Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.
Record of Wills, Book 2, Page 171
In the name of God Amen, I Edward Dowler of Ohio County & state of Virginia, revoking all others, appoints this to be my last will and testament, in the first place I allow all my personal property to be sold & all my just debts paid and what is left divided between my loving wife & all my children as the law may direct, my real estate I wish to be leased & rented out as my executors or guardians of my heirs may find most proper and the profits arrising from the same to be disposed of as the law may direct in such cases none of the land is to be sold untill such time as my youngest daughter Elizabeth arrives to full age of eighteen years & then to be sold & equally divided among them the first hundred dollars that is to be spared after paying all debts & expenses I wish to be given to my daughter Mary and so to stand good against her for her share of the estate, I request and appoint Edward Morton & George Dowler to be executors of this my last will & testament given under my hand & seal this 5th day of June 1819
Signed in presence of
I do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the orginal which was proven in court at Sept. Term 1820 by the oaths of Jesse Burch & Mary Campbell witnesses there to & ordered to be recorded.
Test....Wm. Chapline Jr...C.O.C.