WILL OF DAVID WILSON (Pg. 18) I, David Wilson, of Hardy County and State of Virginia do hereby make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that it to say, 1st, I desire that all the perishable part of my Estate be immediately appraised and so much thereof sold as my Executors hereafter named shall think fit so as to leave unsold what will be necessary for the ? [bottom of the photocopied page missing]. (Pg. 19) of Fairfield and State of Ohio and out of the money arising therefrom all my just Debts of funeral expenses be paid should the perishable part of my estate prove insufficient for the above purposes, then I desire my executors to sell all my lands in the County of Hardy and State of Virginia and apply as much of the monies arising from the sale of the lands as will be sufficient to pay and satisfy all my just debt, as shll remain unpaid out of the sales of the perishable part of my estate. 2nd, after the payment of my debts and funeral expenses, I give to my wife, Mary Wilson, all that reserved part of my personal Estate that will be necessary for the removal of my family to my lands in Fairfield county and State of Ohio during her widowhood. Also one forth part of my lands in Ohio State, after said Lands is divided in 4 equal parts, she shall have second choice during the term of time that she shall remain my Widow and no longer said lands being (first?) dividied in 4 equal parts as to its soil, water, Timber. 3rd and lastly, I do hereby constitute my sons, JOHN WILSON, JACOB WILSON AND GEORGE WILSON, my executors of this my last Will and Testament and do strictly enjoin on each of them to take special care of their other during her Widowhood that she don?t come to suffer or want. Also to see that each of their Brothers, Sisters get a necessary portion of Education, to wit, reading, writing and arithmatic and as I conceive there will be a considerable sum of money arising from the sale of my lands in Hardy County after all my just Debts are paid, in that case, I desire my Executors to make the following uses of it to wit; as I have mentioned that my land in Fairfield County be divided into 4 parts, my son, JACOB, is to have the first Choice of said 4th Part; the other parts shall be divided by lot between my 3 sons, JOHN, GEORGE AND [JOB probably ? the bottom of the page is also missing but Job fits here in line of sons]???. (pg. 20) part of the above sum alluded to in Lands so that my sons ISAAC, ABEL, JESSE AND ENOCH shall each have an equal lot of land provided one third part of said sum be reserved and equally divided between my daughters, BARBARA, SARAH AND MARGARET WILSON, each and every of the above specified legacies as desired for my Several children, Shall be their sole property, them, their heirs and assigns forever. In Witness thereof, I have hereunto let my hand and affixed my seal this 12th day of June 1804. David Wilson (Seal) Signed, Sealed, Published and declared as & for the last Will and Testament of the above named David Wilson in presents of us: Jacob Wilkin Godfrey Wilkin James Alswall Jacob Millar At a Superior Court continue and held for the District composed of the Counties of Hampshire, Hardy, Pendleton and Randolph at the Courthouse in the said County of Hardy, the 6th day of September 1805. This last Will and Testament of David Wilson deceased was offered for proof by JOHN WILSON, one of the Executors therein named and was proved by the oaths of Jacob Wilkin and Jacob Millar, two of the witnesses thereto and is ordered to be Recorded and on the motion of the said Executor certificate, is granted him for obtaining a Probat(e) thereof in due form, he having taken theoath of an Executor and together with Jacob Miller, Anthony Miller, and Solomon Wilson, his Securities, entered into and acknowledged a Bond in the penalty of eight thousand dollars conditioned as the Law directs. [rest of page missing].
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