Hardy County Wills

Will of Conrad Idleman 1827 - 1830
This document was transcribed by Margaret Lew from Leonard Hire's xeroxed copy of the original records. Illegible words are indicated by [...]

In the Name of God Amen I Conrad Idleman of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I think God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as has pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath the same in a manner following That is to say I give and commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it in hopes of a joyfull Resurrection at the Last day My body commend to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and for such worldly estate which God of his exceeding bounty has been pleased to bless me with my debts funeral charges and all expenses being first paid and satisfied I order and dispose of the same as follows. Viz In primis I give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth all my household furniture with all my stock of every kind, farming utensils, and all my personal property, except the moneys due me which is devised otherwise which this will hereafter allows -- And at the death of my wife, the personal estate she may die seized of to be the property of my son Francis his heirs after 2d I will and bequeath to my son Francis & his heirs forever the tract of land I now reside on containing one hundred & eighty nine acres ---Thirty acres which my son Francis shall [...] Consulting my son John lay off said thirty acres off of the above mentioned tract which I give and bequeath to my son John his heirs [...] Forever. And should my son John not be satisfied with the thirty acres as laid off by Francis and himself then said Francis to keep all the lands and pay him John Fifty dollars. I also give and bequeath to my son Francis his heirs [...] Forever the tracts of land adjoining the aforesaid tract I now live on cont[...] Three hundred and twenty three acres by patent from James Monroe Esqr then Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia bearing date the 2nd day of December 1801. And also two tracts on the Allegany Mountains the one contg two hundred acres -- the other fortysix patented to Moses Hutton from Beverly Randolph esq. Governor of the State of Virginia bearing date the 3d day of March 1789 for two hundred acres) the other fortysix acres patent from [L------] Esqr. Lieutenant Governor of the State of Virginia dated 22 day of June 1815. 3d I will and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Cosner my son Jacob my daughter Elizabeth Rorabouch my son Lewis the money due me to be equally divided between those my four children. 4th I give and bequeath to my son John to be paid to him by my son Francis Thirty dollars he having heretofore received his parts in Real Estate. 5th I give and bequeath to my four children Catherin Cosner my son Jacob my daughter Elizabeth Rorabouch my son Lewis fifty dollars in cash. Each, to be paid to them or their lawful representatives by my son Francis yearly and every year as they are named and to have five years to pay the whole -- 6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Powell and her heirs forever the tracts of land granted to me by George (-----------?) Lieutenant Governor of the State of Virginia by patent bearing date the 29th of June 1811 and adjoining James Seymour Esq. The Mary Powell paying to my four children Catherine Cosner my sons Jacob, my daughter Elizabeth Rorabouch and my son Lewis each and every one forty dollars in manner following Two years after my death to pay to Catherine Cosner Forty dollars and one year after to pay my son Jacob and so on as they be named yearly until the sum of one hundred sixty dollars is paid. And lastly I do confirm this my last will and testament and do hereby constitute and apoint my son Francis executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this sixth day of March in the year of our Lord 1827 Signed sealed published and declared the last will and testament of the above Conrad Idleman (Fingerprint) named Conrad Idleman in presents of us William Lallyard Andrew Russell William Lurey At a Court held for hardy County the 13th day of July 1830 This last will and testament of Conrad Idleman dec'd was proved by the oath of Andrew Russell one of the witnesses thereto and at a Court held for Hardy County the 10th day of August 1830 the same was further proved by the oath of William Leary(?) Another witness thereto & ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Francis Idleman the executor therein named a certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form he having with security entered into & acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $1000 and taken the oath of such execution. Teste. Ed.Williams CHC

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