Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Marshall County Will Book I, page 102 The last will and testament of John Lemon of Marshall County State of Virginia: I John Lemon considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory blessed be Almighty God of the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say: First I desire that my executor who I shall more fully name hereafter to sel as much of my personally estate as to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid. I give and bequeath all the balance to my beloved wife Margret to have and do as she may think propter. I also give and bequeath all my lands to my wife Margret and proceeds thereof her lifetime and after her decease to be equally divided among my nine children Orange, John, William, David & Alford and Sarah, Martha, Elizabeth and Nancy Ann, to them and their heirs forever. Lastly: I Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Margret my sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made. I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this nineteenth day of February one thousand eight-hundred and forty eight of the year of our Lord. (X Mark) John Lemmon Signed sealed published and declared by John Lemmon 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 George Gats Henry Miller