Hardy County Wills

Will of Francis Ignatius Coomes Recorded June 1817
This document was transcribed by Joseph L. Lewis from the original records in Hardy Co., WV Book No.2 page 291. Transcriber's notes in ( ).
Will of Francis Ignatius Coomes
Recorded June 1817, 
Hardy County WV

Know all to whom these presents may come greeting that I Francis I.
Combs of Hardy County and State of Virginia being sick and weak of body
tho of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for his mercies
therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is
appointed for all once to die I do make and ordain this my last will &
testament and as attaching such worldly estate where with it pleased God
to bless me with in this life I give and devise and dispose of the same in 
manner and form following to wit.

Item 1,  I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Elizabeth Bean one
Shilling and no more of my estate.

Item 2,  I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Drusilla Jarboe one
Shilling and no more of my estate.

Item 3,  I give and bequeath to my three sons namely, Francis I. Combs,
Henry Combs, & Joshua Combs each one Shilling and no more of my estate.

Item 4,  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy Combs the farm on
which I now live together with a piece of ground I got of Thomas McGill
in a swap, also one track of land adjoining the home place on Hunting
Ridge containing one hundred and thirty two acres.

Item 5, I give and bequeath to my wife Nancy all my personal estate to
have and to hold for the rest of her natural life and then to be divided
equally between ("her" scratched out) our children namely Trecy, Cassa,
Letty, Pyos, Christene, Charles & Peter Combs and the one unborn.

Item 6,  I wish all my just debts to be paid by my wife Nancy.

Item 7,  I give and bequeath to the Catholic Church one acre and quarter
of ground for a burying place bounded by two white Pines & a white Oak &
forming a great A thus

Item 8,  I wish to have sold one track of land on the Spring Lick Ridge
for the use of the family and I appoint and ordain James Conms (?) to
sell same and to be allowed two Shillings in the pound for his services.  

As witness my hand & seal this tenth day of February eighteen hundred & sixteen.

        Witness Present              his
        Henry M. Davis        Francis  x  I. Comes
        John Thorp                   mark
               her
        Maria  x  Levre
               mark

(on the back side of will)
Item 9,  I constitute and ordain Annafnan Tucker and my wife Nancy
Executors and setting aside all other wills and bequest here to fore
made

At a court held for Hardy County the 10th day of June 1817 this last
will and testament of Francis I. Coomes  dec. was presented in
court, proved by the oaths of Henry M. Davis and John Thorp two of the
witnesses and ordered to be recorded.
                                                Teste
                                                Ed Williams
                                                Clk.


submitted by: Joseph L. Lewis 3602 Placid Pl. E. Owensboro, KY 42303 lewisjl@occ-uky.campus.mci.net

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