Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.
Marshall County Will Book 1A, pg 79, 1853
In the name of God Amen, I Isaac Coe of the County of Marshall and State of Virginia knowing of uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and disposing memory do make and proclaim this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made in the manner and form following to wit: Item I will and bequeath all my estate both real and personal after the payment of any debts unto my wife, Elizabeth Coe during her natural life and at her disposal at her death: Item. I hereby appoint my wife, Elizabeth Coe and my son, Isaac Coe my Executors of this my last will and testament, and it is further my issue that they shall not be held to security for their performance as executors of this my last will and testament. Signed with my seal this 31st day of August in the year of our Lord 1853.
Isaac X Coe
We the undersigned witnesses to the last will and testament of Isaac Coe do hereby certify that he signed and acknowledged the same in our presence and at his request and in the presence of each other we signed the same as witnesses.
John H. Dickey
Virginia, Marshall Circuit Court. Fall Term 1853
The last will and testament of Isaac Coe deceased was proved by the oaths of John H. Dickey and William Clouston the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Elizabeth Coe and Isaac Coe, Jr the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $600 conditioned as the law directs, Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form, the said testator requires performance of their duties.
Elizabeth, Nancy, John, Josiah, John & Rachel Miracle, John E & Margaret Mix, Rebecca, Lydia, David & Lina A Tracey, Susan M, Ruth, James D, and D A & Elizabeth Fletcher sell 30 acres waters of Grave Creek to Isaac Coe for $300 on 31 JAN 1857, being the same property Isaac, Sen sold to Isaac, Jr on 17 JUL 1845. Deed bk 13 pg 155.
At a circuit court held in and for the County of Marshall on the 6th day of April 1866 the following decree was entered
James D Coe
Nancy Coe & others. This cause came on this day to be finally heard on the bill and exhibits heretofore read and the report of c commissioners making partition of the lands in the Bill mentioned to which there is not exception and was argued by counsel whereupon the Court doth adjudge order and decree that said report of commissioners be confirmed and that the heirs at law of Isaac Coe, deceased named in said Report do hold in severalty the parcels of land allotted and set apart to them by metes and bounds towit: to Isaac Coe Lot A of said Report designated by the letters A B C & D containing thirteen acres and fourteen poles. To D A Fletcher and Elizabeth his wife in right of the latter Lot B bounded in said report by the letters D C E F containing thirteen acres and fourteen poles, To Nancy Coe Lot C bounded by the the letters F E G H containing twenty acres and eight poles. To D W Tracey and Sina his wife in right of the latter Lot D bounded by the letters I H K J containing twenty two acres 1 rod and 12 poles.
To Ruth Coe Lot E designated by letter J K M L containing nineteen acres 1 rod and 28 poles.
To Melinda Coe Lot F designated on the plat and report of said commissioners by the letters L M O P containing twenty acres and twenty two poles less one acre and 3/8 th of an ancre where the old saw mill stands.
To Lydia Coe Lot G bounded by ? ? Q P containing twenty one acres 3 rods and 6 poles.
To Rebecca Coe Lot H bounded by P ? S containing seventeen acres 2 rods and 7 poles.
To Mary Mix, James D Mix Lucretia Mix, Margaret Ellen Mix and Joh E Mix children of Margaret Coe who intermarried with John E Mix who is now deceased Lot J bounded by R S U T containing Twenty one acres and eight poles.
To Isaiah Coe Lot K designated by letter V W Y X containing seventeen acres 1 rod and 22 poles.
To James D Coe Lot L designated by letter X Y & Z containing Seventeen acres and six poles and that said parties hold the same in Severalty and carry with each other by deed of release the tracts aforesaid and that Hanson Criswell Esq an officer of this court for the heirs of John E Mix do execute a deed of release and in the event of said heirs or either of their failing for sixty days to make and execute each deed of Release that said Hanson Criswell as commissioner do make and execute the release hereby required for any or all of the named parties for the said shares hereby allotted and assigned to them, and that the cost of this suit inluding the costs of the commissioners lie paid by the said parties one twelth each.
I do hereby certify that the forgoing Decree is a true transcript from the records of the said circuit court.
Given under my hand this 6th day of May 1893.
A O Baker Clerk