Will of John Marling

Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.

Listed in Ohio Co., Will Book 2, Page 172
(Copied by Charles Marling for "Marling Family Records" from information
found in Wheeling Library, Ohio Co., WV.)

In the name of God Amen I John Marling a citizen of Ohio County and state
of Virginia being weak of body, but sound of mind & Disposing Judgement,
Calling to Mind my Mortality, do make and ordain this my last will and
testament, revoking all others,(first) I will and bequeath to my beloved
wife Isabel whilst she remains my widow the one third part of my real
estate and the privilege of my mansion house, but case she does remove
herself from being my widow, I will to her my said wife the servide of my
black woman Jude, during the life of sd. Isabel, then sd. negro to be
returned to my estate, my black child Prisula I will to my son Mathew
Marling untill the sd. Priscilla comes of age 21 and then to be free, if
the law of the state will admit it to be so at that time, I further will
that my whole estate real and personal be kept together during my wife
Isabels life if she remains my widow & if she does marry I then give the
possession of my land to my sons Mathew Samuel & Moses Marling equal my
person estate, I dispose of in manner following, I give to my daughter
Elizabeth fifty dollars in cash & a horse worth fifty dollars together
with a saddle & bridle one set of drawers now claimed by sd Elizabeth
one feather bed & furniture & all her own Mothers & Step Mothers wearing
apparel (say the deceased step mothers apparel) I further will to my four
eldest sons John James Elija and William Marling twenty dollars each to
be paid them one year after my death by my executor, this being their full
dividend of my estate my daughter Sarah Oldhams having had her full
dividend of my estate in time past, I will her no more, The whole of my
personal estate not otherwise disposed of I will to my three youngest
sons Mathew Samuel & Moses Marling to be equally divided amongst them
at my wifes death if she remains my widow if otherwise to be divided
when Moses Marling comes of age. Lastly I appoint my son Mathew Marling
my whole & sole executor of this my las will and testament, revoking all

In witness whereof I have signed and acknowledged the same this 27th day
of July in the year of our Lord 1820.

				John Marling Senr	LS

Ebenezer McKinley
John Faris
Edward Ray

I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original which
was proven in court at Sept. Term 1820 by the oath of John Faris and Edward
Ray & was ordered to be recorded.
				Wm. Chapline Jr. C.O.C.