

John A.W. Smith, C.C.

Notes: I think the wording and intent of this will suggests Margaret A. may have been a blood descendant who agreed to take care of grandma. In return she is to be provided for the rest of her life. Please bear in mind this is only my opinion based on the reading of this will. As to who her father was, I can't even begin to guess or if she was the estranged wife of Benjamin Combs. (Bill Peters)

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