Thomas Black
Will dated April 6, 1863

Barbour County, VA

Submitted by Sandra Fields, transcribed from the courthouse copies.
April the 6th 1863 Barbour County W Va I this day by concent of my own mind do make my will. First my will is for my wife and children to have the use Farm for five years, those that are at home at the end of five years. My wife & Samuel Black & Andrew Black is to have my land divided to suit themselves: Also my will is for the family to have the use of the gray mare during the five years and then sold and be equally divid among my wife and six girls now at home and my cows and hogs is to be left on the place for the use of the family. The brown cold I will to Andrew Black. The sorrel Horse I wish to be sold this fall to satisfy my debts. The balance of any of my things such as household Furniture etc I leave to my wife and children at home. Gears Harness an Farming utensils is to be lef on the place for the use of the family during the five years then the two boys gets them: My wife and children those at home Girls is to have the money that is coming from my Brothers Estate Samuel S. Black Dec My wife is to have use of said money to raise an clothe the children. She may sign the deed on the children if required My Will is for the Money of my son George Black Deceased now in the hands of Henry F Westfall for collection To be paid to my wife for her use and the six children above mentioned. This is my will made and signed to the best of my judgement wrote by Anthony Pifer.

Thomas (x) Black
James (x) Fusler
John Wentz

West Virginia

Barbour County Circuit Court Sept Term 1863 The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Black decd. Was this day presented in open Court proved by the oath of Anthony Pifer and James Fusler two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded.

Teste David M. Myers: Clerk

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