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From: Greenbrier County, VA [now WV] Will Book 1, pp.515-516
Samuel Humphreys (1741-1821) of Anthonies Creek
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In the name of God Amen - I Samuel Humphreys of the
County of Greenbrier and State of Virginia do make my last
Will and Testament in the following manner, That is to say first
I leave and bequeath unto my beloved wife Grizzel Humphreys
the third of the plantation I now live on for and during her life-
time I also will my wife one gray mare and Saddle two Cows
first choice to be at her disposal I also allow her all the Household
furniture for and during her lifetime I leave and bequeath to my
Son Robert Humphreys at my death two Surveys of Land I now
Live on (To wit) One of Two Hundred and Ten Acres another
of  One Hundred acres I also leave my Waggon to said Robert
Humphreys I leave and bequeath Three Hundred acres of Land
Lying on Cherrytree with the remainder of my movable property
and Household furniture to my sons Samuel Humphreys William
Humphreys and Daughter Martha Taylor to be equally divided
among said three, and to my Daughters and heirs of my daught-
ters To wit Margaret Isabella Kathren and Betsy I leave one dollar
to each out of my movable property I also allow and
Constitute my wife Grizzel Humphreys and Robert Hum-
Phreys my soul Executors of this my last Will and Testament
Hereby rescinding all former Wills by me heretofore made
Confirming This and this only to be my last Will and Tes-
tament, In Witness Whereof I the said Samuel Humphreys
have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of
May One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty one
Signed Sealed & Delivered Samuel Humphreys (Seal)
In the presence of
Thomas Kirkpatrick
James Ervine
Jane Ervine
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Greenbrier County Court
August Term 1821


This Instrument of Writing purporting to be the last will
and Testament of  Samuel Humphreys Decd. Was presented in Court
and proved by the oaths of Thos. Kirkpatrick and James Ervin
two of the subscribing Witnesses thereto to have been duly acknowl-
edged by the said Samuel Decd.to be his last Will and Testa-
ment and the same is ordered to be recorded.
Teste
Lewis Stuart
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transcribed  09 Jan 2001 by Ed Marsh