Hardy County Wills

Will of Jacob Shobe 1830 - 1831
This document was transcribed by Margaret Lew from Leonard Hire's xeroxed copy of the original records. Illegible words are indicated by [...]
8 July 1830 -- 13 Dec 1831

I Jacob Shobe of the County of Hardy and State of Virginia being weak in body but of sound
mind & knowing the uncertainty of life do make this my last will and testament viz:

1st         I desire that after my decease all my personal possessions to be sold and the proceed    
therefrom to be equally devided between all my children with the exception of the beds
and bedding also 1 horse 

2ndly     I give unto my daughter Frances the trunk which contains my dec'd wifes clothing also all 
it contains.

3rdly     All bonds or notes which I hold or which was executed to me I hereby acknowledge is
one  half the property of my brother Martin who is hereby authorized to receive sd one half.

4thly     I give one cow and my part of all the sheep which is now on the place where I reside unto
my Children to remain unsold for their use.

Lastly    I hereby authorise and appoint my brother Martin Shobe my Executor to this my last will
and testament and also guardian for all my children in the presence and hearing of us who
at his request and in    
his presents have subscribed our                  July 8th 1830 
names as witnesses                                Jacob Shobe (SEAL)

     Hiram Taylor
     Jobe Armentrout
     Felix Welton
     Isaac Armentrout

At a Court held for Hardy County the 13th day of December 1831

This last will and testament of Jacob Shobe was produced proved by the oaths of Hiram Taylor,
Job Armentrout, Felix Welton & Isaac Armentrout the witnesses thereto & ordered to be
recorded and Martin Shobe the executor therein named refuses to take upon himself the burthen
of the execution thereof ---

On the motion of said Martin Shobe & Hiram Taylor administration with the will annexed(?) Is
granted them on the estate of said Jacob Shobe dec'd they having taken the oath of such
administrators and together with security entered into & acknowledged a bond in the penalty of
$4,000 conditioned as the law directs.
                         Jos. Carr Gamble

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