Will of John Varley

Submitted by G. Ann Bryant.

Marshall Co., WV, Will Book #1, p. 325.

Will signed 1857; probated 12 Dec 1865.

JOHN VARLY of the County of Marshall in the State of Virginia calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with do give and bequeath the same in the manner following, that is to Say I desire that all the perishable part of My Estate be immediately Sold after my decease, and out of the monies arising therefrom all my just debts and funeral Expences be paid.
2) After the payment of my debts and funeral Expences I give to my wife Nancy Varly, the Old home Stead farm during her natural life, and after her decease I desire it to be Sold and the proceeds thereof be equally divided amongst my heirs hereafter named and be enjoyed by them forever.
3) I Give to my Son William Varly, the farm he now resides on containing one hundred and .two.. acres, designated the Water trough farm: to him and heirs forever
4) I give to my Son John Varly, the farm he now resides on Containing one hundred and fifty five acres, designated the Gregg Farm: to him and his heirs forever.
(5) I Give to my daughter Mary Varly and her executors and administrators one thousand Dollars out of the first monies that may come into the hands of My Executors after former claims are paid (6) I give to my Daughter Eddy Riggs one thousand being part of funds now on hand. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Nancy Varly, and my Son John Varly Executors of this my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 14 day of July 1857.

Signed Sealed and Delivered, by John Varly
and for his last will and testament

John (his mark) Varly

In the presence of and hearing of us who at his request and in his presence have Subscribed our names as witnesses

Wm McFarland
Silas (his mark) Stillwell
Wm Hollingshead