In the Name of God amen I Christian Croose of Hardy County and State of Virginia being in a low state of health at Present but in perfect senses and memory and considering the Uncertainty of human life and that necessary for all Persons so to despose of their affairs in their Lifetime as may prevent any disputes amongst Relations after their death to perfect the same as much as may be in my own family I think proper to Give dismiss and dispose of my Estate in the following manner and form. To wit. First of all I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Barbara Croose one Horse and saddle one Cow one Bed and furniture of her own choosing as her own property Secondly the residue of my Moveable Effects to be sold by my Executors and my just debts together with my funeral Expenses be paid. Thirdly I will to my Daughter Elisabeth Twenty Dollars also to my daughter Mary ten dollars as their part or full shares of my whole Estate also my will is that my son Michael Croose shall have no part in his possession but that his Children shall have his part or share which is Equal to the share of Each of the Residue of my Children and further I also will that Adam Croose shall have my lands and Maintain my Wife Barbara Croose so long as she liveth and at her death I will my lands to be sold and the money to be divided Equally Between the Residue of my Children . . . . . . Giving Michael Crooses Children his part . . . . . . Also, I do hereby Constitute and Appoint Jacob Tevebough & Adam Croose my Executors to this my last will and do hereby revoke and disallow all oher formes, testaments wills or bequests declaring this and no Other to be my last will and testament and in witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal Anno Domini one thousand Eight hundred & three And in the 3rd year of the Commonwealth 9th September Signed sealed & Acknowledged in the presents of Christian Croose(seal) James Machin Geo. Harness Junr Adam Harness At a court held for Hardy County the 8th day of February 1814. This last Will & Testament of Christian Crose dec'd. Was presented in Court by Jacob Tevebough & Adam Crose the Executors therein named and proved by the oaths of James Machin & Adam Harness two of the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of the said Executors certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form they having taken the oaths of Executors and together with James Miles their security entered into & acknowledged a bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs Teste Ed Williams CCSee documents in settlement of the estate of Christian Crose filed by his grandchildren the heirs of Michael Crose and Christian Crose and his descendents for more information.