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.
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