Submitted by Scott Rogerson.
Dated: September 25, 1858
Marshall County Will Book 1-A, p. 128
In the name of god Amen
I, John Rogerson of Marshall County and State of Virginia being of sound and disposing mind and body; do make this to be my last will and testament, as follows (that is to say); I desire that my body may be buried at the direction of my Executor, herein after named and I direct that all my just debts be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as may be convenient.
First, I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary Ann for and during her natural life Should she not marry again, all my real and personal Estate; and should my wife marry again I desire that she have nothing more of my Estate than the law allows her; and I give and bequeath unto my children at the death of my wife all my real and personal Estate; to be divided equally among them, Except One hundred Dollars which I desire my Executor to lay out in placing Grave Stones on my grave, and that of my wife, which I desire to be done as soon as possible after the death of my Wife. And I do hereby nominate and appoint William Rogerson, my son to be Executor of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other will by one at any time heretofore made and do hereby declare these presents to be and -ntain my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said John Rogerson have to this my last will set my hand and seal this the 25 day of September 1858. [John Rogerson - Seal]
Signed, sealed, published and declare by the testator John Rogerson as and for this last will and testament, in the presence of us who in his presence at his request, and in the presence of Each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.