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Interesting Halifax County Estates 

In Virginia, the inventory of an estate usually followed the last will and testament and contained interesting facts concerning the life of the deceased person. The inventory of the estate of Francis Lawson in August of 1785 revealed that his primary crop was tobacco and at the time of his death was indebted to John Lawson for 2 gallons of rum, the building of a tobacco house, carrying tobacco to Petersburgh, 14 yds of osnaburg and other fabrics. John Lawson was paid four times, twice with 23 hogsheads of tobacco and twice with 21 hogsheads of tobacco. A hogshead is a large cask of tobacco or liquid, such as wine, ale or cider. hogshead tobacco

The tobacco hogshead was a large wooden barrel used in British and American colonial times to transport and store tobacco. It measured some 48 inches by 30 inches in diameter and weighed about 1,000 pounds when fully packed. Tobacco grew well in Virginia, was used as money (locally and abroad) since the first settlers 

Interesting Halifax County Estates 

In Virginia, the inventory of an estate usually followed the last will and testament and contained interesting facts concerning the life of the deceased person. The inventory of the estate of Francis Lawson in August of 1785 revealed that his primary crop was tobacco and at the time of his death was indebted to John Lawson for 2 gallons of rum, the building of a tobacco house, carrying tobacco to Petersburgh, 14 yds of osnaburg and other fabrics. John Lawson was paid four times, twice with 23 hogsheads of tobacco and twice with 21 hogsheads of tobacco. A hogshead is a large cask of tobacco or liquid, such as wine, ale or cider. hogshead tobacco

The tobacco hogshead was a large wooden barrel used in British and American colonial times to transport and store tobacco. It measured some 48 inches by 30 inches in diameter and weighed about 1,000 pounds when fully packed. Tobacco grew well in Virginia, was used as money (locally and abroad) since the first settlers arrived in Jamestown. At the death of Thomas Haskins, he had eight children, 
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