Will of Henry Parsons

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

Will Bk I, Page 168

I Henry Parsons of Marshall county and State of Virginia do hereby make
my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:

1st. I after my decease I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Hannah
the household and kitchen furniture and one cow. I desire that the balance
of my parishable property be sold after my decease and out of the money
arising therefrom all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid the
balance of the personal property be divided among four of my children
equally, with the exception of my bay mare, which I give unto my son
Jesse as his part of my personal property. The balance of my personal
property I give unto my children Jehu, Joseph, Thomas and Elizabeth.

2nd I give and bequeath unto my wife Hannah all the profits arising from my
real estate during her natural life and after her decease to be sold by my
executor whom I will here after more fully name.

3dly And the money to be divided equally between my six children Jehu, Joseph,
Jesse, Thomas, Elizabeth and my two grandchildren Samuel and Elizabeth Gats,
to have a mothers part when they become of ages but to receive no interest
which money is to remain in the hands of the other heirs.

4thly and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Jehu Parsons executor
of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills
or testaments by me heretofore made. In witness where of I have here to set
my hand and fixed my seal this 18th day of February 1848

(X mark)  Henry Parsons

Signed sealed published and declared by Henry Parsons as and for his last will
and testament in the presence and hearing of us who at his request and in his
presence have subscribed our names as Witnesses.

N. Wykert
Francis Kelley
John F. V. Kelley

Virginia Marshall county Court Oct. Term 1853
The last Will and testament of Henry Parsons, decd was this day proved by the
oaths of Nicholas Wykert and John F. V. Kelly two of the subscribing Witnesses
thereto & is ordered to be recorded and on motion of Jehu Parsons the Executor
therein named who made oath thereto and together with Nnicholas Wykert and Thomas
Parsons his Security who qualified to their sufficiency entered into and acknow-
ledged a Bond in the penalty of $1500 condition as the law directs.  Certificate
is granted him for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form.

A copy teste

I. Cooper, Clk
A. Cockayne DC