Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.
(Name may be CHRISTIANA)
Record of Wills, Book 3, Page 106.
I Christina Roberts of the county of Ohio & State of Virginia being weak of body but of sound and disposing memory for which I thank almighty God and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with.
I give and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say after all my just debts and funeral expences are paid.
1st I give to my daughter Margaret wife of Thomas Chaney one hundred and fifty dollars deducting from the said one hundred and fifty dollars a note of hand amounting to sixty six dollars & sixty six cents payable to John Roberts decd and bearing date April the fourteenth 1821 now in my possession.
2d I give to my daughter Anna one hundred and fifty dollars one cow and calf four head of sheep one side saddle spinning wheel bed and furniture with half the furten I have.
3d I give to my daughter Hannah one hundred and fifty dollars one cow & calf fore head of sheep bed and furniture and one little wheel with the other half of the pewer ware.
4th I give to my grand children namely Mary Ann David & Rachael (children of my daughter Rachel Roberts decd late wife of Francis Robertson) one hundred dollars to be equally divided that is thirty three and a third dollars to each to be put on interest till they are married or come of ull age.
5th I give to my son Abner one horse worth forty dollars.
6th I give to my son Thomas one horse worth forty dollars.
7th I give all the balance of my estate whatsoever that may remain unappropriated to be sold and equally divided between my children namely Mary Ann David & Rachael my grand children above named to have and share or as much as one of my childrens share to be divided amongst the three; Rachael one share Margaret one share George one share John one share Elizabeth wife John Roberts of Ellward one share Edward one share Anna one share Jacob one share Abner one share Hannah one share and Thomas one share.
And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my two sons namely John and Abner Roberts executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former will or testaments by me made and in testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six..
Christina Roberts...her mark....seal
Signed sealed published & declared by Christina Roberts as and for her last will & testament in the presince & hearing of us who at her request & in her presence have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Virginia; Ohio county court September Term 1833
The last will & testament of Christina Roberts decd is presented in court and proved by the oaths of John Parriott & William Vanseyoc two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
A copy teste.....Jno McColloch...Clk..OC