The Will of Abraham Estes of Caroline County, Virginia:In the Name of God Amen, I Abraham Estes of the County of Caroline and Parish of St. Margaretts being sick and weak do make this my Last will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say first and principally I do recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hoping for forgiveness of my manifold sins through the merritts and mediation of my blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and for my body to be buried in a Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named.
Lastly I do hereby constitute ad appoint Colonel William Waller and Samuel Hawes, Jr., Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby empowering and requiring them to be my lawful Executors. And I do hereby declare this to be my Last will and Testament revoking all former wills by me made. And in witness whereof I have signed sealed and published and declare this to be my Last will and Testament this 10th day of August 1757.
At a Court held for Caroline on the 8th of February 1759: The Last will and Testament of Abraham Estes, deceased, was proved by the others of two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. William Waller, and Saml Hawes, jr. Executors named in the said Will refuse to take upon themselves the burden of the said Executorship and On the motion of Elizabeth Estes it is ordered she have Administration of the said Estate with the will annexed and acknowledge a Bond for the same.
The family of Abraham Estes has migrated to all parts of America; a large group migrated to NC in the early years.