Hardy County Wills

Will of Hanson Veatch 1835, 1836
The transcription of this document with images of the original entry in the Hardy Co., WV WB 6, p. 199 and a typed transcript were submitted by Maureen Veatch Gobel

Explanatory notes in italics have been added to the transcription by Maureen Veatch Gobel.


In the Name of God, Amen.  I Hanson Veatch of Hardy County and State of Virginia being weak
in body but of sound mind and knowing that all men have to die do make this my Last Will and 
Testament revoking all others.  And first of all I commend my soul to God, who gave it, and 
my body to be buried in a Christian like manner to what little of this wealth it has pleased 
God to bless me with.  I wish no more of it to be sold at my death than unto be sufficient 
to pay my debts and funeral charges the balance to be left in the hands of my beloved wife, 
Elizabeth for her support during her natural life or widowhood at the expiration of her life is 
undivided the property to be sold and equally divided between my childred, Polley Patrick (Mary "Polly" Veatch), 
Elizah Veatch (Jeremiah Elijah Veatch), Sally Veatch, Thomas J. Veatch (Thomas Jenkins Veatch -- our line) 
and my grandson Hanson Veatch and I leave my son Elizah Veatch and Moses Caplinger, Executors of 
this Last Will and Testament.  I Would likewise have it understood that all the property claimed at 
this time by Elizah, Sally, Thomas J. Veatch and my Grandson, Hanson Veatch (son of daughter Nancy Veatch) 
to be and remain therein property and whereas I have sold my son Elizah the land he now lives on 
seventy Acres, more or less, which he has paid me for, I Will him lidewise a lot Fifty Acres 
adjoining him, more or less, by his paying two dollars to the other heirs I give Salley before 
the division of the property the loom and tackling, one table one pot, one oven, one chest, 
the bed she claims and all the crockering ware that she claims.  In Testimony whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of December in the year of our Lord 1835.
																s/ Hanson Veatch

teste:
Philip Silver
Jemoniah Veatch (Jeremiah Elijah Veatch)

At a Court held for Hardy County the 19th day of January 1836, this Last Will and Testament of 
Hanson, Deceased, was produced in the Court by Elizah Veatch and Moses Caplinger the executors 
therein named proved to be recorded on the motions of the said Executors who made oath thereto 
according to law a certificate as granted them for obtaining a probate therefor in due from 
they will security having entered into and Acknowledged separate bonds and the penalty of 
$800.00 each conditioned as the law directs.

Teste:
s/ James Carr Gamble C. H. C.

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