Will of Robert J. Davis

Submitted by Scott Hicks.


Book 1, page 261

In the name of God, I, Robert J. Davis, of Marshall County and State of
Virginia, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, do make and
publish this my Last Will and Testament, in manner and from following
towith.  First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth all
my personal trust estate after all my past debts and funeral expenses is
paid during her natural life and after her death.  I will and order all
my real and personal estate after her debts and funeral expenses is paid
to be delivered a following towith:  First, I five and bequeath to my son
George Davis an equal share of my real and personal estate less one hundred
fifty dollars.  Second, I give and bequeath to my son Elijah Davis one equal
share of all my real and personal estate and two hundred dollars more than an
equal if he will come home and take care of his mother during lifetime. Third,
I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Davis five dollars and to his heirs, the
balance of his equal share, equally divided among all his heirs.  Fourthly, I
give and bequeath to my son Robert H. Davis an equal share.  Fifthly, I give
and bequeath to my daughter Sarah McGary one equal share.  Sixthly, I give and
bequeath to my daughter Susanah Williams one equal share.  Seventhly, I give
and bequeath to my daughter Mary Richmond one equal share.  Eighthly, I give
and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Shipley one equal share.  Ninthly, I give
and bequeath to my three grandsons, Thorton Crow, Harmon Crow, and James M.
Crow, one equal share, it being my daughter Elizabeth Crow’s deceased share.
And lastly, I will and order my executor to advertise all my real and personal
estate and sell the same within three months after my beloved wife’s death and
pay the above name (legation?) and following towith one third in three months
after the sale and in fifteen months (time?) after another third and in twelve
months after the balance.

And I hereby appoint my son Robert H. Davis my sole executor of this my last
will and testament hereby (making?) all (former?) wills by me made.  I witness
whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of February
1860, sealed, signed, published, and declared by the above named Robert J. Davis
in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses in
the presence of the (testator).

Noble T. Cumming					Robert J. Davis  {SS}
George Hubbs		
				


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