Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.
In the name of God amen...I Richard Parriott of the county of Ohio and State of Virginia being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory for which I thank God & calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desireous to dispose such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with.
First. I devise that all my just debts, my funeral expenses be paid out of my perishable property.
Secondly. I give to my beloved children Susanna Wilford and Ann with my grandson Wilford the son of Samuel Parriott, deceased, one dollar each.
Thirdly. I give the balance of my estate real and personal after the payment of the above debts & legacies to my beloved wife Debrah as long as she remains my widow and no longer.
Fourthly. At the death or marriage of my beloved wife Deborah, if she should marry..ing that on the day of her marriage or death either, I give all the above property both real and personal and all my estate whatever with the exception above of my just debts, funeral expenses and the four dollars in legacies above mentioned to my beloved children namely; R.Roby, Caroline, Nighten(?), Owen, Henreitta, Cordelia, Richard, Mandy, & Maryanne to be equally divided between them which said property I give to them, their heirs executors or administrators forever.
Fiftly. And lastly I do herelby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Deborah excecutor of this my last will & testament thereby revoking all other wills or testaments heretofore by me made.
In witness thereof I have here unto sat my hand & affixed my seal this 15th day of December in the year 1824..
Signed sealed and published and declared as & for the last will & testament. The above named Richard Parriott in presence of us....
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