Hardy County Wills

Will of Conrad Moore dated 25 December 1777 proved April 9, 1800

Transcribed by Terrie J. Reichling from photocopy of original document in Hardy County, VA Will Book (A?), p.177 Probated April 9, 1800

In the Name of God, Amen - I Conrad More of Hardy County and State of Virginia 
being in ill-(?) State of Health at present and concerning the Uncertainty of Human 
Life, and that it is requisite for all persons while thay have the happiness to Enjoy 
their Senses and Memory Perfect, to Settle and Dispose of their affaires in such 
manner  as may prevent disputes or Discencion amongsts their friends or relations. 

Therefore to prevent the same as much as possible do think proper to dispose my 
Estate in Manner following


It is my Desire that all my Just Debts and funeral charges shall be paid after my 
Decease as soon as can conveniently be done. 


I give all the Remainder of my Estate after my Just Debts and funeral charges are 
paid to the children of my three Brothers and three Sisters in equal sixths that is 
to say one sixth part to my Brother Phillip More children and one sixth to John 
Moore children, and one part to Michael Moore, children and one part to my sister 
Marya children formerly of the name of (?Catrand), one part to my sister Margaret's 
children and one sixth part to my sister Susanna children if any otherwise to herself.


I De-fine my Grave to be Walled up with stone three feet thick and four feet high 
with a tombstone at my head.


It is my will that my Executors sell all my Property Real and Personal to Which I 
may have Equitable or Legal Right and make the Distributions as before written. 

And Lastly there by nominate and appoint David Welton, Esq. and Christion 
Symons, Esqr my whole and sole Executors and I do hereby Revoke and make 
void all former wills Declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament in 
Witness whereof I have herein to set my hand and seal this twenty-fifth day of 
December 1777 

Signed, Sealed and Published by the Testor in precence of

Abel Seymour                                   his
Anthony Baker                           Conrad    Moore
Daniel Tevebough                             mark

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