Barbour County, VA Will Book 1
Will dated 1845
Jacob Kesling Will
Dated: January 20, 1845
Source: Barbour County, WV Will Book 1, Pg. 11-12
Transcribed by Sandra Fields on August 23, 2004
In the name of God amen, I Jacob Kesling of the County of Barbour, and State of Virginia, being
weak in boddy (sic); but of a sound mind, and a disposing memory, do hereby make my last will
and Testament the manner and form following that is to say:
First: After the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses is paid, I give to my wife Mary
Kesling all my perishable propperty (sic) and one third of my real Estate for and during her
Natural life, and after her decease, I give the perishable part of my propperty (sic) to be divided
equally among my several children now here named* James Kesling, William Kesling, John
Kesling, Mahala Dean, Rebecca Pifer, Katharine Hope.
Second: I give to my son Jacob L. Kesling the farm on which I now live to him and his heirs
Thirdly: I give to my wife Mary Kesling all the money I have on hand.
4: I give to Rebecca Pifer one Milch Cow.
And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Jacob L. Kesling Executor of my last will
In witness whereof (sic) I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20 day of
Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the above
named Jacob Kesling in the presence of us.
John B. Shreeve
Jacob "X" Kesling (Seal)
Barbour County Court April Term 1847.
The last will and Testament of Jacob Kesling Decd. Was this day presented in Court, and proved
by then Oath of John B. Shreeve a witness thereto and continued for further proof.
Teste: L.D. Morrall, Clk.
Barbour County Court May Term 1847.
The last will and Testament of Jacob Kesling was further proved by the Oath of Teter Kesling
witness thereto, according to Law and the same being before proved ???????
Court last by the Oath of John B. Shreeve a witness thereto is ordered to be recorded.
Teste, L.D. Morrall, Clk.
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