Will of Mordicai Amos

Transcribed and submitted by B. Carlisle Bowling.

With permission and cooperation of his descendants, Hazel Spahr & Helen Shipe.

Marshall County Will Book I, Page 6

In the name of God Amen. I, Mordicai Amos of Marshall County, Virginia being infirm but sound of mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of man and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (towit) Firs after death I commend my body to the earth from whence it came and my spirit to God who gave it. I will that my body be decently buryed the expence of which is to be paid by my executor out of the movable effects with which it has pleased God to bess me. and to pay all my lawful debts out of the same. I next will unto my beloved wife Rachel Amos the remaining part of my estate both real and personal for support during her natural lifetime. and at her death I will that Jane Riggle my grand daughter and Mary Winter whom I have raised shall each one have a bed and beding. I will that all other property be sold by my executors both real and personal and after discharging the burying expences of my wife, that the proceeds be divided in the manner and form following (to wit) My two sons James Amos and John Amos are in the first place to have twenty dollars each, then the residue to be divided equally amongst my nine children or their legal representatives, namely, Vincent Amos, Mordicai Amos, Thomas Amos, James Amos, John Amos, and Emanuel Amos my six sons and Elizabeth Miller and Jane Briggs my two living daughters; also my grand children representatives of my daughter Hannah Riggle dec'd which are namely these George Riggle, Elizabeth Ravenscraft wife of Richard Ravenscraft, Amos Riggle, James Riggle, Jane Riggle, Alexander Riggle, Mary Riggle, Catharine Riggle, and Henry Riggle nine in number who are to have one childs share divided equally amongst them. I appoint my son James Amos Executor to this my last will and testament. As witness my hand this 8th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five---

Mordicai X Amos

Jesse Burch
David Rush
Samuel Crow

    Virginia, Marshall County, to wit, May Term 1836
The last will and testament of Mordicai Amos deceased was proved by the Oaths of Jesse Burch, David Rush, and Samuel Crow witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded and on the motion of James Amos the Executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with Daniel Cunningham his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of twelve hundred dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.
a copy Teste James D(umis?) Clk

(Note: Spelling, capitalization and punctuation are original.)

5/29/1999 - Linda Goddard, lindag@ovis.net, states that daughter, Elizabeth, married James Mellon, (NOT MILLER) in 1820 in Green Co., PA.