Will of Robert Covalt

Submitted by Charlene Smith.


Robert Covalt Will

     I, Robert Covalt, of the county of Marshall and state of Virginia, being
of sound mind, and feble of body, and knowing the uncertainty of human life, do
hereby make known my last will and testament in manner & form following, towit.
1st: I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah, the use of all the land I now possess,
to be for her use during her natural life, or while she remains my widow.  The
land to be afterwards disposed of as I shall hereafter mention.
2nd: I give and bequeath to my son Joshua Covalt my saddle, rifle gun, and the
colt I now possess.
3rd:  I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah all the remainder of my personal
property and charge her to pay all the debts that I owe at this time.
4th: I give and bequeath to my son Joshua Covalt at the death or marriage of his
mother, the land on the west of Fish Creek, within the following boundaries
beginning at a point where the turnpike crosses the drain which comes from the
low gap field, then up the point towards James Reeds land, to the lower edge of
a broad bench, then in a direction up the creek, witt said bench, to the land of 
sam Hoge, then with the lines of Isaac Hoge, so as to include all the land.  West
of Hoge's land, south of Caldwell's land and east of the land of Jacob Rizer and
with line of William Covalts land  to a white oak coruin (sp) on top of the creek
hill, then east with his line to a coruin(sp) in a deep drain, just below a water
fall, then in a direction up the creek so as to include all the land at present
under fence, to the top of the hill which runs to the fork's of the creek,then
with the line of the fence to the low gap field, then with the fence to the
beginning point.
5th: I give and bequeath to my daughters Louisa and Hannah all my land not
bequeathed to my son Joshua, and direct that at the death or marriage of their
mother they shall come into full possession of it and further that at any time
after my daughter Hannah becomes twenty one year of age, the land may sold or
divided , subject however to their mothers right in it, if she should be living
at the time.
6th: I hereby appoint my son Joshua Covault and my wife Sarah Covault my executors
in this my last will and testament and direct them to settle up all my business and
carry out the foregoing provisions of my will and I hereby revoke all former wills
whatsoever.
     Wittness my hand and seal this fifth day of March eighteen hundred & sixty two.
Robert Covalt    seal

signed and sealed in the presence of us on Fish Creek on the 5th day of March 1862
and acknowledged by Robert Couvault is his last will and testament.

William Walker
Silas McCuskey


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