Will of William Faris

Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.

Ohio County Will Book 2, Page 150

In the name of God Amen I William Faris of the County of Ohio and 
State of Virginia being weak in body but sound in Mind and Memory, 
call to Mind my Mortality, and that it is appointed for all men once 
to die and come to Judgment - do make and ordain this my last will 
and testament in way and manner following, and first I bequeath my 
Soul to Almighty God that gave it me trusting that (through the 
merits and intercession of Jesus Christ) I shall receive the same 
again and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried 
with Christian decent burial and so to such worldly substance as it 
hath pleased God to bestow upon me,

My will is that all my Just debts and funeral charges be fully paid, 
out of my moveable estate, and as to my Real estate my will is that 
my land be sold to the best advantage as soon as may be convenient, 
or as it can be sold at its value, and for that purpose I allow the 
space of three years if it cannot be done sooner or longer time if it 
cannot be sold in Said time to advantage and the rent after my 
Executors hereafter named is satisfied for their trouble to be 
equally divided among my four children hereafter to be named, and 
when my land is sold my will is that the price of it together with my 
Moveable estate that will not be hereafter mentioned, be equally 
divided between my children John, Adam, Mary and William, with this 
exception that John and Adam shall have one hundred dollars each of 
them more than my other two children and to be paid before any 
distribution of my estate be made and the remainder to be divided as 
above stated.

Lastly my will is that my sons John and Adam Faris be Joint Executors 
of this my last will and testament, renouncing and making void all 
former wills and testaments confirming this and this only to be my 
last will and testament, 

In witness whereof I hereunto Subscribe my name and affix my seal 
this 4th day of October eighteen hundred and fourteen

Signed sealed and					William Faris   Seal
Acknowledged in the presence of 
William Faris
David Faris
Samuel D. Faris

I do certify that the above will is a true Copy from the original 
which was proven in Court at September Term 1818 by the oaths of 
David Faris and Samuel D. Faris subscribing witnesses thereto & 
ordered to be recorded.
						Wm Chapline Jr C.O.C.