Submitted by Fred Bice.
Marshall County Will Book I, page 207
In the name of God, amen
I, Edward Chambers, of the County of Marshall and state of Virginia, knowing the uncertainty of this mortal life and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, and being of sound mind and memory, do make and proclaim this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made in any manner or form, hereafter mentioned, that is today herein I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Harriett, all my personal property during her natural life and at her death to belong to my son Amos. Also I give and bequeath unto him one hundred acres of clear land off of the home farm with ........... ...... to support the farm and also for food and it is also my desire that Amos farm the farm for her and take care of her during her life.
..... my real estate I will that it divided in the following manner that to my son Reason one hundred acres of land off of the tract that I purchased of ........... on which he now lives, to belong to him and his heirs. To my daughter, Kitty Evans, one hundred acres of land off of the farm on the north side of said tract to belong to her and her heirs. To my son, Thomas, one hundred acres off of the farm tract.. south of Kitty Evans land to belong to him and his heirs. To my daughter, Rebecca Rustan, one hundred acres off the farm tract and south of Thomas, to belong to her and her heirs. To my son Morrison, one hundred acres off of the land I purchased of Lewis Howard, adjoining the land of B. Miller, to belong to him and his heirs. To my son, Joshua Chambers, one hundred acres off of the land I purchased of S. Howard adjoining land of Joseph....... to belong to him and his heirs. To my son Eli, one hundred acres off of the home farm including the southwest corner of the said tract to belong to him and his heirs. To my daughter, Henrietta Rutan, one hundred acres off land and laying south of of Eli’s tract to belong to her and her heirs. To my daughter Polly (Mary) one hundred acres south ofHenrietta’s tract to belong to her and her heirs. The remainder of my land including the .......home and the land I purchased of........... to my son Amos at his mother’s death to belong to him and his heirs.
Then, I hereby appoint and constitute my son Amos as executor of this, my last will and testament. Signed, sealed and delivered this 5th day of December in the year of our lord 1851.
Signed and acknowledged in
our presence and in the presence of each
other and at his request.
this 5th day of December 1851
Joseph S. Slager
Silas B. Kittle
Marshall County Court, March Term, 1st day, 1851
a writing purporting the last will and testament of Edward Chambers........ was produced in Court and being proved by the oaths of Joseph Loudenslager and Alexander White, two of the subscribing witnesses thereof, it is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Amos Chambers, the executer, named in said will, who made oath thereto. together with Joseph Loudenslager and Alexander White........who qualified to their sufficiency, established and acknowledged a bond of $1400, payment conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted to Amos Chambers for obtaining a probate of said will on his farm.
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